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  • Fort Hood WTB opens new campus to help Soldiers heal

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers assigned to the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade here now have a consolidated campus environment to better serve their needs and fit their mission of healing. III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General Lt. Gen. Don Campbell Jr. joined WTB leadership June 6 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the new WTB barracks to officially open the complex.

  • Tripler's Cystic Fibrosis Center hosts educational, social event for families

    Jun 7, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Members of the military's tight-knit cystic fibrosis community gathered at the Hale Koa hotel in Waikiki, here, May 25, for Cystic Fibrosis Family Education Day.

  • Tripler surgeon honored with 'Mahalo Award'

    Jun 7, 2012

    HONOLULU -- One of Tripler's own recently received the Mahalo Service Award from the Hawaii Speech-Language Hearing Foundation.

  • Occupational therapist joins Reserve to better understand, connect to patients

    Jun 7, 2012

    HONOLULU -- One of Tripler Army Medical Center's occupational therapists answered the nation's call, May 30, when she took the oath and was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve.

  • Surgeon General's Happy Birthday Army PSA!

    Jun 6, 2012

  • USAMRMC teams up with the Medical College of Wisconsin mTBI trial

    Jun 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Military Operational Medical Research Program has teamed up with the Medical College of Wisconsin in conducting a head-to-head trial study of neurocognitive test batteries for assessment of mTBI.

  • Medics Cap off NIE

    Jun 6, 2012

    Quickly evaluating simulated casualties and professionally administrating quality care, medics of the 47TH Brigade Support Battalion finished off the last two scenarios of the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2. NIE, a series of evaluations designed to further integrate, mature and modernize the Army

  • The United States Army Medical Command's Guidance on Service Animals

    Jun 6, 2012

    The Army is fully committed to the use of service animals as adjuncts in managing physical and psychological disabilities, to include post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While the evidence for the effectiveness of service dogs in assisting those suffering with PTSD is not yet definitive, Army Medicine is committed to the employment of safe and effective therapies, to include service animals, to treat our wounded warriors and families.

  • Volunteers renovate Fisher House

    Jun 6, 2012

    Volunteers from the Home Depot in Killeen, Texas, created a serenity garden in front of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Fisher House here, June 1, 2012, as the final phase of an almost $15,000 home improvement project donated by Home Depot.

  • Trials for traumatic brain injury blood test underway

    Jun 6, 2012

    The Army is now running trials on a blood test, similar to one used to test blood sugar, that can be used by medics on the battlefield to determine if a Soldier has sustained damaged brain cells, especially from a mild traumatic brain injury.

  • Fresh paint, new patient-care perspective at Monroe Health Clinic

    Jun 6, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- After almost a year of providing healthcare in temporary buildings in a parking lot, the staff and providers at Monroe Health Clinic officially reopened their doors last Thursday to showcase a newly updated and patient-friendly facility.

  • Army deputy surgeon general reviews Darnall's Integrated Disability Evaluation System process

    Jun 6, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--While the war and continuous deployments have started to dwindle down, the Army Medical Command is ramping up its efforts to take care of the thousands of wounded, ill or injured Warriors and their families.

  • Army Medicine Personnel ImPact3 Five Month Journey

    Jun 6, 2012

    A five month self-development journey is what 20 Army Medicine personnel recently experienced by attending the ImPact3 course.

  • High school student receives "Army Greening Tour" at ARL-HRED's field element at Fort Hood, Texas

    Jun 5, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED) field office located in Fort Hood, Texas, sponsored an almost three-day visit for a high school student to meet the requirements of her "Senior Project 2012."

  • Natick becoming more green

    Jun 5, 2012

    This close to Boston, green is a popular color -- especially with the Celtics making an unexpectedly strong run in the NBA playoffs. When people talk "green" at the Natick Soldier Systems Center these days, however, they could just as easily be discussing the environment as basketball.

  • Warrior in Transition benefits from Operation Warfighter

    Jun 4, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 30, 2012) -- Lt. Col. Carolyn E. Fota was progressing through her career when she was diagnosed with a serious medical condition that required extensive medical care, treatment and rehabilitation which led to her assignment to the Fort Belvoir Warrior Transition Unit (WTU).

  • USASAM welcomes new dean, continues tradition of excellence

    Jun 4, 2012

    The Soldiers of the U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine said goodbye to a familiar face as they welcomed a new dean during the USASAM change of dean ceremony May 24.

  • Charles Barkley talks shop with wounded warriors

    Jun 4, 2012

    A group of wounded warriors put Charles Barkley's basketball knowledge to the test today during a visit to the Center for the Intrepid at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Medevac crew reacts to dangerous call

    Jun 1, 2012

    On Jan. 12, 2012, a call was passed over the radios to a medical evacuation crew to rescue a 3-year-old Afghan girl who had suffered from a gunshot wound and shrapnel to the back.

  • Dempsey: Military must persevere to solve suicide issue

    Jun 1, 2012

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff yesterday said he disagrees "in the strongest possible terms" with an Army major general's characterization of suicide as a selfish act.

  • Fort Belvoir Community Hospital astounds with groundbreaking technology and devotion to patient care

    Jun 1, 2012

    The Under Secretary of the Army, Dr. Joseph W. Westphal visits Fort Belvoir Community Hospital to gain situational awareness and ensure the Army is correctly prioritizing, balancing and integrating resources to support the mission of this vital organization.

  • Army Veterinary Corps Celebrates 96 Years of Service

    Jun 1, 2012

    The U.S. Army Veterinary Corps celebrates its 96th anniversary June 3, although the need for military veterinary expertise had been evolving since 1776, when Gen. George Washington directed that a "regiment of horse with a farrier," be raised.

  • Army medics tackle EFMB program near Korean DMZ

    May 31, 2012

    U.S. Army medics participated in the Expert Field Medical Badge qualification course at an installation near the Korean Demilitarized Zone, in May.

  • Prevent heat injury in pets this summer

    May 31, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 31) -- The heat has arrived. It is time to remember that our dogs are especially at risk for heat exhaustion because they don't perspire, as humans do, to dissipate heat. Our best friend's primary way to lower their body temperature is through panting. We have already started to see pets coming to the Fort Belvoir Veterinary Center with heat injuries, and want to discuss some ways to prevent this from occurring in your loved ones. Preventing heat injuries is easier than treating them, so early identification and treatment of heat injury helps save lives.

  • To screen or not to screen: What men should know about screening for prostate cancer

    May 31, 2012

    Did you know that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force does not recommend prostate cancer screening for all men? If you don't know the latest information about prostate cancer screening, you are not alone. Many men don't. This article will help you understand more about the latest information on prostate cancer screening and help you discuss this issue with your healthcare provider.

  • MRSA may be transmitted in workplace

    May 31, 2012

    Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus is a potentially dangerous type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics. It typically causes skin infection but can also affect the bloodstream, lungs, heart, bones and joints. MRSA is transmitted most frequently by direct skin-to-skin contact or contact with shared items or surfaces that have come into contact with someone else's infection (for example, towels, used bandages, equipment).

  • Viper Pit puts combat lifesavers to the test

    May 30, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Saving lives in the heat of battle demands informed, split-second decisions. Training to be able to make those cool-headed choices while under fire takes grit, an array of skills and a unique training environment. Welcome to the Viper Pit.

  • Pregnancy: A special journey from conception to delivery

    May 30, 2012

    For the woman who just found out she's pregnant, her head is usually spinning with thoughts of everything she needs to do over the next several months. Carl R. Darnall Women's Health Center has guided tens of thousands of women on their journey, from prenatal care to delivery.

  • Military orthopaedic surgeons impress with research

    May 30, 2012

    "Should we save the leg?" Without hesitation, most will jump to the affirmative. A Soldier laid out on a stretcher, surrounded by the debris of war, will beg for it to be saved. But will he make the same plea 10 months later as surgeries fail to bring back to life a dying limb? A technology currently used mostly in plastic surgery can help orthopaedic surgeons determine if a limb's soft tissue is healthy enough to produce a living limb after trauma. This was just one research finding unveiled during the 2012 William Beaumont Army Medical Center Research Day.

  • WBAMC takes whole approach to women's health

    May 30, 2012

    Women's health is striking a chord with providers at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. At Fort Bliss, Texas -- a growing Army installation home to multiple units taking active roles in overseas deployments -- women both as Soldiers and caretakers are vital for Army readiness. "So many people think that women's health is breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings," said Lily Ramirez, a nurse practitioner in the Department of Women's Health at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. "But no. It's so much more. Women's health includes everything."

  • Honoring heroes and a sacred trust

    May 30, 2012

    For families crowded onto the lawn of the Fort Bliss National Cemetery, Memorial Day was not just about barbecues and swimming pools. The warm morning echoed with the playing of "Taps" and boomed with the firing of a 21-gun salute. Jessica Campoverde, an Army spouse, sat on the grass with her 2-year-old daughter. As Soldiers approached to place a ceremonial wreath, Campoverde dabbed at her eyes to wipe away tears that welled. "We have a friend who passed away one year ago," Campoverde said. "This was a way to teach them, our children, what this day is all about."

  • Army Gold Book authors visit Fort Benning

    May 30, 2012

    Bruce Shahbaz and Lt. Col. Thomas Denzler, who released "Generating Health and Discipline in the Force -- Ahead of the Strategic Reset 2012" earlier this year, offered potential solutions to challenges facing Soldiers and Family members during a discussion with installation leaders and the heads of various support agencies. After more than a decade of war in two theaters, the Gold Book was written as a thorough assessment of what the Army has learned about physical and behavioral health conditions, disciplinary problems and remaining gaps in policy, the authors said. The report serves as a resource for leaders, policymakers, commanders and service providers as they work together to address the unique and difficult issues that lie ahead.

  • Holistic treatments help Soldiers battle PTSD

    May 30, 2012

    A staff of 13 clinical social workers, psychologists, reiki master teachers, licensed massage therapists, an acupuncturist, and a yoga, tai chi and qigong instructor all work together at the Warrior Resilience Center to help Soldiers overcome post-traumatic stress.

  • Darnall's Centering Program adds educational, emotional focus to prenatal care

    May 30, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Pregnancy Centering Program adds an educational and emotional focus to typical prenatal care for its pregnant patients.

  • Accreditation marks milestone for respiratory program

    May 29, 2012

    A new accreditation is enabling graduates of the respiratory therapy program here to walk away with an associate's degree and eligibility for national certification.

  • Clinic coordinates mammogram screening

    May 25, 2012

    The Katterbach Health Clinic scheduled a mammogram screening for women at the local hospital here May 22. Of the 16 slots available, only half were filled.

  • WTB opens new barracks complex

    May 25, 2012

    Soldiers assigned to the Fort Stewart Warrior Transition Battalion have a new place to call home with the opening of the new, $25.1 million barracks complex located across from Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital. The 144,600 square-foot complex includes two buildings with two apartment-style floor plans. One plan is a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment with a shared kitchen, living room and laundry room. The second floor plan offers a two-bedroom, one-bath apartment with a shared kitchen.

  • TRADOC deputy commanding general recognizes Wounded Warrior mentors

    May 25, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (May 25, 2012) -- Recruits join the Army and transition from civilians to Soldiers with the help and mentoring of instructors and experienced Soldiers; however, Soldiers leaving the Army need the same support when they transition back to civilian life.

  • A much needed service on Big Island provided by Tripler Occupational Health

    May 25, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - Members of the Department of Occupational Health, here, traveled to the Big Island May 7-11 to provide medical assessments for government employees working there.

  • Schweinfurt clinic welcomes incoming commander

    May 24, 2012

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- A ceremonial passing of the colors here Wednesday put a new commander at the helm of the Schweinfurt Health Clinic as it moves through a period of transition. Lt. Col. Chadwick A. Bowers assumed command from Col. Emery Fehl at a ceremony at Conn Barracks, which was presided over by Col. Robert Goodman, Bavaria Medical Department Activity commander.

  • Memorial Day Holiday Safety 2012

    May 24, 2012

    Memorial Day weekend signals the start of summer, traditionally a hazardous season for the Army and the US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), with notable increases in off-duty fatal accidents. The MEDCOM is beginning the summer with three off-duty, privately-owned vehicle (POV) and privately-owned motorcycle (POM) fatalities this fiscal year and with the challenge to do all we can to eliminate future preventable accidents. I ask you to double your efforts on POC and POM accident prevention. Empower each individual to do what it takes to protect their self and the life of a fellow Soldier, Civilian, contractor or Family member.

  • Army promotes National Safety Month

    May 24, 2012

    June is National Safety Month, and senior Army Leaders are asking Soldiers at all levels to use this opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to safety.

  • Fort Meade Joint Service Run focuses on resiliency, health, unity

    May 24, 2012

    An estimated 2,400 runners participated in Fort Meade's Joint Service Run, which focused on resiliency, on May 18 here at Fort Meade.

  • Officials mark Warrior Transition Battalion Complex opening at Fort Drum

    May 24, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Army and elected officials conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 14 at the Warrior Transition Battalion Complex across from Guthrie Clinic to mark the culmination of a four-year construction project overseen by the New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Fort Drum Directorate of Public Works; and U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Logistics / Facilities Division.

  • Sesame Street shares advice about PCS moves

    May 24, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May24) -- The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families had children dancing in the aisles and waving light up toys May 16 at Fort Belvoir's Wood Theater.

  • Paddle sports help injured Fort Meade service members heal

    May 24, 2012

    Team River Runner's chapter at Fort Meade helps injured service members and veterans heal through kayaking.

  • USARIEM Soldiers shine during training exercise

    May 23, 2012

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine participated in an exercise where they faced roadside bombs, reacted to attacks and defeated the enemy all while never leaving Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass.

  • West Point cadet earns Mason Award, prepares for Yale medical school

    May 23, 2012

    The Richard M. Mason Award was presented May 22, 2012, at Keller Army Community Hospital, at West Point, N.Y., to United States Military Academy Class of 2012, Cadet Anna Elizabeth Stein.

  • National Safety Month--public service announcement video

    May 22, 2012

    June is National Safety Month, and here's a tool to support your safety program and get the message out. It features Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf, director of Army Safety and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, Fort Rucker, Ala. Professionally produced by USACR/Safety Center video producers, it's a :30 WMV format. Thanks for all you do. Army Safe is Army Strong!

  • Fort Belvoir Community Hospital dedicates Fisher House

    May 22, 2012

    Military and civilian leaders cut the ribbon for the first Fort Belvoir Fisher House Tuesday during a dedication ceremony at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. The Fort Belvoir Fisher House joins a network of 56 operational Fisher Houses in the United States and Germany.

  • Fisher House opens new site for families of wounded

    May 22, 2012

    A new Fisher House was opened at Fort Belvoir, Va., May 22, 2012, for the families of service members who wind up injured and find themselves in a military hospital.

  • TAMC ohana embrace Asian, Pacific Island cultures

    May 22, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Kyser Auditorium at Tripler Army Medical Center was standing room only as staff piled in to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, May 17.

  • Performance specialist prepares players for 2012 Warrior Games

    May 21, 2012

    A performance enhancement specialist from Fort Jackson was part of the support staff preparing Soldiers for competing in this year's Warrior Games.

  • Redeployment affects health clinic's appointment availability

    May 21, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The health clinic here will support medical redeployment operations for Soldiers returning from Afghanistan throughout the month of June.

  • Army Leaders salute National Safety Month

    May 21, 2012

    During the past several years, our Army has reduced preventable accidents to near peacetime levels. This amazing success has been achieved despite the high operations tempo of our continuing missions overseas, proving once again the diligence and dedication of American Soldiers. We commend you for your hard work in making safety a top priority, both on and off duty.

  • Natick Soldiers run home for PTSD, traumatic brain injury

    May 21, 2012

    A dozen active duty Soldiers and civilians from Natick Soldier Systems Center participated in the Boston Red Sox Run-Walk to Home Base, May 20, 2012.

  • Pancake breakfast brings night shift workers together for fun, resiliency

    May 21, 2012

    HONOLULU - Because resiliency isn't just a 9-5 proposition, inclusive only to those who work when the sun shines, Tripler Army Medical Center's Care Provider Support Program, or CPSP, brought resiliency training to those who man the mission on what the rest of us consider "after hours" May 4, here.

  • Parent, child therapy aims to improve military family relationships

    May 21, 2012

    HONOLULU --A family-focused therapy program has been adopted recently by Tripler Army Medical Center with the intent to improve military family relationships.

  • Natick Soldier Systems Center welcomes veterans for Armed Forces Day

    May 21, 2012

    On a normal day at the Natick Soldier Systems Center's dining facility, Soldiers mull in and out, get their lunch and go back to their place of duty. Recently, the facility was filled with stories of the past as 12 Natick veterans visited for an Armed Forces Day luncheon.

  • Asian Pacific Americans celebrated at Fort Belvoir observance

    May 18, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 17, 2012) -- The commanding general of the Northern Regional Medical Command spoke about hard work and bravery during Fort Belvoir's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month observance May 15.

  • Kenner Moves Toward New Care Model

    May 18, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 15, 2012) -- For the past 15 months, Kenner Army Health Clinic has put a lot of time, energy and commitment into incorporating the patient-centered medical home at Fort Lee. The focus of this initiative reflects Kenner's belief that the patient is an integral part to the success of the patient-centered medical home.

  • Prince and warrior: Soldier fights cancer, beats odds to trump competition

    May 17, 2012

    Sgt. Fred Prince won the 2012 Warrior Games silver medal for archery in the compound competition, May 2, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Fort Lee Soldier earns coveted medical badge

    May 17, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 17, 2012) -- Soldiers use a variety of approaches to defeat the various training challenges put before them during the course of their military careers.

  • Women get healthy info at fair

    May 17, 2012

    Medical professionals from across the Wiregrass gathered May 15 at The Landing to give the women of Fort Rucker access to the latest information in health care.

  • Fort Campbell Soldiers earn EFMB in record numbers

    May 17, 2012

    When an Expert Field Medical Badge is seen on the uniform of a Soldier, it is a strong indication of his commitment to training, technique and life-saving skills under pressure. Established in 1965, the EFMB is a special skill award that recognizes exceptional performance by field medical personnel. It is only awarded to Soldiers who successfully complete combat tactical lane casualty care tasks, day and night land navigation, a written test and a 12-mile forced road march.

  • Tripler graduates new PAs to Army Medicine

    May 17, 2012

    HONOLULU - Tripler Army Medical Center's Interservice Physician Assistant Program Class 10-2 graduated in the TAMC Chapel May 14, here.

  • Art helps Tripler's cancer patients, families cope

    May 17, 2012

    HONOLULU - Patients and their families joined staff from Tripler Army Medical Center, May 11-12, to participate in the 6th Annual Oncology on Canvas.

  • Army National Guard medics among first to attend revamped flight medic program

    May 16, 2012

    Army Sgt. Cliff Aughe, a flight medic with C Company, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, New Mexico Army National Guard, watches over a soldier from the Afghan National Army during an evacuation mission in Afghanistan, March 27, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel Schroeder)

  • Red Cross volunteers give 28,000 hours to Fort Hood Soldiers and Families

    May 16, 2012

    They generously gave 28,471 hours of their time over the past year to help Fort Hood Soldiers, retirees and family members without expecting anything in return.

  • Darnall education nurse selected for Spring 2012 Immunity Award

    May 16, 2012

    Rose Herrera, education nurse at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Thomas Moore Health Clinic, has been selected as one of two recipients for the American Nurses Association (ANA) Spring 2012 Immunity Award.

  • CRDAMC honors physician assistant graduates

    May 16, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center staff, providers and Family members gathered on Friday, May 11, to congratulate two Soldiers who officially completed the CRDAMC Physician Assistant Graduate Medical Program.

  • Behavioral health fair supports Fort Hood Soldiers, families

    May 16, 2012

    More than thirty different services and organizations from on- and off-post came together at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Behavioral Health Fair to put out a unified message that help and support are available to Soldiers and their families.

  • Dietitian driven by own childhood triumph over obesity

    May 16, 2012

    There may be no experience more emotionally painful than being excessively overweight as a child. However, it is this common scenario which provides the personal back-story for the triumphant and healthy lifestyle of Army 1st Lt. Paula D. Beer.

  • DCoE webinars provide forum for treatment

    May 15, 2012

    To better educate health professionals in the military on combat-related stress and injuries the Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, has instituted a series of monthly webinars that bring various government agencies together to share information on the latest advances in treatment.

  • Army Surgeon General celebrates Army's Women's Health Month at Fort Belvoir

    May 15, 2012

    The Women's Health Task Force celebrated their inaugural event at Fort Belvoir, Va., Monday to kick off the Army's Women's Health Month and recognize the unique challenges of being a woman in the Army.

  • Commentary: Seeking help is the first step in long road to recovery

    May 15, 2012

    Recently I had to go to a funeral … one I shouldn't have had to attend. The gentleman was one of the first people I met when I arrived in Germany, and though only an acquaintance, his passing affected me personally. This man, who was obviously loved by his family and friends, fell on tough times, couldn't see a way out and took his own life.

  • Measles outbreak spikes in Europe, U.S.

    May 14, 2012

    Medical professionals here want to raise awareness about measles outbreaks in Europe and the U.S. Health officials observed a spike in measles cases in the U.S. and Europe in 2011 and are concerned about similar outbreaks in 2012.

  • Medical excellence

    May 14, 2012

    Soldiers earn Expert Field Medical Badges.

  • Nurses in the ranks: Military, civilian advocate for Soldiers, Families

    May 14, 2012

    The monitor beeps with a warning. Duty calls. A mother braces her child for his first vaccination. Duty calls. The doctor pauses before surgery for the patient brief. Duty calls. Worldwide tens of thousands of nurses -- military and civilian -- answer the call to duty to treat Soldiers and their families.

  • U.S., Kuwaiti military holds MEDEVAC exercise

    May 11, 2012

    Third Army and the Kuwait military conducted a joint medical evacuation exercise at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, April 26, 2012.

  • New medical machine extends the arm of care

    May 11, 2012

    The U.S. Army is looking to a medical machine to help in the outpatient treatment of Soldiers suffering post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries. EMMA -- an Electronic Medication Management Assistant offered through InRange Systems Inc. -- is being used in Warrior Transition Units throughout the Army.

  • Army seeks nominations for annual greatest inventions awards

    May 11, 2012

    Nominations are being accepted until July 6 for inventions initiated by Soldiers and by the Army Science and Technology community for recognition in the Army Greatest Inventions program.

  • Warriors come from warriors: a mother's perspective

    May 11, 2012

    Marilyn Durso cherishes a Mother's Day gift that she calls "a sweet acknowledgment from a son to his mother."

  • Wounded warrior gets role in Hollywood blockbuster

    May 11, 2012

    Greg Gadson, who lost both of his legs as a result of wounds in Iraq, plays a wounded warrior who takes on alien invaders in the movie "Battleship".

  • USAMITC Upgrades its Video Network Center

    May 11, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- The U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) is currently upgrading and expanding its Video Network Center (VNC) to meet growing requirements. The USAMITC VNC supports and provides the infrastructure for video teleconferencing throughout the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) enterprise network worldwide. The VNC's bottom line is to provide video teleconferencing support to facilitate the medical needs of patients and warfighters around the globe. This includes video teleconferencing among U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG) staff members, between Military treatment facilities (staff members and other health care professionals) and patients, medical consults between patients and providers, etc.

  • Community recognizes Red Cross volunteers

    May 10, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum community members gathered Tuesday at the Commons during the annual American Red Cross volunteer recognition ceremony to honor 69 individuals on post.

  • Veteran continues service to Fort Drum 'warriors'

    May 10, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For many Soldiers, the desire to serve doesn't end when they hang up their Army combat uniform for the last time.

  • Clinic at Fort Rucker showcases patient-centered medical home

    May 10, 2012

    Hugh Tobin, a retired Chinook flight engineer, has been witness to many changes around Fort Rucker. He was a student on post when Lyster Army Health Clinic opened its doors in the 1960s.

  • PRMC hosts WRMC's CSM retirement ceremony

    May 10, 2012

    HONOLULU -- A retirement ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Tuileama Nua, senior enlisted advisor, Western Region Medical Command and former senior enlisted advisor, Pacific Regional Medical Command, and his wife, Anita, was held at Tripler Army Medical Center, April 27.

  • Army readiness pushes tobacco cessation

    May 10, 2012

    Ditching tobacco use saves more than money. At least that's what some Army Soldiers are hoping for as they join cessation classes to help kick a habit destined to harm the ultimate bottom line -- individual PT scores.

  • Army awards health professions scholarships

    May 10, 2012

    During fiscal year 2011 the Army awarded health professions scholarships to 502 students, including 287 medical students and 127 dental students.

  • Army Logistics University class supports wounded warriors with relay

    May 9, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 9, 2012) -- Students and instructors from the Command Logistics Officer Course here teamed up to complete a 200-mile journey called the American Odyssey Relay April 27-28.

  • MTFs awarded for environmental excellence, sustainability

    May 9, 2012

    Practice Greenhealth (PGH), the nations' leading organization for healthcare institutions that have made a commitment to sustainable practices and environmental excellence has recognized six MEDCOM military treatment facilities for their commitment to sustainable practices and environmental improvement. Madigan and Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Centers and Blanchfield, Evans, Moncrief and Winn Army Community Hospitals were presented with PGH Environmental Excellence Awards during the CleanMed 2012 conference on May 2.

  • Microemulsion could allow vaccines to be stockpiled long-term

    May 9, 2012

    At an Army medical lab in San Antonio, the observed stability of a recently concocted "microemulsion" could one day be key to the long-term stockpiling of important vaccines for distribution in case of disaster.

  • Warrior Games Army Archery coach trains with passion

    May 9, 2012

    Seven of the 50 Army athletes selected to compete in the 2012 Warrior Games represented the Army in the archery competition May 2, 2012, at Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Royal Thai Army visits Tripler Army Medical Center

    May 8, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Members of the Royal Thai Army went on a tour of Tripler Army Medical Center, here, to include the Sleep Center, Pain Management Clinic and Emergency Room before heading to Camp Smith to meet with members of Pacific Command, May 7, 2012.

  • TAPS seminar 'means the world' to survivor

    May 7, 2012

    When Russel Hicks' son became an American hero, May 2, 2008, he knew of a few ways to deal with the loss.

  • Army CID Releases Statement on Captain Bruce Clark Death

    May 7, 2012

    Quantico, Va., May 7, 2012 -- The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, released the following statement today in regard to the May 1, 2012 death of Capt. Bruce Clark:

  • EFMB Challenge: 112 step up but only 21 earn coveted badge

    May 7, 2012

  • Blessing of the Hands ceremony honors Fort Hood nurses' healing 'touch'

    May 7, 2012

    More than 40 nurse case managers at the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade, will be celebrating National Nurses Week.