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  • 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

  • Secretary of the Army visits Fort Lewis

    Dec 8, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren arrived at Fort Lewis on Nov. 25 for a busy day of talking to Soldiers and assessing the care and progress the Warrior Transition Unit has been making.

  • 2nd Bn Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, WTB Fort Hood

    Dec 5, 2008

  • Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade's spouses orientation

    Dec 5, 2008

    Spouses orientation

  • Veterinarian serves as agriculture expert in Iraq

    Dec 4, 2008

    Most people think of veterinarians as animal doctors, and indeed they are. But the work of a deployed Army veterinarian at Camp Victory, Iraq, shows the specialty involves much more than that. Maj. Freddie Zink, reservists in the 445th Civil Affairs Battalion, works regularly with Iraqi veterinarians and farmers, whether itAca,!a,,cs helping with vaccinations of farm animals or advising on projects from poultry farms to beehives.

  • Army Recognizes Lean Six Sigma Efforts

    Dec 4, 2008

    Medical Command and the Office of The Surgeon General received the first Lean Six Sigma Excellence Award for direct reporting unit level organizational deployment from Secretary of the Army Pete Geren during a ceremony at the Pentagon Hall of Heroes. The awards recognize outstanding organizational and project team efforts to employ Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodologies and transform the ArmyAca,!a,,cs business processes.

  • Tripler teams help patients in Southeast Asia

    Dec 4, 2008

    Tripler Army Medical Center sent specialized surgical teams to three Southeast Asia countries this year as part of a humanitarian outreach program and the Pacific CommandAca,!a,,cs mission to strengthen relationships and set conditions for regional security and prosperity. The mission teams were named Sight, Sound, and Smiles because they were designed to provide surgical treatment for vision loss, hearing loss, and craniofacial disorders (cleft lip and palate). The first Sight, Sound, Smiles mission took place in Bangladesh in 2007.

  • Nurse Corps leaders draw up plan for the future

    Dec 4, 2008

    Leaders of the Army Nurse Corps met in San Antonio, Texas, convened by new ANC Chief Maj. Gen. Patricia Horoho to draw up a campaign plan to guide the corps in the future. Aca,!A"The purpose of the Army Nurse Corps campaign plan is to align Nurse Corps priorities with the Army Medical Department and the ArmyAca,!a,,cs strategic plans,Aca,!A? Horoho said.

  • Medic who rescued troops from flames earns Distinguished Service Cross

    Dec 4, 2008

    The deep boom of an explosion shook the ground and awoke Staff Sgt. Christopher Waiters from sleep on April 5, 2007. The 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldier had bedded down seconds before at the end of a nine-hour guard-duty shift in Old Baqubah, Iraq. A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device had detonated on a street nearby, engulfing a Bradley Fighting Vehicle and its crew in flames. That insurgent attack led to Waiters, now assigned to Fort Wainwright, Alaska, receiving a Distinguished Service Cross, only the 17th awarded since the war on terrorism began.

  • Army fields new equipment to stop bleeding

    Dec 4, 2008

    Test results show Combat Gauze field bandages and WoundStat granules both demonstrated marked improvements over whatAca,!a,,cs currently used to control bleeding in the field, said Col. Paul Cordts of the Army Surgeon GeneralAca,!a,,cs office.

  • JTF-B Provides life saving assistance to flood affected regions of Coasta Rica and Panama

    Dec 4, 2008

  • Getting Lost

    Dec 4, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Terry OAca,!a,,cQuinn, an actor in the television series Aca,!A"LostAca,!A? met with wounded warriors from the Warrior Transition Battalion to enjoy lunch and sign autographs at the Tropics Recreation Center, here, Nov. 25. Wounded warriors met for a unit barbecue and were surprised by the guest appearance from the television show, which is beginning its fifth season.

  • Soldier donates marrow

    Dec 4, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" A simple swab of a Q-tip more than five months ago led Sgt. 1st Class Jorge Cruz on a life-saving adventure 5,000 miles away.

  • Wounded warrior aids own rehabilitation

    Dec 4, 2008

    Wounded Warrior Staff Sgt. Carlos Baretto works as a teacher's aide as part of his rehabilitation therapy from a TBI suffered in Iraq.

  • 'Mail Call' spreads holiday cheer

    Dec 4, 2008

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- In today's Internet and instant-messaging world, writing a letter seems like a novelty, but not for folks in Europe's tri-border region. They're writing lots of cards and letters this holiday season as part of the "Holiday Mail Call" program for wounded warriors at Walter Reed Medical Center.

  • Many hands lift WTB Soldier back on her feet

    Dec 2, 2008

    Warrior Care Month article

  • Army Surgeon General visits Fort Campbell

    Dec 2, 2008

    Army Surgeon General visits Fort Campbell

  • Assistive technology will be more widely available to wounded service members

    Dec 2, 2008

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has designated November as "Warrior Care Month" to communicate the Department of Defense's (DoD) commitment to quality care for the nation's service members and their families.

  • WTU Soldier defeats cancer, joins cadre

    Dec 1, 2008

    Chief Warrant Officer Paul Yaeger refuses to be a victim of cancer even though it cost him dearly.

  • Crisis compels wife to help other wounded warriors

    Dec 1, 2008

    Warrior Care Month article from Fort Campbell.

  • Family key to Fort Lewis Soldier's recovery

    Nov 26, 2008

    Much the same as other American families, the Turnbulls look forward to the holiday season. Andrew and Sunee Turnbull have been married 10 years and have three sons. This Army family should all be together for Christmas. Last year at this time, however, things were a bit less settled for the Turnbulls. Andrew, 31, had recently returned home from his second deployment to Iraq with extensive injuries suffered when a hand grenade blew up inside his Stryker vehicle. Along with physical wounds, he had post-traumatic stress disorder. His family is a key element in his ongoing recovery.

  • Commentary: Fort Lewis spouse thankful for life's challenges

    Nov 26, 2008

    A Fort Lewis spouse talks about the challenges of military family life Aca,!" and the reasons we shoud be thankful for those challenges.

  • Fort Sill Fitness Walk

    Nov 26, 2008

    Close to 15,000 people across the area took part in the first CG's Challenge-Western miles Fitness Walk at Fort Sill Nov. 25.

  • Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade's spouses orientation

    Nov 25, 2008

    Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade commander, Col. David Thompson, asks spouses what the WTB could do better during the WTB Spouses Orientation Nov. 20 at Fort Hood's SoldiersAca,!a,,c Family Assistance Center. More than 30 spouses of Soldiers at the Warrior Transition Brigade at Fort Hood learned about the programs available to their Warriors during the Warrior Transition Brigades Spouses Orientation Nov. 20. The busy spouses asked Thompson to create a "Virtual Family Readiness Group." Thompson assigned the task that day and is looking to launching the virtual FRG in early December.

  • Family Engagement Kit

    Nov 25, 2008

    The USACRC has updated its Family Engagement Kit developed to encourage Family Members to take an active role in their SoldierAca,!a,,cs off-duty safety, particularly those returning from a deployment. Research has shown that some Soldiers take deployment and the return home in stride, without missing a beat, for others it not a seamless reintegration. Some individuals have a more difficult time trying to re-connect with their past life or to integrate and modify their deployment behavior into their present situation. Regardless of whether Soldiers are readying for a deployment, returning from a deployment or neither, Family Members are a front line of defense and can positively affect Soldiers behavior. This kit has simple, yet effective, Aca,!A"how toAca,!A? instructions combined with other useful aids to help Family Members take care of all our Soldiers.

  • Fort Hood streamlines MEB process

    Nov 25, 2008

    MEB process streamlined for Fort Hood Soldiers

  • Support group helps new mothers in Heidelberg cope with stress while far away from family, friends

    Nov 25, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Many military moms find themselves far from friends and family when they have their first baby. Mom2Mom, a Heidelberg support group for first-time mothers, seeks to help alleviate some of the stress of not having a personal assistance task force nearby.

  • Fort Lewis clinic cares for needs of WTB Soldiers

    Nov 21, 2008

    Sure, the work can be hard and stressful, but then there are those little victories that make it all worthwhile. As she took a moment from her duties as a licensed practical nurse at the Warrior Transition Clinic at Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Madigan Army Medical Center on Monday, Steffanie Morris remembered one of those. Morris and Nancy Poffenberger, the physicianAca,!a,,cs assistant with whom she works, are among the 14 medical professionals at the Fort Lewis WTC doing their best to help Soldiers reach that point.

  • Fort Lewis dedication gives PEB new home, continuity

    Nov 21, 2008

    A new building dedicated Monday morning on Fort Lewis will serve as home to one of only three Physical Evaluation Boards in the Army.

  • Fort Lewis CDC construction project begins

    Nov 21, 2008

    Fort Lewis leaders, Clover Park School District administrators, and children from North Fort School Age Center and Madigan Child Development Center participated in a ground-breaking ceremony Nov. 14 at Hillside Elementary School.

  • Veterinary Corps Honors Five with Awards

    Nov 21, 2008

    The Army Veterinary Corps recently recognized five outstanding officers and noncommissioned officers with annual awards.

  • Commentary: All Who Smoke Need Their Own Reasons to Quit

    Nov 21, 2008

    WhatAca,!a,,cs the most important reason you should stop using tobacco products today, or within the next few weeksAca,!a,,c YouAca,!a,,cre more likely to quit and be successful at it if you come up with the most important reasons for yourself. We all know nagging doesnAca,!a,,ct work. Just ask any parent or spouse. So you have to decide for yourself.

  • Medic Finds Voice through Poetry

    Nov 21, 2008

  • Folds Of Honor Foundation and Scholarships For Dependents

    Nov 20, 2008

    Description of the founding of Folds of Honor, a non-profit educational foundation to provide scholarships to the dependents of those killed or injured in the defense of the nation

  • Life's work leads to hall of fame

    Nov 20, 2008

    Mike Kehoe didnAca,!a,,ct serve his country with the idea of raking up a lot of recognition for himself. In fact, he finds recognition somewhat embarrassing. But this retired colonel has received his share of medals and awards for his service in Vietnam and throughout his military career. Recognition also followed him in a civilian career as a teacher. And now, as he goes about his work as a veterans service officer in the Madison County office of the State of Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs, recognition has found him again. Kehoe has been inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame for 2008

  • West Point receives hydraulic hunting stand

    Nov 20, 2008

    West Point receives hydraulic hunting stand story and 2 photos

  • Albers assumes command of Fort Polk's WTB

    Nov 18, 2008

    In a change mirroring the ArmyAca,!a,,cs commitment to Soldiers wounded while on active duty, Fort PolkAca,!a,,cs Warrior Transition Unit was redesignated a Warrior Transition Battalion and received a commander Nov. 12.

  • Training targets teamwork among EMS, Army personnel

    Nov 18, 2008

    When Capt. Jacy Park, commander, 51st Chemical Company, 83rd Chemical Battalion, learned her company would change its primary mission from detection to decontamination, she decided her Soldiers needed a little Aca,!A"interagencyAca,!A? training to prepare for any emergency Fort Polk might face in the event of a chemical accident or attack.

  • West Point WTU Soldiers meet Giants

    Nov 14, 2008

    West Point WTU Soldiers meet Giants photo and caption

  • Run 4 U.S. supports wounded warriors

    Nov 14, 2008

    Run 4 US Supports Wounded Warriors in Fort Carson

  • Units' return makes holiday extra special

    Nov 14, 2008

    Veterans Day weekend had a more special meaning for the loved ones involved Nov. 7 at Sheridan Sports and Fitness Center as about 140 Soldiers from 514th Medical Company (Ground Ambulance) and 547th Medical Company (Area Support) returned home.

  • Ironhorse medic provides much more than 'relief to the wounded'

    Nov 14, 2008

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Since the latter half of the 19th century, the International Red Cross has existed under various names and titles, names as broad as "International Committee for Relief to the Wounded."

  • Support network available to help Fort Lewis families cope with suicide

    Nov 14, 2008

    Those who have lost loved ones to suicide need support, information and healing. They can find those tools for coping with loss Nov. 22 at National Survivors of Suicide Day.

  • Healing environment for Wounded Warriors

    Nov 14, 2008

    If youAca,!a,,cre a wounded Soldier, Redstone Arsenal is a great place to mend. Far from the battlefield and away from large units of Soldiers preparing for deployment, Redstone has established itself Aca,!" through its Fox Army Health Center Warrior Transition Unit and Community Based Warrior Transition Unit Aca,!" as an ideal healing environment for Soldiers with physical and psychological injuries or illnesses. Aca,!A"Their job when they get here is to get better,Aca,!A? said Dr. (Maj.) Mike Madkins, who oversees the medical care for the Fox WTU Soldiers. Aca,!A"We ask them a lot of questions about things that could impact their healing. Hopefully, we will create an environment for them where they will heal and focus on their mission to return to their unit. Everything weAca,!a,,cre doing is focused toward their healing.Aca,!A?

  • WTU case manager enjoys helping

    Nov 14, 2008

    Fort Leavenworth WTU healer

  • Soldier inspires others to heal

    Nov 14, 2008

    WASHINGTON - When you ask Staff Sgt. Brian Schar how he lost his legs, he deadpans, "shark attack." His Able Troop squad leader, Staff Sgt. Christopher Howell, nods solemnly in agreement but starts to crack into laughter as Schar tries to detail the attack, giving the joke away.

  • Volunteers in Europe help wounded warriors

    Nov 14, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES AIR BASE, Belgium -- During Warrior Care Month, the U.S. Army Garrison Benelux Soldier and Family Assistance Center is educating military families on the local resources available to support warriors, but it is also introducing some volunteer programs within Belgium and the Netherlands.

  • Warm Welcome for Landstuhl Air Ambulance Unit

    Nov 14, 2008

    LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Germany Aca,!" Chief Warrant Officer 2 Derek Joshua reunites with his family Nov. 2 after a deployment to Iraq. The reunion consisted of 125 Soldiers from Company C of the 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, an air ambulance company that successfully completed its 15-month deployment flying helicopter medical evacuation missions in Iraq. (U.S. Army Photo/Michelle Barrera)

  • Wounded warriors join worldwide gaming event at USO Warrior Center

    Nov 14, 2008

    On Nov. 11, 2008, the USO Warrior Center at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany hosted a video game competition which pitted servicemembers from around the world, as well as a few Tampa Bay Buccaneers players, against each other.

  • Evans Army Community Hospital receives Joint Commission seal of approval

    Nov 13, 2008

    Evans Army Community Hospital was certified by The Joint Commission.

  • Fort Sill CG challenges all to walk for fitness

    Nov 13, 2008

    The Fort Sill commanding general challenges the local community to walk for fitness

  • Fort Sill WTU case managers make the healing happen

    Nov 13, 2008

    Feature article on the case managers at Fort Sill's WTU

  • Fort Carson DENTAC Soldier receives Soldier's Medal

    Nov 13, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Jamie West, Fort Carson Larson Dental Clinic noncommissioned officer in charge, was recognized for rescuing three children from falling in an ice pond and pulling one of them out Feb. 23.

  • Fort Sill's Fitness Center under renovation

    Nov 13, 2008

    Fort Sill's Rinehart Fitness Center is getting a complete overhaul.

  • Fort Sill's RACH recruiting physicians

    Nov 13, 2008

    Fort Sill's hospital is slowly winning the physician recruiting battle.

  • Wounded Soldiers recuperate at West Point's WTU

    Nov 13, 2008

    Specialist Ian Gillis thought the truck carrying him through a portion of Afghanistan fell into a ditch. No tumble into a ditch had ever "crushed (him) under like a soda can," he said, but he had gone into shock and was not entirely sure what was going on. When he tried to stand up, he thought his left leg was broken at least in three places. He could hardly breathe, and he was in the worst pain he could have imagined. He later learned the truck hit an antitank mine.

  • West Point wounded warriors give advice to cadets

    Nov 13, 2008

    The best thing Spc. Ian Gillis' commander ever did for him was tell him he was proud of him and make time for the other Soldiers in his unit to call him at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from Afghanistan.

  • Nursing students develop skills at Fort Polk hospital

    Nov 7, 2008

    Thanks to a relationship between Northwestern State University, Leesville, Louisiana, and Fort PolkAca,!a,,cs Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, nursing students are fulfilling their clinicals at BJACH during the current fall semester. The students are scheduled to graduate in May as registered nurses.

  • Installation honors retirees' selfless service

    Nov 7, 2008

    Installation honors retireesAca,!a,,c selfless service

  • Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon program helping Soldiers, families during deployment cycle

    Nov 7, 2008

    From Hawaii to New York, Soldiers and civilians representing nearly every major Army Reserve command traveled to the midlands of South Carolina to discuss, dissect and develop a reintegration process for the ReserveAca,!a,,cs most valuable asset Aca,!" the American Soldier. More than 100 Department of Army and Army Reserve personnel gathered at the 81st Regional Support CommandAca,!a,,cs new headquarters here for an inaugural two-day Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program workshop.

  • Across the miles, Families assemble packages for deployed Fort Rucker troops

    Nov 7, 2008

    Families assemble packages for deployed Fort Rucker troops

  • Fort Rucker salutes military Families

    Nov 7, 2008

    Fort Rucker kicks of Military Family Month

  • Wounded warrior finds a home in Lyster's WTU

    Nov 7, 2008

    Wounded warrior finds hope in Warrior Transition Unit

  • Wounded running

    Nov 7, 2008

    A wounded warrior's desire to run.

  • Fort Lewis WTU important step on road to recovery

    Nov 6, 2008

    The experiences of two Wounded Warriors demonstrate the importance of the Warrior Transition Unit at Madigan Army Medical Center in returning these Soldiers to health, and reintegrating them with families, friends and units.

  • Fort Lewis workshops to help children cope

    Nov 6, 2008

    Parents struggling with childrenAca,!a,,cs fears about deployments now have a place to share their challenges, thanks to a new Army Community Services workshop series that started Oct. 27. Children and Deployment Workshops for Parents aim at helping children accept and better understand a parentAca,!a,,cs absence because of military deployments.

  • Staying Power: Army program reinvents wounded care

    Nov 6, 2008

    When the first news stories broke in February 2007 detailing a breakdown in Soldier and family care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., senior Army leaders scrambled into action.

  • Pentagon examines new treatments for warriors' psychological care

    Nov 6, 2008

    The Defense Department is investigating new treatments as part of a focused, sustained campaign to assist wounded warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, a senior U.S. military official told Pentagon journalists recently.

  • Fort Sill CG challenges area youth to get fit

    Nov 6, 2008

    The Fort Sill commanding general has challenged area youth to get fit and stay fit and is sponsoring a walk to kick off the campaign.

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