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  • Toward a Ready and Resilient Army -- Leaders' Responsibilities in R2C

    Nov 12, 2013

    Our Army Family has demonstrated remarkable strength fighting two wars over the past 12 years, and has built resiliency dealing with challenges from combat stress, illness, injury, and the strain placed on relationships. To arm Soldiers Families and Civilians with resources essential to maintaining resiliency and overcoming these challenges to the health of our force, the Army launched the Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2C).

  • States focus on deployment health to improve readiness and resilience

    Nov 12, 2013

  • U.S. Army Surgeon General honored by French government

    Nov 12, 2013

    The U.S. Army Surgeon General received France's National Order of Legion of Honor, Chevalier (Knight) award during a ceremony held in the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 2013.

  • Wounded warrior sets transition goals with help of CSF2

    Nov 7, 2013

    Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) provides Performance Enhancement Training at 38 Warrior Transition Units and Community Based Warrior Transition Units across the Army as well as at 16 Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) Training Centers at Army installations across the nation. Specially trained CSF2 Master Resilience Trainer Performance Experts (MRT-PEs), with advanced degrees in sports or performance psychology, provide training in several different skill areas to transitioning Soldiers. Their initial training includes Building Confidence, Attention Control, Energy Management, Integrating Imagery and Goal Setting. Soldiers can then elect to receive one-on-one Mastery Training with a MRT-PE on any one of these skills.

  • Army Athletes Win Big at World Competition

    Nov 7, 2013

    Warrior Games' medalists Sgt. Ryan McIntosh and Spc. Elizabeth Wasil represented the U.S. Armed Forces and their country during first Open Integrative Conseil International du Sport Militaire European Championships in Track and Field in Warendorf, Europe, Sept. 9-16, 2013.

  • Wounded Soldier cites Ranger school lessons as source of resilience

    Nov 7, 2013

    An Army captain, severely wounded in Afghanistan, said lessons learned from Ranger School strengthened his resolve to heal, and kept him resilient through his recovery.

  • Veterans Day 2013

    Nov 7, 2013

    America's veterans are among our greatest national treasures. Their collective experience is an essential part of our shared heritage, and because of them, liberty will endure here and around the world. This Veterans Day, we will honor the sacrifices of service members both past and present -- including you, our Soldiers, who continue the fight for freedom every day. Thank you for your service and dedication to our nation and its people.

  • Chiropractic, physical therapy work together to heal Soldiers

    Nov 7, 2013

    The chiropractic and physical therapy departments at Lyster Army Health Clinic recently combined efforts to accelerate Soldiers' recovery time after injuries.

  • Pregnancy program celebrates first year

    Nov 7, 2013

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital's Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Training Program (PPPT) honored new and expecting fathers with an appreciation breakfast Oct. 31, at the Graham Resiliency Training Center.

  • Kenner announces new APLSS slogan

    Nov 7, 2013

  • Seasonal flu vaccine now available at post clinics

    Nov 7, 2013

  • November highlights Warrior Care Month

    Nov 7, 2013

    The Army has designated November as Warrior Care Month with the theme "Warrior Care Building a Ready and Resilient Force."

  • Fort Sill Wellness Center combats stress

    Nov 7, 2013

    The Fort Sill Army Wellness Center (AWC) can provide resources to educate and coach people as they discover how to take control of your health. Stephanie Ryan, AWC director, said that the services they provide can help individuals meet their health goals by teaching a person how to respond to stressful events.

  • New Wellness Center aimed at helping community members build, sustain healthy lifestyles

    Nov 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The Wiesbaden military community celebrated its latest quality-of-life improvement -- the opening of the Wiesbaden Army Wellness Center -- Nov. 1 on Clay Kaserne.

  • "We want to save people's lives"

    Nov 6, 2013

    Today, Afghan National Army soldiers train to react to a scenario based on an all-too-real occurrence. The training scenario has "enemies of Afghanistan" attacking an Afghan National Army foot patrol. While some of the ANA soldiers are busy defeating the enemy, others are treating their two wounded comrades.

  • Workin' for health: Soldiers, civilians, Families attend Health and Fitness Expo

    Nov 6, 2013

  • USAPHC food inspectors fight intentional hazards

    Nov 6, 2013

    USAPHC veterinary food inspectors ensure safety of DOD food and water supply.

  • Road Weary

    Nov 6, 2013

    In the aviation community, we talk about safety all the time. It's evident that we put a greater emphasis on safety at work. For example, I would never start a flight across three states without first making arrangements to support the mission, such as knowing exactly where I was going to stop for fuel or stay overnight. Last summer, however, I took my family on a road trip to Albuquerque, N.M., and did just that.

  • Preserving out-of-this-world food

    Nov 5, 2013

    Getting enough vitamins in one's diet is tough enough on this planet. Consider the health of astronauts in extended spaceflight.

  • College grad finds niche in unexpected job in Afghanistan

    Nov 5, 2013

    When Jessica Flandro graduated college she had no job prospects. Eight months after graduating, she lands her first career job working for the education center, initially at Bagram Airfield. Now she's finishing up a stint as an education services specialist at the Kandahar Education Center at Kandahar Airfield.

  • Ready and Resilient Campaign -- Frequently Asked Questions

    Nov 5, 2013

    FAQ - Ready and Resilient Campaign

  • Healing Arts program puts Soldiers at ease

    Nov 5, 2013

    Red Cross uses creativity to promote resiliency for Soldiers

  • Dauntless medic earns coveted EFMB

    Nov 5, 2013

    Pfc. Jan Kemmann, a medic assigned to the 512th Military Police Company, 92nd Military Police Battalion, 4th MEB out of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. and 185 other Soldiers across the 1st Infantry Division began their quest toward earning the EFMB on Oct. 19; however, only 14 were awarded the coveted insignia 10 days later during a ceremony at Barlow Theater.

  • Army DHAP PSA Video

    Nov 5, 2013

    PSA video in support of the U.S. Army Deployment Health Assessment Program (DHAP) and the Army Ready and Resilience Campaign (R2C).

  • Goblins and ghouls use fitness tools at AAOG Halloween Bash

    Nov 5, 2013

    The U.S. Army Air Operations Group hosted a Halloween Bash Walk to promote health and wellness within the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington staff, at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Oct, 31.

  • The Surgeon General's Veterans Day Safety Message

    Nov 5, 2013

    After four years of bitter war, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated because a cease-fire agreement was signed with Germany, bringing an end to World War I. Since that day in 1918, November 11th has been set aside to honor America's Veterans for their patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the many freedoms we hold so dear.

  • US Army designates Army Resiliency Directorate, promotes force readiness through personnel resilienc

    Nov 4, 2013

    WASHINGTON (Nov. 4, 2013)--Chief of Army Personnel Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg directed the re-designation of the Headquarters, Department of the Army G-1 Human Resources Policy Directorate as the Army Resiliency Directorate (ARD), effective today. As the proponent for the Department's Ready and Resilience Campaign (R2C), ARD focuses Army resources and programs prioritized to enhance unit readiness and resilience of among Soldiers, Family members and Civilians. ARD's re-designation better describes the key roles this staff agency performs in support of this critical Department mission. "We are changing how we do business. The Army is maximizing our personnel's readiness by enhancing their resilience," Bromberg said.

  • The Surgeon General visits Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Nov 4, 2013

  • Army leadership recognizes excellence of The Old Guard, 'Pershing's Own'

    Nov 4, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal presented framed mementos to the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Nov. 4, 2013, in appreciation for their flawless support during the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Under Secretary of the Army-hosted Twilight Tattoos.

  • 'Vanguard' physical therapist enhances rehabilitation with nutrition plan

    Nov 1, 2013

    Physical fitness is one thing the Army stresses; each and every soldier must be fit to perform their duties to meet the Army standards. Physical fitness is a priority that for most units, physical training is the first thing they do in the morning.

  • Flight medic receives medal for 'long and very difficult mission'

    Nov 1, 2013

    The Soldiers of Company C, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation, "Dustoff," added another chapter to their long and deep connection with the Marine Corps Oct. 30, when Staff Sgt. Tim Mika was awarded the Air Medal for his actions in saving two Marines in Afghanistan May 25, 2011.

  • Taking advantage of an opportunity

    Nov 1, 2013

    The small group of men were gathered around the back of an Afghan National Army Humvee parked on a patch of gravel on Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Oct. 28, 2013.

  • Courage to seek help, laughter offer relief from depression

    Nov 1, 2013

    The Army is joining organizations and communities across the nation to raise awareness about the dangers of depression. The Army's theme, "The Courage to Seek Help," emphasizes that depression is one of the most treatable behavioral health conditions.

  • Thirdhand smoke: a new tobacco hazard for families

    Nov 1, 2013

    Thirdhand smoke is considered a hazard because it contains toxic gases and chemicals (i.e. nicotine, tar, butane, paint thinners, arsenic, lead and carbon monoxide) that you cannot see. These chemicals pose a health risk because they combine with the air and other pollutants to make cancer-causing substances.

  • Change - count on it

    Nov 1, 2013

    Going into the holiday season, our Army has much to be thankful for, especially our Soldiers. We knew fiscal 2013 would most likely be a good year for safety, but the final outcome -- 136 accidental fatalities, a 15 percent decline from the previous year and the lowest number on record -- was an historic landmark. Such a remarkable achievement during a year of relentlessly high operations tempo, to include the twelfth year of combat, happened only because of the hard work and commitment of our entire Army Team. I thank each of you for your proactive part in making it possible.

  • JBM-HH community gets rid of unwanted meds

    Nov 1, 2013

    Groceries were not the only items being unloaded Oct. 25 at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall commissary.

  • Beware of emotional eating

    Nov 1, 2013

    Understanding what we eat, and how our mood relates to our behavior are important ways to help improve our mood. A well-balanced diet and engaging in healthy activities can keep us feeling great more often.

  • USAPHC couple retires with 75 years of combined federal service

    Nov 1, 2013

    A USAPHC couple, Eunice and Emery Thompson, were recognized for their 75 years and five days of combined federal service Oct. 24 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground--South Recreation Center.

  • Bassett Army Community Hospital hosts ladies luau

    Nov 1, 2013

    The luau organizers sought to offer a festive environment to encourage women to take an evening for themselves to relax, have fun and think about their own wellbeing.

  • JROTC cadet volunteers honor wounded warriors during 2013 Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 31, 2013

    Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet volunteers from Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, Va., prepared the "Warrior Tent" in honor of the 85 athletes who competed in the Wounded Warrior and Wheelchair category of the Army Ten-Miler, at the Pentagon, Oct. 20, 2013.

  • Sapper Leader Course medics with candidates every step of the way

    Oct 31, 2013

    When the Sapper Leader Course medics began their careers as 68W Health Care Specialists they never thought they would be playing a major role in turning Soldiers into Sappers -- much less persevering through each class, right beside the students.

  • Program rounds up Rx drugs at Fort Sill

    Oct 31, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Army Substance Abuse Program at Fort Sill sponsored the fall Drug Take Back event Oct. 24, 2013, at the Main Exchange and the commissary.

  • Help, resources available to troops who step forward

    Oct 31, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 31, 2013) -- Col. M.C. Stephen Cherry IV and his wife Laurie will forever share a close personal bond with Rebecca Morrison ... a survivor-suicide connection they would never wish on anyone.

  • Area residents dispose of 60 pounds of medication here safely

    Oct 31, 2013

    Fort huachuca, AZ. - Area residents dispose of 60 pounds of medication here safely.

  • Class plants seeds for better combat casualty care

    Oct 30, 2013

    Soldiers with Company C, 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, taught a CLS course to Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Civil Order Police officers at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20-22.

  • Secretary Defense awards Purple Hearts

    Oct 30, 2013

  • October is time to recognize pharmacists, technicians

    Oct 30, 2013

    October is American Pharmacist Month, and in recognition of this observance, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center encourages beneficiaries to get to know your pharmacist and your medication. CRDAMC Pharmacy has some of the "top technicians" in the Army Medical Department. This year, Army Pharmacy's top clinical technician was CRDAMC's own Ms. Beth Rayman.

  • Red Currahee honors the fallen

    Oct 29, 2013

    While serving their country, deployed in Afghanistan, Soldiers with the 1st Bn. 506th Inf. Regt., as well as 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, both part of the 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., among others, conducted their own Run for the Fallen, running 5.06 kilometers (3.14 miles), on Oct. 26, at Forward Operating Base Gardez and Combat Outpost Wilderness.

  • Army Honors Wounded, Ill and Injured Soldiers during Warrior Care Month Focuses on Building Readines

    Oct 29, 2013

    Across the Army during November events will be held honoring these men and women and highlighting their experiences in Warrior Transition Units with a focus on their resilience and the contributions they make to the readiness of the force.

  • Army researcher looks for cold facts

    Oct 28, 2013

    Maj. David DeGroot, Ph.D., went looking for the cold facts, and after years of study, he may have them.

  • Army Surgeon General delivers prescription for health

    Oct 28, 2013

    Attendees of the 2013 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition Military Family Forum II received special health care, and it came with no deductible or copay.

  • Training trainers: Afghan police lifesavers practice medical skills to teach to comrades

    Oct 28, 2013

    Company C, 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4thBrigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, gave a three-day class to show select Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Civil Order Police officers, each of whom has prior medical training and experience, new or different casualty care techniques for them to pass on to their teammates in ABP Zone 1.

  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care sets, carries high standard for battlefield medical treatment

    Oct 28, 2013

    A demonstration of Tactical Combat Casualty Care at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 22, 2013. TCCC has three distinct phases -- care under fire, tactical field care and tactical evacuation care -- which enable Soldiers to treat their wounded teammates with maximum efficiency and transport them to safety. Research compiled since World War II has indicated that many battlefield fatalities, particularly those due to blood loss from extremity wounds, tension pneumothorax (e.g., a collapsed lung) and airway trouble, are preventable with timely, focused care. TCCC, which was formulated in the mid-1990s, focuses specifically on such injuries. Since TCCC's introduction to the Army, the survival rate associated with the most common causes of preventable death has climbed significantly.

  • USARAF conducts medical training exercise in Niger

    Oct 28, 2013

    U.S. Army Africa and Niger Armed Forces conducted Medical Readiness Training Exercise 14-0 at Issaka Gazobi Maternity in the capital city of Naimey, Oct. 7-18. American military health professionals, to include eleven military doctors, jointly performed surgery, and trained Nigerien medical students in specialties such as surgery, gynecology, anesthesiology, and other key medical fields.

  • Experts share ins and outs of Flu shots

    Oct 28, 2013

    Flu shot experts come in a variety of ages and heights, all with valuable insights.

  • What's Moderation?

    Oct 28, 2013

    I love to hang out and have a few drinks with my friends. The camaraderie and bonding that takes place during those fun times is priceless. Sometimes, though, the fun can go a little too far. When it does, not only can it ruin your night (and next day, for sure), it could cost you your life.

  • Running for a Cause -- Old Guard Soldier runs Army Ten Miler in honor of cousins

    Oct 28, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Daniel Castanon ran the 2013 Army Ten-Miler in honor of his young cousins, who were diagnosed early in their lives with Type I diaabetes. With them in mind, he was able to beat his previous time by more than ten minutes.

  • KSF medics becoming self-sustainable

    Oct 26, 2013

    FERIZAJ, Kosovo (Oct. 23, 2013) -- Kosovo Security Force soldiers graduated from a First Responder train-the-trainer course at a ceremony held at Camp Skenderbue Oct. 25. Soldiers from Multinational Battle Group-East's Task Force Medical led the 5-day course designed to teach the critical life-saving skills needed when responding to a medical emergency while also teaching the students to train and certify their own soldiers in future courses.

  • Survivors, health professionals highlight early detection, Event educates on breast cancer awareness

    Oct 25, 2013

    Detecting breast cancer early can save lives, as survivors, Family members and medical personnel attested to during Fort Belvoir's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Luncheon Friday at the Fort Belvoir Community Center ballroom. The USO Warrior and Family Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital partnered to host the luncheon, featuring educational booths, personal stories from breast cancer survivors and a tour of the Belvoir Hospital Breast Care Center.

  • Belvoir hospital 5K run supports awareness for breast cancer

    Oct 25, 2013

    Fort Belvoir Community Hospital supported breast cancer awareness and research by hosting a 5K run/walk Oct. 17 on the main hospital campus. The event, which came about as the result of a partnership between the USO Warrior and Family Center and the Belvoir Hospital Oncology Department, aimed to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month and increase the post community's knowledge of the disease.

  • Warrior Transition Unit recovery: Soldier success story

    Oct 25, 2013

    The Army is committed to supporting wounded, ill and injured Warriors achieve success through a unit called the "Warrior Transition Unit."

  • Hunting tips to stay on target

    Oct 24, 2013

    While the rules and seasons for hunting vary from state to state, safety is one common factor that should always be consistent.

  • Seminar educates about breast cancer

    Oct 24, 2013

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the Fort Sill Warrior Transition Unit sponsored an awareness symposium Oct. 16 in the Murari Room at Reynolds Army Community Hospital.

  • Fort Sill sponsors prescription drug turn-in

    Oct 24, 2013

    The Army Substance Abuse Program and Directorate of Emergency Services at Fort Sill will join with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement agencies to sponsor a Drug Take-Back Day Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Fort Hood's recycling program sets the standard for the Army

    Oct 24, 2013

    Fort Hood, Texas was selected as one of seven Army installations to pilot the Net Zero Waste program. Since the program was implemented in 2011, Fort Hood has seen a 20 percent reduction in the amount of waste entering the landfill.

  • Mammogram saves life of LAHC employee

    Oct 24, 2013

    Lisa Hale, a licensed practical nurse at Lyster Army Health Clinic, used to work at a gynecologist office, and often answered questions from nervous women about receiving a mammogram and what to expect during the exam.

  • Breast cancer awareness may save life of person you know, love

    Oct 24, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of eight women is at risk for developing breast cancer sometime during her life. In the United States this year, more than 230,000 women were diagnosed. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and offers an opportunity to learn more about the disease.

  • A change to the skyline is on the horizon with the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

    Oct 23, 2013

    At approximately 60 percent complete, the new Darnall Army Medical Center is making a big scene on the Killeen and Fort Hood skyline. Currently over 1,200 skilled workers converge on the construction site daily to complete the many tasks comprising this monumental construction effort.

  • Soldiers at Sembach take stand against drugs, alcohol

    Oct 22, 2013

    SEMBACH, Germany - Hundreds of people at U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz took a stand against drug and alcohol abuse Oct. 19 during the Red Ribbon Run at Sembach Kaserne. The event, centered on a five kilometer fun run and walk, is the Kaiserslautern Military Community's way to commemorate National Red Ribbon Week. Kai Jendretzke won the race, coming in at 17:11.

  • Institute of Land Warfare #2: Towards a Ready and Resilient Army

    Oct 22, 2013

    From Washington D.C. The Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, GEN John Campbell, leads a diverse group of panelists including Army G1 LTG Bromberg, Army Surgeon General LTG Horoho, in a discussion about the Army's holistic Ready and Resilient campaign. It will focus on the Soldier life cycle, Family and Community services that support a resilient force, the Performance Triad and Resiliency Training. Available in high definition.

  • Catch breast cancer early

    Oct 22, 2013

    Knowing signs and getting screenings can help head off the most common cancer plaguing American women

  • Army Physical Therapy -- A Proud History and Integral Force in Neuromusculoskeletal Care and Readine

    Oct 22, 2013

    The long and proud tradition of physical therapy in the United States was born out of necessity to meet the needs of American service members injured during World War I. The Army Medical Department recognized the need for a formalized physical therapy course of instruction in the early 1920s. This fall, the Army celebrates over 90 years of formal military physical therapy education and rehabilitative care for Department of Defense beneficiaries.1

  • Westphal: Small businesses critical to readiness of Army

    Oct 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal met with dozens of small business owners and representatives to hear their success stories on working with the Army as well as the challenges they face, during a discussion Oct. 21, 2013, at the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C.

  • Army to stand up new Resiliency Directorate

    Oct 22, 2013

    Army leaders announced Oct. 21, 2013, a new directorate would be established in the Pentagon under the Army's G-1.

  • Army promotes healthy lifestyle for Soldiers, Army families

    Oct 22, 2013

    The Army is promoting healthy lifestyle choices to improve the readiness and resilience of Soldiers, and the health and well-being of Army families, said the Army's surgeon general.

  • Army's first Executive Resilience, Performance Course offered to Army leaders at Belvoir

    Oct 21, 2013

    Fort Belvoir, Va., hosted the Army's first official Executive Resilience and Performance Course for Army leaders, Oct. 17, 2013.

  • Dive deep, face fears, build strength

    Oct 21, 2013

    First Lt. George Edward Smith who is currently serving as the operations officer for C Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division failed out of pre-scuba before he was commissioned. Today the artillery officer enjoys exploring the waters around the peninsula. (Photo courtesy of 1st Lt. George Edward Smith)

  • ATVs: not to be underestimated

    Oct 21, 2013

  • US Army Central supports EFMB in Kuwait

    Oct 21, 2013

    Weary soldiers lined the road in the pre-dawn hours of what promised to be another sweltering day in Kuwait. After enduring a variety of grueling mental and physical tasks, 22 service members were all that remained of the 138 that began the competition five days prior. Looming ahead of the remaining candidates and their goal was a daunting 12-mile road-march course.

  • Womack Army Medical Center physician receives recruiting excellence award

    Oct 21, 2013

    Col. (Dr.) Frank Christopher was presented the U. S. Army Recruiting Excellence Medallion at an Oct. 7 ceremony by Col. (Dr.) Steven Brewster, commander, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, N.C., and Maj. Sandra Petty, Officer in Charge of the Raleigh Medical Recruiting Center on behalf of Maj. Gen. Allen Batschelet, commanding general of U. S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC.)

  • One Woman's Story of Hope and Survival

    Oct 21, 2013

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second-most common cause of cancer-related death in American women. For one Fort Detrick woman, this has been her battle over the last year.

  • Behavioral Health Data Portal IT Team winners of the Excellence in Enterprise Information Award

    Oct 21, 2013

    U.S. Army Medical Command's Behavioral Health Data Portal team was notified Oct. 15th that the team & its project had been selected as the Government Awardee for 2013. They are the winners of the Excellence in Enterprise Information Award from the Association For Enterprise Information (AFEI), an affiliate of The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), a leading Defense Industry association.

  • Health providers receive 'eye opening' experience

    Oct 18, 2013

    As the only deployed physician assistant with 2nd "Black Jack" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Capt. La Tasha Gray, treats and cares for thousands of troops, a challenge she will not have to face alone while in Afghanistan.

  • 'Black Jack' physicians balance healthcare needs

    Oct 18, 2013

    As the only deployed physician's assistant with 2nd "Black Jack" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Capt. La Tasha Gray, must treat and care for hundreds of troops, a challenge she will not have to face alone while in Afghanistan.

  • Medics certify new lifesavers, gain instructor skills

    Oct 18, 2013

    The Army Combat Lifesaver is a bridge between the first aid given to all soldiers during basic training and the medical training given to combat medics, according to the Medical Simulation Training Center, Fort Carson, Colo.

  • 30th Medical Command redesignated as 30th Medical Brigade

    Oct 18, 2013

    Europe's 30th Medical Command inactivated and the unit reverted to 30th Medical Brigade during a ceremony in Sembach, Germany, Oct. 18.

  • CID urges caution when using myPay or No Pay apps

    Oct 18, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about the potential dangers of using non-DOD sanctioned applications to access Defense Finance Accounting Services accounts.

  • Patriots put a twist on fitness

    Oct 17, 2013

  • Health fair supports retirees, Families

    Oct 17, 2013

    As cooler weather blankets the South, people become more aware of health concerns, and Lyster Army Health Clinic is providing a way for retirees to learn about ways to keep themselves healthy.

  • Drug Take-Back Day returns to fight abuse

    Oct 17, 2013

    Although flu season is upon us, Fort Rucker is bringing back a program designed to take unneeded medication out of the cabinets to fight drug abuse.

  • Amputee Soldier stays on to serve

    Oct 17, 2013

  • Fort Sill Community Based Medical Home to close

    Oct 17, 2013

    The Fort Sill Medical Department Activity commander announced Oct. 11, 2013, the closure of Frontier Medical Home, 5405 SW Lee Blvd. in Lawton, Okla.

  • Secure Email safe way to talk to doctors

    Oct 17, 2013

    Patients at Fort Sill's Reynolds Army Community Hospital can communicate with their doctors without picking up the phone through secure email. The system, known as the Army Medical Secure Messaging Service (AMSMS), allows patients and medical providers to communicate with each other in total privacy.

  • Ranger's salute strikes patriotic chord across nation

    Oct 17, 2013

    A photo of a wounded Army Ranger saluting his commander from a hospital bed in Afghanistan has become a symbol of fortitude, sacrifice and honor.

  • National Training Center at Fort Irwin begins seasonal influenza vaccination program

    Oct 17, 2013

    Cpt. Liza Bortz of Weed Army Community Hospital's preventive medicine department administers a flu vaccination to National Training Center Commanding General Brig. Gen. Ted Martin.

  • Former Army captain receives Medal of Honor at White House

    Oct 16, 2013

    President Barack Obama honored former Army Capt. William D. Swenson with the Medal of Honor, Oct. 15, 2013, at the White House, citing his extraordinary heroism in the Battle of Ganjgal, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2009.

  • Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness expands resilience training to Army leaders

    Oct 16, 2013

    The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program launched its Executive Resilience and Performance Course Armywide, Oct. 16, 2013.

  • Fiscal year 2013 was Army's safest year

    Oct 16, 2013

    Fiscal year 2013 was the Army's safest year to date, according to end-of-year data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • 20 years of Army research yields hope for malaria vaccine

    Oct 16, 2013

    Reports of the successful trials that could lead to the world's first malaria vaccine led the headlines of international news outlets last week. Hidden within the story line is the critical role of researchers at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research who have worked steadfastly for more than 20 years to help bring the vaccine to reality.

  • Eustis Army Health Center joins fight against childhood obesity

    Oct 15, 2013

    Kids Move is a twelve-week, family-based lifestyle program for children ages 6 to 17 with a body mass index over the 85th percentile.

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