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  • Soldier Feedback Helps Improve First Aid Kit and Save More Lives

    Apr 18, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity worked with the Program Executive Office Soldier to develop a more compact and better equipped first aid kit in direct response to Soldier feedback.

  • Army Leaders assess the fight in Afghanistan

    Apr 18, 2014

    Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Brad R. Carson and Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. John F. Campbell recently traveled to Afghanistan to receive more situation awareness about the fight as well as to talk to the troops. (U.S. Army photos by CJTF-10 and Regional Command-East Public Affairs)

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) EFMB Graduate: Capt. Micah Sturgeon

    Apr 18, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- The Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) is a peacetime badge equivalent to the Combat Medical Badge and is a prestigious honor for Soldiers in the medical services profession. In order to earn this badge, participants have to successfully attend a one-week standardization phase, where the candidates complete a walkthrough of the course allowing them to ask questions of the staff, and one-week of testing. The testing phase includes three lanes consisting of multiple subtasks focusing on field medical care, proper radio communications, nuclear biological and chemical (NBC) knowledge, day and night land navigation, a written test, and a 12-mile ruck march. Capt. Micah Sturgeon, the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) Human Resources Operations Officer and a Health Services officer, decided he was ready for the challenge during the U.S. Army-Hawaii EFMB testing, Mar. 31-Apr. 11, 2014.

  • Didn't you know? Sleep critical to healthy living

    Apr 17, 2014

    Sleep is probably the most underrated aspect of our lives even though we spend about a third of our time doing it. Research continues to show that inadequate sleep (usually indicated by chronic sleepiness at inappropriate times), may contribute to the onset of chronic health conditions and other maladies including difficulty concentrating, memory lapses, loss of energy, fatigue, lethargy, and emotional instability. According to the National Institute of Health's Sleep Disorders Research Center, people who are chronically sleep-deprived are at higher risk of drowsy-driving crashes as well.

  • April is child abuse prevention month

    Apr 17, 2014

    Are you interested in getting involved in the prevention movement? One of the simplest ways of increasing awareness of child abuse and child well-being is through the media -- whether on a large or small scale.

  • Emergency room transitions to urgent care center at Reynolds Army Community Hospital

    Apr 17, 2014

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital's emergency room will transition to an urgent care center July 1, according to the Fort Sill Medical Activity commander.

  • What did you say? Fort Sill talks hearing loss

    Apr 17, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Hearing loss and tinnitus are among the top medical complaints, and most widespread injuries, being reported by U.S. service members returning from the recent conflicts overseas, and by post 9/11 veterans.

  • From Wounded Warrior To Successful Federal Employee

    Apr 17, 2014

    Retired Staff Sgt. Paul Roberts is a two-time Warrior Games medalist, a father of two, a federal employee and a proud member of the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2).

  • Presidio of Monterey Pediatric Clinic staff welcome patrons at open house

    Apr 17, 2014

    The Presidio of Monterey Army Health Clinic officially re-opened the doors of its pediatric clinic in downtown Monterey following a reception and open house held April 1.

  • Sandhurst competition creates environment for leadership training

    Apr 17, 2014

    Cadets from all over the world came together to see who was the best of the best at the 2014 Sandhurst Military Skills Competition, April 11-12, 2014, at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

  • 'I'm still here': Soldier beats odds of survival

    Apr 17, 2014

    Four cardiac arrests. A severe traumatic brain injury. Soaring temperatures and blood pressure rates. Tony Truong simply wasn't expected to live. "I really was supposed to die. The doctor said a five percent chance of living," said Truong, now a sergeant with Bravo Company.

  • Army lab teams up with Boston Marathon to prevent heat injury

    Apr 16, 2014

    Since 2012, the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine has been an official course weather monitoring authority for the Boston Athletic Association and the Boston Marathon.

  • Army Medicine's Brain Health Consortium Just a Beginning

    Apr 16, 2014

    We have more than 70,000 thoughts a day. One person's brain generates more electrical impulses each day than all the telephones in the world combined. Army Medicine has taken a major first step in partnering with academia, the health care industry and a variety of thought leaders to better understand brain health for Soldiers, the Army family, and society as a whole.

  • US Army Marksmanship Unit offers wounded, ill and injured Soldiers opportunities to serve and compet

    Apr 16, 2014

    When you think of an Army unit, most of the time the thought of an artillery unit or infantry unit comes to mind, but the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Paralympic Section wants to change that thought process by showing the military contains a multitude of diversity in units and Soldiers.

  • Vulnerability key to emotionally coming home from warzone

    Apr 16, 2014

    Watch a buddy barely survive an accidental vehicle rollover. Put that emotional rock in the rucksack. Live through yet another improvised explosive device on a route clearance. Another one goes in. Attend one too many memorial services for brothers in arms. Push that emotional boulder in too. The emotional burdens of war can pile up quickly. Chaplain (Capt.) Jonathan Entrekin likens these stressful experiences as rocks that Soldiers put into imaginary rucksacks. When Soldiers come home those emotional rucksacks often stay on, however, and can create emotional distance with friends and family.

  • Medical specialists garner coveted Army Medical Badge

    Apr 15, 2014

    After nearly 15 days of challenging and exhaustive challenges, 45 Soldiers received the Army's prestigious badge known as the Expert Field Medical Badge on April 3.

  • Stressors in life can result in greater resilience

    Apr 15, 2014

    Repeated deployments into harm's way can accumulate unresolved tensions and stress, resulting in post-traumatic stress. On the other hand, Soldiers can learn adaptive techniques that inoculate them against it.

  • Surgeon general: Advances in brain health to help Soldiers, nation

    Apr 15, 2014

    The medical community is on the "precipice" of great advances in regards to brain health, said the Army's surgeon general.

  • Leisure -- Steel team runs Seoul International Marathon

    Apr 14, 2014

    SEOUL, South Korea -- A team of 54 Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment ran the Seoul International Marathon March 16.

  • Army first-aid kits include new eye shield

    Apr 14, 2014

    The new rigid eye shield is now part of the revised individual first-aid kit that was distributed to troops in the fall. When properly worn, the shields can protect the eye from further damage after an initial eye injury is sustained.

  • Army bids farewell to its tireless advocate, Dr. Westphal

    Apr 14, 2014

    Former Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal's "record of achievement and accomplishment these last four-plus years have really been beyond impressive," said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • Sleep deprivation not uncommon for Soldiers

    Apr 14, 2014

    Sleep deprivation isn't just from insomnia or all-night partying. In the Army, lack of sleep often results from operational requirements or high-operations tempo training, said a brigade combat team commander.

  • SHARP from the Soldier perspective

    Apr 13, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military receive frequent media attention. Leaders at the most senior levels have taken steps to improve the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program. The question is, at the most junior Soldier level, is the SHARP program effective?

  • NRMC NCO excels in equal opportunity career

    Apr 11, 2014

    Army NCO plays key role in support of joint service equal opportunity mission.

  • Garrisons partner with DEA for Take-Back Day April 26

    Apr 11, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (April 11, 2014) -- Army installations across the United States are once again partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and state and local law enforcement agencies April 26 in support of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury team explores vehicles at the Integration Motor Pool

    Apr 11, 2014

    To gain a better understanding of injuries Soldiers sustain when collisions occur within various military vehicles, a team of medical experts from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, El Paso VA Health Care System, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) visited the Integration Motor Pool (IMP) on 10 April at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Ergonomics meets munitions--keeping workers safe

    Apr 11, 2014

    U.S. Army Public Health Command ergonomists went to Anniston, Ala., in January to survey facilities, evaluate work processes and provide training to local industrial hygienists and safety personnel--all to help enhance the working environment at the facility.

  • TRADOC relooking NCO education with eye to 'adaptation'

    Apr 11, 2014

    The Army is conducting a complete re-assessment of its NCO education system for the first time since 1976, said the general who just took the helm of Training and Doctrine Command.

  • KAHC to celebrate Occupational Health Nursing Week, April 22

    Apr 10, 2014

    Fort Lee's occupational health nurses serve active duty members and federal employees at Fort Lee focusing on personnel in hazardous positions such as those exposed to excessive noise, working in eye hazard areas, respiratory protection and pregnancy surveillance.

  • The magic pill: physical activity

    Apr 10, 2014

    Physical activity is essential to a healthy and happy lifestyle. Along with nutrition and sleep, it is one of the key components of the Army Surgeon General's "Performance Triad" initiative.

  • Fort Hood medical teams spring into action, save lives amid tragedy

    Apr 10, 2014

    Evil reared its ugly head on Fort Hood, Texas, again April 2, 2014, and once again the everyday heroes of the "Great Place" rose up to meet it head-on. At the tip of that spear, as always, were the emergency responders who charged into the disorder and confusion to save lives.

  • Fort Sill's Operation Live Well Health Expo promotes healthy lifestyles

    Apr 10, 2014

    The Fort Sill Operation Live Well Health Expo provided health, fitness, safety and wellness information April 4, to the Southwest Oklahoma community.

  • NCOs giving 'oak tree' counseling to benefit Soldiers

    Apr 10, 2014

    Army leaders are providing "under the oak tree" counseling, to improve their Soldier's health and resilience, said Col. Michael J. Talley, assistant deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, Army Medical Command.

  • Surgeon general says brain health 'new frontier'

    Apr 10, 2014

    Optimizing brain health can have immense benefits for readiness, resiliency and the health of Soldiers, said the Army's surgeon general as she opened two-day consortium on the topic.

  • Army resilience shifting from 'bystander' to 'intervention' model

    Apr 10, 2014

    The Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign is now focusing on "intervention," not on "bystander" behaviors, said the director of the Army's R2C program.

  • 80th TC discusses One Army School System Concept Plan with RSCs during strategy session

    Apr 10, 2014

    The 80th Training Command (Total Army School System) conducted a strategy session with subordinate command leaders and representatives of the U.S. Army Reserve's four regional support commands at the 80th TC headquarters, Richmond Va. April 4, 2014. The session focused on a Department of the Army directed Concept Plan, which the 80th developed to support the One Army School System. The OASS standardizes education for Army schools regardless of component.

  • Hohenfels Health Clinic changes command

    Apr 9, 2014

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Hohenfels Health Clinic bid farewell to its commander, LTC Christopher David, and welcomed LTC Shane Roach in a Change of Command ceremony April 3 at the Community Activities Center, here.

  • Medical specialists garner coveted Army Medical Badge

    Apr 9, 2014

    After nearly 15 days of challenging and exhaustive challenges, 45 Soldiers received the Army's prestigious badge known as the Expert Field Medical Badge on April 3. But what the Soldiers will remember most is what Mother Nature had thrown at them- the worst of three seasons in the way of blustery winds, rain and snow.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nationwide Children's Hospital collaborate to teach water safety

    Apr 9, 2014

    Bobber the Water Safety Dog and Corey, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District's talking water safety boat recently visited Nationwide Children's Hospital to share water safety tips with patients, parents and hospital staff. Children ages one to four have the highest drowning rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

  • Leisure - Steel team runs Seoul International Marathon

    Apr 9, 2014

  • Indiana Trailer Transfer Point units run combined ops at WAREX

    Apr 9, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The Army Reserve's 418th and 511th Trailer Transfer Point Detachments from Michigan City, Ind., combine forces for the Warrior Exercise (WAREX) 86-14-02 here, March 22 through April 11. "We've been augmenting each other on training missions, and we've had no issues with intermixing our units," said 1st Lt. Christophe Eli, 511th commander from Valparaiso, Ind. "Our working relationship has been really well."

  • Soldier battling cancer 'carries on' for the fallen

    Apr 8, 2014

    It has become a familiar, symbolic sight -- Capt. Justin Fitch walking along local roads, carrying his rucksack.

  • Embedded Behavioral Health provider trains with 412th ASB

    Apr 8, 2014

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

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

    Apr 7, 2014

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

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

    Apr 7, 2014

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

  • From victim, to survivor to warrior

    Apr 7, 2014

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

  • Salley award recipient credits military with citizen, Soldier skills

    Apr 7, 2014

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

  • Soldiers compete in the Thunder Crucible

    Apr 7, 2014

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

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

    Apr 7, 2014

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

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

    Apr 4, 2014

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

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

    Apr 4, 2014

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

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

    Apr 4, 2014

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

  • Former NFL quarterback continues fight against suicide and depression

    Apr 4, 2014

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

  • USARAF, Ghana Armed Forces share medical expertise

    Apr 3, 2014

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

  • VMC learns about olive oil

    Apr 3, 2014

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

  • MEDCOM recognizes Ohlsen for 60 years of federal service

    Apr 3, 2014

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

  • AMEDD hosts World War II Military Medical Conference, Exhibit

    Apr 3, 2014

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

  • Strategic Partnership Agreement signed

    Apr 3, 2014

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

  • New strategic focus for Army health care

    Apr 3, 2014

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

  • New slogan captures Kenner�'s Commitment

    Apr 3, 2014

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

  • FH National Sexual Assault Awareness Month begins with a walk

    Apr 3, 2014

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

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

    Apr 3, 2014

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

  • Spring brings outdoor activities, health hazards

    Apr 2, 2014

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

  • Occupational Health Nursing Week is April 19-25

    Apr 2, 2014

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

  • Keeping the 'Bugs' at Bay

    Apr 2, 2014

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

  • Driver safety lessons stick through enforcement, practice

    Apr 2, 2014

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

  • WAREX 2014 equips Soldiers for combat deployments

    Apr 2, 2014

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

  • Novel Drug Treatment Protects Primates from Deadly Marburg Virus

    Apr 2, 2014

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

  • School celebrates National Children's Dental Health Month

    Apr 2, 2014

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

  • Focus on Patient: Evans ACH pioneers new pain management

    Apr 2, 2014

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

  • Caring for Military Families Event

    Apr 2, 2014

  • UPDATE: Shooting incident at Fort Hood

    Apr 2, 2014

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

  • Health Clinic featuring High School student artwork on display

    Apr 1, 2014

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

  • DHA: A Unified Partnership

    Apr 1, 2014

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

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

    Apr 1, 2014

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

  • Army Medicine announces inaugural Brain Health Consortium

    Apr 1, 2014

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

  • Army Surgeon General hosts Executive Health and Wellness Program

    Apr 1, 2014

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

  • USAPHC water experts recommend well 'wellness' checks

    Apr 1, 2014

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

  • Army Medicine Program Management Office achieves full operational capability

    Apr 1, 2014

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

  • An update from the Workforce 2020 Working Group

    Apr 1, 2014

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

  • How do Soldiers communicate these days?

    Apr 1, 2014

    Communication: a two-way street

  • April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month

    Apr 1, 2014

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

  • Eagle DUSTOFF and JTTS make Army Medicine history in Afghanistan

    Apr 1, 2014

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

  • What's on your dog tag?

    Apr 1, 2014

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

  • ADVANCED EMT TRAINING NOW OFFERED ON FORT GORDON

    Apr 1, 2014

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

  • WOUNDED WARRIOR ART SHOW

    Apr 1, 2014

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

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

    Apr 1, 2014

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

  • Last Call

    Apr 1, 2014

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

  • Video: Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 2014

    Apr 1, 2014

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

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

    Apr 1, 2014

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

  • Women's future needs support for change

    Mar 31, 2014

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

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

    Mar 31, 2014

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

  • Medical Specialists Vie for Expert Field Medical Badge

    Mar 31, 2014

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

  • The Army Surgeon General Meets with Caroline Kennedy in Japan

    Mar 31, 2014

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

  • Army Family's Performance Triad Journey

    Mar 31, 2014

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

  • Navigating to the Badge

    Mar 31, 2014

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

  • Army Medicine's secure healthcare messaging fielding near completion

    Mar 31, 2014

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

  • Handheld inspection tool will increase food safety for Soldiers

    Mar 28, 2014

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

  • Soldiers outfitted with advanced hearing protection

    Mar 28, 2014

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

  • Trouble sleeping? Adopt these habits

    Mar 28, 2014

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

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