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  • ArmyFit's self-development website gets useful upgrades

    Feb 20, 2015

    ArmyFit celebrated its first birthday recently, with the addition of several new features to its website. The site, at https://armyfit.army.mil/, is designed to help improve quality of life for Soldiers, families and Army civilians.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command leaders discuss priorities at training event

    Feb 20, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, VA. -- Command teams and civilian leaders from throughout the Northern Regional Medical Command converged on Fort Belvoir Feb. 10 to attend NRMC's second senior leader training event for fiscal 2015. The four-day event focused on access to care and access to professional development, two top priorities of NRMC Commander Brig. Gen. Robert D. Tenhet and Command Sgt. Major Robert A. Velarde.

  • Cool class in a cold climate

    Feb 20, 2015

    Along with other Northeast areas, Fort Devens Mass., received massive amounts of snow from a series of blizzards during the winter of 2015, which presented unusual challenges for students and instructors at Regional Training-Site-Maintenance, Devens. Twenty to 30 inches of snow caused the wheeled vehicle non-commissioned officer Advanced Leader Course instructors to adjustment their curriculum so students could train to Army standard.

  • Focus on fitness, health

    Feb 19, 2015

    By now, the allure of New Year's resolutions is gone and the beginning of self-deprecation is starting. Do not fret about it now; start today with focusing on goals to maintain fitness and overall physical health.

  • WTU Soldiers take aim at 2015 Warrior Games

    Feb 19, 2015

    Seven Soldiers assigned to the Fort Leonard Wood Warrior Transition Unit have been preparing since November for the 2015 Warrior Games and trials scheduled from Monday through March 6 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

  • Do your part to stop spread of measles

    Feb 19, 2015

    Measles vaccination is important, since we are protecting our children who are too young to be vaccinated against the highly infectious viral disease. The best way to prevent measles is by everyone getting vaccinated with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.

  • Sill Soldiers travel to Hood to earn wings

    Feb 19, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Sill Soldiers received an opportunity not typically afforded to them: they went to Air Assault School.

  • Lyster hosts grand opening for Lifespace Center

    Feb 19, 2015

    Lyster Army Health Clinic and the United States Aeromedical Center will host a grand opening ceremony for the Lifespace Center Feb. 25 at 12:30 p.m.

  • 'Miracle' mom sees baby's first birthday

    Feb 19, 2015

    When a terminally ill Army wife gave birth to a healthy boy at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, doctors called it a modern-day medical miracle. A year later, Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo is still alive and sharing quality time with her son, Luke, and doctors are hard-pressed to come up with another description.

  • Researchers investigate respiratory health of deployed personnel during operations

    Feb 19, 2015

    Military personnel who deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn were commonly exposed to airborne hazards such as dust and smoke, Army Medicine researchers say.

  • Fort Sill builds on Healthy Base Initiative with recess program

    Feb 19, 2015

    Recess Before Lunch is a new program being developed in conjunction with Healthy Base Initiative to further benefit the fitness and health of children. The program, already being used in many Department of Defense, and public schools across the country, promotes recess before students eat lunch.

  • Army NCO receives national motorcycle safety award

    Feb 18, 2015

    A Fort Stewart, Georgia, Soldier was recently recognized as the American Motorcyclist Association's Outstanding Road Rider for 2015.

  • Families build resiliency with FOCUS

    Feb 18, 2015

    Military families encounter numerous stressors in their life and the stresses of their counterparts while dealing with extra stressors and transitions that come with military life such as a child attending new schools, moving and multiple deployments. The FOCUS Program on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, helps families deal with these issues, free of cost.

  • 25th CAB Soldiers; Royal Thai Army Conduct MEDEVAC and Maintenance Training

    Feb 17, 2015

    Royal Thai Army Soldiers of the King's Guard, and U.S. Army Aviators of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade , 25th Infantry Division conduct Medical Evacuation and UH-60 Black Hawk maintenence training for exercise Cobra Gold 15 at Lop Buri, Thailand Feb. 13. Cobra Gold 15 focuses on increasing both nations' interoperability and capabilities to respond during humanitarian efforts to support the people of the region by land, air, and/or ground operations.

  • Soldier-scientists begin closure of Ebola testing labs

    Feb 17, 2015

    As the mission of Joint Forces Command - United Assistance comes to an end, there are a few more tasks that Service members, deployed in support of Operation United Assistance, or OUA, have to complete.

  • SBHC opens its newest service

    Feb 17, 2015

    Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC) opens the Child & Family Behavioral Health Services, on Feb. 13, 2015.

  • Fort Gordon Soldier awarded the Bronze Star with Valor and second Purple Heart

    Feb 17, 2015

    1st. Lt. James P. McGrath, Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion, received his Bronze Star with Valor from Brig. Gen. Karen Gibson, Deputy Commanding General, JTF Headquarters-Cyber, on Feb. 12, 2015

  • MEDDAC-J observes Japanese Ground Self Defense Force MASCAL exercise

    Feb 16, 2015

    U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) personnel in Japan observe a Japanese MASCAL Exercise on Feb. 14, 2015, at Camp Mishuku, Tokyo, Japan.

  • MDARNG aviation unit facilitates casualty care exercise

    Feb 13, 2015

    The Maryland Army National Guard's C Co., 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment collaborated with active duty Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) instructors from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) during a medic sustainment training event held at Weide Army Airfield in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and at other locations in the Edgewood area from Feb. 5-6, 2015

  • WRMC officers dive into Performance Triad activity

    Feb 13, 2015

    Two officers at Western Regional Medical Command recently donned swimming caps instead of their usual patrol caps for an evening of activity. Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Tempel, Jr., acting commanding general, WRMC; and Col. Erica Clarkson, chief, Clinical Operations, WRMC; were two of a 10-member team that won the open division in the 2015 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Intramural Swim Meet in January.

  • Mrs. Odierno visits the SBHC

    Feb 13, 2015

    Mrs. Linda Odierno, spouse of the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA), Gen. Raymond Odierno, continued her tour throughout the island of Oahu by taking the time to stop by and visit the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC), on Feb. 12, 2015.

  • MACH opens renovated entrance

    Feb 12, 2015

    Moncrief Army Community Hospital officially opened its newly renovated front entrance with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday.

  • Low-level blasts possible TBI link

    Feb 12, 2015

    Fort Leonard Wood's Urban Mobility Breacher Course is teaming up with researchers to prevent traumatic brain injuries from occupational blast exposures.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury awareness month highlights resources

    Feb 12, 2015

    Throughout the year, we designate specific months to remind us of varying topics that are important to our well-being and/or culture. Often times we forget or overlook the significance of these awareness months due to their repetitious nature.

  • Celebrating the Legacies of Our Past Presidents

    Feb 12, 2015

    On Monday, February 16, the nation will observe a federal holiday for George Washington's birthday. Observed on the third Monday of February, the holiday honors our nation's first president and commander-in-chief. The holiday is also known colloquially by many as Presidents Day and provides a time to honor the legacies of all presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday also falls in February.

  • Pedaling through paragraphs: Sembach fifth-graders begin Read and Ride Program

    Feb 11, 2015

    Fifth graders at Sembach Middle School are combining exercise and academics in a recently-implemented "Read and Ride" pilot program designed to boost physical activity and reading time.

  • Fort Detrick's Soldier Family Assistance Center Provides Unwavering Support for Wounded Warriors and

    Feb 11, 2015

    The Fort Detrick Soldier Family Assistance Center, located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland provides support service members during their transition time from the Warrior Transition Unit.

  • New Medical Home slated to open this summer on Northwest side of San Antonio

    Feb 11, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO -- A new 12,500-square-foot community based medical home is scheduled to open later this summer on the Northwest side of San Antonio.

  • New 'Scholarship in Action' board highlights top academic accomplishments

    Feb 11, 2015

    JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- A new Scholarship in Action board by the Emergency Department entrance showcases top-notch academic research accomplished by Brooke Army Medical Center staff.

  • 100th, 102d Training Division Soldiers claim 80th Training Command 2015 'Best Warrior' titles

    Feb 11, 2015

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas -- Staff Sgt. Jordan Stubblefield, 100th Training Division, and Spc. Rachel Bower, 102nd TD, won the 80th Training Command Best Warrior Competition here in the non-commissioned officer and lower enlisted Soldier categories, respectively, Feb. 5-7, 2015. "It is an honor, especially among these competitors, to win as best warrior," Stubblefield said. "I could not have made it without my sponsor who propelled me through."

  • Warrior Brigade kicks off with Cobra Gold 15

    Feb 11, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, or 2SBCT, 25th ID, stood alongside Thai soldiers from the 31-1st Infantry Regiment, or 31-1 IN, King's Guard Rapid Deployment Force, during Cobra Gold 15's opening ceremony at Royal Thai Army's Camp 31-1, near Lop Buri, Thailand, Feb. 10.

  • Soldiers and Airmen from the Pacific Region conduct MEDEVAC training

    Feb 11, 2015

    Soldiers and Airmen from within the Pacific Region receive Aero Medical Evacuation (AEROMEDEVAC) instruction, during their Medical Education and Demonstration of Individual Competence (MEDIC) training, in front of Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), on Feb. 11, 2015.

  • Special Guest Visits TAMC

    Feb 11, 2015

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) was honored to have the Army Chief of Staff's spouse, Mrs. Linda Odierno, visit the facility on Feb. 11, 2015.

  • Medical conference emphasizes prevention

    Feb 10, 2015

    Camp Arifjan, Kuwait--Military medics have a reputation for being lifesavers on the battlefield, but their job doesn't end when the bullets stop flying. Medical care specialists gathered at the Area Support Group-Kuwait headquarters in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait Feb. 6 for their quarterly Force Health Protection meeting.

  • Presidents Day Holiday Safety Message 2015

    Feb 10, 2015

    This Presidents' Day we salute the leadership and achievements of all those who have held America's highest elected office, serving as our President and Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces. As we remember our former leaders and enjoy the holiday weekend, we must also integrate safety principles into all activities.

  • Medical Division employees receive kudos from customer

    Feb 10, 2015

    Two employees with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Medical Division received certificates of achievement from the director of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for support provided in fiscal year 2014 during a town hall Jan. 23.

  • ASBP recognizes donors for giving the gift of life

    Feb 10, 2015

    William Beaumont Army Medical Center along with the Armed Services Blood Program celebrated National Blood Donor Month by recognizing units and those in the community for contributing to lifesaving efforts by donating blood, platelet and plasma in a ceremony at the Centennial Club here Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.

  • Army launches weight loss trial program for adult dependents

    Feb 9, 2015

    "Healthy Families, Healthy Forces," is a randomized trial that will measure the effectiveness of two weight-loss programs for meaningful and sustainable weight loss in military families.

  • Medics train for confidence

    Feb 9, 2015

    A Stryker comes to a sudden stop outside a small green tent dropping its back ramp, Soldiers spill out looking for help for a fellow battle buddy with multiple life threatening injuries.

  • Bebarta Named Geneva Foundation Researcher of the Year

    Feb 9, 2015

    The Geneva Foundation named Lt. Col. Vikhyat Bebarta the 2014 Researcher of the Year. Bebarta is the director of the Air Force 59th Medical Wing En Route Care Research Center at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He is also the chief of medical toxicology in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the San Antonio Military Medical Center and the director of the Clinical Resuscitation, Emergency Services and Toxicology Research Center for the Air Force 59th Medical Wing.

  • Epidemiology, Biostatistics: A Change in Culture at USAISR

    Feb 9, 2015

    To optimize the quality of their research, investigators at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research need scientifically sound study designs, meticulous data collection and expert analysis. A weak research design, hasty data collection or overly simplistic data analysis can be detrimental to a research study, resulting in the publication of incomplete findings or inaccurate conclusions. That's where epidemiologist Jeana Orman, Sc.D. and her team in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Office can assist researchers.

  • Burn Survivor Expresses Gratitude to Burn Center Staff

    Feb 9, 2015

    There are two words that the staff at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center routinely hears: "thank you." That simple phrase is usually accompanied by a handshake or a hug from a patient, family member or friend and is all the reassurance that the staff needs to know that they are providing the best care for every patient every day. Karen Starrs and her husband Ken went further to express their gratitude for the care she received as a patient in the burn center. They designed a military challenge coin, mounted the coin with a thank you note in a picture frame, and presented it to the burn center staff as a token of their appreciation.

  • 6-17 CAV Returns from South Korea Feb. 9, 2015

    Feb 9, 2015

    WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Soldiers, leaders and Family members of the U.S. Army Aviation Task Force welcomed the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment back from its nine-month rotation to Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Feb. 9, 2015.

  • Annual event honors military's African-American leaders

    Feb 8, 2015

    Prominent African-Americans from all walks of life have served as a bridge between the past and today, as well as a bridge to the future, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said here Feb. 6.

  • 688 RPOE Soldier Spearheads Eustis Bone Marrow Drive

    Feb 6, 2015

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (Feb. 5, 2014) -- U.S. Army Spc. Ashley Saahir, Information Technology Specialist for the 688 Rapid Port Opening Element at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, is making it her mission to recruit volunteers for the Department of Defense's C.W. Bill Young Bone Marrow Program.

  • TAMC Soldiers compete to be the Best Warrior

    Feb 6, 2015

    Six Soldiers, both Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) and Junior Enlisted, compete for the title of Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Best Warrior Feb. 2-6, 2015.

  • 'Embrace the past': Storck Barracks nurses celebrate 114 years of Nurse Corps

    Feb 5, 2015

    The youngest and oldest members of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps from the Storck Barracks Army Health Clinic celebrated 114 years of the corps' service to the Soldiers, Family members, Retirees and Veterans of the U.S. Army Feb. 2, 2015, at the clinic.

  • French Lieutenant enhances leadership skills with the 557th Medical Company

    Feb 5, 2015

    BAUMHOLDER, GERMANY: For the past two weeks, Sous-Lieutenant Fabrice Guy, a French Army cadet from Saint-Cyr Combined Arms School in Guer, France, has been interning with the 557th Medical Company (Area Support). Upon his arrival, he was immediately accepted by the Soldiers in the 557th ASMC and quickly began to adapt to the company's battle rhythm.

  • SHARP Resource Center opens at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Feb 5, 2015

    The Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Resource Center located on the second floor of the Janet M. Barr Soldier Center- opened its doors on Jan. 2, 2015. The resource center, available to both military and civilians, is designed to handle restricted and unrestricted cases of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

  • Reynolds Army Community Hospital celebrates nurse corps' 114th birthday

    Feb 5, 2015

    Fort Sill along with the Army Nurse Corps celebrated the corps' 114th anniversary, Feb. 2.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) Soldiers compete for 2015 'best warrior' title

    Feb 5, 2015

    Camp Bullis, Texas (Feb. 5, 2015) --Approximately 15 Reserve Soldiers from across the nation kicked off the 80th Training Command (TASS) annual Best Warrior Competition here today.

  • $1 million study to focus on chronic pain

    Feb 5, 2015

    Researchers at Madigan Army Medical Center will soon start studying new ways to address chronic pain thanks to a $1 million, three-year research grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

  • Smith Elementary focuses on personal health

    Feb 4, 2015

    Smith Elementary School students focused on their personal health Jan. 22 during the school's second annual Healthy Fair. The various interactive activities introduced by teachers and community volunteers left the students with much anticipation for next year's event.

  • High school students experience Army Medicine

    Feb 4, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) celebrated the completion of the Harlem High School's clinical rotation in the medical center on Jan. 30, 2015, as part of the Columbia County High School Health Science Training Program.

  • Happy 114th anniversary!

    Feb 3, 2015

    Military and civilian medical personnel gathered for a celebration of the 114th year of the Army Nurse Corps at Weed Army Community Hospital here, Feb. 2. Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and leadership with United States Army Medical Department Activity here commemorated the anniversary, which has a theme this year of "The Army Nursing Team: Demonstrating the courage to care, connect and change for 114 years."

  • Virginia Guard Soldiers demonstrate medical skills during Warrior Exercise

    Feb 2, 2015

    Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from the Charlottesville-based Company C, 429th Brigade Support Battalion and the Winchester-based 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team joined Soldiers from the 75th and 78th Training Division, U.S. Army Reserve, First Army Division-East, 1st Medical Training Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and Sailors from the Expeditionary Medical Facility, U.S. Navy Reserve to participate in Warrior Exercise "Arctic Lightning" Jan. 24, 2015, at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

  • Commander's secretary reflects on 60-year career

    Feb 2, 2015

    While a daunting task for most, Carolyn Putnam can rattle off her career numbers with ease. As a commander's secretary, this sharp-as-a-tack Army civilian has worked for 13 generals and eight colonels in her 55 years at Brooke Army Medical Center, with another five years of service across town.

  • Will you make it past February 18?

    Feb 2, 2015

    Feb. 18 marks the day when most people abandon their New Year's resolution to lose weight and get more fit.

  • Show your heart some love

    Feb 2, 2015

    February is American Heart Month, a time to bring awareness to the risks of heart disease and ways to stay 'heart healthy.'

  • February 19 is Great American Spit Out

    Feb 2, 2015

    On Feb. 19, join others across the nation in recognition of the Great American Spit Out, a time to quit the use of smokeless tobacco products such as chewing tobacco, snuff, snus and dissolvable products (i.e., lozenges, strips, sticks) for a period of 24 hours or more.

  • X2 Bio's Concussion Platform Gives Clinicians The Information They Need On Super Bowl Sunday

    Feb 2, 2015

    In 2007, when Rich Able's son, Kyle, suffered a severe concussion in a high school football game, the 14-year medical device industry veteran decided to change the course of his life's work.

  • Baby Fair delivers education, confidence to new parents

    Feb 2, 2015

    Stroller parking, nutritious pregnancy foods, and the chance to meet their future pediatrics providers were just a few of the things that maternity patients and their supporters encountered at Madigan Army Medical Center's first Baby Fair on Jan. 24. More than 300 people attended the fair, which focused on providing education on subjects related to pregnancy and newborns as well as highlighting Madigan's obstetrics and pediatrics services.

  • Blanchfield hospital earns prestigious Star Award

    Feb 2, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Blanchfield Army Community Hospital became the first stateside hospital to receive the Army's prestigious Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Star Award Monday, recognizing the staff's successful completion of more than 240 performance-based tasks in less than half the anticipated three-year timeline.

  • MCAHC celebrates 114th Army Nurse Corps Birthday

    Feb 2, 2015

    Army Nurse Corps celebrates 114th Birthday

  • Remembering the Dream Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: A Day On, Not a Day Off

    Jan 30, 2015

    Soldiers from Fort Detrick, Maryland, joined with 40 local children who volunteered their timeat an event sponsored by a local farm and the Frederick Transit at the Bernard Brown Community Center, volunteered their time to benefit the community of Frederick and give back to others.

  • USAMMDA Weighs in on Healthy Living

    Jan 30, 2015

    Employees at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity challenged themselves over the holidays with a competition to maintain or lose weight.

  • Beaumont Soldier honored as Army's top pharmacy tech

    Jan 30, 2015

    The Larry C. Nesmith Enlisted Technician is a Department of the Army-level award presented annually to a Soldier who goes above and beyond his/her duties and responsibilities as a pharmacy technician.

  • Fort Hood WTU Soldier 'Grounds' Flying Fears for Lifetime Opportunity

    Jan 30, 2015

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Unit's command team offer unique opportunities to help in the healing processes of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers. Recently, the WTU teamed with Freedom Flyers to provide a flight of a lifetime to WTU Soldier, Sgt. Robert Day, to help him reduce his fear of flying.

  • Staying alive: American Red Cross offers CPR/AED/first aid certification to USAG Ansbach

    Jan 29, 2015

    The American Red Cross at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held training on cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, use of an AED and basic first aid Saturday at Katterbach Kaserne.

  • Double Honor: Medic Completes Sentinel Tour at Tomb of the Unknowns

    Jan 29, 2015

    Although all service in the U.S. military is honorable, few duty stations carry more pride, more admiration, and more dignity than the sentinel walk at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • WTB to host Warrior Games Regional Trial

    Jan 29, 2015

  • US Army Europe's Medical Battalion Welcomes French Lieutenant

    Jan 28, 2015

    The 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional) welcomed Lt. Fabrice Guy, a French Army cadet from Saint-Cyr Combined Arms School in Guer, France, Jan. 12. He arrived in Germany on Monday morning by train and was greeted by his sponsor, 2nd Lt. Alexis Velez, platoon leader for the 557th Medical Company (Area Support). After his arrival, Guy sat down with Velez for lunch at the German Kantina on Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern and was later welcomed by Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor.

  • Remote Soldiers come to post for Soldier review

    Jan 28, 2015

    When the Soldiers in your command are spread out over six states you don't get to see them on a regular basis. That is the case for the commander of the Fort Carson Community Care Unit. To meet the challenge, Capt. Jennae Pitts, CCU commander, has instituted a biannual Soldier Readiness Review.

  • Non-battle injuries result in more medical evacuations than combat

    Jan 28, 2015

    The primary health threat to troops for more than two decades has been common muscle, joint, tendon/ligament and bone injuries like knee or back pain that are caused by running, sports and exercise-related activities such as basketball and weight-lifting.

  • U.S. Army Africa conducts MEDRETE 15-1 in Burundi

    Jan 28, 2015

    Eleven U.S. Army Soldiers from the William Beaumont Army Medical Center Fort Bliss, Texas and three U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command's 2500th Digital Liaison Detachment partnered with Burundi National Defense Force doctors and medical support staff at the Kamenge Military Hospital during a U.S. Army Africa/U.S. Embassy-Burundi joint Medical Readiness and Training Exercise Jan. 19-30.

  • Learning critical care

    Jan 27, 2015

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion recently conducted a combat first aid class during a field training exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Jan. 21.

  • 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.