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  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: FORSCOM Fitting Families into the Equation

    Nov 24, 2009

    Army Family members will now be part of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, a new Army-wide holistic initiative focused on building resilience.

  • Army joins with mental health institute to study suicides

    Nov 24, 2009

    The Army is collaborating with the National Institute of Mental Health to launch the largest study ever undertaken of suicide and mental health among military personnel.

  • Fort Hood's WTB Taking Care of its Soldiers

    Nov 23, 2009

    Warrior Care Month: Col. William Salter, commanding officer of Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade, chats with Carolyn Gillard, a certified nursing assistant at the Warriors in Transition Clinic, located inside the Thomas Moore Health Clinic. With Salter is Dr. Jose Aguero, the clinic's former officer in charge who accepted a position in Aviano, Italy. One of the benefits of Fort Hood's Warriors in Transition Clinic is that it provides a comforting and quiet environment for the Soldiers, and, with its own entrance, convenient access.

  • Warfighters on the move need meals on the go

    Nov 23, 2009

    Collaborations are huge within the U.S. Medical Research and Materiel Command. Case in point, meals on the go have just gotten better thanks to the U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, co-located on the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center. The First Strike Ration and the MORE are new rations that some deploying units will start to see in their deployments in 2010.

  • Keeping Soldiers safe from Malaria

    Nov 23, 2009

    This story focuses on the relationship between USAMMDA, WRAIR, FDA, and Sigma-Tau Industries in developing a safe treatment for the severest form of the tropical disease malaria. Our troops are deploying in some regions where Malaria rates are high. It's the duty of the U.S. Medical Research and Materiel Command and its subcommands like USAMMDA to provide them with the best healthcare products.

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in action at LRMC

    Nov 23, 2009

    Doctors and nurese from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany attend a newborn.

  • Stay Army Strong-Fight Novel A (H1N1) Influenza

    Nov 22, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Novel A (H1N1) influenza virus is a new strain of influenza virus that first appeared in Mexico and the United States in April 2009 and has since spread globally. Just like the seasonal flu, the H1N1 virus is contagious and can spread through respiratory droplets from person to person when a person coughs or sneezes; or touches something with the flu virus on it and then touches their own eyes, nose or mouth.

  • Doc makes journey from Vietnam to U.S. Army

    Nov 20, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Following the fall of Saigon in 1975, many Vietnamese immigrants saw the United States as a beacon of hope as they escaped their war-torn nation.

  • WTB Soldiers embark on Olympic torch run

    Nov 20, 2009

    More than 20 runners from the Warrior Transition Battalion embarked on a journey last week on Fort Benning, Ga., to run an Olympic torch six miles across post.

  • Project provides medical supplies to Iraqi veterinarians

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - Agriculture, agribusiness and related industries comprise the majority of the economic activity in the province of Kirkuk, according to the Kirkuk Provincial Reconstruction Team. In an effort to improve veterinary services and increase agricultural production, representatives from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, distributed medical supplies to Iraqi veterinarians in Kirkuk, Iraq, Nov. 17.

  • 'Giving blood saves lives'

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Without blood donations from the American Red Cross, SSG(R) Vernon and Dr. Cheryl Swanier would have lost three of their four children.

  • U.S. Army medical researchers from Kenya offer mentorship in Nigeria

    Nov 20, 2009

    A team of medical experts from U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya recently visited Nigeria to offer their expertise in malaria microscopy.

  • Wounded Warriors receive 'suite' victory from Seattle Seahawks

    Nov 19, 2009

  • Madigan remembers life of Lt. Col. Juanita L. Warman

    Nov 19, 2009

  • Madigan Healthcare System earns Gold Award for outstanding stroke care

    Nov 19, 2009

  • Education, simple changes to lifestyle can prevent diabetes

    Nov 19, 2009

  • Buffalo Soldiers honor past, influence future

    Nov 19, 2009

    Members of the Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers Association celebrated the achievements of their namesakes at the San Antonio National Cemetery Veterans Day, Nov. 11 in their vintage blue and yellow uniforms. The gathering has been an annual event for the last ten years at the National Cemetery honoring the 281 Buffalo Soldiers interred there. The original site, part of San Antonio's burial ground, was donated to the U.S. government by the city in 1867. Although the original deed was misplaced and the transfer never recorded, a new deed was executed in 1871 of approximately 1.89 acres.

  • Soldiers learn skills critical to sustaining Army health in coming years

    Nov 19, 2009

    About 30 Fort Jackson Soldiers and civilians were part of the first group of people in the Army family to learn about building resilience and enhancing performance, both of which are viewed as fundamentally necessary to sustain the force over the coming years.

  • Warrior Care: Scuba Diving - Equal Parts Rehab, Adventure

    Nov 18, 2009

    Warrior Care: Scuba Diving - Equal Parts Rehab, Adventure

  • A salute to returning warriors

    Nov 17, 2009

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - When it came time to ease into retirement last year, following nearly three decades in the Army, Command Sgt. Maj. Tom Bookman discovered what many veterans learned long ago.

  • Suicide numbers may top 2008, but progress being made

    Nov 17, 2009

    The suicide rate among Soldiers serving on active duty in 2009 is expected to exceed that of 2008 -- a statistic the Army doesn't take lightly, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli.

  • Reserve Medics Train Next to Civilian Counterparts

    Nov 17, 2009

    A new training program brought Army Reserve medical Soldiers to the Radisson Nashua Convention Center for their combat medic sustainment training. Held in conjunction with the National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses' (NFLPN) convention, healthcare specialists (68W) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs, 68W-M6) gathered to receive part of their mandatory, bi-annual medical training in October.

  • Stuttgart substance abuse program named best in Army

    Nov 17, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany - Community members can probably recite them by heart: "DUI... it's not worth it. Call a cab!" and "Choose your ride: Don't Drink and Drive."

  • Tumor doesn't stop WTB troop from reaching goals

    Nov 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A lemon-sized brain tumor ended SPC Henel Blaise's dream of a military career but, with the help of Fort Benning's Warrior Transition Battalion, Blaise is finding a new path.

  • 201st MIB trains in the field for deployment

    Nov 13, 2009

    The 201st Military Intelligence Battalion conducted more training here Oct. 26-29 in preparation for its deployment overseas next year.

  • Wounded Warrior takes another step towards his goal

    Nov 12, 2009

  • MSTC promotes combat lifesaver training and Soldier skills

    Nov 12, 2009

  • Fort Stewart's Warrior Restoration Center Open for Business

    Nov 12, 2009

    Fort Stewart and Winn Army Community Hospital took another step forward in the treatment of Soldiers when the Warrior Restoration Center was officially opened, Nov. 3. .

  • U.S. Army research unit marks four decades in Kenya

    Nov 8, 2009

    Soldiers and Army civilians assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya are celebrating 40 years of research in East Africa.

  • USGA Miami sponsors babysitting, CPR class

    Nov 6, 2009

    MIAMI, Florida -- A babysitting and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation class sponsored by the USAG-Miami Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation office and taught by the local Red Cross is giving local teenagers marketable skills and making homes safer. Jorge Medina, a local Red Cross instructor, recently took ten students, 13 to 19-years-old, through a rigorous program designed to produce confident, capable babysitters who can be trusted to watch over the most precious thing military parents have.

  • New treatment facility, new approach to care

    Nov 6, 2009

  • Army Campaign Plan for Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention

    Nov 5, 2009

    <i>What is it' </i> The Army Campaign Plan for Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention (HPRRSP) was signed on April 16, 2009 and is executed through the Army Suicide Prevention Task Force with oversight from the Army Suicide Prevention Council, both of which report to the Army Vice Chief of Staff, General Peter W. Chiarelli. The Campaign Plan takes a holistic approach to suicide prevention by identifying and mitigating those factors most likely to lead to suicidal behavior.

  • Co-Op program helps wounded warriors transition

    Nov 5, 2009

    White Sands Missile Range has initiated a Wounded Warrior Co-Op Program to help expedite recruitment efforts while at the same time helping Soldiers transition to civilian life.

  • 418th Medical Logistics Company deploys in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Nov 5, 2009

    Family, friends, and comrades gathered at the Army Community Service Center Nov. 3 to bid farewell to more than 80 Soldiers assigned to the 418th Medical Logistics Company who are deploying to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Soldier receives Purple Heart, becomes U.S. citizen

    Nov 5, 2009

    Spc. Williams Martinez was honored and recognized for his bravery with a Purple Heart at the Fort Sam Houston Warrior and Family Support Center courtyard Oct. 30. A native of Santiago, Chile, Martinez was also naturalized as a U.S. citizen during the ceremony. Martinez was sworn in by U.S. District Judge John Primomo, who officially validated his citizenship. Primomo said it is not every day he presides in a naturalization ceremony for someone who has fought for our country before becoming a citizen.

  • Medic hopes her stress story can help others

    Nov 5, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Megan Krause's words come out in a rush, as if she wants everyone to hear and learn from her story.

  • Pentagon sends H1N1 vaccine to Central Command area

    Nov 5, 2009

    U.S. Central Command has received half of the vaccine needed to inoculate its forces against the H1N1 virus.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital Wants You To Know...

    Nov 4, 2009

    Winn Army Community Hospital Wants You To Stay Healthy! Other than receiving a Flu vaccine, washing your hands will keep you healthy. PLUS Take 3 -- Keep your hands away from your Mouth, Nose and Mouth.

  • Winn's Warrior Restoration Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

    Nov 4, 2009

    Winn's Warrior Restoration Center officially opened the doors to its newest facilities and services specifically established to address traumatic brain injuries. Though services targeted at concussion, PTSD, and pain management have existed for some time at major military medical treatment facilities, the need to provide these services at Fort Stewart, so that our Soldiers can recover at home through the extended support of their Military Families and units, resulted in the inception and ultimate reality of these facilities and collaboration of specialty services.

  • Warrior Care Month - November 2009

    Nov 4, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Warrior Care Month is a concerted effort by the Army's Warrior Transition Command (WTC) to educate wounded, ill,and injured Soldiers and their families about the transition assistance programs available to them during and after their assignment to a Warrior Transition Unit (WTU)-or as an Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) Soldier. Throughout November, WTUs and AW2 will be conducting a variety of local events and activities to educate and motivate Warriors in Transition (WTs) to take advantage of education, employment and internship opportunities that promote a successful transition back to duty or into civilian life as a productive veteran.

  • Suicide awareness guide now available for leaders

    Nov 4, 2009

    The Army's newest guide book is small enough to fit in a pocket, but big enough to save lives, according to officials.

  • Like body armor, flu vaccine aims to protect troops

    Nov 4, 2009

    Like protective equipment issued to troops downrange, the H1N1 flu vaccine is a measure the Defense Department is taking to safeguard U.S. military forces.

  • JTF doctor's family ties to Israel

    Nov 4, 2009

    For one U.S. Army Europe Soldier here participating in exercise Juniper Cobra 2010, Israel means more than just another place to train -- it is also the country where his family lives.

  • Germany-based medical team participating in Israel exercise visits local hospital

    Nov 4, 2009

    When U.S. service-members deploy outside the borders of the nation in which they are based to take part in joint and combined exercises and operations, one of the main issues is where to take American forces personnel if they become ill or injured.

  • Madigan teams up with UW to improve patient safety

    Nov 3, 2009

  • Madigan pharmacy making improvements to enhance patients' experience

    Nov 3, 2009

  • Medical team participating in JC10 visits Israeli hospital

    Nov 3, 2009

    When executing a joint exercise in a foreign country, one of the main issues is where to take American servicemembers if they become ill or injured.

  • Madigan uses patient safety techniques to improve health care

    Nov 2, 2009

  • Fort Lewis Fisher House more than just a place to stay

    Nov 2, 2009

  • Fort Lewis Fisher House gets landscaping upgrade

    Nov 2, 2009

  • Madigan commander advances new hospital customer service strategy

    Nov 2, 2009

    Blog posting from the new Madigan commander on improving hospital customer service

  • Arsenal's protectors -- a stitch or shot in time

    Nov 2, 2009

    Long before the fires in a fuze manufacturing building in 1847 that killed an elderly man and a boy Aca,!aEURc both Arsenal employees Aca,!aEURc the Arsenal workforce knew their work to support the nation's warfighters was nothing short of perilous. Therefore, the value of individuals with unique skills, such as a military doctor or nurse, was exponentially raised and their skills were essential to maintaining the morale and welfare of the workforce.

  • Military will have enough H1N1 vaccine, officials say

    Nov 2, 2009

    As shipments of some 3.7 million doses of H1N1 vaccine ordered by the Defense Department continue to arrive from the manufacturer, more than enough will be available for all military personnel and their beneficiaries.

  • Forward Surgical Team demonstrates calm, swift precision

    Nov 2, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 160th Forward Surgical Team deployed to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center at Hohenfels, Germany recently to polish their skills and gain valuable experience training together while also working closely with the 212th Combat Support Hospital. The exercise enabled the Soldiers of the FST to assemble their three-tent, Level II facility, and be prepared to receive patients during the notional events taking place around the JMRC training area.

  • 212th CSH Soldiers test skills, support Reserve troops

    Nov 2, 2009

    Headquartered out of Miesau, the 212th CSH deployed to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels recently, to demonstrate the readiness of the unit and to exercise the crucial tasks involved with deploying to a field site, establishing a hospital and conducting various sustainment operations. Also, preparing TF Med Falcon for their upcoming deployment to Kosovo.

  • 223rd Medical Detachment holds field sanitation course

    Oct 31, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -Soldiers learned how to protect themselves from diseases, non-battle injuries and insects including spiders and scorpions, and how to keep them out of food, water and clothing at a field sanitation course at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Soldier, Airman rescue hit-and-run victim

    Oct 30, 2009

    Two NCOs, one from the Army and the other from the Air Force, rescued a civilian in Colorado Springs, who was hit by a car Oct. 16.

  • Fort Carson WTU Soldiers work, heal in wildlife program

    Oct 30, 2009

    Wounded warriors work with Fort Carson Wildlife Management Office and the US Fish and Wildlife Service as part of their recovery therapy.

  • Curation Project Creates Jobs

    Oct 30, 2009

  • Purple Heart Mosaic

    Oct 30, 2009

  • Combat Medic Challenge: Soldier Medics tested physically, mentally during Expert Field Medical Compe

    Oct 30, 2009

    Two Soldiers from the Medical Department Activity in Heidelberg, Germany, claimed the title of "Best Medics in the Army" during the Expert Field Medical Competition at Camp Bullis, Oct. 19-23. Staff Sgt. Bjoern J. Pietrzyk, a healthcare specialist and Sgt. Charles Smith, a radiology specialist earned best scores in the combat medic lanes and road march, and were the overall winners for the competition. Pietrzyk and Smith represented the Europe Regional Medical Command in the event.

  • WFSC participates in 'Make a Difference Day' building PETs

    Oct 30, 2009

    The Warrior and Family Support Center jumped on the band wagon Oct. 24 and participated in "Make a Difference Day" a national, annual event where neighbors help neighbors by participating in a project that will help the community. Volunteers at WFSC built Personal Energy Transportation vehicles, hand-craned wheelchairs with solid rubber tires for use on dirt and grass. Known as PETs the wheelchairs are shipped to less fortunate disabled people in other countries allowing them better mobility in areas without sidewalks or paved roads.

  • 'It's Not Easy Being Green' conference hopping success

    Oct 30, 2009

    The first "It's Not Easy Being Green" Spouse's Conference was held with about 22 people in attendance seven years ago. This year's conference, Oct. 15-16 at Dodd Field Chapel, was a hoppin' good time had by more than 60 attendees. "It's Not Easy Being Green" is designed to celebrates spouses' lives in the military, while also helping them to strengthen community ties, form new friendships and develop skills essential to military life.

  • Wearing Title Of Breast Cancer Survivor With Pride

    Oct 30, 2009

    Becky Feehan had never considered herself a "survivor." Now, she wears that descriptive title with pride. At age 31, Feehan became a breast cancer survivor. With the help of God, her husband, and her family and friends, she quickly responded by having surgery and undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, and she won a fight that threatened her life. "When we got the news, my husband told me I had to fight," she said. "He said 'I know you don't have a mean bone in your body, Becky. But you've got to get mean to fight this.' And I was ready to fight." For Feehan, the discovery of breast cancer came at a point in her life when the future held a lot of promise and happiness. Just a couple months earlier, she had married the love of her life, now Air Force Brig. Gen. Terrence Feehan, and the two were settling into their home at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. "In March 2003, we were brand new newlyweds," she said. "But it was my very first trip to the base clinic when the cancer was discovered ... "The possibility that this disease could take my life was not so much frightening as it was disappointing. Terry and I had finally found each other less than a year before, and we were planning a full and joyful life together. It just didn't seem fair to me that this dream could be ending even before it had really begun."

  • Inspirational speaker addresses challenges, opportunities for individuals with disabilities

    Oct 30, 2009

    In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, U.S. Army South hosted a program Oct. 20 for a large crowd of Soldiers, civilians and veterans at Army Community Service. "The number of individuals with severe disabilities working in government has dropped every year since 1994. Today individuals with severe disabilities represent only one percent of the total population working in government workforce," said Col. Mary Garr, commander, U.S. Army Garrison, who provided opening remarks for the event. "We can do better, and we must do better."

  • Mind Fitness: Improving Operational Effectiveness and Building Warrior Resilience

    Oct 30, 2009

    Today's complex, fluid, and unpredictable operational environment both demands more from the military in terms of mission requirements and exposes troops to more stressors and potential trauma than ever before. On the one hand, situational awareness, mental agility, and adaptability are characteristics that the military wants to cultivate to succeed in such complex environments. In part, this complexity comes from the number and nature of the different missions the military must concurrently fill. The military needs to be able to mix offensive, defensive, and stability operations conducted along multiple lines of operations, without the benefit of a clearly demarcated "frontline." Many Soldiers liken this complexity and unpredictability to "the faucet," that is, needing to adjust to situations that could change from cold to hot instantaneously.

  • What to do if you suspect you have the flu

    Oct 30, 2009

    Tips on when to seek medical care for seasonal or H1N1 flu, prevention and self-care

  • Army Surgeon General visits HMEDDAC "Best Medics"

    Oct 30, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, U.S. Army Surgeon General, visited the Heidelberg Medical Department Activity headquarters Wednesday to offer personal congratulations to two HMEDDAC Soldiers. The two Soldiers, Staff Sgt. Bjoern J. Pietrzyk and Sgt. Charles L. Smith, were recently named the Department of the Army's "Best Medics" during the Expert Field Medical Competition at Camp Bullis, Texas, Oct. 19-23.

  • Webcam complements health care services

    Oct 30, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Tricare is now offering a new web-based behavioral health care service. Beneficiary must have access to a Skype account to use the service. The main goal of the program is to use new technologies to enhance beneficiaries' health care experience

  • Winn Rockin' & Rollin' During Drive-Thru Flu Clinic

    Oct 29, 2009

    Winn Army Community Hospital hosts a Drive Thru Flu Clinic Oct. 27-30, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., for 3rd ID Family members as well as Retirees and their Family Members. So far more than 800 Seasonal and H1N1 Flu Vaccines have been administered to healthy individuals between the ages of 2-49.

  • Fort Carson Soldier helps save hit-and-run victim

    Oct 29, 2009

  • 260th QM Soldiers Run, 'Paint the Town Pink'

    Oct 29, 2009

    On and off the battlefield, servicemembers came together to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their brethren, and the Hunter Army Airfield Soldiers of the 260th Quartermaster Battalion shouldered the distress call from one of their own. Soldier's voices rang out as they sang in cadence, "Paint the town pink," an intonation they wrote especially for the run. As the Soldiers passed supportive citizens along the streets, children stood outside of schools and daycare centers along the route and held pink, red, white and blue balloons while cheering for the troops. The Paint the Town Pink initiative run was an effort to bring awareness to Soldiers, their Families, and those in the community about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.

  • U.S. Army Medical Command Reorganization

    Oct 28, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) is currently engaged in a four-phased reorganization designed to optimize the delivery of health care support to the Army, Soldiers,family members and all other eligible Military Health System beneficiaries. The reorganization reduces MEDCOM's Regional Medical Commands (RMCs) and Regional Dental Commands (RDCs) from four to three in CONUS and aligns them with their TRICARE regional office boundaries.

  • Year of the NCO: Wounded warrior continues to lead

    Oct 27, 2009

    The noncommissioned officer corps often is considered the backbone of the Army, but defining what it means to be a part of that brotherhood is not as easy as it sounds.

  • Checking the pulse of Kirkuk Medical College

    Oct 26, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- "An opportunity to pursue a university education is important for a modern economy," said Lt. Col. Hugh McNeely, the deputy commanding officer for 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. "And another one is access to qualified doctors and quality medical care."

  • Disabled hunters net 6 deer during special hunt Oct. 3-4 at Fort McCoy

    Oct 26, 2009

    Fort McCoy's annual deer hunt for disabled hunters, which was held Oct. 3-4, saw a favorable increase from 2008 statistics, according to the Fort McCoy Wildlife Program.

  • Heidelberg team wins Expert Field Medical Competition

    Oct 26, 2009

    Two Soldiers from the Medical Department Activity in Heidelberg, Germany, claimed the title of "Best Medics in the Army" during the Expert Field Medical Competition held at Camp Bullis, Texas, Oct. 19-23.

  • Fall/Winter Safety Campaign

    Oct 25, 2009

    <b>What is it'</b> The 2009 U.S. Army Fall and Winter Safety Campaign reaffirms the Army's commitment to protecting our Band of Brothers and Sisters by urging all Soldiers, civilians and family members to prepare for cold weather activities through awareness, education and information. The campaign, which runs Oct. 1 - March 31, will be driven by a theme reminding all audiences that even though the temperatures are colder, the fall and winter months are "no time to chill" when it comes to safety and risk management.

  • WAMC: Networked hospital saves lives, time

    Oct 23, 2009

    Physicians can log onto an internal Web site to examine X-rays and laboratory results from a computer from any location in the facility. In addition, providers have the ability to access X-rays and lab results from their own home through a virtual private network system. WAMC listened to their healthcare professionals and issued laptops, installed software and fine-tuned network technologies to their work rhythms. The results can be seen in the statistics. Quality of patient care is increasing. Patient deaths are down and productivity is rising.

  • Warrior Transition Unit deactivated

    Oct 23, 2009

    Fort Leavenworth officially shut down its Warrior Transition Unit Oct. 19. The unit was stood up June 15, 2007, as part of an Armywide effort to change how it cared for wounded warriors. There were 36 WTUs in 2007 with the mission of providing critical support and complex medical management to wounded Soldiers who required six months or more in rehabilitative care. In May 2009, the Army announced it was closing three WTUs and restructuring six others, according to Army News Service. WTUs at Fort Leavenworth, Fort Rucker, Ala., and Redstone Arsenal, Ala., are closing.

  • 120th Infantry Brigade stays in the fight

    Oct 22, 2009

    CPT Cheryl H. Bordwine knows the power of blood. Five years ago eight strangers saved her life. She will never meet them, but each donated a unit of blood used to save her life in surgery. As the Brigade Surgeon of Division West's 120th Infantry Brigade, one of Fort Hood's newest units, she is in a position to do something about that.

  • Gamecocks support wounded warriors

    Oct 22, 2009

    The University of South Carolina football team will honor wounded warriors during the Nov. 14 game against the University of Florida at Williams Brice Stadium. The Gamecocks have teamed up with the Wounded Warrior Project and Under Armor to wear special uniforms during the game.

  • H1N1 vaccine to arrive in November

    Oct 21, 2009

    H1N1 vaccinations are expected to be available in November for active-duty servicemembers and their families, according to the North Atlantic Regional Medical Command.

  • Soldier stresses early detection for breast cancer

    Oct 21, 2009

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and one Soldier knows firsthand the importance of early detection.

  • Medics vie for top honors in Expert Field Medical Competition

    Oct 21, 2009

    Some of the Army's best medical personnel are enduring a grueling series of tests this week during the Expert Field Medical Competiton at Camp Bullis, the medic training base near Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The event will culminate in one team being proclaimed the "Top Medics in the Army" on Friday, Oct. 23.

  • U.S. Army uncovers successful results for AIDS vaccine

    Oct 21, 2009

    The fight against one of the deadliest virus known may have met its match against the United States Army as researchers have uncovered successful results for an AIDS vaccination.

  • Community health care set to open new facility

    Oct 21, 2009

  • Battlemind: Training helps spouses, couples cope with deployment challenges

    Oct 21, 2009

    In a room of 20 military spouses, about 15 raised their hands as Chaplain (Capt.) Josh Metz asked, "Who's gone through a deployment before'" The number wasn't surprising.

  • Army's Top Horses Help Heal America's Wounded Vets

    Oct 20, 2009

    For more than 60 years, members of the Army's Caisson Platoon and their horses have escorted America's fallen to their final resting places in Arlington National Cemetery...with honor and pride.

  • Therapy dogs offer balance

    Oct 16, 2009

  • Wounded veterans return to Iraq

    Oct 16, 2009

    After stepping on an improvised explosive device during an ambush Nov. 29, 2006, Spc. Craig Chavez nearly died. His face took most of the blast. He lost his left eye and took shrapnel to the right, rendering him blind. Being evacuated home, he thought he would never see again.

  • Soldiers, family, community prevent domestic abuse

    Oct 15, 2009

    October is the month each year that as much information as possible is presented throughout the civilian and military communities to recognize the Domestic Violence Prevention programs.

  • October is Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Oct 15, 2009

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a time to recognize both the contributions made by workers with disabilities and the employment barriers still present. We can help increase awareness by learning about the experiences of these often-overlooked American workers. This year's theme - "Expectation + Opportunity = Full Participation" - captures the vital role that expectations play in our successes as individuals and as a society.

  • Bike MS rides through Fort Sam Houston

    Oct 15, 2009

    The National Multiple Sclerosis Society sponsored the 20th anniversary of the annual bicycle event changing the course from San Antonio to New Braunfels this year. More than 2,200 bicyclists and 1, 800 volunteers participated in the event that began during drenching rain storms on Oct. 3.

  • Army Community Covenant: bikers rally across two states for wounded warriors

    Oct 15, 2009

    Motorcycles roared through Fort Sam Houston's Binz-Engleman gate when 68 riders representing 18 chapters from New Mexico delivered toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, and clothing items including sweats, tennis shoes, and children's games and puzzles during their fourth annual visit Oct. 8 to the Warrior and Family Support Center.

  • Commentary: Ditch that handshake for a smart salute

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Suicide Gets Army's Attention

    Oct 14, 2009

    The Army is taking suicide among Soldiers as a very serious problems and taking various measures to address it.

  • Wounded warriors lead the way

    Oct 13, 2009

    On Oct. 8, more than 70 Soldiers, veterans and other military supporters kicked off the WWP Soldier Ride, Carolinas, which is a five-day event from Oct. 7-11. Riders began the 20-mile bike journey at Fort Bragg's Wilson Park and will make similar rides in Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte.

  • 1st AD makes first aid realistic

    Oct 9, 2009

    1st AD makes first aid realistic

  • Post officials plan 'absolutely gorgeous' hospital

    Oct 8, 2009

    Fort BenningAca,!a,,cs new $333 million hospital will be an architectural icon that incorporates the latest technological advances in medical facilities and equipment and elevates the quality of life for Soldiers, veterans and their families, the projectAca,!a,,cs resident engineer said.

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