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  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord WTB medevac team ready to help

    Apr 13, 2010

    It starts with waiting, on a near-empty tarmac, for the patients to arrive at the next stop on their medical journey. Most of them were medically evacuated from Iraq or Afghanistan, had spent time in Germany and the East coast, and have been on the move for the last 24 hours. Although receiving continuous medical care, many of their lives are tumultuous, as they wait to find out what will happen with their health, careers, and future overall. And the staff with the Warrior Transition Battalion's medical evacuation platoon are just the ones to help.

  • New commander of Western Region Medical Command visits Madigan

    Apr 13, 2010

    Western Regional Medical Command Commanding General Maj. Gen. Philip Volpe visited Madigan Healthcare System on a rainy Monday in late March as part of his command orientation tour.

  • Madigan honors returning Warriors with coming home ceremony

    Apr 13, 2010

    The hard work and dedication of Pates and 14 other Soldiers were recognized March 31 at a Warrior Recognition Ceremony at Madigan Army Medical Center. Ceremonies are held quarterly to honor Madigan Soldiers who are deployed individually or in small groups through the Army Medical Department's Professional Filler System.

  • Education, awareness are essentials for TBI treatment

    Apr 13, 2010

    Sgt. Shane Sherer was 12 days from leaving northern Afghanistan when a mortar round tore through a nearby vehicle and exploded about seven to 12 feet away from him. Sherer shared his story as part of a presentation at Madigan Army Medical Center recognizing Brain Injury Awareness Month, a national event that cultivates understanding about brain injuries.

  • Healing is a team effort for Madigan social workers

    Apr 13, 2010

    About 70 members of Madigan Army Medical Center's Department of Social Work spent a recent afternoon at the downtown Tacoma YMCA, but they didn't go to exercise. Instead, they were taking part in team-building tasks to celebrate National Social Work Month.

  • Prostate cancer clinic provides patients one-stop shop for treatment options

    Apr 13, 2010

    To help reduce the shock and fear associated with cancer, these two departments created a Multidisciplinary Prostate Cancer Clinic to provide a simple one-stop shop for prostate cancer patients to discuss their treatment options, answer questions and get one-on-one face-time with the doctors and nurses who will have complete oversight of their care.

  • Madigan employees are engaged community partners

    Apr 13, 2010

    Employees at Madigan Healthcare System take part in many different community events, but some employees go above and beyond to give back to the South Sound community.

  • Madigan throws party for 4-year-old fighting cancer

    Apr 13, 2010

    It wasn't her birthday, however it was a party to honor Abigail's fight for her life. After almost a year of treatments at Madigan Army Medical Center for rhabdomyosarcoma, a muscle cancer, Abigail has ended chemotherapy and is now in remission.

  • Iraqi medics take flight with MEDEVAC training

    Apr 13, 2010

    A few hundred meters from the Iran-Iraq border, sentries from the Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement conducted medical evacuation training with U.S. Advisors attached to 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division.

  • Healing Wounds

    Apr 13, 2010

    Wounded Warriors visit 1st Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade

  • Madigan focuses behavioral health efforts on redeploying Stryker brigades

    Apr 12, 2010

    Madigan Army Medical Center is gearing up for the return of 12,000 Soldiers from three Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker brigades and will call in extra providers from other military treatment facilities to help screen each Soldier for behavior health issues.

  • Journalist brings to life story of Jewish-American Army Nurse Corps nurse

    Apr 12, 2010

    Welch spoke recently at Madigan Army Medical Center to celebrate the 109th Army Nurse Corps anniversary. His book describes Slanger's persistence in becoming a nurse, which was not a widely accepted profession for a Jewish woman in the 1930s. She was declined admission to the Boston City Hospital School of Nursing, and had to reapply before finally being accepted.

  • World War II Soldier reflects on liberating concentration camp during holocaust remembrance ceremony

    Apr 12, 2010

    For 65 years, Leo Hymas has been haunted by what he witnessed just outside of the German town of Weimar during World War II. In his short military career of 11 months, Hymas had already lost his best friend in combat and disobeyed orders to kill two German prisoners of war, but discovering the Buchenwald concentration camp was something Hymas wasn't prepared to find.

  • A mission to save lives

    Apr 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - They are on a mission to save lives. The blood team from Madigan Army Medical Center's Armed Services Blood Bank Center, Pacific Northwest recently conducted a blood drive at the Presidio of Monterey, Calif.

  • Former Heisman winner discusses his struggle with mental health

    Apr 9, 2010

    Herschel Walker told a group of Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Meade, Md., that he was diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder after his football career ended, the reaction of many Soldiers was not one of surprise, but of admiration.

  • Soldiers on profile still do PT

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT SILL, OKla.--Physical fitness and the Army go together like diets and bikini season. You really shouldn't have one without the other. Even broken Soldiers need physical training to maintain health, strength and stamina. Brigade leaders were noticing the lack of treatment of Soldiers on physical training profiles and decided to make a change.

  • Healthy processes prevent prostate problems

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- One in six men develop prostate cancer in their lifetimes, and even more experience enlarged prostate problems.

  • Haines succeeds Travis as WTB commander, "appreciates challenge"

    Apr 8, 2010

    Change of command story of a unit still evolving in the warrior transition system. New commander spent three years as a patient before returning to active duty. See related story: WTU Battalion commander walks the talk with leadership approach to wounded warriors

  • WTU Battalion commander walks the talk with leadership approach to wounded warriors

    Apr 8, 2010

    Photo of the change of command ceremony

  • It's SAFE to Say: New Training Program a Success

    Apr 8, 2010

    USAMRIID held its first annual Safety Awareness for Everyone training March 8. Designed to be accessible to everyone in the Institute-not just laboratory personnel-the training captured 652 of USAMRIID's 800 or so employees. It was directed and supported by the USAMRIID command team.

  • Lynch: 'We know the stress, strain our Army family is going through'

    Apr 8, 2010

    "The Army isn't going to break because of its Soldiers, but it may break because of our families," said Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command and assistant chief of staff for installation management.

  • Ten Soldiers earn coveted Expert Field Medical Badge

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Forty-five Soldiers began the quest toward earning the Expert Field Medical Badge March 15; but only 10 were awarded the coveted insignia April 2 during a ceremony at Camp Bullis.

  • MEDDAC Soldiers train in room-clearing procedures

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 1, 2010) Spc. Thomas Blackston's thoughts were pretty much direct and to the point: kicking in doors and searching for bad guys are more to his liking than sitting in a cubicle.

  • Army public health strengthened by transformation

    Apr 8, 2010

    The Army's public health capabilities are being integrated to form a new U.S. Army Public Health Command. The integration is part of the Army Medical Command's transformation from a "sick-care" system to a "health-care" system-one that emphasizes prevention and sustaining good health.

  • Army public health strengthened by transformation

    Apr 8, 2010

    The Army's public health capabilities are being integrated to form a new U.S. Army Public Health Command. The integration is part of the Army Medical Command's transformation from a "sick-care" system to a "health-care" system-one that emphasizes prevention and sustaining good health.

  • Gates says TRICARE won't be affected by healthcare reform

    Apr 6, 2010

    Servicemembers and retirees enrolled in one of the several forms of TRICARE won't have to buy additional health insurance and won't see a change in their healthcare coverage in the near future, according to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

  • 85th Medical Detachment Deploys to Iraq to Combat Stress

    Apr 6, 2010

    After months of training, Soldiers from the 85th Medical Detachment, 1st Medical Brigade, said their farewells in a ceremony Mar. 25 before leaving for Iraq two days later. The 85th Med. Det. is a combat stress control unit. In Iraq, the Soldiers of the 85th will help troops deal with the stresses of combat through various methods, including using man's best friend...

  • Wounded Soldiers aim for Warrior Games

    Apr 5, 2010

    Wounded Soldiers from throughout the Army came to Fort Benning, Ga., and the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit March 29-April 1 to learn from the military's best shooters in preparation for the inaugural Warrior Games.

  • Medical exchange helps Third Army stay ready for no-notice deployment

    Apr 5, 2010

    Third Army and the Uzbekistan military came together March 22-26 for an information exchange on biomedical equipment repair. The exchange played a key role in Third Army's mission to stay ready for no-notice deployment while being able to seamlessly work with partner nations on U.S. and NATO humanitarian relief missions.

  • Program helps Families cope with stress

    Apr 2, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Soldiers and Family members have a free and anonymous resource to help manage military lifestyle issues to include building resiliency, deployment stress, transition and reintegration.

  • 115th Combat Support Hospital 'bubbles up'

    Apr 2, 2010

    The 115th Combat Support Hospital will not be caught unprepared for a chemical or biological attack whether an enemy in the field attacks with mustard gas, blister agents or anthrax.

  • Medics Teach Afghans to Help Themselves

    Apr 2, 2010

    Green Berets are teaching Afghans to take care of themselves with a unique program.

  • Close ties to the Army bring rapport for social workers

    Apr 1, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Drawing on close family ties to the Army, Cheryl Kottke and Nancy Jo McLeod, outreach social workers for social work services, have an immediate rapport which they constantly seek to bolster with Fort Sill Soldiers and family members. Social work services, a program unique to Fort Sill, was the brainchild of an Army major who developed the concept from a program that used active-duty combat operations stress control teams that worked with Soldiers down range. Instead of using green suiters, SWS employs civilian professionals to work with Soldiers and their families in garrison.

  • BAMC celebrates National Occupational Therapy Month

    Apr 1, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- To commemorate April as National Occupational Therapy Month, occupational therapy practitioners at Brooke Army Medical Center host an open house from noon to 2 p.m. April 15 at the main occupational therapy clinic in BAMC's medical mall.

  • USAMITC cuts ribbon for new IT support center

    Apr 1, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 25 officially opening the Enterprise Service Desk support center in the newly renovated Building 2272 on post.

  • Treating PTSD with effective counseling

    Apr 1, 2010

    Maj. Joseph Geraci, an instructor in the Dept. of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at West Point, N.Y., is conducting a study with West Point cadets and 10th Mountain Division Soldiers to find an effective method of treating PTSD patients through one-on-one counseling.

  • Medics of 3-1 Cav apply healing hands

    Apr 1, 2010

    The call for aid came early in the evening, March 28, 2010: an Iraqi officer needed help from U.S. Soldiers in treating a burn victim. What made this particular request unusual was that the patient was a 2-year-old girl.

  • Record keeping may be responsible for prescription spike

    Mar 31, 2010

    A change in reporting methods may be partially responsible for a spike in prescription drug use among Soldiers, according to the Army surgeon general.

  • 'Play It Safe' this summer

    Mar 31, 2010

    The summer season is fast approaching and the Army is continuing its commitment to safeguarding Soldiers, Army Civilians and their Families with the launch of the 2010 Safe Summer campaign.

  • Mom's advice finds way into Army thinking

    Mar 31, 2010

    The old adage is right. A good night's sleep is the foundation to a better tomorrow. And that is not just good advice from your mother but also from top medical personnel in the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command.

  • High School Students Learn Combat Medic Skills

    Mar 30, 2010

    On most occasions, when interacting with students and teachers through an Adopt-a-School program, Soldiers from the 61st Multifunctional Medical Battalion conduct math tutoring and leadership courses twice a month. But students from the Edwards Academy High School, out of Temple, Texas, got a unique field trip experience Mar. 23 at the Fort Hood Medical Training Simulation Center...

  • Army Master Resilience Training course provides valued instruction

    Mar 29, 2010

    The Army is continuing to enhance its warfighters with something more powerful than new artillery weapon systems, night vision scopes and expensive gadgets.

  • New National Effort for Better Trauma Care

    Mar 29, 2010

    There is a New National Effort for Better Trauma Care. The National Trauma Institute, based in San Antonio, Texas, seeks to discover if there is a slight change in the way a wounded service member was first treated could lead to a better long-term recovery.

  • Iraqi, U.S. veterinarians partner to help Baghdad zoo animals

    Mar 29, 2010

    After receiving the call for help March 24, Degeyter, a doctor of veterinary medicine assigned to 1st Armored Division, U.S. Division-Center, quickly made his own calls to other U.S. Army veterinarians to visit the Baghdad zoo.

  • Army Medical Command competition comes to Hawaii

    Mar 29, 2010

    Honolulu, HI - Primed from numerous noncommissioned officer and Soldier competitions earlier in the year, 20 of the Army Medical Command's best of the best looked forward to claiming the title of "Best Warrior" for 2010 in a competition held March 13-19 on Oahu. Staff Sgt. Adam Sahlberg, 26, with seven years active duty and the noncommissioned officer in charge at the Mary E. Walker Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., took honors as the Army Medical Command's 2010 NCO Best Warrior.

  • Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion gets new fitness center

    Mar 26, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Fort Bragg Soldiers have long boasted about its 13 physical fitness facilities available to take care of their fitness needs.

  • Research Lab in Thailand Uses Battlefield Medical Recording System

    Mar 26, 2010

    A military research lab in Thailand is using the deployed MHS medical recording system (MC4) to track occupational health records. LTC John McNally, deputy commander of the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS), cites improvement in record-keeping via MC4 as opposed to pen and paper, and suggests the system could be useful in larger research efforts, like the HIV study they just completed in coordination with Walter Reed Army Medical Center and others in the U.S.

  • Army emphasizes alcohol-awareness program

    Mar 25, 2010

    The Fort Benning Army Substance Abuse Program will kickoff Alcohol Awareness Month with two informational workshops Thursday.

  • Army to stem overuse of prescription drugs, Congress told

    Mar 25, 2010

    Overuse of prescription painkillers by Soldiers -- as reported recently in the civilian press -- may be the result of seemingly unrelenting deployments to both Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Teens provide fun, physical activities for preschoolers during spring break

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- During spring break, preschoolers swarmed the Middle School and Teen Center racing around the gym, coloring in the craft room and hung out waiting for a treat from the kitchen. Teens from the Torch Club, Sports Club, the Smart Girls and Passport to Manhood clubs planned and implemented activities for the Child Development Center preschoolers March 16 and 18 as a way to accumulate community service hours.

  • Eat Up!: Feed the troops

    Mar 25, 2010

    LabTV: Michelle Richardson and other food scientists at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass., ensure that the vitamins, minerals and calories in each ration meet the required levels in MREs for Soldiers.

  • Army Wounded Warrior Community Support Network

    Mar 23, 2010

  • New York Army National Guard Artillery Medics Practice for Mass Casualties

    Mar 22, 2010

    As the New York Army National Guard battalion's firing batteries conducted training and gunnery exercises on the M119A2 howitzer, the unit's medical section ran a simulation of an enemy artillery round impacting in the headquarters battery's operating area.

  • USAPHC (Prov) helps those helping in Haiti

    Mar 22, 2010

    We have all seen photos of the devastation in Haiti caused by the recent earthquake and asked ourselves how we could help. Well, Frank Carcirieri, an environmental scientist and USAPHC (Prov) liaison to U.S. Southern Command, immediately reached out to offer help to those working in the aftermath of the disaster.

  • EPA award presented to USAPHC (Prov) scientists

    Mar 22, 2010

    U.S. Army Public Health Command (Provisional) health physicists David Alberth and Gerald Falo received the EPA's Bronze Medal for commendable service. The award was presented on March 1 at the EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., by Elizabeth Craig, EPA deputy assistant administrator for air and radiation.

  • EPA award presented to USAPHC (Prov) scientists

    Mar 22, 2010

    U.S. Army Public Health Command (Provisional) health physicists David Alberth and Gerald Falo received the EPA's Bronze Medal for commendable service. The award was presented on March 1 at the EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., by Elizabeth Craig, EPA deputy assistant administrator for air and radiation.

  • Stress dogs can be a Soldier's best friend

    Mar 22, 2010

    It can be difficult for some Soldiers to open up after a traumatizing event, or even if they are having problems at home while they are overseas. But the 85th Medical Detachment, 1st Medical Brigade, a combat stress control unit, is learning to work with some very unique ice breakers...

  • Patient air shuttles get wounded Polk Soldiers to needed care

    Mar 22, 2010

    Patient air shuttle flights are operated by the National Guard and began in September 2007 as a way to get wounded Fort Polk Soldiers to BAMC faster while maximizing their comfort. They have ferried more than 1,456 Soldiers since the program's inception.

  • Tricare meets health care bill's standards, Gates says

    Mar 22, 2010

    The Tricare military health plan meets the standards set by the health care reform bill the House of Representatives passed last night.

  • 'Grand Rounds' in Strpce/Shterpce focuses on restoring breathing

    Mar 19, 2010

    A multi-ethnic crowd of health professionals learned about techniques to restore breathing at a "Grand Rounds" event here March 16. Capt. Eugene Vajna, Orlando, Fla., spoke at the event about the emergency use of drugs to help open airways. Vajna is the nurse anesthetist for Multi-National Battle Group-East and provides all anesthesia services at Camp Bondsteel's hospital.

  • Herschel Walker shares personal challenge with Guard members

    Mar 18, 2010

    Sports superstar Herschel Walker visited Army National Guard members to share his story about overcoming a mental illness and to help others understand the stigmas surrounding mental health disorders.

  • Resilience school to open in April: Fort Jackson at forefront of Army's new mental fitness prog

    Mar 18, 2010

    When Staff Sgt. Keith Allen, an instructor at Victory University, was selected to participate in the Master Resilience Training pilot program at the University of Pennsylvania in August, he was skeptical, at best.

  • Army graduates new Master Resilience Trainers

    Mar 17, 2010

    About 200 Soldiers join the ranks of the Army's first several hundred master resilience trainers as they graduate today from the Army's new Master Resilience Training program.

  • Patient Safety Takes Training, Teamwork

    Mar 17, 2010

    Billions of dollars and tens of thousands of lives are lost annually nationwide to medical mistakes that could have been prevented by patient safety practices.

  • Patient Safety Takes Training, Teamwork

    Mar 17, 2010

    Billions of dollars and tens of thousands of lives are lost annually nationwide to medical mistakes that could have been prevented by patient safety practices.

  • Fort Bliss Soldiers have integrative medicine options

    Mar 16, 2010

    The Army remains committed to providing the best Soldier care by staying on the forefront of new medical research and procedures. It has also expanded its spectrum of care to include integrative medicine or holistic healing.

  • Traumatic brain injuries can occur outside of combat, too

    Mar 16, 2010

    Brain injuries occur outside of combat as well as within. Our Soldiers and their Families, our children and the elderly, are at risk for traumatic brain injury.

  • Army nursing to have major changes in near future

    Mar 16, 2010

    Having a consistent and standardized system of care is the future of Army nursing, Deputy Surgeon General Maj. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho told Madigan Healthcare System senior nurses at a recent presentation.

  • From wheelchair to running shoes

    Mar 16, 2010

    When Spc. Shane Rose became injured after dislocating his femur, his loss of the ability to walk was soon shadowed by other losses, those of independence and his sense of self. His journey since came with the especially difficult and painful task of becoming someone different - stronger of spirit and weaker of body - than he was before.

  • Organic Food: How much better are they'

    Mar 16, 2010

    You are standing in the produce section of the Commissary. The fruits and vegetables on both sides of the aisle look and feel the same. The only difference is that on one side of the aisle produce is labeled "organic", while the fruits and vegetables on the other side are conventionally grown. Is organic produce better for you than conventionally grown produce' Which one should you buy' It is hard to know unless you become a more informed shopper.

  • Optometry clinic offers free glasses for limited time

    Mar 16, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Any active-duty, permanent party service member at Fort Sam Houston - for a limited time - can get a free pair of eyeglasses as part of a program that will determine what kind of eyeglasses get offered by the Department of Defense for the next decade.

  • U.S. AND PHILIPPINE MEDICAL OPERATIONS DURING EXERCISE BALIKATAN 2010

    Mar 16, 2010

    Medical personnel from the U.S. and Philippines, conduct casualty evacuation training, and a Medical Civic Assistance Project (MEDCAP) during Exercise Balikatan 2010 in the Republic of the Philippines.

  • Madigan says goodbye to iconic treasure: Lewi the Swan

    Mar 16, 2010

    A rainy and gloomy day provided the appropriate background for a memorial service to honor one of Madigan Army Medical Center's elegant and graceful icons, Lewi the swan, who died unexpectedly on Jan. 9.

  • Battlefield Medical Records Assist VA Staff with Service Member's Recovery

    Mar 16, 2010

    In December 2009, a Soldier was medically evacuated from an IED blast in Afghanistan to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, then to the North Chicago VA Medical Center in Illinois. Through the combined use of the MC4 system in Afghanistan, the DoD's AHLTA program in Germany and the VA's VistA system, the Soldier's medical information flowed seamlessly through his continuum of care, arriving at the VA prior to the patient's arrival. Medical staff at the VA credited the quick sharing of medical information as a major contributing factor in treating the incoming Soldier.

  • BACH program simulates battlefield stress to help Soldiers return to duty

    Mar 15, 2010

    Soldiers in Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's Warrior Resiliency and Recovery Center (WRRC) participate in a session of the Return to Duty (RTD) program. In the RTD program, Soldiers practice combat skills under stress. In one exercise, Soldiers work quickly to dress a dummy's wounds in a simulated battlefield environment complete with loud explosions and screams blaring from loudspeakers and smoke pouring from fog machines. Many Fort Campbell Soldiers undergoing treatment for mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) have the opportunity to go through this functional assessment to prove to themselves and their medical care providers at the WRRC that they are ready to deploy with their units.

  • Army vet wins first U.S. medal in Paralympic Biathlon

    Mar 15, 2010

    U.S. Army Afghanistan veteran Andy Soule Saturday won what was not only the first U.S. medal of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, but also the first-ever medal for the U.S. Paralympic Biathlon team.

  • Covering Your Head Can Save Your Life

    Mar 12, 2010

    For an item weighing only three ounces, the Army's Light Weight Performance Hood (LPH) is a key piece of gear. It can save Soldiers from severe, disfiguring, even life-threatening burns to the face, ears, and neck.

  • Army vet to carry flag for U.S. Paralympic Team

    Mar 12, 2010

    Former Army Staff Sgt. Heath Calhoun, a veteran of the Iraq war and an alpine skier, has been selected as flag bearer for the U.S. team at Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games this evening.

  • 115th CSH continues chemical, biological training

    Mar 12, 2010

    Fort Polk's 115th Combat Support Hospital continued its preparations for operations in biological and chemical environments March 5 by learning how to care for casualties in contaminated areas.

  • Army veteran named U.S. flag bearer for opening ceremonies of 2010 Paralympic Winter Games

    Mar 12, 2010

    The U.S. Olympic Committee announced today that alpine skier Heath Calhoun, a veteran of the Iraq war, has been selected as flag bearer for the U.S. Paralympic Team at Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games on March 12.

  • Army Master of Social Work degree program open to enlisted Soldiers

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G1 approved Feb. 26, the Army Medical Command's request to allow all active duty enlisted Soldiers to apply for the U.S. Army Master of Social Work program hosted by the Army Medical Department Center & School and affiliated with Fayetteville State University.

  • AMEDD celebrates eight-year combat medic transformation

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In October 2001, an eight-year transformation began to reengineer the 91B combat medic and 91C licensed practical nurse Military Occupational Specialties into the credentialed 68W (Healthcare Specialist) combat medic of today's Army.

  • Policy to mandate head injury evaluations

    Mar 11, 2010

    Defense Department officials expect to launch a new policy in the coming months that will make head-injury evaluations mandatory for all troops who suffer possible concussions.

  • Landstuhl Regional Medical Center: Improving healthcare by the patient, for the patient

    Mar 11, 2010

    You visit your doctor. A problem is identified. Your doctor prescribes treatment. Out the door you go, on your way to perfect health. As most people who have visited a doctor's office know, medical issues are not always that simple.

  • Wounded warrior presses forward through recovery

    Mar 10, 2010

    Assigned as a team chief in the Multi-National Security Transition Command- Iraq's Support Division, Army Maj. Randy Klingensmith felt compelled to prove himself to his counterparts in a position many felt was anything but desirable.

  • Combat medics complete transformation to modern-battlefield healthcare specialists

    Mar 10, 2010

    An eight-year process to transform training and skills of Army combat medics culminated last year as all members of the old 91B Military Occupational Specialty became qualified as 68W Healthcare Specialists.

  • Fort Monmouth community gets wisdom on nutrition

    Mar 9, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- A professional compound pharmacist recently outlined some key principles regarding foods that contribute to health and long life.

  • Wounded warrior ties for National Geographic's Adventurer of Year

    Mar 8, 2010

    Wounded by a roadside bomb more than three years ago, Lt. Col. Marc Hoffmeister has surmounted his injuries to tie for the National Geographic magazine's Reader's Choice Adventurer of the Year Award.

  • Medics pass-on life-saving skills

    Mar 6, 2010

    As U.S. forces continue to assume more of a supporting role in Iraq, the Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement is assuming greater responsibility for retaining security and safety along the border with Iran. The mission can be dangerous, as smugglers attempt to bring weapons and foreign fighters into the country.

  • Dental Soldiers compete for top honors at Fort Bragg

    Mar 5, 2010

    Each year, Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from the U.S. Army Dental Command compete to be named the "Best Warrior." Fort Bragg hosted this year's contest from Feb. 15 to 19, where seven Soldiers and seven NCOs representing all the regions in DENCOM fought for top honors.

  • BAMC construction reaches next phase

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Base Realignment and Closure project to expand Brooke Army Medical Center is moving into an accelerated phase of construction with the completion of the structural steel frame of the hospital's seven-story addition.

  • Fort Campbell Soldiers encourage Olympic champions

    Mar 4, 2010

    Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping military service members and their families, matched service members across the nation with the entire 2010 USA Olympic men's hockey team. It was a rare opportunity for the Soldiers to personally encourage Team USA as they battled it out in the Vancouver Winter Olympics. "Operation Homefront began supporting Team USA Hockey for one reason -- to help the players understand they're not playing for the Stanley Cup, but their country," Carly Samuelson, Operation Homefront director of development and special events, told NHL.com in a recent interview.

  • AMEDDC&S hosts Cole science students

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Cadavers and blood samples: not exactly a normal day for Robert G. Cole High School students. That was the idea as students from Cole's Anatomy and Biology classes spent a whole school day at the Army Medical Department Center & School touring and receiving hands-on instruction from the faculty.

  • Dogs go the distance: Program provides service to veterans with PTSD

    Mar 4, 2010

    For over 40 years Ken Costich, a former Army colonel, has dealt with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.

  • Iraqi hero medic receives MEDEVAC training

    Mar 4, 2010

    An Iraqi Army hero of the March 2008 "Charge of the Knights" battle for Basra joined U.S. Army and Navy trainers for medical evacuation training Feb. 24, 2010 at the Contingency Operating Base Basra flight line. Second Lt. Muhamad Hussam, a medical officer with the Iraqi Army's 52nd Brigade, 14th Division, received multiple gunshots wounds while rescuing soldiers during the spring 2008 Battle of Basra, said 2nd Lt. Karim Elyamani, operations officer for the 17th Fires Brigade Surgeon Cell.

  • Army Family Covenant: Medical initiatives improve access to care

    Mar 3, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" The medical care provided in Army hospitals and clinics is regarded as among the best in the world and exemplifies the military's commitment to upholding the tenants of the Army Family Covenant.

  • USAREUR medical chief visits Camp Bondsteel hospital

    Mar 3, 2010

    The commanding general of the Europe Regional Medical Command visited Soldiers and toured the post Medical Treatment Facility here March 2. Brig. Gen. Keith W. Gallagher, who is also the command surgeon for United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, started his visit by meeting a cross-section of "Task Force Med Falcon" Soldiers for lunch. The Soldiers are part of Multi-National Battle Group-East in Kosovo.

  • Military To Medicine

    Mar 3, 2010

  • Wounded warriors climb to new heights

    Mar 2, 2010

  • Analysis program focuses on preventing combat injuries

    Mar 2, 2010

    Every time a servicemember is killed or wounded in combat, it sets off a sweeping process aimed at identifying what happened, who perpetrated it and how it might have been prevented -- and instituting changes to reduce the likelihood of it being repeated.

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