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  • Physical therapists part of interdisciplinary team helping DOD Warrior Games athletes

    Jun 19, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The athletes and coaches have arrived. Team Army is ready for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games, and by their side is a robust team of support staff, including physical therapists.

  • Archery propels Army reservist towards successful life trajectory

    Jun 19, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote "Nothing external to you has any power over you." It's a lesson in personal growth that Capt. Joe Colón Jr., parachute rigger out of Fort Bragg and archery finalist in the June 19-29 Warrior Games, learned bit by bit over the course of transitioning after a jump injury.

  • Future of 68W'S, educated and ready

    Jun 19, 2015

    Seven 68W Combat Medics graduated from the new Advanced Emergency Medical Technician course that is currently being conducted at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center June 4. The program is one of only two U.S. Army installations that are currently offering the course.

  • EFMP enrollment vital to family readiness

    Jun 18, 2015

    Military Families with a special needs Family member, also known as an Exceptional Family Member (EFM), often require additional help in meeting the EFM's needs. To support Families with special needs at Fort Lee, Virginia, Kenner Army Health Clinic offers a comprehensive, coordinated, multi-agency program that provides community support, housing, medical, educational, and personnel services to military Families with an EFM.

  • SMDC Command Surgeon Office serves community

    Jun 18, 2015

    SMDC Command Surgeon Office serves community

  • Cox targets gold during Warrior Game

    Jun 18, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Army Spc. Laurel Cox often describes herself as a free spirit, but a few minutes with her, and her self-description seems anything but that.

  • Medical graduates urged to train outside comfort zone

    Jun 17, 2015

    To continue pursuing a self-directed medical education and to acquire knowledge and training outside their comfort zone was the advice given to the William Beaumont Army Medical Center's Graduate Medical Education Class by Dr. (Col.) Philip J. Belmont, orthopedic surgery consultant to the U.S. Army Surgeon General, during their graduation ceremony here Saturday.

  • Three head east in search of gold at Quantico

    Jun 16, 2015

    Three Soldiers from the Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion have headed east in search of gold during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games. The Warrior Games showcases the skills and celebrates the triumphs and personal courage of 270 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from all military branches and our partners in the British Armed Forces. The games are being held June 18 to 28 at Marines Corps Base Quantico, Vir.

  • Kentucky Medics train for Afghanistan

    Jun 16, 2015

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- A female Soldier sits on a bench along the inside of a green Army ambulance. Even though it's mid-day, it is almost pitch black in the confined space of the ambulance.

  • Medical research unit leaving Europe

    Jun 15, 2015

    The U.S. Army's premier medical research unit for behavioral health in Europe is relocating to Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash., effective June 30.

  • Celebrity Chef Irvine inducted into Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3)

    Jun 15, 2015

    The host of the reality television show Restaurant Impossible, Chef Robert Irvine, served as guest of honor and was inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3) by the Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, during the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Army Birthday Ball held in San Antonio, Texas on June 13.

  • Soldier finds new ways to take flight

    Jun 14, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Chief Warrant Officer 3 Timothy Sifuentes has flown more than 2,300 hours and completed nearly 1,000 combat missions in an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter. The pilot acknowledged that flying is a part of who he is. So when injuries to his back, knee and a tear in his right glute forced him out of the cockpit, he had to find a new way to soar.

  • 'Daughters of the American Revolution' recognize MCAHC leader

    Jun 14, 2015

    Outstanding Soldier gets recognized.

  • Civilian education, training available in 'own backyard'

    Jun 12, 2015

    Civilian education and training just got easier as far as travel is concerned. The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) is bringing mobile training teams from the Army Management Staff College's headquarters at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to installations for training locally versus traveling on temporary duty (TDY).

  • Chung earns prestigious Gold Headed Cane Award

    Jun 12, 2015

    For the second year a member of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research has earned the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium Gold Headed Cane Award. Lt. Col. (Dr.) Kevin Chung, USAISR interim director of the combat casualty care research directorate, was presented with the prestigious award during an awards and graduation ceremony June 5.

  • Congressional staffers learn how USAMRMC supports the Warfighter throughout their lives

    Jun 12, 2015

    A group of Congressional staffers visited the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command at Fort Detrick June 5 to learn more about the organization's major programs and mission focus.

  • Army Medicine Command Teams focus on becoming health readiness platforms

    Jun 12, 2015

    Army Medicine command teams attended a week-long training session June 8-12 to continue the dialogue on lessons learned and leading practices outlined in the November session. The discussion focused on opportunities and initiatives related to becoming a System for Health (SfH), and providing tools to enable command teams to accomplish their mission.

  • Getting the scoop on cholesterol numbers

    Jun 11, 2015

    It is important to understand how to read a cholesterol levels. hile most people only pay attention to their total cholesterol level, it is actually more important to understand all four of the main areas which include your total cholesterol level, LDL cholesterol level, HDL cholesterol level and triglycerides.

  • Sergeant seeking more than medals during Warrior Games

    Jun 11, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- He's often found with a smile on his face, giving a high five as others pass by or lending a helping hand to a fellow athlete. So it's no surprise that Sgt. Nicholas Titman, assigned to the Fort Carson, Colorado, Warrior Transition Battalion, won the Pride Award at the Army Trials in April for his sportsmanship and motivation.

  • AWC staff here to foster wellness

    Jun 11, 2015

    Of the many services offered for Soldiers and their families at Fort Sill, perhaps the healthiest is the Army Wellness Center (AWC).

  • Army Reserve Medical Component is a driving force at Cadet Summer Training

    Jun 11, 2015

    Reserve soldiers provide medical support for thousands

  • Grass: National Guard accessible, operational contributor to Total Force

    Jun 11, 2015

    Army Gen. Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, recently visited leaders and Service members in Belgium, Germany, Egypt, Djibouti, Israel and Kuwait.

  • Gary Sinise, Robert Irvine treat BAMC patients, staff and families to afternoon of fun

    Jun 11, 2015

    Service members of all branches, their families and Brooke Army Medical Center staff came together for an afternoon of fun June 5 for the BAMC Patient, Staff and Family Appreciation event held in the San Antonio Military Medical Center parking lot.

  • Fisher House holds annual Kindertag event at Morgan's Wonderland

    Jun 11, 2015

    Brooke Army Medical Center's Fisher Houses celebrated Children's Day June 10 with their annual Kindertag event. This year more than 50 children and their parents were treated to a day of fun and adventure at Morgan's Wonderland.

  • TRICARE Nurse Advice Line a 'great resource' to Hawaii beneficiaries

    Jun 11, 2015

    It always seems to happen at the most inconvenient time or place. A worrisome health issue comes up and you've got questions. If only you had a medical professional standing by to answer your immediate questions over the phone no matter when or where. Enter - the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line.

  • USACRC releases expanded crew endurance guide

    Jun 10, 2015

    To steadfastly hold out against impairment -- that's what it means to endure. It's an apt descriptor for a Soldier, especially in today's harried world. Endurance is a necessity for everything Soldiers do.

  • Nursing team first to take part in national program

    Jun 10, 2015

    Four junior nurses here are trying to make a big difference in how doctors, nurses, and other medical staff talk to each other and to patients.

  • New Soldier health care facility provides one-stop shop for medical needs

    Jun 10, 2015

    A new health care facility that will focus solely on providing health care to Soldiers is set to open this month. The new Troop Medical Clinic 2, or TMC2, located across from Conner Troop Medical Clinic, will be the primary health care facility for Soldiers assigned to the Mountain Home Team under the Soldier Centered Medical Home, or SCMH, model.

  • Army observing National Safety Month in June

    Jun 10, 2015

    The Army is once again observing National Safety Month during June, and this year leaders and safety professionals will have an opportunity to benefit from a recent partnership with the National Safety Council.

  • PCS Season Affects Appointment Availability at LRMC

    Jun 9, 2015

  • Fort Rucker community awarded for improved health, fitness

    Jun 9, 2015

    Fort Rucker Soldiers, Families and civilians were recognized for their outstanding health and fitness improvements during the Commander's Cup for Fitness awards ceremony, June 4.

  • U.S. Army Medical Command Chief of Staff visits Fort Rucker

    Jun 9, 2015

  • 4th MEB chaplain showcases skills on deadly island

    Jun 9, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Missouri -- A white cross memorial juts from the rugged terrain as a group of bowhunters start their trek into the heart of a 7-by-4-mile island surrounded by some of the Caribbean's roughest waters.

  • Exercise tests capabilities of hospital, clinic staff

    Jun 9, 2015

    For Womack Army Medical Center, June 5 was a bad day to be at Fort Bragg. It started after lunch, when shots echoed throughout the WAMC Health and Support Center, Troop and Family Medical Clinic, Clark Health Clinic, Joel Health and Dental Clinic, Robinson Health Clinic, Hope Mills Medical Home and Fayetteville Medical Home as screams filled the air.

  • Hawaii Wounded Warrior heads to Games

    Jun 9, 2015

    A decorated combat veteran, Bortle never pictured his Army career ending as a Soldier inTransition. However, throughout his transition, Bortle has strived to transplant his warrior spirit from the battlefield to the athletic field. Bortle will represent Hawaii and the Army at DoD's Warrior Games 2015 which take place June 19-28 in Quantico, Virginia.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center among the safest in the Nation

    Jun 9, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) ranks in the top ten percent of the Nation in patient safety according to recent data by the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP).

  • Healing waters help Soldier cope with cancer

    Jun 7, 2015

    "It's cancer." Two words people hope to never hear. And as Sgt. Kawaiola Nahale, an Army Reserve budget analyst with the 311th Signal Company at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, faced the diagnosis and associated complications, it was a non-medical complication, which was among the hardest.

  • Joint DoD/VA training symposium, collaboration keeps experts on cutting edge of limb-loss care

    Jun 5, 2015

    Approximately 100 medical experts from the DoD and VA attended the 2015 Federal Advanced Amputation Skills Training (FAAST) Symposium, May 19-21. Leading experts and health care professionals of these two federal healthcare systems joined in a collective effort to share information and collaborate on how to best care for service members and veterans who have sustained limb-loss or other traumatic injury.

  • 100th Division 'son's of Bitche' return to France

    Jun 5, 2015

    BITCHE, France -- Four WWII veterans from the 100th Infantry Division returned to France and Germany to participate in events commemorating the armistice of 1945, victory in Europe, the liberation of Lemberg, Germany, Bitche and Rimling, France in early May 2015. Col. Martin Schulz of the 100th Training Division (Operations Support) attended on behalf of Brig. Gen. Jason Walrath, the 100th TD (OS) commander. The 100th TD (OS) is a WWII legacy division originally activated as the 100th ID in 1942 under the command of Maj. Gen. Withers A. Burress after the attacks on Pearl Harbor.

  • Best of the best

    Jun 5, 2015

    Over the past 20 years, 20 different dining facilities across the Army have had the honor of being named the best in the business, but only one has done it two years in a row. The Courage Inn Dinning Facility, located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Main, Washington, beat out almost 300 other DFACs to retain the title as the best DFAC in the Army, and received the Philip A. Connelly Trophy during an award presentation, June 4.

  • Spousal/Caregiver Programs Crucial in Soldiers' Healing

    Jun 5, 2015

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Unit's spousal transition workshops, marriage retreats, career workshops and Soldier and Family Assistance Center's resources and counseling services, as well as her Soldier in Transition husband's command team, gave former Army spouse Stephanie Booth direction when she felt everything was "proverbially dumped on the floor."

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC, River Hospital take team approach to Soldier wellness

    Jun 4, 2015

    The Fort Drum U. S. Army Medical Department Activity, or MEDDAC, will establish an Intensive Outpatient Program for Soldiers who seek behavioral health therapy for trauma, but officials expect to continue sending Soldiers to the River Community Wellness Program at River Hospital located in Alexandria Bay.

  • Dealing With Uncertainty: The Importance of Strategic Communication

    Jun 4, 2015

    Much of the research regarding effective communications on issues of uncertainty comes from the human resources field, where organizational changes have been shown to cause employee stress. Army Medicine is facing uncertainties associated with our own reorganizational challenges, Army transformation, budget cutbacks, and intense media and Congressional scrutiny of our mission. While communication alone cannot decrease uncertainties or the concerns that go along with it, the lack of good "uncertainty communications" has been proven to have detrimental effects: organizational inefficiencies, low morale, high turnover, and emotional triggers recalling memories of past events (both positive and negative).

  • Evans, a high reliability organization: Working toward zero preventable harm

    Jun 4, 2015

    For companies around the world mistakes are often an inevitable part of doing business. Whether the mom and pop grocery store down the street or a world-wide conglomerate, mistakes will happen. These may result in a broken jar of pickles or a disastrous oil spill. The health care field is likewise not immune from mistakes, but the Evans Army Community Hospital staff is striving for zero preventable harm to their patients and to become a High Reliability Organization

  • Tripler Army Medical Center trains for MASCAL operations

    Jun 4, 2015

    As hurricane season begins and as part of both a state wide initiative and accreditation with the Joint Comission, Tripler Army Medical Center participated in a drill to exercise the processes for receiving and treating large numbers of unplanned casualties from natural and man-made disasters or any large influx of patients that overwhelms the common operational capabilities.

  • Joint DoD/VA training symposium, collaboration keeps medical experts on cutting edge of limb-loss ca

    Jun 4, 2015

    "I believe the symposium accomplished the goals that we had set. It allowed (Department of Defense) and (Department of Veteran Affairs) clinicians an opportunity to present, discuss and learn from each other the lessons that have been learned over the last decade of caring for the wounded from the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters," said Stuart Campbell, program manager for the 2015 Federal Advanced Amputation Skills Training (FAAST) Symposium, May 19-21.

  • Educators jump with Golden Knights-offers opportunity to spend time with Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2015

    The opportunity to interact with Soldiers, like those represented by the Golden Knights, gives members of communities not located near Army installations a chance to see who a Soldier really is. It also gives them a chance to hear from that Soldier on why they are Soldiers, and what it is he or she really does. Cadet Command's 7th Brigade hosted the U.S. Army Golden Knights May 27-29 on Fort Knox's Brooks Parade Field. This opportunity gave community, leaders and educators associated the 7th Brigade area a chance to spend quality time with Army Soldiers.

  • Performance skills help Soldiers going through Crew Qualification

    Jun 3, 2015

    To prepare the Soldiers going through crew qualification, the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center at Fort Stewart provided a four-hour block of instruction on mental skills, such as Attention Control, Energy Management and Imagery. This type of mental training is critical to performance excellence, helping a Soldier direct attention at times when functioning at one's best is paramount, manage physical energy, and mentally rehearse tasks.

  • 80th Training Command's carpentry, masonry course builds solid foundation for soldiers

    Jun 3, 2015

    It's a rainy May day in New Jersey and Master Sgt. Darrell McAllister, course manager of the 80th Training Command's carpentry and masonry course at Fort Dix, is quizzing his class of more than a dozen soldiers on the specifics of pouring concrete as he leads them in impromptu push-ups. As his students will soon discover, succeeding in the field of carpentry and masonry will require both mental acuity and physical toughness, something for which McAllister is now cleverly preparing them. By the end of the two-week course, soldiers will have learned the basics of construction, from how to properly utilize shop tools and the raw tools around them to accomplish the mission to mixing mortar into concrete and laying a concrete slab.

  • 212th Combat Support Hospital supports unified combat arms training at Combined Resolve IV

    Jun 3, 2015

    The 212th Combat Support Hospital continues to treat simulated casualties evacuated from combat forces training at Exercise Combined Resolve IV May 29.

  • Hero son receives award for saving father

    Jun 3, 2015

    December 2014 found a father-son duo on an extended hike that almost turned deadly in the Dragoon Mountains near Fort Huachua, Ariz.

  • Wedding crashers: Healthy habits before the big day

    Jun 3, 2015

    Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of the summer season, which, in turn, is the unofficial start of wedding season. As brides and grooms debate over center pieces and floral arrangements, the stress and excitement of one of the most memorable days in a person's life can lead to unhealthy eating habits, potentially creating the starting point toward an unhealthy lifestyle. Looking perfect in their wedding gowns or tuxedos is near the top of the nuptials to-do list, and some people will go to the extremes to achieve that goal.

  • German army nurses integrate with hospital during exercise

    Jun 2, 2015

    German army nurses are training side by side with the 212th Combat Support Hospital medics and nurses during Exercise Combined Resolve IV. The training, which began May 27, will end June 3.

  • Saving life while giving life

    Jun 2, 2015

    Cord blood donation program at Womack Army Medical Center provides pregnant mothers the ability to donate a cord blood, something previously viewed as medical waste, and potentially save someone's life.

  • Egret Bed Net approved for National Stock Number and field procurement

    Jun 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity's Medical Support Systems Project Management Office announced the assignment of a National Stock Number to the Egret™ Bed Net, manufactured by Triton Systems, Inc., making it ready for field procurement. The Egret™ Bed Net is a dual-insecticide-treated net designed to provide enhanced protection to Soldiers against infectious diseases transmitted by flying insect vectors.

  • Why Advanced Development Matters to the Warfighter

    Jun 2, 2015

    To keep our Soldiers safe and healthy in this ever-changing military climate, product developers must ensure that the Warfighter's medical equipment meets their evolving needs. Personnel at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity at Fort Detrick, Maryland, are the Department of Defense's advanced medical developers. They are the coordinators who work behind the scenes to get medical support products, like the IFAK, and vaccines, like the Adenovirus Vaccine in the hands of the Soldier.

  • Study Identifies 'Achilles' Heel' of Ebola Virus

    Jun 2, 2015

    An international team including scientists from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Maryland has identified the molecular "lock" that the deadly Ebola virus must pick to gain entry to cells. The findings, made in mice, suggest that drugs blocking entry to this lock could protect against Ebola virus infection. The study was published in the May 26 edition of the online journal mBio.

  • U.S. Army Institute Surgical Research Burn Center hosts NATO burn specialists

    Jun 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army Institute Surgical Research Burn Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, hosted four burn care specialists from North Atlantic Treaty Organization Science and Technology Organization May 20-21 to discuss and develop clinical practice guidelines for care of NATO military burn patients.

  • Army Scientists Supporting Ebola Outbreak Establish First Genomic Surveillance Capability in Liberia

    Jun 2, 2015

    Army scientists working to support the Ebola virus outbreak response in West Africa have established the first genomic surveillance capability in Liberia, enabling them to monitor genetic changes in the virus within one week of sample collection. An article describing their work was recently published ahead of print in the online edition of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

  • Lifesaving Possibilities

    Jun 2, 2015

    USAMRMC's New Products and Ideas website encourages vendors to submit ideas on innovations that can improve prevention and treatment for the warfighter. Now in its ninth year and with a major update in the works, the website is constantly evolving to reflect lessons learned in how best to manage the development of ideas. This article was first published in the April - June 2015 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • COL James Laterza Assumes LRMC Command

    Jun 1, 2015

  • Europe Medical Brigade hails new command team

    Jun 1, 2015

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 30th Medical Brigade welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony at Sembach Kaserne May 18. During the ceremony Col. R. Scott Dingle, who served as the brigade's commanding officer for the past year, relinquished command of the 30th Med. Bde. to Col. W. Mark Stubbs.

  • Have it your way - Medical battalion food servers compete for award of excellence

    Jun 1, 2015

    "In a field environment, the first interaction you most likely come across is your breakfast, and that interaction can really make or break your day," explained Master Sgt. George Deloatch, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's senior food advisor noncommissioned officer and one of two judges in the 21st TSC 2016 Philip A. Connelly Army Food Services Award competition.

  • Improving Military Resilience through Mindfulness Training

    Jun 1, 2015

    The strength of the U.S. military has always been dependent upon the strength of the Soldiers within its ranks. The strength of individual Soldiers--the cognitive functioning and physical capability of Soldiers--these are the most critical elements to overall military health and resiliency.

  • BAMC honors Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders

    Jun 1, 2015

    Brooke Army Medical Center and the Institute for Surgical Research held an observance to honor Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 22 in the Medical Mall. Retired Army Sgt. Maj. Julius Chan, born in Cebu City, Philippines, was the guest speaker for the event. Chan has held many assignments at Fort Sam Houston throughout his military career.

  • BAMC Auxiliary provides grants, gifts to several departments, organizations

    Jun 1, 2015

    The Brooke Army Medical Center Auxiliary held its annual welfare recognition ceremony May 20 in the San Antonio Military Medical Center auditorium. This year, the welfare committee approved 40 grants totaling $65,000. The grants provide funding for a variety of items throughout several departments within BAMC as well as the Fisher House and the Warrior and Family Support Center.

  • Cole High School hosts wheelchair basketball event for warriors

    Jun 1, 2015

    Students from Fort Sam Houston's Robert G. Cole High School recently invited wounded warriors from Brooke Army Medical Center's Warrior Transition Battalion for a day of mentorship, food and sports.

  • Prevention and early detection can improve men's health

    Jun 1, 2015

    Each June, the nation celebrates Men's Health Month to increase awareness of preventable health issues and encourage early detection and treatment for men and boys.

  • Take stock of your spiritual fitness

    Jun 1, 2015

    Whether you are a Soldier or Department of Army civilian, family member or retiree, taking stock of your health will reap great benefits. What about your spiritual fitness?

  • Broadening: Building individual career paths to leadership in Army 2025

    Jun 1, 2015

    The emphasis for re-shaping the Army in the years ahead will focus on growing agile, flexible and widely experienced leaders at all levels and across all components and ranks, U.S. Army Human Resources Command leaders said.

  • Jay Leno visits Fort Irwin, MEDDAC Soldiers

    Jun 1, 2015

    Jay Leno, formerly the host of the "Tonight Show" visited Fort Irwin Soldiers during a brief stop-over while touring through the Mojave Desert taping a segment for his show "Jay Leno's Garage".

  • Let the games begin: I Corps, JBLM host Special Olympics Summer Games

    May 30, 2015

    Families, volunteers and service members welcomed more than 2,800 athletes May 29 at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Washington State Special Olympics Summer Games at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Over the course of two days, the athletes will compete for the gold in team and individual events.

  • Ceremony honors U.S. Army Pacific deputy commanding general

    May 30, 2015

    Maj. Gen. James F. Pasquarette, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific, was honored during a Flying "V" ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, May 28.

  • System allows a few patients to'BIPASS' ER waiting room

    May 28, 2015

    The new Beneficiary Instant Physician Appointment Scheduling System or BIPASS makes booking an appointment faster, easier and more convenient at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital.

  • Why Women's Health Matters

    May 28, 2015

    Disease prevention and management are tremendously important. However, attaining the highest level of health means something more - it means functioning as a Soldier Athlete, achieving one's best potential and being able to contribute as a member of the team. Women's health represents more than the disease prevention and management of a demographic population. Women's health means optimized performance in the work place and in the Lifespace, with attention to the three tenets of the Performance Triad (sleep, activity, nutrition) and reproductive health.

  • The Women's Health Task Force

    May 28, 2015

    In 2011, Maj. Gen. (P) Patricia Horoho deployed to Afghanistan as the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command Special Assistant for Health Affairs to conduct an assessment of theater Health Service Support with a multidisciplinary team of experts varying from information technology to combat casualty care and women's health. Upon return from deployment, this group of professionals wrote a series of reports that comprised a comprehensive Health Services Support Assessment (HSSA) completed in May 2012.

  • Maintaining Women's Health During Deployment, Tips for the female Soldier

    May 28, 2015

    History has often demonstrated that the course of battle is influenced more by the health of the troops than by strategy or tactics. Health is largely a personal responsibility. A woman's personal hygiene habits while in the field environment, such as during a deployment or field exercise, can have a strong impact on her well-being. Good health does not just happen; it comes with conscious effort, good habits, and self-care practices.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC focuses on becoming'high reliability organization' to boost patient safety

    May 28, 2015

    A "high reliability organization" is defined as one that has succeeded in avoiding a catastrophic event in a setting where normal accidents can be expected due to complexity and risk factors.

  • Take time to learn about threat of ticks

    May 28, 2015

    Like many things, getting outside and enjoying the nice weather comes with some risks. Warmer weather in the North Country brings about insects that may be capable of causing illness.

  • Expeditionary opto-fabricators help Europe see their importance

    May 28, 2015

    By Capt. Robert Gallimore 30th Medical Brigade Public Affairs GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - "These glasses are clearer than the pair I gave them for the prescription!" Capt. Jessica Cowles exclaimed as the visually impaired 30th Medical Brigade officer dons her new pair of prescription glasses. Right now, brand new spectacles can be fabricated inside an up-armored, containerized optical laboratory mounted on to the back of a light medium tactical vehicle, or LMTV, parked on an unimproved helicopter landing zone at Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Europe Medical Brigade leader retires after 30 honorable years

    May 28, 2015

    "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life," - Confucius Following a 30 year career of honorable and dedicated service, Command Sgt. Maj. George Grace Jr. credits the Army for providing him 30 years of jobs he loved. "I loved being a soldier, and I am going to miss it," he said during his retirement ceremony in front of a packed theater, May 14 at Sembach Kaserne.

  • Working together to save lives

    May 27, 2015

    Soldiers with 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment join their Romanian, Canadian, and British allies in transporting a casualty from a helicopter to an ambulance during a CASEVAC training exercise, Brasov Garrison, Romania, May 23. The joint training exercise increased the ability for the counterparts to work together during a medical evacuation, transporting a patient from Cincu Training Area, to Brasov Military Hospital via aviation and land assets. (U.S. Army photos by Spc. Jacqueline Dowland, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Tier III Medical now a part of Army Europe training center rotations

    May 27, 2015

    The intent was to showcase the brigade's capabilities to multi-national Allies, partner nations and U.S. units. This is the first time that Role III medical capabilities have been incorporated into the Combined Resolve series of exercises, a new Army requirement for combat training center rotations.

  • Army Medicine Hosts Vice Chief of Staff at Infectious Disease Research Facility

    May 27, 2015

    Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn visited the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, or WRAIR, in Silver Spring, Maryland, May 20. Although Allyn was briefed on the overall missions of WRAIR, the visit highlighted WRAIR's recent roll to combat Ebola; long-term research on vaccines to fight malaria and acquired human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); infectious diseases being studied at the Clinical Trial Center; and military psychiatry and neuroscience.

  • B4Stage4: Changing the way we think about mental health

    May 27, 2015

    When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don't wait years to treat them. We start before Stage 4 -- we begin with prevention.

  • Kenner training helps save lives

    May 27, 2015

    Although many Soldiers think of combat medics when it comes to saving lives on the battlefield, a battle buddy can help increase survival rates with knowledge learned from Combat Lifesaver Training.

  • Kenner training helps save lives

    May 26, 2015

    Many Soldiers think of combat medics when it comes to saving lives on the battlefield, a battle buddy can help increase survival rates with knowledge learned from Combat Lifesaver Training. Kenner Army Health Clinic medics and heatlh care specialists are leading the way in Combat Livesaver Training

  • Purple Heart Presented to Family of Soldier Killed in Fort Hood Attack

    May 26, 2015

    Capt. Russell Seager served as a Army nurse corps officer specializing in combat stress control.

  • Carson WTB gets new commander

    May 26, 2015

    The Warrior Transition Battalion held a Change of Command ceremony May 19 at the Colorado National Guard's regional training center on Fort Carson. Lt. Col. Aaron Termain relinquished command to Lt. Col. David Laydon. "Warrior Transition Battalions are very, very special," said Col. Dennis LeMaster, Fort Carson's Medical Department Activity commander. "They serve as a healing refuge for our Nation's Soldiers whether they be wounded, ill, or injured." LeMaster said that due to the unique mission of the Warrior Transition Battalion "the very best cadre" are selected to lead and care for Soldiers assigned to the battalion.

  • Contraception and Deployment

    May 22, 2015

    Menstrual cycle and fertility control are two important issues facing reproductive age women that impact unit readiness and deployment experience. The health and quality of women's lives could be markedly improved if all women received comprehensive education, had access to a full range of contraceptive options, and actually used one of these options. Comprehensive education combined with utilization of contraceptive methods has proven to allow women to effectively control their menstrual cycles, with implications for deployment health and the rate of unintended pregnancies.

  • Army Military Treatment Facilities Honored for Sustainability Excellence

    May 22, 2015

    Several Army military treatment facilities (MTFs) were honored for their sustainability achievements and practices at the CleanMed 2015 Conference held recently in Portland, Oregon.

  • Memorial Day: Respect, Honor, Remember the Fallen

    May 22, 2015

    On the final Monday in May, we, as a nation, honor the sacrifice of our fallen men and women in uniform. We honor their lives, their courage, their legacy and their service. The freedoms every American enjoys today have been guaranteed by the sacrifice of our fallen Service members. Although Memorial Day is a dedicated holiday, we should remember and honor our fallen Service members every day.

  • Memorial Day Holiday Safety 2015

    May 21, 2015

    Memorial Day is a time of reflection, to remember and pay tribute to those brave men and women who gave their full and final measure in service to this great Nation. This Memorial Day as we honor our fallen comrades, we also give thanks to all Soldiers past and present for their sacrifices and service.

  • Summer fun at Fort Leonard Wood starts with safety, health

    May 21, 2015

    Each year during this time, Fort Leonard Wood leaders turn their focus to Safety Days. Nutter Field House served as the hub for safety knowledge Friday, during the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Safety and Health Fair.

  • 'Mountain Medics' return from deployment

    May 21, 2015

    Eleven Fort Carson Soldiers with the 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine), 10th Combat Hospital, returned May 20 from a deployment to Kuwait.

  • Breaking bad: Seeking help from addiction

    May 21, 2015

    For the last two weeks Breaking Bad brought to you the story of Mike Anderson and Clayton Johnson, two men with a substance abuse problem. Anderson came to a breaking point when he was in a car accident with his two children while intoxicated. He sought help and learned to speak about his past. Johnson was encouraged by his wife to seek help after he developed changes to his mind and body. He enrolled in a 30-day program and returned with new determination. This is part three of the three-part story.

  • USAMRMC Participates in First-ever DOD Lab Day

    May 20, 2015

    Showcasing the Army's most advanced medical research, development and technology, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command participated in the first DOD Lab Day at the Pentagon May 14.

  • "BIPASS" the ER waiting room? Yes!!!

    May 20, 2015

    The Beneficiary Instant Physician Appointment Scheduling System (BIPASS) allows some incoming ER patients to bypass the ER waiting room by instantly booking an appointment with a primary care physician instead. Real-time primary care appointment availability can now be viewed on a large-screen display located outside the Emergency Room, on another display for those waiting to be seen inside the ER waiting room, and it's even available online from the GLWACH website for all of GLWACH's TRICARE beneficiaries to use. When cancellations occur, they appear as available appointments almost immediately--within two minutes--on BIPASS. "The BIPASS webpage is the most visited page on our website," said Randall W. Moore II, GLWACH's ER assistant chief.

  • Tripler doctor uses military medicine to build Pacific partnerships

    May 20, 2015

    Col. Jeffery Greene, a medical doctor and adolescent pediatrician at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, discusses his three-month medical mission in Palau. For Greene, it's about influencing and promoting health to bring together cultures for lasting positive relationships.

  • Treatment for addiction is a phone call away with AMIOP

    May 20, 2015

    Addictions Medicine Intensive Outpatient Program (AMIOP), is providing a valuable service to thousands of active duty service members, retirees, and family members from all branches of the military.