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  • Fort Hood WTB Soldiers go back to school during Veteran's Day celebrations

    Nov 30, 2012

    Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers from Fort Hood returned to the classroom Nov. 9 for The History Channel's "Take a Vet to School initiative, which kicked off Central Texas Veteran's Day ceremonies

  • Fort Hood WTB Spa Day recharges caregivers' spirits during Warrior Care Month

    Nov 30, 2012

    The day-long spouse-pampering event was part of the WTB's observance of Warrior Care Month, which celebrates the resiliency of Soldiers and their Families in the healing and transitioning process of the Army's wounded, ill and injured. The theme for this year's campaign is: Success through Transition -- Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship."

  • Fort Hood WTB Soldier's dedication to disabled vets earns him DOD Disability Award

    Nov 30, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Donald Sistrunk is of two Army wounded warriors selected for DOD's 2012 Disability Outreach Award and will be honored Dec. 4 in the Pentagon's hallowed Hall of Heroes.

  • Red Cloud fitness room offers TRX, other workouts

    Nov 29, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- Soldiers and civilians at Camp Red Cloud can now perform the latest kinds of fitness workouts -- including cutting edge TRX or total resistance exercise, in a special workout space at the post gym.

  • Tomodachi registry aids Japan's DOD population

    Nov 29, 2012

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command played a significant public health role in the aftermath of the March 11, 2011, Japanese earthquake and tsunami. USAPHC responders monitored radiation levels from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, checked the safety of water and food, and assessed search-and-rescue dogs coming into the country to assist in finding the missing.

  • War hero remembered as Soldiers' friend

    Nov 29, 2012

    Medal of Honor recipient retired Col. James Lamar Stone ignored hospice caretakers' advice, and attended a Change of Responsibility Ceremony to see his friend Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Darlington transfer his noncommissioned officer duties as the outgoing senior enlisted leader of the 90th Aviation Support Battalion. Less than a month later, Stone's family asked Darlington to eulogize the Korean War hero, who retired from the Army with more than 30 years, of service after he died from prostate cancer at age 89 in Arlington, Texas, Nov. 9, 2012.

  • Army expands prescription drug testing

    Nov 29, 2012

    On Nov. 15, the Department of Defense expanded military drug testing to include selected prescription drugs in the benzodiazepine class, which includes such familiar drugs as Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Restoril, plus 31 others.

  • Fayetteville VA and Womack Army Medical Centers Combine Resources

    Nov 29, 2012

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- VA and DOD enrollees in the greater Fayetteville area can expect to see a new, $6.7 million state-of-the-art Community Rehabilitation Clinic. The Community Rehabilitation Clinic will provide outpatient services for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology. Fayetteville VA Medical Center (VAMC) together with Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) will proceed with site selection and leased space for the clinic with the expected move in date yet to be determined.

  • Military Docs Use Cutting-edge Device to Save Patient

    Nov 29, 2012

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 29, 2012 -- Doctors from San Antonio Military Medical Center here saved a young mother's life last month using cutting-edge technology historically reserved for infants and young children.

  • Fort Hood WTB hosts wheelchair basketball tournament

    Nov 29, 2012

    Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade hosted a wheelchair basketball tournament Nov. 21 at Abrams Physical Fitness Center that involved teams of WTB Soldiers together with teams from the community.

  • Tripler JOC spreads holiday cheer, provides Thanksgiving fixings to local families

    Nov 29, 2012

    HONOLULU - The Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) Junior Officer Council (JOC) jumped into the spirit of giving this season by sponsoring a hospital-wide Thanksgiving Basket Competition.

  • Are you on drugs?

    Nov 28, 2012

    Are you taking Lortab? Wellbutrin? Topamax? Xanax? Demerol? Benadryl? Aspirin? Do you know how they interact with other drugs? Are they addictive? Should you operate a vehicle or go to the range? Can you drink a beer while taking any of them? People expect prescribed medicines to make them feel better, said Lt. Col. Stacey Causey, chief of the Department of Pharmacy at Martin Army Community Hospital. But are they compliant -- are they taking the medicine as it was prescribed?

  • TBI linked to range of vision problems

    Nov 28, 2012

    Traumatic brain injuries can result in many visual problems such as binocular vision dysfunction, light sensitivity, and visual field defects. Although progress has been made in recent years, the pathophysiology of these injuries is not well understood and continues to affect soldiers in their activities of daily living.

  • Hire a Veteran Audio News Release

    Nov 28, 2012

    This audio news release discusses the Army's "Hire A Veteran" education campaign designed to discredit myths that prevent the employment of disabled Veterans.

  • U.S. Soldiers, Kuwaiti paramedics share info, tactics during combat lifesaver course

    Nov 27, 2012

    Kuwait National Guard 1st Lt. Hashem Al-Refae and 1st Lt. Hamad Al-Shetail attended a recent combat lifesaver course at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Nov. 13-16, 2012, so they could see how the U.S. Army trains its non-medical Soldiers on tactical treatment of wounds.

  • Finally, a proven, sure-fire way to lose weight!

    Nov 27, 2012

    Everywhere we turn it seems there is always some new diet plan that promises successful weight loss. The weight loss industry has tried for years to find the ultimate diet plan or pill, but alas, there is no such diet plan or pill that causes rapid weight loss in a short period of time.

  • Knowing the signs of a concussion, TBI

    Nov 27, 2012

    A concussion can change the way a brain normally works and is a type of Traumatic Brain Injury, caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

  • Pharmacy Chief's presentation recognized at Joint Forces seminar

    Nov 27, 2012

    The officer in charge of the Pharmacy at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital was recognized at an all-service seminar recently.

  • Westphal, Austin visit wounded warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    Nov 26, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal and Army Vice Chief of Staff General Lloyd J. Austin III visited wounded warriors, Nov. 23, 2012, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany.

  • Westphal, Austin visit Warrior Recovery Center

    Nov 26, 2012

    Westphal and Austin Visit

  • Under Secretary Westphal Visits LRMC Wounded Warriors

    Nov 26, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal included a visit with Wounded Warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, as part of his visit with Soldiers in Afghanistan during the Thanksgiving hoiday.

  • U.S. Army CID Pleads with Public, Warns Against Romance Scams, Female victims being cyber-robbed dai

    Nov 26, 2012

    Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are once again warning internet users worldwide, to be extra vigilant and not to fall prey to internet scams or impersonation fraud - especially scams promising true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts.

  • Westphal, Austin survey battlefield, present awards, thank troops for service

    Nov 25, 2012

    The Army's second highest ranking civilian and military leaders met with American and NATO leadership at regional commands, hospitals, forward operating bases, and support units throughout eastern and southern Afghanistan, and thanked service members, civilians, and contractors for their hard work and sacrifice during a three-day visit, Nov. 20-23, 2012.

  • Former Soldier now helps others make the transition

    Nov 20, 2012

    A few months ago, Morris Russell was an active duty Soldier assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe. A deployment to South America and three to Iraq had taken their toll and he was going through the process of being medically retired from the Army. Today, Russell is using that experience to help other transitioning Soldiers prepare for life as civilians by helping them get ready for the job market. At the same time, his work is therapy for him as well.

  • Warrior Transition Command launches 'Hire a Veteran' campaign

    Nov 20, 2012

    The Army's Warrior Transition Command unveiled its three-pronged Hire a Veteran education campaign plan Nov. 19, 2012, which aims to help employers understand that wounded warriors can bring a wealth of leadership experience and skills to the table and to their bottom line.

  • Tennessee Titans Quarterbacks visit Fort Campbell's TBI Center

    Nov 20, 2012

    Three Tennessee Titans quarterbacks visited a few Soldiers recovering from traumatic brain injuries as well as wounded, injured and ill Soldiers in the Warrior Transition Battalion Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Fort Campbell's Warrior Resiliency and Recovery Center.

  • Canadian nurse visits Smith Elementary School, talks music

    Nov 19, 2012

    An air evacuation nurse with the Canadian forces deployed to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center as part of the casualty support team recently visited children at Smith Elementary School on Smith Barracks but instead of focusing on her job Capt. Denise Olson talked to the children about bagpipes.

  • Partnership for Patients (PfP) Campaign

    Nov 19, 2012

    PARTNERSHIP FOR PATIENTS: BETTER CARE, LOWER COSTS

  • Privately owned weapons: Focus on the CAN, not the can't

    Nov 19, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- On Jan. 7, 2011, Public Law 111-383, also known as the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 or NDAA, was enacted.

  • Europe Regional Medical Command officer named Army Social Worker of Year

    Nov 19, 2012

    She helped first responders overcome the trauma of the Fort Hood, Texas, shootings, provided mental health treatment for Iraqi detainees, and helped Croatia improve their treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, all with just over five years in the Army.

  • 85th SC helps honor veterans during Chicago Bears Veterans Day game

    Nov 19, 2012

    CHICAGO -- The Army Reserve's 85th Support Command, headquartered in Arlington Heights, Ill., supported the Army Public Affairs midwest office in the annual Chicago Bears Veterans Day game highlighting the many service members of the Chicago-land community.

  • Tripler medic receives combatives' honor, sets sights on promoting MACP

    Nov 19, 2012

    HONOLULU -- "The adrenaline rush you feel is intense. I felt my heart beating in my stomach; like I was going to puke and then all at once I was enraged. I told my opponent that I was not going to fight for 10 minutes, either he was going to tap or I was," said Sgt. Dominique Ramos.

  • Army Launches "Hire a Veteran" Campaign to Debunk Myths

    Nov 19, 2012

    With more than 80,000 disabled Veterans expected to enter the workforce over the next five years, the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) launched a national education campaign to address employers concerns that currently impede the hiring of wounded, injured, and ill Veterans. During a press conference at the National Press Club on November 19, 2012, WTC launched "Hire a Veteran" to debunk the myths around Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, reasonable accommodations, and transferability of military skills.

  • Tripler hosts second annual diabetes health fair, aims to educate patients, family members

    Nov 19, 2012

    HONOLULU - More than 100 active duty and retired service members and their families braved the rainy weather and attended a diabetes health and wellness fair at Tripler Army Medical Center, Nov. 17, here.

  • Bragg doctor sets up world-class residency program

    Nov 16, 2012

    Col. (Dr.) Michael J. Sundborg knows women. And it's this knowledge that brought him back to Fort Bragg after a long professional absence.

  • Army releases October suicide statistics

    Nov 16, 2012

    In October, there were 20 potential suicides of active-duty Soldiers, bringing the total so far this year to 166.

  • Caregiver conferences held on post

    Nov 15, 2012

    The Warrior Transition Command and Dorn Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center want to make sure that wounded warriors and their caregivers have all the knowledge they need before leaving the military. To do so, the organizations hosted a conference for caregivers Nov. 5 at the Solomon Center.

  • Sill civilian survives son's suicide

    Nov 15, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- "When I talk about suicide, it is the only time I allow myself to feel," said David Rauls, a civilian employee at Fort Sill. National Suicide Survivor Day is Nov. 17, and David and Michelle Rauls know the pain of being survivors: their son, Nicholas, 13, took his life Feb. 7, 2010.

  • Space-based capabilities shaping Army of the future

    Nov 15, 2012

    The undersecretary of the Army received a detailed and succinct depiction of how the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command supports America's warfighters during a visit to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Nov. 14, 2012.

  • Warrior Games assessment, selection clinics underway

    Nov 15, 2012

    The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command Warrior Games assessment and selection clinics are currently being held throughout the United States to find the best athletes to represent the Army during the annual Warrior Games.

  • Operation War Fighter internships assist transitioning Soldiers with civilian careers

    Nov 15, 2012

    Across the Army, wounded, ill and injured Soldiers assigned to Warrior Transition Units prepare for transition -- some back to their units but many to the civilian world. Approximately 50 percent of Soldiers assigned to WTUs will ultimately undergo this transition, and most are eager to gain skills in preparation of joining the civilian ranks.

  • USAARL: 50 years of research for Army air, ground Warriors

    Nov 15, 2012

    The U.S. reported a decline in the number of aviation mishaps during fiscal year 2011 (Oct. 1, 2010, through Sept. 30, 2011). The decrease in numbers from 237 mishaps in FY10 to 189 mishaps during FY11 may be due, in part, to the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker, Ala., which helps save lives by testing helicopter equipment for the Army.

  • Service Excellence and the PEBLO Program Part of Army Medicine Transformation

    Nov 15, 2012

    "You are important, your job is vital to the success of our Soldiers," stated Mr. Fred Larson, Special Assistant to the Army Surgeon General and Program Coordinator for the Begin with the BASICS program to every Contact Manager he trains within the PEBLO program.

  • Beyond protection: Army Research Laboratory investigates next-level pelvic, groin protection

    Nov 14, 2012

    New ballistic research areas are filling a critical gap in troop pelvic protection systems, said U.S. Army Research Laboratory engineers.

  • U.S. Army South shares medical operations lessons learned with Chilean partners

    Nov 14, 2012

    Col. (Dr.) James Sheehan, U.S. Army South deputy chief of staff for medical, addressed more than 200 military medical students and doctors at the Hospital Militar de Santiago in Santiago, Chile, Nov. 6, 2012.

  • Syringes, needles will no longer be accepted at RWBAHC

    Nov 14, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center will no longer accept used syringes, needles or lancets, also known as household sharps, from patients after Nov. 30. Household sharps are typically used in the home for insulin injection. They are also used for administering medications to treat other medical conditions, including the prevention of blood clots, and may become contaminated with blood-borne diseases including Hepatitis B and C, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

  • RWBAHC Behavioral Health Services opens in new location

    Nov 14, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - With the snip of a ribbon on Nov. 8, Behavioral Health Services, or BHS, at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Clinic, RWBAHC, officially opened their new $2.5 M, 9,350 square-foot location on the second floor of the building.

  • ADA-compliant changes implemented on FH

    Nov 14, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Additional Americans with Disabilities Act-related changes have been made on Fort Huachuca over the past month.

  • Army units and individuals rewarded for safety efforts

    Nov 14, 2012

    Twelve Army units and individuals have been named recipients of the Director of Army Safety Risk Management Award for their efforts in reducing accident rates and promoting safety awareness.

  • MEDEVAC in action

    Nov 13, 2012

    Soldiers of C Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Briagde are charged with the crucial task of providing medical evacuation to Regional Command East.

  • Sustainers visit Afghan military hospital

    Nov 13, 2012

    Members of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan visited the Kandahar Regional Military Hospital on November 8, 2012. The Sustainers visited the facility to get a better understanding of the Afghan's medical processes and procedures.

  • Travel planning matters

    Nov 13, 2012

    If you're driving slowly past the big rigs parked alongside the interstate because of snow and ice, you know you're in a situation.

  • 'Red Dragons' open fully functional aid station

    Nov 13, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- "We needed an environment where we can maintain our medical personnel on current training, care of patients and break in new medics," Capt. David Marcoux said.

  • FGR2: Meeting of the minds to achieve Force Readiness

    Nov 13, 2012

    Check out video clip for our interviews with Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler, Jr., commanding general, 412th Theater Engineer Command, Maj. Gen. Luis R. Visot, deputy commanding general for operations, U.S. Army Reserve Command, and Lt. Col. Philmore Williams, deputy commanding officer, 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

  • 3 Army veterans honored with Purple Heart medals

    Nov 12, 2012

    Sgt. Ralph Cipriati, Sgt. Sean Hook and Spc. Miguel Ramos, three former Soldiers assigned to the Keller Army Community Hospital Warrior Transition Unit, were presented Purple Heart medals Thursday, during a Warrior Care Month banquet hosted by the Soldier and Family Assistance Center at the West Point Club.

  • November 11, 2012--America's enduring obligation: Honoring Soldiers for Life

    Nov 11, 2012

    As we celebrate Veterans Day on the anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I, we remember the fallen, and show our solemn pride for the heroism, strength, and dedication of those still among us -- the veterans we know as our friends, neighbors, and relatives.

  • Humphreys breaks ground on state-of-the-art hospital, dental clinic

    Nov 9, 2012

    Groundbreaking ceremonies were held at Camp Humnhreys, South Korea, Nov. 7, 2012, on the future site of the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital and the Camp Humphreys Dental Clinic.

  • Awareness, prevention key to stopping spread of RSV

    Nov 9, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Even with Hawaii's moderate temperatures, the fall and winter seasons usher in an increase in colds and respiratory infections, to include respiratory syncytial virus, a common infection that can cause more serious illness in some patients.

  • Get smart about antibiotics

    Nov 8, 2012

    Antibiotic resistance is a worldwide public health problem. Resistance occurs when bacteria can no longer be killed by a previously effective antibiotic and the bacteria continue to grow. According to the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics, if resistance to treatment continues to spread, our globally connected world may find itself back in the dark ages of medicine--before today's miracle drugs existed.

  • Secondhand Smoke: A Danger in the Air

    Nov 8, 2012

    The U.S. Surgeon General estimates that living with a smoker increases a nonsmoker's chances of developing lung cancer by 20 to 30 percent. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 3,400 non-smokers die from lung cancer each year. Some research also suggests that secondhand smoke may increase the risk of breast, nose and throat cancers, as well as leukemia.

  • Wounded warrior reenlists after amputation

    Nov 8, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage are the values that the Army expects all Soldiers to exemplify.

  • Fort Lee clinic wins second place in MEDCOM's Biz Bowl

    Nov 8, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 7) -- Kenner Army Health Clinic recently clinched the runner-up title for the U.S. Army Medical Command's Business Excellence Competition or Biz Bowl and earned an additional $500,000 for the fiscal year 2013 operating budget.

  • Stidley addresses flight medic course graduates

    Nov 8, 2012

    Seventeen Soldiers and two Sailors joined the ranks of specialized medics when they graduated from the U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine's Flight Medic course, Class 13 - 500, here Nov. 2.

  • Duty with Fort Hood WTB -- An Incredible Journey for Former Commander

    Nov 7, 2012

    Major Jason Good observes Warrior Care Month by reflecting on his own experience as cadre at the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade.

  • Rifleman radio completes key operational test at NIE

    Nov 7, 2012

    An advanced lightweight radio that will connect troops on the front lines to the Army's tactical communications network has completed its operational test.

  • Franconia installations plan Nov. 14 drug take back

    Nov 6, 2012

    Installations across the Franconia Military Community will have a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at pharmacies in Bamberg, Illesheim, Katterbach and Schweinfurt from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14.

  • Culture of Trust comes to LRMC

    Nov 6, 2012

    The focus for hospital staff at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center this month is trust. Senior leaders, supervisors and employees will devote more than 13,000 training hours in support of a Culture of Trust program initiated by the Army surgeon general.

  • ASC Soldier runs half-marathons for cancer charities

    Nov 6, 2012

    An Army Sustainment Command headquarters Soldier hit the pavement in what was supposed to be a family affair as he chalked up another competition in the Savannah Rock'n'Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon.

  • Army hosting events during Warrior Care Month

    Nov 6, 2012

    This month, the Army and other services are observing Warrior Care Month with a number of activities that will benefit wounded, ill or injured service members and help them with transitioning to civilian life if that is the route they are going.

  • USAREC Names 2012 NCOs, Civilians of Year

    Nov 5, 2012

    U.S. Army Recruiting Command's top NCOs and civilian employees for fiscal year 2012 collected their trophies during a ceremony Nov. 2 at the Patton Museum's Abrams Auditorium.

  • Army Medicine fields secure messaging service to patients

    Nov 5, 2012

    Beneficiaries of Army Medicine will soon be able to communicate online with their primary care provider through secure messaging.

  • Two Citizen Soldiers celebrate birthdays at Symposium

    Nov 5, 2012

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 3, 2012) -- Command Sgt. Maj. Jenny Bryan said she was somewhat surprised when on her 50th birthday Col. Clarence Combs III, the 80th Training Command's chief of staff, called her to the front of the room then asked nearly 300 participants of the command's Readiness Symposium to sing happy birthday to her.

  • TV chef Guy Fieri serves up thanks at JBLM

    Nov 5, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- Smack dab in the middle of the hustle and bustle of a cramped, steamy hospital kitchen, where meals are prepared for thousands, Spc. Christopher Lauber met his first celebrity. The two even made dinner together.

  • National Guard relieves suffering after Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 4, 2012

    About 7,000 Guard members are helping people who are living without power while facing low temperatures, and people whose water-ruined possessions are piled at the curb, all while local transportation infrastructure crippled and simply pumping gas can be a day-long chore, in communities worst-hit by Hurricane Sandy.

  • 30th Medical Command assumes TF MED-A

    Nov 4, 2012

    Ceremony and Commander's Conference

  • Army Emphasizes Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship during Warrior Care Month

    Nov 2, 2012

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- In November the military services observe Warrior Care Month, commemorating the sacred obligation and enduring mission to care for the Nation's most wounded, ill and injured Service Members and to support them as they transition back to the Force or leave military service.

  • Army Medicine fields secure messaging service to patients

    Nov 2, 2012

    Beneficiaries of Army Medicine will soon be able to communicate online with their primary care provider through secure messaging. The US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) is implementing the use of Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service (AMSMS) by offering it to 100 percent of beneficiaries who receive care in the "direct care" system by the end of 2014.

  • New stethoscope designed for use in noisy environments

    Nov 2, 2012

    In collaboration with Active Signal Technologies, a Small Business Innovation Research partner, USAARL developed a stethoscope in 2007 that can be used to listen to heart and lung sounds in high-noise environments such as medical evacuation vehicles.

  • Wounded warrior would join service again

    Nov 2, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Nov. 1, 2012) -- Sgt. 1st Class James Ezell grew up a country guy in Birmingham, Ala. While he loved the life it afforded -- wide open spaces, great opportunity for fishing-- he said he wanted to see other states, other countries.

  • Bragg doctor creates world-class residency program

    Nov 2, 2012

    Col. (Dr.) Michael J. Sundborg knows women. And it's this knowledge that brought him back to Fort Bragg after a long professional absence. Sundborg, an obstetrician and gynecologist specializing in gynecological oncology, is the director of graduate medical education for Womack Army Medical Center and was tasked with initiating an OB-GYN residency program here.

  • BACH wins Army Medical Command competition, $1 million prize

    Nov 2, 2012

    FT. CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Blanchfield Army Community Hospital took the 2012 Best Military Treatment Facility title in the Army Medicine Business Operations Bowl, or Biz Bowl, beating out every other MTF in the Army.

  • Research key for Soldiers seeking employment

    Nov 2, 2012

    Alexandria, VA -- Employment for wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers is a priority for Army leadership, Soldiers and Veterans. There are several avenues for assistance and Army experts emphasize that Soldiers must do their part by researching their chosen career field and being prepared when they take on entering the civilian job market.

  • Even Hurricane Sandy can't stop mobilization training

    Nov 2, 2012

    With tight training windows to complete mobilization validation requirements, First Army trainers could not allow weather to affect mission accomplishment. Despite Hurricane Sandy knocking out power lines and causing trees to block roadways, the 174th Infantry Brigade, Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, N.J., restarted mobilization training less than 36 hours after the storm.

  • Doyle assumes command of PRMC, TAMC as Smith heads to Texas

    Nov 2, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Soldiers, staff, family members and government civilians, along with local leaders, gathered at Tripler Army Medical Center, Nov. 1, to bid farewell to Col. J. Anson Smith, outgoing commander of Pacific Regional Medical Command and TAMC, and to welcome the incoming commander, Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle.

  • Army-wide Warrior Transition Unit Stand Down, 'Begin with the Basics'

    Nov 2, 2012

    As part of Warrior Care Month the Army Surgeon General directed an Army-wide Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) Stand Down focusing on 'Begin with the Basics' customer service training for leaders, cadre and staff. Senior leaders will participate in a VTC and then take the training to other WTU staff members. Events will be held on Monday, November 5, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. Eastern across Army locations where there are WTUs and Community Based Warrior Transition Units (CBWTUs), as part of Warrior Care Month observances.

  • Tripler honors fallen behavioral health specialists

    Nov 2, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center hosted a Wreath Laying Ceremony and Fallen Comrade Tribute at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, here, Oct. 29.

  • Tripler to host wellness fair, reaches out to diabetic patients

    Nov 2, 2012

    HONOLULU--Tripler Army Medical Center will be hosting a wellness fair in honor of Diabetes Awareness Day, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., here.

  • Rebuilding Soldiers' Futures through Career Transformation

    Nov 1, 2012

    Operation Warfighter, a federal internship program for wounded, ill, and injured U.S. Soldiers and Veterans is helping to reshape their professional futures.

  • 5K highlights Breast Cancer Awareness

    Nov 1, 2012

    Pink was the prominent color as over 170 Hohenfels community members gathered for the garrisons first Breast Cancer Awareness 5K run , recently.

  • Fort Sill NCO beating Stage 4 cancer

    Nov 1, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- An NCO who at one point had Stage 4 kidney cancer is living cancer free.

  • Grueling 72-hour competition tests Army's best medics

    Nov 1, 2012

    Sixty-four Soldiers from across the Army competed to earn the title of best medic during a grueling 72-hour competition Oct. 26 to 28 at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis. The Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition, now in its second year, originally evolved from the Expert Field Medical Competition.

  • Veterans Day 2012

    Nov 1, 2012

    Fellow Soldiers, Our veterans occupy a special place in the hearts of Americans. Nowhere else on earth are a country's armed forces as revered and as trusted as here in the United States. That trust has come at a price, however, and this Veterans Day we honor not only our fallen heroes, but also the daily sacrifice you and your Families make in service to our nation. Your continued dedication to the cause of freedom ensures the story of every veteran will be heard and honored for generations to come. Thank you for a hard job well done!

  • Kenner Medics Lend Skills in Support of Best Warrior

    Nov 1, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 25, 2012) -- Each fall for the past nine years, military and civilian employees throughout Fort Lee have teamed up to support the Department of Army Best Warrior Competition -- an event that brings 24 of the service's top Soldiers together to test their military skills and mettle in a series of challenges that exude the highest Army standards.

  • Ironhorse medic sole finisher in Cav

    Oct 31, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Joining the Army a little more than a year ago, one 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Soldier has already made a name for herself.

  • How to prevent, care for soft tissue injuries at home

    Oct 31, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Whether active duty, retired or military dependent, many have dealt with a soft tissue injury at one time in their lives. "Shin splints" and "IT-Band Syndrome" are commonly referred to as "myofacial pain." Although these injuries are common among athletes, even recreational athletes or "weekend warriors" can be prone to these injuries. For example, think of someone in their 30s or 40s training for a first marathon who has never been a runner and is now training five days a week, running 5-10 miles per training session.

  • Fort Hood prepares for Intrepid Center Satellite program

    Oct 31, 2012

    Fort Hood, Texas, is one of six Army installations slated to construct a National Intrepid Center of Excellence Satellite facility to provide comprehensive care and treatment to Soldiers with traumatic brain injuries and complex diagnoses, according to the medical center commander here.

  • San Antonio Miltiary Medical Center Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

    Oct 30, 2012

    Brooke Army Medical Center, which includes San Antonio Military Medical Center and its outlying clinics, has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of ApprovalĀ® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes BAMC's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards.

  • Italy clinic only second in MEDCOM to earn Army Star Strong award

    Oct 30, 2012

    Livorno Army Health Clinic, Italy, becomes only the second MEDCOM organization to achieve safety milestone.

  • Colombian delegation tours FSH Wounded Warrior facilities

    Oct 30, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Army South personnel escorted the commanding general of Colombian military forces and a delegation of public and private Colombian leaders as they visited Brooke Army Medical Center's Center for the Intrepid, the Fisher House Foundation and the Warrior and Family Support Center here October 24-25.

  • West region medics earn Army's Best Medic title

    Oct 30, 2012

    More than 60 Army medics faced a range of obstacles during the Army's Best Medic Competition, Oct. 26-28, 2012.