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  • Army Medicine Communication Blockers: Debunking the myths in healthcare messaging

    Jun 4, 2014

    Each of us sends and receives thousands of pieces of information every day, whether it's through conversations, briefings, the media, food labels, or advertisements. The average American consumes approximately 100,500 words and 34 gigabytes of information (almost 12 hours) each day according to the Global Information Industry Center (2009). Information is unavoidable, yet effective communication can still be difficult to execute due to misconceptions, misinterpretation, and mismanagement of information processes.

  • The U.S. Army celebrates 239 years of service

    Jun 4, 2014

    On Saturday June 14th, we proudly celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Army. For more than two centuries, the Nation has entrusted the Army with preserving its peace and freedom, and defending its democracy.

  • Medical Service Corps celebrates 97 years of service

    Jun 4, 2014

    On June 30, the Medical Service Corps celebrates its 97th anniversary.

  • How much fluid do I really need during my race or workout? Q's and A's

    Jun 4, 2014

    How much fluid do I really need to drink during my race or workout? This first response is now outdated, I'll share it anyway: Prior to 2007, guidelines from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Academy of Sports Medicine recommended the following:

  • Putting Faces to Names, Questions to Answers at the IDES Training Symposium

    Jun 4, 2014

    Last month, Army Medicine hosted the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) Training Symposium to share lessons learned, receive updates on strategic initiatives, and participate in plenary sessions on behalf of our wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers. Nearly 250 stakeholders from the IDES Service Line (SL) met for four days at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla.

  • Army Veteran, Soldier Perseveres to Earn EFMB Despite Losing Left Foot in Combat

    Jun 4, 2014

    Capt. Erick Lund, Wounded Warrior and Dental Corps officer from the Fort Sam Houston DENTAC, tells his story and the journey leading up to the Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB).

  • Lost and Found: An IDES Success Story

    Jun 4, 2014

    What does it mean to go the extra mile? It means locating a Soldier who is homeless and moving him through the IDES Process to receive a 100% disability rating.

  • Where does the Office of Soldiers' Counsel fit in?

    Jun 4, 2014

    The Office of Soldiers' Counsel (OSC) has roughly two hundred lawyers and paralegals spread out over thirty locations throughout the world. There's a small headquarters cell, and three offices providing services at the Physical Evaluation Boards (PEB). Then there's the largest group: the offices helping Soldiers out at the Medical Evaluation Boards (MEB).

  • Congratulations to the 2013 MEDCOM Employee of the Year (EOY) Award Recipients

    Jun 4, 2014

    Please join us in recognizing and congratulating Aponte, Dr. Thelus, and Stansberry on their achievements and outstanding contributions to Army Medicine. The leadership, initiative, innovation, and hard work were evident in all the submissions and we recognize them for their outstanding service. Again - congratulations to the 2013 MEDCOM EOY Award recipients for this noteworthy accomplishment.

  • Biever Receives 2014 Heroes of Military Medicine Award

    Jun 4, 2014

    Lt. Col. Kimberlie Ann Biever, AN, U.S. Army is the recipient of the 2014 Heroes of Military Medicine award, presented May 1.

  • National Safety Month

    Jun 4, 2014

  • Tripler hosts BASS Research Symposium

    Jun 4, 2014

    Graduate Medical Education students presented their Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) Research projects to PRMC staff and their peers during a Research Symposium at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) on May 21, 2014.

  • Soldiers, civilians go cycling to get to work

    Jun 3, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Cars and motorcycles, move over. Bicyclists took to the roads May 16 in celebration of National Bike-to-Work Day in conjunction with National Bike Month.

  • Cost-saving strategies pay off for 'transformative leaders'

    Jun 3, 2014

    Capt. Lauren M. Hamlin and Michael R. Wilson were each presented with a Pace Award by Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during a ceremony in the Pentagon, June 3, 2014.

  • Natick studies how fatigue affects Soldiers

    Jun 2, 2014

    A new collaborative study at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center looks at biomechanics and cognitive responses simultaneously to help determine how fatigue affects both the mind and body of Soldiers.

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

    Jun 2, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. -Bill Niemyer and Nick Gilmore teach Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training to a select group Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention Victim Advocates at Fort Huachuca, Az. The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center hosts simulation center open house

    Jun 2, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, hosted an open house for its Medical Simulation Center, May 27, 2014, to highlight virtual reality and robotic technologies available to medical residents and staff. The interactive training equipment is used as part of continuing education and training requirements.

  • German pros join Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe Soldiers for wheelchair basketball game

    May 30, 2014

    Members of the German Bundesliga FCK Rolling Devils, a wheelchair basketball team based in Kaiserslautern, came out to the Kleber Kaserne Fitness Center Friday to join the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe Soldiers in a friendly game.

  • Moments matter, seconds count

    May 30, 2014

    You never know what Mother Nature has in store: After what seemed like an endless winter, it appears we've skipped over spring and plunged straight into summer! I'm sure it's a welcome change for our Soldiers, but the short seasonal transition has put many of us leaders at a disadvantage.

  • Army invention helps prevent mosquito-borne disease

    May 30, 2014

    A device invented by Army entomologists to control the population of mosquitoes that carry diseases is now available to installations.

  • Fighting suicide: spotlight on male Soldiers

    May 30, 2014

    June is Men's Health Month and an opportunity to focus on our male Soldiers.

  • Army launches Performance Triad

    May 30, 2014

    Army Medicine wants to reach beyond the physical boundaries of its medical treatment facilities to educate and generate commitment to healthier living. The Performance Triad is a practical, simple approach to enjoying good health by focusing on three key components -- sleep, activity and nutrition.

  • Protect your natural body armor this summer

    May 30, 2014

    You and your family can still enjoy the great outdoors this summer while protecting yourselves from excess risks associated with sun exposure if you simply take a few precautions.

  • Post-retirement weight gain--fact or fiction?

    May 30, 2014

    Approximately half of the Army retirees whose height and weight were measured at medical appointments in military treatment facilities last year had a body mass index that classified them as obese.

  • Dustoff Hall of Fame

    May 30, 2014

    United States Army War College Class of 2014 student, Col. Pierre Gervais, introduced and presented retired Chief Warrant Officer Thomas "Hoot" Gipson, Jr. into the DUSTOFF Hall of Fame at a ceremony in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Bamberg and Schweinfurt Health Clinics case colors in ceremony

    May 29, 2014

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Another chapter in the history book of the Army in Europe came to an end today as the Bamberg and Schweinfurt Army Health Clinic colors were cased in a ceremony at Freedom Fitness Facility, Warner Barracks.

  • Massacred Wereth 11 Honored at Belgian Ceremony

    May 29, 2014

    During the Battle of the Bulge, 11 African-American Soldiers became separated from their unit and eventually were taken in by a local Belgian farmer. Soon after, however, they were discovered by German SS, taken prisoner and brutally murdered. The family that took them in erected a memorial in their honor and an annual ceremony is attended each year by U.S. Servicemembers in Europe.

  • Medication Reconciliation Awareness Month educates benefiaries about prescription process

    May 29, 2014

    Kenner wants to ensure that your medication reconciliation process is completed to ensure safe care is provided to the patients the clinic serves. Medication cards are available at our pharmacy to assist you in this process. Questions about your medications can be answered by a pharmacist in our pharmacy department and for more in-depth questions and review we have a clinical pharmacist that can be seen by appointment. With your involvement in this process the health care team can improve the safe use of the medications you are taking.

  • Staying Safe this summer a top priority for Fort Lee

    May 29, 2014

    The combination of summer weather, longer daylight hours and barbecue smells wafting through the air often bring back memories of our youth. Many recall the anticipation of "no more pencils, no more books," and those glorious times when every outdoor activity from sports to swimming was yours to enjoy. There are a variety of ways to get your body and muscles ready for the physical exertion of an outdoor sporting exercise.

  • Be part of the System for Health

    May 29, 2014

    Health is personal and each of us defines it in our own way. Health is more than the absence of illness; achieving better health means taking a proactive approach to your well-being. This includes quality sleep, regular activity, and good nutrition. Combined, these elements make up the Army Performance Triad and can apply to everyone!

  • FLW TBI symposium set for June

    May 29, 2014

    Leading Army Traumatic Brain Injury specialists are coming to Fort Leonard Wood for a TBI symposium June 5.

  • Army program encourages healthy lifestyles

    May 29, 2014

    Public Health Command is launching a new initiative to help Soldiers, family members, retirees and Army civilian employees develop healthier lifestyles.

  • Natick researchers developing new system to help aircrews 'keep their cool'

    May 29, 2014

    Researchers at the Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass., have been testing a body-worn microclimate cooling system that allows crew members to move around inside the aircraft without tripping on tethers, and to exit the aircraft while still being cooled.

  • Bidding farewell to Warrior Transition Unit

    May 29, 2014

    United States Army Medical Department Activity conducted an inactivation of Warrior Transition Unit/Company A (WTU-A) during a ceremony here, May 23.

  • Army Medicine rolls out new PTSD training products

    May 29, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School (AMEDDC&S) has developed two training products to help soldiers understand the nature of combat stress reactions, strategies to seek help and strategies for units to set a command climate that supports seeking help.

  • MCAHC paramedics remain ready to answer Fort Eustis' call

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Eustis paramedics answering the call.

  • Married couple, WTB cadre use resilience, performance skills to earn trust of wounded warriors

    May 28, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Zackary and Staff Sgt. Jessica Crum are using the resilience and performance skills they learned in training to build a community of trust at work in the Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion, and also at home.

  • Kosovo's Task Force Medical works to establish food sanitation system

    May 28, 2014

    Members of Multinational Battle Group-East's Task Force Medical invited Kosovo's food inspectors to their food handlers class on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, May 19, 2014, to help lay a foundation for a long lasting system in a region.

  • Health Facility Planning Agency commander commends Center IO&T team for contribution to Army medical

    May 28, 2014

    U.S. Army Health Facility Planning Agency commander Col. Mike Brennan, and G9 Facilities at U.S. Army Medical Command, visited the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville May 13 to meet with Center leadership and discuss the Center's acquisition support to the Army medical mission.

  • 80th Training Command course helps new leaders adapt to The Army School System

    May 28, 2014

    Master Sgt. Rafael Camacho describes the 15 years he spent teaching the Army Supply Specialist reclassification course as some of the most rewarding times of his life. The Army Reserve Soldier says, it's gratifying to meet former students who tell him of the positive impact he's had on their careers.

  • Warriors continue to show Endurance, Courage

    May 28, 2014

    After countless hours of physical training, wounded warriors showed-off their endurance during the 7th Annual Center for the Intrepid Mini-Try at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Outdoor Aquatic Center May 22.

  • Tripler Welcomes Wisconsin Air National Guard for Annual Training

    May 28, 2014

    36 members of the 128th Medical Group, Wisconsin Air National Guard, recently performed an overseas annual training tour at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii, from May 4th through May 15th, 2014 for deployment related tasks and readiness competency skills training.

  • Army to observe National Safety Month in June

    May 27, 2014

    The Army will begin its annual observance of National Safety Month June 1, and senior leaders are encouraging Soldiers, civilian employees and their Family members to use the time to focus on mitigating summertime risks.

  • Healing wounds: Advanced therapy thrives at medical center

    May 23, 2014

    Following a double mastectomy, an infection began around Diane Scarf's incisions and Col. Eric D. Martin, chief of Vascular Surgery at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, was brought in for advanced wound care treatments using stem cells to heal her wounds.

  • Fort Jackson WTU inactivates

    May 22, 2014

    The Fort Jackson Warrior Transition Unit cased its colors in a ceremony Tuesday after almost seven years on the installation.

  • MED Zone earns hospital patient safety award

    May 22, 2014

    The hospital's patient safety department's work on "the MED Zone," an initiative designed to decrease medication related errors, has earned the National Patient Safety Foundation's 2014 Stand Up for Patient Safety Award.

  • Farmers markets offer healthy choices to Soldiers and families

    May 22, 2014

    As part of the Department of Defense's Healthy Base Initiative, some military posts have introduced farmers markets to encourage healthy eating.

  • West Point Warrior Transition Unit deactivates after helping more than 1000 Soldiers

    May 22, 2014

    The Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) at West Point, New York, marked its official closure during a deactivation ceremony at the prestigious United States Military Academy Library May 8.

  • From wheelchair to Ironman, 10th RSG NCO owns resiliency

    May 21, 2014

    From a wheelchair to the finish line, Sgt. 1st Class Raul Otero knows what it is like to keep fighting to stay in the fight. Soldiers train regularly on how to be resilient, on how to bounce back from stressful situations to maintain their statuses as good Soldiers or otherwise good citizens. In some cases, those same Soldiers training might well ask "what does a resilient Soldier look like?"

  • 30th Med. Bde. hosts change of command ceremony

    May 21, 2014

    Col. Koji D. Nishimura relinquished command of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 30th Medical Brigade to Col. Scott Dingle during a change of command ceremony here at Sembach Parade Field May 21.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center Auxiliary holds annual Welfare Reception

    May 21, 2014

    The Brooke Army Medical Center Auxiliary recently held their annual Welfare Reception in San Antonio Military Medical Center on May 2. Every year, a reception is held to recognize and honor dedicated Auxiliary volunteers and the Welfare committee for their hard work to help raise funds throughout the year to support BAMC's service mission. It is also when grants are distributed to BAMC and the Fisher House.

  • Charles Barkley visits Brooke Army Medical Center

    May 21, 2014

    Charles Barkley, in town for the NBA Playoffs, visited Brooke Army Medical Center on May 20.

  • Step-by-step guide to safe cycling

    May 20, 2014

    Proper equipment and visibility helps cyclists stay safe on the road

  • Safety Day makes bikers better

    May 20, 2014

    Motorcycle Safety Day hones riders' skills on the road

  • Lee troops attend early screening of 'female patriot' documentary

    May 20, 2014

    About 400 military members attended an advance screening of the documentary "Unsung Heroes -- The Story of America's Female Patriots" at the Lee Theater on May 9. The film has been two years in the making and will air nationwide this summer.

  • Tripler staff member wins top Army award

    May 20, 2014

    CW3 Deanna Swords is the recipient of the 2013 Professional Medical Logisticians' Leadership Award. Swords, Chief of Healthcare Equipment Management Branch, Logistics Division at Tripler Army Medical Center, earned the top Army honor for consistently demonstrating an exceptionally high degree of professional excellence.

  • The SSG Miguel Leon Story: Part III - Beating Cancer

    May 20, 2014

    The future is bright for SSG Miguel Leon, a Soldier who battled cancer for a year. Leon shares his plans for the future. This is the last video of a three part series. Available in High Definition.

  • Optometrist keeps an eye on Daegu's healthcare needs

    May 20, 2014

    CAMP WALKER, South Korea - The lone optometrist serving USAG Daegu and Area IV happily takes on the challenge of keeping eyes of the community healthy.

  • Natick takes protective eyewear into future

    May 19, 2014

    When it comes to the very best in vision protection for the warfighter, researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center make sure the eyes have it.

  • Practice What You Preach

    May 19, 2014

    Before the director of Army Safety rides his motorcycle, he performs a safety inspection. It's a habit.

  • Research Resource

    May 19, 2014

    Rapid detection devices for pathogen vectors are case study in leveraging small business innovation funding. This article was originally published in the April - June 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Practice What You Preach

    May 19, 2014

    Before the director of Army Safety rides his motorcycle, he performs a safety inspection. It's a habit.

  • White inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    May 16, 2014

    Former Sgt. Kyle J. White White's induction into the Hall of Heroes, a ceremonial room at the Department of Defense headquarters, one day after he received the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan during the Battle of Aranas in 2007. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Hohenfels 'joins the fight' against cancer

    May 16, 2014

    HMC stages its first 'Relay for Life' event.

  • On Cracking the Nut of Food Allergies

    May 16, 2014

    It's almost become a routine question at events such as birthday parties: "Who is allergic to nuts or other other foods?"

  • A Memory Lives on and Brings Peace to Families

    May 16, 2014

    A special new room has been added at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, to assist beneficiaries and their families in one of the most trying of times.

  • Medical Cost Avoidance Model demonstrates value of prevention

    May 16, 2014

    The USAPHC Health Hazard Assessment Program has developed the Medical Cost-Avoidance Model--a series of tools that can help demonstrate the cost of failing to prevent adverse health consequences.

  • Hospital enhances patient experience with customized care

    May 16, 2014

    Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center beneficiaries can receive customized and coordinated health care through their Primary Care Team under the Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • Order of Military Medical Merit inducts newest member from Army North

    May 16, 2014

    Maj. John Nguyen received the Order of Military Medical Merit from Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle during Doyle's visit to speak with medical service officers May 1 at the Army Medical Department Center and School's Blesse Auditorium. Nguyen, the medical plans and operations officer for U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), was nominated for admission into the order because of his commitment to the betterment of Army medicine, dedicated application of his talents, efforts and spirit and his selfless service to the Nation. Doyle is the chief of the Army Medical Service Corps. The Order of Military Merit is a unique, private organization founded in April 1982 to recognize excellence and promote fellowship and esprit de corps among AMEDD personnel.

  • Editorial: Contracting senior enlisted relevant, resilient, ready to serve at strategic level

    May 15, 2014

    As our Army continues its transformation following more than 13 years of continuous war, it increasingly relies on its senior enlisted leaders to advise in the management and strategic development of the most talented and superior Soldiers to serve as the next generation of leaders.

  • One-chair approach streamlines Logan Dental Clinic

    May 15, 2014

    For patients of the new Logan Dental Clinic, all their needs can be met in just one chair thanks to technological upgrades at the brand-new facility that officially opened Friday after more than five years of planning. Dignitaries, staff and guests officially dedicated and opened the state-of-the-art dental clinic located behind the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

  • Training the trainer: exercise course teaches Army's new fitness approach

    May 15, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 15, 2014) -- Forty-nine Fort Lee Soldiers are in the midst of a training course that aims to provide them with the expertise and know-how to advise commanders on the administration of the Army's newest physical fitness program.

  • 'The best' step forward - Best Warrior Competition returns for 2014

    May 15, 2014

    Year after year, competitions come and go where Soldiers from different units across the Army vie against each other to see who is truly the best Soldier or noncommissioned officer of them all. What seems truly amazing is there almost never seems to be a shortage of men and women who accept this challenge and step forward to compete. For four of the senior commands at Fort Sam Houston -- Installation Management Command, Medical Command, U.S. Army South and U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) -- 35 Soldiers took three days to find out who would come out on top in the 2014 Best Warrior Competition from May 4-7 at Camp Bullis.

  • Memorial Day Holiday Safety Message

    May 14, 2014

    American Soldiers have performed heroically in combat and many have given their lives in service to our great Nation. We owe these Soldiers a debt of gratitude. I encourage you to pause for a moment to remember those who have fallen as well as to give thanks for the freedoms their sacrifices have provided.

  • BAMC CFI receives Wolf Pack Award

    May 14, 2014

    Brooke Army Medical Center's was recently awarded the 3rd Quarter Army Medical Command Wolf Pack Award.

  • Memorial Day 2014

    May 14, 2014

    As our Army continues its transition to a peacetime force, this Memorial Day will be especially poignant for the Soldiers and Families who have served and sacrificed the past 13 years.

  • Hurricane Preparedness Week

    May 14, 2014

    National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2014 runs from May 25th through May 31st.

  • PRMC to launch performance triad kick-off week

    May 14, 2014

    The Surgeon General's Performance Triad initiative will officially kick off June 2nd though June 6th at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic.

  • Smartphone app aids victims of sexual assault

    May 13, 2014

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command recently developed a "We Care" app that can be used by victims of sexual assault, those who witness sexual harassment or assault, and those in need of suicide prevention help.

  • JBLM opens new Soldier Centered Medical Home

    May 13, 2014

    Infantry Soldiers on Lewis North are now just a short walk away from getting comprehensive medical care, thanks to the new Soldier Centered Medical Home now located at Okubo Family Medical Clinic. The hope is that with more convenient medical care, along with increased levels of immediate care available, Soldiers will get help and get back to their units quicker.

  • USARIEM Soldier named Army Medicine's Soldier of the Year

    May 13, 2014

    Spc. Travis Crook, a Biological Science Specialist with the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, won the MEDCOM Best Warrior Competition that took place the first week of May.

  • Commissary, TRICARE adjustments needed to retain readiness, senators told

    May 12, 2014

    Slowing the growth of military pay and housing allowances, reducing commissary subsidies and adjusting TRICARE costs will save $31 billion over the next five years and enable enhanced readiness, senior leaders told lawmakers.

  • Medical Center Focuses on ServSafe Training

    May 12, 2014

    The Nutrition Care Division at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center completed its first internal ServSafe food and beverage safety training course on March 28, 2014.

  • JMATT members get PRMC Commander's Coin

    May 12, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, Commanding General for Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) and Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), presents Capt. Gina Healy and other staff with a commander's coin on May 6, 2014 in recognition of a job well done as part of the Joint Medical Air Transport Team (JMATT). JMATT is a shared mission between the Army and Air Force, fulfilling the need of transporting critical patients throughout the Pacific Rim. From April 2011 to May 2013, over 33 missions and 100,000 miles were logged in support of the mission.

  • Good Samaritans return valuable lost and found item at Tripler

    May 12, 2014

    When spending a large amount of money on a wedding ring set, the last thing you'd expect to happen is for it to go missing.

  • Fort Hood Soldier sets historic moment for pilot program

    May 9, 2014

    Fort Hood, Texas, recently was selected to host a pilot Active Component to Reserve Component program for Soldiers approaching their estimated time of separation window.

  • 2014 Military Spouse Appreciation Day: "Military Spouses: Keeping Army Families STRONG"

    May 9, 2014

    Congress officially made Military Spouse Appreciation Day part of National Military Appreciation Month in 1999. This year the commemoration falls on May 9, 2014, and the theme is Army Spouses: Keeping Army Families STRONG.

  • 4th MEB readies for EFMB competition

    May 9, 2014

    Medics, veterinary technicians and a physician assistant from the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade have spent the last few weeks training on various physical and mental tasks as they ready themselves for next month's 1st Infantry Division Expert Field Medical Badge competition.

  • MEDCOM announces winners of Best Warrior Competition 2014

    May 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) announced the winners of the Best Warrior Competition 2014 during a reception at Fort Sam Houston, Texas May 9.

  • Women urged to get checkups

    May 8, 2014

    Each year, Mother's Day serves as a reminder to "Get Healthy" by focusing on the importance of managing individual health, getting simple preventive tests done, and working with health professionals to identify tests that can enhance women's health.

  • Learning to run

    May 8, 2014

    Many Soldiers have heard the phrase crawl, walk, run before. It's a phrase used to describe a series of training events and the skill and speed which they will be carried out. Soldiers of the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade skipped the crawl and walk phases and went directly to run at a running clinic held at the Hunter Army Airfield Theater May 2. Sandra Elliott, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Georgia Game Changers running company, was the keynote speaker for the event.

  • Committee recognizes hospital's patient care

    May 8, 2014

    The "Leonard Wood Medical Home" has received the highest category of recognition for Patient-Centered Medical Home program care by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

  • BAMC goes full force with VPP

    May 8, 2014

  • Interactive Sexual Assault Awareness Training

    May 8, 2014

  • TRiPS upgrade available now

    May 8, 2014

    A much-used trip-planning tool has received a facelift that improves user capabilities.

  • Tripler honors excellence in nursing during awards ceremony

    May 8, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) awarded eight staff members for excellence in nursing during a National Nurses Week ceremony at TAMC May 8, 2014.

  • Warrior Care at Fort Knox ushers in new era

    May 7, 2014

    The Northern Regional Medical Command opened a Community Care Unit (CCU) at Fort Knox May 1 as part of fiscal year 2014 Warrior Transition Unit force structure changes. The Fort Knox CCU replaces the former Community Based Warrior Transition Unit, headquartered in Illinois.

  • Putting Veterans On Path Of Independence

    May 7, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Chris Crocker is living the dream.

  • The TRICARE Service Center may be gone but Beneficiary Services is still here to help

    May 7, 2014

    When the TRICARE Service Center at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center was closed, many beneficiaries didn't realize that the Beneficiary Services Office is still open to help them.

  • Nation recognizes service of nurses

    May 7, 2014

    Each year our nation recognizes the dedicated service of our nurses with National Nurses Week, which is observed from May 6 until May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale.

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