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  • 'Swift and Sure' Brigade Lives up to its Motto

    Sep 25, 2009

    Kerry Rodriguez, the mayor of Fort Hood's McNair Village, contacted the ASBP's Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood to arrange a blood drive in support of deployed troops and their family members. She understood that with many Soldiers deployed from Fort Hood, family members could help ensure troops have all the supplies they need by donating blood.

  • U.S. Army sponsors first HIV vaccine trial to show some effectiveness in preventing HIV

    Sep 24, 2009

    A Phase III clinical trial involving more than 16,000 adult volunteers in Thailand has demonstrated that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was safe and modestly effective in preventing HIV infection. According to final results released by the trial sponsor, the U.S. Army Surgeon General, the prime boost combination of ALVACR HIV and AIDSVAXR B/E lowered the rate of HIV infection by 31.2% compared with placebo.

  • Hiring Heroes helps match employers with job seekers

    Sep 24, 2009

    About 400 job seekers braved the rain Sept. 22 to attend the Hiring Heroes Career Fair at the Sam Houston Club. The Hiring Heroes program was established in 2004 to help wounded service members and their Family members find employment opportunities.

  • Army Community Covenant: Paralympics sports camp helps active, retired military recognize capabiliti

    Sep 24, 2009

    The U.S. Olympic Committee hosted nearly 50 active duty and retired military men and women with physical injuries at a Paralympic Military Sports Camp at Fort Sam Houston, Sept. 16 to19. The camps introduce Paralympic sport to military men and women with physical injuries. All sport clinics are conducted at an introductory level. If participants have an interest in competing in a particular event, U.S. Paralympics will connect them with a program in their community so they can begin to train.

  • Nature Conservancy, U.S. Army partner to protect endangered birds near Camp Bullis

    Sep 24, 2009

    The Nature Conservancy of Texas and the U.S. Army entered into a formal cooperative agreement Sept. 17 to identify and protect habitat for endangered species surrounding Camp Bullis, one of the nation's most important military medic training facilities. The agreement, known as an Army Compatible Use Buffer, will permanently conserve important undeveloped areas of habitat outside of the Camp for the golden-cheeked warbler, an endangered songbird, and help Camp Bullis continue its critical Department of Defense medical and combat training operations.

  • Vaccine shows promise in preventing HIV

    Sep 24, 2009

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept. 24, 2009) -- An Army-sponsored study has shown that administration of a specific combination of vaccines can reduce the potential to contract HIV by 31.2 percent.

  • Army chaplains ready to provide assistance for those contemplating suicide

    Sep 24, 2009

    Stopping the suicide crisis drives the Ministry and Pastoral Care chaplains assigned to Madigan. Multiple deployments, break-ups, and death are just a few of the stresses that can lead Soldiers, retirees, Family members, Department of the Army civilians, or contractors - anyone with a tie to the military - to have suicidal thoughts. When someone commits suicide, it doesn't just affect close Family and friends, but the larger community as a whole. This is why Brzezinski, a Presbyterian chaplain, believes his job, his calling, is to communicate and educate everyone about suicide through the words of religion.

  • Vanguard 'Top Medics' Prep For Army-Wide Competition

    Sep 24, 2009

    Two Vanguard Soldiers will represent the 3rd Infantry Division and take a stab at becoming the Army's Top Medic Team for 2009 at an Expert Field Medical Competition, Oct. 19-24.

  • Soldiers can strengthen their behavioral health through SELF

    Sep 24, 2009

    The new initiative, called Soldier Evaluation for Life Fitness, is a post-deployment screening tool that evaluates the physical, mental and spiritual health of every returning Soldier. The program works in conjunction with the Army's Periodic Health Assessment program, which requires Soldiers to have an annual physical exam and regularly see a provider to evaluate their deployability.

  • Temporarily-disabled veteran looks to rejoin Army

    Sep 24, 2009

  • Customer service guru speaks to Madigan leaders

    Sep 24, 2009

    Frank Pastizzo, a nationally-recognized public speaker and comedian, spoke to Madigan Army Medical Center senior leaders Sept. 15, addressing the need for Madigan staff to provide excellent customer and human services at all times to one another and our patients.

  • TRADOC commander on flu prevention

    Sep 24, 2009

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), and Col. Karen O'Brien, TRADOC surgeon, explain how to help mitigate the spread of the H1N1 flu virus.

  • Army Wounded Warrior Program Turns Five

    Sep 23, 2009

    Local community groups that want to help severely wounded soldiers have a new way they can get involved. The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2), which turns five this year, launched a new program that provides information to local groups that want to help. Background AW2 started with a few hundred soldiers and now numbers more than 5,000 soldiers severely wounded since 9-11. At the foundation of the program is the AW2 Advocate, someone who provides personalized support to soldiers, veterans, and their families for as long as it takes. Severely wounded soldiers, veterans, and their families will need to adjust and re-adjust to the effects of their injuries for their entire lifetime.

  • USAREUR leaders join Wiesbaden NCOs for Suicide Prevention Training

    Sep 23, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A sea of green stared down at Sgt. 1st Class Lori Luster as she stifled a sob. In front of Gen. Carter Ham, U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army commander, and a crowd of 800 Soldiers, mostly noncommissioned officers, Luster fought to keep her composure.

  • Army Birthday at the Robertson Blood Center

    Sep 22, 2009

  • Great experience

    Sep 22, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas (ASBP, September 1, 2009) - Sergeant James Borders is a frequent and welcome visitor to the Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood. The non-commissioned officer generator mechanic stopped by the Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood to donate blood and had a pleasant surprise. His phlebotomist, another non-commissioned officer, Sergeant First Class Ramon Quinones, was exceptionally skilled. "This is the first sergeant I've seen that could get a needle both in and out of me without me feeling it." As a regular donor at the donor center on Fort Hood, Sgt. Borders received an email through the online web application ( letting him know there was a new shirt design available for donors. "I want the shirt but really, I feel like I am obligated at a time of war." Sgt. Borders serves with the 289th Quartermaster Co., part of the 4th Sustainment Brigade, an oft-deployed unit at Fort Hood. After donating, the blood is processed, tested, and shipped to support military personnel deployed around the world. To find out more about the ASBP or to arrange a military blood drive, visit the official web page at

  • Ft. Detrick Volksmarch for the Prevention of Suicide

    Sep 22, 2009

    Over 350 Soldiers, family members and Army Civilians gathered at Nallin Pond Sept. 3 for a two-mile Volksmarch for the Prevention of Suicide. Major Gen. James K. Gilman, Commander, Medical Research and Material Command spoke to the crowd before the volksmarch, and highlighted the need for a holistic approach to combat rising suicide rates in the Army. The march had fourour checkpoints along the route where participants could find resources covering Behavioral Health, Physical Health, Spritual Fitness and Environmental Health.

  • 7th CSC medical experts lend helping hand in Swaziland

    Sep 22, 2009

    Army Reserve Soldiers Col. Morgan M. Gray, the commander of the Medical Support Unit-Europe in Mannheim, Germany, and Capt. Charles A. Pastor, a medical doctor assigned to the MSU-E, recently took part in MEDFLAG 09, an exercise designed to share the Army's medical expertise with Swaziland military leaders and Ministry of Health officials.

  • Loss of Soldiers to suicide too high a price to pay

    Sep 21, 2009

    The JRTC and Fort Polk commander's commentary about suicide prevention.

  • New MEDEVAC fleet lands at Fort Polk

    Sep 21, 2009

    Fort Polk's U.S. Army Air Ambulance Detachment, 5th Aviation Battalion, now has three brand new, fresh-from-the-factory, medevac-configured Lakota UH72A Light Utility helicopters in its fleet.

  • Saving Soldiers from suicide: Army seeks to stamp out stigma

    Sep 21, 2009

    A phone call devastated his world, crumbling to dust his hopes and dreams for the future. He only survived because of an aware and caring battle buddy.

  • Cav medics train Iraqi first responders

    Sep 21, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi Security Forces are on the front lines when it comes to defending the Iraqi people, but the first responders - firefighters and emergency medical technicians - are on the front lines of public safety.

  • EFMP energizes exceptional education

    Sep 21, 2009

    To aid Families with special needs children, Fort Rucker Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) staff will offer a special education workshop Sept. 21, focusing on individual education plans (IEPs) tailored to studentsAca,!a,,c specific requirements.

  • AW2 launches new Web site, Blog

    Sep 18, 2009

    The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program launched a redesigned Web site and blog Thursday as part of the program's realignment under the Army's Warrior Transition Command.

  • 'We've Found Ways To Channel Our Grief'

    Sep 18, 2009

    He asked for understanding and patience. He apologized for his tissue and prepared speech, both tools he uses to help hold back his own tears. And he touched the hearts of the 650-plus employees who heard his message of sorrow, loss, bewilderment, faith, hope and love. Maj. Gen. Mark Graham, deputy chief of staff of the G-3/5/7 at Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Ga., told his heartbreaking story of the death of his two sons - one from suicide, the other from an improvised explosive device in Iraq - to a packed Bob Jones Auditorium and to other Redstone Arsenal employees via closed circuit television Thursday. The event was hosted by the Garrison's Employee Assistance Program in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week and National Suicide Prevention Month. "I can hardly get through this and I've done this many times," he said of his speech. "Two of my sons are dead and it is hard for me ... My sons died fighting different battles. The loss of both sons was beyond comprehension."

  • Prevention Key to stopping spread of flu

    Sep 18, 2009

  • Hotline helps wounded Soldiers, Families resolve issues

    Sep 18, 2009

    Originally opened March 19, 2007, the Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline continues to offer wounded and injured Soldiers and Family members a way to resolve medical issues and channel information directly to senior Army leadership in order to improve Army services for the medical needs of Soldiers and their Families. Soldiers and Families wishing to use the hotline to address issues dial 1-800-984-8523, the stateside DSN is 328-0002, and the overseas DSN is 312-328-0002.

  • U.S. Army Recognizes Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel Command Commander Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Commander Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008" in an awards ceremony September 21 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va.

  • Vaccination is your best protection against influenza

    Sep 18, 2009

    This year health officials are preparing for the Novel H1N1 flu - initially known as Aca,!A"swine fluAca,!A? when it was widely publicized last year - in addition to the seasonal flu vaccinations to which military personnel are accustomed.

  • Current Fort Benning Flu Condition Level: Orange

    Sep 15, 2009

    ORANGE: Novel or unexpected flu-like activity Aggressive implementation of preventative measures. Heightened awareness/surveillance in cooperation with non-DOD Federal, State and local agencies. Active planning/preparation for FLUCON RED or BLACK.

  • He ministers to returning warriors- Chaplain reaches out to soldiers who have questions about faith

    Sep 14, 2009

    He ministers to returning warriors- Chaplain reaches out to soldiers who have questions about faith upon return from war

  • H1N1 Latest Information

    Sep 14, 2009

    H1N1 Updates, Frequently Asked Questions, Fact Sheets, General Information and Guidance for Professionals

  • TF 30th MEDCOM Medical Synchronization Conference, Bagram, Afghanistan

    Sep 12, 2009

  • FFID Soldier saves fellow Soldiers life

    Sep 11, 2009

    BGen. Keith Walker, Director of the Future Force Integration Directorate presents Spc Ramona Dunlap with an Army Commendation Medal for her actions in preventing a fellow soldier from taking their own life.

  • High-angle training gets Madigan Army Medical Center Soldiers out of the hospital, into the mountain

    Sep 11, 2009

    60 enlisted Soldiers from Madigan Army Medical Center spent a week in August at Iron Horse State Park near North Bend, Wash., learning the ins and outs of high-angle mountain rescue procedures to prepare hospital Soldier-medics for the rigors of saving lives in the violent terrain of Afghanistan.

  • Though Wounded in Combat, First Strike Soldier Continues to Strive

    Sep 11, 2009

    Though Wounded in Combat, First Strike Soldier Continues to Strive

  • BJACHAca,!E+combats flu season with drive-through clinic

    Sep 11, 2009

    Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital's appointment line is buzzing with parents who are calling and requesting appointments with the drive-thru flu clinic.

  • Cognitive and Caregivers Boot Camp (CCBC) Certificate Program

    Sep 11, 2009

    Cognitive and Caregivers Boot Camp (CCBC) Certificate Program Available for free to Soldiers through AVOTEC Available for free to Spouses through MyCAA

  • Madigan Army Medical Center sergeant hits bull's eye with prestigious American Legion volunteer

    Sep 11, 2009

    Sgt. Michael, Ros, a 38-year-old Desert Storm veteran from Reedsburg, Wis., represented Madigan Army Medical Center and the U.S. Army in receiving the accolade during the American Legion's 91st National Convention Aug. 25, in Louisville, Ky. Ros received the award for his "countless hours" of volunteer work in establishing a local youth-centered archery program.

  • WWII medic, prisoner of war shares experiences with medical community

    Sep 10, 2009

    As part of the 1st Infantry Division, 16th Regiment, retired Master Sgt. Charles Shay was part of the initial assault at Normandy on D-Day. He was there at three o'clock in the morning when they were ordered to debark into small landing crafts; He was there at five o'clock in the morning when the orders came to proceed to the beach; And he was there at six o'clock in the morning when they hit the first obstacles the Germans had left in the water. This is the experience Shay shared with the Soldiers at the Europe Regional Medical Command's Non-Commissioned Officer Conference held in Garmisch, Germany, last month.

  • Tour raises awareness of mental illness

    Sep 9, 2009

    Ambassadors from the land of Hollywood visited Multinational Division - Baghdad Soldiers, here, Sept. 4.

  • Shared promotion in honor of the Year of the NCO

    Sep 8, 2009

    Mr. William H. Thresher, director of TRICARE Regional Office South promotes Col. Michael S. Heimall, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) deputy commander for administration. Col. Heimall shared his promotion ceremony with Sgt. Crystal Jarrell in honor of the Year of the NCO. Heimall said, "I cannot think of a better Soldier to share my promotion ceremony with than Sgt. Jarrell."

  • Tripler's volunteer therapy dogs, handlers make the rounds

    Sep 6, 2009

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - Mac McDaniel is very proud of his Welsh terrier, Baxter. Besides being a rare breed of dog in Hawaii, Baxter is also part of an elite team serving in the Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) Human Animal Bond program, which uses friendly canines and other animals to boost the spirits of patients, families and staff.

  • Learning to cope: Annual World Burn Congress gives burn patients support hope for future

    Sep 4, 2009

    Twenty-seven Soldiers, Sailors and Marines undergoing treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center joined 850 survivors at the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors' 21st Annual World Burn Congress Aug. 27-29 in New York City to share experiences and practical advice about the road to recovery.

  • 42nd Medical Detachment Optometry Soldiers deploy to Iraq

    Sep 4, 2009

    A deployment ceremony was held Aug. 28 at Army Community Service for six Soldiers from the 42nd Medical Detachment Optometry and their Families. "There are typically five optometry teams in Iraq at any given time ... between 11 and 13 optometrists and just over 40 supporting eye technicians and opticians are basing in Iraq each year. These teams are currently at 11 Forward Operating Bases; each team provides support for over 15,000 service members," said guest speaker Lt. Col. Scott Fischer, commander, 264th Medical Battalion

  • Battlemind for Spouses enhances resiliency

    Sep 4, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - The main goal of Battlemind for Spouses is to make spouses aware of potential issues or concerns that may arise from the reunion with their Soldiers. It addresses issues or concerns the spouse may have when the couple reunites.

  • 14th CSH Soldiers remember 'mentor, friend'

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - SPC Richard Allyn Walters made a lasting impression on the troops of 14th Combat Support Hospital, who gathered Friday at Sightseeing Chapel to pay final respects to a man they called a father figure, mentor and friend.

  • Study points to fats, carbs as 'brain food'

    Sep 3, 2009

    A high-fat diet, at least for a few days, could enhance mental performance, according to a study unveiled Tuesday.

  • DeWitt begins seasonal flu vaccination

    Sep 3, 2009

    Health care providers from DeWitt Army Community Hospital begin administering seasonal influenza vaccines Wednesday at the Fort Belvoir Community Center. Only beneficiaries of the hospital - active-duty members, retirees and family members - can receive either the FluMist or injectable vaccines.

  • Army expects H1N1 vaccine in October

    Sep 3, 2009

    Soldiers and families can expect to get two flu shots this year. In addition to the conventional flu shot administered each fall, the H1N1 or "Swine Flu" vaccine should be available by mid-October.

  • Troops to receive H1N1 Flu vaccinations

    Sep 2, 2009

    All military personnel will be vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus, and the vaccine will be available to all military family members who want it, a Defense Department health affairs official said Tuesday.

  • Soldier gets his chance to mentor in Africa

    Sep 1, 2009

    Just 15 months ago, when Pfc. Daniel Bateson was hanging drywall with his family's home improvement business, the Connecticut-native never dreamed he would visit Africa.

  • Medical exercise in Swaziland ends successfully

    Sep 1, 2009

    Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force (USDF), U.S. Army Africa, and U.S. Africa Command (USARAF) concluded the two-week MEDFLAG 09 exercise with a closing ceremony at USDF headquarters in Manzini, Swaziland on August 14, 2009.

  • Soldiers on road to recovery at BAMC: First Team visit boosts troop morale

    Sep 1, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - On the fourth floor, just above the windows that offers a panoramic view of its recovery and rehabilitation facilities, hangs the latest photographic testaments of one group of warriors. They have returned from battle with missing limbs, but were strong enough to overcome their challenges and take back their lives while inspiring others.

  • Soldier overcomes suicidal ideations, encourages others to reach out, get help

    Sep 1, 2009

    Capt. Emily Stehr is in the business of healing. But five months after returning from Iraq, she was struggling with her own internal wounds of war that had not healed. She decided to kill herself.

  • Europe Regional Medical Command announces health fair dates

    Sep 1, 2009

    Europe Regional Medical Command a key player in annual healthcare benefits awareness month

  • MEDDAC inducts NCOs: New leaders reflect, step up

    Aug 31, 2009

    A feature in Honor of the Year of the NCO. MEDDAC inducted NCOs at a recent ceremony. The Fort Polk Guardian sat down with these NCOs to find out how these Soldiers feel about joining the NCO ranks.

  • Big surprises can come in pretty, little packages

    Aug 31, 2009

    Fort Polk Guardian editor is bitten by a tick which results in two-week illness.

  • Army Reserve Soldier's civilian skills save Afghan life

    Aug 29, 2009

    As U.S. forces are now taking extra precautions to protect the lives of Afghan citizens in southern Afghanistan, an Army Reserve Soldier used his civilian skills to preserve the life of a local truck driver.

  • Fort Campbell CG visits Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

    Aug 28, 2009

    The Commanding General of Fort Campbell, KY, Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell and his wife Anne visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Aug. 27. They received a brief from BACH's hospital commander Col. John P. Cook and toured clinical areas.

  • Army 'ready' anytime, anywhere

    Aug 28, 2009

  • Fort Sam Houston Memorial Services Detachment Honor Guard volunteers shine

    Aug 27, 2009

    Currently, with 81 volunteers, the MSD Honor Guard is composed of retired and former military service members who ensure that all veterans interred at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery receive proper burial honors, complete with military honor guard, rifle volleys and the playing of "Taps." The group performs at a moments notice, rain or shine.

  • Purple Heart ceremony honors five Iraq warriors

    Aug 27, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Kelvin Hunt, Sgt. Juan Santiago Velazquez, Sgt. Torrey Kramer, Spc. Daniel Delbosque, and Pvt. Sean Beck took center stage Aug. 7 and were honored for their selfless service in Iraq, during a Purple Heart ceremony held at Brooke Army Medical Center's fourth floor auditorium. More than 40 BAMC medical staff, comrades and Family members, including comedian George Lopez attended the ceremony.

  • Army Medical Department Regiment celebrates anniversary

    Aug 27, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians celebrated the anniversary of the Army Medical Department Regiment Aug. 14 with a social at the AMEDD Museum. Gregg Stephens, deputy to the commanding general, Army Medical Department Center and School, hosted the event, standing in for Maj. Gen. Russell Czerw and Command Sgt. Maj. Howard Riles who were unable to attend. Commander Sgt. Maj. Stephen Paskos, Commandant of the Noncommissioned Officers Academy provided opening marks, saying "This afternoon we are celebrating the establishment of our Army Medical Department Regiment; a regiment that has a proud and historic 234-year heritage, dating back to the earliest days of our Army."

  • 228th CSH trains for combat support during exercise

    Aug 27, 2009

    Military trucks carrying Soldiers with various mock combat injuries such as gunshot wounds, impalements, arm wounds, head wounds, back injuries, and chest injuries stopped in front of the 228th Combat Support Hospital for treatment. Outside and inside the 228th CSH, administrative and medical personnel, aware of the casualties were ready at their duty stations to provide medical care. This was the beginning of the mass casualty exercise Aug. 12 at Fort Sam Houston for the active duty and reservists assigned to the 228th CSH as part of their annual two week training, and in preparation for the Global Medic exercise which will be held at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif.

  • AMEDD instructor shares insect knowledge in new book

    Aug 27, 2009

    The chief of the Medical Zoology Branch at the Army Medical Department Center and School here makes it his mission to teach Soldiers about bugs, the diseases they carry and ways to protect themselves downrange. During the five-week Medical Zoology course, Col. (Dr.) Mustapha Debboun teaches Soldiers how to identify arthropods such as insects and spiders, as well as snakes and rodents.

  • U.S. Army Surgeon General quote for Army Medicine CORE page

    Aug 24, 2009

    LTG Eric B. Schoomaker, U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commander, U.S. Army Medical Command

  • Please Add a Title!

    Aug 24, 2009

  • YES: Getting kids excited about science

    Aug 24, 2009

    YES, a Fort Detrick, Md., partnership with Hood College, encourages students to delve into science and engineering careers and offers a week's worth of hands-on experimentation, exploration and excitement.

  • Seventeen-year old rises to the challenge, issues her own

    Aug 24, 2009

    When Jessica Zachar opened her local newspaper and saw fellow Harker Heights High School student Stephanie Graham's picture, she was both intrigued and challenged.

  • Commander promotes his hero at APG

    Aug 24, 2009

  • NCO provides a good example to the last day

    Aug 24, 2009

    Sergeant Michael White, of Baltimore, MD will soon be home. The Fort Hood Soldier is leaving service and will be using his Post-911 GI Bill to attend college in the fall. Since he was a Veteran, he received preferential placement in school and will study electrical engineering.

  • Immunizations not just for kids

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Whatever age, whatever sport, protect the eyes

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Mass casualty drill: scenes from USAG-HI's annual antiterrorism exercise

    Aug 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Members from the Schofield Barracks Health Center, Medical Company C, administer triage at a mobile decontamination site set up in front of the clinic during the full-scale U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Annual Antiterrorism Exercise, Aug. 19.

  • West Point cadets and staff take EMT-Basic course

    Aug 21, 2009

    In July, about 45 West Point cadets and at least one active duty Soldier began learning how to save lives on the battlefield beyond combat lifesaver and Soldier first responder techniques during an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification class.

  • Finding work is key to rebuilding lives of returning Wounded Warriors

    Aug 21, 2009

    Finding meaningful employment is a crucial component of helping severely wounded Soldiers to rebuild their lives and starting to experience a normal life.

  • A Hero's Welcome: 82nd Airborne Veterans go all out to bring wounded warriors to convention in

    Aug 20, 2009

    42 recent Purple Heart recipients from the 82nd arrived in Indianapolis to attend the 82nd Association's 63rd National Convention, their plane tickets, hotel rooms, and other incidentals bought and paid for completely by Association members.

  • Pilot program allows Soldier self-referral for alcohol treatment

    Aug 20, 2009

    A pilot program underway now at some Army installations allows Soldiers who think they might have a problem with alcohol to seek out help without risk to their careers.

  • 1st Air Cav. medic training

    Aug 19, 2009

  • TF Spartan medics conduct EMT recertification

    Aug 19, 2009

    Medics from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division conducted a mandatory EMT recertification and Forward Operating Base Airborne, Afghanistan, Aug. 8.

  • Soldiers learn to impart mental toughness on others

    Aug 19, 2009

    Some 50 Soldiers will finish up "master resiliency training" this week in Philadelphia, Pa., as part of the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • Soldiers undergo physical therapy to stay fit to fight

    Aug 18, 2009

  • 62d Engineer digs a blood drive at Fort Hood

    Aug 18, 2009

    Cpt. Kristy Norquist arranged an Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) blood drive for her Soldiers assigned to the rear detachment for the 62nd Engineer Battalion at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Homes for Troops

    Aug 18, 2009

    Hundreds of individuals and dozens of area businesses participated in the Homes for Troops project to benefit the Wallace family.

  • Servicemembers risk permanent damage if they ignore hearing protection

    Aug 18, 2009

    According to Air Force Staff Sgt. Lee Adams, an Ear, Nose and Throat technician at Bagram Airfield, more than 50 percent of the patients seen in the ENT walk-in clinics are there for hearing related issues.

  • Travel health tips: Get smart before you depart

    Aug 18, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - We know that money can't buy health. So why do we diligently plan the financial aspect of our travels, yet totally forget - or wait until the last minute - before considering the health risks of the trip.

  • Leaders work toward partnership between WTB, center

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - U.S. Congressman Ike Skelton said he hopes to see a partnership develop between the institute and Fort Benning's Warrior Transition Battalion to help more troops.

  • Head Lice Represent Touchy Subject at School

    Aug 13, 2009

    They're as small as a pencil lead yet just mentioning them makes people start to itch. What are they' Head lice! With school starting, these little pests will be moving through school age heads with a vengeance. Students, parents and teachers should know how head lice are transmitted and how to recognize and treat infestations.

  • Message of Loss and Hope for Suicide Prevention

    Aug 13, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Mark Graham's resume reads like a who's who of an aspiring career Soldier - service in Desert Storm, first active duty Army colonel to command a National Guard brigade in peacetime, director of the largest military evacuation following the Hurricane Katrina devastation in New Orleans, deputy commander of the U.S. Army North at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and currently the commander of Division West and Fort Carson, Colo. Graham's resume includes numerous other assignments in his 32 years of military service along with numerous awards and decorations. But, in coming years, Graham may become best known for the losses he and his wife and their daughter have suffered during the past six years - the suicide death of son Kevin, a top ROTC cadet, in 2003, and the death of son Jeff, a second lieutenant, in 2004 as a result of a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq.

  • Respite care offered through Exceptional Family Member Program

    Aug 13, 2009

    The Exceptional Family Member Program offers programs for active duty Soldiers who have Family members with special needs and the Respite Care Program goes a step further offering Families an opportunity to take a break from the rigors of care giving. New guidelines for respite care went into effect Aug. 1. Families will need to complete an Individual Family Respite Care Plan, Family Needs Assessment, DA Form 4700, and/or DA Form 2792-1.

  • Suicide -when destructive thoughts turn to actions

    Aug 12, 2009

    It probably started before the birth of her second child, but by the time she started back to work from maternity leave she was in full blown depression-and it only got worse.

  • Dog Days of Summer: Dog owners strut their stuff at premier event

    Aug 11, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Pet owners and their faithful companions enjoyed an afternoon of sun and fun at the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's (FMWR) first canine-friendly event, the "Dog Days of Summer," at Sills Field, July 31.

  • Soldiers take part in 'Today' show segment

    Aug 6, 2009

    The Army and the Air Force were part of the mix joining Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb for the July 29 edition of the "Today" show's "Today Takes a Vacation" series broadcast from the River Walk in San Antonio. Soldiers waiting to start combat medic training, from G Company, 232nd Medical Battalion, took time off from instruction and boarded a river boat that floated through the set of the show, holding colorful signs and shouting, while Mariachis sang, danced and a bevy of San Antonio citizens waved and cheered, itching for their 15 seconds of broadcast fame on national television.

  • NCOIC of CRDAMC's Behavioral Health Division ensures well-being of community

    Aug 6, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Brenda Dorador, the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the Behavioral Health Division at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas, embodies the type of NCO leadership that ensures the well-being of the Fort Hood community.

  • Stewart youth volunteer 1,950 hours, recognized for their 'selfless service'

    Aug 5, 2009

    Fort Stewart Red Cross and Winn Army Community Hospital senior leadership gathered at Marne Lanes to honor more than 40 Fort Stewart youth who volunteered their time throughout the installation, July 31.

  • ROTC cadets learn medical ropes at BJACH

    Aug 3, 2009

    They came to Fort Polk's Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital from places as diverse as Mechanicsville, Va., Watkins Glen, N.Y., South Haven, Mich., and Chicago. But despite their background differences, they are of one purpose: To prepare for a career as an Army officer. They are Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets participating in summer training programs. Four cadets - three headed toward careers as Army nurses and one as a medical services officer - are working at BJACH completing their training after spending 30 days at a leadership development and assessment course at Fort Lewis, Wash.

  • Two-star general grapples with loss of two sons in service, becomes advocate to help Soldiers, famil

    Aug 3, 2009

    The grief of losing two sons - both in military service - drove him to the brink of retirement. He did not think he could continue serving the Army. Then, on the day he planned to turn in his official paperwork, he was read a passage that changed the course of his life.

  • Combat medics treat Afghan locals, provide healthcare to remote villages

    Aug 1, 2009

    In a garrison environment, medics operate sick-call clinics for ill or injured Soldiers. On the frontlines, medics stabilize severely-wounded troops long enough for a medical evacuation to a field hospital. At Forward Operating Base Baylough, two medics of the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment use their medical skills for not only their fellow Soldiers but also local Afghans.

  • Braverman assumes command of Darnall

    Jul 28, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Col. (Dr.) Steven E. Braverman took command of Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas, during a change of command ceremony July 17. Braverman replaced Col. Casper P. Jones III who will become the Director of Plans and Policy (J5) at the Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical in Bethesda, Md.


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