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  • Soldiers put face on health concerns for Defense Health Board

    Aug 12, 2011

    The Defense Health Board met in Tacoma earlier this week to discuss health concerns facing servicemembers, but the board members didn't stick to briefs and slideshows. The group also took the time to get information from actual Soldiers.

  • Loss in space

    Aug 12, 2011

    On Atlantis' final mission in July, the Space Tissue Loss program, a partnership between NASA and the Department of Defense, sent up an experiment developed by Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to study human cellular response to bacteria in microgravity.

  • ORTHOPEDIC DEVICE HELPING WOUNDED WARRIORS RETURN TO RUN

    Aug 12, 2011

    Fort Sam Houston, Texas" A new energy-storing orthopedic device along with an extensive rehabilitation program is allowing wounded warriors who previously had difficulties walking or standing due to lower leg injuries to run again. The Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis (IDEO) was designed by prosthetist Ryan Blanck at the Center for the Intrepid (CFI). It is a custom-fit device made from carbon and fiberglass that supports the foot and ankle and resembles an amputee’s running prosthetic. The ability to run can be the difference whether a wounded warriors is allowed to stay on active duty and return to their units after having been considered for a medical discharge from the military.

  • CESL keeps Army Civilians engaged and on point

    Aug 12, 2011

    CESL, created in 2008 and taught by the Army Management Staff College, provides further education opportunities beyond the Civilian Education System for senior Army civilians, GS-14s and 15s, after they have graduated from AMSC’s advanced course. It combines a 40-hour, online portion and a weeklong resident portion. Sixty-three senior Army civilians attended the weeklong resident portion of CESL where they learned and discussed a variety of issues including Wounded Warrior care; civilian work force transformation; Army budget issues and media relations, to China’s culture and geo-political impact on the West.

  • Service dog in training visits Fort McCoy, helps Soldiers readjust

    Aug 11, 2011

    FORT McCoy, Wis. -- Tag, a yellow Labrador service dog in training, and Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard met at Fort McCoy during the demobilization process for the Army Guardsmen returning from Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Infantryman receives Purple Heart at WFSC

    Aug 11, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Spc. Lee Sage was honored for his bravery and selfless sacrifices during a Purple Heart ceremony at the Warrior and Family Support Center Aug. 3.

  • USAMITC Trains 2nd FSSG in TAMMIS

    Aug 11, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS " The U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) recently conducted Theater Army Medical Management Information System (TAMMIS) training for Sailors and Marines of the Marine 2nd Force Service Support Group (FSSG) Medical Logistics Group. This training took place at the Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) L-3 Training Center located at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

  • EFMB: Not just for medics anymore

    Aug 10, 2011

    At the 2011 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge Standardization and Testing, held Aug.1-13, 285 U.S and German military health professionals, from behavioral health specialists to dental technicians, gathered here to try their hand at earning the badge.

  • U.S., Zanzibar veterinarians partner to treat livestock

    Aug 10, 2011

    Servicemembers from Maritime Civil Affairs Team 116 and 490th Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, partnered with more than 60 Pemban veterinary service personnel to treat roughly 9,000 animals during a Veterinarian Civil Action Program in Pemba, Zanzibar, July 4-30, 2011.

  • U.S. Army Europe Fueling The Team program

    Aug 9, 2011

    U.S. Army Europe is trying to get members of the USAREUR team to shop and eat healthy. The USAREUR Fueling The Team program is an initiative that's reshaping the 24 Army dining facilities in Europe, as well as providing an array of educational programs and activities, designed to boost Soldier, civilian employee and family member performance.

  • Deployed Spartans connect with wounded Spartans back in U.S.

    Aug 8, 2011

    Spartan Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Pasa, in Afghanistan, crowded into the brigade conference room to speak with five wounded warriors from Task Force Spartan Aug. 2 via video teleconference, who are currently recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

  • USAPHC partners with NASA, local colleges to measure air quality via satellite

    Aug 8, 2011

    Atmospheric scientists are one step closer to improving the use of satellites to measure air quality and surface pollution, thanks to a new partnership. The DISCOVER-AQ mission, which stands for Deriving Information on Surface conditions from Column and Vertically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality, is being led by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and includes monitoring at an Aberdeen Proving Ground"Edgewood site, coordinated through the U.S. Army Public Health Command. The study allows local college students to team up with scientists and experts within the public and private sector to monitor air quality remotely for public health and environmental benefits.

  • Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg recognized for use of technology

    Aug 5, 2011

    Womack Army Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s most wired hospitals, according to the results of the 2011 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals and Health Networks magazine.

  • Good Health Is Victory at Joint Munitions Command

    Aug 5, 2011

    JMC Command Surgeon and Wellness Coordinator both strive to keep employees healthy.

  • U.S. Army Europe EFMB_Day 4

    Aug 4, 2011

  • AMEDD regiment celebrates 236th anniversary

    Aug 4, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Senior leaders and noncommissioned officers gathered at the Army Medical Department Museum July 29 for the AMEDD Regimental social to celebrate 236 years of Army medicine.

  • Riding on Empty

    Aug 4, 2011

    As a kid, I was into sports and played basketball in the park during summers in the Bronx. Back then, my coaches always warned me to stay hydrated. That’s advice I should’ve heeded later when I was riding a motorcycle.

  • Realism " Train as You Fight

    Aug 4, 2011

    Editor’s note: This article details the interaction of a squadron’s pre-mishap plan and the actions of the local base or post emergency services. This is a good example of a coordinated interagency aircraft mishap drill between an HSL-49, a U.S. Navy H-60 squadron and Naval Base Coronado (NBC) Emergency Services. The author wanted to share the lessons learned with aviators across the Department The call came in at 9:48 a.m. I stood outside our duty office and watched the squadron duty officer (SDO) listen intently to the voice on the other end of the phone. After a few moments, he jotted down some quick notes and hung up. I could see him trying to sort through the millions of thoughts, questions and impulses competing for their own say. Finally, he blurted out, “Red Stinger just crash landed at Turner Field.” I remained calm. It was easy for me … his news was exactly in line with the mishap drill scenario for that day. The drill was unannounced and it was time to evaluate the effectiveness of our pre-mishap plan.ment of Defense.

  • 2011 U.S. Army Europe EFMB_Day 3

    Aug 3, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Day 3 of the standardization phase of the 2011 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge Testing gave candidates a chance to practice their basic Soldier skills while protecting themselves from simulated Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear attack on Combat Testing Lane 2, Aug. 2, 2011.

  • German medics work toward U.S. Army Expert Field Medical Badge

    Aug 3, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany " As U.S. and German candidates cross the finish line of a two-mile run together, Soldiers of one nation supported soldiers from another in their efforts to earn the right to participate in the 2011 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) Standardization and Testing.

  • Fort Riley team wins regional top medical team competition

    Aug 3, 2011

  • Children’s Eye Care-An Important Part of Health

    Aug 3, 2011

    One of the best ways to help your children in school is to ensure their vision has been checked at least every two years by an eye care professional. Vision and eye health are key to a student’s ability to do well in the classroom and when studying at home. Children with poor visual skills may struggle to read, have a short attention span, perform poorly in sports and develop low self-esteem. In most cases, unless a child complains about a vision problem, parents don’t ask questions concerning their vision. Research also demonstrates that children tend to not complain about subtle problems with their eyesight.

  • Reducing the risk of training injury among Soldiers

    Aug 3, 2011

    Injuries represent the leading health problem of U.S. military personnel including deaths, disabilities, hospitalizations and outpatient treatment. Training-related injuries have been identified as the leading cause of clinic visits and have a very real impact on the readiness of the force due to the amount of limited duty time that results from such injuries. Most of the overuse injuries are due to the combined effect of physical training activities, military training and sports.

  • The Science of Happiness and Health

    Aug 3, 2011

    A happy life leads to a healthy life and a healthy life leads to a happy life. The effects of happiness on health are strong and universal. A recent Gallup Poll with 150,000 representatives of 140 countries found that happiness has a stronger association with physical health than access to basic human needs such as food, shelter and personal safety (University of Kansas, 2009).

  • U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge Standardization, Day 1

    Aug 2, 2011

    U.S. and multinational soldiers stationed in Europe practice for the the 2011 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge Test, held the second week of August at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • 2011 U.S. Army Europe EFMB: Behind the Scenes

    Aug 2, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- What does it take to set up an event like the 2011 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) Standardization and Testing? At a glance, more than 400 cadre, graders and support personnel from units throughout Europe, some working 12 to 13 hours a day for much of the last four months.

  • Lactation consultants support breastfeeding moms to ensure success

    Aug 2, 2011

    This year’s World Breastfeeding Week theme, established by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy (WABA), is “Talk to Me: Breastfeeding, a 3-D Experience.” The focus is on the importance of the connection between mother and baby (2-dimensions), and the third dimension is support from the health care provider, friends, family members, and others who are all essential for the mother’s success, Hattaway said.

  • Darnall gearing up for flu season

    Aug 2, 2011

    Flu season is just around the corner, and in support of National Immunization Awareness Month in August, the immunization experts at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center are promoting the importance of getting flu shots.

  • Heat Index Monitoring Program measures heat stress

    Jul 30, 2011

    Memorial Day marked the official start of the Heat Index Monitoring Program at Fort Meade. Given the hot and humid weather, personnel in Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center's Preventive Medicine Service would like to ensure that the community is well informed to protect themselves from heat injuries by knowing the actual heat load they experience.

  • Technology to aid DoD mental health services

    Jul 29, 2011

    The first-ever live Introduction to Telemental Health Delivery Workshop at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology's headquarters on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., last week offered guidance to providers on offering mental health services from a distance using videoconferencing technology.

  • Ghana, U.S. veterinarians learn, work together

    Jul 29, 2011

    Soldiers from the Iowa-based 949th Veterinary Company, U.S. Army National Guard, united with veterinarians from Ghana's 37th Military Hospital during MEDFLAG 11 to learn from each other and to work together. Occurring July 11 to July 21 and sponsored by U.S. Army Africa, MEDFLAG 11 strengthens the relationship and interoperability between the U.S. and Ghana military forces through 10 days of collaborative training and sharing of medical expertise, as well as joint humanitarian civic assistance (HCA) in local communities.

  • Airborne combat medic inducted into prestigious club

    Jul 29, 2011

    An airborne combat medic from the 67th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne) was inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) during an award ceremony at the Yellow Ribbon Room here July 28.

  • Fort Riley MEDEVAC starts hoist training

    Jul 29, 2011

    Lt. Col. Brian Hughes, commander of the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, is lowered on a hoist from a Black Hawk MEDEVAC helicopter during training on Fort Riley, July 28. This is the first time the battalion’s MEDEVAC company has conducted hoist training since its return from Iraq this March. Like the rest of the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, the MEDEVAC company is back in the full-swing of its training cycle here, and is working around the clock with ground units across Fort Riley. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Roland Hale, CAB, 1st Inf. Div. PAO)

  • Medevac system takes Soldiers from battlefield to hospitals

    Jul 28, 2011

    Soldiers that are wounded or become ill down range are brought back to Fort Hood, Texas, on a medical evacuation aircraft resembling a flying emergency room staffed with experienced medical personnel who keep constant watch over their health needs, delivering them to the caring greeters at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.

  • ASAP, Army to hire 130 substance-abuse counselors

    Jul 28, 2011

    The Army needs to fill 130 substance-abuse counselor positions as soon as possible -- or at least by Oct. 1, 2011.

  • Post civilians receive recognition

    Jul 28, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Three Fort Jackson civilians recently received honors recognizing their work not just for the past year, but throughout their careers.

  • Program gets Servicemembers Back in Stride

    Jul 28, 2011

    a resource at Joint Base Lewis-McChord that can provide the training and information you can use to improve your run and fitness levels. The Gait Analysis Program, currently at Wilson Fitness Center on North Fort provides its services at no cost to servicemembers and families of JBLM

  • JBLM's growth of EFMP ‘beyond our expectations’

    Jul 28, 2011

    That’s how she ended up starting a working focus group for the Army Community Services Exceptional Family Member Program. The group has monthly meetings where everyone from medical professionals to EFMP members can get together to identify and address problems " and it’s grown dramatically since starting five months ago.

  • Enlisted class first to receive college degrees for military training

    Jul 28, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Twenty-two enlisted service members made history as the first graduating class to receive civilian associate degrees for completing military training during a July 22 ceremony at Anderson Hall.

  • Public Health Command Region-South gains new commander, unfurls colors

    Jul 28, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- U.S. Army Public Health Command Region-South held a change of command and redesignation ceremony July 21 at the Fort Sam Houston flagpole.

  • VETCOM inactivates, combines forces within USAPHC

    Jul 28, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A ceremony was held July 22 to inactivate the U.S. Army Veterinary Command as they integrate into the U.S. Army Public Health Command.

  • WNBA players visit kids, warriors at Fort Sam Houston

    Jul 28, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A gaggle of kids, some sitting cross-legged while others draped themselves over basketball bean bags at the Keith A. Campbell Library, waited anxiously to hear a story read to them from a famous athlete.

  • Leaving a life-saving legacy

    Jul 27, 2011

    The Robertson Blood Center conducts a blood drive to honor Sgt. 1st Class James Edwards.

  • Investing in Building the Next Generation of Army Medicine Officers and Medics

    Jul 27, 2011

    At the foundation of the 246 years of AMEDD success is the exceptional developmental training of Army Medicine professionals. This training includes a federally funded university as well as partnerships with civilian private and public universities.

  • 2011 Armed Forces Operational Medicine Symposium

    Jul 26, 2011

    The 2011 Armed Forces Operational Medicine Symposium, held in May in Colorado Springs, CO, provided a golden opportunity for medical personnel across the Services to share their wealth of experience. It also offered an opportunity for personnel to expand their knowledge by hearing updates from the Services and various Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, including the Military Vaccine (MILVAX) Agency, which conducted a two-day Immunization Leaders Course (ILC) for attendees.

  • Walter Reed to case colors in July 27 ceremony

    Jul 26, 2011

    The Walter Reed Army Medical Center colors will be cased July 27, 2011, at 10 a.m. on the parade field in front of the Heaton Pavilion.

  • Army in Training: Pardon Our Noise

    Jul 25, 2011

    “Growing up near Aberdeen Proving Ground in the ‘40s and ‘50s meant that you heard a lot of big guns firing and felt a lot of vibration from those guns,” explained lifelong Harford County, Md., resident Jack Molnar. “But you understood that the testing was important and was just part of life in the area.”

  • Reserve dentist honored for humanitarian work

    Jul 25, 2011

    The University of Pristina, Kosovo, recently honored an Army Reserve dentist from the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command in Coraopolis, Pa., for her outstanding humanitarian work while deployed to Camp Bondsteel.

  • Troxell Thanks Bagram Hospital Staff, Patients

    Jul 25, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell toured the military hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan to visit the staff and wounded warriors from coalition nations and Afghanistan.

  • Medical professionals participate in Vietnam outreach mission

    Jul 25, 2011

    Personnel from 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) and Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center participated in the third Vietnam Bilateral Military Medical Outreach July 7-18. The continued Medical First Responder training, and subject matter expert exchange with Vietnamese Armed Forces personnel in order to enhance host country medical proficiency and further contribute to their medical readiness .

  • Future force: Army Research Lab equips warfighters

    Jul 22, 2011

    The U.S. Army is a well-trained, well-equipped fighting force. And behind every weapon, piece of armor and training that prepares and protects Soldiers in battle are teams of scientists and engineers who are solving complex problems and driving future capabilities.

  • WTC's "Unlimited Potential" video - wounded Soldiers showcase their abilities

    Jul 22, 2011

    See the inner-drive of wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers first hand in this three-minute video. Watch rehabilitation at a Warrior Transition Unit, career planning through Comprehensive Transition Plan's seven-part process, and adaptive sports at Warrior Games.

  • MEDREACH 2011 - Malawi Defense Force receives vital training

    Jul 22, 2011

    SOLDIERS from the 399th Combat Support Hospital instructed Malawi Defense Force medical staff and Soldiers from the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, May 5, at the Kamuzu Barracks, on a variety of procedures to help them better respond to combat-related injuries. The four-day course was designed to be an information-sharing exercise between the MDF and U.S. Soldiers who participated in MEDREACH 11, a humanitarian medical exercise that took place in Malawi.

  • U.S. Soldiers welcomed, experience Ghanaian culture

    Jul 21, 2011

    About 100 U.S. Soldiers experienced firsthand the vibrant history and culture of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana July 17 while participating in MEDFLAG 11. The Ghana Army-sponsored cultural day was one of the many examples of kindness the Ghana Armed Forces has shown to U.S. servicemembers, who traveled here to work side-by-side with their GAF counterparts in the joint humanitarian assistance exercise.

  • U.S. dental teams train, work with Ghanaian Armed Forces

    Jul 21, 2011

    Soldiers from the 965th Dental Company, U.S. Army Reserve Texas, and the 814th Medical Company of the North Dakota Army National Guard, shared information with Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) medical personnel about U.S. dental practices July 18 during MEDFLAG 11. The GAF and 965th Dental Co. participated in group instruction to ensure both teams leave MEDFLAG 11 with a better understanding of their own capabilities while learning new ways to do their jobs more efficiently.

  • U.S., Ghana partner to teach malaria prevention

    Jul 21, 2011

    A team of U.S. Soldiers from the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, an Army Reserve unit from Connecticut, partnered with Ghana's National Disaster Management Organization during MEDFLAG 11 to implement a malaria outreach program and train disaster volunteers on basic first aid skills.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits Army North, Fort Sam Houston

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III and his wife, Jeanne, visited service members, Wounded Warriors and new recruits July 8-9 at Fort Sam Houston and U.S. Army North.

  • Nights and Weekends: Dedicated to Making Soldiers Whole

    Jul 21, 2011

    Lt. Cols. Brett D. Owens, M.D., and Philip J. Belmont Jr., M.D., first met more than a decade ago at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where they served as a general surgery intern and an orthopedic surgery resident, respectively. They collaborated on a research project early on, but it wasn’t until 2007 when they rekindled their partnership working at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. Col. Owens was serving as director of Orthopedic Surgery Research, and Col. Belmont as the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program director, when they began collaborating extensively on research projects focused on musculoskeletal injuries in U.S. military service members.

  • Dentists complete advanced residency program

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- During a two-week humanitarian mission in May, four Fort Sill Army dental students treated more than 250 children in an impoverished area. The training was part of their curriculum in the Comanche Advanced Education in General Dentistry-1 year program -- a post-doctoral level training for new Army dentists.

  • AMEDD Civilian Corps Chief SES Speaks at USAMITC Commander’s Call

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS " Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Civilian Corps Chief Gregg Stevens, Senior Executive Service (SES), spoke at a recent U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) Commander’s Call, held at the Blesse Auditorium on Fort Sam Houston.

  • USAMITC Prepares to Deploy Windows 7

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS " The U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) is leading the planning efforts to transition and upgrade all U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) computers from Windows XP to Windows® 7. This massive migration will include all computers, or end-user devices (EUDs), at all MEDCOM sites throughout the world.

  • Twice wounded, but 'Soldiering' on with nature

    Jul 20, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Karl Pasco deployed twice to Iraq and was seriously injured both times. The outdoors, he says, is his retreat from the painful memories, the lost friends, the catastrophic wounds he suffered from his two deployments to Iraq and the countless trips to military hospitals to repair his damaged body.

  • Fox Health Center Passes Regional Review

    Jul 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Fox Army Health Center has set the bar high for the other 10 medical treatment facilities in the Southern region.

  • GEMS graduates happy scientists

    Jul 20, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- If 25 local elementary school students are any sign of our country’s prospects, the next generation will raise the status of the United States in the areas of math and science.

  • Newman takes Army to Victory Lane

    Jul 19, 2011

    Ryan Newman has been the driver of the U.S. Army Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing for almost three seasons on the Sprint Cup circuit. On Sunday, Newman took the Army to Victory Lane for the first time since 2004.

  • Six Complete First Apheresis Training at Fort Hood

    Jul 19, 2011

    The Robertson Blood Center conducts its first apheresis training program with six soldiers from Fort Bragg and Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Texas Shootout Concludes at Robertson Blood Center

    Jul 19, 2011

    Angela Oakley and Sarah Jennings teamed up and battled it out in the Texas Shootout Blood Donating Challenge at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Recruiter Remembers Roots with Military Blood Drive

    Jul 19, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class James Williams hosts an Armed Services Blood Program blood drive at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Ghana, U.S. medical personnel share knowledge, experience during MEDFLAG 11

    Jul 18, 2011

    The first portion of MEDFLAG 11 has strengthened the relationship between the U.S. and Ghana through five days of collaborative training, during which medical expertise is shared by the joint-team effort to improve medical treatment in their home countries.

  • Ghana, U.S. noncommissioned officers lead the way

    Jul 18, 2011

    Ghanaian and U.S. participated together July 14 in a joint noncommissioned officer-led promotion ceremony at Burma Camp, Accra, Ghana for Staff Sgt. Jennifer Shook, of the U.S. Army National Guard. The ceremony was just one example of the many times the NCOs of both armies have already worked together during the bilateral MEDFLAG 11. Beginning July 11, MEDFLAG 11 is a bilateral exercise between the U.S. and Ghana armed forces through 10 days of collaborative training and sharing of medical expertise, as well as joint humanitarian civic assistance in local communities.

  • Patients have many options for picking up prescriptions

    Jul 18, 2011

    No one likes waiting for a prescription when they aren’t feeling well or on a tight schedule. That’s why the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Department of Pharmacy offers several options that shorten pharmacy waiting times.

  • Smith takes command of DENTAC, Houston bids fond farewell

    Jul 18, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. " Col. David G. Smith took hold of the unit colors and command of Dental Activity from Col. Jamie P. Houston July 8 during a change of command ceremony at Fort Polk’s Warrior Field.

  • Don’t Sweep Conflict Underneath the Rug

    Jul 15, 2011

  • Building Homes for the Homeless

    Jul 15, 2011

  • Fort Stewart MEDDAC changes leadership

    Jul 14, 2011

    July 7 marked a transition in leadership for Winn Army Community Hospital with a change of command and responsibility ceremony at Fort Stewart’s Marne Garden. The pomp and circumstance of the event was picture perfect for outgoing hospital commander, Col. Paul R. Cordts and incoming commander, Col. Ronald J. Place.

  • Symposium Recognition Ceremony

    Jul 14, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - Men and women from Warrior Transition Units (WTU) across the United States and Europe were recognized for their dedication to the wounded, ill and injured Warriors and their families during an award ceremony during the U.S. Army Medical Command Training Symposium. Brig. Gen. Darryl Williams, commander of the Warrior Transition Command (WTC), and Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Scott, WTC sergeant major, commended them for their gallant and courageous support and efforts.

  • Golf professionals inspire wounded warriors

    Jul 14, 2011

    Ladies Professional Golf Association players joined Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center July 5 to share inspirational stories of success through adversity.

  • Ghanaian-American Soldier supports U.S. Army Africa exercise in Accra

    Jul 13, 2011

    A U.S. Army Africa Soldier born in Ghana returns home to Accra as a participant in the bilateral medical forces exercise known as MEDFLAG 11. For Sgt. Mark L. Kwansah, it’s a homecoming with a mission.

  • Reds helps Soldier’s blues

    Jul 13, 2011

    The "Thank you Foundation," and the Cincinnati Reds, honor a wounded warrior.

  • “Rough Rider” medics train troops at U.S. base in Iraq

    Jul 12, 2011

    Combat medics assigned to Company C, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a combat lifesaver course for service members stationed at Contingency Operating Site Marez, July 4-8. During the five-day medical refresher course, the service members trained on how to treat a casualty until professional medical help arrives.

  • Mission: Capture Army medical history

    Jul 12, 2011

    The AMEDD Center of History and Heritage sent a detachment of its newly created Special Medical Augmentation Response Team - Medical History, to Camp Zama, Japan, to collect interviews, digital imagery, and detailed records of events in connection with the U.S. military's assistance to Japan following the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.

  • Ultimately saving lives

    Jul 11, 2011

    "Combat lifesaver training provides Paratroopers the opportunity to train on skills that will ultimately save lives on the battlefield,” stated 2nd Lt. Christopher Grill, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, medical platoon leader. The medical platoon from 1-325, “Red Falcons,” hosted combat life saver training on Camp Ramadi, Iraq, June 27. The event was open to Paratroopers to promote continued training on medical tasks. The 40-hour training course focuses on tactical combat casualty care in three phases: care under fire, tactical field care, and combat casualty evacuation.

  • AMEDD Museum breaks ground on Medal of Honor Walk

    Jul 11, 2011

    The Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, led a group of senior former Army medical leaders breaking ground on a new Medal of Honor Walk at the Army Medical Department Museum on June 30. The Army Medical Department Museum Foundation is leading the fund raising campaign to secure approximately $1.3 million in donations to construct the facility which is expected to start this fall. The construction will include a covered 250 seat amphitheater, plaza, exhibit pavilion, two additional exhibit pergolas and the Medal of Honor Walk with monuments and possibly a kiosk. The kiosk will tell the stories of the 52 Army Medical Department Medal of Honor recipients.

  • Fort McPherson’s dental clinic cases colors

    Jul 11, 2011

    Lawrence Joel Troop Medical Clinic's Dental Clinic cased its colors July 8, at the Fort McPherson Post Theater. The casing of the colors, which will never be flown again, signify the deactivation of the clinic, which has served members of all branches of the U.S. military.

  • LJTMC BRAC UPDATE

    Jul 11, 2011

    With the BRAC directed closure of Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, all military-unique physicals for active duty personnel will now be conducted at Connelly Clinic, Fort Gordon, Georgia. For Periodic Health Assessments (PHA), please call (706)787-0312 or (706)787-5168. For Retirement and ETS Physicals please call (706)787-5159.

  • Darnall military pharmacist recognized for outstanding performance and contributions to career field

    Jul 11, 2011

    Lieutenant Col. Gwendolyn Thompson, chief of the Pharmacy Department at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2011 Next Generation Pharmacist" Awards Military Pharmacist of the Year.

  • Darnall committed to customer service; wants patient feedback

    Jul 11, 2011

    Good customer service costs nothing, but it is priceless in terms of what it means to the patients and staff at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. Patients have the opportunity to anonymously provide feedback on their hospital visit by either completing an Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) comment and/or filling out the Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey (APLSS).

  • USAPHC holds redesignation ceremony

    Jul 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine was formally reflagged as the U.S. Army Public Health Command during a redesignation ceremony July 11 at McBride Field, Aberdeen Proving Ground"South, Md.

  • 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.

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