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  • Patient shuttle makes cents for military medicine

    Jan 27, 2015

    Three months after it began making eight runs a day between Naval Hospital Bremerton and Madigan Army Medical Center, a patient shuttle between the two military treatment facilities keeps gaining riders, saving money for the military health system and benefiting patients.

  • Womack Army Medical Center, Naval Hospital Camp LeJeune partner to provide pediatric cardiology care

    Jan 26, 2015

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- The care of many Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune (NHCL) patients begins in the womb. The hospital delivers approximately 2,000 babies each year which may be a significant number in the area. The growing number of service and family members continue to climb in the coastal geographical region. As those numbers rise, the access to specialty care becomes greater.

  • Personal account highlights importance of the upcoming Pacific Regional Campaign Strategy

    Jan 26, 2015

    Lt. Col. George Corbari, U.S. Army Pacific Command shares his personal experiences with Army Medicine at the Pacific Regional Medical Command Strategic Offsite held at Ft. Shafter, Hawaii, Jan. 20-21, 2015.

  • USAMMDA weighs in on healthy living

    Jan 23, 2015

    Employees at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity decided to challenge themselves over the holidays and hold a competition to maintain or lose weight.

  • Pacific Army Medicine Support Plan Strategic Offsite

    Jan 23, 2015

    Pacific Regional Medical Command hosts its 2015 Strategic Offsite on Ft. Shafter, Hawaii, regarding the Pacific Army Medicine Campaign Support Plan to transform PRMC to a "Medical" Theater Enabling Command in Support of United States Army Pacific, Jan. 20-21, 2015.

  • Accidents down in first quarter 2015

    Jan 23, 2015

    Accidental Soldier fatalities were down 8 percent at the close of the first quarter of fiscal 2015, continuing the downward trend that culminated in the Army's safest year on record during 2014.

  • Final Flight

    Jan 23, 2015

    The 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division take one final flight on the Kiowa Warrior helicopters. A ceremony was held for the departing unit that will be conducting an operational depoloyment in Korea.

  • Campbell Receives ACHE Regent's Award

    Jan 23, 2015

    San Antonio -- Former Brooke Army Medical Center Commander Col. Kyle D. Campbell, Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent's Award Jan. 9, 2015.

  • Bringing the Dining Facility to the Soldier in Training: How They Do It in Korea

    Jan 22, 2015

    The Performance Triad--with its emphasis on adequate sleep, increased activity, and proper nutrition--is the right tool to enhance personal performance of Soldiers. But what do Soldiers do to stay properly fueled when training takes them away from the dining facility, and they have to grab food on the run?

  • New plans help define life after cancer

    Jan 22, 2015

    Cancer patients can now expect to receive an even clearer understanding of their follow-up care plan at Madigan Army Medical Center, thanks to a new cancer survivorship program started here in January. Madigan's Cancer Committee is creating standardized follow-up care plans for types of cancers treated here to help patients remain in the best possible health after they complete their cancer treatment.

  • TAMC Holds Women's Health Fair

    Jan 22, 2015

    Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Public Health Nursing held a Women's Health Fair in the Oceanside front lobby where patients and staff were able to ask questions and receive information on Jan. 22, 2015.

  • Maj. Gen. Keenan visits the Pacific Regional Medical Command

    Jan 22, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Jimmie Keenan, United States Army Medical Command, Deputy Commanding General-Operations, pays a site visit to the Pacific Regional Medical Command's Headquarters to discuss PRMC's upcoming tranformation to the Regional Health Command-Pacific, Jan. 22-23, 2015.

  • Altitude App Prepped for Nett Warrior

    Jan 20, 2015

    The Medical Support Systems Project Management Office, in support of the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, is spearheading efforts to add the Altitude Readiness Management System application, known as ARMS, to Nett Warrior, making it the first externally-developed app to be added to the situational awareness and mission command system. Thanks in part to work by MSS PMO, mission planners will have the power of more than 20 years' worth of statistical research on acute mountain sickness at their fingertips.

  • Fort Hood shooting victim seeks to inspire others

    Jan 20, 2015

    An Army officer, who was severely wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood last year, is using his near-death experience to give others a new lease on life.

  • NASA, USAARL crash helicopter to improve safety

    Jan 20, 2015

    Engineers and scientists from 14 government agencies recently crashed a former Marine CH-46 helicopter airframe at NASA Langley's Landing and Impact Research Facility in Hampton, Va.

  • Counterinsurgency expert visits Fort Detrick to share lessons of modern warfare

    Jan 20, 2015

    Seated at a small table within the offices of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's, USAMRMC, Combat Casualty Care Research Program, Dr. John Nagl nodded his head in silence as he listened to stories about the future.

  • Army Medic Cited for Keeping Cool

    Jan 20, 2015

    MEDDAC Medic SPC Joshua I. Emmick was the recipient of the Army Commendation Medal at a ceremony Jan. 9, 2015 by acting MEDDAC Commander COL Robin Adams-Massenburg for his actions while serving as a surgery technician during a recent rare emergent operation at Winn ACH.

  • Fort Gordon Pharmacy offering electronic prescriptions

    Jan 20, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) Pharmacy is now able to receive electronic prescriptions from healthcare providers so that you can receive faster service when picking up your prescriptions and reduce the number of prescription errors caused by paper prescriptions.

  • Volunteer awareness and community outreach day at EAMC

    Jan 20, 2015

    A volunteer awareness and community outreach day was held at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center on January 20, 2015 to observe Dr. King's birthday and celebrate his life of action.

  • Trauma junkies: Army medics going beyond the battlefield

    Jan 19, 2015

    The Sapper Advanced Tactical Medical Course is 18 days long and goes far beyond the standard Army medics training. It combines five different medical certifications into one curriculum. It's the only advanced medical course of its kind (outside of the Special Operations Command) across the entire Department of Defense.

  • Fort Stewart Experiences Unique Birth

    Jan 16, 2015

    Rushed, often unexpectedly early baby deliveries are not something new to any hospital. In most cases though, at least the mother makes it inside the building before giving birth. That wasn't quite the case at Fort Stewart, Georgia's Winn Army Community Hospital in the early morning hours of Jan. 15.

  • DCGS-A supports 101st global efforts to contain spread of Ebola

    Jan 16, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, AZ -- The Army's primary intelligence weapon system is supporting the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), deployed as the headquarters unit for the military mission in Liberia to help contain, track and stop the spread of Ebola in support of Operation United Assistance.

  • Vet services extend beyond pets

    Jan 16, 2015

    Army veterinarians and veterinary technicians work behind the scenes every day to make sure that the Army's canine and feline population receives proper care.

  • RWBAHC to adopt new nicotine use policy effective March 1

    Jan 16, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - On March 1, a new smoke-free and nicotine use policy will become effective for all Medical Command medical, dental, Soldier and veterinary clinics throughout Fort Huachuca.

  • First women to attend Ranger Course

    Jan 16, 2015

    The Army announced Jan. 15 that female Soldiers will be allowed, for the first time, to attend the Army's Ranger Course and possibly earn the coveted Ranger tab.

  • Warrior Transition Brigade leadership changes hands

    Jan 16, 2015

    Naval Support Activity-Bethesda, Md.--In a gymnasium filled with Soldiers, Family, civilians and friends, Col. Dana S. Tankins said farewell to the unit he led for nearly two years when he relinquished the Warrior Transition Brigade-National Capital Region flag to Brig. Gen. Robert D. Tenhet, Northern Regional Medical Command commanding general, during a change of command ceremony January 15.

  • Army colonel raises suicide awareness from green to blue

    Jan 16, 2015

    Service members stationed throughout Pearl Harbor joined Lt. Col. George Corbari, strategic plans and policy officer at U.S. Army Pacific, or USARPAC, for a suicide awareness presentation at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Memorial Chapel, Jan. 14.

  • Troops receive surprise visit from actor Bradley Cooper during movie preview

    Jan 16, 2015

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Service members and patients from Brooke Army Medical Center got a surprise visit from Academy Award-nominated actor Bradley Cooper Jan. 14.

  • Brig. Gen. Sargent conducts staff visit to Japan

    Jan 16, 2015

    Medical Department Activity-Japan (MEDDAC-J) hosted Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) and Chief of the Medical Service Corps for a staff visit to Japan from Jan. 12-15, 2015

  • Biosensors: Lab seeks to replace antibodies

    Jan 15, 2015

    Just as the human immune system deploys antibodies to destroy bacteria that have infiltrated the body to cause harm, Army scientists may deploy biosensors to detect harmful microorganisms.

  • Students take on video project promoting System for Health

    Jan 15, 2015

    -- Department of Defense Dependent Schools students from across Europe recently participated in a project that let them express their creativity while also helping promote U.S. Army Medical Command's System for Health and Performance Triad programs.

  • Anesthesiologists keep soldiers safe in Afghanistan

    Jan 15, 2015

    Since 2006, anesthesiologists from the U.S., Australia, the Netherlands and Canada have been a constant force at the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit on Kandahar, Airfield. Today, a team of three U.S. Navy physician anesthesiologists carry on the mission of providing "The Best Care, Anywhere" - the hospital's standing motto.

  • Time critical when coping with matters of the heart

    Jan 15, 2015

    A General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital performance improvement project has shaved valuable minutes off the helicopter evacuation time needed to transfer patients identified as having heart attacks to a facility for specialized treatment.

  • Stepping Up the Performance Triad

    Jan 15, 2015

    It's time for Soldiers to step it up with the Performance Triad goals. Literally. During FY 2014, the Performance Triad Pilot Program was conducted in three separate active-duty battalions. The data from the pilot program provided a picture of the sleep, activity, and nutrition behaviors of Soldiers in the pilot at baseline and throughout the six-month program.

  • Honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 15, 2015

    On January 19, 2015, we will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -- a champion for the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent behavior. Dr. King's dream of equality, opportunity and justice, coupled with his contributions to the American civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, significantly impacted our American way of life. The freedoms he exercised, represented and sought are many of the same freedoms our Service Members defend today.

  • Becoming a High Reliability Organization: Army Medicine Foundation for Patient Safety

    Jan 14, 2015

    The Army Medical Department also faces the challenges of high-costs; however, chief in the mind of Lt. Gen Patricia Horoho, The Surgeon General of the Army, is keeping the confidence of Soldiers, families, and all of America that Army Medicine is the safest and most reliable healthcare organization in the world. "We will not be satisfied until we have zero preventable harm," she said.

  • Telehealth Brings Long Distance Specialists to You

    Jan 13, 2015

    You're stationed in Vicenza, Italy, and need to see a specialist, but he's located at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany. Instead of taking an 11-hour bus for an appointment, LRMC Telehealth can now make it happen without ever leaving home.

  • Looking back: 2014 Year in Review

    Jan 12, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As the 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum community prepares for another event-filled year, The Mountaineer staff paused to reflect on the people who made headlines during 2104. Following is a brief glimpse back at the events of the year gone by.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Safety Message 2015

    Jan 12, 2015

    Safety message for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

  • TAMC provider finishes 2014 Honolulu Marathon with record time

    Jan 12, 2015

    Just completing a marathon is a significant accomplishment all on its own. Placing in the top of the pack alongside the world's most elite runners, brings the accomplishment to a whole new level. Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) very own provider competed in the 2014 Honolulu Marathon and not only finished the race but did so in record time.

  • McWethy Troop Medical Clinic reopens after $13 million renovation

    Jan 9, 2015

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- McWethy Troop Medical Clinic officially reopened with a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 6 after the 31,000-square-foot medical clinic underwent a 16-month, $13 million renovation.

  • GEMS Program Provides Gains for Everyone

    Jan 9, 2015

    Applications for the 2015 Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program Near-Peer Mentor and Resource Teacher opportunities with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick have opened for the 10th year at Fort Detrick.

  • Soldiers overcome environmental challenges to fitness in Alaska

    Jan 9, 2015

    Polar bears thrive in Alaska as do Arctic wolves -- particularly the Arctic Wolves of 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, at Fort Wainwright, near Fairbanks, thanks to the Performance Triad.

  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers looks to Army ROTC for future partnership

    Jan 9, 2015

    One man's mission to have an impact on the next generation of leaders has led him to view the Army as an opportunity to develop more leaders among the Asian heritage community.

  • Madigan tackling diabetes earlier

    Jan 9, 2015

    Nearly one third of people with diabetes don't even know they have it. That's a statistic that locally Madigan Army Medical Center's Diabetes Care Center hopes to lower, according to Sean Smith, the center's program coordinator.

  • New Year's baby born at Madigan

    Jan 9, 2015

    Don Jr. Browne may have come into the world a bit earlier than expected, but the timing turned out to be just right to be a contender for the first baby born in the South Sound area in the New Year. The 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 20 inches newborn was born at Madigan Army Medical Center a few seconds after midnight on Jan. 1, although the recorded time was rounded up to 12:01 a.m.

  • Soldier gives back to homeland

    Jan 9, 2015

    MEDDAC Soldier and Ghana native son gives back.

  • Japan Medical Joint Planning Group

    Jan 9, 2015

    Medical Department Activity-Japan (MEDDAC-J) and US Army-Japan (USAR-J) hosted the first Medical Joint Planning Group (JPG) from Jan. 5-9, 2015 in order to refine the USAR-J Medical Sustainment plans and annexes to the USAR-J Operational Support Plans (OSP).

  • Medical laboratory leads task force in Liberia

    Jan 8, 2015

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory is leading a joint task force that is operating six Ebola testing laboratories in Liberia.

  • GLWACH welcomes first baby of 2015

    Jan 8, 2015

    Caleb Boyd made a special appearance at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital on New Year's Day as the first baby born on Fort Leonard Wood in 2015.

  • Demonstrating resilience: increasing mental and physical strength through adaptive reconditioning

    Jan 8, 2015

    Adaptive reconditioning contributes to a successful recovery for Soldiers, whether they are transitioning back to active duty or to civilian life. In fact, Service members who participate in adaptive sports are likely to reap a variety of benefits, which include but are not limited to less stress, reduction of dependency of pain and depression medication, building relationships with others, and decreasing body weight and fat.

  • 2014: A year-end review of JBM-HH, community partners

    Jan 8, 2015

    American poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." At Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, we have a similar unofficial phrase that reminds us to make the most of each day: "Every day is a great day at JBM-HH." In 2014, JBM-HH saw a number of those great - and notable - days and the Pentagram staff captured a good many of those memorable happenings that made 2014 a great year.

  • Susan Eisenhower visits the Eisenhower Army Medical Center

    Jan 8, 2015

    Susan Elaine Eisenhower, daughter of John Eisenhower and the granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, visited EAMC on Jan. 8, 2015 to view the Eisenhower artifacts and artwork and speak at the Jimmie Dyess Symposium in Augusta, Ga. Eisenhower is a consultant, author, and expert on international security, space policy, energy, and relations between the Russian Federation and the U.S.

  • Fort Knox conducts community listening as Army plans for cutbacks

    Jan 7, 2015

    Representatives from local and Kentucky state governments as well as local community leaders, educators, and citizens, gathered before representatives of the Headquarters Department of the Army to layout their concerns for any further reductions and cutbacks at Fort Knox that might occur as the Army prepares to downsize. They also provided ideas, facts and possible plans for the Army to save money by utilizing more of the installation.

  • US Army Medical Brigade Showcases Tactical Combat Casualty Care to German Army Surgeon General

    Jan 6, 2015

    The 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional), 30th Medical Brigade hosted Lt. Gen. Ingo Patschke, the German Army Surgeon General, Brig. Gen. Norvell Coots, the commander of the European Regional Medical Command and command surgeon for U.S. Army Europe, Brig. Gen. Arlan M. Deblieck, the deputy commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, and Col. John Mitchel, the U.S. European Command surgeon general, at the 421st MMB's "Viper Pit" medical training facility on Smith Barracks in Baumholder, Germany Dec. 9.

  • Not your mama's workout

    Jan 6, 2015

    An exercise amateur tries three classes at the Tower Barracks gym

  • Public Health Command bids farewell to commander

    Jan 6, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Dean G. Sienko relinquished command of the U.S. Army Public Health Command and retired from the Army in a Jan. 6 ceremony at the Top of the Bay on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Centers of influence tour Brooke Army Medical Center

    Jan 6, 2015

  • Ebola workshop highlights collaborations to develop and test vaccines

    Jan 5, 2015

    Experts from the Department of Defense and Health and Human Services jointly sponsored an Ebola vaccine workshop, Dec. 12, in Rockville, Maryland.

  • How to achieve your weight loss goals

    Jan 5, 2015

    The goal of the new year should focus on health and wellness.

  • What should I drink during winter workouts?

    Jan 5, 2015

    Winter is a great time to join a gym, try a new class or get into a new winter sport. Winter is also a time to prevent dehydration

  • Test your home for radon, protect your health

    Jan 5, 2015

    January is National Radon Action Month.

  • AMEDD Center and School Hosts Annual Graduate School Research Day

    Jan 2, 2015

    The Academy of Health Sciences Graduate School held the 4th Annual Research Day in Blesse Auditorium, Dec. 10. Dr. Sunil Ahuja, professor, Departments of Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio provided the keynote address.

  • Army medical department establishes enlisted subject matter expert program

    Jan 2, 2015

    In August 2014, over 50 enlisted Soldiers, spanning the ranks of staff sergeant to sergeant major, attended the newly established and revitalized subject-matter expert, or SME, training session. Upon completion, all Soldiers received certificates of training and letters appointing each as the Army Medical Department, or AMEDD, SME to the Army Medical Command sergeant major and surgeon general for their respective military occupational specialties, or MOS, and/or additional skill identifiers, ASI.

  • How to report a crime to Army CID

    Dec 30, 2014

    Special Agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command want to remind Soldiers, civilians, and family members about how they can report a crime 24/7 to Army Criminal Investigation Command.

  • Soldiers "High Five," give back to local community

    Dec 30, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- When living in another country, understanding differences in culture can be one of the biggest concerns people have. Getting along harmoniously with local nationals might seem intimidating and the language barrier makes it even more so. However, getting together with the community to lend a helping hand can help break the ice.

  • U.S. Army Europe and Turkish commanders discuss strong alliance

    Dec 29, 2014

    Commanders from the United States and Turkey met, Dec. 26, 2014, at the Turkish 5th Armored Brigade Headquarters, to continue to develop and strengthen the alliance between the two nations. U.S. Army Europe Commanding General Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges met with Turkish 5th Armor Brigade Commander Brig. Gen. Cemalettin Dogan, and discussed the importance of the alliance within the region.

  • ADAM Cell shelter training

    Dec 28, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea--Soldiers assigned to the 210th Field Artillery "Thunder" Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, regularly train to fire long-range artillery at specified targets from long distances. Although this remains the Brigade's main focus, Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade's Air Defense and Airspace Management (ADAM) Cell, trained with another goal in mind: defend the Brigade against enemy attacks from the air. Soldiers within the ADAM Cell took the opportunity on December 11, during weekly Sergeant's Time Training to demonstrate their unique abilities as air defenders.

  • U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

    Dec 23, 2014

    U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

  • Soldiers celebrating holidays while keeping global vigil

    Dec 23, 2014

    Soldiers in America and those serving in far-flung places around the world -- many in harm's way -- are celebrating the holidays in various ways.

  • Senior leaders meet with wounded troops at CFI

    Dec 23, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald visited with wounded service members at the Center for the Intrepid Dec. 19.

  • Pacific Region's First Army Wellness Center Opens

    Dec 23, 2014

    Medical Department Activity-Japan (MEDDAC-J) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the first Army Wellness Center in the Pacific.

  • Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance

    Dec 22, 2014

    The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes.

  • Fort Belvoir Warrior Clinic and Pavilion Receives Trailblazer Award

    Dec 22, 2014

    The Mid-Atlantic Medical Neighborhood Forum's "Medi" Awards recognize people and organizations that have made significant contributions to the advance the quality and access to healthcare through grass roots collaborations.

  • Greywolf Soldiers pony up for increased resilience

    Dec 22, 2014

    LAMPASAS, Texas -- In the heart of the central Texas countryside, tucked away through a long dirt road surrounded with horses, sits a retreat and wellness center, where Soldiers of 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division spent their day Dec. 12.

  • Defense Logistics Agency Awards Adenovirus Vaccine Supply Contract

    Dec 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity announced the award of a full-rate production contract for the Adenovirus vaccine type 4 and type 7, live, oral by the Defense Logistics Agency to Barr Laboratories, Inc., a subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Dec. 22. The contract will provide the vaccine to all military basic training facilities through December 2019.

  • New VA Secretary presents Bronze Star, Purple Heart to wounded hero

    Dec 22, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald presented Staff Sgt. Steven Tessitore the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart medal during a ceremony Dec. 19 at the Center for the Intrepid.

  • Fort Hood WTU honors spouses, caregivers for invaluable sacrifices helping Soldiers heal

    Dec 22, 2014

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Unit recently paid a special tribute to the support system behind a Soldier's transitioning and healing: the unit's spouses and caregivers. The recognition ceremony, held Nov. 26 at the Soldier Family Assistance Center (SFAC), closed out Warrior Care Month, an annual celebration recognizing the contributions and sacrifices of the nation's wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and their Families.

  • WTB-NCR Holds First Caregivers Appreciation Ceremony

    Dec 19, 2014

    "Caregiving is about making someone's life easier," said USO Warrior and Family Center Director Pam Horton and a local caregiver at Naval Support Activity Bethesda (NSAB). "A lot of the [service members] are going through difficult times for a whole host of different reasons. It's about being able to try and make a difference in their lives, lifting their spirits a little bit and being a morale booster.

  • Aeromedical research lab works to make MedEvac missions safer

    Dec 18, 2014

    Scientists and engineers of the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory Enroute Care and Airworthiness Division and Flight Systems Branch, at Fort Rucker, Alabama, recently tested an anti-rotational device that when used on a hoist cable is intended to reduce the spinning of a load when lifted from the ground to the helicopter.

  • Active-duty, Reserve Soldiers hone skills during Mountain Medic Course

    Dec 18, 2014

    To ensure that they are optimally equipped to care for the comrades, 22 Soldiers and Reservist medics completed an intensive two-week Mountain Medic Course at the Bridgewater-Vaccaro Medical Simulation Training Center at Fort Drum, New York, Dec. 1-12, 2014.

  • Kenner staff offers legal help during evaluation boards

    Dec 18, 2014

    It's a fact of Army life that some Soldiers will develop medical issues during their careers. Occasionally, they are severe enough to interfere with the Soldier's ability to serve, and for some, ultimately cause them to leave the military. Soldiers at Fort Lee who find themselves going through the medical board process need to look no further than the Office of Soldiers' Medical Evaluation Board Counsel for assistance.

  • AWC staff members earn certifications

    Dec 18, 2014

    Two Army Wellness Center employees have earned health speciality certifications to increase the robust repertoire of knowledge and skills they offer to Fort Lee clients.

  • Medical team provides life-saving care to Soldiers deployed to Africa

    Dec 18, 2014

    The 86th Damage Control Resuscitation Team, 86th Combat Support Hospital, based out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is a one-of-a-kind medical team operating in the Joint Forces Command-United Assistance Field Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, capable of facilitating life-saving interventions and surgeries to Soldiers here.

  • NRMC Welcomes New Enlisted Leader

    Dec 18, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin H.S. Scott, Jr., Northern Regional Medical Command senior enlisted leader, transferred responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Roger A. Velarde, in a Change of Responsibility Ceremony, Friday at Fort Belvoir's Thurman Hall in front of an audience of Family and friends from across the nation.

  • Wounded warrior visualizes PTSD, brain trauma through sculpture

    Dec 18, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Jonathan Meadows suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2012 while deployed to Afghanistan when the vehicle he was riding in drove over an improvised explosive device. Currently stationed at the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Meadows uses ceramic sculpting to "put his thoughts out that he can't verbalize for many reasons," according to his wife, Melissa.

  • Army training keeps Soldiers resilient during holidays, all year

    Dec 17, 2014

    Currently deployed in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Christopher Freeman relies on his Army training, and support from his family and battle buddies to stay Army Strong while thousands of miles from home.

  • Enlisted Soldiers have pathway to becoming Army physicians

    Dec 17, 2014

    Enlisted Soldiers from any military occupational specialty with a bachelor's degree in any field can apply to the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program.

  • Cancer survivor plays on H.S. golf, JROTC teams

    Dec 17, 2014

    Ryan Strange was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects bones or soft tissue, when he was 4 years old. He now has a steel rod in his left leg and had a hip replacement. But, he hasn't let his health hurdles hold him back. Strange is part of his high school golf team and an active participant in JROTC, including the drill and Raider teams.

  • New webpage allows vets with PTSD to apply for discharge upgrade

    Dec 16, 2014

    Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, who were discharged under "other than honorable" conditions can apply on a new webpage to have their discharge upgraded if it was due to PTSD.

  • TeamSTEPPS takes wings at Fort Carson

    Dec 16, 2014

    Evans Army Community Hospital staff met with pilots of the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade to observe a different perspective on team coordination Dec. 1. The hospital's staff members who participated in the training received a class on aircrew coordination, a TeamSTEPPS refresher class and then went to Butts Army Airfield to witness firsthand the coordination needed for a helicopter crew to fly safely.

  • Office of the Surgeon General supports 'Fantasy Flight 2014'

    Dec 16, 2014

    United Airlines recently celebrated its 25th anniversary of "Fantasy Flight" at Washington Dulles International Airport to bring the joy of the holiday season to local disadvantaged and sick children.

  • New CSM takes responsibility of WTB

    Dec 16, 2014

    During a Change of Responsibility ceremony Oct. 7, Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Lawrence relinquished responsibility of Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Battalion to Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Cole. "Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence positively and directly influenced the medical care and therapies of our nation's wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and their families," said Lt. Col. Aaron Termain, WTB commander.

  • Madigan gets new pharmacy, new look

    Dec 16, 2014

    Families can now pick up their children's medications just a few steps away from their pediatrician's office, thanks to some recently completed renovations at Madigan Army Medical Center's Department of Pediatrics. The department hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 25 for its new embedded pharmacy and its newly renovated lobby.

  • Social network safety: How to protect your identity online

    Dec 15, 2014

    As a result of recent world events and a continual effort to protect the force, special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Computer Crime Investigative Unit, are strongly recommending that anyone affiliated with the U.S. military, review their social media accounts to make sure they are using the best security settings to protect their online profiles.

  • Soldier uniforms may one day detect, neutralize biological threats

    Dec 15, 2014

    Scientists at the Army Research Laboratory have developed and are producing in small batches synthetic peptides they believe will serve as great replacements for animal-grown antibodies currently used to detect biological hazards.

  • Holiday Season Safety Message 2014

    Dec 15, 2014

    Holiday Season Safety Message from Army Medicine

  • 5th Annual Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament

    Dec 15, 2014

    Members of the Armed Forces from the military rehabilitative program played alongside golfers from local business, military, and our communities in the 5th annual Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament on Nov. 14 at the Hoakalei Golf Club in Ewa Beach, Hawaii.

  • 2014's Operation Holiday Heroes

    Dec 15, 2014

    Volunteers from Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Fisher House and two students from Island Pacific Academy (IPA) team up to help spread holiday cheer to 19 families on Dec. 7, 2014.

  • Command Surgeon Office integrates with medical professionals at Conference

    Dec 12, 2014

    The Joint Force Headquarters -- National Capital Region Command Surgeon's Office attended the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States Conference to inform and educate attendees of its mission and the command at the D.C. Convention Center, Dec. 2 -- 5.

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