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  • Disabled? No, 'enabled'

    May 25, 2011

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Former Army Sgt. Bryan Anderson delivered a powerful message today to hundreds of workers at the Watervliet Arsenal as he talked about his two tours in Iraq and the date of his 'accident.' On Oct. 23, 2005, while driving his HMMWV through the streets of Iraq, an Improvised Explosive Device, or IED, exploded resulting in the loss of both legs and his left hand. Although some people may view Bryan as being disabled, after hearing him speak and seeing him move about today, we can all agree that he is 'enabled.' Although the Watervliet Arsenal workforce has been supporting our Nation's warfighters for nearly 200 years, a visit by someone of the character as Sgt. Anderson truly redefines the purpose, as well as the urgency of the Arsenal's mission.

  • Sustainment Week 2011

    May 25, 2011

    Sustainment Week affords leaders from around the Army an opportunity to gather yearly to talk about issues, gain valuable insights and discuss the future of the sustainment community. This year’s conference kicked off May 9 with a common theme of ‘getting back to the basics.’

  • Closer than a brother: Army dentists' paths lead to southern Iraq

    May 24, 2011

    BABIL, Iraq - Suffering from a toothache in southern Iraq may land you in the chair of either of two brothers with an interesting story of adversity, perseverance, and the unique bond of identical twins. U.S. Army Captains Aleksandr and Dmitry Baron both serve in the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment as dentists on two separate bases in southern Iraq. Both are augmenting the unit from their home base of Fort Stewart, Ga. Aleksandr deployed to Contingency Operating Site Kalsu at the end of October to work with the Regimental Support Squadron, and Dmitry joined the regiment's 3rd Squadron at Contingency Operating Site Echo in April. Both men volunteered for the deployments, but Dmitry's recent arrival to the same unit in Iraq was mere coincidence, the kind of common occurrence that has kept these two twins together for most of their lives.

  • Natick commander takes part in Purple Heart ceremony

    May 24, 2011

    Sergeant Deidra Neeley had no intention of making Massachusetts history Aug. 27, 2009. It just worked out that way.

  • Soldier 360 takes shape, adding more extensive Physical Readiness Training

    May 24, 2011

    Soldier 360 degrees, a military leader-development course offered in Europe, provides seasoned noncommissioned officers training on the new Army Physical Readiness Training standards.

  • Breathing is easier if you follow your asthma action plan

    May 24, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas"Asthma sufferers can breathe easier knowing that the medical professionals at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center are prepared to help them control their asthma. “Control is the most important aspect when dealing with asthma. Uncontrolled asthma can lead to potentially fatal consequences,” said Wanda Gomez, certified asthma educator at CRDAMC’s Population Health Clinic. “Our number one priority is to determine if the patient’s asthma is controlled. The goal of asthma management is to attain and then maintain control with the least medication and the fewest side effects.”

  • Darnall graduates four physician assistants, the number one growing medical profession

    May 24, 2011

    Four Soldiers became physician assistants May 12 when they graduated from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. As PAs, the new graduates will provide health care to beneficiaries across the Army, conducting physicals and assessing medical needs under the direction of a licensed physician. They will also help train enlisted medics and may evaluate the medical readiness of individual units.

  • Oral hygiene equally important for pets as it is for people

    May 23, 2011

    Dental hygiene is as important for dogs and cats as it is for humans. Plaque forms on dogs and cat's teeth the same way it forms on our teeth after we eat. With time, this plaque builds until it becomes hardened, forming a substance called tartar. As tartar builds up, it can get into the gums and eventually cause infections and gingivitis. This can lead to serious gum disease that will shorten the life of your pet.

  • Army takes gold at wheelchair basketball championships

    May 23, 2011

    The Army beat out the Marines, 44-19, and took home the gold, after fierce competition at the championship wheelchair basketball game, May 20, at the 2011 Warrior Games.

  • Fourth Annual Wounded Warrior Fishing Tourney hosted by local neighbor

    May 23, 2011

    Good old Southern hospitality was recently extended to the Wounded Warriors of Fort Gordon. Charlie and Trudy Lewis of Thomson, Ga., opened up their farm for the fourth consecutive year for Wounded Warriors and their families to sit on the banks of their ponds to fish and relax.

  • Blood tests alert Picatinny civilian to life-threatening disease

    May 23, 2011

    The Picatinny Civilian Welfare Council holds an annual blood test program. The results of one of these tests forever changed the life of Raymond Seiz.

  • Fort Hood military clinics in civilian communities give patients a "hometown doctor" feeli

    May 23, 2011

    The idea of personal care from a "hometown doctor" is becoming a reality for Fort Hood active duty military service members and their families. In ribbon-cutting ceremonies May 17, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center officially opened two new community-based Medical Homes, one in the Market Heights shopping center in Harker Heights and one in the Town Square shopping mall in Copperas Cove.

  • American Red Cross director visits Iraq

    May 23, 2011

    American Red Cross representatives, volunteers, and service members of United States Forces - Iraq gathered together for a luncheon on Camp Victory, Iraq, May 8.

  • Closer than a brother

    May 22, 2011

    Suffering from a toothache in southern Iraq may land a Soldier in the chair of either one of a pair of identical twins.

  • Army orders unit commanders to comply with Army Substance Abuse Program

    May 20, 2011

  • Managing asthma's triggers

    May 20, 2011

    Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening respiratory disease that affects the quality of life for millions of Americans.

  • Ticks and tick-borne diseases affects pets and their owners

    May 20, 2011

    Frequently asked questions about ticks and tick-borne diseases.

  • Wellness exams focus at Fort Meade health fair

    May 20, 2011

    During the health fair, a women's wellness exam, oral cancer screening, immunizations and other preventive health measures were offered to women who are beneficiaries of TRICARE Prime. In addition to medical treatments and screenings, vendors were available to provide massages.

  • Officer's suicide prevention training helps son, others

    May 20, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - When Maj. Dennis Bell, commander of the 28th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Medicine), 1st Medical Brigade, took the stage at a May 10 suicide prevention training session, he had one goal in mind; to impress upon the Soldiers the importance of taking the training seriously.

  • Hear today, gone tomorrow, or not

    May 19, 2011

    May is recognized as Better Speech and Hearing Month. As many as 10 percent of Soldiers screened annually in the Army Hearing Program may require an additional evaluation by an audiologist, and most of them will be diagnosed with a permanent hearing loss that rivals that of an elderly adult.

  • Excellence Award presented to Public Health Command scientist

    May 17, 2011

    USAPHC (Prov) master consultant entomologist Brian Zeichner won the 2011 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium™. The award was presented May 5 at the FLC National Meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

  • 31st CSH's 219th Med. Det. (COSC) activates at Bliss

    May 16, 2011

    Soldiers, friends and family members gathered to witness the activation of the 219th Medical Detachment (COSC), 31st Combat Support Hospital, 1st Medical Brigade, on Bliss Field at Fort Bliss' main post May 16.

  • Afghan Army's 207th Corps conducts mass casualty exercise in western area

    May 16, 2011

    Cries for help, coupled with screams of agony and pain could be heard as stretchers were unloaded from blaring ambulances May 11 during a morning mass casualty exercise at Camp Zafar's Herat Regional Medical Center. This was the first time the Afghanistan National Army's 207th Corps has conducted a mass casualty exercise of this size and complexity.

  • American, British, German medical Soldiers build skills, interoperability

    May 13, 2011

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army Europe's 212th Combat Support Hospital, the United Kingdom's 1st Medical Regiment, and the German Army's 22nd Medical Regiment conducted a joint medical training exercise here, May 2-13, 2011.

  • Big challenges lead to bigger dreams for wounded warrior

    May 13, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Capt. Juan Guerrero never thought of himself as an inspiration to others. Born in Lima, Peru, Guerrero enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School in Miami., Fla., and deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm.

  • Vicenza EFMP Sports Day Gets High Marks

    May 13, 2011

    What do you get when you add Waka-Waka, 50-plus kids, 60-plus 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Aca,!A"Buddies,Aca,!A? and 190 Volunteers , throw-in a beautiful day then multiply all that by Aca,!Eoea whole lotta fun'Aca,!a,,c You guessed it Aca,!" VicenzaAca,!a,,cs first Exceptional Family Member Program Sports Day.

  • Build healthy bones to prevent osteoporosis

    May 12, 2011

    A healthy body with strong bones is vital to overall health and quality of life. Bones play many roles in the body. They provide structure, protect organs, anchor muscles and store calcium.

  • Triathlete 'Iron Andy' Holder visits Bliss WTB Soldiers

    May 11, 2011

    Ironman triathlete Andy Holder, better known as "Iron Andy," checked in and spoke at Fort Bliss' Warrior Transition Battalion May 6.

  • Chaplains prepare for brigade redeployment

    May 10, 2011

    Certain phrases are classic in the Army vocabulary: "Drink water." "Get a haircut." "Drop." And time and again, in briefings and formations: "If you have a problem, talk to the chaplain."

  • Fort Hood mother to deliver 14th child at Darnall's new Women's Health Center

    May 10, 2011

    Linda Grab delivered her first child in May 1995 at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, and her 14th will be among the first babies born in CRDAMC's new Women's Health Clinic, which officially opened May 6, 2011.

  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center opens new Women's Health Clinic

    May 9, 2011

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center officially opened its new Women's Health Clinic at a ribbon cutting ceremony here May 6. The new 44,000 sq. ft. facility built adjacent to the main hospital is designed to better serve approximately 39,000 women of childbearing age in the greater Fort Hood area.

  • Caring and professional staff recognized

    May 9, 2011

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center is home to the most elite staff of caring and professional medical personnel in Central Texas, and an entire week has been designated to nationally recognize them. Well, not just them, but all nurses who care about their patients. This week officially marks the 37th annual celebration of National Nurses Week, and okay, perhaps it isn't just about CRDAMC nurses, but it is an opportunity to stop and thank these remarkable men and women for the amazing quality of care they provide to patients every day.

  • Soldiers begin practice week for Warrior Games

    May 9, 2011

    The second annual Warrior Games is gearing up for competition with a week-long training session in Colorado Springs, Colo., starting today.

  • Army nurse program grabs top spot

    May 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing has been ranked the best program of its kind in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report's 2012 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools.

  • Hoops Health

    May 9, 2011

    Basketball is one of the most popular recreational sports in the armed forces. It's an excellent tool for fitness and fun that can break up the monotony of a physical training program. Probably due to its popularity, basketball is also a leading cause of sports-related injuries among service members.

  • Community turns in medicines on National Take Back Prescription Day

    May 6, 2011

    Two drop off boxes, one for pills and the other for liquids, sit near the pharmacy inside the Lawrence Joel Troop Medical Clinic on Fort McPherson April 29 as part of the National Take Back Prescription Day. The day provides people with a venue to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

  • Soldiers vie for German military proficiency badge

    May 5, 2011

    Das Abzeichen fur Leistungen im Truppendienst, or The German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency, is worn normally by German soldiers, but can be earned by U.S. Soldiers of any rank. Those who successfully accomplish all the tasks qualify to wear the gold, silver or bronze award. For the soldiers of the Bundeswehr, this test is administered annually with a growing list of events.

  • Obama lauds Soldier ride participants

    May 5, 2011

    As 30 wounded warriors on bicycles gathered on the White House's South Lawn yesterday, President Barack Obama said their participation in a Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride is a reminder that everyone can do something for the troops.

  • AMEDDC&S selects 2011 NCO and Soldier of the Year

    May 5, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Army Medical Department Center and School announced its top Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during a ceremony at Blesse Auditorium April 25.

  • Wounded warrior still gets bad guys

    May 5, 2011

    Buddha-like, Staff Sgt. Paul Roberts clears his mind and focuses intently on an array of lines crisscrossing his computer screen.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest program provides adrenaline rush

    May 5, 2011

    Like many Soldiers, 1st Lt. Jon Morgan said he struggled adapting to the slower pace home life offered after a deployment. Morale Welfare and Recreation created the Warrior Adventure Quest program, which introduces recently redeployed Soldiers to high-adrenaline activities like whitewater rafting, paintball and challenge and high ropes courses, to help them transition back to garrison and family life.

  • Resilience - just one big reason life is amazing!

    May 5, 2011

    The first in an seven-part series to help Soldiers become healthier, more balanced and resilient; The author attended Soldier 360A,Ao, a course offered by the Grafenwoehr Military Community designed to help Soldier-leaders gain insight, knowledge and skills to foster a healthier unit environment and become better leaders.

  • Ground broken on MACH replacement

    May 4, 2011

  • Army engineers break ground for Fort Benning hospital

    May 4, 2011

    Army officials broke ground at the site of the future Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning, Ga., April 29, 2011. The $333 million project is scheduled for completion by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District in January 2014.

  • Soldier injured in Fort Hood shooting continues rehab, recovery at WTB

    May 4, 2011

    For Spc. Matthew Cooke, Nov. 5, 2009, started off as an ordinary day. In the year-and-a-half since the shooting, Cooke has quietly applied himself to healing physically and mentally, as a member of the Warrior Transition Brigade. His ultimate goal is to remain a Soldier in the U.S. Army.

  • Military recognizes role of spouses

    May 3, 2011

    Today is being set aside to recognize the wives and husbands of more than one million active-duty servicemembers, Guardsmen and Reservists.

  • Field trip gives students glimpse of the medical profession

    Apr 29, 2011

    The medical field just might get a few more recruits after third- and fourth-grade gifted and talented students from Saegert Elementary School in Killeen got a behind-the-scenes look at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center during a recent field trip.

  • Warrior Clinic reduces pain medication use

    Apr 29, 2011

    In 2008, roughly 83 percent of the Wounded Warriors assigned to Walter Reed's Warrior Transition Brigade were using prescribed narcotics. With the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2011, that number had been reduced to 10.2 percent, according to officials.

  • Review of Purple Heart award policy allows Fort Riley officer to receive Purple Heart for TBI

    Apr 29, 2011

    Two years after receiving a traumatic brain injury in Iraq, and just days before heading into harm's way again, a change in policy allowed Lt. Col. Erich Campbell to receive the Purple Heart on Fort Riley, Kan., April 27, 2011.

  • Kimbrough institutes team-based approach

    Apr 29, 2011

    Over the past year, Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center has made many improvements. An upgrade to services has been the hiring of additional primary care managers (PCM) to meet health care needs and to implement a team-based approach.

  • Get rid of old medications at Take Back Day

    Apr 29, 2011

    Fort Meade is hosting a Community Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the PX. The event is in support of the National Drug Take Back Day. The Army Substance Abuse Program staff in conjunction with the Fort Meade Pharmacy and the Department of Emergency Services is collecting your unneeded, unused and/or expired medication.

  • Army Adds EMR System to Europe Network

    Apr 29, 2011

    Computer systems used to digitally document patient care and reorder medical supplies in garrison aid stations have been added to the U.S. Army Europe Network domain. Now from a central location in Miesau, Germany, the U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics (G4) Logistics Automation Branch (LAB) can remotely patch and update Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) systems.

  • Officers interested in becoming military science professors may compete this summer

    Apr 28, 2011

    Active duty and Active Guard Reserve lieutenant colonels and majors interested in becoming professors of military science need to have their master's or higher degree by May 31, 2011, to be considered for positions in the August board at U.S. Army Human Resources Command.

  • Survivor: War hero reaches out to help Soldiers

    Apr 28, 2011

    John McCormick survived two combat tours in Vietnam, deep depression and suicidal ideations and came out addicted to alcohol. He has a message for today's troops who face the same fights he fought himself: You can conquer it all, but you don't have to go it alone.

  • Senate Military Family Caucus recognizes Month of the Military Child

    Apr 27, 2011

    The Senate Military Family Caucus co-chairs, Senator Barbara Boxer and Senator Richard Burr, signed a letter recognizing April as Month of the Military Child. In the letter, the two senators thank the children of U.S servicemembers for their "strength, courage and optimism."

  • Afghan National Police learn medic skills to save lives

    Apr 25, 2011

    Police graduates of the Regional Military Training Center's Combat Medic Course in Kandahar, Afghanista, are teaching their fellow Afghan National Police at the Joint Regional Afghan National Security Force Center how to save lives.

  • April 30 is National Prescription Take Back Day

    Apr 22, 2011

    To deter mishandling and support a drug-free community, National Prescription Take Back Day, April 30, 2011, will provide the opportunity for anyone to turn in unused or expired prescriptions for proper disposal.

  • Deployed dentists test lightweight mobile X-ray system

    Apr 21, 2011

    It can sometimes be difficult for deployed Soldiers to access conventional dental treatment, but Army dentists at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, are testing a portable X-ray system which could change that.

  • Soldiers participate in middle school career day

    Apr 21, 2011

    Capt. Nicholas Williams, commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), U.S. Army Garrison (USAG), allows a student at Coan Middle School to try on his combat gear during the Coan Middle School career day March 31. The career day allowed Nicholas and other Soldiers to interact with 350 students and staff at the school. Nicholas, who was accompanied by his wife, 2nd Lt. Natalie Williams, Georgia State Reserve Officers' Training Corps, Sgt. Matthew Ollar, USAG HHC administration NCO, 2nd Lt. Tharus Nixon, USAG HHC executive officer, and Staff Sgt. Tara Mason, USAG Headquarters Command S-4 NCOIC, said interacting with the students was a good way to give them up close and personal interaction with Soldiers. Besides educating students, the interaction also allowed helped humanize Soldiers to many of the children whose only knowledge of Soldiers and what they do comes from movies, cartoons and video games, Nicholas said.

  • Fort Drum simulates SARS outbreak at airfield

    Apr 21, 2011

    What happens if 200 troops serving in Afghanistan are returning to the North Country after being exposed to a highly infectious disease' What if one Soldier has died, many more show serious symptoms and their plane now sits on a tarmac at Fort Drum'

  • Month of the Military Child: To vaccinate or not to vaccinate, that is the question

    Apr 18, 2011

    Childhood immunizations may possibly be the worst part of becoming a new parent, and they are certainly the low point of all well-baby appointments, but most parents view them as a necessary evil.

  • Redstone Reaches Out To Detect Radiation

    Apr 15, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A bit of Redstone Arsenal technology is now on the ground in Japan, helping to ensure the safety of Soldiers and other U.S. government personnel entering radiation contaminated areas of the country - known as the Warm Zone and the Hot Zone -- to conduct search and rescue, and health and safety missions.

  • Running with Science: Army biomechanics expert opens research to help runners run right

    Apr 14, 2011

    For scores of runners who sustain overuse injuries each year, learning to run the right way could literally keep them on the road to good health.

  • Aeromedical Research Laboratory hosts 1st NCO induction

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory held its first-ever non-commissioned officer induction ceremony April 8 and it did so in grand fashion--impressing a higher headquarters command sergeant major who served as guest speaker of the event.

  • AMEDDC&S anesthesia nursing master's program tops in nation

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A recent annual U.S.News and World Report magazine ranking of the nation's graduate schools ranked the Army Medical Department Center & School's anesthesia nursing master's degree program as the best in the nation.

  • Battling cancer, Soldier continues to care for others

    Apr 14, 2011

    "I was just going, and I knew I was going," said Staff Sgt. Sandy Prouty-Lemley, a Warrior with Alpha Company. She was losing her battle with cancer in September 2010. The avid food lover couldn't keep on weight and her blood pressure had plummeted.

  • US, Philippine servicemembers conduct medical exchange during Balikatan 2011

    Apr 13, 2011

    Members of the U.S. Army Pacific surgeon's cell and those with the Armed Forces of the Philippines Nurse Corps worked together over five days to exchange the latest medical practices during Balikatan 2011.

  • Reggie provides effective therapy at health center

    Apr 13, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- One minute, a clerk, nurse or patient is focused on everyday things - rescheduling an appointment, advising a patient, waiting for a prescription. The next minute, there is a palpitable change in the atmosphere, and a cheerful ruckus down the hall intrudes on the daily clinic routine

  • Month of the Military Child: Autism on the rise

    Apr 12, 2011

    Soon-to-be parents buy clothes and diapers, assemble furniture, pick out names and dream about a happy, healthy, bright future for their impending arrival. However, many parents find themselves facing a very different reality when they discover their child is autistic.

  • IMCOM, JBSA commanders celebrate Fiesta San Antonio: "The Party With a Purpose"

    Apr 12, 2011

    Fiesta San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event, but now features more than 100 events with an economic impact of almost $284 million for the city. Every event during Fiesta, known as "The Party With a Purpose," raises money for a different charity in the city. Given San Antonio's storied military past, marked by the Battle of the Alamo, several Fiesta events in particular pay tribute to military heroes past and present. Lt. Gen. Lynch, commanding general of Installation Management Command, his wife, Mrs. Sarah Lynch, Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola, and his wife, Mrs. Beth Ciotola represented IMCOM at three events April 8 to 10: La Noche del Rey Feo, the Investiture of King Antonio, and the Ft. Sam Fiesta and Fireworks Military Ceremony and Reception.

  • Guam Soldiers team up to hone combat life saver skills at Balikatan

    Apr 12, 2011

    Soldiers from the Guam National Guard worked shoulder-to-shoulder with U.S. Navy corpsmen to teach Combat Life Saver techniques to members of the Armed Forces Philippines April 8 as a part of Balikatan 2011.

  • Natick Soldiers help students experience history

    Apr 12, 2011

    One can study history or experience it. Each year for more than a decade, Soldiers from the Natick Soldier Systems Center have helped history come alive for seventh graders at Monsignor James J. Haddad Middle School. It happened again April 8 as 62 students began studying Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War.

  • USAMITC Employee Recognized for Superior Service

    Apr 12, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS - Commands often recognize employees for "jobs well done" and "superior performance," and the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) is no exception. The command recognized one of its own in an awards ceremony held recently at USAMITC.

  • Service Excellence in Central Florida

    Apr 12, 2011

    Central Florida is a hub for science, tourism hospitality and service excellence. Army Medicine's Deputy Surgeon General, Major General Patricia Horoho, and the Trust Enhancement & Sustainment Taskforce experienced a variety of Central Florida's service excellence and science organizations during a recent site visit March 6th through the 8th. The site visit to Central Florida was designed to showcase people and organizations who have built their success in service excellence.

  • Mentally prep for your Soldier's redeployment

    Apr 11, 2011

    Spouses and families of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment may be ready for their Soldiers to come home, but how many are mentally prepared for the reintegration process' If you're one of the ones that plan on winging it, this information is for you.

  • Gardening Project Grows

    Apr 8, 2011

  • Fort Sam Houston commemorates Month of the Military Child, Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Apr 8, 2011

    In the civilian world, the month of April is usually celebrated by the onset of spring and the Easter holiday. If you happen to live in San Antonio, it's Fiesta time! But to the military community, April means much more.

  • Cowboys for Heroes cooks up good time, good food for military families

    Apr 8, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Fort Sam Houston Equestrian Center grounds looked like a scene from the Old West pioneer days with chuck wagons cookin' up vittles, horses stirring up dust and kids practicing their ropin' skills during the Cowboys for Heroes event April 2.

  • Conference looks to future of Army training

    Apr 8, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Army leaders see a need to change the way Soldiers fight and how they learn to fight. Gone are the days when generals send divisions into battle - today's battles require quick action and reaction of Soldiers and leaders at the lowest level.

  • Soldier 360 provides Resiliency training to Soldiers, spouses in Europe

    Apr 7, 2011

    NCOs unanimously say the Soldier 360, a comprehensive, leader's fitness course that instills tactics, techniques and procedures for becoming a better leader, has changed the way they see themselves and given them the tools they need to mentor others.

  • Celebrating Month of the Military Child: Raising strong kids year round

    Apr 7, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Army first observed the Month of the Military Child in 1986, to honor the youngest members of the Army community.

  • U.S., Philippine teams offer free medical care during Balikatan

    Apr 5, 2011

    Armed Forces of the Philippines and United States servicemembers teamed together to provide free medical services to a community in the Philippines during Balikatan 2011.

  • Veterinary support helps Philippine towns during Balikatan

    Apr 5, 2011

    Members of the U.S. military, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine Department of Agriculture, and local volunteers worked together March 28-29, during a veterinary civic action project in San Antonio, Philippines.

  • Victim, general give personal insights into pain of sexual assault

    Apr 5, 2011

    When the keynote speaker for the Fort Hood Sexual Assault Awareness Month proclamation signing event was announced, polite applause followed her to the podium April 4, in the III Corps Headquarters. The mood in the room changed, however, as Spc. Patricia Fuentes began her remarks: "I'm the victim of a life-altering event. I was assaulted in 2007."

  • IMCOM expanding Army Substance Abuse Program workforce

    Apr 5, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. - In this unprecedented era of persistent conflict, the risk for substance abuse among our Soldiers and their Families has never been greater.

  • Soldiers refine combat medical skills at state-of-the-art facility

    Apr 5, 2011

    The Soldiers of the 30th Medical Command's 557th Medical Company (Area Support) used the state-of-the-art Medical Simulation Training Center in Vilseck, Germany, from March 28 to April 1, to gain valuable experience and refine their combat medical skills.

  • 3 Medal of Honor recipients join 350-mile bike ride to unite nation, wounded warriors

    Apr 4, 2011

    With the assistance of three Medal of Honor recipients, this year's Texas Challenge, one in the Ride 2 Recovery series, helped wounded warriors heal from the wounds of wars suffered in Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Dengue fever cases initiate preventive measures

    Apr 1, 2011

    HONOLULU - The Hawaii State Department of Health, or DOH, is investigating two confirmed cases and two suspected cases of Oahu residents who had become ill with dengue fever, in late February, according to a recent DOH news release.

  • Gum disease affects more than your mouth

    Apr 1, 2011

    A missed brushing, flossing or dental appointment now and then may sound like no big deal. But neglecting your dental health can lead to periodontal disease, commonly called gum disease, a condition that affects more than just your oral health.

  • Surgeon general observes Warrior training

    Mar 31, 2011

    The Army surgeon general received a firsthand look at Mountain Post injury prevention and performance optimization programs during a March 17 visit.

  • April is STD Awareness Month

    Mar 31, 2011

    Approximately 19 million sexually transmitted diseases occur each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost half are in young people ages 15 to 24. One in two young people will get a sexually transmitted disease by age 25, and many won't know it.

  • How Much Alcohol is Too Much'

    Mar 31, 2011

    Statistics on too much alcohol consumption usually are reported in the media in terms of the effects on the person (impaired driving) or the body (health problems). Ad campaigns and public service announcements remind consumers to drink responsibly. But just how much alcohol is too much'

  • CVS - The Syndrome, not the Store

    Mar 31, 2011

    According to the American Optometric Association, Computer Vision Syndrome is now considered the No. 1 occupational hazard of the 21st Century. If you are surprised, you shouldn't be. Today, there are more than 264 million personal computers in the United States alone (Computer Almanac 2008) and more than 98 million American workers use a computer on a daily basis (2001 U.S. Census). This widespread computer use has fueled growing complaints of eye strain and fatigue. The AOA reports that 14 percent of all optometric patients report computer-related symptoms and more than 10 million eye examinations are given annually in response to these complaints. With the range and scope of computer use increasing annually, it is important to understand the causes of CVS and how it can be managed.

  • CVS - The Syndrome, not the Store

    Mar 31, 2011

    According to the American Optometric Association, Computer Vision Syndrome is now considered the No. 1 occupational hazard of the 21st Century. If you are surprised, you shouldn't be. Today, there are more than 264 million personal computers in the United States alone (Computer Almanac 2008) and more than 98 million American workers use a computer on a daily basis (2001 U.S. Census). This widespread computer use has fueled growing complaints of eye strain and fatigue. The AOA reports that 14 percent of all optometric patients report computer-related symptoms and more than 10 million eye examinations are given annually in response to these complaints. With the range and scope of computer use increasing annually, it is important to understand the causes of CVS and how it can be managed.

  • Immunizations not just for kids

    Mar 31, 2011

    Children are not the only people who need immunizations-young adults to senior citizens can benefit from immunizations, too. Many adults become ill, disabled or die each year from diseases that could easily have been prevented by being immunized. Immunizations also benefit people in the community where immunized persons live or work, putting fewer numbers of people at risk by preventing the spread of diseases. Diseases like influenza (flu), tetanus and measles can cost Soldiers, families and civilian personnel time and money because of doctor visits, lost duty and work time, and hospitalizations.

  • BAMC parking complex opens in phases starting April 4

    Mar 31, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center employees will begin using a new, six-level parking complex beginning April 4 as access is phased in over the next three weeks.

  • Budge Dental Clinic gets $15 million upgrade, expansion

    Mar 31, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony held March 25 officially opened the doors of the newly renovated and expanded Budge Dental Clinic.

  • Quick actions by medics save Soldier's life

    Mar 31, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Combat medics from Delta Company, 232nd Medical Battalion, 32nd Medical Brigade, jumped into high gear March 23 when one of their student Soldiers suddenly collapsed, started having seizures and stopped breathing.

  • Texas state senator speaks at Women's History Month celebration

    Mar 31, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte speaks at Women's History Celebration March 25 at Fort Sam Houston's Middle School Teen Center.

  • Monthly tour provides tips for healthful diets

    Mar 31, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For those of us who may be trying to lose or maintain our weight, a simple trip to the grocery store can be overwhelming. Transfats, Omega fats, high fructose corn syrup; it's enough to derail any semi-healthful eating plans.

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