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  • TBI Center: Blows to the head an injury, not a mental illness

    Mar 16, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Working in a combat zone while in theater can sometimes lead to events that cause Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. A roadside explosion or hard falls are two of the most common incidents that cause injury to the brain. Better known as a concussion, a mild case of TBI can cause various physical and mental problems for an individual. Mild traumatic brain injury affects from 10 to 20 percent of service members returning from combat deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • TBI Center: Blows to the head an injury, not a mental illness

    Mar 16, 2009

    Working in a combat zone while in theater can sometimes lead to events that cause Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. A roadside explosion or a hard fall are two of the most common incidents that cause injury to the brain.

  • Seeing the world from a new vantage point

    Mar 16, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas -The difference between glasses and contact lens is obvious: you wear one propped on your nose and the other tucked inside your eye socket. Whether you wear contact lens or glasses, good eyesight makes a huge difference in your work and your play. If you are an active duty service member and you wear glasses, you already know what a problem they are. Whether it's at the range zeroing your weapon, in the middle of PT, or checking out the other sex, glasses get in the way. But what if you didn't have to wear glasses or contact lens to see better' Pvt. Brandon Jefferson, S1, III Corps, a native of Jersey City, N. J said, "I just got tried of wearing glasses. I've been wearing them since I was in elementary school." Pvt. Brandon Jefferson, S1, III Corps decided to take advantage of the Department of Defense's Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program that provides free Lasik and PRK laser surgery for active-duty service members at military hospitals. The Military's goal is to minimize or eliminate the need for Soldiers to be dependent on corrective eyewear

  • Darnall program leads the way in Simulation Training

    Mar 13, 2009

    Simulated miracles occur four times a year on the third floor of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas. Providers enrolled in Darnall's Family Medicine Residency Program practice complicated medical procedures on patient simulators known as the "SimMan," to enhance their education, improve their skills, and reduce medical errors.

  • WMRD team wins recognition for standardizing Army process

    Mar 13, 2009

  • Read on a bridge, read in Lake Ridge

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Cat in the Hat made an appearance Saturday afternoon in a Lake Ridge community center to promote reading. The event is held yearly to generate interest in reading and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. He would have turned 105 this year. The event featured sevA,AA,Aeral activities for children, including games, free books, and pictures with ' the Kat,' guest readers, puppet shows, book distriA,AA,Abutions; free reading reA,AA,Asources, and a book fair.

  • Belvoir welcomes new additions to NCO Corps

    Mar 13, 2009

    Fort Belvoir welcomed 15 Soldiers into the noncomA,Amissioned officer corps Friday, during an induction cereA,Amony at the DAU auditorium.

  • Engineer, medic named installation NCO, Soldier of Quarter

    Mar 13, 2009

    Two Soldiers emerged as winners in the NCO and Soldier of the Quarter comA,ApetitionA,A their individual efA,AA,Aforts standing out in a field of nine competitors.

  • A Provider's story

    Mar 13, 2009

    Feature article supporting Brain Injury Awareness Month

  • Stay away, stay safe

    Mar 13, 2009

    In Iraq, most people are longing for something to remind them of home and combat the daily downer of being so far away from everything and everyone you care about. Some servicemembers and civilians have taken to "adopting" stray animals here for entertainment and companionship. While keeping a cute puppy or kitten as a pet downrange might brighten your spirits, it can also cost you your life.

  • Petraeus praises medics, corpsmen at 'Angels of Battlefield' gala

    Mar 12, 2009

    The commander of U.S. Central Command last night praised the Army medics and Navy corpsmen whose courage on the battlefield protects the lives of fellow servicemembers.

  • Great Plains Regional Medical Command Soldiers do well at competition

    Mar 12, 2009

    The honor of representing Great Plains Regional Medical Command meant a lot to nine Noncommissioned Officers and 10 Soldier of the Year Candidates participating in the five-day competition beginning Feb. 22.

  • Battle of the Alamo commemorated

    Mar 12, 2009

    "Remember the Alamo," said Maj. Gen. Keith Huber, commanding general, U.S. Army South, addressing members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and guests attending the memorial service at the Alamo March 6 in honor of the defenders of the Alamo.

  • Remembrance ceremony honors fallen military medics

    Mar 12, 2009

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Beneath the rows of simple white headstones evenly spaced beneath a dull and cloudy mid-March sky, the stories of those who rest at Arlington National Cemetery here Wednesday are anything but ordinary.

  • USACR/Safety Center Reminds Soldiers to Drink Responsibly this St. Patrick's Day

    Mar 11, 2009

    News release

  • Army FMWRC offers Great Getaways to Armed Forces Recreation Centers

    Mar 10, 2009

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Imagine attending a luau on Waikiki Beach; golfing in the shadows of the Magic Kingdom; sightseeing a seventh-century city in The Land of the Morning Calm; sunbathing beneath a famous lighthouse on the Atlantic; or skiing or hiking in the Bavarian Alps. One of those dream vacations awaits the winner of the Great Getaways Sweepstakes, an Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command-sponsored contest that began March 1 and runs through May 31 at

  • Social Security expedites disability applications for America's 'Wounded Warriors'

    Mar 9, 2009

    A website describing social security benefits for wounded warriors

  • Outcomes of drugs and alcohol stressed at standdown

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - It was a casual sunny Saturday afternoon in 2006 when a commissioned officer visited his neighbor for a beer and barbecue outing.

  • Soldier's suicide leaves unanswered questions

    Mar 6, 2009

    The suicide of Spc. Jamie Dalton, an Infantryman in B Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, in 2006 shocked everyone who knew him. Many of the warning signs weren't evident in Dalton's behavior or the things he said to friends.

  • West Point WTU signs Army Warrior Health-Care Covenant

    Mar 6, 2009

    Story and photo on West Point WTU signing Warrior Health-Care Covenant

  • Hospital Corps celebrates 122 years of service -- Year of the NCO

    Mar 6, 2009

    Guest speaker during the ceremony, U.S. Army Medical Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Althea Dixon, noted that the 2009 Year of the NCO theme is celebrating and honoring the Army professional NCO traditions.

  • USARPAC Suicide Prevention goes 'Beyond the Front'

    Mar 5, 2009

    Hundreds of Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians of the U.S. Army, Pacific, assembled in Fort Shafter's Richardson Theater to view an interactive video entitled "Beyond the Front" which presented vignettes of Soldiers in deployment and post deployment, stress-related situations that could lead to suicidal behavior.

  • Fort Lewis MSTC teaches Soldiers how to save wounded comrades

    Mar 5, 2009

    The Fort Lewis Medical Simulation Training Center has an array of courses that teach life-saving techniques based on the principles of Tactical Combat Casualty Care including Combat Medical Advanced Skills, Basic Life Support CPR, EMT National Registry as well as the EMT Refresher course. The center's bread-and-butter course, however, is the Combat Lifesaver course.

  • Fort Lewis suicide prevention training prepares facilitators

    Mar 5, 2009

    Specialist Norton received a "Dear John" e-mail from his fiancee. Then he watched his best friend die in a firefight. Now, he's contemplating suicide. The fictitious Norton was the subject of one of the videos in "Beyond the Front," an interactive presentation that served as the basis of suicide-prevention training given to facilitators Feb. 26-27 at Fort Lewis' North Fort Chapel. The facilitators will offer training to Soldiers and Army civilians in their units and directorates on post during individual suicide-prevention "stand-down" days between now and March 15.

  • CRDAMC opens West Fort Hood Health Clinic

    Mar 5, 2009

    The cutting of a ceremonial yellow ribbon at the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's West Fort Hood Health Clinic Tuesday, March 3 is the realization of a dream discussed ten years ago, according to guest speaker Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, III Corps and Fort Hood commander.

  • Wounded Soldiers receive Purple Heart Medals

    Mar 5, 2009

    Wounded Soldiers receive Purple Heart Medals at Fort Gordon

  • Fort Carson WTU Soldier drafts alternate energy proposal

    Mar 5, 2009

    While recuperating from wounds recieved in Iraq, a Fort Carson Soldier put his U.S. Military Academy training to use to come up with ideas for alternative energy sources.

  • Historic characters take the stage at Women's History Month observance

    Mar 5, 2009

    While snow covered the ground, the Belvoir commuA,Anity gathered at the Officer's Club to observe Women's History Month Tuesday. This year's theme is 'Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet.' First Sgt. Cynthia Moody presented Sojourner Truth's speech, 'Ain't I a Woman'' with passion. Truth mesmerA,Aized her audience with her speech in 1851 at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio.

  • Heidelberg Medic Gives Aid at Accident Scene

    Mar 5, 2009

    Sgt. Latoddia S. Maze, a medic with the Heidelberg Health Center, stabilized two passengers involved in a car accident on the autobahn March 2.

  • US soldiers get help as suicide levels soar

    Mar 4, 2009

    The Camp Victory Combat Stress Control Center plays an active role in helping soldiers use unavoidable stress to grow as warriors

  • High-tech mobile hospital trains to save lives in combat

    Mar 3, 2009

    "Mascal! Mascal! Mascal!" someone shouted as Soldiers ran out of tents towards a 15-passenger van, horn beeping loudly. Medical personnel whistled loudly to get everyone's attention focused on the latest casualties coming into the training area.

  • 'Wagonmasters' kick off month-long blood drive

    Mar 2, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Needles, some people can't stand them.

  • Access to Care: 'The right provider, at the right time, in the right venue'

    Feb 27, 2009

    The Army Surgeon General recognizes that access to care is not where it should be at all military treatment facilities (MTFs) and is taking aggressive steps to improve access and ensure that beneficiaries' have access to quality care. Access is when our beneficiaries have the "The right provider, at the right time, in the right venue."

  • Fort Lewis pet therapy offers holistic healing

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fritz lowers blood pressure. He reduces anxiety. He encourages relaxation. He's an altogether different type of medicine. As a certified pet therapy dog, the 6-year-old German shepherd visits the Warrior Transition Battalion on a regular basis with his handler, Amanda Hackbarth, to interact with the Wounded Warriors in their barracks here.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

    Feb 27, 2009

    March is Brain Injury Awareness Month: A roadside explosion throws a Soldier against the side of his vehicle, with force that shakes his brain inside his skull. Another Soldier is in a traffic accident on the way to work, her head thrown forward into the windshield. A family member takes a hard fall during a sports game, hitting his head on the ground. Different situations, but often the same result - a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), better known as a concussion.

  • Fort Lewis officials reaffirm commitment to warriors

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fort Lewis and Madigan Army Medical Center leaders signed a covenant at the hospital reaffirming their commitment to providing the best health care possible to wounded warriors and their families, Feb. 18. The Warrior Healthcare Covenant signing ceremony was also an opportunity for Army officials, local congressional leaders and community organizations to recognize and honor the men and women who have been wounded, ill or injured while serving our nation.

  • Fort McCoy Preschoolers learn about proper dental care

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fort McCoy Preschoolers learn about proper dental care

  • Army Belvoir leaders focused on recognizing suicide indicators

    Feb 26, 2009

    Despite the many successes printed and televised about the Army during its proud history, ofA,Aficials are all too aware of the dark cloud hovering above them.For the fourth consecutive year, suicides are on the rise. In 2008, the Army experienced 128 conA,Afirmed suicides - up from 117 the year before. At such an alarming rate, Gen. Peter Chiarelli, viceA,Achief of staff, issued an executive order calling for greater emphasis on recognizing suicidal behavior among Soldiers.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. of Army Reserve observes Black History Month at Mosby Reserve Center

    Feb 26, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. of the Army Reserve Leon Caffie joined members of Fort Belvoir's Military Intelligence Readiness Command and 55th Sustainment Brigade Tuesday for a celebration marking February as Black History Month.

  • Fort Carson Purple Heart recipient shares experiences in book

    Feb 26, 2009

    Latoya Lucas, Purple Heart recipient, has written a book about her experiences recovering from injuries she sustained in Iraq.

  • Vet's bad-luck streak ends with new home

    Feb 24, 2009

    Homes For Our Troops honors the service of SGT Travis Wood, severely injured by an IED in Afghanistan

  • 90-day program gives former military doctors chance to serve again

    Feb 24, 2009

    Col. Lionel M. Nelson is a man of many hats. A former Air Force Reservist, and a retired Army Reservist, Nelson came out of a five-year retirement and shut down his private practice in San Jose, Calif., to participate in the "90 Days Boots on the Ground" program, a program that gives former military doctors the opportunity to deploy to Iraq for 90 days.

  • Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance

    Feb 23, 2009

    Soldiers with SGLI have TSGLI automatically as a benefit if they are injured

  • A healing process- Soldier shares his ordeal of traumatic brain injury

    Feb 23, 2009

    Soldier shares his ordeal of traumatic brain injury

  • 32nd Medical Battalion graduates Soldier Medics -- The inaugural Brian D. Allgood award winner annou

    Feb 23, 2009

    The Jimmy Brought Fitness Center was filled near to capacity with Soldiers, Family and friends Feb. 11 when A Company, 232nd Medical Battalion graduated 383 combat medics from the 68W, Health Care Specialist (Combat Medic) course. The Army Medical Department Center and School established the Col. Brian D. Allgood 68W Distinguished Honor Graduate Award on behalf of Allgood, who commanded the 232nd Medical Battalion from June 4, 1999 to June 8, 2001. Under his superior leadership, more than 9,000 Soldiers, were trained and molded into combat medics.

  • Groundbreaking for Fort Campbell SFAC

    Feb 20, 2009

    Admiral Mike Mullen, Commander Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States military (third from right) joined with Fort Campbell officials and construction contractors for the Feb. 20 groundbreaking ceremony of the Fort Campbell Solider and Family Assistance Center. The SFAC is a $5 million project with 15,000 square feet and is estimated to be complete in February, 2010. Also pictured are (left to right):Jerry Stakhiv, Project Director, Clarks Construction Company, Federal Division; Michael Britton, Fort Campbell SFAC Director; Maj. Shane Moyer, Commander, Warrior Transition Battalion; Col. Frederick Swope, Brig. Gen. Stephen Townsend, Deputy Commanding General (Rear), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Mullen; Karen Halsey, Better Built Construction Services; and Ted Reece, Interim Director of Public Works, Fort Campbell.

  • Madigan, Military OneSource join forces to provide more resources

    Feb 20, 2009

    With the Army suicide rate the highest ever last year, Madigan Army Medical Center Behavioral Health professionals are working to find innovative ways to combat the needless loss.

  • Fort Lewis targets suicide prevention

    Feb 20, 2009

    Buddies must look out for each other. Gary Ouellette can't put it more plainly than that. Ouellette, I Corps and Fort Lewis suicide-prevention coordinator, knows that is the best way to keep Soldiers from harming themselves when they are depressed.

  • Commentary - Children's obesity: we're all responsible

    Feb 20, 2009

    American children are getting fat - and no one wants to accept the blame. Maybe it's our parenting that is at fault. Army Family Covenant, Fort Lewis

  • ICE gives Benning customers a voice

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fort Benning customer service representatives want your 2 cents. Interactive Customer Evaluation, an Armywide program that has been in place at Fort Benning since 2003, offers customer satisfaction surveys for 275 services on Fort Benning. More services will be added to ICE in the future, said Bernard Goss, Fort Benning customer service officer.

  • Sill sign WTU Covenent

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fort Sill officials sign the WTU Covenent

  • Medics train for combat

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fort Sill medics train for combat

  • Belvoir site for military movie premier

    Feb 19, 2009

    A made-for-television movie based on the real-life observations of a casualty escort was screened for more than 150 Soldiers, civilian and DoD support staff from Human Resource Command, Casualty and Mortuary Affairs, at Fort Belvoir's Wood Theater Feb. 19. The HBO film 'Taking Chance' chronicles the reflections and feelings of retired Marine Lt. Col. Mike Strobl as he escorts a fellow Marine to his hometown in Dubois, Wyo., from Dover Air Force Base, Del. Strobl documents the warmth, kindness and respect that he and the Marine's remains are shown on the journey to his final resting place. Strobl is portrayed by actor Kevin Bacon.

  • WTU addresses issues, increases personal, medical care to warriors

    Feb 19, 2009

    Attention and focus on wounded warriors got a name in February 2007 when the Army issued the directive establishing the Warrior in Transition program. The first warrior transition brigade was established at Walter Reed Medical Center in April 2007. Just a few months later, Fort Lee became a home to these Warriors in Transition when Kenner Army Health Clinic activated a unit. Five personnel from Kenner stood up the Fort Lee Warrior Transition Unit, where in the infancy of this Army program, there were 25 wounded warriors assigned to the unit.

  • NCO Assists Soldier During Difficult Time

    Feb 19, 2009

    The term "Battle Buddy" is a relatively new Army expression that denotes camaraderie, companionship and commitment to a fellow Soldier. That sense of loyalty and dedication was none more exemplified when one noncommissioned officer of Fort Lee's Warrior Transition Unit steadfastly supported a fellow unit member while the Soldier was hospitalized.

  • Suicide Prevention Stand Down

    Feb 19, 2009

    Chaplain (Col.) Jerry Stone goes over course material with Sgt. Justin Buttars, DeWitt Health Care Network, during a break from the suicide prevention stand down seminar Wednesday at Wood Theater. The prevention theme is 'Shoulder to Shoulder, No Soldier Stands Alone,' and was implemented by the vice chief of staff of the Army in response to the rising suicide rates the Army experienced from 2007 to 2008.

  • Redeploying Soldiers use paintball to blow off steam

    Feb 15, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Paintballs ricocheted off inflatable barriers as 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Soldiers bobbed and weaved, trying their best to miss paint-filled projectiles.

  • Dental command names year's best at Fort Lewis

    Feb 13, 2009

    It was a tough week for the six Soldiers competing for the Western Region Dental Command's top annual awards - Soldier of the Year, and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. Two Soldiers from each state - Alaska, California and Washington - were tested Jan. 20 to 23 on multiple tasks.

  • Polk's Warrior Transition Battalion helps wounded Warriors re-enter military, civilian life

    Feb 13, 2009

    Lt. Col. Timothy Albers, commander of Fort Polk's Warrior Transition Battalion, said the mission of the WTB is to heal and transfer the wounded Soldier either back into service or the civilian world. "We try to focus our staff and commanders to facilitate that," he said. Albers said there are four priorities: mission, Soldiers, Families and team.

  • Battle of the boats

    Feb 12, 2009

    It was the boat with the least positive name of ODR Wreck that prevailed and sank the competition of Shark Attack and USS Never Sail during the first Cardboard Vessel Regatta, Saturday at Benyaurd Indoor Pool. Designed to inspire a little community competition and fun between Fort Belvoir organizations, the regatta was organized by Anthony Poore, FMWR fitness coordinator.

  • Belvoir marks Black History Month with special guest

    Feb 12, 2009

    For Black History Month, Stokes took center stage at Fort Belvoir's Community Center Tuesday, when he described his experiences growing up in the South and how a student-strike committee he planned would set in motion one of the most powerful movements in American history.

  • Students get hands-on experience during Job Shadow Day

    Feb 12, 2009

    Students from Mount Vernon High School arrived at battalion head quarters on Fort Belvoir last Thursday for Job Shadow Day. Fort Belvoir's Public Affairs Office's Community Relations section put the event together to show students how education can lead into rewarding futures.

  • Obama, Kaine make historic visit to Fort Belvoir

    Feb 12, 2009

    President Barack Obama joined Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine at a construction site near Fort Belvoir's north area, also known as the Engineer Proving Ground, Wednesday. The commander-in-chief visited the site in the hopes of spurring quick action on a proposed economic stimulus package.

  • Operating room renovated, top-notch service continues

    Feb 11, 2009

    Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital at Fort Polk has nearly finished operating room renovations. The project began in 2007, and when it is complete the hospital will have four state-of-the-art ORs.

  • Hawaii Soldiers support Pro Bowl

    Feb 10, 2009

    Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command were given a distinct honor this year to serve on the Joint Service Color Guard for the National Football League 2009 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Three Soldiers comprised a part of the Joint Service Color Guard, which were responsible for rendering honors for the start of the Pro Bowl.

  • "Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities" Program

    Feb 9, 2009

    Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities Program

  • Army JAG keeps wounded at the top of priority list

    Feb 9, 2009

    Wounded warriors' legal issues, particularly as Soldiers navigate the thorny medical-evaluation-board and physical-evaluation-board processes, are always on the mind of the Army Judge Advocate General, Lt. Gen. Scott C. Black said during a recent visit to Fort Lewis.

  • AMEDD NCO Builds Pharmacy for Soldiers

    Feb 7, 2009

    For Soldiers of C Company, 710th Brigade Support Battalion, otherwise known as "Charlie Med," providing reliable medical care, especially for chronic conditions, has become part of that process.

  • Sergeants Major visit LBJ's home - Year of the NCO

    Feb 7, 2009

    Eleven sergeant majors learned to be effective members of a joint team by fulfilling one of BAMC's balance scorecard strategic objectives to improved training and development, during a teambuilding off-site staff ride

  • NCO Academy Hosts Cub Scouts at Retreat

    Feb 7, 2009

    Cub Scout Pack 23, Den 7 joined Soldiers from the Army Medical Department Noncommissioned Officer Academy Tuesday during retreat at the post's main flagpole for a lesson in flag courtesies.

  • Soldiers overcome grueling test of skill to earn coveted Expert Field Medical Badge

    Feb 6, 2009

    Statistically, the expert field medical badge is one of the toughest badges a Soldier can earn. With an attrition rate of 84.7 percent in 2008, only the best of the best ever get pinned. After two grueling weeks in the various training areas of Fort Lewis, 32 Soldiers earned the right to wear the EFMB and were awarded it at a ceremony Jan. 30 at Soldiers Field House.

  • Blazing the trail: A Buffalo Soldier's Story

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Equal Opportunity Program at Fort Belvoir sponsored a Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Holiday Observance at DeWitt Hospital Friday. Maxwell was a guest speaker at the event.

  • Fort Drum hosts fireside chat for Families of fallen Soldiers

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Hillside Lodge provided a cozy setting Jan. 23 for survivors of fallen Soldiers to come together for a time of fellowship and sharing.

  • Communication system loses weight, gains readiness

    Feb 4, 2009

    Time and communications are critical to operation security in a down-range environment, where the difference of minutes can save SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives. A Huntsville, Ala., company specializing in satellite communications has developed and deployed an ultra-portable communication system that hits the ground running with the warfighterAca,!"one that can be on satellite in less than an hour.

  • Helping Soldiers mend: nonprofit's dgital library, gaming donation add fun to healing process

    Feb 3, 2009

    CAUSE donates gaming digital library to Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade. This is the fifth gaming library this organization has donated to the Army's wounded Warriors

  • Kurdish Soldiers graduate US Army combat lifesaver course

    Feb 1, 2009

    HABUR GATE, Iraq Aca,!"Iraqi-Kurdish Soldiers received certificates of completion after they became the first class to graduate from the U.S. Army combat lifesaver course on Jan. 27.

  • 'Ace of Cakes' treats U.S. Army, Hawaii To Special Military Cake

    Jan 30, 2009

  • Fort Polk dentists put bite on cavities

    Jan 30, 2009

    February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Fort Polk dentists are offering awareness eduction and in-school screenings for military children.

  • Child obesity; a national epidemic

    Jan 30, 2009

    Fort Sill doctors talk about child obesity. First in a series

  • Commentary - Life is about more than achieving goals

    Jan 30, 2009

    We live in a society that makes a mania about planning and goal setting. Maybe thatAca,!a,,cs why so many people are unhappy. We would do better if we paid more attention to the details and let the big picture take care of itself.

  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors helps families

    Jan 29, 2009

    Ishmael Stagner reminisced about his childhood during the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) seminar at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Jan. 24.

  • Warrior-to-Warrior

    Jan 29, 2009

    Army Staff Director, Lt. Gen. David Huntoon, talks with Army Cpl. John Hyland, C Company, Warrior in Transition Battalion, about injuries he sustained in Iraq. Huntoon toured Fort Sam HoustonAca,!a,,cs Brooke Army Medical Center, the Center for the Intrepid, and the Institute of Surgical Research (Burn Unit), the Warrior and Family Support Center and the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, Jan 23.

  • Caisson Horse Continues To Serve

    Jan 29, 2009

    For one former U.S. Army Garrison Caisson horse, military service is far from over, Aca,!A"HerbAca,!A? as he is referred to by the Fort Sam Houston Equestrian staff, may not don ceremonial tack anymore, but that has not stopped him from continuing to serve the military community.

  • Warriors in Transition compete in Adaptive Bowling Tournament

    Jan 29, 2009

    For the first time, the U.S. Paralympics and Fort Sam Houston have collaborated to develop an Adaptive Sports Program for Warriors in Transition who are recovering from injuries.

  • Suicide intervention program starts at Fort Carson

    Jan 29, 2009

    Fort Carson holds suicide prevention workshops for Soldier and Family members as part of a pilot program of the the Army's Ask, Care and Escort (ACE) Suicide Prevention Program.

  • Sergeant major shares special bond with AW2 Soldiers

    Jan 29, 2009

    Sgt. Major Brent Jurgensen on the AW2 program and his part as the AW2 Sgt. Major.

  • SFAC specialist helps wounded troops 'figure out what to do'

    Jan 29, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- When wounded warriors in the Heidelberg area go to the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, they will find the friendly face of someone who says her favorite part of her job is simply talking with Soldiers.

  • Students spend a day in the 'Real World' medical style

    Jan 29, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Approximately 100 students and parents made their way through the Real World Medical Career Fair Jan. 25 at Heidelberg Middle School on Patrick Henry Village.

  • BJACH activates one-stop call center to improve patient service

    Jan 23, 2009

    Today, Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital throws the switch that activates a new call center. This is a big step toward meeting Medical Command directives to answer calls within 90 seconds and to Aca,!A"appoint or referAca,!A? on one call.

  • First NCO Lineage Ceremony at Heidelberg Castle

    Jan 20, 2009

    Standing on the same steps as generations of warriors before them, 18 Heidelberg MEDDAC non-commissioned officers raised their right hands and took the charge of the NCO Corps during a lineage ceremony Jan. 15 at Heidelberg Castle.

  • Fort Lewis girl to receive service dog

    Jan 16, 2009

    A Fort Lewis family member with progressive disabilities will soon meet a new friend that will improve the quality of her life. Camille Even, 14, who was diagnosed with diabetes as a 2-year-old and was later found to have developmental issues, was selected to receive a special needs Canine Assistants service dog.

  • Fort Lewis Wounded Warriors learn that 'believing is seeing'

    Jan 16, 2009

    When Robert Ott spoke before a group of Wounded Warriors for the first time recently at Fort Lewis, he addressed them as a man who once had an experience similar to theirs. On Oct. 6, 1990, a confrontation in his native New Jersey ended with Ott suffering a gunshot wound to the head. The near-fatal injury left the then 21-year-old completely blind.

  • Family Strong Series prepares family members for reintegration

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Aca,!A"I took on a lot of responsibility when my dad left,Aca,!A? said 22-year-old Julian White. Aca,!A"As the eldest, I felt I needed to be a role model and help out more.Aca,!A? Although the White family is no stranger to deployment Aca,!" currently in their sixth, according to mom, Sybille White Aca,!" they do not get any easier.

  • Operation Special Delivery eases pain of childbirth, provides support

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Preparing for a babyAca,!a,,cs arrival begins long before labor and delivery. Having the support of family and friends during a pregnancy is key to a healthy and happy delivery.

  • Army general reconnoiters Pitt injury recovery program

    Jan 15, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Gary Cheek meets with Dr. Rory Cooper of UPMC to discuss the Human Engineering Research Laboratories at Pitt.

  • Saving Soldiers' lives

    Jan 15, 2009

    Photo of a Cadet donating blood during the Armed Services Blood drive at West Point.

  • Wounded Warrior Diaries: Life Lessons Shape Iraq War Veteran

    Jan 14, 2009

    Former Notre Dame basketball player Danielle Green-Byrd prides herself on taking Aca,!A"the road less traveledAca,!A? Aca,!" a road that took a fateful turn when she lost her left arm in Iraq

  • Disability system pilot planned for Fort Carson

    Jan 14, 2009

    Pilot program for transitioning seriously wounded Soldiers to start at Fort Carson.

  • Benelux Military Retirees: 'integral part of local tapestry'

    Jan 14, 2009

    ChiAfA..vres Air Base, Belgium Aca,!" Bill Lilja was among the first U.S. Soldiers in Belgium since NATO moved its headquarters to Brussels from outside Paris in 1967 and retired as a sergeant first class out of ChiAfA..vres in 1980. While he enjoys a laugh recalling free presidential food, itAca,!a,,cs his vivid memories of volunteering as Santa Claus each December for nearly 25 years at the Belgian orphanage Aca,!A"La FermetteAca,!A? in Ath that pause him.

  • Long Road To Recovery For Wounded Warrior

    Jan 9, 2009

    Sitting on the 30-yard line in San AntonioAca,!a,,cs Alamodome during the U.S. Army All American Ball, Spc. Lawrence Guerro is a long way from the place that brought him here to San Antonio. In 2006, Guerro, a Native American, came to San Antonio from Magdalena, a small historic old west village, located in New Mexico, by way of Baghdad, Iraq. While serving in Iraq he was wounded in action when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb during a ground convoy just outside of Camp Striker.


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