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  • Army Surgeon General completes Asia-Pacific tour

    Mar 3, 2014

    The Surgeon General of the U.S. Army and Commander, U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, wrapped up a two-week tour of the Asia-Pacific region to discuss top Army Medicine priorities, conduct key leader engagements with DoD and partner nations, and visit MEDCOM Treatment and Research Facilities. The trip afforded Horoho the opportunity to better understand the health care requirements for this critical region of the world, and how Army Medicine capabilities can be used to strengthen alliances, enhance diplomacy, and improve the health and security of the Asia-Pacific area of responsibility.

  • Baby your brain: Know the signs of TBI, get plenty of rest and keep an eye out for vision problems

    Feb 28, 2014

    Baby your brain: Know the signs of TBI, get plenty of rest and keep an eye out for vision problems.

  • Apache Gunship from 1st Calvary Division conducts route recon near Bagram Air Field

    Feb 28, 2014

    Apache Gunship from 1st Calvary Division conducts route recon near Bagram Air Field

  • Brushing up on dental health

    Feb 28, 2014

  • Releasing personnel information on Soldiers might violate federal law

    Feb 28, 2014

    Releasing unauthorized portions of Soldiers' personnel records is a violation of federal law and could result in fines and/or prison sentences.

  • WTB athletes take aim on Warrior Games

    Feb 28, 2014

    Eight Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers from Fort Belvoir and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center honed their skills in the first wave of adaptive archery training clinics Feb. 19 at Belvoir's Archery Center. The clinic provided the participants an opportunity to develop the skills that might ultimately enable them to qualify for a slot on the U.S. Army team competing at the 5th annual Warrior Games, Sept. 28-Oct. 4, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Is it possible to eat right on a budget?

    Feb 28, 2014

    It is possible to eat healthy and well while on a budget.

  • SRMC Observes Patient Safety Week 2014, provides tools to 'Navigate Your Health... Safely'

    Feb 28, 2014

    At the Southern Regional Medical Command, we take our job, caring for America's Sons and Daughters, very seriously and part of that includes patient safety. This year's theme for Patient Safety Week is "Navigate your Health... Safely" and I'd like to tell you about some tools you can use that will help guide you safely on your trip through the Army Medicine healthcare system.

  • Army Enlisted Medical Corps Celebrates 127 Years

    Feb 28, 2014

    For 127 years, the Army Enlisted Medical Corps has provided quality care and selfless service to Soldiers, Retirees and Family members on the home front and on the battlefield.

  • Adequate sleep brings benefits for a lifetime

    Feb 28, 2014

    Vital tasks carried out during sleep help maintain good health and enable people to function optimally. Not getting enough sleep can be dangerous to mental and physical health.

  • Bath salts--what's in a name?

    Feb 28, 2014

    The street names of this dangerous product create an illusion that using it will lead to relaxation or an exhilarating high. But the reality is that the use of bath salts comes with unpredictable reactions and dangerous consequences.

  • Tripler celebrates Army Hospital Corps birthday

    Feb 28, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center celebrates the 127th Hospital Corps Birthday and recognized General Order number 29, the 68 career management fields and the privilage of answering the nation's call to conserve the fighting strength.

  • 2 CR Soldier reenlists while recuperating from war injury

    Feb 27, 2014

    In the aftermath of being downed by a gunshot wound during a firefight in Afghanistan, several thoughts came to the mind of Staff Sgt. Tyronne Jones -- among them was reenlistment. Sadly, the date and location were not the only things that changed that day.

  • NRMC Civilians recognized for their importance to the Army team

    Feb 27, 2014

    The commanding general Northern Regional Medical Command hosted a Civilian Awards Ceremony recognizing 25 civilian employees for their professionalism and dedicated service to the command, the Army and the nation February 26 at Fort Belvoir Wood Theater.

  • Borden Institute releases 'Skilled and Resolute: A History of the 12th Evacuation Hospital and the 2

    Feb 27, 2014

    Fort Sam Houston, TX, -- Borden Institute has just released SKILLED AND RESOLUTE: A HISTORY OF THE 12th EVACUATION HOSPITAL and the 212th MASH 1917-2006. Tracing the 90-year history of the US Army`s oldest deployable hospital, this book looks at how medicine and the military have changed in these decades. Recognizing the challenges and accomplishments of the men and women of the 12th Evac and 212th MASH, the text pays tribute to each generation of these "skilled and resolute" soldiers as they worked to save the lives of fellow US service members, allies, prisoners, and local civilians, from World War I Europe to recent conflicts in the Near East.

  • Clinic to observe patient safety week

    Feb 27, 2014

  • 'Small Steps to a Healthier You' challenges Guard Soldiers and community

    Feb 27, 2014

    Guard Your Health will launch the Small Steps to a Healthier You, also known as Small Steps, on Saturday to help Army National Guard Soldiers and their families create long-term healthy habits by changing their daily routines slightly.

  • 5th AR runners win supporting local cancer charity 5K

    Feb 27, 2014

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 360th Regiment, Task Force Rough Rider, 5th Armored Brigade, participated in the inaugural Race for Care 5K here Feb. 16, with one Soldier finishing with the overall first place trophy.

  • Students learn about medical professions

    Feb 27, 2014

    Laughter and smiles filled the room during a medical seminar as 13 middle school students learned about various medical professions on Fort Carson, Feb. 18-20. Capt. Jason Auchincloss, aeromedical physician assistant, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, hosted the children from The Colorado Springs School.

  • March is Social Work Month

    Feb 27, 2014

    Social workers play a vital role in the military. At Fort Sill there are dozens of social workers who help Soldiers and their families cope with the everyday world of Army life.

  • Fort Sill officers get career guidance

    Feb 27, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- With the Army's officer corps slimming down, those who are juniors in the ranks are asking for advice on advancing. Fort Sill's medical officers gathered for that reason Feb. 20 to attend the Junior Officer Council Leadership Seminar.

  • Army Medical Enlisted Corps celebrates 127 years, promotes "Trust"

    Feb 27, 2014

    At 127 years old we are one of the oldest corps in the Army Medical Department.

  • Are You At Risk For A Heart Attack?

    Feb 27, 2014

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. In fact, the disease accounts for one of every four deaths in the United States, according to National Vital Statistics Reports.

  • Senior enlisted leader receives Tripler tour

    Feb 27, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center leadership put their capabilities on display during a tour of the facilities by Army Medicine's senior enlisted leader.

  • SAMMC installs Interactive Kiosks to help visitors find their way

    Feb 26, 2014

    With more than 2 million-square-feet and nearly 300 destinations at San Antonio Military Medical Center, it's easy to make a wrong turn.

  • 402nd FA receives ASBP 2013 US blood donation award

    Feb 26, 2014

    FORT BLISS, Texas - The 402nd Field Artillery Brigade was recognized by the Armed Services Blood Program here recently for donating more than 95 units of blood during 2013.

  • ASC personnel learn CPR, AED operation

    Feb 26, 2014

    A combination of 16 U.S. Army Sustainment Command Soldiers and civilians learned some potentially lifesaving skills at the Fire Department at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Feb. 25.

  • MCAHC hosts WTU tour by JBLE Commander

    Feb 26, 2014

    Col. John J. Allen Jr 633rd Air Base Wing Commander visits WTU at Fort Eustis.

  • Army Surgeon General visits Tripler Pain Management Center

    Feb 25, 2014

  • Army Medicine senior enlisted leader holds town hall

    Feb 25, 2014

    The senior most enlisted leader in Army Medicine held a town hall with senior enlisted leaders at Tripler Army Medical Center.

  • MACH NCO receives Soldier's Medal

    Feb 24, 2014

    The Fort Jackson commanding general presented the Soldier's Medal for heroism -- the highest medal awarded in peace time -- to a noncommissioned officer from Moncrief Army Community Hospital Jan. 31 at the Officers' Club.

  • DENTAC-Japan perform oral screenings at Arnn

    Feb 21, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Feb. 21, 2014) -- "I have no cavities," said Jeffery Malone, a John O. Arnn Elementary School fourth-grader, after a school-wide dental screening conducted Feb. 20, by the U.S. Army Dental Activity-Japan, headquartered here.

  • Winter continues--avoid Hypothermia

    Feb 21, 2014

    Winter is not over. We still have a few more weeks before warm temperatures are here to stay, so dress appropriately for the weather and avoid hypothermia.

  • Wake-up Call Spurs Retired NCO into Performance Triad

    Feb 21, 2014

    Master Sgt. (Retired) William 'Tony' Eubanks tends to share his Performance Triad story with everyone he interfaces with. Eubanks, who currently works at the Army Medical Department" (AMEDD's) Reserve Rotation Program in San Antonio, TX, says that while he "always maintained a height of 5' 11" and a weight of 230 lbs.," he also suffered from hypertension as well as high cholesterol.

  • Environmental engineers test water filters

    Feb 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command has been working across services to address the need for water production and quality surveillance at remote, austere locations.

  • Injury experts evaluate safety of new Army parachutes

    Feb 21, 2014

    A U.S. Army Public Health Command team is conducting a project that suggests that the Army's new parachute system is more effective at reducing injuries in Soldiers than the previous system.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers to test new hearing protection

    Feb 20, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Some 23 percent of injuries sustained by Soldiers during Operation Iraqi Freedom II were related to the ear, according to a study published in a 2005 issue of Military Medicine.

  • Lyster makes EFMP screening user friendly

    Feb 20, 2014

    Soldiers coming Lyster Army Health Clinic to obtain signatures on their Exceptional Family Member Program paperwork for in or out processing can now look forward to a smoother process.

  • The eyes have it: Optometrist strives to keep community seeing clearly

    Feb 20, 2014

    Saint Jerome once said that the face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes, without speaking, confess the secrets of the heart. But, unlike Saint Jerome, one Fort Rucker doctor is more interested in the eyes themselves, not their secrets.

  • Lyster makes exceptional Family member processing user friendly

    Feb 20, 2014

    Soldiers coming to Lyster Army Health Clinic to obtain signatures on their Exceptional Family Member Program paperwork for in or out processing can now look forward to a smoother process.

  • Bi-annual Safety Stand Down tunes up Soldier awareness

    Feb 20, 2014

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The 5th Armored Brigade conducted its bi-annual Safety Stand Down Day, at Biggs Park here recently.

  • Kenner guides patients to new model of care program

    Feb 20, 2014

    With PCMH, patients receive timely reminders when tests are due or for follow-up appointments. The health care team works with its patients to help them navigate the system and ensure that all concerns are addressed.

  • Reservists visit Aberdeen Army Wellness Center

    Feb 19, 2014

    Thirty-eight Army Reserve Soldiers from the Army Medical Command's 7221st Medical Support Unit based out of Newark, Del; had an opportunity to visit the APG Army Wellness Center Feb. 9, and witness its capabilities firsthand.

  • Travel tips, reimbursement reminders for medical travel

    Feb 19, 2014

    Patients referred for medical care outside a 100-mile radius of Lyster Army Health Clinic may be reimbursed for their travel expenses when proper documentation is turned into the managed care office.

  • Patients earn Lyster $1.25 million in FY 13 by returning surveys

    Feb 19, 2014

    Patients at Lyster Army Health Clinic, who have been filling out and returning their Army Provider Level Satisfaction Surveys, or APLSS, earned the clinic $1.25 million in fiscal year 2013

  • Dermatology services coming to Lyster

    Feb 19, 2014

    In an effort to improve the patient experience, Lyster Army Health Clinic will soon offer dermatology consults.

  • February is Heart Health Month

    Feb 19, 2014

    Even though February is the shortest of all the months, it�'s still enough time to make some big improvements to your heart health.

  • Performance Triad encourages extra steps

    Feb 19, 2014

  • Eating Disorder testimonies and treatment event Feb. 25 at LHA

    Feb 19, 2014

    A former service member, two clinical professionals, and the spouse of a loved one with an eating disorder, are slated to share knowledge and perspective on eating disorders at Lincoln Hall Auditorium Feb. 25 from noon to 1 p.m.

  • 8th Forward Surgical Team heads to Afghanistan

    Feb 19, 2014

    Maj. Ernest Dorema, the Intensive Care nurse assigned to 8th Forward Surgical Team, removes the bolt from his M4 carbine to prepare for his deployment to Afghanistan at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 16, 2014. The 8th FST 725th Support Battalion (Airborne) deployed to Camp Gelan, Afghanistan, for a nine-month rotation to support the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Afghanistan, Feb. 16, 2014.

  • Newest members of Sergeant Audie Murphy Club vow to serve Soldiers, community

    Feb 18, 2014

    BETHESDA, Md. -- Two non-commissioned officers, Staff Sgt. Justin D. Reichenbach and Staff Sgt. Freddy L. Drayton, were inducted into the Command Sergeant Major Jack L. Clark, Jr. Chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) in an induction ceremony held at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Feb. 5.

  • Local Lean Six Sigma course graduates asked to look for change

    Feb 18, 2014

    Sixteen military and civilian personnel from across the Western Regional Medical Command recently graduated from a four-week Lean Six Sigma Program and became the Army Medical Department's newest black belt candidates.

  • ECMO patient celebrates her second birthday

    Feb 18, 2014

    Brooke Army Medical Center's first patient treated with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, also known as ECMO, at San Antonio Military Medical Center celebrated her second birthday this year.

  • Purple Heart awarded at Fort Belvoir

    Feb 18, 2014

    Sgt. (Ret.) Cleber Ferreira was awarded the Purple Heart at a ceremony held in the Fort Belvoir USO Warrior and Family Center Feb. 10.

  • Senior citizens claim chance, low-tech hookup, tie knot

    Feb 18, 2014

    US Air Force retiree, Wilmer Johns, and Mary Roper-Johns, a Red Cross volunteer at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital meet "accidentally" and get married in the hospital chapel.

  • Take charge of heart health today, this month

    Feb 14, 2014

    Fort Huachucca, Az. - Today is Valentine's Day, when many people give chocolates in heart shaped containers to those they care about. A lesser-known event associated with a certain type of diet and the heart is National Heart Month which we celebrate each February.

  • Eustis holds quarterly blood drive.

    Feb 14, 2014

    McDonald Army Health Center, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, hosted a blood drive at Fort Eustis, Feb. 12.

  • AMEDD presents 1st Qtr. Wolf Pack Award to BRDSS Team at Institute of Surgical Research

    Feb 14, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) and Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Civilian Corps Chief Mr. Gregg Stevens presented the prestigious Army Medicine Wolf Pack Award for the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 to the Burn Resuscitation Decision Support System (BRDSS) Team at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) Jan. 30.

  • BACH honors patients during Patient Recognition Month

    Feb 14, 2014

    With the help of volunteers, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital offered patients free chair massages, kid�'s face painting as well as weight management and healthy eating classes the first week of February in honor of National Patient Recognition Month.

  • Resolve to get SMART

    Feb 14, 2014

    Every year millions of people develop resolutions to ultimately help them lose weight and get in better shape in the New Year. Approximately 45 percent of Americans make New Year's Resolutions, but only 8 percent successfully achieve their New Year's Resolution goals, according to the University of Scranton. By now you might be finding that the excitement of the New Year has worn off, and your motivation toward achieving your New Year's Resolution is quickly fading too. So the question is, how can you achieve a weight loss or other health-oriented resolution? The key is to set Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-sensitive goals.

  • 10th Mountain medical officer receives inaugural 'Ditch' award in Afghanistan

    Feb 13, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For Army medics, lifesaving measures for wounded comrades must be fast and instinctive, tactics and techniques so effectively hammered in classrooms and training lanes that instructors refer to the desired effect as "muscle memory."

  • Currahee receives Army Nurse Corps' 2014 Leadership Award of Excellence

    Feb 13, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky - Capt. Christine Shepherd, the brigade nurse with Company C "Painkiller", 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received the Army Nurse Corps' 2014 Leadership Award of Excellence, Feb. 6, 2014, in a ceremony held during the Army Nurse Corps' CJ Reddy Leadership Training Conference at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Heart Health: Small steps now stave off future problems

    Feb 13, 2014

    Even though February is the shortest of all the months, it's still enough time to make some big improvements to your heart health.

  • EFMB testing creates best medics in Army

    Feb 13, 2014

    Nineteen soldiers from various units from around Fort Hood stood tall and proud on Sadowski Field as members of their units or family members pinned Expert Field Medical Badges onto their uniforms, Nov. 1.

  • 1st Medical Brigade hosts EFMB course, more than 300 candidates competing

    Feb 13, 2014

    Deep in the rugged terrain of Central Texas, soldiers of the 61st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 1st Medical Brigade prepared to welcome 309 candidates Oct 17.

  • Surgeon General visits USARPAC

    Feb 13, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, U.S. Army Surgeon General meets with Gen. Vincent K. Brooks during her visit throughout the Pacific theater Feb. 12. Horoho is the 43rd Surgeon General and the commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Command.

  • Flu here: Don't forget to vaccinate

    Feb 13, 2014

    The flu season is in full swing in most of the United States, including Oklahoma. The Centers for Disease Control has noted that most of the flu circulating in the country is H1N1, commonly called the �"swine flu."

  • Army Soldier Centered Medical Care--The Line Mission Is Our Mission

    Feb 13, 2014

    The Army Soldier Centered Medical Home (SCMH) is the Soldiers version of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).

  • Air surveillance at Bagram first for Afghanistan

    Feb 12, 2014

    A recent air surveillance mission to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, is the most detailed air sampling done in Afghanistan to date by the U.S.

  • Warrant officer makes trip to 'the ice'

    Feb 12, 2014

    USAPHC veterinary food safety officers perform food inspections for the National Science Foundation's Polar Program and the military personnel assigned to McMurdo Station.

  • Wranglers strengthen bonds with Baylor Bears

    Feb 12, 2014

    For the past few years, the men and women of the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) have worked tirelessly within the local communities volunteering their time to help those in need, mentoring children in their adopted schools, and building strong bonds with community leaders.

  • Incorporating tenets of Performance Triad into daily routine pays off

    Feb 12, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. (Retired) Michael Marshall, a 56-year-old Department of the Army Civilian at Installation Management Command (IMCOM) in San Antonio, TX, has been incorporating the tenets of the Performance Triad into his daily routine for some time now. His weight went from 247 lbs. to an astonishing 153 lbs., taking it �"one pound and one day at a time." The journey began for him in October of 2009 until he reached his weight loss goal in September of 2013. Marshall believes that while he may have reached his health peak, �"maintaining it can be a challenge within itself."

  • Corps Medical Repair and Renewal team performs upgrades at Fox Army Health

    Feb 12, 2014

    Fox Army Health Center has served the Redstone Arsenal community for more than 37 years. Now, the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Medical Repair and Renewal team has moved in for an upgrade.

  • Performance Triad emphasizes healthy meals, Soldier nutrition

    Feb 12, 2014

  • Skiing can be 'good medicine'

    Feb 12, 2014

    Every week, plenty of snow and effortless speed await Soldiers who visit the slopes of Western Washington. Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are being given a chance to experience winter activities through the recreation therapy's collaboration with the Outdoor for All Foundation's adaptive ski and snowboard therapy program.

  • Divers get to see different world

    Feb 12, 2014

    As a kid, he would sit with his uncle and be in awe over pictures that the Navy diver took of the underwater ocean. Bobby McGee got bit by the scuba bug young thanks to his uncle, but his dad's cautious nature kept him from trying out the sport while he was growing up. Instead, that childhood dream laid dormant until just last month when McGee donned scuba gear for the first time with Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors' scuba program. Now a staff sergeant and a Soldier in Transition, McGee joined the beginners' scuba course here in January and is about to complete his first open water dives.

  • Wounded Veteran pays it forward

    Feb 12, 2014

    When Jeremy Horsley got hurt, he landed in a labyrinth of challenges that he had to lead himself through. Back in 2004, the Army offered medical care and physical evaluation board liaison officers, but it would be more than two years before the idea of warrior transition units came into existence. Now an Army Wounded Warrior Program advocate here at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., one could say that Horsley's first client as a Veterans advocate was himself.

  • German, American wounded warriors compete on adaptive sports court

    Feb 11, 2014

    Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe competed against their German Army counterparts in adaptive wheelchair basketball action, to amass points for their respective companies in a Company Commander's Cup Challenge, at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, Germany, Feb. 6, 2013.

  • Army Under Secretary welcomes home division leadership, recognizes Fort Campbell as 'gem'

    Feb 11, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 7, 2014, to welcome back the command group of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), as they returned from Afghanistan, where the division headquarters has spent the last year commanding Regional Command-East.

  • Schreckhise named Military Child of the Year semifinalist

    Feb 11, 2014

  • Presidents' Day Holiday Safety Message 2014

    Feb 11, 2014

    As we celebrate Presidents' Day, we need to reflect upon and honor our Nation's rich history. While saluting our Presidents past and present for the leadership they provided our country for more than two centuries, take a few minutes to remember your part in making the American dream possible. Never lose sight of all you can do to carry our founding fathers' work forward. Thank you for your sacrifice and commitment to the Nation and to Army Medicine.

  • Surgeon General of the Army visits Tripler

    Feb 11, 2014

    The Surgeon General of the Army visits Tripler Army Medical Center.

  • Celebrating Everyday Heroes in Healthcare

    Feb 10, 2014

    Army Nurse Corp Celebration

  • Wounded Warriors set sights on Sochi gold

    Feb 10, 2014

    Three wounded warriors who recovered at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, are aiming to glide to gold in Sochi, Russia, next month.

  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center doctors keep tradition

    Feb 10, 2014

    Army doctors from the Family Medicine Residency Program at Carl R. Darnall Medical Center, conducted their annual Dining-Out at The Walburg German Restaurant Feb. 8.

  • Natick Soldier reaches out to 'Home Base'

    Feb 10, 2014

    He grew up a Boston Red Sox fan in Warwick, R.I., so Sgt. 1st Class Adam Morelli had long dreamed of touching home plate at Fenway Park.

  • Army Surgeon General kicks off Asia-Pacific tour at Tripler Army Medical Center

    Feb 10, 2014

    Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho kicked off her Asia-Pacific tour with a visit to Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii to meet with leaders from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Pacific Regional Medical Command to discuss ongoing joint venture initiatives and the way ahead for continued partnership on February 10, 2014.

  • CID warns scam website similar to legitimate benefits website

    Feb 7, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command wants to clarify a press release that was issued Feb. 6, 2014, to help avoid any possible confusion regarding a false website and the official U.S. Army benefits website for former and current service members.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command strives for safety excellence at military treatment facilities

    Feb 7, 2014

    Workplace safety is critical for organizations across the Army. However, safety in a medical environment is especially important to ensure that employees and patients are protected from a variety of serious hazards common to clinical operations.

  • NRMC commander visits MCAHC

    Feb 6, 2014

    NRMC senior leadership visits McDonald Army Health Center.

  • Ten Curious Black History Facts

    Feb 6, 2014

    Editor's note: Like that of all histories, that of the African-American is storied, complicated and sometimes distorted. The following vignettes are reflections offer details that about people and events that might have been misunderstood, forgotten or downplayed. FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 6, 2014) -- 1. The first blacks to join the first permanent English settlement of Jamestown in 1619 were not technically slaves but indentured servants. They, like many of the whites already there, were bound by contract to work for employers anywhere from four to seven years. Many of them fulfilled the provisions of their contract and went on to own property themselves to include slaves. Race-based slavery officially began in the latter part of the century when a number of laws were enacted to counteract the impact of labor shortages. One such law dictated the children born to slave women were bound to that condition for life.

  • MACH inducts noncommissioned officers

    Feb 6, 2014

    Moncrief Army Community Hospital noncommissioned officers welcomed 17 new NCOs to its ranks Jan. 24 at the Joe E. Mann Center.

  • Scientists at Georgia Tech make discovery that has potential to influence studies in self-healing ma

    Feb 6, 2014

    U.S. Army sponsored researchers at Georgia Tech have discovered a process for simultaneously storing and dissipating energy within structures that could lead to design rules for new types of active, reconfigurable materials for structural morphing, vibration attenuation and dynamic load mitigation.

  • Fort Rucker fitness centers offer motivational run, walk program

    Feb 6, 2014

    Of the many fitness programs offered on post, one free program that has been around for a while is just starting to pick up traction.

  • Heart healthy: JBLE pumps in new innovations

    Feb 5, 2014

    Almost everyone knows a fact or two about heart disease. From school-age to old age, the American populace receives endless data about heart attacks, high blood pressure or any number of statistics and advice from commercials, media and health institutes.

  • Military Promotion Ceremony held at Tooele

    Feb 5, 2014

    TOOELE ARMY DEPOT, Utah -- The U.S. Army held a formal military promotion ceremony for Randall W. Rhees, Officer in Charge (OIC) at the Tooele Army Depot, Health Clinic, on February 4 at 4:00 p.m., who has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, effective February 1, 2014.

  • Army Medicine hosts winter reception

    Feb 5, 2014

    International medical students, community leaders, and military personnel gathered at historic Sunset Station in San Antonio, Texas on Feb. 3 for a winter reception hosted by the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM). The event recognized a diverse group of individuals who "share a common thread of service" to San Antonio and the military community.

  • Police Officer's Quick Action Saves Veteran's Life

    Feb 5, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Officer Tiffany Colbert didn�'t have much time to think when she was called to a scene on Redstone Arsenal where a middle-aged man was lying on the ground unconscious and not breathing. Fortunately, she didn�'t need the time.

  • Army doctors use detective work, teamwork, technology to protect health of force

    Feb 5, 2014

    Army doctors diagnose and successfully treat a host of potentially lethal diseases in Soldiers and family members on a routine basis, without much fanfare.

  • Go for the Green

    Feb 5, 2014

    For many years, the green-amber-red model has been a staple of military planning. It's the way we express readiness -- both visually and verbally -- for everything from budgets to training to real-time operations. And, in describing our status on risk management and safety, it's also very useful.

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