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  • 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.

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    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.

  • Skin cancer: education, prevention and protection

    Aug 8, 2014

    Through education, prevention and protection, you can reduce the risk of developing skin cancer.

  • Kenner to cut ribbon on Family Clinic; facility reflects 'medical home' model

    Aug 8, 2014

    The grand opening and ribbon cutting of the newly renovated Family Medicine Clinic is set for Monday, 10:30 a.m., at Kenner Army Health Clinic.

  • Partnerships enhance public health

    Aug 8, 2014

    As a global command, the U.S. Army Public Health Command is developing partnerships with organizations to help create healthy communities by collaborating in areas of shared interests.

  • Madigan Breast Imaging Services offer one-of-a-kind care setting

    Aug 8, 2014

    Apprehension, fear or nervousness can greet many women as they walk through the doors of a mammography clinic. That experience is just what Maj. David Semerad and his team hopes to soften by providing exceptional care by seasoned technicians. "We just pay attention to some of those little details that make the patient experience more positive," said Semerad, Madigan Army Medical Center's chief of Breast Imaging Service.

  • Mosquito-borne viruses hit summer peak, WNV discovered on Fort McNair

    Aug 7, 2014

    The Army Public Health Command on July 31 released a report showing positive West Nile Virus (WNV) detections located in two military mosquito-trapping sites on the Fort McNair portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, which constitutes the first discovery of the virus on the installation in 2014.

  • Kenner to cut ribbon on Family Clinic; facility reflects 'medical home' model

    Aug 7, 2014

    Kenner Army Health Clinic debuts renovated Family Medicine Clinic with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Fort Lee community is invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony which officially marke sthe clinics transition to a "patient centered medical home" model of care.

  • A gem of a week: Local students have fun with science

    Aug 7, 2014

    As summer winds down and children start heading back to school, one group of youth are off to a head start through the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program.

  • Reynolds Army Community Hospital sleep lab helps Soldiers cope

    Aug 7, 2014

    The Army's new health initiative, the Performance TRIAD, and its sleep component is to get Soldiers to realize the benefits of good sleep because so many people are sleep deprived.

  • Embedded Behavioral Health helps Soldiers bounce back

    Aug 7, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Resiliency is the ability to bounce back. Whether dealing with a leg injury or an issue related to post-traumatic stress, Fort Drum Soldiers know where to go to receive care to get them back mission-ready.

  • Paddling offers Warriors in Transition unique physical training experience

    Aug 6, 2014

    The Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, challenged themselves with outrigger canoe paddling, a favorite sportin

  • Army researcher fighting Ebola on front lines

    Aug 6, 2014

    Army researchers are working on developing vaccines for the deadly Ebola virus, as well as combating the spread of the virus and caring for those who are infected. The virus has recently killed more than 800 in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

  • Military Mom Breastfeeding

    Aug 6, 2014

    As Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) recognizes National Breastfeeding Month throughout the month of August, military mothers share their experiences of breastfeeding and returning back to work. 1st Lt. Danielle Savoye, of TAMC, shares her story:

  • TAMC Introduces Centering Pregnancy Program

    Aug 5, 2014

    Few things are as beautiful, profoundly life-changing and exciting as becoming a mother. Although the journey can be filled with uncertainty, studies show that a woman's experience during the delivery process has a potential to positively impact multiple facets of a woman's life.

  • Japanese encephalitis virus threat in Asia

    Aug 4, 2014

    Mosquitoes all over the globe carry and spread some of the most debilitating diseases known to man, and do so in a manner that's often difficult to predict with any kind of certainty.

  • Medics grow alongside Afghan partners

    Aug 1, 2014

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PASAB, Afghanistan -- U.S. Army medics have treated many ailments and traumas while stationed at Destroyer Aid Station, Forward Operating Base Pasab, Afghanistan, but one challenge they didn't expect was training and working alongside the Afghan National Army medics.

  • Red Cross Volunteer goes by many names

    Aug 1, 2014

  • Breast-feeding is best for you, your baby

    Aug 1, 2014

  • Civilian Wellness Program aims to boost morale, promote healthy lifestyles

    Aug 1, 2014

    The Civilian Wellness program provides federal civilian employees with an incentive to participate in physical activity during work hours.

  • Flu shots: Are your children prepared?

    Aug 1, 2014

    The best way to protect your children from contracting the influenza virus is to ensure they--and you--receive an annual influenza vaccine.

  • AMEDD Museum celebrates 25 year anniversary

    Aug 1, 2014

    Friends of the Army Medical Department Museum and members of the AMEDD Museum Foundation gathered at the museum on July 25 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the first buildings constructed in 1989.

  • Commissary brief reveals nutritious options

    Aug 1, 2014

    In an effort to improve the overall health of the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community, a walkthrough of the commissary July 21 offered consumers a detailed layout of each food section and its nutritional significance.

  • Why am I still thinking about deployment?

    Aug 1, 2014

    If the memories of a traumatic event are causing serious problems in your life, talk with a medical professional, behavioral health provider or chaplain.

  • Back-to-school time calls for vaccinations

    Aug 1, 2014

    Immunization is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their children's health.

  • August is Army Antiterrorism Awareness Month

    Aug 1, 2014

    The senior leaders of the U.S. Army have proclaimed August as the Army's Anti-terrorism Awareness Month.

  • Retiree Appreciation Day Ready To Return

    Aug 1, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The news is out. The 43rd annual Redstone Arsenal Retiree Appreciation Day is set Sept. 18-20.

  • Stress management and the Performance Triad

    Aug 1, 2014

    While attempting to eliminate stress from one's life may not be realistic or even healthy, we can expect improvement in coping with life's stressors if we apply Performance Triad principles. The Army's comprehensive plan to strengthen our readiness and increase resilience is called the Performance Triad. The triad promotes engaging in activity, improving nutrition, and getting quality sleep.

  • Army's policy on 'Spice' remains zero tolerance

    Jul 31, 2014

    "Spice" is a synthetic drug that mimics the effects of marijuana, and while it was once sold legally, it has since been banned by both the Army and by the Drug Enforcement Agency for all Americans.

  • Suicide screen important during health care exams

    Jul 31, 2014

    Kenner Army Health Clinic providers screen all enrollees for symptoms of depression, including suicidal thoughts, at each primary care visit. It is very important for individuals seeking health care services at KAHC to be honest with their medical providers regarding both their physical and behavioral health functioning.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command committed to quality care

    Jul 31, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Robert D. Tenhet and Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin H.S. Scott, Jr., sign the Army Medicine Healthcare Covenant during a Northern Regional Medical Command employee town hall meeting July 30 at Fort Belvoir.

  • Flu vaccines coming to Reynolds in September

    Jul 31, 2014

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital (RACH) will kick off its annual Army Flu Campaign beginning in September.

  • Pharmacy opens to rave reviews

    Jul 31, 2014

    The Lyster Army Health Clinic's pharmacy had its grand opening ceremony July 28, and even though patients had been using the new facility for a week beforehand, many were in attendance to celebrate with LAHC staff and Soldiers.

  • Combat Lifesaver Course trains Soldiers to save lives on, off battlefield

    Jul 31, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - In the event of an emergency, Army combat medics play a critical role by applying first aid and trauma care to wounded Soldiers, but in some situations the first person to assist isn't always a certified medic.

  • TAMC re-enlists four Soldiers

    Jul 31, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) held a Mass Re-enlistment Ceremony on July 30, 2014 allowing four of its Soldiers to continue their journey with the U.S. Army.

  • New Parent Support Group stresses health benefits of breast-feeding

    Jul 30, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - An age-old feeding practice is raising eyebrows and drawing curious stares in some military communities. And while such sights initially seem out of the ordinary to unsuspecting bystanders, participants say, don't be alarmed, it's natural and great for babies.

  • Army investigators warn public about romance scams

    Jul 30, 2014

    Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, are once again warning internet users worldwide about cyber criminals involved in an online crime that CID has dubbed "the Romance Scam."

  • A CH-47 Chinook helicopter drops a simulated sling load

    Jul 30, 2014

    A CH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., drops off a simulated sling load at Vibrant Response 14 Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex, Ind., July 26, 2014. Vibrant Response is a major field training exercise conducted by the U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North. Approximately 5,000 service members and civilians from the military and other federal and state agencies throughout the country are training to respond to a catastrophic domestic incident. As a component of U.S. Northern Command, Army North coordinates timely federal and military response to disasters in the homeland to help the American people in a time of need. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Anderson 13th Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

  • A flight medic evaluates a simulated patient for transport.

    Jul 30, 2014

    A flight medic assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Carson, Colorado, evaluates a simulated casualty before transporting him to a medical facility at Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex, Ind., July 24, 2014. Vibrant Response is a major field training exercise conducted by the U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North. Approximately 5,000 service members and civilians from the military and other federal and state agencies throughout the country are training to respond to a catastrophic domestic incident. As a component of U.S. Northern Command, Army North coordinates timely federal and military response to disasters in the homeland to help the American people in a time of need. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Anderson 13th Public Affairs Detachment/Released.)

  • A flight medic directs the loading of a simulated patient during Vibrant Response 14.

    Jul 30, 2014

    A flight medic assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Carson, Colo., directs the loading of a simulated patient into a medical evacuation helicopter before transporting him to a medical facility at Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex, Ind., July 24, 2014. Vibrant Response is a major field training exercise conducted by the U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North. Approximately 5,000 service members and civilians from the military and other federal and state agencies throughout the country are training to respond to a catastrophic domestic incident. As a component of U.S. Northern Command, Army North coordinates timely federal and military response to disasters in the homeland to help the American people in a time of need. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Anderson 13th Public Affairs Detachment/Released.)

  • Protect yourself from new-to-U.S. virus carried by mosquitoes

    Jul 29, 2014

    A virus called "chikungunya" carried by mosquitoes that are common in the continental United States is likely to appear in locations where Soldiers, Army civilians and their families work and live.

  • Army, GM, Raytheon partner on advanced training initiative for transitioning Soldiers

    Jul 29, 2014

    ARLINGTON, VA, (July 29, 2014) --The U.S. Army, General Motors and Raytheon Company, today announced they are teaming up to provide eligible transitioning Army soldiers with skills to become service technicians at GM dealerships after they return to civilian life. The Shifting Gears: Automotive Technician Training Program, a multi-year partnership between the two companies and the Army, will begin in August at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. The initiative demonstrates a strong commitment to helping veterans succeed by connecting them with education and career opportunities outside of the military service. Shifting Gears will be part of the Army's Soldier for Life support program, which helps soldiers reintegrate into their communities after leaving the Army.

  • Chaplains remember Vietnam-era chaplains during 239th Anniversary

    Jul 29, 2014

    On July 25, 2014, the Chaplain Corps celebrates its 239th Anniversary by honoring those Chaplains and Chaplain Assistants who served in the Vietnam War.

  • Community Care Unit comes to Fort Bragg

    Jul 29, 2014

  • Take a survey, improve your health care

    Jul 29, 2014

    Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey

  • MRSA a communitywide problem, study finds

    Jul 29, 2014

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (July 30, 2014) -- A team of scientists from Martin Army Community Hospital conducted a study about skin infections with more than 30,000 trainees of the 198th and 192nd Infantry Training Brigades.

  • LRMC Doctor Receives Templeton Lecture Award

    Jul 28, 2014

    LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Germany -- Major (Dr.) Christian Labra has received the Drs. John M., Jr. and Josephine J. Templeton Lecture Award at the American Trauma Society, PA Division's (ATSPA) Annual Conference Awards Banquet in Mechanicsburg, PA.

  • Tripler's Fisher House recevies donation

    Jul 28, 2014

  • Tripler supports Baby Friendly Initiatives

    Jul 28, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) has declared it's committment to the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Col. David Dunning, Commander of Tripler Army Medical Center, signed a Commander's Declaration Aug. 5, 2014 in support of the effort, led by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to promote the establishment of centers of breastfeeding support.

  • Caring for equines

    Jul 27, 2014

    Spc. Jesus Martinez, veterinary food inspection specialist for the 994th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services out of Round Rock, Texas, practices how to put a halter on Lucy, a rescued horse at the Red Wings Horse Sanctuary in Lockwood, Calif., as part of his training for Warrior Exercise (WAREX) 91 14-03, July 25, 2014. Soldiers of the 994th MDVS learned how to properly care and vaccinate equines during their visit to the horse sanctuary. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. Andrew Valles, 205th Press Camp Headquarters)

  • Horse Vaccine

    Jul 27, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Anthony E. Waite, infantry mortarman for the 994th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services out of Round Rock, Texas, prepares to vaccinate a horse at the Red Wings Horse Sanctuary in Lockwood, California, as part of his training for Warrior Exercise (WAREX) 91 14-03, July 25, 2014. The sanctuary's staff provided education to Soldiers in the 994th MDVS on how to properly care and vaccinate equines. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. Andrew Valles, 205th Press Camp Headquarters)

  • Checking Ginny's vitals

    Jul 27, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Anthony E. Waite, infantry mortarman for the 994th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services out of Round Rock, Texas, checks Ginny, a rescued horse at the Red Wings Horse Sanctuary in Lockwood, Calif., for abnormal noises as part of his training for Warrior Exercise (WAREX) 91 14-03, July 25, 2014. Waite and Soldiers from the 994th MDVS visited the sanctuary to learn how to properly diagnose vitals and vaccinate equines. "The mission of the sanctuary is to educate the public on how to properly care for equines to prevent future neglect," said Sara Ruggerone, executive director for the Red Wings Horse Sanctuary. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. Andrew Valles, 205th Press Camp Headquarters)

  • Relationship-centered security cooperation model comes of age

    Jul 26, 2014

    You can't surge a relationship. That theme was stressed by foreign and United States participants at the U.S. European Command Security Seminar at the George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies here this week.

  • Belvoir hospital achieves baby-friendly accreditation

    Jul 25, 2014

    Increasing its ability to afford patients the highest standard of care, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital recently became only one of two medical facilities in Virginia and one of four military treatment facilities in the Military Health System to hold accreditation through the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.

  • MEDCOM both a Generating and Operating Force, Sargent Tells CGSC Students

    Jul 25, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, deputy chief of staff for of operations for the Army Medical Command, is calling on its future leaders to "seize every opportunity to increase your understanding of the Army and Army Medicine." This is because "you are the greatest representative and spokesperson for health and its vital impact on the readiness and resilience of the Total Army Force," Sargent told students at the Command and General Staff College campus at Fort Belvoir, Va. on July 23rd.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center conducts Change of Command Ceremony

    Jul 25, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) conducts Change of Command and Change of Responsibility ceremony July 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the TAMC Flag Pole, where Col. David Dunning assumes command of TAMC from Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command and outgoing TAMC Commander.

  • Prevent heat injuries with both food and water

    Jul 25, 2014

    Good hydration is necessary to avoid heat injury during hot conditions and when exercising in the heat. But did you know that the food you eat is just as important? Food provides energy and electrolytes.

  • The environmental health point of view

    Jul 24, 2014

    There are major environmental threats at work during this season -- heat injury, food-borne illness and vector-borne disease. Fortunately, with a little education and planning these hazards can be mitigated with minimal impact on summertime fun.

  • Picking the best pacers

    Jul 24, 2014

    The process of gaining the talents of 40 runners for the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Ten-Miler team is underway.

  • U.S. Army, General Motors and Raytheon announcing new training initiative for transitioning Soldiers

    Jul 24, 2014

    Tuesday, July 29, Deputy Chief of Staff G-1 Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg joined by Lynn A. Dugle, Raytheon Company Vice President, and Steve Hill, General Motors Vice President, will kick-off the "Shifting Gears" Automotive Technician Training Program during a proclamation signing beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Pentagon Courtyard.

  • Download This! The Performance Triad App (version 1.0)

    Jul 24, 2014

    The Office of the Army Surgeon General (OTSG) and US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) in Falls Church, Va., has launched a Performance Triad app (version 1.0) for iPhone and Android devices. The app is available as a free download by searching "Performance Triad" on your smartphone.

  • Public Health Command tracks new mosquito-borne disease

    Jul 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command is responding rapidly to an emerging viral infection that is threatening the United States.

  • Rocket Battalion lights up the sky

    Jul 22, 2014

    CHEOLWON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted a Field Training Exercise June 6 -- 20 at Rocket Valley, near Cheolwon, South Korea.

  • Medical researchers turn to 3-D printing for rapid prototypes

    Jul 22, 2014

    FORT DETRICK, Md. (July 22, 2014) -- To quickly design, fabricate and deliver prototypes of medical equipment to the field, the U.S. Army is employing futuristic 3-D printing technologies.

  • Army study looks at 'Developing Mental Armor for Soldiers'

    Jul 22, 2014

    In the fiscal year 2014 study, "Design, Implement, and Demonstrate Integrated Training to Optimize Human Performance and Discourage PTSD and Suicide," known as the Squad Overmatch Study, the goal was to demonstrate how to train the Soldier to recognize and apply learned techniques to manage psychological stress experienced in a combat-realistic, controlled, repeatable, and reviewable simulated environment while exercising warrior skills.

  • Wounded Warrior Hears Call To Ministry

    Jul 22, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- One small piece of paper. That's all it took to remind then Lt. Jared Vineyard of his faith in God. And it was a reminder that he sorely needed.

  • Health Center Welcomes New Commander

    Jul 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Commanders at Fox Army Health Center may come and go, but one thing remains the same -- their commitment to "serving to heal, honored to serve."

  • Ready and resilient: Performance Triad promotes healthy lifestyle, ready and resilient Soldiers

    Jul 21, 2014

    Eight hours of sleep a night, 10,000 steps a day and eight servings of fruit and vegetables daily. That's the prescription the Army is using to improve the health of the force.

  • Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

    Jul 18, 2014

    Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for Soldiers.

  • Bittersweet reunion in the desert

    Jul 18, 2014

    Deployed Soldiers can experience a wide range of feelings, physically and emotionally. A reunion in Kuwait was bittersweet for two high-school wrestling buddies from the small town of State College, Pa.

  • New leadership at Rader Health Clinic

    Jul 18, 2014

    Lt. Col. Soo Lee Davis relinquished command of Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic to Lt. Col. Ed Weinberg July 11 during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Davis arrived at Rader Nov. 27, 2013 and served as its 17th commander. She held the position for eight months.

  • New dental officers challenged to earn credibility, respect

    Jul 17, 2014

    The Fort Sill Dental Activity (DENTAC) graduated the 2014 class of the Comanche Advanced Education in General Dentistry-1 Year Program on July 11.

  • Body Mechanics offers retreat from stress

    Jul 17, 2014

    The stress of Army life, whether for Soldiers, Family members or the civilian workforce, can become overwhelming, but Fort Rucker offers a way that people on the installation can pamper themselves and find relief.

  • Wounded warriors build skills, confidence during archery event

    Jul 17, 2014

    Nearly 30 wounded, injured and ill servicemembers from Fort Belvoir and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Warrior Transition Battalions learned the basics of archery and applied their new skills at Outdoor Recreation's indoor and outdoor ranges as part of the inaugural Adapted Archery Day.

  • Markham students compete in fitness challenge

    Jul 17, 2014

    Some 250 students from Fort Belvoir's Markham School Age Center demonstrated their commitment to physical fitness and healthy living by participating in the 2014 Fitness Challenge, Friday, at Specker Field House. The event, sponsored by Child, Youth and School Services and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, provided the young athletes a variety of challenges that tested their fitness levels and provided an opportunity to compete against each other in a friendly atmosphere.

  • Military members encouraged to use Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program

    Jul 16, 2014

    As news of the reduction in force reaches thousands of Soldiers, it's important to know that the Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program, formerly known as Army Career and Alumni Program, is still a key resource in place to help with the transition to civilian life.

  • Safety Sends--July 2014

    Jul 16, 2014

    After two years here at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, the time has come for me to bid you a fond farewell as director of Army Safety.

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