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  • Miles takes it all in stride

    Jul 8, 2011

    Feature story about a Fort Knox 6-year-old with a titanium prosthetic leg wins at the Endeavor Games in Oklahoma. Dad is a retired NCO, working at the US Army Accessions Command at Fort Knox and Mom is a teacher at Fort Knox High School.

  • Sim Man saves lives on battlefield

    Jul 6, 2011

    The Medical Simulation Training Center brings medical training to a new level with advanced technology and dedicated simulators that simulate real-life situations troops will encounter downrange, such as gunshot wounds to the chest and open femur fractures.

  • Overseas deployment training gives reservists opportunity to experience active duty

    Jul 6, 2011

    The Joint Multinational Training Command gives reserve component Soldiers the opportunity to train on their military occupation specialties as part of the overseas deployment training program.

  • EFMP Respite Care: Enhancing the Quality of Life for Caregivers

    Jul 6, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Starting in July, the Exceptional Family Member Program is standardizing and streamlining the process for delivering respite care to eligible Families in need of support.

  • An Ounce of Prevention and the Extra Mile

    Jul 6, 2011

    USAMMA oversees the critical mission to deliver vaccines to Soldiers worldwide

  • Thinking Outside the Box

    Jul 6, 2011

    A recent national workshop reaches across medical disciplines to get closer to real help for our deployed service members and combat veterans facing brain and mental injuries.

  • New Technology Quickly Navigates Electronic Health Records to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs

    Jul 6, 2011

    Clinical Looking Glass software tool to analyze patient outcomes will be piloted at Walter Reed this year.

  • Military Medical Panel Reviews New Devices for Rapid Identification of Infection or Disease in War F

    Jul 6, 2011

  • New Military Medical Research Focuses on Saving War Fighters’ Sight

    Jul 6, 2011

  • USARPAC, TAMC teach medical first responder course to save lives on battlefield

    Jul 6, 2011

    The words “Ek dol, Ek Juddho!” or “One Team, One Fight!” thundered from the mouths of more than 60 Bangladesh officers, nurses and soldiers during the recent graduation ceremony of the Medical First Responder Train-the-Trainer course, here, June 5-9.

  • First AFAP EFMP Focus Forum held

    Jul 5, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Dozens of issues were discussed regarding the Exceptional Family Member Program at the first Army Family Action Plan EFMP Focus Forum June 21. Out of all the issues, three were deemed the most critical by the forum participants and will become part of the Fort Hood AFAP.

  • Diver Down

    Jul 1, 2011

    I consider myself a fairly experienced diver. I’ve had more than 30 dives, along with an advanced scuba certification and a couple of specialty certifications. I also learned to dive in water that had limited visibility, which was usually anywhere from five to 10 feet on good days. My diving experiences had been fairly uneventful in terms of emergencies or accidents, but that was about to change.

  • Just Out for a Spin

    Jul 1, 2011

    Your engine quits and your aerobatic airplane becomes a heavy glider. You do an eyeball scan of the local real estate, and the available options don’t include an airfield. Gravity isn’t going to wait, so you’re going to have to make some quick risk management decisions.

  • An ounce of prevention is worth tons of fun at Summer Safety Day 2011

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Shamu and McGruff were popular attention-grabbers for children at the Fort Sam Houston Summer Safety Day June 22, a great way to remind them and their parents to be safe during the hot months ahead.

  • Medal of Honor citation marker instills warrior ethos

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Company C, 264th Medical Battalion unveiled a Medal of Honor citation marker honoring retired Lt. Col. Alfred Rascon during a ceremony June 17.

  • Human Animal Bond brings pets to patients, staff

    Jun 30, 2011

    Members of the Human Animal Bond organization visit places throughout the Leavenworth and Fort Leavenworth community -- schools, libraries, nursing homes and hospitals.

  • Kimbrough celebrates 50th anniversary of dedication

    Jun 30, 2011

    A painting was unveiled Friday as part of the 50th anniversary of the dedication that named Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center after Col. James Claude Kimbrough. About 400 people attended the commemoration held on the facility's front lawn.

  • U.S. Army Medics train German Psyops Soldiers

    Jun 29, 2011

    A team of combat medics from the 557th Medical Company (Area Support) partnered with Soldiers of the German Army’s 950th Psyops Battalion recently, to provide training on battlefield lifesaving techniques.

  • Medically ready to deploy validated by Fort Hood SRP site

    Jun 28, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--“Ready or not” may be an old cliché, but it’s the staunch motto for the Operational and Deployment Medicine professionals at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. Since the “readiness of the force to fight is determined by the readiness of its Soldiers,” U.S. Central Command policy dictates that each Soldier who deploys to their area be validated as “medically ready to deploy” by one of the deployment processing centers.

  • Army Medical Command conducts training symposium in San Antonio

    Jun 28, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, Army surgeon general, addressed thousands of attendees at the Army Medical Command’s Training Symposium, held in San Antonio, June 27-29, 2011.

  • Walter Reed patients tour future Belvoir home

    Jun 27, 2011

    Wounded warriors who will transfer from Walter Reed Army Medical Center to Fort Belvoir in mid-August got an up-close look Thursday at what life will be like for them.

  • Men's Health Month: STDs, real men get checked

    Jun 27, 2011

    Many Soldiers are not aware that there are deadly enemies infiltrating their ranks, silently preying on their general health and ability to reproduce, and in some cases even taking their lives. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are well-known threats. Still, regardless of the danger they pose, many men (and women) don’t take them seriously.

  • WTC releases new video on enhanced warrior care system

    Jun 27, 2011

    The Warrior Transition Command released a 10-minute educational video last week highlighting new aspects of the Army’s system to care for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers.

  • USO breaks ground on wounded warrior, family center

    Jun 27, 2011

    Today, a groundbreaking ceremony marked the beginning of construction of the first stateside USO center that will provide non-critical care and support for the wounded, injured and ill, as well as their families and caregivers as they transition from inpatient to outpatient care.

  • Golden Anniversary: Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center marks 50 years of service to Fort Meade

    Jun 24, 2011

    Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center celebrated its 50th anniversary June 24. This is a look back at Kimbrough's history and service to the Fort Meade community. Information is courtesy of Kimbrough's website.

  • Fitness program rocks Civilians into shape

    Jun 24, 2011

    As Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division continue to deploy, the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Civilian team remain on standby to support the Army's mission. Ready for the call, Army Civilians are given the opportunity to get into tip-top shape all the while incorporating the command philosophy of teamwork, caring, training and having fun. Civilians jog, lunge and tone their way to health with the Fort Stewart Civilian Fitness Program at Newman Fitness Center, June 16.

  • Army medicine officials seek to evolve warrior care

    Jun 24, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, Army surgeon general and U.S. Army Medical Command commander, hosted an Integrative Medicine Meeting where senior medical and non-medical Department of Defense leaders from across the services convened to review alternative medical practices to enhance the quality of care servicemembers and other military medicine beneficiaries receive in future.

  • Extraordinary nurses recognized at Womack Army Medical Center

    Jun 24, 2011

    Nurses at Womack Army Medical Center are being honored with Diseases Attacking the Immune System Award for extraordinary nurses. The award, presented in collaboration with The American Organization of Nurse Executives, is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform everyday. The first award recipients will be announced Aug. 17.

  • Sargent takes command of Darnall Medical Center

    Jun 24, 2011

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, recognized as the “face of Army Medicine,” said goodbye to familiar faces and welcomed its newest command team members in a change of command ceremony June 23 at Sadowski Field here. Colonel Patrick D. Sargent assumed command from Col. (Dr.) Steven E. Braverman, who led the hospital for the last two years.

  • The 'Guessing Game'

    Jun 24, 2011

    The Terlajes had a feeling early on that their second-born son was lagging developmentally, but pediatricians reassured them it was normal for some to trail behind. A phone call from day care changed all of that.

  • Intrepid Center marks first anniversary

    Jun 24, 2011

    A year after its ribbon-cutting ceremony, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence is making a difference in the lives of warfighters suffering traumatic brain injuries and psychological disorders, said Dr. James Kelly, the center’s director.

  • Rock Island Arsenal hosts CBWTU muster

    Jun 23, 2011

    On June 13, a crowd of more than 50 Soldiers and their Family members heard a panel presentation by one former Soldier and two current Soldiers during a Community Based Warrior in Transition Unit " Illinois muster at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • Operation Ready Warrior at Fort McCoy ensures troops' dental pre-deployment readiness

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Soldiers who want to be prepared for deployment need to ensure they have taken care of all of their pre-deployment needs, including having their dental readiness up to date. Operation Ready Warrior (ORW) was held at Fort McCoy June 4-18 to help support those dental needs. Lt. Col. Marcia Lewis, commander of the 810th Medical Company (Dental Support), said Army Reserve Dental personnel conducted dental screenings to help Army Reserve Soldiers participating in Operations Red Dragon (Homeland Defense), Essayons (engineer, troop projects) and Diamond Saber (finance) take care of any dental issues that could affect their deployment status. Dental facilities were established at Contingency Operating Location Freedom and at two cantonment area locations to serve the troops, Lewis said.

  • Star-studded grand opening for newest Fort Sam Houston fitness center

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- To stay on track, the 502nd Mission Support Group inaugurated the newest addition to the post’s athletic facilities, the Fort Sam Houston Fitness Center at the Medical Education and Training Campus, June 20.

  • Tripler medic makes all Armed Forces Soccer team

    Jun 22, 2011

    For nearly 17 years, Spc. Ashleah Dingle, a medic assigned to Tripler Army Medical Center Charlie Co., has loved the game of soccer. She played as a child. She played through school. She played in leagues. Now, she plays for the "All Armed Forces Soccer Team."

  • Walter Reed move should be painless for wounded warriors

    Jun 22, 2011

    About 430 wounded warriors will be moving in August, along with the Walter Reed staff, to one of two refurbished medical centers in the National Capital Region.

  • Preventive MED Techniques Keep Mission Rolling

    Jun 21, 2011

    Medical staff helps keep Soldiers in the fight; and convoys in the mission.

  • USARIEM celebrates 50th anniversary

    Jun 20, 2011

    In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine held a commemorative symposium June 16 to 17 at Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Soldiers help Tribes fight rabies

    Jun 20, 2011

    ANADARKO, Okla. - After her mother decided to keep an abandoned dog which had been dumped near her mom’s Oklahoma farm, Kay Burleson brought it to the rabies vaccination clinic June 4 at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Complex in Anadarko, Okla. In addition to the free shot, Burleson knew she could find out more about the black-and-white Brittany by talking with the Army veterinarian and veterinary technician because at a previous clinic they had answered questions about her horses.

  • High temperatures and heat-related injuries can go hand in hand

    Jun 20, 2011

    Summer may have started on June 21, but unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last two months you’ve probably noticed it’s already really hot outside. Many consider summer the season of endless fun in the sun, but Texas heat and humidity are both potential factors for serious, or even life-threatening, heat-related injuries. In 2010, there were 1,734 reported heat injuries among Soldiers Army-wide. Of that number, 207 suffered from heat strokes, and sadly, one Soldier died, Maj. Rebecca Zinnante, the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center chief of environmental health said.

  • Medical unit conducts tactical training at Fort Bragg for leaders

    Jun 17, 2011

    More than 20 officers and noncommissioned officers of the 7236th Medical Support Unit recently took part in training to ensure that when their time came to deploy to a hostile territory, they would know exactly what to do. The unit leadership conducted a field training exercise for its officers and NCOs that included various movements to contact, patrolling and the engagement and capturing of enemy personnel.

  • Fort Leavenworth MEDDAC Soldiers train local law enforcement

    Jun 17, 2011

    Three Medical Department Activity Soldiers spent the day teaching a group of 33 civilian law enforcement officers a version of the Combat Life Saver course June 10 in Kansas City, Mo. The students were a mix of city, county and federal law enforcement officers, as well as a few emergency medical technicians from the eight counties included in the Kansas City metropolitan area, said Platte County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Randall Pittman.

  • Fort Leavenworth Resiliency Center opens

    Jun 17, 2011

    The new Fort Leavenworth Resiliency Center, 600 Thomas Ave., celebrated its grand opening June 9. The Resiliency Center is home to Army Community Service, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, the Equal Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity offices and more. The center has several classrooms and on-site child care.

  • Duty to Soldiers, oneself: Combat veterans seek out behavioral health services to help with PTSD

    Jun 16, 2011

  • Army Medicine welcomes newest grads from Madigan

    Jun 16, 2011

    Every graduation speech is judged by its delivery, its content, and its impact. This graduation was a homerun in many categories, but it may have been the speech that took the experience for Army Medicine’s newest healthcare professionals to the highest level. More than 140 residents and interns became independent healthcare professionals June 3 in a graduation ceremony for Madigan Healthcare System’s Graduate Medical Education at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Co-located Club on McChord Field.

  • BAMC wounded warriors excel a Warrior Games

    Jun 16, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center’s Warrior Transition Battalion won five gold and two silver medals at the Warrior Games held in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 16-21. The Warrior Games is a competition between wounded, ill and injured servicemen and women.

  • Fort Sill dedicates Graham resiliency center

    Jun 16, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Being a place where people can go to get help with issues confronting them, Fort Sill's resiliency training campus was dedicated June 13 to a family that has portrayed exactly what resiliency is all about. The Graham Resiliency Training Center is named in honor of the two sons Carol and Maj. Gen. Mark Graham lost: one to combat in Iraq, the other to depression and suicide.

  • Fort Sill veterinarians, techs travel to reservations for rabies clinics

    Jun 16, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- FORT SILL, Okla. -- After her mother decided to keep an abandoned dog which had been dumped near her mom's Oklahoma farm, Kay Burleson brought it to the rabies vaccination clinic June 4 at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Complex in Anadarko, Okla. In addition to the free shot, Burleson knew she could find out more about the black-and-white Brittany by talking with the Army veterinarian and veterinary technician because at a previous clinic they had answered questions about her horses.

  • ‘Cooking for Real’ Goes Green

    Jun 16, 2011

    Sunny Anderson, host of Food Network’s “Cooking for Real” show, visited forts Lee and Bragg, N.C. to show America that behind every great Soldier is a good meal.

  • Fort Meade center's services aid Wounded Warriors

    Jun 16, 2011

    Wounded warriors learn to craft their own fly for fly fishing at Burba Lake as part of the Healing Waters program for the Soldier and Family Assistance Center.

  • Young male Soldiers potentially at risk for testicular cancer

    Jun 15, 2011

    Testicular cancer, although a rare form of cancer, occurs most often in men between the ages of 20 and 39, which means the majority of male Soldiers are potentially at risk. The testicular cancer rate has more than doubled among white men in the past 40 years, but has only recently begun to increase among black men, according to the National Cancer Institute. There is no known cause, but some men may be more at risk for developing testicular cancer if they have had an undescended testicle or if a brother or father had the disease.

  • Army birthday brings wounded warriors to Fort Detrick

    Jun 15, 2011

    For the third year, Fort Detrick has hosted a Wounded Warrior Appreciation BBQ.

  • New fund launches to help wounded warriors

    Jun 15, 2011

    Army senior leaders and the president and chief executive officer of Operation Homefront, Jim Knotts, marked the launch of the "Army Homefront Fund" during a ceremony here, June 13, 2011.

  • Exercise tests plan for upcoming Walter Reed patient relocation

    Jun 14, 2011

    The National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center conducted an inpatient movement rehearsal exercise June 12, 2011, to test all aspects of the inpatient move that is scheduled to occur in August.

  • First Army Division East proactive in suicide fight

    Jun 14, 2011

    According to a recent report from Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli, 301 Soldiers were lost to suicide Army-wide in 2010. Records at First Army Division East indicate that, since their inception in March 2007, they haven’t lost a Soldier to suicide in the unit’s short history.

  • Presidential Proclamation - Flag Day and National Flag Week

    Jun 14, 2011

    On June 14, 1777, the Second Constitutional Congress adopted a flag with thirteen stripes and thirteen stars to represent our Nation, one star for each of our founding colonies.

  • Planning is the key if moving during peak moving season

    Jun 13, 2011

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Personal Property Directorate, responsible for the DOD’s household goods moving program, wants servicemembers to know a successful move during this peak time is certainly possible with proper planning.

  • USF-I aims to increase suicide prevention awareness

    Jun 11, 2011

    When people think of military operations and mission readiness, physical and weapons training are the first things that pop into their heads. Although vital to mission success, these types of training are not the only ones service members go through to be mission ready. Suicide prevention training is another important aspect when it comes to building a strong, productive force.

  • Mobile dentistry team keeps Soldiers combat ready

    Jun 10, 2011

    Over the course of five days, a mobile dentistry team from Charlie Company, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, examined and treated Soldiers at Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan.

  • WTB Soldier shares gift of life with bone marrow donation

    Jun 10, 2011

    More than four years ago, when Spc. Christopher Sutton was stationed with the 89th Military Police Brigade, he took part in a bone marrow donor drive and was entered into the Department of Defense bone marrow donor database. Now working as a cadre member of the Warrior Transition Brigade Headquarters, Sutton was stunned when he was told it appeared that he was a match to someone who would benefit from a bone marrow donation.

  • Brazilian-born medic shares life-saving skills with Afghans

    Jun 9, 2011

    “I don’t think I adopted America. America adopted me,” Brazilian-born Cpl. Joel M. Kuhn said as he sat outside of Nangalam Base in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province.

  • Thoracic surgeon assumes command of 30th MEDCOM

    Jun 9, 2011

    A thoracic surgeon assumed command of the 30th Medical Command (Deployment Support) during a change of command ceremony June 9, on the Nachricten Kaserne Parade Field. Col. John M. Cho, who is doubly board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, took command of the 77-year old organization, which serves as the theater-enabling medical asset for the European Command theater of operations.

  • Ranch offers healing for WTB Soldiers

    Jun 9, 2011

    Troubled by what most had seen at war and recovering from their injuries, 11 Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers found refuge and solace in the mountains of Colorado May 23-27.

  • U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory welcomes new commander

    Jun 9, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Soldiers and civilians of the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory greeted a new commanding officer June 1 at the U.S .Army Aviation Museum.

  • Seat Belt Campaign SMART Posters

    Jun 9, 2011

  • USACE annual health fair fosters wellness in the workplace

    Jun 7, 2011

    USACE Europe District employees were twisting and bending, running and walking, receiving assessments and gaining knowledge - all in the name of wellness. The district held its annual Health Fair to promote occupational wellness and health.

  • BAMC's 68W course prepares combat medics for wartime

    Jun 7, 2011

    Combat medics train in realtime scenerios to face wartime casualities downrange.

  • Hypertension: More Soldiers die from silent killer than from combat

    Jun 6, 2011

    Many think that combat is the most life threatening event for Soldiers, when actually more Soldiers may die off the battlefield fighting a common enemy.

  • Double-trouble clinic for Soldiers with substance abuse and behavioral health issues

    Jun 6, 2011

    Many Soldiers struggling with substance abuse problems receive treatment from Fort Hood’s Army Substance Abuse Program and don’t have any further issues, but some Soldiers need something more, Dr. Cornelia Jones, clinical director of the IOP clinic, said. Soldiers who receive treatment at the IOP clinic are struggling because of incidents they experienced while deployed or they are fighting addiction and behavioral health concerns because of other difficult life events.

  • Wounded warriors win gold, silver medals

    Jun 3, 2011

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Two Fort Stewart Soldiers brought home gold and silver medals after competing against similarly determined paralympians from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Marines and Special Forces in the Warrior Games May 16-21 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • 82nd Sustainment Brigade presents Wellness Challenge Awards to units

    Jun 3, 2011

    Health is more than a state of mind, as Soldiers discovered during an eight-week wellness challenge that involved the 82nd Sustainment Brigade and two of its units " 126 Transportation Company and Company B (Signal). A total of 301 servicemembers and their Families participated in the program, with 39 logging perfect attendance and 93 attending seven or more wellness classes.

  • Allergy sufferers may bee helped by honey

    Jun 3, 2011

    As allergy season ramps up, many who suffer in the particularly hard-hit Ohio River Valley believe regular doses of raw, local honey may alleviate symptoms. The local allergist explains why he doesn't support that theory.

  • First baby born in Darnall’s new Women’s Health Center

    Jun 3, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Dallas Ann Marsh, born June 1 at 7:28 a.m., doesn’t care that she was the first birth at the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center’s Women’s Health Center since it officially opened May 6.

  • Presidio's California Medical Detachment welcomes new commander

    Jun 3, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. ‐ Members of the California Medical Detachment, Presidio of Monterey, welcomed their new commander during a formal change-of-command ceremony here May 19.

  • A gesture from the heart

    Jun 2, 2011

    GONAIVES, Haiti - What motivated the United States to send its Army engineers to Haiti to help?

  • Interagency Chaplains Conference Focus on Post Traumatic Stress

    Jun 1, 2011

    Finding a path from the academic to practical treatments of Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) was the focus of the 5th Annual National Capital Region Interagency Chaplains Conference.

  • MC4 Training Goes Mobile

    Jun 1, 2011

    Soldiers on-the-go can now train on electronic health record, medical logistics, and medical command and control apps using their personal or approved iPhone, iPad or Android devices.

  • West Point program provides strength training to Army’s warriors

    Jun 1, 2011

    The Comprehensive Soldier Fitness-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program (CSF-PREP), currently headquartered at West Point, recently led the mental skills training for the Army team at the second annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Wounded Warrior reminds the Arsenal of the kid next door, the war

    Jun 1, 2011

    Former Army Sgt. Bryan Anderson delivered a powerful message to hundreds of workers at the Watervliet Arsenal as he talked about his two tours in Iraq and the date of his 'accident.' On Oct. 23, 2005, while driving his HMMWV through the streets of Iraq, an Improvised Explosive Device exploded. Anderson's injuries included the loss of both legs and his left hand. Although some people may view Bryan as being disabled, after hearing him speak and seeing him move about today, we can all agree that he is 'enabled.' Although the Watervliet Arsenal workforce has been supporting our Nation's warfighters for nearly 200 years, a visit by someone of the character as Sgt. Anderson truly redefines the purpose, as well as the urgency of the Arsenal's mission.

  • Medical Soldiers pay tribute to fallen during ceremony in France

    May 31, 2011

    Soldiers from the Europe Regional Medical Command alongside Marines of France’s 1st Marine Artillery Regiment, gathered with military leaders, dignitaries and members of the local community at the Somme American Cemetery and Memorial in Bony, France May 29, to honor the fallen Soldiers laid to rest at the historic site.

  • Family programs

    May 31, 2011

    WANT to voice your concerns about life on the installation to top Army leaders? Need help adjusting to post-deployment life, or maybe just a sympathetic ear? There's a Family program to help with each of these issues, and for just about any others today's Army Families face.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest: High-adrenaline activities help Soldiers transition

    May 31, 2011

    WARRIOR Adventure Quest is a training tool designed to introduce recently redeployed Soldiers to activities that serve as alternatives to potentially destructive behaviors.

  • Leveling the playing field: Innovative recreation opportunities available for wounded Soldiers

    May 31, 2011

    WHILE providing premier recreation opportunities for Soldiers returning from combat is a challenge, it is particularly difficult for Soldiers who were wounded in combat.

  • West Point grad to continue medical training at Harvard

    May 25, 2011

    Second Lt. Woo Song Do, a West Point Class of 2011 graduate, looks forward to serving the Medical Corps after furthering his training at Harvard.

  • Resilience App set for release

    May 25, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - An online program aimed at strengthening Soldiers’ resolve and behavioral health skill sets in pursuit of their objectives will debut Wednesday. The Resilience App features a multitude of resources to help service members, Army civilians and family members optimize performance, build strong minds and bodies, and develop better coping mechanisms for traumatic events.

  • Disabled? No, 'enabled'

    May 25, 2011

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Former Army Sgt. Bryan Anderson delivered a powerful message today to hundreds of workers at the Watervliet Arsenal as he talked about his two tours in Iraq and the date of his 'accident.' On Oct. 23, 2005, while driving his HMMWV through the streets of Iraq, an Improvised Explosive Device, or IED, exploded resulting in the loss of both legs and his left hand. Although some people may view Bryan as being disabled, after hearing him speak and seeing him move about today, we can all agree that he is 'enabled.' Although the Watervliet Arsenal workforce has been supporting our Nation's warfighters for nearly 200 years, a visit by someone of the character as Sgt. Anderson truly redefines the purpose, as well as the urgency of the Arsenal's mission.

  • Sustainment Week 2011

    May 25, 2011

    Sustainment Week affords leaders from around the Army an opportunity to gather yearly to talk about issues, gain valuable insights and discuss the future of the sustainment community. This year’s conference kicked off May 9 with a common theme of ‘getting back to the basics.’

  • Closer than a brother: Army dentists' paths lead to southern Iraq

    May 24, 2011

    BABIL, Iraq - Suffering from a toothache in southern Iraq may land you in the chair of either of two brothers with an interesting story of adversity, perseverance, and the unique bond of identical twins. U.S. Army Captains Aleksandr and Dmitry Baron both serve in the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment as dentists on two separate bases in southern Iraq. Both are augmenting the unit from their home base of Fort Stewart, Ga. Aleksandr deployed to Contingency Operating Site Kalsu at the end of October to work with the Regimental Support Squadron, and Dmitry joined the regiment's 3rd Squadron at Contingency Operating Site Echo in April. Both men volunteered for the deployments, but Dmitry's recent arrival to the same unit in Iraq was mere coincidence, the kind of common occurrence that has kept these two twins together for most of their lives.

  • Natick commander takes part in Purple Heart ceremony

    May 24, 2011

    Sergeant Deidra Neeley had no intention of making Massachusetts history Aug. 27, 2009. It just worked out that way.

  • Soldier 360 takes shape, adding more extensive Physical Readiness Training

    May 24, 2011

    Soldier 360 degrees, a military leader-development course offered in Europe, provides seasoned noncommissioned officers training on the new Army Physical Readiness Training standards.

  • Breathing is easier if you follow your asthma action plan

    May 24, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas"Asthma sufferers can breathe easier knowing that the medical professionals at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center are prepared to help them control their asthma. “Control is the most important aspect when dealing with asthma. Uncontrolled asthma can lead to potentially fatal consequences,” said Wanda Gomez, certified asthma educator at CRDAMC’s Population Health Clinic. “Our number one priority is to determine if the patient’s asthma is controlled. The goal of asthma management is to attain and then maintain control with the least medication and the fewest side effects.”

  • Darnall graduates four physician assistants, the number one growing medical profession

    May 24, 2011

    Four Soldiers became physician assistants May 12 when they graduated from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. As PAs, the new graduates will provide health care to beneficiaries across the Army, conducting physicals and assessing medical needs under the direction of a licensed physician. They will also help train enlisted medics and may evaluate the medical readiness of individual units.

  • Oral hygiene equally important for pets as it is for people

    May 23, 2011

    Dental hygiene is as important for dogs and cats as it is for humans. Plaque forms on dogs and cat's teeth the same way it forms on our teeth after we eat. With time, this plaque builds until it becomes hardened, forming a substance called tartar. As tartar builds up, it can get into the gums and eventually cause infections and gingivitis. This can lead to serious gum disease that will shorten the life of your pet.

  • Army takes gold at wheelchair basketball championships

    May 23, 2011

    The Army beat out the Marines, 44-19, and took home the gold, after fierce competition at the championship wheelchair basketball game, May 20, at the 2011 Warrior Games.

  • Fourth Annual Wounded Warrior Fishing Tourney hosted by local neighbor

    May 23, 2011

    Good old Southern hospitality was recently extended to the Wounded Warriors of Fort Gordon. Charlie and Trudy Lewis of Thomson, Ga., opened up their farm for the fourth consecutive year for Wounded Warriors and their families to sit on the banks of their ponds to fish and relax.

  • Blood tests alert Picatinny civilian to life-threatening disease

    May 23, 2011

    The Picatinny Civilian Welfare Council holds an annual blood test program. The results of one of these tests forever changed the life of Raymond Seiz.

  • Fort Hood military clinics in civilian communities give patients a "hometown doctor" feeli

    May 23, 2011

    The idea of personal care from a "hometown doctor" is becoming a reality for Fort Hood active duty military service members and their families. In ribbon-cutting ceremonies May 17, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center officially opened two new community-based Medical Homes, one in the Market Heights shopping center in Harker Heights and one in the Town Square shopping mall in Copperas Cove.

  • American Red Cross director visits Iraq

    May 23, 2011

    American Red Cross representatives, volunteers, and service members of United States Forces - Iraq gathered together for a luncheon on Camp Victory, Iraq, May 8.

  • Closer than a brother

    May 22, 2011

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