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  • Valentine's Day Wish: Stay Together

    Feb 12, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It was a whirlwind military romance, the very type Chaplain (Capt.) Jonathan Fisher advises young Soldiers against. There was something about the girl with the big brown eyes and deep-rooted spirituality that worked as Fisher's brother's church secretary in Michigan. Traveling home for Thanksgiving in 2004, Chaplain Fisher and secretary Sara exchanged their first hellos and captured each other's hearts.

  • Online tool assesses four dimensions of strength

    Feb 12, 2010

    The Global Assessment Tool is a confidential online questionnaire that provides Soldiers with a baseline in those four dimensions of strength and allows them to track their growth in these areas over time.

  • Holistic healing offers new alternative to medicine

    Feb 12, 2010

    Since the Army introduced the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program in October, there has been much focus on a holistic approach to physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family well-being.

  • Wounded warriors find joy in scuba diving

    Feb 12, 2010

    A group of wounded Soldiers from Charlie Company, Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe, based here in Schweinfurt, took a trip to an indoor swimming pool in Werneck on Saturday, Feb. 7, where they stripped off their uniforms, kicked off their boots, and hit the water for a scuba diving adventure.

  • Previously injured Soldiers return to JBB

    Feb 12, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Eight Soldiers who were injured while serving in Iraq returned to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Feb. 5 during Operation Proper Exit Four, to tell their stories and witness the changes the country has undergone since they last served here.

  • Warriors compete in combative tournament

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Soldiers, both students and permanent party, assigned to 187th, 264th and 232nd Medical Battalions competed for the title of best combative fighters during the Fort Sam Houston Combative Tournament Feb. 6 at Jimmy Brought Fitness Center.

  • Lifting spirits--new equipment supports handicapped hunters at Fort Rucker

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Retired CW3 Tony Vilardo embraces hunting as an opportunity to spend time with friends and enjoy the outdoors. Vilardo, who has multiple sclerosis, has not participated in the sport on post in several years, but that may change soon since Outdoor Recreation received its first handicapped tree stand in January.

  • Wounded Battle Boar Soldier looks forward to returning to his unit

    Feb 11, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Three weeks ago, Sgt. Charles Barr, Company B, 1 Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, was on a routine dismounted patrol with his platoon in Kirkuk, Iraq. They found no suspicious persons or activity and were headed back to their vehicles when the Americus, Ga., native was struck by small arms fire.

  • Study reveals patriotic, active children suffer less deployment stress

    Feb 10, 2010

  • 2010 Best Warriors named by Europe Regional Medical Command

    Feb 10, 2010

  • Waging war against suicide

    Feb 10, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Seeing images of ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan flashing across television screens, and on the Internet has become a daily occurrence for most of us. These images serve as constant reminders of the enemy that U.S. forces face every day. However, there's another enemy lurking a lot closer to home. It's one targeting service members of every rank, from every unit, and from every background. As a result, Army officials across the service have launched a full assault to prevent it from taking another life.

  • Tripler's blood center provides the 'gift of life'

    Feb 8, 2010

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - When it comes to assisting comrades in harm's way, the blood donor center, here, has a lifesaving reach that extends not only throughout the Pacific Rim, but also to faraway places such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Colombia and U.S. Army South work to treat more than 5,100 patients

    Feb 8, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Feb. 8, 2010) - Much needed specialized and general medical treatment was provided to the people of Colombia during a Medical Training and Readiness Exercise from Jan 25 to Feb 3. At the invitation of the Colombian Government, Army Soldiers from U.S. Army South and the Army Reserve provided medical treatment at La Macarena and San Vicente del Caguan, Colombia.

  • Air Cav. Medics engage in mass casualty exercise

    Feb 8, 2010

    CAMP TAJI-Everywhere the medics looked, another casualty was found; some missing limbs, others suffering penetrating chest wounds or head trauma.

  • Wounded Warriors visit Air Cav on journey back to Iraq

    Feb 8, 2010

  • BJACH celebrates 109 years of Army Nurse Corps

    Feb 5, 2010

    The nursing staff at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital celebrated the 109th anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps Feb. 2. They transformed the BJACH dining facility into a banquet hall, tables draped in maroon and decorated with historical photos and balloons, cake and punch set out for a post-ceremony reception.

  • NFL veterans band together to help military vets

    Feb 5, 2010

    On Monday at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, while the media was dishing out the latest scoop on Super Bowl XLIV, two former NFL stars were drumming up support for a new program called "Veterans Supporting Veterans."

  • Warrior Games: Wounded Warriors Set New Goals in Competition

    Feb 4, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The inaugural Warrior Games is a competition between wounded, illand injured servicemen and women being held this May in Colorado Springs, CO. This is a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Olympic Committee. Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers, along with Marines, Airmen, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, will compete May 10-14 in a variety of events including shooting, swimming, archery, sitting volleyball, cycling, track, wheelchair basketball, discus] and shot put. In addition to winners in each event, there will be an "Ultimate Warrior" competition in a pentathlon format and service team scoring for a rotating Chairman's Cup. An estimated 200 athletes will be drawn proportionally from each service. The Warrior Games represent the latest addition to a cooperative effort between the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Olympic Committee, with support provided by the United Services Organization (USO), American Red Cross, and Ride 2 Recovery (R2R).

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord makes its debut

    Feb 4, 2010

    With the final tug of a canvas case, the unfurling and raising of its new flag, Joint Base Lewis-McChord began its history at 10 a.m. Monday during a ceremony in front of its new headquarters on what is now called "JBLM Lewis Main."

  • Town hall meetings address joint basing process, effects on garrison employees

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- U.S. Army Garrison commander, Col. Mary Garr hosted two town hall meetings Jan. 28 to inform Fort Sam Houston garrison employees about the progress of Joint Base San Antonio.

  • Army researching alternative methods of learning, injury assessment, aftercare for wounded Soldiers

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The idea behind its design incorporated ergonomics, a scientifically-based methodology for fabricating equipment and work spaces in order to fit the employee, reducing work-related injury and fatigue.

  • Virtual reality helps Soldiers deal with real world burn pain

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Military members who have combat burn injuries can suffer through some of the most intense and prolonged types of pain imaginable. Patients need daily care to clean the wound and daily physical therapy to stretch the newly healed skin.

  • Wounded Soldier still longs to fight, contribute to Army mission

    Feb 4, 2010

    Two years ago, Spc. Jeffrey Jamaleldine was still recovering from a bullet wound to the face, wondering if he'd ever get back into the action of fighting.

  • First CG10 MEDCAP brings together 6 nations to treat patients

    Feb 4, 2010

    This was the first of several MEDCAP sites scheduled throughout the course of the exercise. The MEDCAP sites will bring together doctors, dentists and veterinarians from the armed forces of Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Thailand and the United States.

  • Fort Riley's Warrior Adventure Quest program builds resiliency

    Feb 3, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Soldiers from the Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, honed their battle skills and worked off some stress by playing paintball Jan. 21 at Building 7224, as part of the Warrior Adventure Quest program.

  • Good Samaritans help trapped accident victim

    Feb 3, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Tammy Hiser, a registered nurse who works in the Joint Theater Trauma Registry at Fort Knox's Ireland Army Community Hospital, was riding with fellow Fort Knox employees Tuesday morning in a commuter van from Louisville to Knox.

  • Pharmacy renovation addds automation

    Feb 3, 2010

    Fort Knox recently completed a renovation for the PX pharmacy which processes roughly 1,000 prescriptions each day. The renovation required losing some space in the waiting area to accommodate the Intellicab system, but the trade-off is well worth it, according to the pharmacy staff.

  • Portable ultrasound empowers Special Forces medics

    Feb 3, 2010

    Special Forces medics with 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), at Fort Bragg, N.C., are empowered by their use of portable ultrasound machines on the battlefield.

  • NFL stars and vets support injured servicemembers

    Feb 3, 2010

    Scientists, researchers and former NFL players have joined together to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and brain injuries.

  • Wounded warrior becomes first blind Soldier to take company command

    Feb 2, 2010

    Capt. Scotty Smiley became the first blind officer to assume company command as he accepted the guidon for a Warrior Transition Unit at West Point, N.Y., Monday.

  • West Point's Smiley-driving on with life

    Feb 1, 2010

  • West Point's Smiley-driving on with life

    Feb 1, 2010

    Soldier, Infantryman, Airborne, Ranger, combat diver, mountain climber, skier, triathlete, surfer, husband and father are just a few words to describe Capt. Scotty Smiley. Now, add company commander to his decorated resume and incredible distinction. At 1 p.m. Monday, Smiley became the first blind officer who has been bestowed the responsibility of leading a company as he assumed command of the Warrior Transition Unit at West Point.

  • DeWitt PCM changes aim to improve access to health care

    Feb 1, 2010

    Beginning in February, the hospital introduces four main departments - Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Primary Care - and establishes procedures to allow primary care managers the ability to see only patients assigned to them. The changes are part of the hospital's focus on improving the quality of health care patients receive and increasing access to health care as it begins transitioning to the new, state-of-the-art Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

  • Engineer medics train lifesaving techniques to Iraqi Soldiers

    Feb 1, 2010

    U.S. Soldiers have stepped back and let their Iraqi counterparts take the lead in operations, but U.S. Soldiers are still essential to the success of Iraq. Medics from 16th Engineer Brigade taught Iraqi counterparts some basic medical skills at the Iraqi Old Ministry of Defense building Jan. 25.

  • New group of wounded vets returns to Iraq

    Jan 31, 2010

    Six wounded warriors stepped off a C-130 Hercules in Baghdad, Jan. 31, and took their first steps in Iraq after being severely wounded the last time they were here. It was the fourth time wounded servicemembers returned to Iraq as part of Operation Proper Exit.

  • New Fort Lewis program helps families with deployment stress

    Jan 29, 2010

    FORT LEWIS, Wash. - When Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors deploy to hostile environments around the globe, they expect to experience stress. For the families they leave behind, finding help to prepare them for the difficulties of separation and the anxiety of having loved ones in combat can be daunting. A new program on Fort Lewis aims to provide valuable training and coping strategies for military families.

  • Surgeon general: Improving medevac times requires balancing act

    Jan 29, 2010

    Speeding up critical medical-evacuation times in Iraq and Afghanistan must be balanced against flight crew safety, said the Army's surgeon general.

  • Veterinary 'Grand Rounds' event aims at developing relationships

    Jan 29, 2010

    Animal health professionals from Kosovo, KFOR and the international community met here Thursday, Jan. 28, for a veterinary "Grand Rounds" event exploring animal disease and public health. The chief veterinarian for Multi-National Task Force-East's Task Force Med, Col. Scott Cornwell, Fort Myers, Fla., said the meeting's objective was to develop enduring relationships among animal health professionals working in Kosovo.

  • Study reveals patriotic, active kids suffer less deployment stress

    Jan 29, 2010

    Adolescents who believe that America supports the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and that Soldiers are making a difference in the world are less likely to suffer from anxiety and stress when their parent deploys, according to research unveiled Thursday.

  • New site offers realistic training for student Soldiers

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School unveiled its new Deployable Medical Systems Equipment Training Site Jan. 25 at Camp Bullis.

  • Online tool assesses four dimensions of strength

    Jan 28, 2010

    For years, the Army has used a standardized test to evaluate Soldiers'; physical fitness. The newly designed Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program goes beyond that by implementing a method to evaluate the force's fitness in the areas of emotional, social, spiritual and family strength.

  • Army extends Comprehensive Soldier Fitness to families

    Jan 27, 2010

    Resilience assessment and training is now available online for family members of Soldiers.

  • Forum shares best practices, advice on reducing stress on Soldiers, families

    Jan 27, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch opened a three-day conference of 1,200 Army morale, welfare and recreation employees in Louisville, Ky., by summing up the importance of MWR teams to families.

  • Franks recommends streamlining disability evaluations

    Jan 26, 2010

    Retired Gen. Frederick Franks Jr. says to streamline the medical evaluation board process by eliminating "dual" disability ratings.

  • Third Army/U.S. Army Central tackles H1N1 during information exchange with Uzbekistan

    Jan 26, 2010

    Third Army's most recent theatre security cooperation event addressed an important issue in the global community, the H1N1 virus. The exchange was organized after Lt. Gen. William G. Webster, Third Army Commanding General, met with the Uzbekistan Ministry of Defense in the fall of 2009. As a direct result of that meeting, an immediate need was determine for an exchange of information between the two countries on the H1N1 pandemic. Webster directed Third Army to organize the event and his Soldiers quickly took the task on. Using lessons learned from its own experience with the virus, Third Army held the three day exchange with the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health and Ministry of Defense in early January.

  • H1N1, Seasonal Flu and You

    Jan 26, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - We've noticed a bit of warmer weather lately, lots of rain and generally people are starting to think about spring. This doesn't mean that the flu season has left us behind. In fact, January 10 to16, marked National Immunization Week and the general campaign not only focused on recommended immunizations, but also on H1N1 and seasonal flu.

  • Global support: Technicians refresh tri-service medical computers

    Jan 25, 2010

    The expansion of an existing partnership between Tobyhanna and the Tri-care Infrastructure Management Program Office (TIMPO) has resulted in additional workload.

  • Wounded Warrior transitions to civilian workforce at SIAD

    Jan 25, 2010

    AW2 Program helped Soldier complete resumes that lead to his transitioning into the federal workforce.

  • Western Region to launch Virtual Behavioral Health Program

    Jan 25, 2010

    The Virtual Behavioral Health Pilot Program (VBHP) was first introduced in Hawaii at Tripler Army Medical Center in November 2009. It is part of a comprehensive program designed to augment services during the Deployment Cycle Support process to ensure that all Soldiers receive behavioral health screenings. In Hawaii, Soldiers assigned to a battalion-sized unit at Schofield Barracks were among the first in the Army to participate in the program.

  • Make a movie, save a life, win $2,000

    Jan 25, 2010

    Prizes totaling nearly $4,000 are still up for grabs as the 2nd Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competion heads into the final months.

  • U.S. and Malawi medics share experiences, ideas during medical operations workshop

    Jan 24, 2010

    Medical staff from the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) participated in a three-day medical workshop with soldiers from U.S. Army Africa, January 20-22, 2010, at Kamuzu Barracks in Lilongwe, Malawi.

  • Robertson Blood Center honors donors and organizations

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas (ASBP, January 20, 2010) - On Thursday, January 20, 2010, the Robertson Blood Center held the annual Blood Donor Recognition Ceremony, honoring dozens of top donors, organizations, and supporters on Fort Hood. January is National Blood Donor Month and ceremonies are held each year to recognize the efforts of those whose donations mean that troops and their families have the supply of blood they need.

  • Fort Bragg hospital provides medical supplies to effort in Haiti

    Jan 22, 2010

  • Survivor Outreach Services 'keeps the promise' of Army Family Covenant

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Survivor Outreach Services ensures Families of Soldiers who lost their lives in the defense of our country do not go unnoticed.

  • AMEDDC&S Leadership Program boosts international relations

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School is doing its part to promote international engagement, partnerships and goodwill among accomplished international and U.S. senior level medical officers (0-5 and above) through a unique training opportunity called the Medical Strategic Leadership Program.

  • Tax season does not have to be stressful for Soldiers

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Fort Sam Houston Military Tax Assistance Center opened Jan. 19 offering Soldiers and Families help with filing income taxes.

  • Improving health wealth--Proper nutrition balances mind, body

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- While many people take extreme measures to lose weight or get in shape, Sgt. 1st Class (P) Jeffrey Herzog maintains his health by balancing food consumption and exercise. The Noncommissioned Officer Academy instructor and certified personal trainer said evaluating his eating habits and changing his lifestyle helped him obtain his health and fitness goals. The now slender Soldier was 240 pounds half a decade ago.

  • Army Family Covenant: In-Depth Look

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Unveiled in October 2007, the Army Family Covenant is a commitment by the secretary and chief of staff of the Army to deliver high-quality programs to Soldiers and Families commensurate with their service.

  • BRAC construction project tied to movement of 2,000 positions to Fort Sam Houston

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District has awarded a $26.4 million contract to construct a new headquarters building for the Army's Installation Management Command which will move to Fort Sam Houston from Arlington, Va., as part of the ongoing Base Realignment and Closure process.

  • True American hero who loved life, Family and U.S. Army

    Jan 22, 2010

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas -- An American hero. A friend. A lifesaver. A beloved son and brother. This is how Spc. Taylor J. Burk has been described, and his name is on the new medical clinic at Camp Bullis.

  • VETCOM improves Soldiers' leadership, warrior tasks

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Four Soldiers claimed Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year titles at the annual Southeast Regional Veterinary Command and U.S. Army Dental Lab competition here. Spc. David Schuler and Staff Sgt. Antonio Santini-Rivera took home VETCOM Soldier and NCO of the Year honors after four mentally, physically and emotionally grueling days last week. Dental Command winners were NCO of the Year Staff Sgt. Christopher Ciro and Soldier of the Year Sgt. Roger Martin.

  • New medical clinic named for Texas native, war hero

    Jan 22, 2010

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas -- On a military installation dedicated to training the warfighter, it's a fitting tribute to have a clinic dedicated to a medic who died a hero on the battlefield.

  • Commentary: tele-behavioral healthcare to help where needed

    Jan 21, 2010

    As part of an increasing commitment to addressing behavioral health care for Soldiers, families, and retirees, several tele-behavioral health initiatives are under way.

  • Family finds support, generosity overwhelming

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--"How do I say thank you'" asks Chief Warrant Officer David Williams as he sits in awe of the compassion his family has received during a time of need. His son, Matthew, was diagnosed with leukemia at age 6. Matthew is now 7 and has been receiving treatment at the Jimmy Everest Center in Oklahoma City since May.

  • Wounded Soldier finds comfort working on museum display

    Jan 21, 2010

    You expect World War II veterans to be affected by a new Battle of the Bulge display at the Field Artillery Museum, but don't expect much of an emotional reaction from a Soldier fresh from today's battlefield. It happened as one volunteer got a morale boost as he worked beside other volunteers on the new diorama.

  • Military Family Life Consultants can help with stress

    Jan 21, 2010

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., Jan. 21, 2010 - Soldiers, civilians, contractors and Family members can receive help for deployment related stress.

  • TRICARE University Provides Online Benefit Education

    Jan 21, 2010

    If you're new to the military and eager to learn about the TRICARE Program or if you are a beneficiary and want to learn about your health care benefits and know the latest changes, TRICARE University is the place to go. TRICARE University offers free online courses 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year at www.tricare.mil/tricareu. The courses can be taken anytime and you can learn at your own pace. This is your health benefit plan and beneficiaries should learn about their options and their TRICARE benefit. Three different online courses are available.

  • Fort Detrick community commerates life, legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Jan 21, 2010

    The Rev. Dr. Goodwin Douglas speaks to the assembled crowd during Fort Detrick's Jan 14. luncheon honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. titled "Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off."

  • Fort Detrick Soldiers deploy to support Haiti relief

    Jan 21, 2010

    Soldiers from Fort Detrick's 6th Medical Logistics Management Center deployed Sunday to Miami to augment the U.S. Southern Command headquarters as medical logistics planners for Operation Unified Response, the U.S. military's humanitarian mission to assist the victims of last week's earthquake in Haiti.

  • Study investigates sit-ups vs. core strengthening during APFT

    Jan 21, 2010

    A joint team of physical therapists at the Army Medical Department Center & School, Fort Sam Houston, in partnership with the University of Florida began a study aimed at the prevention of low back pain and determining whether a core-strengthening exercise program during training might decrease low back injuries.

  • Educators, City Officials and JSOTF-P Dedicate Birthing Clinic

    Jan 21, 2010

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines- Representatives from Mein College, government officials and members of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines gathered to celebrate the dedication of Mein Gentle Births, a maternity and birthing center in Zamboanga City Jan. 14.

  • Division medical officers follow 'Hawkeye's' steps

    Jan 20, 2010

    Lt. Col. Henry Blake wasn't available for an in-brief or a complimentary glass of bourbon, but around a dozen 2nd Infantry Division medical officers toured the site of the last Korean mobile army surgical hospital during an officer professional development event conducted Dec. 17.

  • Division medical officers follow 'Hawkeye's' steps

    Jan 20, 2010

    Lt. Col. Henry Blake wasn't available for an in-brief or a complimentary glass of bourbon, but around a dozen 2nd Infantry Division medical officers toured the site of the last Korean mobile army surgical hospital during an officer professional development event conducted Dec. 17.

  • U.S. troops provide medical aid in Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    Soldiers with the the 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, provide medical assistance in support of the earthquake relief effort in Haiti.

  • Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy to combat PTSD

    Jan 19, 2010

    Behavioral health providers have treatment options for Soldiers dealing with serious examples of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but one in particular is receiving lots of attention in the medical community -- Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy.

  • Army opthalmology residents receive'visionary' training with virtual reality

    Jan 19, 2010

    As part of Madigan's drive to be on the cutting edge of technology and patient safety improvement, the Ophthalmology Clinic has a virtual reality simulator to ensure that its staff and students are always on top of their game.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program Extended to Family Members

    Jan 19, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Family members play a significant role in a Soldier's life by supporting their resilience and well-being. This is why family members now have the opportunity to participate in the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) program by taking the Global Assessment Tool and self-development modules. CSF is a holistic fitness program for Soldiers, family members and Army civilians that is designed to enhance performance and build resilience. Participation in the CSF program begins with the Global Assessment Tool, an online, confidential survey that measures a person's level of strength in four dimensions: social, spiritual, emotional and family.

  • New medical home initiative to provide better access to care for patients

    Jan 19, 2010

    The Washington state Patient-Centered Medical Home Collaborative is a two-year test project that strives to deliver primary health care through a "team partnership" between the primary care provider and the Family, to ensure health care services are provided in a high-quality, cost effective and comprehensive manner. Thirty-two primary care practices throughout the state participate in the program, including Madigan's Family Medicine Clinic.

  • Support videos for military children marks major milestone

    Jan 19, 2010

  • DoD, VA realign disability ratings claims process

    Jan 19, 2010

    Soldiers being medically released from the Army will soon benefit from a more streamlined disability evaluation system, due to a program aligning the Department of Defense's and Department of Veterans Affairs' disability evaluations.

  • 'We also serve': Recognizing deployment impact on all members of the family

    Jan 19, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The camera flash catches the teens by surprise. They stop, smile abruptly and begin again romping about the Wiesbaden Middle School gymnasium. Another flash, another smile. They laugh as they try on Soldier garb, an eight-pound helmet and flak jacket, and stand in front of a sign that reads "We also serve."

  • Army programs to battle increase in suicides

    Jan 15, 2010

    Statistics for December suicides in the Army were released today, and show as many as 10 potential suicides amongst active-duty Soldiers.

  • 926th Preventive Medicine prepares for deployment

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The size of the 926th Preventive Medicine Detachment stands in stark contrast to the magnitude of its mission.

  • WAMC Emergency Department at Fort Bragg adds 7 beds

    Jan 15, 2010

    The staff of the Emergency Department at Womack Army Medical Center held a grand-opening ceremony Dec. 18, which marked the addition of seven acute care beds.

  • Lyster Clinic staff encourages beneficiaries to receive H1N1 vaccines

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Department of Health and Human Services has designated this week as National Influenza Vaccination Week. The staff at Lyster Army Health Clinic encourages all military beneficiaries to take this opportunity to get vaccinated against H1N1. The H1N1 Influenza has shown a significant decline in the number of cases that are being reported in the past two months, according to Secretary of Health and Human Resources Kathleen Sebelius. Between April and mid-November 2009, there were about 47 million cases of H1N1 flu with more than 200,000 hospitalizations and nearly 10,000 deaths. The vast majority of deaths occurred in children and non-elderly adults.

  • KFOR Soldiers train to provide quick and decisive action anywhere in Kosovo

    Jan 15, 2010

    Soldiers from Multi-National Task Force - East's (MNTF-E) Quick Reaction Force tested their skills in a day of exercises near Biti e Poshteme/ Donja Bitina and Crep/ Crepana, Kosovo, Jan. 13. The exercises were designed to ensure that KFOR Soldiers stay ready to face the unexpected incidents they could encounter as part of their QRF duties in responding quickly and decisively anywhere in Kosovo.

  • Provider medics teach Iraqi officers combat medicine

    Jan 15, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - U.S. military medics held a three-day class in first aid and combat medical assessment for Iraqi Army medical officers, starting Jan. 12 at Camp Taji, Iraq.

  • A new course: resilience school to open on Fort Jackson

    Jan 14, 2010

    When Gen. George Casey, Army chief of staff, discussed Comprehensive Soldier Fitness during his visit to Fort Jackson in July, he said the installation had great potential to be an important part of the program.

  • Eliminating stigma key to suicide prevention

    Jan 13, 2010

    The Army's director of behavioral health proponent said until the service changes policies that perpetuate stigma, many potentially suicidal Soldiers will avoid seeking help.

  • The Power of Blood Belongs to Donors

    Jan 12, 2010

    The Armed Services Blood Program honors donors in January for National Blood Donor Month.

  • 'Real Warrior' describes post-traumatic stress

    Jan 12, 2010

    When Staff Sgt. Megan Krause returned home from a deployment in Iraq in 2006, she thought the scariest moments of her life were over.

  • EACH promotes nutritional health

    Jan 11, 2010

  • 9/11 survivor helps Families of wounded Soldiers

    Jan 11, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - In 2005, the Birdwells donated $5,000 to the Child Development Center; another $2,500 was donated in 2007. And on Thursday, Dec. 16, the Birdwells made a third donation of $2,500.

  • U.S. Army Africa medical officers share ideas with Moroccan counterparts

    Jan 11, 2010

    RABAT, Morocco - A U.S. Army Africa medical team spent a week sharing casualty evacuation procedures with members of the Moroccan military.

  • Evans Army Hospital delivers first Fort Carson 2010 baby

    Jan 8, 2010

    Evans Army Community Hospital delivers the first Fort Carson baby of 2010.

  • Wounded warriors compete with student athletes

    Jan 8, 2010

    The best high school athletes in the nation took to the field for pre-game competitions Jan. 6 side-by-side with some VIP sponsors -- wounded Army warriors.

  • Soldier's life altering injury turns into unique war love story

    Jan 8, 2010

    When Capt. Sam Brown was injured in Afghanistan, he saw everything he had planned for his future disappear. Little did he know that what he went through, in fact, helped him discover one part of his life he thought he would never find.

  • Army to increase medevac support, add new CAB, more UAVs

    Jan 7, 2010

    The Army G3 and former director of the Army aviation task force said not only will the Army add a new combat aviation brigade to the warfight, the Army will increase the number of aircraft in its medevac companies.

  • Injured instructor resumes career with robotic hand

    Jan 7, 2010

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  • Breaking the silence: Soldier conquers suicidal thoughts

    Jan 7, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - After a combat deployment to Iraq, Capt. Emily Stehr, a physical therapist who was stationed with the 2nd Cavalry Stryker Regiment in Vilseck, Germany, at the time, tried to return to life as she knew it, but she soon noticed things were different - she was different.

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