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  • USAMRMC Receives First Motorcycle Mentor

    Sep 12, 2014

    In fiscal 2014, 29 Army motorcycle fatalities have occurred through Aug. 20, according to the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center. Three of those fatalities were U.S. Army Medical Command Soldiers during a three-week period in May and June 2014. After the MEDCOM safety director learned of the fatality trends, and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command chief of staff learned of the areas for improvement in current motorcycle mentorship programs, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center Director Col. Dan Kral was selected as the USAMRMC's first senior motorcycle mentor.

  • Madigan Soldiers win regional Top Medic Team Competition

    Sep 12, 2014

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- Ruck, train and workout -- that was the prescription for success for a team of medics from Madigan Army Medical Center who were named the Western Regional Medical Command's Top Medic Team in a ceremony Sept. 11 at the base.

  • Community-based WTU deactivates after 9 years

    Sep 12, 2014

    When the Soldiers walked onto the makeshift, grassy strip of a parade field in McClellan, Calif., they gathered together with current and past cadre members of the Community-Based Warrior Transition Unit-California to stand together one last time in formation. The CBWTU-CA held its deactivation ceremony near its headquarters on Aug. 13 to mark the end of a 9-year mission taking care of community-based wounded, ill and injured Soldiers.

  • Community-Based Soldier Care Unit Closes Its Doors

    Sep 12, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Team Redstone has officially lost a tenant due to the Army's transformation. Redstone Arsenal's Community Based Warrior Transition Unit-Alabama, which served wounded, ill or injured Soldiers convalescing with family in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi or Louisiana, closed its doors of service during an inactivation ceremony Friday.

  • Army medics shadow veterinarian at the Washington State Fair

    Sep 12, 2014

    A normal day for an Army medic usually includes assessing injuries, taking blood pressure or helping in-processing patients waiting to be seen by medical providers.

  • Newest Intrepid Spirit Center opens at Campbell

    Sep 11, 2014

    The newest Intrepid Spirit Center officially opened at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Sept. 8, 2014.

  • Wounded, Ill and Injured Army Athletes Will Fight for Gold at 2014 Warrior Games

    Sep 11, 2014

    The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) announces the 40 wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans representing Team Army at the 2014 Warrior Games. Army athletes compete in seven sports against Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Special Operations Command teams September 28-October 4, 2014, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Record Number of Expert Field Medical Badge Candidates Attain the Badge

    Sep 11, 2014

    Record number of candidates successfully complete the 2014 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.

  • Local volunteer celebrates 66 years of service

    Sep 11, 2014

    Patsy Skidmore has volunteered at the Andrew Rader Health Clinic on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall for 18 years and she does not intend to stop any time soon.

  • Preventive medicine expert suggests lifestyle changes for resilient leaders

    Sep 11, 2014

    Dr. Dean Ornish, a leading expert on lifestyle and nutrition spoke to the Army War College Class here Sept. 9 as a component of the Senior Leader Development & Resiliency Program.

  • Madigan Community Care Unit activates

    Sep 11, 2014

    A Community Care Unit charged with oversight of Soldiers healing at home stood up in the Madigan Warrior Transition Battalion September 5.

  • SMA visits Natick on 9/11 anniversary

    Sep 11, 2014

    On the 13th anniversary of a day etched in the nation's collective memory, the Army's highest-ranking NCO visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • TAMC Holds Remembrance Ceremony

    Sep 11, 2014

    HONOLULU - On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, at 9:25 a.m. on the Generals Loop, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) staff and leadership took the time to reflect on the fallen and to remember the lives that were lost on that tragic day.

  • USAG Ansbach, 12th CAB help promote suicide prevention in September

    Sep 10, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, the command team from 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and members of the USAG Ansbach's Army Substance Abuse Program help promote September as Suicide Prevention Month.

  • Army cooks help fuel EFMB candidates

    Sep 10, 2014

    Deep in the woods of the Grafenwoehr Training Area, an Army medic runs smack into simulated enemy fire. He responds quickly by dropping to the ground and aiming his rifle toward a thicket of oak trees. Twenty yards in front of him, his battle buddy has taken a bullet to the leg and writhes in pain. The medic must make his way to his buddy, dress the wound and drag him to safety.

  • Tobacco Kills. Period.

    Sep 10, 2014

    In June Major League Baseball fans mourned the death of Tony Gwynn, a Hall of Fame outfielder and accomplished hitter. He died from salivary gland cancer, a form of oral cancer. Gwynn attributed his cancer to the smokeless tobacco that he used throughout his entire career. Most people know that tobacco can cause heart disease, stroke, cancer of the lung, liver, pancreas and bladder, and a host of other diseases. But most users don't consider what tobacco does to the site where they actually place it -- their mouth.

  • Army vice chief, surgeon general address future of Army Medicine

    Sep 10, 2014

    Army Medicine intends to reset and transform as operations wind down in Afghanistan, and how it will transform was the topic of a day-long professional development forum, Sept. 10, 2014, in Arlington, Va.

  • Fort Campbell Intrepid Center, third of nine completed nationwide

    Sep 9, 2014

    Members of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), along with senior Army leaders and dignitaries, dedicate the new $11 million Intrepid Spirit Center Sept. 8, 2014 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The Fort Campbell Center is the third of nine completed nationwide.

  • Army Reserve command sergeant major addresses 80th Training Command senior NCOs

    Sep 9, 2014

  • MEDDAC-Japan participates in disaster drill

    Sep 9, 2014

    Medical Activity Japan (MEDDAC-J) participated in the 35th annual emergency response exercise deploying a medical team along with medical supplies during the Sagamihara Prefectura Disaster Drill, Sept. 1, 2014 linking various local area agencies, subject matter-experts, equipment, and operation procedures together to best respond to a disaster in Japan.

  • Hawaii eMSM medical appointment policy

    Sep 9, 2014

    The Hawaii Enhanced Multi-Service Market (eMSM) formalized Show Time, No-Show and Late Show policies to ensure consistency across Military Treatment Facilities (MTF) within the Hawaii Market in a memorandum signed by Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, Senior Market Manager for the Hawaii eMSM, dated July 29, 2014.

  • Dignity and respect: The mission of the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe

    Sep 8, 2014

    Warrior transition units improve the lives of Soldiers who require complex medical care management. One such unit, the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe, cares for all U.S. Army Soldiers in Transition in Europe.

  • Command Receives First Motorcycle Mentor

    Sep 8, 2014

    The Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center Director, Col. Daniel Kral, was selected as the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's first senior motorcycle mentor. Kral was chosen as the command's senior mentor to help improve the units' safety and motorcycle mentorship programs. This selection was based on his extensive motorcycle experience, including 37 years of riding, as well as his personal passion for reducing military casualties through mentorship.

  • Fort Detrick Celebrates Women's Right to Vote

    Sep 8, 2014

    Fort Detrick employees commemorated the 94th anniversary of the women's suffrage movement by attending an event for Women's Equality Day, Aug. 26.

  • Army Launches New Safety Campaign

    Sep 8, 2014

    The Army launched the first installment of its new two-year seasonal safety awareness campaign today.

  • TAMC's 9/11 Motocycle Remembrance Ride

    Sep 8, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) held a motorcycle ride on September 11, 2014 to honor the fallen and remember the lives that were lost while promoting Motorcycle Safety and Awareness.

  • High Tech Tools Save Lives Faster, Cheaper, Smarter

    Sep 5, 2014

    U.S. Southern Command's Science, Technology and Experimentation division wowed the crowd at the Conference Center of the Americas on Wednesday, showcasing a wide spectrum of technologies that could help in disaster relief and humanitarian operations. The cutting-edge gadgetry included drones, portable water purification equipment, satellite communications that fits in luggage, and a device that breaks through language barriers with ease.

  • Feisty female among strong fighters in 2014 All Army Boxing Trials

    Sep 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Feisty female among strong fighters in 2014 All Army Boxing Trials

  • Army doctor fights to protect newborns

    Sep 5, 2014

    The wars are winding down but Army Maj. Ryan Mascio's mission is booming. He and four other pediatricians, along with three neonatal nurses, care for an average of 130 newborns a month at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia.

  • Program enables surgeons to save sawed-off thumb

    Sep 5, 2014

    Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, has launched a formal microvascular surgery program to better serve military and civilian trauma patients throughout the region.

  • Avoiding flu season's pain

    Sep 4, 2014

    The 2014-2015 flu-season will be here soon. Take care of yourself and your community and get vaccinated as soon the vaccine becomes available.

  • Back to the basics -- MACH Soldiers take Victory Tower

    Sep 4, 2014

    More than 30 MEDDAC Soldiers went back to the basics during a training exercise Aug. 21.

  • Wounded, ill, injured Army athletes join U.S. team at inaugural Invictus Games in London

    Sep 4, 2014

    Twenty-two wounded, ill and injured Army Soldiers and Veterans will join representatives from all branches of the United States military as part of the 100-member US Team at the inaugural Invictus Games in London, September 10-14, 2014. The Invictus Games were inspired by Prince Harry's visit to the 2014 Warrior Games in Colorado where a British team joined U.S. military teams in archery, shooting, cycling, swimming, track and field, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball competitions.

  • Fort Carson set to take challenge

    Sep 4, 2014

    The Fort Carson Army Wellness Center is challenging everyone on post -- Soldier, family member and civilian -- to become healthier members of the community. And they have a tool to help you accomplish this. "The 26-Week Health Challenge is a way to enhance your sleep, activity and nutrition by using tips from Army Medicine's Performance Triad," said Maj. Danielle Nichols, the chief of the Fort Carson Army Wellness Center.

  • Evans lets moms-to-be soak it up during labor

    Sep 4, 2014

    The Mountain Post Birthing Center at Evans Army Community Hospital has a new way to help moms before they deliver their babies without the use of drugs. Starting in July, the hospital began water labor for mothers-to-be who are looking for a drug-free birthing experience. "My goal was to do natural child birth with no epidural or narcotics," said Brynn Sims, who gave birth to her son James Aug. 12, after using a water tub during labor. "It absolutely helped and I don't think I could have done it without drugs and without water."

  • Fires Center Clinic receives national accreditation

    Sep 4, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. Sept. 4, 2014 -- The Fires Center Clinic, a Soldier center medical home housed inside Reynolds Army Community Hospital here, recently received accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

  • September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    Sep 4, 2014

    As America wrangles daunting issues, no challenge is more urgent than protecting the health and well-being of our children.

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital conducts Mass Casualty Exercise

    Sep 4, 2014

    121 Combat Support Hospital Conducts Mass Casualty Exercise Aug. 14 - 29 at U.S. Army Garrison Camp Humphreys, South Korea to enhance Soldier performance in a training environment.

  • Vicenza Army Health Center earns national recognition as Army Medical Home

    Sep 3, 2014

    The Vicenza Army Health Center has recently been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as an Army Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • MNBG-E enhances local healthcare through medical equipment donations

    Sep 3, 2014

    PRISTINA, Kosovo -- Surplus medical equipment that was no longer needed by Multinational Battle Group-East's Task Force Medical was donated by the U.S. Embassy's Civil Military Support Element in Kosovo to healthcare officials at Pristina's leading hospital during a ceremony, Aug. 27. An ultrasound and portable X-ray machines, valued at over $200,000, were turned into property management and taken off the military equipment property books, then were turned over to the University Clinical Center of Kosovo last November, but embassy officials wanted to commemorate the machines' repurposing, which have already benefited hundreds of patients.

  • USAHC Vicenza shines a blue light on skin cancer

    Sep 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army Health Center Vicenza recently received a photodynamic therapy machine as a donation from the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8862.

  • Fort Carson MEDDAC information management named IT Professionals, Team of the Year

    Sep 3, 2014

    The Fort Carson MEDDAC, Information Management and Information Technology professionals were named the FY13 AMEDD IM IT Professionals and Team of the Year. This was a multi-service collaborative effort to provide state-of-the-art hands free communications for the MEDDAC clinical staff.

  • Summer camp continues lessons learned at school

    Sep 3, 2014

    From time to time we all need a little help. That was one lesson 20 children learned during the Fort Carson's School Behavior Health Summer Camp. The two-week camp, for students from Fort Carson's elementary and middle schools, was designed with the kids needs in mind.

  • Natick labs gives kids hands on experience in science through GEMS

    Sep 2, 2014

    This summer the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine once again sponsored the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Massachusetts.

  • Fort Lee to open doors to new wellness center

    Sep 2, 2014

    Fort Lee will join the Surgeon General in her National Prevention Strategy initiative aimed at promoting the most effective and achievable means for improving health and well-being with the grand opening of a new Army Wellness Center on Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. Motivated by the motto "prevention is the best cure," the center's goal is to educate the community to take on and value a holistic approach to health and wellness.

  • Dietary supplements: Safety still an issue, better options available

    Sep 2, 2014

    Being a Soldier is as physically demanding, at times, as being a professional athlete. As a result, Soldiers are especially conscious of physical training requirements and the need to remain fit and ready.

  • Nurse Anesthetist Fulfills Career Aspirations via U.S. Army Program

    Sep 2, 2014

    You never know who is watching. The eight year old girl was captivated as the Army Nurse assisted her mother at Fox Army Hospital at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., shortly after she had given birth to her sister some years ago. "I will never forget that nurse's wonderful spirit, her kindness to my mother, and her intelligence," Maj. Regina Daniels says. "I wanted to be like her; she always stuck out in my mind as the years passed." And so was born within Daniels a desire to care for others and to serve her country.

  • TAMC PEDS and SBHC SCMH earn national recognition as an Army Medical Home

    Sep 2, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Pediatrics Clinic and Schofield Barracks Health Clinic's (SBHC) Soldier Centered Medical Home (SCMH) have been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Army Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • U.S. Army Europe commander visits exercise Immediate Response 14

    Aug 29, 2014

    The Commander of the U.S. Army forces in Europe visited the exercise Immediate Response 14 field training site during distinguished visitor's day at Pocek, Slovenia, Aug. 27, 2014.

  • Army ROTC Cadet at Vanderbilt wins first place at medical scientist symposium

    Aug 29, 2014

    A Vanderbilt University Army ROTC senior Cadet was awarded first place for his research and oral presentation for a new to treatment for glaucoma during the Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, August 23..

  • Signs of suicide: Watching your buddy's "6"

    Aug 29, 2014

    We must continue to support our fellow Soldiers because one suicide is too many.

  • Join the voices for recovery: Speak up, reach out

    Aug 29, 2014

    National Recovery Month is observed in September to raise awareness and educate communities about the prevention, treatment and recovery resources available for mental and substance abuse.

  • Preventing rabies during deployment

    Aug 29, 2014

    September 28 is World Rabies Day, a time to raise awareness about rabies and to enhance prevention and control efforts.

  • 223rd Med. deploys in support of OEF

    Aug 28, 2014

    Soldiers from Fort Carson's 223rd Medical Detachment, 10th Combat Support Hospital, will deploy to Kuwait to support Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Army Medicine engages Ambassadors

    Aug 28, 2014

    Army Medicine leverages use of Ambassadors to talk about health issues

  • Readiness training exercise strengthens capabilities of U.S., Burundi medical personnel

    Aug 27, 2014

    In partnership with Burundian National Defense Forces, U.S. Army Africa and medical personnel from 30th Medical Brigade and the 7th Civil Support Command (CSC) conducted Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE 14-6) at the Kamenge Military Hospital in Bujumbura, Burundi, Aug. 4-14.

  • DOD and the NCAA join forces in a grand alliance to understand traumatic brain injury

    Aug 27, 2014

    The Army has signed on as the executive agent for the Department of Defense's (DOD) concussion initiative with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The initiative, known as the Grand Alliance, is a joint venture that will serve to enhance and accelerate research of traumatic injuries and concussive brain injuries, and the development, testing and regulatory approval of screening and diagnostic devices, clinical practice regiments, return to play/return to action protocol, and human prevention strategies, such as resiliency training to prevent such injuries.

  • Army Medicine participates in NFL hosted think tank on concussions

    Aug 27, 2014

    NFL think tank wraps its "head" around concussion diagnosis, research and management.

  • Loss of arm doesn't curtail Soldier's spirit

    Aug 27, 2014

    A hit and run driver robbed Staff Sgt. Michael Smith of his arm and nearly his life, but failed to impact his single-minded determination.

  • Schertz Medical Home earns national recognition as an Army Medical Home

    Aug 27, 2014

    After three years and six months of hard work, Schertz Medical Home has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level 3 Army Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • Army uses holistic approach to weight loss

    Aug 27, 2014

    The staff at the Soldier Family Fit Facility at Fort Hood, Texas, utilizes a multi-tiered approach to weight loss. The staff provides guidance for Soldiers and family members, seeking to not only help them lose weight but also helping identify the underlying issues associated with obesity.

  • Army Reserve Medic follows parents' footsteps in military career

    Aug 27, 2014

    As the sounds of a UH-60M Blackhawk rotor blades cutting the humid central Florida air could be heard behind a distant tree line, a small team of Army Reserve Soldiers prepared a casualty for a 100-meter trip to an awaiting air ambulance.

  • 2014 Women's Equality Day tri-signed letter

    Aug 26, 2014

    The Nation's annual observance of Women's Equality Day commemorates the addition of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. This victory moved our Nation forward on the path towards equal civil and political rights for all Americans. This is a letter from our Army Senior leaders pertaining to this topic.

  • Immediate Response 14 tests U.S., multi-national EOD, medical skills

    Aug 26, 2014

    U.S. service members and multi-national soldiers took the lessons learned from the classroom to respond to disasters in the field as day one of exercise Immediate Response 14 FTX began, Aug. 25, 2014, at Postojna, Slovenia.

  • Living resilient

    Aug 26, 2014

    Suicide is prevalent in our society, and keeping up with suicide awareness, the Army is teaching Master Resiliency Training to Soldier to help enable them to recover from adversities.

  • Army Medicine Labor Day Safety Message

    Aug 25, 2014

    Labor Day is the holiday when we celebrate and honor this great Nation's workforce. CSM Brock and I appreciate your dedication and service to MEDCOM tremendously. It is time to take a day to relax and reflect upon your hard work because every mission completed contributes directly to the readiness of the Army.

  • Plastic surgery clinic offers patients an invaluable service

    Aug 25, 2014

  • Army doctor: Soldiers should avoid overtraining to prevent injury

    Aug 25, 2014

    Modifying workouts to reduce running mileage and incorporating other exercises to build strength and endurance can help reduce injury.

  • Health Center Commander Wants To Spread Wellness

    Aug 25, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Col. David Carpenter wants to serve more Soldiers and their families.

  • Maj. Gen A.C. Roper assumes command of the 80th Training Command (TASS)

    Aug 24, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. -- Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper took over the reins of the 80th Training Command (TASS) from Maj. Gen. Bill Gerety in a ceremony officiated by Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson, deputy chief Army Reserve, at the Fort Lee Field House Aug. 23, 2014.

  • Scientists discuss strategies for making Soldiers stronger at international conference

    Aug 23, 2014

    Improving the health and physical performance of Soldiers across the globe was the featured topic of the 3rd International Congress on Soldiers Physical Performance held in Boston Aug. 18--21.

  • Female immigrant from El Salvador leads Army clinic

    Aug 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Lt. Col. Elba Villacorta, a female immagrant from El Salvador, leads McAfee U.S. Army Health Clinic at White Sands Missile Range.

  • Army PA honored for contribution to military medicine

    Aug 22, 2014

    Army PA honored for his contribution to military medicine.

  • New commanding general at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    Aug 22, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Farnsworth assumed command of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center from Brig Gen. Timothy J. Edens Aug. 22 in a ceremony at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

  • PRMC's Newest Air Assault Graduates

    Aug 22, 2014

    Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) graduated five Soldiers from the Air Assault course hosted by 25th Infantry Division (Lightning Academy) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on Aug. 18, 2014. The Soldiers participated in the 12-day course training on operations such as Air Assault, sling-load and rappelling. Pictured are the graduates with PRMC Command as followed (from left to right): Col. John McMurray, PRMC Ops Officer in Charge (OIC), Capt. Angela Weston of Bravo Company, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), 2nd Lt. Nathan Cox of Bravo Company, TAMC, Sgt. Cory Bell of Bravo Company, TAMC, Spc. Derek Winegar of MEDDAC-Japan, Pfc. DeQuan Davis of Alpha Company, TAMC, and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano, PRMC Command Sergeant Major. Holding the Alpha and Bravo guidons are Staff Sgt. Kurt Krause (left), TAMC and Sgt. Letisha Fleming (right), TAMC.

  • Immunization Awareness Fair at TAMC

    Aug 22, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) hosted an immunization awareness fair, August 21, 2014 in support of National Immunization Awareness Month.

  • TAMC Hosts CPE Graduation

    Aug 22, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) honors eight graduates from its first ever Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Accredited Intern Program on August 11, 2014.

  • International scientists discuss Soldier physical performance

    Aug 21, 2014

    In an era of downsizing and budget cuts, placing the right Soldiers in the right jobs, keeping them healthy and optimizing their physical performance have never been more important.

  • Kenner educates community on mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus

    Aug 21, 2014

    A little-known virus called chikungunya has been a topic of many local news reports in recent weeks. What is chikungunya and will it affect anybody at Fort Lee?

  • Military Health System Research Symposium Kicks Off

    Aug 21, 2014

    Almost 1,500 military medical clinicians and scientists gathered to kick off the 2014 Military Health System Research Symposium at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Monday, Aug. 18.

  • 3rd ICSPP Conference Kicks Off in Boston

    Aug 21, 2014

    The 3rd International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance, hosted by the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, welcomed attendees to the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday, Aug. 18.

  • Immediate Response Exercise teaches Soldiers from many countries how to combat natural disasters

    Aug 21, 2014

    VIPAVA, SLOVENIA - How do you fight an enemy that cannot be hurt by any bullet or missile? We know that earthquakes cannot be shot or flood waters flanked by a squad. When soldiers respond to a natural disaster the mission is to preserve life. On a small base in Vipava below an old castle, soldiers learned that the war is not with their fellow man, but Mother Nature itself.

  • Fostering Progress through International Collaboration

    Aug 21, 2014

    Advancements in Soldier physical performance, international collaboration and the sharing of ideas and priorities for the futureā€¦those were the topics on the agenda of the 2014 3rd International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance roundtable discussion on Tuesday, Aug. 19, in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Trauma Care--Translating Military Lessons Learned to the Civilian Sector

    Aug 21, 2014

    When two bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, first responders reacted immediately to care for the hundreds of critically injured athletes and spectators. Army Reservist Dr. David King, a trauma surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital Trauma Center who was running the race that day, also sprinted into action.

  • New Consortium to Support Medical Research, Vision Restoration for Wounded Warriors

    Aug 21, 2014

    Wounded warriors with traumatic eye injuries may have a chance to see again with the support of a new research effort called the Horus Vision Restoration Project coordinated by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army talks Fort Huachuca's leadership, success in Army's future

    Aug 21, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - As force reduction kicks into gear, Soldiers can't help but begin to question what the future of the Army will hold -- and those assigned to Fort Huachuca are no different.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center leads Army, region in endoscopic suturing

    Aug 20, 2014

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia, is the first U.S. Army medical treatment facility to offer endoscopic procedures using the Apollo OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System.

  • MPs, aviators train together to protect, serve, MedEvac

    Aug 20, 2014

    Soldiers from Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, taught MedEvac training to Soldiers during their 759th MP Battalion, "Immortal" Challenge Competition, on Fort Carson, Colorado.

  • SMA addresses National Guard troops, discusses Army profession

    Aug 20, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III emphasized professionalism during a visit with enlisted Soldiers assigned to the Army National Guard Readiness Center,in Arlington, Virginia, and surrounding installations, Aug. 15, 2014.

  • Civilian ER docs help New York Guard medics hone emergency medical skills

    Aug 19, 2014

    New York Army National Guard medical Soldiers turned their training up a notch Aug. 5, 2014, when they got some hands-on instruction from experienced emergency room doctors.

  • Back to School Campaign focuses on improving student performance

    Aug 19, 2014

    By getting parents and children engaged on the importance of sleep, activity and nutrition, which are the three pillars of the Performance Triad, the Army can help create ready and resilient Army families.

  • SMA Chandler visits Brooke Army Medical Center, presents Purple Heart

    Aug 19, 2014

    The sergeant major of the Army presented a Purple Heart to a wounded Soldier during a Purple Heart ceremony hosted by Brooke Army Medical Center at the Warrior and Family Support Center, in San Antonio, Aug. 19, 2014.

  • Feedback welcome on new Performance Triad app

    Aug 18, 2014

    Important information and helpful links on sleep, activity and nutrition -- the three components of Performance Triad -- are now available as an app that can be downloaded to any smartphone.

  • Tripler Prepares for Flu Season

    Aug 18, 2014

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month and Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) is promoting the importance of immunizations, including the influenza vaccination.

  • The lost art of human kindness

    Aug 17, 2014

    GANEUNG, South Korea-- Working along with volunteers from Camp Stanley and Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, the 1st "Steel" Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, liaison team volunteered at a local soup kitchen near Uijongbu, South Korea.

  • Bondsteel Soldiers train for Expert Field Medical Badge

    Aug 16, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -- Practice makes perfect, and for six Multinational Battle Group-East Soldiers, they will need all the practice they can get for one of the most rigorous tests military medical professionals can endure. MNBG-E Soldiers participated in a full-scale training event for the U.S. Army's Expert Field Medical Badge at Camp Bondsteel, Aug. 9-10, before heading to Grafenwoehr, Germany, to experience the real event.

  • Servicemembers learn skills, compete in wheelchair basketball camp

    Aug 15, 2014

    More than 30 wounded, injured and ill servicemembers and military veterans from across the country participated in a wheelchair basketball training camp, Aug. 7-8, at Fort Belvoir's Specker Field House. The event, sponsored by the National Wheelchair Basketball Association; USO Metropolitan-Washington; and the Belvoir Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, aimed to provide active-duty servicemembers and veterans an opportunity to learn the basics of the game, compete against each other in a friendly environment and shoot for slots on an elite team down the road.

  • RACH dietitians offer tasty changes for diners

    Aug 15, 2014

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital dietitians made changes at the hospital dining facility to offer healthier nutrition choices.

  • TRADOC accreditation team to visit USAICoE

    Aug 15, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Fort Huachuca's Quality Assurance Office, or QAO, has the mission to prepare the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, USAICoE, for the Training and Doctrine Command's accreditation visit. A failed accreditation can affect the ability to train Soldiers and negatively impact the military training institution.

  • Living with autism: the adolescent years

    Aug 15, 2014

    An 11-year-old boy wakes, eats breakfast, brushes his teeth and combs his hair. It is a hot summer day so he takes his shirt off and goes in the backyard to jump in the pool. It is time to leave and the struggle begins.

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