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  • Warriors in transition: Education, training program paying dividends

    Oct 6, 2011

    What does a Soldier do when he can no longer be a Soldier?

  • Serving Up Support For Military Families

    Oct 6, 2011

    The Richmond Fisher House is truly a "home away from home" for families of service members and veterans receiving care at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Medical Center. The kitchen is the heart of the facility as family members gather to talk about their loved ones, share information on programs and grab a bite to eat in between trips to the hospital. Most days, residents of the Fisher House must either rely on their own skills in the kitchen or get meals from local restaurants. But on a recent Saturday, Advanced Culinary Course students and instructors from the Joint Center of Culinary Excellence, Quartermaster School volunteered to prepare a brunch designed to nourish their bodies and spirits.

  • Herschel Walker shares personal adversity with Top Guns

    Oct 6, 2011

    Oftentimes people feel alone in life due to circumstances beyond their control and Soldiers are not exempt from feelings of isolation, depression and despair. The Army encourages Soldiers and their Families to seek proper medical help and attention when needed and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, offers assistance at all times, sometimes with the help from well-known celebrities.

  • Wellness Center assists servicemembers with fitness goals

    Oct 4, 2011

    For a few Soldiers, weight control is a constant struggle and can be challenging for someone who is trying to maintain military height and weight standards.

  • USARIEM Soldiers look at military history

    Oct 4, 2011

    As the saying goes, you can't tell where you're going until you know where you've been.

  • Army Surgeon General visits USAMITC

    Oct 3, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- The U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command, Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, recently visited the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) to get a first-hand look at the upcoming technologies that USAMITC is testing prior to implementation in Army Medicine. This also gave him a chance to see how many advances USAMITC has made and how many successes the command has counted since he first assumed the position of Surgeon General in 2008.

  • Think P.I.N.K. this October to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

    Sep 30, 2011

    October brings with it many great things--the start of autumn, beautiful foliage, football games, candy corn, pumpkin lattes at Starbucks … and a lot of pink. In October, we see pink ribbons, pink candies, pink T-shirts, pink bracelets and pink sneakers. In recent years, we have even seen hot pink accents on our favorite NFL players.

  • Coping with deployment separation

    Sep 30, 2011

    Separation from a loved one who is deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan can be an emotionally difficult time for all family members. The emotions can vary from low energy levels, feelings of sadness, anger, excitement, restlessness, tension, frustration, resentment and depression. Additionally, there are many challenges for military families to overcome during deployments. It is important to recognize and understand these challenges in order to effectively cope with the separation during deployment.

  • Women's Health: A Case for Preconception Care

    Sep 30, 2011

    Women's Health Month provides an opportunity for women to focus on making healthy lifestyle choices. Having a healthy lifestyle is important for women who plan to get pregnant and have a baby.

  • OT clinic helps people regain mobility

    Sep 29, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Sept. 29, 2011) -- People fill their days with a variety of activities, both physical and mental, and when something disrupts their ability to enjoy those pursuits chances are good occupational therapy can help.

  • Behavioral health makes difference in Soldiers' lives

    Sep 29, 2011

    The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center behavioral health department and traumatic brain injury clinic offer comprehensive services for those with mild depressive issues to severe psychosis, and everything in between.

  • Third Army helps service members get their 'fur fix'

    Sep 28, 2011

    After the recent death of a Soldier from rabies, many commands are reminding deployed service members to stay away from stray animals on and off post.

  • Darnall behavioral health makes a difference in Soldiers' lives

    Sep 28, 2011

    --"We do make a difference in their lives," said Lt. Col Sharette Gray, chief of behavioral health at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, referring to the more than 600 patients a day coming to the various Behavioral Health treatment clinics.

  • Preserving the Army's most valuable resource--its people

    Sep 28, 2011

    FALL CHURCH, Va. (Sept. 28, 2011)--September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. The Army however, promotes Suicide Prevention Awareness--not only in September--but throughout the year to enhance resiliency in our Soldiers, Families and Army Civilians and providing education and tools necessary to recognize and reduce the high risk behaviors related to suicides and accidental death. "Army Medicine has an integral role in keeping the Army strong," said Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, the Army Surgeon General and US Army Medical Commander. "We do this by meeting the health needs of our Warriors and their Families from battlefield injuries and illness to preventive health."

  • This heart beats purple: Despite wounds, medic responds quickly to aid fellow Soldiers

    Sep 27, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Three people were injured after the Stryker in which Sgt. Castillo Sanchez was riding hit an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. Sanchez, a medic, immediately began treating two of the wounded, and he was so concerned about taking care of the others it was not until later he realized he had received injuries himself.

  • New mobile-ready guide for medical recording released

    Sep 27, 2011

    A new interactive guide to aid deployed medics, nurses and commanders in recording medical information is now available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices, according to the Combined Arms Center-Training.

  • Early detection, regular check-ups key to fighting breast cancer

    Sep 26, 2011

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month For years women and men have united under a pink-ribboned campaign to fight breast cancer, but despite miles walked, yogurt tabs saved or monetary donations made approximately 40,000 people in the United States still die annually from breast cancer.

  • Madigan study strives to predict musculoskeletal injuries in Soldiers

    Sep 26, 2011

    Madigan researchers are currently testing the flexibility and coordination of 1,500 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers as part of a study targeted at predicting musculoskeletal injuries.

  • Medics maintain skills during deployment

    Sep 23, 2011

    Continuing education is more than a concept for Soldiers with the 256th Combat Support Hospital serving at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. Every week, they hold training exercises that simulate treating Soldiers in an emergency situation. The Army Reservists from Ohio take time to maintain, refresh and improve their medical skills so that they are prepared for the many possibilities that deployments bring.

  • Fort Bragg hosts first responders training on changes in drug culture

    Sep 23, 2011

    On Sept. 13, Army Community Service, in conjunction with Family Advocacy and Alcohol and Substance Abuse programs, hosted first responders training involving drug and substance abuse -- just in time for Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month in September. Participants had the opportunity to learn about the use and mental and physical effects of recreational and prescription drug abuse.

  • 911 dispatcher helps Fort Bragg Soldier deliver baby over the phone

    Sep 23, 2011

    On Friday, a Fort Bragg Soldier and his Family met the 911 dispatcher who coached the father via phone as his wife delivered their daughter in the bathroom of their home. Fort Bragg 911 emergency call dispatcher, Beth Bivins walked a frantic Spc. Nathan Perez, a paralegal with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 18th Fires Brigade, through the delivery of the new addition to the Perez Family.

  • Seasonal flu vaccinations begin at hospital

    Sep 23, 2011

    Fort Belvoir Community Hospital launched its 2011-2012 seasonal influenza vaccination campaign Sept. 20, administering vaccinations to medical staff and its beneficiaries.

  • Culture of Trust training at Irwin Army Community Hospital

    Sep 22, 2011

    Picture someone you trust. Now picture someone you trust at work. Are those trust levels the same? The opening exercise of the Culture of Trust training at Irwin Army Community Hospital helped civilian and military staff put into perspective how they view trust in the workplace.

  • Fort Hood WTB Soldier helps area vets through VA internship

    Sep 21, 2011

    Spc. Alfred Newman is one of the many Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers from Fort Hood taking part in Operation Warfighter internships at Department of Defense organizations around the state.

  • Army Medicine Seeks To ID, Treat Soldiers Potentially Exposed to Rabies Virus

    Sep 21, 2011

    A Fort Drum, N.Y. Soldier, who recently returned from Afghanistan, died from rabies after contracting the disease from a feral dog while deployed. The Army has initiated an investigation to ensure that other service members who may have been exposed to rabies are identified and receive preventive treatment, if needed.

  • "Go for Green" makes nutritional choices easier

    Sep 19, 2011

    Soldier Fueling Campaign sets standardized menu options for dining facilities under Initial Military Training.

  • "Project Healing Waters" helps Spartan's wounded Soldiers through unique handicraft instruction

    Sep 16, 2011

    Wounded warriors from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Task Force Spartan), have multiple avenues to recover from and relieve stress. Those in the United States, have a wide range of options available to them, along with the continuous support of their fellow Soldiers and leadership. While deployed, however, those who are still recovering from battle injuries in Afghanistan have support and resources available to them through the new Spartan Resiliency Center located at Forward Operating Base Pasab, as well as an initiative known as Project Healing Waters.

  • Norwegian Army Chief of Staff visits ERMC

    Sep 16, 2011

    Brig. Gen Nadja Y. West, commander, Europe Regional Medical Command, Maj. Gen Patricia D. Horoho, current special assistant for medical affairs to the commander of International Security Forces Afghanistan Joint Command, and Norwegian Army Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen Per Sverre Opedal, together during a visit to ERMC in Heidelberg, Germany, September 16, 2011.

  • 101st Soldiers compete for Best Medic

    Sep 16, 2011

    Nine medics from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Brigade Combat Teams competed in the 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition Sept. 8-9 to decide who will proceed to the Armywide Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in November.

  • Helping an Ethiopian community survive severe drought

    Sep 16, 2011

    More than 25,000 cattle, camels, chickens and other animals received necessary veterinary treatments Aug. 16-24 in an effort to help livestock in the Miesa and Siminto, Ethiopia, region survive the current drought.

  • NSSC commander visits Fisher House

    Sep 16, 2011

    You will find them on the grounds of major military and Veterans Affairs medical centers across the country and in Germany. They allow military families to stay for free while veterans and active-duty military members are receiving treatment

  • Patient liaisons are link to off-post care

    Sep 15, 2011

    In July 1994 the first two Baumholder liaisons visited patients in German hospitals. A little room with a chair and a desk was their office at the health clinic, and the clinic staff did not quite know what to make of this new program.

  • School nurses offer advice to keep students healthy

    Sep 15, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Just as math and reading skills build on one another over the school years, so do good health habits, according to Wiesbaden school nurses. In elementary school children need to learn the basics, such as good hand washing techniques, said Robin Harvel, school nurse at Aukamm Elementary School.

  • New medical/dental clinic opens at Fort Lee

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 15, 2011) -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Troop Medical Center 2 (medical/dental facility) occurred here Monday at its location on the Ordnance Campus.

  • U.S. Army South mission brings light to seeing-impaired

    Sep 14, 2011

    A team of six U.S. Army doctors took part in a U.S. Army South-led medical readiness training exercise helped bring vision to patients in El Salvador with sight-impaired disabilities due to cataracts.

  • Three Hohenfels medics earn coveted badge

    Sep 14, 2011

    After two weeks of grueling testing, three Hohenfels Soldiers earned the prestigious Expert Field Medical Badge, with one taking the top spot from among nearly 300 competitors.

  • USAPHC staff ride motivates, enlightens personnel

    Sep 14, 2011

    More than 30 military and civilian members of the U.S. Army Public Health Command exchanged life in the cubicle for a day out in the field Aug. 12. The personnel visited the Gettysburg battlefield as part of a command-sponsored staff ride.

  • New start for wounded vets and military complex

    Sep 14, 2011

    Artwork created by wounded veterans is being displayed in the new BRAC 133 office complex at the Mark Center in Alexandria Va. The building was built as part of the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Act and was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District. The complex opened in August 2011.

  • Surgical Technician recognized for selfless service

    Sep 13, 2011

    Sgt. Milfred Williams of the 212th Combat Support Hospital's 160th Forward Surgical Team, has been named the 2011 USO Volunteer of the Year for his resolute dedication as a volunteer at the Kaiserslautern USO Warrior Center at Landstuhl, Germany.

  • U.S. Army Africa Commander Gets Flu Shot

    Sep 13, 2011

    Sgt. Brenden Hart, medic from Vicenza Health Clinic at Caserma Ederle, Italy, ensures U.S. Army Africa Commander Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg is well-prepared for the upcoming flu season.

  • Wounded Warrior continues to serve

    Sep 13, 2011

    Sergeant Aaron Manis, a human resources specialist with 101st Human Resources Company, calmly walks the halls of the division main building at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, hoping to share his positive attitude with everyone he passes. "He is a quiet professional with a strong work ethic that completes the mission," said Capt. Johnny Jun, human resources operations officer, 4th Infantry Division.

  • Presidio of Monterey observes Suicide Prevention Month

    Sep 12, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - September is the month when America and its military redouble efforts to prevent suicide and honor those who have been lost to it. It is a time to face the shortcomings in suicide prevention efforts. Case in point: The Army had 32 suspected suicides in July of 2011, the highest number on record.

  • Medical Deployment Support Command scheduled to move to Sembach

    Sep 9, 2011

    The 30th Medical Command Headquarters and Headquarters Company is scheduled to move to Sembach Kaserne, Kaiserslautern, Germany in fiscal year 2012. As U.S. Army Europe continues to support Army transformation and the Department of Defense global posture plan, 30th MEDCOM is one of several units scheduled to relocate over the course of the next 12 months, according to the official message published recently.

  • Medical Command Training benefits both Europe and Pacific

    Sep 9, 2011

    Soldiers of the Europe Regional Medical Command's the 30th Medical Command traveled to Hawaii and Japan recently to support the certification exercise of the Pacific Region's 18th Medical Command.

  • San Antonio military hospitals successfully completing historic transition

    Sep 9, 2011

    The Brooke Army and Wilford Hall Medical Center integration soon will be completed, and the move-in has begun into BAMC's new 760,000-square-foot consolidated tower.

  • Fort McCoy Medical Simulation Training Center hosts Armywide medical conference

    Sep 8, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- U.S. Army medical training personnel and civilian operational staff of Medical Simulation Training Centers (MSTCs) from throughout the Army gathered at the Fort McCoy MSTC for a three-day conference Aug. 30-Sept. 1. The attendees focused on the exemplary capabilities offered at this site, and lessons learned throughout the history of this Armywide training program, currently available at 18 locations, said Master Sgt. Bruce Kaufman, the Fort McCoy MSTC noncommissioned officer in charge. Best practices were a focal point in order to promote standardization in MSTC training. The annual conference, now in its third year, has the location selected based upon the lessons learned and excellent capabilities offered to promote dialog for system improvement, Kaufman said.

  • Animal care specialists learn critical skills in support of Veterinary Services

    Sep 8, 2011

    veterinarians and animal care specialists provide veterinary care on Department of Defense installations worldwide and are the only military branch that supports the Veterinary Services mission.

  • Patience key when transitioning to minimalist running shoes

    Sep 8, 2011

    Though the Army allows the wear of most types of minimalist running shoes with the improved physical fitness uniform and when conducting physical training in military formation, officials are urging Soldiers to transition slowly when switching from regular running shoes to those that offer less support.

  • Soldier's 'volun-cation' aids disabled campers

    Sep 7, 2011

    CW4 Serena Jordan, an Army Sustainment Command Soldier, spent her summer vacation in a kitchen, serving disabled campers.

  • Fort Belvoir Community Hospital opens

    Sep 6, 2011

    Fort Belvoir Community Hospital officially opened for business this week following the successful transport of the last patient from DeWitt Army Community Hospital.

  • Army Suicide Prevention Month: Watching Out for Each Other

    Sep 6, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- When I talk with garrison professionals who work in suicide prevention, they all have stories about the person who really made them realize the importance of what they do.

  • Back-to-school carnival makes life easier for EFMP families

    Sep 2, 2011

    A back-to-school carnival held Aug. 26 at the Chapel Support Center on McChord Field for families with Exceptional Family Member Program-enrolled children only solidified the belief for families like the Onates that Joint Base Lewis-McChord is the right place to be for special needs accommodation.

  • Newborns make history at Fort Belvoir hospitals

    Sep 2, 2011

    The Fort Belvoir medical family celebrated two historic debuts this week as the last baby was born at DeWitt Army Community Hospital and the first baby arrived at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital on its opening day.

  • No greater love: fallen Currahee hero awarded Silver Star at Fort Campbell

    Sep 1, 2011

    Specialist Jordan M. Byrd, 19, was posthumously awarded the Silver Star, the Army's third highest award for valor. The Silver Star Medal and citations were given to Byrd's wife Savanna and son Ayden, mother Roberta Pitt and father Justin Brost. Each received words of appreciation from the Currahees as they filed through to embrace the Family members.

  • Recognizing the symptoms of ADHD in children

    Sep 1, 2011

    Most healthy children occasionally have trouble sitting still, paying attention, or controlling impulses. Maybe you have noticed these behaviors in your own children. That's normal. But for some children, the problem is so bad that it interferes with their daily lives at home, at school and in social settings.

  • ACE, Suicide Prevention for the Army by the Army

    Sep 1, 2011

    "Ask, Care, Escort, or ACE, training is the Army-approved suicide prevention and awareness training model for all Soldiers, leaders and Army civilians. It is also available to family members. Soldiers have been completing ACE suicide awareness training on an annual basis for several years now. These Soldiers can probably tell you all of the warning signs and risk factors of suicide from memory, but is that awareness enough?

  • Accept the Moment for What It Is

    Sep 1, 2011

    Sgt. Smith allowed his negative emotions to direct his life. One evening while tackling the mounting bills, he was hit by the reality that his wife had maxed out their credit cards. He was frustrated and confronted her about her spending habits. As she struggled to explain, Smith became angrier with each excuse she offered and demeaned her with hateful names. His wife was outraged and fought back with a tirade about the sergeant's personal shortcomings. Smith did not like his wife's angry retaliation. He became even more angry, lost control in an instant and hit her.

  • USAMITC Chief Medical Information Officer Receives Letter of Appreciation

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- In a ceremony held recently at the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) commander's office, Lt. Col. Beverly Beavers presented a letter of appreciation on behalf of Air Force Maj. Gen. Byron Hepburn, 59th Medical Wing Commander to Angela Ross, USAMITC's Chief Medical Information Officer. Ross received this letter for the outstanding support she provided while serving as a USAMITC project manager during the Essentris® Clinical Suite deployment at Wilford Hall Medical Center (WHMC) from August 2010 to February 2011.

  • FORSCOM conducts safety, suicide prevention stand down

    Aug 31, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command leadership directed all FORSCOM commands to conduct a safety and suicide prevention stand down before the Labor Day holiday weekend. Over the course of two days, Aug 30 - 31, all FORSCOM headquarters personnel complied with that directive and completed training on personally owned vehicle and in particular motorcycle safety, suicide prevention and, for good measure, how to use the Automated External Defibrillators found throughout the FORSCOM/U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters building and frequently in public venues.

  • Soldiers' best friend reports for duty

    Aug 30, 2011

    Arnold, a 200-pound English Mastiff, has spent the past five years populating his resume with therapy hours and hospital visits. His resume now lists him as the newest member of Fort Drum's Army Substance Abuse Program.

  • 10 years after 9/11, Soldier keeps true to reason for serving

    Aug 27, 2011

    In Sept. 2001, Keenan Miles, from Belfair, Wash., was sitting on his mother's couch when he turned on the television. The first thing he saw was images of the twin towers on fire, smoke billowing from where commercial jet liners had impacted them. While watching people jumping from the burning towers, Miles could not believe his eyes.

  • Third Army Soldier thankful to serve any time

    Aug 27, 2011

    Sitting at a desk in the corner of a tent is a staff sergeant with a big smile and a bigger heart. This staff sgt. made a commitment to serve this grateful nation 23 years ago and never deterred.

  • Walter Reed inpatients move to Naval Medical Center in Maryland

    Aug 27, 2011

    Officials here at the National Naval Medical Center declared a new chapter in military health care as a procession of ambulances delivered the last 18 inpatients from Walter Reed Army Medical Center this morning, a final milestone as the two flagship hospitals consolidate.

  • Army instructs NCOs to teach others resiliency

    Aug 26, 2011

    Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment gathered here, Aug. 16 to participate in Soldier 360, a comprehensive Army wellness program that teaches non-commissioned officers (NCOs) how to help their Soldiers readjust to life after deployment.

  • Third Army prepares for future humanitarian aid, disaster relief

    Aug 26, 2011

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Mr. Yoni Bock, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, humanitarian assistance advisor to United States Central Command, provides an overview of the U.S. Government foreign humanitarian assistance and disaster response program to Third Army senior leaders here Aug. 25.

  • New Treatments Improve Life for Injured Soldiers

    Aug 26, 2011

  • ATACCC Conference: Solutions with the Soldier in Mind

    Aug 26, 2011

  • FORSCOM command surgeon promoted to brigadier general

    Aug 26, 2011

    One of the U.S. Army's most accomplished leaders in military medicine was promoted to brigadier general by the Army's surgeon general, during a ceremony at Marshall Hall , the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Headquarters at Fort Bragg, N.C., today. With his wife, Terry, assisting, Col. Brian C. Lein was promoted by Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker. Brig. Gen. Lein is the command surgeon for U.S. Army Forces Command Headquarters.

  • Hurricane accelerates Walter Reed patient transfer

    Aug 26, 2011

    With Hurricane Irene threatening the U.S. seaboard, officials at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here and the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Md., have moved up the transfer of the last 30 Walter Reed inpatients.

  • Cavalry commander reflects on tour of duty

    Aug 25, 2011

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Statistics often tell only part of a story, but when it comes to raw numbers, the tale of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, 77th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command lingers as one of precision and triumph over adversity.

  • Medical staff tests emergency response

    Aug 25, 2011

    Soldiers at Munson Army Health Center scrambled into their level B hazardous material suits as injured patients from a chemical spill at Harney Sports Complex streamed into the parking lot. The scenario, part of a training exercise for medical staff on post, was set up as an accompanying event to Fort Leavenworth's escaped inmate exercise Aug. 23. In the medical scenario, a chlorine spill at the Harney indoor pool forced an evacuation of patients to Munson Army Health Center. People were taken in trucks to MAHC, where they went through simulated decontamination showers and triage before treatment at the facility. Patients were taken to various stations set up throughout MAHC so that medical staff could determine the most urgent cases, then treat them.

  • Top AMEDD civilian updates Fort Drum medical personnel

    Aug 25, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers and civilians from the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity -- Fort Drum gathered on post Monday to receive updates about current and future plans from the organization's top civilian.

  • Stewart-Hunter committed to 'You Are Not Alone'

    Aug 25, 2011

    Third Infantry Division Soldiers and Family Members recognize the slogan "You Are Not Alone." When spoken, this straightforward phrase embodies the Army's stated goal of preventing suicide for Soldiers, Family Members and Civilians.

  • Exceptional Family Member Program offers participants opportunity to relax during weekend getaway

    Aug 25, 2011

    The fourth annual EFMP Camp was held at the Northwest Adventure Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Lewis North Aug. 19 to 21.

  • Gone fishin': Free weekend getaways for wounded warriors promote 'healing'

    Aug 24, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Eight wounded Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion received an all-expenses-paid fishing trip to Lake Lanier July 29-31. Nine more will go deep-sea fishing this weekend in Destin, Fla. Both excursions are courtesy of the Georgia chapter of Safari Club International, a nonprofit organization that sponsors hunting and fishing trips for wounded warriors and retirees under the Soldiers Rebound program.

  • Care After Brain Trauma

    Aug 24, 2011

  • Soldiers train to rescue distressed civilians during Army North's VR 12

    Aug 23, 2011

    MUSCATATUCK URBAN TRAINING COMPLEX, Ind. " Soldiers from the 501st Area Support Medical Company, 86th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, Ky., evacuate "patients" from a nursing home Aug. 19 here during Vibrant Response 12, a U.S. Northern Command field training exercise conducted by U.S. Army North.

  • Who … Me? Drive Distracted?

    Aug 23, 2011

    Say the words "distracted driving" and most folks think of teens texting or gabbing excitedly among themselves while navigating the streets. However, teens aren't the only ones out there paying less than full attention to the road. Distracted driving can just as easily happen to anyone " maybe even you.

  • Open Season

    Aug 23, 2011

    For many Americans, the start of hunting season stirs fond childhood memories of outdoor adventures spent in the field, learning how to hunt from our fathers or another adult. Along with hunting skills, many other lessons about the outdoors were learned. Those lessons have kept countless hunters safe over the years. However, judging by the number of annual hunting accidents, some could stand a refresher course.

  • Easy on the Eyes

    Aug 23, 2011

    More than 40,000 people a year suffer eye injuries while playing sports, according to Prevent Blindness America. However, 90 percent of these injuries can be prevented by using protective eyewear. It's important to remember that whatever game, whatever age, participants need to protect their eyes.

  • Accident Free in the Tree

    Aug 23, 2011

    Tree stand accidents are the leading cause of injury to hunters. In fact, one in three people who hunt from an elevated stand will have a fall resulting in serious injury. The following information will provide you with tips and information for safe tree stand hunting.

  • After the Storm

    Aug 23, 2011

    We've all been told what to do when a hurricane or tornado is heading toward our location. But what about once the storm has passed and we're faced with the daunting task of storm clean-up? Unfortunately, I learned firsthand after Hurricane Ike struck the Gulf Coast in September 2008.

  • Unforeseen Hazards

    Aug 23, 2011

    Many pilots who have been overseas have experienced some noncombat-related close calls. The extreme temperatures, dusty conditions and less-than-ideal parking situations add up. Combining these factors with fatigue or complacency can create a recipe for disaster. This was the setting for one of my "closer" calls to damaging an aircraft.

  • Flatlined

    Aug 23, 2011

    Each heartbeat brought Lt. Col. Robert Key a little closer to death. Bleeding profusely, he was barely alive as he was wheeled into the emergency room (ER) at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He'd already received four units of plasma during the flight from his crash site on Kentucky Highway 41A near Fort Campbell's Gate 6. Suddenly, someone yelled, "Code Blue!"

  • Vietnam vet gets Bronze Star earned 40 years ago

    Aug 23, 2011

    1st Lt. Robert C. Berkshire earned a Bronze Star for valor in Vietnam. On his way home in 1971, Berkshire's duffel bag was stolen and he never saw his medal again.

  • Walter Reed enters final phase with patient moves

    Aug 22, 2011

    About 200 outpatient wounded warriors are expected to move from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington, D.C., this weekend to the nearby National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., as the two hospitals move closer to becoming one.

  • Fort Bragg military police step up for wellness challenge

    Aug 19, 2011

    Servicemembers, including the 108th Military Police Company, took part in the XVIII Airborne Corps Task Force Bragg wellness challenge, which ran June 22 to Aug. 10. The goal of the challenge is to encourage servicemembers to achieve optimal wellness and advance resilience in Soldiers and Family members.

  • 230th Resiliency Campus helps Soldiers sustain the fight

    Aug 18, 2011

    Servicemembers often experience stress while deployed. Whether it's troops on the front lines, or the unsung heroes who provide the warfighter with vital support needed; the 230th Resiliency Campus here is prepared to help Soldiers sustain the fight.

  • Game on: Sports physicals clear cadets for NCAA play

    Aug 18, 2011

    Mologne Cadet Health Clinic was the site for NCAA sports physicals Aug. 11 for more than 250 cadets ready to represent West Point on the fields of friendly strife. Class of 2015 cadets comprised about 98 percent of those screenings, as well as those who are new to NCAA athletics or are returning to their sport after surgery.

  • Units, MACH team up to lower injuries

    Aug 18, 2011

    Fort Jackson trains thousands of Soldiers each year and for many, basic training is the hardest physical training their bodies have ever endured.

  • Work, exercise, play smart: Avoid heat-related illnesses

    Aug 18, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- As temperatures continue to soar over 100 degrees, San Antonio's sizzling summer heat is affecting people's ability to work, exercise and play the way they normally do.

  • Soldier 360° gets leaders at right time: Course builds resilience after reintegration

    Aug 17, 2011

    Just three months after returning from Afghanistan, more than 40 noncommissioned officers from the 2nd Stryker Calvary Regiment reported for Soldier 360°, a leader comprehensive fitness course for junior and senior noncommissioned officers, Aug. 8-18, 2011.

  • Vascular Trauma: The Military and Civilian Perspective

    Aug 17, 2011

  • Timing and Delivery in the Administration of Blood and Blood Products

    Aug 17, 2011

  • Resilience study can help DoD strengthen programs

    Aug 17, 2011

    The military has a plethora of programs aimed at building resilience in servicemembers and their families, but needs a better system in place to measure their success, a study has revealed.

  • Fort Belvoir becomes home for wounded warriors

    Aug 17, 2011

    The arrival of about 48 wounded, ill and injured warriors from Walter Reed Army Medical Center at the new Fort Belvoir Warrior Transition Complex Sunday marked a major milestone of the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005.

  • Pre-Hospital Care: A Lifesaving Strategy on the Battlefield

    Aug 16, 2011

  • Orthopedic device helping wounded warriors return to run

    Aug 16, 2011

    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.

  • USARIEM Soldiers experience different kind of 'rounds'

    Aug 16, 2011

    Bring up the subject of "rounds" in Army medicine, and you're probably talking about professional group visits to hospital wards. When Soldiers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine mentioned rounds Aug. 12 at a range on Fort Devens, they referred to the kind that you shoot from M-16 rifles.

  • Events last month underscore realism of domestic terrorism threat

    Aug 15, 2011

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The Oslo bombing and Utoya island massacre in Norway are a stark reminder of acts of terrorism.

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