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  • Army Wounded Warrior Community Support Network

    Mar 23, 2010

  • New York Army National Guard Artillery Medics Practice for Mass Casualties

    Mar 22, 2010

    As the New York Army National Guard battalion's firing batteries conducted training and gunnery exercises on the M119A2 howitzer, the unit's medical section ran a simulation of an enemy artillery round impacting in the headquarters battery's operating area.

  • USAPHC (Prov) helps those helping in Haiti

    Mar 22, 2010

    We have all seen photos of the devastation in Haiti caused by the recent earthquake and asked ourselves how we could help. Well, Frank Carcirieri, an environmental scientist and USAPHC (Prov) liaison to U.S. Southern Command, immediately reached out to offer help to those working in the aftermath of the disaster.

  • EPA award presented to USAPHC (Prov) scientists

    Mar 22, 2010

    U.S. Army Public Health Command (Provisional) health physicists David Alberth and Gerald Falo received the EPA's Bronze Medal for commendable service. The award was presented on March 1 at the EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., by Elizabeth Craig, EPA deputy assistant administrator for air and radiation.

  • EPA award presented to USAPHC (Prov) scientists

    Mar 22, 2010

    U.S. Army Public Health Command (Provisional) health physicists David Alberth and Gerald Falo received the EPA's Bronze Medal for commendable service. The award was presented on March 1 at the EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., by Elizabeth Craig, EPA deputy assistant administrator for air and radiation.

  • Stress dogs can be a Soldier's best friend

    Mar 22, 2010

    It can be difficult for some Soldiers to open up after a traumatizing event, or even if they are having problems at home while they are overseas. But the 85th Medical Detachment, 1st Medical Brigade, a combat stress control unit, is learning to work with some very unique ice breakers...

  • Patient air shuttles get wounded Polk Soldiers to needed care

    Mar 22, 2010

    Patient air shuttle flights are operated by the National Guard and began in September 2007 as a way to get wounded Fort Polk Soldiers to BAMC faster while maximizing their comfort. They have ferried more than 1,456 Soldiers since the program's inception.

  • Tricare meets health care bill's standards, Gates says

    Mar 22, 2010

    The Tricare military health plan meets the standards set by the health care reform bill the House of Representatives passed last night.

  • 'Grand Rounds' in Strpce/Shterpce focuses on restoring breathing

    Mar 19, 2010

    A multi-ethnic crowd of health professionals learned about techniques to restore breathing at a "Grand Rounds" event here March 16. Capt. Eugene Vajna, Orlando, Fla., spoke at the event about the emergency use of drugs to help open airways. Vajna is the nurse anesthetist for Multi-National Battle Group-East and provides all anesthesia services at Camp Bondsteel's hospital.

  • Herschel Walker shares personal challenge with Guard members

    Mar 18, 2010

    Sports superstar Herschel Walker visited Army National Guard members to share his story about overcoming a mental illness and to help others understand the stigmas surrounding mental health disorders.

  • Resilience school to open in April: Fort Jackson at forefront of Army's new mental fitness prog

    Mar 18, 2010

    When Staff Sgt. Keith Allen, an instructor at Victory University, was selected to participate in the Master Resilience Training pilot program at the University of Pennsylvania in August, he was skeptical, at best.

  • Army graduates new Master Resilience Trainers

    Mar 17, 2010

    About 200 Soldiers join the ranks of the Army's first several hundred master resilience trainers as they graduate today from the Army's new Master Resilience Training program.

  • Patient Safety Takes Training, Teamwork

    Mar 17, 2010

    Billions of dollars and tens of thousands of lives are lost annually nationwide to medical mistakes that could have been prevented by patient safety practices.

  • Patient Safety Takes Training, Teamwork

    Mar 17, 2010

    Billions of dollars and tens of thousands of lives are lost annually nationwide to medical mistakes that could have been prevented by patient safety practices.

  • Fort Bliss Soldiers have integrative medicine options

    Mar 16, 2010

    The Army remains committed to providing the best Soldier care by staying on the forefront of new medical research and procedures. It has also expanded its spectrum of care to include integrative medicine or holistic healing.

  • Traumatic brain injuries can occur outside of combat, too

    Mar 16, 2010

    Brain injuries occur outside of combat as well as within. Our Soldiers and their Families, our children and the elderly, are at risk for traumatic brain injury.

  • Army nursing to have major changes in near future

    Mar 16, 2010

    Having a consistent and standardized system of care is the future of Army nursing, Deputy Surgeon General Maj. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho told Madigan Healthcare System senior nurses at a recent presentation.

  • From wheelchair to running shoes

    Mar 16, 2010

    When Spc. Shane Rose became injured after dislocating his femur, his loss of the ability to walk was soon shadowed by other losses, those of independence and his sense of self. His journey since came with the especially difficult and painful task of becoming someone different - stronger of spirit and weaker of body - than he was before.

  • Organic Food: How much better are they'

    Mar 16, 2010

    You are standing in the produce section of the Commissary. The fruits and vegetables on both sides of the aisle look and feel the same. The only difference is that on one side of the aisle produce is labeled "organic", while the fruits and vegetables on the other side are conventionally grown. Is organic produce better for you than conventionally grown produce' Which one should you buy' It is hard to know unless you become a more informed shopper.

  • Optometry clinic offers free glasses for limited time

    Mar 16, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Any active-duty, permanent party service member at Fort Sam Houston - for a limited time - can get a free pair of eyeglasses as part of a program that will determine what kind of eyeglasses get offered by the Department of Defense for the next decade.

  • U.S. AND PHILIPPINE MEDICAL OPERATIONS DURING EXERCISE BALIKATAN 2010

    Mar 16, 2010

    Medical personnel from the U.S. and Philippines, conduct casualty evacuation training, and a Medical Civic Assistance Project (MEDCAP) during Exercise Balikatan 2010 in the Republic of the Philippines.

  • Madigan says goodbye to iconic treasure: Lewi the Swan

    Mar 16, 2010

    A rainy and gloomy day provided the appropriate background for a memorial service to honor one of Madigan Army Medical Center's elegant and graceful icons, Lewi the swan, who died unexpectedly on Jan. 9.

  • Battlefield Medical Records Assist VA Staff with Service Member's Recovery

    Mar 16, 2010

    In December 2009, a Soldier was medically evacuated from an IED blast in Afghanistan to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, then to the North Chicago VA Medical Center in Illinois. Through the combined use of the MC4 system in Afghanistan, the DoD's AHLTA program in Germany and the VA's VistA system, the Soldier's medical information flowed seamlessly through his continuum of care, arriving at the VA prior to the patient's arrival. Medical staff at the VA credited the quick sharing of medical information as a major contributing factor in treating the incoming Soldier.

  • BACH program simulates battlefield stress to help Soldiers return to duty

    Mar 15, 2010

    Soldiers in Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's Warrior Resiliency and Recovery Center (WRRC) participate in a session of the Return to Duty (RTD) program. In the RTD program, Soldiers practice combat skills under stress. In one exercise, Soldiers work quickly to dress a dummy's wounds in a simulated battlefield environment complete with loud explosions and screams blaring from loudspeakers and smoke pouring from fog machines. Many Fort Campbell Soldiers undergoing treatment for mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) have the opportunity to go through this functional assessment to prove to themselves and their medical care providers at the WRRC that they are ready to deploy with their units.

  • Army vet wins first U.S. medal in Paralympic Biathlon

    Mar 15, 2010

    U.S. Army Afghanistan veteran Andy Soule Saturday won what was not only the first U.S. medal of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, but also the first-ever medal for the U.S. Paralympic Biathlon team.

  • Covering Your Head Can Save Your Life

    Mar 12, 2010

    For an item weighing only three ounces, the Army's Light Weight Performance Hood (LPH) is a key piece of gear. It can save Soldiers from severe, disfiguring, even life-threatening burns to the face, ears, and neck.

  • Army vet to carry flag for U.S. Paralympic Team

    Mar 12, 2010

    Former Army Staff Sgt. Heath Calhoun, a veteran of the Iraq war and an alpine skier, has been selected as flag bearer for the U.S. team at Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games this evening.

  • 115th CSH continues chemical, biological training

    Mar 12, 2010

    Fort Polk's 115th Combat Support Hospital continued its preparations for operations in biological and chemical environments March 5 by learning how to care for casualties in contaminated areas.

  • Army veteran named U.S. flag bearer for opening ceremonies of 2010 Paralympic Winter Games

    Mar 12, 2010

    The U.S. Olympic Committee announced today that alpine skier Heath Calhoun, a veteran of the Iraq war, has been selected as flag bearer for the U.S. Paralympic Team at Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games on March 12.

  • Army Master of Social Work degree program open to enlisted Soldiers

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G1 approved Feb. 26, the Army Medical Command's request to allow all active duty enlisted Soldiers to apply for the U.S. Army Master of Social Work program hosted by the Army Medical Department Center & School and affiliated with Fayetteville State University.

  • AMEDD celebrates eight-year combat medic transformation

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In October 2001, an eight-year transformation began to reengineer the 91B combat medic and 91C licensed practical nurse Military Occupational Specialties into the credentialed 68W (Healthcare Specialist) combat medic of today's Army.

  • Policy to mandate head injury evaluations

    Mar 11, 2010

    Defense Department officials expect to launch a new policy in the coming months that will make head-injury evaluations mandatory for all troops who suffer possible concussions.

  • Landstuhl Regional Medical Center: Improving healthcare by the patient, for the patient

    Mar 11, 2010

    You visit your doctor. A problem is identified. Your doctor prescribes treatment. Out the door you go, on your way to perfect health. As most people who have visited a doctor's office know, medical issues are not always that simple.

  • Wounded warrior presses forward through recovery

    Mar 10, 2010

    Assigned as a team chief in the Multi-National Security Transition Command- Iraq's Support Division, Army Maj. Randy Klingensmith felt compelled to prove himself to his counterparts in a position many felt was anything but desirable.

  • Combat medics complete transformation to modern-battlefield healthcare specialists

    Mar 10, 2010

    An eight-year process to transform training and skills of Army combat medics culminated last year as all members of the old 91B Military Occupational Specialty became qualified as 68W Healthcare Specialists.

  • Fort Monmouth community gets wisdom on nutrition

    Mar 9, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- A professional compound pharmacist recently outlined some key principles regarding foods that contribute to health and long life.

  • Wounded warrior ties for National Geographic's Adventurer of Year

    Mar 8, 2010

    Wounded by a roadside bomb more than three years ago, Lt. Col. Marc Hoffmeister has surmounted his injuries to tie for the National Geographic magazine's Reader's Choice Adventurer of the Year Award.

  • Medics pass-on life-saving skills

    Mar 6, 2010

    As U.S. forces continue to assume more of a supporting role in Iraq, the Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement is assuming greater responsibility for retaining security and safety along the border with Iran. The mission can be dangerous, as smugglers attempt to bring weapons and foreign fighters into the country.

  • Dental Soldiers compete for top honors at Fort Bragg

    Mar 5, 2010

    Each year, Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from the U.S. Army Dental Command compete to be named the "Best Warrior." Fort Bragg hosted this year's contest from Feb. 15 to 19, where seven Soldiers and seven NCOs representing all the regions in DENCOM fought for top honors.

  • BAMC construction reaches next phase

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Base Realignment and Closure project to expand Brooke Army Medical Center is moving into an accelerated phase of construction with the completion of the structural steel frame of the hospital's seven-story addition.

  • Fort Campbell Soldiers encourage Olympic champions

    Mar 4, 2010

    Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping military service members and their families, matched service members across the nation with the entire 2010 USA Olympic men's hockey team. It was a rare opportunity for the Soldiers to personally encourage Team USA as they battled it out in the Vancouver Winter Olympics. "Operation Homefront began supporting Team USA Hockey for one reason -- to help the players understand they're not playing for the Stanley Cup, but their country," Carly Samuelson, Operation Homefront director of development and special events, told NHL.com in a recent interview.

  • AMEDDC&S hosts Cole science students

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Cadavers and blood samples: not exactly a normal day for Robert G. Cole High School students. That was the idea as students from Cole's Anatomy and Biology classes spent a whole school day at the Army Medical Department Center & School touring and receiving hands-on instruction from the faculty.

  • Dogs go the distance: Program provides service to veterans with PTSD

    Mar 4, 2010

    For over 40 years Ken Costich, a former Army colonel, has dealt with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.

  • Iraqi hero medic receives MEDEVAC training

    Mar 4, 2010

    An Iraqi Army hero of the March 2008 "Charge of the Knights" battle for Basra joined U.S. Army and Navy trainers for medical evacuation training Feb. 24, 2010 at the Contingency Operating Base Basra flight line. Second Lt. Muhamad Hussam, a medical officer with the Iraqi Army's 52nd Brigade, 14th Division, received multiple gunshots wounds while rescuing soldiers during the spring 2008 Battle of Basra, said 2nd Lt. Karim Elyamani, operations officer for the 17th Fires Brigade Surgeon Cell.

  • Army Family Covenant: Medical initiatives improve access to care

    Mar 3, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" The medical care provided in Army hospitals and clinics is regarded as among the best in the world and exemplifies the military's commitment to upholding the tenants of the Army Family Covenant.

  • USAREUR medical chief visits Camp Bondsteel hospital

    Mar 3, 2010

    The commanding general of the Europe Regional Medical Command visited Soldiers and toured the post Medical Treatment Facility here March 2. Brig. Gen. Keith W. Gallagher, who is also the command surgeon for United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, started his visit by meeting a cross-section of "Task Force Med Falcon" Soldiers for lunch. The Soldiers are part of Multi-National Battle Group-East in Kosovo.

  • Military To Medicine

    Mar 3, 2010

  • Wounded warriors climb to new heights

    Mar 2, 2010

  • Analysis program focuses on preventing combat injuries

    Mar 2, 2010

    Every time a servicemember is killed or wounded in combat, it sets off a sweeping process aimed at identifying what happened, who perpetrated it and how it might have been prevented -- and instituting changes to reduce the likelihood of it being repeated.

  • Tomah VA Medical Center therapists observe rollover training at Fort McCoy

    Mar 1, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Three physical therapists from the Tomah (Wis.) Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center visited and observed the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer (HEAT) training session at Fort McCoy to learn how to better treat servicemembers for injuries sustained in a Humvee rollover. The training session conducted by the 1st, 340th Training Support Battalion, 181st Infantry Brigade was for personnel training to deploy to Southcentral Asia in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. The HEATs are Humvee cabins, minus engines, transmissions and wheel assemblies, that can be rotated 360 degrees to simulate a rollover of that vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle are taught how to respond in that event.

  • Paintball has a healing affect

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. - One hundred and twenty recently redeployed Soldiers for new friendships and practiced teamwork as part of a resiliency program at Fort Sill.

  • mTBI clinic opens new facility, enhances active duty transition

    Feb 26, 2010

    Warner Barracks' mild Traumatic Brain Injury clinic is working to develop program called Return to Duty, which will ensure a Soldier's preparedness to return to active duty after graduation from the clinic's rehabilitation program. The clinic plans to incorporate pre-deployment training exercises and create mTBI patient teams who will work to complete training missions with the assistance of Bamberg's Training Support Center.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    Feb 25, 2010

    <b>What it is' </b> Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are treatable and some can be prevented by following safety guidelines of wearing helmets, seatbelts and obeying speed limits when operating a motor vehicle. The Army will raise awareness and educate leaders, Soldiers and family members and civilians on the signs, symptoms, prevention and resources available to diagnose and treat TBI. TBI is a disruption of function in the brain that results from either a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury. The severity of TBI can range from "mild" commonly know as a concussion, to severe and an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. The majority of personnel who sustain a concussion can expect a full recovery with no lasting mental or physical effects.

  • WRAIR Scientist Receives 2010 Roche Diagnostics Alice C. Evans Award

    Feb 25, 2010

    Dr. Sara Rothman, Associate Science Director for Research Review at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) has been named the recipient of the 2010 Roche Diagnostics Alice C. Evans Award. This award is given by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and will be presented at the ASM General Meeting, 23-27 May 2010 in San Diego. The Roche Diagnostics Alice C. Evans Award honors a member of ASM for major contributions toward the full participation and advancement of women in microbiology. This award was established by the ASM's Committee on the Status of Women in Microbiology, and is given in memory of Alice C. Evans, the first woman to be elected ASM President in 1928.

  • Improving health wealth - Fort Rucker fitness experts say train for success with fun workout regimen

    Feb 25, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Army Physical Fitness Tests are part of every Soldier's job, and peak performance aids in personal and professional success. Other avid athletes participate in triathlons and races held on post and around the country.

  • I AM STRONG tour show held at Hacienda for Soldier warriors

    Feb 25, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Approximately 300 Advanced Infantry Training and Initial Entry Training Soldiers from the 32nd Medical Brigade were treated to a night of rousing, dazzling entertainment with the I AM STRONG Tour Show at the Hacienda Recreation Center Feb. 20.

  • Friends, family hoop it up during Special Olympics at Jimmy Brought Fitness Center

    Feb 25, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Nearly 700 local athletes, family and friends hooped it up for the first half of the Special Olympics 2010 Basketball Tournament at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center. Opening ceremonies got athletes and fans geared up with a "torch lighting" followed with individual skills and medal presentations, Feb. 20.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness addresses mental fitness, resilience

    Feb 25, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In today's Army, mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness.

  • AMEDDC&S receives Award for Excellence

    Feb 25, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Army Medical Department Center & School received a prestigious award from the Balanced Scorecard Institute Feb. 18 during its Leadership Call.

  • WRAIR Scientist Receives 2010 Roche Diagnostics Alice C. Evans Award

    Feb 25, 2010

  • The future of prosthetics is in your mind

    Feb 24, 2010

    Robotics has long fascinated the mind of the public. Androids, bionic men and exoskeletons populate both the large and small screens. But until recently, the technology seen in pop culture has not been manifested in daily life. Now, the Department of Defense is revolutionizing the field of prosthetics and turning science fiction into science fact.

  • Military Health System Conference Army Awards

    Feb 23, 2010

    The MEDCOM Winter Performance awards were given out during the Military Health Systems Conference at the National Harbor, Md., in January. The four award categories included Workload, Evidence Based Medicine, Patient Satisfaction and Access to Care.

  • Military Health System Conference Army Awards

    Feb 23, 2010

    The MEDCOM Winter Performance awards were given out during the Military Health Systems Conference at the National Harbor, Md., in January. The four award categories included Workload, Evidence Based Medicine, Patient Satisfaction and Access to Care.

  • Darnall's cancer program receives accreditation

    Feb 23, 2010

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center received a three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

  • Dental warriors compete for best NCO, Soldier honors

    Feb 23, 2010

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Six dental technicians were a long way from the comfort of an examination room as they trudged up and down Baumholder's unforgiving landscape. They were participating in the European Dental Command Warrior of the Year Competition.

  • Trainers help wounded warriors get fit

    Feb 23, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "Wounded." A,A It's a scary word, said Leander Townsend, a physical trainer with the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. A,A Easing into the routine of a light jog after a back injury or completing a squat exercise while still remembering the limp from a knee injury can be a tentative experience for Soldiers transitioning back to the military force or to veteran status.

  • Ft. Bliss community helps fight breast cancer

    Feb 22, 2010

    El PASO, Texas - More than 1,000 Fort Bliss Soldiers along with 15,000 area residents and breast cancer survivors showed their support for victims of breast cancer during a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event held at Cohen Stadium Sunday.

  • Dental Health: Stuttgart clinic team helps students brush up on oral health know-how

    Feb 22, 2010

    Brushing teeth isnAca,!a,,ct just about good hygiene. ItAca,!a,,cs about confidence, according to U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart dental employees.

  • Medics share ideas in Botswana

    Feb 20, 2010

    U.S. Army Africa's Maj. Terry Clark and Sgt. 1st Class Roddy Rieger spent the last week of January sharing medical information in Botswana.

  • Lyster Pharmacy staff strives to lower patients' wait times

    Feb 19, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- To better serve beneficiaries by providing minimum waiting times and still offering safe dispensing of medications, Lyster Army Health Clinic Pharmacy staff has initiated new prescription categories.

  • Automation hopes to ease pharmacy wait times

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. - According to the chief of pharmacy, the pharmacy at Reynolds Army Community Hospital handles two to three times more traffic than any retail pharmacy. They fill a minimum of 1,200-1,300 prescriptions a day and see 500-600 patients a day.

  • Warriors take to the Canadian slopes for adaptive healing

    Feb 18, 2010

    Sgt. George Cloy's reentry into downhill skiing came nearly 20 years after his last run down a slope, and this time he was relearning to ski in phases while accommodating neck, back, shoulder and leg injuries. Cloy, a Warrior with Alpha Company, was one of four Warriors with the Warrior Transition Battalion, along with two spouses and two occupational therapy staff members, who went to Whistler, Canada, Jan. 22 to 25 to participate in adaptive skiing.

  • Medical CSM named commandant of Joint Base Lewis-McChord Noncommissioned Officer Academy

    Feb 16, 2010

  • Youngest Tuskegee pilot reflects on past experiences

    Feb 16, 2010

    As a high school senior in 1944, Edward Drummond thought he would do the patriotic thing after he graduated and join the Air Corps. He was young, enthusiastic and wanted to be a fighter pilot. But he was also black.

  • Micare to offer better communication between providers and patients

    Feb 16, 2010

    MHS is investigating a new concept to enhance MiCare that provides more options for communication between medical providers and beneficiaries.

  • Madigan welcomes home medical Soldiers with 'hug fest' redeployment ceremony

    Feb 16, 2010

    Madigan took the first step to remedy this by honoring recently-redeployed Soldiers during a Warrior Recognition Ceremony Jan. 29, by the Deployed Warrior Wall in the Medical Mall.

  • Madigan doctor one of only two Army neurointerventional surgeons

    Feb 16, 2010

    Maj. (Dr.) Yince Loh is as unique a Soldier as they come. He is only one of two interventional neuroradiologists in the Army. He's one of three Soldiers who specialize in neurocritical care. He's the only one certified in both. And to top it off, he's a Ranger-qualified prior doctor for the Special Forces.

  • Maternal Infant Pavilion plan makes progress

    Feb 16, 2010

    A team from the Health Facilities Planning Agency, U.S. Army Medical Command, visited Madigan Healthcare System last month to conduct a planning exercise with Madigan staff to firm up plans for the proposed Maternal Infant Pavilion.

  • Madigan to apply for Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award

    Feb 16, 2010

    Madigan Healthcare System Commander Col. Jerry Penner III knows he has a world-class health care facility, and wants to prove it by applying for and obtaining the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. The annual Baldridge Award is given by the President of the United States to businesses, education, health care and nonprofit organizations that apply and are judged to be outstanding

  • Joint medical team provides caring hands for Haiti effort

    Feb 16, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Twenty-three members of Joint Task Force - Bravo's Medical Element finished a 28-day deployment to Haiti Feb. 14 after being called-upon to provide emergency medical services after the Jan. 12 earthquake here. The team deployed from Honduras via air on Jan. 17 in support of Joint Task Force Haiti and to provide immediate assistance to Haitians in need of urgent medical care in and around the town of Killick on the coast west of Port Au Prince.

  • Resolute medic provides helping hand

    Feb 14, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Specialist Chad Parrish, a medic assigned to Fort Eustis's 7th Sustainment Brigade recently had the opportunity to not only provide assistance to Haitian patients, but also meet a world-renown doctor.

  • Iraqi-led clinic treats villagers with advise-and-assist paratroopers

    Feb 14, 2010

    Medical doctors with 1st Iraqi Division set up a temporary clinic Feb. 11 in Al Uwesat, Iraq, and treated 312 villagers for a variety of common maladies in a partnered operation with U.S. Army medics. The two Iraqi physicians, with support from the 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), brigade surgeon and medics, treated 144 males and 168 females during the clinic's five hours of operation at a primary school in an east-Anbar village to provide medical service and win the goodwill of locals.

  • Vets give troops important lesson on taking care of their own

    Feb 14, 2010

    When eight combat veterans volunteered to return to Iraq, they knew they would be interacting with troops, answering questions about their injuries, their experiences and their new lives as wounded warriors. They were ready. From Baghdad to Taji to Balad, Soldiers on the ground seemed to have the same question -what was the most frustrating part after they sustained their injuries. The answer was unanimous among the vets. Stay in contact with those who have been injured

  • Valentine's Day Wish: Stay Together

    Feb 12, 2010

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

  • Online tool assesses four dimensions of strength

    Feb 12, 2010

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

  • Holistic healing offers new alternative to medicine

    Feb 12, 2010

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

  • Wounded warriors find joy in scuba diving

    Feb 12, 2010

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

  • Previously injured Soldiers return to JBB

    Feb 12, 2010

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

  • Warriors compete in combative tournament

    Feb 11, 2010

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

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

    Feb 11, 2010

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

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

    Feb 11, 2010

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

  • Study reveals patriotic, active children suffer less deployment stress

    Feb 10, 2010

  • 2010 Best Warriors named by Europe Regional Medical Command

    Feb 10, 2010

  • Waging war against suicide

    Feb 10, 2010

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

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

    Feb 8, 2010

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

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

    Feb 8, 2010

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

  • Air Cav. Medics engage in mass casualty exercise

    Feb 8, 2010

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

  • Wounded Warriors visit Air Cav on journey back to Iraq

    Feb 8, 2010

  • BJACH celebrates 109 years of Army Nurse Corps

    Feb 5, 2010

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

  • NFL veterans band together to help military vets

    Feb 5, 2010

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

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