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  • ArmyMOVE! weight loss in Vicenza motivates Soldiers to get healthy, stay fit

    Sep 25, 2012

    ArmyMOVE! weight loss classes can lead to more than a better score on a PT test. The three-part classes, held over the course of a month at the Wellness Center on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, help participants develop better exercise and nutrition habits that lead to a healthier diet, greater strength and flexibility, and a heightened sense of well-being, said Capt. Timothy Eckard, a physical therapist and chief of rehabilitation services at the U.S. Army Health Clinic-Vicenza. Positive results can be achieved and maintained with as little as 250 minutes of exercise per week - that's just a tad over four hours in the course of seven days.

  • Silver Caduceus Society welcomes Dr. Jonathan Woodson

    Sep 25, 2012

    The Fort Detrick, Md., chapter of the Silver Caduceus Society gathered for its quarterly meeting during a luncheon featuring the Honorable Jonathan Woodson, M.D., assistant secretary of defense for Health Affairs, Sept. 14.

  • Protection from biological agents is Army scientist's mission

    Sep 24, 2012

    Biological agents remain a persistent threat to America and its Soldiers. U.S. Army scientists are researching new technologies to counter bioweapons in order to keep the nation safe.

  • Working dog reunites with handler during bedside hospital visit

    Sep 24, 2012

    JaJo the military working dog was reunited with his handler during a bedside hospital visit in Germany after they were both injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

  • Army Research helps firefighter recruits reduce injuries

    Sep 24, 2012

    Researchers at Natick's U. S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have teamed up with the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in Stow, Mass., in an effort to reduce injuries in recruits.

  • Off-duty injuries sideline Soldiers

    Sep 24, 2012

    Quick: Which of these activities injured more Soldiers in 2011: weapons firing, parachuting or off-duty sports?

  • Old Guard Soldiers stand together against suicide

    Sep 24, 2012

    Spc. Andre Whyne, infantryman, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), credits his battle buddies and his unit for saving his life.

  • Warriors take adaptive sports to 'next level'

    Sep 24, 2012

    Several wounded warriors from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., competed in the London 2012 Summer Paralympics, from Aug. 29 to Sept. 9, 2012.

  • Medical training saves lives

    Sep 24, 2012

    The initial treatment a person receives when they are injured often decides the outcome of their injuries. A Medical First Responder course that focuses on the first response to injuries began Sept. 19 as part of Keris Strike 12 on Camp Ulu Tiram, near Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

  • Trainers to help Soldiers 'optimize physical readiness'

    Sep 21, 2012

    The pilot course for the Army's new Master Fitness Training Program will hold its graduation ceremony, Sept. 21, 2012, at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • US, German, British medical troops learn from one another during exercise

    Sep 21, 2012

    Operation Rhino Serpent was a multi-national medical field training exercise comprised of more than 550 U.S. Army Europe, German Armed Forces and British Armed Forces active duty Reservists and volunteers held at the Sennelager Training Area in Germany in September.

  • Army Suicide Prevention message from Maj. Gen. Ted Wong, commander of Southern Regional Medical Comm

    Sep 21, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Ted Wong, commander of the Southern Regional Medical Command, urges Soldiers and their Families to get help if they need it. Getting help early can prevent a problem from turning into a crisis.

  • WTB Soldiers paddle the boredom out of morning PT with water adventure

    Sep 21, 2012

    Fear knocked Staff Sgt. Lezlee Coursey out in the first round. But in round two, the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade (WTB) Soldier left fear on Lake Belton's shoreline while she donned a life jacket, picked up a paddle and met her new friend: an eight-foot, fire-engine red kayak. Her Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) had begun, and Coursey was now paddling with confidence alongside 20 of her WTB water battle-buddies.

  • Stand Up! for suicide awareness

    Sep 21, 2012

    Soldiers of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade attended an all-day training event to increase suicide awareness, reduce suicidal and high-risk behavior, and improve the health and discipline of the force. "We will accomplish this in-part by educating the force of the warning signs, risk factors and the resources available to our Soldiers," said Maj. (CH) Edward J. Yurus, the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade's chaplain. The Department of the Army has designated September as Army Suicide Prevention Month, and on Sept. 27, the Army will conduct a suicide prevention day to focus on promoting good health, teammate involvement, risk reduction and resiliency.

  • WTB gatekeepers learning suicide intervention skills with ASIST workshop

    Sep 21, 2012

    Faced with an imminent move to a nursing home, Norma's elderly mother told her daughter the move wouldn't be necessary. She was going to die in her beloved home. When probed, Norma finally asked the question: "Mother, are you thinking of killing yourself?"

  • National prescription turn-in day set for Sept. 29

    Sep 21, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 21, 2012) -- The Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA, has scheduled a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 29, here, and at other locations on Oahu and around the state.

  • Taking back drugs: What's the big deal?

    Sep 20, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Prescription drug abuse is a major problem in the United States and in the Army. It is defined as taking a prescription drug that is not prescribed for you, or taking it for reasons other than intended or in dosages other than as prescribed. Prescription drugs are now second only to marijuana and alcohol as commonly abused substances in America.

  • RACH to offer special healthcare days

    Sep 20, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Reynolds Army Community Hospital will hold a Healthcare Extravaganza for patients assigned to primary healthcare providers at the hospital. The dates are Oct. 5, Oct. 20 and Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the hospital.

  • Army medical facilities to become tobacco free

    Sep 20, 2012

    Army Medical Department treatment facilities will become tobacco free. Once the policy is in effect, tobacco use of any kind, to include smokeless tobacco, will be prohibited within Kimbrough facilities or on Kimbrough grounds.

  • Newest Army Wellness Center launched at Carlisle Barracks

    Sep 20, 2012

    The 4th continental U.S. Army Wellness Center officially opened Sept. 14 at Carlisle Barracks, Pa. It is among the first examples of a health initiative that will help Soldiers and their families take more responsibility for their own health. At Carlisle Barracks, the AWC serves the active-duty, civilian and retiree population surrounding the post and additionally introduces the Army's future leaders attending the Army War College to health promotion and prevention services. In four years, the same core services will be available to most U.S.-based Army beneficiaries.

  • Army Medicine: Focus on Prevention and Wellness

    Sep 20, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Ted. M. Wong, commander of the Southern Regional Medical Command, speaks with Gold Medical Home staff members in the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Sept. 18, 2012 Fort Campbell, Ky. During his visit, Wong spread Army Surgeon General Maj. Gen. Patricia Horoho's vision for Army Medicine. Wong spoke with hospital staff members about the Medical Command's transition from a healthcare system to a system of health. The new system of health will have a greater focus on wellness, prevention and patients' overall health. Soldiers and their Families will benefit from this improved system at Blanchfield as clinics move to the medical home model with patients assigned to dedicated healthcare teams. Army Medicine will enhance patient education opportunities about the importance of healthy sleep, physical activity and balanced nutrition. (U.S. Army photo by Cpt. Jennifer Grier/Released)

  • It's baby central at Fort Bliss hospital

    Sep 20, 2012

    How much ice cream does it take to celebrate 151 births? For the staff of the Labor and Delivery Unit at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in Fort Bliss, Texas, the creamy treat was just the cherry on top to a record-breaking number of births for the Army hospital. During an ice cream social for L&D held Sept. 7 -- a fun-filled celebration for the record-breaking birthdays, La-Shelle Foster, a licensed vocational nurse in the postpartum unit, said that she wanted all pregnant patients to know they will receive excellent and professional care at WBAMC. In August, WBAMC accommodated 151 deliveries.

  • Building resiliency in military children

    Sep 19, 2012

    With the constant moving, changing of schools and friends and having a parent who's deployed or geographically dispersed, being in a military family can, at times, be exceedingly stressful for children.

  • BJACH earns 'Top Performer' designation from Joint Commission

    Sep 19, 2012

    FORT POLK, LA--BAYNE-JONES ARMY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL today was named one of the Nation's Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

  • Army announces greatest inventions of 2011

    Sep 19, 2012

    U.S. Army officials announced the winners of its 2011 greatest inventions competition, Sept. 19, 2012.

  • Army Medicine Hosts Performance TRIAD Workshop

    Sep 19, 2012

    A Performance Triad Workshop requested by Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho and hosted by leaders of the Western Regional Medical Command will convene September 18-21 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The meeting brings together approximately 85 military, government and civilian experts to develop the structure for the phased roll out of what Horoho has termed the performance triad. This triad composed of - activity, nutrition and sleep will be foundational for Army Medicine's transformation to a system for health.

  • Army explores tactical 4G telemedicine

    Sep 19, 2012

    The U.S. Army explored whether real-time, electronic point-of-treatment care was possible or practical this summer at its integrated capabilities testbed at Fort Dix, N.J.

  • Commentary: Learning to cope when suicide hits at home

    Sep 19, 2012

    The last day of school of my freshman year in high school, I woke up to the phone ringing. It was very early and I heard my mom's voice talking to the person on the other end.

  • Suicide prevention stand down set for Sept. 27

    Sep 18, 2012

    In two days the Army will conduct a suicide prevention stand down worldwide to focus on promoting good health, teammate involvement, risk reduction and resilience training.

  • 3/399th Logistics Support Battalion dominate Lanes Training Competition

    Sep 18, 2012

    Three Army Reserve Soldiers from the 3/399th Logistics Support Battalion placed first, second and third during the Truck Rodeo portion of the 800th Logistics Support Brigade's Lanes Training Exercise at Fort Knox, Ky., Sept. 14-15, 2012.

  • World's largest PA program graduates three

    Sep 18, 2012

    The world's largest Physician Assistant program, the Interservice Physician Assistance Program, graduated three new PAs at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital on Sept. 7.

  • Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees Sept. 29

    Sep 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day-use fees at its more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29, 2012.

  • Unique course gives leaders new perspective

    Sep 18, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- As a platoon sergeant in charge of and involved in the lives of nearly 40 Soldiers, Staff Sgt. Kenneth Anderson knows that self-confidence comes easier for some than it does for others. But after a five-day course offered by the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., he also knows that improving confidence can sometimes be as easy as simply setting a goal.

  • Yellow Ribbon Program provides Soldiers, families resources 'they deserve'

    Sep 17, 2012

    Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Joseph W. Westphal visited Soldiers and their families, Sept. 8, 2012, at an Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon Program event in Kansas City, Mo.

  • New Walter Reed Bethesda chief of staff "Here to serve"

    Sep 17, 2012

    BETHESDA, Md. (Sept. 17, 2012) -- Army Col. Ramona M. Fiorey joined Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) July 5 as only the second Chief of Staff appointed to the nation's flagship military treatment facility.

  • Don't forget the house when preparing for winter

    Sep 17, 2012

    Cold weather is on the horizon, and as members of the Army Family begin their preparations for winter, officials want them to pay special attention to one area in particular - their homes.

  • 'Where's the beef?' -- DoD finds answers in osmotic dehydration process

    Sep 17, 2012

    The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate is now partnering with a commercial vendor in Cayce, S.C., to develop a meat product that uses an innovative dehydrating process.

  • "Flesh-eating" bacteria rare, important to know the signs

    Sep 17, 2012

    While flesh-eating bacteria, or necrotizing fasciitis, sounds like something from science fiction, it is a real condition, although uncommon.

  • GLWACH develops new method to detect stress fractures sooner

    Sep 17, 2012

    A new imaging protocol developed by the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Radiology Department can now find stress fractures in Soldiers far earlier than traditional x-rays.

  • General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital CoT video

    Sep 17, 2012

    CoT video featuring Col. Kirk Eggleston, GLWACH Commander, and staff.

  • Schofield's WTB beats Marine WWB in inaugural water polo tournament

    Sep 17, 2012

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command's Warrior Transition Battalion sponsored a joint service adaptive water polo tournament, Sept. 7, 2012, at Richardson Pool, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Officer shares lessons after friend's suicide

    Sep 14, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 13, 2012) -- Second Lieutenant Noelle Edinger was home on leave in Wyomissing, Pa., in late April when a close friend of hers committed suicide -- an act that ended his life and changed hers.

  • Zero Tolerance for Sexual Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying

    Sep 14, 2012

    All service members have a personal responsibility to intervene and stop any occurrences of sexual harassment, hazing or bullying.

  • Units push to reduce non-deployable personnel

    Sep 14, 2012

    During 2012, the medically non-deployable population at Fort Campbell, Ky., has increased to approximately 20 percent of the Division's overall assigned strength, according to medical profile data reported by Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and the Integrated Disability Evaluation System. To enhance the readiness posture of the brigades, all units must continue to reduce the medically non-deployable population by half, no later than the end of 2013. In an effort to streamline the process and make as many Soldiers as battle-ready as possible, unit commanders will assist with reviews and revisions of policies, processes and training requirements that have caused the medical non-deployable rate to rise.

  • Tripler's Sleep Disorder Center earns AASM accreditation

    Sep 14, 2012

    Tripler Army Medical Center's Sleep Disorder Center earned accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Aug. 10, 2012.

  • Recent PA graduates from Tripler to serve at USAHC-SB

    Sep 14, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center's Interservice Physician Assistant Program Class 10-3 graduated in the chapel, Sept. 7, here.

  • Military couple avert Soldier's suicide attempt

    Sep 13, 2012

    One evening in late July, military police called Sgt. 1st Class Danny Licciardi saying that a Soldier whom he knew needed help.

  • Multi-national Medical Soldiers Strive for Elite Badge

    Sep 13, 2012

  • Army hospital helps to draw more psychologists to El Paso

    Sep 13, 2012

    William Beaumont Army Medical Center is now part of a multi-institutional collaborative formed to address and improve access to mental health services in the El Paso area. WBAMC along with the University of Texas at El Paso and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso have formed the new El Paso Psychology Internship Consortium. The consortium will train at least six students per year as psychologists to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services in the U.S.-Mexico border region. This year, three of the intern candidates will work in various outpatient settings at WBAMC for one year. "The U.S. Army is proud to play an integral role in this visionary partnership," said Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, commander of William Beaumont Army Medical Center, during an Aug. 24 press conference formally announcing the consortium.

  • Prescription Take-Back Day offers easy meds disposal

    Sep 13, 2012

    The problem of prescription medication addiction is sweeping the nation, and Fort Rucker is supporting the campaign to help reduce abuse in the area by holding a Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 29.

  • Westphal: Leader development essential to Army of the Future

    Sep 13, 2012

    By the time the students in today's Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education class are leading the Army, the Army of the Future will already be here, the under secretary of the Army said last week.

  • Army, NFL report to Congress on brain-injury initiatives

    Sep 13, 2012

    The Army has made more progress in studying traumatic brain injury in the last 10 years than it made in the previous 50, said the service's vice chief.

  • Wounded warrior presents former president with Infantry Silver Dollar

    Sep 13, 2012

    An injured officer who battled to stay on active duty presented the U.S. Mint's commemorative Infantry coin to former President Bush following his speech at a leadership forum in Columbus, Ga.

  • World Rabies Day: Rabies threat should be taken seriously

    Sep 13, 2012

    September 28 marks World Rabies Day, a global health observance that seeks to raise awareness about rabies and enhance prevention and control efforts. After the death of a Soldier from rabies last year, Army public health officials are reiterating the need for Soldiers to stay vigilant and protect themselves from the deadly disease. They warn Army personnel to be aware of the risk of rabies during travel or deployments to less developed countries, and to seek prompt medical treatment if they have a bite or scratch from an animal while deployed.

  • A new fitness

    Sep 13, 2012

    Since the days of the Army most senior leaders are used to, physical training has come a long way. Twenty years ago, who could have imagined things like Crossfit and yoga making their way into the lives of Soldiers on a daily basis when the mentality then was more in favor of push-ups, sit-ups and running - and little else. But now it's easy to see military fitness has evolved leaps and bounds beyond that.

  • Suicide Prevention Week expanded to month of events

    Sep 13, 2012

    The Army has designated September as Suicide Prevention Month and joined the nation in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, which runs through Friday, and World Suicide Prevention Day, held Monday.

  • Scientist begins Army career, protects nation against chemical warfare agents

    Sep 12, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A recent college graduate moved from Texas to Maryland so he could work with the best scientists in the field of chemical defense. Brandon Bruey, a chemist with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, said his position allows him the best opportunity to use classroom principles for real-world applications.

  • Resiliency required for successful soldiers

    Sep 11, 2012

    Soldiers are not just in the Army - they are the Army, and when they overcome personal hurdles, the Army is that much stronger from it. Resiliency training is just one part of the Army's holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to suicide prevention. Discussing theories and practical techniques to integrate into every day activities provides soldiers and their families essential tools for success.

  • Army scientist recalls six decades of inquiry, breakthroughs

    Sep 11, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- After more than 60 years as a researcher, educator and mentor, Harry Salem remains committed to advancing the field of science in the U.S. Army. Salem's talents and expertise led to an already distinguished career spanning three decades in pharmacology and toxicology -- including the development of the cold and cough remedies NyQuil and Contac as well as the extended-wear soft contact lens Permalens -- all before joining the Army as a civilian scientist in 1984.

  • Army ready with vaccine for flu season

    Sep 10, 2012

    The Army has ordered nearly 2 million doses of vaccine to immunize all Soldiers, their families, civilian employees and retirees for the upcoming flu season.

  • Birmingham Army Reserve medics set battle rhythm

    Sep 10, 2012

    Soldiers from the 926th Engineer Battalion Headquarters Company out of Birmingham, Ala., proved to be an integral component at Fort McCoy, Wis., in support of Combat Support Training Exercise 2012.

  • Increase in tick-borne diseases requires extra vigilance

    Sep 10, 2012

    Insects that carry human diseases are thriving thanks to a warm winter and the ongoing heat of this summer. While many people are on alert for mosquito bites because of the increasing prevalence of West Nile virus, none of us can afford to forget the health threats posed by ticks.

  • Serving to Heal...Honored to Serve Video

    Sep 10, 2012

  • Spartan Soldier earns USO's Volunteer of the Year award, selected among thousands of volunteers worl

    Sep 10, 2012

    The USO recognized its national Volunteer of the Year -- a Soldier from the 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team -- during a ceremony held at the Eagle's Nest at the division headquarters, Sept. 7. Sgt. Richard Schuh, a gunner with the battalion's "Blackjack" battery, received an Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal from Maj. Gen. Mark A. Milley, Commanding General of Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division, as well as a certificate from the USO Headquarters acknowledging him as the top volunteer among thousands worldwide.

  • September 11, 2012--11 years later: Honoring the fallen - moving forward

    Sep 10, 2012

    For Americans, the date "September 11, 2001" evokes very distinct memories of that specific time in our lives when the world, as we knew it, changed forever. Our memories mark this day far more poignantly than any words ever will.

  • Mass flu vaccination exercise to improve health, readiness of force

    Sep 10, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Installations around the island will hold a mass flu vaccination exercise, Sept. 18-20, with the goal of vaccinating as many Oahu-based active duty service members and emergency-essential civilians as possible.

  • Paralympian sets stage for recovery - inspiring others through the sport of shooting

    Sep 9, 2012

    U.S. Army Veteran and member of the 2012 U.S Paralympic shooting team, Eric Hollen found success by using shooting as a tool for recovery. He has paved the way for others with disabilities to focus their energy on recovery through adaptive sports.

  • Suicide Prevention Month tri-signed letter

    Sep 7, 2012

  • New commander assumes authority of Warrior Transition Battalion

    Sep 7, 2012

    The new commander is responsible for ensuring Wounded Warriors on Fort Belvoir heal and return to normalcy.

  • Fort Bragg's WAMC trains nurses to treat patients' emotional, physical and legal needs

    Sep 7, 2012

    Womack Army Medical Center leads the way for patients who may be victims of sexual assault. WAMC is one of the few Army medical centers that offers a comprehensive program for victims of sexual assault. The specially trained sexual assault nurse examiners are a team of 18 nurses, primarily based in the Emergency Department and other clinical areas of Womack, who are specially trained to meet victims' medical, emotional and legal needs. Additionally, they ensure compliance with all laws and Army regulations.

  • Soldiers give time, hugs to children with heart conditions

    Sep 6, 2012

    It's not always about recruiting for four Sacramento recruiters who usually spend their time looking for Future Soldiers. In early August, the recruiters volunteered at the annual "When I Grow Up" event for children with heart conditions.....

  • Nutritionist provides Soldiers, Families tips for healthy living

    Sep 6, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The reminders are everywhere. Magazines, movies and TV, and shopping malls send messages that people should wear a certain size or weigh a certain amount.

  • September is Suicide Prevention Month, Use resources to help prevent a needless death

    Sep 6, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - -The longest war in America's history has stressed and strained service members like perhaps no other conflict. The psychological toll, and especially the soaring suicide rate, have caught the attention of the media, the public and leaders at the highest levels.

  • 'Spirit of Samurai' prevails during weeklong medical exercise in Japan

    Sep 5, 2012

    SAGAMI DEPOT, Japan (Sept. 5, 2012) -- When a small unit is tagged to provide service and support for a week for more than 200 Soldiers and Airmen, it can seem like an arduous task to accomplish.

  • Prevent Soldier suicides

    Sep 5, 2012

  • National Suicide Prevention Month: Suicide Prevention in the Army

    Sep 5, 2012

    September is Suicide Prevention Month. The theme for these years observance is A Healthy Force is a Ready Force

  • WBAMC sets sights on laser eye clinic

    Sep 5, 2012

    It's no guarantee that they won't need glasses. But laser eye surgery has Army Soldiers lining up for a chance to leave behind their gas mask inserts and enjoy a day at the range without glasses sliding down their sweaty noses. "There's no such thing as perfect vision," said Frances Sanchez, clinic supervisor of the Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. And so a laser eye operation is no guarantee of a life without spectacles -- especially as patients age. "But a large majority of laser-eye surgery patients go on to function without glasses," said Lt. Col. Daniel Washburn, chief of the WRESP at William Beaumont. WBAMC is in the process of opening its own Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Clinic -- one of a dozen offered to Army personnel throughout the country.

  • Fort Bliss' Mendoza Clinic gets first commander

    Sep 5, 2012

    The Spc. Hugo V. Mendoza Soldier Family Care Center has become the first outpatient primary care facility on Fort Bliss to transition to a formal command structure. Col. Marc Caouette, a former enlisted Army medic and now a 27-year Army commissioned officer, was named the first commander of the Mendoza clinic during an Aug. 30 ceremony. The command structure is expected to eventually expand to include all empanelled primary care facilities and services offered at Fort Bliss. "Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to be entrusted with the command of a medical treatment facility," Caouette said, "certainly not (commander of) the largest freestanding primary care clinic in the Army."

  • Soldier helps others after sister's death

    Sep 5, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 5, 2012) -- October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but it's never too early to shed light on the subject for one Fort Lee Soldier.

  • Suicide prevention: A healthy force is a ready force

    Sep 4, 2012

    The Army has designated September as Suicide Prevention Month and joins the nation in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 10-14, 2012, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10.

  • A Fighting Spirit Brings America's Warriors to London's Paralympics Story

    Sep 4, 2012

    It was a great celebration during the opening ceremony With a nod to science, applause to human ambition, and empowerment, London opened the 2012 Paralympics to an overflowing Olympic Stadium and welcomed the world in brilliant fashion.

  • Ending the stigma of seeking help in the Army

    Sep 4, 2012

    "Stigma refers to a cluster of negative attitudes and beliefs that inadvertently motivate Soldiers and leaders to fear, reject, avoid, and discriminate against military and civilian personnel with mental illnesses," according to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2003) fact sheet entitled "Discrimination & Stigma." Stigma is still widespread in the Army.

  • Fruits and Veggies Month--More Matters

    Sep 4, 2012

    As the warm weather slowly fades away, we all think about how to keep the healthy feeling of summer a little longer. Cooler weather and shorter days can take a toll on our immune system. Research shows that one way to stay strong is to continue to enjoy plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. September is "National Fruits and Veggies--More Matters" month. This is a great time to make the transition from summer's fresh peaches and blueberries to the delicious pears, plums and grapes of the fall.

  • Dry skin: Stop that itching!

    Sep 4, 2012

    Do you have the sort of dry, itchy skin that makes you feel like you're infested with fleas, that keeps you awake at night and miserably raking your skin with a back scratcher? If the itching weren't bad enough, a dry skin problem can be more than just a superficial issue. You could be giving all sorts of bacteria a way in that can lead to more serious problems. Let's put down the back scratcher and figure out what's really causes dry skin.

  • Dangerous distractions

    Sep 4, 2012

    What's the first image that comes to mind when someone mentions distracted driving? Is it someone texting or talking on a cellphone? If so, here are a few Army accident reports that might surprise you:

  • Former Army cadet wins Paralympic silver

    Sep 4, 2012

    Former U.S. Military Academy cadet Jennifer Schuble won a silver medal in the 500-meter time trial paracycling event, Sept. 1, 2012, at the Olympic Park's Velodrome in London.

  • USAHC-SB Soldiers named 2012 PRMC Best Medics

    Sep 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Two of U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks' Medical Company medics took first place in the 2012 Pacific Regional Medical Command Best Medic Competition held Aug. 28-30, here.

  • Paralympic Games motivate U.S. wounded warriors

    Sep 3, 2012

    A group of Europe-based wounded warriors traveled to London to observe the 2012 Paralympic Games and said they are motivated by the athletes.

  • Internet addiction affecting military Families

    Sep 3, 2012

    The Internet quickly became a household staple with promises of globalizing educational research, international communications, global commerce and world-wide entertainment. Despite such progress, in recent years the Internet has been at the root of more and more child abuse cases. According to an expert in forensic pediatrics at Fort Bragg, some parents and guardians have been so obsessed with the Internet that their children were being neglected and abused.

  • NFL, Army both work to combat traumatic brain injury

    Aug 31, 2012

    The Army and National Football League are both working to improve awareness of traumatic brain injury and further research into its causes, prevention and treatment.

  • USAMITC Hosts the First Step for 70 Deltas

    Aug 31, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- The U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) hosted a group of Medical Service Corps Officers striving to become Healthcare Management Information Officers, or 70 Deltas (70Ds). The Soldiers, working to become "Deltas," attended an in-brief at USAMITC recently as part of the Medical Information Management Course (MIMC) conducted at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDCS).

  • The Concerns of Women Currently Serving in the Afghanistan Theater of Operations White Paper

    Aug 31, 2012

  • Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and Commissioner Roger Goodell's message to Soldiers and players

    Aug 31, 2012

  • Military first responders rescue hundreds in the wake of Isaac

    Aug 31, 2012

    The Coast Guard and the National Guard rescued more than 350 people in flooded areas of Louisiana and Mississippi.

  • Army Now - The aftermath of Hurrican Isaac

    Aug 31, 2012

    The U.S. Army continues to help civilians and local agencies deal with the aftermath of Hurrican Isaac.

  • Army, NFL work together to combat TBI

    Aug 31, 2012

    The Army and the National Football League are working together to raise awareness of traumatic brain injury.

  • 325th Combat Support Hospital flawless during USARPAC MEDEX 12

    Aug 30, 2012

    Army Reserve Soldiers from the 325th Combat Support Hospital, 139th Medical Brigade, 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), deployed from Independence, Missouri, and executed a seamless mass casualty exercise for disaster relief on Sagami (Army) General Depot in Sagamihara, Japan, Aug. 28, 2012.

  • FPX tests FH personnel's emergency response skills

    Aug 30, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Those in the area of Arizona and Cushing Streets earlier this week might have seen some unusual sights.

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Aug 30, 2012

    See how the U.S. Army is learning to diagnose and treat Traumatic Brain Injuries.

  • Paralympic basketball team ready to compete

    Aug 30, 2012

    The U.S. Paralympic basketball team had a final tune-up Wednesday, topping Great Britain's team in a scrimmage in advance of opening ceremonies for the 2012 Paralympic Games.