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  • 'Wagonmasters' kick off month-long blood drive

    Mar 2, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Needles, some people can't stand them.

  • Access to Care: 'The right provider, at the right time, in the right venue'

    Feb 27, 2009

    The Army Surgeon General recognizes that access to care is not where it should be at all military treatment facilities (MTFs) and is taking aggressive steps to improve access and ensure that beneficiaries' have access to quality care. Access is when our beneficiaries have the "The right provider, at the right time, in the right venue."

  • Fort Lewis pet therapy offers holistic healing

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fritz lowers blood pressure. He reduces anxiety. He encourages relaxation. He's an altogether different type of medicine. As a certified pet therapy dog, the 6-year-old German shepherd visits the Warrior Transition Battalion on a regular basis with his handler, Amanda Hackbarth, to interact with the Wounded Warriors in their barracks here.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

    Feb 27, 2009

    March is Brain Injury Awareness Month: A roadside explosion throws a Soldier against the side of his vehicle, with force that shakes his brain inside his skull. Another Soldier is in a traffic accident on the way to work, her head thrown forward into the windshield. A family member takes a hard fall during a sports game, hitting his head on the ground. Different situations, but often the same result - a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), better known as a concussion.

  • Fort Lewis officials reaffirm commitment to warriors

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fort Lewis and Madigan Army Medical Center leaders signed a covenant at the hospital reaffirming their commitment to providing the best health care possible to wounded warriors and their families, Feb. 18. The Warrior Healthcare Covenant signing ceremony was also an opportunity for Army officials, local congressional leaders and community organizations to recognize and honor the men and women who have been wounded, ill or injured while serving our nation.

  • Fort McCoy Preschoolers learn about proper dental care

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fort McCoy Preschoolers learn about proper dental care

  • Army Belvoir leaders focused on recognizing suicide indicators

    Feb 26, 2009

    Despite the many successes printed and televised about the Army during its proud history, ofA,Aficials are all too aware of the dark cloud hovering above them.For the fourth consecutive year, suicides are on the rise. In 2008, the Army experienced 128 conA,Afirmed suicides - up from 117 the year before. At such an alarming rate, Gen. Peter Chiarelli, viceA,Achief of staff, issued an executive order calling for greater emphasis on recognizing suicidal behavior among Soldiers.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. of Army Reserve observes Black History Month at Mosby Reserve Center

    Feb 26, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. of the Army Reserve Leon Caffie joined members of Fort Belvoir's Military Intelligence Readiness Command and 55th Sustainment Brigade Tuesday for a celebration marking February as Black History Month.

  • Fort Carson Purple Heart recipient shares experiences in book

    Feb 26, 2009

    Latoya Lucas, Purple Heart recipient, has written a book about her experiences recovering from injuries she sustained in Iraq.

  • Vet's bad-luck streak ends with new home

    Feb 24, 2009

    Homes For Our Troops honors the service of SGT Travis Wood, severely injured by an IED in Afghanistan

  • 90-day program gives former military doctors chance to serve again

    Feb 24, 2009

    Col. Lionel M. Nelson is a man of many hats. A former Air Force Reservist, and a retired Army Reservist, Nelson came out of a five-year retirement and shut down his private practice in San Jose, Calif., to participate in the "90 Days Boots on the Ground" program, a program that gives former military doctors the opportunity to deploy to Iraq for 90 days.

  • Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance

    Feb 23, 2009

    Soldiers with SGLI have TSGLI automatically as a benefit if they are injured

  • A healing process- Soldier shares his ordeal of traumatic brain injury

    Feb 23, 2009

    Soldier shares his ordeal of traumatic brain injury

  • 32nd Medical Battalion graduates Soldier Medics -- The inaugural Brian D. Allgood award winner annou

    Feb 23, 2009

    The Jimmy Brought Fitness Center was filled near to capacity with Soldiers, Family and friends Feb. 11 when A Company, 232nd Medical Battalion graduated 383 combat medics from the 68W, Health Care Specialist (Combat Medic) course. The Army Medical Department Center and School established the Col. Brian D. Allgood 68W Distinguished Honor Graduate Award on behalf of Allgood, who commanded the 232nd Medical Battalion from June 4, 1999 to June 8, 2001. Under his superior leadership, more than 9,000 Soldiers, were trained and molded into combat medics.

  • Groundbreaking for Fort Campbell SFAC

    Feb 20, 2009

    Admiral Mike Mullen, Commander Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States military (third from right) joined with Fort Campbell officials and construction contractors for the Feb. 20 groundbreaking ceremony of the Fort Campbell Solider and Family Assistance Center. The SFAC is a $5 million project with 15,000 square feet and is estimated to be complete in February, 2010. Also pictured are (left to right):Jerry Stakhiv, Project Director, Clarks Construction Company, Federal Division; Michael Britton, Fort Campbell SFAC Director; Maj. Shane Moyer, Commander, Warrior Transition Battalion; Col. Frederick Swope, Brig. Gen. Stephen Townsend, Deputy Commanding General (Rear), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Mullen; Karen Halsey, Better Built Construction Services; and Ted Reece, Interim Director of Public Works, Fort Campbell.

  • Madigan, Military OneSource join forces to provide more resources

    Feb 20, 2009

    With the Army suicide rate the highest ever last year, Madigan Army Medical Center Behavioral Health professionals are working to find innovative ways to combat the needless loss.

  • Fort Lewis targets suicide prevention

    Feb 20, 2009

    Buddies must look out for each other. Gary Ouellette can't put it more plainly than that. Ouellette, I Corps and Fort Lewis suicide-prevention coordinator, knows that is the best way to keep Soldiers from harming themselves when they are depressed.

  • Commentary - Children's obesity: we're all responsible

    Feb 20, 2009

    American children are getting fat - and no one wants to accept the blame. Maybe it's our parenting that is at fault. Army Family Covenant, Fort Lewis

  • ICE gives Benning customers a voice

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fort Benning customer service representatives want your 2 cents. Interactive Customer Evaluation, an Armywide program that has been in place at Fort Benning since 2003, offers customer satisfaction surveys for 275 services on Fort Benning. More services will be added to ICE in the future, said Bernard Goss, Fort Benning customer service officer.

  • Sill sign WTU Covenent

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fort Sill officials sign the WTU Covenent

  • Medics train for combat

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fort Sill medics train for combat

  • Belvoir site for military movie premier

    Feb 19, 2009

    A made-for-television movie based on the real-life observations of a casualty escort was screened for more than 150 Soldiers, civilian and DoD support staff from Human Resource Command, Casualty and Mortuary Affairs, at Fort Belvoir's Wood Theater Feb. 19. The HBO film 'Taking Chance' chronicles the reflections and feelings of retired Marine Lt. Col. Mike Strobl as he escorts a fellow Marine to his hometown in Dubois, Wyo., from Dover Air Force Base, Del. Strobl documents the warmth, kindness and respect that he and the Marine's remains are shown on the journey to his final resting place. Strobl is portrayed by actor Kevin Bacon.

  • WTU addresses issues, increases personal, medical care to warriors

    Feb 19, 2009

    Attention and focus on wounded warriors got a name in February 2007 when the Army issued the directive establishing the Warrior in Transition program. The first warrior transition brigade was established at Walter Reed Medical Center in April 2007. Just a few months later, Fort Lee became a home to these Warriors in Transition when Kenner Army Health Clinic activated a unit. Five personnel from Kenner stood up the Fort Lee Warrior Transition Unit, where in the infancy of this Army program, there were 25 wounded warriors assigned to the unit.

  • NCO Assists Soldier During Difficult Time

    Feb 19, 2009

    The term "Battle Buddy" is a relatively new Army expression that denotes camaraderie, companionship and commitment to a fellow Soldier. That sense of loyalty and dedication was none more exemplified when one noncommissioned officer of Fort Lee's Warrior Transition Unit steadfastly supported a fellow unit member while the Soldier was hospitalized.

  • Suicide Prevention Stand Down

    Feb 19, 2009

    Chaplain (Col.) Jerry Stone goes over course material with Sgt. Justin Buttars, DeWitt Health Care Network, during a break from the suicide prevention stand down seminar Wednesday at Wood Theater. The prevention theme is 'Shoulder to Shoulder, No Soldier Stands Alone,' and was implemented by the vice chief of staff of the Army in response to the rising suicide rates the Army experienced from 2007 to 2008.

  • Redeploying Soldiers use paintball to blow off steam

    Feb 15, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Paintballs ricocheted off inflatable barriers as 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Soldiers bobbed and weaved, trying their best to miss paint-filled projectiles.

  • Dental command names year's best at Fort Lewis

    Feb 13, 2009

    It was a tough week for the six Soldiers competing for the Western Region Dental Command's top annual awards - Soldier of the Year, and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. Two Soldiers from each state - Alaska, California and Washington - were tested Jan. 20 to 23 on multiple tasks.

  • Polk's Warrior Transition Battalion helps wounded Warriors re-enter military, civilian life

    Feb 13, 2009

    Lt. Col. Timothy Albers, commander of Fort Polk's Warrior Transition Battalion, said the mission of the WTB is to heal and transfer the wounded Soldier either back into service or the civilian world. "We try to focus our staff and commanders to facilitate that," he said. Albers said there are four priorities: mission, Soldiers, Families and team.

  • Battle of the boats

    Feb 12, 2009

    It was the boat with the least positive name of ODR Wreck that prevailed and sank the competition of Shark Attack and USS Never Sail during the first Cardboard Vessel Regatta, Saturday at Benyaurd Indoor Pool. Designed to inspire a little community competition and fun between Fort Belvoir organizations, the regatta was organized by Anthony Poore, FMWR fitness coordinator.

  • Belvoir marks Black History Month with special guest

    Feb 12, 2009

    For Black History Month, Stokes took center stage at Fort Belvoir's Community Center Tuesday, when he described his experiences growing up in the South and how a student-strike committee he planned would set in motion one of the most powerful movements in American history.

  • Students get hands-on experience during Job Shadow Day

    Feb 12, 2009

    Students from Mount Vernon High School arrived at battalion head quarters on Fort Belvoir last Thursday for Job Shadow Day. Fort Belvoir's Public Affairs Office's Community Relations section put the event together to show students how education can lead into rewarding futures.

  • Obama, Kaine make historic visit to Fort Belvoir

    Feb 12, 2009

    President Barack Obama joined Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine at a construction site near Fort Belvoir's north area, also known as the Engineer Proving Ground, Wednesday. The commander-in-chief visited the site in the hopes of spurring quick action on a proposed economic stimulus package.

  • Operating room renovated, top-notch service continues

    Feb 11, 2009

    Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital at Fort Polk has nearly finished operating room renovations. The project began in 2007, and when it is complete the hospital will have four state-of-the-art ORs.

  • Hawaii Soldiers support Pro Bowl

    Feb 10, 2009

    Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command were given a distinct honor this year to serve on the Joint Service Color Guard for the National Football League 2009 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Three Soldiers comprised a part of the Joint Service Color Guard, which were responsible for rendering honors for the start of the Pro Bowl.

  • "Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities" Program

    Feb 9, 2009

    Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities Program

  • Army JAG keeps wounded at the top of priority list

    Feb 9, 2009

    Wounded warriors' legal issues, particularly as Soldiers navigate the thorny medical-evaluation-board and physical-evaluation-board processes, are always on the mind of the Army Judge Advocate General, Lt. Gen. Scott C. Black said during a recent visit to Fort Lewis.

  • AMEDD NCO Builds Pharmacy for Soldiers

    Feb 7, 2009

    For Soldiers of C Company, 710th Brigade Support Battalion, otherwise known as "Charlie Med," providing reliable medical care, especially for chronic conditions, has become part of that process.

  • Sergeants Major visit LBJ's home - Year of the NCO

    Feb 7, 2009

    Eleven sergeant majors learned to be effective members of a joint team by fulfilling one of BAMC's balance scorecard strategic objectives to improved training and development, during a teambuilding off-site staff ride

  • NCO Academy Hosts Cub Scouts at Retreat

    Feb 7, 2009

    Cub Scout Pack 23, Den 7 joined Soldiers from the Army Medical Department Noncommissioned Officer Academy Tuesday during retreat at the post's main flagpole for a lesson in flag courtesies.

  • Soldiers overcome grueling test of skill to earn coveted Expert Field Medical Badge

    Feb 6, 2009

    Statistically, the expert field medical badge is one of the toughest badges a Soldier can earn. With an attrition rate of 84.7 percent in 2008, only the best of the best ever get pinned. After two grueling weeks in the various training areas of Fort Lewis, 32 Soldiers earned the right to wear the EFMB and were awarded it at a ceremony Jan. 30 at Soldiers Field House.

  • Blazing the trail: A Buffalo Soldier's Story

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Equal Opportunity Program at Fort Belvoir sponsored a Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Holiday Observance at DeWitt Hospital Friday. Maxwell was a guest speaker at the event.

  • Fort Drum hosts fireside chat for Families of fallen Soldiers

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Hillside Lodge provided a cozy setting Jan. 23 for survivors of fallen Soldiers to come together for a time of fellowship and sharing.

  • Communication system loses weight, gains readiness

    Feb 4, 2009

    Time and communications are critical to operation security in a down-range environment, where the difference of minutes can save SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives. A Huntsville, Ala., company specializing in satellite communications has developed and deployed an ultra-portable communication system that hits the ground running with the warfighterAca,!"one that can be on satellite in less than an hour.

  • Helping Soldiers mend: nonprofit's dgital library, gaming donation add fun to healing process

    Feb 3, 2009

    CAUSE donates gaming digital library to Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade. This is the fifth gaming library this organization has donated to the Army's wounded Warriors

  • Kurdish Soldiers graduate US Army combat lifesaver course

    Feb 1, 2009

    HABUR GATE, Iraq Aca,!"Iraqi-Kurdish Soldiers received certificates of completion after they became the first class to graduate from the U.S. Army combat lifesaver course on Jan. 27.

  • 'Ace of Cakes' treats U.S. Army, Hawaii To Special Military Cake

    Jan 30, 2009

  • Fort Polk dentists put bite on cavities

    Jan 30, 2009

    February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Fort Polk dentists are offering awareness eduction and in-school screenings for military children.

  • Child obesity; a national epidemic

    Jan 30, 2009

    Fort Sill doctors talk about child obesity. First in a series

  • Commentary - Life is about more than achieving goals

    Jan 30, 2009

    We live in a society that makes a mania about planning and goal setting. Maybe thatAca,!a,,cs why so many people are unhappy. We would do better if we paid more attention to the details and let the big picture take care of itself.

  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors helps families

    Jan 29, 2009

    Ishmael Stagner reminisced about his childhood during the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) seminar at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Jan. 24.

  • Warrior-to-Warrior

    Jan 29, 2009

    Army Staff Director, Lt. Gen. David Huntoon, talks with Army Cpl. John Hyland, C Company, Warrior in Transition Battalion, about injuries he sustained in Iraq. Huntoon toured Fort Sam HoustonAca,!a,,cs Brooke Army Medical Center, the Center for the Intrepid, and the Institute of Surgical Research (Burn Unit), the Warrior and Family Support Center and the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, Jan 23.

  • Caisson Horse Continues To Serve

    Jan 29, 2009

    For one former U.S. Army Garrison Caisson horse, military service is far from over, Aca,!A"HerbAca,!A? as he is referred to by the Fort Sam Houston Equestrian staff, may not don ceremonial tack anymore, but that has not stopped him from continuing to serve the military community.

  • Warriors in Transition compete in Adaptive Bowling Tournament

    Jan 29, 2009

    For the first time, the U.S. Paralympics and Fort Sam Houston have collaborated to develop an Adaptive Sports Program for Warriors in Transition who are recovering from injuries.

  • Suicide intervention program starts at Fort Carson

    Jan 29, 2009

    Fort Carson holds suicide prevention workshops for Soldier and Family members as part of a pilot program of the the Army's Ask, Care and Escort (ACE) Suicide Prevention Program.

  • Sergeant major shares special bond with AW2 Soldiers

    Jan 29, 2009

    Sgt. Major Brent Jurgensen on the AW2 program and his part as the AW2 Sgt. Major.

  • SFAC specialist helps wounded troops 'figure out what to do'

    Jan 29, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- When wounded warriors in the Heidelberg area go to the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, they will find the friendly face of someone who says her favorite part of her job is simply talking with Soldiers.

  • Students spend a day in the 'Real World' medical style

    Jan 29, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Approximately 100 students and parents made their way through the Real World Medical Career Fair Jan. 25 at Heidelberg Middle School on Patrick Henry Village.

  • BJACH activates one-stop call center to improve patient service

    Jan 23, 2009

    Today, Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital throws the switch that activates a new call center. This is a big step toward meeting Medical Command directives to answer calls within 90 seconds and to Aca,!A"appoint or referAca,!A? on one call.

  • First NCO Lineage Ceremony at Heidelberg Castle

    Jan 20, 2009

    Standing on the same steps as generations of warriors before them, 18 Heidelberg MEDDAC non-commissioned officers raised their right hands and took the charge of the NCO Corps during a lineage ceremony Jan. 15 at Heidelberg Castle.

  • Fort Lewis girl to receive service dog

    Jan 16, 2009

    A Fort Lewis family member with progressive disabilities will soon meet a new friend that will improve the quality of her life. Camille Even, 14, who was diagnosed with diabetes as a 2-year-old and was later found to have developmental issues, was selected to receive a special needs Canine Assistants service dog.

  • Fort Lewis Wounded Warriors learn that 'believing is seeing'

    Jan 16, 2009

    When Robert Ott spoke before a group of Wounded Warriors for the first time recently at Fort Lewis, he addressed them as a man who once had an experience similar to theirs. On Oct. 6, 1990, a confrontation in his native New Jersey ended with Ott suffering a gunshot wound to the head. The near-fatal injury left the then 21-year-old completely blind.

  • Family Strong Series prepares family members for reintegration

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Aca,!A"I took on a lot of responsibility when my dad left,Aca,!A? said 22-year-old Julian White. Aca,!A"As the eldest, I felt I needed to be a role model and help out more.Aca,!A? Although the White family is no stranger to deployment Aca,!" currently in their sixth, according to mom, Sybille White Aca,!" they do not get any easier.

  • Operation Special Delivery eases pain of childbirth, provides support

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Preparing for a babyAca,!a,,cs arrival begins long before labor and delivery. Having the support of family and friends during a pregnancy is key to a healthy and happy delivery.

  • Army general reconnoiters Pitt injury recovery program

    Jan 15, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Gary Cheek meets with Dr. Rory Cooper of UPMC to discuss the Human Engineering Research Laboratories at Pitt.

  • Saving Soldiers' lives

    Jan 15, 2009

    Photo of a Cadet donating blood during the Armed Services Blood drive at West Point.

  • Wounded Warrior Diaries: Life Lessons Shape Iraq War Veteran

    Jan 14, 2009

    Former Notre Dame basketball player Danielle Green-Byrd prides herself on taking Aca,!A"the road less traveledAca,!A? Aca,!" a road that took a fateful turn when she lost her left arm in Iraq

  • Disability system pilot planned for Fort Carson

    Jan 14, 2009

    Pilot program for transitioning seriously wounded Soldiers to start at Fort Carson.

  • Benelux Military Retirees: 'integral part of local tapestry'

    Jan 14, 2009

    ChiAfA..vres Air Base, Belgium Aca,!" Bill Lilja was among the first U.S. Soldiers in Belgium since NATO moved its headquarters to Brussels from outside Paris in 1967 and retired as a sergeant first class out of ChiAfA..vres in 1980. While he enjoys a laugh recalling free presidential food, itAca,!a,,cs his vivid memories of volunteering as Santa Claus each December for nearly 25 years at the Belgian orphanage Aca,!A"La FermetteAca,!A? in Ath that pause him.

  • Long Road To Recovery For Wounded Warrior

    Jan 9, 2009

    Sitting on the 30-yard line in San AntonioAca,!a,,cs Alamodome during the U.S. Army All American Ball, Spc. Lawrence Guerro is a long way from the place that brought him here to San Antonio. In 2006, Guerro, a Native American, came to San Antonio from Magdalena, a small historic old west village, located in New Mexico, by way of Baghdad, Iraq. While serving in Iraq he was wounded in action when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb during a ground convoy just outside of Camp Striker.

  • Army uses adventure activities to fight PTSD

    Jan 7, 2009

    Army uses adventure activities to fight PTSD

  • Doctor Rejoins Army After 38-Year Service Break

    Jan 7, 2009

    Doctor Rejoins Army After 38-Year Service Break

  • VA Ramps Up Job Search for Injured Vets

    Jan 6, 2009

    VA reaches out to employ Wounded Warriors

  • Physician assistant outshoots the Infantry

    Jan 5, 2009

    Capt. Karyn Manges used her talent to land both a rifle team and educational scholarship from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. At Xavier she was an All-American shooter for four years, and the NCAA Champion in 1998. She enlisted as a medic in October 2000 and immediately became a part of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, a unit that is dedicated to representing the Army at shooting events.

  • MRAP ambulances provide protection, 'Rolling ERs'

    Jan 5, 2009

    So medics can go where the warfighters go, Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) ambulances are being used in Iraq and Afghanistan. MRAPs were designed to increase safety of troops operating in an environment heavy with mines, improvised explosive devices and ambushes.

  • Looking for a vein

    Jan 5, 2009

    Sgt. Tammy Ellis of C Company, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, supervises as a Romanian soldier of the 341 Whitesharks Battalion starts an intravenous infusion during combat lifesaver training. The Romanians are part of the coalition forces at Contingency Operating Base Adder in Iraq.

  • Going for a ride

    Jan 5, 2009

    Pfc. David Juarez, an animal care specialist with the 129th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Medicine), Korean veterinarian 1st Lt. Park, Sung-gu, and Maj. Michelle Franklin, commander of the 129th, help load a military working dog onto a truck during an exercise at the First Republic of Korea Military Working Dog Center at Chuncheon, South Korea. Some of the 500 dogs at the center received medication, in-patient care and surgery. The 129th provides a mobile veterinary clinic with imaging, laboratory, hospitalization, preventive medicine and civic action program capabilities. In garrison, in runs the veterinary hospital in Yongsan.

  • It's all about YOU! National Blood Donor Month 2009

    Jan 5, 2009

    As the official United States military blood program, the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) is keenly aware of the role our volunteer donors play in helping to provide the vital elixir that is blood. Therefore, during the month of January, the ASBP celebrates those individuals who are the core of our programAca,!"our dedicated blood and platelet donors and sends out a heartfelt thank you to all!

  • Food inspectors ensure good groceries

    Jan 5, 2009

    On the frontlines of the ongoing battle against food-borne diseases is a group of Soldiers called veterinary food inspection specialists, 68Rs. These Soldiers are the first line of defense in ensuring that Soldiers and the American public have safe and wholesome food.

  • Unit keeps eye on bugs in Cuba

    Jan 2, 2009

    Mosquitoes can be a nuisance or a serious health risk for Joint Task Force Guantanamo in Cuba. Avoiding the risk of the diseases they carry is the task of the Joint Detention GroupAca,!a,,cs preventive medicine office. The office, made up of four 525th Military Police Battalion Soldiers, weekly tracks the mosquito population to make sure they arenAca,!a,,ct carrying any dangerous illness. Insects are collected weekly and sent to the Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine for testing.

  • Art hits the wall at Walter Reed

    Jan 2, 2009

    Sgt. Del Fierro fought sand storms to complete an eight feet tall, 28 feet wide wall mural painted with then SPC Jeremy Walters while deployed in Iraq. A tribute to fallen comrades, the mural features an American eagle and flag blending into an Iraqi sunset with a symbol in the middle to represent the last SoldierAca,!a,,cs march. His bright, cartoon caricatures of Bugs Bunny, Pluto, Dopey, Wall-E, Winnie-the-Pooh and Stitch grace six ceiling tiles, placed over the beds of Walter ReedAca,!a,,cs youngest patients to re-direct their anxiety and make their hospital experience more pleasant.

  • Tribute: Army surgeon killed in Mosul Christmas day

    Dec 30, 2008

    Maj. John Pryor, a trauma surgeon, was killed in Mosul on Christmas day.

  • Reintegration series keeps families strong

    Dec 18, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 30 people crowded into a small room at the Main Post Chapel Annex here, Dec. 13, for an informative briefing to kick off the Aca,!A"Family Strong Series.Aca,!A? The event was presented by 25th Infantry Division, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and Schofield BarracksAca,!a,,c Health Clinic.

  • U.S. Army Europe and Medical Command leaders, sign Army Healthcare Covenant

    Dec 18, 2008

    Signing by General Ham, LTG Schoomaker, CSM Beam, and others of the Army Healthcare Covenant in Heidelberg, Germany

  • 'Wounded Warriors' hit slopes in Breckenridge

    Dec 17, 2008

    'Wounded Warriors' Hit The Slopes In Breckenridge

  • Wounded warriors relish a chance to enjoy outdoors

    Dec 17, 2008

    Wounded warriors guests of Mattaponi Hunt Club

  • West Point Cadets study ways to improve medical/physical evaluation boards

    Dec 17, 2008

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The pressure has been building on a small think tank inside Mahan Hall here. The fact the Army's top general will hear their ideas isn't entirely what makes the senior project of these four U.S. Military Academy cadets so important. Their work could change the lives of Soldiers and their families across the Army.

  • Wounded soldiers promised continued support

    Dec 17, 2008

    An interview with SGM Brent Jurgersen on taking care of Wounded Warriors

  • SPC Noah Galloway Inspires After An IED Changed His Life

    Dec 16, 2008

    SPC Noah Galloway inspires others through moving on with his life and pushing his limits after an IED changed his life forever

  • European Command Program Aims to Reduce Caregiver Fatigue

    Dec 16, 2008

    Working with Stephen Covey, EUCOM helps reduce caregiver fatigue

  • www.army.mil/warriorcaremonth is now www.army.mil/warriorcarenews

    Dec 16, 2008

    www.army.mil/warriorcaremonth is now www.army.mil/warriorcarenews

  • Suicide survivors find tools for coping with loss of loved ones

    Dec 12, 2008

    Family and friends who have lost loved ones to suicide went to Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma and more than 170 other sites across the country Nov. 22 to find tools for coping with those losses.

  • Former Fort Lewis Soldier now advocate for children

    Dec 12, 2008

    Armando Mejia is a living contrast; the former infantry Soldier with the sharp edges and tough demeanor common to the profession now spends his days in a softer arenaAca,!" playing with, mentoring and advocating for children. Mejia, a former Wounded Warrior and the military liaison for the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, spoke about this transition to more than 400 Warriors in Transition, staff and community members at the Warrior Transition BattalionAca,!a,,cs town hall here Dec. 4.

  • Finance wizards offer Fort Lewis sage advice

    Dec 12, 2008

    Forts Lewis and McChord Air Force Base hosted a conclave of personal finance readiness experts who addressed service membersAca,!a,,c financial concerns at the American Lake Community Center, Dec. 4. The event was part of the Department of Defense-sponsored Installation Financial Readiness Challenge Roadshow and featured finance experts who spoke to service members on a variety of topics of concern in todayAca,!a,,cs staggering economy.

  • Fort Lewis play promotes discussion about rape

    Dec 12, 2008

    Fort Lewis became the second Army installation to offer Aca,!A"Sex Signals,Aca,!A? a 70- to 90-minute presentation that encourages audience participation to determine its direction and discuss the issues covered. The training targets Soldiers in the 18-25 age group in which date rape usually occurs.

  • West Point WTU Soldiers receive gifts and breakfast

    Dec 11, 2008

    West Point WTU Soldiers receive gifts and breakfast photo and caption

  • West Point WTU Soldiers receive gifts and breakfast

    Dec 11, 2008

    West Point WTU Soldiers receive gifts and breakfast photo and caption.

  • Project to merge Army, Air Force hospitals in San Antonio

    Dec 10, 2008

    Military leaders, construction officials and wounded warriors joined up Monday to break ground for construction of the San Antonio Military Medical Center, a $724-million construction and renovation project at Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center.

  • Mother and son face the future like heroes

    Dec 9, 2008

    Sharon Teich helps her son, Bernard Teich, on the long road to recovery. She is one of the many family members (NMAs- non-medical attendants) who are unseen heroes in helping wounded warriors

  • Warfighter Head Injury Study

    Dec 9, 2008

    Recruiting participants for a study to better understand and treat head injury. Dr Jordan Grafman, Chief of the Cognitive Neuroscience Section in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the NIH, is conducting a study of head injuries in Veterans and returning Soldiers.

  • 10 Page Printable Resource List for Soldiers & Families

    Dec 9, 2008

    A handy printable list of resources for wounded, ill, or injured soldiers and family members

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