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  • New group of wounded vets returns to Iraq

    Jan 31, 2010

    Six wounded warriors stepped off a C-130 Hercules in Baghdad, Jan. 31, and took their first steps in Iraq after being severely wounded the last time they were here. It was the fourth time wounded servicemembers returned to Iraq as part of Operation Proper Exit.

  • New Fort Lewis program helps families with deployment stress

    Jan 29, 2010

    FORT LEWIS, Wash. - When Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors deploy to hostile environments around the globe, they expect to experience stress. For the families they leave behind, finding help to prepare them for the difficulties of separation and the anxiety of having loved ones in combat can be daunting. A new program on Fort Lewis aims to provide valuable training and coping strategies for military families.

  • Surgeon general: Improving medevac times requires balancing act

    Jan 29, 2010

    Speeding up critical medical-evacuation times in Iraq and Afghanistan must be balanced against flight crew safety, said the Army's surgeon general.

  • Veterinary 'Grand Rounds' event aims at developing relationships

    Jan 29, 2010

    Animal health professionals from Kosovo, KFOR and the international community met here Thursday, Jan. 28, for a veterinary "Grand Rounds" event exploring animal disease and public health. The chief veterinarian for Multi-National Task Force-East's Task Force Med, Col. Scott Cornwell, Fort Myers, Fla., said the meeting's objective was to develop enduring relationships among animal health professionals working in Kosovo.

  • Study reveals patriotic, active kids suffer less deployment stress

    Jan 29, 2010

    Adolescents who believe that America supports the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and that Soldiers are making a difference in the world are less likely to suffer from anxiety and stress when their parent deploys, according to research unveiled Thursday.

  • New site offers realistic training for student Soldiers

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School unveiled its new Deployable Medical Systems Equipment Training Site Jan. 25 at Camp Bullis.

  • Online tool assesses four dimensions of strength

    Jan 28, 2010

    For years, the Army has used a standardized test to evaluate Soldiers'; physical fitness. The newly designed Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program goes beyond that by implementing a method to evaluate the force's fitness in the areas of emotional, social, spiritual and family strength.

  • Army extends Comprehensive Soldier Fitness to families

    Jan 27, 2010

    Resilience assessment and training is now available online for family members of Soldiers.

  • Forum shares best practices, advice on reducing stress on Soldiers, families

    Jan 27, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch opened a three-day conference of 1,200 Army morale, welfare and recreation employees in Louisville, Ky., by summing up the importance of MWR teams to families.

  • Franks recommends streamlining disability evaluations

    Jan 26, 2010

    Retired Gen. Frederick Franks Jr. says to streamline the medical evaluation board process by eliminating "dual" disability ratings.

  • Third Army/U.S. Army Central tackles H1N1 during information exchange with Uzbekistan

    Jan 26, 2010

    Third Army's most recent theatre security cooperation event addressed an important issue in the global community, the H1N1 virus. The exchange was organized after Lt. Gen. William G. Webster, Third Army Commanding General, met with the Uzbekistan Ministry of Defense in the fall of 2009. As a direct result of that meeting, an immediate need was determine for an exchange of information between the two countries on the H1N1 pandemic. Webster directed Third Army to organize the event and his Soldiers quickly took the task on. Using lessons learned from its own experience with the virus, Third Army held the three day exchange with the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health and Ministry of Defense in early January.

  • H1N1, Seasonal Flu and You

    Jan 26, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - We've noticed a bit of warmer weather lately, lots of rain and generally people are starting to think about spring. This doesn't mean that the flu season has left us behind. In fact, January 10 to16, marked National Immunization Week and the general campaign not only focused on recommended immunizations, but also on H1N1 and seasonal flu.

  • Global support: Technicians refresh tri-service medical computers

    Jan 25, 2010

    The expansion of an existing partnership between Tobyhanna and the Tri-care Infrastructure Management Program Office (TIMPO) has resulted in additional workload.

  • Wounded Warrior transitions to civilian workforce at SIAD

    Jan 25, 2010

    AW2 Program helped Soldier complete resumes that lead to his transitioning into the federal workforce.

  • Western Region to launch Virtual Behavioral Health Program

    Jan 25, 2010

    The Virtual Behavioral Health Pilot Program (VBHP) was first introduced in Hawaii at Tripler Army Medical Center in November 2009. It is part of a comprehensive program designed to augment services during the Deployment Cycle Support process to ensure that all Soldiers receive behavioral health screenings. In Hawaii, Soldiers assigned to a battalion-sized unit at Schofield Barracks were among the first in the Army to participate in the program.

  • Make a movie, save a life, win $2,000

    Jan 25, 2010

    Prizes totaling nearly $4,000 are still up for grabs as the 2nd Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competion heads into the final months.

  • U.S. and Malawi medics share experiences, ideas during medical operations workshop

    Jan 24, 2010

    Medical staff from the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) participated in a three-day medical workshop with soldiers from U.S. Army Africa, January 20-22, 2010, at Kamuzu Barracks in Lilongwe, Malawi.

  • Robertson Blood Center honors donors and organizations

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas (ASBP, January 20, 2010) - On Thursday, January 20, 2010, the Robertson Blood Center held the annual Blood Donor Recognition Ceremony, honoring dozens of top donors, organizations, and supporters on Fort Hood. January is National Blood Donor Month and ceremonies are held each year to recognize the efforts of those whose donations mean that troops and their families have the supply of blood they need.

  • Fort Bragg hospital provides medical supplies to effort in Haiti

    Jan 22, 2010

  • Survivor Outreach Services 'keeps the promise' of Army Family Covenant

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Survivor Outreach Services ensures Families of Soldiers who lost their lives in the defense of our country do not go unnoticed.

  • AMEDDC&S Leadership Program boosts international relations

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School is doing its part to promote international engagement, partnerships and goodwill among accomplished international and U.S. senior level medical officers (0-5 and above) through a unique training opportunity called the Medical Strategic Leadership Program.

  • Tax season does not have to be stressful for Soldiers

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Fort Sam Houston Military Tax Assistance Center opened Jan. 19 offering Soldiers and Families help with filing income taxes.

  • Improving health wealth--Proper nutrition balances mind, body

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- While many people take extreme measures to lose weight or get in shape, Sgt. 1st Class (P) Jeffrey Herzog maintains his health by balancing food consumption and exercise. The Noncommissioned Officer Academy instructor and certified personal trainer said evaluating his eating habits and changing his lifestyle helped him obtain his health and fitness goals. The now slender Soldier was 240 pounds half a decade ago.

  • Army Family Covenant: In-Depth Look

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Unveiled in October 2007, the Army Family Covenant is a commitment by the secretary and chief of staff of the Army to deliver high-quality programs to Soldiers and Families commensurate with their service.

  • BRAC construction project tied to movement of 2,000 positions to Fort Sam Houston

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District has awarded a $26.4 million contract to construct a new headquarters building for the Army's Installation Management Command which will move to Fort Sam Houston from Arlington, Va., as part of the ongoing Base Realignment and Closure process.

  • True American hero who loved life, Family and U.S. Army

    Jan 22, 2010

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas -- An American hero. A friend. A lifesaver. A beloved son and brother. This is how Spc. Taylor J. Burk has been described, and his name is on the new medical clinic at Camp Bullis.

  • VETCOM improves Soldiers' leadership, warrior tasks

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Four Soldiers claimed Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year titles at the annual Southeast Regional Veterinary Command and U.S. Army Dental Lab competition here. Spc. David Schuler and Staff Sgt. Antonio Santini-Rivera took home VETCOM Soldier and NCO of the Year honors after four mentally, physically and emotionally grueling days last week. Dental Command winners were NCO of the Year Staff Sgt. Christopher Ciro and Soldier of the Year Sgt. Roger Martin.

  • New medical clinic named for Texas native, war hero

    Jan 22, 2010

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas -- On a military installation dedicated to training the warfighter, it's a fitting tribute to have a clinic dedicated to a medic who died a hero on the battlefield.

  • Commentary: tele-behavioral healthcare to help where needed

    Jan 21, 2010

    As part of an increasing commitment to addressing behavioral health care for Soldiers, families, and retirees, several tele-behavioral health initiatives are under way.

  • Family finds support, generosity overwhelming

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--"How do I say thank you'" asks Chief Warrant Officer David Williams as he sits in awe of the compassion his family has received during a time of need. His son, Matthew, was diagnosed with leukemia at age 6. Matthew is now 7 and has been receiving treatment at the Jimmy Everest Center in Oklahoma City since May.

  • Wounded Soldier finds comfort working on museum display

    Jan 21, 2010

    You expect World War II veterans to be affected by a new Battle of the Bulge display at the Field Artillery Museum, but don't expect much of an emotional reaction from a Soldier fresh from today's battlefield. It happened as one volunteer got a morale boost as he worked beside other volunteers on the new diorama.

  • Military Family Life Consultants can help with stress

    Jan 21, 2010

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., Jan. 21, 2010 - Soldiers, civilians, contractors and Family members can receive help for deployment related stress.

  • TRICARE University Provides Online Benefit Education

    Jan 21, 2010

    If you're new to the military and eager to learn about the TRICARE Program or if you are a beneficiary and want to learn about your health care benefits and know the latest changes, TRICARE University is the place to go. TRICARE University offers free online courses 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year at www.tricare.mil/tricareu. The courses can be taken anytime and you can learn at your own pace. This is your health benefit plan and beneficiaries should learn about their options and their TRICARE benefit. Three different online courses are available.

  • Fort Detrick community commerates life, legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Jan 21, 2010

    The Rev. Dr. Goodwin Douglas speaks to the assembled crowd during Fort Detrick's Jan 14. luncheon honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. titled "Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off."

  • Fort Detrick Soldiers deploy to support Haiti relief

    Jan 21, 2010

    Soldiers from Fort Detrick's 6th Medical Logistics Management Center deployed Sunday to Miami to augment the U.S. Southern Command headquarters as medical logistics planners for Operation Unified Response, the U.S. military's humanitarian mission to assist the victims of last week's earthquake in Haiti.

  • Study investigates sit-ups vs. core strengthening during APFT

    Jan 21, 2010

    A joint team of physical therapists at the Army Medical Department Center & School, Fort Sam Houston, in partnership with the University of Florida began a study aimed at the prevention of low back pain and determining whether a core-strengthening exercise program during training might decrease low back injuries.

  • Educators, City Officials and JSOTF-P Dedicate Birthing Clinic

    Jan 21, 2010

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines- Representatives from Mein College, government officials and members of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines gathered to celebrate the dedication of Mein Gentle Births, a maternity and birthing center in Zamboanga City Jan. 14.

  • Division medical officers follow 'Hawkeye's' steps

    Jan 20, 2010

    Lt. Col. Henry Blake wasn't available for an in-brief or a complimentary glass of bourbon, but around a dozen 2nd Infantry Division medical officers toured the site of the last Korean mobile army surgical hospital during an officer professional development event conducted Dec. 17.

  • Division medical officers follow 'Hawkeye's' steps

    Jan 20, 2010

    Lt. Col. Henry Blake wasn't available for an in-brief or a complimentary glass of bourbon, but around a dozen 2nd Infantry Division medical officers toured the site of the last Korean mobile army surgical hospital during an officer professional development event conducted Dec. 17.

  • U.S. troops provide medical aid in Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    Soldiers with the the 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, provide medical assistance in support of the earthquake relief effort in Haiti.

  • Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy to combat PTSD

    Jan 19, 2010

    Behavioral health providers have treatment options for Soldiers dealing with serious examples of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but one in particular is receiving lots of attention in the medical community -- Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy.

  • Army opthalmology residents receive'visionary' training with virtual reality

    Jan 19, 2010

    As part of Madigan's drive to be on the cutting edge of technology and patient safety improvement, the Ophthalmology Clinic has a virtual reality simulator to ensure that its staff and students are always on top of their game.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program Extended to Family Members

    Jan 19, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Family members play a significant role in a Soldier's life by supporting their resilience and well-being. This is why family members now have the opportunity to participate in the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) program by taking the Global Assessment Tool and self-development modules. CSF is a holistic fitness program for Soldiers, family members and Army civilians that is designed to enhance performance and build resilience. Participation in the CSF program begins with the Global Assessment Tool, an online, confidential survey that measures a person's level of strength in four dimensions: social, spiritual, emotional and family.

  • New medical home initiative to provide better access to care for patients

    Jan 19, 2010

    The Washington state Patient-Centered Medical Home Collaborative is a two-year test project that strives to deliver primary health care through a "team partnership" between the primary care provider and the Family, to ensure health care services are provided in a high-quality, cost effective and comprehensive manner. Thirty-two primary care practices throughout the state participate in the program, including Madigan's Family Medicine Clinic.

  • Support videos for military children marks major milestone

    Jan 19, 2010

  • DoD, VA realign disability ratings claims process

    Jan 19, 2010

    Soldiers being medically released from the Army will soon benefit from a more streamlined disability evaluation system, due to a program aligning the Department of Defense's and Department of Veterans Affairs' disability evaluations.

  • 'We also serve': Recognizing deployment impact on all members of the family

    Jan 19, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The camera flash catches the teens by surprise. They stop, smile abruptly and begin again romping about the Wiesbaden Middle School gymnasium. Another flash, another smile. They laugh as they try on Soldier garb, an eight-pound helmet and flak jacket, and stand in front of a sign that reads "We also serve."

  • Army programs to battle increase in suicides

    Jan 15, 2010

    Statistics for December suicides in the Army were released today, and show as many as 10 potential suicides amongst active-duty Soldiers.

  • 926th Preventive Medicine prepares for deployment

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The size of the 926th Preventive Medicine Detachment stands in stark contrast to the magnitude of its mission.

  • WAMC Emergency Department at Fort Bragg adds 7 beds

    Jan 15, 2010

    The staff of the Emergency Department at Womack Army Medical Center held a grand-opening ceremony Dec. 18, which marked the addition of seven acute care beds.

  • Lyster Clinic staff encourages beneficiaries to receive H1N1 vaccines

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Department of Health and Human Services has designated this week as National Influenza Vaccination Week. The staff at Lyster Army Health Clinic encourages all military beneficiaries to take this opportunity to get vaccinated against H1N1. The H1N1 Influenza has shown a significant decline in the number of cases that are being reported in the past two months, according to Secretary of Health and Human Resources Kathleen Sebelius. Between April and mid-November 2009, there were about 47 million cases of H1N1 flu with more than 200,000 hospitalizations and nearly 10,000 deaths. The vast majority of deaths occurred in children and non-elderly adults.

  • KFOR Soldiers train to provide quick and decisive action anywhere in Kosovo

    Jan 15, 2010

    Soldiers from Multi-National Task Force - East's (MNTF-E) Quick Reaction Force tested their skills in a day of exercises near Biti e Poshteme/ Donja Bitina and Crep/ Crepana, Kosovo, Jan. 13. The exercises were designed to ensure that KFOR Soldiers stay ready to face the unexpected incidents they could encounter as part of their QRF duties in responding quickly and decisively anywhere in Kosovo.

  • Provider medics teach Iraqi officers combat medicine

    Jan 15, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - U.S. military medics held a three-day class in first aid and combat medical assessment for Iraqi Army medical officers, starting Jan. 12 at Camp Taji, Iraq.

  • A new course: resilience school to open on Fort Jackson

    Jan 14, 2010

    When Gen. George Casey, Army chief of staff, discussed Comprehensive Soldier Fitness during his visit to Fort Jackson in July, he said the installation had great potential to be an important part of the program.

  • Eliminating stigma key to suicide prevention

    Jan 13, 2010

    The Army's director of behavioral health proponent said until the service changes policies that perpetuate stigma, many potentially suicidal Soldiers will avoid seeking help.

  • The Power of Blood Belongs to Donors

    Jan 12, 2010

    The Armed Services Blood Program honors donors in January for National Blood Donor Month.

  • 'Real Warrior' describes post-traumatic stress

    Jan 12, 2010

    When Staff Sgt. Megan Krause returned home from a deployment in Iraq in 2006, she thought the scariest moments of her life were over.

  • EACH promotes nutritional health

    Jan 11, 2010

  • 9/11 survivor helps Families of wounded Soldiers

    Jan 11, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - In 2005, the Birdwells donated $5,000 to the Child Development Center; another $2,500 was donated in 2007. And on Thursday, Dec. 16, the Birdwells made a third donation of $2,500.

  • U.S. Army Africa medical officers share ideas with Moroccan counterparts

    Jan 11, 2010

    RABAT, Morocco - A U.S. Army Africa medical team spent a week sharing casualty evacuation procedures with members of the Moroccan military.

  • Evans Army Hospital delivers first Fort Carson 2010 baby

    Jan 8, 2010

    Evans Army Community Hospital delivers the first Fort Carson baby of 2010.

  • Wounded warriors compete with student athletes

    Jan 8, 2010

    The best high school athletes in the nation took to the field for pre-game competitions Jan. 6 side-by-side with some VIP sponsors -- wounded Army warriors.

  • Soldier's life altering injury turns into unique war love story

    Jan 8, 2010

    When Capt. Sam Brown was injured in Afghanistan, he saw everything he had planned for his future disappear. Little did he know that what he went through, in fact, helped him discover one part of his life he thought he would never find.

  • Army to increase medevac support, add new CAB, more UAVs

    Jan 7, 2010

    The Army G3 and former director of the Army aviation task force said not only will the Army add a new combat aviation brigade to the warfight, the Army will increase the number of aircraft in its medevac companies.

  • Injured instructor resumes career with robotic hand

    Jan 7, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Luis Elias considers the last six months as just a bump along lifeAca,!a,,cs road. Aca,!A"Adapt and overcome is the name of the game. ItAca,!a,,cs just something that happened,Aca,!A? said Elias, a Fort Benning drill sergeant, who lost his right hand in a training accident on June 30.

  • Breaking the silence: Soldier conquers suicidal thoughts

    Jan 7, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - After a combat deployment to Iraq, Capt. Emily Stehr, a physical therapist who was stationed with the 2nd Cavalry Stryker Regiment in Vilseck, Germany, at the time, tried to return to life as she knew it, but she soon noticed things were different - she was different.

  • Army studies high-altitude health effects

    Jan 5, 2010

    Climate and altitude commonly inhibits the optimal effectiveness of servicemembers in many theater operations. In the mountainous country of Afghanistan in particular, servicemembers are asked to perform at thousands of feet above sea level, oftentimes hindering their cognitive and physical performance.

  • NCO taps into medical database to process Soldier claims faster

    Jan 5, 2010

    A senior NCO at a warrior transition unit discovers access to the deployed medical records database and saves time processing Soldiers' medical claims.

  • Understanding and preventing cold weather injuries

    Jan 5, 2010

    During the past 10 years, Soldiers have experienced an average of 361 cold weather-related injuries every year. Cold weather injury prevention is a command and leadership as well as a personal responsibility and successful management of cold depends on proper knowledge and understanding of problems associated with working in cold environments.

  • West African nations collaborate in pandemic flu planning workshop

    Dec 29, 2009

    During a recent pandemic influenza (flu) planning workshop, representatives from 16 West African nations joined with personnel from the United Nations (UN), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, World Health Organization (WHO), and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to discuss pandemic contingency disaster response planning, December 7-11, 2009 in Accra, Ghana.

  • Medical NCO offers her expertise in Liberia

    Dec 28, 2009

    When villagers near Camp Sandi Ware told medics that a six-year-old boy was severely burned by pot of boiling water, Sgt. 1st Dedraf Blash joined Armed Forces of Liberia medics to assist.

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    Dec 28, 2009

  • TF Hammerhead MEDEVAC Soldiers fly to save lives

    Dec 26, 2009

    In United States Division-North, medical evacuation Soldiers of Company C, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Hammerhead, deploy Forward Support Medical Teams (FSMTs) to ensure that injured Soldiers receive treatment and evacuation to a higher level of medical care within that critical time period.

  • New MRI suite opens at Brooke Army Medical Center

    Dec 24, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The new magnetic resonance imaging suite on the first floor of Brooke Army Medical Center is the first project completed there as part of Base Realignment and Closure recommendations.

  • Motorcyclists bring Christmas to wounded warriors, Families

    Dec 24, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Santa and sixty of his elves from around the state of Texas arrived on motorcycles, in a combined effort between the Adopt a Hero for Christmas organization and the American Legion, to visit the Warrior and Family Support Center, Dec. 19 and donate all sorts of goodies and gifts to wounded warriors and their Families.

  • Exercise is important for good health

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Don't wait until the New Year to get fit. Regular physical activity is important to maintain good health; not just for weight loss.

  • E911 system provides faster responses for Fort Sam Houston

    Dec 21, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In the United States, 911 has been the universal emergency number for all telephone services, and a key component of the country's emergency response and disaster preparedness system, for more than 40 years. However, the advent of wireless- and Internet-based phone systems has meant the old standby needed an upgrade.

  • TRICARE Online

    Dec 20, 2009

    TRICARE Online (TOL) is a secure Web portal designed to increase access to care for authorized TRICARE beneficiaries and access to information for designated TRICARE physicians and support staff. TOL was developed by the Department of Defense (DOD) in response to beneficiary requests for greater access to health and wellness information, online appointments and prescription refills.

  • Recognizing problem biggest step toward fixing suicides

    Dec 18, 2009

    In 2008, the Army experienced for the first time, suicide rates higher than the civilian population. In the same year, the Army entered an agreement with the National Institute of Mental Health to find out why.

  • Doctors perform groundbreaking surgery at Walter Reed

    Dec 17, 2009

    In an unprecedented surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the University of Miami collaborated to perform the first pancreas islet cell transplant Thanksgiving Day on an airman whose pancreas was injured so severely in Afghanistan it had to be removed.

  • Wounded Soldier gets brand new home

    Dec 17, 2009

    The "Build Brigade" from Homes for our Troops and more than 50 volunteers gathered at day break Dec. 4, to help erect a home during the weekend for a local Soldier injured in an explosion in Iraq. But this is no ordinary Soldier. Staff Sgt. Maurice Craft is a decorated Army veteran who deployed to Iraq from Fort Bragg six years ago. He lost his left leg and suffered multiple injuries to his right when a bomb was detonated close to him during a mission. He spent two years in rehab and has now returned to North Carolina with his mother and two daughters.

  • Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat Program

    Dec 16, 2009

    What is it' The Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat (JTAPIC) Program is a partnership among DOD intelligence, operational, medical and materiel development communities that collects, integrates and analyzes injury and operational data with the goal of improving our understanding of our vulnerabilities to threats and enabling the development of improved tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) and materiel solutions to prevent or mitigate traumatic injuries. The JTAPIC program was established at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC), Fort Detrick, Md., in July 2006 to fulfill the joint database and information sharing intent outlined in Section 256 of Public Law 109-163, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 and in Department of Defense Directive 6025.21, Medical Research for Prevention, Mitigation and Treatment of Blast Injuries.

  • Celebrate the holidays with safety in mind

    Dec 15, 2009

    Celebrate the holidays with safety in mind

  • Army sponsors world's largest HIV vaccine study

    Dec 14, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army sponsored the world's largest HIV vaccine trial, recently conducted in Thailand that tested a "prime-boost" vaccine strategy comA,A!posed of two investigational vaccines, ALVAC and AIDSVAX B/E. This successful international collaboA,A!ration involved officials from Thailand, the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the U.S National Institute of Health, the Department of Defense, private and commercial companies and more than 16,000 Thai volunteers who were HIV-negative.

  • Madigan marks 2009 as 'Year of the NCO' with celebration, quarterly events

    Dec 14, 2009

  • Madigan's dual mission: support locally, globally through PROFIS

    Dec 14, 2009

  • Substance abuse help available for health care providers

    Dec 14, 2009

  • Madigan's CenteringPregnancy Program offers alternative prenatal care

    Dec 14, 2009

  • 'No-shows' cost hospital millions

    Dec 14, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--In fiscal year 2009, many people took advantage of health care at Reynolds Army Community Hospital by not showing up to doctor's appointments and not calling ahead of time. How many people' 17,000. These people cost the hospital $1.2 million.

  • WTB squad leader dedicates self to job, Army

    Dec 14, 2009

    The role of a Warrior Transition Battalion squad leader is similar, but requires a slightly different approach and complete devotion to the job. Staff Sgt. Jamika D. Coats, a squad leader in Company A, WTB, has that devotion. Coats has been a squad leader at the WTB for slightly over two years. She arrived at the WTB in the early days of the unit becoming established and has watched operations change and improve over the years.

  • Holidays add to deployment stress

    Dec 14, 2009

    Holiday joy and holiday stress go hand in hand, especially for deployed servicemembers and their families.

  • Medical officers host Silver Caduceus Society Call at Taji

    Dec 14, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION TAJI, Iraq - Medical service corps officers at Contingency Operating Location Taji, Iraq, hosted a Silver Caduceus Society Call Dec. 5 to facilitate the professional development of the unit's Soldiers.

  • U.S. Soldiers facilitate malaria laboratory training in Tanzania

    Dec 13, 2009

    A team of U.S. Army instructors from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa provided malaria microscopy training to 20 Tanzanian medical laboratory technicians, November 23 - December 4, 2009.

  • SMA urges Master Resilience Trainers to share knowledge

    Dec 11, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians attending the Master Resilience Training course in Philadelphia, Pa., were challenged by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston Thursday to take the lessons learned here back their units and share them with Soldiers and families.

  • MACH updates H1N1, seasonal flu information

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The H1N1 vaccination is mandatory for all active-duty personnel and will be administered en masse. The vaccinations will take place at sites on Sand Hill and Main Post and should be completed by Friday, Fort Benning officials said.

  • Warrior and Family Support Center anniversary marks milestone in meeting Soldiers' needs

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- One year and more than 81,000 visitors later, the "right thing to do" has meant the world to wounded warriors and their Families who frequent the Warrior and Family Support Center on Fort Sam Houston.

  • Partnership helps injured Soldiers continue training

    Dec 11, 2009

    Athletic Training graduate students from the Department of Kinesiology at Auburn University are diagnosing, treating and preventing injuries in Soldiers as part of the Warrior Athletic Trainer Program, a pilot partnership program, with the 192nd Infantry Brigade on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Army updates health promotion regulations

    Dec 10, 2009

    The Army has revised its regulations on health promotion and suicide prevention to provide an improved, comprehensive "how to" guide for commanders and Soldiers.

  • Patients at Walter Reed testing next-generation prosthesis

    Dec 10, 2009

    Several wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center are testing a new microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee.

  • Army undersecretary visits Fort Eustis WTU, hears Soldiers' concerns

    Dec 9, 2009

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Dr. Joseph J. Westphal, Under Secretary of the Army, spoke with and listened to the concerns and thoughts of wounded warriors during a visit to the Fort Eustis Warrior Transition Unit Monday.

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