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  • 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.

  • Migraines require medical management

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--By Courtney Griggs Many people have suffered from a headache of one form or another. Most headaches are mild and can me eliminated with over-the-counter painkillers. Some are much more severe and can be debilitating. According to the American Migraine Foundation, Migraines are an inherited neurological disorder that can be triggered by a variety of stimuli such as alcohol, menstruation, fragrances or light or even become active spontaneously. "Many different people suffer from headaches," said Daren Lebeau, Reynolds Army Community Hospital staff neurologist. "

  • Program assists those with special needs

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--The Exceptional Family Member Program helps a Soldier do his or her job knowing that any special needs their dependent may have is being taken care of. Instead of worrying about getting the proper treatment or support EFMP does some of the heavy lifting for them. Whether it be a medical condition like diabetes, psychological condition like depression or an educational hurdle like autism the Soldier can seek help and the program ensures they will get it. The catch is the Soldier has to first enroll his or her dependent in the program and second make sure their status is up to date.

  • Engineers, scientists, Soldiers evaluate medical materiel, supplies

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Beyond the usual training Camp Bullis recently provided fertile grounds for usability assessments of Army medical materiel and supplies.

  • SUICIDE PREVENTION: an ongoing mission

    Jun 24, 2010

    Winn Army Community Hospital is committed to ensuring 3rd ID Soldiers and Family members are aware of all resources available to them.

  • Laboratory Commander saves lives, preserves memories

    Jun 24, 2010

    Major Barbara Bachman, the laboratory manager at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center visited the Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood, Texas and donated blood on World Blood Donor Day, June 14, 2010. She is intimately familiar with the Robertson Blood Center; her past assignments include serving as the Chief of Donor Center Operations and as the Deputy Director prior to her command.

  • Working with Kenya to prepare medical response to disasters

    Jun 23, 2010

    Should disaster strike in East Africa, a growing partnership between U.S. Army Africa and Kenya's military designed to improve medical preparedness could help avert crisis.

  • Army screening uncovers wounds of war

    Jun 23, 2010

    Established in 2005, the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment screens for physical and behavioral health issues that may have developed due to deployment in a combat area.

  • VA begins new Fisher House construction on Fort Gordon

    Jun 22, 2010

    FORT GORDON, Ga. -- Construction is underway here on the 21-room Charlie Norwood Veterans Affair Medical Center Fisher House.

  • Behavioral health: Army clinics aim to help leaders better identify issues

    Jun 22, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The Army's behavioral health clinics are looking at a new way of doing business. A,A Based on guidance handed down by Brig. Gen. Keith Gallagher, commander of the U.S. Army Europe Regional Medical Command, behavioral health specialists across Europe were asked to open their doors this month and make some connections with military leaders.

  • Fort Riley Cooking Club distributes cookies to patients at IACH

    Jun 21, 2010

  • Farrelly Health Clinic introduces patient-centered medical home model

    Jun 19, 2010

    Fort Riley celebrated the opening of new Farrelly Health Clinic. The new clinic is cost $26 million, it is a 52,000-square-foot facility that will provide outpatient health care to Soldiers and Family members from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Engineer Battalion, and 1st Infantry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion. Family members assigned to these units will continue to receive outpatient care at FHC throughout deployments. This facility introduces a patient-center medical home model towards the treatment of Soldiers and Family members under one roof. Patients have services available to them in the disciplines of radiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral health, optometry and radiology all within the clinic. Other available services include patient administration, pharmacy and laboratory. Chiropractic care also will be accessible only to active-duty servicemembers.

  • 3ID troops give medical training to Iraqi Army, police, civilians

    Jun 19, 2010

  • Fort Carson SFAC holds open house

    Jun 18, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- The Soldier and Family Assistance Center hosted an open house for Fort Carson and members of the community June 3, showing off its new building and the many different services offered to wounded Soldiers and their Family members.

  • Future PAs lend a collective hand to build a home

    Jun 18, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Amidst the sounds of grinding power tools and pounding hammers, a group of future physician assistants opened their hearts June 5, giving time and sweat to help build a house for a low-income family. Working with Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio, Inc., approximately 30 members of the local Interservice Physician Assistant Student Society laced up work boots and donned hard hats at a south side San Antonio location.

  • Guide Dog Gives New Way Of Looking At Life

    Jun 18, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Maj. Tracey Smith sounds like any other proud mama when she talks about her "Garland." She is quick to show you a picture or tell you a story about all of Garland's "firsts." You can hear the joy in her voice when she talks about bringing Garland home for the first time; you can hear the strain when she talks about the day Garland left for college. For a brief moment, you almost forget that Garland is a dog. Of course, she's not just any dog; she is well on her way to being a guide dog for the Guiding Eyes for the Blind organization.

  • Senate staffers visit Fort Carson to review DES pilot

    Jun 18, 2010

    Two Senate Veterans Affairs Committee staff members met with Evans Army Community Hospital leaders June 4 as part of a Disability Evaluation System pilot fact-finding trip to Fort Carson.

  • BAMC summer program offers valuable experience for youth

    Jun 18, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center Volunteer Services kicked off the annual youth volunteer summer program June 10, with an orientation for more than 55 volunteers.

  • Time to celebrate lives of cancer survivors

    Jun 18, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center Cancer Care hosted their Fourth Annual National Cancer Survivors Day at the BAMC Medical Mall June 12, recognizing and supporting the lives of cancer survivors.

  • MACH welcomes new commander

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Col. Ramona Fiorey took command of Fort Jackson's Moncrief Army Community Hospital from Col. Nancy Hughes in a ceremony Tuesday at the Officers' Club.

  • Surveys to look at reserve-component medical board process

    Jun 16, 2010

    Members of both the Army Reserve and National Guard have been asked to complete an online survey about their perceptions of the medical review process.

  • 3rd BSTB Soldiers support Umm Qasr hospital

    Jun 16, 2010

    The 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Soldiers and Iraqi Advisor Task Force conducted their bi-monthly visit to the Umm Qasr Hospital recently.

  • Soldiers train for suicide prevention

    Jun 16, 2010

    Soldiers with the 17th Fires Brigade, deployed to Basra, Iraq, and 21 others from various units throughout Iraq and Afghanistan met for a week-long Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training course at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Hawaii-based Boy Scout 'Cements' Relationship with Fisher House

    Jun 15, 2010

    The Fisher House at Tripler Army Medical Center plays a vital role in the healing of sick or injured service members and their families. The house functions as a 'home away from home' for family members of patients receiving medical care at major military and Veterans Affairs medical centers, allowing families to focus on caring for their loved ones. When Conner Dooley, Hickam Boy Scout Troop 135, heard the Tripler Fisher House didn't have the money to complete a project that included two concrete patios near the facility, he didn't hesitate and chose it as his Eagle Scout project.

  • Army nurses come together to celebrate 100th birthday with 'one of their own'

    Jun 14, 2010

    Margaret Hollinger's bright eyes lit up as her memory kicked into gear, rewinding time to 60 years ago when she provided medical care to survivors of the Buchenwald concentration camp. "It was so difficult, so sad to see human beings treated the way they were," said Hollinger, a retired lieutenant colonel. The hardest scene for her emotionally, she remembered, were the Jewish children who no longer had mothers or fathers to take care of them. "They were just youngsters," she told Madigan Army Medical Center nurses who had come to help celebrate her 100th birthday June 4 in Seattle.

  • Emergency Medicine residents get to know their 'environment'

    Jun 14, 2010

  • Army chief of staff visits Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Jun 14, 2010

    The ongoing progress of Joint Base Lewis-McChord was showcased to one of the most senior visitors yet, June 11. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. met with leaders of JBLM, who detailed the roll out and inception of the combined base.

  • Army Center for Enhanced Performance provides foundations to strengthen mind

    Jun 14, 2010

    The ACEP mission is to develop the full potential of Warriors, units and organizations, Family members and Department of the Army civilians using a systematic process to enhance the mental skills essential to the pursuit of personal strength, professional excellence and the Warrior Ethos. Performance Enhancement specialists, or sports psychologists who work for ACEP, will go anywhere and with anyone to help them get the mental edge to perform their job at the highest level possible.

  • Army Warrior Transition Unit Comprehensive Transition Plans now automated

    Jun 14, 2010

    Warriors' comprehensive transition plans received a new look and system June 1 as the automated CTP system officially began.

  • Warrior records music with some friendly help

    Jun 14, 2010

    Sitting in the studio with a member of Heart, Pfc. Dean Baker joined the ranks of 3 Doors Down, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains on May 18 when he recorded his own music at the London Bridge Recording Studios in Seattle. Baker, a Warrior with Charlie Company, made the leap from singing and playing guitar in his barracks to recording a professional album thanks to the non-profit organization Operation Ward 57, which supports Wounded Warriors.

  • Warrior Transition Battalion donations are a simple way to say thanks

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Strategic Communication Office is inundated with messages on a daily basis - emails for the daily bulletin, phone calls from the media and requests for tours of the hospital. I've always said what I love about my job is that my day is never the same. But there is one constant message from our wounded, ill and injured Soldiers - a message of thanks.

  • JBLM Warrior Transition Battalion breaks ground on new complex

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Joint Base Lewis McChord Warrior Transition Battalion ceremoniously broke ground on a new $52 million, 245,820-square-foot barracks complex project being constructed near Madigan Army Medical Center June 1.

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    Hundreds of Soldiers, civilians and Family members packed the Joint Base Lewis-McChord North Fort Chapel May 25 to pay their respects to Sgt. Maj. Michael S. Kurtz, the sergeant major of Madigan Healthcare System. Kurtz was with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Troop Command, Madigan Army Medical Center.

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