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  • Commander promotes his hero at APG

    Aug 24, 2009

  • NCO provides a good example to the last day

    Aug 24, 2009

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

  • Immunizations not just for kids

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Whatever age, whatever sport, protect the eyes

    Aug 24, 2009

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

    Aug 21, 2009

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

  • West Point cadets and staff take EMT-Basic course

    Aug 21, 2009

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

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

    Aug 21, 2009

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

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

    Aug 20, 2009

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

  • Pilot program allows Soldier self-referral for alcohol treatment

    Aug 20, 2009

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

  • 1st Air Cav. medic training

    Aug 19, 2009

  • TF Spartan medics conduct EMT recertification

    Aug 19, 2009

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

  • Soldiers learn to impart mental toughness on others

    Aug 19, 2009

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

  • Soldiers undergo physical therapy to stay fit to fight

    Aug 18, 2009

  • 62d Engineer digs a blood drive at Fort Hood

    Aug 18, 2009

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

  • Homes for Troops

    Aug 18, 2009

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

  • Servicemembers risk permanent damage if they ignore hearing protection

    Aug 18, 2009

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

  • Travel health tips: Get smart before you depart

    Aug 18, 2009

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

  • Leaders work toward partnership between WTB, center

    Aug 13, 2009

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

  • Head Lice Represent Touchy Subject at School

    Aug 13, 2009

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

  • Message of Loss and Hope for Suicide Prevention

    Aug 13, 2009

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

  • Respite care offered through Exceptional Family Member Program

    Aug 13, 2009

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

  • Suicide -when destructive thoughts turn to actions

    Aug 12, 2009

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

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

    Aug 11, 2009

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

  • Soldiers take part in 'Today' show segment

    Aug 6, 2009

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

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

    Aug 6, 2009

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

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

    Aug 5, 2009

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

  • ROTC cadets learn medical ropes at BJACH

    Aug 3, 2009

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

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

    Aug 3, 2009

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

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

    Aug 1, 2009

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

  • Braverman assumes command of Darnall

    Jul 28, 2009

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

  • Birthday blood donor supports the troops

    Jul 28, 2009

    Stephanie Graham wanted to do something different for her 17th birthday. This year, the Central Texas teen gave the gift of life to another. She donated her first unit of blood to the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • New Belvoir hospital to help replace Walter Reed

    Jul 27, 2009

    The patient- and family-focused design of a new community hospital at Fort Belvoir, Va., is taking physical shape after a year of construction. Under the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005, the new hospital will replace DeWitt Army Community Hospital and take over some of the services now offered at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Treatment approach to PTSD offers service members greater privacy, reduced stigma

    Jul 24, 2009

    Service members seeking help for deployment-related Post-traumatic Stress Disorder now have the option of being treated through primary care channels, thanks to a new pilot program that began in April at Brooke Army Medical Center and in February at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Since then, at least 13 service members have enrolled in the pilot study and participated in the PTSD treatment. That number is expected to increase as the program comes on-line at the San Antonio VA.

  • Vice chief challenges doctors to help with 'mental wellness'

    Jul 24, 2009

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli told more than 2,000 Army health-care professionals Tuesday that they must produce "mental wellness" through a multidisciplinary approach.

  • Senator tours Fort Detrick remediation site, lauds efforts

    Jul 24, 2009

    U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin visits Fort Detrick to tour landfill capping operations and discuss remediation efforts.

  • Antietam: Forging the modern military medicine system

    Jul 24, 2009

    Staff of US Army Garrison Fort Detrick recently visited Antietam battlefield, near Sharpsburg, Md., to explore the roots of the modern military medical sysem.

  • EOD NCO reaches five-year mark after tough, life-changing injury

    Jul 23, 2009

    Soldier overcomes disability challenges despite missing limb.

  • SMA calls for review of TRICARE standards

    Jul 23, 2009

    The Army's top enlisted Soldier said military families are experiencing problems finding TRICARE providers off installations, especially in more rural areas.

  • West Point DENTAC holds change of command July 17

    Jul 23, 2009

    Standalone photo with cutline about DENTAC Change of Command

  • Army training saves a life

    Jul 23, 2009

  • Symposium sets top five issues for wounded warriors

    Jul 22, 2009

    The top issues for wounded warriors across the nation were discussed at the 5th annual Army Wounded Warrior Program Symposium in San Antonio, Texas, July 14-16.

  • Col. Cho Assumes Command of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    Jul 21, 2009

    Col. (Dr.) John M. Cho assumed command of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, on July 1, 2009

  • New PTSD program answers need

    Jul 21, 2009

    An intensive eight-week therapeutic PTSD teatment program called "evolution" began in March at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

  • New PTSD program answers need for comprehensive treatment

    Jul 21, 2009

    Story describes a new 8-week program at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to help Wounded Warriors deal with PTSD

  • At long last

    Jul 20, 2009

    Fort Polk Family member and friends welcome home Soldiers of the 115th Combat Support Hospital as they arrive from a 15-month deployment to Iraq.

  • Humpherys enters a new era in health care

    Jul 20, 2009

    The Humphreys Medical and Dental Clinic ushered in a new era in health care during a renewal ceremony here on July 10. The ceremony marked the completion of a seven-month long, $3 million project that gutted the clinic and transformed it into a bright, modern facility focused on providing the best-possible medical and dental care to Soldiers and Families.

  • NFL Great Herschel Walker Fort Hood WTB Fan Favorite

    Jul 17, 2009

    NFL great Herschel Walker visits Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade nurse case managers.

  • A Soldier's Last Farewell

    Jul 17, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - The aircraft engines hummed as U.S. and coalition forces stood in two formations, shaping a path in between. The fallen hero lay in a flag-draped case at the walkway's beginning. Paying their last respects to the one who gave all, troops saluted this hero. Faces somber, the pallbearers, his former comrades, shouldered their heavy burden and slowly marched past the long rows of servicemembers to the waiting plane.

  • Injured Veterans Summit Mount Rainier

    Jul 16, 2009

    A little more than a year ago, the vehicle Mario Barragan was riding in was struck by a roadside bomb in AfghanistanAca,!a,,cs Helmand Province. The blast killed one Soldier and severely wounded Barragan and a fellow Soldier. Barragan, along with two other Soldiers injured in the line of duty, attempted to summit 14,410 foot Mt. Rainier with more surgeries scheduled after the climb.

  • Research study looks beyond dieting to help teens with weight loss

    Jul 16, 2009

    Kaitlin Sheridan, a junior at Cole High School, visited with a Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor to inquire about the program, but was informed her weight rendered her ineligible. Ironically, she later saw a flyer requesting volunteers for a 12-month weight-loss research program at Brooke Army Medical Center for military dependent teens ages 12-17. Sheridan volunteered and lost 14 pounds.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest aims to channel thrill-seeking behavior of combat veterans

    Jul 16, 2009

    Warrior Adventure Quest is a new program to assist Soldiers in transitioning back to their home station after a combat tour. The program combines outdoor recreation activities, leadership and psychological training.

  • 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.


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