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  • Hands-on tour paints big logistics picture for Army under secretary

    Apr 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, gained a new perspective of warfighter logisticians after observing and discussing training with students, instructors and leaders at the Sustainment Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Va., April 18, 2013.

  • USAMMDA Welcomes New Commander

    Apr 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity welcomed Col. Stephen Dalal as its new commander at a change of command ceremony held at Fort Detrick, Md., April 12.

  • Charitable organization uses horseback riding to help wounded warriors get back on their feet

    Apr 22, 2013

    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- At a peaceful ranch on the outskirts of the suburbs, where barn cats and peacocks roam freely, Sgt. Michael Buccieri, grooms Davis, a 6-year-old, ex-race horse. The repetitive, smooth movements of the brush on Davis' skin takes him completely out of himself and helps to create a barrier from Afghanistan in a way the physical distance hasn't yet.

  • Infantry Soldiers cross finish line at Army's post-Boston Marathon

    Apr 22, 2013

    TEMPLE, Texas -- Soldiers across the Army typically begin their day at 6:30 a.m. with an hour or so of physical training, every weekday, with weekends off.

  • Beaware of ticks this spring, summer

    Apr 19, 2013

    Ticks can carry both Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis. Bacteria cause Lyme disease, while tick-borne encephalitis is caused by a virus, both of which live in ticks and can be transmitted when the tick bites a host.

  • Fiscal 2012 safety award winners recognized for efforts

    Apr 19, 2013

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center today named winners of the Fiscal 2012 Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Awards.

  • Army deaths spur successful campaign against supplements

    Apr 19, 2013

    A "David-and-Goliath" scenario, an Army installation commander standing up to a multi-billion-dollar industry over the deaths of three of his Soldiers, has borne fruit in a national Food and Drug Administration warning and the drugmaker's decision to stop production of a controversial dietary supplement.

  • Womack Army Medical Center plans renovations

    Apr 19, 2013

    Womack Army Medical Center has undertaken an enormous renovation to reorganize about 79,000 square feet of space to its existing footprint. The nearly $23 million renovation, which began Monday, is projected to be completed by July 14, 2014.

  • Medics' rodeo refreshes medical skills

    Apr 19, 2013

    When some hear about a rodeo, they think of cowboys, horses and livestock. The Emergency Medical Technicians Rodeo at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital, April 14, didn't include any of those.

  • Army Earth Day Message signed by SMA, CSA, SA

    Apr 19, 2013

    Monday, April 22, the Army joins the nation in celebrating Earth Day. Army installations and organizations will continue efforts to support the Army's mission by conserving cultural and natural resources, harnessing more energy from alternative sources, promoting greater fuel and energy efficiency, and furthering Net Zero energy, water and waste efforts. By making the right choices today, our Army will remain the world 's premier military force into the future.

  • Fort Hood Soldiers salute Ride 2 Recovery cyclists

    Apr 19, 2013

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers from B Company greet fellow Bravo Soldier, Sgt. 1st Class Corey Edwards, during the annual Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge. The six-day, 350-mile bike ride rolled through Fort Hood April 11. The purpose of the cycle challenge is to support wounded, ill and injured Soldiers during their rehabilitation and recovery. More than 160 wounded warriors, veterans and supporters participated in the 2013 challenge, which began in San Antonio April 8 and ended in Arlington April 13.

  • Fort Hood Soldiers salute Ride 2 Recovery cyclists

    Apr 19, 2013

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers from B Company greet WTB Soldiers, Sgt. 1st Class Corey Edwards and Sgt. Jacob Ellingson, during the annual Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge. The six-day, 350-mile bike ride rolled through Fort Hood April 11. Edwards is a wounded warrior assigned to WTB, 1st Battalion, B Company, and Ellingson is assigned to WTB, 1st Battalion, A Company. The purpose of the cycle challenge is to support wounded, ill and injured Soldiers during their rehabilitation and recovery. More than 160 wounded warriors, veterans and supporters participated in the 2013 challenge, which began in San Antonio April 8 and ended in Arlington April 13.

  • Texas House of Representatives honors Fort Hood WTB Soldiers

    Apr 19, 2013

    The State of Texas House of Representatives recently honored several Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers with the adoption of House Resolution 770, which honors those providing "emotional and physical support to men and women who have bravely and selflessly served in defense of our nation and who have returned home in need of care."

  • Army South marks official start to Beyond the Horizon-Panama

    Apr 19, 2013

    FORT SHERMAN, Panama (April 19) -- U.S. Army South marked the official start of Beyond the Horizon-Panama 2013 during a ceremony here April 17 where U.S. military engineers and medical professionals arrived to conduct real-world training while providing needed services to communities throughout the country.

  • Why is it so hard to change?

    Apr 18, 2013

    We've all recognized that we have habits that need changing from time to time. And we've all had the experience of finding out how hard it is to break a habit even when we really want to.

  • Army patient surveys benefit customers, Reynolds Army Community Hospital

    Apr 18, 2013

    The Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey administered by Army Medical Command randomly surveys patients about the medical care they received at Reynolds Army Community Hospital.

  • Prescription abuse is a problem

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla-- Over the past four years there has been an increasing number of Soldiers using their prescription medications in an illegal manner. One of the greatest contributing factors of this illegal use is because Soldiers simply do not understand the regulation, but try telling that to a commander during an Article 15 hearing for a positive urinalysis. Lack of knowledge, quite honestly, is not a good defense.

  • Army Leaders visit Brooke Army Medical Center

    Apr 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, his wife Linda, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and his wife Jeanne visit Brooke Army Medical Center in Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas

  • Rare tumor slows IT specialist down, but he's not out

    Apr 18, 2013

    Charles "Chuck" Pennington will tell you serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years was tough, but nothing in his military career prepared him for the fight he faced as a civilian.

  • Medic provides "healthy" knowledge to ANSF

    Apr 17, 2013

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (April 11, 2013) -- The brightly lit hallways lined with numerous medical supplies look spotless under the florescent lights within Forward Operating Base Salerno's medical center. Military medical personnel quickly stride to and from rooms like bees around a honey comb completing their daily duties. This facility, built to aid and save lives is also training grounds for Afghan National Security Forces aspiring to become medics.

  • Chandlers visit Brooke Army Medical Center

    Apr 17, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, and his wife Jeanne, talk to Army and Air Force medical personnel working at Brooke Army Medical Center during their visit to Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 16, 2013.

  • McRaven Calls Wounded Warriors, Caregivers 'Inspiring'

    Apr 17, 2013

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, April 17, 2013 -- Brooke Army Medical Center's staff and facilities are "just phenomenal," the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said during his tour of San Antonio Military Medical Center.

  • 'Shy' Soldier succeeds through taking chances, open mindedness

    Apr 17, 2013

    "In my situation, the easiest way for me to go to school was to join the military, and that was a big reason for joining the Army," Tucker said. "But it was also because it was something that was uncomfortable to me. Even then in my life, I was thinking if it's something that made you uncomfortable, but you really want to do it, then just go ahead and do it."

  • Army leaders visit with wounded Soldiers at Brooke Army Medical Center

    Apr 17, 2013

    Top senior Army officials and their spouses visited with wounded warriors and staff during a visit to Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 16, 2013.

  • New leg brace allows hundreds of Wounded Warriors to return to Active Duty

    Apr 17, 2013

  • Annual Off-Duty Safety Awareness Presentation now available

    Apr 17, 2013

    With spring here and summer rapidly approaching, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center recently released an update to the Off-Duty Safety Awareness Presentation, a tool designed to help Soldiers recognize hazards during these high-risk seasons.

  • Bavaria medical command gets new commander

    Apr 16, 2013

    Col. E. Darrin Cox assumed command from Col. Robert Goodman at a change of command ceremony on Rose Barracks.

  • Natick employees endure Boston Marathon tragedy

    Apr 16, 2013

    About five minutes earlier, Shivaun Pacitto had crossed the finish line in the 117th Boston Marathon. She was milling about with hundreds of other runners who were waiting to receive their medals and space blankets to ward off the spring chill. Then everything changed.

  • 5 Soldiers save lives

    Apr 16, 2013

    Gunshots rent the afternoon air at Roy P. Benavidez Park, April 7, 2013, resulting in five young men springing to action without a second thought to their own personal safety, saving the lives of two men.

  • CA Soldiers provide faces, experience to KISD Career Center students

    Apr 16, 2013

    Knowing how to utilize special equipment is an important aspect of EMT life. The Soldier medics provided guidance and real-world knowledge as the students practiced removing simulated car crash victims using the Kendricks Extrication Device; a device meant to stabilize the neck and back of patients to prevent further injury.

  • Groundbreaking signals changes for Rose Barracks

    Apr 15, 2013

    VILSECK, Germany -- The construction of a new $34.7 million facility here is officially underway after a groundbreaking ceremony Friday signaled the beginning of a two-year project designed to build a state-of-the-art health facility for beneficiaries in the Bavarian Military Community.

  • Less salt, please

    Apr 15, 2013

    Nearly 75 percent of the sodium we eat is added to commercial foods during processing

  • Womack nurse prevents suicide of fellow paratrooper

    Apr 15, 2013

    On Feb. 21, Sgt. Luis X. Herrera, a licensed practical nurse with Company C, Womack Army Medical Center, XVIII Airborne Corps, received an Army Commendation Medal for saving the life of a 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper.

  • Chidren are well-served by Northern Regional Medical Command

    Apr 15, 2013

    Col. Donald R. West, Commander, Northern Regional Medical Command, highlights care and services offered to the youngest members of the Army Family during National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Month of the Military Child.

  • Soldier performs eye exams on children during youth health fair

    Apr 15, 2013

  • Army synchronizes resources to strengthen readiness, resilience

    Apr 15, 2013

    The Army has aligned and synchronized services to give Soldiers access to the resources they need to strengthen readiness and resilience, said the sergeant major of the Army.

  • Father publishes children's story from Afghanistan

    Apr 14, 2013

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan (April 14, 2013) -- "I have always enjoyed making up stories for my children," said Army Capt. Richard E. Crocker. A certified registered nurse anesthetist from Albuquerque, assigned to the 14th Combat Support Hospital, Crocker turned his story time with his children into a book while serving in a forward surgical team in Afghanistan.

  • Fixing that smile

    Apr 14, 2013

    Sgt. DeAndre Haywood, 7233rd Medical Support Unit, decided that he wanted to be a dentist after his first day helping to treat patients as a trainee enrolled in the Dental Assistant Reclassification Course at the U.S. Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Warrior Transition Battalion holds Adaptive Sports Day, gets resources briefing

    Apr 12, 2013

    The Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion held its Adaptive Sports Day, April 5, on its campus off Normandy Drive. The event provided an opportunity for subject matter experts to brief wounded warriors about the resources available to them as WTB members.

  • Chief Surgeon Recognized With Courage to Teach Award

    Apr 12, 2013

    Army Col. (Dr.) Craig Shriver wears many hats at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) -- chief of general surgery service, director of the John P. Murtha Cancer Center, professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), and director of the National Capital Consortium's General Surgery Residency Training Program.

  • Active communities promote healthy people

    Apr 11, 2013

    Installation and garrison commanders can contribute to the health of people who work and live on their installations through planning and development of physical environments and selection of services that enhance population health. The Creating Active Communities and Healthy Environments toolkit assesses the physical environment of Army installations to see how well they promote physical activity and nutrition.

  • Fort Lee Drug Take-Back set for April 27 at Kenner

    Apr 11, 2013

  • Spring flings pollen, allergens

    Apr 11, 2013

    Seasonal allergies are one of the most common medical problems that typically occur during the warmer months of the year.

  • Funding for mental health research yielding results

    Apr 11, 2013

    Research advances in mental health and care provided for Soldiers is light years ahead of what it was during the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the director of Army Medical Command told Congress.

  • Instant messaging allows patients to ask doctors questions

    Apr 11, 2013

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital at Fort Sill has implemented a new way for patients and medical providers to communicate with each other.

  • Youth science program returns to Fort Rucker this summer

    Apr 11, 2013

    Applications for the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory's Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program are available for parents to complete in order to claim a spot in the summer, week-long course for their child.

  • Wi-Fi now available at Lyster

    Apr 11, 2013

    In a technology-filled world where everyone is constantly plugged-in, many people get used to continuous Wi-Fi at the places they frequent, and Lyster Army Health Clinic can now be added to the list of places where connections are now available.

  • Prescription narcotics have limitations

    Apr 10, 2013

    Knowing rules about being prescribed narcotics and the limitations of its use could save Soldiers from legal troubles. Soldiers prescribed narcotics who use the drug outside the time period instructed could face Uniformed Code of Military Justice actions.

  • Army researchers strive to understand vulnerabilities, mitigate injuries

    Apr 10, 2013

    The Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat program, formed in July 2006, brought together Defense Department intelligence, operational, medical, and materiel-development communities to improve DOD's understanding of vulnerabilities to threats and enable the development of improved tactics, techniques, and procedures and materiel solutions to prevent or mitigate traumatic injuries.

  • Army Wellness Center Fitness Tracker: Using technology to sustain good health

    Apr 10, 2013

    Army Wellness Center clients are better able to track their health and wellness with the assistance of a new tool that is available at AWCs.

  • Do TEL - Jumpstarting your Transition to a Civilian Career

    Apr 10, 2013

    Having an expert on-hand who recognizes the unique skills, talents and abilities associated with serving the nation can make a tremendous difference for a candidate seeking the right fit.

  • Corps of Engineers treats wounded warriors to barbecue at Kandahar Airfield

    Apr 9, 2013

    Since early 2011, volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South have looked for ways to support the wounded warriors who are recovering at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Army senior leaders, VA improving Soldiers' disability process, benefits timing

    Apr 9, 2013

    About 82 percent of the Army's major units are now meeting the Defense Department's Medical Evaluation Board goal of processing Soldiers' disability evaluations within 100 days, significantly reducing a backlog that sometimes took eight months or longer in recent years.

  • 300-plus people participate in Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness

    Apr 9, 2013

    He seems to have the energy of 3 or 4 people -- working tirelessly on projects he cares about. "I put my heart & soul into things I care about," he told me in passing one day. And that he does. This one-person dynamo presented an entire day of educational opportunities to not just his immediate community but reached out worldwide so others could share in the program he had put together for Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness (TBI) Month. Staff Sgt. Joseph C. Hill, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Behavioral Health Clinic at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic (KUSAHC), is a person who seems to have unboundless energy.

  • Plant a seed of satisfaction with APLSS!

    Apr 9, 2013

    Patient satisfaction remains a top priority for Brooke Army Medical Center and one way to achieve this goal is through the use of the Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey, or APLSS. This survey is used to evaluate and track patients' experience during visits with their healthcare providers.

  • Tripler recognizes National Healthcare Decisions Day, encourages beneficiaries to have end of life p

    Apr 9, 2013

    If a loved one were in a serious accident or suddenly diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, do you know what their wishes are regarding end-of-life care? Does your family know your wishes?

  • Range therapy: Wounded warrior joins old unit for training

    Apr 9, 2013

    A paratrooper and Wounded Warrior joins his old unit during a live-fire training exercise at Fort Bragg to spend quality time with his brothers-at-arms.

  • NRMC Commander on the dangers of alcohol abuse

    Apr 8, 2013

    Col. Donald R. West, Commander of the Northern Regional Medical Command, speaks in this video on impact of alcohol abuse during National Alcohol Awarenss Month.

  • Mass casualty exercise prepares Task Force Jaguar for mission in El Salvador

    Apr 8, 2013

    SONSONATE, El Salvador -- Joint Task Force Jaguar recently tested itself by conducting a mass casualty exercise here as it prepares for Beyond the Horizon 2013 mission.

  • 'Screaming Eagle' Soldier receives Silver Star, re-enlists in the Army

    Apr 8, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Loheide was awarded the Silver Star Medal at a special ceremony, April 5, 2013, at Fort Campbell, Ky., for heroic actions as a platoon leader assigned to the 2nd Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), during Operation Strong Eagle while deployed to Afghanistan in June 2010.

  • Army releases second quarter accident data; downward trend continues

    Apr 8, 2013

    Accident statistics from the second quarter show the Army continues to improve its safety performance well into fiscal 2013, according to data released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • Former pilot eases Soldiers' pain through chiropractic care

    Apr 5, 2013

    With a few precise adjustments Dr. Jerry Jones, chief of the Chiropractic Clinic at Lyster Army Health Clinic, can help Soldiers on their way to healing from injuries sustained through everyday work.

  • Yoga gives sense of balance to patients

    Apr 5, 2013

    Twice a week in a quiet, dimly lit room at Lyster Army Health Clinic, Soldiers and retirees gracefully transition from eagle pose to warrior pose during their hour yoga session.

  • Lyster's Secure Messaging program allows patients, providers to communicate 24/7

    Apr 5, 2013

    Patients at Lyster Army Health Clinic can communicate with their provider 24/7 without having to make an appointment or come into the clinic.

  • Regular colonoscopy screening keeps patient healthy

    Apr 5, 2013

    Leonard Eichhorn did what most patients do when they don't want a certain routine medical procedure- he ignored it and hoped it would go away.

  • Lyster patient sheds half his body fat through exercise, healthy eating

    Apr 5, 2013

    When Randy Welch retired from the Army, he took a break from exercising and soon found his trim figure expanding.

  • Latest Report Indicates Autism is on the Rise

    Apr 5, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas --The likelihood of a school-aged American child receiving a diagnosis of autism, Asperger syndrome or a related developmental disorder is on the rise. In 2006, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimated one in every 110 children was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. That number has risen to 1 in 50, according to an analysis of a phone survey of parents released in March 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day observed April 27

    Apr 5, 2013

    National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be observed locally and nationwide April 27. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the day is specifically set aside to allow an opportunity to empty medicine cabinets, kitchen drawers, purses and pillboxes of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs, and take them to authorized collection sites in local communities.

  • Annual ACS Relay for Life coming April, May

    Apr 5, 2013

    The American Cancer Society's Relays for Life are coming up in Columbus, Harris County and Phenix City. Each year, the event honors those who have survived cancer, those who lost their lives and raises money for cancer research.

  • Army Announces 2013 Warrior Games Team

    Apr 4, 2013

    The Warrior Transition Command announced the Army team for the 2013 Warrior Games, April 3, 2013, in Alexandria, Va.

  • Army researches small device to reduce female UTIs

    Apr 4, 2013

    Research is underway to determine how one small device is specifically benefiting the health of military women serving in Afghanistan, and for future deployed environments.

  • Clinic urges patients to avoid antibiotics when not needed

    Apr 4, 2013

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are several options instead of taking antibiotics for a virus. For upper respiratory infections, such as sore throats, ear infections, sinus infections, colds, and bronchitis, CDC recommends getting plenty of rest, drinking lots of fluids and consider using a humidifier or cool mist vaporizer.

  • Women's observance focuses on STEM accomplishments/careers

    Apr 4, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 4, 2013) -- The shortage of women in the career fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- or STEM for short -- was the focus of a special gathering here Friday in front of the U.S. Army Women's Museum.

  • Clinic urges patients to avoid antibiotics when not needed

    Apr 4, 2013

    antibiotics are not always the answer for a speedy recovery

  • FITBIR Database Moves TBI Research Forward

    Apr 4, 2013

    The Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research database is a collaborative effort by participating National Institutes of Health institutes and centers, and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command to develop a biomedical information system and data repository for TBI research.

  • Fit for life: instructor strives to provide practical solutions to shaping up

    Apr 4, 2013

    FORT LEE, VA. (April 4, 2013) -- There was a time when Diana Martinez struggled with her weight and saw food as a companion. To illustrate her point, she recalled a chance meeting with a seemingly harmless box of donuts she eventually devoured like an enemy.

  • 'No matter how bad it seems, you never know what tomorrow holds'

    Apr 4, 2013

    After receiving a phone call in the middle of the night Aug. 7, 2011, from her friend and fellow paratrooper, Sgt. Christy Sawyer sprung into action and her suicide prevention training kicked in. Sawyer, a Company F, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division medic, knew what she needed to do to help her fellow Soldier. She went straight to Spc. Joshua Brown's (name has been changed to protect his privacy) location and found him in his car, distraught and unreasonable. She took the keys out of the ignition and began to ask him questions.

  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back, April 27

    Apr 3, 2013

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

  • Don't be armed & hammered

    Apr 3, 2013

    In today's society, we are bombarded with messages informing us we shouldn't drink and drive because alcohol impairs judgment and slows reaction time, which can make our vehicles deadly weapons. So why do we continue to see Soldiers consuming alcohol and handling firearms, which are designed to be deadly weapons without the addition of alcohol?

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month: We own it...We'll solve it...Together

    Apr 3, 2013

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month across the Army and is part of a national initiative that designates the month of April to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

  • Army Medic Named 2013 DA Exceptional SARC of the Year

    Apr 3, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Josalette Simmons has been selected the Department of the Army Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) of the Year for 2013. Simmons, a Medic assigned to U. S. Army Forces Command, was one of several candidates to make it as a nominee for the DA title.

  • DoD-VA Data Sharing: Enhancing Continuity of Care While Protecting Patient Information

    Apr 3, 2013

    Collaboration on electronic health records between the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs is an especially important issue as more and more Soldiers transition from active duty and enter the VA health system. This is especially true for Soldiers leaving active service and joining the Guard or Reserve.

  • Building trust, vigilance key to defeating sexual assault

    Apr 3, 2013

    SEMBACH, Germany -- "Our Army's very foundations are the values of integrity, honor and service. In focusing on those basics, we reinforce our strength as an Army." That was the message Installation Management Command Europe Region Director Kathleen Marin shared with more than 300 service members and civilian employees during one of many U.S. Army Europe Readiness and Resilience Day activities aimed at combating sexual violence in the military.

  • Army Dentistry Introduces "Going First Class"

    Apr 3, 2013

    Do you want to get a cleaning with your annual dental exam? If you had a cavity, wouldn't you like to take care of it the same day, too?" In an effort to enhance the command functioning as an operating company model and create a consistent patient/employee experience, the U.S. Army Dental Command (DENCOM) continues the planning stages of the Army Dentistry Go First Class (GFC) Initiative.

  • Veteran receives recognition for supporting wounded warriors

    Apr 3, 2013

    For the past 12 years, one 10th Mountain Division veteran has been supporting his brothers-in-arms recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

  • McDonald Army Health Center orthopedic surgeons care for military 'family'

    Apr 2, 2013

    The rhythmic beeps from the Electrocardiogram machine reverberated off the high ceilings as medical professionals worked diligently. The surgeon moved the laparoscopic scope and shaver skillfully, focusing intently on the images displayed on the high-definition screen.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command team wins Wolf Pack Award

    Apr 2, 2013

    Northern Regional Medical Command Team Wolf, a diverse team of military, government civilian employees and contract supporters, was recently awarded the Army Medical Command Wolf Pack Award for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013. The Wolf Pack Award recognizes exceptional work by military and civilian teams in support of Army Medicine.

  • Supporting Soldiers On and Off the Battlefield Comes Together in South Texas

    Apr 2, 2013

    The path to healing from combat injuries is more than just physical therapy. One organization demonstrates that the importance of restoring confidence, purpose, and a sense of community do a lot of good for soldiers' emotional health. That's why they're packing soldiers up and taking them fishing. This story takes a closer look at a fishing trip that has made waves in the lives of America's war heroes.

  • NSRDEC patents help Army into 'Top 100 Global Innovators'

    Apr 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army and Navy were named among Thomson Reuters' Top 100 Global Innovators for 2012. This is the first time any government agency has ever made this list.

  • DOD releases update to sexual assault prevention, response policy

    Apr 1, 2013

    The Department of Defense released updated policies and procedures aimed at combating sexual assaults in the military and improving care for victims, March 28, 2013.

  • 212th Combat Support Hospital Soldiers pull together for unique training

    Apr 1, 2013

    During a March 12, 2013, mass casualty drill, Company C, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment's UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, known as "Dustoff," airlifted 30 simulated casualties from Landstuhl to Miesau Army Depot, Germany.

  • Two Fort Knox Soldiers vie for shot at 2013 Warrior Games

    Apr 1, 2013

    Two Soldiers have their sights set on competing at the upcoming Warrior Games. One suffered from a left shoulder injury, the other is recovering from a leg injury, but both have the same plan, to represent the Army in the 2013 Warrior Games.

  • Medics train for airlift

    Apr 1, 2013

    With the help from the Air Force, some Soldiers of the 212th Combat Support Hospital loaded part of their 12-bed Early Entry Package onto a C-17 transport jet. In mid-March, the Soldiers trained for the first time to rapidly deploy the EEP in cooperation with the Heavy Airlift Wing located on Ramstein Air Base, Germany March 11, 2013.

  • Bringing home baby: Agency helps parents bond with their little 'troops'

    Apr 1, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Five fingers. Five toes. Tiny feet. Button nose.

  • Behavioral Health Task Force reports 'no systemic issues'

    Apr 1, 2013

    There are no systemic issues of Soldiers being disadvantaged in our healthcare process. This was the headline given by Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho as she discussed findings from the Army's Task Force on Behavioral Health to a group of reporters assembled in March at the Pentagon for a teleconference to discuss the report and the Corrective Action Plan.

  • SLEEP, A Signal of Positive Emotion and Lifestyle Balance

    Apr 1, 2013

    Sleep is one of the three components which make up the Performance Triad. Activity, Nutrition, and Sleep are three key areas that affect cognitive and physical performance in the Army. By improving Soldiers' knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors in these three areas, it is expected that performance and resilience will improve.

  • Medical soldiers train in preparation for Expert Field Medical Badge

    Apr 1, 2013

    Approximately 250 medical branch soldiers gathered to put in long hours and hard work toward earning the right to wear the Expert Field Medical Badge during the train-up and standardization week, April 1-6.

  • Ready & Resilient: 'Getting left of the boom' with new campaign

    Mar 29, 2013

    Last year, there were 324 suicides in the Army -- active, Reserve component and National Guard. That's 41 more than the year before. This year, there were 68 suicides as of March 18, 19 more than last year, Maj. Gen. Michael Tucker, assistant deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, told Fort Benning's brigade commanders and command sergeants major during a briefing in McGinnis-Wickam Hall.

  • West Point health care providers focus on brain injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment

    Mar 28, 2013

    March is Brain Injury Awareness month. Both the greater Army and the leadership at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., have worked to increase awareness of brain injury, with focus on prevention, early recognition, and treatment.

  • Kenner Goes Tobacco-Free

    Mar 28, 2013