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  • Army Surgeon General visits Pacific region, talks about health readiness

    Jun 19, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, U.S. Army surgeon general and commander, U.S. Army Medical Command, visited the Pacific Regional Medical Command staff and facilities in Honolulu, Hawaii, June 12-14, 2012.

  • Artillery medics partner with Afghan Army, train to save lives

    Jun 18, 2012

    Medics with the Afghan National Army, Medical Platoon, 1-205th Corps and the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., conducted medical partnership training at Forward Operating Base Frontenac, Afghanistan, June 11-14, 2012.

  • Two WRAIR Soldiers Earn Expert Field Medical Badge

    Jun 18, 2012

    Two Noncommissioned Officers from Walter Reed Army Institute of Research were awarded the Expert Field Medical Badge after successfully completing all requirements at Camp Bullis, Texas, June 15.

  • Col. Greg Gadson Turns over the Reins of the Army Wounded Warrior Program

    Jun 15, 2012

    Alexandria, Va. -- Col. Gregory D. Gadson, father, son, husband, war hero, Army Wounded Warrior program (AW2) soldier and director, movie star and 'action figure' -- not yet but likely in the cards -- will turn over reins of the AW2 to Col. Timothy M. Karcher during a ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Va., next week and take command of Fort Belvoir, July 25. Col. Karcher is also an AW2 soldier and highly decorated battlefield commander. Brig. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, Assistant Surgeon General, Warrior Care and Transition, and Commander, Warrior Transition Command, will host the Army Wounded Warrior (AW2) change of directorship ceremony, 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 19, National Guard Regional Training Institute.

  • Eagle Scout project brings TAMC garden back to life

    Jun 15, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center's Memorial Garden was brought back to life, June 9, because of the efforts of an Eagle Scout Service Project.

  • USAPHC samples groundwater at McAlester

    Jun 15, 2012

    A team from the U.S. Army Public Health Command traveled to McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., to sample groundwater at existing monitoring wells, install new monitoring wells and locate additional well sites. The field investigations were in support of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act dealing with hazardous waste, and state requirements at MCAAP's Open Burn and Open Detonation operations and its fuel farm area.

  • Wounded warrior to represent WCAP athletes at 237th Army Birthday ball

    Jun 14, 2012

    Thanks to his father, Master Sgt. Edward O'Neil believes in hard work. After having his leg amputated due to an improvised explosive device in Iraq, that hard work helped him become a member of the Army World Class Athlete Program.

  • Future system to streamline Army HR and Soldier pay

    Jun 14, 2012

    For the first time, the Army will automatically execute pay actions in response to approved personnel information changes, such as a change in grade or dependents via future system.

  • Army rethinks 'no pain, no gain'

    Jun 14, 2012

    A newly funded center on Fort Bliss is gearing up to face a persistent foe of the Department of Defense -- chronic pain. "Ultimately our goal (in integrative medicine) is not to be the last resort," said Col. Richard Petri Jr., chief of the new Interdisciplinary Pain Management Center at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. "We want to get to the patient's pain before it becomes chronic."

  • The fight against suicide on, off post

    Jun 14, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- It seems the military has an allusive enemy, one that is taking more lives than war. The Pentagon released statistics showing suicide as the No. 1 threat to service members. The war against it was been waged years ago with more prevention programs, but the statistics show an 18 percent increase from the same period last year.

  • PTSD: Knowing what's wrong, getting help

    Jun 14, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Shell shock. Battle fatigue. Combat stress reaction. Traumatic war neurosis. These are all terms from past wars to describe what is now called post traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is defined as a mental health problem that can occur when a person has been through a traumatic event.

  • Chaos breeds confidence in NTC mass casualty exercise

    Jun 14, 2012

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- Business is normal on your forward operating base in the middle of the desert, until suddenly you hear rounds popping in the distance and colliding with the ground.

  • Public health unit in Japan evaluates benefits of practicing 'mindfulness'

    Jun 14, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (June 15, 2012) -- The possible benefits of an increasingly prevalent form of resilience-building, as well as the widespread number of ways it can be applied throughout the military, are being evaluated following an eight-week class held here.

  • Pro bowlers, instructors teach Fort Meade WTU Soldiers

    Jun 14, 2012

    Bowling professionals taught Soldiers from Fort Meade's Warrior Transition Unit and their families the art of bowling on June 9. In groups of 15, a total of 60 Soldiers were given two-hour lessons from the team of veteran bowlers at no charge.

  • Williams Family honored for Volunteer Award

    Jun 13, 2012

    AUSA European Department Volunteer Family of the Year

  • Team Bliss responds to hurricane exercise

    Jun 13, 2012

    It happens within a few hours. A hurricane striking the Gulf of Mexico wreaks havoc on the coast. Thousands of people are left homeless and in need of medical attention. This single incident can overwhelm the capacity of any one entity. The cries for help and assistance puts a strain on local health and emergency services which in turn requires help from state and federal emergency services. "It is critical to have an emergency plan in place and also a medical facility for patients to be evacuated to during a natural disaster," said Lt. Col. Villalobos, William Beaumont Army Medical Center and coordinator of the U.S. Army Federal Coordinating Center.

  • Organ donation: A gift for life

    Jun 13, 2012

    Every 10 minutes in the United States a name is added to the organ transplant waiting list. Each day 18 people die waiting for an organ. "I had never really thought about organ donation," said Joey Colleng, a telecommunications specialist at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. The Air Force veteran started dialysis in 2000 and waited nearly four years for a kidney transplant. "It wasn't until after I got my transplant that I got my donor card," Colleng admitted noting that sometimes reality has to hit for people to understand the importance of something. "It's different when it finally happens to you or someone you know."

  • Colonel honored with humanitarian award from the Brain Mapping Foundation for work with TBI

    Jun 13, 2012

    U.S. Army Colonel Geoffrey S. F. Ling, M.D., Ph.D., who has been at the cutting edge of brain injury research since the mid 1990s was awarded the Humanitarian Award from the Brain Mapping Foundation in a ceremony in Toronto, Canada earlier this month. Ling is a professor and the interim Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the U.S.'s only military medical school--the Uniformed Services University (USU) and also the Program Director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

  • GIS maps Soldier health

    Jun 13, 2012

    Within U.S. Army Public Health Command's G-6 Directorate of Information Management/Information Technology is a small team of geographers who use maps to tell some very detailed stories. The team takes data with a spatial component and puts them in a format that often reveals relationships, patterns and trends.

  • Proper use of contact lenses essential to eye health

    Jun 13, 2012

    Like any piece of equipment or technology, contact lenses must be used correctly to function at their best. Misuse can lead to a host of vision trouble -- a serious issue when it comes to a Soldier's mission capability.

  • New center to combat complex, psychological war wounds

    Jun 13, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (June 13, 2012) -- Fort Belvoir Community Hospital broke ground on the first satellite center of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence today. The Fort Belvoir NICoE satellite, expected to open in a year, will extend the care of the NICoE facility at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., to area service members suffering the effects of traumatic brain injury and psychological health conditions.

  • MRICD Employees Earn Specialized Professional Certification

    Jun 12, 2012

    Two employees of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense have earned their credentials as certified professional Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee administrators through a program developed by Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research.

  • Clinical Data Visualization: Improving EMR Delivery and Usage

    Jun 12, 2012

    As the amount of digital health-related information has increased over the years, Clinical Data Visualization, which includes the presentation of captured data as well as the user interface to access that data, is becoming more important to many.

  • USAMRICD hosts 18th bioscience review

    Jun 11, 2012

    The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense hosted its 18th Biennial Medical Defense Bioscience Review in Hunt Valley, Md., May 20-24, 2012.

  • Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade's $62 million campus opens

    Jun 11, 2012

    Fort Hood's Soldiers in Transition have new home. Warrior Transition Brigade's new $62 million eco-friendly campus consolidates services and programs and allows wounded, ill or injured Soldiers to live and work in state of the art facilities.

  • Malaria, dengue fever, leishmania rapid detection devices to be fielded

    Jun 11, 2012

    The leishmania assay, the third of a trio of arthropod vector rapid detection devices developed by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, received its individual national stock number Jun. 4, 2012, after a recommendation submitted by the Armed Forces Pest Management Board.

  • Health Affairs chief thanks SAMMC staff, patients

    Jun 11, 2012

    The top official of military medicine visited with wounded warriors, toured the new burn unit, and the emergency department at San Antonio Military Medical Center on Friday.

  • USAMRIID Soldier Captures MEDCOM NCO of the Year Award

    Jun 8, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Craig Wayman, an emergency management medic from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Md., was named of NCO of the Year by the U.S. Army Medical Command June 8.

  • Caregivers learn, share at USO conference

    Jun 8, 2012

    Caregivers gathered at the Joint Base San Antonio Sam Houston Community Center May 30 to tackle issues facing those who care for wounded, ill and injured service members.

  • Soldier serves with big heart, helps Afghan children

    Jun 7, 2012

    On one blustery Sunday morning, Spc. Helen Jeschow is enfolded in a bright blue wave of burqas the minute she walks through the gate, as women enveloped head-to-toe in the traditional garb of the region rush to greet her.

  • Experts concerned about high stress

    Jun 7, 2012

    Fort Meade's medical and substance abuse experts are working to combat an increase in stress among Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians that has resulted in concerns about suicide, workplace burnout and hostility.

  • WTU Soldiers graduate, prepare for future

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Two Soldiers from the Fort Sill Warrior Transition Unit recently graduated from Cameron University. Staff Sgt. Marcos Jimenez and Sgt. Richard Johnson graduated May 4. Even though both of them have been part of the WTU, their paths have been different.

  • Wounded Warriors welcome new leader

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (June7) -- A new leader will oversee Wounded Warrior's healing in Fort Belvoir facilities. Lt. Col. Renee Joseph assumed interim command of the Warrior Transition Battalion from Lt. Col. Angel Mesa during a change of command ceremony in Specker Field House June 1.

  • Fort Hood WTB opens new campus to help Soldiers heal

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers assigned to the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade here now have a consolidated campus environment to better serve their needs and fit their mission of healing. III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General Lt. Gen. Don Campbell Jr. joined WTB leadership June 6 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the new WTB barracks to officially open the complex.

  • Tripler's Cystic Fibrosis Center hosts educational, social event for families

    Jun 7, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Members of the military's tight-knit cystic fibrosis community gathered at the Hale Koa hotel in Waikiki, here, May 25, for Cystic Fibrosis Family Education Day.

  • Tripler surgeon honored with 'Mahalo Award'

    Jun 7, 2012

    HONOLULU -- One of Tripler's own recently received the Mahalo Service Award from the Hawaii Speech-Language Hearing Foundation.

  • Occupational therapist joins Reserve to better understand, connect to patients

    Jun 7, 2012

    HONOLULU -- One of Tripler Army Medical Center's occupational therapists answered the nation's call, May 30, when she took the oath and was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve.

  • Surgeon General's Happy Birthday Army PSA!

    Jun 6, 2012

  • USAMRMC teams up with the Medical College of Wisconsin mTBI trial

    Jun 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Military Operational Medical Research Program has teamed up with the Medical College of Wisconsin in conducting a head-to-head trial study of neurocognitive test batteries for assessment of mTBI.

  • Medics Cap off NIE

    Jun 6, 2012

    Quickly evaluating simulated casualties and professionally administrating quality care, medics of the 47TH Brigade Support Battalion finished off the last two scenarios of the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2. NIE, a series of evaluations designed to further integrate, mature and modernize the Army

  • The United States Army Medical Command's Guidance on Service Animals

    Jun 6, 2012

    The Army is fully committed to the use of service animals as adjuncts in managing physical and psychological disabilities, to include post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While the evidence for the effectiveness of service dogs in assisting those suffering with PTSD is not yet definitive, Army Medicine is committed to the employment of safe and effective therapies, to include service animals, to treat our wounded warriors and families.

  • Volunteers renovate Fisher House

    Jun 6, 2012

    Volunteers from the Home Depot in Killeen, Texas, created a serenity garden in front of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Fisher House here, June 1, 2012, as the final phase of an almost $15,000 home improvement project donated by Home Depot.

  • Trials for traumatic brain injury blood test underway

    Jun 6, 2012

    The Army is now running trials on a blood test, similar to one used to test blood sugar, that can be used by medics on the battlefield to determine if a Soldier has sustained damaged brain cells, especially from a mild traumatic brain injury.

  • Fresh paint, new patient-care perspective at Monroe Health Clinic

    Jun 6, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- After almost a year of providing healthcare in temporary buildings in a parking lot, the staff and providers at Monroe Health Clinic officially reopened their doors last Thursday to showcase a newly updated and patient-friendly facility.

  • Army deputy surgeon general reviews Darnall's Integrated Disability Evaluation System process

    Jun 6, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--While the war and continuous deployments have started to dwindle down, the Army Medical Command is ramping up its efforts to take care of the thousands of wounded, ill or injured Warriors and their families.

  • Army Medicine Personnel ImPact3 Five Month Journey

    Jun 6, 2012

    A five month self-development journey is what 20 Army Medicine personnel recently experienced by attending the ImPact3 course.

  • High school student receives "Army Greening Tour" at ARL-HRED's field element at Fort Hood, Texas

    Jun 5, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED) field office located in Fort Hood, Texas, sponsored an almost three-day visit for a high school student to meet the requirements of her "Senior Project 2012."

  • Natick becoming more green

    Jun 5, 2012

    This close to Boston, green is a popular color -- especially with the Celtics making an unexpectedly strong run in the NBA playoffs. When people talk "green" at the Natick Soldier Systems Center these days, however, they could just as easily be discussing the environment as basketball.

  • Warrior in Transition benefits from Operation Warfighter

    Jun 4, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 30, 2012) -- Lt. Col. Carolyn E. Fota was progressing through her career when she was diagnosed with a serious medical condition that required extensive medical care, treatment and rehabilitation which led to her assignment to the Fort Belvoir Warrior Transition Unit (WTU).

  • USASAM welcomes new dean, continues tradition of excellence

    Jun 4, 2012

    The Soldiers of the U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine said goodbye to a familiar face as they welcomed a new dean during the USASAM change of dean ceremony May 24.

  • Charles Barkley talks shop with wounded warriors

    Jun 4, 2012

    A group of wounded warriors put Charles Barkley's basketball knowledge to the test today during a visit to the Center for the Intrepid at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Medevac crew reacts to dangerous call

    Jun 1, 2012

    On Jan. 12, 2012, a call was passed over the radios to a medical evacuation crew to rescue a 3-year-old Afghan girl who had suffered from a gunshot wound and shrapnel to the back.

  • Dempsey: Military must persevere to solve suicide issue

    Jun 1, 2012

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff yesterday said he disagrees "in the strongest possible terms" with an Army major general's characterization of suicide as a selfish act.

  • Fort Belvoir Community Hospital astounds with groundbreaking technology and devotion to patient care

    Jun 1, 2012

    The Under Secretary of the Army, Dr. Joseph W. Westphal visits Fort Belvoir Community Hospital to gain situational awareness and ensure the Army is correctly prioritizing, balancing and integrating resources to support the mission of this vital organization.

  • Army Veterinary Corps Celebrates 96 Years of Service

    Jun 1, 2012

    The U.S. Army Veterinary Corps celebrates its 96th anniversary June 3, although the need for military veterinary expertise had been evolving since 1776, when Gen. George Washington directed that a "regiment of horse with a farrier," be raised.

  • Army medics tackle EFMB program near Korean DMZ

    May 31, 2012

    U.S. Army medics participated in the Expert Field Medical Badge qualification course at an installation near the Korean Demilitarized Zone, in May.

  • Prevent heat injury in pets this summer

    May 31, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 31) -- The heat has arrived. It is time to remember that our dogs are especially at risk for heat exhaustion because they don't perspire, as humans do, to dissipate heat. Our best friend's primary way to lower their body temperature is through panting. We have already started to see pets coming to the Fort Belvoir Veterinary Center with heat injuries, and want to discuss some ways to prevent this from occurring in your loved ones. Preventing heat injuries is easier than treating them, so early identification and treatment of heat injury helps save lives.

  • To screen or not to screen: What men should know about screening for prostate cancer

    May 31, 2012

    Did you know that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force does not recommend prostate cancer screening for all men? If you don't know the latest information about prostate cancer screening, you are not alone. Many men don't. This article will help you understand more about the latest information on prostate cancer screening and help you discuss this issue with your healthcare provider.

  • MRSA may be transmitted in workplace

    May 31, 2012

    Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus is a potentially dangerous type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics. It typically causes skin infection but can also affect the bloodstream, lungs, heart, bones and joints. MRSA is transmitted most frequently by direct skin-to-skin contact or contact with shared items or surfaces that have come into contact with someone else's infection (for example, towels, used bandages, equipment).

  • Viper Pit puts combat lifesavers to the test

    May 30, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Saving lives in the heat of battle demands informed, split-second decisions. Training to be able to make those cool-headed choices while under fire takes grit, an array of skills and a unique training environment. Welcome to the Viper Pit.

  • Pregnancy: A special journey from conception to delivery

    May 30, 2012

    For the woman who just found out she's pregnant, her head is usually spinning with thoughts of everything she needs to do over the next several months. Carl R. Darnall Women's Health Center has guided tens of thousands of women on their journey, from prenatal care to delivery.

  • Military orthopaedic surgeons impress with research

    May 30, 2012

    "Should we save the leg?" Without hesitation, most will jump to the affirmative. A Soldier laid out on a stretcher, surrounded by the debris of war, will beg for it to be saved. But will he make the same plea 10 months later as surgeries fail to bring back to life a dying limb? A technology currently used mostly in plastic surgery can help orthopaedic surgeons determine if a limb's soft tissue is healthy enough to produce a living limb after trauma. This was just one research finding unveiled during the 2012 William Beaumont Army Medical Center Research Day.

  • WBAMC takes whole approach to women's health

    May 30, 2012

    Women's health is striking a chord with providers at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. At Fort Bliss, Texas -- a growing Army installation home to multiple units taking active roles in overseas deployments -- women both as Soldiers and caretakers are vital for Army readiness. "So many people think that women's health is breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings," said Lily Ramirez, a nurse practitioner in the Department of Women's Health at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. "But no. It's so much more. Women's health includes everything."

  • Honoring heroes and a sacred trust

    May 30, 2012

    For families crowded onto the lawn of the Fort Bliss National Cemetery, Memorial Day was not just about barbecues and swimming pools. The warm morning echoed with the playing of "Taps" and boomed with the firing of a 21-gun salute. Jessica Campoverde, an Army spouse, sat on the grass with her 2-year-old daughter. As Soldiers approached to place a ceremonial wreath, Campoverde dabbed at her eyes to wipe away tears that welled. "We have a friend who passed away one year ago," Campoverde said. "This was a way to teach them, our children, what this day is all about."

  • Army Gold Book authors visit Fort Benning

    May 30, 2012

    Bruce Shahbaz and Lt. Col. Thomas Denzler, who released "Generating Health and Discipline in the Force -- Ahead of the Strategic Reset 2012" earlier this year, offered potential solutions to challenges facing Soldiers and Family members during a discussion with installation leaders and the heads of various support agencies. After more than a decade of war in two theaters, the Gold Book was written as a thorough assessment of what the Army has learned about physical and behavioral health conditions, disciplinary problems and remaining gaps in policy, the authors said. The report serves as a resource for leaders, policymakers, commanders and service providers as they work together to address the unique and difficult issues that lie ahead.

  • Holistic treatments help Soldiers battle PTSD

    May 30, 2012

    A staff of 13 clinical social workers, psychologists, reiki master teachers, licensed massage therapists, an acupuncturist, and a yoga, tai chi and qigong instructor all work together at the Warrior Resilience Center to help Soldiers overcome post-traumatic stress.

  • Darnall's Centering Program adds educational, emotional focus to prenatal care

    May 30, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Pregnancy Centering Program adds an educational and emotional focus to typical prenatal care for its pregnant patients.

  • Accreditation marks milestone for respiratory program

    May 29, 2012

    A new accreditation is enabling graduates of the respiratory therapy program here to walk away with an associate's degree and eligibility for national certification.

  • Clinic coordinates mammogram screening

    May 25, 2012

    The Katterbach Health Clinic scheduled a mammogram screening for women at the local hospital here May 22. Of the 16 slots available, only half were filled.

  • WTB opens new barracks complex

    May 25, 2012

    Soldiers assigned to the Fort Stewart Warrior Transition Battalion have a new place to call home with the opening of the new, $25.1 million barracks complex located across from Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital. The 144,600 square-foot complex includes two buildings with two apartment-style floor plans. One plan is a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment with a shared kitchen, living room and laundry room. The second floor plan offers a two-bedroom, one-bath apartment with a shared kitchen.

  • TRADOC deputy commanding general recognizes Wounded Warrior mentors

    May 25, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (May 25, 2012) -- Recruits join the Army and transition from civilians to Soldiers with the help and mentoring of instructors and experienced Soldiers; however, Soldiers leaving the Army need the same support when they transition back to civilian life.

  • A much needed service on Big Island provided by Tripler Occupational Health

    May 25, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - Members of the Department of Occupational Health, here, traveled to the Big Island May 7-11 to provide medical assessments for government employees working there.

  • Schweinfurt clinic welcomes incoming commander

    May 24, 2012

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- A ceremonial passing of the colors here Wednesday put a new commander at the helm of the Schweinfurt Health Clinic as it moves through a period of transition. Lt. Col. Chadwick A. Bowers assumed command from Col. Emery Fehl at a ceremony at Conn Barracks, which was presided over by Col. Robert Goodman, Bavaria Medical Department Activity commander.

  • Memorial Day Holiday Safety 2012

    May 24, 2012

    Memorial Day weekend signals the start of summer, traditionally a hazardous season for the Army and the US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), with notable increases in off-duty fatal accidents. The MEDCOM is beginning the summer with three off-duty, privately-owned vehicle (POV) and privately-owned motorcycle (POM) fatalities this fiscal year and with the challenge to do all we can to eliminate future preventable accidents. I ask you to double your efforts on POC and POM accident prevention. Empower each individual to do what it takes to protect their self and the life of a fellow Soldier, Civilian, contractor or Family member.

  • Army promotes National Safety Month

    May 24, 2012

    June is National Safety Month, and senior Army Leaders are asking Soldiers at all levels to use this opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to safety.

  • Fort Meade Joint Service Run focuses on resiliency, health, unity

    May 24, 2012

    An estimated 2,400 runners participated in Fort Meade's Joint Service Run, which focused on resiliency, on May 18 here at Fort Meade.

  • Officials mark Warrior Transition Battalion Complex opening at Fort Drum

    May 24, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Army and elected officials conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 14 at the Warrior Transition Battalion Complex across from Guthrie Clinic to mark the culmination of a four-year construction project overseen by the New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Fort Drum Directorate of Public Works; and U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Logistics / Facilities Division.

  • Sesame Street shares advice about PCS moves

    May 24, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May24) -- The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families had children dancing in the aisles and waving light up toys May 16 at Fort Belvoir's Wood Theater.

  • Paddle sports help injured Fort Meade service members heal

    May 24, 2012

    Team River Runner's chapter at Fort Meade helps injured service members and veterans heal through kayaking.

  • USARIEM Soldiers shine during training exercise

    May 23, 2012

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine participated in an exercise where they faced roadside bombs, reacted to attacks and defeated the enemy all while never leaving Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass.

  • West Point cadet earns Mason Award, prepares for Yale medical school

    May 23, 2012

    The Richard M. Mason Award was presented May 22, 2012, at Keller Army Community Hospital, at West Point, N.Y., to United States Military Academy Class of 2012, Cadet Anna Elizabeth Stein.

  • National Safety Month--public service announcement video

    May 22, 2012

    June is National Safety Month, and here's a tool to support your safety program and get the message out. It features Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf, director of Army Safety and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, Fort Rucker, Ala. Professionally produced by USACR/Safety Center video producers, it's a :30 WMV format. Thanks for all you do. Army Safe is Army Strong!

  • Fort Belvoir Community Hospital dedicates Fisher House

    May 22, 2012

    Military and civilian leaders cut the ribbon for the first Fort Belvoir Fisher House Tuesday during a dedication ceremony at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. The Fort Belvoir Fisher House joins a network of 56 operational Fisher Houses in the United States and Germany.

  • Fisher House opens new site for families of wounded

    May 22, 2012

    A new Fisher House was opened at Fort Belvoir, Va., May 22, 2012, for the families of service members who wind up injured and find themselves in a military hospital.

  • TAMC ohana embrace Asian, Pacific Island cultures

    May 22, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Kyser Auditorium at Tripler Army Medical Center was standing room only as staff piled in to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, May 17.

  • Performance specialist prepares players for 2012 Warrior Games

    May 21, 2012

    A performance enhancement specialist from Fort Jackson was part of the support staff preparing Soldiers for competing in this year's Warrior Games.

  • Redeployment affects health clinic's appointment availability

    May 21, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The health clinic here will support medical redeployment operations for Soldiers returning from Afghanistan throughout the month of June.

  • Army Leaders salute National Safety Month

    May 21, 2012

    During the past several years, our Army has reduced preventable accidents to near peacetime levels. This amazing success has been achieved despite the high operations tempo of our continuing missions overseas, proving once again the diligence and dedication of American Soldiers. We commend you for your hard work in making safety a top priority, both on and off duty.

  • Natick Soldiers run home for PTSD, traumatic brain injury

    May 21, 2012

    A dozen active duty Soldiers and civilians from Natick Soldier Systems Center participated in the Boston Red Sox Run-Walk to Home Base, May 20, 2012.

  • Pancake breakfast brings night shift workers together for fun, resiliency

    May 21, 2012

    HONOLULU - Because resiliency isn't just a 9-5 proposition, inclusive only to those who work when the sun shines, Tripler Army Medical Center's Care Provider Support Program, or CPSP, brought resiliency training to those who man the mission on what the rest of us consider "after hours" May 4, here.

  • Parent, child therapy aims to improve military family relationships

    May 21, 2012

    HONOLULU --A family-focused therapy program has been adopted recently by Tripler Army Medical Center with the intent to improve military family relationships.

  • Natick Soldier Systems Center welcomes veterans for Armed Forces Day

    May 21, 2012

    On a normal day at the Natick Soldier Systems Center's dining facility, Soldiers mull in and out, get their lunch and go back to their place of duty. Recently, the facility was filled with stories of the past as 12 Natick veterans visited for an Armed Forces Day luncheon.

  • Asian Pacific Americans celebrated at Fort Belvoir observance

    May 18, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 17, 2012) -- The commanding general of the Northern Regional Medical Command spoke about hard work and bravery during Fort Belvoir's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month observance May 15.

  • Kenner Moves Toward New Care Model

    May 18, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 15, 2012) -- For the past 15 months, Kenner Army Health Clinic has put a lot of time, energy and commitment into incorporating the patient-centered medical home at Fort Lee. The focus of this initiative reflects Kenner's belief that the patient is an integral part to the success of the patient-centered medical home.

  • Prince and warrior: Soldier fights cancer, beats odds to trump competition

    May 17, 2012

    Sgt. Fred Prince won the 2012 Warrior Games silver medal for archery in the compound competition, May 2, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Fort Lee Soldier earns coveted medical badge

    May 17, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 17, 2012) -- Soldiers use a variety of approaches to defeat the various training challenges put before them during the course of their military careers.

  • Women get healthy info at fair

    May 17, 2012

    Medical professionals from across the Wiregrass gathered May 15 at The Landing to give the women of Fort Rucker access to the latest information in health care.

  • Fort Campbell Soldiers earn EFMB in record numbers

    May 17, 2012

    When an Expert Field Medical Badge is seen on the uniform of a Soldier, it is a strong indication of his commitment to training, technique and life-saving skills under pressure. Established in 1965, the EFMB is a special skill award that recognizes exceptional performance by field medical personnel. It is only awarded to Soldiers who successfully complete combat tactical lane casualty care tasks, day and night land navigation, a written test and a 12-mile forced road march.

  • Tripler graduates new PAs to Army Medicine

    May 17, 2012

    HONOLULU - Tripler Army Medical Center's Interservice Physician Assistant Program Class 10-2 graduated in the TAMC Chapel May 14, here.

  • Art helps Tripler's cancer patients, families cope

    May 17, 2012

    HONOLULU - Patients and their families joined staff from Tripler Army Medical Center, May 11-12, to participate in the 6th Annual Oncology on Canvas.