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  • Dignity and respect: The mission of the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe

    Sep 8, 2014

    Warrior transition units improve the lives of Soldiers who require complex medical care management. One such unit, the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe, cares for all U.S. Army Soldiers in Transition in Europe.

  • Command Receives First Motorcycle Mentor

    Sep 8, 2014

    The Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center Director, Col. Daniel Kral, was selected as the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's first senior motorcycle mentor. Kral was chosen as the command's senior mentor to help improve the units' safety and motorcycle mentorship programs. This selection was based on his extensive motorcycle experience, including 37 years of riding, as well as his personal passion for reducing military casualties through mentorship.

  • Fort Detrick Celebrates Women's Right to Vote

    Sep 8, 2014

    Fort Detrick employees commemorated the 94th anniversary of the women's suffrage movement by attending an event for Women's Equality Day, Aug. 26.

  • Army Launches New Safety Campaign

    Sep 8, 2014

    The Army launched the first installment of its new two-year seasonal safety awareness campaign today.

  • TAMC's 9/11 Motocycle Remembrance Ride

    Sep 8, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) held a motorcycle ride on September 11, 2014 to honor the fallen and remember the lives that were lost while promoting Motorcycle Safety and Awareness.

  • High Tech Tools Save Lives Faster, Cheaper, Smarter

    Sep 5, 2014

    U.S. Southern Command's Science, Technology and Experimentation division wowed the crowd at the Conference Center of the Americas on Wednesday, showcasing a wide spectrum of technologies that could help in disaster relief and humanitarian operations. The cutting-edge gadgetry included drones, portable water purification equipment, satellite communications that fits in luggage, and a device that breaks through language barriers with ease.

  • Feisty female among strong fighters in 2014 All Army Boxing Trials

    Sep 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Feisty female among strong fighters in 2014 All Army Boxing Trials

  • Army doctor fights to protect newborns

    Sep 5, 2014

    The wars are winding down but Army Maj. Ryan Mascio's mission is booming. He and four other pediatricians, along with three neonatal nurses, care for an average of 130 newborns a month at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia.

  • Program enables surgeons to save sawed-off thumb

    Sep 5, 2014

    Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, has launched a formal microvascular surgery program to better serve military and civilian trauma patients throughout the region.

  • Avoiding flu season's pain

    Sep 4, 2014

    The 2014-2015 flu-season will be here soon. Take care of yourself and your community and get vaccinated as soon the vaccine becomes available.

  • Back to the basics -- MACH Soldiers take Victory Tower

    Sep 4, 2014

    More than 30 MEDDAC Soldiers went back to the basics during a training exercise Aug. 21.

  • Wounded, ill, injured Army athletes join U.S. team at inaugural Invictus Games in London

    Sep 4, 2014

    Twenty-two wounded, ill and injured Army Soldiers and Veterans will join representatives from all branches of the United States military as part of the 100-member US Team at the inaugural Invictus Games in London, September 10-14, 2014. The Invictus Games were inspired by Prince Harry's visit to the 2014 Warrior Games in Colorado where a British team joined U.S. military teams in archery, shooting, cycling, swimming, track and field, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball competitions.

  • Fort Carson set to take challenge

    Sep 4, 2014

    The Fort Carson Army Wellness Center is challenging everyone on post -- Soldier, family member and civilian -- to become healthier members of the community. And they have a tool to help you accomplish this. "The 26-Week Health Challenge is a way to enhance your sleep, activity and nutrition by using tips from Army Medicine's Performance Triad," said Maj. Danielle Nichols, the chief of the Fort Carson Army Wellness Center.

  • Evans lets moms-to-be soak it up during labor

    Sep 4, 2014

    The Mountain Post Birthing Center at Evans Army Community Hospital has a new way to help moms before they deliver their babies without the use of drugs. Starting in July, the hospital began water labor for mothers-to-be who are looking for a drug-free birthing experience. "My goal was to do natural child birth with no epidural or narcotics," said Brynn Sims, who gave birth to her son James Aug. 12, after using a water tub during labor. "It absolutely helped and I don't think I could have done it without drugs and without water."

  • Fires Center Clinic receives national accreditation

    Sep 4, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. Sept. 4, 2014 -- The Fires Center Clinic, a Soldier center medical home housed inside Reynolds Army Community Hospital here, recently received accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

  • September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    Sep 4, 2014

    As America wrangles daunting issues, no challenge is more urgent than protecting the health and well-being of our children.

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital conducts Mass Casualty Exercise

    Sep 4, 2014

    121 Combat Support Hospital Conducts Mass Casualty Exercise Aug. 14 - 29 at U.S. Army Garrison Camp Humphreys, South Korea to enhance Soldier performance in a training environment.

  • Vicenza Army Health Center earns national recognition as Army Medical Home

    Sep 3, 2014

    The Vicenza Army Health Center has recently been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as an Army Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • MNBG-E enhances local healthcare through medical equipment donations

    Sep 3, 2014

    PRISTINA, Kosovo -- Surplus medical equipment that was no longer needed by Multinational Battle Group-East's Task Force Medical was donated by the U.S. Embassy's Civil Military Support Element in Kosovo to healthcare officials at Pristina's leading hospital during a ceremony, Aug. 27. An ultrasound and portable X-ray machines, valued at over $200,000, were turned into property management and taken off the military equipment property books, then were turned over to the University Clinical Center of Kosovo last November, but embassy officials wanted to commemorate the machines' repurposing, which have already benefited hundreds of patients.

  • USAHC Vicenza shines a blue light on skin cancer

    Sep 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army Health Center Vicenza recently received a photodynamic therapy machine as a donation from the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8862.

  • Fort Carson MEDDAC information management named IT Professionals, Team of the Year

    Sep 3, 2014

    The Fort Carson MEDDAC, Information Management and Information Technology professionals were named the FY13 AMEDD IM IT Professionals and Team of the Year. This was a multi-service collaborative effort to provide state-of-the-art hands free communications for the MEDDAC clinical staff.

  • Summer camp continues lessons learned at school

    Sep 3, 2014

    From time to time we all need a little help. That was one lesson 20 children learned during the Fort Carson's School Behavior Health Summer Camp. The two-week camp, for students from Fort Carson's elementary and middle schools, was designed with the kids needs in mind.

  • Natick labs gives kids hands on experience in science through GEMS

    Sep 2, 2014

    This summer the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine once again sponsored the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Massachusetts.

  • Fort Lee to open doors to new wellness center

    Sep 2, 2014

    Fort Lee will join the Surgeon General in her National Prevention Strategy initiative aimed at promoting the most effective and achievable means for improving health and well-being with the grand opening of a new Army Wellness Center on Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. Motivated by the motto "prevention is the best cure," the center's goal is to educate the community to take on and value a holistic approach to health and wellness.

  • Dietary supplements: Safety still an issue, better options available

    Sep 2, 2014

    Being a Soldier is as physically demanding, at times, as being a professional athlete. As a result, Soldiers are especially conscious of physical training requirements and the need to remain fit and ready.

  • Nurse Anesthetist Fulfills Career Aspirations via U.S. Army Program

    Sep 2, 2014

    You never know who is watching. The eight year old girl was captivated as the Army Nurse assisted her mother at Fox Army Hospital at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., shortly after she had given birth to her sister some years ago. "I will never forget that nurse's wonderful spirit, her kindness to my mother, and her intelligence," Maj. Regina Daniels says. "I wanted to be like her; she always stuck out in my mind as the years passed." And so was born within Daniels a desire to care for others and to serve her country.

  • TAMC PEDS and SBHC SCMH earn national recognition as an Army Medical Home

    Sep 2, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Pediatrics Clinic and Schofield Barracks Health Clinic's (SBHC) Soldier Centered Medical Home (SCMH) have been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Army Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • U.S. Army Europe commander visits exercise Immediate Response 14

    Aug 29, 2014

    The Commander of the U.S. Army forces in Europe visited the exercise Immediate Response 14 field training site during distinguished visitor's day at Pocek, Slovenia, Aug. 27, 2014.

  • Army ROTC Cadet at Vanderbilt wins first place at medical scientist symposium

    Aug 29, 2014

    A Vanderbilt University Army ROTC senior Cadet was awarded first place for his research and oral presentation for a new to treatment for glaucoma during the Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, August 23..

  • Signs of suicide: Watching your buddy's "6"

    Aug 29, 2014

    We must continue to support our fellow Soldiers because one suicide is too many.

  • Join the voices for recovery: Speak up, reach out

    Aug 29, 2014

    National Recovery Month is observed in September to raise awareness and educate communities about the prevention, treatment and recovery resources available for mental and substance abuse.

  • Preventing rabies during deployment

    Aug 29, 2014

    September 28 is World Rabies Day, a time to raise awareness about rabies and to enhance prevention and control efforts.

  • 223rd Med. deploys in support of OEF

    Aug 28, 2014

    Soldiers from Fort Carson's 223rd Medical Detachment, 10th Combat Support Hospital, will deploy to Kuwait to support Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Army Medicine engages Ambassadors

    Aug 28, 2014

    Army Medicine leverages use of Ambassadors to talk about health issues

  • Readiness training exercise strengthens capabilities of U.S., Burundi medical personnel

    Aug 27, 2014

    In partnership with Burundian National Defense Forces, U.S. Army Africa and medical personnel from 30th Medical Brigade and the 7th Civil Support Command (CSC) conducted Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE 14-6) at the Kamenge Military Hospital in Bujumbura, Burundi, Aug. 4-14.

  • DOD and the NCAA join forces in a grand alliance to understand traumatic brain injury

    Aug 27, 2014

    The Army has signed on as the executive agent for the Department of Defense's (DOD) concussion initiative with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The initiative, known as the Grand Alliance, is a joint venture that will serve to enhance and accelerate research of traumatic injuries and concussive brain injuries, and the development, testing and regulatory approval of screening and diagnostic devices, clinical practice regiments, return to play/return to action protocol, and human prevention strategies, such as resiliency training to prevent such injuries.

  • Army Medicine participates in NFL hosted think tank on concussions

    Aug 27, 2014

    NFL think tank wraps its "head" around concussion diagnosis, research and management.

  • Loss of arm doesn't curtail Soldier's spirit

    Aug 27, 2014

    A hit and run driver robbed Staff Sgt. Michael Smith of his arm and nearly his life, but failed to impact his single-minded determination.

  • Schertz Medical Home earns national recognition as an Army Medical Home

    Aug 27, 2014

    After three years and six months of hard work, Schertz Medical Home has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level 3 Army Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • Army uses holistic approach to weight loss

    Aug 27, 2014

    The staff at the Soldier Family Fit Facility at Fort Hood, Texas, utilizes a multi-tiered approach to weight loss. The staff provides guidance for Soldiers and family members, seeking to not only help them lose weight but also helping identify the underlying issues associated with obesity.

  • Army Reserve Medic follows parents' footsteps in military career

    Aug 27, 2014

    As the sounds of a UH-60M Blackhawk rotor blades cutting the humid central Florida air could be heard behind a distant tree line, a small team of Army Reserve Soldiers prepared a casualty for a 100-meter trip to an awaiting air ambulance.

  • 2014 Women's Equality Day tri-signed letter

    Aug 26, 2014

    The Nation's annual observance of Women's Equality Day commemorates the addition of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. This victory moved our Nation forward on the path towards equal civil and political rights for all Americans. This is a letter from our Army Senior leaders pertaining to this topic.

  • Immediate Response 14 tests U.S., multi-national EOD, medical skills

    Aug 26, 2014

    U.S. service members and multi-national soldiers took the lessons learned from the classroom to respond to disasters in the field as day one of exercise Immediate Response 14 FTX began, Aug. 25, 2014, at Postojna, Slovenia.

  • Living resilient

    Aug 26, 2014

    Suicide is prevalent in our society, and keeping up with suicide awareness, the Army is teaching Master Resiliency Training to Soldier to help enable them to recover from adversities.

  • Army Medicine Labor Day Safety Message

    Aug 25, 2014

    Labor Day is the holiday when we celebrate and honor this great Nation's workforce. CSM Brock and I appreciate your dedication and service to MEDCOM tremendously. It is time to take a day to relax and reflect upon your hard work because every mission completed contributes directly to the readiness of the Army.

  • Plastic surgery clinic offers patients an invaluable service

    Aug 25, 2014

  • Army doctor: Soldiers should avoid overtraining to prevent injury

    Aug 25, 2014

    Modifying workouts to reduce running mileage and incorporating other exercises to build strength and endurance can help reduce injury.

  • Health Center Commander Wants To Spread Wellness

    Aug 25, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Col. David Carpenter wants to serve more Soldiers and their families.

  • Maj. Gen A.C. Roper assumes command of the 80th Training Command (TASS)

    Aug 24, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. -- Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper took over the reins of the 80th Training Command (TASS) from Maj. Gen. Bill Gerety in a ceremony officiated by Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson, deputy chief Army Reserve, at the Fort Lee Field House Aug. 23, 2014.

  • Scientists discuss strategies for making Soldiers stronger at international conference

    Aug 23, 2014

    Improving the health and physical performance of Soldiers across the globe was the featured topic of the 3rd International Congress on Soldiers Physical Performance held in Boston Aug. 18--21.

  • Female immigrant from El Salvador leads Army clinic

    Aug 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Lt. Col. Elba Villacorta, a female immagrant from El Salvador, leads McAfee U.S. Army Health Clinic at White Sands Missile Range.

  • Army PA honored for contribution to military medicine

    Aug 22, 2014

    Army PA honored for his contribution to military medicine.

  • New commanding general at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    Aug 22, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Farnsworth assumed command of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center from Brig Gen. Timothy J. Edens Aug. 22 in a ceremony at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

  • PRMC's Newest Air Assault Graduates

    Aug 22, 2014

    Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) graduated five Soldiers from the Air Assault course hosted by 25th Infantry Division (Lightning Academy) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on Aug. 18, 2014. The Soldiers participated in the 12-day course training on operations such as Air Assault, sling-load and rappelling. Pictured are the graduates with PRMC Command as followed (from left to right): Col. John McMurray, PRMC Ops Officer in Charge (OIC), Capt. Angela Weston of Bravo Company, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), 2nd Lt. Nathan Cox of Bravo Company, TAMC, Sgt. Cory Bell of Bravo Company, TAMC, Spc. Derek Winegar of MEDDAC-Japan, Pfc. DeQuan Davis of Alpha Company, TAMC, and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano, PRMC Command Sergeant Major. Holding the Alpha and Bravo guidons are Staff Sgt. Kurt Krause (left), TAMC and Sgt. Letisha Fleming (right), TAMC.

  • Immunization Awareness Fair at TAMC

    Aug 22, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) hosted an immunization awareness fair, August 21, 2014 in support of National Immunization Awareness Month.

  • TAMC Hosts CPE Graduation

    Aug 22, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) honors eight graduates from its first ever Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Accredited Intern Program on August 11, 2014.

  • International scientists discuss Soldier physical performance

    Aug 21, 2014

    In an era of downsizing and budget cuts, placing the right Soldiers in the right jobs, keeping them healthy and optimizing their physical performance have never been more important.

  • Kenner educates community on mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus

    Aug 21, 2014

    A little-known virus called chikungunya has been a topic of many local news reports in recent weeks. What is chikungunya and will it affect anybody at Fort Lee?

  • Military Health System Research Symposium Kicks Off

    Aug 21, 2014

    Almost 1,500 military medical clinicians and scientists gathered to kick off the 2014 Military Health System Research Symposium at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Monday, Aug. 18.

  • 3rd ICSPP Conference Kicks Off in Boston

    Aug 21, 2014

    The 3rd International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance, hosted by the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, welcomed attendees to the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday, Aug. 18.

  • Immediate Response Exercise teaches Soldiers from many countries how to combat natural disasters

    Aug 21, 2014

    VIPAVA, SLOVENIA - How do you fight an enemy that cannot be hurt by any bullet or missile? We know that earthquakes cannot be shot or flood waters flanked by a squad. When soldiers respond to a natural disaster the mission is to preserve life. On a small base in Vipava below an old castle, soldiers learned that the war is not with their fellow man, but Mother Nature itself.

  • Fostering Progress through International Collaboration

    Aug 21, 2014

    Advancements in Soldier physical performance, international collaboration and the sharing of ideas and priorities for the futureā€¦those were the topics on the agenda of the 2014 3rd International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance roundtable discussion on Tuesday, Aug. 19, in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Trauma Care--Translating Military Lessons Learned to the Civilian Sector

    Aug 21, 2014

    When two bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, first responders reacted immediately to care for the hundreds of critically injured athletes and spectators. Army Reservist Dr. David King, a trauma surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital Trauma Center who was running the race that day, also sprinted into action.

  • New Consortium to Support Medical Research, Vision Restoration for Wounded Warriors

    Aug 21, 2014

    Wounded warriors with traumatic eye injuries may have a chance to see again with the support of a new research effort called the Horus Vision Restoration Project coordinated by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army talks Fort Huachuca's leadership, success in Army's future

    Aug 21, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - As force reduction kicks into gear, Soldiers can't help but begin to question what the future of the Army will hold -- and those assigned to Fort Huachuca are no different.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center leads Army, region in endoscopic suturing

    Aug 20, 2014

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia, is the first U.S. Army medical treatment facility to offer endoscopic procedures using the Apollo OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System.

  • MPs, aviators train together to protect, serve, MedEvac

    Aug 20, 2014

    Soldiers from Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, taught MedEvac training to Soldiers during their 759th MP Battalion, "Immortal" Challenge Competition, on Fort Carson, Colorado.

  • SMA addresses National Guard troops, discusses Army profession

    Aug 20, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III emphasized professionalism during a visit with enlisted Soldiers assigned to the Army National Guard Readiness Center,in Arlington, Virginia, and surrounding installations, Aug. 15, 2014.

  • Civilian ER docs help New York Guard medics hone emergency medical skills

    Aug 19, 2014

    New York Army National Guard medical Soldiers turned their training up a notch Aug. 5, 2014, when they got some hands-on instruction from experienced emergency room doctors.

  • Back to School Campaign focuses on improving student performance

    Aug 19, 2014

    By getting parents and children engaged on the importance of sleep, activity and nutrition, which are the three pillars of the Performance Triad, the Army can help create ready and resilient Army families.

  • SMA Chandler visits Brooke Army Medical Center, presents Purple Heart

    Aug 19, 2014

    The sergeant major of the Army presented a Purple Heart to a wounded Soldier during a Purple Heart ceremony hosted by Brooke Army Medical Center at the Warrior and Family Support Center, in San Antonio, Aug. 19, 2014.

  • Feedback welcome on new Performance Triad app

    Aug 18, 2014

    Important information and helpful links on sleep, activity and nutrition -- the three components of Performance Triad -- are now available as an app that can be downloaded to any smartphone.

  • Tripler Prepares for Flu Season

    Aug 18, 2014

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month and Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) is promoting the importance of immunizations, including the influenza vaccination.

  • The lost art of human kindness

    Aug 17, 2014

    GANEUNG, South Korea-- Working along with volunteers from Camp Stanley and Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, the 1st "Steel" Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, liaison team volunteered at a local soup kitchen near Uijongbu, South Korea.

  • Bondsteel Soldiers train for Expert Field Medical Badge

    Aug 16, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -- Practice makes perfect, and for six Multinational Battle Group-East Soldiers, they will need all the practice they can get for one of the most rigorous tests military medical professionals can endure. MNBG-E Soldiers participated in a full-scale training event for the U.S. Army's Expert Field Medical Badge at Camp Bondsteel, Aug. 9-10, before heading to Grafenwoehr, Germany, to experience the real event.

  • Servicemembers learn skills, compete in wheelchair basketball camp

    Aug 15, 2014

    More than 30 wounded, injured and ill servicemembers and military veterans from across the country participated in a wheelchair basketball training camp, Aug. 7-8, at Fort Belvoir's Specker Field House. The event, sponsored by the National Wheelchair Basketball Association; USO Metropolitan-Washington; and the Belvoir Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, aimed to provide active-duty servicemembers and veterans an opportunity to learn the basics of the game, compete against each other in a friendly environment and shoot for slots on an elite team down the road.

  • RACH dietitians offer tasty changes for diners

    Aug 15, 2014

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital dietitians made changes at the hospital dining facility to offer healthier nutrition choices.

  • TRADOC accreditation team to visit USAICoE

    Aug 15, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Fort Huachuca's Quality Assurance Office, or QAO, has the mission to prepare the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, USAICoE, for the Training and Doctrine Command's accreditation visit. A failed accreditation can affect the ability to train Soldiers and negatively impact the military training institution.

  • Living with autism: the adolescent years

    Aug 15, 2014

    An 11-year-old boy wakes, eats breakfast, brushes his teeth and combs his hair. It is a hot summer day so he takes his shirt off and goes in the backyard to jump in the pool. It is time to leave and the struggle begins.

  • USAMRMC participates in White House Working Group

    Aug 15, 2014

    When the National Security Council Staff at the White House requested military participation in a working group designed to brainstorm and improve processes for building resiliency among the public to violent acts on U.S. soil, they looked no further than the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

  • BMEDDAC Clinics Earn Prestigious Safety Star Site Recognition

    Aug 14, 2014

    Three Army Health Clinics in the Bavaria Medical Department Activity were recently recommended for the coveted title of Star Strong Sites in safety, proving the clinics' dedication to safe working practices.

  • Baumholder Army Health Clinic earns national recognition as Army Medical Home

    Aug 14, 2014

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

  • Fort Detrick Honored Among the 2014 Best Places to Work in Frederick County

    Aug 14, 2014

    Fort Detrick was acknowledged during the Best Places to Work in Frederick County 2014 ceremony, Aug. 5, at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center in Frederick, Maryland.

  • Prescription status changes for tramadol

    Aug 14, 2014

    Kenner Army Health Clinic Pharmacy will honor non-controlled prescriptions for Tramadol through Friday (Aug. 15), for a one-time fill and no refills. Ordinarily, patients would request refills through the call-in pharmacy system, (804) 734-9535; however, insufficient time remains for that option so any remaining refills must be requested in person.

  • Reynolds Army Community Hospital opens clinic

    Aug 14, 2014

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital debuted the new Fires Center Clinic during a ceremony Aug. 8.

  • PRMC and TAMC leaders welcome Senator Hirono to Tripler

    Aug 13, 2014

    Hawaii Senator, Mazie Hirono, met with acting Commander of Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), Col. Lawrence Connell, and Commander of Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), Col. David Dunning, during a visit to TAMC Aug. 13, 2014. Hirono received an overview of PRMC healthcare responsibilities and stragetic outreach and discussed TAMC/Veterans Affairs Joint Venture.

  • Synthetic bones may help in search for shock wave defense

    Aug 12, 2014

    Shock waves from battlefield explosions are invisible threats for U.S. Soldiers and their top-of-the-line combat helmets, but with new studies in synthetic human physiology, researchers are learning how to lessen blast wave effects on the brain.

  • Collaborative partnership yields new pay system

    Aug 12, 2014

    Work on the Integrated Personnel and Pay System -- Army (IPPS-A), the Army's new web-based personnel and pay solution, has been enhanced by an effective partnership between acquisition and functional professionals.

  • Natural beauty of breastfeeding may require some effort, at first

    Aug 12, 2014

    Some less renowned mothers might say that while nursing one's child is naturally beautiful, it may require a little more than what's being purported; but the advantages to the child and mother are well worth it.

  • Cigarette Butler cleans up JBLM

    Aug 12, 2014

    An estimated 195 million pounds of cigarette butts are improperly discarded in the United States annually, which is equal to the weight of about 33,000 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles. In an ongoing effort to eliminate left over tobacco products, a non-profit organization developed a program to recycle the waste.

  • New Army PT uniforms result of Soldier feedback

    Aug 11, 2014

    A new Army Physical Fitness Uniform will become available service-wide, beginning in October next year.

  • BACH honors breastfeeding week

    Aug 11, 2014

    The 2014 World Breastfeeding Week theme "Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life!" acknowledges that when mothers and babies succeed in their breastfeeding plans, they can enjoy a lifetime of benefits.

  • PTMS chief 'finds his niche,' selected to mentor

    Aug 11, 2014

    MCAHC soldier recently chosen to represent as lead for the Junior Officer Council for the Medical Operations Officers (70H) of Northern Regional Medical Command in support of the MEDCOM 2020 Campaign Design Objective to "Build and Prepare the Team."

  • WTU surgeon discusses entry procedures

    Aug 11, 2014

    In a classroom environment, more than 20 nurse case managers receive training from the Warrior Transition Unit surgeon, Maj. Alcario Serros, on the process of admission for Soldiers into the unit July 31 at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center on post. The training derived from a need to educate leaders on Soldier eligibilities and proper packet nominations.

  • Patriots mentor Army medics

    Aug 8, 2014

    Soldiers from across the 174th Infantry Brigade traveled to Camp Smith, New York to observe training and share their expertise with Soldiers from the 466th Area Support Medical Company July 12-26.

  • Army major presented with service dog at Picatinny leash ceremony

    Aug 8, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - U.S. Army Maj. (Ret) Will Lyles was presented with a service dog during a ceremony here July 24. The Marine Cares Foundation presented 'Spartan' to Lyles during a banquet that followed the organization's 8th annual Lance Cpl. Christopher Cosgrove Memorial golf outing. Lyles lost both of his legs, sustained multiple wounds and burns after stepping on an IED during a deployment to Afghanistan. Cosgrove was assigned to Picatinny Arsenal's Marine Corps Reserve unit, Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Corps Regiment. Cosgrove was killed in October 2006 by a suicide car bomber at an entry control point in Fallujah, Iraq.

  • Safe, healty homes, matter

    Aug 8, 2014

  • USARAF, medical readiness personnel from 30th Med. Bde., 7th CSC conduct training in Burundi

    Aug 8, 2014

    In partnership with Burundian National Defense Forces, U.S. Army Africa and medical readiness personnel from 30th Medical Brigade and the 7th Civil Support Command (CSC) are conducting Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE 14-6) at the Kamenge Military Hospital in Bujumbura, Burundi, through Aug. 14.

  • , WAMC Red Cross volunteer

    Aug 8, 2014

  • Enterprise Challenge 2014 highlights intelligence on-the-move, technology demonstrations

    Aug 8, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The Army's participation in Enterprise Challenge 2014 highlighted increased on-the-move intelligence capabilities using the Tactical Intelligence Ground Station, an element of the Distributed Common Ground System -- Army, or DCGS-A.

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