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  • Quadruple amputee uses quad rugby to help others

    Nov 20, 2015

    The Maryland Mayhem and the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) Punishers put on a show, with the Mayhem winning a nail-biter 25-24 during the U.S. Department of Defense Warrior Care Month Wheelchair Rugby Exhibition matchup at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, November 16, 2015. Many of the players suffer from spinal cord, shoulder and arm injuries, but these injuries didn't stop them as they battled across the court in oversized aluminum wheel chairs.

  • Leading by example

    Nov 20, 2015

    If you ever need motivation to overcome adversity or setbacks or want to strive to do better, former President Theodore Roosevelt said it best: "The credit belongs to the man in the arena."

  • Strength from the past

    Nov 20, 2015

    It is human nature to turn to role models for clues and lessons on how to navigate life's challenges. Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers can benefit greatly during the recovery process with support and encouragement from role models they have had in their life. In some cases, as with Staff Sgt. John Henderson, assigned to the Fort Bliss Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB), that role model may even be from the distant past.

  • Time to quit smoking is now

    Nov 19, 2015

    So, you want to "take a break" from tobacco? Then pause for the cause. Join Kenner Army Health Clinic on Nov. 19 for the 2015 Great American Smokeout: SMOKE BREAK! Everyone could all use a breath of fresh air even if it's just for a day. Not only is this a stand, it's also a chance to celebrate Tobacco-Free Living Champions who are showing everyone how to break the bonds of nicotine addiction.

  • Injured cyclist helps transitioning Soldiers

    Nov 19, 2015

    Soldiers assigned to Brooke Army Medical Center's Warrior Transition Battalion often have to deal with more than just the business of soldiering. Many deal with chronic pain and medical appointments along with their daily routine.

  • Master caster recognized

    Nov 19, 2015

    The Master Caster is an instructor level certificate. In order to test for the Master Caster a technician must have successfully completed the Registered Orthopedic Technician and Certified Orthopedic Technician examinations and have a minimum of five years' experience as an orthopedic technician. The exam is a 100 question exam based on Dr. Augusto Sarmiento's book of casting and splinting. After successfully passing the exam the practical portion must be taken at any of the casting workshops offered around the country annually. The practical is a onetime attempt at rolling an advanced cast in front of an ASOP Instructor for verification of measurements and functionality.

  • Legal compassion

    Nov 19, 2015

    A 58-year-old Vietnam veteran, who prefers to be called Wolf, fell on some hard times after a terminal cancer diagnosis caused him to lose his job as an open road truck driver. Wolf wasn't sure where to turn. "No job, no insurance. I suddenly remembered, hey I'm a veteran." Wolf also needed to execute his Last Will and Testament, which was complicated by the fact that he and his wife have been separated for four years.

  • Veterinarian interns advance skills at Fort Carson

    Nov 19, 2015

    Recent veterinary school graduates are completing their internships at the Fort Carson Veterinary Treatment Facility

  • Soldiers take reins of their recovery

    Nov 19, 2015

    Transitioning warriors have a plethora of activities to choose from in the Soldier Adaptive Reconditioning Program, but only one involves a 1,000-pound animal.

  • Senator John Cornyn announces Congressional Gold Medal

    Nov 19, 2015

    Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) hosted a press conference at the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum on Veterans Day to highlight his recently filed legislation, The Dust Off Crews of Vietnam War Congressional Gold Medal Act. The bill directs the Speaker and the Senate President pro tem to present, on behalf of Congress, a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the Dust Off crews of the Vietnam War (collectively), in recognition of their heroic service.

  • Winter Season Safety

    Nov 19, 2015

    The Military District of Washington Command Safety Manager offers tips and resources on how to stay safe this winter season.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) hosts Oahu Intertribal Council for National American Indian Heritage Observance

    Nov 19, 2015

    In observance of National American Indian Heritage Month, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) welcomed members of the Oahu Intertribal Council to a powwow on Friday, Nov. 13, at the 9th Mission Support Center's assembly hall on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Wounded Warrior's career shifts at Huntsville Center

    Nov 19, 2015

    As an Army Reservist with the 663rd Engineering Company, Sheffield, Alabama, Henry deployed to Afghanistan in February 2014 as a heavy equipment operator and was assigned to a unit training Afghan National Army soldiers on engineering equipment operation and projects. Now he's a Wounded Warrior. Henry said the entire process to continue his Army career has been seamless, and his Warrior Transition Unit was instrumental in allowing him to continue to serve his country.

  • State-of-the-art Army Wellness Center opens at Fort Irwin

    Nov 19, 2015

    Soldiers, civilians and family members celebrated the opening of the new Army Wellness Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 19, 2015. The new facility, the 24th wellness center to open across the Army, is an integral part of the recently renovated garrison Resiliency Center that opened in June and offers modern health services, programs and state-of-the-art equipment free of charge to all DoD ID card holders on Fort Irwin, including fitness assessments, metabolic testing, personalized health and nutritional programs, wellness coaching, massage chairs and because of its partnership with the Resiliency Center, many unique health and fitness services.

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony marks grand opening of fourth Army Wellness Center in Pacific region

    Nov 19, 2015

    For Soldiers who want to take charge of their health and physical fitness in a more innovative way, Army Wellness Centers offer programs including a health assessment review, physical fitness, healthy nutrition, stress management, general wellness education, and tobacco education.

  • 210 BSB Soldiers preserve mountaineering legacy

    Nov 18, 2015

    The 10th Mountain patch is a tribute to the Division's lineage that began at Camp Hale, Colo., in 1943. It symbolizes the explosive power of the infantrymen who exercised precision mountaineering skills during WWII to close with and destroy the enemy in close combat.

  • WACH leaders serve up Thanksgiving meal, cheer and fellowship

    Nov 18, 2015

    Soldiers, civilians and family members celebrated the Thanksgiving season early with a specially prepared Thanksgiving meal at the hospital DFAC. Nov. 18, 2015. Weed Army Community Hospital Leadership cheerfully donned serving aprons and chef's hats to provide service members a traditional Thanksgiving holiday feast.

  • Exchange debuts Krispy Kreme at U.S. bases in Europe

    Nov 17, 2015

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, known to troops now simply as the Exchange, has an agreement with North Carolina-based Krispy Kreme to produce the donuts in Germany and sell them at the Express stores on post

  • 'ConnorStrong' campaign bolsters support for military family, childhood cancer patient

    Nov 17, 2015

    COPPERAS COVE, Texas -- Proudly wearing yellow T-shirts and sporting yellow wristbands emblazoned with the phrase, #ConnorStrong, the city has rallied behind a 5-year-old boy battling cancer for the third time. Although the boy's family is new to Fort Hood and Central Texas, the support shown in their honor has been uplifting and life-changing. Like many young boys, Connor Hedge loves dinosaurs, robots, computer games, Nerf guns and the color yellow. The difference though, is he was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, an aggressive pediatric cancer, nearly three years ago. As the member of a military family, Connor has already moved cross-country more than most boys his age.

  • BG Barbara Holcomb promoted to MG

    Nov 17, 2015

  • Brig. Gen. Scott Dingle: New Army Medicine GO Heads Up G3/5/7

    Nov 17, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Scott Dingle, Army Medicine's newest general officer, is Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations (G-3/5/7) for the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Army Medical Command. His job is to synchronize operations across the entire Army Medical Command and the Office of the Surgeon General. His responsibilities cover all aspects of healthcare delivery as well as healthcare management for the MEDCOM, including modernization, training, security, and intelligence.

  • USAMMA Hosts Sgt. Maj. Change of Responsibility Ceremony

    Nov 17, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency leadership hosted a change of responsibility ceremony at the Fort Detrick auditorium Nov. 13, welcoming a new sergeant major to the organization.

  • Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic earns 'gold star' status for safety

    Nov 16, 2015

    The Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic was recognized Nov. 13, during an Army & Occupational Health Star Site award ceremony in Wiesbaden, Germany, marking the clinic as one of the best in the Army.

  • Guard Your Health launches #ClassIRecipes

    Nov 16, 2015

    Guard Your Health, a health and wellness campaign for Army National Guard Soldiers. The campaign recently launched its #ClassIRecipes series to promote healthy eating and nutrition among Army National Guard Soldiers and their families.

  • Army sets record low for accidental loss in 2015

    Nov 16, 2015

    The Army achieved its sixth consecutive year of declines in accidental fatalities and reached a historic milestone during the recently closed fiscal year, data from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center show.

  • USACEHR Hosts Environmental State of the Science Workshop

    Nov 13, 2015

    The U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research, a subordinate laboratory of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, hosted a State of the Science workshop on "Personalized Tools to Support Potential and Actual Health Hazards in the Megacity Operational Environment" at Fort Detrick, Maryland, Oct. 27-28.

  • 'Walk to Remember' honors children who passed, their families

    Nov 13, 2015

    More than 80 families who lost babies to miscarriages or childbirth complications over the last year gathered to participate in the "Walk to Remember" ceremony Oct. 15 at the Madigan Chapel.

  • 'Family taking care of family' at Madigan

    Nov 13, 2015

    At first, they thought the pain was just a side effect of her cough. Doris Roberts believed her medication was causing her abdomen to ache, while her son Rob assumed her heavy cough was hurting her ribs. So Doris settled into a routine that last week of June: unpack a few boxes in the morning, as she settled into the new addition on her son's house she had just moved to from Virginia, and in the afternoon, lay down with a heating pad on her abs.

  • JBLM breaks ground on new TBI, PTS center

    Nov 13, 2015

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund leadership broke ground here Oct. 29, 2015, on an Intrepid Spirit Center that will diagnose and treat traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, and chronic pain.

  • 'Blood and tears' of war on display at Soldiers' first art exhibit

    Nov 13, 2015

    At one of the far walls of the museum's entrance are tall concrete-like barriers, backdrops to art pieces depicting an IED, a memorial display, and the tears and blood of war -- glass embodiments of the gritty reality of combat. Through March, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma is exhibiting a small collection of works of the Soldiers and veterans who are the students in the Hot Shop Heroes program, a joint venture between the museum and the Warrior Transition Battalion here which allows them to heal through the art of blowing glass.

  • Reserve Soldier aids wounded attack victims

    Nov 13, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Katie Govoni was at a food truck on 4th and Liberty with friends, when at approximately 2 a.m., she heard two women screaming for help. Govoni looked up to see one of the women running across the street narrowly avoiding an oncoming car. She realized that the woman was Melissa Snader whom she'd met briefly for the first time earlier at a popular hot spot called "Fourth Street Live."

  • Tips to prevent the spread of germs

    Nov 12, 2015

    Kenner Army Health Clinic encourages patiens and health care providers to talk to each other about infection prevention and to practice good hand hygiene to prevent the spread of germs

  • USARIEM Soldier honored as an 'Angel of the Battlefield'

    Nov 12, 2015

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley presented Angels of the Battlefield honoree Sgt. 1st Class Adam J. Morelli with an award for heroism at the 9th Annual Angels of the Battlefield Gala in Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 2015. Angels of the Battlefield honors medics, corpsmen and pararescuemen who administer life-saving medical treatment and trauma care on the battlefield.

  • Reynolds Army Community Hospital pharmacy staffed to meet demand

    Nov 12, 2015

    Fort Sill's Reynolds Army Community Hospital's pharmacy is one of the busiest sections of the hospital.

  • Work Environments Created by the Army Nurse Corps' "Patient CaringTouch System" Outscore Magnet

    Nov 12, 2015

    In 2011, Army Medicine introduced the Patient CaringTouch System, a product of the Army Nurse Corps. The aim of the Patient CaringTouch System is to ensure nurses deliver quality care to patients in accordance with evidence-based nursing practice. A team, led by Col. Sara Breckenridge-Sproat from Regional Health Command Europe, has been collecting data since 2011 on the effectiveness of the Patient CaringTouch System. The Patient CaringTouch System is helping to create the requisite nurse staff environment for optimal care of patients.

  • Nurse-athlete conquers cancer, readies for elite marathon

    Nov 10, 2015

    Cancer may have taken her ability to run, but Capt. Kelly Elmlinger refused to let that slow her down.

  • Warrior Games help Soldiers compete, heal

    Nov 9, 2015

    The 2015 Warrior Games Regional Trials for the Regional Health Command-Atlantic (Provisional) took place at Fort Bragg, North Carolina Nov. 2 through 6. More than 40 wounded, injured or ill athletes, representing installations across the east coast competed for the chance to go to Fort Bliss, Texas, in February 2016 to prove their mettle and vie for a place on the Army team.

  • DENTAC-J hosts JSDF dental residents

    Nov 9, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 10, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Dental Activity-Japan hosted six dental residents Nov. 4 and 5 from the Japan Self-Defense Forces Central Hospital in Tokyo at the Camp Zama Dental Clinic to learn about DENTAC-J's mission, training and procedures for treating patients.

  • USARJ, MEDDAC-J hosts NAIHM observance

    Nov 9, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 10, 2015)-- U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) in conjunction with U.S. Army Medical Activity-Japan hosted the 2015 National American Indian Heritage Month observance Nov. 5 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center.

  • 80th Training Command names officer, enlisted instructors of the year

    Nov 8, 2015

    Maj. David Porter and Staff Sgt. Jadrian Whitfield won the 80th Training Command Instructor of the Year competition in the officer and enlisted categories, respectively, at Fort Knox, Ky., Nov. 7, 2015.

  • Fort Knox trainee visits 50 years later, recalls tour in Vietnam

    Nov 6, 2015

    Fifty years to the day after arriving at Fort Knox for basic training, Ron Meyer and his wife Sue visited post recently and took a drive down memory lane--back to 1965 when he arrived in Louisville, bound for Fort Knox, aboard a train. Eventually Meyer would train to be an MP and deploy to Vietnam where close to the end of his tour he suffered an injury during an attack, adding to the military history to which is family has contributed. He was following his father's footsteps. The senior Meyer participated in the Normandy Invasion and then when Operation Market Garden went into force his glider was hit by German flak killing the pilot.

  • Carlson family legacy tied to Fort Knox

    Nov 6, 2015

    In 1966 Col. John Carlson, who was on orders to report to Vietnam, had just passed an Army physical with flying colors when he collapsed at his desk and died of a heart attack. He was only 52 years old. He was transported to Fort Knox's Ireland Army Community Hospital where his son Michael, now a retired Special Forces Soldier living in Georgia, said the staff tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate him. The father of five was an avid outdoorsman, believed in the strength of family and community, and made it his mission to better the area while he was here. So Carlson oversaw the development of a popular conservation and wildlife management program on Fort Knox. Today we know it as the highly regarded Department of Natural Resources. He also expanded the Fort Knox Community Relations Program. He left us with three very important legacies.

  • GLWACH commander receives Visionary Leadership Award

    Nov 6, 2015

    Col. Peter Nielsen, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital commander, received the Missouri Hospital Association's 2015 Visionary Leadership Award Nov. 5 at the MHA's 93nd Annual Convention & Trade Show in Osage Beach, Missouri. One of only two recipients of the prestigious annual award this year, Nielsen was recognized for his commitment and contributions toward safety and improving the health of the greater Fort Leonard Wood community, and for organizing preparedness activities during the Ebola crisis in 2014. "Col. Nielson understands the importance of the hospital to both the Fort and the surrounding community," said Herb B. Kuhn, MHA president and CEO. "He's committed to improving care quality at the hospital, and community health on-post and off."

  • Army Reserve Civil Support Team welcomes new leadership

    Nov 5, 2015

    HALLE, Belgium - Soldiers from the 773rd Civil Support Team bid farewell to Lt. Col. Sandy Sadler and welcomed their new commander, Lt. Col. U. L. Armstrong, during an Oct. 30 change of command ceremony held at a fire station near Brussels.

  • Knowledge key to combating diabetes

    Nov 5, 2015

    November is National Diabetes Month and health care professionals and educators at Kenenr Army Health Clinic are encouraging patients to learn more about this harmful medical condition as the first step to combating its damaging effects.

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belts graduate at Womack

    Nov 5, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C.-- Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) employees graduated from the Regional Health Command Atlantic (Provisional) (RHC-A (P)) Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program, Oct. 23.

  • Army Reserve partners with Belgian firefighters for CBRN training

    Nov 5, 2015

    A 7th Mission Support Command unit, the 773rd CST is made up of Soldiers who survey potential Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear hazards. They spent last week of October in the suburbs of Brussels taking part in CBRN Week -- a training event where the team honed their ability to employ highly sensitive and technical equipment to identify toxins and strengthened a longstanding partnership with Belgian firefighters.

  • Womack Army Medical Center holiday hours

    Nov 5, 2015

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  • Civil Support Team commander takes a look back

    Nov 5, 2015

    The outgoing 773rd Civil Support Team commander, Lt. Col. Sandy Sadler, discusses CBRN Week 2015 in Belgium, how his team supports USAREUR and the accomplishments of his Soldiers during his time in command.

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belts graduate at Womack

    Nov 5, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C.-- Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) employees graduated from the Regional Health Command Atlantic (Provisional) (RHC-A (P)) Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program, Oct. 23.

  • Milley visits injured service members in San Antonio

    Nov 5, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley visited wounded service members during a town hall-style meeting at the Center for the Intrepid on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Nov. 4, 2015.

  • Army's 2015 Best Medic Team named

    Nov 4, 2015

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TX. -- The 2015 Jack L. Clark Jr. U.S. Army Best Medic Competition (ABMC) was conducted 27-30 Oct 15 at Fort Sam Houston, Tx. and Camp Bullis. The ABMC conducted by the Army Medical Department Center and School, U.S. Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence, included active army, U.S. Army National Guard, and U.S. Army Reserve teams to challenge current Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) and Combat Medic Badge (CMB) recipients.

  • Veterans Day Safety Message 2015

    Nov 4, 2015

    Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, came about because 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, willingness to serve and their sacrifice for the many freedoms we hold so dear.

  • Transitioning Soldiers eye options at Summit

    Nov 4, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY. -- For wounded, ill and injured Soldiers at the Warrior Transition Battalion, transition from the military is often more abrupt than for Soldiers with the luxury of planning for a career following their service commitment.

  • Surgeon General for the Indonesian Armed Forces visits Regional Health Command-Pacific

    Nov 4, 2015

    Rear Adm. Bambang Haryoto, Surgeon General, Indonesian Armed Forces visits the Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) Headquarters on Oct. 21, 2015. During the visit, Haryoto received a brief from RHC-P's Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, on Army Medicine and RHC-P capabilities; the two discussed the importance of continued global health engagements to strengthen relationships and enhance healthcare at both military and civilian levels.

  • Retirement of the 24th Chief of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps

    Nov 4, 2015

    Retirement of the 24th Chief of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps--Maj. Gen. Jimmie O. Keenan.

  • BACH Soldier recognized during annual Medic recognition

    Nov 4, 2015

    Blanchfield Army Community Hospital medic Staff Sgt. Travis Lander was honored at the 6th Annual Angels of the Battlefield ceremony Oct. 29, at the Wilma Rudolph Events Center in Clarksville, Tenn. Lander was among 16 medics honored, nearly half of whom served in Vietnam. The remaining honorees were Fort Campbell active duty Soldiers who served in the most recent conflicts.

  • Public Health Command-Pacific conducts veterinary emergency and critical care symposiu in Hong Kong

    Nov 4, 2015

    Public Health Command-Pacific veterinarian instructs local Hong Kong and Chinese veterinarians in emergency and critical care procedures at the City University of Hong Kong School of Veterinary Medicine from Nov. 4-5, 2015.

  • Practice food safety during the holidays

    Nov 3, 2015

    Nothing draws us closer together than enjoying a delicious home-cooked meal with the ones we love, but things can take a turn for the worse if food safety is not kept in mind. Approximately 48 million people get sick from foodborne illness each year.

  • Northwest dental company stages exercise

    Nov 3, 2015

    The 673rd Dental Company (Area Support), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, recently conducted 60 hours of continuous operations, training more than 20 dentists and technicians and supporting the Northwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility.

  • Fort Hood WTB hosts Day in the Life Event for Congressional Reps

    Nov 2, 2015

    Congressional field representatives learned about Fort Hood WTB programs involved in the healing and transitioning of Soldiers in Transition during the brigade's first-ever "Day in the Life of a Soldier in transition" event.

  • Flu prevention: what you may not know

    Nov 2, 2015

    The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. It is spread when viral particles from an infected person travel through the air from a cough, sneeze or even talking. The best way to prevent flu infection is by getting a flu vaccine.

  • Tie a white ribbon "round the ole oak tree"

    Nov 2, 2015

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women and the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. There are steps you can take to prevent lung cancer.

  • 2016 voting season kicks off Army-wide push for registration

    Nov 2, 2015

    Wednesday will be the Army-wide kick-off to the 2016 voting season for Soldiers and their Families throughout the United States and around the world.

  • Blood flows at USAG Ansbach in act of pre-Halloween generosity

    Oct 30, 2015

    The Armed Services Blood Donor Center -- Europe, in a blood drive sponsored by the 3rd Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, collected 58 units of blood Oct. 28 at Katterbach Fitness Center.

  • Army Evaluates Transport Telemedicine Technology

    Oct 30, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency's Integrated Clinical Systems Project Management Office, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command's Program Executive Office for Aviation, performed a demonstration of a new prototype of a transport telemedicine technology at Fort Bliss, Texas, Oct. 2.

  • Returning to our muddy roots

    Oct 30, 2015

    Sgt. Luis Suarez, a student enrolled in the Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course at Regional Training Site Maintenance-Fort Hood, Texas, takes the oath of reenlistment administered by his company commander Capt. Andrew Schwilk, E Company 227th Aviation Regiment, at the school's mire pit April, 2015. Suarez said, he reenlisted in the pit to give Schwilk, who attained the Additional Skills Identifier earlier in his career, an opportunity to go back to his muddy roots and to motivate other wheeled vehicle mechanics to earn the ASI.

  • Military Working Dog teams train for Medical Evacuations

    Oct 29, 2015

    Public Health Command-Europe recently took veterinary training to the next level for Military Working Dog handlers and MWDs from the 525th Military Working Dog Detachment at Mainz-Kastel Storage Station, Germany.

  • Beating the battle of the bulge: Tips to avoid holiday weight gain

    Oct 29, 2015

    How can people beat this battle of the bulge? Kenner Army Health Clinic recommends gain knowledge, not weight, this holiday season. Check out the tips you can follow to avoid holiday weight gain.

  • One Army 'family' School System

    Oct 29, 2015

    Though it's not unusual for Sgt. Julius Anderson to be away from his family during training, the active Army Soldier stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, appreciated being home at night while he attended the Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course. Anderson, the 546th Area Support Medical Company motor sergeant, was a student at Regional Training Site Maintenance-Fort Hood in October 2015, where Army Reserve instructors teach the same course as their active duty counterparts at Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • Fort Bragg, Womack celebrate retirees

    Oct 28, 2015

    On Oct. 24, more than 900 retired service members and their Families came to Womack Army Medical Center for Retiree Appreciation Day. The retirees were able to get health screenings, have wills and powers of attorney drawn up, obtain information on various health conditions and services, take a yoga class, try healthy foods and get immunizations, all at one stop.

  • What's the deal with deployment health assessments?

    Oct 28, 2015

    The Deployment Health Assessment Program (DHAP) is a commanders' program and a critical tool in support of the Army Ready and Resilient (R2) Campaign that brings the medical care system directly to Soldiers and Army Civilians.

  • Fort Irwin MEDDAC Soldiers turn out to support USO Ontario Airport Office

    Oct 28, 2015

    Weed Army Community Hospital Soldiers (WACH) turned out for the Seventh Annual Pull for Our Heroes plane-pull competition October 23 at Ontario Airport Terminal Tarmac 1. The unusual plane-pull sporting event pits teams of 20 men and women against a 120,000 pound 727 plane. Competitors must quickly pull the plane 25 feet. The competition and event, which featured a live jazz band, speeches and exhibitor booths benefits the Bob Hope USO Ontario office located in Terminal 1 at Ontario International Airport.

  • Student's research continues to develop at Army Research Laboratory

    Oct 28, 2015

    Ben Burke's College Qualified Leadership, or CQL, internship at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate came to an end this summer when he returned to college at the University of Maryland, College Park, but his project at ARL continues to develop.

  • MEDCOM's "Site 1" hospital achieves 1st of its kind "SCMH" Medical Home status

    Oct 28, 2015

    The Richard G. Wilson Soldier-Centered Medical Home is the first Soldier-Centered Medical Home in the Army's Training and Doctrine Command to achieve "Army Medical Home" (AMH) status. "The SCMH designation marks a significant shift in how we look at the healthcare we provide to initial entry and TDY military members," said Ashley Wilson, charge nurse at the Richard G. Wilson SCMH.

  • BOSS and SMP bring the fun for fall

    Oct 28, 2015

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) and Single Marine Programs have a variety of upcoming events for Soldiers and Marines looking to make the most of the fall season.

  • White House Taps Military Medicine Expertise for Emergency Preparedness Campaign

    Oct 27, 2015

    The White House Administration alongside other government leadership announced a new national public service campaign on Oct. 6, designed to boost public awareness of what each person can do to help save lives during a major disaster.

  • Fort Detrick Civilian Receives Distinguished Civilian Service Award

    Oct 27, 2015

    The Department of Defense's highest honor for a civilian employee is the Distinguished Civilian Service Award. This award is given to civilians that have made significant contribution to the overall success of the DOD. The recipients exude the highest levels of integrity and dedication to the mission. Kathleen Berst, senior medical acquisition advisor for the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, was presented the Distinguished Civilian Service Award at the 60th annual awards ceremony held at the Pentagon on Oct. 8.

  • Doctor Octopus? Tripler's new surgeon is 'Star Wars' technology now

    Oct 27, 2015

    State of the art medical technologies are available to beneficiaries right at their military treatment facility. Tripler Army Medical Center is using the latest version of the Da Vinci Robot for its complicated surgeries.

  • Madigan first in DoD to earn quality certification

    Oct 27, 2015

    Madigan Army Medical Center's Clinical Engineering Branch recently became the first in its field throughout the Department of Defense to earn the International Organization for Standardization's 9001 Quality Management Systems Certification.

  • Tripler begins room service dining

    Oct 27, 2015

    Tripler's Nutrition Care Division (NCD) began offering room service dining for in-patients on Oct. 27, 2015. Tripler's priority of providing patients with high-quality, personalized care continues with this new program. Tripler patients will now enjoy a similar dining experience to the room service guests receive at hotels.

  • MEDDAC-Japan Walks To Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

    Oct 27, 2015

    Each October, MEDDAC-Japan's Army Wellness Center hosts the Camp Zama Breast Cancer Awareness Walk to educate the community on the second most common form of cancer amongst American women.

  • Army Public Health Center holds ground breaking ceremony for new laboratory building

    Oct 26, 2015

    The Army Public Health Center hosted a ground breaking ceremony for a new, state-of-the art-laboratory building Oct. 22. Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, the Army Surgeon General and commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command was the keynote speaker of the event.

  • Albania telemedicine network fully connected

    Oct 23, 2015

    TIRANA, Albania - Albania's telemedicine network is completely integrated and functional following a large-scale effort by U.S. and Albanian partners to overhaul a dozen facilities around this small country in southeastern Europe.

  • Flu vaccine available at KAHC

    Oct 22, 2015

    Kenner Army Health Clinic's mission is to complete a Department of Defense directive requiring 90 percent of active duty personnel be immunized by Dec. 15 and to provide family members and DOD Civilians with protection against the flu virus as quickly as we can.

  • Starting the conversation: prevention vs. treatment

    Oct 22, 2015

    Kenner Army Helath Clinic important for the Military Health System to grow beyond being a health provider to becoming a good health promoter. Toward that goal, Kenner Army Health Clinic began embedding the Army Performance Triad -- sleep, activity and nutrition -- into all health promotion programs and initiatives as early as September 2013. Military treatment facility leaders anticipated that the pilot projects were a preview of what would become a model for promoting health throughout the Military Health System.

  • Mobile health app helps Fort Rucker stay resilient, healthy

    Oct 22, 2015

    Do you know where to find running trails around Fort Rucker? How about where Bible studies are located? Did you know there is a 5K coming up soon? What about the operational hours for the post library? These are questions many may have when first arriving to Fort Rucker. Now there is a mobile app for your smartphone or tablet devices that can answer all of these questions and more.

  • Enlisted Medical Degree Preparatory Program -- Creating Doctors From Our Own

    Oct 22, 2015

    The Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2) is kicking off the call for its third iteration. Military Personnel (MILPER) Message 15-266, issued on Sept. 2, outlines the necessary criteria to submit a packet. There are a substantial number of documents required for the packet and program managers urge interested Soldiers not to procrastinate. Packets are due by Jan. 15, 2016.

  • NCO's medic skills saves civilian, himself

    Oct 22, 2015

    Most jobs within the military do not lend themselves the opportunity for practice outside of a training area, but for one Fort Sill Soldier the opportunity has presented itself in numerous instances on and off the battlefield.

  • SAMMC Docs focus on healing hands and arms

    Oct 22, 2015

    The Hippocratic Oath is viewed as a rite of passage for physicians. It is not unique to U.S. doctors, but familiar to all in the profession. As medical practitioners from the San Antonio Military Medical Center traveled to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to conduct an orthopedic medical readiness exercise (MEDRETE), Sept. 16-30, a specific element of that oath was on the forefront of their minds.

  • San Antonio Spurs spend time with warriors at WFSC, CFI

    Oct 22, 2015

    Warriors, family members and staff are often treated to lunch at the Warrior and Family Support Center, but rarely is lunch served by local sports superstars. Sixteen San Antonio Spurs players, Coach Gregg "Pop" Popovich and other members of the Spurs organization filed off a bus Oct. 21 to serve lunch, sign autographs and mingle with warriors and their families. This was their first visit to the WFSC. From there they made their way to the Center for the Intrepid to visit with wounded service members and play wheelchair basketball.

  • USACRC hosts Army leader

    Oct 22, 2015

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center welcomed a distinguished visitor in late September with the arrival of the recently installed deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health.

  • Commentary: The Story of the Red Ribbon: Let us not forget

    Oct 22, 2015

    This year's 2015 National Red Ribbon campaign theme is: "Respect Yourself: Be Drug Free." Red Ribbon Week is the nation's oldest and largest drug prevention program and is held in October. Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will celebrate the weeklong event Oct. 23-31.

  • Substance abuse coordinator warns of Spice dangers

    Oct 22, 2015

    Using illegal drugs puts a person in an immediate "life or death" situation, said George Suber, a prevention coordinator for the Army Substance Abuse Program on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Army to Field New Portable Oxygen Generator

    Oct 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency will soon begin fielding a new 12-pound portable oxygen generator that will drastically reduce logistical issues related to oxygen supply for patient care in the field.

  • U.S. Army Medics honored at the 2015 USO Gala

    Oct 21, 2015

    U.S. Army Medics award recipients at the 2015 USO Gala

  • ARAP survey comments prompt safety changes

    Oct 21, 2015

    When a battalion commander in the 82nd Airborne Division wanted to know what his Soldiers thought about their unit's safety culture, he found out when he had them use the Army Readiness Assessment Program.

  • USAMRMC Holds Change of Responsibility Ceremony

    Oct 20, 2015

    During a change of responsibility ceremony, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Cy B.K. Akana and welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. David M. Rogers as the command's senior enlisted advisor Oct. 2 at the Fort Detrick Auditorium.

  • Surgeon General Calls on Civilian Workforce to Engage

    Oct 19, 2015

    Lt Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Surgeon General and USAMEDCOM commander, challenges the Department of the Army civilian leadership and workforce to excel in all its engagements.

  • Reserve officer becomes third female to earn Ranger tab

    Oct 19, 2015

    Maj. Lisa Jaster, an Individual Mobilization Augmentee Reserve officer, who serves with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, became the third female ever to successfully complete the legendarily rigorous Ranger course on Fort Benning, Georgia, Oct. 16.