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  • U.S., Afghan Forces Medically Assist Wounded Insurgent

    Jul 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Soldiers medically evacuate an insurgent, who was wounded after attacking coalition forces.

  • Medical Mountaineering

    Jul 13, 2009

    Soldiers of 1st Special Forces Group conduct mountain medical training

  • Friends plan ride for wounded guardsman

    Jul 10, 2009

    Longtime friends of SPC Andrew Aca,!A"SullyAca,!A? Sullens, a Georgia Army National Guardsman from Dahlonega, Ga., severely wounded in Afghanistan, are organizing a motorcycle ride through the mountains of North Georgia to raise funds for him and his family to help with expenses.

  • 14th CSH deploys

    Jul 10, 2009

    "I joined the Army because I wanted to go be able to do greater things," she said. "I've got some friends who deployed and said some (Iraqis) changed their minds about Americans after being in the hospital. That's kind of what our job is, I guess - to show them we're not bad guys."

  • New commander takes charge of Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic

    Jul 9, 2009

    The U.S. Army Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic (LJACH) welcomed Col. Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead and bid farewell to Col. Morakinyo Toney as clinic commander on July 1. Although it marked a change in command, both officers promised that the standard of care and treatment offered at the clinic would remain the same.

  • Medical NCO proud to serve

    Jul 8, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - "Deploying to Iraq and leaving my daughter Jaila when she was only five months old was the hardest thing I've ever had to do after joining the Army," said Sgt. LaurenBacall Snowden, administrative non-commissioned officer, Department of Family Medicine, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas. For Snowden, a native of Phoenix, serving in the military involves many sacrifices, but her pride in serving her country makes it all worthwhile.

  • Murray takes command of BJACH, MEDDAC

    Jul 8, 2009

    Col. Kelly A. Murray took command of Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital and the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, Fort Polk, during a change of command ceremony at 8:30 a.m. June 30 on Warrior Field.

  • Commentary: Weight gain leads to new mission

    Jul 6, 2009

    It's funny how increased weight and poor conditioning can sneak up on you. It's even funnier that the solution can be right under your nose, if you just look for it.

  • Army takes new approach to suicide prevention

    Jul 5, 2009

    Story highlights new Army suicide prevention program

  • Optometry Clinic Expands with New Doctor

    Jul 2, 2009

    A mission trip to Costa Rica led Dr. Matthew Habel into a profession that has brought him to Fox Army Health Center. But he took a few turns along the way. Habel, the new optometrist at the health center's state-of-the-art Optometry Clinic, grew up in Rainsville, the son of an optometrist. Not wanting to continue in his father's footsteps, Habel earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Alabama. Unfortunately, with the economy on a downturn, Habel graduated at a time when chemical companies weren't doing much hiring.

  • Fort Sill helps Make-A-Wish come true

    Jul 2, 2009

    A young boy's make-a-wish was to see his brother graduate from basic training

  • Fort Carson hosts first Warrior Care Summit

    Jul 2, 2009

    Prospective Soldier and Family member health care and support service providers attended a one-day Warrior Care Summit hosted by Fort Carson at the El Pomar Foundation's Penrose House in Colorado Springs June 25.

  • Gates visits wounded warriors, returns two to Washington

    Jul 1, 2009

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates visited Landstuhl Regional Medical Center here on June 30, meeting with wounded warriors and the staff that treats them and touring a new USO facility that's providing them a better quality of life as they heal.

  • Fort Carson WTB holds first NCO induction ceremony

    Jul 1, 2009

    Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Battalion held its first NCO induction ceremony June 24. All Soldiers in the WTB are wounded warriors who are undergoing physical therapy until they are either transitioned back to active duty or receive a medical discharge.

  • Army Chaplain adapts to better serve Soldiers

    Jun 30, 2009

    Army Chaplain (Maj.) Henry McCain is leading the way for military chaplains and their expanded role and duties helping Soldiers both in garrison and deployed environments.

  • New running technique strikes a Pose

    Jun 26, 2009

    Fort Sill fitness platoon is using a new technique to prevent running injuries.

  • Fort Hood's WTB Holds First Ever Blood Drive

    Jun 26, 2009

    WTB Fort Hood holds first ever blood drive

  • Single Soldiers Day at Fort Hood

    Jun 25, 2009

    Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers treat Fort Hood's single Soldiers to day of fun at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area.

  • Retired Gen. Frederick Franks visits WTB's Purple Heart Company

    Jun 25, 2009

    Retired General Frederick Franks met with about 15 Purple Heart Soldiers from Fort Hood's WTB Purple Heart company June 25.

  • Afghan teen thanks U.S. Soldiers at Fort Sam Houston

    Jun 25, 2009

    An Afghanistan teen showed her appreciation for American Soldiers and the work they are doing in her country, by personally thanking Maj. John Meyer, executive officer and Master Sgt. Antwan Nicholson, non-commissioned officer-in-charge, both assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Sam Hoouston at the Warrior and Family Support Center, June 4.

  • Wounded Warriors Summit Mount McKinley

    Jun 25, 2009

    Wounded Warriors Summit Mount McKinley

  • Darnall holds residency graduation

    Jun 23, 2009

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center graduated 13 physicians from its two residency programs and one officer in its hospital administration program Friday, June 19, at the Killeen Civic and Convention Center.

  • Fort Hood Directorate of Public Works

    Jun 23, 2009

    Sgt. Major Lawrence McCullar does a lot for Fort Hood. This honorable non-commissioned officer, deployed several times, now serves at Fort Hood's Directorate of Public Works (DPW) and occasionally sits in as the Garrison Sergeant Major. On June 18th he helped the Armed Services Blood Program save a life.

  • Help now available for Reserve Families regardless of their location

    Jun 23, 2009

    Thanks to the dedicated professionals of the Family Support Office (FPO), deploying Army Reserve Soldiers and their families get additional resources for information and assistance, regardless of where they call home.

  • U.S. Army medical unit in Kenya stands ready

    Jun 22, 2009

    Should a pandemic flu, such as H1N1 influenza, make its way into East Africa, a Kenya-based U.S. Army medical research team is in place to assist local officials in detecting diseases.

  • Consolidated call center corrects commander's concerns

    Jun 22, 2009

    Col. George Giacoppe, commander, Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, knew there was a scheduling problem at the hospital, but couldn't put his finger on - or as he put it, "quantify" - it. A new call center is taking the pain out of making appointments.

  • Fort Lewis brigade driving safety effort targets family readiness group

    Jun 19, 2009

    A Fort Lewis brigade brought in local police and on-post safety experts to drive home the importance of safe driving to a group of family members.

  • Fort Lewis deployment fair helps empower families

    Jun 19, 2009

    Only a few weeks remain before 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers deploy to Afghanistan. Fort Lewis is determined to make sure their families are prepared.

  • From helmets to hard hats

    Jun 19, 2009

    Soldiers with the Fort Lewis Warrior Transition Battalion help build homes in Tacoma for Habitat for Humanity.

  • Mobile counseling center extends VA outreach

    Jun 19, 2009

    A new mobile vet center joins 49 others across the country in an effort to find and help combat veterans and victims of military sexual assault who can't or won't make it to VA hospitals and centers. The motor coach will carry many of the services offered by the Tacoma Vet Center to the farthest reaches of Western Washington, to the places where studies suggest the greatest need resides. Franco Young of the Tacoma Vet Center estimated the veteran population in Washington at 650,000, among the highest in the country.

  • Global Medic 2009 Training

    Jun 19, 2009

    The Soldiers are part of the U.S. Army Reserve Command's Global Medic joint training event, which provides units with the opportunity to execute various medical training tasks in a combat environment.

  • Working Together to Feed the Army

    Jun 19, 2009

    After a long day of training during the Global Medic 2009 exercise, Soldiers look forward to a hot meal prepared by the members of the 349th Combat Support Hospital field kitchen from Bell, Calif.

  • Wounded commander leading by example- Change of command: Wounded soldier takes over Warrior Transiti

    Jun 19, 2009

    Wounded commander leading by example- Change of command: Wounded soldier takes over Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Lewis

  • Wounded Warriors push themselves at Mini-Triathlon

    Jun 19, 2009

    Warriors, visiting Canadian soldiers and a seven year-old named Cody completed the Center for the Intrepid 2nd Annual Memorial Day MiniTry, May 22, with one goal in mind: to take their rehabilitation to the next level. The non-competitive event, which consists of a 500-meter swim, 10-mile bicycle ride and a two-mile run, followed by a community barbecue and field events, drew more than 100 participants to the post Outdoor Aquatic Center.

  • National Cancer Day gives survivors occasion to celebrate life

    Jun 19, 2009

    Sharing courage, strength and stories of endurance, nearly 1,000 patients, Family members and friends celebrated life during the 3rd Annual National Cancer Survivors Day 2009 at Brooke Army Medical Center, June 6. According to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, a cancer "survivor" is anyone living with a history of cancer, from diagnosis through the remainder of life.

  • Transition Training Academy graduates 17 wounded warriors

    Jun 19, 2009

    In a ceremony held June 12 at Fort Sam Houston Army Community Service, 17 graduates of the Transition Training Academy were awarded Information Technology certificates and laptop computers. The Transition Training Academy was established as a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Labor/Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Cisco Systems, Inc, the Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Wounded Warrior Project.The TTA purpose is to empower today's wounded warriors with the tools needed to return to a competitive spirit in life, the working world and the American workforce.

  • Fort Sam celebrates 234th Army birthday

    Jun 19, 2009

    In recognition of 2009 as the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer, the Fort Sam Houston NCO community led the Army's 234th Birthday ceremony at the post flagpole June 12 as "Old Glory" waved from above in honor of its 232nd anniversary. Escorted by members of Alamo Area Council Troop 445 from San Antonio, NCOs representing Army North, Army South, Brooke Army Medical Center, 32nd Medical Brigade, 56th Signal Detachment and the 512th Engineer Detachment presented the 178 Army campaign streamers to the Army Flag. As each streamer was attached to the flag by U.S. Army Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Pedro Class, 232nd Medical Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Antonio Abin recited an element from the NCO Creed, followed with a rifle volley by the Honor Guard Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison.

  • Wreath laying ceremony commemorates fourth Sergeant Major of the Army - Fort Sam Houston pays tribut

    Jun 18, 2009

    To coincide with the Army's Birthday and concluding the day's events veterans, civilians and Family members gathered at a place of remembrance, the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery June 12, for a traditional wreath laying ceremony to remember and honor Sgt. Maj. Leon Van Autreve, the fourth Sergeant Major of the Army. Medal of Honor recipients; Staff Sgt, Lucian Adams, Sgt. Jose M. Lopez, Tech. Sgt. Cleto Rodriguez, Master Sgt. Roy P. Benavidez, and Warrant Officer (then Sgt. 1st Class) Louis Rocco, heard the call and answered it with their acts of bravery and selfless sacrifice.

  • Wounded warrior works toward recovery

    Jun 18, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Manuel "Manny" Figueroa Jr. joined the Army at age 21. "My goal was to be an active duty Soldier and retire after 20 years," said Figueroa. "I wanted to kick down doors and blow things up." Figueroa was severely injured in Iraq Feb. 8, 2008 when the vehicle he was riding in hit an improvised explosive device hidden under a canal bridge. Figueroa is currently working at the U.S. Army Medical Command Health Care Acquisition Activity reviewing Educational Service Agreements, as part of his recovery process within the Warrior in Transition Unit.

  • Work study program provides added benefits for wounded warriors

    Jun 18, 2009

    Lt. Col. Scott Svabek, commander, U.S. Army Medical Command Health Care Acquisition Activity at Fort Sam Houston made a commitment to help wounded warriors with their rehabilitation by providing them a place to work and possibly learn a new profession as part of their recovery process. HCAA primarily awards and administrates contracts for a variety of direct and support medical services, as well as medical equipment and supplies in support of the hospitals and clinics of U.S. Army.

  • Victim Advocates trained and ready to provide "first class care"

    Jun 16, 2009

    More than 30 Soldiers are now set to return to their units and provide support to victims of sexual assault.

  • First amputee graduates from WOCC

    Jun 15, 2009

    Former Staff Sgt. Johnathan Holsey was distinguished June 5 as the first amputee to graduate from the Fort Rucker Warrant Officer Career College.

  • World missions a regular occurrence for Dental Services company

    Jun 14, 2009

    Global Medic, the U.S. Army Reserve Command's premier medical training exercise. The exercise's goal is to replicate all aspects of combat service support on the battlefield so that Soldiers have the opportunity to practice an array of life-saving skills.

  • Incoming MRTC Commander visits Global Medic

    Jun 14, 2009

    Army Col. (P) Bryan Kelly, incoming commander of the Medical Readiness Training Command, visited the Global Medic training site here June 9. The Medical Readiness Training Command is based out of Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio.

  • More than one way to save a life

    Jun 12, 2009

    On Friday, June 5th, Christy Menti was not able to donate blood. Even though she was attempting to donate at a blood drive set up by her husband's unit and had donated many times before, she was deferred that day. Like thousands of Fort Hood Soldiers and family members, a temporary deferral got in the way of her noble attempt to send troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan a small bit of liquid life.

  • 2009 Global Medic exercise

    Jun 12, 2009

    Hundreds of Reserve Soldiers from around the country participate in a two-week series of large scale medical training exercises.

  • When War's Images Follow Soldiers Home

    Jun 11, 2009

    The memories I have of Soldiers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder start in 1976. The first Soldier I remember with PTSD, we called Sgt. Ski. He was my platoon sergeant and neither he nor I knew what PTSD was but the symptoms were very obvious with him. He would let no one walk behind him. He startled easily when an unexpected loud noise occurred. I remember when the jeep backfired in the motor pool and he "hit the dirt." Sgt. Ski could not stand crowds. He preferred to be alone and he had a table in the corner at the NCO club. He could be found in there from about 3 p.m. till closing most days. Sgt. Ski had been an infantryman in Vietnam, but he would never talk about it.

  • From private practice to West Point-Veterinarian takes on new role

    Jun 11, 2009

    Story and photo about new vet at West Point

  • Seattle Seahawks get a taste of Army training, values

    Jun 8, 2009

    It was billed as a team-building event, but the Seattle Seahawks left Fort Lewis, Wash., June 4, with an education and genuine appreciation for the Army.

  • Keller staff uses new equipment during evacuation exercise at West Point

    Jun 5, 2009

    Story and photos about Keller Army Community Hospital at West point's evacuation exercise

  • MEDDACAca,!E+NCOs display fitness, marksmanship, leadership

    Jun 5, 2009

    This Fort Polk MEDDAC event combined the basic Soldier skills of physical fitness and marksmanship in a showdown featuring five two-man teams that contained one NCO and one officer or Soldier.

  • Medic honors grandfather's legacy on Normandy beach

    Jun 5, 2009

    As hundreds of servicemembers arrive in here to commemorate the D-Day invasionAca,!a,,cs 65th anniversary, one Soldier is also here to honor his family legacy.

  • Army Families Battle Against Autism

    Jun 4, 2009

    When he was a baby, Jones Alexander Tubberville suffered from several ear infections and upper respiratory illnesses. His mother, Lori Tubberville, remembers the almost constant rounds of antibiotics that doctor's prescribed for her son's health. But, soon after his first birthday, Tubberville and her husband, National Guard Staff Sgt. James Tubberville, noticed changes in Xander's behavior that went far beyond anything that an antibiotic could combat.

  • Centering Pregnancy Program helps moms-to-be to stay healthy

    Jun 2, 2009

    The Women's Health Center at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas, offers the Centering Pregnancy Program to give pregnant women and their partners information about medical and lifestyle issues related to a healthy pregnancy.

  • Fallen servicemembers brought cross-country to a final rest in Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 1, 2009

    Arlington National Cemetery serves as a final resting place for generation upon generation of American heroes. Other cemeteries like it house the remains of veterans who have served this country throughout its 233-year history. But what happens when Soldiers from the past aren't given proper honors' Are they destined to rest forever in anonymity' Not if certain groups, like the Missing in America Project, have anything to say about.

  • NCO presents workshop for National Mental Health Awareness Month

    May 29, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Janet Hardin Spc. Elis McBride May 20 presented a skit in conjunction with National Mental Health Awareness Month at Fort Hood, Texas. Both Soldiers are assigned to the Department of Behavioral Health at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.

  • Assisting survivors part of casualty assistance

    May 29, 2009

    Fort Sill Casualty Assistance aids survivors as well.

  • Fort Sam Houston community honors fallen heroes

    May 29, 2009

  • Harry Wurzbach Road will also be known as TAPS Memorial Boulevard

    May 28, 2009

    "I thought that we could do something in our city on this side of town to really honor our military, our veterans, our fallen Soldiers and this is the start," said Clamp. The purpose of the honorary name designation is to honor the servicemembers who are interred at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery located off Harry Wurzbach Road. "Taps" was chosen because it is the military bugle call that beckons people to remember those who served in the United States military.

  • New training aims to reduce suicides -- 2009 trend heading in wrong direction

    May 28, 2009

    Story offers overview on the three phases of Army's new suicide preventive training and notes that the Army's 2009 suicide rate -- if it continues -- will surpass last year's total of 143.

  • APG Armed Forces Day one to remember

    May 28, 2009

  • NFL Legend Visits Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade

    May 26, 2009

    Herschel Walker visits wounded Warriors at Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade in honor of Mental Health Month.

  • 1-44 ADA "Strikes Fast" in memory of fallen Soldier

    May 26, 2009

    Sergeant Javier Gonzales may have fallen, perishing during open heart surgery earlier this year, but his memory inspired his comrades to save lives. On May 21, 2009 the Soldiers of the 1st Battalion (AMD), 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment conducted an Army blood drive in his name, collecting over thirty units of blood to send to the battlefield to save others.

  • Two Fort Sam Houston ISR Soldiers win 2009 Hot Technologies Contest

    May 26, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Gabriel Wright and Spc. Brendan Beely of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, a subcommand of U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, recognized a problem, and invented a device for securing medical tubes and catheters intubated within a patient that will prevent damage to the incisors by locating separate bite blocks on the molars. Not expecting their "simple" solution to a medical problem would turn into a winning invention - the two Soldiers entered the Department of Defense 2009 Hot Technologies Contest and submitted an invention called a Medical Tube Securing Device.

  • Yellow Ribbon Room -- 'A home of their own'

    May 25, 2009

  • Hospital offers new prenatal care

    May 22, 2009

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital starts a new prenatal program

  • Specialists in Blood Banking Fellows Visit Fort Hood Blood Center

    May 22, 2009

    Military officers from several services, including a lieutenant colonel from the Netherlands, visited Fort Hood this week as part of the Tri-Services Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) Fellowship program. They were at the Robertson Blood Center for two days of orientation and study at what is currently the military's largest blood testing facility.

  • Wounded service member care draws attention

    May 22, 2009

    Wounded service member care draws high level visitors' attention.

  • Wounded Soldiers enjoy tasty treats from home

    May 22, 2009

    Wounded female Soldiers enjoy tasty treats from home during stay at Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

  • Sky Soldiers take advanced combat medic training at GrafenwAfAPhr

    May 22, 2009

    The Combat Medic Advanced Skills Training center at the Joint Multinational Training Center, in Vilseck, Germany, provides some of the most realistic medic training in the world. The training prepares Soldiers for treating casualties in combat.

  • Joint services place 'Flags In' at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 21, 2009

    Every Memorial Day since 1948, Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) have made their way through Fort Myer's Selfridge Gate, rucksacks filled with American flags.

  • Five Years of Skill

    May 21, 2009

    Photograph of Maybelline Smith, Quality Assurance Officer with Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood, being presented a certificate of appreciation for five years of service to the center by Colonel Ronny Fryar. Prior to her service as a Department of the Army Civilian she served as an enlisted Medical Technologist at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

  • Fort Hood Family Member chosen as VFW Scout of the Year

    May 21, 2009

    Eagle Scout Justin Brundin has been selected as the Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Scout of the Year for 2008-2009. He is the son of retired Sergeant First Class Alec Brundin, who was assigned to the 410th Military Police Company and deployed to Iraq several times while at Fort Hood. The primary reason for Justin's selection was his coordination of a series of blood drives conducted at the Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood.

  • Military officials present book to military children

    May 21, 2009

    The "Children of Valor" book is created to honor the children who have a parent who was killed or died as a result of the War on Terror since 9/11 and now rests in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Gen. Casey's 2009 Memorial Day Message

    May 21, 2009

    Chief of Staff Gen. Casey takes a few moments to offer words of support and encouragement for Soldiers, Civilians, contractors and their families around the world as we look toward Memorial Day.

  • U.S. Army Materiel Command launches full online presence

    May 21, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command can now be found on many of your favorite social media Web sites including Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, iReport, LinkedIn and Twitter.

  • Colorado Springs-area leaders honor local servicemembers

    May 20, 2009

    The Colorado Springs area held an Armed Forces Week luncheon honoring local installation enlisted personnel. A Fort Carson NCO was named best senior NCO of the area.

  • A Warrior's Return: wounded Paratrooper reunited with his unit

    May 20, 2009

    Sgt. John Hoxie, a Paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division who lost his arm and leg in combat in Iraq, returned to Fort Bragg for the first time after two years of rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical center, now walking on an artificial leg. Hoxie's story has been an inspiration to his fellow Soldiers.

  • TF 30th MEDCOM uncases colors in Afghanistan

    May 20, 2009

    Please see attached story.

  • 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.


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