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  • Wreath laying ceremony commemorates fourth Sergeant Major of the Army - Fort Sam Houston pays tribut

    Jun 18, 2009

    To coincide with the Army's Birthday and concluding the day's events veterans, civilians and Family members gathered at a place of remembrance, the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery June 12, for a traditional wreath laying ceremony to remember and honor Sgt. Maj. Leon Van Autreve, the fourth Sergeant Major of the Army. Medal of Honor recipients; Staff Sgt, Lucian Adams, Sgt. Jose M. Lopez, Tech. Sgt. Cleto Rodriguez, Master Sgt. Roy P. Benavidez, and Warrant Officer (then Sgt. 1st Class) Louis Rocco, heard the call and answered it with their acts of bravery and selfless sacrifice.

  • Wounded warrior works toward recovery

    Jun 18, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Manuel "Manny" Figueroa Jr. joined the Army at age 21. "My goal was to be an active duty Soldier and retire after 20 years," said Figueroa. "I wanted to kick down doors and blow things up." Figueroa was severely injured in Iraq Feb. 8, 2008 when the vehicle he was riding in hit an improvised explosive device hidden under a canal bridge. Figueroa is currently working at the U.S. Army Medical Command Health Care Acquisition Activity reviewing Educational Service Agreements, as part of his recovery process within the Warrior in Transition Unit.

  • Work study program provides added benefits for wounded warriors

    Jun 18, 2009

    Lt. Col. Scott Svabek, commander, U.S. Army Medical Command Health Care Acquisition Activity at Fort Sam Houston made a commitment to help wounded warriors with their rehabilitation by providing them a place to work and possibly learn a new profession as part of their recovery process. HCAA primarily awards and administrates contracts for a variety of direct and support medical services, as well as medical equipment and supplies in support of the hospitals and clinics of U.S. Army.

  • Victim Advocates trained and ready to provide "first class care"

    Jun 16, 2009

    More than 30 Soldiers are now set to return to their units and provide support to victims of sexual assault.

  • First amputee graduates from WOCC

    Jun 15, 2009

    Former Staff Sgt. Johnathan Holsey was distinguished June 5 as the first amputee to graduate from the Fort Rucker Warrant Officer Career College.

  • World missions a regular occurrence for Dental Services company

    Jun 14, 2009

    Global Medic, the U.S. Army Reserve Command's premier medical training exercise. The exercise's goal is to replicate all aspects of combat service support on the battlefield so that Soldiers have the opportunity to practice an array of life-saving skills.

  • Incoming MRTC Commander visits Global Medic

    Jun 14, 2009

    Army Col. (P) Bryan Kelly, incoming commander of the Medical Readiness Training Command, visited the Global Medic training site here June 9. The Medical Readiness Training Command is based out of Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio.

  • More than one way to save a life

    Jun 12, 2009

    On Friday, June 5th, Christy Menti was not able to donate blood. Even though she was attempting to donate at a blood drive set up by her husband's unit and had donated many times before, she was deferred that day. Like thousands of Fort Hood Soldiers and family members, a temporary deferral got in the way of her noble attempt to send troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan a small bit of liquid life.

  • 2009 Global Medic exercise

    Jun 12, 2009

    Hundreds of Reserve Soldiers from around the country participate in a two-week series of large scale medical training exercises.

  • When War's Images Follow Soldiers Home

    Jun 11, 2009

    The memories I have of Soldiers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder start in 1976. The first Soldier I remember with PTSD, we called Sgt. Ski. He was my platoon sergeant and neither he nor I knew what PTSD was but the symptoms were very obvious with him. He would let no one walk behind him. He startled easily when an unexpected loud noise occurred. I remember when the jeep backfired in the motor pool and he "hit the dirt." Sgt. Ski could not stand crowds. He preferred to be alone and he had a table in the corner at the NCO club. He could be found in there from about 3 p.m. till closing most days. Sgt. Ski had been an infantryman in Vietnam, but he would never talk about it.

  • From private practice to West Point-Veterinarian takes on new role

    Jun 11, 2009

    Story and photo about new vet at West Point

  • Seattle Seahawks get a taste of Army training, values

    Jun 8, 2009

    It was billed as a team-building event, but the Seattle Seahawks left Fort Lewis, Wash., June 4, with an education and genuine appreciation for the Army.

  • Keller staff uses new equipment during evacuation exercise at West Point

    Jun 5, 2009

    Story and photos about Keller Army Community Hospital at West point's evacuation exercise

  • MEDDACAca,!E+NCOs display fitness, marksmanship, leadership

    Jun 5, 2009

    This Fort Polk MEDDAC event combined the basic Soldier skills of physical fitness and marksmanship in a showdown featuring five two-man teams that contained one NCO and one officer or Soldier.

  • Medic honors grandfather's legacy on Normandy beach

    Jun 5, 2009

    As hundreds of servicemembers arrive in here to commemorate the D-Day invasionAca,!a,,cs 65th anniversary, one Soldier is also here to honor his family legacy.

  • Army Families Battle Against Autism

    Jun 4, 2009

    When he was a baby, Jones Alexander Tubberville suffered from several ear infections and upper respiratory illnesses. His mother, Lori Tubberville, remembers the almost constant rounds of antibiotics that doctor's prescribed for her son's health. But, soon after his first birthday, Tubberville and her husband, National Guard Staff Sgt. James Tubberville, noticed changes in Xander's behavior that went far beyond anything that an antibiotic could combat.

  • Centering Pregnancy Program helps moms-to-be to stay healthy

    Jun 2, 2009

    The Women's Health Center at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas, offers the Centering Pregnancy Program to give pregnant women and their partners information about medical and lifestyle issues related to a healthy pregnancy.

  • Fallen servicemembers brought cross-country to a final rest in Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 1, 2009

    Arlington National Cemetery serves as a final resting place for generation upon generation of American heroes. Other cemeteries like it house the remains of veterans who have served this country throughout its 233-year history. But what happens when Soldiers from the past aren't given proper honors' Are they destined to rest forever in anonymity' Not if certain groups, like the Missing in America Project, have anything to say about.

  • NCO presents workshop for National Mental Health Awareness Month

    May 29, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Janet Hardin Spc. Elis McBride May 20 presented a skit in conjunction with National Mental Health Awareness Month at Fort Hood, Texas. Both Soldiers are assigned to the Department of Behavioral Health at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.

  • Assisting survivors part of casualty assistance

    May 29, 2009

    Fort Sill Casualty Assistance aids survivors as well.

  • Fort Sam Houston community honors fallen heroes

    May 29, 2009

  • Harry Wurzbach Road will also be known as TAPS Memorial Boulevard

    May 28, 2009

    "I thought that we could do something in our city on this side of town to really honor our military, our veterans, our fallen Soldiers and this is the start," said Clamp. The purpose of the honorary name designation is to honor the servicemembers who are interred at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery located off Harry Wurzbach Road. "Taps" was chosen because it is the military bugle call that beckons people to remember those who served in the United States military.

  • New training aims to reduce suicides -- 2009 trend heading in wrong direction

    May 28, 2009

    Story offers overview on the three phases of Army's new suicide preventive training and notes that the Army's 2009 suicide rate -- if it continues -- will surpass last year's total of 143.

  • APG Armed Forces Day one to remember

    May 28, 2009

  • NFL Legend Visits Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade

    May 26, 2009

    Herschel Walker visits wounded Warriors at Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade in honor of Mental Health Month.

  • 1-44 ADA "Strikes Fast" in memory of fallen Soldier

    May 26, 2009

    Sergeant Javier Gonzales may have fallen, perishing during open heart surgery earlier this year, but his memory inspired his comrades to save lives. On May 21, 2009 the Soldiers of the 1st Battalion (AMD), 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment conducted an Army blood drive in his name, collecting over thirty units of blood to send to the battlefield to save others.

  • Two Fort Sam Houston ISR Soldiers win 2009 Hot Technologies Contest

    May 26, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Gabriel Wright and Spc. Brendan Beely of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, a subcommand of U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, recognized a problem, and invented a device for securing medical tubes and catheters intubated within a patient that will prevent damage to the incisors by locating separate bite blocks on the molars. Not expecting their "simple" solution to a medical problem would turn into a winning invention - the two Soldiers entered the Department of Defense 2009 Hot Technologies Contest and submitted an invention called a Medical Tube Securing Device.

  • Yellow Ribbon Room -- 'A home of their own'

    May 25, 2009

  • Hospital offers new prenatal care

    May 22, 2009

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital starts a new prenatal program

  • Specialists in Blood Banking Fellows Visit Fort Hood Blood Center

    May 22, 2009

    Military officers from several services, including a lieutenant colonel from the Netherlands, visited Fort Hood this week as part of the Tri-Services Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) Fellowship program. They were at the Robertson Blood Center for two days of orientation and study at what is currently the military's largest blood testing facility.

  • Wounded service member care draws attention

    May 22, 2009

    Wounded service member care draws high level visitors' attention.

  • Wounded Soldiers enjoy tasty treats from home

    May 22, 2009

    Wounded female Soldiers enjoy tasty treats from home during stay at Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

  • Sky Soldiers take advanced combat medic training at GrafenwAfAPhr

    May 22, 2009

    The Combat Medic Advanced Skills Training center at the Joint Multinational Training Center, in Vilseck, Germany, provides some of the most realistic medic training in the world. The training prepares Soldiers for treating casualties in combat.

  • Joint services place 'Flags In' at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 21, 2009

    Every Memorial Day since 1948, Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) have made their way through Fort Myer's Selfridge Gate, rucksacks filled with American flags.

  • Five Years of Skill

    May 21, 2009

    Photograph of Maybelline Smith, Quality Assurance Officer with Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood, being presented a certificate of appreciation for five years of service to the center by Colonel Ronny Fryar. Prior to her service as a Department of the Army Civilian she served as an enlisted Medical Technologist at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

  • Fort Hood Family Member chosen as VFW Scout of the Year

    May 21, 2009

    Eagle Scout Justin Brundin has been selected as the Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Scout of the Year for 2008-2009. He is the son of retired Sergeant First Class Alec Brundin, who was assigned to the 410th Military Police Company and deployed to Iraq several times while at Fort Hood. The primary reason for Justin's selection was his coordination of a series of blood drives conducted at the Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood.

  • Military officials present book to military children

    May 21, 2009

    The "Children of Valor" book is created to honor the children who have a parent who was killed or died as a result of the War on Terror since 9/11 and now rests in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Gen. Casey's 2009 Memorial Day Message

    May 21, 2009

    Chief of Staff Gen. Casey takes a few moments to offer words of support and encouragement for Soldiers, Civilians, contractors and their families around the world as we look toward Memorial Day.

  • U.S. Army Materiel Command launches full online presence

    May 21, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command can now be found on many of your favorite social media Web sites including Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, iReport, LinkedIn and Twitter.

  • Colorado Springs-area leaders honor local servicemembers

    May 20, 2009

    The Colorado Springs area held an Armed Forces Week luncheon honoring local installation enlisted personnel. A Fort Carson NCO was named best senior NCO of the area.

  • A Warrior's Return: wounded Paratrooper reunited with his unit

    May 20, 2009

    Sgt. John Hoxie, a Paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division who lost his arm and leg in combat in Iraq, returned to Fort Bragg for the first time after two years of rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical center, now walking on an artificial leg. Hoxie's story has been an inspiration to his fellow Soldiers.

  • TF 30th MEDCOM uncases colors in Afghanistan

    May 20, 2009

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  • Army Team C4ISR Recruits Former Recruits

    May 19, 2009

    The U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command, in conjunction with Army Team Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, has identified its recruitment needs to sustain its transition mission from Fort Monmouth, N.J., to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Recently, the CECOM LCMC and Army Team C4ISR participated in an Employer Networking Event at Walter Reed Army Medical Center hosted by its U.S. Army Garrison, Human Resources Directorate, Transition Employment Assistance Management Service or TEAMS.

  • Commentary: Memorial Day from chaplain's foxhole

    May 15, 2009

    One evening, a casualty officer and I drove down the road on our way to inform a Soldier's spouse that her husband had died in Iraq. As an Army chaplain, many thoughts entered my mind. I thought about how difficult it would be for this young mother and how empty the two children's lives would be without their dad. On our way to the house, the casualty officer had assured me that he would be able to deliver the sad news. But when we got to our destination his confidence disappeared.

  • Fort Lewis Wounded Warriors learn to test limits

    May 15, 2009

    A high-profile event conducted last week at Fort Lewis by a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee drew a great deal of attention, but its true impact will be felt in the coming weeks, months and perhaps years at the Warrior Transition Battalion. The Paralympic Military Regional Sports Camp run May 5-8 by U.S. Paralympics introduced dozens of Fort Lewis WTB Soldiers to such sports as adaptive rowing and sitting volleyball.

  • Military leaders break ground for tri-service lab

    May 15, 2009

    The building of the Tri-Service Research Laboratory took a step forward May 6 with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by Army, Navy and Air Force leaders.The research lab will be built on an area of Fort Sam Houston known as Pershing Range, off Holbrook Road. Upon completion, the 181,000-square-foot facility will house Navy and Air Force research programs that address the health and safety effects of exposure to a variety of stressors.

  • Tranquility Room offers care to caregivers

    May 15, 2009

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held April 30 at Brooke Army Medical Center for the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research's Tranquility Room, which specializes in caring for the caregiver. "The intent of the program is to provide interventions to assist the clinical staff with stress management," said Gaylord. "The outcome of taking care of the caregiver is to decrease compassion fatigue and burnout, while increasing compassion satisfaction.

  • Two Medical Service Corps Officers Awarded MacArthur Leadership Award

    May 13, 2009

    Two officers of the Army Medical Service Corps were among 28 company-grade Army officers recognized with General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Awards during a ceremony at the Pentagon on May 8.

  • Logistics awards recognize the best in the Army

    May 13, 2009

    Congratulations to the winners and runners-up of the Army's 2009 Logistics Excellence Awards.

  • Warrior Transition Command stands up at Pentagon

    May 12, 2009

    A new command to provide sole guidance and policy for the Army's 36 Warrior Transition Units and the nine Community Based Warrior Transition Units was debuted May 11, in the Pentagon courtyard.

  • MacArthur awards go to company leaders reflecting duty, honor, country

    May 11, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. presented 28 Soldiers with the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award at a Pentagon ceremony Friday.

  • Sights unseen: Blind veteran reflects on Mount Rainier climb

    May 8, 2009

    Giving combat-injured veterans outdoor adventures has been the mission of "Camp Patriot," a nonprofit organization founded in Montana, since 2006. While most of the outings revolve around hunting, fishing, hiking and camping, the annual Mount Rainier Climb has become the organization's signature event. The third annual climb will take place July 5-10.

  • Fort Lewis workers praise fitness program

    May 8, 2009

    It was an "aloha" sort of day April 30 at Sheridan Sports and Fitness Center for Installation Management Command civilian employees. About 140 who began a unique fitness program last September saw it end, while a second phase for others began. Participants whose supervisors agreed to three hours of regular exercise per week during duty hours came to the fitness center for final measurements of blood pressure, cardio fitness, body fat and flexibility, while others moved among the stations for their initial evaluations.

  • Study focuses on combat nightmares

    May 8, 2009

    Madigan Army Medical Center is conducting a first-of-its-kind study on reducing combat-related nightmares among returning Soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Commentary: Tobacco use just a form of slow suicide

    May 8, 2009

    It is no great revelation that young people start using tobacco to "fit in," or from peer pressure. Especially in combat units, lighting up, sharing a dip, or stuffing a cheek is a social occasion. Part of the bonding that takes place, especially in a combat zone, involves sharing a habit that is deeply ingrained in our image of Soldiers at war. The tragedy of it all, is that it makes so little sense.

  • Mentoring through military medicine

    May 8, 2009

    Pvt. Umaru Konneh slides a typhoid tainted blood sample under a microscope as U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mike Tatu leans in for a closer look. Konneh, an Armed Forces of Liberia lab technician working alongside Tatu at Edward Binyah Kesselly Military Barracks, sampled the specimen from an AFL soldier waiting outside the medical clinic for treatment.

  • Fort Knox's Ireland Army Community Hospital opens traumatic brain injury clinic

    May 7, 2009

    Article on medical technology to help Soldiers with TBI screening, diagnosis and treatment

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic

    May 7, 2009

    Fort Knox's Ireland Army Community Hospital opened its specialized clinic for Traumatic Brain Injury screening and treatment

  • Crafting Helps WTB Soldiers Heal

    May 7, 2009

    Spc. Donna Leis, 23, Company D, 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade, puts the finishing touches on "The Three Soldiers," one of the modeling and crafting kits used by Fort Hood's occupational therapists to help Soldiers heal, as well a to relieve stress.

  • Soldier Mental Health a Priority at Fox

    May 6, 2009

    The health of the Army relies on the abilities of its war fighters. Soldiers who are sick, injured or incapacitated in any way cannot be at their best in executing the Army's mission to support and protect the cause of freedom and the interests of the United States around the world. A healthy Army means its war fighters are healthy in all ways - both physically and mentally. It's the mental health of the war fighter that is the central focus of Fox Army Health Center's Behavioral Medicine Division. And that focus is becoming broader and deeper as more Soldiers visit BMD to seek help for problems associated with deployments, working in a high-risk environment and dealing with the stresses that can come with wearing the uniform. "Our mission is to treat active duty. This is our foremost mission," said Karen Scott, a licensed professional counselor with BMD. "Because of deployments, we've really ramped up in the number of active duty patients that we see. For that reason, we don't have services for family members and retirees right now. We are focusing all our efforts on helping the active duty Soldier."

  • Medical Evaluation Boards: New process gets Soldiers through faster

    May 6, 2009

    As Fort Hood Soldiers continuously answer the Army's call to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, the frequent deployments can take a toll on Soldiers both mentally and physically. In some cases, medical or mental health issues may progress to the point that a Soldier has significant difficulty performing their duties, and the Soldier is referred to a Medical Evaluation Board to determine whether he or she meets retention standards.

  • Medical Evaluation Boards: New process gets Soldiers through faster

    May 6, 2009

    As Fort Hood Soldiers continuously answer the Army's call to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, the frequent deployments can take a toll on Soldiers both mentally and physically. In some cases, medical or mental health issues may progress to the point that a Soldier has significant difficulty performing their duties, and the Soldier is referred to a Medical Evaluation Board to determine whether he or she meets retention standards.

  • CRDAMC sponsors Health and Wellness Day 2009

    May 6, 2009

    With more than a dozen fast food restaurants in the immediate area around Fort Hood, Texas, pulling into a drive-thru and placing an order is no hassle. It may be okay to splurge on French fries occasionally. The problem begins when it becomes routine. That is why Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood is teaming up with its adopted school, Saegert Elementary School, and the Killeen Independent School District to sponsor a Health and Wellness Day at the second annual KISD Family Wellness Conference 2009. The conference will be held at the Jackson Professional Learning Center, Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Army Physical Therapists: Strength through training

    May 6, 2009

    Physical therapists are the Army's joint mechanics; they're a provider's first line of defense before considering an overhaul by an orthopedic surgeon. Performing a routine maintenance on the body's joints through strength and cardiovascular training is as vital as a weekly vehicle maintenance inspection at a motor pool. Keeping equipment serviced and functioning properly is part of being combat ready to tackle important missions. Your body is no different.

  • May is National Mental Health Month

    May 6, 2009

    In May the Army joins the rest of the nation in observing National Mental Health Month. The mental health of Soldiers and Soldiers' Families has received great attention in the news media, and Army leaders are putting emphasis on programs to deal with psychological issues.

  • Army Surgeon General's blog: H1N1 - Personal responsibility is key to prevention

    May 4, 2009

    By now you have all heard of the H1N1 Influenza, the most recent influenza outbreak, and may be wondering if getting sick is inevitable - it's not. There are precautions you and your family can take to stay healthy, but personal responsibility is key.

  • Retired NCO a champion in and out of the Army: Puerto Rico National Champion in racquetball

    May 1, 2009

    At 22, Miguel A. Santiago-Cruz, from Carolina, Puerto Rico, joined the United States Army to do something different. He knew that the Army offered opportunities as a Soldier, but he soon discovered that the Army gave him the opportunity to pursue his civilian interest in racquetball, which ultimately led to Santiago-Cruz winning two individual silver medals during the Pan American Racquetball Championship in Cali, Columbia in April 2009 and becoming Puerto Rico's National Champion.

  • West Point cadets create bionic foot

    May 1, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Patrick King, who lost his foot in Iraq to an explosively formed projectile, is experimenting with a bionic foot created by U.S. Military Academy Cadets Ian Jones, Sarah Goss, Joe Marshall and Jonathan Kralick as a capstone project in the academy's Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department.

  • Fort Knox's NCO of future gives her job 100 percent

    May 1, 2009

    Third story in Fort Knox's series: NCOs of past, present and future

  • Warrior Transition Unit Soldier receives technical skills opportunities

    May 1, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- When doctors recommended Sgt. Jonathan Moreno to be assigned to Warrior Transition Unit, he wasn't sure what direction he wanted to pursue.

  • Medics put to test on Fort Campbell as they try for coveted expert badge

    Apr 30, 2009

    Two hundred and seventy-eight Soldiers came out vying for the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge, but when the smoke had cleared 12 days later only 30 Soldiers were left standing.

  • Stateside clinics switch to battlefield medical recording system

    Apr 30, 2009

    This month, the 3rd Infantry Division expanded its use of the Army's battlefield electronic medical recording system to two more garrison aid stations at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • SMA salutes Walter Reed for 100 years of service

    Apr 29, 2009

    The Army's top noncommissioned officer helped Walter Reed Army Medical Center celebrate the centennial of its opening and the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer by leading an early-morning formation run Tuesday.

  • Balikatan Troops Spread Goodwill to Philippine People

    Apr 28, 2009

    SORSOGON PROVINCE, Republic of the Philippines - The Medical Civil Action Projects of Balikatan 2009 have attracted local citizens from all over the Bicol region of the Philippines. Each person arrived with a story to tell.

  • Army Surgeon General's blog: H1N1 flu update

    Apr 28, 2009

    There has been significant news coverage recently about the Swine Flu. It's important for you all to understand that there is no cause for panic or alarm; antiviral drugs are available in the event you become ill; and there are preventive measures you can take to stay healthy.

  • West Point WTU, FBI fire it up

    Apr 27, 2009

    Soldiers from the West Point Warrior Transition Unit and FBI agents traded shots in a day of firearms familiarization and fun at Range 3 April 16. The warriors-in-transition event was sponsored by West Point Range Control working in partnership with the FBI Firearms Training Unit-West Point, who donated their time and service to conduct the familiarization classes as well as a range competition and barbecue to lift Soldiers' spirits and morale.

  • "Key to the City" presented to Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center

    Apr 27, 2009

    During the Jonesboro, Arkansas city council meeting on April 8th, LTC Dale Deehr, Officer-in-Charge, Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center, was presented with the "Key to the City" by Mayor Harold Perrin. The three-day Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) blood drive was hosted by the 875th Engineer Battalion, Arkansas National Guard, and sponsored by the E911 Fire Police Dispatch Center.

  • 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.

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