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  • Awareness of TBI causes, symptoms important to Soldiers, families

    Mar 1, 2012

    Awareness of traumatic brain injury in the United States has greatly increased over the past few years. It is an important injury that can have long-lasting effects. Active-duty service members are at increased risk for a TBI compared to their civilian peers. According to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, 29,255 service members were diagnosed with a TBI in 2009 and 30,380 were diagnosed in 2010. (These numbers were obtained from the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, TBI & The Military, http://www.dvbic.org/TBI---The-Military.aspx, accessed on Feb. 23, 2012.)

  • Prevent childhood poisoning … now and all year long

    Mar 1, 2012

    National Poison Prevention Week, March 18--24, is a time nationally designated to recognize the dangers of poisoning and how to prevent it. However, poison prevention should be practiced all year round to ensure the safety of your loved ones, especially your children.

  • National Nutrition Month 2012: Get your plate in shape

    Mar 1, 2012

    March is National Nutrition Month. This annual campaign, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association), reinforces the importance of good nutrition and physical activity. The academy also helps consumers understand how to implement the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The theme for this year, "Get Your Plate in Shape," encourages Americans to return to the basics of healthy eating by consuming the recommended amounts of food essential for performance and health.

  • 10th Mountain Soldier Pursues American Dream

    Mar 1, 2012

    A combat medic in 1st Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, pursues his American dream every day. Spc. Eric Gavour was born Nov. 11, 1981, in the small town of Nkawkaw, Ghana, West Africa. During childbirth, his mother experienced complications that have shaped the way he lives his life.

  • Healthy Force, Healthy Nation

    Mar 1, 2012

    Warfighters are continually subjected to pressures from obesogenic environments and dietary supplement marketing, which makes it difficult for one to regulate personal body mass, maintain a proper balance of nutrients, and access nutritionally valuable meals.

  • Medical Service Corps officers in Bavaria establish program started in Korean

    Feb 29, 2012

    Bavarian Region Silver Caduceus Society was established Feb. 13 in Vilseck, Germany. Silver Caduceus Societies are private associations established for Medical Service Corps officers to conduct professional and personal development and offer a forum for the officers to converse about technical, administrative and scientific topics.

  • Depot expertise provides cutting-edge medical technology to Warfighter

    Feb 29, 2012

    Expert personnel at Tobyhanna Army Depot have combined their skills with cutting-edge technology to provide the Warfighter battlefield-access to a military medical information system.

  • Telehealth and EMR Training Lead to Industry Honor

    Feb 29, 2012

    The Army's Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) Product Manager Lt. Col. William Geesey will receive the 2012 Federal Computer Week (FCW) Federal 100 Award, which recognizes government individuals for their forward-thinking and vision in the federal information technology (IT) community. MC4 integrates, fields, trains and supports IT systems that allow deployable medical staff to document and track patient care, digitally manage medical supplies and conduct health surveillance in the combat zone.

  • How to Use Your Safety Officer

    Feb 29, 2012

    I was the incoming battalion commander and it had been a wonderful couple of days familiarizing myself with what appeared to be a great unit. After reviewing the brigade commander's Officer Evaluation Report support form in preparation for my initial counseling, I noted the usual comments about meeting or exceeding standards for the commander's unit status report, individual weapons qualification, Army physical fitness test and the unit's successful external evaluation. However, what I hadn't seen before was an objective to "implement and maintain an effective unit safety program supporting unit readiness and combat capability."

  • National Brain Injury Awareness Month by LTG Patricia D. Horoho

    Feb 29, 2012

    March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month by LTG Patricia D. Horoho

  • Enlisted Medical Corps Anniversary

    Feb 29, 2012

    Enlisted Medical Corps Anniversary- 1 March 2012

  • Dental Corps Anniversary

    Feb 29, 2012

    Dental Corps Anniversary 3 March 2012

  • Controlling post-traumatic stress could be as close as game on cell phone

    Feb 28, 2012

    New technology incorporates biofeedback into a game to help Soldiers train themselves to combat the symptoms of post-traumatic stress, or PTS.

  • General pays tribute to woman who fought for civil rights, started adoption program

    Feb 28, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - While Brig. Gen. Nadja West prepared her remarks for the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's African American/Black History Month Observance, she came across the obituary of a woman named Mabel Grammer.

  • Deployment of Adenovirus Vaccine

    Feb 27, 2012

    Adenovirus Type 4 and Type 7 Vaccine, Live, Oral (Adenovirus Vaccine) has been used since Oct. 24, 2011 throughout the U.S. Military and Coast Guard. It protects military trainees against Febrile Respiratory Illness (fever plus symptoms such as coughing and sneezing) caused by adenovirus types 4 and 7.

  • Keller Army Community Hospital honor patients during month-long observance

    Feb 27, 2012

    Keller Army Community Hospital a leader in Army Medicine honored patients during National Patient Recognition Month, with a special National Patient Recognition Day, Monday, Feb. 27.

  • Soldiers to be tested for prescription drug abuse

    Feb 27, 2012

    The Army will soon begin expanded testing of Soldiers for unauthorized prescription drugs, in addition to currently tested illegal substances.

  • Physical Therapy gets Soldiers back into fight

    Feb 24, 2012

    For the Soldiers of 2nd "Spartan" Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, recovering from various injuries, have a new place to go for physical therapy as the Spartan Brigade welcomes their first "in-house" Brigade Therapist.

  • Pilot alcohol treatment program continues to evolve at JBLM

    Feb 24, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- In the two years since it launched, the Confidential Alcohol Treatment and Education Program has seen a lot of changes -- but the biggest change might be to the Army itself.

  • Black women in culture theme for African American Heritage Month observance

    Feb 24, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- "As courageous visionaries who led the fight to end slavery and tenacious activists who fought to expand basic civil rights to all Americans, African American woman have long served as champions of social and political change," wrote President Barack Obama in the National African American History Month 2012 proclamation.

  • Medical staff at Tripler, Schofield hold Safety Stand-down Day

    Feb 24, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Soldiers and civilian employees at Tripler Army Medical Center and Schofield Barracks, here, met for a safety stand-down, Feb. 17.

  • Injured medic rejoins Soldier she treated

    Feb 24, 2012

    A combat medic who treated a Soldier in Afghanistan found herself in a role reversal after she was injured a week later and brought to San Antonio Military Medical Center where the Soldier she treated is also recovering.

  • Behaviors likely causing lack of sleep

    Feb 23, 2012

  • Silky fur and fangs; big eyes and floppy ears: Recognizing those other Family Members during Nationa

    Feb 23, 2012

    There are some totally innocent beings out there who look to us for shelter from the storms, food and water to exist, aid when they are sick, or even for a good tummy rub when they roll over and kick their legs up in the air.

  • COMMIT TO BE FIT: Transforming your running form: A journey of patience worth the effort

    Feb 23, 2012

    Running has not always been something I have enjoyed or looked forward to on a daily basis.

  • EFMP aims to help special needs Families

    Feb 23, 2012

    It's not uncommon to hear mothers talk about being soccer moms, but at least one mother on Fort Rucker says she's not a soccer mom, but a therapy mom.

  • Heart attack: Fort Lee spouse shares story to raise awareness

    Feb 23, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 23, 2012) -- A self-proclaimed "worry-wart," Sara Dye checks every new blemish for skin cancer and gets increasingly concerned when a headache lasts "a bit longer than normal," fearing the possibility of a brain tumor.

  • Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center grows, expands its services

    Feb 23, 2012

    Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center is expanding its services to provide for the thousands of new patients who moved to the Fort Meade area due to the 2005 BRAC.

  • Neighbor helps deliver baby at Fort Meade home

    Feb 23, 2012

    A Fort Meade resident helped deliver her neighbor's baby at the mother's on-post residence on Feb. 4.

  • Medical Service Corps chief talks to health center staff

    Feb 22, 2012

    The chief of the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps and commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School gave a subtle lesson in mentorship at the Wilson Theater on Nachrichten Kaserne in Heidelberg, Germany, Feb. 14.

  • Chiropractic clinic offers troops pain relief

    Feb 22, 2012

    The fourth floor of the Gen. Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital is home to what some would consider a medical marvel, and yet, many do not know of its presence. "We are one of the best-kept secrets on post," said Dr. Aaron Stoltz, referring to GLWACH's chiropractic clinic.

  • 2-14 Infantry medics train in austere conditions

    Feb 22, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Combat medical Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, conducted an Austere Weather-Rough Terrain training exercise Feb. 14-16 at Dry Hill Ski Resort, Watertown.

  • Behavioral Health Specialists experience combat in an effort to better understand Soldiers

    Feb 22, 2012

    In an effort to better understand Soldiers, behavioral health specialists from Aurora Behavioral Health Care, San Diego, traveled to the National Training Center to experience what Soldiers at Fort Irwin, Calif., go through during a training rotation

  • Belvoir hospital tests helipad

    Feb 21, 2012

    The Fort Belvoir Community Hospital conducted its first official flight operations Thursday when a D.C. National Guard helicopter landed at the facility's helipad to test and validate lighting a sensor systems. The exercise was the latest step for gaining the necessary certifications to begin receiving and medically-evacuating critically ill patients via air transportation.

  • New Madigan Turns 20 Years Old

    Feb 21, 2012

    On Feb. 28, 1992 a dedication ceremony was held in the Medical Mall at Madigan Army Medical Center where more than 400 people watched congressman and generals dedicate the new, $280 million structure we now operate in known as Madigan. For the next few weeks, staff members worked tirelessly to transition equipment and finally on Mar. 21, 1992, the hospital was considered officially operational when patients were transferred to the new Madigan from the Old Madigan according to The Madigan Mountaineer from March 1992.

  • Hearing Kiosk provides education, testing

    Feb 21, 2012

    According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, noise-induced hearing loss is among the most common disabilities affecting Veterans. The VA pays more than $1.2 billion annually in compensation costs for hearing loss and tinnitus. In an effort to make a difference in hearing loss prevention and education, the VA and the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research are funding a research project to test community-based hearing kiosks for screening and education.

  • Alaska medics train Afghan counterpart

    Feb 21, 2012

    As time winds down to the eventual departure of American troops from Afghanistan, some Afghan soldiers eagerly seek training when given the opportunity.

  • Training with new, state-of-the-art mannequins is safer than sticking your battle budy with a needle

    Feb 21, 2012

  • Landstuhl medic sheds debt with help from ACS

    Feb 17, 2012

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Six years ago, before Spc. Rachel Lee joined the Army, she swiped credit cards to survive. Waiting tables in Virginia and caring for three children, Lee lived off cash in her pocket and charged the rest -- food, diapers, clothes and hospital visits. Joining the Army was a step toward stability, but her debts followed her.

  • USAMITC's Fellowship Program Continues to Show Joint Direction

    Feb 17, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- With the Military still continuing to move in a more joint service operational direction, the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) continues to come on strong in its contribution in this effort with a path already established with its Fellowship Program.

  • Students make one of largest donations ever to TAMC-based facility

    Feb 17, 2012

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Navy Hale Keiki School teamed with Tripler Army Medical Center's Fisher House, here, to celebrate its supply collection drive, Feb. 7.

  • Health clinic makeover not just physical

    Feb 16, 2012

    Renovations are under way at the Bamberg Health Clinic to improve the reception and waiting area, but this isn't the only change taking place at the clinic.

  • Community clinic opens doors to retirees

    Feb 16, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (16 Feb. 2012) -- When the Frontier Medical Home opened its doors in February 2011, Claude Shepperson was uncertain about the clinic's future. As the Group Practice Manager for the new clinic, he knew they would need more than the 11 patients they were starting out with. Today it has more than 6,500 patients.

  • Art explores war injuries

    Feb 16, 2012

    The reaction to the opening of "Wounded in Action: An Art Exhibition of Orthopaedic Advancements" at Evans Army Community Hospital was personal. Some people fell silent as they approached framed pieces on the walls. Others huddled in groups, pointing and whispering at watercolors or oils. More than a few conversations began with, "That reminds me of …" and "When I was in Iraq …"

  • Students learn key to bright smiles

    Feb 16, 2012

    In observance of National Children's Dental Health Month, members of the dental community, such as U.S. Army Dental Activity and Dental Clinic number four on Fort Stewart, are on a mission to show children proper oral hygiene methods.

  • The Army Nurse Corps -- transforming to lead for the future

    Feb 16, 2012

    The heritage and history portrayed at the Army Medical Department Museum was the backdrop for a celebration of the 111th Anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps Feb 10.. Nurses from various medical specialties gathered at the museum to hear the keynote speaker, Col. Bruce Schoneboom, Corps Specific Branch Proponency Officer for the U.S. Army Nurse Corps.

  • Transitioning Soldiers dive in for training

    Feb 16, 2012

    Last week, a dozen or so Soldiers assigned to Fort Knox's Warrior Transition Battalion had the opportunity to try a new form of adaptive physical training.

  • Former Army Surgeon General receives top government service award

    Feb 15, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- The American Medical Association (AMA) presented retired Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, M.D., Ph.D., former U.S. Army Surgeon General, with the Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service. Dr. Schoomaker was selected for the AMA's top government service award for his work leading the Army medical community to improve the access, delivery and quality of health care while reducing unwarranted administrative and clinical variation.

  • Website helps Soldiers maintain dental readiness

    Feb 15, 2012

    The new Dental Readiness Information Center website is helping Soldiers maintain their dental readiness.

  • Father performs heroic act for little hero

    Feb 15, 2012

    As an Army combat medic, Sgt. 1st Class Antwan Williams never had the experience of delivering a baby. After 14 years in the Army, Williams had almost given up on helping a child into the world, until earlier this month, when he found himself in a situation where his baby's life would depend on his training.

  • Nurses' new approach to care improves patient satisfaction

    Feb 14, 2012

    Since implementing a new approach to its system of care last year, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center nursing professionals boast to having successfully created a positive culture change, resulting in improved patient satisfaction.

  • 772nd Civil Support Team supports medical mission in Tanzania

    Feb 14, 2012

    Members of the 772nd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, concluded their two-week Medical Readiness and Training Exercise in Zanzibar, Tanzania, from Jan. 30 to Feb. 12, 2012.

  • U.S., Tanzania work together during MEDRETE 2012

    Feb 14, 2012

    U.S. medical personnel traveled to Zanzibar, Tanzania, Jan. 30 through Feb. 10, 2012, to perform a suture-less cataract surgical technique to improve military relationships with host medical providers and provide medical treatment to local citizens.

  • Darnall health professionals spur patients to take steps to prevent heart disease

    Feb 14, 2012

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center professionals have stepped up their efforts during American Heart Month this February to encourage beneficiaries to take small steps to help protect their heart health.

  • Dental professionals promote proper oral hygiene to Fort Hood students

    Feb 14, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--As part of Children's Dental Health Month, dental professionals from the U.S. Army Dental Activity here plan to educate almost 4,000 elementary school students about the importance of proper oral hygiene.

  • Army blood drive seeking targeted donors

    Feb 13, 2012

    The goal of the Army's new blood drive campaign, beginning today, is to match a donor's blood type with a specific need, rather than simply issuing a general call for donations.

  • Federal Resume Workshop Hosted for Wounded, Ill and Injured Servicemembers

    Feb 13, 2012

    Ft. Belvoir, VA - More than 30 wounded, ill and injured soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen attended the Warrior Transition Command's (WTC) first federal employment resume writing workshop hosted at Ft. Belvoir's Community Hospital February 6-7. Service members received instruction in seeking federal employment and preparing resumes for U.S. government agencies.

  • First Sign of Progress for Keller Army Community Hospital Clinic Addition

    Feb 13, 2012

    Progress is being made during phase one of the Keller Army Community Hospital Clinic Addition construction project.

  • Wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers attend Warrior Games 2012 swim clinic

    Feb 13, 2012

    More than 25 wounded and ill warriors and veterans gathered at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for the Warrior Transition Command swimming clinic to earn a spot on the Army's 2012 Warrior Games swimming team.

  • Ranger Re-enlistment

    Feb 10, 2012

  • All ages see sharp with new lenses

    Feb 10, 2012

    Lens implants, replacements give Soldiers, retirees improved vision

  • Wounded Warrior focuses on future after Army

    Feb 10, 2012

    Operation Warfighter is a temporary assignment internship program at Fort Sill, Okla., that is helping Staff Sgt. Louis Thompson focus on his future.

  • Annual donor recognition ceremony highlights contributions

    Feb 10, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Deployed as a combat medic, Sgt. 1st Class James Lee was well aware how important having a reliable supply of blood is.

  • Medical Soldiers share training in Mali during Atlas Accord

    Feb 10, 2012

    Soldiers of the 807th Medical Deployment Support Command, Fort Douglas, Utah, are sharing their expertise with their Malian medical defense forces counterparts during Atlas Accord 12 in Mopti, Mali, Feb. 7-15.

  • Schofield Barracks Health Clinic's own recognized for outstanding support to Reserve component

    Feb 10, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- For his unwavering support of Guard and Reserve employees, Maj. Todd Jackson, clinical nurse officer-in-charge at Schofield Barracks Health Clinic's Acute Care Clinic, earned the Patriot Award, Feb. 8.

  • Tripler Fisher House recognizes contributors, supporters

    Feb 10, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Fisher House held a recognition ceremony and luncheon for its donors and contributors, Feb. 3, here.

  • Your heart is in good hands at Tripler

    Feb 10, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Though you may not know it, Tripler Army Medical Center is making it easier for patients to take advantage of the robust and comprehensive set of heart services available to the Pacific region.

  • Tripler partners with Boy Scouts to help students explore medical careers

    Feb 10, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- The first Medical Explorer Post on Oahu held its initial organizational meeting, here, Jan. 28.

  • Tripler receives low-level trauma, strives for excellence in care

    Feb 10, 2012

    HONOLULU --Tripler Army Medical Center started receiving low-level trauma Department of Defense beneficiary patients, Jan. 25.

  • Brian D. Allgood remembered by friends and family

    Feb 10, 2012

    U.S. ARMY GARRISON-YONGSAN, Korea -- The Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital/121st Combat Support Hospital held a remembrance service for Col. Brian Allgood, Jan. 20, at the chapel, here.

  • Exercise delivers eye care, medical capability in Africa

    Feb 9, 2012

    A small-scale medical exercise under way in Tanzania is having a big impact on the local population and building strong bridges between the U.S. and Tanzanian militaries.

  • Wounded Warrior stands tall with fellow NCOs

    Feb 9, 2012

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- On Feb. 7, a little more than three years after the attack that took his leg, Sgt. Charles "Chas" Shaffer realized his goal of becoming a U.S. Army noncommissioned officer.

  • Passion takes your fitness plan to a new level, possibilities

    Feb 9, 2012

    One month of the New Year has passed, with eleven months left to achieve those goals which we were set on pursuing in 2012. Time is passing quickly, isn't it?

  • Hunting lets wounded warriors feel 'normal'

    Feb 9, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Johnny Moore knelt in the brush, sight set on the white-tailed deer. He pulled the trigger, sending the herd scampering. Ratcheting his high-powered rifle, Moore waited.

  • Fort Lee opens newly-renovated dental clinic

    Feb 9, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 9, 2012) -- After several years of renovations, the Colonel Bull Dental Clinic is nearly ready for patients.

  • Bye bye BCGs: New glasses issued to trainees

    Feb 8, 2012

    Military recruits who wear glasses won't be issued S9s or "birth control glasses" anymore -- the nickname given to the iconic glasses because many service members believe that while wearing the frames, it is impossible to appear attractive.

  • Army looking to ensure PTSD diagnosis consistent

    Feb 8, 2012

    The Army's surgeon general told members of Congress that the service is investigating how post-traumatic stress disorder is diagnosed to ensure consistency at all hospitals.

  • NFL legend looks to help Army tackle behavioral health stigma

    Feb 7, 2012

    NFL legend. Heisman Trophy winner. Named as the best running back in college football history by ESPN. These all describe Herschel Walker, best known as a running back for the Dallas Cowboys. However, many people may not know that there are other sides to Walker.

  • Research that is in the red

    Feb 7, 2012

    In an effort to improve the future of blood products, the Department of Defense, led by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, has established effective programs in the hopes of aiding both warfighters and civilians.

  • Soldier performs selfless act of generosity

    Feb 7, 2012

    Capt. Brendan Graham, a pathologist at San Antonio Military Medical Center donated half of the $47,602 he won on 'Jeopardy' to three charities.

  • New bioelectric bandage interests Army

    Feb 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command has initiated steps to evaluate a new bioelectric bandage.

  • Seasonal flu likely to peak in coming weeks

    Feb 6, 2012

    With seasonal influenza in Germany set to peak in February, it's not too late for people to get a flu shot.

  • Surgeon General Signs Healthcare Covenant, Honors Excellence at Military Health System Conference

    Feb 6, 2012

    The Army Surgeon General and Medical Commander, LTG Patricia Horoho, asked Soldiers and Civilians in the audience to stand as she and Command Sgt. Maj. Donna Brock, U.S. Army Medical Command Senior Enlisted Advisor, signed a new Army Medicine Healthcare Covenant. The covenant signed 2 Feb., during the Army breakout and final day of the Military Health System Conference is leadership's commitment to the health, wellness and resilience of the Force and their Families.

  • Contractors meet and greet over new Fort Irwin hospital

    Feb 6, 2012

    The Barstow Area Chamber of Commerce, along with officials from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, held a day-long industry meet and greet and project overview for the Fort Irwin Replacement Hospital here Jan. 18.

  • Medical training builds partnerships, saves lives

    Feb 3, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Bundeswehr Soldiers from Germany's Armed Forces United Training Center were challenged physically and mentally at the 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion's "Viper Pit" January 30 -- February 3, while conducting Combat Lifesaver training.

  • DOD testing program to screen for more prescription drugs

    Feb 3, 2012

    The Defense Department's drug-testing program is expanding to add screening for two additional prescription medications to the range of legal and illegal drugs it currently detects.

  • Warrior and Family Support Center presents Winter Wonderland

    Feb 3, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A child sleds down a snow ramp Jan. 30 at the Warrior and Family Support Center's Winter Wonderland. Wounded Warriors and their Families threw snowballs, sledded down the snow ramp, danced in the snow and feasted on tamales.

  • Soldiers honored during Purple Heart ceremony

    Feb 3, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general, U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston, presents the Purple Heart to Pfc. Kevin Trimble, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, during a ceremony Jan. 31 at the Warrior and Family Support Center.

  • Fort Riley wounded warrior closes NASDAQ in New York

    Feb 3, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- The closing NASDAQ bell in New York City's Times Square normally represents the end of daily trading on the MarketSite, the largest electronic stock market in the U.S., but on Dec. 28, the ceremony's symbolism ran a bit deeper for Master Sgt. Kevin Walker and his Family when he was honored with the special task of officially closing the market.

  • Army Nurse Corps celebrates 111 years of caring, devotion

    Feb 2, 2012

    Today is a great day for the Army Nurse Corps. One-hundred, eleven years ago, Congress passed the Army Reorganization Act, which established the Army Nurse Corps as a permanent corps of the medical department.

  • WTB Nurses Continuing Army Nurse Corps 111-year Legacy Caring for Others

    Feb 2, 2012

    Three Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade nurse case managers are honored to continue the Army Nurse Corps' legacy of caring for others as it celebrates 111 years of "selfish service to our nation" Feb. 2.

  • Digital partnership improves health care access for veterans

    Feb 2, 2012

    Part of the demobilization process for Reserve and National Guard troops has gone digital with a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Eligibility Center and First Army Division East.

  • New first aid kit being developed at Natick

    Feb 2, 2012

    The new Individual First Aid Kit being developed at the Natick Soldier Systems Center eventually will be carried by every Soldier in a combat environment.

  • 1/3 BSTB Medic practice saving lives under fire

    Feb 2, 2012

    Two Soldiers rushed to cover from 'enemy gunfire' as a firefight broke out. Moving behind an ancient piece of machinery they called out to where a Soldier lay on the ground, covered in 'blood'. Receiving nothing but groans of pain, the two Soldiers laid down suppressive fire as they moved up, checking the surroundings for any sign of threat as one kneeled to check the mock casualty's vitals. Within moments of the two medics determined the problem and after administering initial first aid, dragged the Soldier carefully to a safe location to be evacuated.

  • Dustoff crew wins Air/Sea Rescue award for mission in Afghanistan

    Feb 2, 2012

    An aviation crew with C Company "Dustoff," Task Force Phoenix, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, recently earned an Army Aviation Association of America National Award for a mission conducted in June 2011 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

  • MEDDAC AND DENTAC STAFF ATTEND PARTNER-IN-TRUST PRACTITIONER COURSE

    Feb 2, 2012

    Twenty-nine command-selected individuals from MEDDAC and DENTAC attended the Partner-In-Trust Practitioner Course last week in Watertown; the first in a series of training that supports the Army Surgeon General initiative to build a Culture of Trust throughout Army Medicine.

  • The Army Today - Army veterinarian describing her job and why it's the best in the Army

    Feb 2, 2012

    Army veterinarian describing her job and why it's the best in the Army

  • Army Now - Wounder Warrior, Staff Sgt. (R) Harris meets with wounded Soldiers

    Feb 2, 2012

    Wounder Warrior, Staff Sgt. (R) Harris meets with and raises spirits of wounded Soldiers at Lanstuhl, Germany.

  • 'Revolution in Prosthetics' reports advancements, future of prosthetics

    Feb 2, 2012

    Civilian researchers and Army physicians gathered to discuss the progress and future of prosthetics for wounded warriors at the "Revolution in Prosthetics" session Jan. 31, 2012 during the Military Health System Conference held from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2012, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center at National Harbor, Md.

  • Regenerative medicine striving to grow human organs

    Feb 2, 2012

    The Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine is working with consortiums toward growing body parts for wounded warriors.

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