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  • High-angle training gets Madigan Army Medical Center Soldiers out of the hospital, into the mountain

    Sep 11, 2009

    60 enlisted Soldiers from Madigan Army Medical Center spent a week in August at Iron Horse State Park near North Bend, Wash., learning the ins and outs of high-angle mountain rescue procedures to prepare hospital Soldier-medics for the rigors of saving lives in the violent terrain of Afghanistan.

  • Though Wounded in Combat, First Strike Soldier Continues to Strive

    Sep 11, 2009

    Though Wounded in Combat, First Strike Soldier Continues to Strive

  • BJACHAca,!E+combats flu season with drive-through clinic

    Sep 11, 2009

    Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital's appointment line is buzzing with parents who are calling and requesting appointments with the drive-thru flu clinic.

  • Cognitive and Caregivers Boot Camp (CCBC) Certificate Program

    Sep 11, 2009

    Cognitive and Caregivers Boot Camp (CCBC) Certificate Program Available for free to Soldiers through AVOTEC Available for free to Spouses through MyCAA

  • Madigan Army Medical Center sergeant hits bull's eye with prestigious American Legion volunteer

    Sep 11, 2009

    Sgt. Michael, Ros, a 38-year-old Desert Storm veteran from Reedsburg, Wis., represented Madigan Army Medical Center and the U.S. Army in receiving the accolade during the American Legion's 91st National Convention Aug. 25, in Louisville, Ky. Ros received the award for his "countless hours" of volunteer work in establishing a local youth-centered archery program.

  • WWII medic, prisoner of war shares experiences with medical community

    Sep 10, 2009

    As part of the 1st Infantry Division, 16th Regiment, retired Master Sgt. Charles Shay was part of the initial assault at Normandy on D-Day. He was there at three o'clock in the morning when they were ordered to debark into small landing crafts; He was there at five o'clock in the morning when the orders came to proceed to the beach; And he was there at six o'clock in the morning when they hit the first obstacles the Germans had left in the water. This is the experience Shay shared with the Soldiers at the Europe Regional Medical Command's Non-Commissioned Officer Conference held in Garmisch, Germany, last month.

  • Tour raises awareness of mental illness

    Sep 9, 2009

    Ambassadors from the land of Hollywood visited Multinational Division - Baghdad Soldiers, here, Sept. 4.

  • Shared promotion in honor of the Year of the NCO

    Sep 8, 2009

    Mr. William H. Thresher, director of TRICARE Regional Office South promotes Col. Michael S. Heimall, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) deputy commander for administration. Col. Heimall shared his promotion ceremony with Sgt. Crystal Jarrell in honor of the Year of the NCO. Heimall said, "I cannot think of a better Soldier to share my promotion ceremony with than Sgt. Jarrell."

  • Tripler's volunteer therapy dogs, handlers make the rounds

    Sep 6, 2009

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - Mac McDaniel is very proud of his Welsh terrier, Baxter. Besides being a rare breed of dog in Hawaii, Baxter is also part of an elite team serving in the Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) Human Animal Bond program, which uses friendly canines and other animals to boost the spirits of patients, families and staff.

  • Learning to cope: Annual World Burn Congress gives burn patients support hope for future

    Sep 4, 2009

    Twenty-seven Soldiers, Sailors and Marines undergoing treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center joined 850 survivors at the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors' 21st Annual World Burn Congress Aug. 27-29 in New York City to share experiences and practical advice about the road to recovery.

  • 42nd Medical Detachment Optometry Soldiers deploy to Iraq

    Sep 4, 2009

    A deployment ceremony was held Aug. 28 at Army Community Service for six Soldiers from the 42nd Medical Detachment Optometry and their Families. "There are typically five optometry teams in Iraq at any given time ... between 11 and 13 optometrists and just over 40 supporting eye technicians and opticians are basing in Iraq each year. These teams are currently at 11 Forward Operating Bases; each team provides support for over 15,000 service members," said guest speaker Lt. Col. Scott Fischer, commander, 264th Medical Battalion

  • Battlemind for Spouses enhances resiliency

    Sep 4, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - The main goal of Battlemind for Spouses is to make spouses aware of potential issues or concerns that may arise from the reunion with their Soldiers. It addresses issues or concerns the spouse may have when the couple reunites.

  • 14th CSH Soldiers remember 'mentor, friend'

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - SPC Richard Allyn Walters made a lasting impression on the troops of 14th Combat Support Hospital, who gathered Friday at Sightseeing Chapel to pay final respects to a man they called a father figure, mentor and friend.

  • Study points to fats, carbs as 'brain food'

    Sep 3, 2009

    A high-fat diet, at least for a few days, could enhance mental performance, according to a study unveiled Tuesday.

  • DeWitt begins seasonal flu vaccination

    Sep 3, 2009

    Health care providers from DeWitt Army Community Hospital begin administering seasonal influenza vaccines Wednesday at the Fort Belvoir Community Center. Only beneficiaries of the hospital - active-duty members, retirees and family members - can receive either the FluMist or injectable vaccines.

  • Army expects H1N1 vaccine in October

    Sep 3, 2009

    Soldiers and families can expect to get two flu shots this year. In addition to the conventional flu shot administered each fall, the H1N1 or "Swine Flu" vaccine should be available by mid-October.

  • Troops to receive H1N1 Flu vaccinations

    Sep 2, 2009

    All military personnel will be vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus, and the vaccine will be available to all military family members who want it, a Defense Department health affairs official said Tuesday.

  • Soldier gets his chance to mentor in Africa

    Sep 1, 2009

    Just 15 months ago, when Pfc. Daniel Bateson was hanging drywall with his family's home improvement business, the Connecticut-native never dreamed he would visit Africa.

  • Medical exercise in Swaziland ends successfully

    Sep 1, 2009

    Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force (USDF), U.S. Army Africa, and U.S. Africa Command (USARAF) concluded the two-week MEDFLAG 09 exercise with a closing ceremony at USDF headquarters in Manzini, Swaziland on August 14, 2009.

  • Soldiers on road to recovery at BAMC: First Team visit boosts troop morale

    Sep 1, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - On the fourth floor, just above the windows that offers a panoramic view of its recovery and rehabilitation facilities, hangs the latest photographic testaments of one group of warriors. They have returned from battle with missing limbs, but were strong enough to overcome their challenges and take back their lives while inspiring others.

  • Soldier overcomes suicidal ideations, encourages others to reach out, get help

    Sep 1, 2009

    Capt. Emily Stehr is in the business of healing. But five months after returning from Iraq, she was struggling with her own internal wounds of war that had not healed. She decided to kill herself.

  • Europe Regional Medical Command announces health fair dates

    Sep 1, 2009

    Europe Regional Medical Command a key player in annual healthcare benefits awareness month

  • MEDDAC inducts NCOs: New leaders reflect, step up

    Aug 31, 2009

    A feature in Honor of the Year of the NCO. MEDDAC inducted NCOs at a recent ceremony. The Fort Polk Guardian sat down with these NCOs to find out how these Soldiers feel about joining the NCO ranks.

  • Big surprises can come in pretty, little packages

    Aug 31, 2009

    Fort Polk Guardian editor is bitten by a tick which results in two-week illness.

  • Army Reserve Soldier's civilian skills save Afghan life

    Aug 29, 2009

    As U.S. forces are now taking extra precautions to protect the lives of Afghan citizens in southern Afghanistan, an Army Reserve Soldier used his civilian skills to preserve the life of a local truck driver.

  • Fort Campbell CG visits Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

    Aug 28, 2009

    The Commanding General of Fort Campbell, KY, Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell and his wife Anne visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Aug. 27. They received a brief from BACH's hospital commander Col. John P. Cook and toured clinical areas.

  • Army 'ready' anytime, anywhere

    Aug 28, 2009

  • Fort Sam Houston Memorial Services Detachment Honor Guard volunteers shine

    Aug 27, 2009

    Currently, with 81 volunteers, the MSD Honor Guard is composed of retired and former military service members who ensure that all veterans interred at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery receive proper burial honors, complete with military honor guard, rifle volleys and the playing of "Taps." The group performs at a moments notice, rain or shine.

  • Purple Heart ceremony honors five Iraq warriors

    Aug 27, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Kelvin Hunt, Sgt. Juan Santiago Velazquez, Sgt. Torrey Kramer, Spc. Daniel Delbosque, and Pvt. Sean Beck took center stage Aug. 7 and were honored for their selfless service in Iraq, during a Purple Heart ceremony held at Brooke Army Medical Center's fourth floor auditorium. More than 40 BAMC medical staff, comrades and Family members, including comedian George Lopez attended the ceremony.

  • Army Medical Department Regiment celebrates anniversary

    Aug 27, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians celebrated the anniversary of the Army Medical Department Regiment Aug. 14 with a social at the AMEDD Museum. Gregg Stephens, deputy to the commanding general, Army Medical Department Center and School, hosted the event, standing in for Maj. Gen. Russell Czerw and Command Sgt. Maj. Howard Riles who were unable to attend. Commander Sgt. Maj. Stephen Paskos, Commandant of the Noncommissioned Officers Academy provided opening marks, saying "This afternoon we are celebrating the establishment of our Army Medical Department Regiment; a regiment that has a proud and historic 234-year heritage, dating back to the earliest days of our Army."

  • 228th CSH trains for combat support during exercise

    Aug 27, 2009

    Military trucks carrying Soldiers with various mock combat injuries such as gunshot wounds, impalements, arm wounds, head wounds, back injuries, and chest injuries stopped in front of the 228th Combat Support Hospital for treatment. Outside and inside the 228th CSH, administrative and medical personnel, aware of the casualties were ready at their duty stations to provide medical care. This was the beginning of the mass casualty exercise Aug. 12 at Fort Sam Houston for the active duty and reservists assigned to the 228th CSH as part of their annual two week training, and in preparation for the Global Medic exercise which will be held at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif.

  • AMEDD instructor shares insect knowledge in new book

    Aug 27, 2009

    The chief of the Medical Zoology Branch at the Army Medical Department Center and School here makes it his mission to teach Soldiers about bugs, the diseases they carry and ways to protect themselves downrange. During the five-week Medical Zoology course, Col. (Dr.) Mustapha Debboun teaches Soldiers how to identify arthropods such as insects and spiders, as well as snakes and rodents.

  • U.S. Army Surgeon General quote for Army Medicine CORE page

    Aug 24, 2009

    LTG Eric B. Schoomaker, U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commander, U.S. Army Medical Command

  • Please Add a Title!

    Aug 24, 2009

  • YES: Getting kids excited about science

    Aug 24, 2009

    YES, a Fort Detrick, Md., partnership with Hood College, encourages students to delve into science and engineering careers and offers a week's worth of hands-on experimentation, exploration and excitement.

  • Seventeen-year old rises to the challenge, issues her own

    Aug 24, 2009

    When Jessica Zachar opened her local newspaper and saw fellow Harker Heights High School student Stephanie Graham's picture, she was both intrigued and challenged.

  • 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.

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