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  • 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.

  • 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.

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