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  • Army Team C4ISR Recruits Former Recruits

    May 19, 2009

    The U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command, in conjunction with Army Team Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, has identified its recruitment needs to sustain its transition mission from Fort Monmouth, N.J., to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Recently, the CECOM LCMC and Army Team C4ISR participated in an Employer Networking Event at Walter Reed Army Medical Center hosted by its U.S. Army Garrison, Human Resources Directorate, Transition Employment Assistance Management Service or TEAMS.

  • Commentary: Memorial Day from chaplain's foxhole

    May 15, 2009

    One evening, a casualty officer and I drove down the road on our way to inform a Soldier's spouse that her husband had died in Iraq. As an Army chaplain, many thoughts entered my mind. I thought about how difficult it would be for this young mother and how empty the two children's lives would be without their dad. On our way to the house, the casualty officer had assured me that he would be able to deliver the sad news. But when we got to our destination his confidence disappeared.

  • Fort Lewis Wounded Warriors learn to test limits

    May 15, 2009

    A high-profile event conducted last week at Fort Lewis by a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee drew a great deal of attention, but its true impact will be felt in the coming weeks, months and perhaps years at the Warrior Transition Battalion. The Paralympic Military Regional Sports Camp run May 5-8 by U.S. Paralympics introduced dozens of Fort Lewis WTB Soldiers to such sports as adaptive rowing and sitting volleyball.

  • Military leaders break ground for tri-service lab

    May 15, 2009

    The building of the Tri-Service Research Laboratory took a step forward May 6 with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by Army, Navy and Air Force leaders.The research lab will be built on an area of Fort Sam Houston known as Pershing Range, off Holbrook Road. Upon completion, the 181,000-square-foot facility will house Navy and Air Force research programs that address the health and safety effects of exposure to a variety of stressors.

  • Tranquility Room offers care to caregivers

    May 15, 2009

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held April 30 at Brooke Army Medical Center for the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research's Tranquility Room, which specializes in caring for the caregiver. "The intent of the program is to provide interventions to assist the clinical staff with stress management," said Gaylord. "The outcome of taking care of the caregiver is to decrease compassion fatigue and burnout, while increasing compassion satisfaction.

  • Two Medical Service Corps Officers Awarded MacArthur Leadership Award

    May 13, 2009

    Two officers of the Army Medical Service Corps were among 28 company-grade Army officers recognized with General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Awards during a ceremony at the Pentagon on May 8.

  • Logistics awards recognize the best in the Army

    May 13, 2009

    Congratulations to the winners and runners-up of the Army's 2009 Logistics Excellence Awards.

  • Warrior Transition Command stands up at Pentagon

    May 12, 2009

    A new command to provide sole guidance and policy for the Army's 36 Warrior Transition Units and the nine Community Based Warrior Transition Units was debuted May 11, in the Pentagon courtyard.

  • MacArthur awards go to company leaders reflecting duty, honor, country

    May 11, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. presented 28 Soldiers with the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award at a Pentagon ceremony Friday.

  • Sights unseen: Blind veteran reflects on Mount Rainier climb

    May 8, 2009

    Giving combat-injured veterans outdoor adventures has been the mission of "Camp Patriot," a nonprofit organization founded in Montana, since 2006. While most of the outings revolve around hunting, fishing, hiking and camping, the annual Mount Rainier Climb has become the organization's signature event. The third annual climb will take place July 5-10.

  • Fort Lewis workers praise fitness program

    May 8, 2009

    It was an "aloha" sort of day April 30 at Sheridan Sports and Fitness Center for Installation Management Command civilian employees. About 140 who began a unique fitness program last September saw it end, while a second phase for others began. Participants whose supervisors agreed to three hours of regular exercise per week during duty hours came to the fitness center for final measurements of blood pressure, cardio fitness, body fat and flexibility, while others moved among the stations for their initial evaluations.

  • Study focuses on combat nightmares

    May 8, 2009

    Madigan Army Medical Center is conducting a first-of-its-kind study on reducing combat-related nightmares among returning Soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Commentary: Tobacco use just a form of slow suicide

    May 8, 2009

    It is no great revelation that young people start using tobacco to "fit in," or from peer pressure. Especially in combat units, lighting up, sharing a dip, or stuffing a cheek is a social occasion. Part of the bonding that takes place, especially in a combat zone, involves sharing a habit that is deeply ingrained in our image of Soldiers at war. The tragedy of it all, is that it makes so little sense.

  • Mentoring through military medicine

    May 8, 2009

    Pvt. Umaru Konneh slides a typhoid tainted blood sample under a microscope as U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mike Tatu leans in for a closer look. Konneh, an Armed Forces of Liberia lab technician working alongside Tatu at Edward Binyah Kesselly Military Barracks, sampled the specimen from an AFL soldier waiting outside the medical clinic for treatment.

  • Fort Knox's Ireland Army Community Hospital opens traumatic brain injury clinic

    May 7, 2009

    Article on medical technology to help Soldiers with TBI screening, diagnosis and treatment

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic

    May 7, 2009

    Fort Knox's Ireland Army Community Hospital opened its specialized clinic for Traumatic Brain Injury screening and treatment

  • Crafting Helps WTB Soldiers Heal

    May 7, 2009

    Spc. Donna Leis, 23, Company D, 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade, puts the finishing touches on "The Three Soldiers," one of the modeling and crafting kits used by Fort Hood's occupational therapists to help Soldiers heal, as well a to relieve stress.

  • Soldier Mental Health a Priority at Fox

    May 6, 2009

    The health of the Army relies on the abilities of its war fighters. Soldiers who are sick, injured or incapacitated in any way cannot be at their best in executing the Army's mission to support and protect the cause of freedom and the interests of the United States around the world. A healthy Army means its war fighters are healthy in all ways - both physically and mentally. It's the mental health of the war fighter that is the central focus of Fox Army Health Center's Behavioral Medicine Division. And that focus is becoming broader and deeper as more Soldiers visit BMD to seek help for problems associated with deployments, working in a high-risk environment and dealing with the stresses that can come with wearing the uniform. "Our mission is to treat active duty. This is our foremost mission," said Karen Scott, a licensed professional counselor with BMD. "Because of deployments, we've really ramped up in the number of active duty patients that we see. For that reason, we don't have services for family members and retirees right now. We are focusing all our efforts on helping the active duty Soldier."

  • Medical Evaluation Boards: New process gets Soldiers through faster

    May 6, 2009

    As Fort Hood Soldiers continuously answer the Army's call to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, the frequent deployments can take a toll on Soldiers both mentally and physically. In some cases, medical or mental health issues may progress to the point that a Soldier has significant difficulty performing their duties, and the Soldier is referred to a Medical Evaluation Board to determine whether he or she meets retention standards.

  • Medical Evaluation Boards: New process gets Soldiers through faster

    May 6, 2009

    As Fort Hood Soldiers continuously answer the Army's call to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, the frequent deployments can take a toll on Soldiers both mentally and physically. In some cases, medical or mental health issues may progress to the point that a Soldier has significant difficulty performing their duties, and the Soldier is referred to a Medical Evaluation Board to determine whether he or she meets retention standards.

  • CRDAMC sponsors Health and Wellness Day 2009

    May 6, 2009

    With more than a dozen fast food restaurants in the immediate area around Fort Hood, Texas, pulling into a drive-thru and placing an order is no hassle. It may be okay to splurge on French fries occasionally. The problem begins when it becomes routine. That is why Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood is teaming up with its adopted school, Saegert Elementary School, and the Killeen Independent School District to sponsor a Health and Wellness Day at the second annual KISD Family Wellness Conference 2009. The conference will be held at the Jackson Professional Learning Center, Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Army Physical Therapists: Strength through training

    May 6, 2009

    Physical therapists are the Army's joint mechanics; they're a provider's first line of defense before considering an overhaul by an orthopedic surgeon. Performing a routine maintenance on the body's joints through strength and cardiovascular training is as vital as a weekly vehicle maintenance inspection at a motor pool. Keeping equipment serviced and functioning properly is part of being combat ready to tackle important missions. Your body is no different.

  • May is National Mental Health Month

    May 6, 2009

    In May the Army joins the rest of the nation in observing National Mental Health Month. The mental health of Soldiers and Soldiers' Families has received great attention in the news media, and Army leaders are putting emphasis on programs to deal with psychological issues.

  • Army Surgeon General's blog: H1N1 - Personal responsibility is key to prevention

    May 4, 2009

    By now you have all heard of the H1N1 Influenza, the most recent influenza outbreak, and may be wondering if getting sick is inevitable - it's not. There are precautions you and your family can take to stay healthy, but personal responsibility is key.

  • Retired NCO a champion in and out of the Army: Puerto Rico National Champion in racquetball

    May 1, 2009

    At 22, Miguel A. Santiago-Cruz, from Carolina, Puerto Rico, joined the United States Army to do something different. He knew that the Army offered opportunities as a Soldier, but he soon discovered that the Army gave him the opportunity to pursue his civilian interest in racquetball, which ultimately led to Santiago-Cruz winning two individual silver medals during the Pan American Racquetball Championship in Cali, Columbia in April 2009 and becoming Puerto Rico's National Champion.

  • West Point cadets create bionic foot

    May 1, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Patrick King, who lost his foot in Iraq to an explosively formed projectile, is experimenting with a bionic foot created by U.S. Military Academy Cadets Ian Jones, Sarah Goss, Joe Marshall and Jonathan Kralick as a capstone project in the academy's Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department.

  • Fort Knox's NCO of future gives her job 100 percent

    May 1, 2009

    Third story in Fort Knox's series: NCOs of past, present and future

  • Warrior Transition Unit Soldier receives technical skills opportunities

    May 1, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- When doctors recommended Sgt. Jonathan Moreno to be assigned to Warrior Transition Unit, he wasn't sure what direction he wanted to pursue.

  • Medics put to test on Fort Campbell as they try for coveted expert badge

    Apr 30, 2009

    Two hundred and seventy-eight Soldiers came out vying for the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge, but when the smoke had cleared 12 days later only 30 Soldiers were left standing.

  • Stateside clinics switch to battlefield medical recording system

    Apr 30, 2009

    This month, the 3rd Infantry Division expanded its use of the Army's battlefield electronic medical recording system to two more garrison aid stations at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • SMA salutes Walter Reed for 100 years of service

    Apr 29, 2009

    The Army's top noncommissioned officer helped Walter Reed Army Medical Center celebrate the centennial of its opening and the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer by leading an early-morning formation run Tuesday.

  • Balikatan Troops Spread Goodwill to Philippine People

    Apr 28, 2009

    SORSOGON PROVINCE, Republic of the Philippines - The Medical Civil Action Projects of Balikatan 2009 have attracted local citizens from all over the Bicol region of the Philippines. Each person arrived with a story to tell.

  • Army Surgeon General's blog: H1N1 flu update

    Apr 28, 2009

    There has been significant news coverage recently about the Swine Flu. It's important for you all to understand that there is no cause for panic or alarm; antiviral drugs are available in the event you become ill; and there are preventive measures you can take to stay healthy.

  • West Point WTU, FBI fire it up

    Apr 27, 2009

    Soldiers from the West Point Warrior Transition Unit and FBI agents traded shots in a day of firearms familiarization and fun at Range 3 April 16. The warriors-in-transition event was sponsored by West Point Range Control working in partnership with the FBI Firearms Training Unit-West Point, who donated their time and service to conduct the familiarization classes as well as a range competition and barbecue to lift Soldiers' spirits and morale.

  • "Key to the City" presented to Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center

    Apr 27, 2009

    During the Jonesboro, Arkansas city council meeting on April 8th, LTC Dale Deehr, Officer-in-Charge, Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center, was presented with the "Key to the City" by Mayor Harold Perrin. The three-day Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) blood drive was hosted by the 875th Engineer Battalion, Arkansas National Guard, and sponsored by the E911 Fire Police Dispatch Center.

  • Wounded Warrior NCO Returns to Qualification Range

    Apr 27, 2009

    The last time Sgt. Bret Cherry, 25, participated in the M-16 Zero Qualification Range was in 2006. He shot at the sharpshooter level, ranging between 33 and 37 out of 40 possible hits. Three years later, the wounded warrior returned to the firing line April 15 at Camp Bullis along with Brooke Army Medical Center's Troop Command Soldiers with one goal in mind; to remain on active duty.

  • NCO Receives Bronze Star

    Apr 27, 2009

    It was to no surprise even to his wife, Belinda Reed, after he thanked a crowd of more than 40 Soldiers, medical and civilian staff members April 17 during his Bronze Star ceremony in the Center for Intrepid foyer, that he also had a special message for fellow amputees.

  • Prescription drug abuse on rise in DoD

    Apr 24, 2009

    Fort Sill is being proactive to fight a rising trend in DoD of prescriptiion drug abuse

  • Exercise, exercise, exercise: Fort Rucker trains for the worst

    Apr 24, 2009

    Fort Rucker's Force Protection Exercise (FPE) climaxed April 23 when a mock terrorist detonated a suicide bomb among first response team members in the Allen Heights neighborhood.

  • Amputee makes history

    Apr 23, 2009

    Former Staff Sgt. Johnathan Holsey made history here last week as the first amputee to attend the Warrant Officer Career College (WOCC).

  • When Nature Plays Rough-- part 1

    Apr 23, 2009

    Story was designed to be a "call to action" for disaster preparation by recounting the F5 tornado that hit this area 35 years ago this month. It is a two-part story that ends with the ice storm that crippled most of this state earlier this year. The interviews were with people who were affected by both events, how they handled them, and how they prepare. It includes information from Emergency Management Operations, and talks about "Ready Army."

  • Gadson tests power knee

    Apr 23, 2009

    Army Lt. Col. Greg Gadson enjoyed a stroll Thursday on the grounds of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. While that may not sound newsworthy, for Gadson and his team of caregivers it certainly was. Gadson, 43, of Fort Belvoir, is an Army officer whose legs were amputated above the knees and the first person in the world to receive the completed version of the second generation of the Ossur Power Knee prosthetics device.

  • USO honors Madigan commander

    Apr 17, 2009

    Major General Patricia Horoho, commanding general, Western Regional Medical Command and Madigan Army Medical Center, was recognized April 7 as the recipient of the 2009 USO military Woman of the Year award.

  • AMEDDC&S partners with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

    Apr 17, 2009

    In a move to increase safety, specifically in often harsh work environments, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol initiated their first self-trained National Registry Emergency Medicine Technician Basic Course Jan. 12, one of two courses held in El Paso. The six-week 110-hour course was approved by the U.S. Army EMS Programs Management Office.

  • More Female patients receiving Veterans Rehab medical care

    Apr 17, 2009

    More female patients receiving veterans Rehabilitation medical care at Augusta Georgia facility.

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder lessons shared

    Apr 17, 2009

    PTSD lessons shared by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Samuel Rhodes.

  • MEDCOM Ombudsman Conference

    Apr 13, 2009

    When wounded, ill or injured Soldiers are tied up in red tape and frustrated by bureaucracy, an ombudsman may be just what the doctor ordered. An ombudsman is defined as someone who investigates complaints and mediates fair settlements. At Army hospitals, ombudsmen are that and much more - sources of information, liaisons, counselors, perhaps even guardian angels.

  • Current Soldier, future coach

    Apr 10, 2009

    His past and future could intersect in the present. On Monday, Mark Knight of Fort Lewis will travel to Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., to take the reins as head coach of the All-Army Women's Basketball Team at its trial camp. Less than two years from his retirement as a Soldier, the 43-year-old Knight could be auditioning for his second career.

  • FSH kicks off Military Child, Child Abuse Month - Month of the Military Child, Child Abuse Month and

    Apr 10, 2009

    With April being the Month of the Military Child, as well as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the covenant was exemplified at Fort Sam Houston April 3 with a calendar full of fun-filled events for children, Families, Soldiers and friends.

  • Cole student designs Army South Fiesta Medal - The Month of the Military Child

    Apr 10, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Keith Huber, commander of U. S. Army South, presented certificates of achievement to 15 Robert G. Cole High School students for their participation in designing an Army South fiesta medal March 31.

  • AMEDDC&S NCOs honor WWII heroes

    Apr 10, 2009

    Four Soldiers from B company, 264th Medical Battalion Soldiers, Sgts.1st Class William Gearhart, Ricardo Gutierrez and Staff Sgts. Eric Shepard and Robert Lemy, from U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School that got together March 28 and headed to White Sands, N.M. Their goal was to experience the most grueling and memorable marathon in the world, the Bataan Memorial Death March. This special Sunday at the end of March tells their story.

  • Occupational Therapists help Soldiers maintain healthy lifestyles

    Apr 10, 2009

    Army occupational therapists originated in 1917 during World War I and were known as reconstruction aides. Today, with more complex responsibilities, they continue to focus on helping patients of all ages with limited abilities to complete daily functions and tasks.

  • Saluting our Military Children

    Apr 10, 2009

    With April comes spring -- and the Army's Month of the Military Child. This year's month-long awareness of military-connected children kicked off April 1 with a ribbon cutting at the Child Development Center, followed by a parade and an impromptu dance festival for all the children and their teachers. "For the last 23 years, the month of April has been used to provide us an opportunity to pay tribute to our nation's youngest heroes," said Kara Pleasant, president of Redstone Arsenal's Parent Advisory Council, who spoke at the kickoff ceremony. "This is our time to recognize the unique challenges and struggles they face as well as acknowledge their contributions and unconditional support of our troops."

  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center selects NCO of the Year

    Apr 9, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Steven Mock, a California native assigned to Company A, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas, earned several awards over his five-year military career, and being named the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for both CRDAMC and Great Plains Regional Medical Command in San Antonio, Texas, was another stepping stone in his path from green to gold.

  • U.S. Army Medical Command "Best Warrior" competition determines NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Apr 9, 2009

    One noncommissioned officer and one Soldier, both with less than five years of Army service between them, were named the 2009 U.S. Army Medical Command NCO and Soldier of the Year" Best Warrior" competition winners after a grueling five-day competition held at Madigan Army Medical Center and Fort Lewis, Wash.

  • Wounded Warrior care attracts high visibility

    Apr 9, 2009

    Wounded warrior care attracts high visibility from top military leaders tasked to evaluate the current state of medical care.

  • Wounded Warrior finds exceptional medical care

    Apr 9, 2009

    Wounded warrior finds exceptional medical care when he says he expected much worse.

  • Soldier donates life saving kidney

    Apr 9, 2009

    A Fort Gordon Soldier is scheduled to donate a kidney to a fellow Soldier at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Road 2 Recovery Don't Mess With Texas Challenge

    Apr 7, 2009

    Road 2 Recovery "Don't Mess With Texas" Cycling Challenge

  • TBI -- "Being Different is Okay"

    Apr 6, 2009

    This article covers a guest lecture provided by a Medical Doctor who suffers from TBI. It describes how she was injured, symptoms, treatment and how she has learned to live with the changes in her life.

  • National Fraternity Salutes Robertson Blood Center

    Apr 3, 2009

    Members of the Omicron Pi graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, inc., visited the Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 and presented a plaque to the blood donor center for support of the Charles Drew Memorial Blood Drives. Omicron Pi was recognized as the top chapter in the multi-state district that includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

  • Fort Sam Houston revives historic structures for BRAC arrivals

    Apr 3, 2009

    Some of the oldest structures in the U.S. Army's inventory are gaining new life and uses under the Base Realignment and Closure construction and renovation program on Fort Sam Houston.

  • Soldier awarded Silver Star for actions in Afghanistan

    Apr 3, 2009

    Spc. Aaron Davis, D Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, received the Silver Star and Purple Heart March 27 at Brooke Army Medical Center for his valor while serving as an infantryman during his deployment in Afghanistan.

  • Medical Recruiters in the House

    Apr 2, 2009

    Calling it "another major milestone in Army history," Garrrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli officially welcomed the 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion last week as the newest tenant on Redstone Arsenal. The battalion, and its 25 Soldier and civilian employees now located in its $1.7 million, 5,000-square-foot headquarters facility on Honest John Road, were recognized as a "the best of the best" during a March 25 ribbon cutting ceremony. The event began with comments by military leaders in Pagano Gym due to inclement weather and then moved to the front of the building during a break in the rain for the actual ribbon cutting. The new red-brick facility represents a major upgrade from the battalion's previous headquarters at Fort Gillem, Ga. "We were in the last World War I and World War II era barracks on Fort Gillem," said Lt. Col. Walt Stanish, the battalion's commander. "When the wind blew hard, dust would come up through the floor."

  • Aligned Scorecards provide cohesive plan

    Apr 1, 2009

  • My what big teeth you have!

    Apr 1, 2009

    Pfc. Roderick Aldrich (top) assists Capt. Elizabeth Williams with intubation of Kitti, a military working dog who received a root canal at a base in Southwest Asia. Aldrich and Williams, members of the 218th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services), worked with dentists of the Air Force 386th Expeditionary Medical Group to put two silver fillings in the dog's broken tooth, saving the working dog a trip back to Texas.

  • Keep it pumping

    Apr 1, 2009

    Sgt. Carl Verway (left) and Sgt. Bob Davis perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation for a simulated cardiac arrest patient during an advanced cardiac life support course taught by Col. Jimmie Browning to medics of the 89th Engineering Battalion in Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Look Alikes

    Apr 1, 2009

    Col. Judy Ruiz (left) and Col. Yolanda Ruiz-Isales (right) are credited with being the first identical twins to sit as active Army medical treatment facility commanders.

  • Vets Bring Encouragement, Example to Newly Disabled Comrades

    Apr 1, 2009

    Vets Bring Encouragement, Example to Newly Disabled Comrades

  • Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., leaders sign Warrior Covenant

    Mar 31, 2009

    Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., and Community Based Warrior in Transition Unit - Illinois leaders signed the Army Warrior Healthcare Covenant on Feb. 17 at the Arsenal Club. The covenant reaffirmed the commitment that installation and medical leadership pledged as a part of Army Warrior Care Month.

  • Fort Carson SRC ensures Soldiers medically, mentally fit for duty

    Mar 31, 2009

  • Warrior Transition Command combines WCTO, Warrior Transition Office, and Army Wounded Warrior progra

    Mar 30, 2009

    Warrior Transition Command combines WCTO, Warrior Transition Office, and Army Wounded Warrior programs

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Center: Blows to the head an injury, not a mental illness

    Mar 27, 2009

    While serving with the 1st Cavalry Division in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Spc. Kevin Williams was in three blasts from improvised explosive devices. The first two, he said, were minor. The third was so severe it damaged the Bradley Fighting Vehicle in which he was riding. Though not physically injured significantly in those explosions, Williams still is under treatment for the injuries to his brain.

  • Federal stimulus brings new medical center to Fort Hood

    Mar 27, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas (March 27, 2009) -- A $621 million injection of federal stimulus money may assure construction of a new medical center at Fort Hood. The current facility at the Killeen post opened in 1965 and was expanded in 1984, but has a shortage of operating rooms and, despite improvements, does not thoroughly meet the behavioral health care and other needs of Soldiers injured in the Global War on Terrorism.

  • For Chief visits CFI

    Mar 27, 2009

    During Bush's visit, he met with a group of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen, who are currently undergoing care at CFI and Brooke Army Medical Center. While touring the facilities, Bush's first stop was the physical therapy department followed by the prosthetics fabrication lab.

  • Mission: Suicide prevention -- Chiarelli: Skills key in dealing with stress

    Mar 27, 2009

    Confined to a wheelchair, barely aware of his surroundings, reduced to having to wear a diaper, Spc. Kyle Norton is unable to perform even the simplest of tasks. Just a few months into his first deployment, a bullet that barely missed its mark left Norton in a vegetative state. The infantryman was not hit by a round from an enemy in Iraq or Afghanistan, but rather a bullet from his own weapon as Norton tried to take his own life.

  • Wounded Warriors use recreation for healing

    Mar 27, 2009

    Wounded Warriors use recreation to aid the healing process.

  • Covenant promises quality care

    Mar 27, 2009

    Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion officials sign a covenant to deliver quality care to injured service members.

  • Work therapy program right place, time

    Mar 26, 2009

    More than two decades removed from his Army service, Bill Shannon struggled with an alcohol problem. He decided to seek help. "I came here," Shannon said. "I went through the program here." He referred to what is now the American Lake Division of the Department of Veterans Affairs' Puget Sound Health Care System, where Shannon found a home.

  • Army actively addresses TBI, PTSD, stress on care providers

    Mar 26, 2009

    Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have become known as the "signature wounds" suffered by combat veterans returning from the Global War on Terrorism. Soldiers may not know they have suffered such a wound.

  • Leading the way

    Mar 26, 2009

  • Kids' Crafts

    Mar 26, 2009

    Fort Detrick kids learning the craft of pottery at Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick. Md.

  • Fort Detrick's Journey to Sustainability - looking to the future

    Mar 26, 2009

    Fort Detrick's journey to sustainability recently took a few more big steps forward.

  • Fort Detrick treated to Military Appreciation Night at the rodeo

    Mar 26, 2009

    The J Bar W Ranch sponsored Military Appreciation Night at Shipley Arena in Westminster to demonstrate its continuing support of the armed forces.

  • Fort Detrick announces start of landfill

    Mar 26, 2009

    Efforts are underway at Fort Detrick to complete restoration actions at several former Area B disposal sites.

  • Fort Detrick named 'Tree City USA' community

    Mar 26, 2009

    The Arbor Day Foundation has named Fort Detrick a "Tree City USA" community for the ninth year running.

  • Special reaction

    Mar 26, 2009

    Fort Detrick Special Reaction Team training.

  • Warrior Transition Soldier Awarded Purple Heart

    Mar 24, 2009

    WTB Soldier Awarde Purple Heart

  • Warrior Combat Reset Program gets NCO back on track

    Mar 23, 2009

    "Joining the Army was the best decision I ever made," said Staff Sgt. Eric Leuschner, recruiter for the Dallas Recruiter Battalion, Lubbock Company, Midland Recruiter Station in Midland, Texas. But, after three deployments and an immediate assignment to recruiting, Leuschner's future was in doubt. "When I returned from Iraq I didn't want to wake up in the mornings anymore, I had no fear for anything, I felt like an empty being, my soul was gone," Leuschner said. After experiencing a break down, Leuschner sought help. He learned about the Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program at Fort Hood from a fellow recruiter who had previously attended.

  • Soldiers learn how to get out of the 'battle mind' and back into the 'peacetime mind&

    Mar 23, 2009

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program can bring back the balance needed for a good reset. The program is designed to reduce hyper-arousal symptoms and inappropriate reactions to normal everyday events.

  • Fort Sill Drill Sergeant of the Year suffers from TBI

    Mar 23, 2009

    The Fort Sill Drill Sergeant of the Year talks about his traumatic brain injury

  • NCO teaches bistro cooking in the barracks

    Mar 20, 2009

    When it comes to cooking, Sgt. Edmund Perez knows how to prepare a healthy, affordable meal in about thirty minutes.

  • Brain Injury Services Pass Review

    Mar 18, 2009

    A Soldier's scars from war are often hidden. They reveal themselves through memory loss, headaches, dizziness or blurred vision. The symptoms may appear months or years after his or her return home. These hidden scars are diagnosed and treated in the newly formed Traumatic Brain Injury program at Fox Army Health Center. TBI Services director Dr. Lynley Ebeling and her case manager Tim Elmore have their office within the behavioral medicine clinic at Fox. "Basically our mission is to have them functioning back at normal levels so they can go on and complete their mission as a Soldier," said Ebeling, a neuropsychologist and licensed clinical psychologist.

  • 'Being an NCO means having pride, taking care of the Soldiers, leadership'

    Mar 16, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - When Sgt. Samantha Hollimon-Beverly completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. in 1993, she had so much fun that she wanted to go through it again. At the time, Hollimon-Beverly, now the noncommissioned office-in-charge of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, was in her first semester of college. "I got a letter in the mail, stating that I had to report for basic training," she said. "I had such a great time at Fort Jackson."

  • TBI Center: Blows to the head an injury, not a mental illness

    Mar 16, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Working in a combat zone while in theater can sometimes lead to events that cause Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. A roadside explosion or hard falls are two of the most common incidents that cause injury to the brain. Better known as a concussion, a mild case of TBI can cause various physical and mental problems for an individual. Mild traumatic brain injury affects from 10 to 20 percent of service members returning from combat deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • TBI Center: Blows to the head an injury, not a mental illness

    Mar 16, 2009

    Working in a combat zone while in theater can sometimes lead to events that cause Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. A roadside explosion or a hard fall are two of the most common incidents that cause injury to the brain.

  • Seeing the world from a new vantage point

    Mar 16, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas -The difference between glasses and contact lens is obvious: you wear one propped on your nose and the other tucked inside your eye socket. Whether you wear contact lens or glasses, good eyesight makes a huge difference in your work and your play. If you are an active duty service member and you wear glasses, you already know what a problem they are. Whether it's at the range zeroing your weapon, in the middle of PT, or checking out the other sex, glasses get in the way. But what if you didn't have to wear glasses or contact lens to see better' Pvt. Brandon Jefferson, S1, III Corps, a native of Jersey City, N. J said, "I just got tried of wearing glasses. I've been wearing them since I was in elementary school." Pvt. Brandon Jefferson, S1, III Corps decided to take advantage of the Department of Defense's Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program that provides free Lasik and PRK laser surgery for active-duty service members at military hospitals. The Military's goal is to minimize or eliminate the need for Soldiers to be dependent on corrective eyewear

  • Darnall program leads the way in Simulation Training

    Mar 13, 2009

    Simulated miracles occur four times a year on the third floor of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas. Providers enrolled in Darnall's Family Medicine Residency Program practice complicated medical procedures on patient simulators known as the "SimMan," to enhance their education, improve their skills, and reduce medical errors.

  • WMRD team wins recognition for standardizing Army process

    Mar 13, 2009

  • Read on a bridge, read in Lake Ridge

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Cat in the Hat made an appearance Saturday afternoon in a Lake Ridge community center to promote reading. The event is held yearly to generate interest in reading and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. He would have turned 105 this year. The event featured sevA,AA,Aeral activities for children, including games, free books, and pictures with ' the Kat,' guest readers, puppet shows, book distriA,AA,Abutions; free reading reA,AA,Asources, and a book fair.

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