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  • Culture of Trust training at Irwin Army Community Hospital

    Sep 22, 2011

    Picture someone you trust. Now picture someone you trust at work. Are those trust levels the same? The opening exercise of the Culture of Trust training at Irwin Army Community Hospital helped civilian and military staff put into perspective how they view trust in the workplace.

  • Fort Hood WTB Soldier helps area vets through VA internship

    Sep 21, 2011

    Spc. Alfred Newman is one of the many Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers from Fort Hood taking part in Operation Warfighter internships at Department of Defense organizations around the state.

  • Army Medicine Seeks To ID, Treat Soldiers Potentially Exposed to Rabies Virus

    Sep 21, 2011

    A Fort Drum, N.Y. Soldier, who recently returned from Afghanistan, died from rabies after contracting the disease from a feral dog while deployed. The Army has initiated an investigation to ensure that other service members who may have been exposed to rabies are identified and receive preventive treatment, if needed.

  • "Go for Green" makes nutritional choices easier

    Sep 19, 2011

    Soldier Fueling Campaign sets standardized menu options for dining facilities under Initial Military Training.

  • "Project Healing Waters" helps Spartan's wounded Soldiers through unique handicraft instruction

    Sep 16, 2011

    Wounded warriors from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Task Force Spartan), have multiple avenues to recover from and relieve stress. Those in the United States, have a wide range of options available to them, along with the continuous support of their fellow Soldiers and leadership. While deployed, however, those who are still recovering from battle injuries in Afghanistan have support and resources available to them through the new Spartan Resiliency Center located at Forward Operating Base Pasab, as well as an initiative known as Project Healing Waters.

  • Norwegian Army Chief of Staff visits ERMC

    Sep 16, 2011

    Brig. Gen Nadja Y. West, commander, Europe Regional Medical Command, Maj. Gen Patricia D. Horoho, current special assistant for medical affairs to the commander of International Security Forces Afghanistan Joint Command, and Norwegian Army Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen Per Sverre Opedal, together during a visit to ERMC in Heidelberg, Germany, September 16, 2011.

  • 101st Soldiers compete for Best Medic

    Sep 16, 2011

    Nine medics from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Brigade Combat Teams competed in the 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition Sept. 8-9 to decide who will proceed to the Armywide Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in November.

  • Helping an Ethiopian community survive severe drought

    Sep 16, 2011

    More than 25,000 cattle, camels, chickens and other animals received necessary veterinary treatments Aug. 16-24 in an effort to help livestock in the Miesa and Siminto, Ethiopia, region survive the current drought.

  • NSSC commander visits Fisher House

    Sep 16, 2011

    You will find them on the grounds of major military and Veterans Affairs medical centers across the country and in Germany. They allow military families to stay for free while veterans and active-duty military members are receiving treatment

  • Patient liaisons are link to off-post care

    Sep 15, 2011

    In July 1994 the first two Baumholder liaisons visited patients in German hospitals. A little room with a chair and a desk was their office at the health clinic, and the clinic staff did not quite know what to make of this new program.

  • School nurses offer advice to keep students healthy

    Sep 15, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Just as math and reading skills build on one another over the school years, so do good health habits, according to Wiesbaden school nurses. In elementary school children need to learn the basics, such as good hand washing techniques, said Robin Harvel, school nurse at Aukamm Elementary School.

  • New medical/dental clinic opens at Fort Lee

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 15, 2011) -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Troop Medical Center 2 (medical/dental facility) occurred here Monday at its location on the Ordnance Campus.

  • U.S. Army South mission brings light to seeing-impaired

    Sep 14, 2011

    A team of six U.S. Army doctors took part in a U.S. Army South-led medical readiness training exercise helped bring vision to patients in El Salvador with sight-impaired disabilities due to cataracts.

  • Three Hohenfels medics earn coveted badge

    Sep 14, 2011

    After two weeks of grueling testing, three Hohenfels Soldiers earned the prestigious Expert Field Medical Badge, with one taking the top spot from among nearly 300 competitors.

  • USAPHC staff ride motivates, enlightens personnel

    Sep 14, 2011

    More than 30 military and civilian members of the U.S. Army Public Health Command exchanged life in the cubicle for a day out in the field Aug. 12. The personnel visited the Gettysburg battlefield as part of a command-sponsored staff ride.

  • New start for wounded vets and military complex

    Sep 14, 2011

    Artwork created by wounded veterans is being displayed in the new BRAC 133 office complex at the Mark Center in Alexandria Va. The building was built as part of the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Act and was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District. The complex opened in August 2011.

  • Surgical Technician recognized for selfless service

    Sep 13, 2011

    Sgt. Milfred Williams of the 212th Combat Support Hospital's 160th Forward Surgical Team, has been named the 2011 USO Volunteer of the Year for his resolute dedication as a volunteer at the Kaiserslautern USO Warrior Center at Landstuhl, Germany.

  • U.S. Army Africa Commander Gets Flu Shot

    Sep 13, 2011

    Sgt. Brenden Hart, medic from Vicenza Health Clinic at Caserma Ederle, Italy, ensures U.S. Army Africa Commander Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg is well-prepared for the upcoming flu season.

  • Wounded Warrior continues to serve

    Sep 13, 2011

    Sergeant Aaron Manis, a human resources specialist with 101st Human Resources Company, calmly walks the halls of the division main building at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, hoping to share his positive attitude with everyone he passes. "He is a quiet professional with a strong work ethic that completes the mission," said Capt. Johnny Jun, human resources operations officer, 4th Infantry Division.

  • Presidio of Monterey observes Suicide Prevention Month

    Sep 12, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - September is the month when America and its military redouble efforts to prevent suicide and honor those who have been lost to it. It is a time to face the shortcomings in suicide prevention efforts. Case in point: The Army had 32 suspected suicides in July of 2011, the highest number on record.

  • Medical Deployment Support Command scheduled to move to Sembach

    Sep 9, 2011

    The 30th Medical Command Headquarters and Headquarters Company is scheduled to move to Sembach Kaserne, Kaiserslautern, Germany in fiscal year 2012. As U.S. Army Europe continues to support Army transformation and the Department of Defense global posture plan, 30th MEDCOM is one of several units scheduled to relocate over the course of the next 12 months, according to the official message published recently.

  • Medical Command Training benefits both Europe and Pacific

    Sep 9, 2011

    Soldiers of the Europe Regional Medical Command's the 30th Medical Command traveled to Hawaii and Japan recently to support the certification exercise of the Pacific Region's 18th Medical Command.

  • San Antonio military hospitals successfully completing historic transition

    Sep 9, 2011

    The Brooke Army and Wilford Hall Medical Center integration soon will be completed, and the move-in has begun into BAMC's new 760,000-square-foot consolidated tower.

  • Fort McCoy Medical Simulation Training Center hosts Armywide medical conference

    Sep 8, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- U.S. Army medical training personnel and civilian operational staff of Medical Simulation Training Centers (MSTCs) from throughout the Army gathered at the Fort McCoy MSTC for a three-day conference Aug. 30-Sept. 1. The attendees focused on the exemplary capabilities offered at this site, and lessons learned throughout the history of this Armywide training program, currently available at 18 locations, said Master Sgt. Bruce Kaufman, the Fort McCoy MSTC noncommissioned officer in charge. Best practices were a focal point in order to promote standardization in MSTC training. The annual conference, now in its third year, has the location selected based upon the lessons learned and excellent capabilities offered to promote dialog for system improvement, Kaufman said.

  • Animal care specialists learn critical skills in support of Veterinary Services

    Sep 8, 2011

    veterinarians and animal care specialists provide veterinary care on Department of Defense installations worldwide and are the only military branch that supports the Veterinary Services mission.

  • Patience key when transitioning to minimalist running shoes

    Sep 8, 2011

    Though the Army allows the wear of most types of minimalist running shoes with the improved physical fitness uniform and when conducting physical training in military formation, officials are urging Soldiers to transition slowly when switching from regular running shoes to those that offer less support.

  • Soldier's 'volun-cation' aids disabled campers

    Sep 7, 2011

    CW4 Serena Jordan, an Army Sustainment Command Soldier, spent her summer vacation in a kitchen, serving disabled campers.

  • Fort Belvoir Community Hospital opens

    Sep 6, 2011

    Fort Belvoir Community Hospital officially opened for business this week following the successful transport of the last patient from DeWitt Army Community Hospital.

  • Army Suicide Prevention Month: Watching Out for Each Other

    Sep 6, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- When I talk with garrison professionals who work in suicide prevention, they all have stories about the person who really made them realize the importance of what they do.

  • Back-to-school carnival makes life easier for EFMP families

    Sep 2, 2011

    A back-to-school carnival held Aug. 26 at the Chapel Support Center on McChord Field for families with Exceptional Family Member Program-enrolled children only solidified the belief for families like the Onates that Joint Base Lewis-McChord is the right place to be for special needs accommodation.

  • Newborns make history at Fort Belvoir hospitals

    Sep 2, 2011

    The Fort Belvoir medical family celebrated two historic debuts this week as the last baby was born at DeWitt Army Community Hospital and the first baby arrived at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital on its opening day.

  • No greater love: fallen Currahee hero awarded Silver Star at Fort Campbell

    Sep 1, 2011

    Specialist Jordan M. Byrd, 19, was posthumously awarded the Silver Star, the Army's third highest award for valor. The Silver Star Medal and citations were given to Byrd's wife Savanna and son Ayden, mother Roberta Pitt and father Justin Brost. Each received words of appreciation from the Currahees as they filed through to embrace the Family members.

  • Recognizing the symptoms of ADHD in children

    Sep 1, 2011

    Most healthy children occasionally have trouble sitting still, paying attention, or controlling impulses. Maybe you have noticed these behaviors in your own children. That's normal. But for some children, the problem is so bad that it interferes with their daily lives at home, at school and in social settings.

  • ACE, Suicide Prevention for the Army by the Army

    Sep 1, 2011

    "Ask, Care, Escort, or ACE, training is the Army-approved suicide prevention and awareness training model for all Soldiers, leaders and Army civilians. It is also available to family members. Soldiers have been completing ACE suicide awareness training on an annual basis for several years now. These Soldiers can probably tell you all of the warning signs and risk factors of suicide from memory, but is that awareness enough?

  • Accept the Moment for What It Is

    Sep 1, 2011

    Sgt. Smith allowed his negative emotions to direct his life. One evening while tackling the mounting bills, he was hit by the reality that his wife had maxed out their credit cards. He was frustrated and confronted her about her spending habits. As she struggled to explain, Smith became angrier with each excuse she offered and demeaned her with hateful names. His wife was outraged and fought back with a tirade about the sergeant's personal shortcomings. Smith did not like his wife's angry retaliation. He became even more angry, lost control in an instant and hit her.

  • USAMITC Chief Medical Information Officer Receives Letter of Appreciation

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- In a ceremony held recently at the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) commander's office, Lt. Col. Beverly Beavers presented a letter of appreciation on behalf of Air Force Maj. Gen. Byron Hepburn, 59th Medical Wing Commander to Angela Ross, USAMITC's Chief Medical Information Officer. Ross received this letter for the outstanding support she provided while serving as a USAMITC project manager during the Essentris® Clinical Suite deployment at Wilford Hall Medical Center (WHMC) from August 2010 to February 2011.

  • FORSCOM conducts safety, suicide prevention stand down

    Aug 31, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command leadership directed all FORSCOM commands to conduct a safety and suicide prevention stand down before the Labor Day holiday weekend. Over the course of two days, Aug 30 - 31, all FORSCOM headquarters personnel complied with that directive and completed training on personally owned vehicle and in particular motorcycle safety, suicide prevention and, for good measure, how to use the Automated External Defibrillators found throughout the FORSCOM/U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters building and frequently in public venues.

  • Soldiers' best friend reports for duty

    Aug 30, 2011

    Arnold, a 200-pound English Mastiff, has spent the past five years populating his resume with therapy hours and hospital visits. His resume now lists him as the newest member of Fort Drum's Army Substance Abuse Program.

  • 10 years after 9/11, Soldier keeps true to reason for serving

    Aug 27, 2011

    In Sept. 2001, Keenan Miles, from Belfair, Wash., was sitting on his mother's couch when he turned on the television. The first thing he saw was images of the twin towers on fire, smoke billowing from where commercial jet liners had impacted them. While watching people jumping from the burning towers, Miles could not believe his eyes.

  • Third Army Soldier thankful to serve any time

    Aug 27, 2011

    Sitting at a desk in the corner of a tent is a staff sergeant with a big smile and a bigger heart. This staff sgt. made a commitment to serve this grateful nation 23 years ago and never deterred.

  • Walter Reed inpatients move to Naval Medical Center in Maryland

    Aug 27, 2011

    Officials here at the National Naval Medical Center declared a new chapter in military health care as a procession of ambulances delivered the last 18 inpatients from Walter Reed Army Medical Center this morning, a final milestone as the two flagship hospitals consolidate.

  • Army instructs NCOs to teach others resiliency

    Aug 26, 2011

    Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment gathered here, Aug. 16 to participate in Soldier 360, a comprehensive Army wellness program that teaches non-commissioned officers (NCOs) how to help their Soldiers readjust to life after deployment.

  • Third Army prepares for future humanitarian aid, disaster relief

    Aug 26, 2011

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Mr. Yoni Bock, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, humanitarian assistance advisor to United States Central Command, provides an overview of the U.S. Government foreign humanitarian assistance and disaster response program to Third Army senior leaders here Aug. 25.

  • New Treatments Improve Life for Injured Soldiers

    Aug 26, 2011

  • ATACCC Conference: Solutions with the Soldier in Mind

    Aug 26, 2011

  • FORSCOM command surgeon promoted to brigadier general

    Aug 26, 2011

    One of the U.S. Army's most accomplished leaders in military medicine was promoted to brigadier general by the Army's surgeon general, during a ceremony at Marshall Hall , the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Headquarters at Fort Bragg, N.C., today. With his wife, Terry, assisting, Col. Brian C. Lein was promoted by Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker. Brig. Gen. Lein is the command surgeon for U.S. Army Forces Command Headquarters.

  • Hurricane accelerates Walter Reed patient transfer

    Aug 26, 2011

    With Hurricane Irene threatening the U.S. seaboard, officials at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here and the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Md., have moved up the transfer of the last 30 Walter Reed inpatients.

  • Cavalry commander reflects on tour of duty

    Aug 25, 2011

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Statistics often tell only part of a story, but when it comes to raw numbers, the tale of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, 77th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command lingers as one of precision and triumph over adversity.

  • Medical staff tests emergency response

    Aug 25, 2011

    Soldiers at Munson Army Health Center scrambled into their level B hazardous material suits as injured patients from a chemical spill at Harney Sports Complex streamed into the parking lot. The scenario, part of a training exercise for medical staff on post, was set up as an accompanying event to Fort Leavenworth's escaped inmate exercise Aug. 23. In the medical scenario, a chlorine spill at the Harney indoor pool forced an evacuation of patients to Munson Army Health Center. People were taken in trucks to MAHC, where they went through simulated decontamination showers and triage before treatment at the facility. Patients were taken to various stations set up throughout MAHC so that medical staff could determine the most urgent cases, then treat them.

  • Top AMEDD civilian updates Fort Drum medical personnel

    Aug 25, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers and civilians from the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity -- Fort Drum gathered on post Monday to receive updates about current and future plans from the organization's top civilian.

  • Stewart-Hunter committed to 'You Are Not Alone'

    Aug 25, 2011

    Third Infantry Division Soldiers and Family Members recognize the slogan "You Are Not Alone." When spoken, this straightforward phrase embodies the Army's stated goal of preventing suicide for Soldiers, Family Members and Civilians.

  • Exceptional Family Member Program offers participants opportunity to relax during weekend getaway

    Aug 25, 2011

    The fourth annual EFMP Camp was held at the Northwest Adventure Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Lewis North Aug. 19 to 21.

  • Gone fishin': Free weekend getaways for wounded warriors promote 'healing'

    Aug 24, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Eight wounded Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion received an all-expenses-paid fishing trip to Lake Lanier July 29-31. Nine more will go deep-sea fishing this weekend in Destin, Fla. Both excursions are courtesy of the Georgia chapter of Safari Club International, a nonprofit organization that sponsors hunting and fishing trips for wounded warriors and retirees under the Soldiers Rebound program.

  • Care After Brain Trauma

    Aug 24, 2011

  • Soldiers train to rescue distressed civilians during Army North's VR 12

    Aug 23, 2011

    MUSCATATUCK URBAN TRAINING COMPLEX, Ind. " Soldiers from the 501st Area Support Medical Company, 86th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, Ky., evacuate "patients" from a nursing home Aug. 19 here during Vibrant Response 12, a U.S. Northern Command field training exercise conducted by U.S. Army North.

  • Who … Me? Drive Distracted?

    Aug 23, 2011

    Say the words "distracted driving" and most folks think of teens texting or gabbing excitedly among themselves while navigating the streets. However, teens aren't the only ones out there paying less than full attention to the road. Distracted driving can just as easily happen to anyone " maybe even you.

  • Open Season

    Aug 23, 2011

    For many Americans, the start of hunting season stirs fond childhood memories of outdoor adventures spent in the field, learning how to hunt from our fathers or another adult. Along with hunting skills, many other lessons about the outdoors were learned. Those lessons have kept countless hunters safe over the years. However, judging by the number of annual hunting accidents, some could stand a refresher course.

  • Easy on the Eyes

    Aug 23, 2011

    More than 40,000 people a year suffer eye injuries while playing sports, according to Prevent Blindness America. However, 90 percent of these injuries can be prevented by using protective eyewear. It's important to remember that whatever game, whatever age, participants need to protect their eyes.

  • Accident Free in the Tree

    Aug 23, 2011

    Tree stand accidents are the leading cause of injury to hunters. In fact, one in three people who hunt from an elevated stand will have a fall resulting in serious injury. The following information will provide you with tips and information for safe tree stand hunting.

  • After the Storm

    Aug 23, 2011

    We've all been told what to do when a hurricane or tornado is heading toward our location. But what about once the storm has passed and we're faced with the daunting task of storm clean-up? Unfortunately, I learned firsthand after Hurricane Ike struck the Gulf Coast in September 2008.

  • Unforeseen Hazards

    Aug 23, 2011

    Many pilots who have been overseas have experienced some noncombat-related close calls. The extreme temperatures, dusty conditions and less-than-ideal parking situations add up. Combining these factors with fatigue or complacency can create a recipe for disaster. This was the setting for one of my "closer" calls to damaging an aircraft.

  • Flatlined

    Aug 23, 2011

    Each heartbeat brought Lt. Col. Robert Key a little closer to death. Bleeding profusely, he was barely alive as he was wheeled into the emergency room (ER) at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He'd already received four units of plasma during the flight from his crash site on Kentucky Highway 41A near Fort Campbell's Gate 6. Suddenly, someone yelled, "Code Blue!"

  • Vietnam vet gets Bronze Star earned 40 years ago

    Aug 23, 2011

    1st Lt. Robert C. Berkshire earned a Bronze Star for valor in Vietnam. On his way home in 1971, Berkshire's duffel bag was stolen and he never saw his medal again.

  • Walter Reed enters final phase with patient moves

    Aug 22, 2011

    About 200 outpatient wounded warriors are expected to move from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington, D.C., this weekend to the nearby National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., as the two hospitals move closer to becoming one.

  • Fort Bragg military police step up for wellness challenge

    Aug 19, 2011

    Servicemembers, including the 108th Military Police Company, took part in the XVIII Airborne Corps Task Force Bragg wellness challenge, which ran June 22 to Aug. 10. The goal of the challenge is to encourage servicemembers to achieve optimal wellness and advance resilience in Soldiers and Family members.

  • 230th Resiliency Campus helps Soldiers sustain the fight

    Aug 18, 2011

    Servicemembers often experience stress while deployed. Whether it's troops on the front lines, or the unsung heroes who provide the warfighter with vital support needed; the 230th Resiliency Campus here is prepared to help Soldiers sustain the fight.

  • Game on: Sports physicals clear cadets for NCAA play

    Aug 18, 2011

    Mologne Cadet Health Clinic was the site for NCAA sports physicals Aug. 11 for more than 250 cadets ready to represent West Point on the fields of friendly strife. Class of 2015 cadets comprised about 98 percent of those screenings, as well as those who are new to NCAA athletics or are returning to their sport after surgery.

  • Units, MACH team up to lower injuries

    Aug 18, 2011

    Fort Jackson trains thousands of Soldiers each year and for many, basic training is the hardest physical training their bodies have ever endured.

  • Work, exercise, play smart: Avoid heat-related illnesses

    Aug 18, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- As temperatures continue to soar over 100 degrees, San Antonio's sizzling summer heat is affecting people's ability to work, exercise and play the way they normally do.

  • Soldier 360° gets leaders at right time: Course builds resilience after reintegration

    Aug 17, 2011

    Just three months after returning from Afghanistan, more than 40 noncommissioned officers from the 2nd Stryker Calvary Regiment reported for Soldier 360°, a leader comprehensive fitness course for junior and senior noncommissioned officers, Aug. 8-18, 2011.

  • Vascular Trauma: The Military and Civilian Perspective

    Aug 17, 2011

  • Timing and Delivery in the Administration of Blood and Blood Products

    Aug 17, 2011

  • Resilience study can help DoD strengthen programs

    Aug 17, 2011

    The military has a plethora of programs aimed at building resilience in servicemembers and their families, but needs a better system in place to measure their success, a study has revealed.

  • Fort Belvoir becomes home for wounded warriors

    Aug 17, 2011

    The arrival of about 48 wounded, ill and injured warriors from Walter Reed Army Medical Center at the new Fort Belvoir Warrior Transition Complex Sunday marked a major milestone of the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005.

  • Pre-Hospital Care: A Lifesaving Strategy on the Battlefield

    Aug 16, 2011

  • Orthopedic device helping wounded warriors return to run

    Aug 16, 2011

    A new energy-storing orthopedic device, along with an extensive rehabilitation program, is allowing wounded warriors who previously had difficulties walking or standing due to lower leg injuries to run again.

  • USARIEM Soldiers experience different kind of 'rounds'

    Aug 16, 2011

    Bring up the subject of "rounds" in Army medicine, and you're probably talking about professional group visits to hospital wards. When Soldiers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine mentioned rounds Aug. 12 at a range on Fort Devens, they referred to the kind that you shoot from M-16 rifles.

  • Events last month underscore realism of domestic terrorism threat

    Aug 15, 2011

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The Oslo bombing and Utoya island massacre in Norway are a stark reminder of acts of terrorism.

  • Top-notch Vicenza surgeon meets with USARAF command surgeon

    Aug 15, 2011

    The U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) Command Surgeon directorate was honored to have according to some as one of the most experienced surgeons in the world come visit Caserma Ederle, Aug. 10, to discuss an ongoing joint project between USARAF, Vicenza Hospital and Africa. Dr. Franco Favretti, chief of surgery at Vicenza Hospital, presented different possibilities for an ongoing project in Africa. His main ideas included providing infrastructure, developing institutionalized programs, promoting sustainable efforts that strengthen African health care capacity and preparing medical professionals on the continent by fostering and strengthening a network of continuing education and mentoring programs.

  • Soldiers put face on health concerns for Defense Health Board

    Aug 12, 2011

    The Defense Health Board met in Tacoma earlier this week to discuss health concerns facing servicemembers, but the board members didn't stick to briefs and slideshows. The group also took the time to get information from actual Soldiers.

  • Loss in space

    Aug 12, 2011

    On Atlantis' final mission in July, the Space Tissue Loss program, a partnership between NASA and the Department of Defense, sent up an experiment developed by Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to study human cellular response to bacteria in microgravity.

  • ORTHOPEDIC DEVICE HELPING WOUNDED WARRIORS RETURN TO RUN

    Aug 12, 2011

    Fort Sam Houston, Texas" A new energy-storing orthopedic device along with an extensive rehabilitation program is allowing wounded warriors who previously had difficulties walking or standing due to lower leg injuries to run again. The Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis (IDEO) was designed by prosthetist Ryan Blanck at the Center for the Intrepid (CFI). It is a custom-fit device made from carbon and fiberglass that supports the foot and ankle and resembles an amputee’s running prosthetic. The ability to run can be the difference whether a wounded warriors is allowed to stay on active duty and return to their units after having been considered for a medical discharge from the military.

  • CESL keeps Army Civilians engaged and on point

    Aug 12, 2011

    CESL, created in 2008 and taught by the Army Management Staff College, provides further education opportunities beyond the Civilian Education System for senior Army civilians, GS-14s and 15s, after they have graduated from AMSC’s advanced course. It combines a 40-hour, online portion and a weeklong resident portion. Sixty-three senior Army civilians attended the weeklong resident portion of CESL where they learned and discussed a variety of issues including Wounded Warrior care; civilian work force transformation; Army budget issues and media relations, to China’s culture and geo-political impact on the West.

  • Service dog in training visits Fort McCoy, helps Soldiers readjust

    Aug 11, 2011

    FORT McCoy, Wis. -- Tag, a yellow Labrador service dog in training, and Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard met at Fort McCoy during the demobilization process for the Army Guardsmen returning from Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Infantryman receives Purple Heart at WFSC

    Aug 11, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Spc. Lee Sage was honored for his bravery and selfless sacrifices during a Purple Heart ceremony at the Warrior and Family Support Center Aug. 3.

  • USAMITC Trains 2nd FSSG in TAMMIS

    Aug 11, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS " The U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) recently conducted Theater Army Medical Management Information System (TAMMIS) training for Sailors and Marines of the Marine 2nd Force Service Support Group (FSSG) Medical Logistics Group. This training took place at the Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) L-3 Training Center located at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

  • EFMB: Not just for medics anymore

    Aug 10, 2011

    At the 2011 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge Standardization and Testing, held Aug.1-13, 285 U.S and German military health professionals, from behavioral health specialists to dental technicians, gathered here to try their hand at earning the badge.

  • U.S., Zanzibar veterinarians partner to treat livestock

    Aug 10, 2011

    Servicemembers from Maritime Civil Affairs Team 116 and 490th Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, partnered with more than 60 Pemban veterinary service personnel to treat roughly 9,000 animals during a Veterinarian Civil Action Program in Pemba, Zanzibar, July 4-30, 2011.

  • U.S. Army Europe Fueling The Team program

    Aug 9, 2011

    U.S. Army Europe is trying to get members of the USAREUR team to shop and eat healthy. The USAREUR Fueling The Team program is an initiative that's reshaping the 24 Army dining facilities in Europe, as well as providing an array of educational programs and activities, designed to boost Soldier, civilian employee and family member performance.

  • Deployed Spartans connect with wounded Spartans back in U.S.

    Aug 8, 2011

    Spartan Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Pasa, in Afghanistan, crowded into the brigade conference room to speak with five wounded warriors from Task Force Spartan Aug. 2 via video teleconference, who are currently recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

  • USAPHC partners with NASA, local colleges to measure air quality via satellite

    Aug 8, 2011

    Atmospheric scientists are one step closer to improving the use of satellites to measure air quality and surface pollution, thanks to a new partnership. The DISCOVER-AQ mission, which stands for Deriving Information on Surface conditions from Column and Vertically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality, is being led by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and includes monitoring at an Aberdeen Proving Ground"Edgewood site, coordinated through the U.S. Army Public Health Command. The study allows local college students to team up with scientists and experts within the public and private sector to monitor air quality remotely for public health and environmental benefits.

  • Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg recognized for use of technology

    Aug 5, 2011

    Womack Army Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s most wired hospitals, according to the results of the 2011 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals and Health Networks magazine.

  • Good Health Is Victory at Joint Munitions Command

    Aug 5, 2011

    JMC Command Surgeon and Wellness Coordinator both strive to keep employees healthy.

  • U.S. Army Europe EFMB_Day 4

    Aug 4, 2011

  • AMEDD regiment celebrates 236th anniversary

    Aug 4, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Senior leaders and noncommissioned officers gathered at the Army Medical Department Museum July 29 for the AMEDD Regimental social to celebrate 236 years of Army medicine.

  • Riding on Empty

    Aug 4, 2011

    As a kid, I was into sports and played basketball in the park during summers in the Bronx. Back then, my coaches always warned me to stay hydrated. That’s advice I should’ve heeded later when I was riding a motorcycle.

  • Realism " Train as You Fight

    Aug 4, 2011

    Editor’s note: This article details the interaction of a squadron’s pre-mishap plan and the actions of the local base or post emergency services. This is a good example of a coordinated interagency aircraft mishap drill between an HSL-49, a U.S. Navy H-60 squadron and Naval Base Coronado (NBC) Emergency Services. The author wanted to share the lessons learned with aviators across the Department The call came in at 9:48 a.m. I stood outside our duty office and watched the squadron duty officer (SDO) listen intently to the voice on the other end of the phone. After a few moments, he jotted down some quick notes and hung up. I could see him trying to sort through the millions of thoughts, questions and impulses competing for their own say. Finally, he blurted out, “Red Stinger just crash landed at Turner Field.” I remained calm. It was easy for me … his news was exactly in line with the mishap drill scenario for that day. The drill was unannounced and it was time to evaluate the effectiveness of our pre-mishap plan.ment of Defense.

  • 2011 U.S. Army Europe EFMB_Day 3

    Aug 3, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Day 3 of the standardization phase of the 2011 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge Testing gave candidates a chance to practice their basic Soldier skills while protecting themselves from simulated Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear attack on Combat Testing Lane 2, Aug. 2, 2011.

  • German medics work toward U.S. Army Expert Field Medical Badge

    Aug 3, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany " As U.S. and German candidates cross the finish line of a two-mile run together, Soldiers of one nation supported soldiers from another in their efforts to earn the right to participate in the 2011 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) Standardization and Testing.

  • Fort Riley team wins regional top medical team competition

    Aug 3, 2011

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