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  • Discussions of the past help to move military medicine to the future

    Aug 19, 2010

    Management of critical care patients in combat remained the focus of discussions at the Advanced Technology for Applications and Combat Casualty Care conference of 2010 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Experts from around the world continue to discuss the latest technologies, advancements and experiences which have the potential to provide injured Soldiers with improved quality treatment. Topics such as managing burn victims, pelvic fractures, pain control and necessary pre-hospital treatment were among the topics discussed.

  • USARPAC National Guardsmen provide medical support at Khaan Quest 2010

    Aug 18, 2010

    ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia- Three Alaska National Guard members are providing medical support for U.S. and Mongolian troops during Khaan Quest 2010, a bilateral peacekeeping operations training exercise in Ulaanbaatar and Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia Aug. 8-29.

  • Staying resilient at the tip of the spear

    Aug 18, 2010

    Peering into the Task Force Blackjack conference room on any given Tuesday, one might be surprised at what he or she hears. On Tuesdays, Staff Sgt. John Meyer, the 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division protective services detail platoon sergeant from Longmont, Colo., leads discussions on topics such as detecting "icebergs" and avoiding "thinking traps," as part of an Army-wide program called Master Resiliency Training.

  • Obstacles help Livorno build resiliency as a team

    Aug 18, 2010

    CAMP DARBY, Italy - A thick covering of pine needles hid the mud puddle under concertina wire surprising Soldiers and civilian U.S. Army Health Clinic Livorno employees that were going through the obstacle course at the Italian military training compound in Livorno, Italy, Aug. 12.

  • Past Experiences Continue to Transcend Modern Military Medicine

    Aug 17, 2010

    The Advanced Technology for Applications and Combat Casualty Care conference of 2010 is about the evolution of trauma medicine. It is about partnerships and collaboration. It is also about learning from the past and identifying the needs of the future.

  • Dried plasma may be approved for Army use within five years

    Aug 17, 2010

    Blood plasma, the liquid component of blood, is being considered again in its dried form as an addition to Army medics' kit bags, Army officials said Tuesday.

  • Researchers unite for warfighters at Combat Casualty Care conference

    Aug 17, 2010

    Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care 2010

  • Researchers unite for warfighters at Combat Casualty Care conference

    Aug 17, 2010

    Researchers and scientist convene at Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care 2010 to discuss trauma medicine and public health efforts.

  • Researchers unite for warfighters at Combat Casualty Care conference

    Aug 17, 2010

    Researchers and scientists convene at the Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care 2010 conference to discuss military medicine and how it enhances public health efforts.

  • Memory quilt celebrates lives of 5th Bn., 2nd Inf. Div. Soldiers' lives

    Aug 16, 2010

    5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers, Family members, friends and colleagues were invited to sign the quilt by Judy Fattor and other volunteers from Okubo during the brigade's change of command ceremony.

  • New singing group at Madigan exudes 'Care With Compassion'

    Aug 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Madigan Healthcare System has taken its slogan "Care With Compassion" to a whole new level by forming a professional choir aptly named the Care With Compassion Singers. The singers debuted their talents July 22 during Madigan's monthly Awards Ceremony in Letterman Auditorium.

  • Madigan, City of Tacoma connected through environment, technology achievements

    Aug 16, 2010

    Madigan Healthcare System and the City of Tacoma have become linked together through Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Community Connections Program.

  • Fair hosted for special needs military children

    Aug 13, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The Department of Defense's Exceptional Family Member Program held a first-of-its-kind Joint Military Resource Fair Aug. 6 with more than 300 military Family members in attendance at the newly opened Morgan's Wonderland in San Antonio.

  • Army researchers discover auditory processing deficit in some 68D students

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Researchers recently discovered operating room specialist students having trouble passing the course may actually have difficulty hearing and, as a result, comprehending the material.

  • Academy of Health Sciences: AMEDD readiness starts here

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Academy of Health Sciences, under the Army Medical Department Center & School, is a complex institution with the mission to develop, train and educate military medical personnel.

  • Charity helps Army teach proper prenatal care

    Aug 11, 2010

    As U.S. forces shift their focus from operations to advising, in southern Iraq, the healthcare sector took center-stage recently. The 1st Infantry Division set out to increase the number of skilled Iraqi birth attendants through a two-day course in Basra July 31 and August 1.

  • Blackhorse medics provide life-saving training

    Aug 10, 2010

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment's Regimental Aid Station provided vital life-saving training for members of the New York National Guard's 719th Transportation Company.

  • Drawing down on medicine

    Aug 7, 2010

    As U.S. forces continue the responsible drawdown across Iraq and the number of attacks continues to decrease, there has been a decline in demand for medical supplies across the nation, presenting a unique challenge for medical logistics units.

  • DUSTOFF pilot charms audience at AMEDD Museum

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A crowd gathered at the Army Medical Department Museum July 29 to hear the tales of a Vietnam War DUSTOFF pilot, who also is a Medal of Honor recipient and author.

  • Nutritionist visits clinic to discuss healthy eating

    Aug 5, 2010

    What you get out of your body is usually a result of what you put into your body. To help members of the Fort McPherson community use this concept to better fuel their bodies, the Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic staff hosted a dietician to speak with those looking to modify their eating habits. 1st Lt. Christine Jessen, a dietician at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, shared her knowledge with attendees through visual aids, a PowerPoint presentation and handouts.

  • 114th Signal Battalion welcomes new commander

    Aug 5, 2010

    The 114th Signal Battalion, part of the 21st Signal Brigade, had its change of command ceremony, June 23, at Fort Detrick's Blue and Gray Parade Field. The 114th Signal Battalion provides strategic communications capabilities to the Department of Defense's highest echelons.

  • FDA clears JBAIDS avian influenza (H5N1) detection kit

    Aug 5, 2010

  • Fort Detrick first US Army Garrison awarded Star Status in OSHA's VPP

    Aug 5, 2010

    The Fort Detrick's safety team celebrated the installation receiving official honors as the first Army garrison to achieve Star Status in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program.

  • FDA clears JBAIDS avian influenza (H5N1) detection kit

    Aug 5, 2010

  • Blood Analyzers bring faster treatment in Maysan

    Aug 4, 2010

    Hospitals in the Maysan Province received some much needed help for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, recently. The Maysan Provincial Reconstruction Team, with support from Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, provided the Ministry of Health with six Beckman Coulter Auto Blood Analyzers.

  • BAMC patrons save time with new valet parking service

    Aug 4, 2010

    Brooke Army Medical Center patients can now avoid the long walk from the hospital parking lot as Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials helped procure a new valet parking service. In less than 30 days, MICC officials staffed and approved a valet parking contract so BAMC patients can get to their appointments quicker, no longer having to march through the rain or blistering heat.

  • Navy Chaplain Visits Fort Hood WTB

    Aug 2, 2010

    Navy chaplain from the Joint chiefs visits WTB to learn about WTB's best practicies in the unit ministry program.

  • Gold Star Mother Shares 'Hugs' with Fort Hood Wounded Soldiers

    Aug 2, 2010

    Gold Star Mothers are encouraging Soldiers who have lost a battle buddy, to share stories of their friend with their fallen battle buddies families. Not only has a Soldier lost a friend, but a mother has lost her son or her daughter.

  • Quilting Bees Warming Hearts of Fort Hood Soldiers

    Aug 2, 2010

    Quilters from Sun city, Texas, donate han-made quilts to wounded Soldiers at Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade.

  • Fort Hood WTB Blood Drive Sending Pints to the Battle

    Aug 2, 2010

    More than 40 blood units were collected July 27 during the WTB's 1st Battalion Blood Drive, hosted by Charlie Company. Staff Sgt. April Martinez, who organized the event, said Fort Hood's Robertson Blood Center representatives said Charlie Company's drive was one of the most successful unit drives ever and had to call for reinforcements because of the blood drive's popularity. Martinez added that Soldiers and staff were eager to donate because it was a way to show support for the community, as well as replenish the blood supply destined for Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • 'Flipping and Grilling' for Fort Hood Soldiers

    Aug 2, 2010

    More than 700 hamburgers and hot dogs were consumed by Soldiers and their Families during the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade's Organizational Day.

  • Volleyball Order of Day for Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade

    Aug 2, 2010

    More than 700 Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers and Families enjoy Organizational Day July 28 at Lake Belton.

  • Judge orders hospital contract reinstated

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A federal judge has ordered the Army to reinstate the contract for Fort Benning's new hospital to the original bidder and not seek out another firm, according to a ruling unsealed July 16.

  • Running to heal, remember

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Wearing blue shirts with "Run To Remember" on the front and names of the brigade's fallen Soldiers on the back, the ladies stretch, socialize, then join hands. One of the wives says a prayer, then closes by reading names of the brigade's 41 fallen service members. It's a reminder to everyone that war comes with a price, and for the wives who lost husbands, it's reassurance that they will not be forgotten.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord seeking ways to help Soldiers at risk for suicide

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - With thousands of service members returning from war each year, the Army continuously seeks ways to ease their transitions. For a nation at war for almost a decade, suicide prevention has become increasingly important. Officials are concerned about the rising number of troops attempting to take their own lives.

  • Former medics, authors join wounded warrior education program

    Jul 30, 2010

    Two former Army medics are the newest students in a program that helps wounded warriors get an advanced degree and teach within the military. Kortney Clemons and Ethan Harris are part of the third class in the Army Wounded Warrior Education Initiative, a partnership between the Army and the University of Kansas. Both Clemons and Harris are working toward earning a master's in curriculum and teaching.

  • Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention Report

    Jul 30, 2010

  • 807th MDSC commander visits 18th MEDCOM (DS)

    Jul 28, 2010

    Fort Shafter, HI - Maj. Gen. Lie-Ping Chang, commander, 807th Medical Deployment Support Command, discusses similarities of both 807th and 18th MDSC and the way-ahead for both organizations during his visit.

  • Using foot shape to select running shoe is 'sports myth'

    Jul 26, 2010

    Results of three military studies showed that prescribing shoes based on foot shape made no difference in the rate at which injuries occurred in Army, Marine and Air Force basic trainees, who spend quite a bit of time running.

  • Iraqi Army medics, local doctors, lead mission at Abu Ghraib

    Jul 26, 2010

    As the early morning summer sun rose over Abu Ghraib, July 22, American Soldiers unloaded medical and comfort supplies into a government building, called Quiamacam, in preparation for a joint medical engagement.

  • Aggressive treatment of pain prevents future complications

    Jul 23, 2010

    Treating pain aggressively, at the time of injury all the way to healing, means fewer complications.

  • U.S. Army Europe Reintegration and Support teams' accomplishments recognized

    Jul 23, 2010

  • MRI facility opens for business at Fort Rucker

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Staff at the installation's new MRI facility welcomed their first patient in mid-July after Lyster Army Health Clinic and Veterans Affairs Wiregrass Outpatient Clinic officials opened the joint facility last month.

  • Iraqi Police learn new ways to save lives

    Jul 23, 2010

    Iraqi police officers from the Babil Province recently had the opportunity to learn important life-saving skills from U.S. military police at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu. The four-day course, which began July 18, was presented by the 253rd MP Company, an Army National Guard unit out of Lenoir City, Tenn., attached to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

  • 'Troop' comforts wounded warriors

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-The image of a Soldier is usually that of a camouflaged person, weapon in hand, body armor slung over his body as he goes about his duties.

  • Dentists complete one-year residency

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Four Fort Sill dentists completed the Comanche Residency Prgram Advanced Education in General Dentistry 1-year, a rigorous academic and clinical course for new Army dentists.

  • Army opens resilience evaluation to DA civilians

    Jul 22, 2010

    The Army's extended its concern about the mental fitness of Soldiers and their families to the civilians that serve stateside, abroad and in combat zones.

  • Stewart, Benning DENTAC swap commanders

    Jul 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Colonel Mark N. McDonald assumed command of The United States Army Dental Activity at Fort Stewart during a change of command ceremony at Marne Garden, July 20, but not before the sound of a dentist drill could be heard from the Marne-Tron.

  • New policies protect troops from mild traumatic brain injuries

    Jul 22, 2010

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. has sent a message to commanders throughout the force to reinforce new policies designed to minimize the effects of mild traumatic brain injuries.

  • Occupational health in a war zone: Wiesbaden-based nurse support U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Afg

    Jul 22, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Barbara Smith says she never really feared for her life. The earthquake, the nearby explosions, the armed security everywhere she went - it wasn't the average experience for an occupational health nurse. "But that's what I did the training for," said Smith who served for six months in northern portions of Afghanistan with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Global Medic 2010: Multi-service units train in national exercise

    Jul 22, 2010

  • Mullen: Military needs leaders to address suicide issue

    Jul 22, 2010

    Leadership and the effects it can have to help bring down the suicide rate were among the topics the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed with servicemembers here today.

  • Soldiers, Airmen hone life-saving skills at Global Medic

    Jul 19, 2010

    As the patient lies bloodied on the stretcher, he grimaces with pain. With lacerations to his head and neck, it's clear that he is not in great condition -- he needs to be moved off the battlefield.

  • Cav. medics train for coveted badge

    Jul 19, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division medics went to the field, in the sweltering heat and humidity of a Texas summer, to participate in a demanding training exercise designed to prepare them for the 1st Cavalry Division's first Expert Field Medical Badge testing in eight years.

  • Visit to wounded brothers at BAMC

    Jul 19, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Soldiers and Family Readiness Group leaders from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, traveled to Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, July 13.

  • Top Doctor Joins Materiel Command

    Jul 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Col. Mark Smith will say farewell to 12 years of service with the Army Medical Command at the Fox Army Health Center change of command ceremony on Friday. Yet, he won't be leaving the Army's medical community.

  • Army releases new video to combat suicides

    Jul 16, 2010

    The Army released a candid suicide prevention training video July 15 in an effort to deter the increasing number of suicides amongst troops.

  • Veterinary facility undergoes renovations

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Renovations began in May at the Veterinary Treatment Facility, which could lead to a minor decrease in services and some last-minute closures during the next several months.

  • Womack Army Medical Center welcomes new commander

    Jul 16, 2010

    After two and a half months serving as the interim commander of Womack Army Medical Center, Col. Rolando Castro Jr. passed the reins to incoming commander Col. Brian T. Canfield at a ceremony in Funk Physical Fitness Center July 9.

  • Peace-keeping 'docs' create a complete medical picture in Egypt

    Jul 16, 2010

    In the midst of such diversity lies a common goal of good health with one technology as the information sharer-Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4). While the U.S. military globally deploys systems to capture electronic medical records (EMRs), including 200 Army medical treatment facilities throughout Southwest Asia (SWA), the MFO mission provides a sample of how a diverse group of military providers can utilize one technology to solve a problem--incomplete medical information.

  • First WTU Soldier to earn Bachelor's degree wants to share lessons with children

    Jul 16, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Sandra Smith recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree - a first for Soldiers in the Brooke Army Medical Center's Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Sam Houston in Texas.

  • Immunization clinic protects against unseen enemies

    Jul 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - American Soldiers stand ready to deploy, engage and destroy any enemy of the U.S. in close combat, but sometimes, the deadliest of enemies are the smallest of all.

  • Lyster Clinic Pharmacy decreases wait time

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Lyster Army Health Clinic Pharmacy's recent improvements and updated services resulted in reducing average patient wait times to four to 12 minutes, officials said.

  • Lyster Clinic's 'got your back' at Fort Rucker

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A former CH-47 Chinook pilot recently returned to the home of Army Aviation, not to fly, but to help ease active-duty Soldiers' back, neck and hip pain, and improve their quality of life.

  • Proofing the System

    Jul 15, 2010

    Thomas deployed to Iraq with the 404th Aviation Support Battalion, caring for the 4th Infantry Division's Aviation Brigade in June of 2008. Medical supply was among her many duties, which included designing a system for tracking casualties and other troops evacuated from the battlefield. When Thomas was suddenly overtaken by a medical condition during her deployment, she was quickly evacuated and tracked by the very same system she designed.

  • Double amputee takes charge of Wounded Warrior Program

    Jul 14, 2010

    The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program gained a new director Tuesday-one who has a lot in common with those he'll be leading. Lt. Col. Gregory D. Gadson, a West Point graduate, lost both of his legs to a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2007.

  • Madigan Soldiers teach Joint Base Lewis-McChord students basic first aid

    Jul 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Children anxious to finish their last week of 5th grade and begin enjoying the summer received some important information that will help make play-time even safer for them - first aid tips from Madigan Army Medical Center military and civilian staff members.

  • Army medical residents receive world-class health care training

    Jul 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McChord, Wash. - New medical residents to Madigan Healthcare System descended on Andersen Simulation Center last month to take part in a day-long Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support marathon training course. The course was condensed from two days into one so the residents could have more trainng time and be ready to provide their medical expertise on Madigan's ward and department floors by July 1, said Cheri Randall, Life Support Programs manager.

  • Warriors build homes for Tacoma Families

    Jul 13, 2010

    TACOMA, Wash. - Soldiers picked up hammers and paintbrushes to help build five homes for Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity Families in east Tacoma June 23 to 25. About 30 Soldiers and staff volunteered for the Warrior Transition Battalion's second annual build to contribute to affordable housing for local Families in need.

  • Army Families now have one-stop shop for behavioral health services

    Jul 13, 2010

    Madigan Healthcare System wants to let the thousands of spouses and children of deployed service members know that they have not been forgotten, and behavioral health help is here for them thanks to the Child and Family Assistance Center.

  • Warrior Forge/Madigan

    Jul 13, 2010

    Staff Sgt. David Kolodziejczak, from the 3274th U. S. Army Hospital at Fort Bragg, N.C., draws blood out of the arm of an ROTC cadet during the Leader Development and Assessment Course, or Warrior Forge, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Lewis-North July 6. Madigan Army Medical Center staff members oversee the physical exam portion of the Warrior Forge mission, conducting medical screenings, blood draws and immunizations for more than 6,500 cadets. To get all the cadets through the exam process, Madigan brings in Reservists from across the country. "Without the Reservists, this mission wouldn't happen," said Staff Sgt. MIchael Young, noncommissioned officer in charge of the phsyical exam project. "The Reservists get the job done."

  • Army nursing students save patient's life in Madigan parking lot

    Jul 13, 2010

    Two practical nursing course students used Army medical skills and quick instincts to save the life of a patient suffering from a heart attack June 25, outside Madigan Army Medical Center.

  • Mobile training team aims to bring resilience to Soldiers

    Jul 13, 2010

    The Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program reached a milestone July 12, when it kicked off another iteration of its Master Resilience Training course at Fort Meade, Md. -- this time using a mobile training team.

  • VA eases claims process for veterans with PTSD

    Jul 13, 2010

    The Veterans Affairs Department will publish a final regulation today intended to ease the claims process and improve access to health care for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Wounded Warriors honored at Iolani School Parade

    Jul 12, 2010

    HONOLULU - Soldiers from Schofield Barrack's Warrior Transition Battalion were honored during Iolani School's 22nd Annual Independence Day Parade at Kozuki Stadium, here, July 2.

  • Comprehensive Resilience Modules

    Jul 12, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) is about Strong Minds and Strong Bodies. One of the CSA's top priorities, CSF is a program to help Soldiers be as strong mentally as they are physically. Part of the program is the Global Assessment Tool (GAT), an online, self-administered survey that measures one's strengths in four areas: emotional, social, family and spiritual. After taking the GAT, users are encouraged to work through online Comprehensive Resilience Modules (CRMs) in areas where enhancement would be desirable. The interactive modules are linked to the user's GAT results and aid the user in self-development and resilience.

  • Cincinnati Soldier New Commander of Warrior Transition Brigade

    Jul 12, 2010

    A Cincinnati native and Xavier University graduate is the new commander of the Warrior Transition Brigade (WTB). In ceremonies held June 30 at the III Corps parade field, Col. Paul S. Hossenlopp replaced Lt. Col. William N. Greene who will now serve as deputy commander of the WTB. The new commander is a two-time Bronze Star recipient and a recent graduate of the U. S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Penn., where he earned a masters degree in strategic studies. In his acceptance speech, Hossenlopp said he considered it to be both an honor and a privilege to command the brigade and praised the cadre and civilian force for their dedication and professionalism in the healing process of the brigades' wounded, injured and ill Soldiers. "They work tirelessly to ensure every warrior in transition is successful in a timely manner by strict adherence to case management and by leveraging the finest medical care available," he said, adding that the brigade's mission is tough, but rewarding. "I am committed to this mission, and my vision is simply this: to care for the Soldiers of this brigade better than any other warrior transition unit in the Army because they deserve nothing less."

  • Fort Hood Honors its Warrior Games Athletes

    Jul 12, 2010

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade (WTB) honored its Warrior Games athletes and coaches during the WTB's Warrior Games Recognition Luncheon, which was held June 29 at Fort Hood. Each of the 11 athletes and two coaches also were awarded Army Achievement Medals.

  • Gates visits WFSC, presents Purple Hearts to Soldiers

    Jul 12, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates presented Purple Hearts to two Soldiers June 30 during a ceremony at the Warrior and Family Support Center, then visited with warriors at WFSC and BAMC.

  • Gates visits WFSC, presents Purple Hearts to Soldiers

    Jul 12, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates presented Purple Hearts to two Soldiers June 30 during a ceremony at the Warrior and Family Support Center, then visited with warriors at WFSC and BAMC.

  • Fort Sam firefighters recognized with awards

    Jul 12, 2010

    Two Fort Sam Houston firefighters were recognized with awards

  • Capt. Moten reflects on Warrior Transition Unit

    Jul 9, 2010

    Twenty-eight months after taking command of the Warrior Transition Unit that grew from 10 Soldiers to now more than 140, Capt. Eduardo Moten is ready to hand over the reigns and take a quieter position at Fort Meade, Md.

  • Carson premieres movie

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Mountain Post members were given the Hollywood treatment with an opportunity to watch an unreleased film, "The Dry Land," and have a question-and-answer session with the director/writer and several stars of the film.

  • Medics work with Iraqi Federal Police to set up clinic

    Jul 8, 2010

    The challenge of providing medical evaluations and supplies to residents in areas such as Al-Kut can be significant for military providers. Still, the need is there. Ask the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, who recently set up shop in the Iraqi Federal Police headquarters building, which serves the city's Anwar and Falahiyah districts. That day, they assisted more than 100 residents with various medical issues.

  • 2010 AW2 Symposium: Wounded Warriors' and Families' Top Issues

    Jul 6, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Representatives from Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA), U.S. Army Pacific, U.S. Army Japan, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and the U.S. Defense AttachAfA Office - Tokyo met with their counterparts from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) staff in Tokyo April 14-16, 2010 for the 2010 Japan U.S.-Army StaffTalks. This year also marks the 50th Anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security.

  • Anonymous Online Mental Health Screening -- July 2010

    Jul 6, 2010

    School's out and the kids are home enjoying the long days of summer. Or maybe not. While July is considered by some to be the happiest month of the year, sometimes the change in routine or expectations of the season can lead you or your children to feel depressed. Depression in children or their parents is a concern as either can negatively affect a child's wellbeing. Children who are depressed may miss out on being with their peers and enjoying activities. It is also more likely for children who grow up with a depressed parent to be depressed in adulthood.

  • Soldiers must update EFMP enrollment

    Jul 6, 2010

    "Sorry, you aren't going anywhere until your EFMP status is updated," could be a distressing thing for a Soldier to hear as he or she is preparing to PCS.

  • Army psychiatrist helping Soldiers in Iraq

    Jul 2, 2010

    Soldiers are known for performing under pressure, but even the hard chargers needs some place to turn when the going gets tough. That's where Maj. Scott Williams, the U.S. Division-South and 1st Infantry Division psychiatrist, at Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq, helps them shoulder their burden.

  • USDS Psychologist fights battle of minds

    Jul 2, 2010

    Soldiers are known for performing under pressure, but even the hard chargers need someplace to turn when the going gets tough.

  • BRAC construction hitting targets as completed facilities begin receiving tenants

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Grass, sidewalks and landscaping have replaced dirt and construction equipment at several Base Realignment and Closure Act 2005 facilities and other military construction sites, as the number of completed projects on Fort Sam Houston continues to increase.

  • Be good to your teeth, or they'll be false to you

    Jul 1, 2010

    Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic dental hygienist Lorraine Lobos holds out a replica of a diseased mouth for Preschool 3 children at the Fort McPherson Child Development Center Wednesday. Lobos was visiting the center to show the children the importance of good oral hygiene, stressing the importance of brushing and flossing day and night. Such a visit was important because it helps kids to learn good habits early on and develop patterns that will benefit them throughout their lives. "Overall health starts in your mouth," Lobos said.

  • All military medical training roads now start at METC

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The future of military medical training arrived at Fort Sam Houston in a big way June 30 with the opening of the sprawling Medical Education and Training Campus.

  • Task force conducts suicide research

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- As the Army studies ways to increase and improve suicide intervention resources for Soldiers on a broad scale, Fort Jackson's Suicide Prevention Task Force is conducting its own study to make sure Soldiers stationed here are getting the crisis intervention and mental health care services they need.

  • New program brings holistic approach to health, wellness

    Jun 29, 2010

    Commanders charged with addressing the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of Soldiers and families have a new "tool" that focuses all available installation resources on those needs.

  • Army medics train Iraqi Police

    Jun 26, 2010

    Ten policemen from Babil and Karbala Provinces graduated from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division's tactical combat medical care course at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu.

  • Army looking at yoga, acupuncture to treat pain

    Jun 25, 2010

    The Army's healthcare system may soon see changes in how Soldiers are treated for pain, according to a report released by the Army's surgeon general Wednesday which recommends 109 changes.

  • Chiarelli: suicides down, but not enough

    Jun 24, 2010

    While the number of suicides among active-duty Soldiers has fallen, the Army's vice chief told lawmakers that it's not enough.

  • New commander leads Fort Rucker's USAAMC team

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- U.S. Army Aeromedical Center Soldiers and civilians welcomed their new commander, Col. Patrick N. Denman, during a change of command ceremony June 17 on Howze Field.

  • 470th MI Brigade offers warrior transition opportunities

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- As a part of the reintegration process for Soldiers returning from combat, those assigned or attached to Warrior Transition Battalions are offered rehabilitation assistance and support for themselves and their Families, in order to make transitioning back to military careers and communities as painless as possible.

  • Graduate School touts research programs at AMEDDC&S

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Academy of Health Sciences Graduate School hosted its first research day June 22 at the Army Medical Department Center & School to provide leadership, faculty and students the opportunity to learn about research being conducted as part of its programs.

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