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  • USARAF, Benin Soldiers share ideas to defeat infectious diseases

    Feb 1, 2013

    United States Army Africa facilitated Medical Readiness Training Exercise 13-1 with Soldiers from the Army Reserve Medical Command and Army Medical Command in Cotonou, Benin, Jan. 14-25.

  • Ending the Direct Ground Combat Exclusion Rule for Female Soldiers tri-signed letter

    Feb 1, 2013

    Ending the Direct Ground Combat Exclusion Rule for Female Soldiers tri-signed letter

  • Army surgeon general dons new female body armor

    Feb 1, 2013

    Officials with PEO Soldier reviewed and discussed the improvements of the new female specific tactical vest with Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Jan. 31, 2013.

  • Army Nurses Corps Celebrates 112 Years, USAMRMC's Grant Shares her Story

    Feb 1, 2013

    Army Nurses Corps celebrates 112th anniversary on February 2nd. U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command's Capt. Erica Grant shares why she became an Army Nurse.

  • Double-arm transplant helps Soldier who lost limbs in Iraq

    Feb 1, 2013

    Former infantryman Brendan Marrocco has two arms again, real ones that he can already move, thanks to a double-arm transplant surgery performed at Johns Hopkins.

  • Ask the Dietitian: February 2013

    Feb 1, 2013

    Why is it that the piece of chocolate cake sitting in front of you is so tempting … maybe even to the point that it is the only thing you can think about?

  • Protect your heart during winter weather

    Feb 1, 2013

    Every year, heart attacks claim thousands of lives during harsh winter weather. Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States.

  • Condoms: personal protection for sexual health

    Feb 1, 2013

  • Handwashing: The 'do-it-yourself' vaccine

    Feb 1, 2013

    Handwashing with soap is an affordable "do-it-yourself" vaccine that effectively prevents disease.

  • New debt management system implementation

    Feb 1, 2013

    As of Jan. 30, 2013, at the direction of the U.S. Army Medical Command Chief of Staff, patient medical bills less than $100,000 and more than 90 days past due will be transferred to the US Treasury Department for collection.

  • Medical secure system facilitates patient/provider communication at Fort Bragg

    Feb 1, 2013

    More than 9,000 Womack Army Medical Center patients are now able to talk to their primary care provider without making an appointment or waiting hours at the clinic. This is possible through the Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service in partnership with RelayHealth, a connectivity and health information technology company, lets patients log onto a secure website where they can set up appointments, renew prescriptions, get lab results and even have an 'e-visit' with their provider.

  • Army dentist, yo-yo champ gives students physics lesson

    Jan 31, 2013

    Dr. (Maj.) Kevin Parker, a 1997 Southwest Yo-Yo Champion, captivates Hainerberg Elementary School audience during a yo-yo demonstration.

  • Vaccination best protection against flu

    Jan 31, 2013

    The best protection against the flu is to get vaccinated and the good news is it's not too late, since the flu season typically extends into March. What's more is that the flu shot is readily available, easy to get and inexpensive--often free--for Tricare beneficiaries.

  • Are You Wary of Dairy?

    Jan 31, 2013

    Are you tired of not being able to drink milk, enjoy your favorite ice cream or put cheese on any of your favorite foods? Do they leave you gassy and feeling bloated? Well you are not alone. There may be over 30-50 million adults in the US affected by this same problem. This is known as lactose intolerance, a term closely related to lactose malabsorption. Lactose is the sugar found in milk. Let's explore what all this means and how you might be able to include dairy products in your diet.

  • Ordnance Soldiers show off fitness moves at local school

    Jan 31, 2013

    CHESTER (Jan. 31, 2013) -- A bunch of eager Harrowgate Elementary School students hopped, ran and jumped their way through a special fitness event on Jan. 22 that included volunteer Soldiers from Alpha Company, 832nd Ordnance Battalion.

  • Potassium, high blood pressure

    Jan 31, 2013

    Could eating a sweet potato help your heart? Could eating a banana save your life? A number of studies have shown that a diet rich in potassium may be the trick to preventing or even reducing high blood pressure.

  • Sardines: Fishing for the Facts

    Jan 31, 2013

    As a student of nutrition and future registered dietitian (RD) in training, people are always asking, "What should they eat?" and "What do you eat?" I'm going to take the next couple of moments to answer both of those questions.

  • Age, It's all in Your Head

    Jan 31, 2013

    Most people want to age gracefully. For many people, this means remaining physically fit into old age. But what about our mental fitness?

  • Eating in Season: Check out Texas' Local Flavor

    Jan 31, 2013

    Spring has sprung! And here in the heart of Texas there's no better time to begin eating what's in season. Eating seasonally usually goes hand-in-hand with eating food that is grown locally (AKA locavore).

  • Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight

    Jan 31, 2013

    You may be wondering, what is healthy eating? What is a healthy weight for me? With all the nutrition and weight loss information presented in magazines and on the news, it's no wonder you're confused. Let's tackle the concept of eating healthy and reaching a healthy weight that is right for your body.

  • Strive for Five, Every Day: Tips For Eating More Fruits and Veggies

    Jan 31, 2013

    Many Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables even though it is well known that they are important components of a healthy diet. Some common excuses for skimping on fruits and vegetables include inconvenience, unpalatability, uncertainty or unfamiliarity of preparation methods, frequent dining out, quick spoilage, and high costs of fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • Eating on the Go

    Jan 31, 2013

    Whether you're trying to lose weight or just maintain your figure, the convenience of on-the-go foods can tempt any dieter to "fall off the wagon". But there is good news -- eating on-the-go doesn't have to be unhealthy. Whether you are the pizza lover, the fast-food junkie, the breakfast taco fanatic or anything in between, there is hope for you and your waistline! Let's explore dietary alternatives to satisfy your taste buds while staying within your nutrition needs.

  • Corps of Engineers awards $648 million Fort Bliss replacement hospital

    Jan 31, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, awarded a $648 million contract, Jan. 29, 2013, for the construction of the Fort Bliss, Texas, replacement hospital.

  • MACH employee honored for volunteerism

    Jan 31, 2013

  • ACS volunteer named FH Military Spouse of Year

    Jan 31, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - For the past seven years, Jennifer Rickert has been volunteering with Army Community Service across the Army.

  • Medical Museum to install artifacts, images from Civil War battles of 1863

    Jan 31, 2013

    Beginning Feb. 11, 2013, the National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, Md., an element of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, will put several artifacts, specimens and images from 1863 on display, as part of its ongoing commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

  • Seeing the Forest through the Wood Chips: Scientists Seek Solutions to Disease by Studying Nucleic A

    Jan 31, 2013

    Scientists from the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research recently presented findings on cutting-edge genomics and bioinformatics research on Dec. 12, 2012 at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research Advanced Technology Research Facility.

  • 6-37 FA conducts medical evacuation training

    Jan 31, 2013

    YEONCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted medical evacuation training in Yeoncheon, South Korea, as part of the Culminating Training Exercise (CTE) 31 January. CTEs provide leadership at all levels with the ability to evaluate the battalion's performance in a wide range of tasks. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • Double Arm Transplant Restores Function, Quality of Life for Soldier

    Jan 30, 2013

    U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command sponsors double arm-transplant surgery through the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine and Johns Hopkins University

  • 'Providers' maintain a balanced approach to life's challenges

    Jan 29, 2013

    Soldiers can face challenges while away from Family and friends. These challenges can sometimes affect Troop-morale or add stress to a Soldier's life. With stress come emotions that can affect one's physical and mental wellbeing. Through Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness, the 3rd Sustainment Brigade strives to help Soldiers effectively cope with stress, manage their feelings and adapt to change while deployed to Afghanistan.

  • Providers sustain a healthy force through Comprehensive Soldier Fitness

    Jan 29, 2013

    Long hours at work and separation from families can have a negative effect on the morale and mental well being of soldiers, but the 3rd Sustainment Brigade has implemented Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness while deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, to counteract those effects.

  • Army expands behavioral health services to increase force's mental fitness

    Jan 29, 2013

    As behavioral health services in the Army become more accessible through new programs introduced to military installations, the stigma of receiving mental help is fading away.

  • 3 Southern College of Optometry students earn scholarships

    Jan 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army selected three students from the Southern College of Optometry as recipients of the Army's Health Professions Scholarship Program. They took the oath of office today at a ceremony at the school.

  • Installation, deployable unit health aided by USAPHC health promotion officers

    Jan 29, 2013

    Army installations offer numerous programs designed to help Soldiers. To name just a few, there are programs to manage finances, get legal advice, readjust after deployment, or reduce (whether it's weight, alcohol consumption or tobacco use that needs reducing).

  • El Paso Army nurse cares for Soldiers, families, brightens lives at Bliss

    Jan 29, 2013

    Almost everyone can remember past visits to the doctor, sitting in crowded, industrial-decor waiting rooms filled with fussy children, sniffling patients, and waiting ... The medical industry is making strides to make waiting areas more pleasant, interactive, and even entertaining or informative. The mobile world has changed much of the way we do business, and provides people the opportunity to read a book, email, do homework, trade stocks, and update status on a variety of social platforms.

  • Community Based Warrior Transition units are realigned

    Jan 29, 2013

    As part of the Army's realignment of nine Community Based Warrior Transition Units, the Southern Regional Medical Command is inactivating their CBWTU Task Force at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and turning mission command of its four units over to Army Medical Treatment Facility Warrior Transition Units. The realignment will be transparent to soldiers and their families and will use resources and personnel more efficiently.

  • Fort Leonard Wood releases mobile app on Google Play

    Jan 29, 2013

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Owners of Android mobile devices can now have access to the latest Fort Leonard Wood news and information right at their fingertips -- literally.

  • 61-year-old joins the Army, hopes to follow in father's footsteps

    Jan 29, 2013

    After retiring from a radiology private practice, Richard Theodore "Ted" Mull begins yet another career this year. The 61-year-old has rejoined the Army and is heading off to the Officer Basic Leadership Course this month at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Owners bringing pets into Germany will pay new fee starting Feb. 1

    Jan 28, 2013

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Members of the U.S. forces community who bring their pets along when they arrive in Germany for assignment will be charged a fee by German authorities beginning Feb. 1.

  • With National Spotlight on Internet Romance-Type Scams, Army CID Makes Additional Attempts to Warn U

    Jan 28, 2013

    In light of recent national news coverage, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, is again pleading with internet users worldwide to not fall prey to the ongoing online "Romance Scams" that the Army has been combating since 2009. Army CID is hopeful that the recent coverage can potentially help warn victims of the cyber-crime that ends in both undue heartache and financial hardship.

  • Building smiles, one tooth at a time

    Jan 28, 2013

    The Army offers many occupational specialties. One of these is dental lab technician. Dental lab technicians are stationed at dental clinics across the Army including the Army's only dental lab located at Fort Gordon, Ga., where dental prosthesis, night guards, sports guards, dental crowns and bridges are made.

  • Defense Finance chief meets with Fort Hood wounded warrior interns

    Jan 28, 2013

    Fort Hood is the third installation for Defense Finance and Accounting Service's "Hire a Hero" program that provides internships to wounded warriors in such areas as pay and allowances, human resources, data management and technology. The program's ultimate goal is permanent hire in the numerous civil service opportunities within the multi-billion dollar agency.

  • NCO inductee, from Nigeria to Bagram

    Jan 26, 2013

    Army supply sergeant Ibilola Animashaun emigrated from Lagos, Nigeria to the United States in the 1990s, took the oath of citizenship while serving in Iraq, and continues her promise today in the 582nd Medical Logistics Company.

  • Warrior Transition Brigade welcomes new commander

    Jan 25, 2013

    In a ceremony held Jan. 17 at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, National Capital Region Warrior Transition Brigade (WTB) welcomed their new brigade commander, Col. Michelle Fraley. The assumption of command took place in the gymnasium of Building 17 and gave Soldiers assigned to the brigade a chance to hear words of support from their outgoing commander, Col. Jean Whalen, one last time.

  • Robots in operating rooms support rapid return to duty

    Jan 25, 2013

    Surgeons using robots in the operating room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the nation's largest military medical treatment facility, ensure many patients experience less pain, less blood loss, and shorter recovery times, according to the physicians and patients.

  • NFL stars visit Hawaii's wounded warriors, Purple Heart recipients

    Jan 25, 2013

    Purple Heart recipients and other combat-wounded Soldiers in Hawaii were treated to a special visit from six NFL players at a wounded warrior luncheon at Schofield Barracks, Jan. 24.

  • Nurse case managers support WTB Soldiers in health care journey

    Jan 24, 2013

    Susan Reynolds is like a quarterback on the health care field. Being ready to receive any information and execute a care plan precisely is the nature of her job as a nurse case manager at the Fort Carson, Colo., Warrior Transition Battalion.

  • Yongsan hospital honors namesake commander

    Jan 24, 2013

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The Soldiers and staff of the 121st Combat Support Hospital remembered Col. Brian D. Allgood during a ceremony here Jan. 17.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers participate in Warrior Games assessment, selection clinics

    Jan 24, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 85th Infantry Regiment (Warrior Transition Unit), at Fort Drum, N.Y., recently participated in the third round of the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command Warrior Games assessment and selection clinic held in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • USAREUR CSM visits 30th Medical Command

    Jan 24, 2013

  • Army studying special operators' nutritional needs

    Jan 24, 2013

    A typical service member in garrison needs to consume about 3,250 calories a day for sustenance. Maj. Aaron Crombie, Ph.D., of the Military Nutrition Division, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, is in the process of estimating how much more a special operator should eat.

  • SHARP helps victims, aids in prevention

    Jan 24, 2013

    Victims of sexual assaults sometimes find it difficult to find their voice and seek help, but the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program offers those who have been victims of sex crimes a way to find that voice.

  • BAMC welcomes new Commander, Command Sergeant Major

    Jan 24, 2013

    After leading Brooke Army Medical Center through the greatest changes in its history, Maj. Gen. M. Ted Wong relinquished command Jan. 24 to Col. Kyle Campbell in ceremonies on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

  • Army hospital unveils Wi-Fi for patients, families

    Jan 23, 2013

    Patients and their families will soon be able to text, email or just browse the Internet from their commercial, personally-owned wireless devices at San Antonio Military Medical Center, thanks to a new guest wireless pilot program set to launch in late January.

  • Everyone Has a Story: Leadership that produces results

    Jan 23, 2013

    1/22/2013 - FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- "It takes courage to become a good leader. You have to be fearless enough to take risks, but also learn from your mistakes," said Lolethia D. Gordon.

  • USAPHC Web-based courses save money, satisfy demand

    Jan 23, 2013

    In an era of decreasing budgets and limited funds for travel, managers have struggled to find ways to ensure they keep a highly-trained and competent workforce.

  • Health of the Force: Action teams promote injury prevention for trainees

    Jan 23, 2013

    If injuries can be prevented early on in basic training, it will create a healthier force for tomorrow. That's the idea behind a two-year pilot program under way on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion Soldier earns USAREUR human resources award

    Jan 23, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe recognized Spc. Denicio Diaz, a 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion Soldier as its 2012 Human Resources Soldier of the Year.

  • Soldiers, former NFL players discuss life after violence

    Jan 22, 2013

    Former professional football players met "real warriors," Jan. 12, 2013, and discovered they had a lot in common.

  • Medical training prepares Afghan police for sustainability

    Jan 22, 2013

    Afghan Uniformed Police members received training on field medical techniques from Soldiers with Security Force Assistance Team Tombstone at the Spin Boldak District Police Headquarters, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 19, 2013.

  • Living well in spite of food allergies

    Jan 22, 2013

    Food allergies are on the rise and are a growing concern in our society, but you can still live well in spite of them. The number of those with allergies is 2 to 5 times higher than 30 years ago, according to a recent MSNBC headline. Why they are rising is a mystery. Speculation ranges from being too clean to too dirty, blames food production techniques, and even to points to global warming as a possible culprit. Though the rise in food allergies is difficult if not impossible to identify, the bottom line is still proper management of food allergies.

  • Top Army environment official visits Fort Huachuca, tours net-zero school

    Jan 18, 2013

    Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Jan. 15, 2013, to gather information regarding the SunZia power lines that will span across Fort Huachuca, Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Army launches 'Ready and Resilient' survey

    Jan 18, 2013

    How can the Army become more Ready and Resilient? AKO users can take a survey to provide valuable feedback on how the Army communicates about Readiness and Resiliency.

  • The Army's Unceasing Enemy: Suicide

    Jan 18, 2013

    As the rate of suicides in the U.S. military continues to rise, presently exceeding those lives lost to combat, it is important to recognize that the Army, and its Medical Command championed numerous programs to assist Soldiers and their Families.

  • BAMC 'Goes Red' to Raise Awareness of Heart Disease

    Jan 18, 2013

    On Feb. 1, Brooke Army Medical Center will join the nation in celebrating "Go Red Day," the American Heart Association's nationwide movement to raise awareness of heart disease and ensure women are aware of how to detect and prevent it.

  • Kandahar Air Wing gains new medevac trainers

    Jan 17, 2013

    The Kandahar Air Wing added two trainers to its team of flight medics after a culminating exercise and graduation ceremony, Jan. 16, 2013, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, marking the completion of a four-week course administered by their partners in Task Force Knighthawk, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Safety Message 2013

    Jan 17, 2013

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorates Dr. King's life, his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement and his enduring legacy. Dr. King employed nonviolent means to bring about social change and the promise of equality for all Americans. His promotion of public service drove Americans to action in the courageous struggle for equality in America. The journey from civil rights to civic responsibility is our manifest destiny as a Nation.

  • Lyster consolidates flight-status Soldiers into 1 medical team

    Jan 17, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic recently consolidated all flight-status Soldiers into one flight-centered medical home -- Team Respect.

  • Post hospital still offering flu vaccination

    Jan 17, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The flu season has made its presence known, but there is still time to protect yourself. "This has been a moderately severe season so far, yet no worse than other moderately severe seasons we've had in the past," said Maj. Nathan Teague, chief of Preventive Medicine for Reynolds Army Community Hospital.

  • David Grossman: combat makes Soldiers stronger

    Jan 17, 2013

    Retired Lt. Col. David Grossman has a message for Soldiers. "You must believe that combat will make you stronger," he said, addressing hundreds of engineers from the 4th Engineer Battalion, behavioral health specialists and cadets from the Colorado Springs Police Department during his Jan. 9 "Bullet-proof mind" seminar.

  • Avoid the flu before it gets you

    Jan 17, 2013

    You really can avoid the flu this year, and help those around you from getting it too. Successfully avoiding the flu involves getting immunized. And getting someone to get an immunization involves successful and effective communication. You may have been the target of a specific, proven, time-tested communication technique involving truth and logic in the past without even knowing it. The key to this communication method's success is in the unfolding of understanding. The unfolding understanding facts, in this case, about the need for getting the influenza vaccination.

  • So what's the big deal about hand-washing?

    Jan 16, 2013

    It's easy to wash your hands, but also easy to do it wrong, or ineffectively. Proper hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of illness and disease. Documented studies show that normal human skin is colonized with two types of bacteria. One is the resident germ that works to keep you healthy; the other is the transient germ that's picked up from others and can cause you to get sick. Performing hand hygiene removes germs through friction. You can perform hand hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water or by using an alcohol hand sanitizer.

  • 14 SRMC Clinics Reach Level 3 NCQA Recognition

    Jan 16, 2013

    14 SRMC Patient Centered Medical Home clinics have received the highest rating from the NCQA to date.

  • BJACH therapist climbs Kilimanjaro for holidays

    Jan 16, 2013

    FORT POLK, La. ---- Today's Army provides Soldiers with an array of physical and mental challenges but one Fort Polk officer conquered a personal challenge during the Christmas holiday ---- climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. Capt. Ricky Warren, a Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital physical therapist with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, spent six-and-a-half days battling the elements of five different ecosystems as he and 13 others scaled to the top of the mountain.

  • Owl 'spotting'

    Jan 16, 2013

  • Clinic ceremony honors Korean War hero

    Jan 15, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 10, 2013) -- An Army medic who was killed in action by enemy sniper fire while trying to save a wounded comrade 62 years ago in Uijongbu, Korea, received special recognition here on Jan. 3 when Troop Medical and Dental Clinic 2 on the Ordnance Campus was named in his honor.

  • The Goodbye List and Dr. Jude -- Special farewell eases move for military child

    Jan 15, 2013

    The Army has so many programs to help families and children with PCS moves, but sometimes I learned it is the people, like Dr. Bonita Jude, who make the biggest difference -- the people who are committed to serving the military families and especially the children.

  • New commander take charge of Northern Regional Medical Command

    Jan 15, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Joseph Caravalho Jr. relinquished command of the Northern Regional Medical Command to interim commander Col. Donald West during a ceremony in Thurman Hall Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.

  • BACH asks for patient feedback Hospital experts to respond during virtual Town Hall

    Jan 15, 2013

    FT. CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Blanchfield Army Community Hospital command and staff are hosting a Facebook Phone Service Town Hall Jan. 24 from noon to 12:40 p.m.

  • BACH observes Martin Luther King Jr. birthday, limited services available

    Jan 15, 2013

    FT. CAMPBELL, Ky. -- In honor of the national observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Monday, Jan. 21, therefore all clinics and pharmacies will be closed. The Emergency Centers and Urgent Care Clinic will remain open to provide acute and emergency medical care.

  • More vets for pets, working dogs

    Jan 14, 2013

    The expansion of the Veterinary Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., will shorten the wait lists to treat military pets and working dogs.

  • Corps breaks ground on phase 2 of Fort Stewart hospital expansion

    Jan 14, 2013

    Officials with Fort Stewart, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, Winn Army Hospital, and prime contractor McCarthy Building Company broke ground on phase two of a large-scale hospital expansion project, Jan. 10, 2013, at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Busy flu season expected for Europe

    Jan 14, 2013

    While the peak of the flu season hasn't hit Europe yet, signs from the U.S. indicate it could be one of the worst in recent years.

  • Doctors, Nurses and Medics train with 212th Combat Support Hospital

    Jan 14, 2013

    More than 100 doctors, nurses and medics from the 212th Combat Support Hospital muddied their boots during "CSH Days," a recent training event at Miesau Army Depot.

  • BG (P) Caravalho takes reins of Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

    Jan 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick changed command Jan. 11, with Maj. Gen. James K. Gilman turning the reins over to Brig. Gen. (promotable) Joseph Caravalho Jr., in a ceremony at the Odom Fitness Center.

  • Bonded in battle: 1st Infantry Soldiers share war experiences

    Jan 11, 2013

    Capt. Adam Cowan and a group of his Soldiers from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, including Spc. Jordan Knox, were on a two-day mission checking out villages in the Ghazni Province of Afghanistan in August. The events of that day are ones that they will remember forever.

  • Spouse finds comfort in 'I know how it feels'

    Jan 11, 2013

    I am a firm believer that the best way to reach others is to share our own stories, to share our testimonies if you will. I believe "iron sharpens iron just as one man sharpens another." It is through sharing our experiences that others may find strength.

  • Major General James K. Gilman Retires After 35 Years of Service

    Jan 11, 2013

    U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command and Fort Detrick commanding general retires after 35 years of service.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit expands to include Wounded Warriors

    Jan 10, 2013

    The Army recently announced the expansion of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit to include 24 Wounded Warriors as members of its new Paralympic and Instructor sections.

  • Ask the Dietitian: January 2013

    Jan 10, 2013

    The New Year brings in the usual rush of weight loss commercials, advertisements, claims, promises and products. Most of these "diets" are unbalanced, extreme or completely nonsensical.

  • Hunting Safety an Imperative

    Jan 10, 2013

    Who'd have known - deer are the most hunted animal in the United States.

  • LEAP award winners lauded at Pentagon ceremony

    Jan 10, 2013

    For the fifth year now, practitioners of Lean Six Sigma were recognized, Jan. 10, 2013, for streamlining Army business processes that help save the Army money.

  • Clinic ceremony honors Korean War hero

    Jan 10, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 10, 2013) -- An Army medic who was killed in action by enemy sniper fire while trying to save a wounded comrade 62 years ago in Uijongbu, Korea, received special recognition here on Jan. 3 when Troop Medical and Dental Clinic 2 on the Ordnance Campus was named in his honor.

  • Tripler officer named Social Worker of the Year

    Jan 10, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Maj. Veronica Almeida, who works in the Department of Social Work, Tripler Army Medical Center, here, was recently named one of the Army's Social Workers of the Year for 2012.

  • Aviator recognized for over 20,000 flight hours

    Jan 9, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Edens, director of Army Safety and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, recently presented retired CW4 Harold Coghlan, now a Department of the Army Civilian instructor pilot with B Co., 1-212th Aviation Regiment, Fort Rucker, Ala., with a certificate of achievement recognizing Coghlan's passing of 20,000 flight hours in military aircraft. Among other highlights from his 36-year career, Coghlan is one of just a handful of Army aviators to have flown faster than Mach 2 as a fighter jet pilot, and he has experience in nearly 30 different rotary and fixed-wing airframes. Coghlan is currently an IP in the 1-212th's Helicopter School Battalion.

  • Wounded Heroes Service Center opens on Kleber Kaserne

    Jan 9, 2013

    A 21st Theater Sustainment Command initiative has resulted in a one-of-a-kind Soldier clothing sales facility that caters specifically to wounded Soldiers, enhancing their ability to obtain new and replacement uniform items in an easily accessible and discreet environment.

  • GHS to bring changes to labeling, classification of hazardous chemicals

    Jan 9, 2013

    Soldiers and civilians who handle hazardous chemicals as part of their job will soon begin training for changes coming to the labeling and classification of chemicals in the workplace.

  • Community leaders impressed by Army medical, support facilities

    Jan 9, 2013

    Few community leaders understand how the Army trains physicians, cares for the wounded, feeds Soldiers and sustains a high quality of life for Soldier Families. During pregame activities of the U.S. Army All American Bowl, 50 selected centers of influence from throughout the nation toured Fort Sam Houston Jan. 3.

  • PRMC leaders visit Korean peninsula, discuss way-ahead

    Jan 9, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. William Franklin, senior enlisted advisor, PRMC, toured the Korean peninsula, Jan. 7-10, meeting with key leaders and Soldiers to discuss the way-ahead for optimal medical support within the Korean peninsula for the peace and war time missions, while also conducting a series of meetings, update briefs, and question and answer sessions with Medical Service Corps officers as Doyle's role as 17th Corps Chief.

  • Sticky note, the "s" word and the wisdom of a 7-year-old

    Jan 8, 2013

    Sticky note, the "s" word and the wisdom of a 7-year-old