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  • Leaving a life-saving legacy

    Jul 27, 2011

    The Robertson Blood Center conducts a blood drive to honor Sgt. 1st Class James Edwards.

  • Investing in Building the Next Generation of Army Medicine Officers and Medics

    Jul 27, 2011

    At the foundation of the 246 years of AMEDD success is the exceptional developmental training of Army Medicine professionals. This training includes a federally funded university as well as partnerships with civilian private and public universities.

  • 2011 Armed Forces Operational Medicine Symposium

    Jul 26, 2011

    The 2011 Armed Forces Operational Medicine Symposium, held in May in Colorado Springs, CO, provided a golden opportunity for medical personnel across the Services to share their wealth of experience. It also offered an opportunity for personnel to expand their knowledge by hearing updates from the Services and various Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, including the Military Vaccine (MILVAX) Agency, which conducted a two-day Immunization Leaders Course (ILC) for attendees.

  • Walter Reed to case colors in July 27 ceremony

    Jul 26, 2011

    The Walter Reed Army Medical Center colors will be cased July 27, 2011, at 10 a.m. on the parade field in front of the Heaton Pavilion.

  • Army in Training: Pardon Our Noise

    Jul 25, 2011

    “Growing up near Aberdeen Proving Ground in the ‘40s and ‘50s meant that you heard a lot of big guns firing and felt a lot of vibration from those guns,” explained lifelong Harford County, Md., resident Jack Molnar. “But you understood that the testing was important and was just part of life in the area.”

  • Reserve dentist honored for humanitarian work

    Jul 25, 2011

    The University of Pristina, Kosovo, recently honored an Army Reserve dentist from the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command in Coraopolis, Pa., for her outstanding humanitarian work while deployed to Camp Bondsteel.

  • Troxell Thanks Bagram Hospital Staff, Patients

    Jul 25, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell toured the military hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan to visit the staff and wounded warriors from coalition nations and Afghanistan.

  • Medical professionals participate in Vietnam outreach mission

    Jul 25, 2011

    Personnel from 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) and Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center participated in the third Vietnam Bilateral Military Medical Outreach July 7-18. The continued Medical First Responder training, and subject matter expert exchange with Vietnamese Armed Forces personnel in order to enhance host country medical proficiency and further contribute to their medical readiness .

  • Future force: Army Research Lab equips warfighters

    Jul 22, 2011

    The U.S. Army is a well-trained, well-equipped fighting force. And behind every weapon, piece of armor and training that prepares and protects Soldiers in battle are teams of scientists and engineers who are solving complex problems and driving future capabilities.

  • WTC's "Unlimited Potential" video - wounded Soldiers showcase their abilities

    Jul 22, 2011

    See the inner-drive of wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers first hand in this three-minute video. Watch rehabilitation at a Warrior Transition Unit, career planning through Comprehensive Transition Plan's seven-part process, and adaptive sports at Warrior Games.

  • MEDREACH 2011 - Malawi Defense Force receives vital training

    Jul 22, 2011

    SOLDIERS from the 399th Combat Support Hospital instructed Malawi Defense Force medical staff and Soldiers from the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, May 5, at the Kamuzu Barracks, on a variety of procedures to help them better respond to combat-related injuries. The four-day course was designed to be an information-sharing exercise between the MDF and U.S. Soldiers who participated in MEDREACH 11, a humanitarian medical exercise that took place in Malawi.

  • U.S. Soldiers welcomed, experience Ghanaian culture

    Jul 21, 2011

    About 100 U.S. Soldiers experienced firsthand the vibrant history and culture of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana July 17 while participating in MEDFLAG 11. The Ghana Army-sponsored cultural day was one of the many examples of kindness the Ghana Armed Forces has shown to U.S. servicemembers, who traveled here to work side-by-side with their GAF counterparts in the joint humanitarian assistance exercise.

  • U.S. dental teams train, work with Ghanaian Armed Forces

    Jul 21, 2011

    Soldiers from the 965th Dental Company, U.S. Army Reserve Texas, and the 814th Medical Company of the North Dakota Army National Guard, shared information with Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) medical personnel about U.S. dental practices July 18 during MEDFLAG 11. The GAF and 965th Dental Co. participated in group instruction to ensure both teams leave MEDFLAG 11 with a better understanding of their own capabilities while learning new ways to do their jobs more efficiently.

  • U.S., Ghana partner to teach malaria prevention

    Jul 21, 2011

    A team of U.S. Soldiers from the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, an Army Reserve unit from Connecticut, partnered with Ghana's National Disaster Management Organization during MEDFLAG 11 to implement a malaria outreach program and train disaster volunteers on basic first aid skills.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits Army North, Fort Sam Houston

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III and his wife, Jeanne, visited service members, Wounded Warriors and new recruits July 8-9 at Fort Sam Houston and U.S. Army North.

  • Nights and Weekends: Dedicated to Making Soldiers Whole

    Jul 21, 2011

    Lt. Cols. Brett D. Owens, M.D., and Philip J. Belmont Jr., M.D., first met more than a decade ago at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where they served as a general surgery intern and an orthopedic surgery resident, respectively. They collaborated on a research project early on, but it wasn’t until 2007 when they rekindled their partnership working at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. Col. Owens was serving as director of Orthopedic Surgery Research, and Col. Belmont as the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program director, when they began collaborating extensively on research projects focused on musculoskeletal injuries in U.S. military service members.

  • Dentists complete advanced residency program

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- During a two-week humanitarian mission in May, four Fort Sill Army dental students treated more than 250 children in an impoverished area. The training was part of their curriculum in the Comanche Advanced Education in General Dentistry-1 year program -- a post-doctoral level training for new Army dentists.

  • AMEDD Civilian Corps Chief SES Speaks at USAMITC Commander’s Call

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS " Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Civilian Corps Chief Gregg Stevens, Senior Executive Service (SES), spoke at a recent U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) Commander’s Call, held at the Blesse Auditorium on Fort Sam Houston.

  • USAMITC Prepares to Deploy Windows 7

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS " The U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) is leading the planning efforts to transition and upgrade all U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) computers from Windows XP to Windows® 7. This massive migration will include all computers, or end-user devices (EUDs), at all MEDCOM sites throughout the world.

  • Twice wounded, but 'Soldiering' on with nature

    Jul 20, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Karl Pasco deployed twice to Iraq and was seriously injured both times. The outdoors, he says, is his retreat from the painful memories, the lost friends, the catastrophic wounds he suffered from his two deployments to Iraq and the countless trips to military hospitals to repair his damaged body.

  • Fox Health Center Passes Regional Review

    Jul 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Fox Army Health Center has set the bar high for the other 10 medical treatment facilities in the Southern region.

  • GEMS graduates happy scientists

    Jul 20, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- If 25 local elementary school students are any sign of our country’s prospects, the next generation will raise the status of the United States in the areas of math and science.

  • Newman takes Army to Victory Lane

    Jul 19, 2011

    Ryan Newman has been the driver of the U.S. Army Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing for almost three seasons on the Sprint Cup circuit. On Sunday, Newman took the Army to Victory Lane for the first time since 2004.

  • Six Complete First Apheresis Training at Fort Hood

    Jul 19, 2011

    The Robertson Blood Center conducts its first apheresis training program with six soldiers from Fort Bragg and Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Texas Shootout Concludes at Robertson Blood Center

    Jul 19, 2011

    Angela Oakley and Sarah Jennings teamed up and battled it out in the Texas Shootout Blood Donating Challenge at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Recruiter Remembers Roots with Military Blood Drive

    Jul 19, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class James Williams hosts an Armed Services Blood Program blood drive at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Ghana, U.S. medical personnel share knowledge, experience during MEDFLAG 11

    Jul 18, 2011

    The first portion of MEDFLAG 11 has strengthened the relationship between the U.S. and Ghana through five days of collaborative training, during which medical expertise is shared by the joint-team effort to improve medical treatment in their home countries.

  • Ghana, U.S. noncommissioned officers lead the way

    Jul 18, 2011

    Ghanaian and U.S. participated together July 14 in a joint noncommissioned officer-led promotion ceremony at Burma Camp, Accra, Ghana for Staff Sgt. Jennifer Shook, of the U.S. Army National Guard. The ceremony was just one example of the many times the NCOs of both armies have already worked together during the bilateral MEDFLAG 11. Beginning July 11, MEDFLAG 11 is a bilateral exercise between the U.S. and Ghana armed forces through 10 days of collaborative training and sharing of medical expertise, as well as joint humanitarian civic assistance in local communities.

  • Patients have many options for picking up prescriptions

    Jul 18, 2011

    No one likes waiting for a prescription when they aren’t feeling well or on a tight schedule. That’s why the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Department of Pharmacy offers several options that shorten pharmacy waiting times.

  • Smith takes command of DENTAC, Houston bids fond farewell

    Jul 18, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. " Col. David G. Smith took hold of the unit colors and command of Dental Activity from Col. Jamie P. Houston July 8 during a change of command ceremony at Fort Polk’s Warrior Field.

  • Don’t Sweep Conflict Underneath the Rug

    Jul 15, 2011

  • Building Homes for the Homeless

    Jul 15, 2011

  • Fort Stewart MEDDAC changes leadership

    Jul 14, 2011

    July 7 marked a transition in leadership for Winn Army Community Hospital with a change of command and responsibility ceremony at Fort Stewart’s Marne Garden. The pomp and circumstance of the event was picture perfect for outgoing hospital commander, Col. Paul R. Cordts and incoming commander, Col. Ronald J. Place.

  • Symposium Recognition Ceremony

    Jul 14, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - Men and women from Warrior Transition Units (WTU) across the United States and Europe were recognized for their dedication to the wounded, ill and injured Warriors and their families during an award ceremony during the U.S. Army Medical Command Training Symposium. Brig. Gen. Darryl Williams, commander of the Warrior Transition Command (WTC), and Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Scott, WTC sergeant major, commended them for their gallant and courageous support and efforts.

  • Golf professionals inspire wounded warriors

    Jul 14, 2011

    Ladies Professional Golf Association players joined Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center July 5 to share inspirational stories of success through adversity.

  • Ghanaian-American Soldier supports U.S. Army Africa exercise in Accra

    Jul 13, 2011

    A U.S. Army Africa Soldier born in Ghana returns home to Accra as a participant in the bilateral medical forces exercise known as MEDFLAG 11. For Sgt. Mark L. Kwansah, it’s a homecoming with a mission.

  • Reds helps Soldier’s blues

    Jul 13, 2011

    The "Thank you Foundation," and the Cincinnati Reds, honor a wounded warrior.

  • “Rough Rider” medics train troops at U.S. base in Iraq

    Jul 12, 2011

    Combat medics assigned to Company C, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a combat lifesaver course for service members stationed at Contingency Operating Site Marez, July 4-8. During the five-day medical refresher course, the service members trained on how to treat a casualty until professional medical help arrives.

  • Mission: Capture Army medical history

    Jul 12, 2011

    The AMEDD Center of History and Heritage sent a detachment of its newly created Special Medical Augmentation Response Team - Medical History, to Camp Zama, Japan, to collect interviews, digital imagery, and detailed records of events in connection with the U.S. military's assistance to Japan following the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.

  • Ultimately saving lives

    Jul 11, 2011

    "Combat lifesaver training provides Paratroopers the opportunity to train on skills that will ultimately save lives on the battlefield,” stated 2nd Lt. Christopher Grill, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, medical platoon leader. The medical platoon from 1-325, “Red Falcons,” hosted combat life saver training on Camp Ramadi, Iraq, June 27. The event was open to Paratroopers to promote continued training on medical tasks. The 40-hour training course focuses on tactical combat casualty care in three phases: care under fire, tactical field care, and combat casualty evacuation.

  • AMEDD Museum breaks ground on Medal of Honor Walk

    Jul 11, 2011

    The Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, led a group of senior former Army medical leaders breaking ground on a new Medal of Honor Walk at the Army Medical Department Museum on June 30. The Army Medical Department Museum Foundation is leading the fund raising campaign to secure approximately $1.3 million in donations to construct the facility which is expected to start this fall. The construction will include a covered 250 seat amphitheater, plaza, exhibit pavilion, two additional exhibit pergolas and the Medal of Honor Walk with monuments and possibly a kiosk. The kiosk will tell the stories of the 52 Army Medical Department Medal of Honor recipients.

  • Fort McPherson’s dental clinic cases colors

    Jul 11, 2011

    Lawrence Joel Troop Medical Clinic's Dental Clinic cased its colors July 8, at the Fort McPherson Post Theater. The casing of the colors, which will never be flown again, signify the deactivation of the clinic, which has served members of all branches of the U.S. military.

  • LJTMC BRAC UPDATE

    Jul 11, 2011

    With the BRAC directed closure of Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, all military-unique physicals for active duty personnel will now be conducted at Connelly Clinic, Fort Gordon, Georgia. For Periodic Health Assessments (PHA), please call (706)787-0312 or (706)787-5168. For Retirement and ETS Physicals please call (706)787-5159.

  • Darnall military pharmacist recognized for outstanding performance and contributions to career field

    Jul 11, 2011

    Lieutenant Col. Gwendolyn Thompson, chief of the Pharmacy Department at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2011 Next Generation Pharmacist" Awards Military Pharmacist of the Year.

  • Darnall committed to customer service; wants patient feedback

    Jul 11, 2011

    Good customer service costs nothing, but it is priceless in terms of what it means to the patients and staff at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. Patients have the opportunity to anonymously provide feedback on their hospital visit by either completing an Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) comment and/or filling out the Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey (APLSS).

  • USAPHC holds redesignation ceremony

    Jul 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine was formally reflagged as the U.S. Army Public Health Command during a redesignation ceremony July 11 at McBride Field, Aberdeen Proving Ground"South, Md.

  • Miles takes it all in stride

    Jul 8, 2011

    Feature story about a Fort Knox 6-year-old with a titanium prosthetic leg wins at the Endeavor Games in Oklahoma. Dad is a retired NCO, working at the US Army Accessions Command at Fort Knox and Mom is a teacher at Fort Knox High School.

  • Sim Man saves lives on battlefield

    Jul 6, 2011

    The Medical Simulation Training Center brings medical training to a new level with advanced technology and dedicated simulators that simulate real-life situations troops will encounter downrange, such as gunshot wounds to the chest and open femur fractures.

  • Overseas deployment training gives reservists opportunity to experience active duty

    Jul 6, 2011

    The Joint Multinational Training Command gives reserve component Soldiers the opportunity to train on their military occupation specialties as part of the overseas deployment training program.

  • EFMP Respite Care: Enhancing the Quality of Life for Caregivers

    Jul 6, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Starting in July, the Exceptional Family Member Program is standardizing and streamlining the process for delivering respite care to eligible Families in need of support.

  • An Ounce of Prevention and the Extra Mile

    Jul 6, 2011

    USAMMA oversees the critical mission to deliver vaccines to Soldiers worldwide

  • Thinking Outside the Box

    Jul 6, 2011

    A recent national workshop reaches across medical disciplines to get closer to real help for our deployed service members and combat veterans facing brain and mental injuries.

  • New Technology Quickly Navigates Electronic Health Records to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs

    Jul 6, 2011

    Clinical Looking Glass software tool to analyze patient outcomes will be piloted at Walter Reed this year.

  • Military Medical Panel Reviews New Devices for Rapid Identification of Infection or Disease in War F

    Jul 6, 2011

  • New Military Medical Research Focuses on Saving War Fighters’ Sight

    Jul 6, 2011

  • USARPAC, TAMC teach medical first responder course to save lives on battlefield

    Jul 6, 2011

    The words “Ek dol, Ek Juddho!” or “One Team, One Fight!” thundered from the mouths of more than 60 Bangladesh officers, nurses and soldiers during the recent graduation ceremony of the Medical First Responder Train-the-Trainer course, here, June 5-9.

  • First AFAP EFMP Focus Forum held

    Jul 5, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Dozens of issues were discussed regarding the Exceptional Family Member Program at the first Army Family Action Plan EFMP Focus Forum June 21. Out of all the issues, three were deemed the most critical by the forum participants and will become part of the Fort Hood AFAP.

  • Diver Down

    Jul 1, 2011

    I consider myself a fairly experienced diver. I’ve had more than 30 dives, along with an advanced scuba certification and a couple of specialty certifications. I also learned to dive in water that had limited visibility, which was usually anywhere from five to 10 feet on good days. My diving experiences had been fairly uneventful in terms of emergencies or accidents, but that was about to change.

  • Just Out for a Spin

    Jul 1, 2011

    Your engine quits and your aerobatic airplane becomes a heavy glider. You do an eyeball scan of the local real estate, and the available options don’t include an airfield. Gravity isn’t going to wait, so you’re going to have to make some quick risk management decisions.

  • An ounce of prevention is worth tons of fun at Summer Safety Day 2011

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Shamu and McGruff were popular attention-grabbers for children at the Fort Sam Houston Summer Safety Day June 22, a great way to remind them and their parents to be safe during the hot months ahead.

  • Medal of Honor citation marker instills warrior ethos

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Company C, 264th Medical Battalion unveiled a Medal of Honor citation marker honoring retired Lt. Col. Alfred Rascon during a ceremony June 17.

  • Human Animal Bond brings pets to patients, staff

    Jun 30, 2011

    Members of the Human Animal Bond organization visit places throughout the Leavenworth and Fort Leavenworth community -- schools, libraries, nursing homes and hospitals.

  • Kimbrough celebrates 50th anniversary of dedication

    Jun 30, 2011

    A painting was unveiled Friday as part of the 50th anniversary of the dedication that named Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center after Col. James Claude Kimbrough. About 400 people attended the commemoration held on the facility's front lawn.

  • U.S. Army Medics train German Psyops Soldiers

    Jun 29, 2011

    A team of combat medics from the 557th Medical Company (Area Support) partnered with Soldiers of the German Army’s 950th Psyops Battalion recently, to provide training on battlefield lifesaving techniques.

  • Medically ready to deploy validated by Fort Hood SRP site

    Jun 28, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--“Ready or not” may be an old cliché, but it’s the staunch motto for the Operational and Deployment Medicine professionals at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. Since the “readiness of the force to fight is determined by the readiness of its Soldiers,” U.S. Central Command policy dictates that each Soldier who deploys to their area be validated as “medically ready to deploy” by one of the deployment processing centers.

  • Army Medical Command conducts training symposium in San Antonio

    Jun 28, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, Army surgeon general, addressed thousands of attendees at the Army Medical Command’s Training Symposium, held in San Antonio, June 27-29, 2011.

  • Walter Reed patients tour future Belvoir home

    Jun 27, 2011

    Wounded warriors who will transfer from Walter Reed Army Medical Center to Fort Belvoir in mid-August got an up-close look Thursday at what life will be like for them.

  • Men's Health Month: STDs, real men get checked

    Jun 27, 2011

    Many Soldiers are not aware that there are deadly enemies infiltrating their ranks, silently preying on their general health and ability to reproduce, and in some cases even taking their lives. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are well-known threats. Still, regardless of the danger they pose, many men (and women) don’t take them seriously.

  • WTC releases new video on enhanced warrior care system

    Jun 27, 2011

    The Warrior Transition Command released a 10-minute educational video last week highlighting new aspects of the Army’s system to care for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers.

  • USO breaks ground on wounded warrior, family center

    Jun 27, 2011

    Today, a groundbreaking ceremony marked the beginning of construction of the first stateside USO center that will provide non-critical care and support for the wounded, injured and ill, as well as their families and caregivers as they transition from inpatient to outpatient care.

  • Golden Anniversary: Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center marks 50 years of service to Fort Meade

    Jun 24, 2011

    Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center celebrated its 50th anniversary June 24. This is a look back at Kimbrough's history and service to the Fort Meade community. Information is courtesy of Kimbrough's website.

  • Fitness program rocks Civilians into shape

    Jun 24, 2011

    As Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division continue to deploy, the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Civilian team remain on standby to support the Army's mission. Ready for the call, Army Civilians are given the opportunity to get into tip-top shape all the while incorporating the command philosophy of teamwork, caring, training and having fun. Civilians jog, lunge and tone their way to health with the Fort Stewart Civilian Fitness Program at Newman Fitness Center, June 16.

  • Army medicine officials seek to evolve warrior care

    Jun 24, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, Army surgeon general and U.S. Army Medical Command commander, hosted an Integrative Medicine Meeting where senior medical and non-medical Department of Defense leaders from across the services convened to review alternative medical practices to enhance the quality of care servicemembers and other military medicine beneficiaries receive in future.

  • Extraordinary nurses recognized at Womack Army Medical Center

    Jun 24, 2011

    Nurses at Womack Army Medical Center are being honored with Diseases Attacking the Immune System Award for extraordinary nurses. The award, presented in collaboration with The American Organization of Nurse Executives, is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform everyday. The first award recipients will be announced Aug. 17.

  • Sargent takes command of Darnall Medical Center

    Jun 24, 2011

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, recognized as the “face of Army Medicine,” said goodbye to familiar faces and welcomed its newest command team members in a change of command ceremony June 23 at Sadowski Field here. Colonel Patrick D. Sargent assumed command from Col. (Dr.) Steven E. Braverman, who led the hospital for the last two years.

  • The 'Guessing Game'

    Jun 24, 2011

    The Terlajes had a feeling early on that their second-born son was lagging developmentally, but pediatricians reassured them it was normal for some to trail behind. A phone call from day care changed all of that.

  • Intrepid Center marks first anniversary

    Jun 24, 2011

    A year after its ribbon-cutting ceremony, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence is making a difference in the lives of warfighters suffering traumatic brain injuries and psychological disorders, said Dr. James Kelly, the center’s director.

  • Rock Island Arsenal hosts CBWTU muster

    Jun 23, 2011

    On June 13, a crowd of more than 50 Soldiers and their Family members heard a panel presentation by one former Soldier and two current Soldiers during a Community Based Warrior in Transition Unit " Illinois muster at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • Operation Ready Warrior at Fort McCoy ensures troops' dental pre-deployment readiness

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Soldiers who want to be prepared for deployment need to ensure they have taken care of all of their pre-deployment needs, including having their dental readiness up to date. Operation Ready Warrior (ORW) was held at Fort McCoy June 4-18 to help support those dental needs. Lt. Col. Marcia Lewis, commander of the 810th Medical Company (Dental Support), said Army Reserve Dental personnel conducted dental screenings to help Army Reserve Soldiers participating in Operations Red Dragon (Homeland Defense), Essayons (engineer, troop projects) and Diamond Saber (finance) take care of any dental issues that could affect their deployment status. Dental facilities were established at Contingency Operating Location Freedom and at two cantonment area locations to serve the troops, Lewis said.

  • Star-studded grand opening for newest Fort Sam Houston fitness center

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- To stay on track, the 502nd Mission Support Group inaugurated the newest addition to the post’s athletic facilities, the Fort Sam Houston Fitness Center at the Medical Education and Training Campus, June 20.

  • Tripler medic makes all Armed Forces Soccer team

    Jun 22, 2011

    For nearly 17 years, Spc. Ashleah Dingle, a medic assigned to Tripler Army Medical Center Charlie Co., has loved the game of soccer. She played as a child. She played through school. She played in leagues. Now, she plays for the "All Armed Forces Soccer Team."

  • Walter Reed move should be painless for wounded warriors

    Jun 22, 2011

    About 430 wounded warriors will be moving in August, along with the Walter Reed staff, to one of two refurbished medical centers in the National Capital Region.

  • Preventive MED Techniques Keep Mission Rolling

    Jun 21, 2011

    Medical staff helps keep Soldiers in the fight; and convoys in the mission.

  • USARIEM celebrates 50th anniversary

    Jun 20, 2011

    In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine held a commemorative symposium June 16 to 17 at Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Soldiers help Tribes fight rabies

    Jun 20, 2011

    ANADARKO, Okla. - After her mother decided to keep an abandoned dog which had been dumped near her mom’s Oklahoma farm, Kay Burleson brought it to the rabies vaccination clinic June 4 at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Complex in Anadarko, Okla. In addition to the free shot, Burleson knew she could find out more about the black-and-white Brittany by talking with the Army veterinarian and veterinary technician because at a previous clinic they had answered questions about her horses.

  • High temperatures and heat-related injuries can go hand in hand

    Jun 20, 2011

    Summer may have started on June 21, but unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last two months you’ve probably noticed it’s already really hot outside. Many consider summer the season of endless fun in the sun, but Texas heat and humidity are both potential factors for serious, or even life-threatening, heat-related injuries. In 2010, there were 1,734 reported heat injuries among Soldiers Army-wide. Of that number, 207 suffered from heat strokes, and sadly, one Soldier died, Maj. Rebecca Zinnante, the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center chief of environmental health said.

  • Medical unit conducts tactical training at Fort Bragg for leaders

    Jun 17, 2011

    More than 20 officers and noncommissioned officers of the 7236th Medical Support Unit recently took part in training to ensure that when their time came to deploy to a hostile territory, they would know exactly what to do. The unit leadership conducted a field training exercise for its officers and NCOs that included various movements to contact, patrolling and the engagement and capturing of enemy personnel.

  • Fort Leavenworth MEDDAC Soldiers train local law enforcement

    Jun 17, 2011

    Three Medical Department Activity Soldiers spent the day teaching a group of 33 civilian law enforcement officers a version of the Combat Life Saver course June 10 in Kansas City, Mo. The students were a mix of city, county and federal law enforcement officers, as well as a few emergency medical technicians from the eight counties included in the Kansas City metropolitan area, said Platte County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Randall Pittman.

  • Fort Leavenworth Resiliency Center opens

    Jun 17, 2011

    The new Fort Leavenworth Resiliency Center, 600 Thomas Ave., celebrated its grand opening June 9. The Resiliency Center is home to Army Community Service, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, the Equal Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity offices and more. The center has several classrooms and on-site child care.

  • Duty to Soldiers, oneself: Combat veterans seek out behavioral health services to help with PTSD

    Jun 16, 2011

  • Army Medicine welcomes newest grads from Madigan

    Jun 16, 2011

    Every graduation speech is judged by its delivery, its content, and its impact. This graduation was a homerun in many categories, but it may have been the speech that took the experience for Army Medicine’s newest healthcare professionals to the highest level. More than 140 residents and interns became independent healthcare professionals June 3 in a graduation ceremony for Madigan Healthcare System’s Graduate Medical Education at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Co-located Club on McChord Field.

  • BAMC wounded warriors excel a Warrior Games

    Jun 16, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center’s Warrior Transition Battalion won five gold and two silver medals at the Warrior Games held in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 16-21. The Warrior Games is a competition between wounded, ill and injured servicemen and women.

  • Fort Sill dedicates Graham resiliency center

    Jun 16, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Being a place where people can go to get help with issues confronting them, Fort Sill's resiliency training campus was dedicated June 13 to a family that has portrayed exactly what resiliency is all about. The Graham Resiliency Training Center is named in honor of the two sons Carol and Maj. Gen. Mark Graham lost: one to combat in Iraq, the other to depression and suicide.

  • Fort Sill veterinarians, techs travel to reservations for rabies clinics

    Jun 16, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- FORT SILL, Okla. -- After her mother decided to keep an abandoned dog which had been dumped near her mom's Oklahoma farm, Kay Burleson brought it to the rabies vaccination clinic June 4 at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Complex in Anadarko, Okla. In addition to the free shot, Burleson knew she could find out more about the black-and-white Brittany by talking with the Army veterinarian and veterinary technician because at a previous clinic they had answered questions about her horses.

  • ‘Cooking for Real’ Goes Green

    Jun 16, 2011

    Sunny Anderson, host of Food Network’s “Cooking for Real” show, visited forts Lee and Bragg, N.C. to show America that behind every great Soldier is a good meal.

  • Fort Meade center's services aid Wounded Warriors

    Jun 16, 2011

    Wounded warriors learn to craft their own fly for fly fishing at Burba Lake as part of the Healing Waters program for the Soldier and Family Assistance Center.

  • Young male Soldiers potentially at risk for testicular cancer

    Jun 15, 2011

    Testicular cancer, although a rare form of cancer, occurs most often in men between the ages of 20 and 39, which means the majority of male Soldiers are potentially at risk. The testicular cancer rate has more than doubled among white men in the past 40 years, but has only recently begun to increase among black men, according to the National Cancer Institute. There is no known cause, but some men may be more at risk for developing testicular cancer if they have had an undescended testicle or if a brother or father had the disease.

  • Army birthday brings wounded warriors to Fort Detrick

    Jun 15, 2011

    For the third year, Fort Detrick has hosted a Wounded Warrior Appreciation BBQ.

  • New fund launches to help wounded warriors

    Jun 15, 2011

    Army senior leaders and the president and chief executive officer of Operation Homefront, Jim Knotts, marked the launch of the "Army Homefront Fund" during a ceremony here, June 13, 2011.

  • Exercise tests plan for upcoming Walter Reed patient relocation

    Jun 14, 2011

    The National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center conducted an inpatient movement rehearsal exercise June 12, 2011, to test all aspects of the inpatient move that is scheduled to occur in August.