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  • Embedded Behavioral Health provider trains with 412th ASB

    Apr 8, 2014

    Embedded Behavioral Health providers are becoming more common among Army Medicine. The Bavaria Medical Department Activity participates in the program by providing Behavioral Health providers to some units in its footprint.

  • Host-nation hospital provides extended health care to USAG Ansbach community

    Apr 7, 2014

    Receiving medical care overseas could mean that Soldiers, civilians and family members are referred to local medical providers and hospitals for extended health care support, said Lt. Col. Rodney Gonzalez, commander of the Katterbach Health Clinic, in a recent interview with a local German newspaper. U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Christopher M. Benson and Command Sgt Maj. Mark A. Kiefer took an opportunity to find out first-hand just what "extended health care support" could mean for USAG Ansbach community members during a March 24 guided tour of the Ansbach Klinikum.

  • The Army's Integrated Pest Management Program is just what the doctor ordered

    Apr 7, 2014

    By using integrated pest management the Army has reduced pesticide use for the last 10 years, equating to an annual savings of close to $500,000. In fiscal years 2002-2003, the Army used approximately 389,000 pounds of pesticide active ingredient. In 2013, the Army used 261,424 pounds. At $10 a pound, that equates to a savings of $1.3 million. And that's just a cost estimate; we may never know how much of our environment was protected and preserved.

  • From victim, to survivor to warrior

    Apr 7, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Mary Valdez shares the story of her transformation from victim, to survivor, to warrior at Tripler Army Medical Center's Sexual Assault Awareness Month Observance at Kyser Auditorium on April 1, 2014

  • Salley award recipient credits military with citizen, Soldier skills

    Apr 7, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Louis Santos' leadership skills are tested daily as a business owner, in his civilian capacity, and as a senior leader and advisor at the 7/98th Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 94th Training Division.

  • Soldiers compete in the Thunder Crucible

    Apr 7, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 125 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division competed in the Thunder Crucible, a team competition held April 3-4 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The two-day Thunder Crucible event was designed to test Soldier�'s mettle, teamwork and mastery of individual skills and knowledge including: the Army Physical Fitness Test, chemical defense, combat casualty care, tactical communications, weapons mastery skills, a foot march, written tests on Korean culture and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, vehicle preventive maintenance checks and services, urban orienteering, and a surprise paintball event. The Thunder Crucible was an opportunity to highlight the demanding training required of 210th Field Artillery Brigade Soldiers as well as build espirit de corps within the brigade. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released)

  • 210th FA Bde. finishes the fight at Eighth Army Tournament

    Apr 7, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- Four Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division took part in the Eighth Army Combatives Tournament April 4 at Seoul American High School in Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. Two of the four Soldiers won first place, one Soldier won second place, and one took fourth place in the tournament. The team will be continuing on to the All-Army Combatives Tournament in the near future. The Modern Army Combatives Program was introduced in 1995 as a way for Soldiers to become confident in their ability to deter and defeat enemies in close combat. The team�'s success in the competition demonstrates the 2nd Inf. Div. readiness to deter aggression toward the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Army photos by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released)

  • 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment) determines the best 'Snake Eyes'

    Apr 4, 2014

    Six soldiers from 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment), participated in a two-day Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition Feb. 19 and 21. The competition was designed to enhance specific skill sets as well as increase proficiency at various levels.

  • 'March Madness' Extends into April During MEDCOM HQ Walk/Run

    Apr 4, 2014

    Army Medical Command's (MEDCOM) Performance Triad guidelines determine that at least 10,000 steps per day -- approximately five miles- are a suitable activity benchmark. On April 4, much of the staff at the Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG)/MEDCOM headquarters in Falls Church, Va., got in "part of your activity today, a mile and half," said Maj. Gen. Brian Lein, Army deputy surgeon general.

  • TBI Summit brings together Fort Irwin, UCLA Health System experts to help Soldiers

    Apr 4, 2014

    The fight against traumatic brain injuries was formalized between Fort Irwin and the University of California at Los Angeles Health System when leadership representatives of both organizations signed a memorandum of agreement, here, March 31. Colonel Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead, commander of United States Army Medical Department Activity here, and Shannon O'Kelley, chief operating officer of UCLA Health System, signed an MOA prior to the start of a TBI Summit, which brought experts from UCLA and the Army together to discuss the battle against TBI's.

  • Former NFL quarterback continues fight against suicide and depression

    Apr 4, 2014

    Former Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple played 10 football seasons in the National Football Conference's Central Division. That division was also infamously nicknamed "The Black and Blue Division." Concussions and broken bones were part of Hipple's black and blue football career throughout the 1980s, but black and blue mental health lingered past his football retirement. Now an advocate for mental fitness and a major supporter of service members, Hipple visited the Pentagon auditorium as a guest of the Office of the Pentagon Chaplain March 27 to speak about suicide awareness and recognizing early signs of depression.

  • USARAF, Ghana Armed Forces share medical expertise

    Apr 3, 2014

    In partnership with the Ghana Armed Forces, U.S. Army Africa and medical personnel from 3rd Medical Command Deployment Support conducted Medical Readiness Training Exercise 14-3, at the 37th Military Hospital in Accra, Ghana, March 24-April 4. "The exercise was for us to improve standards of practice and for us to work together at various workstations to combine our experiences to see where we can do things better," said Col. Awuku, deputy commander for the 37th Military Hospital.

  • VMC learns about olive oil

    Apr 3, 2014

    The Female2Female organization joined forces with U.S. Army Health Center Vicenza dietitian, Capt. Carly Eckard, to educate members of the Vicenza Military Community about cooking with olive oil and uses for a healthy lifestyle March 25.

  • MEDCOM recognizes Ohlsen for 60 years of federal service

    Apr 3, 2014

    Dean Ohlsen, maintenance management specialist, G4-MEDCOM logistics, was recognized for 60 years of federal service March 5 at a ceremony held in his honor at U.S. Army Medical Command Headquarters (MEDCOM), Fort Sam Houston,Texas.

  • AMEDD hosts World War II Military Medical Conference, Exhibit

    Apr 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD), Office of Medical History recently hosted its second conference highlighting the rich medical history of U.S. Army hospitals and their activities during World War II.

  • Strategic Partnership Agreement signed

    Apr 3, 2014

    The United States Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) and General Services Administration (GSA) have signed a strategic partnership agreement for the use of Performance Management/Continuous Process Improvement (PM/CPI) Blanket Purchase Agreement. MEDCOM�'s Healthcare Acquisition Activity (HCAA) will use the PM/CPI as a preferred vehicle to support the Office of the Surgeon General and MEDCOM Headquarters program support contracted requirements for various System for Health Initiatives.

  • New strategic focus for Army health care

    Apr 3, 2014

    The partnership with patients begins by helping them make healthy decisions outside the brick-and-mortar walls of our facilities, in what the Surgeon General has called the LifeSpace.

  • New slogan captures Kenner�'s Commitment

    Apr 3, 2014

    Patient satisfaction remains a top priority for Kenner Army Health Clinic, and one way to achieve this goal is through the use of the Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey, or APLSS. This survey is used to evaluate and track during visits with their health care providers.

  • FH National Sexual Assault Awareness Month begins with a walk

    Apr 3, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - The Fort Huachuca community kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a Walk of Respect at Warrior-Sentinel Field Tuesday, to promote the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, program awareness and support.

  • Post community runs, walks in Sports, Fitness and Aquatics' 5K

    Apr 3, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Post community runs, walks in Sports, Fitness and Aquatics' 5K

  • Spring brings outdoor activities, health hazards

    Apr 2, 2014

    Spring is here and people are heading outdoors to enjoy the balmy weather. But such harmless activities as taking a walk through the woods or cleaning out the attic could put you at risk for some pretty serious medical issues if you're not cautious.

  • Occupational Health Nursing Week is April 19-25

    Apr 2, 2014

    Occupational health nurses (OHN) play a vital role in championing your health and safety on the job.

  • Keeping the 'Bugs' at Bay

    Apr 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity collaborated with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research together with industry partners to offer service members a safe and effective DEET-free insect repellent alternative.

  • Driver safety lessons stick through enforcement, practice

    Apr 2, 2014

    CAMP PARKS, Calif. -- Skills are often lost when not used on a daily basis. For this reason the 1st Regiment 363rd Combat Support/Combat Service Support Training Battalion focuses its training on HMMWV's with drivers training and troop leading procedures.

  • WAREX 2014 equips Soldiers for combat deployments

    Apr 2, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Warrior Exercise 86-14-02 gathers Army Reserve units from across the nation here to reinforce warrior tasks and training from March 22 through April 11. "The idea of the WAREX is that Army Reserve Soldiers are able to come to Ft. McCoy and increase their functional capabilities," said Brig. Gen. George Thompson, 86th Training Division commanding general. "If they were to deploy, they would be able to do what the Army has trained them to do and support that combatant commander in theatre."

  • Novel Drug Treatment Protects Primates from Deadly Marburg Virus

    Apr 2, 2014

    Scientists have demonstrated the effectiveness of a small-molecule drug in protecting nonhuman primates from the lethal Marburg virus. Their work, published online March 2 in the journal Nature, is the result of a continuing collaboration between Army scientists and industry partners that also shows promise for treating a broad range of other viral diseases. According to senior author Sina Bavari, Ph.D., chief of molecular and translational sciences, the drug (known as BCX4430) protected cynomolgous macaques from Marburg virus infection when administered by injection as long as 48 hours post-infection.

  • School celebrates National Children's Dental Health Month

    Apr 2, 2014

    Approximately 800 students in grades pre-k to fifth grade attending Fort Sam Houston Elementary School learned how to brush, floss, and eat well-balanced meals to keep their teeth in good condition during a dental fair held at the school in recognition of February�'s National Children�'s Dental Health Month.

  • Focus on Patient: Evans ACH pioneers new pain management

    Apr 2, 2014

    According to the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, approximately 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. America faces treatment challenges; accepted methods may work for some, but newer approaches may be the answer for all.

  • Caring for Military Families Event

    Apr 2, 2014

  • UPDATE: Shooting incident at Fort Hood

    Apr 2, 2014

    Officials at Fort Hood, Texas, reported that at approximately 4 p.m. (CDT), April 2, 2014, a Soldier assigned to the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), fired shots at individuals in the 1st Medical Brigade area of Fort Hood, killing three Soldiers and injuring 16 others, before apparently killing himself.

  • Health Clinic featuring High School student artwork on display

    Apr 1, 2014

    Patients visiting the Hohenfels Health Clinic may now notice the clinic looks a little more scenic, thanks to a partnership with Hohenfels High School art students. This is the second year the school and clinic have partnered for the art projects. Fifty-five students in grades 7-12 participated. This year's theme was 'Beautiful Europe.'

  • DHA: A Unified Partnership

    Apr 1, 2014

    I want to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation to all those dedicated and hard-working DA Civilians and active-duty personnel who have made, or will make, the transition from Army Medicine to the Defense Health Agency (DHA).

  • SHAPE Army Health Clinic earns national recognition as an Army Medical Home

    Apr 1, 2014

    After nearly a year of hard work, the SHAPE Army Health Clinic has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as an Army Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • Army Medicine announces inaugural Brain Health Consortium

    Apr 1, 2014

    World-renown medical leaders in the military, academia, and research communities in neurology, neuroscience, psychiatry, and psychology are coming together in a first-of-its-kind Brain Health Consortium, April 10-11. The goal is to better understand the state of the science of brain health and to discuss ways to improve the brain health of Soldiers and the Army Family. The consortium is being hosted by Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the Army surgeon general, and held at the Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Va.

  • Army Surgeon General hosts Executive Health and Wellness Program

    Apr 1, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho hosted an Executive Health & Wellness Program in March for the spouses of several Army general officers. The event included the development of a personalized health plan, seminars with various health experts, and a cooking demonstration.

  • USAPHC water experts recommend well 'wellness' checks

    Apr 1, 2014

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command Water Resources Program helps preserve groundwater quality and protect Army communities from the adverse health effects of water pollution.

  • Army Medicine Program Management Office achieves full operational capability

    Apr 1, 2014

    On April 1, the Army Medicine Program Management Office (PMO), in the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Transformation Directorate (ATD), achieved full operational capability. The Army Medicine PMO is a key component of the Army surgeon general's efforts to institute project portfolio management (PPM) as a standard business practice across the enterprise, comparable to successful private sector healthcare enterprises.

  • An update from the Workforce 2020 Working Group

    Apr 1, 2014

    The Workforce 2020 project is ambitious due to the breadth of potential impacts. The primary objectives are: to avoid/minimize a reduction in force (RIF), minimize negative impact on personnel, retain experienced personnel, identify mission priorities, and identify processes to shape the future force. Two key business benefits on which the project is focused are, aligning the workforce with enduring mission, and maintaining productivity by sustaining positive morale.

  • How do Soldiers communicate these days?

    Apr 1, 2014

    Communication: a two-way street

  • April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month

    Apr 1, 2014

    Prevent Blindness America has designated April as Women's Eye Health and Safety Month to help educate women about the steps they should take to make eye health a priority.

  • Eagle DUSTOFF and JTTS make Army Medicine history in Afghanistan

    Apr 1, 2014

    On February 13, Flight Medics and En Route Critical Care Nurses (ECCN) from Charlie Company, 7-101st General Support Aviation Battalion (EAGLE DUSTOFF) made Army Medicine history by hosting the first U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Joint Theater Trauma System (JTTS) Casualty Care Conference from a deployed medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) company.

  • What's on your dog tag?

    Apr 1, 2014

    For Soldiers, what to put on their dog tag for religious preference is serious business, because spirituality is important.

  • ADVANCED EMT TRAINING NOW OFFERED ON FORT GORDON

    Apr 1, 2014

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center has recently become the second Emergency Medical Services training site in the U.S. Army to train 68W Combat Medics from the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level to the new Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) level.

  • WOUNDED WARRIOR ART SHOW

    Apr 1, 2014

    The show will run from June 10 through June 29, 2014 at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Ga., and will provide the Service Members of the WTB with a way to express themselves in ways they may not be able put into words.

  • Post-traumatic growth--thriving through life's crises

    Apr 1, 2014

    Many people who experience crises and adversity are able to resolve and grow from these events, drawing upon internal strengths previously unrecognized.

  • Last Call

    Apr 1, 2014

    About every 30 seconds in the United States, a driver using a cellphone is involved in a crash. In an effort to curb these preventable accidents, the National Safety Council is asking motorists to put down the phone and focus on the task at hand -- driving.

  • Video: Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 2014

    Apr 1, 2014

    Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, talks about Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the Army and urges all members of Army Medicine to intervene, act and motivate others to stop sexual assaults, sexually offensive language and gestures that promote this type of abuse.

  • Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) Commemorates Decade of Impact

    Apr 1, 2014

    The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) commemorates its tenth anniversary this April, honoring a decade of impact for more than 19,000 of the most severely wounded, ill and injured soldiers and families.

  • Women's future needs support for change

    Mar 31, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Sgt. Maj. Mia Walton, Army Surgeon General's senior equal opportunity adviser, explained how women have been breaking barriers in years past, and how they will continue to do so in the future. Her answer: support.

  • An Army Wife "Doing Her Bit" in World War I, The Story of Genevieve Young Hitt

    Mar 31, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - During Women's History Month, the Army highlights the contributions of women in its ranks. These women certainly should be commended for choosing to serve their country throughout history in times of peace and war.

  • Medical Specialists Vie for Expert Field Medical Badge

    Mar 31, 2014

    About 180 service members stepped into formation on Joint Base McGuire Dix-Lakehurst March 23, accepting the challenge to compete for the Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB), one of the most coveted achievements in military medicine.

  • The Army Surgeon General Meets with Caroline Kennedy in Japan

    Mar 31, 2014

    D.C.'s Cherry Blossoms may not have quite bloomed yet due to winter over staying its welcome, however, the Cherry Blossom brooch that the U.S. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho gifted to the Honorable Caroline Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to Japan, is in full bloom.

  • Army Family's Performance Triad Journey

    Mar 31, 2014

    Sgt. Amanda Tucker, a Public Affairs Specialist with the 82nd Sustainment Brigade at Fort Bragg, N.C., has been following the tenets of the Performance Triad with her family. Tucker balances her duties as a Soldier while raising two toddlers and an eight year-old with her fiancé as well as attending college.

  • Navigating to the Badge

    Mar 31, 2014

    About 50 soldiers huddle into a tent deep into the ranges at Joint Base McGuire Dix-Lakehurst, as the canvas walls shudder from unrelenting winds. The sounds of rhythmic blasts from other sites go off in the background but no one takes notice. Every soldier stays laser-focused on the instructions ahead for their land navigation portion of the Expert Field Medical Badge.

  • Army Medicine's secure healthcare messaging fielding near completion

    Mar 31, 2014

    Army Medicine is near completion in the implementation of its secure healthcare-messaging system, the Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service, to all 52 of its military treatment facilities worldwide.

  • Handheld inspection tool will increase food safety for Soldiers

    Mar 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is working to develop a small, sensitive, hand-held device that will both capture and detect dangerous pathogens that can cause food-related illness.

  • Soldiers outfitted with advanced hearing protection

    Mar 28, 2014

    As early as 2012, the Department of Defense announced plans of integrating technologically sophisticated, yet tactical, hearing protection devices for Soldiers engaged in overseas combat operations and local training exercises.

  • Trouble sleeping? Adopt these habits

    Mar 28, 2014

    The following article on good sleep habits is by Robert Gobble, Area I Health and Fitness director.

  • Soldiers test medical skills in realistic field scenarios.

    Mar 28, 2014

    After spending several Thursday mornings conducting training in first aid skills, Soldiers with Headquarters and Operations Company, 741st Military Intelligence Battalion, 704th MI Brigade, put their skills to a test during a situational training exercise on March 14 at Fort Meade.

  • Skate Park: Youth center rolls out new facility

    Mar 28, 2014

    The Fort Rucker Youth Center added a skate park to its ever-increasing offering of activities for the installation's youth March 24.

  • Lyster opens service center as TRICARE walk-ins end April 1

    Mar 28, 2014

    Keeping up with the rapidly increasing number of TRICARE beneficiaries, who most often turn to a laptop or cell phone when they have questions, walk-in services at the Lyster Army Health Clinic TRICARE Service Center will no longer be available as of April 1.

  • American Red Cross volunteers find recognition for good works

    Mar 27, 2014

    The American Red Cross threw a spotlight on its Franconia Military Community volunteers March 21, 2014, during a dinner party in downtown Ansbach.

  • MCAHC hosts U.S. Army Civilian Corps Celebration

    Mar 27, 2014

    Civilian Corps Celebraton

  • Medic finds place working on engineer team

    Mar 27, 2014

    PAKTIA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Not far from the gate of Forward Operating Base Rushmore, engineers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), perform final checks on a convoy preparing to embark on a route clearance mission -- among the most hazardous jobs in Af-ghanistan.

  • Safety should be a key focus in the spring

    Mar 27, 2014

    April is already upon us, and it brings hope of long-awaited warmer temperatures and bright sunny days that tend to be more uplifting to ones spirits. The warmer weather also brings increased outdoor activity and the need to be mindful of spring and summer safety tips.

  • Interactive wellness event on tap for Fort Lee community

    Mar 27, 2014

    If you and your family are looking for something to do this year during Spring Break, look no further. KAHC welcomes the community for an interactive, fun-filled event that is educational and will enable participants to learn more about the Army Surgeon General's Performance Triad. The triad is an important part of helping all families become healthier by improving physical activity, sleep and nutrition.

  • Wounded Warriors Soar to New Heights

    Mar 27, 2014

    A group of wounded warriors have taken their recovery to a whole new level -- more than 19,000 feet above the sea. The team last month ascended East Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

  • March marks TBI Awareness Month

    Mar 26, 2014

    MCAHC promotes TBI Awareness Month

  • MCAHC program aims to provide better continuity of care for patients

    Mar 26, 2014

    Patient Centered Medical Homes aim to provide better continuity of care to patients through a more interactive approach to healthcare.

  • New Nutrition: MCAHC tips for improving health

    Mar 26, 2014

    Obesity has been steadily rising since the turn of the millennium, and has yet to decline.

  • Natick study examines effects of stress on Soldiers' immune systems, cognitive ability

    Mar 25, 2014

    Training and operations can put such tremendous physical and psychological stresses on warfighters that their immune systems and their ability to respond to threats may be compromised.

  • TBI: RWBAHC personnel offer mild-case treatment program

    Mar 25, 2014

    Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, has been called the "signature wound" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Injuries the Soldiers receive downrange can originate from improvised explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, gun blasts, accidents and equipment failure. Many military personnel have experienced multiple deployments due to the length of war, translating into multiple exposures to potential TBI events.

  • Joint Staff Surgeon helps celebrate Women's History Month

    Mar 25, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Pentagon's Joint Staff Surgeon laid out the theme for Women's History Month celebrations at Club Hood here March 19.

  • BAMC offers Patient Transfer Service

    Mar 25, 2014

    With a single phone call, providers can arrange for military beneficiaries to be transferred from a civilian medical facility to San Antonio Military Medical Center for care.

  • Tripler leaders sign sexual assault awareness month proclamation

    Mar 25, 2014

    Leaders from Tripler Army Medical Center show their support for Sexual Harassment, Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) with a proclamation.

  • Female Soldier launches into history

    Mar 25, 2014

    Story and photos by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman 210 FA Bde. Public Affairs CHEOLWEON, South Korea -- A haze falls over the surrounding mountains of Rocket Valley. The tracks of multiple launch rocket systems leave deep trails in the mud. A group of Soldiers stand by their vehicle after just completing qualification fires.

  • Training to help Soldiers recognize concussions

    Mar 24, 2014

    Spurred by more than 172,000 documented cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) involving Soldiers in garrison and theater since 2000, beginning in August, the Army's Executive Agent for TBI, Army Medicine, will roll out its new concussion training program on the Army Training Network (ATN).

  • Convertino Selected 2013 Top EMS Innovator

    Mar 24, 2014

    The Journal of Emergency Medical Services selected Victor A. Convertino, Ph.D., a physiologist/researcher and the tactical combat casualty care research task area program manager at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) at Joint Base San Antonio--Fort Sam Houston, as a 2013 top innovator in emergency medical services (EMS).

  • USAMMDA Hosts Regulatory Intelligence Seminar

    Mar 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity is hosting a Regulatory Intelligence Seminar that consists of seven sessions. The series began in January and will end in August.

  • Warrior Citizen tackles competition, saves lives

    Mar 21, 2014

    Knowing how to save a fellow Soldier's life in combat is one thing Sgt. Aaron Cooper is trained to do, and he uses these Army skills daily to save the lives of strangers in Wisconsin.

  • Frederick City and Fort Detrick Leadership Strengthen Partnership

    Mar 21, 2014

    City of Frederick elected officials, including Mayor Randy McClement and several city aldermen, visited Fort Detrick March 10 to meet with post commanders and lab directors and receive an overview of Fort Detrick, discuss ways to collaborate, tour the installation and identify needs of the community and the installation.

  • Fort Detrick Fire Department Wins Best Medium Size Department in IMCOM Atlantic Region

    Mar 21, 2014

    Just a few months shy of one year after moving into their new Fire and Emergency Services building, the Fort Detrick Fire Department has won the Best Medium Sized Fire Department in the Atlantic Region for the Installation Management Command.

  • Fitness classes provide new life, energy

    Mar 20, 2014

    Fort Sill will host a health expo and safety fair April 4, as part of the Healthy Base Initiative project. The following story is part of a series on the HBI, and it focuses on how members have taken advantage of the free fitness courses offered through Fort Sill Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Warrior-Athletes Bring Home Gold From Sochi

    Mar 20, 2014

    A wounded warrior and former patient here led Team USA's sled hockey team to a hard-won victory over Russia at the Paralympics.

  • Know signs of concussion, TBI

    Mar 20, 2014

    The Department of Defense released the "Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness for Soldiers and Leaders" guidelines in June. These guidelines direct commanders and Soldiers as to how to treat concussions. The Cannoneer reviewed these guidelines in a continuing effort to raise awareness about TBI during March.

  • Drill sergeants, cadre prepare for civilian medevacs

    Mar 20, 2014

    Fort Sill drill sergeants teamed up with Air Methods, an emergency airlift company based out of the Lawton-Fort Sill airport, to practice a medical evacuation.

  • GLWACH hosts annual JOC leadership seminar

    Mar 20, 2014

    General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital hosted the third annual Junior Officer Leadership Seminar at Pershing Community Club March 11.

  • Post therapy dog put up for special award

    Mar 20, 2014

    He started his life as a little puppy that nobody wanted, but now he's 155 pounds of therapeutic comfort and his name is Bandit.

  • Safety's 'looking up' across the 80th Training Command (TASS)

    Mar 20, 2014

    Maj. Woodrow Anderson did not expect to graduate with honors from the Army Safety and Composite Risk Management Course he attended at Fort Knox, Ky., but he plans on using his new-found knowledge to implement new measures that will improve his unit's safety program. Anderson said the course gave him a better understanding of a safety officer's duties and responsibilities, and he plans on taking a more critical look at the unit's safety program before suggesting some procedural and personnel changes.

  • 3rd Medical Command trains to save lives during USARAF-led training exercise

    Mar 19, 2014

    Medical professionals from the U.S. Army Reserve 3rd Medical Command are providing support and training African armies in emergency medicine at Exercise Central Accord 14. Central Accord 14 is a U.S. Army Africa-led multinational exercise hosted by Cameroon. The exercise brings together approximately 1,000 troops from eight nations including the United States, Nigeria, Gabon, Burundi, Republic of Congo, Chad and the Netherlands. U.S. participants include contingents from the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and the Air and Army National Guards.

  • MCAHC celebrates 127th Anniversary of the Army Enlisted Medical Corps

    Mar 19, 2014

  • Kimbrough's brown bag lunch program discusses nutrition

    Mar 18, 2014

    A lunch at a popular fast food eatery that offers healthy options may not be so healthy.

  • Local health care leaders visit Army medical home

    Mar 18, 2014

    Leaders from Group Health's Puyallup Medical Center, one of the largest civilian health providers in the area around Joint Base Lewis-McChord, visited Madigan Army Medical Center's Puyallup Community Based Medical Home March 14.

  • USARIEM researchers study Soldiers' running styles

    Mar 14, 2014

    At a time when running barefoot or with so-called minimalist shoes has gained increasing traction, researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., decided to study how Soldiers run during physical training and if running style contributes to training-related injuries.

  • Eat Healthy, Spend Less

    Mar 14, 2014

    In today's world, people are getting the mind set that eating healthy means spending more money. This statement can be true if you do things such as only purchasing organic food items, produce that is not in season, or convenience items such as precut vegetables.

  • The 'Fat Truth' -- Fat Facts and Food Sources

    Mar 14, 2014

    March is National Nutrition Month and this year's theme is 'enjoy the taste of eating right.' Does eating food with fat make you fat? Food labels use jargon like 'fat-free' and 'heart-healthy,' or promise to help lower your bad cholesterol if you buy and eat the product. Is fat-free healthier than full-fat items? What is the truth?

  • Recruit fights cancer to become Soldier

    Mar 14, 2014

    When one Fort Leonard Wood Soldier graduates Advanced Individual Training tomorrow, the occasion will mark a nearly two-year battle to fulfill his desire to become a Soldier.

  • Fort Jackson TRICARE service center to close

    Mar 13, 2014

    Walk-in service at the Moncrief Army Community Hospital TRICARE Service Center, or TSC, will no longer be available as of April 1, 2014.

  • MACH schedules events to raise brain injury awareness

    Mar 13, 2014

    Moncrief Army Community Hospital's Victory Care Clinic will host several events in recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month.

  • Helping kids cope with deployment and reintegration

    Mar 12, 2014

    The challenges facing Army Reserve families during deployment and reintegration are vast and complex - especially for kids. To combat these unique challenges, the 88th Regional Support Command Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Team has incorporated training specifically developed to assist and empower military children through the deployment process.

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