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  • Keller Army Community Hospital's (KACH) PT Fellowship receives accreditation

    Aug 28, 2015

    The American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE), the American Physical Therapy Association's accreditation body, has approved the KACH Division I Sports Fellowship, as an ABPTRFE-accredited Sports Division I physical therapy fellowship program.

  • Army Reserve brigade exchange ideas with Canadian counterparts

    Aug 27, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Sgt. 1st Class John Reyes' passion for teaching was evident during the two weeks he spent at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in New Brunswick, Canada. Although he was there to observe and advise, Reyes could not resist giving on-the-spot instruction to students training to be military engineers. For example, while the students were setting up Mobile Floating Bridges and rafts, similar to the U.S. Army's Improved Ribbon Bridge, he offered some quick safety tips, which they adopted.

  • NY National Guard Combat Life Saver instructor is passionate about her job

    Aug 27, 2015

    When it comes to teaching combat lifesaving skills to her fellow New York Army National Guard Soldiers, 1st Lt. Christine Kalafut is passionate about it. "I have seen many of these techniques save lives in the hospitals. I work in emergency medicine and I also ride as an emergency medical technician, and I have used almost every one of the techniques taught in CLS as an EMT," said Kalafut, a physician assistant for the 369th Special Troops Battalion.

  • National Guard medic awarded state's top military honor for heroism

    Aug 25, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Marlana Watson was spending a quiet night at her Syracuse home playing video games when the New York Army National Guard medic and Afghan War veteran, heard gunshots coming from the street outside.

  • Surgeon General's Labor Day Safety Message 2015

    Aug 24, 2015

    Labor Day is an annual tribute to the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our Nation and also marks the traditional end of the summer season with a well-deserved holiday weekend. CSM Ecker and I salute the MEDCOM workforce for your service to our Nation. Your dedicated service strengthens the AMEDD and enables Army readiness.

  • Army Medical Command clarifies who has access to minors' medical information

    Aug 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Command wants to ensure the correct individuals have access to minors' medical records and information.

  • Non-medical attendants help ease stress of recovery for wounded, ill, injured

    Aug 21, 2015

    NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BETHESDA, Md. -- Life as a wounded, ill or injured military service member isn't easy. The road to recovery for these warriors is sometimes paved with hardships complicated by changes to their mobility, their thought process due to prescribed medications after surgery and other issues caused by major conditions such as cancer, post-traumatic stress or a traumatic brain injury.

  • Safety officers earn certification, learn risk mitigation techniques

    Aug 21, 2015

    When it comes to safety, everyone is a member of the team. That's why Womack Army Medical Center invited subject matter experts from N. C. State University in Raleigh, N.C., to Fort Bragg to give a class to additional duty safety officers this month at the Bragg Training and Education Center.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC welcomes new commander

    Aug 20, 2015

    The Fort Drum U.S. Army Medical Department Activity welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony Aug. 12. Col. Matthew Mattner relinquished command to Col. John McMurray during the ceremony, which was hosted by Brig. Gen. Robert Tenhet, Regional Health Command - Atlantic (Provisional) commander.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC welcomes new commander

    Aug 20, 2015

    The Fort Drum U.S. Army Medical Department Activity welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony Aug. 12.

  • The new boss: Army welcomes Milley on JBM-HH and says goodbye to a 'moral giant'

    Aug 20, 2015

    The United States Army bid farewell to its former chief of staff and welcomed his successor during a ceremony under the hot sun on Summerall Field at the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Aug. 14.

  • Veterinary Treatment Facility provides training for Military Working Dog Handlers

    Aug 20, 2015

    Today, staff from the Fort Drum Veterinary Treatment Facility provided training for the Military Working Dog Handlers of the 91st Military Police Battalion.

  • Helping 'hands': Robot assisted surgery comes to Womack

    Aug 19, 2015

    The operating room at Womack Army Medical Center always moves with robotic precision, but now they have the robot to back it up.

  • Public Health Command rehearses reorganization

    Aug 17, 2015

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command Reorganization Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill was held Aug. 4-6 at the Mallette Training Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

  • Fort Eustis Celebrates ACS' 50th birthday

    Aug 13, 2015

    U.S. Army Community Services turns 50

  • Warrior Transition Battalion cadre provide backbone to mission success

    Aug 13, 2015

    The 3rd Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, Warrior Transition Battalion Fort Drum is charged with helping wounded, sick and injured Soldiers transition out of the Army or back to their unit once their medical treatment is complete.

  • Non-medical attendants help ease stress of recovery for wounded, ill, injured

    Aug 13, 2015

    In such cases where severely wounded, ill or injured troops are incapable of fully managing their day-to-day affairs on their own, the military offers the option of non-medical attendants, who serve as live-in caregivers to help these troops as they continue treatment and work to recover.

  • Immunizations and your Army medical home

    Aug 13, 2015

    The readiness of our force is impacted by their immunization status.

  • Let's make it work: Lactation consultants help working moms continue to breastfeed

    Aug 12, 2015

    Life as a new parent is full of difficult choices. One of the hardest choices for a mom to make is the decision to return to work after the baby is born. When mom is breastfeeding, it can make the choice to return to work even more difficult when faced with the additional challenge of how to continue to feed their child.

  • Womack Day celebrates hospital's mission, history

    Aug 11, 2015

    Womack Army Medical Center celebrated 57 years of service and 15 years in the current facility during Womack Day, Aug. 7.

  • Soldier changes lives through fitness, spirituality

    Aug 11, 2015

    Sometimes you find your calling in life. Sometimes your calling finds you. The question remains as to whether Lt. Col. Thomas Hundley's calling found him or if he found it, but he knows what he's meant to do -- help wounded warriors.

  • What Soldiers should know about the Qualitative Management Program

    Aug 11, 2015

    The following article provides an overview of the QMP process, explains why the Army has such a program, to whom it applies and to whom not, and provides a few tips on how to respond to notifications.

  • Hospital Wing Dedicated to Soldier who Displayed Selfless Service

    Aug 11, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army describes Selfless Service as putting the welfare of the nation, the Army, and your subordinates above your own.

  • Individual Mobilizaton Augmentees play critical support roles across the Army

    Aug 10, 2015

    Highly skilled and experienced Soldiers across the Army are discovering the opportunity to extend their career and service through the Individual Mobilization Augmentee program, which comprises 73 active component Army agencies worldwide. With enlisted positions starting at E-5 thru E-9 and officer slots starting at O-3 thru O-6, the IMA program targets seasoned Soldiers with the training and experience to contribute to a unit's success.

  • Training safely with CrossFit

    Aug 6, 2015

    CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program. With any fitness program there is an increased risk for injury. The Kenner Army Health Clinic Physical Therapy Clinic is wants to help with functional movements, injury prevention and rehabilitation. If individuals decide to start an additional physical training program and are injured, see the staff here sooner than later.

  • Doctor finds military career immensely rewarding

    Aug 4, 2015

    Col. (Dr.) Michael Alperin is a family practice physician in the U.S. Army Reserve and serves as Clinical Director, Primary Care Division, Department of Veterans Affairs. He feels his career in the military gives him a unique perspective for his position in the VA.

  • Womack holds Unified Professional Education Commencement

    Aug 4, 2015

    Womack Army Medical Center and Fort Bragg Dental Activity held their Unified Professional Education Commencement ceremony at the Fort Bragg Conference and Catering Center, June 12.

  • Pregnant, post-partum program makes mark at Bragg

    Aug 4, 2015

    Womack Army Medical Center's newly-revamped Pregnancy/Post-partum Physical Training program is making an impact on pregnant and post-partum Soldiers at Fort Bragg.

  • Embedded Behavioral Health Clinic opens, reduces barriers to care

    Aug 4, 2015

    Womack Army Medical Center opened the new West Bragg Embedded Behavioral Health Clinic after the ribbon-cutting ceremony here, June 30.

  • Protection against infectious diseases

    Aug 3, 2015

    Vaccines against disease are said to be one of the greatest public health interventions of the 20th century. Although these are seen as major achievements in health and wellness around the world, the discussion about vaccines continues.

  • Keep in step to stay active and healthy

    Aug 3, 2015

    As the summer season ends, do not let the changes in weather and daylight keep you from staying active. Commit to maintaining your health through regular activity during all the seasons of the year by not limiting your idea of physical activity.

  • GLWACH's "BIPASS" catches fire Army-wide

    Aug 3, 2015

    An appointment scheduling system that meets patients' needs to the maximum degree possible, in concert with maximum potential use of hospital resources, was bound to spread like wildfire throughout Army Medicine. After five months in development, and another five in operation, key leaders from the Army Office of the Surgeon General, Army Medical Command, and General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital met July 29 to begin planning for Army-wide system implementation. The Beneficiary Instant Provider Appointment Scheduling System (BIPASS) allows Emergency Room visitors to be seen by any provider in the facility with an open appointment, bypassing a long wait in the Emergency Room waiting room.

  • "STEMI-hot load" helicopter patient transport procedure 68 percent faster

    Aug 3, 2015

    A new protocol used to transfer heart attack patients via helicopter from the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital has safely and significantly reduced overall patient transfer time via helicopter. Called "STEMI-hot load," (segment elevation myocardial infarction) the practice gets heart attack patients to a facility capable of performing cardiac catheterization 68 percent faster.

  • 94th Training Division conducts Master Fitness Trainer Course at Fort Knox

    Aug 1, 2015

    Fort Knox, Ky. -- In order to maintain an agile and ready force, Soldiers are required to be physically fit. The 94th Training Division's two-week Master Fitness Trainers Course at Fort Knox, Ky., teaches all aspects of the Army's Physical Readiness Training Program.

  • Ticks: Reducing exposure best defense

    Jul 30, 2015

    It's important to be fully prepared with the knowledge to live a life free from annoying tick bites or debilitating diseases. This article will educate individuals on how ticks and the diseases they carry work, how their bites can be prevented and what actions to take if bitten.

  • Patient experience top priority for MEDDAC

    Jul 30, 2015

    Providing Soldiers and their Families with a level of health care equal to the sacrifices they have made is a top priority for the Fort Drum U.S. Army Medical Department Activity.

  • Experts recommend breastfeeding as best choice for mother, baby health

    Jul 30, 2015

    The focus of World Breastfeeding Week during August 1-7 is to promote exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months because of the many health benefits linked to breastfeeding. Many military moms find breastfeeding difficult when they return to work and some active duty mothers do not think it is even possible. But there are some useful suggestions passed on by military moms that have been successful.

  • Running to Home Base and saving lives

    Jul 29, 2015

    More than 2,000 runners laced up their sneakers July 25 for a 9-kilometer run on a sunny Saturday morning in Boston. The goal at the end was to step on home plate at Fenway Park and help the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program treat the silent wounds of war.

  • Robotic da Vinci arrives at Evans

    Jul 28, 2015

    In the late 15th Century Leonardo da Vinci created anatomically correct drawings of humans that assisted doctors for centuries. Now in the 21st Century a new da Vinci has arrived at Fort Carson to assist Evans Army Community Hospital's doctors. The da Vinci is a robotic surgical system that will allow the doctors to perform less invasive surgery than before. The device allows for much smaller incisions in patients than those required for traditional surgery.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Welcomes New Command Sgt. Maj.

    Jul 24, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Jessup relinquished responsibility as the Garrison's senior enlisted advisor to Command Sgt. Maj. Franklin Jordan at Fort Detrick, Maryland, July 23.

  • WRAIR Welcomes New Commander

    Jul 24, 2015

    Col. Steven E. Braverman relinquished command of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to Col. Dana K. Renta July 13 during a change of command ceremony at Forest Glen Annex, Silver Spring, Maryland.

  • Commissary tour provides tips on selecting healthiest foods at grocery store

    Jul 23, 2015

    Have you ever gone to the grocery store only to find yourself completely overwhelmed with the choices? Do you want to make healthy choices when you shop but find you get distracted and end up with a cart full of junk food?

  • MERS a serious threat

    Jul 23, 2015

    Signs and symptoms of MERS infection and some of the serious complications that can occur with illness.

  • Unique program addresses behavioral and social health issues across the Army

    Jul 22, 2015

    BSHOP was created in 2008 in response to Army leader's concerns about suicide, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse and other potentially harmful behavioral health concerns.

  • Army scientists invade Havre de Grace High School

    Jul 22, 2015

    Students in the Havre de Grace High School, Maryland, Biomedical Program got a personal look at public health in the military during National Public Health Week. U.S. Army Public Health Command experts celebrated National Public Health Week by teaching 44 ninth and 10th grade students about a variety of public health-related careers.

  • USAPHC retired commander returns

    Jul 22, 2015

    Retired Maj. Gen. Dean G. Sienko, former commander of the U.S. Army Public Health Command, returned to Aberdeen Proving Ground May 18 to share some insights with members of his former command. He addressed about 100 USAPHC technical experts along with Brig. Gen. John Poppe, OTSG deputy chief of staff for public health, Col. John V. Teyhen, III, current USAPHC commander, John Resta, USAPHC deputy for public health and Dr. Amy Millikan-Bell, USAPHC medical advisor.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC offers resources to ensure beneficiaries stay informed

    Jul 16, 2015

    Learning to navigate the military health care system can sometimes be a daunting task. But the Fort Drum U.S. Army Medical Department Activity wants to ensure beneficiaries here have all essential information they need.

  • Protection from sunlight among measures to combat melanoma

    Jul 16, 2015

    Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. To lower your risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning.

  • Army entomologists release video on controlling mosquitoes in and around the home

    Jul 15, 2015

    To better educate Army personnel on what they can do to protect against mosquito-borne disease, the Entomology Program of the Army Institute of Public Health has released a video on controlling mosquitoes in and around the home.

  • TRICARE provides new benefits for breastfeeding moms

    Jul 15, 2015

    TRICARE recently updated their breast pump policy to provide breast pumps and breast pump supplies at no cost to new mothers.

  • Medical Support Unit-Europe, new commander

    Jul 12, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Soldiers, Families and friends of the Medical Support Unit Europe welcomed Lt. Col. Bidemi Y. Olaniyi-Leyimu during a July 11 change of command ceremony at Daenner Kaserne.

  • Blood recipient shares importance of giving blood

    Jul 9, 2015

    Maj. Ivan Castro stopped by the Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center June 23 to remind the phlebotomists and staff how important their jobs are when it comes to the lives they help save.

  • What to know about Legionnaires' Disease

    Jul 8, 2015

    There were 129 cases of Legionnaires' disease reported in Virginia in 2014 according to the Virginia Department of Public Health. Legionnaires' disease is caused by a type of bacteria called Legionella. This bacterium is found naturally in the environment. The bacterium grows best in warm water like the kind found in cooling towers, hot water tanks, large plumbing systems, decorative fountains, or hot tubs to name a few.

  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction finds a place in the military

    Jul 7, 2015

    Mindfulness-based meditation and the military are generally two things that one would not associate with one another.

  • Family, faith, focus, resiliency helps Soldier heal from extensive combat wounds

    Jul 7, 2015

    "I remember my boss telling me and looking excited, he said 'Jeremy, it's a great day to be an American!" said Maj. Jeremy Haynes, Warrior Transition Brigade, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland, to the packed Fitch Auditorium at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, June 24. "What have you done for your country today, and before you open your mouth, drop and give me 10 push ups,' and that was the kind of guy Maj. Gen. [Harold] Greene was. He was filled with humor."

  • Evans stand down battles chronic pain

    Jul 7, 2015

    Chronic Pain is a common condition that affects over 116 million U.S. adults at a cost of $560 to 635 billion annually. Evans Army Community Hospital is working to battle this problem by educating its staff during a Pain Stand Down Day, June 18. The day included two 3-hour sessions led by guest lecturers for Evans healthcare teams, as well as providers from the Air Force Academy and Peterson Air Force Base.

  • Vicenza bids farewell to Health Center commander, welcomes new leadership

    Jul 2, 2015

    United States Army Health Center -- Vicenza welcomed their new commander during a ceremony on Hoekstra Field in Vicenza, Italy. Outgoing commander Col. Andrew Barr turned relinquished command to Lt. Col. Brian Bender. Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Commander Col. James Laterza oversaw the ceremony.

  • It's not fiction: Protecting your children from Internet predators

    Jul 2, 2015

    "Everyone needs that face that they can attach to the story," said Alicia Kozakiewicz. "Like my face and my story. That's what makes it real."

  • Water therapy

    Jul 2, 2015

  • Protect yourself from insect and tick-borne diseases

    Jul 1, 2015

    Many insect-borne and tick-borne diseases can be prevented using a few simple protective measures.

  • Practice fireworks safety year-round

    Jul 1, 2015

    Remember to practice fireworks safety year-round to avoid unnecessary injury!

  • Summertime means the start of skin protection season

    Jul 1, 2015

    It is important to safeguard against the sun's harmful rays to protect yourself and your skin.

  • IRACH hosts inaugural LGBT observance, event a first for Fort Knox community

    Jul 1, 2015

    Ireland Army Community Hospital at Fort Knox, Kentucky, hosted its inaugural LGBT observance-- an event that was a first for the Knox community. The guest speaker was IRACH troop commander Maj. Rachel Wienke, accompanied by her wife Carmen Vega, an occupational therapist at the Fort Knox Warrior Transition Unit. She spoke about the many changes that have affected the couple over the last five years.

  • Adaptive sports help Soldier recuperate after illness

    Jul 1, 2015

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. - Adaptive sports helps many wounded, ill or injured service members, and veterans of the military overcome the challenges associated with the healing process. U.S. Army Spc. Sydney Davis, a medical lab specialist is such a Soldier. She used adaptive sports to help her with post--traumatic stress disorder.

  • Soldier responds to Saudi inflight medical emergency

    Jun 30, 2015

    A Soldier used his Army medical expertise to help save a passenger's life aboard Lufthansa flight 624 on May 18.

  • Medic Takes Oath with Charters of Freedom

    Jun 29, 2015

    Sgt. Michael Swan, a U.S. Army Medic assigned to Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland took the oath of enlistment for four more years during a ceremony on June 22, 2015 at the National Archives.

  • Fort Detrick Community Gathers for Pride Month Observance

    Jun 29, 2015

    The Fort Detrick, Maryland community celebrated the achievements and sacrifices of the LGBT community during the Fort Detrick Pride Month Observance June 19.

  • WAMC Gastrointestinal Endoscopy unit receives recognition for excellence

    Jun 29, 2015

    Womack Army Medical Center's Gastrointestinal Endoscopy unit earned recognition status by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, June 1.

  • A Heart Job: Attending to Army casualties, survivors

    Jun 29, 2015

    The mission of U.S. Army Human Resource Command's Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Center remains constant over time: to render full honors and dignity to America's warriors past and present, and to attend to the needs of their loved ones and survivors when they are gone.

  • Trusted Agents: Attending to Army casualties, survivors

    Jun 29, 2015

    The order of service is always the same: a eulogy for the deceased, three volleys of rifle fire and the sounding of taps followed by the solemn presentation of a folded flag to a grieving widow, mother or father.

  • Independence Day Holiday Safety 2015

    Jun 26, 2015

    We are proud to call America our home and blessed to live in a Nation of unmatched freedom and opportunity. I encourage you to reflect on the values we hold and the freedoms we cherish as we celebrate our Nation's 239th Birthday.

  • Team Army sails to victory on and off the court

    Jun 26, 2015

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va - For Catrin Lara, every father's day is special.

  • Kenner Army Health Clinic welcomes new commander

    Jun 25, 2015

    Members of the Kenner Army Health Clinic Honor Guard post the colors June 19, 2015, during a change of command ceremony at Wylie Hall, Fort Lee, Virginia. Lt. Col. Brett H. Venable assumes command of Kenner Army Health Clinic from outgoing Commander, Col. Thomas S. Bundt

  • Remember to stay hydrated

    Jun 25, 2015

    Water makes up more than half of your body weight. You lose water each day when you go to the bathroom, sweat, and even when you breathe. You lose water even faster when the weather is really hot, or when you are physically active. Kenner reminds eveyone of the need to replace the water you lose, or you risk the potential of becoming dehydrated.

  • Operating Room Soldiers test teambuilding skills

    Jun 24, 2015

    Soldiers from Keller Army Community Hospital's Operating Room participated in the Leaders' Reaction Course (LRC) June 13.

  • Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion welcomes new commander

    Jun 24, 2015

    The Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion said farewell to its outgoing commander, Lt. Col Denise Walker, and welcomed its newest leader Lt. Col. Eugene Maxwell, in a change of command ceremony on June 19, 2015, at the Fort Gordon Reserve Center.

  • Booking appointments at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center

    Jun 24, 2015

    How to book appointments at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center and what you should expect as a beneficiary.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center goes Tobacco Free

    Jun 24, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center will become a tobacco free facility on June 30, 2015, in order to encourage healthier choices and protect those working in and receiving care at the medical center. The new policy applies to all employees, patients, and visitors and bans the use of all nicotine products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, chewing tobacco, and electronic cigarettes, on the EAMC Campus and outlying buildings.

  • Sharing smiles: Red Cross volunteers receive thanks

    Jun 23, 2015

    The American Red Cross honored Fort Bragg ARC volunteers for their service at an appreciation luncheon at the Fort Bragg Conference and Catering Center, June 16.

  • Trauma registry yields significant increase in traumatic injury survival rates

    Jun 23, 2015

    Trauma care, within the Department of Defense, is a continuous and enduring mission in peacetime or wartime. Recent improvements in the delivery of trauma care in-theater have resulted in a case fatality rate of less than 10 percent.

  • Warrior Transition Battalion welcomes new commander

    Jun 22, 2015

    The 3rd Battalion, 85th Infantry Regiment, Warrior Transition Battalion Fort Drum, held a change of command ceremony Tuesday at Magrath Sports Complex.

  • Team Army Continues Winning Ways in Wheelchair Basketball

    Jun 22, 2015

    The Team Army wheelchair basketball team closed out its first day at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games by beating the team from the United Kingdom, 31-23. The competition at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, was held on June 20.

  • Team Army Rebounds Against Special Operations Command in DoD Warrior Games

    Jun 22, 2015

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. -- The Team Army wheelchair basketball team showed its resilience by beating Special Operations Command, 39-22, in their fourth game at the 2015 DoD Warrior Games. Saturday's games determine seeding for the final tournament. The competition at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, was held on June 20.

  • Eisenhower graduates Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

    Jun 22, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center held a graduation ceremony for the U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing on June 19, at the medical center.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center passes Joint Commission Inspection

    Jun 22, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center successfully completed an unannounced Joint Commission reaccreditation survey on June 12.

  • Army Wheelchair Team drops game to Marines at DoD Warrior Games

    Jun 20, 2015

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. -- Team Army ran into a roadblock falling to the Marines 52-30 in wheelchair basketball at the 2015 DoD Warrior Games. Today's games determine seeding for the final tournament. The competition at Marine Corps Base Quantico was held on June 20.

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

    Jun 19, 2015

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

  • Archery propels Army reservist towards successful life trajectory

    Jun 19, 2015

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

  • Future of 68W'S, educated and ready

    Jun 19, 2015

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

  • EFMP enrollment vital to family readiness

    Jun 18, 2015

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

  • Cox targets gold during Warrior Game

    Jun 18, 2015

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

  • Three head east in search of gold at Quantico

    Jun 16, 2015

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

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

    Jun 15, 2015

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

  • 'Daughters of the American Revolution' recognize MCAHC leader

    Jun 14, 2015

    Outstanding Soldier gets recognized.

  • Celebrating 240 Years of Selfless Service

    Jun 12, 2015

    Lisa Weatherington, retired Army colonel and NRMC G-1 Deputy Director, and Sgt. Derick Omburo, NRMC Commanding General Driver, represent Soldiers and Army Civilians during the Northern Regional Medical Command Headquarters Army Birthday Celebration June 12 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

  • Getting the scoop on cholesterol numbers

    Jun 11, 2015

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

  • New Soldier health care facility provides one-stop shop

    Jun 11, 2015

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

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

    Jun 11, 2015

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

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

    Jun 11, 2015

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

  • USACRC releases expanded crew endurance guide

    Jun 10, 2015

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