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  • Fort Bragg programs offer chance to get into shape

    Feb 4, 2011

    Two exercise programs on Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base not only offer the chance to beat the winter blues, but they also offer the chance to live a healthier lifestyle. Jump into Shape, offered by Womack Army Medical Center, and The Biggest Loser, a NuCo fat loss contest, have both recently started.

  • Iraqi physical therapists train at Walter Reed

    Feb 4, 2011

    Three Iraqi military physical therapists are wrapping up a six-week rotation Feb. 14, with Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • METC: Doing great things

    Feb 3, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Milestones continue to be reached and student numbers are on the rise since the doors opened at two of five instructional facilities at the expansive multi-service Medical Education & Training Campus at Fort Sam Houston on June 30, 2010.

  • Secretary of Defense presents Purple Heart at BAMC

    Feb 3, 2011

    Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates presents 1st Lt. Larkin O'Hern with the Purple Heart Jan. 29 at Brooke Army Medical Center for wounds received while serving in Afghanistan.

  • Actor D.B. Sweeney visits with Soldiers, wounded warriors at Fort Sam Houston

    Feb 3, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Actor D.B. Sweeney visited with combat medics assigned to the 232nd Medical Battalion, inpatients at Brooke Army Medical Center, the Center for the Intrepid and the Warrior and Family Support Center at Fort Sam Houston Jan. 26. Sweeney is well known for his roles in "Fire in the Sky," "Memphis Belle," "Cutting Edge" and "Spawn," as well as numerous television appearances on shows such as "Jericho," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Lonesome Dove." The actor has also initiated a program where other celebrities write letters of support to military personnel. The letters can be seen at http://www.lettersfromhollywood.army.mil.

  • Annual donor recognition ceremony highlights contributions

    Feb 3, 2011

    The Robertson Blood Center held its annual Donor Recognition Ceremony at the military blood donor center at Fort Hood on Jan. 26, 2011, recognizing individuals and units that contributed to the program's success in 2010.

  • Fort Lee clinic celebrates Army Nurse Corps Anniversary

    Feb 3, 2011

    On Wednesday, the Army Nurse Corps celebrated its 110th anniversary. For the nurses at Kenner Army Health Clinic, at Fort Lee, Va., it was a time to reflect on the heroic tradition of American men and women tending to sick and wounded warriors since 1775.

  • Winn Call Center open Sundays, earlier, with more appointments

    Feb 2, 2011

    Winn Army Community Hospital has taken the phone wait time for medical appointments down to two minutes or less.

  • Madigan, UW Medicine discuss pain management during conference

    Feb 2, 2011

    University of Washington pain medicine experts shared information with more than 350 Madigan, tri-service and Veteran Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System providers and nurses during a pain management conference Jan. 31.

  • Dedicated blood donors recognized with ceremony

    Feb 2, 2011

    On Jan. 26, 2011, blood donors, unit representatives and supporters crowded the rotunda of Fort Hood's Robertson Blood Center to watch and participate in the blood donor center's annual Donor Recognition Ceremony.

  • Army surgeon general presents top 10 initiatives

    Feb 1, 2011

    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker announced his Top 10 initiatives for Army medicine Jan. 27.

  • Orsi promoted to Colonel during ceremony on Fort Detrick

    Feb 1, 2011

    Douglas Orsi, commander, 302nd Signal Battalion, 21st Signal Brigade, was promoted to Colonel during a ceremony Jan. 10 on Fort Detrick.

  • Maj. Gen. James K. Gilman speaks at Cyber-Security Conference for Business

    Feb 1, 2011

  • Are you Secure' Fort Detrick hosts Cyber-Security Conference for Business

    Feb 1, 2011

    Representative Roscoe Bartlett welcomed over 200 businesses and several major universities here Monday for a congressionally sponsored conference on security of computers and networks.

  • Fort Detrick invites community to mingle and ask questions

    Feb 1, 2011

    Following public comments regarding the format of previous community town hall meetings, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick officials rethought how to invite the public to learn about the installation's various missions and people. The answer was tested Jan. 31 at the Whittaker Campus Center, Hood College in the form of an exhibition-style event.

  • TRICARE's at-home counseling program reaches nearly 3,000 calls

    Feb 1, 2011

    In existence since 2009, the TRICARE Assistance Program, or TRIAP, offers 24-hour confidential counseling for those needing immediate help, or those who may not want to visit a behavioral health practitioner in person.

  • Inspection of the Warrior Care and Transition Program

    Jan 31, 2011

    Inspection of the Warrior Care and Transition Program by the U.S. Army Inspector General Agency.

  • Madigan hosts national urological seminar

    Jan 31, 2011

    Madigan Healthcare System's Urology Clinic hosted the 58th Annual James C. Kimbrough Urological Seminar for the Society of Government Service Urologists Jan. 15 through 21. The conference, attended by more than 180 urologists, was held at the Sheraton in Seattle and hosted by Madigan with Maj. (Dr.) Tim Brand as the main project manager for the week-long event.

  • Army labs get award for technology to defeat dengue

    Jan 31, 2011

    With Florida's dengue outbreak last year, Key West residents became the beneficiaries of a mosquito-trap technology first developed by Army laboratories nearly a decade ago.

  • Programs aim to support military spouses, families

    Jan 31, 2011

    A new whole-of-government approach will bring the federal government's vast reach to help millions of servicemembers and their families, a senior Defense Department official said yesterday.

  • Wounded warrior delegation relates top concerns to senior leadership

    Jan 28, 2011

    Concern about competitiveness among peers ranks top among the concerns for severely wounded, ill and injured Soldiers who have been allowed to continue to serve on active or active reserve duty.

  • 3-D software becoming safeware to returning Soldiers with PTSD

    Jan 28, 2011

    In the past six years, virtual reality "games" have evolved from plain old fun into a complex exposure therapy application to help Soldiers with combat-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder return "home" from Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Army Laboratories Work Together to Defeat Dengue

    Jan 28, 2011

  • Warriors corralled for 'Cowboy Breakfast'

    Jan 28, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Soldiers sit back and enjoy a breakfast taco treat during the Warrior and Family Support Center's 2nd Annual Cowboy Breakfast Jan. 27 at the WFSC. The Cowboy Breakfast, with the support of its sponsors, donated 3,000 breakfast tacos for the event as a way to say thank you for the sacrifices of the Soldiers, their Family members and the caregivers.

  • Listener Program shows healing power of compassionate communications

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- As Brooke Army Medical Center's number-one priority is to provide the very best care and services for our patients, it also recognizes the importance of BAMC volunteers and the important role they play for the well-being of patients and their families.

  • Expectant moms should check meds

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Reynolds Army Community Hospital Preventive Medicine and the Resiliency Training Center Body Wellness are joining more than 350 members of the National Birth Defects Prevention Network to share the message that women of childbearing age should talk with a doctor about which medications are safe to take while pregnant.

  • Expectant moms should check meds

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Reynolds Army Community Hospital Preventive Medicine and the Resiliency Training Center Body Wellness are joining more than 350 members of the National Birth Defects Prevention Network to share the message that women of childbearing age should talk with a doctor about which medications are safe to take while pregnant.

  • Keller NCO first inductee into West Point Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    Jan 26, 2011

    Noncommissioned officers of the Black Knights Sgt. Audie Murphy Club welcomed a new member as Staff Sgt. Gopal Singh became the first West Point inductee during a ceremony held at the Haig Room Jan. 19. Singh, the hospital education NCOIC at Keller Army Community Hospital, is the ninth member of this elite club which recognizes NCOs who demonstrate superior leadership qualities and abilities characterized by the club's namesake.

  • Community Health Promotion Council discusses behavioral health services

    Jan 25, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Behavioral health services for Soldiers were among the topics discussed at a U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii-sponsored meeting, Jan. 4, here.

  • Social worker heals "relationship wounds"

    Jan 24, 2011

    Patients suffering from mild Traumatic Brain Injuries are adjusting to several new challenges like loss of balance, trouble sleeping and feelings of depression. However, mTBI patients who are married or in long-term relationships have an additional hurdle to cross: relearning how to communicate with their partner.

  • US, UK medical Soldiers conduct joint training

    Jan 24, 2011

    Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe's 67th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne) and the United Kingdom's 208th Field Hospital (Liverpool) conducted Operation Starlight II, Jan. 21-23, at the Army Medical Simulation Training Center in Strensall, England.

  • Special delivery

    Jan 24, 2011

    Soldier uses Skype to coach wife, help deliver baby from Afghanistan

  • Fort Bragg community reminded of post-holiday suicide awareness

    Jan 21, 2011

    For some, the period after the holidays, mid-January to late February, is a time that brings sadness and depression that could lead to more dangerous actions. Fort Bragg's Directorate of Human Resources is reminding the community that historically, February is the month when the Army has seen a spike in the number of suicides committed by servicemembers. Soldiers, Family members and civilians are urged to be extra vigilant during this time.

  • Womack Army Medical Center offers tips to prevent cervical cancer

    Jan 21, 2011

    WomacK Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg provided information on prevention of certain types of cancer. Of all the types of cancer, cervical cancer is the only one with an anticancer vaccine available in medicine right now. In other words, it is the most preventable.

  • Womack Army Medical Center runs strong with army of volunteers

    Jan 21, 2011

    These are the unsung heroes of Fort Bragg, the 350 Red Cross volunteers who serve our Soldiers and Family members are all valuable members of the Fort Bragg team. In essence, they serve our Soldiers so that Soldiers may serve our country.

  • Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center allows donors to save lives

    Jan 21, 2011

    January is National Blood Donor Month, Fort Bragg issued a call to the community to give the gift of life and donate blood.

  • Wounded warriors receive recognition for their valor

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Two separate ceremonies were held recently to present the Purple Heart Medal to Soldiers recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center from injuries received during combat.

  • Virtual system increases efficiency, ease of transition

    Jan 20, 2011

    U.S. Army Europe Community Automation System cuts the hard copies of in- and out-processing forms to a minimum and eliminates the need for post organizations to sign off on and manually input clearing paperwork.

  • Army sees slight reduction in active-duty suicides

    Jan 19, 2011

    The Army vice chief of staff reported a slight reduction this past year in suicides committed by Soldiers on active duty, from 162 in 2009 to 156 in 2010.

  • Behavioral Health Screening Study

    Jan 18, 2011

    Identifying Soldiers for behavioral-health problems before they deploy to a combat zone, and then coordinating continuing care for those Soldiers while they are overseas, can reduce suicidal thoughts, psychiatric disorders and other problems, according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

  • TRICARE to extend dependent coverage to age 26

    Jan 18, 2011

    To ensure military families don't get left out as the new national health care reform law extends parent's health insurance to their children up to age 26, TRICARE plans to roll out its new Young Adult Program by spring and to provide an option to make coverage retroactive to Jan. 1.

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

    Jan 15, 2011

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

  • Therapy dog gets promoted

    Jan 14, 2011

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

  • Preventive medicine residents study tropical diseases in Honduras

    Jan 13, 2011

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

  • Dirt turned for new WTU complex

    Jan 13, 2011

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

  • Clinic provides easy access for families

    Jan 13, 2011

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

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

    Jan 13, 2011

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

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

    Jan 13, 2011

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

  • Midwife training program begins in Afghanistan

    Jan 11, 2011

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

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

    Jan 10, 2011

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

  • Iraqi health-care providers training at Walter Reed

    Jan 10, 2011

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

  • 110th Anniversary Celebration of the Army Nurse Corps

    Jan 10, 2011

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

  • 110th Anniversary Celebration of the Army Nurse Corps

    Jan 7, 2011

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

  • A starry night

    Jan 7, 2011

  • Cougars return home after year in Kuwait

    Jan 7, 2011

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

  • Clearing up the recycling confusion at McChord

    Jan 7, 2011

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

  • I Corps begins preparations for Afghanistan deployment

    Jan 7, 2011

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

  • Town hall teaches safe baby practices

    Jan 7, 2011

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

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

    Jan 7, 2011

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

  • Program helps Soldier cope with traumatic loss

    Jan 6, 2011

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

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

    Jan 6, 2011

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

  • Two Soldiers receive Bronze Star for heroic actions

    Jan 6, 2011

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

  • Wounded Warriors lend a hand

    Jan 5, 2011

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

  • New MEDEVAC bird flies in Iraq

    Jan 4, 2011

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

  • Multiple techniques help alleviate chronic pain

    Jan 3, 2011

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

  • Love basketball' Here's how to minimize injuries

    Jan 3, 2011

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

  • Is it possible to exercise too much'

    Jan 3, 2011

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

  • HPV can cause cervical cancer, other health issues

    Jan 3, 2011

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

  • To conserve the 'biting' strength

    Jan 3, 2011

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

  • Army All-American Bowl will honor AMEDD recruiter

    Dec 30, 2010

    All American Bowl Honors AMEDD Recruiter

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

    Dec 24, 2010

  • New MEDEVAC helicopters take flight in Iraq

    Dec 23, 2010

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

  • CSA visits medical center at Kandahar

    Dec 23, 2010

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

  • The counting is not over

    Dec 22, 2010

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

  • Fort Hood blood donor inducted into Donation Hall of Fame

    Dec 22, 2010

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

  • Dozens Turn Out at Warrior Transition Unit Blood Drive

    Dec 22, 2010

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

  • Qualified for excellence

    Dec 22, 2010

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

  • Unit and family team up!

    Dec 22, 2010

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

  • WTU cadre work together to heal wounded warriors

    Dec 20, 2010

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

  • Suicide survivors present class to Sill Soldiers

    Dec 17, 2010

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

  • Vets caution against pets as holiday presents

    Dec 16, 2010

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

  • Families honor those lost with Christmas wreaths

    Dec 16, 2010

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

  • Spurs lift spirits with Center for the Intrepid visit

    Dec 16, 2010

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

  • JBSA hammers out energy conservation management strategies at summit

    Dec 16, 2010

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

  • Health Center Renovations Near Completion

    Dec 16, 2010

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

  • Fort Hood breaks ground for new Army medical center

    Dec 13, 2010

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

  • BJACH works to perfect reactions to mass casualty situations

    Dec 13, 2010

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

  • New PT program develops battle skills, warrior tasks

    Dec 13, 2010

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

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

    Dec 12, 2010

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

  • Wounded warriors, surviving family enjoy Patriot Hunt

    Dec 10, 2010

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

  • Army medics help boy back on his feet

    Dec 10, 2010

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

  • Fort Bragg doctor continues Family history of military service

    Dec 9, 2010

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

  • Military impact significant in local health care and bioscience industry

    Dec 9, 2010

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

  • Diabetes Represents Equal Opportunity Epidemic

    Dec 6, 2010

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

  • ANP recruits learn first aid from Stryker medic

    Dec 5, 2010

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

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

    Dec 3, 2010

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

  • Fort Bragg wounded warriors receive scholarships

    Dec 3, 2010

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

  • Digital mammography helps Fort Bragg medical technicians get closer look

    Dec 3, 2010

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

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

    Dec 3, 2010

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

  • New patient appointment system offers improved service

    Dec 2, 2010

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

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