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  • Soldier Family Care Center is named SPC Hugo V. Mendoza Soldier Family Care Center

    May 3, 2012

    The call for medic went out. But in the buzz of flying bullets and wails of rocket-propelled grenades, the medic never came. Salvatore Giunta, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, said it was the first time Spc. Hugo V. Mendoza failed to respond to the call for help.

  • William Beaumont medic heads to MEDCOM warrior competition

    May 3, 2012

    Sgt. Michael DiVernieri's military fatigues contrast with the brightly lit walls of the Soldier Family Medical Clinic on Ft. Bliss. His scarred cheeks -- remnants from a tour in Iraq and a badge of honor during a combatives exercise -- turn bright red at the mention of his recent feat at Fort Lewis, Wash.

  • Children find their voices through dolls, bears

    May 3, 2012

    Can't get little Suzie to talk about what's bothering her? Ask what's wrong with Mr. Bear. During the last week of April -- in recognition of the Month of the Military Child -- William Beaumont Army Medical Center Army Public Health nurses traveled to Fort Bliss Children, Youth and School-age Services facilities listening as children relayed their stories of their ill-stricken fuzzy friends.

  • Soldiers perform CPR, help to save chaplain

    May 3, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 3, 2012) -- Staff Sgt. José Lozano can't explain the thought process that recently motivated him and others to perform actions that helped someone to continue on with his life.

  • Soldier faces next stage of recovery after double amputation

    May 3, 2012

    When 2nd Lt. Nick Vogt stepped on an IED, while leading a patrol through the streets of southern Kandahar, Afghanistan, doctors at the nearby hospital weren't sure he would live.

  • Blood, not care packages, save lives

    May 3, 2012

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Temisha Yalledy sat in a lawn chair in the Special Events Center, wiping the tears from her eyes with a napkin. Staff Sgt. Angela Gehers placed a blanket over Yalledy, trying to keep the petite Soldier warm as 400 milliliters of her blood drained into a blood bag.

  • May is National Behavioral (Mental) Health

    May 3, 2012

    After more than ten years of combat on two separate fronts necessitating multiple combat deployments by Soldiers and the associated Family separations, the Army is keenly aware of unique mental and physical stressors facing Soldiers and their Families. That is why the Army is joining the nation in recognizing National Behavioral (Mental) Health Month throughout the month of May.

  • Women's Health Month

    May 3, 2012

    May is National Women's Health Month and the Army is taking this opportunity to promote regular checkups as critical to the early detection of various diseases and is encouraging women to visit their health care professionals to receive or schedule a checkup.

  • Special Ops doctor to receive Hero of Military Medicine award

    May 3, 2012

    Col. Russ Kotwal will receive the 2012 Heroes of Military Medicine awards courtesy of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine in Washington D.C., May 2, 2012.

  • Ground breaking at U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    May 3, 2012

    Ground breaking ceremonies for an expansion of Building 4905, headquarters of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, were conducted May 3, 2012.

  • Pacific Armies strengthen ties during medical conference in Thailand

    May 2, 2012

    Military Medicine professionals from 45 Pacific nations are in Bangkok this week taking part in the 22nd Asia Pacific Military Medicine Conference.

  • Warrior Games - Cycling

    May 2, 2012

    A selection of photos taken during the cycling event at the Third Annual Warrior Games, May 1, 2012, Colorado Springs, Colo., during a visit by Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • Warrior Games - Basketball

    May 2, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited with members of the Army's 2012 Warrior Games basketball team during one of their practices in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 1. The team provided McHugh a chair and convinced him to join them on the court, giving him a greater appreciation for the difficulty of playing the sport sitting down.

  • Tripler's psychiatry residency program earns accreditation, increase in residents

    May 2, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- The Department of Psychiatry, here, received notification that its residency-training program received a five-year reaccreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's Residency Review Committee, April 24.

  • Massaging away the miles

    May 2, 2012

    After a four-hour marathon, the four hands and 20 fingers could finally take a break. Together the two volunteer massage therapists from Comfort for America's Uniformed Services (CAUSE) had rejuvenated the battered bodies of 38 weary cyclists who had just completed leg three in the 350-mile Ride 2 Recovery Texas challenge, which raises awareness for America's wounded warriors.

  • Fort Hood WTB Operation Warfighter career fair opening doors for transitioning Soldiers

    May 2, 2012

  • Fort Hood WTB Operation Warfighter job fair helping Soldiers transition

    May 2, 2012

  • Expert Field Medical Badge: 112 step up for the challenge, 21 earn coveted badge

    May 2, 2012

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- Soldiers are always training to meet the standard and do their best. They strive to win at the challenge. But when it comes to earning the U.S. Army's Expert Field Medical Badge it's the attention to detail even seconds that can make or break person from earning the Expert Field Medical Badge.

  • WTU Soldiers say competition helps heal at Warrior Games

    May 2, 2012

    The Soldiers competing this week in the Warrior Games at Colorado Springs, Colo., are members of one of the 29 Warrior Transition Units spread across the Army.

  • Vilseck Health Clinic to change patient care model

    May 1, 2012

    VILSECK, Germany -- The health clinic here began transitioning to a new patient-focused model of health care April 30, which will deliver a more proactive, collaborative care experience and improve overall health and access for community members.

  • Army Africa personnel take on 'Marathon of the Sands'

    May 1, 2012

    In the largest desert in the world, amid scorching temperatures, sandstorms, dust devils and sand dunes reaching up to 590 feet, a determined group of runners prepare to face one of the longest, hardest, and most challenging marathons in the world, ironically to the backdrop of ACDC's classic song "Highway to Hell."

  • Mental Health Awareness Month

    May 1, 2012

    May is National Mental Health Month. Commanders and leaders across the Army are encouraged to use the month of May as an opportunity to educateabout the Army's available Behavioral Health resources and programs.

  • Final Archive Search Report gives insight to past herbicide tests conducted at Fort Detrick

    May 1, 2012

    The final Archive Search Report of the outdoor testing of herbicides at Fort Detrick during the 1940's through 1960's, with the important details presented to the Fort Detrick Restoration Advisory Board here, April 18.

  • Army women dominate 2012 Warrior Games cycling

    May 1, 2012

    The Army women's upright cycling team swept the competition at the 2012 Warrior Games, taking the top three positions. The men's recumbent team added another gold and bronze to the Army's medal count.

  • Signal Soldier competes, places in 2012 Warrior Games

    May 1, 2012

    After months of training and competing to make the team, athletes from all American armed forces branches and British armed forces joined in the opening ceremonies held April 30 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Two-hundred athletes are participating in the Third Annual Warrior Games, where wounded servicemembers compete in Paralympics sports among other comrades.

  • Redeploying reserve-component Soldiers screened for rabies

    Apr 30, 2012

    Spc. Kevin Shumaker died tragically, Aug. 31, 2011, from wounds he received while deployed to Afghanistan -- injuries that came from a dog.

  • Bavarian health, dental clinics bolster services with $85 million in upgrades

    Apr 30, 2012

    Seven projects totaling about $85 million are expected to bolster medical and dental care at military treatment facilities in Bavaria.

  • Taking the stress out of stress management

    Apr 30, 2012

    Although the overall stress level for Americans continues to drop, this level still remains high and exceeds what most citizens consider to be healthy. Dr. Deborah Morrone visited the Soldiers and civilians at Fort Detrick, Md., to present a seminar on proper stress management techniques, and she offered a number of suggestions to alleviate the negative effects of stress.

  • Pacific Armies strengthen ties during medical conference in Bangkok

    Apr 30, 2012

    The 22nd iteration of the Asia-Pacific Military Medicine Conference (APMMC) began in the Thai capital April 30. Nearly 500 military medical professionals from over 40 nations are attending this year's conference, which is co-hosted by the Royal Thai and the United States armies.

  • Fort Bragg wounded warriors to see changes in care this month

    Apr 27, 2012

    Fort Bragg's Warrior Transition Battalion plans to implement stiffer policies regarding cadre and leadership selection in order to provide better care for wounded warriors this moth, the XVIII Airborne Corps chief of staff announced April 17, in a news conference at Fort Bragg with local media. During the event, Brig. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, then XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg chief of staff, said that potential cadre candidates would be selected from across the entire Army, and not just those assigned to Fort Bragg.

  • Tripler's NICU discharges smallest preemie

    Apr 27, 2012

    HONOLULU -- To the complete joy of his parents, baby Aidan, a premature twin, who spent 126 days in Tripler Army Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, finally joined brother Declan at home following his discharge April 20, here.

  • TAMC opens employee fitness areas, encourages healthy lifestyle

    Apr 27, 2012

    HONOLULU -- A ribbon cutting ceremony for new Tripler Army Medical Center employee fitness rooms took place April 24, at 11:30 a.m.

  • Warrior Games emphasize fitness, teamwork

    Apr 26, 2012

    On a clear, Colorado day, the best athletes of the Army wounded warrior community gathered for the first of many Track and Field practices for the 2012 Warrior Games.

  • 48th Combat Support Hospital changes command

    Apr 26, 2012

    Col. Thomas A. Johnson Jr. took the reigns of the 48th CSH from Col. Corinne M. Ritter during a change of command ceremony on McGlachlin Parade Field on April 21. Ritter, who relinquished command after nearly three years, will retire in May from the military with more than three decades of service.

  • Flatiron aids city in active shooter exercise

    Apr 26, 2012

    Lakota helicopters landed at Enterprise High School to transport wounded victims during an active shooter mass casualty exercise and Fort Rucker's Flatiron was on the scene to aid the city of Enterprise April 21.

  • Moncrief Medical Home to celebrate anniversary with open house

    Apr 26, 2012

    Moncrief Medical Home, Moncrief Army Community Hospital's community based primary care clinic, is hosting its one year anniversary open house celebration from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday. Anyone interested in learning more about the clinic and the services it provides is welcome to attend. There will be refreshments and tours of the clinic.

  • Fort Carson resiliency campus opens Thursday

    Apr 26, 2012

    After more than three years of planning and construction, officials will cut a ribbon Thursday at 10 a.m., officially opening the Fort Carson Resiliency Campus.

  • Mental Health Month Public Service Announcement

    Apr 25, 2012

  • Women's Health Month

    Apr 25, 2012

  • Army tests new medical air beam shelter

    Apr 25, 2012

    The 14th Combat Support Hospital and U.S. Army Medical Department board are wrapping up an assessment of a new air beam shelter that could lead to faster care of wounded troops on the battlefield.

  • Medical training key for sustainable capacity building during Philippine, U.S. combined exercise

    Apr 24, 2012

    PUERTO PRINCESA, Republic of the Philippines -- Exercise Balikatan 2012, in its 28th iteration, is focusing on capacity building during its humanitarian civic assistance projects within local communities, as it did for more than 60 rural health care workers in the village of Maningisda April 12, 2012.

  • Tri-service Surgeons General visit medical units in Afghanistan

    Apr 24, 2012

    Senior military medical officials from the U.S. and the United Kingdom visited medical units throughout Afghanistan to assess the advances and challenges being faced in the medical community while in a deployed environment.

  • Officers battle for best junior medical officer in Europe

    Apr 23, 2012

    Four officers tested their Soldier skills, knowledge and physical abilities to see who among them would become Europe Regional Medical Command's best junior officer here April 16 - 20. Day and night land navigation, physical challenges, weapons proficiency and many other events measured the competitors' leadership aptitude.

  • Army leaders discuss S&T strategy, priorities to deliver solutions

    Apr 23, 2012

    The deputy assistant secretary of the Army for research and technology led a dialogue among six officials from across the Army's scientific community, April 18, 2012, at the National Defense Industrial Association's 13th Annual Science and Engineering Technology Conference at North Charleston, S.C.

  • Division West Soldiers ride for wounded warriors

    Apr 23, 2012

    First Army Division West Soldiers participated in the annual Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge, riding their bicycles from Killeen to Waco, Texas, April 19, 2012, to aid in the effort to raise funds for wounded service members and veterans.

  • Wounded warriors begin bike ride from White House

    Apr 23, 2012

    Wounded warriors bike through the White House gates during the 6th Annual Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride.

  • Army Medical IT Program Changes Leadership

    Apr 20, 2012

    The Army's deployable electronic medical record and medical logistics system will be managed by a new commander, Lt. Col. Danny J. Morton. On April 17, Lt. Col. William E. Geesey relinquished his role as product manager for the Army's Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) Product Management Office to Morton during a change of charter ceremony at Fort Detrick, Md. Program Executive Officer Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) Douglas Wiltsie, officiated the ceremony.

  • Fort Hood Wounded Warriors cheer on Ride 2 Recovery cyclists

    Apr 20, 2012

    Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers cheer on Ride 2 Recovery riders as they leave Fort Hood April 19 for Waco. (U.S. Army photo by Gloria Montgomery, WTB PAO)

  • Fort Hood Wounded Warriors cheer on Ride 2 Recovery cyclists

    Apr 20, 2012

    Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade Soldier Spc. Albert Contemprato waves to his fellow WTB Soldiers cheering him on April 19 during the Fort Hood leg of the Ride 2 Recovery.

  • Rader Clinic leads way in primary care, patient choices

    Apr 20, 2012

    Andrew G. Rader Army Health Clinic on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will host an open house April 25 from 12 to 2 p.m. and is open for all those eligible for enrollment at Rader Clinic. Staff will share with its beneficiaries and leadership [from multiple partner agencies in the National Capital Region] Rader's recent endeavors to improving the quality of care the clinic provides and the customer service with which it provides that care.

  • USAMRMC 2012 Best Warrior of the Year Competition

    Apr 20, 2012

    The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research hosted the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command 2012 Best Warrior of the Year competition at Camp Bullis Military Training Reservation April 1-5.

  • Fort Knox Warrior Transition Battalion cadre march to children's hospital

    Apr 20, 2012

    Soldiers from the Fort Knox, Ky., Warrior Transition Battalion recently participated in a two-day, approximately 30-mile foot march from Fort Knox to Kosair Children's Hospital in downtown Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Tripler honors victims, rescues of Holocaust

    Apr 20, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Staff from Tripler Army Medical Center gathered in Kyser Auditorium, here, to reflect on the events of the Holocaust, April 19.

  • At first medical outreach clinic of Exercise Balikatan 2012, civil affairs coordinate, docs deliver

    Apr 19, 2012

    Exercise Balikatan 2012, in its 28th iteration, inaugurated its first medical and veterinary outreach clinic at the Barangay Inagawan Sub on April 11 where Philippine and U.S. professionals delivered services for both people and animals.

  • Holocaust victims' memorialized among West Point medical community

    Apr 19, 2012

    Keller Army Community Hospital (KACH) Soldiers and civilian employees honored those who lost their lives during the Holocaust with a Day of Remembrance-Holocaust Name Reading, April 18.

  • Soldier embodies Army values with bone marrow donation

    Apr 19, 2012

    The Army Values of selfless service and personal courage are expected during the course of your daily duties as a combat veteran. Sometimes these values seem distant or not as essential in a garrison environment, and Soldiers long for the days of "immediate gratification" to see the results of their efforts.

  • Nishimura takes command of 30th MEDCOM

    Apr 19, 2012

    Col. Koji D. Nishimura took command of the 30th Medical Command from Col. John M. Cho, during the unit's Change of Command Ceremony on the Nachrichten Kaserne Parade Field.

  • Health fair addresses community needs

    Apr 19, 2012

    Prize numbers being called out, celebration music over the loud speakers, and an assortment of balloons anchored by chairs set the stage for a Health and Wellness Fair hosted by the Exceptional Family Member Program and Army Community Services Friday at the Solomon Center.

  • Simulator provides virtual experience of driving drunk

    Apr 19, 2012

    The Fort Meade Army Substance Abuse Program sponsored the two-day National Save-A-Life Tour at McGill Training Center. The traveling program visited Fort Meade on April 11 and 12 with its multimillion dollar drunk-driving simulator to encourage drivers not to get behind the wheel while intoxicated.

  • Dispose of medications on Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    Apr 19, 2012

    Fort Meade's Army Substance Abuse Program will sponsor National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day here on April 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of the Post Exchange.

  • The Joint Program Committee-1: Solving Complex Healthcare Problems Using Technology

    Apr 19, 2012

    The Joint Program Committee-1, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's newest research area directorate, is responsible for programming research in two distinct areas: Medical Simulation & Training and Health Information Sciences.

  • NBA ambassador talks post traumatic stress

    Apr 19, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (April 19, 2012) -- Former NBA referee and now "NBA Cares" ambassador Bob Delaney visited Fort Sill April 11 to speak with Soldiers about his experiences with post traumatic stress.

  • Pets, families can be vulnerable to rabies

    Apr 19, 2012

    The Army Surgeon General issued orders last year to all five Army Regional Medical Commands to raise awareness and education related to the risks of rabies exposure from feral animals.

  • State-of-the-art surgical center to open at Kimbrough

    Apr 19, 2012

    Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center unveiled its new technologically advanced surgical center after a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 11.

  • Surgeon Generals Tour DFIP

    Apr 18, 2012

  • Army surgeon on track to head off cancer before it starts

    Apr 18, 2012

    An Army doctor has helped develop a vaccine that he believes will prevent cancer, or at least its recurrence.

  • Medical Explorers learn communication, teamwork skills

    Apr 17, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Tripler Army Medical Center's Medical Explorer Post 1948 had their first off-site at a litter, or stretcher, obstacle course, here, April 7.

  • Hand-cycling clinic a new start for wounded Soldiers, veterans

    Apr 16, 2012

    A cycling clinic hosted by the Wounded Warrior Project at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 4-5, 2012, allowed wounded warriors to to move with purpose and feel free.

  • Shoulder-to-shoulder cooperation invests in knowledge at Philippine, U.S. medical symposium

    Apr 14, 2012

    PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan, Republic of the Philippines -- Though not officially started, Exercise Balikatan 2012 is already doing something different this year than its past 27 iterations. This year, several agencies, including the U.S. Army Pacific partnered together to host a medical symposium in Palawan on April 10 for over 250 medical and veterinary care practitioners.

  • Sacrifice from the 'Top': U.S. Army 1SG gives hope of life

    Apr 13, 2012

    When an American Soldier puts on his or her uniform every day, he or she make sacrifices for our nation and fellow citizens. Those sacrifices may take the form of deployments overseas, resulting in separation from family and friends. Some Soldiers make the ultimate sacrifice, defending our freedoms and protecting our democracy. In or out of uniform, a true American Soldier consistently exhibits the highest standard of Army values in every aspect of his or her life. A true American Soldier is a willing servant of our nation, and is ready to answer the call when needed, even if that call comes from a complete stranger from all the way across the world.

  • Medical Specialist Corps Anniversary

    Apr 13, 2012

  • MEDCOM CIO Speaks at USAMITC Commander's Call

    Apr 13, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Chief Information Officer (CIO) COL Gary Wheeler, spoke at a U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center Commander's Call held recently at the Blesse Auditorium on Fort Sam Houston.

  • Secure messaging system connects patients, health care team 24/7

    Apr 13, 2012

    Patients at Pacific Regional Medical Command primary care clinics have a new way to keep in touch with their health care team.

  • Health officials: Unimmunized adults, teens present risk to infants

    Apr 12, 2012

    Army medical professionals are encouraging adults and teens to get a tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis vaccine in an effort to shield infants from a preventable communicable disease.

  • Soldier runs Bataan Memorial Death March to honor WWII vets

    Apr 12, 2012

    The man in the wheelchair stood up, walked over and stuck out his hand. There were some protests from his family as he stood, but they let it pass.

  • Know symptoms of child abuse

    Apr 12, 2012

    Recognizing the symptoms of child abuse can help prevent lasting effects.

  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day observed April 28

    Apr 12, 2012

    National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be observed locally and nationwide April 28. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the day is specifically set aside to allow an opportunity to safely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medications at authorized locations in local communities.

  • Fort Sill dedicates clinic to combat medic, Oklahoman

    Apr 12, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (12 April 2012) -- The post dedicated a new troop medical clinic to an Oklahoma combat medic who was killed in Vietnam.

  • Suicide Awareness Walk to shed light on 'stigma'

    Apr 11, 2012

    Suicide is preventable. Tricia Radenz, an Army wife who lost her youngest son to suicide three years ago, said she believes the tragedy, which stems from a mental illness, can be avoided through greater awareness -- both for those suffering and those around them.

  • Healing Family Affair for Fort Hood WTB's Homebound Soldiers

    Apr 11, 2012

    Family is an important ingredient in the healing equation for Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade's homebound ill and injured Soldiers. Besides providing emotional support and encouragement, family members offer a second set of eyes when it comes to monitoring the healing progress of their loved ones.

  • Army looks to reduce physical training injuries

    Apr 11, 2012

    The Army is assessing a new weapon in its battle against physical training injuries.

  • Army launches annual Off-Duty Safety Awareness Presentation

    Apr 11, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. (April 11, 2012) -- In a continued effort to make Soldiers and their Family Members aware of hazards they may face while participating in off-duty activities, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center launched its annual Off-Duty Safety Awareness Presentation.

  • Supplement use highest among overweight service members

    Apr 10, 2012

    Dietary and performance enhancing supplements, which are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, can produce adverse side effects and are used most by service members who are overweight.

  • Fort A.P. Hill launches mobile application for smart devices

    Apr 10, 2012

    Fort A.P. Hill is expanding its outreach to the Warriors it trains, employees who support them and the public with just a click of its new smart device and mobile application.

  • Army examining what capabilities "make sense" for the network of the future

    Apr 10, 2012

    Network modernization is an Army priority. The U.S. Army will assess capabilities and emerging C4ISR technologies as part of its efforts to shape the future network when its annual integrated capabilities event begins at Fort Dix, N.J., April 16. The work will support initiatives to provide actionable intelligence at the squad level and improved situational awareness to dismounted Soldiers. The event, which provides an opportunity for stakeholders from across the DoD to integrate and exercise future force capabilities, will also inform efforts to accelerate and recapitalize C4ISR technologies into the current force, thus supporting the Agile acquisition process.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) and Radford High School start health program sponsorship

    Apr 10, 2012

    Members of the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) kick-off a partnership with Radford High School's health department. The event was in conjunction with Women's History Month as four members from 18th MEDCOM (DS) including the commander, talked to the students about expectations of becoming a medical professional.

  • Darnall Occupational Therapists help Soldiers help themselves after injury

    Apr 10, 2012

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Occupational Therapy Clinic is sponsoring an Open House at the hospital April 12 to promote awareness about how occupational therapists help patients "Live Life to Its Fullest" after an illness or injury.

  • 'Stealing from the Reaper'

    Apr 10, 2012

    "MEDEVAC, MEDEVAC, MEDEVAC" comes over the radio as flight crews from Company C, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, New Mexico National Guard run out to a UH-60 Black Hawk, start it up and take to the skies in response to a request for medical evacuation (MEDEVAC).

  • Researcher aims to help Soldiers recover faster from wounds

    Apr 9, 2012

    An injury he suffered during a high altitude-low opening parachute jump 15 years ago ended his own career as a Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance combat medic, but Wayne Matheny never stopped caring about others in uniform.

  • GEMS program -- science for fun of it

    Apr 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory once again offered the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • April: Chance to educate, reach out to community on autism

    Apr 6, 2012

    HONOLULU -- April is Autism Awareness month, a time for the public to gain knowledge about autism and the autism community.

  • Tripler recognizes 5th annual National Healthcare Decisions Day, 4/16

    Apr 6, 2012

    HONOLULU --Tripler Army Medical Center will join other healthcare facilities around the country this Monday, April 16, to recognize the fifth Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day.

  • Army Secretary supports the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team

    Apr 5, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh supports wounded Servicemembers participating in the Wounded Warrior Amputee Celebrity Softball Classic, April 3, 2012 at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

  • Warrior^Brigade DFAC thrives

    Apr 5, 2012

  • Tripler opens doors to military's, Oahu's first single room NICU

    Apr 5, 2012

    HONOLULU -- The completion of the first of a two-phased renovation project for the first in the military and first on-island single room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Tripler Army Medical Center was celebrated with a blessing and lei ceremony, here, April 3.

  • NEX pharmacy begins taking hand-written prescriptions

    Apr 5, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center is excited to announce a new service at the satellite pharmacy located at the Navy Exchange Pearl Harbor.

  • EFMP workshop focuses on children with autism

    Apr 5, 2012

    A small group of military parents gathered March 26 at Meade Heights Elementary School for a workshop about services for children with autism and other disabilities.

  • Commanding General, Joint Munitions Command, visits veterans at Iowa City VA Medical Center

    Apr 4, 2012

    Perna "honored" to spend time with veterans

  • Red Cross volunteers recognized for service in 2011

    Apr 4, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- American Red Cross volunteers from all branches of service on island met for the Armed Forces 2011 Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, here, March 29.

  • Army Surgeon General defends PTSD diagnostic method

    Apr 3, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho testified March 28, 2012, at a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, Defense subcommittee hearing on military health and said military hospitals use the same method as the civilian sector to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder.