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  • Sesame Street shares advice about PCS moves

    May 24, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May24) -- The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families had children dancing in the aisles and waving light up toys May 16 at Fort Belvoir's Wood Theater.

  • Paddle sports help injured Fort Meade service members heal

    May 24, 2012

    Team River Runner's chapter at Fort Meade helps injured service members and veterans heal through kayaking.

  • USARIEM Soldiers shine during training exercise

    May 23, 2012

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine participated in an exercise where they faced roadside bombs, reacted to attacks and defeated the enemy all while never leaving Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass.

  • West Point cadet earns Mason Award, prepares for Yale medical school

    May 23, 2012

    The Richard M. Mason Award was presented May 22, 2012, at Keller Army Community Hospital, at West Point, N.Y., to United States Military Academy Class of 2012, Cadet Anna Elizabeth Stein.

  • National Safety Month--public service announcement video

    May 22, 2012

    June is National Safety Month, and here's a tool to support your safety program and get the message out. It features Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf, director of Army Safety and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, Fort Rucker, Ala. Professionally produced by USACR/Safety Center video producers, it's a :30 WMV format. Thanks for all you do. Army Safe is Army Strong!

  • Fort Belvoir Community Hospital dedicates Fisher House

    May 22, 2012

    Military and civilian leaders cut the ribbon for the first Fort Belvoir Fisher House Tuesday during a dedication ceremony at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. The Fort Belvoir Fisher House joins a network of 56 operational Fisher Houses in the United States and Germany.

  • Fisher House opens new site for families of wounded

    May 22, 2012

    A new Fisher House was opened at Fort Belvoir, Va., May 22, 2012, for the families of service members who wind up injured and find themselves in a military hospital.

  • TAMC ohana embrace Asian, Pacific Island cultures

    May 22, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Kyser Auditorium at Tripler Army Medical Center was standing room only as staff piled in to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, May 17.

  • Performance specialist prepares players for 2012 Warrior Games

    May 21, 2012

    A performance enhancement specialist from Fort Jackson was part of the support staff preparing Soldiers for competing in this year's Warrior Games.

  • Redeployment affects health clinic's appointment availability

    May 21, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The health clinic here will support medical redeployment operations for Soldiers returning from Afghanistan throughout the month of June.

  • Army Leaders salute National Safety Month

    May 21, 2012

    During the past several years, our Army has reduced preventable accidents to near peacetime levels. This amazing success has been achieved despite the high operations tempo of our continuing missions overseas, proving once again the diligence and dedication of American Soldiers. We commend you for your hard work in making safety a top priority, both on and off duty.

  • Natick Soldiers run home for PTSD, traumatic brain injury

    May 21, 2012

    A dozen active duty Soldiers and civilians from Natick Soldier Systems Center participated in the Boston Red Sox Run-Walk to Home Base, May 20, 2012.

  • Pancake breakfast brings night shift workers together for fun, resiliency

    May 21, 2012

    HONOLULU - Because resiliency isn't just a 9-5 proposition, inclusive only to those who work when the sun shines, Tripler Army Medical Center's Care Provider Support Program, or CPSP, brought resiliency training to those who man the mission on what the rest of us consider "after hours" May 4, here.

  • Parent, child therapy aims to improve military family relationships

    May 21, 2012

    HONOLULU --A family-focused therapy program has been adopted recently by Tripler Army Medical Center with the intent to improve military family relationships.

  • Natick Soldier Systems Center welcomes veterans for Armed Forces Day

    May 21, 2012

    On a normal day at the Natick Soldier Systems Center's dining facility, Soldiers mull in and out, get their lunch and go back to their place of duty. Recently, the facility was filled with stories of the past as 12 Natick veterans visited for an Armed Forces Day luncheon.

  • Asian Pacific Americans celebrated at Fort Belvoir observance

    May 18, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 17, 2012) -- The commanding general of the Northern Regional Medical Command spoke about hard work and bravery during Fort Belvoir's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month observance May 15.

  • Kenner Moves Toward New Care Model

    May 18, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 15, 2012) -- For the past 15 months, Kenner Army Health Clinic has put a lot of time, energy and commitment into incorporating the patient-centered medical home at Fort Lee. The focus of this initiative reflects Kenner's belief that the patient is an integral part to the success of the patient-centered medical home.

  • Prince and warrior: Soldier fights cancer, beats odds to trump competition

    May 17, 2012

    Sgt. Fred Prince won the 2012 Warrior Games silver medal for archery in the compound competition, May 2, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Fort Lee Soldier earns coveted medical badge

    May 17, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 17, 2012) -- Soldiers use a variety of approaches to defeat the various training challenges put before them during the course of their military careers.

  • Women get healthy info at fair

    May 17, 2012

    Medical professionals from across the Wiregrass gathered May 15 at The Landing to give the women of Fort Rucker access to the latest information in health care.

  • Fort Campbell Soldiers earn EFMB in record numbers

    May 17, 2012

    When an Expert Field Medical Badge is seen on the uniform of a Soldier, it is a strong indication of his commitment to training, technique and life-saving skills under pressure. Established in 1965, the EFMB is a special skill award that recognizes exceptional performance by field medical personnel. It is only awarded to Soldiers who successfully complete combat tactical lane casualty care tasks, day and night land navigation, a written test and a 12-mile forced road march.

  • Tripler graduates new PAs to Army Medicine

    May 17, 2012

    HONOLULU - Tripler Army Medical Center's Interservice Physician Assistant Program Class 10-2 graduated in the TAMC Chapel May 14, here.

  • Art helps Tripler's cancer patients, families cope

    May 17, 2012

    HONOLULU - Patients and their families joined staff from Tripler Army Medical Center, May 11-12, to participate in the 6th Annual Oncology on Canvas.

  • Army National Guard medics among first to attend revamped flight medic program

    May 16, 2012

    Army Sgt. Cliff Aughe, a flight medic with C Company, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, New Mexico Army National Guard, watches over a soldier from the Afghan National Army during an evacuation mission in Afghanistan, March 27, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel Schroeder)

  • Red Cross volunteers give 28,000 hours to Fort Hood Soldiers and Families

    May 16, 2012

    They generously gave 28,471 hours of their time over the past year to help Fort Hood Soldiers, retirees and family members without expecting anything in return.

  • Darnall education nurse selected for Spring 2012 Immunity Award

    May 16, 2012

    Rose Herrera, education nurse at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Thomas Moore Health Clinic, has been selected as one of two recipients for the American Nurses Association (ANA) Spring 2012 Immunity Award.

  • CRDAMC honors physician assistant graduates

    May 16, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center staff, providers and Family members gathered on Friday, May 11, to congratulate two Soldiers who officially completed the CRDAMC Physician Assistant Graduate Medical Program.

  • Behavioral health fair supports Fort Hood Soldiers, families

    May 16, 2012

    More than thirty different services and organizations from on- and off-post came together at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Behavioral Health Fair to put out a unified message that help and support are available to Soldiers and their families.

  • Dietitian driven by own childhood triumph over obesity

    May 16, 2012

    There may be no experience more emotionally painful than being excessively overweight as a child. However, it is this common scenario which provides the personal back-story for the triumphant and healthy lifestyle of Army 1st Lt. Paula D. Beer.

  • DCoE webinars provide forum for treatment

    May 15, 2012

    To better educate health professionals in the military on combat-related stress and injuries the Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, has instituted a series of monthly webinars that bring various government agencies together to share information on the latest advances in treatment.

  • Army Surgeon General celebrates Army's Women's Health Month at Fort Belvoir

    May 15, 2012

    The Women's Health Task Force celebrated their inaugural event at Fort Belvoir, Va., Monday to kick off the Army's Women's Health Month and recognize the unique challenges of being a woman in the Army.

  • Commentary: Seeking help is the first step in long road to recovery

    May 15, 2012

    Recently I had to go to a funeral … one I shouldn't have had to attend. The gentleman was one of the first people I met when I arrived in Germany, and though only an acquaintance, his passing affected me personally. This man, who was obviously loved by his family and friends, fell on tough times, couldn't see a way out and took his own life.

  • Measles outbreak spikes in Europe, U.S.

    May 14, 2012

    Medical professionals here want to raise awareness about measles outbreaks in Europe and the U.S. Health officials observed a spike in measles cases in the U.S. and Europe in 2011 and are concerned about similar outbreaks in 2012.

  • Medical excellence

    May 14, 2012

    Soldiers earn Expert Field Medical Badges.

  • Nurses in the ranks: Military, civilian advocate for Soldiers, Families

    May 14, 2012

    The monitor beeps with a warning. Duty calls. A mother braces her child for his first vaccination. Duty calls. The doctor pauses before surgery for the patient brief. Duty calls. Worldwide tens of thousands of nurses -- military and civilian -- answer the call to duty to treat Soldiers and their families.

  • U.S., Kuwaiti military holds MEDEVAC exercise

    May 11, 2012

    Third Army and the Kuwait military conducted a joint medical evacuation exercise at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, April 26, 2012.

  • New medical machine extends the arm of care

    May 11, 2012

    The U.S. Army is looking to a medical machine to help in the outpatient treatment of Soldiers suffering post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries. EMMA -- an Electronic Medication Management Assistant offered through InRange Systems Inc. -- is being used in Warrior Transition Units throughout the Army.

  • Army seeks nominations for annual greatest inventions awards

    May 11, 2012

    Nominations are being accepted until July 6 for inventions initiated by Soldiers and by the Army Science and Technology community for recognition in the Army Greatest Inventions program.

  • Warriors come from warriors: a mother's perspective

    May 11, 2012

    Marilyn Durso cherishes a Mother's Day gift that she calls "a sweet acknowledgment from a son to his mother."

  • Wounded warrior gets role in Hollywood blockbuster

    May 11, 2012

    Greg Gadson, who lost both of his legs as a result of wounds in Iraq, plays a wounded warrior who takes on alien invaders in the movie "Battleship".

  • USAMITC Upgrades its Video Network Center

    May 11, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- The U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) is currently upgrading and expanding its Video Network Center (VNC) to meet growing requirements. The USAMITC VNC supports and provides the infrastructure for video teleconferencing throughout the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) enterprise network worldwide. The VNC's bottom line is to provide video teleconferencing support to facilitate the medical needs of patients and warfighters around the globe. This includes video teleconferencing among U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG) staff members, between Military treatment facilities (staff members and other health care professionals) and patients, medical consults between patients and providers, etc.

  • Community recognizes Red Cross volunteers

    May 10, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum community members gathered Tuesday at the Commons during the annual American Red Cross volunteer recognition ceremony to honor 69 individuals on post.

  • Veteran continues service to Fort Drum 'warriors'

    May 10, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For many Soldiers, the desire to serve doesn't end when they hang up their Army combat uniform for the last time.

  • Clinic at Fort Rucker showcases patient-centered medical home

    May 10, 2012

    Hugh Tobin, a retired Chinook flight engineer, has been witness to many changes around Fort Rucker. He was a student on post when Lyster Army Health Clinic opened its doors in the 1960s.

  • PRMC hosts WRMC's CSM retirement ceremony

    May 10, 2012

    HONOLULU -- A retirement ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Tuileama Nua, senior enlisted advisor, Western Region Medical Command and former senior enlisted advisor, Pacific Regional Medical Command, and his wife, Anita, was held at Tripler Army Medical Center, April 27.

  • Army readiness pushes tobacco cessation

    May 10, 2012

    Ditching tobacco use saves more than money. At least that's what some Army Soldiers are hoping for as they join cessation classes to help kick a habit destined to harm the ultimate bottom line -- individual PT scores.

  • Army awards health professions scholarships

    May 10, 2012

    During fiscal year 2011 the Army awarded health professions scholarships to 502 students, including 287 medical students and 127 dental students.

  • Army Logistics University class supports wounded warriors with relay

    May 9, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 9, 2012) -- Students and instructors from the Command Logistics Officer Course here teamed up to complete a 200-mile journey called the American Odyssey Relay April 27-28.

  • MTFs awarded for environmental excellence, sustainability

    May 9, 2012

    Practice Greenhealth (PGH), the nations' leading organization for healthcare institutions that have made a commitment to sustainable practices and environmental excellence has recognized six MEDCOM military treatment facilities for their commitment to sustainable practices and environmental improvement. Madigan and Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Centers and Blanchfield, Evans, Moncrief and Winn Army Community Hospitals were presented with PGH Environmental Excellence Awards during the CleanMed 2012 conference on May 2.

  • Microemulsion could allow vaccines to be stockpiled long-term

    May 9, 2012

    At an Army medical lab in San Antonio, the observed stability of a recently concocted "microemulsion" could one day be key to the long-term stockpiling of important vaccines for distribution in case of disaster.

  • Warrior Games Army Archery coach trains with passion

    May 9, 2012

    Seven of the 50 Army athletes selected to compete in the 2012 Warrior Games represented the Army in the archery competition May 2, 2012, at Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Royal Thai Army visits Tripler Army Medical Center

    May 8, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Members of the Royal Thai Army went on a tour of Tripler Army Medical Center, here, to include the Sleep Center, Pain Management Clinic and Emergency Room before heading to Camp Smith to meet with members of Pacific Command, May 7, 2012.

  • TAPS seminar 'means the world' to survivor

    May 7, 2012

    When Russel Hicks' son became an American hero, May 2, 2008, he knew of a few ways to deal with the loss.

  • Army CID Releases Statement on Captain Bruce Clark Death

    May 7, 2012

    Quantico, Va., May 7, 2012 -- The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, released the following statement today in regard to the May 1, 2012 death of Capt. Bruce Clark:

  • EFMB Challenge: 112 step up but only 21 earn coveted badge

    May 7, 2012

  • Blessing of the Hands ceremony honors Fort Hood nurses' healing 'touch'

    May 7, 2012

    More than 40 nurse case managers at the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade, will be celebrating National Nurses Week.

  • All 'ears' in a day's work

    May 7, 2012

  • Wounded warriors compete for gold in track & field

    May 6, 2012

    The Army athletes took six gold, five silver and seven bronze medals during the track and field events May 4, at the 2012 Warrior Games held in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • LIVE FEED: 2012 Warrior Games championship seated volleyball & wheelchair basketball finals

    May 4, 2012

    The 2012 Warrior Games championship seated volleyball will be streamed live today starting at 7:30 EST. The 2012 Warrior Games wheelchair basketball gold medal match will be streamed live today at 10:30 p.m. EST. Note that the link will not be live until near game time.

  • Army marksmen earn 3 medals at Warrior Games

    May 4, 2012

    Army wounded warriors faced off in the third day of competition at the 2012 Warrior Games, May 3, 2012, winning three medals in the shooting competition at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Fort Bragg mission: Take Back The Night

    May 4, 2012

    The 44th Medical Brigade Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention team along with about 100 Soldiers and Family members held a march to 'Take Back the Night' Thursday at 7 p.m. The event's goal was to spread awareness of sexual assault and put a face to the people to whom Soldiers and civilians can talk with in the event of a sexual assault.

  • LIVE EVENT: 2012 Warrior Games championship seated volleyball

    May 4, 2012

    The 2012 Warrior Games championship seated volleyball will be streamed live today starting at Feed begins at 7:30 EST.

  • Amputee speaks on resilience

    May 3, 2012

    In 2005, Kyle Maynard said he was just going through the motions as a motivational speaker. Born a congenital amputee -- with arms that end at the elbows and legs near the knees -- he shot to national fame after capturing a state high school wrestling title in metro Atlanta, setting weightlifting records and overcoming major obstacles in what he calls the "pursuit of normalcy."

  • Lyster Army Health Clinic takes new approach to health care

    May 3, 2012

    A lot of things are changing at Lyster Army Health Clinic, but a lot of things are also staying the same, as the clinic prepares for a grand re-opening and health fair May 7 starting at 8:30 a.m.

  • Forward Progress Builds Emergency Medical Readiness

    May 3, 2012

  • Preschoolers take cues from you during deployments

    May 3, 2012

    Young children still learning the spoken language have little problem interpreting their parents' deployment-related stress. "Kids are extremely sensitive to us," said Monica Lawson, licensed clinical social worker with William Beaumont Army Medical Center's child and adolescent psychiatry services on Fort Bliss.

  • Soldier Family Care Center is named SPC Hugo V. Mendoza Soldier Family Care Center

    May 3, 2012

    The call for medic went out. But in the buzz of flying bullets and wails of rocket-propelled grenades, the medic never came. Salvatore Giunta, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, said it was the first time Spc. Hugo V. Mendoza failed to respond to the call for help.

  • William Beaumont medic heads to MEDCOM warrior competition

    May 3, 2012

    Sgt. Michael DiVernieri's military fatigues contrast with the brightly lit walls of the Soldier Family Medical Clinic on Ft. Bliss. His scarred cheeks -- remnants from a tour in Iraq and a badge of honor during a combatives exercise -- turn bright red at the mention of his recent feat at Fort Lewis, Wash.

  • Children find their voices through dolls, bears

    May 3, 2012

    Can't get little Suzie to talk about what's bothering her? Ask what's wrong with Mr. Bear. During the last week of April -- in recognition of the Month of the Military Child -- William Beaumont Army Medical Center Army Public Health nurses traveled to Fort Bliss Children, Youth and School-age Services facilities listening as children relayed their stories of their ill-stricken fuzzy friends.

  • Soldiers perform CPR, help to save chaplain

    May 3, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 3, 2012) -- Staff Sgt. José Lozano can't explain the thought process that recently motivated him and others to perform actions that helped someone to continue on with his life.

  • Soldier faces next stage of recovery after double amputation

    May 3, 2012

    When 2nd Lt. Nick Vogt stepped on an IED, while leading a patrol through the streets of southern Kandahar, Afghanistan, doctors at the nearby hospital weren't sure he would live.

  • Blood, not care packages, save lives

    May 3, 2012

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Temisha Yalledy sat in a lawn chair in the Special Events Center, wiping the tears from her eyes with a napkin. Staff Sgt. Angela Gehers placed a blanket over Yalledy, trying to keep the petite Soldier warm as 400 milliliters of her blood drained into a blood bag.

  • May is National Behavioral (Mental) Health

    May 3, 2012

    After more than ten years of combat on two separate fronts necessitating multiple combat deployments by Soldiers and the associated Family separations, the Army is keenly aware of unique mental and physical stressors facing Soldiers and their Families. That is why the Army is joining the nation in recognizing National Behavioral (Mental) Health Month throughout the month of May.

  • Women's Health Month

    May 3, 2012

    May is National Women's Health Month and the Army is taking this opportunity to promote regular checkups as critical to the early detection of various diseases and is encouraging women to visit their health care professionals to receive or schedule a checkup.

  • Special Ops doctor to receive Hero of Military Medicine award

    May 3, 2012

    Col. Russ Kotwal will receive the 2012 Heroes of Military Medicine awards courtesy of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine in Washington D.C., May 2, 2012.

  • Ground breaking at U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    May 3, 2012

    Ground breaking ceremonies for an expansion of Building 4905, headquarters of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, were conducted May 3, 2012.

  • Pacific Armies strengthen ties during medical conference in Thailand

    May 2, 2012

    Military Medicine professionals from 45 Pacific nations are in Bangkok this week taking part in the 22nd Asia Pacific Military Medicine Conference.

  • Warrior Games - Cycling

    May 2, 2012

    A selection of photos taken during the cycling event at the Third Annual Warrior Games, May 1, 2012, Colorado Springs, Colo., during a visit by Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • Warrior Games - Basketball

    May 2, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited with members of the Army's 2012 Warrior Games basketball team during one of their practices in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 1. The team provided McHugh a chair and convinced him to join them on the court, giving him a greater appreciation for the difficulty of playing the sport sitting down.

  • Tripler's psychiatry residency program earns accreditation, increase in residents

    May 2, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- The Department of Psychiatry, here, received notification that its residency-training program received a five-year reaccreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's Residency Review Committee, April 24.

  • Massaging away the miles

    May 2, 2012

    After a four-hour marathon, the four hands and 20 fingers could finally take a break. Together the two volunteer massage therapists from Comfort for America's Uniformed Services (CAUSE) had rejuvenated the battered bodies of 38 weary cyclists who had just completed leg three in the 350-mile Ride 2 Recovery Texas challenge, which raises awareness for America's wounded warriors.

  • Fort Hood WTB Operation Warfighter career fair opening doors for transitioning Soldiers

    May 2, 2012

  • Fort Hood WTB Operation Warfighter job fair helping Soldiers transition

    May 2, 2012

  • Expert Field Medical Badge: 112 step up for the challenge, 21 earn coveted badge

    May 2, 2012

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- Soldiers are always training to meet the standard and do their best. They strive to win at the challenge. But when it comes to earning the U.S. Army's Expert Field Medical Badge it's the attention to detail even seconds that can make or break person from earning the Expert Field Medical Badge.

  • WTU Soldiers say competition helps heal at Warrior Games

    May 2, 2012

    The Soldiers competing this week in the Warrior Games at Colorado Springs, Colo., are members of one of the 29 Warrior Transition Units spread across the Army.

  • Vilseck Health Clinic to change patient care model

    May 1, 2012

    VILSECK, Germany -- The health clinic here began transitioning to a new patient-focused model of health care April 30, which will deliver a more proactive, collaborative care experience and improve overall health and access for community members.

  • Army Africa personnel take on 'Marathon of the Sands'

    May 1, 2012

    In the largest desert in the world, amid scorching temperatures, sandstorms, dust devils and sand dunes reaching up to 590 feet, a determined group of runners prepare to face one of the longest, hardest, and most challenging marathons in the world, ironically to the backdrop of ACDC's classic song "Highway to Hell."

  • Mental Health Awareness Month

    May 1, 2012

    May is National Mental Health Month. Commanders and leaders across the Army are encouraged to use the month of May as an opportunity to educateabout the Army's available Behavioral Health resources and programs.

  • Final Archive Search Report gives insight to past herbicide tests conducted at Fort Detrick

    May 1, 2012

    The final Archive Search Report of the outdoor testing of herbicides at Fort Detrick during the 1940's through 1960's, with the important details presented to the Fort Detrick Restoration Advisory Board here, April 18.

  • Army women dominate 2012 Warrior Games cycling

    May 1, 2012

    The Army women's upright cycling team swept the competition at the 2012 Warrior Games, taking the top three positions. The men's recumbent team added another gold and bronze to the Army's medal count.

  • Signal Soldier competes, places in 2012 Warrior Games

    May 1, 2012

    After months of training and competing to make the team, athletes from all American armed forces branches and British armed forces joined in the opening ceremonies held April 30 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Two-hundred athletes are participating in the Third Annual Warrior Games, where wounded servicemembers compete in Paralympics sports among other comrades.

  • Redeploying reserve-component Soldiers screened for rabies

    Apr 30, 2012

    Spc. Kevin Shumaker died tragically, Aug. 31, 2011, from wounds he received while deployed to Afghanistan -- injuries that came from a dog.

  • Bavarian health, dental clinics bolster services with $85 million in upgrades

    Apr 30, 2012

    Seven projects totaling about $85 million are expected to bolster medical and dental care at military treatment facilities in Bavaria.

  • Taking the stress out of stress management

    Apr 30, 2012

    Although the overall stress level for Americans continues to drop, this level still remains high and exceeds what most citizens consider to be healthy. Dr. Deborah Morrone visited the Soldiers and civilians at Fort Detrick, Md., to present a seminar on proper stress management techniques, and she offered a number of suggestions to alleviate the negative effects of stress.

  • Pacific Armies strengthen ties during medical conference in Bangkok

    Apr 30, 2012

    The 22nd iteration of the Asia-Pacific Military Medicine Conference (APMMC) began in the Thai capital April 30. Nearly 500 military medical professionals from over 40 nations are attending this year's conference, which is co-hosted by the Royal Thai and the United States armies.

  • Fort Bragg wounded warriors to see changes in care this month

    Apr 27, 2012

    Fort Bragg's Warrior Transition Battalion plans to implement stiffer policies regarding cadre and leadership selection in order to provide better care for wounded warriors this moth, the XVIII Airborne Corps chief of staff announced April 17, in a news conference at Fort Bragg with local media. During the event, Brig. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, then XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg chief of staff, said that potential cadre candidates would be selected from across the entire Army, and not just those assigned to Fort Bragg.

  • Tripler's NICU discharges smallest preemie

    Apr 27, 2012

    HONOLULU -- To the complete joy of his parents, baby Aidan, a premature twin, who spent 126 days in Tripler Army Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, finally joined brother Declan at home following his discharge April 20, here.

  • TAMC opens employee fitness areas, encourages healthy lifestyle

    Apr 27, 2012

    HONOLULU -- A ribbon cutting ceremony for new Tripler Army Medical Center employee fitness rooms took place April 24, at 11:30 a.m.

  • Warrior Games emphasize fitness, teamwork

    Apr 26, 2012

    On a clear, Colorado day, the best athletes of the Army wounded warrior community gathered for the first of many Track and Field practices for the 2012 Warrior Games.

  • 48th Combat Support Hospital changes command

    Apr 26, 2012

    Col. Thomas A. Johnson Jr. took the reigns of the 48th CSH from Col. Corinne M. Ritter during a change of command ceremony on McGlachlin Parade Field on April 21. Ritter, who relinquished command after nearly three years, will retire in May from the military with more than three decades of service.

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