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  • New video series will help Soldiers get and stay in shape

    Feb 11, 2016

    Guard Your Health recently launched its #WarriorReady Workout video series to help Soldiers amp up their PT routine and stay mission ready.

  • KAHC honors health recipients during National Patient Recognition Week

    Feb 11, 2016

  • Fort Drum OB / GYN Clinic receives certification

    Feb 11, 2016

    The Fort Drum MEDDAC OB/GYN Clinic is now a CenteringPregnancy certified site. The clinic, which underwent a site visit in October as part of the process, is one of only six certified sites within Army Medicine and the only Army Medical Department Activity-certified site.

  • Joint base raises awareness of Zika virus

    Feb 11, 2016

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Directorate of Public Works is asking that the joint base community be cognizant of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization.

  • Army surgeon general promoted at Conmy Hall

    Feb 11, 2016

    Lt. Gen. Nadja West, 44th surgeon general of the U.S. Army and Commanding General of U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), received her third star during a promotion and swearing-in ceremony at Conmy Hall on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Feb. 9.

  • U.S. Army Medical Command announces 2015 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs winners

    Feb 11, 2016

    The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) announces its winners of the 2015 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Awards Competition. First place winners will represent MEDCOM at the Department of the Army level of the competition.

  • Veterans Affairs, DoD and community partners strategize to tackle veteran suicide, 'invisible wounds

    Feb 11, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a new strategy to combat the number of veteran suicides, one that includes reducing the number through social engagement.

  • Army Surgeon General's promotion

    Feb 10, 2016

    44th Army Surgeon General's Promotion and Oath of Office Feb. 9, 2016.

  • West assumes command of MEDCOM

    Feb 10, 2016

    The Army's 44th Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Nadja West, assumed command of the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) at ceremony held today at Ft. Sam Houston.

  • Blanchfield celebrates 115 years of Army Nurse Corps

    Feb 10, 2016

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY. -- Since the Revolutionary War, nurses have treated American Soldiers throughout our nation's conflicts, but it was not until 1901 that the Army Nurse Corps officially came into being.

  • Sugar Wars: Why is sugar so harmful to your mouth?

    Feb 9, 2016

    February is National Children's Dental Health Month. The observance promotes good oral health for military children and adults in the war against sugar.

  • FH offers programs to help the community keep 2016 fitness goals

    Feb 5, 2016

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Various sources on the Internet report that halfway through January, about 60 percent of those who've made New Year's resolutions this year had already broken them. However, it's still not too late to get back on track or to make new resolutions to get healthy through various programs offered by Fort Huachuca organizations. Authorized patrons can find programs that cover nutrition basics, physical fitness, balanced lifestyles and financial health.

  • Wounded Warriors enjoy winter outing

    Feb 5, 2016

    Members of the 3-85th Mountain Infantry Regiment-Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Drum NY., spend a day at the local snow park for a day of relaxation and fun.

  • New Medical Vital Signs Simulator 'Lightens the Load' for Army Equipment Specialists

    Feb 5, 2016

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA) has selected and begun fielding a new Medical Vital Signs Simulator (MVSS) for testing, calibrating and repairing medical equipment such as vital signs monitors and pulse oximeters. The MVSS performs the functions of three instruments, providing a lighter load of gear for biomedical equipment specialists in the field.

  • Zika Virus - What is it? What can you do?

    Feb 5, 2016

    Zika is a mosquito-borne virus closely related to yellow fever, dengue, and West Nile viruses. A Zika virus outbreak was identified in Brazil in early 2015; since then, it has spread to more than twenty-five other countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean.

  • Good Health Symposium

    Feb 4, 2016

  • Retired SFC receives Bronze Star for 1971 combat role in Vietnam

    Feb 4, 2016

  • Silent disease steals vision

    Feb 4, 2016

    The Eagle Vision Clinic, Kenner Army Health Clinic, staff takes glaucoma seriously. The clinic has the most up-to-date "early warning" technology available. Every patient seen is screened for glaucoma. Those patients who are at a higher risk because of age, race, family history, high-eye pressure or suspicious looking optic nerves will have their eyes dilated and be evaluated with state-of-the-art instruments. The exam is painless for patients.

  • February is Heart Health Awareness Month

    Feb 4, 2016

    February is also Heart Health Awareness Month. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women?

  • Heart Health

    Feb 3, 2016

    Cardiovascular disease prevention is important for the readiness of the U.S. Army. According to the Department of Defense's 2008 Survey of Health Related Behaviors, approximately 17 percent of Soldiers have been diagnosed with hypertension since they entered the Army.

  • Home delivery saves time when refilling prescriptions

    Jan 29, 2016

    If you're on a maintenance medication, stopping by the pharmacy to pick up your refills every couple of months can get a little tedious.

  • Zika Virus: What you need to know and do

    Jan 29, 2016

    The Zika virus was first discovered in Uganda in 1947. It spread to Brazil in early 2015 and by Jan 27 was in 22 countries in the Americas. People who contracted Zika infection overseas have been found in Texas, Arkansas, Hawaii, and Virginia, but there has been no transmission in the US. Bites from certain types of mosquitos found in the southeastern United States transmit the virus. Fortunately, dropping temperatures decrease virus transmission and freezing temperatures kill the mosquitos.

  • The Army Nurse Corps: Celebrating Over 115 Years

    Jan 28, 2016

    Kenner Army Health Clinic will join the Army to celebrate more than a century of the Army Nurse Corps service, dating back to 1901. It is the Nurse Corps motto "Embrace the Past -- Engage the Present -- Envision the Future' that keeps the Nurse Corps dedicated to serve America's sons and daughters and their families.

  • "Victory Medics" Prepare for MEDSHOCK Exercise

    Jan 27, 2016

    SEMBACH, Gemany -- A "no-notice" alert put medical support leaders and Soldiers to the test as elements of the 30th Medical Brigade mobilized Jan. 23- 26 for "MEDSHOCK," an exercise designed to test readiness capabilities and medical interoperability with Bundeswehr Airborne Role 1 and Bundeswehr Sanit├Ąt (medical branch) Role 2 medical assets.

  • AMCOM Employees Launch Weight-Loss Campaign

    Jan 27, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Employees with the Aviation and Missile Command are taking aim at weight loss. During the next few months, participants in AMCOM's Scale Back Alabama initiative will team up with a partner, chart out a weight loss strategy and take on the challenge of losing weight. It's all about working to build a healthier and stronger workforce.

  • New mothers to see changes at WAMC

    Jan 26, 2016

    In February, new moms who deliver at Womack Army Medical Center will no longer have to share a room with other new parents during their recovery.

  • Assistant Secretary of Labor visits Fort Stewart Warrior Transition Battali

    Jan 26, 2016

  • Cervical cancer widely preventable

    Jan 21, 2016

    January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and the medical home team at Kenner Army Health Clinic wants to raise awareness of the changes to recommended cervical cancer screening. Cervical cancer is highly preventable because screening tests for cervical cancer and vaccines to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the main cause of cervical cancer, are available. When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life.

  • SMA Dailey's Senior Enlisted Council focuses on personnel

    Jan 21, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey sat down with senior sergeants major from around the U.S. Army to discuss issues that affect his biggest concern - the welfare of Soldiers - during a Senior Enlisted Council at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command on Fort Knox, Kentucky, Jan. 19-21.

  • Kenner Army Health Clinic Commander Keynote Speaker

    Jan 19, 2016

  • Make sure your winter fun is not a wipe out

    Jan 19, 2016

    Winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, sledding and ice-skating provide fun, excitement, fresh air and good exercise for all ages. Unfortunately, every year these winter activities result in hundreds of thousands of injuries as well as many deaths in the U.S. Injuries occur in both recreational and professional athletes alike.

  • Losing weight in 2016 is just an arm's length away

    Jan 19, 2016

    Each of us makes over 200 subconscious decisions about what and how much to eat every single day. Even those of us with the best intentions will find it difficult to lose weight when food is visible, plentiful and accessible.

  • Evans trains future physician assistants

    Jan 19, 2016

    Physicians at Evans Army Community Hospital have a primary mission of caring for today's Soldiers, retirees and family members who live in the Colorado Springs area. Their secondary mission, however, helps ensure that tomorrow's warriors, veterans and their families will be well cared for as well. Evans is one of 22 Department of Defense healthcare centers that is a Phase 2 Interservice Physician Assistant Program site. Each year 240 students from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard start Phase 1 of IPAP at Joint Base San Antonio. There they spend 16 months in basic medical science courses such as anatomy, pharmacology, radiology and hematology.

  • Lactation room available for visiting, working mothers

    Jan 15, 2016

    Kenner Army Health Clinic offers a lactation room for nursing mothers' comfort and convenience when visiting or working in the clinic. Kenner Army Health Clinic wants nursing moms to have a comfortable place where they can breast feed that is private and free from intrusion.

  • Womack surgeons perform reconstructive microsurgeries

    Jan 15, 2016

    When most people think of plastic surgeons, cosmetic procedures like nose jobs and face lifts are what usually come to mind.

  • Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Goes Tobacco Free Feb. 1

    Jan 14, 2016

  • Don't Know Where to Turn For a Sick Child? Call TRICARE's Nurse Advice Line

    Jan 14, 2016

    It's late at night and your child has a fever or ache. Deciding what kind of care they need can be confusing. As a TRICARE beneficiary, you have a resource that can help decide the best course of action. TRICARE's Nurse Advice Line (NAL) is available at no cost to TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. The NAL is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 1-800-TRICARE (1-800-874-2273) and choose option 1.

  • Late arrival first Fort Sill baby of 2016

    Jan 14, 2016

    Babies have their own way of surprising their parents, such as being conceived unexpectedly. But little Everett Thomas Fouts managed to not only be the first child of Staff Sgt. Ian Fouts and his wife, Carole, who wasn't conceived in a petri dish, he was also the largest at birth, and has the most propitious birthday. Everett was born at 1:01 p.m. on Jan.1 at Reynolds Army Community Hospital, Fort Sill's first baby of 2016.

  • Womack welcomes new commander

    Jan 11, 2016

    The gym at Tolson Youth Activities Center was filled the morning of Jan. 8 as Womack Army Medical Center welcomed its new commander, Col. Lance C. Raney, during a change of command ceremony.

  • RHCE CG receives France's highest award

    Jan 8, 2016

    The Regional Health Command Europe commanding general received France's highest award during a ceremony Jan. 7 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany.

  • Healthy Living in 2016 - 6 Tips to ensure New Year's resolutions stick

    Jan 7, 2016

    How can you make your New Year's resolutions last the whole year? Kenner Army Health Clinic has some tips that can help ensure your resolutions stick in 2016.

  • TRICARE Pharmacy copays change Feb. 1

    Jan 6, 2016

    Military pharmacies and TRICARE Pharmacy home delivery will remain the lowest cost pharmacy option for TRICARE beneficiaries when some TRICARE pharmacy copays change in 2016. On Feb. 1, 2016, most copays for prescription drugs at home delivery and retail network pharmacies will increase slightly.

  • We have a winner! Adrian Ellis: 1st baby born at GLWACH in 2016!

    Jan 2, 2016

    Adrian Ellis, born at 2:22 a.m. New Year's Day here at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, is GLWACH's 1st baby of the New Year.

  • Make the most of Army support for a New You this New Year

    Dec 31, 2015

    As the calendar turns to a new year, a time-honored tradition has begun as many people's thoughts turn to making positive changes, most common among those changes are losing weight and becoming more fit.

  • Regional Health Command-Pacific, 2015 in Review

    Dec 30, 2015

    2015 was a monumental year for the Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P); a year filled with transformation, development, growth and recommitment to excellence. The RHC-P will continue to be committed to excellence in the upcoming year.

  • Fort Greely Army Medical Home opens

    Dec 28, 2015

    Fort Greely residents celebrated the official opening of the Fort Greely Army Medical Home during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of a standing room only crowd, Dec. 15.

  • 2015 banner year for Army medicine

    Dec 23, 2015

    Army medical researchers continued to make great strides during 2015 in new technologies designed to save lives, reduce injuries and improve Soldier physical performance.

  • 2015 DoD Health Related Behaviors Survey Launches Worldwide

    Dec 22, 2015

    Active Duty service members will be randomly selected to represent their Service branch and complete an anonymous Health Related Behaviors Survey (HRBS). The survey, accessed online, takes about 40 minutes to complete.

  • Rose Parade to memorialize Fort Stewart Warrior Transition Unit Soldier and daughter

    Dec 21, 2015

    FORT STEWART, Ga. -- Any way you look at it, the events of that day were emotional. What began as a celebration of his anniversary ended with Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry and his daughter Oceana being killed in freak accident when a small plane crash-landed, July 27th, 2014 on the beach near Sarasota. With all tragedies that occur in life, those events left an indelible scar as Rebecca and Ava Irizarry struggle toward healing.

  • MEDDAC Soldiers compete for the Soldier / NCO of the Year

    Dec 18, 2015

    During the 3-days of fierce competition, five Soldiers endured grueling challenges and minimal rest jockeying for the top position as Soldier and Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year.

  • Tips to handle holiday food temptations

    Dec 17, 2015

  • Spouses's weight loss the difference between Night and Day

    Dec 17, 2015

    Losing weight can be a frustrating journey. Those pursuing a thinner figure are bombarded with ads for magic pills and quick weight-loss schemes that simply don't work. No one knows this better than Kari Griesbach, a military spouse and working mother of three sharesher personal journey battling obesity with the hope of inspiring others.

  • Armed Services Blood Program's Blood Drive comes to West Point

    Dec 17, 2015

    The Armed Services Blood Program, with the support of Keller Army Community Hospital, will hold a Blood Drive on January 11 -- 14, 2016, at Eisenhower Hall, West Point, N.Y. The drive will be held January 11-13, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and January 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and is open to the public.

  • Rested Soldiers perform better in battle, experts say

    Dec 17, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Alonzo Howard said he has but one regret: that he didn't know the effects sleep deprivation have on combat effectiveness

  • Arlington National Cemetery adorned in wreaths

    Dec 17, 2015

    Volunteers, supporters place wreaths at every grave, columbarium at ANC

  • Show goes on for WTB Soldier

    Dec 17, 2015

    "The show must go on" is a 19th century circus saying for when an animal got loose, or a performer was injured. The ringmaster would quickly start up his banter about the next act, so that the audience wouldn't panic and to divert their attention. For one Warrior Transition Battalion Soldier this saying strikes close to home. When Spc. Daniel Davis joined the Army eight years ago his plans were to make it a career. But his path changed after a few deployments.

  • Researchers evaluate true effects of hearing loss for Soldiers

    Dec 16, 2015

    Army Medicine audiology researchers are studying how hearing loss affects Soldier performance on the battlefield, giving commanders a better understanding of real-world limitations, and helping create a new, more realistic, standard for hearing profiles.

  • Military and Cleveland Clinic leaders discuss healthcare challenges

    Dec 15, 2015

    The Cleveland Clinic and U.S. Army Cleveland Medical Recruiting Center held a healthcare forum on the 97th Anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I.

  • Milley: Many Soldiers alive today because of Horoho

    Dec 15, 2015

    "I was there [in Afghanistan] to witness her performance, and it was incredible. There are many, many lives today that would not be living without the efforts of Patty Horoho," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley during a retirement review for Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho.

  • Flight medic departs for fifth deployment

    Dec 11, 2015

    Nearly 100 years ago, young American men were leaving farms across America, joining every branch of the military to fight in World War I. One-third of Americans lived on a farm during the first decades of the 20th century, so nearly every squad of Soldiers had farmers in it.

  • New commander ready to lead Army's largest medical region

    Dec 11, 2015

  • Tips in buying toys

    Dec 10, 2015

    Tips to help you choose safe and appropriate toys for your child this holiday season.

  • Kenner captain elected to college hall of fame

    Dec 10, 2015

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC, Guthrie Ambulatory Healthcare Clinic receives accreditation from College of Americ

    Dec 10, 2015

    The accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Guthrie Ambulatory Healthcare Clinic (GAHC) Laboratory Services, Fort Drum, New York based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs.

  • Mouthguards: Protecting your teeth won't make you a wuss

    Dec 9, 2015

    Tooth loss or other mouth injuries that can be prevented with a mouthguard can be painful, expensive to fix, result in lost time from work and physical activity and even cause permanent facial disfigurement. Mouthguards have been studied in different military and sports settings and proven to substantially reduce the risk of these injuries.

  • Keeping your eyes on the road

    Dec 8, 2015

    Distracted drivers are also menaces on the road. Please practice attentive driving

  • Kenner Connection: Don't leave home without it

    Dec 3, 2015

    Before heading out of town for the holidays, Kenner Army Health Clinic reminds beneficiaries of the procedures for traveling with TRICARE Prime.

  • KAHC receives Army Safety Excellence Award streamer

    Dec 3, 2015

    Kenner Army Health Clinic earns the Army Safety Excellence award for the clinic's aggresive accident prevention activities over the past year. Receiving the award is the latest step in Kenner's journey to becoming a High Reliability Organization.

  • "I will succeed, Challenge Me'-Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy and AmeriCorps team up to educate, mentor

    Dec 3, 2015

    For at-risk teens who live in Kentucky, a second chance for them comes in the form of the Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy. The teens admitted to this school are there as an alternative to dropping out of school and the academy is set up with a quasi-military format. They also receive tutoring in educational studies, working in groups, sharing, and learning leadership--all skills they don't usually have when they enter the academy. The BGCA is run by the Kentucky National Guard. But this year, for the first time, the KYNG joined forces with AmeriCorps--a partnership that has shown untold advantages.

  • Platelet donor visits Fort Bragg as part of cross-country quest

    Dec 3, 2015

    Al Whitney first donated blood in 1965. He's still at it today. It started out pretty simply. He saw a sign in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, emblazoned with two words -- donate blood. So, he did.

  • Womack conducts mass casualty exercise

    Dec 3, 2015

    Womack Army Medical Center conducted an exercise after hours Dec. 2 to test the capabilities of its staff and identify areas for improvement to better prepare for a large influx of patients within a short time period due to a mass casualty event.

  • Horoho relinquishes command of MEDCOM

    Dec 3, 2015

    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho relinquished command of the U.S. Army Medical Command Dec. 3, after serving four years in command.

  • Warrior Transition cadre recognized for commitment, excellence

    Dec 2, 2015

    Regional Health Command-Atlantic (Provisional) Soldiers and civilians were recognized for their dedication to the wounded, ill, and injured warriors and their Families as part of the Warrior Transition Command Cadre of Excellence Award program during November's Warrior Care Month.

  • Intern Fair opens opportunities for transitioning Soldiers

    Dec 2, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Operation War Fighter kicked off November's Warrior Care Month with an Opportunities Fair at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center Nov. 3.

  • Proper storage, preparation among essential ingredients of holiday meals

    Nov 25, 2015

    Kenner Army Healht Clinic reminds patients and staff to follow cooking and preparation tips when preparing meals during the upcoming holiday season. Many food borne illnesses are preventable if simple measures are taken to protect themselves and their families.

  • Fort Carson MEDDAC restructures

    Nov 25, 2015

    Army Medicine is transforming to better support Army Force 2025 and beyond. And, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity- Fort Carson and its Evans Army Community Hospital are leading the way in those changes. The changes include a reorganization of the Army Medical Command organizational structure from five Regional Medical Commands to four multi-disciplinary Regional Health Commands. Also, the command team structure is also being standardized in Army medical activities' hospitals and clinics.

  • Medical Readiness Assessment Tool (MRAT)

    Nov 24, 2015

    The Medical Readiness Assessment Tool (MRAT) is a cloud-based, three-applications-in-one electronic decision support and screening tool that allows U.S. Army clinicians and non-clinician leaders to more proactively maintain Soldier readiness.

  • Taking the Next Leap -- Tobacco Free Living

    Nov 24, 2015

    About five months ago the last smoking shack on the Irwin Army Community Hospital campus closed -- for good. Although the ban on smoking in federal government buildings has been in force since 1997, Army Medicine is now taking the next step.

  • Womack gains eligible beneficiaries in expanded agreement with Fayetteville VA Medical Center

    Nov 24, 2015

    Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) and the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center (FVAMC) signed an amended resource sharing agreement, Oct. 29.

  • Rader Clinic seeks to reverse 'tobacco culture'

    Nov 23, 2015

    Nov. 19 was the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, a day when tobacco users vow to stop using tobacco or develop a serious plan to quit. But for some Soldiers and Marines, being bombarded with life-altering statistics and a national day of awareness isn't enough to do either.

  • Thanksgiving Safety Message 2015

    Nov 20, 2015

    As we prepare for Thanksgiving and the holidays that follow, we should pause and reflect on the many blessings that we enjoy- our loved ones, our freedoms as Americans, and the privilege of serving our great Nation. Given the demands of our work, we too often get caught up in the pace of everyday life and don't take the time to appreciate just how fortunate we are. This is a time for such reflection.

  • Swedish Armed Forces medical recruiters visit U.S. Army Recruiting Command

    Nov 20, 2015

    Three members of the Swedish Armed Forces, Centre for Defence Medicine visit the U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox to find out how the U.S. Army recruits medical professionals.

  • Adapt and Overcome

    Nov 20, 2015

    In order for Sgt. 1st Class Samantha Goldenstein to successfully recondition from a major hip injury she first had to rediscover her drive and initiative. After two tours in Iraq, Goldenstein was assigned to a Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri where, as the cornerstone of her reconditioning effort, Goldenstein discovered that pursuits such as cycling and running were both physically and mentally therapeutic.

  • Driven to Serve

    Nov 20, 2015

    A flight medic, 9/11 first responder firefighter, and an EMT - one would have to agree that Army Sgt. Jodie Lemons has a passion to help people. From the very beginning, Lemons' life seemed to have come with a road map. The compass would lead her to a life in the military. This self-proclaimed "late bloomer" focused on becoming a flight medic, a title she shares with her husband, Joseph.

  • Remaining Strong

    Nov 20, 2015

    "I don't care if it's medical, emotional. Please ask for help. Trust your instincts. You're human."

  • Army Sergeant uses art therapy to express himself

    Nov 20, 2015

    When asked which of his seven mixed media artistic compositions on display at the 2015 Wounded Warrior Healing Arts Recognition exhibit is his favorite, Army Reserve Sgt. Timothy Michael Goodrich didn't hesitate in pointing to his Revolutionary War-like pamphlet containing nine powerful sentences about the importance of not forsaking the hard fought gains of the warrior class.

  • Quadruple amputee uses quad rugby to help others

    Nov 20, 2015

    The Maryland Mayhem and the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) Punishers put on a show, with the Mayhem winning a nail-biter 25-24 during the U.S. Department of Defense Warrior Care Month Wheelchair Rugby Exhibition matchup at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, November 16, 2015. Many of the players suffer from spinal cord, shoulder and arm injuries, but these injuries didn't stop them as they battled across the court in oversized aluminum wheel chairs.

  • Leading by example

    Nov 20, 2015

    If you ever need motivation to overcome adversity or setbacks or want to strive to do better, former President Theodore Roosevelt said it best: "The credit belongs to the man in the arena."

  • Strength from the past

    Nov 20, 2015

    It is human nature to turn to role models for clues and lessons on how to navigate life's challenges. Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers can benefit greatly during the recovery process with support and encouragement from role models they have had in their life. In some cases, as with Staff Sgt. John Henderson, assigned to the Fort Bliss Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB), that role model may even be from the distant past.

  • Time to quit smoking is now

    Nov 19, 2015

    So, you want to "take a break" from tobacco? Then pause for the cause. Join Kenner Army Health Clinic on Nov. 19 for the 2015 Great American Smokeout: SMOKE BREAK! Everyone could all use a breath of fresh air even if it's just for a day. Not only is this a stand, it's also a chance to celebrate Tobacco-Free Living Champions who are showing everyone how to break the bonds of nicotine addiction.

  • Legal compassion

    Nov 19, 2015

    A 58-year-old Vietnam veteran, who prefers to be called Wolf, fell on some hard times after a terminal cancer diagnosis caused him to lose his job as an open road truck driver. Wolf wasn't sure where to turn. "No job, no insurance. I suddenly remembered, hey I'm a veteran." Wolf also needed to execute his Last Will and Testament, which was complicated by the fact that he and his wife have been separated for four years.

  • Winter Season Safety

    Nov 19, 2015

    The Military District of Washington Command Safety Manager offers tips and resources on how to stay safe this winter season.

  • Exchange debuts Krispy Kreme at U.S. bases in Europe

    Nov 17, 2015

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, known to troops now simply as the Exchange, has an agreement with North Carolina-based Krispy Kreme to produce the donuts in Germany and sell them at the Express stores on post

  • BG Barbara Holcomb promoted to MG

    Nov 17, 2015

  • Nursing fair builds competency skills

    Nov 17, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Womack Army Medical Center held its annual, week-long Nursing Skills Fair in the Health Education and Staff Development Department, Oct. 26 to 30.

  • Army sets record low for accidental loss in 2015

    Nov 16, 2015

    The Army achieved its sixth consecutive year of declines in accidental fatalities and reached a historic milestone during the recently closed fiscal year, data from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center show.

  • Reserve Soldier aids wounded attack victims

    Nov 13, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Katie Govoni was at a food truck on 4th and Liberty with friends, when at approximately 2 a.m., she heard two women screaming for help. Govoni looked up to see one of the women running across the street narrowly avoiding an oncoming car. She realized that the woman was Melissa Snader whom she'd met briefly for the first time earlier at a popular hot spot called "Fourth Street Live."

  • 80th Training Command names officer, enlisted instructors of the year

    Nov 8, 2015

    Maj. David Porter and Staff Sgt. Jadrian Whitfield won the 80th Training Command Instructor of the Year competition in the officer and enlisted categories, respectively, at Fort Knox, Ky., Nov. 7, 2015.

  • Fort Knox trainee visits 50 years later, recalls tour in Vietnam

    Nov 6, 2015

    Fifty years to the day after arriving at Fort Knox for basic training, Ron Meyer and his wife Sue visited post recently and took a drive down memory lane--back to 1965 when he arrived in Louisville, bound for Fort Knox, aboard a train. Eventually Meyer would train to be an MP and deploy to Vietnam where close to the end of his tour he suffered an injury during an attack, adding to the military history to which is family has contributed. He was following his father's footsteps. The senior Meyer participated in the Normandy Invasion and then when Operation Market Garden went into force his glider was hit by German flak killing the pilot.

  • GLWACH commander receives Visionary Leadership Award

    Nov 6, 2015

    Col. Peter Nielsen, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital commander, received the Missouri Hospital Association's 2015 Visionary Leadership Award Nov. 5 at the MHA's 93nd Annual Convention & Trade Show in Osage Beach, Missouri. One of only two recipients of the prestigious annual award this year, Nielsen was recognized for his commitment and contributions toward safety and improving the health of the greater Fort Leonard Wood community, and for organizing preparedness activities during the Ebola crisis in 2014. "Col. Nielson understands the importance of the hospital to both the Fort and the surrounding community," said Herb B. Kuhn, MHA president and CEO. "He's committed to improving care quality at the hospital, and community health on-post and off."