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  • Army Medicine's Total Force Engagement to Protect Beneficiaries

    Nov 4, 2014

    "We are prepared, capable, and composed to address the Ebola threat and deliver rapid response." Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) staff and Army Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) personnel are trained, equipped, and prepared to ensure Service Members, Families, Civilians, Contractors, and community stakeholders are informed, engaged, and ready to respond to a potential Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) patient arriving at any one of our treatment facilities.

  • Taking Care of Your Emotional Needs: Partner, Engage, and Communicate

    Nov 4, 2014

    The effect of crisis-induced stress and anxiety on organizational members and its beneficiaries are best mitigated when stakeholders seek fact-based information, establish effective communication systems and timely dissemination processes, and engage in collaborative behaviors that support a participatory culture that addresses the social and psychological needs of those affected.

  • Former Senior Leaders Help Shape the Future of Army Medicine

    Nov 3, 2014

    On Oct. 20, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the 43rd Army Surgeon General, hosted 45 former senior Army Medical Department (AMEDD) leaders known as the FASSL, or Former AMEDD Senior Strategic Leaders. In her invitation, Lt. Gen. Horoho asked for their valuable input on the role Army Medicine has in keeping the Army fit and resilient and how to create a System for Health for the Army that also influences the health of the nation. The challenge was clear -- she wanted more than lessons learned, but rather "visions unexplored, and perhaps previously unimagined."

  • CSM Daniel A. Dailey selected to be next Sergeant Major of the Army

    Nov 3, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey will become the 15th sergeant major of the Army January 30, 2015.

  • Dealing with the hand you've been dealt

    Nov 3, 2014

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Pre-diabetes: Who is at risk?

    Nov 3, 2014

    It is important to find out early if you have pre-diabetes, because early treatment can prevent serious problems that diabetes can cause, such as loss of eyesight or kidney damage.

  • You can prevent the flu

    Nov 3, 2014

    By taking just a few steps, you can prevent the flu.

  • Prevent foodborne illness

    Nov 3, 2014

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 6 Americans get sick every year as a result of foodborne illness; 128,000 are hospitalized; and approximately 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.

  • Army Surgeon General's Veterans Day Safety Message

    Nov 3, 2014

    On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month of 1918, the world rejoiced and celebrated because a cease-fire agreement was signed with Germany, bringing an end to World War I. Since that day, November 11th has been set aside to honor America's Veterans for their patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the many freedoms we hold so dear.

  • Cooking up a new job at the 80th TASS Training Center

    Nov 1, 2014

    Too many cooks in the kitchen can sometimes cause problems, but for Soldiers going through the Food Service Specialist course offered by the 80th TASS Training Center, one more cook in the kitchen is a problem solver.

  • Dempsey, Battaglia explain rationale for post-Africa deployment Ebola Virus Disease monitoring

    Oct 31, 2014

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, his senior enlisted adviser, said they see the reintegration program troops will undergo upon return from Operation United Assistance as a move that fits the needs of service members and their families.

  • Fort raises domestic violence awareness with open house

    Oct 31, 2014

  • Chief salutes five with Outstanding Civilian Service Awards at Twilight Tattoo

    Oct 31, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno presented Outstanding Civilian Service Awards to five private sector men and women who have significantly helped Soldiers and their families through employment programs, financial aid assistance, adaptive sports rehabilitation and quality of life programs, during a special Twilight Tattoo to honor the five at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Oct. 30, 2014.

  • Army Sustainment Command assists in combating Ebola in West Africa

    Oct 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command is providing direct support to Operation United Assistance to combat Ebola in West Africa. The command's Army Prepositioned Stocks program was tasked to assist in Operation United Assistance to provide 25 Force Provider Modules from assets stored in Livorno, Italy.

  • New sleep disorder discovered impacting combat Soldiers

    Oct 30, 2014

    The study of a series of patients at Madigan Army Medical Center, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, has led doctors to discover a new unique sleep-related condition impacting combat Soldiers called Trauma-associated Sleep Disorder.

  • Soldiers for Life, from Active Duty to Civilian

    Oct 30, 2014

    Soldiers have a unique opportunity when they decide they are ready to separate from the Army, whether after a one-year mobilization or after 20 years of service. Transitioning from active duty to civilian life signifies a career change few other capacities facilitate. To support Soldiers' success in this inevitable endeavor, the Army provides resources through the Soldier for Life -- Transition Assistance Program, formerly known as the Army Career and Alumni Program.

  • 414th CSB Supports the Fight Against Ebola

    Oct 30, 2014

    U.S. Army forces began deploying in late September in order to support the U.S. Agency for International Development mission to combat Ebola in West African nations and contracting officers were among the first to arrive.

  • Rader clinic staff rehearses for Ebola Virus Disease response

    Oct 30, 2014

    Doctors and nurses at Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, performed a drill Oct. 24, 2014, to better prepare health care providers in the event a patient suspected of contracting the Ebola Virus Disease shows up at the clinic.

  • MASCAL exercise tests hospital's ability to handle multiple trauma events

    Oct 30, 2014

    JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- Brooke Army Medical Center held a mass casualty exercise Oct. 22 to test the staff's ability to handle multiple trauma events within minutes of each other.

  • Army Commemorates Warrior Care Month, Honors Warrior Transition Command 5th Anniversary

    Oct 29, 2014

    This November, the Army honors wounded, ill and injured soldiers, veterans, their families and caregivers during Warrior Care Month. This year's theme is "Show of Strength."

  • "Always Smiling," Wheelchair Basketball Star Got His Start from Adaptive Reconditioning Activities

    Oct 29, 2014

    "He's bleeding, his hands are blistered, but he goes out there and gives it all he's got. He's a stand out guy," said Jermell Pennie, head coach for the Army team at the 2014 Warrior Games describing Staff Sgt. Brian Boone "He's always asking questions, trying to better himself. And he's always got a smile on his face."

  • New program prepares Soldiers for federal career opportunity

    Oct 28, 2014

    Four Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade (WTB) graduated October 22 from a new program designed to assist WTB Soldiers transition from active duty to veteran status and find potential employment as Veteran Service Representatives at Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) offices nationwide.

  • 1st Area Medical Laboratory set to deploy to Liberia

    Oct 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army's one-of-a-kind expeditionary medical laboratory will depart for Liberia this week.

  • Army scientists striving to develop Ebola vaccine

    Oct 28, 2014

    No vaccines or drugs are available yet to protect people worldwide against Ebola Virus Disease, but two potential vaccines are in human safety testing, and scientists at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases were a critical part of their development.

  • MEDCOM Sergeants Major Pay Tribute at CSM Change of Responsibility

    Oct 28, 2014

    Five Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) sergeants major led the Formation of Troops representing ten MEDCOM regions and Army medical corps during the change of responsibility ceremony held Oct. 24, 2014, at Joint-Base Fort Sam Houston, Texas, for outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. (CSM) Donna A. Brock.

  • Army sets 21-day quarantine for Soldiers leaving West Africa

    Oct 28, 2014

    Army leaders have directed that Soldiers returning from Ebola-response efforts in West Africa go to a 21-day quarantine-like program.

  • "I'm a Soldier for Life." Brock Bids Farewell as MEDCOM CSM

    Oct 28, 2014

    More than 35 years of military medical service came to a close Oct. 24, as the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) said farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Donna A. Brock as she relinquished her responsibilities to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald Ecker at a ceremony held at Joint-Base Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The ceremony was officiated by Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army surgeon general and commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command.

  • Helping Hawaii's homeless Veterans

    Oct 28, 2014

    Volunteers from Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC), and 18th MEDCOM teamed up to help homeless veterans in need on October 25, 2014 at the Waianae Civic Center.

  • Groundbreaking ceremony marks beginning of construction of new medical center

    Oct 27, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr. and German dignitaries broke ground Oct. 24, 2014, to signify the start of construction of the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Medical Center Replacement in Germany, which is scheduled to replace the U.S. Army's Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the Ramstein Air Base Clinic.

  • 101st Airborne Division assumes Ebola response mission in Liberia

    Oct 27, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assumed responsibility of Joint Forces Command -- United Assistance from Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, during a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Oct. 25, 2014.

  • Orient Shield 14 Medics Keep Soldiers Healthy

    Oct 27, 2014

    U.S. Army medical professionals have treated nearly 400 Soldiers since Oct. 1, in support of Orient Shield 14.

  • Asbestos can only pose danger when airborne

    Oct 27, 2014

    Many of the buildings on Fort Gordon contain asbestos, but they don't cause harm if left undisturbed, according to David Pickerell, garrison safety manager. Asbestos is potentially harmful only when crushed and inhaled.

  • Army develops app to determine body's water needs

    Oct 24, 2014

    Researchers from U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, and a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory, developed an app that will help unit leaders accurately predict water needs with the goal of minimizing the burden of water transport and sustaining hydration.

  • U.S. Army Africa chaplain delivers hope in Ebola-stricken Liberia

    Oct 24, 2014

    U.S. Army Africa Command Chaplain, Chaplain (Col.) Charles Reynolds, and his chaplain assistant, Staff Sgt. Chris Corbett, are in Liberia providing religious support to personnel from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control and the United States Embassy.

  • Thousands of Hoosiers learn Army Corps of Engineers water safety tips at state's Outdoor Experience

    Oct 24, 2014

    Army Corps of Engineers teaches water safety with booth, life jacket demos and children's activities

  • WTB athletes win medals at Warrior, Invictus games

    Oct 24, 2014

    Eleven medals clung around the necks of three Fort Riley athletes as they discussed their experience at the Warrior Games, which was Sept. 28 to Oct. 4 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Fort Detrick Motorcycle Riders Rev Up for Safety Preparation

    Oct 24, 2014

    As this year's motorcycle season gears down, Fort Detrick motorcycle riders should begin to prepare for next year's season by thinking about ways they can have a safer and more enjoyable riding experience.

  • Taking Cyber Security Seriously, and Personally

    Oct 24, 2014

    October's Nation-wide claim to fame is Halloween, but for years scary fantasy characters of the holiday, such as goblins and ghosts, have outshined another, more critical fear: cyber threats.

  • Expert Field Medical Badge Competition

    Oct 24, 2014

    Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division compete to earn their Expert Field Medical Badge. Soldiers conduct tactical combat casualty care tasks, a written test, and many more casualty care tasks.

  • 1st AML to join international fight to subdue Ebola virus

    Oct 23, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The news that they would be tasked to aid the international response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa came as no surprise to the Soldiers of APG's 1st Area Medical Laboratory -- the unit has been preparing for this mission for weeks in anticipation of the president's commitment of the nation's military to join the fight to subdue the disease.

  • Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Think before posting on social media

    Oct 23, 2014

    Soldiers, their Family members and DOD civilian employees should be thoughtful about the content they post to online social media sites whether it is mission-related or not.

  • Dr. Biden thanks wounded troops, caregivers in San Antonio

    Oct 23, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 23, 2014 -- Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, took a whirlwind tour of the Center for the Intrepid here yesterday, thanking wounded service members and caregivers for their service and sacrifice at each stop along the way.

  • Avoiding influenza: Flu vaccination, education effort under way

    Oct 23, 2014

    With recent talks of Ebola in the news, one more common virus could potentially make its rounds if people aren't prepared -- influenza.

  • 65th BEB farewells 130th Engineers and joins Tropic Lightning Division

    Oct 23, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division activated the 65th Brigade Engineer Battalion during a ceremony on Weyand Field, Oct. 21.

  • Best of the Best; 2nd SBCT Soldiers compete for EFMB

    Oct 23, 2014

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii -- More than 60 health care specialists assigned to 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division sought after the most coveted badge in the Army.

  • Human Dimension: Army Medicine part of culture change

    Oct 22, 2014

    Winning wars in the future will not be about who has the best technology or the latest weapons. The difference between success and failure will be the "human dimension."

  • USAMRIID supports Ebola Virus Disease outbreak response in West Africa

    Oct 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases is playing a significant role in assisting the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak response in West Africa.

  • USA MEDDAC Fort Drum celebrate Nat'l Physical Therapy Month

    Oct 22, 2014

    MEDDAC Physical Therapy team to offer injury prevention and human performance optimization educational event to the Fort Drum community to commemorate National Physical Therapy Month on 24 October 2014.

  • Faces of the Force: Barbara Nelson

    Oct 22, 2014

    During her 26-year career, Barbara Nelson has focused on getting good deals on behalf of servicemen and -women, making sure that the government gets what it pays for and that wounded Soldiers get the care that they need. "Faces of the Force" is an online feature highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce.

  • Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month by Going First Class

    Oct 22, 2014

    October is National Dental Hygiene Month and a good time to remind Soldiers about the Army's Go First Class program which links Soldiers' annual examination with a dental cleaning visit, in order to optimize oral health and help every Soldier attain and maintain optimal dental readiness, Dental Class 1.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) Instructor of the Year credits resilience for achievement

    Oct 22, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2014) --- Sgt. 1st Class Raymundo Soto, an All Source Intelligence Analyst senior instructor assigned to 6th Military Intelligence Battalion/95th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 100th Training Division, beat out seven other competitors to win the 80th Training Command (TASS) Instructor of the Year Competition here Oct. 20 and 21.

  • Cancer-surviving Hawaii Reserve Soldier wins seven medals at wounded warrior games

    Oct 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Reservist Sgt. Kawaiola Nahale, 311th Signal Command, was diagnosed with malignant breast cancer in April, 2013. A year and three surgeries later, she is not only cancer free, but has returned home to Hawaii from the Invictus Games in London and Warrior Games in Colorado where she represented the U.S. Army and was one of the only 2 Hawaiian Soldiers who qualified to compete. She won 7 medals in swimming.

  • Healthy Fun at NMHM's Teddy Bear Clinic

    Oct 22, 2014

    Not even dark clouds and rain could wash away the smiles at this year's Teddy Bear Clinic, Sept. 13, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland.

  • Engineers, Scientists Participate in International Exchange Program

    Oct 22, 2014

    Much like a foreign exchange program in which a student may participate, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command coordinates employees who want to participate in a professional exchange through the Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program.

  • MEDCOM CSM: 5 traits a female leader needs in the Army

    Oct 22, 2014

    The longest-serving enlisted female Soldier still on active duty will retire Oct. 24, after more than 35 years of service to the Army. Command Sergeant Major Donna Brock leaves behind a legacy of leadership and mentorship, and she said she looks forward to continuing that tradition in retirement. In her role as senior enlisted advisor to the surgeon general, and command sergeant major, U.S. Army Medical Command, she dedicated some of her time to conducting female mentorship sessions across the Army. Here are the top five traits Brock believes a female leader needs to be successful in the Army.

  • MEDCOM CSM shares final leadership lessons with force

    Oct 22, 2014

    A self-proclaimed "Soldier for life," Command Sgt. Maj. Donna Brock will retire this week after more than 35 years of service to the Army. The current senior enlisted advisor to the surgeon general, and command sergeant major, U.S. Army Medical Command, joined in 1979 and has risen to the highest enlisted rank in Army Medicine -- also becoming the longest serving enlisted female on active duty. Brock has been preparing for her transition to civilian life and said she already has a part-time opportunity as a leadership coach and mentor waiting for her. But before the command sergeant major retires, she shares some final lessons in leadership with the force.

  • CG flu shot

    Oct 21, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campell, Jr., U.S. Army Europe commander, recieves his annual flu shot from Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic personnel Monday, Oct. 20. WAHC clinic and Army medical personnel across the theater are dedicated to the health and longevity of their patient populations during this flu season and beyond. The health of our Soldiers and their Family members is the top priority.

  • Italian, U.S. gather at annual San Bortolo BBQ

    Oct 21, 2014

    Italian and American medical communities gathered for the annual San Bortolo barbecue held in the partially medieval cloister of the San Bortolo Hospital Sept. 25.

  • Soldiers, community members donate blood to save lives

    Oct 21, 2014

    Donating Blood to save lives.

  • Red Cross Honors Surgeon General

    Oct 20, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Horoho receives Distinguished Woman Warrior Award from the American Red Cross.

  • Moving forward part II; 'Road to Resilience'

    Oct 20, 2014

    Being resilient doesn't mean a person is immune to sadness, pain or grief. The road to resilience is likely to involve considerable emotional distress. Furthermore, resilience is not a trait that people have or do not have. It involves behaviors, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed by anyone.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Inducts Newest Member

    Oct 20, 2014

    Described as a non-commissioned officer who "has set the standard for all future NCOs who will come behind her," Staff Sgt. Andrea D. Hartline was inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC), the Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark Jr. Chapter, during a ceremony Oct. 3 in Memorial Auditorium at Walter Reed Bethesda.

  • USAMRIID Welcomes New Sergeant Major

    Oct 20, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Darryl W. Warren and welcomed Sgt. Maj. Michael L. Brooks at the change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 1.

  • USAMRIID Supports Ebola Virus Outbreak in West Africa

    Oct 20, 2014

    From on-site laboratory support in Liberia, to training of key personnel, to accelerated research efforts on diagnostic, vaccine and treatment approaches, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases is playing a significant role in assisting the Ebola virus outbreak response in West Africa.

  • Walk Raises Fort Detrick Community Breast Cancer Awareness

    Oct 20, 2014

    More than 200 people turned out for the seventh annual Fort Detrick Army Community Services/Exceptional Family Member Program breast cancer walk on Fort Detrick, held Oct. 9, walking more than 300 miles.

  • TAMC's Change of Responsibilty

    Oct 20, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Donald George, reliquishes responsibility to incoming Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Robinson on October 20, 2014.

  • 2ID Warrior dedicated to fitness, sets example

    Oct 20, 2014

    HOKKAIDO, Japan -- As part of their daily routine, U.S. Army Soldiers conduct physical readiness training across the globe. It's a way of life for those serving in the Armed Forces. Such fitness routines keep service members healthy, fit and ready to do whatever is needed to defend the American way of life.

  • 36th Engineer Brigade cases colors, preps for Liberia deployment

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Soldiers of the 36th Engineer Brigade cased their colors during a ceremony held at Cameron Field at Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 15 2014, in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Liberia.

  • Carson: Changes needed in Army's 'archaic' retention, promotion system

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Army needs to make serious institutional changes in order to retain and develop the best Soldiers, the Army's under secretary said.

  • Public Health Command Region-Europe dedicates renovated labs

    Oct 17, 2014

    U.S. Army Public Health Command Region-Europe Commander Col. James Boles, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District Commander Col. Matthew Tyler and Europe Regional Medical Command Commander Brig. Gen. Norvell Coots cut the ribbon officially opening the PHCR-E renovated laboratory facility on Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Oct. 15.

  • USAPHC leads Army efforts for public health accreditation

    Oct 17, 2014

    U.S. Army Public Health Command is working with representatives from across the Army to enable Army preventive medicine departments to have their work validated by the Public Health Accreditation Board.

  • Huntington District Conducts Disability Simulation

    Oct 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District conducted an exercise in support of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

  • Runnin' with Army style

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Active Duty Men Masters (40 years and older) team took third place in this year's Army Ten-Miler, with a combined finishing time of 4:14:04.

  • 56th annual Retiree Appreciation Day gives special thanks to Vietnam veterans

    Oct 17, 2014

    United States military retirees gathered at Spates Community Club on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall Oct. 10 for the base's 56th annual Retiree Appreciation Day.

  • Army Medicine Today and Tomorrow: Key Trusted Professional for the Army

    Oct 17, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, The Surgeon General, was the featured speaker at the Military Family Forum on Oct. 13. The forum was held during the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The theme for this year's meeting was "Trusted Professionals--Today and Tomorrow."

  • Engineers to deploy in support of Ebola effort

    Oct 17, 2014

    About 160 engineer Soldiers are set to deploy from Fort Carson to Liberia to provide infrastructure support for Operation United Assistance, the U.S. military's response to the Ebola epidemic.

  • Cobra Medic Combat Water Survival Training

    Oct 17, 2014

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Company C, 225th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conducted Combat Water Survival Training (CWST) while simultaneously implementing their Medic Table VI and Basic Life Support (BLS) skills with an Automated External Defribulator (AED) on Oct. 1 at Helamano Military Reserve in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

  • New York ROTC team honors cadet at Army 10-mile race

    Oct 16, 2014

    Robert Jahn, an international food distributor from upstate New York, lost his son Trevor, an ROTC Cadet and a senior at Ithaca college, in a car accident in 2005. Now, Robert sponsors a team of Cadets and cadre from the area in the Army Ten Miler each year, in memory of his son.

  • The breast cancer sisterhood

    Oct 16, 2014

    The first time she walked into the gym with a scarf on her head, it felt like a declaration. "It was like okay, here I am: Cancer," said Nicole Manan. She was a regular there, and knew that striding in with her former long hair replaced with a scarf would draw attention, and it did-- but not all of it was what she expected. A woman approached her to ask about her chemotherapy, and then talked about her own battle with cancer. Later, another woman approached her at the mall-- another survivor. "What I find amazing was that just random people out there talk to me and ask me (about treatment)," said Manan, a breast cancer patient at Madigan Army Medical Center. "It's like a little sisterhood."

  • Calling for "Communities of Care" to Support Military Children

    Oct 16, 2014

    When it comes to caring for children of military families who may also be suffering from the effects of their parents' service-related conditions, "what we need to do is treat them at the front line," says Col. Rebecca Porter.

  • Fort Bragg medical community observes case management week

    Oct 16, 2014

  • Best Medic

    Oct 16, 2014

  • MEDDAC-KOREA Conducts Assumption of Command Ceremony

    Oct 16, 2014

    The Medical Department Activity of Korea (MEDDAC-K) held an assumption of command ceremony in the Asian Gardens of the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital Oct. 16, 2014, for the new commander, Capt. Celencia D. Guillory.

  • Army to live-stream forums at AUSA Annual Meeting

    Oct 15, 2014

    If you're unable to attend this year's Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 13-15, 2014, in Washington, D.C., you will still be able to see most presentations through live-streaming.

  • Fort A.P. Hill Fire Medics seize opportunity to help accident victim

    Oct 15, 2014

    Fire Medic Peter M. Orioles was returning from an ambulance training run to Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center in Spotsylvania County around 4 p.m. on Oct. 9 when he and his partner, Fire Medic Dana A. Nichols, came upon a traffic accident at the intersection of Tidewater Trail and Thornton Road in Spotsylvania County.

  • Soldiers ramping up capability to fight Ebola in Liberia

    Oct 15, 2014

    U.S. Soldiers in Western Africa are constructing facilities to treat Ebola patients and providing logistics, engineering and medical skills to help contain the epidemic.

  • The method behind the machine: Surgeon, shooter, Soldier

    Oct 14, 2014

    Between surgeries, his Army obligations, and shooting rifle competitions, it's hard to tell where one role begins and another ends.

  • Army acquisition leaders commemorate milestone anniversary, look to next 25 years

    Oct 14, 2014

    Army acquisition leaders celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Army Acquisition Corps at a commemorative event on the opening day of the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C.

  • SecArmy opens AUSA with call for budget resolve

    Oct 13, 2014

    "We are the greatest land power the world has ever seen. We are the indispensable Army of the indispensable nation," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, referring to remarks President Obama made of the U.S. being the world's go-to nation when trouble arises.

  • Combat medics test life-saving skills in field

    Oct 12, 2014

    Combat medics with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, participated in Table VIII, annual combat medic skills validation testing, Sept. 24-25, 2014, at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation beach at Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait.

  • New Home Welcomes Wounded Warrior

    Oct 10, 2014

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. -- There is a lovely young couple with a 1-year-old daughter living in a brand new home within view of Guntersville Lake. Each room, each brick on the exterior fa├žade, each door and window, and, indeed, everything about this new home was a gift from a community of patriots who came together to build it as a way to say "thank you" to a locally grown hero who went to war for his country and, in so doing, lost both legs below the knees. He also lost his left pinky finger, most of the use of his left hand, and suffered from damage to his left eye, and minor traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder.

  • Is your relationship healthy?

    Oct 10, 2014

    As the unfortunate spate of domestic violence occurrences seem to dominate the media lately, I think it may be wise to skip the blame game. It doesn't really matter who spit on whom first. It doesn't really matter how badly someone was misbehaving. And it certainly doesn't matter who started the argument.

  • October observance brings breast cancer issues to light

    Oct 9, 2014

    At Kenner Army Health Clinic, one of the most pressing concerns is educating and empowering women by encouraging breast self-exams. Early detection and awareness of changes in breast tissue are critical in the treatment of the disease in its early stages.

  • A Bucket Instead of a Rag: The Simple Trick to Transfer Experience

    Oct 9, 2014

    In my position as the aviation director within the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, I have had the incredible opportunity to speak with leaders and Soldiers within many of our combat aviation brigades.

  • Flu vaccine supplies expected this month

    Oct 9, 2014

    Flu vaccinations for adults are temporarily unavailable at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital due to a delay in shipment from the manufacturer. According to GLWACH officials, the delay is temporary, and an ample supply has been ordered for the post population and expected by the end of this month.

  • 1st Area Medical Laboratory to deploy for Ebola mission

    Oct 9, 2014

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory will deploy to Liberia to support the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  • TAMC inducts newest members of SAMC

    Oct 9, 2014

  • Best Medics Compete

    Oct 9, 2014

  • How can I protect myself against breast cancer?

    Oct 9, 2014

  • President recognizes 25 years of Army acquisition excellence

    Oct 8, 2014

    Oct. 13, 2014, marks 25 years since then-Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Carl E. Vuono approved the creation of the Army Acquisition Corps, a specially trained, dedicated group of military and civilian acquisition leaders who develop, field and sustain the critical systems and services that enable our Soldiers to fight and win our nation's wars.

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