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  • Former players connect with transitioning Soldiers

    Jan 18, 2012

    The Hub hosted a "Game Day" Sunday where Soldiers and Families met with four former NFL players to discuss common reintegration challenges facing servicemembers today.

  • Patient Centered Medical Home: Military medicine undergoes transformation

    Jan 18, 2012

    For most people, home is the place to see a familiar face, feel comfortable and talk about the things in life.

  • Wounded warrior receives Purple Heart from TRADOC commander

    Jan 18, 2012

    (Left to right) Sheryl Acosta, Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Spc. Edward Acosta, Lindsay and daughter Emmalyn Acosta, and Ernie Acosta pose after the Purple Heart ceremony Jan. 6 at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Cone presented the Purple Heart Medal and certificate. Acosta was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, serving as a combat medic in Afghanistan when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting a route clearance mission Dec. 3, 2011, resulting in his combat injuries.

  • Early detection of glaucoma could help to prevent vision loss

    Jan 17, 2012

    National Glaucoma Awareness Month is in January and it was set aside to help educate people on the leading cause of preventable blindness in the world.

  • Medic training provides real world skills

    Jan 13, 2012

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Combat medics from the 2nd "Spartan" Heavy Brigade Combat Team participated in a 5-day Brigade Combat Team Combat Medical Readiness Training, held at Fort Stewart, Dec. 5-9.

  • In-school behavioral health aids students, families

    Jan 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- For more than 20 years, the Child Psychiatry Program at Tripler Army Medical Center has been a supportive element to school-aged military keiki, here, and most recently added Wahiawa Elementary School to its list.

  • Soldiers, professional athletes share threat from brain injuries

    Jan 12, 2012

    When Don Lee relaxes on his couch at home to take in the NFL playoffs on TV, chances are he watches the games a little bit differently than most people.

  • First Lady announces joint initiative to support veterans with TBI, PTSD

    Jan 12, 2012

    RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 11, 2012) -- First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to Soldiers and civilians gathered at Virginia Commonwealth University's Singleton Center for the Performing Arts to announce a joint iniative to enhance support for military members and veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder.

  • Weight-loss resolutions require plan to succeed

    Jan 12, 2012

    Many of us make New Year's resolutions to improve our lives. Two areas that are often targeted are losing weight and increasing physical activity.

  • Team convenes to standardize Army's disability evaluation process

    Jan 12, 2012

    A team charged with establishing an Army-wide standardized disability evaluation system has convened to improve the Army's portion of the Department of Defense's Integrated Disability Evaluation System, through which it is determined whether or not service members are fit for continued service.

  • Another year closer to the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

    Jan 11, 2012

    Construction on the new 947,000 square foot Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center hospital recently marked it's first year. While it might not seem like much has been done since the first shovel full of dirt was turned for the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center here, there's more going on than just some tractors pushing dirt around.

  • Military Medicine and JHU Carey Business School Team up to Speed New Technology to Warfighter

    Jan 11, 2012

    Student teams from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School Global MBA program presented commercialization plans for eight military medicine projects in December 2011, marking the first such Department of Defense/university technology transfer partnership.

  • MACH spotlights refractive eye surgery program

    Jan 11, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Martin Army Community Hospital has streamlined the application process for Soldiers seeking refractive eye surgery. Officials said active-duty service members looking to eliminate their dependency on eyeglasses or contact lenses no longer have to apply through Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart, Ga. While the surgery is still performed there, MACH now manages the entire course of action, including preoperative evaluations and post-op care.

  • USARIEM NCO earns direct commission to officer

    Jan 10, 2012

    An NCO from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine became a second lieutenant in a commissioning ceremony Jan. 9, 2012, at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass.

  • First Army uses simulator training to prevent deaths on battlefield

    Jan 10, 2012

    With blood loss being the leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield, First Army Division East is incorporating more realistic, up-to-date training to prepare the nation's deploying Soldiers for treating injuries on the battlefield.

  • Army Medicine focuses on medical readiness

    Jan 10, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Army's individual medical readiness stands at just 85 percent while the Guard and Reserve deployability level is even lower at 70 percent, according to senior Army officials. Of those Soldiers unable to deploy, a growing number are unable to do so for medical reasons. Though the Army is overmanning brigade combat teams to ensure units are fully resourced, ready and capable at deployment, a smaller population of Soldiers available for deployment is a serious threat to overall Army readiness. To mitigate that threat, and to improve the medical readiness of the Army, the U.S. Army Medical Command is executing a coordinated, synchronized, and integrated comprehensive Soldier Medical Readiness Campaign Plan.

  • Community Based Medical Homes provide quality care

    Jan 10, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Since the first off-post Army medical clinic opened outside Fort Campbell, Ky., in December 2010, 12 more Community Based Medical Home clinics have opened near Army installations across the U.S. and plans for eight more sites are underway. The Army-run, primary care clinics serve mainly Family members of active-duty Soldiers and are located in the communities where Army Families live. The clinics are an implementation of the Patient Centered Medical Home concept, a model of primary care delivery being adopted across military and leading civilian healthcare systems.

  • Future Army leaders making a difference for Soldiers today

    Jan 10, 2012

    Keller Army Community Hospital kicked off its support of the annual Armed Services Blood Drive Jan. 9, 2012, at Eisenhower Hall at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., where all academy Cadets are encouraged to donate blood.

  • Ranger medic named USASOC Medic of the Year

    Jan 10, 2012

    Courage, bravery, and compassion are all characteristics of an Army combat medic. This year's U.S. Army Special Operations Command Medic of the Year takes these traits to a whole new level.

  • Empowering wounded warriors to establish 'new normal'

    Jan 9, 2012

    Halfway along a 24-mile bike route through the German countryside of Rheinland Pfalz, Staff Sgt. Barry Homberg took a break from pedaling to refuel and reflect on a journey that had been longer than the 11 miles he'd already pedaled that crisp autumn day.

  • Vision center of excellence promotes eye-injury research, care

    Jan 9, 2012

    Next month will mark a major milestone in advancing care for wounded warriors suffering debilitating eye injuries with a ribbon-cutting at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

  • Spc. Justin Pfeiffer finds passion in helping others

    Jan 9, 2012

    Spc. Justin Pfeiffer, a medic with the 365th Engineer Battalion, was recently recognized by his leadership for spearheading a successful fundraising event to support the unit's Family Readiness Group. Pfeiffer is pictured with his mother, Jodie Miller, and Brig. Gen. Douglas R. Satterfield, deputy commanding general of the 412th Theater Engineer Command following the awards ceremony in Schuylkill, Pa., Dec. 11, 2011. (Photo: 2nd Lt. Renee Zimmerman)

  • War yields lessons in preventing, treating eye injuries

    Jan 9, 2012

    Ten years of conflict has given rise, not only to the world's best body armor and state-of-the-art battlefield technologies, but also a new understanding about ways to prevent eye injuries and treat those who suffer from them.

  • 30th Medical Command: 2011 in photos

    Jan 6, 2012

    In 2011, the 30th Medical Command accomplished numerous missions, including training as an entire Medical Command in Grafenwoehr, partnering with coalition partners on many exercises, hosting a stellar Expert Field Medical Badge Certification, and leading the way in the Europe Regional Medical Command Best Warrior and Medic competitions. This slideshow features photos from events from the past year. For more photos, visit the 30th MEDCOM Photostream on Flickr.

  • Natick plays major role in face transplants

    Jan 5, 2012

    Three full facial transplants have been accomplished with funding from an Army contract and officials at the Natick Soldier Systems Center hope the technology can be used on wounded warriors.

  • USAMITC's Sustainment Division Conducts Toys for Tots Drive

    Jan 5, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- In keeping with the Holiday spirit of giving, the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) Sustainment Division recently completed a Toys for Tots drive. Toys for Tots is a program founded and run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves that donates toys to children whose parents can't afford to buy Christmas gifts for them. And although Toys for Tots is a Marine Reserve initiative, anyone, anywhere, can participate in the program. Marvin Baker, USAMITC's Sustainment Division Chief and a retired Army First Sergeant, has donated to Toys for Tots for more than 20 years, both while on active duty and as a civilian. "I'm a humble guy from humble beginnings, and to me, the bottom-line is about giving back," said Baker. When he became Sustainment Division Chief in 2009, he extended his spirit of giving to the entire division by placing a donation box for toys in a common area so that everyone wanting to contribute toys could conveniently do so.

  • Corps of Engineers transforms military medical care

    Jan 4, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District has built more than $560 million in new, renovated and expanded healthcare facilities, such as hospitals and clinics, to accommodate the influx of people arriving at installations due to 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission moves.

  • New system puts patient at center of medical care

    Jan 4, 2012

    What is the new Patient Caring Touch System and why is PCTS important? Why would people care about what it is? Those are questions I was recently asked by Col. John A. Nerges, my deputy commander for nursing.

  • Use caution with new running shoe technology

    Jan 3, 2012

    New running shoes could increase injuries to the calf muscle or foot. Learn how to prevent running injuries with new shoes.

  • Dietary supplements removed from Exchanges due to health concerns

    Jan 3, 2012

    The Department of Defense has implemented a temporary moratorium on the sales of products containing dimethylamylamine within military facilities.

  • TAMC honored with Hawaii's New Year's Baby

    Jan 3, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- Each New Year, the hospitals in the state of Hawaii wait in anticipation to see where the first baby of the year will be born. The friendly, informal competition adds a little bit more excitement to the night for the staff working at the facilities, said Capt. Suzanne Cobleigh, assistant clinical nurse officer in charge for Labor and Delivery, Tripler Army Medical Center. This year Tripler was honored with delivering the first bundle of joy for Hawaii in 2012.

  • Corps offers water safety tips for hypothermia

    Dec 30, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District reminds the public to always wear a life jacket when recreating in, on, or near the water, especially during the winter months when cooler water temperatures increase the risk of hypothermia.

  • Coalition forces coordinate birth defect repair surgery for Afghan boy

    Dec 29, 2011

    Coalition Special Operations Forces in southern Afghanistan worked with international charities to help 13-year-old Rafeeullah have his cleft palate repaired.

  • TBI leads Fort Campbell Soldier to new mission

    Dec 28, 2011

    It is a philosophy that has found its way into Vineyard's recovery after having surgery on his knee and being treated for a traumatic brain injury after the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle he was the gunner for was hit with an improvised explosive device. It is something that also helps his fellow Soldiers assigned to Fort Campbell's Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion.

  • Water treatment team in Afghanistan works to protect Soldiers

    Dec 26, 2011

    According to the U.S. Army, water pollution from raw sewage is the most significant environmental contamination problem in Afghanistan and is one of the most significant health threats to deployed personnel.

  • Combat medic demonstrates resiliency

    Dec 22, 2011

    Despite losing her leg to an improvised explosive device, Spc. Ashley Jones remains upbeat and plans to continue to serve in the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

  • Veterinary Treatment Facility undergoes repairs, renovations

    Dec 22, 2011

    The Fort Meade Veterinary Treatment Facility is having a facelift.

  • Hawaii's WTB Soldiers donate to Toys for Tots

    Dec 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion gathered together Dec. 2 to collect toys to fill a sleigh, here.

  • Dermatology nurse celebrates 50 years of federal service at TAMC

    Dec 22, 2011

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- There aren't many people who have proof of their dedication with a track record of 50 years, but Inez Remigio, licensed practical nurse, does. Remigio cele-brated her fiftieth year of federal service to the nation and Tripler Army Medical Center, Nov. 27.

  • Tripler's USAGPAN graduation ceremony honors four

    Dec 22, 2011

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- The U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing celebrated four new graduates Dec. 9, here.

  • Keiki Winter Wonderland brings snowball fight to Tripler

    Dec 22, 2011

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- The Keiki Winter Wonderland took over the Tripler Army Medical Center track Dec. 10.

  • Tripler AMC NICU graduates reunite for holiday bash

    Dec 22, 2011

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- The 3rd Annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Christmas Party for the NICU graduates filled Tripler Army Medical Center with holiday cheer Dec. 11, here.

  • Softball a Lifelong Passion for Medical Recruiter

    Dec 21, 2011

    Army Female Athlete of the Year in 2010 Staff Sgt. April McGarity, a member of the the All Army Softball Team, played in 2011 Armed Forces Softball Championships in September.

  • Military Surgeons Association Names MC4 Top IT Team

    Dec 19, 2011

    The Army's Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) program was recognized by the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) as the 2011 top information technology (IT) team last month.

  • U.S. Army medical leaders presented with Polish medal

    Dec 15, 2011

    Two leaders from the Europe Regional Medical Command were awarded the Polish Armed Forces Medal in Heidelberg, Germany, Dec. 15, 2011.

  • Soldiers who smoke have increased injury risk, reduced muscle endurance

    Dec 15, 2011

    Most Soldiers know that smoking cigarettes can eventually cause lung cancer and emphysema, but one does not have to wait 20 or 30 years to experience the adverse effects of smoking.

  • The MHS Conference Is Approaching

    Dec 15, 2011

    The Military Health System conference will be held from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2012, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center at National Harbor, Md.

  • A Revolution in Prosthetics

    Dec 15, 2011

    At the upcoming Military Health System Conference, Wounded Warriors facing amputations now look forward to a better future thanks to revolutionary new prosthetics.

  • 'True miracle' helps light Fort Hood tree

    Dec 15, 2011

    Lights shined brightly in the East Atrium during the annual III Corps and Fort Hood Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 7, 2011, but the glow on one set of parent's faces shone even brighter as they watched their little girl help the commanding general light the Christmas tree.

  • CRDAMC rolls out text message appointment reminder program

    Dec 14, 2011

    CRDAMC has implemented the Text-Email Appointment Messaging System or TEAMS throughout the medical center. This program allows patients to receive text message and email appointment reminders 24 hours and two hours prior to an appointment.

  • Tips help parents choose kids' furry friends

    Dec 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- This is a time of the year when Santa brings not only toys, but often a soft, fluffy four-legged animal as a new addition to the family. The topic of pet ownership, including the pros and cons, must be discussed with the real care providers -- the parents.

  • Soldiers, Families stay Army Strong by maintaining good health through nutrition

    Dec 14, 2011

    Because of their demanding lifestyle, Soldiers are expected to stay in good physical shape. For a strict exercise regimen to be successful, it must be partnered with the right fuel. This begins with a healthy diet. To help them sustain a healthy lifestyle through the proper diet, Fort Drum personnel work with Soldiers and Families to keep them in tip-top shape, ultimately making them Army Strong and Family Strong.

  • Secretary of the Army Visits Wounded Warriors

    Dec 13, 2011

    Secretary of the Army visits Wounded Warriors recovering in Germany

  • Train now, 'respond first' saves lives

    Dec 13, 2011

    Recently, the U.S. Army Africa Surgeon's Office and Headquarters Support Company medical section came together for a three-day First Responder's Course addressing some of the most important topics for travelers to Africa.

  • Caring personality in the pharmacy

    Dec 12, 2011

    As a deployed pharmacy technician, Staff Sgt. Bridgette Bankhead, the pharmacy non-commissioned officer in charge assigned to the 125th Brigade Support Battalion, runs an essential war fighting support system that keeps Soldiers healthy and ready for combat.

  • Third Annual Warrior Games announced

    Dec 9, 2011

    Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers are currently training and competing to be one of 50 athletes who will represent the Army in the 2012 Warrior Games. The games are slated to take place from April 30 to May 5 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • ReportIt as official Army accident reporting tool

    Dec 9, 2011

    Staff Sgt. David L. Putnam, Supply NCO, updates Charlie Foreman, 412TEC Safety Manager, about the status of safety measures implemented for the Supply and Arms Room Dec. 9, 2011 at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Miss. (Photo: Capt. Maryjane Porter)

  • Highest level of leadership ensures wounded warriors get help they need

    Dec 9, 2011

    --"We made a commitment to the men and women who volunteer and wear the cloth of this great nation to care for them in the event they become wounded, ill or injured in combat, and we're keeping that promise," stated Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Army vice chief of staff.

  • Keller pharmacist earns Armywide award

    Dec 8, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Dec. 8, 2011) -- Rhonda Hoffman has been an inpatient civilian pharmacist at Keller Army Community for 17 years and on Nov. 2, was honored for her service by receiving the U.S. Army Janet P. Hunter Civilian Pharmacist of the Year Award in Dallas.

  • Lyster renovations create more efficient patient primary care

    Dec 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Over the coming months, several renovations will be made to the Lyster Army Health Clinic's primary care facilities in order to provide more efficient and quality care to patients of the clinic's four care teams.

  • Mail order pharmacy decreases wait time

    Dec 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Over the past few months, many who fill their prescriptions at Lyster Army Health Clinic may have noticed longer lines and limited parking, a reality that Lyster officials hope to decrease by encouraging beneficiaries to utilize the Tricare pharmacy home delivery program.

  • Vetcom becomes Public Health Command

    Dec 8, 2011

    In a small ceremony at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club, members of the Rocky Mountain District Veterinary Command cased their colors and unveiled the colors of the newly formed Public Health Command District-Carson.

  • New brace salvages limbs, mobility, morale

    Dec 8, 2011

    A leading a prosthetist and developer at the state-of-the-art at the Center for the Intrepid developed the Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis, a streamlined, energy-storing brace that delivers nearly instantaneous results.

  • TAMC honors American Indian service members

    Dec 8, 2011

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- Tripler Army Medical Center recognized National American Indian Heritage Month in the Kyser Auditorium here, Nov. 16.

  • DENTAC Soldiers take on Best Warrior challenge

    Dec 8, 2011

  • Losing Sleep: Army Doctors are Helping Soldiers Take Back their Night and Day

    Dec 8, 2011

    The number of Soldiers experiencing insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders has increased significantly in recent years. Poor sleep during deployment caused by combat stress and less-than-ideal sleeping conditions can carry over even when a Soldier returns stateside. Since chronic sleep problems have been shown to impact driving abilities and cognitive processes, exacerbate existing conditions like post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and increase the risk of other health problems, Sleep Medicine has become an important and growing research focus for the U.S. Army.

  • National Industries for the Blind Helps Wounded Warriors

    Dec 8, 2011

    National Industries for the Blind and the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity's Medical Support Systems Project Management Office work together under the Ability One Program to help employ people with disabilities.

  • Horoho takes oath as first nurse, female surgeon general

    Dec 8, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho became both the first nurse and the first woman appointed as Army surgeon general in a ceremony Dec. 7, 2011, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Support center is 'oasis' for wounded warriors, families

    Dec 6, 2011

    The Warrior and Family Support Center on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, which was completely funded through civilian donations, offers wounded warriors and their families a place to connect and find emotional support, and to serve as a respite away from the rigors of recovery.

  • Darnall preparing to meet growing demand for behavioral health services for returning Soldiers

    Dec 6, 2011

    With more than 13,000 Warriors still expected to return to Fort Hood over the next few months, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center is up to the challenge of an increasing demand for behavioral health care. Darnall's commander, Col. Patrick Sargent, said the medical center has been preparing for months to make sure Soldiers have access to behavioral health care.

  • USAMITC Employee Participates in the Army Civilian Intern Program

    Dec 5, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- A U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) employee has a lot to be thankful for in his professional career. USAMITC Information Technology Policy and Plans Specialist, Neftali "Nef" Ruiz, is the command's only participant in the Department of the Army Internship Program.

  • Horoho assumes command of MEDCOM

    Dec 5, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho became the first woman and the first nurse to command the Army's largest medical organization when she took command of the U.S. Army Medical Command during a ceremony at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Dec. 5, 2011.

  • National Interageny Confederation for Biological Research hosts student symposium

    Dec 3, 2011

    On Nov. 17, students from high school through graduate age, attended the National Interageny Confederation for Biological Research Exploring Science in a Scientific Environment hosted by the NICBR Education and Outreach Working group. The symposium was focused on students interested in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics with emphasis on medical, biological research and/or bio-defense.

  • USAPHC deploys air monitoring vehicle

    Dec 2, 2011

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command has a new weapon in its arsenal to keep Soldiers and retirees, their families, and Army civilians safe from airborne environmental hazards. Environmental health experts at the USAPHC have equipped a Mobile Ambient Air Monitoring System capable of rapid deployments to locations affected by air quality hazards such as Arizona, which experienced heavy smoke from recent wild fires.

  • MEDCOM change of command, Army Surgeon General swearing-in ceremony to be webcast

    Dec 1, 2011

    For the first time in Army Medicine History, the entire AMEDD Family will be able to watch live webcasts of two unprecedented events from the comfort of their office or personal computers on Dec. 5 and 7.

  • Hoops player rolls new game

    Dec 1, 2011

    An adaptive physical therapy program is helping a Soldier return to the game of his youth as he tries out for the All-Army Wheelchair basketball team.

  • Changes unveiled at Womack Army Medical Center

    Dec 1, 2011

  • Dental Command makes access to care in Hawaii easier

    Dec 1, 2011

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii--The Pacific Regional Dental Command has teamed with Tripler Army Medical Center to make access to dental care easier for Soldiers stationed in Hawaii. PRDC is automating the telephone system and offering dental text message appointment reminders.

  • Safety for the holidays

    Dec 1, 2011

    This season, choose toys that will make the holiday season a safe one. Toys should be a source of fun and learning for children. Too often toys with poor design, toys that are too old for a child, or a toy in bad repair can lead to serious, even fatal injuries. When choosing a toy, make sure to match the toy to the child's abilities. A toy that is too advanced or too simple for a child may be misused, which can lead to injury.

  • "0-0-1-3" -- A different approach to responsible drinking

    Dec 1, 2011

    A program called "0-0-1-3" is an alcohol abuse prevention program that promotes making responsible choices with regard to alcohol use. It supports the National Prevention Strategy to have a healthy and fit nation, by improving linkages between substance abuse, mental health, juvenile and criminal justice agencies to develop and disseminate effective models of prevention.

  • Tele-behavioral Health officially opens its doors in Hawaii

    Dec 1, 2011

    The culmination of a year-long endeavor came to fruition Nov. 28, 2011, with a grand opening ceremony as Pacific Regional Medical Command's Tele-behavioral Health (Tele-Medicine) officially opened its doors at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii.

  • Tradition celebrated during Native American Heritage observance

    Nov 30, 2011

    Nearly 400 members of the Fort Stewart community gathered to celebrate National Native American Heritage Month at a ceremony hosted by USA MEDDAC Nov. 22 in the Club Stewart ballroom.

  • 'I can hear you now': Sound exhibit tests hearing

    Nov 30, 2011

    The Army Hearing Conservation Program at Fort Stewart, Ga., assembled a hearing sound exhibit to help Soldiers and family members asses their hearing and learn about hearing health, Nov. 18, 2011.

  • Warrior care year-round commitment to Fort Hood's WTB

    Nov 29, 2011

    For the Soldiers, cadre and civilians of the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade, warrior care is a year-round challenge, defined by its creed: Soldier's First; Soldiers Always.

  • The "Business" Side of Saving Lives

    Nov 29, 2011

    The USAMRMC's TATRC division has developed a handheld telemedicine device with real-time audio and video capability that can capture point-of-injury data while treating wounded soldiers in the field.

  • Wounded veteran receives key to new home, life

    Nov 28, 2011

    Homes for Our Troops gave retired Cpl. Jeffery Williams the keys to his brand new home, built just for him, in a key ceremony Saturday.

  • Leaders sign covenant on behalf of warriors in transition

    Nov 23, 2011

    Leadership of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity and the 3rd Battalion, 85th Infantry Regiment (Provisional) -- Warrior Transition Battalion -- conducted an Army Medicine Covenant signing ceremony during a unit gathering Nov. 10 at Fort Drum's Multipurpose Auditorium.

  • Centers of Influence Become Medical Recruiting Ambassadors

    Nov 23, 2011

    After visiting Fort Sam Houston - the home of Army Medicine - to tour the San Antonio Military Medical Center and the Center for the Intrepid, super centers of influence (COIs) return home as ambassors for medical recruiting.

  • Post Deployment Health Assessments -- be on time, be honest

    Nov 23, 2011

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center gears up to ensure approximately 24,000 returning Fort Hood Soldiers receive Post Deployment Health Assessments and Post Deployment Health Re-Assessments.

  • WTC hosts sitting volleyball tourney at Pentagon

    Nov 23, 2011

    Hosted by the Warrior Transition Command and in recognition of Warrior Care Month, wounded, ill and injured Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Sailors came together to compete in a sitting volleyball tournament at the Pentagon Athletic Center, Nov. 21, 2011.

  • Horse therapy helps wounded Soldiers

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (23 Nov. 2011) -- Horseback riding can be fun recreation, and it is also great therapy for wounded warriors at Spirithorse Chisholm Trail Center near Comanche.

  • Rising Above the Flood: The Mission of AFRIMS

    Nov 22, 2011

    All work at the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences located in Bangkok, Thailand, continues despite the worst flooding the region has seen in half a century.

  • Under SecArmy visits wounded warriors

    Nov 22, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army, Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, U.S. Army Europe Commander, Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher and actress JoAnna Garcia Swisher visit with wounded warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

  • MEDCOM Chief of Staff Speaks at USAMITC Commander's Call

    Nov 21, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Chief of Staff, Mr. Herbert Coley, spoke at a recent U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) Commander's Call held at the Blesse Auditorium on Fort Sam Houston.

  • Wounded Warrior and Wife Speak to USAMITC about the Fisher House

    Nov 21, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- A Wounded Warrior and his wife spoke about the Fisher House at a recent U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center Commander's Call. This event took place at the Blesse Auditorium on Fort Sam Houston. On behalf of the Fisher House at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), and in an effort to help kick off the Combined Federal Campaign, Army Staff Sgt. Keith Dunn and his wife Kandi Dunn both gave heartfelt presentations on the Fisher House and on all it has to offer.

  • Belvoir hospital hosts Kenyan military officers

    Nov 21, 2011

    Two Kenyan medical officers recently shadowed doctors at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital to observe how American medics manage hospital operations and medical care.

  • New rehab handbook to assist Warrior Transition leaders

    Nov 21, 2011

    A new handbook was hot off the presses Nov. 17, 2011, for leaders of the warrior care and transition program.

  • Tripler Medical Simulation Center achieves SSH accreditation

    Nov 21, 2011

    The Tripler Army Medical Center Medical Simulation Center in Hawaii recently achieved the Society for Simulation in Healthcare accreditation.

  • WTB at Schofield Barracks celebrates Warrior Care Month

    Nov 21, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers and leaders from the Warrior Transition Battalion came together, Nov. 10, to celebrate Warrior Care Month, here.

  • Fort Campbell officially opens WTB barracks

    Nov 18, 2011

    Fort Campbell ushered in a new level of care for wounded warriors Tuesday as the community gathered for the Warrior Transition Battalion Complex's ribbon cutting ceremony. The completed facility, which houses barracks, headquarters buildings for the battalion as well as two companies and the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, is designed to help wounded Soldiers with resources and medical care as they make the decision to continue active duty service or enter into civilian life. The 15,000-square-foot SFAC opened in July 2010, and is located across the street from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

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