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  • Study focuses on use of animal assisted therapy in Warrior Transition Battalion

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A study to measure the effectiveness of animal assisted therapy using dogs is in the final stages at the Warrior Transition Battalion at Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • Dreams, sleep important facets of resiliency issues for health care providers

    Sep 2, 2010

    "What are dreams' Inside the Sleeping Brain," was recently shown at Brooke Army Medical Center as an opportunity for staff to learn about the science behind sleeping and dreams.

  • APPD helps maintain balance in force structure

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- One of the key components of the "Center" in the Army Medical Department Center & School is the Army Personnel Proponent Directorate. "APPD looks at what's going on in the generating force and the operating force," explained Col. Kaylene Curtis, director, APPD.

  • Civilians can join Army-sponsored fitness program

    Sep 1, 2010

    DoD is in the middle of a civilian employee fitness campaign called "Leap into Fall" that challenges employees to log 1.5 million hours of physical activity.

  • Diagnosing and treating prostate cancer

    Sep 1, 2010

    September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is the third most common cause of death from cancer in men, but is rarely found in men under age 40. This cancer starts in the prostate gland, a walnut-sized structure that wraps around the urethra and produces fluid for semen.

  • Make fruits and veggies the star attraction

    Sep 1, 2010

    Did you know that the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that we eat more fruits and vegetables than any other food group' It might be surprising, but fruits and vegetables are a nutritional powerhouse. They are a natural source of energy and are rich in several nutrients, including vitamins A and C, fiber, folate and potassium. They also contain phyto-nutrients, naturally occurring substances in foods that benefit health.

  • 'Ask, Care, Escort' can save lives

    Sep 1, 2010

    Sgt. Dan Smith is a 25-year-old active-duty Soldier. He was in his third month of a second deployment. This deployment triggered terrible memories from his first deployment.

  • ACE suicide prevention program wins national recognition

    Sep 1, 2010

    The Army ACE Suicide Intervention Training Program, developed by U.S. Army Public Health Command (Provisional) behavioral health experts, was evaluated by a panel of suicide prevention experts and is now listed in the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and American Foundation Best Practice Registry for Suicide Prevention.

  • Warrior Transition Command welcomes new commander

    Sep 1, 2010

    The Army's Warrior Transition Command celebrated its first change of command since its inception nearly 17 months ago in the Pentagon courtyard Aug. 26.

  • Study focuses on use of animal assisted therapy in Warrior Transition Battalion

    Aug 31, 2010

    A study to measure the effectiveness of animal assisted therapy using dogs is in the final stages at the Warrior Transition Battalion at Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • Double amputee 'drops' into TAMC

    Aug 30, 2010

    HONOLULU - If it's true that actions speak louder than words, than retired Sgt. 1st Class Dana Bowman, "roared" as he parachuted onto the grounds of Tripler Army Medical Center, here, Aug. 19, bringing with him an American flag, captain bars and commander coins.

  • Working at IACH has become Family affair for many employees

    Aug 27, 2010

    The medical home team concept is a family-oriented model Irwin Army Community Hospital follows. Some IACH employees also bring their work home, literally.

  • Wide awake drunk: Are Soldiers fueled or fooled on newest craze of alcoholic energy drinks'

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- With long hours and physically demanding workloads, Soldiers are increasingly using sports and energy drinks to refuel. The newest craze to hit the market is alcoholic energy drinks which combine the effects of alcohol, a depressant, and stimulants.

  • 'This Emotional Life' series looks at depression, anger, PTSD and more

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- With a series of DVDs titled "This Emotional Life" being shown at Brooke Army Medical Center, one psychiatric clinical nurse specialist is looking to provide an opportunity for BAMC staff to learn about the science and real lives being impacted by emotions.

  • Gold Griffin medics conduct casualty evacuation training

    Aug 27, 2010

    Honing their skills in casualty evacuation, route reconnaissance, communication, triage and treatment of patients, medical personnel with Company C, 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team conducted casualty evacuation training over the course of three days.

  • Fort Bragg wounded warrior returns to duty as a military working dog handler

    Aug 27, 2010

    December 26, 2007 is a day Sgt. Chris Burrell, a military working dog handler from the 108th Military Police Company, 16th MP Brigade, will never forget. During a tour in Iraq, three explosively formed penetrators pierced his vehicle, one of them severing his left leg above the knee during a patrol in Baghdad. Now he has a new date to remember - July 8, the day he reported back to duty at the Fort Bragg kennels and to the job he loves.

  • DOD funding military construction projects, Knox building Warrior Transition Complex

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - According to the Warrior Transition Command, the Army continues to work with the Department of Defense leadership and Congress to fund military construction projects.

  • 'Give us your Soldiers with a problem': CATEP comes to Fort Carson

    Aug 26, 2010

    Dr. Lester McFarling, with Army Personnel at headquarters, Department of the Army, said this was too late. Those 400 were referred because of a serious incident - either driving while under the influence, abuse of a Family member or the like. What the Army would like to happen is that Soldiers seek help before drinking becomes a serious problem. A possible solution is the Confidential Alcohol Treatment and Education Pilot program currently being tested. McFarling, along with Wayne Stramer, Dr. Wanda Kuehr and Linda Martinez of the Army Installation Management Command, came to Fort Carson Aug. 23 to brief commanders and Soldiers about the program, which starts Aug. 30 on post.

  • Traumatized: Facility offers realistic medical training

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- An improvised explosive device is detonated in a crowded marketplace, causing severe trauma to the lower body of a Soldier sitting in his Humvee. Moments later, a team of Soldiers arrives to provide life-saving first aid and get the wounded Soldier out of harm's way.

  • Lakota flies first medevac mission in Germany

    Aug 26, 2010

    The 121st Medical Company (Air Ambulance) of the District of Columbia National Guard recently became the first unit to perform a medical evacuation mission using the UH-72 Lakota helicopter in Hohenfels, Germany, on Aug. 10.

  • Groups examine healthcare at conference

    Aug 25, 2010

    Stakeholders met Aug. 13-14 in Basra to discuss the state of healthcare in Iraq, which in the last few years has improved in some geographic areas, but remains a pressing concern, especially in most rural communities.

  • Millard assumes CBMS Joint Program Manager post from Williams

    Aug 25, 2010

  • USAG Fort Detrick commander meets employees at town hall

    Aug 25, 2010

    Approximately 200 people gathered Tuesday in Fort Detrick's Strough Auditorium for a town hall meeting with Col. Judith Robinson, USAG Fort Detrick commander.

  • Special clinic treats Soldiers with special injuries

    Aug 25, 2010

    Insurgent attacks, improvised explosive devices and even vehicle rollovers are all common threats on today's battlefield that can cause a variety of injuries to Soldiers. Some of the most common injuries are easy to recognize such as broken bones, bullet and shrapnel wounds. But there is another common injury, mild traumatic brain injury, which is much more difficult to spot, but still potentially life-threatening.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center provides Valet Parking for its Patients

    Aug 23, 2010

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    Aug 23, 2010

  • Brooke Army Medical Center provides Valet Parking to its Patients

    Aug 23, 2010

    Valet patient parking is available to patients, temporarily at Brooke Army Medical Center, during the BRAC construction.

  • New Combat Stress Center stresses mental readiness

    Aug 23, 2010

    Workers on Contingency Operating Base Basra completed renovation of the Basra Combat Stress Clinic in an effort to create a more comfortable environment for Soldiers seeking assistance.

  • USF-I commander tours Basra resiliency campus

    Aug 22, 2010

    The soon-to-open resiliency campus at Contingency Operating Base Basra hosted Gen. Ray Odierno, United States Forces-Iraq commander, during his visit to the base Aug. 18.

  • Phantom Command blood drive becomes a family affair

    Aug 19, 2010

    When Spec. Marie Sanon, Phantom Command's administrative specialist, arranged a military blood drive for her brothers and sisters deployed overseas, she had no idea it would turn into a genuine family affair. For the family of Maj. Kevin Kugel, it was a way of participating in a fun event that could save the life of a soldier just like theirs.

  • Four-hour investment yields priceless return

    Aug 19, 2010

    Last month, Tina De la Roche, forensic and biological DNA unit supervisor for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboraty on Fort Gillem, was having dinner at a seafood restaurant in Atlanta with her family, including 10-month-old daughter, Amee. One of Amee's favorite snacks is a cheese puff-like snack designed for babies, Roche said. The snacks are highly dissolvable; however, while talking with her father, Ray, Roche noticed her daughter's face was turning bright red.

  • Highly diverse Medical Capabilities Integration Center at the heart of Army medical knowledge

    Aug 19, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- If it has anything to do with medical battlefield tactics, techniques, personnel, organizational structures or equipment, then Fort Sam Houston's Medical Capabilities Integration Center has had something to do with it.

  • Seminar, workshop looks at resilience through collaboration in today's complex environment

    Aug 19, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Individuals, organizations and societies undergoing tremendous changes in culture and system can be sustained by providing a framework for success according to Mike Jay, a professional business coach, consultant and entrepreneur during an Aug. 12 presentation at Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • Wounded Warriors receive visit by the commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Mater

    Aug 19, 2010

    Maj. Gen. James K. Gilman, commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, visited the Veterans Affairs Hospital while he was attending the Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care conference here in Tampa Aug. 18.

  • Wounded Warriors receive visit by the commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Mater

    Aug 19, 2010

    Maj. Gen. James K. Gilman, commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, visited the Veterans Affairs Hospital while he was attending the Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care conference here in Tampa Aug. 18.

  • Discussions of the past help to move military medicine to the future

    Aug 19, 2010

    Management of critical care patients in combat remained the focus of discussions at the Advanced Technology for Applications and Combat Casualty Care conference of 2010 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Experts from around the world continue to discuss the latest technologies, advancements and experiences which have the potential to provide injured Soldiers with improved quality treatment. Topics such as managing burn victims, pelvic fractures, pain control and necessary pre-hospital treatment were among the topics discussed.

  • USARPAC National Guardsmen provide medical support at Khaan Quest 2010

    Aug 18, 2010

    ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia- Three Alaska National Guard members are providing medical support for U.S. and Mongolian troops during Khaan Quest 2010, a bilateral peacekeeping operations training exercise in Ulaanbaatar and Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia Aug. 8-29.

  • Staying resilient at the tip of the spear

    Aug 18, 2010

    Peering into the Task Force Blackjack conference room on any given Tuesday, one might be surprised at what he or she hears. On Tuesdays, Staff Sgt. John Meyer, the 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division protective services detail platoon sergeant from Longmont, Colo., leads discussions on topics such as detecting "icebergs" and avoiding "thinking traps," as part of an Army-wide program called Master Resiliency Training.

  • Obstacles help Livorno build resiliency as a team

    Aug 18, 2010

    CAMP DARBY, Italy - A thick covering of pine needles hid the mud puddle under concertina wire surprising Soldiers and civilian U.S. Army Health Clinic Livorno employees that were going through the obstacle course at the Italian military training compound in Livorno, Italy, Aug. 12.

  • Past Experiences Continue to Transcend Modern Military Medicine

    Aug 17, 2010

    The Advanced Technology for Applications and Combat Casualty Care conference of 2010 is about the evolution of trauma medicine. It is about partnerships and collaboration. It is also about learning from the past and identifying the needs of the future.

  • Dried plasma may be approved for Army use within five years

    Aug 17, 2010

    Blood plasma, the liquid component of blood, is being considered again in its dried form as an addition to Army medics' kit bags, Army officials said Tuesday.

  • Researchers unite for warfighters at Combat Casualty Care conference

    Aug 17, 2010

    Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care 2010

  • Researchers unite for warfighters at Combat Casualty Care conference

    Aug 17, 2010

    Researchers and scientist convene at Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care 2010 to discuss trauma medicine and public health efforts.

  • Researchers unite for warfighters at Combat Casualty Care conference

    Aug 17, 2010

    Researchers and scientists convene at the Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care 2010 conference to discuss military medicine and how it enhances public health efforts.

  • Memory quilt celebrates lives of 5th Bn., 2nd Inf. Div. Soldiers' lives

    Aug 16, 2010

    5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers, Family members, friends and colleagues were invited to sign the quilt by Judy Fattor and other volunteers from Okubo during the brigade's change of command ceremony.

  • New singing group at Madigan exudes 'Care With Compassion'

    Aug 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Madigan Healthcare System has taken its slogan "Care With Compassion" to a whole new level by forming a professional choir aptly named the Care With Compassion Singers. The singers debuted their talents July 22 during Madigan's monthly Awards Ceremony in Letterman Auditorium.

  • Madigan, City of Tacoma connected through environment, technology achievements

    Aug 16, 2010

    Madigan Healthcare System and the City of Tacoma have become linked together through Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Community Connections Program.

  • Fair hosted for special needs military children

    Aug 13, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The Department of Defense's Exceptional Family Member Program held a first-of-its-kind Joint Military Resource Fair Aug. 6 with more than 300 military Family members in attendance at the newly opened Morgan's Wonderland in San Antonio.

  • Army researchers discover auditory processing deficit in some 68D students

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Researchers recently discovered operating room specialist students having trouble passing the course may actually have difficulty hearing and, as a result, comprehending the material.

  • Academy of Health Sciences: AMEDD readiness starts here

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Academy of Health Sciences, under the Army Medical Department Center & School, is a complex institution with the mission to develop, train and educate military medical personnel.

  • Charity helps Army teach proper prenatal care

    Aug 11, 2010

    As U.S. forces shift their focus from operations to advising, in southern Iraq, the healthcare sector took center-stage recently. The 1st Infantry Division set out to increase the number of skilled Iraqi birth attendants through a two-day course in Basra July 31 and August 1.

  • Blackhorse medics provide life-saving training

    Aug 10, 2010

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment's Regimental Aid Station provided vital life-saving training for members of the New York National Guard's 719th Transportation Company.

  • Drawing down on medicine

    Aug 7, 2010

    As U.S. forces continue the responsible drawdown across Iraq and the number of attacks continues to decrease, there has been a decline in demand for medical supplies across the nation, presenting a unique challenge for medical logistics units.

  • DUSTOFF pilot charms audience at AMEDD Museum

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A crowd gathered at the Army Medical Department Museum July 29 to hear the tales of a Vietnam War DUSTOFF pilot, who also is a Medal of Honor recipient and author.

  • Nutritionist visits clinic to discuss healthy eating

    Aug 5, 2010

    What you get out of your body is usually a result of what you put into your body. To help members of the Fort McPherson community use this concept to better fuel their bodies, the Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic staff hosted a dietician to speak with those looking to modify their eating habits. 1st Lt. Christine Jessen, a dietician at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, shared her knowledge with attendees through visual aids, a PowerPoint presentation and handouts.

  • 114th Signal Battalion welcomes new commander

    Aug 5, 2010

    The 114th Signal Battalion, part of the 21st Signal Brigade, had its change of command ceremony, June 23, at Fort Detrick's Blue and Gray Parade Field. The 114th Signal Battalion provides strategic communications capabilities to the Department of Defense's highest echelons.

  • FDA clears JBAIDS avian influenza (H5N1) detection kit

    Aug 5, 2010

  • Fort Detrick first US Army Garrison awarded Star Status in OSHA's VPP

    Aug 5, 2010

    The Fort Detrick's safety team celebrated the installation receiving official honors as the first Army garrison to achieve Star Status in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program.

  • FDA clears JBAIDS avian influenza (H5N1) detection kit

    Aug 5, 2010

  • Blood Analyzers bring faster treatment in Maysan

    Aug 4, 2010

    Hospitals in the Maysan Province received some much needed help for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, recently. The Maysan Provincial Reconstruction Team, with support from Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, provided the Ministry of Health with six Beckman Coulter Auto Blood Analyzers.

  • BAMC patrons save time with new valet parking service

    Aug 4, 2010

    Brooke Army Medical Center patients can now avoid the long walk from the hospital parking lot as Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials helped procure a new valet parking service. In less than 30 days, MICC officials staffed and approved a valet parking contract so BAMC patients can get to their appointments quicker, no longer having to march through the rain or blistering heat.

  • Navy Chaplain Visits Fort Hood WTB

    Aug 2, 2010

    Navy chaplain from the Joint chiefs visits WTB to learn about WTB's best practicies in the unit ministry program.

  • Gold Star Mother Shares 'Hugs' with Fort Hood Wounded Soldiers

    Aug 2, 2010

    Gold Star Mothers are encouraging Soldiers who have lost a battle buddy, to share stories of their friend with their fallen battle buddies families. Not only has a Soldier lost a friend, but a mother has lost her son or her daughter.

  • Quilting Bees Warming Hearts of Fort Hood Soldiers

    Aug 2, 2010

    Quilters from Sun city, Texas, donate han-made quilts to wounded Soldiers at Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade.

  • Fort Hood WTB Blood Drive Sending Pints to the Battle

    Aug 2, 2010

    More than 40 blood units were collected July 27 during the WTB's 1st Battalion Blood Drive, hosted by Charlie Company. Staff Sgt. April Martinez, who organized the event, said Fort Hood's Robertson Blood Center representatives said Charlie Company's drive was one of the most successful unit drives ever and had to call for reinforcements because of the blood drive's popularity. Martinez added that Soldiers and staff were eager to donate because it was a way to show support for the community, as well as replenish the blood supply destined for Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • 'Flipping and Grilling' for Fort Hood Soldiers

    Aug 2, 2010

    More than 700 hamburgers and hot dogs were consumed by Soldiers and their Families during the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade's Organizational Day.

  • Volleyball Order of Day for Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade

    Aug 2, 2010

    More than 700 Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers and Families enjoy Organizational Day July 28 at Lake Belton.

  • Judge orders hospital contract reinstated

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A federal judge has ordered the Army to reinstate the contract for Fort Benning's new hospital to the original bidder and not seek out another firm, according to a ruling unsealed July 16.

  • Running to heal, remember

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Wearing blue shirts with "Run To Remember" on the front and names of the brigade's fallen Soldiers on the back, the ladies stretch, socialize, then join hands. One of the wives says a prayer, then closes by reading names of the brigade's 41 fallen service members. It's a reminder to everyone that war comes with a price, and for the wives who lost husbands, it's reassurance that they will not be forgotten.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord seeking ways to help Soldiers at risk for suicide

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - With thousands of service members returning from war each year, the Army continuously seeks ways to ease their transitions. For a nation at war for almost a decade, suicide prevention has become increasingly important. Officials are concerned about the rising number of troops attempting to take their own lives.

  • Former medics, authors join wounded warrior education program

    Jul 30, 2010

    Two former Army medics are the newest students in a program that helps wounded warriors get an advanced degree and teach within the military. Kortney Clemons and Ethan Harris are part of the third class in the Army Wounded Warrior Education Initiative, a partnership between the Army and the University of Kansas. Both Clemons and Harris are working toward earning a master's in curriculum and teaching.

  • Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention Report

    Jul 30, 2010

  • 807th MDSC commander visits 18th MEDCOM (DS)

    Jul 28, 2010

    Fort Shafter, HI - Maj. Gen. Lie-Ping Chang, commander, 807th Medical Deployment Support Command, discusses similarities of both 807th and 18th MDSC and the way-ahead for both organizations during his visit.

  • Using foot shape to select running shoe is 'sports myth'

    Jul 26, 2010

    Results of three military studies showed that prescribing shoes based on foot shape made no difference in the rate at which injuries occurred in Army, Marine and Air Force basic trainees, who spend quite a bit of time running.

  • Iraqi Army medics, local doctors, lead mission at Abu Ghraib

    Jul 26, 2010

    As the early morning summer sun rose over Abu Ghraib, July 22, American Soldiers unloaded medical and comfort supplies into a government building, called Quiamacam, in preparation for a joint medical engagement.

  • Aggressive treatment of pain prevents future complications

    Jul 23, 2010

    Treating pain aggressively, at the time of injury all the way to healing, means fewer complications.

  • U.S. Army Europe Reintegration and Support teams' accomplishments recognized

    Jul 23, 2010

  • MRI facility opens for business at Fort Rucker

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Staff at the installation's new MRI facility welcomed their first patient in mid-July after Lyster Army Health Clinic and Veterans Affairs Wiregrass Outpatient Clinic officials opened the joint facility last month.

  • Iraqi Police learn new ways to save lives

    Jul 23, 2010

    Iraqi police officers from the Babil Province recently had the opportunity to learn important life-saving skills from U.S. military police at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu. The four-day course, which began July 18, was presented by the 253rd MP Company, an Army National Guard unit out of Lenoir City, Tenn., attached to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

  • 'Troop' comforts wounded warriors

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-The image of a Soldier is usually that of a camouflaged person, weapon in hand, body armor slung over his body as he goes about his duties.

  • Dentists complete one-year residency

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Four Fort Sill dentists completed the Comanche Residency Prgram Advanced Education in General Dentistry 1-year, a rigorous academic and clinical course for new Army dentists.

  • Army opens resilience evaluation to DA civilians

    Jul 22, 2010

    The Army's extended its concern about the mental fitness of Soldiers and their families to the civilians that serve stateside, abroad and in combat zones.

  • Stewart, Benning DENTAC swap commanders

    Jul 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Colonel Mark N. McDonald assumed command of The United States Army Dental Activity at Fort Stewart during a change of command ceremony at Marne Garden, July 20, but not before the sound of a dentist drill could be heard from the Marne-Tron.

  • New policies protect troops from mild traumatic brain injuries

    Jul 22, 2010

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. has sent a message to commanders throughout the force to reinforce new policies designed to minimize the effects of mild traumatic brain injuries.

  • Occupational health in a war zone: Wiesbaden-based nurse support U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Afg

    Jul 22, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Barbara Smith says she never really feared for her life. The earthquake, the nearby explosions, the armed security everywhere she went - it wasn't the average experience for an occupational health nurse. "But that's what I did the training for," said Smith who served for six months in northern portions of Afghanistan with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Global Medic 2010: Multi-service units train in national exercise

    Jul 22, 2010

  • Mullen: Military needs leaders to address suicide issue

    Jul 22, 2010

    Leadership and the effects it can have to help bring down the suicide rate were among the topics the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed with servicemembers here today.

  • Soldiers, Airmen hone life-saving skills at Global Medic

    Jul 19, 2010

    As the patient lies bloodied on the stretcher, he grimaces with pain. With lacerations to his head and neck, it's clear that he is not in great condition -- he needs to be moved off the battlefield.

  • Cav. medics train for coveted badge

    Jul 19, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division medics went to the field, in the sweltering heat and humidity of a Texas summer, to participate in a demanding training exercise designed to prepare them for the 1st Cavalry Division's first Expert Field Medical Badge testing in eight years.

  • Visit to wounded brothers at BAMC

    Jul 19, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Soldiers and Family Readiness Group leaders from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, traveled to Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, July 13.

  • Top Doctor Joins Materiel Command

    Jul 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Col. Mark Smith will say farewell to 12 years of service with the Army Medical Command at the Fox Army Health Center change of command ceremony on Friday. Yet, he won't be leaving the Army's medical community.

  • Army releases new video to combat suicides

    Jul 16, 2010

    The Army released a candid suicide prevention training video July 15 in an effort to deter the increasing number of suicides amongst troops.

  • Veterinary facility undergoes renovations

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Renovations began in May at the Veterinary Treatment Facility, which could lead to a minor decrease in services and some last-minute closures during the next several months.

  • Womack Army Medical Center welcomes new commander

    Jul 16, 2010

    After two and a half months serving as the interim commander of Womack Army Medical Center, Col. Rolando Castro Jr. passed the reins to incoming commander Col. Brian T. Canfield at a ceremony in Funk Physical Fitness Center July 9.

  • Peace-keeping 'docs' create a complete medical picture in Egypt

    Jul 16, 2010

    In the midst of such diversity lies a common goal of good health with one technology as the information sharer-Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4). While the U.S. military globally deploys systems to capture electronic medical records (EMRs), including 200 Army medical treatment facilities throughout Southwest Asia (SWA), the MFO mission provides a sample of how a diverse group of military providers can utilize one technology to solve a problem--incomplete medical information.

  • First WTU Soldier to earn Bachelor's degree wants to share lessons with children

    Jul 16, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Sandra Smith recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree - a first for Soldiers in the Brooke Army Medical Center's Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Sam Houston in Texas.

  • Immunization clinic protects against unseen enemies

    Jul 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - American Soldiers stand ready to deploy, engage and destroy any enemy of the U.S. in close combat, but sometimes, the deadliest of enemies are the smallest of all.

  • Lyster Clinic Pharmacy decreases wait time

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Lyster Army Health Clinic Pharmacy's recent improvements and updated services resulted in reducing average patient wait times to four to 12 minutes, officials said.

  • Lyster Clinic's 'got your back' at Fort Rucker

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A former CH-47 Chinook pilot recently returned to the home of Army Aviation, not to fly, but to help ease active-duty Soldiers' back, neck and hip pain, and improve their quality of life.

  • Proofing the System

    Jul 15, 2010

    Thomas deployed to Iraq with the 404th Aviation Support Battalion, caring for the 4th Infantry Division's Aviation Brigade in June of 2008. Medical supply was among her many duties, which included designing a system for tracking casualties and other troops evacuated from the battlefield. When Thomas was suddenly overtaken by a medical condition during her deployment, she was quickly evacuated and tracked by the very same system she designed.

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