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  • 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.

  • Madigan says goodbye to hospital sergeant major

    Jun 14, 2010

    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.

  • Are your children eating healthy'

    Jun 11, 2010

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., June 10, 2010 - With the current rate of childhood obesity more than tripling in the last 30 years, the Missile Ranger took a look at the situation at White Sands Missile Range as first lady Michelle Obama implements a new program to help combat the ongoing epidemic.

  • Former White House physician follows dusty path to Iraq

    Jun 11, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - It's a long way from the hallowed walls of the White House to the dusty environs of northern Iraq, and for Col. Daniel Parks, the 26th Base Support Battalion surgeon, it was one wild ride.

  • Army uses one portal-of-access for counseling services, support

    Jun 10, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers and family members in Hawaii are now able to contact counselors at Military OneSource through a single portal-of-access.

  • Mini-triathlon empowers wounded warriors

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The triathlon is considered one of the most grueling events in all of sports, pushing a person's physical and mental stamina to the limit. Now imagine participating in one with a prosthetic limb or while recovering from severe burns.

  • Couple donates sculpture to Brooke Army Medical Center

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A San Antonio couple donated a monumental bronze sculpture to Brooke Army Medical Center as a reminder of the past, present and future servicemen and women.

  • Bogus tourniquets could endanger lives in combat situations

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Counterfeit models of the U.S. Army's Combat Application Tourniquet are available on the Internet and on the open market. Using the counterfeits can be lethal and the Army considered this enough of a problem to send out a priority message April 14 sounding the alert on these bogus devices.

  • Wounded warrior designs poster for United Way, Combined Federal Campaign

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The United Way, in conjunction with the Combined Federal Campaign, held a ceremony June 2 at the Warrior and Family Support Center to unveil the 2010 campaign poster. The poster was designed by William "Bill" Klienedler, a 15-year Army veteran and wounded warrior.

  • Evans Army Community Hospital relocated Emergency Department opens

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---The Evans Army Community Hospital's Emergency Department recently relocated operations to a newly constructed area inside the hospital and construction on the ED administration area should be complete in August.

  • Lyster Clinic, VA open new diagnostic facilities at Fort Rucker

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Lyster Army Health Clinic and Veterans Affairs Wiregrass Outpatient Clinic staff celebrated the grand opening of joint MRI and CT scan facilities June 7 at LAHC's Rm. V-130. The two, state-of-the-art, facilities offer active-duty Soldiers, their Families and veterans medical screenings previously unavailable on post, said LAHC Commander Col. Yolanda Ruiz-Isales.

  • Car bomb exercise completes Iraqi medic trauma training

    Jun 9, 2010

    Iraqi army medics participated in a mass-casualty training exercise near Al Asad June 3 as a final test following months of training by U.S. Army medics.

  • US Soldiers visit Iraqi clinic, provide medical care to locals

    Jun 9, 2010

    Despite the heat of an Iraqi summer, a medical team made up of Soldiers from United States Division - Center traveled to a small Iraqi town south of Baghdad to help its citizens June 1.

  • Soldiers, Iraqis provide healthcare to out-of-the-way Anbar town

    Jun 9, 2010

    Army medics from the 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82 Airborne Division along with Iraqi doctors held a one-day medical clinic June 3 assessing and treating nearly 400 of the 20,000 citizens of Kubaysah, Iraq.

  • Camp Leads Wounded Warriors Out Among 'Em

    Jun 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the woods of Camp OuTAmongEM, wounded warriors are able to hope, dream and most importantly - hunt. It was only a few years ago that Steve Statler, a logistics management specialist at LOGSA had an idea for a free hunting camp that would allow wounded warriors to return to the outdoor activities they loved before their injuries. Today, the program brings wounded warriors from around the area to the camp based on the ideals of conservation, compassion and community.

  • Personal experience leads MP to become resiliency trainer

    Jun 9, 2010

    MANNHEIM, Germany -- With 25 years in the Army, Sgt. 1st. Class Daniel Stoner is no stranger to change or to the ups and downs that often accompany military life. In fact, it's one of the reasons he agreed to take on his latest mission - Stoner is the master resiliency trainer for the 18th Military Police Brigade in Mannheim.

  • Army realigns substance-abuse services

    Jun 8, 2010

    The Army has implemented improvements in the way it delivers alcohol and drug-abuse services on its installations, combining all clinical services with testing, education, counseling, prevention and training under the oversight of the Installation Management Command.

  • Fort Riley becomes home to the 1st Warrior Transition Battalion complex

    Jun 8, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -"This is truly a historic day, a mark of tangible commitment providing the absolute best care for our wounded warriors," said Brig. Gen. David Petersen, 1st Infantry Division and deputy commanding general - rear, May 27 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fort Riley's Warrior Transition Battalion Complex.

  • Army veterinarians work in Vietnam

    Jun 8, 2010

    Members of the government of Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development met with U.S. Army veterinarians for the first time during a veterinary care conference held here June 3-6.

  • Soldiers strive to attain Expert Field Medical Badge at Fort Polk

    Jun 7, 2010

    Prestige, honor and integrity are just words without the blood, sweat and tears to back them up. These are just a few of the characteristics of the Army's Expert Field Medical Badge, which backs up its reputation as an award that recognizes exceptional competence and outstanding performance by Soldier medics. That commitment to excellence translated into two weeks of intense training, testing and physical demands that represent the job of a combat medic.

  • Have you asked your personnel about suicide'

    Jun 7, 2010

    Suicide is a serious subject that few are experts on. Lack of expertise tends to create myths such as these: Suicide myth No. 1: Asking a depressed person about suicidal thoughts may give them the idea to take their own life. Fact: This is not true, and in fact, the reverse is more accurate. Not asking a person you suspect to be at risk about suicidal thoughts can lead them to believe that you do not care or want to shoulder their burden.

  • Improving malaria diagnosis in Africa, one lab at a time

    Jun 4, 2010

    USAMRU-K's Malaria Diagnostics and Control Center of Excellence in Kisumu is a unique establishment begun in 2004 that's since trained more than 650 laboratory specialists to better their malaria microscopy skills.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center Logistics Division helps keep hospital green

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center's Logistics Division team has taken the lead on keeping BAMC green by developing new ways of conserving energy and reducing harmful environmental wastes throughout the hospital.

  • Newest Pharmacy Specialists Voluntarily Take, Pass National Certification

    Jun 2, 2010

    The Army Medical Department Center and School's Pharmacy Branch Class 02-10 just established a high standard for future Pharmacy Specialist classes. Fourteen of the graduating technicians who volunteered to test for the national pharmacy certification exam passed.

  • Newest Pharmacy Specialists Voluntarily Take, Pass National Certification

    Jun 2, 2010

    The Army Medical Department Center and School's Pharmacy Branch Class 02-10 just established a high standard for future Pharmacy Specialist classes. Fourteen of the graduating technicians who volunteered to test for the national pharmacy certification exam passed.

  • DoD launches personalized quit tobacco training

    Jun 1, 2010

    The U.S. Department of Defense has announced the launch of Train2Quit, an innovative Web-based tobacco cessation training specifically designed for military personnel and families.

  • Spider bite could mean big trouble

    May 28, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Should you pick up the newspaper at night and see something scurry across the floor it could be a brown recluse spider, the second installment of the Oklahoma creepy critters series. He's likely out for a meal, a common practice with this spider. Because this spider may be found anywhere inside or outside the house, it should be considered a dangerous year-round adversary. Sgt. 1st Class Scott Paul became acquainted with this arachnid, the hard way, during a little manual labor in the dead of winter. What started as a nuisance led to days of increasing pain from an imperceptible bite and ultimately more than a week of recovery.

  • Evans Army Community Hospital signs Army Medicine Healthcare Covenant

    May 28, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Evans Army Community Hospital held a ceremony May 14 that recognized the Fort Carson Medical Department Activity's dedication to the health care of Warriors and their Families. MEDDAC Commander Col. Jimmie O. Keenan and Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis L. Wilken signed the Army Medicine Healthcare Covenant document on behalf of Fort Carson MEDDAC's Soldiers and civilians.

  • SFAC to hold open house

    May 28, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---The Soldier and Family Assistance Center hosts an open house for members of the community June 3 at 1 p.m. to show off its new building. Located on Titus Boulevard east of Evans Army Community Hospital, the 15,000-square-foot facility has just the day care area remaining to open, which will be operational within a month's time. The SFAC is in place to be a one-stop center that wounded Soldiers and their Family members can go to for just about anything they need.

  • Competitions hit target, heal wounded warriors

    May 28, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A loud and satisfying "thwack" signals the on-target strike of an arrow - a bull's eye' Whether it's the center of the target or not, the answer is a resounding "Yes!" for Soldiers training in archery, one of several sporting events offered to wounded warriors at Brooke Army Medical Center's Warrior Transition Battalion.

  • Faces of victory: BAMC warriors bring home gold, silver, bronze

    May 28, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers from Brooke Army Medical Center brought home gold, silver and bronze for a total of seven medals in the inaugural Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colo. The five-day competition drew to a close May 14.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital WTB Soldiers Represent Fort Stewart in 2010 Warrior Game

    May 28, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Approximately 100 Soldiers from the Army, 50 from the Marine Corps, 25 from the Air Force and another 25 from the Coast Guard and Navy participated in the first-ever Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 10-14. Three Soldiers from Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Transition Battalion participated in the Warrior Games - Cpl. Ryan Shurtleff, Spc. Christopher Lowe and Staff Sgt. Phillip Fentiman.

  • Army Reserve Medical Unit Trains To Serve Country and Tampa Community, During Weekend Assemble

    May 28, 2010

    The 7222nd Medical Support Unit (MSU), an Army Reserve unit from Tampa, held a mass casualty training exercise this past Sunday, May 23. The exercise was the grand finale for the unit's Combat Lifesaver Course (CLC) each Soldier undertook. And, while the benefits are immediate for the skills of these citizens - as Soldiers; the long term positive effect for the Tampa Bay region will be immense as thousands of residents will come in contact with these 40 Soldiers as they perform their civilian jobs throughout the community.

  • First permanent WTB complex opens at Fort Riley

    May 27, 2010

    The first permanent Warrior Transition Battalion complex, a $54-million project consisting of barracks for 156 Soldiers, officially opened its doors here today.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital WTB staff receive top recognitions

    May 27, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- "The proof of the pudding is in the eating" is an old saying meaning that the true value or quality of something can only be judged when it's put to use. So, if you need to be convinced that Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Stewart is tops in a class of many high achievers, then pay close attention to the proof that turned up during this year's AUSA Army Medicine Symposium and Exposition in San Antonio, Texas, May 17-22.

  • 1-3 ACR Soldier realizes dream of becoming combat medic

    May 27, 2010

    A female medic joins a taditionally all male unit to compensate for the increase of other females in the unit

  • Medic performs above his grade

    May 27, 2010

    As the mission in Iraq has transitioned to one of fostering political stability and bolstering the Iraqi Security Forces, Military Transition Teams, who embed with and advise the ISF, have played an integral role.

  • WINN Soldiers Share Memorial Day Message with Community

    May 26, 2010

  • Armed Services Blood Program Wins Best Ad Campaign Award for the Second Year in a Row

    May 26, 2010

    The Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) won Best Ad Campaign 2009 for the second year in a row from the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals (ADRP) in their "Tools of the Trade," award category. The award was received for the military blood program's "Power of Blood" campaign

  • Europe District promotes healthy living through Army fitness program

    May 26, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Like the Army's focus on maintaining physical fitness among its Soldiers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is ensuring its civilian employees are maintaining healthy lifestyles.

  • US medical staff break language barrier, train IA

    May 26, 2010

    Soldiers from the 17th Fires Brigade medical staff recently held a two-day course on preventive medicine at Contingency Operating Base Basra for medical personnel from the Iraqi Army's 14th Division.

  • Community, Soldiers and Red Sox Foundation team up to help veterans

    May 24, 2010

    On a sunny morning in Boston, more than 2,000 runners gathered on Yawkey Way outside of Fenway Park to run nine kilometers with the finish line being one of the most famous spots in Boston... home plate of Fenway Park.

  • ARRA: Corps of Engineers upgrades nutrition facilities at 4 Army hospitals

    May 24, 2010

    Projects are renovating and reconfiguring hospitals at Fort Carson, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis and Fort Campbell, all managed by U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville.

  • Putting Green Dedication at the Warrior and Family Support Center

    May 21, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- PGA golfers attend putting green dedication at the Warrior and family Support Center May 11.

  • Schoomaker emphasizes values, trust at medical symposium

    May 21, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO -- "Our Soldiers and Families trust in you, as medical professionals, to be technically, physically, emotionally and spiritually prepared to care for them during some of the most difficult and frightening times of their lives," said Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Eric B. Schoomaker, Army surgeon general and commander, U.S. Army Medical Command to more than 2,000 military and civilian medical professionals gathered at the Association of the U.S. Army's Institute of Land Warfare Medical Symposium and Exposition in downtown San Antonio May 17.

  • Madigan earns national environmental award

    May 20, 2010

    Madigan Healthcare System has been awarded the Partner for Change, With Distinction Award from Practice Greenhealth. Madigan received the award May 12 at the CleanMed Conference in Baltimore. The Partner for Change, With Distinction Award recognizes health care facilities that have achieved improvements in their mercury elimination, waste reduction and pollution prevention programs. This includes at least 15 percent recycling, an extensive sustainability program and a show of leadership in the local community and/or in the health care sector.

  • Madigan ready for '101 days of summer'

    May 20, 2010

    Many of our fun-in-the-sun activities are specific to the weather and time of year. They may be activities that those of us who love summer dream about and eagerly anticipate all winter long, until we finally get one of those wonderful days when the temperature gets warm enough for shorts and sandals, water sports, camping, baseball, and long road trips sometimes made on two wheeled vehicles.

  • Nurses meet to plan Madigan's future

    May 20, 2010

    Forty-nine Nursing staff members assembled at Dumas Bay Conference Center in Federal Way, Wash., for the Madigan Healthcare System Nursing Strategic Planning Conference April 22 and 23. Participants represented inpatient and outpatient staff of all levels, from the bedside staff nurse to the deputy commander for Nursing, and every position in between.

  • WTC celebrates unit expansion

    May 20, 2010

    The staff at the Army National Guard Warrior Training Center unveiled a new headquarters building during a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday at Camp Butler.

  • SECDEF visits Fort Carson

    May 20, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates speaks with Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, and Col. Jimmie O. Keenan, commander, Evans Army Community Hospital, May 18 at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center.

  • Women should buck history's trend when it comes to smoking

    May 20, 2010

    Each year, on May 31, the World Health Organization promotes World No Tobacco Day in order to increase global awareness of tobacco-related disease and to advocate for stronger anti-tobacco policies and legislation. This year's theme is "gender and tobacco with an emphasis on marketing to women."

  • NCOs set bar for "Thunder" squadron medics at NTC

    May 20, 2010

    With more than 17 years as an Army medic and a prior deployment to Iraq, Sgt. 1st Class Randy King, 3rd "Thunder" Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, still preaches the importance of training and leadership to his Soldiers.

  • Golden Knights help mark Signal Corps Anniversary

    May 20, 2010

    Ten nervous but excited Soldiers from 7th Signal Command (Theater) and Fort Gordon, Ga., participated in tandem free fall parachute jumps with members of the U. S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, recently to help commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Army's Signal Corps.

  • Soldiers parachute for Signal Corps anniversary

    May 20, 2010

    Ten nervous but excited Soldiers from Fort Gordon, Ga., participated in tandem free fall parachute jumps with members of the U. S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, recently to help commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Army's Signal Corps.

  • West Point cadet earns Mason Award, readies for Georgetown

    May 20, 2010

    Col. Michael Deaton, Keller Army Community Hospital commander, presented Class of 2010 Cadet A.J. Pisano with the Richard M. Mason Memorial Award May 11, which honors the cadet with the highest grade point average who is entering medical school. The future Medical Corps officer will be graduating West Point Saturday and continue his education at the School of Medicine at Georgetown University.

  • Medics contend for "EFMB on the DMZ"

    May 20, 2010

  • Joint Base Lewis McChord investigates demobilization concerns

    May 19, 2010

    An inquiry launched Monday by Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., I Corps commanding general, is investigating complaints from Oregon National Guard Soldiers that different standards of treatment exist between reserve-component and active-component Soldiers during the demobilization process at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Georgia football legend visits Fort Stewart WTB

    May 19, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- "There's no shame in my game." That was the message from Herschel Walker, University of Georgia legend and Heisman Trophy winner, to Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion, May 13.

  • Is your helmet part of the recall'

    May 19, 2010

    The Army is recalling 44,000 combat helmets made by ArmorSource and Rabintex. If you were issued one of these helmets, you must turn it in to the Central Issue Facility to be issued a new helmet. Read on to learn how you can tell if your helmet is part of the recall.

  • Foot Soldier: Happy feet in the field

    May 19, 2010

    LabTV: Soldiers are on their feet all day. Footwear engineer Mike Holthe uses his training in biomechanics to create & test boots at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass.

  • Award-winning Soldier lives core values

    May 19, 2010

    Master Sgt. Rey H. Ado Jr. was so busy being a professional Soldier and volunteer that he opted out of attending the May 6 Military Awards Luncheon in Maryland where he was to receive the Army Federal Asian Pacific American Council Military Meritorious Service Award.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital WTB Soldier Medals at Warrior Games

    May 19, 2010

    Cpl. Ryan Shurtleff of Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Transition Battalion medaled twice in the Department of Defense's inaugural Warrior Games May 10-14. Shurtleff received a Bronze Medal for Shooting, and a Silver Medal as a member of the Army's (Team 3) Sitting Volleyball Team. Due to injuries sustained from an IED blast in Fall 2009, the right-handed Shurtleff was unable to hold a weapon with his left hand, so three weeks prior to the shooting competition, Shurtleff went to Fort Benning, Ga., to train and learned how to shoot left-handed! "This was awesome -- I want to go back next year and compete again-- I want to compete for as long as I can," he said. "Seeing the single, double and some triple amputees giving their all and having a good time competing was great."

  • New surgery record for ophthalmologists in Honduras

    May 19, 2010

    Since 2004, ophthalmology providers from Madigan Healthcare System have been traveling on a medical readiness mission to improve the vision of Honduras' impoverished population, and this year, the ophthalmology team broke their own record - 288 eye surgeries in nine days.

  • Army Surgeon General discusses medical care

    May 18, 2010

    Army medical personnel are making progress across a broad range of issues affecting health care for Soldiers and their families, according to the Army's top medical officer.

  • Ranch helps Fort Carson wounded warriors adjust

    May 18, 2010

    WESTCLIFFE, Colo.---Dave Roever was a Navy riverboat gunner with the elite brown-water, black-beret unit in Vietnam when he suffered severe combat injuries from a phosphorous grenade exploding in his hand, burning the majority of his body. Roever was hospitalized for 14 months and underwent numerous surgeries. His experiences inspired him to create The Eagles Summit Ranch in Westcliffe, a nonprofit organization created to help wounded Soldiers deal with injuries sustained in combat.

  • Mission never stops at Madigan

    May 18, 2010

    In case you didn't know, Madigan Healthcare System is ramping up to be really busy this summer. This includes the return of all the Soldiers from deployments and the largest held-to-date Warrior Forge - that is, ROTC advance camp for all you gray-hairs out there.

  • JTF Guantanamo veterinarians conduct snake surgery

    May 18, 2010

    Sgt. Ardicio Galvao and Sgt. Jamie Murphy work with a 6-year-old Cuban Boa snake at the Guantanamo Bay Veterinary Treatment Facility.

  • Digital Medical Record System Migrates to Afghanistan Network, Usability and Support Boosted

    May 18, 2010

    The migration of the Army's tactical electronic medical recording system (MC4) onto the Afghanistan enterprise network enables remote maintenance of systems used to document patient care, restock medical supplies and conduct medical situational awareness. The effort marks the first time a standard Army management information system (STAMIS) has successfully migrated its system onto the Afghanistan theater enterprise network.

  • U.S. KFOR Medical honors their own on International Nurses Day

    May 18, 2010

    Multinational Battle Group East Soldiers deployed to Kosovo in support of Falcon Med, the medical unit supporting Camp Bondsteel, celebrated Nurses' Week with a Nurse Recognition day. The main event took place on International Nurses Day, May 12, with a cookout and individual recognition of all the nurses in presentation of gift cards.

  • Medic earns nation's 2nd-highest honor for heroism

    May 17, 2010

    An Army medic's heroism during a firefight in Afghanistan led to his recognition with the U.S. military's second highest decoration for valor.

  • LTG Rick Lynch Visits Winn Army Community Hospital

    May 17, 2010

  • IMCOM Commanding General Visits Winn Army Community Hospital

    May 17, 2010

  • Wounded get taste of professional soccer at Sounders game

    May 14, 2010

    SEATTLE - As they soaked up the first year of Seattle Sounders FC soccer in 2009, Glen Mulkey and Matt Goecks began to wonder what it would be like to share that unique experience with wounded warriors. Mulkey, a corpsman at Naval Hospital Bremerton, and Goecks, a specialist with 110th Chemical Battalion at Joint Base Lewis McChord, loved the camaraderie they discovered as members of the Emerald City Supporters, the Seattle team's support group. They even became founding members of the ESC Armed Services Group for current and former military. Reaching out to the JBLM Warrior Transition Battalion through soccer made perfect sense to the two men. So this year they sought to create a bridge between the Sounders and the WTB.

  • Reintegration a team effort

    May 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - With joyous reunions their focal images, ceremonies for military units coming home from combat zones appear from the outside to be simple to organize and execute. What could be easier than calling families to greet their Soldiers - then getting out of the way' Though the operations and deployment pace of units assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord gives units plenty of practice, reunions and reintegrations require time, care and effort.

  • Warrior Games showcase abilities, highlight spirit of competition

    May 14, 2010

    More than 200 wounded warriors came together over the past week in athletic competition to showcase their abilities and potential at the inaugural Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo. The U.S. Olympic Committee hosted the games and events, which included shooting, swimming, archery, track, discus, shot put, cycling, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball.

  • Care at Warrior Transition Units: work in progress

    May 13, 2010

    Top Army leaders say finding the correct equation to caring for wounded Soldiers is an evolving concept -- one that will continue to change as treatment methods are examined.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital partners with community to combat childhood obesity

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- To end childhood obesity, Fort Stewart, Liberty County, and the City of Hinesville have united to form the first military/civilian community Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition (We Can!) Program in the country. The community-wide health and fitness campaign was launched with a proclamation signing and meeting between partners, May 7.

  • Herschel Walker Visits WINN's Warrior Transition Battalion

    May 13, 2010

    (Fort Stewart, Ga.) Herschel Walker met with Winn Army Community Hospital Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers May 13 for a frank discussion about overcoming stigma of mental health issues and having the strength to seek help. Walker held captive a crowd of more than 200 with his wit, charm and sincerity while speaking at the Main Post Chapel on Fort Stewart. Walker's mantra "No Shame in My Game" was peppered throughout his presentation emphasizing staying true to yourself, having faith, and the best way to 'man-up' is to seek help when you need it.

  • Fort Bliss EFMB Slideshow

    May 13, 2010

    Photos package of EFMB test held at Fort Bliss, Texas

  • <b>WINN Docs Partner with Community Leaders to Combat Childhood Obesity</b>

    May 12, 2010

    To end childhood obesity, Fort Stewart, Liberty County, and the City of Hinesville have united to form the first military/civilian community Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition (We Can!) Program in the country. The community-wide health and fitness campaign was launched May 7 with a proclamation signing and meeting between partners.

  • WTC commander envisions future of Warrior Games

    May 12, 2010

    It's been only one day since the start of the inaugural Warrior Games for wounded, ill and injured servicemembers at the Olympic Training Center, and the commander of the Warrior Transition Command is already dreaming about future competitions.

  • Speaker of House visits wounded warriors at Landstuhl

    May 11, 2010

    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and fellow members of congress visited patients and staff May 10 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. During her bedside visits with injured servicemembers from Iraq and Afghanistan in the Intensive Care Unit and Medical-Surgical Wards, Pelosi thanked Wounded Warriors for their service and commitment to our country.

  • WTU Soldier hopes to make splash at Warrior Games

    May 10, 2010

    Spc. Trevor Mitchell loves swimming and always dreamed of competing at a high level. However, he never expected his deployment injury would provide him with an opportunity to achieve that dream.

  • Livorno health clinic renews commitment to troops and families

    May 10, 2010

    CAMP DARBY, Italy- U.S. Army Garrison Livorno Commander Col. Steven Cade and Command Sgt. Maj. Felix Rodriguez joined Maj. Bryan Walrath, commander of U.S. Army Health Clinic Livorno in signing the Army Medicine Healthcare Covenant May 5.

  • Evans Army Community Hospital provides support during 'Mountain Move'

    May 7, 2010

    DENVER---Fort Carson Soldiers participated in a federal-government-hosted patient reception exercise at Denver International Airport April 14. Operating under the National Disaster Medical System, more than 30 federal and nonfederal agencies gathered to train and rehearse a unified medical response to a simulated earthquake in Utah.

  • Signs of Spring at Fort Hood

    May 7, 2010

    Some places are painted with the colors of new flora and fauna each Spring. In others, rain and wind usher in the month of March and renew April with warm breezes and fresh scents. Central Texas often abounds in new growth, sharp rain showers, and strong wind gusts. At the Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood this year are the sights and sounds of major construction and the excitement of new challenges and creative training.

  • Combat medic receives Purple Heart

    May 7, 2010

    Spc. Robert L. Hunt, a Fort Carson Medical Department Activity emergency room medic, received the award at McMahon Auditorium from Brig. Gen. Gary H. Cheek who praised the Soldier for treating his fellow warriors after he was injured.

  • Wounded warrior on quest for gold

    May 7, 2010

    Sgt. Juan Alcivar will be competing for gold in the inaugural Warrior Games May 10-14 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • 1/41 FA medics moving out, marching on

    May 6, 2010

    BAGHDAD - The medics of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment on Camp Stryker, have spent the last few months preparing for a move to a different base. As the move date nears, their plans are slowly transforming from ideas scribbled in notebooks to packed boxes and empty rooms, all while maintaining the top level of medical care possible for their Soldiers.

  • <b>WINN Opens Doors To Pediatric Pharmacy</b>

    May 6, 2010

  • Vice chief of staff visits Fort Carson Warrior Transition Unit

    May 5, 2010

    The Army's vice chief of staff, the commander of the Warrior Transition Command and three congressmen visited Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Unit, May 3.

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