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  • Israeli starts second military career in United States

    Mar 27, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- While the United States argues with Israel over the issue of a Palestinian state, Spc. Ana Kolodko is far removed and is only focused on passing Fort Sill's Basic Combat Training.

  • Middle school girl saves choking father

    Mar 27, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- Despite her young age and small stature, a rather modest and unassuming 11-year-old girl became one of the unlikeliest heroes last month as she sprang into action, performing the Heimlich maneuver on her choking father.

  • Young athlete inspires others at 2015 Army Trials

    Mar 27, 2015

    At just 22 years old, Spc. Samuel Scudder has accomplished more for himself than some people achieve in a lifetime.

  • USAHC-SB strides towards innovative care giving

    Mar 27, 2015

    Army Medicine leads the nation in transforming the delivery of health care.

  • Soldiers discover dream job at Army Trials

    Mar 27, 2015

    Approximately 80 wounded, ill or injured Soldiers and Veterans are at Fort Bliss to train and compete in a series of competitive athletic events including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. Army Trials competition, March 29 -- April 2, is conducted by the Army Warrior Transition Command and hosted by Fort Bliss. Army Trials help determine who will get a spot on the Department of Defense Warrior Games 2015 Army Team in June at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia.

  • Medical Soldiers Assist Local Orphanage

    Mar 27, 2015

    Soldiers from the 65th Medical Brigade volunteered their time and efforts during a visit to Namsanwon Orphanage in Seoul on March 27, 2015. Some 20 service men and women attended to the needs of the orphanage by helping with ground maintenance, household chores and various other tasks.

  • Campaign theme says it all - "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle"

    Mar 26, 2015

    Each year Kenner Army Health Clinic observes National Nutrition Month annually as a way to educate our beneficiary population on the importance of nutrition focusing on making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme for 2015 is "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle," which encourages everyone to adopt eating and physical activity plans that are focused on consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices and getting daily exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote overall health.

  • EFMP offers autism class for parents, children

    Mar 26, 2015

    Fort Carson's Exceptional Family Member Program offers a class for parents of children diagnosed with autism April 10 as part of Autism Awareness Month.

  • Horoho warns of damage to MEDCOM under sequester

    Mar 26, 2015

    Another sequestration could mean the loss of more than 6,000 medical personnel from the Army, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army surgeon general told senators, March 25.

  • ERMC CG honors Lafayette

    Mar 26, 2015

    Europe Regional Medical Command commanding general Brig. Gen. Van Coots joined French Deputy Surgeon General Maj. Gen. Patrick Godart to lay a wreath at the grave of the Marquis de Lafayette in Paris. Lafayette is considered one of the heroes of the American Revolution for his assistance to the U.S.

  • GLWACH provides 'medsafe' boxes for used meds disposal

    Mar 26, 2015

    Patients can safely and securely dispose of unused medications using a blue "medsafe" medication disposal box located in the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital's main outpatient pharmacy waiting room.

  • Army releases spring/summer safety campaign

    Mar 26, 2015

    The Army's annual spring/summer safety campaign was recently released online by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Age has no limit at EFMB

    Mar 26, 2015

    Thomas Hewitt, 42, and Cara Corley, 19, arrived March 13 in the Grafenwoehr Training Area to compete for their Expert Field Medical Badge. The members of 1st Platoon both carry youthful energy and years of wisdom. Among the 183 candidates competing this year to earn a badge, they are the youngest and oldest candidates of the U.S. Army Europe EFMB competition, held March 13-27 and hosted by the 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional). Both are combat medics from 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, based in Vicenza, Italy. Nineteen-year-old Pvt. Cara Corley and 42-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Hewitt have high hopes of earning the prestigious Expert Field Medic Badge.

  • 'Mending the alliance:' 21st TSC, Bundeswehr medics build interoperability through combined training

    Mar 26, 2015

    It was a great opportunity for German and American medics to learn about each other's medical capabilities and equipment, and it opened the door for continued partnership.

  • CFI's first quad amputee strives to inspire others

    Mar 26, 2015

    Brooke Army Medical Center has cared for more than 5,200 wounded service members over the past decade. Yet, the first quad amputee to receive treatment at the Center for the Intrepid is a female retired police officer from Corpus Christi, Texas.

  • Defense Health Agency leader offers Soldiers sleep tips

    Mar 26, 2015

    Sleep is as important as food and water, yet many military Service members wrestle with insomnia or wake up too early. The result can be serious health problems or reduced readiness.

  • Rader Clinic caregivers practice Ebola response

    Mar 26, 2015

    Healthcare providers at Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic practiced response protocol March 18 in the event that a patient infected with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) comes to the clinic for help.

  • Allies stitch together premier medical training event

    Mar 25, 2015

    Allies serve and train together, fighting and bleeding together when necessary. Innovative integration efforts also ensure allied medical personnel can save lives as a team.

  • Beating back the Blindside

    Mar 25, 2015

    FORT BLISS, Texas - It's easy to dodge a punch when you see it coming, tougher when you get blindsided. Without warning, there's not much you can do. You can't brace for impact or defend yourself at that most critical time. In that split second, you possess no control. Perhaps it is luck or by the grace of God, you survive and begin to slowly regain control. Will and power are restored back to those who previously had no control.

  • Open application period for Army Civilian leadership training

    Mar 25, 2015

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower & Reserve Affairs (ASA (M&RA)) announced the open application period for the highly competitive Senior Enterprise Talent Management program (GS-14/15s and equivalents) and the newly developed Enterprise Talent Management program (GS-12/13s and equivalents), on March 25, 2015.

  • Patriot Missile Battery in Poland for Exercise Panther Assurance

    Mar 24, 2015

    All eyes were on Delta Battery, 5-7 Air Defense Artillery when the unit hosted a crowd of both U.S. and Polish military and media entities who were eager to tour the emplaced Patriot Missile tactical site at a Polish airbase outside of Warsaw, Poland on March 21.

  • A Star is born: Katterbach health clinic earns SOH Star status

    Mar 24, 2015

    Katterbach Army Health clinic joins the Illesheim Army Health Clinic and becomes Safety and Occupational Health Star Site certified.

  • 'Strong bonds:' married medics unite for EFMB

    Mar 24, 2015

    Ashley and Grant Restuccio are a long way from where their relationship started at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and they've embarked on the most unique "honeymoon" imaginable. As they begin their marriage journey the Army couple is also competing side-by-side to earn the Army's coveted Expert Field Medical Badge.

  • Polish and US Army Europe Air Defenders Work Side by Side During Exercise

    Mar 24, 2015

    A team of Soldiers from the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command plans and operations section, traveled from Germany to Poland to join Delta Battery, 5-7 Air Defense Artillery, which convoyed 100 Soldiers and 30 vehicles 1200 km, earlier in the week as part of exercise Panther Assurance from March 18 to 24.

  • Army health leaders advocate for importance of nutrition

    Mar 23, 2015

    During National Nutrition Month in March, "we encourage each of you to renew a commitment to achieving your personal Performance Triad goals," said Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho.

  • National Guard needs continued investment, generals tell Congress

    Mar 21, 2015

    Continuing to invest in the National Guard to ensure it remains accessible, responsive and capable will provide the nation a force that is proven on the battlefield and in the homeland.

  • U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School designated an Army Center of Excellence (CoE)

    Mar 20, 2015

    On February 19, 2015, Headquarters, Department of the Army, designated the Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S) as the Army's Health Readiness Center of Excellence (COE).

  • Human Resources Command makes Officer Selection Board training, mock board available online

    Mar 20, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command disseminated teaching materials across the Army, March 18, to explain the mechanics of the officer selection board process.

  • Event highlights importance of patient safety

    Mar 20, 2015

    JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center staff and visitors highlighted the importance of patient safety during an event March 12 to commemorate Patient Safety Awareness Week.

  • 'You Make a Difference' winners receive recognition, premier parking

    Mar 20, 2015

    JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The new "You Make a Difference" program is a way to identify Brooke Army Medical Center staff and volunteers whose thoughtful, caring actions made an immediate and positive impact on the patient experience.

  • Three-war veteran honored to be part of military history

    Mar 20, 2015

    Enlisting in 1935, retired U.S. Army Maj. Virgil Ward, 96, served in three wars during his 30-year tenure in the military.

  • 2015 Pacific Regional Medical Command Best Warrior Competition

    Mar 20, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii --- Non-commissioned officers and junior enlisted Soldiers from Medical Department Activity Korea (MEDDAC-K), Medical Department Activity Japan (MEDDAC-J), Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and United States Army Health Clinic - Schofield Barracks (USAHC-SB) participated in the 2015 Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) Best Warrior Competition here, March 16-19, 2015.

  • New med disposal boxes benefit GLWACH patients

    Mar 20, 2015

    Patients can safely and securely dispose of unused medications using a blue "medsafe" medication disposal box located in the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital's main outpatient pharmacy waiting room. "The fact that GLWACH was chosen for this new medication-return pilot program is a clear indication to me of the confidence, reliability and value of this military treatment facility to higher Army and federal decision makers," said Stephanie Gilbert, GLWACH assistant pharmacy chief.

  • NRMC Soldiers and Army Veterans prepare for Army Trials competition

    Mar 19, 2015

    Twenty-seven wounded, ill and injured Northern Regional Medical Command (NRMC) Soldiers and Army Veterans will join their Army counterparts from across the United States and Europe at Fort Bliss, Texas, to compete in the 2015 U.S. Army Trials. Training and practice sessions begin Sunday, March 22, and the Army Trials competition is slated for March 29 -- April 2.

  • Other health insurance accepted at KAHC

    Mar 19, 2015

    Kenner puts good use to the funds collected via other health insurances carried by beneficiaries. By law, they stay here to be used, funding medical staff, medications, training and supplies. The goal of billing other health insurances is to enhance the services Kenner provides. Millions of dollars have been returned to Kenner through the Third Party Collections Program.

  • LRMC PAO's Career Spans 37 Years of National Media Spotlight

    Mar 19, 2015

  • Kick Butts Day teaches youth importance of not smoking

    Mar 19, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The first Kick Butts Day on Fort Huachuca was held at the Child and Youth Services School Age Center on Wednesday afternoon.

  • New bone marrow donor walk-in service

    Mar 19, 2015

    Potentially saving a life just got that much easier now that Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., has a walk-in center to register bone marrow donors. The Armed Services Blood Bank Center -- Pacific Northwest (located in the Madigan Annex) recently paired up with Sgt. Stephanie Smals, a Madigan licensed practical nurse, to allow Department of Defense ID cardholders to sign up for the bone marrow registry in the same center where they can donate blood.

  • Military Medical Conference Connects Industry Partners and Research Representatives

    Mar 18, 2015

    The National Defense Industrial Association and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command will co-host the "Medical Research, Development and Acquisition in Support of the Warfighter" conference in Hyattsville, Maryland, at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center March 23-25.

  • USAMRICD Scientist Receives Visionary Mentorship Award

    Mar 18, 2015

    Principal investigator John H. McDonough, Ph.D., a research psychologist at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, received a 2015 Visionary Award from the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council for his mentorship of high school and college students Feb. 26, at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood, Maryland.

  • Medical Unit Learns 'Fight Tonight' Readiness Skills

    Mar 18, 2015

    As part of the peninsula wide Key Resolve 15 exercise, Soldiers from 121st Combat Support Hospital (CSH), Yongsan Army Garrison, South Korea, dug in for some cohesive unit training that addressed their readiness capabilities if called upon should hostilities occur along the Korean peninsula. One aspect of the training was a mass-casualty exercise and other events such as live surgical procedures with volunteer patients, evacuation procedures, establishing a field hospital and relocating it as well as reacting to various medical scenarios. All of which tested the medical personnel abilities to stand up the Critical Care Corridor portion of the 88-bed CSH and react to various trauma scenarios.

  • "What to Expect" baby shower brings moms together

    Mar 17, 2015

    Over 70 expectant moms in USAG Bavaria gathered for a baby shower hosted by the author of "What to Expect When You're Expecting."

  • Army Sustainment Command units complete Operation United Assistance mission

    Mar 17, 2015

  • Modest beginnings lead to bright future for Army nurse

    Mar 17, 2015

    When Marielos Vega was a child living on a coffee plantation in Costa Rica, she dreamed of being a nurse. She would take empty medicine bottles and dole out pretend prescriptions to her siblings.

  • USAHC-SB Employee shares Women's Army Corps' experience for Womens History Month

    Mar 17, 2015

    With nearly 50 years having passed, Cheryl Keopuhiwa, from the U.S. Army Health Clinic - Schofield Barracks, shares her experience as a member of the Women's Army Corps. During women's history month, she spoke to a diverse audience of Soldiers and civilians about her time as a woman in the military in the late 1960's.

  • Soldiers train for Expert Field Medical Badge

    Mar 16, 2015

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - Five inches of snow on the ground, freezing temperatures and a northern wind did not stop four Soldiers of Multinational Battle Group-East to train for the Expert Field Medical Badge validation course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, March 6, before they head to Grafenwoehr, Germany for the EFMB competition.

  • Army Study Program Management Office Recognizes Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Mar 16, 2015

    March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. This has been a hot issue for the Army for years, as Soldiers return from theater with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) resulting from combat. TBIs contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability every year. The incidences of TBI in service members increased as the use of IEDs have become more prevalent on the battlefield. From the calendar year 2000 through the first quarter of 2011, over 200,000 service members had been identified as having sustained a TBI.

  • An understanding of dietary supplements

    Mar 16, 2015

    What you should know about dietary supplements.

  • Medical Planning at the Forefront of Exercise Key Resolve in Japan

    Mar 16, 2015

    United States Army Japan (USARJ) Surgeon collaborates with 62nd Medical Brigade (MED BDE) and 18th Medical Command (MEDCOM) to further refine the Medical Concept of Support for the Japan Area of Operation (AOR) in support of the Key Resolve 2015 training exercise.

  • Resiliency Training

    Mar 15, 2015

    Medical Department Activity- Japan (MEDDAC-J) conducts resiliency training through paintball.

  • Helping first responders, each other via CPR

    Mar 13, 2015

    Your coworker collapses on the floor …tick…tick…tick… you check to see if the individual is okay …tick…tick…tick… he isn't breathing …tick…tick…tick… you are all alone …tick…tick…tick… The actions you take or don't take in the next few seconds may have life altering consequences, for your coworker and for yourself, said Donald Haberski, a lieutenant with the Arsenal fire department

  • Registered Dietitian Day celebrates nutrition experts

    Mar 13, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- While it isn't the largest section on the holiday card rack, National Registered Dietitian Day was celebrated with much fanfare Wednesday at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

  • Combat rations database allows Soldiers to learn about meals, ready-to-eat nutrition

    Mar 13, 2015

    When Soldiers rip open meals, ready-to-eat in a combat zone, most people probably are thinking more about flavor and filling their stomachs than about the nutrition.

  • A Week in the Life of a GEMS Student

    Mar 13, 2015

    Applications for the 2015 Fort Detrick Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program have opened to students for the 10th year.

  • Army researchers return to Norway for nutrition, cold-stress study

    Mar 13, 2015

    The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine once again partnered with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment to study nutrition and physiological responses to cold-weather training.

  • Device to Measure Brain's Electrical Activity After Injury Receives FDA Clearance

    Mar 13, 2015

    The Ahead 100, which received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in November 2014, is a headband-shaped device that measures a patient's electroencephalogram signals, or brain electrical activity. A clinician interprets the testing and results.

  • Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone Provides Valuable Experience

    Mar 13, 2015

    Maj. Laura Lester, U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, returned in November from Sierra Leone where she performed Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) duties with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in support of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak. The Veterinary Corps is a key component of Army Medicine in collecting and assessing epidemiological data.

  • Fort Hood WTU Delivers World-Class Venue for Regional Trials

    Mar 13, 2015

    More than 40 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans from Warrior Transition Units at Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Fort Hood, Texas; and Fort Sill, Oklahoma, were at Fort Hood March 2-6 to competed in swimming, archery, air guns, cycling, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and track and field competitions to earn an invitation to the Army Trials, which will be March 20-April 2 at Fort Bliss, Texas. Forty athletes will then be selected to represent Team Army in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games that will be held this summer.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center wins Army Medicine's Wolf Pack Award

    Mar 13, 2015

    Gregg Stevens, the Army Medical Department Civilian Corps chief, presented the 1st quarter Wolf Pack Award on behalf of Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the Army surgeon general, to a group of 19 military and civilian employees at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) and the Lyster Army Health Clinic (LAHC) on March 13, 2015. The Wolf Pack Award was designed to recognize exceptional teamwork by an integrated group of military and civilian members and the Radiology departments at both EAMC and LAHC envisioned a patient-centered and fiscally-responsible cooperative tele-radiology program where EAMC would interpret radiology examinations performed at LAHC.

  • 412th ASB strikes rich vein: Blood drive at Ansbach surpasses goal of 160 pints

    Mar 12, 2015

    The 412th Aviation Support Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, sponsored a blood drive at the Katterbach Fitness Center March 10, 2015.

  • Medics Strengthen Bonds, Solve Challenges

    Mar 12, 2015

    One could argue the best friendships are forged through shared experiences and, sometimes, challenges. War is often a source of bonds between Soldiers that is sometimes explained as an experience that one can only realize first hand. Prior to war, the experiences that can build a military unit's cohesion frequently are presented during training. Soldiers assigned to the 121st Combat Support Hospital recently had an opportunity to strengthen friendships and hone skills during an exercise on Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • U.S. Army Research Institute, Harvard team up against PTSD, mTBI

    Mar 12, 2015

    Researchers from the Army and Harvard Medical School are collaborating on a Department of Defense-funded study to identify chemical biomarkers that could differentiate between post-traumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC looks to improve patient experience through new council

    Mar 12, 2015

    The Fort Drum MEDDAC is looking to collect suggestions and concerns through a new Patient Family Advisory Council, which is set to hold its first meeting April 23.

  • American Heart Associate recognizes Horoho for Performance Triad

    Mar 12, 2015

    The American Heart Association recognized Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army surgeon general and commanding general of U.S. Army Medical Command, with its Heart Hero award at the annual Heart Ball.

  • Telehealth Brings Long Distance Specialists to You

    Mar 12, 2015

    LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Germany -- Telehealth is paving the way for the future of military medicine in Europe Regional Medical Command (ERMC). Telehealth bridges the geographical distances between patients and specialty care providers, increases patient access to care, and supports mission readiness.

  • Fort Sill Soldier named regional medical NCO of year

    Mar 12, 2015

    A Soldier from Fort Sill has been named the Southern Regional Medical Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital Conducts Live Surgery in the Field

    Mar 12, 2015

    During the recent peninsula-wide exercise known as Key Resolve 15, clinicians, technicians, and highly trained professionals from 121st Combat Support Hospital performed live surgical procedures in a field environment providing the same quality of care that is normally given at the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital. The only difference was it was conducted in modular field tents under battlefield conditions.

  • Simulated Training Hones Real-World Medical Care at LRMC

    Mar 11, 2015

  • 'Sisters In Arms' aims to match mentors, mentees at JBSA

    Mar 11, 2015

    JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- "Sisters In Arms," a new program at Brooke Army Medical Center, aims to match young female service members with senior noncommissioned officers to establish mentor/mentee relationships at Joint Base San Antonio.

  • Am I Healthy? A Closer Look at the Meaning of Well Being

    Mar 10, 2015

    Most people view 'being healthy' as desirable, sought after, and often elusive. There are many definitions of healthy, leading to quite a bit of dispute over what it is to be healthy. Exploring what the 'healthy' label might imply may shed light on our individual understanding of what health means to us, and better help us reach our personal health goals.

  • Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy helps resolve PTSD

    Mar 9, 2015

    Approximately 30 patients have been treated with positive results through the Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy, or VRET, program since it was donated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center last October by the Wounded Warrior Project.

  • Junior officer nominations sought for 2015 Medical Service Corps Awards of Excellence selection

    Mar 9, 2015

    Nominations are due March 11 for the 2015 Medical Service Corps Award of Excellence competition. The program provides personal recognition to outstanding junior MSC officers and warrant officers who have made significant contributions to the Army Medical Department mission and have performed in an exceptional manner. The Office of the Chief, Medical Service Corps, will announce the recipients, who will attend the annual Junior Officer Week gathering at a date still to be determined.

  • Rader Clinic honors 2014 Performance Triad participants

    Mar 9, 2015

    Staffers at the Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base were recognized Feb. 27 for participating in the Performance Triad.

  • Europe-based U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers train for disaster response

    Mar 8, 2015

    During the exercise Citizen Response 15, Soldiers from the Kaiserslautern, Germany-based 7th Civil Support Command tested their ability to deploy with other U.S. military services and allied partners in the aftermath of an earthquake.

  • 309th MI Bn. run brings community together

    Mar 6, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Despite strong winds on Saturday morning, more than 190 racers came out to participate in the 309th Military Intelligence Battalion Sentinel Pursuit, an 8-mile run.

  • TBI can occur in battle, garrison -- awareness important

    Mar 6, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Traumatic brain injury, TBI, has been called the "signature wound" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Telling the Great Army Medicine Story Even Better

    Mar 6, 2015

    Army Medicine does great work. In addition to caring for nearly 4 million beneficiaries in the Army Family, being the world leader in combat casualty care, and one of the world's leading partners in life-saving medical research, Army Medicine has been leading the entire Nation in the transition from being a healthcare system to a System for Health.

  • One team one fight One Army School System

    Mar 6, 2015

    Sgt. Christopher Flowers, an active duty Soldier assigned to U.S. Africa Command, was surprised when he found out that he was scheduled to attend an Army Reserve school taught by Army Reserve instructors. The Human Resource Specialist said he was confused because Soldiers in his career field usually attend the Advanced Leader Course at Fort Jackson, S.C. "I was a little afraid at first, you know? 'This don't sound right'," Flowers said he thought to himself.

  • Medical battalion conducts tactical deployment to support EFMB

    Mar 5, 2015

    Talk about an early wake-up call - 4:30 a.m. Feb. 23, Soldiers from Headquarters, 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional), received an "alert to deploy" to conduct Expert Field Medical Badge operations in Vilsek, Germany - more than 460 kilometers from their Baumholder home.

  • Nutrition remains important for brain health

    Mar 5, 2015

    In recognition of National Nutritional Awareness Month and Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Fort Lee Army Wellness Center is offering nutritional information for that grey matter between everyone's ears - the human brain.

  • Lyster Lifespace Center provides health education for beneficiaries

    Mar 5, 2015

    Lyster Army Health Clinic opened the Lifespace Center with a grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting Feb. 25.

  • Lyster, healthcare network providers collaborate to improve patient care

    Mar 5, 2015

    Lyster Army Health Clinic and Humana Military hosted their second TRICARE Collaboration Event Feb. 24 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum to welcome community providers to Fort Rucker and give them a chance to meet the Lyster staff.

  • PRMC NCO selected as MEDCOM's top IG

    Mar 5, 2015

    The Office of the Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), on behalf of Command Sgt. Major Gerald Ecker, Command Sergeant Major, MEDCOM, announces the winner of the 2015 MEDCOM Inspector General (IG) Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year competition, Master Sgt. Joel Thomas from the Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC).

  • 'This We'll Defend': MPs, clinic train for strong Europe

    Mar 4, 2015

    Military police and the Illesheim Army Health Clinic at Storck Barracks join forces to train how to react to an incident by staging an active-shooter exercise Friday.

  • What Does Safe Look Like? Inspectors Will Seek Answers at LRMC

    Mar 4, 2015

  • USAISR Scientists Share Combat Casualty Care Research

    Mar 4, 2015

    Two research scientists from the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research were selected to be among several keynote speakers at The Health Cell's 2015 State of the Industry event Feb. 10 in San Antonio, Texas. The annual event is designed to promote professional development and collaboration in San Antonio's healthcare and bioscience sector. The USAISR's Drs. Heather Pidcoke and Jose Salinas gave an overview of the Institute and spoke about their interests in blood and military critical care research.

  • BRDSS-C Receives 510(k) Clearance from FDA

    Mar 4, 2015

    "This is the first time that the USAISR has been able to take a medical device from a blackboard concept to a full Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance using our newly developed internal quality system," said Jose Salinas, the Comprehensive Intensive Care Research, Single/Multiple Organ Support, and Vital Tissue Preservation task area manager at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. "This marks the beginning of a new model for medical device development within an Army research institute."

  • Winans Triumphant at MRMC's Best Warrior Competition

    Mar 4, 2015

    The 2014 U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Soldier of the Year competed at the 2015 U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Best Warrior competition Feb. 2-6, at Fort Detrick, Maryland, and came out victorious in his category. Spc. Matthew D. Winans, a bioscience specialist at the USAISR Dental and Trauma Research Detachment won the USAMRMC Best Warrior competition and will now compete at the 2015 Army Medical Command Best Warrior of the Year competition in May.

  • Truss Selected USAISR Civilian of the Year

    Mar 4, 2015

    The safety and occupational health manager at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research was selected as the 2014 Civilian of the Year. Stephanie Truss, who hails from Houston, Texas, has been at the Institute since 2007 where she was first assigned as a medical laboratory non-commissioned officer while on active duty in the Army. Shortly after retiring from the Army in 2011, Truss accepted her current job as a contract employee which was transferred to a civil service position in 2012.

  • Vietnam memories: Former medical corpsman overcame hurdles

    Mar 4, 2015

    Mary Krisanda started her journey as a contract specialist with the Army Contracting Command at Picatinny Arsenal in November 2003. Krisanda has been married for nearly 46 years and has two adult children and one grandson. She tried to go back into the military when terrorists attacked the United States on September 11, 2001 but was turned away because of her age.

  • Searching for clues to the hospital chapel's history

    Mar 4, 2015

    There is a small panel in the stained glass window in the chapel at the Ireland Army Community Hospital dedicated to a fallen Soldier named Pvt. John F. Bush who died at the age of 20 in 1966. There is no further inscription or historical marker explaining who Bush was, why he was commemorated, and equally important, who designed the window. The symbolism behind the windows is apparent----military images, including a nurse and two Soldiers, all of whom are dressed in Vietnam- era fatigues. But what's not obvious is the story behind the design

  • The Dream Team--Our Nurses: Patient advocacy tops OR nurses' priorities

    Mar 4, 2015

    When we see them on television and in movies it's usually in support roles. And while we can identify them by their uniforms when we see them in public, we don't usually give them much thought--they are just people standing with us in the grocery line or getting gas. But these are nurses, and nurses are anything but support personnel--especially when they are operating room nurses.

  • Treating all creatures great and small: Quality staff gives quality care to Knox's animals

    Mar 4, 2015

    In 2011 Fort Knox moved its veterinarian clinic to a renovated building that brought the facility into the 21st Century. It now has top notch equipment, in-house blood analysis capabilities, new operating and prep rooms and has upgraded its paper medical files to electronic data files. But the one thing it did not replace--could not replace--were the dedicated and devoted employees who consider their patients to be one of their own.

  • Army Medical NCO achieves national recognition in cytotechnology

    Mar 4, 2015

    Army NCO and cytotechnology instructor, Staff Sgt. Kevin Atiase, assigned to Bravo Company, 264th Medical Battalion, was one of only two individuals from across the United States to be certified by the International Academy of Cytology in 2014.

  • US Army MEDDAC Stewart-Hunter patients honor Winn Staff during Patient Appreciation Month

    Mar 4, 2015

    In a month that is typically designated for patient recognition and care, tables were turned on several staff members of US Army Medical Activity at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield.

  • TAMC welcomes a new Company Commander

    Mar 4, 2015

    Company A, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), conducted a Change of Command ceremony where Capt. David Delgado relinquished command to Capt. Janessa Moyer in an outdoor ceremony held at Troop Command lawn, TAMC, Hawaii, on Mar. 4, 2015. Col. Eric Bailey, Commander, Troop Command, TAMC, hosted the event which was attended by U.S. Army leaders based in Hawaii.

  • Grafenwoehr hosts German-American Behavioral Health conference

    Mar 3, 2015

    The Bavaria Medical Department Activity and Grafenwoehr Army Health Clinic hosted the first German-American Behavioral Health Conference, Feb. 27, at the Water Tower Conference Room of Tower Barracks.

  • Keep gum disease at bay for you and your family

    Mar 3, 2015

    Take care of your teeth and your children's teeth, to keep gum disease at bay for you and your family!

  • Annual eye exams can prevent disease

    Mar 3, 2015

    Early disease detection allows early treatment which results in better outcomes, so even if you feel you have perfect vision and do not need an eye exam, think again.

  • 2015 Best Warriors Competition Winners Named

    Mar 3, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Shaun Morand, with the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, and Spc. Matthew Winans, assigned to the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, were named U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Best Warrior Competition Non-commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during an award ceremony Feb. 6.