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  • Preventive MED Techniques Keep Mission Rolling

    Jun 21, 2011

    Medical staff helps keep Soldiers in the fight; and convoys in the mission.

  • USARIEM celebrates 50th anniversary

    Jun 20, 2011

    In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine held a commemorative symposium June 16 to 17 at Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Soldiers help Tribes fight rabies

    Jun 20, 2011

    ANADARKO, Okla. - After her mother decided to keep an abandoned dog which had been dumped near her mom’s Oklahoma farm, Kay Burleson brought it to the rabies vaccination clinic June 4 at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Complex in Anadarko, Okla. In addition to the free shot, Burleson knew she could find out more about the black-and-white Brittany by talking with the Army veterinarian and veterinary technician because at a previous clinic they had answered questions about her horses.

  • High temperatures and heat-related injuries can go hand in hand

    Jun 20, 2011

    Summer may have started on June 21, but unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last two months you’ve probably noticed it’s already really hot outside. Many consider summer the season of endless fun in the sun, but Texas heat and humidity are both potential factors for serious, or even life-threatening, heat-related injuries. In 2010, there were 1,734 reported heat injuries among Soldiers Army-wide. Of that number, 207 suffered from heat strokes, and sadly, one Soldier died, Maj. Rebecca Zinnante, the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center chief of environmental health said.

  • Medical unit conducts tactical training at Fort Bragg for leaders

    Jun 17, 2011

    More than 20 officers and noncommissioned officers of the 7236th Medical Support Unit recently took part in training to ensure that when their time came to deploy to a hostile territory, they would know exactly what to do. The unit leadership conducted a field training exercise for its officers and NCOs that included various movements to contact, patrolling and the engagement and capturing of enemy personnel.

  • Fort Leavenworth MEDDAC Soldiers train local law enforcement

    Jun 17, 2011

    Three Medical Department Activity Soldiers spent the day teaching a group of 33 civilian law enforcement officers a version of the Combat Life Saver course June 10 in Kansas City, Mo. The students were a mix of city, county and federal law enforcement officers, as well as a few emergency medical technicians from the eight counties included in the Kansas City metropolitan area, said Platte County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Randall Pittman.

  • Fort Leavenworth Resiliency Center opens

    Jun 17, 2011

    The new Fort Leavenworth Resiliency Center, 600 Thomas Ave., celebrated its grand opening June 9. The Resiliency Center is home to Army Community Service, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, the Equal Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity offices and more. The center has several classrooms and on-site child care.

  • Duty to Soldiers, oneself: Combat veterans seek out behavioral health services to help with PTSD

    Jun 16, 2011

  • Army Medicine welcomes newest grads from Madigan

    Jun 16, 2011

    Every graduation speech is judged by its delivery, its content, and its impact. This graduation was a homerun in many categories, but it may have been the speech that took the experience for Army Medicine’s newest healthcare professionals to the highest level. More than 140 residents and interns became independent healthcare professionals June 3 in a graduation ceremony for Madigan Healthcare System’s Graduate Medical Education at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Co-located Club on McChord Field.

  • BAMC wounded warriors excel a Warrior Games

    Jun 16, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center’s Warrior Transition Battalion won five gold and two silver medals at the Warrior Games held in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 16-21. The Warrior Games is a competition between wounded, ill and injured servicemen and women.

  • Fort Sill dedicates Graham resiliency center

    Jun 16, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Being a place where people can go to get help with issues confronting them, Fort Sill's resiliency training campus was dedicated June 13 to a family that has portrayed exactly what resiliency is all about. The Graham Resiliency Training Center is named in honor of the two sons Carol and Maj. Gen. Mark Graham lost: one to combat in Iraq, the other to depression and suicide.

  • Fort Sill veterinarians, techs travel to reservations for rabies clinics

    Jun 16, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- FORT SILL, Okla. -- After her mother decided to keep an abandoned dog which had been dumped near her mom's Oklahoma farm, Kay Burleson brought it to the rabies vaccination clinic June 4 at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Complex in Anadarko, Okla. In addition to the free shot, Burleson knew she could find out more about the black-and-white Brittany by talking with the Army veterinarian and veterinary technician because at a previous clinic they had answered questions about her horses.

  • ‘Cooking for Real’ Goes Green

    Jun 16, 2011

    Sunny Anderson, host of Food Network’s “Cooking for Real” show, visited forts Lee and Bragg, N.C. to show America that behind every great Soldier is a good meal.

  • Fort Meade center's services aid Wounded Warriors

    Jun 16, 2011

    Wounded warriors learn to craft their own fly for fly fishing at Burba Lake as part of the Healing Waters program for the Soldier and Family Assistance Center.

  • Young male Soldiers potentially at risk for testicular cancer

    Jun 15, 2011

    Testicular cancer, although a rare form of cancer, occurs most often in men between the ages of 20 and 39, which means the majority of male Soldiers are potentially at risk. The testicular cancer rate has more than doubled among white men in the past 40 years, but has only recently begun to increase among black men, according to the National Cancer Institute. There is no known cause, but some men may be more at risk for developing testicular cancer if they have had an undescended testicle or if a brother or father had the disease.

  • Army birthday brings wounded warriors to Fort Detrick

    Jun 15, 2011

    For the third year, Fort Detrick has hosted a Wounded Warrior Appreciation BBQ.

  • New fund launches to help wounded warriors

    Jun 15, 2011

    Army senior leaders and the president and chief executive officer of Operation Homefront, Jim Knotts, marked the launch of the "Army Homefront Fund" during a ceremony here, June 13, 2011.

  • Exercise tests plan for upcoming Walter Reed patient relocation

    Jun 14, 2011

    The National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center conducted an inpatient movement rehearsal exercise June 12, 2011, to test all aspects of the inpatient move that is scheduled to occur in August.

  • First Army Division East proactive in suicide fight

    Jun 14, 2011

    According to a recent report from Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli, 301 Soldiers were lost to suicide Army-wide in 2010. Records at First Army Division East indicate that, since their inception in March 2007, they haven’t lost a Soldier to suicide in the unit’s short history.

  • Presidential Proclamation - Flag Day and National Flag Week

    Jun 14, 2011

    On June 14, 1777, the Second Constitutional Congress adopted a flag with thirteen stripes and thirteen stars to represent our Nation, one star for each of our founding colonies.

  • Planning is the key if moving during peak moving season

    Jun 13, 2011

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Personal Property Directorate, responsible for the DOD’s household goods moving program, wants servicemembers to know a successful move during this peak time is certainly possible with proper planning.

  • USF-I aims to increase suicide prevention awareness

    Jun 11, 2011

    When people think of military operations and mission readiness, physical and weapons training are the first things that pop into their heads. Although vital to mission success, these types of training are not the only ones service members go through to be mission ready. Suicide prevention training is another important aspect when it comes to building a strong, productive force.

  • Mobile dentistry team keeps Soldiers combat ready

    Jun 10, 2011

    Over the course of five days, a mobile dentistry team from Charlie Company, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, examined and treated Soldiers at Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan.

  • WTB Soldier shares gift of life with bone marrow donation

    Jun 10, 2011

    More than four years ago, when Spc. Christopher Sutton was stationed with the 89th Military Police Brigade, he took part in a bone marrow donor drive and was entered into the Department of Defense bone marrow donor database. Now working as a cadre member of the Warrior Transition Brigade Headquarters, Sutton was stunned when he was told it appeared that he was a match to someone who would benefit from a bone marrow donation.

  • Brazilian-born medic shares life-saving skills with Afghans

    Jun 9, 2011

    “I don’t think I adopted America. America adopted me,” Brazilian-born Cpl. Joel M. Kuhn said as he sat outside of Nangalam Base in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province.

  • Thoracic surgeon assumes command of 30th MEDCOM

    Jun 9, 2011

    A thoracic surgeon assumed command of the 30th Medical Command (Deployment Support) during a change of command ceremony June 9, on the Nachricten Kaserne Parade Field. Col. John M. Cho, who is doubly board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, took command of the 77-year old organization, which serves as the theater-enabling medical asset for the European Command theater of operations.

  • Ranch offers healing for WTB Soldiers

    Jun 9, 2011

    Troubled by what most had seen at war and recovering from their injuries, 11 Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers found refuge and solace in the mountains of Colorado May 23-27.

  • U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory welcomes new commander

    Jun 9, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Soldiers and civilians of the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory greeted a new commanding officer June 1 at the U.S .Army Aviation Museum.

  • Seat Belt Campaign SMART Posters

    Jun 9, 2011

  • USACE annual health fair fosters wellness in the workplace

    Jun 7, 2011

    USACE Europe District employees were twisting and bending, running and walking, receiving assessments and gaining knowledge - all in the name of wellness. The district held its annual Health Fair to promote occupational wellness and health.

  • BAMC's 68W course prepares combat medics for wartime

    Jun 7, 2011

    Combat medics train in realtime scenerios to face wartime casualities downrange.

  • Hypertension: More Soldiers die from silent killer than from combat

    Jun 6, 2011

    Many think that combat is the most life threatening event for Soldiers, when actually more Soldiers may die off the battlefield fighting a common enemy.

  • Double-trouble clinic for Soldiers with substance abuse and behavioral health issues

    Jun 6, 2011

    Many Soldiers struggling with substance abuse problems receive treatment from Fort Hood’s Army Substance Abuse Program and don’t have any further issues, but some Soldiers need something more, Dr. Cornelia Jones, clinical director of the IOP clinic, said. Soldiers who receive treatment at the IOP clinic are struggling because of incidents they experienced while deployed or they are fighting addiction and behavioral health concerns because of other difficult life events.

  • Wounded warriors win gold, silver medals

    Jun 3, 2011

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Two Fort Stewart Soldiers brought home gold and silver medals after competing against similarly determined paralympians from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Marines and Special Forces in the Warrior Games May 16-21 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • 82nd Sustainment Brigade presents Wellness Challenge Awards to units

    Jun 3, 2011

    Health is more than a state of mind, as Soldiers discovered during an eight-week wellness challenge that involved the 82nd Sustainment Brigade and two of its units " 126 Transportation Company and Company B (Signal). A total of 301 servicemembers and their Families participated in the program, with 39 logging perfect attendance and 93 attending seven or more wellness classes.

  • Allergy sufferers may bee helped by honey

    Jun 3, 2011

    As allergy season ramps up, many who suffer in the particularly hard-hit Ohio River Valley believe regular doses of raw, local honey may alleviate symptoms. The local allergist explains why he doesn't support that theory.

  • First baby born in Darnall’s new Women’s Health Center

    Jun 3, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Dallas Ann Marsh, born June 1 at 7:28 a.m., doesn’t care that she was the first birth at the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center’s Women’s Health Center since it officially opened May 6.

  • Presidio's California Medical Detachment welcomes new commander

    Jun 3, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. ‐ Members of the California Medical Detachment, Presidio of Monterey, welcomed their new commander during a formal change-of-command ceremony here May 19.

  • A gesture from the heart

    Jun 2, 2011

    GONAIVES, Haiti - What motivated the United States to send its Army engineers to Haiti to help?

  • Interagency Chaplains Conference Focus on Post Traumatic Stress

    Jun 1, 2011

    Finding a path from the academic to practical treatments of Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) was the focus of the 5th Annual National Capital Region Interagency Chaplains Conference.

  • MC4 Training Goes Mobile

    Jun 1, 2011

    Soldiers on-the-go can now train on electronic health record, medical logistics, and medical command and control apps using their personal or approved iPhone, iPad or Android devices.

  • West Point program provides strength training to Army’s warriors

    Jun 1, 2011

    The Comprehensive Soldier Fitness-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program (CSF-PREP), currently headquartered at West Point, recently led the mental skills training for the Army team at the second annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Wounded Warrior reminds the Arsenal of the kid next door, the war

    Jun 1, 2011

    Former Army Sgt. Bryan Anderson delivered a powerful message to hundreds of workers at the Watervliet Arsenal as he talked about his two tours in Iraq and the date of his 'accident.' On Oct. 23, 2005, while driving his HMMWV through the streets of Iraq, an Improvised Explosive Device exploded. Anderson's injuries included the loss of both legs and his left hand. Although some people may view Bryan as being disabled, after hearing him speak and seeing him move about today, we can all agree that he is 'enabled.' Although the Watervliet Arsenal workforce has been supporting our Nation's warfighters for nearly 200 years, a visit by someone of the character as Sgt. Anderson truly redefines the purpose, as well as the urgency of the Arsenal's mission.

  • Medical Soldiers pay tribute to fallen during ceremony in France

    May 31, 2011

    Soldiers from the Europe Regional Medical Command alongside Marines of France’s 1st Marine Artillery Regiment, gathered with military leaders, dignitaries and members of the local community at the Somme American Cemetery and Memorial in Bony, France May 29, to honor the fallen Soldiers laid to rest at the historic site.

  • Family programs

    May 31, 2011

    WANT to voice your concerns about life on the installation to top Army leaders? Need help adjusting to post-deployment life, or maybe just a sympathetic ear? There's a Family program to help with each of these issues, and for just about any others today's Army Families face.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest: High-adrenaline activities help Soldiers transition

    May 31, 2011

    WARRIOR Adventure Quest is a training tool designed to introduce recently redeployed Soldiers to activities that serve as alternatives to potentially destructive behaviors.

  • Leveling the playing field: Innovative recreation opportunities available for wounded Soldiers

    May 31, 2011

    WHILE providing premier recreation opportunities for Soldiers returning from combat is a challenge, it is particularly difficult for Soldiers who were wounded in combat.

  • West Point grad to continue medical training at Harvard

    May 25, 2011

    Second Lt. Woo Song Do, a West Point Class of 2011 graduate, looks forward to serving the Medical Corps after furthering his training at Harvard.

  • Resilience App set for release

    May 25, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - An online program aimed at strengthening Soldiers’ resolve and behavioral health skill sets in pursuit of their objectives will debut Wednesday. The Resilience App features a multitude of resources to help service members, Army civilians and family members optimize performance, build strong minds and bodies, and develop better coping mechanisms for traumatic events.

  • Disabled? No, 'enabled'

    May 25, 2011

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Former Army Sgt. Bryan Anderson delivered a powerful message today to hundreds of workers at the Watervliet Arsenal as he talked about his two tours in Iraq and the date of his 'accident.' On Oct. 23, 2005, while driving his HMMWV through the streets of Iraq, an Improvised Explosive Device, or IED, exploded resulting in the loss of both legs and his left hand. Although some people may view Bryan as being disabled, after hearing him speak and seeing him move about today, we can all agree that he is 'enabled.' Although the Watervliet Arsenal workforce has been supporting our Nation's warfighters for nearly 200 years, a visit by someone of the character as Sgt. Anderson truly redefines the purpose, as well as the urgency of the Arsenal's mission.

  • Sustainment Week 2011

    May 25, 2011

    Sustainment Week affords leaders from around the Army an opportunity to gather yearly to talk about issues, gain valuable insights and discuss the future of the sustainment community. This year’s conference kicked off May 9 with a common theme of ‘getting back to the basics.’

  • Closer than a brother: Army dentists' paths lead to southern Iraq

    May 24, 2011

    BABIL, Iraq - Suffering from a toothache in southern Iraq may land you in the chair of either of two brothers with an interesting story of adversity, perseverance, and the unique bond of identical twins. U.S. Army Captains Aleksandr and Dmitry Baron both serve in the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment as dentists on two separate bases in southern Iraq. Both are augmenting the unit from their home base of Fort Stewart, Ga. Aleksandr deployed to Contingency Operating Site Kalsu at the end of October to work with the Regimental Support Squadron, and Dmitry joined the regiment's 3rd Squadron at Contingency Operating Site Echo in April. Both men volunteered for the deployments, but Dmitry's recent arrival to the same unit in Iraq was mere coincidence, the kind of common occurrence that has kept these two twins together for most of their lives.

  • Natick commander takes part in Purple Heart ceremony

    May 24, 2011

    Sergeant Deidra Neeley had no intention of making Massachusetts history Aug. 27, 2009. It just worked out that way.

  • Soldier 360 takes shape, adding more extensive Physical Readiness Training

    May 24, 2011

    Soldier 360 degrees, a military leader-development course offered in Europe, provides seasoned noncommissioned officers training on the new Army Physical Readiness Training standards.

  • Breathing is easier if you follow your asthma action plan

    May 24, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas"Asthma sufferers can breathe easier knowing that the medical professionals at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center are prepared to help them control their asthma. “Control is the most important aspect when dealing with asthma. Uncontrolled asthma can lead to potentially fatal consequences,” said Wanda Gomez, certified asthma educator at CRDAMC’s Population Health Clinic. “Our number one priority is to determine if the patient’s asthma is controlled. The goal of asthma management is to attain and then maintain control with the least medication and the fewest side effects.”

  • Darnall graduates four physician assistants, the number one growing medical profession

    May 24, 2011

    Four Soldiers became physician assistants May 12 when they graduated from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. As PAs, the new graduates will provide health care to beneficiaries across the Army, conducting physicals and assessing medical needs under the direction of a licensed physician. They will also help train enlisted medics and may evaluate the medical readiness of individual units.

  • Oral hygiene equally important for pets as it is for people

    May 23, 2011

    Dental hygiene is as important for dogs and cats as it is for humans. Plaque forms on dogs and cat's teeth the same way it forms on our teeth after we eat. With time, this plaque builds until it becomes hardened, forming a substance called tartar. As tartar builds up, it can get into the gums and eventually cause infections and gingivitis. This can lead to serious gum disease that will shorten the life of your pet.

  • Army takes gold at wheelchair basketball championships

    May 23, 2011

    The Army beat out the Marines, 44-19, and took home the gold, after fierce competition at the championship wheelchair basketball game, May 20, at the 2011 Warrior Games.

  • Fourth Annual Wounded Warrior Fishing Tourney hosted by local neighbor

    May 23, 2011

    Good old Southern hospitality was recently extended to the Wounded Warriors of Fort Gordon. Charlie and Trudy Lewis of Thomson, Ga., opened up their farm for the fourth consecutive year for Wounded Warriors and their families to sit on the banks of their ponds to fish and relax.

  • Blood tests alert Picatinny civilian to life-threatening disease

    May 23, 2011

    The Picatinny Civilian Welfare Council holds an annual blood test program. The results of one of these tests forever changed the life of Raymond Seiz.

  • Fort Hood military clinics in civilian communities give patients a "hometown doctor" feeli

    May 23, 2011

    The idea of personal care from a "hometown doctor" is becoming a reality for Fort Hood active duty military service members and their families. In ribbon-cutting ceremonies May 17, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center officially opened two new community-based Medical Homes, one in the Market Heights shopping center in Harker Heights and one in the Town Square shopping mall in Copperas Cove.

  • American Red Cross director visits Iraq

    May 23, 2011

    American Red Cross representatives, volunteers, and service members of United States Forces - Iraq gathered together for a luncheon on Camp Victory, Iraq, May 8.

  • Closer than a brother

    May 22, 2011

    Suffering from a toothache in southern Iraq may land a Soldier in the chair of either one of a pair of identical twins.

  • Army orders unit commanders to comply with Army Substance Abuse Program

    May 20, 2011

  • Managing asthma's triggers

    May 20, 2011

    Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening respiratory disease that affects the quality of life for millions of Americans.

  • Ticks and tick-borne diseases affects pets and their owners

    May 20, 2011

    Frequently asked questions about ticks and tick-borne diseases.

  • Wellness exams focus at Fort Meade health fair

    May 20, 2011

    During the health fair, a women's wellness exam, oral cancer screening, immunizations and other preventive health measures were offered to women who are beneficiaries of TRICARE Prime. In addition to medical treatments and screenings, vendors were available to provide massages.

  • Officer's suicide prevention training helps son, others

    May 20, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - When Maj. Dennis Bell, commander of the 28th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Medicine), 1st Medical Brigade, took the stage at a May 10 suicide prevention training session, he had one goal in mind; to impress upon the Soldiers the importance of taking the training seriously.

  • Hear today, gone tomorrow, or not

    May 19, 2011

    May is recognized as Better Speech and Hearing Month. As many as 10 percent of Soldiers screened annually in the Army Hearing Program may require an additional evaluation by an audiologist, and most of them will be diagnosed with a permanent hearing loss that rivals that of an elderly adult.

  • Excellence Award presented to Public Health Command scientist

    May 17, 2011

    USAPHC (Prov) master consultant entomologist Brian Zeichner won the 2011 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium™. The award was presented May 5 at the FLC National Meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

  • 31st CSH's 219th Med. Det. (COSC) activates at Bliss

    May 16, 2011

    Soldiers, friends and family members gathered to witness the activation of the 219th Medical Detachment (COSC), 31st Combat Support Hospital, 1st Medical Brigade, on Bliss Field at Fort Bliss' main post May 16.

  • Afghan Army's 207th Corps conducts mass casualty exercise in western area

    May 16, 2011

    Cries for help, coupled with screams of agony and pain could be heard as stretchers were unloaded from blaring ambulances May 11 during a morning mass casualty exercise at Camp Zafar's Herat Regional Medical Center. This was the first time the Afghanistan National Army's 207th Corps has conducted a mass casualty exercise of this size and complexity.

  • American, British, German medical Soldiers build skills, interoperability

    May 13, 2011

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army Europe's 212th Combat Support Hospital, the United Kingdom's 1st Medical Regiment, and the German Army's 22nd Medical Regiment conducted a joint medical training exercise here, May 2-13, 2011.

  • Big challenges lead to bigger dreams for wounded warrior

    May 13, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Capt. Juan Guerrero never thought of himself as an inspiration to others. Born in Lima, Peru, Guerrero enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School in Miami., Fla., and deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm.

  • Vicenza EFMP Sports Day Gets High Marks

    May 13, 2011

    What do you get when you add Waka-Waka, 50-plus kids, 60-plus 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Aca,!A"Buddies,Aca,!A? and 190 Volunteers , throw-in a beautiful day then multiply all that by Aca,!Eoea whole lotta fun'Aca,!a,,c You guessed it Aca,!" VicenzaAca,!a,,cs first Exceptional Family Member Program Sports Day.

  • Build healthy bones to prevent osteoporosis

    May 12, 2011

    A healthy body with strong bones is vital to overall health and quality of life. Bones play many roles in the body. They provide structure, protect organs, anchor muscles and store calcium.

  • Triathlete 'Iron Andy' Holder visits Bliss WTB Soldiers

    May 11, 2011

    Ironman triathlete Andy Holder, better known as "Iron Andy," checked in and spoke at Fort Bliss' Warrior Transition Battalion May 6.

  • Chaplains prepare for brigade redeployment

    May 10, 2011

    Certain phrases are classic in the Army vocabulary: "Drink water." "Get a haircut." "Drop." And time and again, in briefings and formations: "If you have a problem, talk to the chaplain."

  • Fort Hood mother to deliver 14th child at Darnall's new Women's Health Center

    May 10, 2011

    Linda Grab delivered her first child in May 1995 at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, and her 14th will be among the first babies born in CRDAMC's new Women's Health Clinic, which officially opened May 6, 2011.

  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center opens new Women's Health Clinic

    May 9, 2011

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center officially opened its new Women's Health Clinic at a ribbon cutting ceremony here May 6. The new 44,000 sq. ft. facility built adjacent to the main hospital is designed to better serve approximately 39,000 women of childbearing age in the greater Fort Hood area.

  • Caring and professional staff recognized

    May 9, 2011

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center is home to the most elite staff of caring and professional medical personnel in Central Texas, and an entire week has been designated to nationally recognize them. Well, not just them, but all nurses who care about their patients. This week officially marks the 37th annual celebration of National Nurses Week, and okay, perhaps it isn't just about CRDAMC nurses, but it is an opportunity to stop and thank these remarkable men and women for the amazing quality of care they provide to patients every day.

  • Soldiers begin practice week for Warrior Games

    May 9, 2011

    The second annual Warrior Games is gearing up for competition with a week-long training session in Colorado Springs, Colo., starting today.

  • Army nurse program grabs top spot

    May 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing has been ranked the best program of its kind in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report's 2012 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools.

  • Hoops Health

    May 9, 2011

    Basketball is one of the most popular recreational sports in the armed forces. It's an excellent tool for fitness and fun that can break up the monotony of a physical training program. Probably due to its popularity, basketball is also a leading cause of sports-related injuries among service members.

  • Community turns in medicines on National Take Back Prescription Day

    May 6, 2011

    Two drop off boxes, one for pills and the other for liquids, sit near the pharmacy inside the Lawrence Joel Troop Medical Clinic on Fort McPherson April 29 as part of the National Take Back Prescription Day. The day provides people with a venue to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

  • Soldiers vie for German military proficiency badge

    May 5, 2011

    Das Abzeichen fur Leistungen im Truppendienst, or The German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency, is worn normally by German soldiers, but can be earned by U.S. Soldiers of any rank. Those who successfully accomplish all the tasks qualify to wear the gold, silver or bronze award. For the soldiers of the Bundeswehr, this test is administered annually with a growing list of events.

  • Obama lauds Soldier ride participants

    May 5, 2011

    As 30 wounded warriors on bicycles gathered on the White House's South Lawn yesterday, President Barack Obama said their participation in a Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride is a reminder that everyone can do something for the troops.

  • AMEDDC&S selects 2011 NCO and Soldier of the Year

    May 5, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Army Medical Department Center and School announced its top Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during a ceremony at Blesse Auditorium April 25.

  • Wounded warrior still gets bad guys

    May 5, 2011

    Buddha-like, Staff Sgt. Paul Roberts clears his mind and focuses intently on an array of lines crisscrossing his computer screen.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest program provides adrenaline rush

    May 5, 2011

    Like many Soldiers, 1st Lt. Jon Morgan said he struggled adapting to the slower pace home life offered after a deployment. Morale Welfare and Recreation created the Warrior Adventure Quest program, which introduces recently redeployed Soldiers to high-adrenaline activities like whitewater rafting, paintball and challenge and high ropes courses, to help them transition back to garrison and family life.

  • Resilience - just one big reason life is amazing!

    May 5, 2011

    The first in an seven-part series to help Soldiers become healthier, more balanced and resilient; The author attended Soldier 360A,Ao, a course offered by the Grafenwoehr Military Community designed to help Soldier-leaders gain insight, knowledge and skills to foster a healthier unit environment and become better leaders.

  • Ground broken on MACH replacement

    May 4, 2011

  • Army engineers break ground for Fort Benning hospital

    May 4, 2011

    Army officials broke ground at the site of the future Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning, Ga., April 29, 2011. The $333 million project is scheduled for completion by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District in January 2014.

  • Soldier injured in Fort Hood shooting continues rehab, recovery at WTB

    May 4, 2011

    For Spc. Matthew Cooke, Nov. 5, 2009, started off as an ordinary day. In the year-and-a-half since the shooting, Cooke has quietly applied himself to healing physically and mentally, as a member of the Warrior Transition Brigade. His ultimate goal is to remain a Soldier in the U.S. Army.

  • Military recognizes role of spouses

    May 3, 2011

    Today is being set aside to recognize the wives and husbands of more than one million active-duty servicemembers, Guardsmen and Reservists.

  • Field trip gives students glimpse of the medical profession

    Apr 29, 2011

    The medical field just might get a few more recruits after third- and fourth-grade gifted and talented students from Saegert Elementary School in Killeen got a behind-the-scenes look at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center during a recent field trip.

  • Warrior Clinic reduces pain medication use

    Apr 29, 2011

    In 2008, roughly 83 percent of the Wounded Warriors assigned to Walter Reed's Warrior Transition Brigade were using prescribed narcotics. With the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2011, that number had been reduced to 10.2 percent, according to officials.

  • Review of Purple Heart award policy allows Fort Riley officer to receive Purple Heart for TBI

    Apr 29, 2011

    Two years after receiving a traumatic brain injury in Iraq, and just days before heading into harm's way again, a change in policy allowed Lt. Col. Erich Campbell to receive the Purple Heart on Fort Riley, Kan., April 27, 2011.

  • Kimbrough institutes team-based approach

    Apr 29, 2011

    Over the past year, Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center has made many improvements. An upgrade to services has been the hiring of additional primary care managers (PCM) to meet health care needs and to implement a team-based approach.

  • Get rid of old medications at Take Back Day

    Apr 29, 2011

    Fort Meade is hosting a Community Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the PX. The event is in support of the National Drug Take Back Day. The Army Substance Abuse Program staff in conjunction with the Fort Meade Pharmacy and the Department of Emergency Services is collecting your unneeded, unused and/or expired medication.