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  • Wounded Warrior NCO Returns to Qualification Range

    Apr 27, 2009

    The last time Sgt. Bret Cherry, 25, participated in the M-16 Zero Qualification Range was in 2006. He shot at the sharpshooter level, ranging between 33 and 37 out of 40 possible hits. Three years later, the wounded warrior returned to the firing line April 15 at Camp Bullis along with Brooke Army Medical Center's Troop Command Soldiers with one goal in mind; to remain on active duty.

  • NCO Receives Bronze Star

    Apr 27, 2009

    It was to no surprise even to his wife, Belinda Reed, after he thanked a crowd of more than 40 Soldiers, medical and civilian staff members April 17 during his Bronze Star ceremony in the Center for Intrepid foyer, that he also had a special message for fellow amputees.

  • Prescription drug abuse on rise in DoD

    Apr 24, 2009

    Fort Sill is being proactive to fight a rising trend in DoD of prescriptiion drug abuse

  • Exercise, exercise, exercise: Fort Rucker trains for the worst

    Apr 24, 2009

    Fort Rucker's Force Protection Exercise (FPE) climaxed April 23 when a mock terrorist detonated a suicide bomb among first response team members in the Allen Heights neighborhood.

  • Amputee makes history

    Apr 23, 2009

    Former Staff Sgt. Johnathan Holsey made history here last week as the first amputee to attend the Warrant Officer Career College (WOCC).

  • When Nature Plays Rough-- part 1

    Apr 23, 2009

    Story was designed to be a "call to action" for disaster preparation by recounting the F5 tornado that hit this area 35 years ago this month. It is a two-part story that ends with the ice storm that crippled most of this state earlier this year. The interviews were with people who were affected by both events, how they handled them, and how they prepare. It includes information from Emergency Management Operations, and talks about "Ready Army."

  • Gadson tests power knee

    Apr 23, 2009

    Army Lt. Col. Greg Gadson enjoyed a stroll Thursday on the grounds of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. While that may not sound newsworthy, for Gadson and his team of caregivers it certainly was. Gadson, 43, of Fort Belvoir, is an Army officer whose legs were amputated above the knees and the first person in the world to receive the completed version of the second generation of the Ossur Power Knee prosthetics device.

  • USO honors Madigan commander

    Apr 17, 2009

    Major General Patricia Horoho, commanding general, Western Regional Medical Command and Madigan Army Medical Center, was recognized April 7 as the recipient of the 2009 USO military Woman of the Year award.

  • AMEDDC&S partners with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

    Apr 17, 2009

    In a move to increase safety, specifically in often harsh work environments, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol initiated their first self-trained National Registry Emergency Medicine Technician Basic Course Jan. 12, one of two courses held in El Paso. The six-week 110-hour course was approved by the U.S. Army EMS Programs Management Office.

  • More Female patients receiving Veterans Rehab medical care

    Apr 17, 2009

    More female patients receiving veterans Rehabilitation medical care at Augusta Georgia facility.

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder lessons shared

    Apr 17, 2009

    PTSD lessons shared by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Samuel Rhodes.

  • MEDCOM Ombudsman Conference

    Apr 13, 2009

    When wounded, ill or injured Soldiers are tied up in red tape and frustrated by bureaucracy, an ombudsman may be just what the doctor ordered. An ombudsman is defined as someone who investigates complaints and mediates fair settlements. At Army hospitals, ombudsmen are that and much more - sources of information, liaisons, counselors, perhaps even guardian angels.

  • Current Soldier, future coach

    Apr 10, 2009

    His past and future could intersect in the present. On Monday, Mark Knight of Fort Lewis will travel to Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., to take the reins as head coach of the All-Army Women's Basketball Team at its trial camp. Less than two years from his retirement as a Soldier, the 43-year-old Knight could be auditioning for his second career.

  • FSH kicks off Military Child, Child Abuse Month - Month of the Military Child, Child Abuse Month and

    Apr 10, 2009

    With April being the Month of the Military Child, as well as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the covenant was exemplified at Fort Sam Houston April 3 with a calendar full of fun-filled events for children, Families, Soldiers and friends.

  • Cole student designs Army South Fiesta Medal - The Month of the Military Child

    Apr 10, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Keith Huber, commander of U. S. Army South, presented certificates of achievement to 15 Robert G. Cole High School students for their participation in designing an Army South fiesta medal March 31.

  • AMEDDC&S NCOs honor WWII heroes

    Apr 10, 2009

    Four Soldiers from B company, 264th Medical Battalion Soldiers, Sgts.1st Class William Gearhart, Ricardo Gutierrez and Staff Sgts. Eric Shepard and Robert Lemy, from U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School that got together March 28 and headed to White Sands, N.M. Their goal was to experience the most grueling and memorable marathon in the world, the Bataan Memorial Death March. This special Sunday at the end of March tells their story.

  • Occupational Therapists help Soldiers maintain healthy lifestyles

    Apr 10, 2009

    Army occupational therapists originated in 1917 during World War I and were known as reconstruction aides. Today, with more complex responsibilities, they continue to focus on helping patients of all ages with limited abilities to complete daily functions and tasks.

  • Saluting our Military Children

    Apr 10, 2009

    With April comes spring -- and the Army's Month of the Military Child. This year's month-long awareness of military-connected children kicked off April 1 with a ribbon cutting at the Child Development Center, followed by a parade and an impromptu dance festival for all the children and their teachers. "For the last 23 years, the month of April has been used to provide us an opportunity to pay tribute to our nation's youngest heroes," said Kara Pleasant, president of Redstone Arsenal's Parent Advisory Council, who spoke at the kickoff ceremony. "This is our time to recognize the unique challenges and struggles they face as well as acknowledge their contributions and unconditional support of our troops."

  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center selects NCO of the Year

    Apr 9, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Steven Mock, a California native assigned to Company A, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas, earned several awards over his five-year military career, and being named the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for both CRDAMC and Great Plains Regional Medical Command in San Antonio, Texas, was another stepping stone in his path from green to gold.

  • U.S. Army Medical Command "Best Warrior" competition determines NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Apr 9, 2009

    One noncommissioned officer and one Soldier, both with less than five years of Army service between them, were named the 2009 U.S. Army Medical Command NCO and Soldier of the Year" Best Warrior" competition winners after a grueling five-day competition held at Madigan Army Medical Center and Fort Lewis, Wash.

  • Wounded Warrior care attracts high visibility

    Apr 9, 2009

    Wounded warrior care attracts high visibility from top military leaders tasked to evaluate the current state of medical care.

  • Wounded Warrior finds exceptional medical care

    Apr 9, 2009

    Wounded warrior finds exceptional medical care when he says he expected much worse.

  • Soldier donates life saving kidney

    Apr 9, 2009

    A Fort Gordon Soldier is scheduled to donate a kidney to a fellow Soldier at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • 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


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