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  • Annex adds 50 beds to Herat hospital for Afghan army's 207th Corps

    Jan 15, 2011

    Herat Regional Military Hospital doubled in size and capability when Maj. Gen. Mohiuddin Ghori, Afghan National Army 207th Corps chief of staff, officially opened a newly built 26,400-square foot annex, Jan. 8, adding ward space for 50 additional patient beds, extra administrative space, and expanded outpatient treatment capability.

  • Therapy dog gets promoted

    Jan 14, 2011

    A battalion of Fort Carson Soldiers attended a special ceremony Dec. 17 as one of their buddies, named Fox, was promoted to the honorary rank of sergeant - no small feat for this dog who is part of the Evans Pet Therapy Program.

  • Preventive medicine residents study tropical diseases in Honduras

    Jan 13, 2011

    These and other nasty tropical diseases rarely occur in the United States, but they do occur in many of the places Soldiers deploy, from Central and South America, to Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Philippines. In the tropical areas of these locations, vectors thrive in warm, moist environments and spread disease more easily in places where medical and public health capabilities are not robust.

  • Dirt turned for new WTU complex

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The Warrior Transition Unit allows the Army to rehabilitate Soldiers and return them to deploying units. A new WTU complex is one of many new projects on Fort Sill. Jan. 6 marked the groundbreaking for the three-phase plan. Among the new facilities are a Soldier and family assistance center, headquarters and a 72-Soldier barracks.

  • Clinic provides easy access for families

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The second of the Army's 17 new community based medical homes had a ribbon cutting Jan. 5 in Lawton.

  • Madigan's own named Army Pharmacy Technician of the Year

    Jan 13, 2011

    Madigan Healthcare System's Jose Rodriguez-Torres was named the 2010 Jeanelle M. Oakley Civilian Pharmacy Technician of the Year.

  • Two Army officers graduate from physician assistant program at West Point

    Jan 13, 2011

    Two officers graduated with a master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies Jan. 7 at West Point. Capt. Chris Gonzalez and 1st Lt. Ryan Kissane were the first Army officers to complete Phase II of the Interservice Physician Assistant Program at Keller Army Community Hospital.

  • Midwife training program begins in Afghanistan

    Jan 11, 2011

    The Afghan Ministry of Health held an inauguration ceremony to mark the start of a tri-provincial midwife program in Charikar, Afghanistan, Jan. 6. Sixty female students from Parwan, Panjshayr and Kapisa provinces will attend 26 months of instruction before receiving midwife certificates, allowing them to begin work in their local clinics.

  • U.S. Army Pacific Health Promotion Council meeting focuses on Soldier wellness programs

    Jan 10, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Pacific Surgeon's Office discussed suicide prevention and wellness programs at the quarterly Pacific Health Promotion Council meeting Jan. 7 at USARPAC headquarters. "The goal of the council is to have a better appreciation of the significance of suicide and wellness issues throughout the command," said Col. Joseph S. Pina, USARPAC deputy surgeon.

  • Iraqi health-care providers training at Walter Reed

    Jan 10, 2011

    Six Iraqi military health-care providers began a six-week rotation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., Jan. 4, with two Iraqi linguists accompanying the group.

  • 110th Anniversary Celebration of the Army Nurse Corps

    Jan 10, 2011

    February 2, 2011 marks the 110th anniversary of the inception of the Army Nurse Corps. The celebration in the National Capital Region will be held on February 5th at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. The theme for this anniversary celebration is "Touching Lives for 110 Years" and we would like to welcome all to attend. The Army Nurse Corps has a wonderfully rich history. Both men and women have served as Army nurses since 1775; however the Nurse Corps did not become part of the Army Medical Department until 1901 when the Army Reorganization Act was passed and became law.

  • 110th Anniversary Celebration of the Army Nurse Corps

    Jan 7, 2011

    February 2, 2011 marks the 110th anniversary of the inception of the Army Nurse Corps. The celebration in the National Capital Region will be held on February 5th at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. The theme for this anniversary celebration is "Touching Lives for 110 Years" and we would like to welcome all to attend. The Army Nurse Corps has a wonderfully rich history. Both men and women have served as Army nurses since 1775; however the Nurse Corps did not become part of the Army Medical Department until 1901 when the Army Reorganization Act was passed and became law.

  • A starry night

    Jan 7, 2011

  • Cougars return home after year in Kuwait

    Jan 7, 2011

    The ETA changed throughout the day, but the plane with 107 Soldiers of the 62nd Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Company arrived the evening of Dec. 16 in plenty of time for the holidays. Cougar Company Soldiers made their way into Wilson Sports and Fitness Center, then into the arms of their loved ones by 10 p.m., marking the end of a yearlong deployment in Kuwait. Traditional and nontraditional missions filled the calendar of the chemical company based at Camp Arifjan during a tour that essentially followed the 2010 calendar year.

  • Clearing up the recycling confusion at McChord

    Jan 7, 2011

    As part of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord merger on Oct. 1, 2010, LeMay Incorporated took over McChord Field's waste services contract. In addition to being the solid waste services provider for all of Pierce County, LeMay has been the Lewis Main and North solid waste contractor for several years. Shelia Albrecht-Martin, the JBLM Public Works solid waste and recycling outreach coordinator, said the new single-stream recycling system is actually easier to use because nearly all recyclables go into the same 90-gallon cart.

  • I Corps begins preparations for Afghanistan deployment

    Jan 7, 2011

    This summer, America's Corps will arrive to man, equip and guide the operational arm of Gen. David H. Petraeus and the Kabul-based NATO International Security Assistance Force.

  • Town hall teaches safe baby practices

    Jan 7, 2011

    Womack Army Medical Center held a town hall meeting in support of this mission. The infant care town hall meeting, held in WAMC's Weaver Auditorium, familiarized parents and professionals with services like the New Parent Support Program and the hospital's state-of-the-art mother-baby unit.

  • Fort Bragg community-based primary care clinics set to revolutionize health care

    Jan 7, 2011

    Fort Bragg's community-based medical homes are set to open in Fayetteville and Hope Mills by the first week of March. The concept goes back to a time when Family doctors knew children by name and understood the medical needs of each patient. It also relates to the Army chief of staff's directive to improve access to care, which includes opening clinics within the community and bringing health care to the Families rather than requiring them to commute to post for wellness appointments.

  • Program helps Soldier cope with traumatic loss

    Jan 6, 2011

    Watching a friend die in combat changed Sgt. Allen Chase's life. The father of six knew he needed help, but his goal is to become a commissioned officer and a physician's assistant, and he feared asking for help would end that dream.

  • Wounded warriors, spouse receive full 4-year scholarship to CTU

    Jan 6, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Two wounded warriors and the spouse of a wounded warrior received a great surprise before the holidays - a full four-year scholarship to Colorado Technical University.

  • Two Soldiers receive Bronze Star for heroic actions

    Jan 6, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- As bright sunlight shone on the Purple Heart mosaic adorning the Warrior and Family Support Center patio, two Soldiers received medals for their heroism.

  • Wounded Warriors lend a hand

    Jan 5, 2011

    Wounded Warriors Staff Sgt. Keaton E. Nielsen and Corporal Trampus K. Miller, of Battle Company, Warrior Transition Brigade, are presented Army Achievement Medals.

  • New MEDEVAC bird flies in Iraq

    Jan 4, 2011

    A Vermont National Guard helicopter company is using the Army's newest medical evacuation helicopter for the first time in Iraq. C Company of the 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment is the first unit to receive the HH-60M and the only one using it in Iraq. The company is attached to the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division out of Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Multiple techniques help alleviate chronic pain

    Jan 3, 2011

    When we experience pain, such as a toothache or a headache, relief is usually right around the corner. Imagine what it would be like to experience pain on a daily basis without relief from medications or other therapeutic techniques. This is a reality for many people who suffer from chronic pain.

  • Love basketball' Here's how to minimize injuries

    Jan 3, 2011

    Basketball is one of the most common recreational sports in the military. It is an excellent tool for fitness and fun that can break the monotony of a physical training program. Basketball also happens to be a leading cause of sports-related injuries in the military. While lower extremities (ankles, knees, hips) are most commonly injured, there is a variety of upper extremity (shoulders, elbows, hands) and facial injuries (mouth, nose, eyes) that occur while playing basketball.

  • Is it possible to exercise too much'

    Jan 3, 2011

    It is an accepted fact that exercise is essential for a healthy body and mind. However, is it possible to get too much exercise' Yes, when a person pushes the body too hard or too long and does not give it a chance to recover with adequate time, rest and nutrition, it can result in overtraining.

  • HPV can cause cervical cancer, other health issues

    Jan 3, 2011

    Human papillomavirus (pah-pil-loma virus), also called HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection. HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer in women. In the U.S., about 12,000 women per year get cervical cancer and about 4,000 deaths occur each year. During January, National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, understanding this STI can help save lives as well as prevent other non-life-threatening conditions.

  • To conserve the 'biting' strength

    Jan 3, 2011

    The melding of veterinary and preventive medicine missions into the U.S. Army Public Health Command will bring many common and connected activities and responsibilities.

  • Army All-American Bowl will honor AMEDD recruiter

    Dec 30, 2010

    All American Bowl Honors AMEDD Recruiter

  • Army's top officer visits troops at COB Speicher for holidays

    Dec 24, 2010

  • New MEDEVAC helicopters take flight in Iraq

    Dec 23, 2010

    The Army's newest medevac helicopter is seeing action for the first time in Iraq while serving as a test bed with a Vermont National Guard aviation company.

  • CSA visits medical center at Kandahar

    Dec 23, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 23.

  • The counting is not over

    Dec 22, 2010

    This blood drive turned out to be one of the largest held on Fort Hood in the last three years. The 36th Engineer Brigade (Rugged) is one of the busiest and most deployed units on Fort Hood. The brigade sends groups of Soldiers overseas both as complete units and as supplements to other force packages. At present, the commander, Colonel Kent Savre is deployed to Iraq.

  • Fort Hood blood donor inducted into Donation Hall of Fame

    Dec 22, 2010

    Ronald Decker, a Robertson Blood Center donor and volunteer was inducted into the Donation Hall of Fame. This award, sponsored by a leading healthcare company focused on the development and marketing of products and services for the transfusion medicine industry, recognizes individuals nationwide who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to blood donation.

  • Dozens Turn Out at Warrior Transition Unit Blood Drive

    Dec 22, 2010

    Staff Sgt. April Martinez knows a good deal when she sees it. The young non-commissioned officer works hard at Fort Hood to ensure her brothers and sisters in the military get the best deal possible when they are injured or hurt. As a cadre member at one of the Army's largest Warrior Transition Units she organized a series of blood drives to fulfill a dual purpose-save the lives of the troops on the battlefields in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as those recovering at home.

  • Qualified for excellence

    Dec 22, 2010

    Standards, qualifications and inspections are part of life for the military, and the Armed Services Blood Program donor centers are no different. The capstone inspection is the AABB's (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks) assessment, and the Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood, Texas is proud to say that it has earned the AABB certification!

  • Unit and family team up!

    Dec 22, 2010

    Specs. Erin Jones and William Jones of Portland, Ore., have quite a bit in common. In addition to serving together in A company, 21st Combat Support Hospital at Fort Hood, Texas, both medics know the value of donating blood. Which is why the couple worked together to sponsor an Armed Services Blood Drive at their company on Nov. 9, 2010.

  • WTU cadre work together to heal wounded warriors

    Dec 20, 2010

    There's a fine line between helping and hindering an injured Soldier. Knowing the difference can be critical to recovery. Tackling the complexities involved in treating a Soldier's physical and mental wounds in tandem is a challenge Fort Polk's Warrior Transition Unit cadre takes on daily.

  • Suicide survivors present class to Sill Soldiers

    Dec 17, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- On Feb. 7, Nicholas Rauls, 13, took his life with a .44-caliber pistol in the family's Elgin home. Since then, the Rauls have been vocal advocates for suicide awareness. On Dec. 6, David Rauls presented suicide prevention training to about 30 Soldiers in Rear Detachment, 3rd Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery, at the ADA Headquarters complex.

  • Vets caution against pets as holiday presents

    Dec 16, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The holidays can be a tempting time to get someone an adorable puppy or kitten for Christmas; however, Army veterinarians are urging prospective pet owners and pet givers to take a page from Santa's book and check twice - or rather think twice, before making any decisions.

  • Families honor those lost with Christmas wreaths

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- "We are here to remember our fallen, to honor them and we are here to teach our children that our freedom is never free," said Judy Carlile to the nearly 400 people gathered Dec. 11 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery's new assembly area.

  • Spurs lift spirits with Center for the Intrepid visit

    Dec 16, 2010

    San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili talks with wounded warriors receiving treatment and therapy at the Center for the Intrepid at Fort Sam Houston Dec. 7.

  • JBSA hammers out energy conservation management strategies at summit

    Dec 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO -- Experts from the Department of Defense, Air Education Training Command and Joint Base San Antonio kicked off an energy conservation summit at Fort Sam Houston Dec. 7 to construct a Strategic Energy Management Plan for Fort Sam Houston and Lackland and Randolph Air Force Bases.

  • Health Center Renovations Near Completion

    Dec 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Pardon their mess - they're busy creating the wow factor for the sake of wellness

  • Fort Hood breaks ground for new Army medical center

    Dec 13, 2010

    A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Dec. 13, for the new $534 million Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center that will be constructed to replace the current 45-year-old building.

  • BJACH works to perfect reactions to mass casualty situations

    Dec 13, 2010

    Emergencies and disasters are in the news every day. Preparing for them can make the difference between life and death. That's why Fort Polk's Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital held an all-day multi-situational mass casualty training Dec. 2.

  • New PT program develops battle skills, warrior tasks

    Dec 13, 2010

    The winds of change are blowing through the Army's Physical Readiness Training Program and Fort Polk is taking the initiative to stay ahead of the storms that are sure to follow in its wake.

  • Combat Wounded Warriors Gain Closure with 'Operation Proper Exit'

    Dec 12, 2010

    Combat Wounded Warriors return to Iraq to gain closure as part of Operation Proper Exit, hosted by the 25th Infantry Division and U.S. Division -Center, Dec. 10.

  • Wounded warriors, surviving family enjoy Patriot Hunt

    Dec 10, 2010

    When Rachaelle Langmack's husband died in the line of duty, his absence left a hole in her son's life that she couldn't fill, until she heard of Patriot Hunts.

  • Army medics help boy back on his feet

    Dec 10, 2010

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - The fair-skinned blonde medic cradled the Afghan boy in her arms as she entered the coffee shop here. A Soldier and another young woman followed them inside. The boy's legs were wrapped in blankets and people inside the shop turned their heads to gaze at the boy as the group came in.

  • Fort Bragg doctor continues Family history of military service

    Dec 9, 2010

    Capt. Kamal Kalsi marks the fourth generation of serving in the military, with his great-grandfather having served in the Royal British army and his grandfather and father having served in the air force in India. Kalsi is a Soldier in the United States Army, assigned to Womack Army Medical Center's Emergency Department. Kalsi is a Sikh, which has been classified as the fifth largest religion in the world.

  • Military impact significant in local health care and bioscience industry

    Dec 9, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO -- One of every six San Antonio employees works in the health care and biosciences industries and the industry impact is approximately $24.5 billion, according to a report released by the San Antonio Greater Chamber of Commerce Nov. 30.

  • Diabetes Represents Equal Opportunity Epidemic

    Dec 6, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It's been five years since Marj Ogles, a volunteer at the Thrift Shop, began getting dizzy and noticed her balance was a little off. But when she went to the doctor, the diagnosis wasn't quite what she expected - diabetes.

  • ANP recruits learn first aid from Stryker medic

    Dec 5, 2010

    For the new ANP recruits, familiarity with basic first aid skills can mean the difference between life and death. Each recruit at the Afghan National Police Training Center is required to attend combat-injury focused medical training prior to graduation.

  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center observes World AIDS Day

    Dec 3, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Testing her knowledge on HIV and AIDS, Fia Leiato (right) fills out a quiz created by Carl R. Darnall Army Medical CenterAca,!a,,cs Public Health Nursing department, as part of its observance of World AIDS Day Dec. 1.

  • Fort Bragg wounded warriors receive scholarships

    Dec 3, 2010

    Each year, 25 wounded warriors and their spouses receive full scholarships to attend Colorado Technical University, awarded by the Wounded Warrior Scholarship Program.

  • Digital mammography helps Fort Bragg medical technicians get closer look

    Dec 3, 2010

    Breast cancer screening has upgraded to the digital age at Womack Army Medical Center's Mammography Section. The department recently renovated to include a $1 million digital mammography imager with high resolution reading stations, equipment and a biopsy room.

  • Womack Army Medical Centeroffers tips to reduce risks of infant deaths

    Dec 3, 2010

    Colonel Jeffrey Kingsbury, chief, Preventive Medicine, Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg said the difficultly in preventing sudden unexplained infant deaths and sudden infant death syndrom is that there is no clear reason as to why or how the baby died. He provided tips and measures parents can use to reduce the risk.

  • New patient appointment system offers improved service

    Dec 2, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 2, 1010) -- A top Army Family Action Plan recommendation by Team Lee is about to become a reality at Kenner Army Health Clinic when the facility opens its new Patient Appointment Center for scheduling medical exams and other in-house services.

  • Army fielding app upgrades to improve mild TBI reporting on battlefield

    Dec 2, 2010

    The Army is in the midst of fielding a massive software upgrade to medical units on the front lines, delivering improved methods for capturing and reporting mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) data, as well as better tools for managing medical supplies, and better visibility of in-transit patients and equipment.

  • Horses help heroes in healing: WTU Soldiers participate

    Dec 2, 2010

    For decades, horses have charged into battle carrying cavalrymen, pulling artillerymen's caissons and serving as vehicles for mounted military police. Today, horses are helping wounded warriors by guiding them along the road to resiliency.

  • Study of brain hot topic at Army Science Conference

    Dec 1, 2010

    Hundreds of Army medical, science and technology experts gathered to discuss neuroscience and its role in training and materiel development at the third day of the 27th Army Science Conference Dec. 1.

  • Moroccan medical officers tour Fort Detrick, observe CBRNE emergency response methods

    Dec 1, 2010

    U.S. Army Africa's Command Surgeon office conducted a familiarization visit for two Moroccan military medical officers to Fort Detrick, Md., and several nearby sites Nov. 14-19.

  • Army medical simulation scientists developing tools to give realistic training

    Dec 1, 2010

    Medical simulation technologies are being developed to give medics and combat lifesavers more realistic training that could result in lives saved on the battlefield.

  • Army's first community-based medical clinic now open

    Nov 30, 2010

    The first of 17 planned off-base Army medical clinics opened today outside Fort Campbell, Ky., as part of an initiative that is aiming to free up health care access for Active Duty Soldiers on installations.

  • Healing through sports

    Nov 30, 2010

    IT'S about the ability, not the disability." That was the refrain echoed over and over again by wounded, ill and injured servicemembers who participated in the first-ever Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., last spring. Most said it while shrugging their shoulders and trying to downplay their achievements, as though participating in an intense Paralympic-sponsored sports competition mere months after sustaining catastrophic injuries happens every day.

  • 25th CAB trains, certifies combat lifesavers

    Nov 29, 2010

    The first forty-nine 25th CAB Soldiers participated in the CAB's CLS training and qualification program since returning from Iraq, and earned their CLS certification at Wheeler Army Airfield (WAAF), Nov. 18.

  • Saving Lives Under Fire

    Nov 29, 2010

    Researchers are developing a remote robotic triage system to help medics determine when to leave cover to attend to battlefield casualties.

  • Darnall's Pharmacy Department and staff win prestigious awards

    Nov 29, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Pharmacy Department picked up two prestigious awards at the 2010 Joint Forces Pharmacy Seminar held in October in Chattanooga, Tenn.

  • 'Windtalker' provides view into WWII

    Nov 29, 2010

    One might think that Dr. Barney Old Coyote's service in the Army Air Corps during World War II was breaking traditions of sorts. In reality, he was doing what his ancestors had always done by enlisting to fight alongside the white people.

  • The Smallest Solution to Large Problems

    Nov 29, 2010

    Nanoparticles may hold the answer to treating a wide array of medical problems. The military is leading the way in exploring their potential and safety.

  • Hospital staff and volunteers recognized for good deeds

    Nov 29, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Two Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center staff members were among several Fort Hood Soldiers and civilians and local community members who received awards at the recent "Hood Heroes" award ceremony held Nov. 16 at Club Hood.

  • 'Strings' of Peace Soothing Fort Hood Soldiers

    Nov 26, 2010

    As part of Warrior Care month, Fort Hood's WTB is sponsoring numerous activities and event for soldiers and their families.

  • 'Hooping' For a Cause: Wheelchair Basketball Challenges Fort Hood Warriors in Transition

    Nov 26, 2010

    Fort Hood Warriors in Transition participate in wheelchair basketball game with local team to raise disability awareness during October's National Disability Employment Awareness month.

  • 'Hooping' For a Cause: Wheelchair Basketball Challenges Fort Hood Warriors in Transition

    Nov 26, 2010

    Fort Hood Warriors in Transition participate in wheelchair basketball game with local team to raise disability awareness during October's National Disability Employment Awareness month.

  • Fort Hood WTB Receives Retention Honors

    Nov 26, 2010

    WTB receives retention honors for most reenlistments for a Warrior Transition Brigade.

  • Facebook friends travel to BAMC Fisher House to volunteer

    Nov 26, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Who knew sharing thoughts about a book with complete strangers would lead to a trip to the Brooke Army Medical Center Fisher House' That's what happened to seven women who connected through Facebook and met to volunteer at the BAMC Fisher House Nov. 1.

  • Beat the Mental Health Stigma

    Nov 26, 2010

    A commentary about how it's important to overcome personal stigmas against mental health care so you can get help when you need it.

  • Street Smart's graphic safety demo pulls no punches about bad choices

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- More than 200 pairs of eyes were focused like laser beams on the graphic images shown on the screen. The rapid-fire delivery of photos and videos taken from the aftermath of deadly auto accidents lasted just a few minutes; but its effect would last much longer for the Soldiers, Airmen and civilians gathered for the Street Smart safety presentations at the Roadrunner Community Center Nov. 19.

  • Joint exercise tests ability to handle active shooter incident

    Nov 24, 2010

    Every day we are faced with images and stories about violent crime. Victims are held hostage, shootings happen in supermarkets, schools and even on secure military installations. In an effort to improve and sustain 502nd ABW emergency management policies and procedures, a massive Active Shooter Exercise was held on post Nov. 17.

  • Medical clinic at Fort Hood renamed after National Guard medic

    Nov 24, 2010

    A National Guard combat medic killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom was memorialized Nov. 23 when Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's West Fort Hood Health Clinic was renamed in his honor.

  • Laughs a plenty on serious subject

    Nov 24, 2010

    Safety expert/speaker Steve Verret tosses out a little taste of his home state of Louisiana in the form of shrimp-flavored noodles to Jimmy Carpenter, Fort McPherson golf course employee, Tuesday at the Fort McPherson Post Theater.

  • Taxpayers benefit from Army's excess non-standard equipment

    Nov 24, 2010

    The Army has provided more than $4 million in excess non-standard equipment to 11 U.S. state governments since March 2010 as part of the drawdown of U.S. equipment from Iraq.

  • Oral hygiene important during pregnancy

    Nov 23, 2010

    Bacteria from a mother's mouth can be transmitted through the blood and amniotic fluid in the womb to her unborn child. This can contribute to the risk of premature delivery, low birth weight and the premature onset of contractions or infection of a newborn child.

  • Texas Honor Ride thanks wounded veterans, Families

    Nov 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Close to 800 motorcycles and support vehicles traveled from Houston and other Texas cities to salute wounded warriors and Families during the Texas Honor Ride Nov. 13 with Salado Creek Park as the final destination.

  • Risk factors focus of 'Tell a Friend' breast cancer awareness luncheon

    Nov 22, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO -- Breast cancer awareness committees from Brooke Army Medical Center, Wilford Hall Medical Center and The American Cancer Society collaborated to present an 11th annual "Tell a Friend" luncheon at the San Antonio Country Club Oct. 29.

  • Christmas comes early for 100 wounded warriors

    Nov 22, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO -- Christmas came early for 100 active duty and retired wounded warriors on Veterans Day. However, the gifts weren't presented by the usual jolly person in a red suit and white beard, but by angels.

  • Buffalo Soldiers honor veterans, their history

    Nov 22, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Dressed in period uniforms, members of the Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers Association honored veterans Nov. 11 at the San Antonio National Cemetery during the Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers Commemorative Ceremony.

  • Robots to rescue wounded on battlefield

    Nov 22, 2010

    A robot now being tested may soon be used to rescue wounded Soldiers under fire without risking additional lives.

  • Rwandan medical officers visit Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    Nov 21, 2010

    U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) conducted a familiarization visit for two Rwandan military medical soldiers at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, November 1-4, 2010.

  • Army aims to better track injured Soldiers

    Nov 19, 2010

    The Army is using a new computer-based tracking system in order to provide more consistent care for injured Soldiers called e-Profile.

  • Veterans counseling center moves into new $300K facility

    Nov 19, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Department of Veterans Affairs Soldier Services Counseling Center celebrated its move to Building 2751 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.

  • First amputee completes Carson WLC

    Nov 18, 2010

    Sgt. Charles Berninghausen became the first amputee to complete the Warrior Leader Course at Fort Carson Nov. 12, almost four years after an improvised explosive device in Iraq nearly killed him.

  • Terrain-Sensing Technology Moves from Robots and SUVs to Wheelchairs

    Nov 18, 2010

  • Medical Robotic Technologies Take a Step Closer to the Battlefield

    Nov 18, 2010

    Robotics in the battlefield.

  • Resilient vet tells hopeful story

    Nov 18, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Departing and arriving Soldiers at the Warrior Transition Unit met a retired Soldier well versed in overcoming difficult circumstances during the unit's monthly hail and farewell luncheon Nov. 12.

  • Double amputee speaks to ASC about leadership

    Nov 18, 2010

    When former Cpl. Robert "B.J." Jackson walks into a room and starts talking about what people need most from their leaders, the audience tends to listen. Even more so when they realize he walked in on two prosthetic legs and the marks on his hands and forearms are burn scars. As he stood in front of the dozens of Department of the Army civilians and Soldiers of the Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island Arsenal's Black Hawk Conference Room on Nov. 9, those in attendance instantly recognized him for what he was and what he represented.

  • Groundbreaking for new medical center set for Dec. 13

    Nov 18, 2010

    Groundbreaking for Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's new hospital is scheduled for Dec. 13, signaling the start of a $534 million project that will consolidate services and enhance access to medical care for thousands of Fort Hood Soldiers, family members and retirees.

  • Aid stations at Campbell, Carson move from paper to digtal medical records

    Nov 17, 2010

    Replacing paper with electronic medical record systems, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 4th Infantry Division (ID) at Fort Carson, Colo., and the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., are the latest to join the growing list of units using MC4, a once battlefield-only system, to document Soldier care in garrison. This enables units to familiarize themselves with a system they will ultimately use down range.

  • Schweinfurt Chaplain attempts spiritual approach to PTSD treatment

    Nov 16, 2010

    One of the great long-lasting problems of war-long after peace treaties are signed and bombed bridges are rebuilt-is the plight of the Soldier. Post-traumatic stress disorder has been one of the most persistent problems for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, and treatment with certainty has yet to come to the forefront of the Army community. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Dean Bonura hopes to implement something new within the existing canon of PTSD therapy. The product of years of research and the focus of his doctoral dissertation, his Strongheart Warrior program paves a path towards healing PTSD using the tenets of Christian spirituality.

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