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  • 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.

  • Philippine, US forces team up for medical, dental assistance

    Mar 29, 2011

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines from both the Armed Forces of the Republic of the Philippines and the U.S. military participated in a medical and dental civic action program at Babancal Elementary School in Zambales province.

  • Army medical leaders honored for pain management

    Mar 29, 2011

    The Army surgeon general and three other Medical Department officers were honored with awards March 26 during the 27th annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

  • Fort Hood Wounded Warrior Unit Names New First Sergeant

    Mar 29, 2011

  • Walking the Line

    Mar 29, 2011

  • Army Medicine leaders honored for Pain Management efforts

    Mar 29, 2011

    Four U.S. Army Medical Department officers were honored with Presidential Commendations, on March 26, 2011, during the 27th annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Md.

  • Reading Family Affair for Fort Hood Soldier

    Mar 28, 2011

  • Tripler Army Medical Center provides "Strong Bonds" for families of autistic children

    Mar 25, 2011

    Tripler Army Medical Center's Pastoral Care Department organized a retreat for families with autistic children.

  • Helping Heroes Heal

    Mar 25, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- The Installation Management Community is seeking Psy. D, Ph.D. clinical or counseling psychologists, clinical social workers, Licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed mental health counselors and licensed professional counselors to counsel Soldiers, their Family members and Civilians struggling with substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and suicide risk associated with post-traumatic stress order, or PTSD.

  • 'Bragg' about recycling at WAMC

    Mar 25, 2011

    Fort Bragg was the first Army installation to lead the way in recognizing that steps needed to be taken to preserve the sustainability and environment of Fort Bragg in order to continue to meet the mission goals for our Soldiers, civilians and Families on post. Womack Army Medical Center is now doing its part to lead the way by implementing a wider approach to an existing recycling program by passing out recycling containers throughout the hospital to capture those types of recyclable items as well as taking steps to incorporate all white paper, color, computer, and ledger paper.

  • 502nd MSG Commander Speaks at USAMITC's Commander's Call

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS - The 502nd Mission Support Group Commander, Col. Mary Garr, recently spoke at the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center Commander's Call. As the guest speaker, she shared her vision of what development she sees for Fort Sam Houston for both the immediate and the distant future.

  • MEDCOM is First to Complete Essentris® Deployment

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS - In an effort to streamline and ensure efficiency in maintaining Soldiers' medical records, the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center, in partnership with the U.S. Army Medical Command and the Military Health System, recently completed deployment of its Clinical Information System-the Essentris® Clinical Suite.

  • Schertz Medical Home to accommodate influx of active duty service members, families

    Mar 24, 2011

    SCHERTZ, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center celebrated and opened its newest addition - the Schertz Medical Home - during a ribbon cutting ceremony March 16.

  • Lifeliners renovate aid station, expand medical care to troops

    Mar 24, 2011

    101st Sustainment Brigade re-opens newly renovated TMC

  • Army to celebrate Month of the Military Child

    Mar 24, 2011

    During April, U.S. military installations around the globe will recognize the contributions and sacrifices that servicemembers' sons and daughters make daily.

  • Fort Hood's Red Cross volunteers help Soldiers, patients, more

    Mar 22, 2011

    Since 1943, National Red Cross Month has been celebrated in March to focus on the selfless service of the army of volunteers and American Red Cross workers like Debbie MacDonald, the Red Cross assistant station manager at Fort Hood.

  • Lewis-McChord assists family members back from Japan

    Mar 22, 2011

    An influx of people arriving this week at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from the earthquake and tsunami-ravaged country of Japan have prompted a multi-agency response by the federal government.

  • Tripler receives praise for promoting resilience and well-being among employees

    Mar 21, 2011

    The Tripler Army Medical Center Department of Psychology received a Best Practices Honor from the American Psychological Association at the annual Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards ceremony March 12 in Washington, D.C. TAMC's Department of Psychology was recognized for its efforts to promote resilience and well-being among its employees.

  • Bone marrow donor proud he gave, would donate again

    Mar 18, 2011

    Sgt. Albert M. Cusimano can be sure that he saved at least one life. Less than one year after registering with the C.W. "Bill" Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program, Cusimano received notice that his marrow was needed.

  • Stink bug returns: Entomologists predict bug population will surge this spring

    Mar 18, 2011

    As warmer weather approaches, scientists are gearing up for the resurgence of the stink bug. Native to China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan, the brown marmorated stink bug is rumored to have arrived in the United States via packing materials used for shipping. The bugs are often transported by vehicle as people go from place to place.

  • WTU gives back to Czech orphanage

    Mar 18, 2011

    The holiday season may be over, but the spirit of giving is still alive at the Warrior Transition Unit in Vilseck. Volunteers consisting of Wounded Warriors, staff and spouses loaded up a bus with donations and spent the afternoon with children from the DD Plana Orphanage in Plana, Czech Republic, March 4.

  • Womack Army Medical Center opens new satellite clinics

    Mar 18, 2011

    In the continuing push to stand up facilities that deliver the best quality of life for Soldiers and their Families, Army leadership opened two Womack Army Medical Center satellite clinics March 9 in Cumberland County. The medical facilities are healthcare as it should be -easy to access, patient-centered, team-based and quality-focused.

  • Tiny dog teaches large lessons

    Mar 18, 2011

    With BRAC upon us, the delivery of certificate of expected separation letters, and more and more of our co-workers leaving by the day, many Civilian employees and Soldiers are falling into my boat, taking on more and more responsibilities while still trying to balance their personal lives. All I can say is don't pull a "Stabinsky" and get worked out of shape. Pull a "Charlie" and slow down and relax.

  • USAPHC (Prov) welcomes first command sergeant major

    Mar 17, 2011

    A new milestone has been reached as the U.S. Army Public Health Command (Provisional) moves forward to full operational capability. The organization welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald C. Ecker at a change of responsibility ceremony conducted on March 17 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • TBI rehab gets dose of persistence on Capitol Hill

    Mar 17, 2011

    Researchers, educators, family advocators and survivors of traumatic brain injury testified March 16 before the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, during what was dubbed "Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill."

  • Putting the pieces back together: TF Duke treats mTBI with rest, games

    Mar 16, 2011

    Anyone who's been paying attention to sporting news knows that over the last few years there has been an exponentially increasing interest in the effects of concussions on players, especially in hockey and football. Indeed, the main subject of the NHL General Managers' annual meetings, going on this week in Boca Raton, Fla., will be concussions and checks targeting players' heads. But the issue of concussions, also known as mild traumatic brain injuries, is not one that only affects sports stars. Anyone that has had any sort of head injury is at risk of being affected, particularly Soldiers who have been struck by improvised explosive devices or other attacks.

  • HMEDDAC patient learns first-hand the importance of screenings for cancer

    Mar 16, 2011

    A nurse from the Heidelberg Health Center in Germany helped a defense contractor discover he has cancer during his routine pre-deployment screenings. The patient is now in the United States receiving treatment.

  • Defense Department makes 'great strides' in brain-injury care

    Mar 14, 2011

    The Defense Department is making great strides in the field of traumatic brain injury that will benefit not only the department, but also its global and civilian partners, a traumatic brain injury expert said today.

  • USAMITC Selects Employee of the Year for 2010

    Mar 14, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS - The U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center recently celebrated selection of their Employee of the Year for 2010: Matthew Wimpee. USAMITC held a luncheon to not only recognize the Employee of the Year, but to also acknowledge those employees who outshined and excelled in their job performance for each quarter of 2010.

  • USAMITC's Fellowship Program Shows Joint Direction

    Mar 14, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS - As the Military is moving on in a more joint service operational direction, the United States Army Medical Information Technology Center is coming on strong in its contribution to this effort in the form of its Fellowship Program.

  • USAMITC's Enterprise Service Desk Blazes the Trail

    Mar 14, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS - Entering the impressive cyber work space, you're struck by the fact that this looks like a call center; and indeed it is. But this isn't just any call center. This is the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center's (USAMITC) Enterprise Service Desk (ESD), whose goal it is to provide outstanding customer service and information technology assistance.

  • Academy trains Fort Bragg spouses on resiliency

    Mar 11, 2011

    Being truthful about where you are - in relation to your daily experiences - lays the groundwork for programs like the new Spouse Resiliency Academy. The objectives of an Army-wide program like SRA, teaches spouses to improve their coping skills and better understand the perspectives of their Soldiers, friends, children and coworkers. More than a self-help program, SRA emphasizes a positive, realistic and strategic approach to life as a military spouse.

  • Hiring Heroes Career Fair offers job opportunities for wounded warriors, spouses

    Mar 11, 2011

    About 40 employers were on hand March 8, for the Hiring Heroes Career Fair at the Sam Houston Club.

  • Joint Medical Blast Injury Symposium held in Sri Lanka

    Mar 11, 2011

    The 2011 Joint Medical Blast Injury Symposium was held Feb. 15- 17 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, as part of a medical exchange program to enhance cooperation across nations. Sri Lankan Armed Forces partnered with U.S. Army Central and U.S. Army Pacific to conduct a subject matter exchange on managing the effects of blast injuries.

  • Army Medicine's Culture of Trust

    Mar 11, 2011

    In September 2010, the Army Surgeon General authorized the creation of a task force to design and implement a strategic initiative to build a Culture of Trust throughout Army Medicine. Army Medicine has a rich and proud heritage of bringing value and inspiring trust with our patients. As the Surgeon General stated "the Culture of Trust Initiative will permeate all facets of Army Medicine."

  • Therapy dogs helping with more than PTSD, TBI

    Mar 11, 2011

    Launched just eight months ago, Veterans Moving Forward vows to provide service dogs, at no cost, to veterans with physical and mental health challenges, including those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Army opens TBI rehabilitation center in Europe

    Mar 10, 2011

    The first center offering comprehensive care for European-based mild Traumatic Brain Injury patients celebrated its grand opening Feb. 25, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany.

  • Use energy drinks moderately

    Mar 10, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Coffee and cigarettes are former staples of the military. Smoking cessation classes are working to decrease the smoking population, and in the meantime another drink has started replacing the ol' cup of Joe. They're called energy drinks.

  • West Point Class of 2014 Cadets conduct research on own sleep habits

    Mar 9, 2011

    West Point psychology students study information in the text nightly, and the next day they apply what they learned to hypothetical leadership problems generated by their combat-experienced instructors.

  • Saber medics broaden skills in Iraq

    Mar 8, 2011

    The medics of 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment took advantage of the fact they are located next to Witmer Troop Medical Clinic, at Camp Liberty, Iraq, a level-two care facility, by setting up a level-two training program with the Soldiers of the 546th Area Support Medical Company who operate the facility.

  • JBM-HH Rader Clinic offers beneficial patient programs

    Mar 8, 2011

    ''We want to empower patients to participate in their health care," said Dr. Sharwanda George, a clinical pharmacist at Andrew Rader Army Health Clinic on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • National Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Mar 7, 2011

    <b>What it is' </b> March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are disruptions of the brain that occur due to a blow or jolt to the head or penetrating head injuries. The severity of TBIs can range from mild to severe. The Army wants leaders, Soldiers and family members to understand the signs and symptoms of mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), also called concussions, and the importance of seeking prompt medical care-which is an act of strength and courage. Most concussions occur without a loss of consciousness and are treatable. The majority of people who experience a concussion recover completely with no lasting effects. Some common signs and symptoms of a concussion may include amnesia, confusion, dizziness, fatigue, headache, slurred speech, nausea, vomiting or ringing in the ears. Some people have memory or concentration problems, sensitivity to light and noise, sleep disturbances, irritability and depression.

  • Survivor Outreach Services: Supporting Survivors and honoring Soldiers

    Mar 7, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- I commanded the 3rd Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart, Ga., as part of the surge in Iraq in 2007-8.

  • Heads Up Given On Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Mar 4, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- If not treated, traumatic brain injuries incurred on the battlefield today could cripple large populations of Soldiers decades from now.

  • Dental Hygiene Awareness Month ends with school visits

    Mar 4, 2011

    Lawrence Joel Troop Medical Clinic (LJTMC) registered dental hygienist Lorraine Lobos (dressed as a tooth), teaches children in the Child Development Center (CDC) preschool 1 class what it takes to have strong teeth during a visit Feb. 25.

  • Dental Health Month celebrated at elementary school

    Mar 4, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Fort Sam Houston Elementary students celebrated National Dental Health Month Feb. 24 with well-planned, hands-on, and engaging lessons provided by U.S. Army Dental Activity.

  • Fort Sam Houston begins fueling Soldier Athletes

    Mar 4, 2011

    Since its inception the Army has prided itself on transforming everyday civilians into Army Strong Soldiers. Now it seeks to transform its Soldiers into something more: Soldier Athletes.

  • Twenty earn coveted Expert Field Medical Badge

    Mar 4, 2011

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas -- Pro football players strive for a Super Bowl ring. Actors give the performance of a lifetime to garner an Emmy or Oscar. Military medical personnel give their all, physically and mentally, to earn the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge.

  • Army National Guard Gets Digital Medical Systems for Disaster Relief

    Mar 4, 2011

    Army National Guard Soldiers will have the ability to digitally document patient care and manage medical supplies during disaster relief and homeland security missions in the U.S., according to a new partnership between the Army National Guard Bureau and the Army's Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) program at Fort Detrick, Md.

  • 31st ADA offers pregnancy PT program

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Soldiers and physical training go hand-in-hand, but when the Soldier is pregnant the program has to be altered. In the 31st Air Defense Artillery that's where Sgt. Stacey Dawes, 31st ADA medic and noncommissioned officer in charge, comes in.

  • Male Soldiers put empathy for expectant mothers to the test during wellness expo

    Mar 3, 2011

    The first Expectant and New Parent Health and Wellness Expo at Wilson Sports and Fitness Center tested male Soldiers' endurance by putting them in empathy bellies, 30-pound strap-on stomachs that simulate the look and feel of pregnancy.

  • Fort Hood shooting victim battles bulge to go on active duty

    Mar 3, 2011

    Spc. Logan Burnett, a Soldier who was shot three times Nov. 5, 2009, has overcome many of his medical issues, but is fighting hard to lose weight and show the Army he is "lean, mean and ready to fight."

  • Dental care should begin in infancy

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Every February, the American Dental Association sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise attention on oral health care to the nation's youth. "The key to a lifetime of oral health is to start when you are young," said Col. Bernard Hennessy, Comanche Advanced

  • Public health experts brief ASC on air quality

    Mar 3, 2011

    Subject matter experts from the U.S. Army Public Health Command briefed members of Army Sustainment Command's workforce about air quality in Building 350 during two information sessions held on March 2.

  • Lifeliners aid local clinic

    Mar 1, 2011

    Soldiers with the 101st Sustainment Brigade and the 87th CSSB CERP Team visit a local Afghan hospital to assess medical supply needs.

  • Lifeliners aid local clinic

    Mar 1, 2011

    101st Sustainment Brigade and 87th CSSB CERP team visit local Afghan hospital to assess medical supply needs.

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries: What servicemembers need to know

    Feb 25, 2011

    March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Brain injuries, specifically traumatic brain injuries, are major health concerns in the military. Twelve percent of troops (about 320,000) returning from Iraq and Afghanistan reported experiencing TBI.

  • National Nutrition Month: Replenishing nutrients lost during exercise

    Feb 25, 2011

    The old saying "you are what you eat" was popularized (but not originated) by an English nutritionist named Dr. Victor Lindlahr who published a book in the 1940s called "You Are What You Eat: How to Win and Keep Health with Diet."

  • Avoiding Common PT Test Training Errors

    Feb 25, 2011

    As the spring season nears, Soldiers across the Army are gearing up for physical fitness tests. There are probably many Soldiers who are worried they may not pass. There is good reason to worry. When a Soldier fails a PT test, it can jeopardize promotion, delay acceptance or completion of advanced military schooling, and virtually condemn an otherwise stellar Soldier to receive an average evaluation report.

  • ACS: How are we doing' General Lynch wants to know!

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In an effort to find out how things were at Fort Sam Houston's Army Community Service, Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, and his wife, Sarah, held an open dialogue with 52 Families from the Joint Base San Antonio installation community Feb. 14.

  • 32nd Medical Brigade Soldiers experience wounded warrior concert

    Feb 18, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 32nd Medical Brigade experienced a moving performance by "Soldier Hard," a recently discharged Soldier who travels the country giving inspirational and motivational concerts to other Soldiers.

  • Train lead singer rolls into WFSC to meet Soldiers, Families

    Feb 18, 2011

    Pat Monahan, lead singer for the band Train (center), stopped by the Warrior and Family Support Center on Fort Sam Houston Feb. 11, a few hours before the band's performance at the AT&T Center as part of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. After getting a short tour of the facility, Monahan stayed to talk to numerous Soldiers and their Families, sign autographs and pose for photos.

  • Building resilience across USARPAC

    Feb 18, 2011

    Building resilience in Soldiers is the task for more than 120 students scheduled to graduate Feb. 23 from the 10-day Master Resilience Training course held at Fort Shafter. The Army definition of resilience is the ability to grow and thrive in the face of challenges and bounce back from adversity. The graduates of this course will be instilling these attributes into their units. The MRT course is one pillar of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program with the mission to increase resilience and enhance the performance of the force by developing five dimensions of strength: physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family.

  • Families are first at the Fort Bragg Fisher House

    Feb 18, 2011

    Jennifer Leonard, an Army Reservist turned military wife, tells about her stay at the Fort Bragg Fisher House while her husband, Sgt. Matthew Leonard was at Womace Army Medical Center. Matthew had been seriously wounded in action and Jennifer stayed with him for three week before she took a break and stayed at the Fort Bragg Fisher House, a 'home away from home' for Families of wounded warriors and other Soldiers hospitalized at WAMC.

  • EFMP enrollment is key to readiness

    Feb 18, 2011

    The Exceptional Family Member Program allows the military to match the Family members' special needs with the gaining command's available medical and educational resources.

  • Therapy dogs all about the love

    Feb 17, 2011

    Butch and Zack were selected to deploy to Iraq after intensive training by America's VetDogs, a nonprofit organization that raises and donates dogs to military units and veterans with needs. The dogs were handed over to 98th Med. Det. last week, and will continue training alongside their military partners in preparation for deployment.

  • LJTMC nurse reflects on 21-year career

    Feb 17, 2011

    For the past 110 years, the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) has been serving and standing with Soldiers and their Families, providing them with health care and improving their quality of life. And for the past 21 years, Lt. Col. Sharon Cole, deputy commander for patient services at Lawrence Joel Troop Medical Clinic and Southern Regional Medical Command Army public health nurse regional consultant, has been proud to be a part of that tradition, and is looking forward to even more years of service. It is a much different picture from one Cole first envisioned when she joined the Army in 1989. "I planned on doing three years then going back to Pensacola (Fla.)," she said.

  • Dental health month stresses prevention

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Open wide for National Children's Dental Health Month. The American Dental Association has strategically deemed the month of sweets the month to also make sure those sugary treats don't do any permanent damage to children's teeth. Fort Sill's dentists are spreading the word by visiting child care facilities on post with the message "A healthy smile' It's easy to find."

  • TF Falcon strives for 100% trained to save lives

    Feb 17, 2011

    TF Falcon strives to certify all Soldiers as combat life savers- Medics of the 10th Combat Aviation plan to teach the combat life saver course until 100-percent of the brigade becomes CLS certified.

  • Korea-based medical team deploys for Cobra Gold

    Feb 16, 2011

    BANGKOK - Seven U.S. service members from 8th Army's 65th Medical Brigade are participating in the 30th Operation Cobra Gold through Feb. 21 in various locations throughout Thailand.

  • Gary Sinise visits Wounded Warriors

    Feb 15, 2011

  • Madigan commander accepts new position, set to retire

    Feb 15, 2011

    After almost 29 years as a Soldier, including nearly two as the comA,A!mander at Madigan Healthcare System, Col. Jerome Penner III will trade his Army Combat Uniform for a suit March 10 and begin a new journey as a civilian. "It all came down to timing. Had this been three years ago I probably would not have done it," said Penner.

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