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  • Road 2 Recovery Don't Mess With Texas Challenge

    Apr 7, 2009

    Road 2 Recovery "Don't Mess With Texas" Cycling Challenge

  • TBI -- "Being Different is Okay"

    Apr 6, 2009

    This article covers a guest lecture provided by a Medical Doctor who suffers from TBI. It describes how she was injured, symptoms, treatment and how she has learned to live with the changes in her life.

  • National Fraternity Salutes Robertson Blood Center

    Apr 3, 2009

    Members of the Omicron Pi graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, inc., visited the Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 and presented a plaque to the blood donor center for support of the Charles Drew Memorial Blood Drives. Omicron Pi was recognized as the top chapter in the multi-state district that includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

  • Fort Sam Houston revives historic structures for BRAC arrivals

    Apr 3, 2009

    Some of the oldest structures in the U.S. Army's inventory are gaining new life and uses under the Base Realignment and Closure construction and renovation program on Fort Sam Houston.

  • Soldier awarded Silver Star for actions in Afghanistan

    Apr 3, 2009

    Spc. Aaron Davis, D Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, received the Silver Star and Purple Heart March 27 at Brooke Army Medical Center for his valor while serving as an infantryman during his deployment in Afghanistan.

  • Medical Recruiters in the House

    Apr 2, 2009

    Calling it "another major milestone in Army history," Garrrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli officially welcomed the 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion last week as the newest tenant on Redstone Arsenal. The battalion, and its 25 Soldier and civilian employees now located in its $1.7 million, 5,000-square-foot headquarters facility on Honest John Road, were recognized as a "the best of the best" during a March 25 ribbon cutting ceremony. The event began with comments by military leaders in Pagano Gym due to inclement weather and then moved to the front of the building during a break in the rain for the actual ribbon cutting. The new red-brick facility represents a major upgrade from the battalion's previous headquarters at Fort Gillem, Ga. "We were in the last World War I and World War II era barracks on Fort Gillem," said Lt. Col. Walt Stanish, the battalion's commander. "When the wind blew hard, dust would come up through the floor."

  • Aligned Scorecards provide cohesive plan

    Apr 1, 2009

  • My what big teeth you have!

    Apr 1, 2009

    Pfc. Roderick Aldrich (top) assists Capt. Elizabeth Williams with intubation of Kitti, a military working dog who received a root canal at a base in Southwest Asia. Aldrich and Williams, members of the 218th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services), worked with dentists of the Air Force 386th Expeditionary Medical Group to put two silver fillings in the dog's broken tooth, saving the working dog a trip back to Texas.

  • Keep it pumping

    Apr 1, 2009

    Sgt. Carl Verway (left) and Sgt. Bob Davis perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation for a simulated cardiac arrest patient during an advanced cardiac life support course taught by Col. Jimmie Browning to medics of the 89th Engineering Battalion in Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Look Alikes

    Apr 1, 2009

    Col. Judy Ruiz (left) and Col. Yolanda Ruiz-Isales (right) are credited with being the first identical twins to sit as active Army medical treatment facility commanders.

  • Vets Bring Encouragement, Example to Newly Disabled Comrades

    Apr 1, 2009

    Vets Bring Encouragement, Example to Newly Disabled Comrades

  • Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., leaders sign Warrior Covenant

    Mar 31, 2009

    Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., and Community Based Warrior in Transition Unit - Illinois leaders signed the Army Warrior Healthcare Covenant on Feb. 17 at the Arsenal Club. The covenant reaffirmed the commitment that installation and medical leadership pledged as a part of Army Warrior Care Month.

  • Fort Carson SRC ensures Soldiers medically, mentally fit for duty

    Mar 31, 2009

  • Warrior Transition Command combines WCTO, Warrior Transition Office, and Army Wounded Warrior progra

    Mar 30, 2009

    Warrior Transition Command combines WCTO, Warrior Transition Office, and Army Wounded Warrior programs

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Center: Blows to the head an injury, not a mental illness

    Mar 27, 2009

    While serving with the 1st Cavalry Division in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Spc. Kevin Williams was in three blasts from improvised explosive devices. The first two, he said, were minor. The third was so severe it damaged the Bradley Fighting Vehicle in which he was riding. Though not physically injured significantly in those explosions, Williams still is under treatment for the injuries to his brain.

  • Federal stimulus brings new medical center to Fort Hood

    Mar 27, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas (March 27, 2009) -- A $621 million injection of federal stimulus money may assure construction of a new medical center at Fort Hood. The current facility at the Killeen post opened in 1965 and was expanded in 1984, but has a shortage of operating rooms and, despite improvements, does not thoroughly meet the behavioral health care and other needs of Soldiers injured in the Global War on Terrorism.

  • For Chief visits CFI

    Mar 27, 2009

    During Bush's visit, he met with a group of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen, who are currently undergoing care at CFI and Brooke Army Medical Center. While touring the facilities, Bush's first stop was the physical therapy department followed by the prosthetics fabrication lab.

  • Mission: Suicide prevention -- Chiarelli: Skills key in dealing with stress

    Mar 27, 2009

    Confined to a wheelchair, barely aware of his surroundings, reduced to having to wear a diaper, Spc. Kyle Norton is unable to perform even the simplest of tasks. Just a few months into his first deployment, a bullet that barely missed its mark left Norton in a vegetative state. The infantryman was not hit by a round from an enemy in Iraq or Afghanistan, but rather a bullet from his own weapon as Norton tried to take his own life.

  • Wounded Warriors use recreation for healing

    Mar 27, 2009

    Wounded Warriors use recreation to aid the healing process.

  • Covenant promises quality care

    Mar 27, 2009

    Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion officials sign a covenant to deliver quality care to injured service members.

  • Work therapy program right place, time

    Mar 26, 2009

    More than two decades removed from his Army service, Bill Shannon struggled with an alcohol problem. He decided to seek help. "I came here," Shannon said. "I went through the program here." He referred to what is now the American Lake Division of the Department of Veterans Affairs' Puget Sound Health Care System, where Shannon found a home.

  • Army actively addresses TBI, PTSD, stress on care providers

    Mar 26, 2009

    Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have become known as the "signature wounds" suffered by combat veterans returning from the Global War on Terrorism. Soldiers may not know they have suffered such a wound.

  • Leading the way

    Mar 26, 2009

  • Kids' Crafts

    Mar 26, 2009

    Fort Detrick kids learning the craft of pottery at Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick. Md.

  • Fort Detrick's Journey to Sustainability - looking to the future

    Mar 26, 2009

    Fort Detrick's journey to sustainability recently took a few more big steps forward.

  • Fort Detrick treated to Military Appreciation Night at the rodeo

    Mar 26, 2009

    The J Bar W Ranch sponsored Military Appreciation Night at Shipley Arena in Westminster to demonstrate its continuing support of the armed forces.

  • Fort Detrick announces start of landfill

    Mar 26, 2009

    Efforts are underway at Fort Detrick to complete restoration actions at several former Area B disposal sites.

  • Fort Detrick named 'Tree City USA' community

    Mar 26, 2009

    The Arbor Day Foundation has named Fort Detrick a "Tree City USA" community for the ninth year running.

  • Special reaction

    Mar 26, 2009

    Fort Detrick Special Reaction Team training.

  • Warrior Transition Soldier Awarded Purple Heart

    Mar 24, 2009

    WTB Soldier Awarde Purple Heart

  • Warrior Combat Reset Program gets NCO back on track

    Mar 23, 2009

    "Joining the Army was the best decision I ever made," said Staff Sgt. Eric Leuschner, recruiter for the Dallas Recruiter Battalion, Lubbock Company, Midland Recruiter Station in Midland, Texas. But, after three deployments and an immediate assignment to recruiting, Leuschner's future was in doubt. "When I returned from Iraq I didn't want to wake up in the mornings anymore, I had no fear for anything, I felt like an empty being, my soul was gone," Leuschner said. After experiencing a break down, Leuschner sought help. He learned about the Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program at Fort Hood from a fellow recruiter who had previously attended.

  • Soldiers learn how to get out of the 'battle mind' and back into the 'peacetime mind&

    Mar 23, 2009

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program can bring back the balance needed for a good reset. The program is designed to reduce hyper-arousal symptoms and inappropriate reactions to normal everyday events.

  • Fort Sill Drill Sergeant of the Year suffers from TBI

    Mar 23, 2009

    The Fort Sill Drill Sergeant of the Year talks about his traumatic brain injury

  • NCO teaches bistro cooking in the barracks

    Mar 20, 2009

    When it comes to cooking, Sgt. Edmund Perez knows how to prepare a healthy, affordable meal in about thirty minutes.

  • Brain Injury Services Pass Review

    Mar 18, 2009

    A Soldier's scars from war are often hidden. They reveal themselves through memory loss, headaches, dizziness or blurred vision. The symptoms may appear months or years after his or her return home. These hidden scars are diagnosed and treated in the newly formed Traumatic Brain Injury program at Fox Army Health Center. TBI Services director Dr. Lynley Ebeling and her case manager Tim Elmore have their office within the behavioral medicine clinic at Fox. "Basically our mission is to have them functioning back at normal levels so they can go on and complete their mission as a Soldier," said Ebeling, a neuropsychologist and licensed clinical psychologist.

  • 'Being an NCO means having pride, taking care of the Soldiers, leadership'

    Mar 16, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - When Sgt. Samantha Hollimon-Beverly completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. in 1993, she had so much fun that she wanted to go through it again. At the time, Hollimon-Beverly, now the noncommissioned office-in-charge of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, was in her first semester of college. "I got a letter in the mail, stating that I had to report for basic training," she said. "I had such a great time at Fort Jackson."

  • TBI Center: Blows to the head an injury, not a mental illness

    Mar 16, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Working in a combat zone while in theater can sometimes lead to events that cause Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. A roadside explosion or hard falls are two of the most common incidents that cause injury to the brain. Better known as a concussion, a mild case of TBI can cause various physical and mental problems for an individual. Mild traumatic brain injury affects from 10 to 20 percent of service members returning from combat deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • TBI Center: Blows to the head an injury, not a mental illness

    Mar 16, 2009

    Working in a combat zone while in theater can sometimes lead to events that cause Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. A roadside explosion or a hard fall are two of the most common incidents that cause injury to the brain.

  • Seeing the world from a new vantage point

    Mar 16, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas -The difference between glasses and contact lens is obvious: you wear one propped on your nose and the other tucked inside your eye socket. Whether you wear contact lens or glasses, good eyesight makes a huge difference in your work and your play. If you are an active duty service member and you wear glasses, you already know what a problem they are. Whether it's at the range zeroing your weapon, in the middle of PT, or checking out the other sex, glasses get in the way. But what if you didn't have to wear glasses or contact lens to see better' Pvt. Brandon Jefferson, S1, III Corps, a native of Jersey City, N. J said, "I just got tried of wearing glasses. I've been wearing them since I was in elementary school." Pvt. Brandon Jefferson, S1, III Corps decided to take advantage of the Department of Defense's Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program that provides free Lasik and PRK laser surgery for active-duty service members at military hospitals. The Military's goal is to minimize or eliminate the need for Soldiers to be dependent on corrective eyewear

  • Darnall program leads the way in Simulation Training

    Mar 13, 2009

    Simulated miracles occur four times a year on the third floor of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas. Providers enrolled in Darnall's Family Medicine Residency Program practice complicated medical procedures on patient simulators known as the "SimMan," to enhance their education, improve their skills, and reduce medical errors.

  • WMRD team wins recognition for standardizing Army process

    Mar 13, 2009

  • Read on a bridge, read in Lake Ridge

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Cat in the Hat made an appearance Saturday afternoon in a Lake Ridge community center to promote reading. The event is held yearly to generate interest in reading and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. He would have turned 105 this year. The event featured sevA,AA,Aeral activities for children, including games, free books, and pictures with ' the Kat,' guest readers, puppet shows, book distriA,AA,Abutions; free reading reA,AA,Asources, and a book fair.

  • Belvoir welcomes new additions to NCO Corps

    Mar 13, 2009

    Fort Belvoir welcomed 15 Soldiers into the noncomA,Amissioned officer corps Friday, during an induction cereA,Amony at the DAU auditorium.

  • Engineer, medic named installation NCO, Soldier of Quarter

    Mar 13, 2009

    Two Soldiers emerged as winners in the NCO and Soldier of the Quarter comA,ApetitionA,A their individual efA,AA,Aforts standing out in a field of nine competitors.

  • A Provider's story

    Mar 13, 2009

    Feature article supporting Brain Injury Awareness Month

  • Stay away, stay safe

    Mar 13, 2009

    In Iraq, most people are longing for something to remind them of home and combat the daily downer of being so far away from everything and everyone you care about. Some servicemembers and civilians have taken to "adopting" stray animals here for entertainment and companionship. While keeping a cute puppy or kitten as a pet downrange might brighten your spirits, it can also cost you your life.

  • Petraeus praises medics, corpsmen at 'Angels of Battlefield' gala

    Mar 12, 2009

    The commander of U.S. Central Command last night praised the Army medics and Navy corpsmen whose courage on the battlefield protects the lives of fellow servicemembers.

  • Great Plains Regional Medical Command Soldiers do well at competition

    Mar 12, 2009

    The honor of representing Great Plains Regional Medical Command meant a lot to nine Noncommissioned Officers and 10 Soldier of the Year Candidates participating in the five-day competition beginning Feb. 22.

  • Battle of the Alamo commemorated

    Mar 12, 2009

    "Remember the Alamo," said Maj. Gen. Keith Huber, commanding general, U.S. Army South, addressing members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and guests attending the memorial service at the Alamo March 6 in honor of the defenders of the Alamo.

  • Remembrance ceremony honors fallen military medics

    Mar 12, 2009

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Beneath the rows of simple white headstones evenly spaced beneath a dull and cloudy mid-March sky, the stories of those who rest at Arlington National Cemetery here Wednesday are anything but ordinary.

  • USACR/Safety Center Reminds Soldiers to Drink Responsibly this St. Patrick's Day

    Mar 11, 2009

    News release

  • Army FMWRC offers Great Getaways to Armed Forces Recreation Centers

    Mar 10, 2009

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Imagine attending a luau on Waikiki Beach; golfing in the shadows of the Magic Kingdom; sightseeing a seventh-century city in The Land of the Morning Calm; sunbathing beneath a famous lighthouse on the Atlantic; or skiing or hiking in the Bavarian Alps. One of those dream vacations awaits the winner of the Great Getaways Sweepstakes, an Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command-sponsored contest that began March 1 and runs through May 31 at

  • Social Security expedites disability applications for America's 'Wounded Warriors'

    Mar 9, 2009

    A website describing social security benefits for wounded warriors

  • Outcomes of drugs and alcohol stressed at standdown

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - It was a casual sunny Saturday afternoon in 2006 when a commissioned officer visited his neighbor for a beer and barbecue outing.

  • Soldier's suicide leaves unanswered questions

    Mar 6, 2009

    The suicide of Spc. Jamie Dalton, an Infantryman in B Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, in 2006 shocked everyone who knew him. Many of the warning signs weren't evident in Dalton's behavior or the things he said to friends.

  • West Point WTU signs Army Warrior Health-Care Covenant

    Mar 6, 2009

    Story and photo on West Point WTU signing Warrior Health-Care Covenant

  • Hospital Corps celebrates 122 years of service -- Year of the NCO

    Mar 6, 2009

    Guest speaker during the ceremony, U.S. Army Medical Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Althea Dixon, noted that the 2009 Year of the NCO theme is celebrating and honoring the Army professional NCO traditions.

  • USARPAC Suicide Prevention goes 'Beyond the Front'

    Mar 5, 2009

    Hundreds of Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians of the U.S. Army, Pacific, assembled in Fort Shafter's Richardson Theater to view an interactive video entitled "Beyond the Front" which presented vignettes of Soldiers in deployment and post deployment, stress-related situations that could lead to suicidal behavior.

  • Fort Lewis MSTC teaches Soldiers how to save wounded comrades

    Mar 5, 2009

    The Fort Lewis Medical Simulation Training Center has an array of courses that teach life-saving techniques based on the principles of Tactical Combat Casualty Care including Combat Medical Advanced Skills, Basic Life Support CPR, EMT National Registry as well as the EMT Refresher course. The center's bread-and-butter course, however, is the Combat Lifesaver course.

  • Fort Lewis suicide prevention training prepares facilitators

    Mar 5, 2009

    Specialist Norton received a "Dear John" e-mail from his fiancee. Then he watched his best friend die in a firefight. Now, he's contemplating suicide. The fictitious Norton was the subject of one of the videos in "Beyond the Front," an interactive presentation that served as the basis of suicide-prevention training given to facilitators Feb. 26-27 at Fort Lewis' North Fort Chapel. The facilitators will offer training to Soldiers and Army civilians in their units and directorates on post during individual suicide-prevention "stand-down" days between now and March 15.

  • CRDAMC opens West Fort Hood Health Clinic

    Mar 5, 2009

    The cutting of a ceremonial yellow ribbon at the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's West Fort Hood Health Clinic Tuesday, March 3 is the realization of a dream discussed ten years ago, according to guest speaker Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, III Corps and Fort Hood commander.

  • Wounded Soldiers receive Purple Heart Medals

    Mar 5, 2009

    Wounded Soldiers receive Purple Heart Medals at Fort Gordon

  • Fort Carson WTU Soldier drafts alternate energy proposal

    Mar 5, 2009

    While recuperating from wounds recieved in Iraq, a Fort Carson Soldier put his U.S. Military Academy training to use to come up with ideas for alternative energy sources.

  • Historic characters take the stage at Women's History Month observance

    Mar 5, 2009

    While snow covered the ground, the Belvoir commuA,Anity gathered at the Officer's Club to observe Women's History Month Tuesday. This year's theme is 'Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet.' First Sgt. Cynthia Moody presented Sojourner Truth's speech, 'Ain't I a Woman'' with passion. Truth mesmerA,Aized her audience with her speech in 1851 at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio.

  • Heidelberg Medic Gives Aid at Accident Scene

    Mar 5, 2009

    Sgt. Latoddia S. Maze, a medic with the Heidelberg Health Center, stabilized two passengers involved in a car accident on the autobahn March 2.

  • US soldiers get help as suicide levels soar

    Mar 4, 2009

    The Camp Victory Combat Stress Control Center plays an active role in helping soldiers use unavoidable stress to grow as warriors

  • High-tech mobile hospital trains to save lives in combat

    Mar 3, 2009

    "Mascal! Mascal! Mascal!" someone shouted as Soldiers ran out of tents towards a 15-passenger van, horn beeping loudly. Medical personnel whistled loudly to get everyone's attention focused on the latest casualties coming into the training area.

  • '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.


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