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  • Enhancing resiliency: Forces Command Soldiers intervene, help Army "battle buddies"

    Sep 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Forces Command units across the United States are helping ensure suicide prevention and awareness among their Soldiers, Forces Command G-1 personnel officials say.

  • Athlete regains 'sense of self' in first competition of 2014 Warrior Games

    Sep 29, 2014

    "Point Army," the announcer boomed, and Ron Hasting, Rhonda Caskey and Corey Hasting collectively caught their breath. They watched from the bleachers as Sgt. Scotty Hasting sat balancing on his right hip on center court, pushed his body forward and used this momentum to pitch the volleyball back over the net. Sitting volleyball was the first event of the fifth annual Warrior Games, and Hasting's parents and younger brother watched as the Army team waged an offensive against the Air Force in the three-part game.

  • AMEDD Center and School announces 2014 CSM Jack L. Clark, Jr. Army Best Medic Competition

    Sep 29, 2014

    Sixty-eight Soldiers from across the Army will compete in a grueling, continuous 72-hour two-Soldier team competition that will test competitor's physical and cognitive abilities at Camp Bullis from November 5-7, 2014 in order to earn the title of the Army's Best Medic Team.

  • Army Families Gather at 2014 Warrior Games Opening Ceremony

    Sep 29, 2014

    "There's no quitters in the crowd," said Juanita Phillips of the audience full of wounded, ill and injured service members at the fifth annual Warrior Games opening ceremony yesterday. This is Mrs. Phillips and her husband Lloyd Phillips' second trip from Cullowhee, North Carolina to Colorado Springs to see their son, Michael, compete in the Warrior Games.

  • Suicide prevention awareness saves lives

    Sep 25, 2014

    People who die by suicide usually show some indication of immediate risk before attempting to kill themselves. Recognizing warning signs can help save a life.

  • Sgt. 1st. Class Smith retrieves a volleyball during Warrior Games Practice

    Sep 25, 2014

  • She did it and you can too!

    Sep 25, 2014

    Do you struggle with weight? In this fast paced lifestyle in which we live, it is difficult to keep fit and healthy. Many people believe skipping one meal or not having breakfast will keep their body fit and healthy. This is where a dietitian comes into the picture. To benefit from a healthful lifestyle, it is important to include a balanced diet plan.

  • Team Army practices sitting volleyball during training for the 2014 Warrior Games

    Sep 25, 2014

  • "R U Trackin'?" 26-Week Health Challenge Kicks off October 4th with KAHC Annual Volksmarch

    Sep 25, 2014

    Using the Performance Triad targets as your guide, you can begin to establish changes in high risk health behaviors leading to a healthier lifestyle.

  • 1st. Lt. Kelly Elminger practices for the 2014 Warrior Games

    Sep 25, 2014

  • Team Army practices archery for the 2014 Warrior Games at Fort Carson

    Sep 25, 2014

  • Retired Army Capt. Barraquiero practices archery for the 2014 Warrior Games

    Sep 25, 2014

  • Army Veteran Maj. Arbino prepares to shoot during 2014 Warrior Games practice

    Sep 25, 2014

  • Pioneering Bariatric Pharmacy at Fort Gordon

    Sep 24, 2014

    In 2010, surgeons who did bariatric or gastric bypass surgeries started to see patients going to their primary doctor or the emergency department for issues not related to the surgery, but due to their medications. At the time, there weren't pharmacists who specialized in bariatric pharmacy so Eisenhower Army Medical Center asked a EAMC Critical Care Pharmacist to help.

  • Screenings, response plans can prevent suicide

    Sep 23, 2014

    Col. Brett Schneider, director of behavioral health at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland, spoke about mental health screenings and response plans, during the Psychological Health and Resilience Summit, Sept. 18, 2014, at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia.

  • Surgeon General focuses on patient harm during TEDMED talk

    Sep 23, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, surgeon general of the Army, delivered a live TEDMED talk on Sept. 11, 2014, titled, "Don't you dare talk about this," which was held in the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Tips to reduce triggers for asthma, allergy sufferers

    Sep 22, 2014

    During May, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation released results from its 2014 Spring Asthma and Allergy Capitals research projects. These annual reports rank the 100 most challenging places in the United States to live with asthma and allergies. Richmond was ranked as the No. 1 asthma capital for the second year in a row and came in at No. 8 in the allergy capital report.

  • Evan's expands its cardiology services

    Sep 22, 2014

    A ribbon cutting ceremony at Evans Army Community Hospital marked the expansion of services for the hospital's cardiology clinic. The additional capabilities of the clinic come with the arrival of a military cardiologist. "We have been building upon what was already here," said Lt. Col. Daniel Carlson, Evans' new cardiologist who recently arrived from Fort Belvoir, Virginia. "Before the hospital had a cardiology/pulmonary section, without a physician. This meant that many patients were sent downtown and the results of the tests done by Evans' technicians were sent to Brooke (Army Medical Center, at Fort Sam Houston) for reading."

  • USAMRMC and Fort Detrick Hosts Change of Command

    Sep 19, 2014

    In a ceremony held Sept. 16 on Fort Detrick, Maryland, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick, conducted a change of command with Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho, Jr., relinquishing command to Maj. Gen. Brian C. Lein.

  • Army research team recognized at international nanotechnology conference

    Sep 16, 2014

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory received the best conference paper award at the 14th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology held in Toronto, Canada, Aug. 18-21.

  • Giving a Voice to Care Givers

    Sep 16, 2014

    FORT GORDON, Ga. - When caregivers at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center want to improve procedures or suggest a change in policy they now use the Unit Practice Council to affect change at every level. Unit Practice Councils are the ground level of the Patient Caring Touch System (PCTS) and have given a voice to employees at every level of patient care in the Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

  • Simplifying Access to Specialty Care

    Sep 16, 2014

    At the Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) there is a focus on helping beneficiaries lead a healthy lifestyle to avoid serious health issues but sometimes they need to use one of EAMC's specialty care services such as cardiothoracic, orthopaedic, or dermatology. A referral from your Primary Care Manager (PCM) is all that's required to see an EAMC specialty care provider.

  • Joint DOD/VA Partnership Benefits Veterans with Hearing Loss

    Sep 16, 2014

    The newly renamed GeorgiaLina Federal Healthcare Executive Council is making access to hearing aids for Veterans easier and faster by joint partnerships between Military Healthcare and the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

  • Kenner expert discusses grief, resilience in wake of shooting

    Sep 12, 2014

    It is important to distinguish the difference between normal grief and depression. When an individual loses someone or something dear to them, it's natural to feel pain and grief. The grief process is normal, and most people go through it. But when grief takes over a life and an individual begins to feel hopeless, helpless and worthless, then it's time to talk to a doctor.

  • USAPHC lab capabilities enhanced to improve health protection

    Sep 12, 2014

    U.S. Army Public Health Command laboratories around the world will soon have additional molecular diagnostic equipment that strengthens their biosurveillance capabilities.

  • Pay attention for suicide prevention

    Sep 12, 2014

    Vigilant attention in our observations and interactions with others is key to preventing suicide. Caring for each other, knowing the clues, and taking action to help can make all the difference.

  • Army Medical Service Corps remembers fallen comrades

    Sep 12, 2014

    US Army Medical Service Corps remembers it's fallen comrades

  • Soldier earns first medal in first Invictus race

    Sep 12, 2014

    The United States took home its first medal of the 2014 Invictus Games on its first opportunity in London, Sept. 11, 2014, as Sgt. Ryan McIntosh finished third in the 100-meter dash.

  • Newest Intrepid Spirit Center opens at Campbell

    Sep 11, 2014

    The newest Intrepid Spirit Center officially opened at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Sept. 8, 2014.

  • Wounded, Ill and Injured Army Athletes Will Fight for Gold at 2014 Warrior Games

    Sep 11, 2014

    The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) announces the 40 wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans representing Team Army at the 2014 Warrior Games. Army athletes compete in seven sports against Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Special Operations Command teams September 28-October 4, 2014, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Army doctor fights to protect newborns

    Sep 5, 2014

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

  • Army Medicine Labor Day Safety Message

    Aug 25, 2014

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

  • Plastic surgery clinic offers patients an invaluable service

    Aug 25, 2014

  • Health Center Commander Wants To Spread Wellness

    Aug 25, 2014

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

  • Kenner educates community on mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus

    Aug 21, 2014

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

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

    Aug 20, 2014

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

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

    Aug 19, 2014

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

  • Bondsteel Soldiers train for Expert Field Medical Badge

    Aug 16, 2014

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

  • Womack Army Medical Center celebrates 20 years of midwifery program

    Aug 15, 2014

    Womack Army Medical Center celebrates 20 years of midwifery program

  • Servicemembers learn skills, compete in wheelchair basketball camp

    Aug 15, 2014

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

  • Living with autism: the adolescent years

    Aug 15, 2014

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

  • Prescription status changes for tramadol

    Aug 14, 2014

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

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

    Aug 11, 2014

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

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

    Aug 8, 2014

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

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

    Aug 8, 2014

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

  • Partnerships enhance public health

    Aug 8, 2014

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

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

    Aug 7, 2014

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

  • Flu shots: Are your children prepared?

    Aug 1, 2014

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

  • Why am I still thinking about deployment?

    Aug 1, 2014

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

  • Suicide screen important during health care exams

    Jul 31, 2014

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

  • Northern Regional Medical Command committed to quality care

    Jul 31, 2014

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

  • SOLDIER'S YOUTUBE FAME LEADS TO OTSG REQUEST FOR PERFORMANCE TRIAD RAP

    Jul 31, 2014

    When the short video clip sent in from a parent went viral on YouTube, Staff Sergeant Stokely was amazed. What followed his fame, led to an even more surprising event when Stokely received a call from The Office of the Army Surgeon General.

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

    Jul 29, 2014

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

  • Reserve medical Soldiers embed with active-duty counterparts for Overseas Deployment Training

    Jul 29, 2014

    A program known as the Overseas Deployment Training, along with Operation Atlantic Resolve, brought U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers to Europe to train for three-weeks or more with active-duty units running a variety of training missions.

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

    Jul 29, 2014

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

  • Community Care Unit comes to Fort Bragg

    Jul 29, 2014

  • Take a survey, improve your health care

    Jul 29, 2014

    Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey

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

    Jul 25, 2014

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

  • The environmental health point of view

    Jul 24, 2014

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

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

    Jul 24, 2014

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

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

    Jul 24, 2014

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

  • Public Health Command tracks new mosquito-borne disease

    Jul 23, 2014

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

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

    Jul 22, 2014

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

  • New leadership at Rader Health Clinic

    Jul 18, 2014

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

  • Safety Sends--July 2014

    Jul 16, 2014

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

  • Melanoma-Silent but Deadly

    Jul 15, 2014

    Do you love having fun in the sun? If you do, it is essential you protect your skin from exposure to harmful sun rays known to cause skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 68,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma each year and another 48,000 are diagnosed with an early form of the disease that involves only the top layer of skin. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) melanoma causes about 8,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.

  • Blanchfield earns Army-level safety recognition

    Jul 14, 2014

    Blanchfield Army Community Hospital earned the Army's Safety and Occupational Health "Star Status" designation for safety following an on-site review May 27-30.

  • How to avoid tick bites

    Jul 10, 2014

    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.

  • Kenner NCO becomes U.S. citizen at White House ceremony

    Jul 10, 2014

    In an Independence Day ceremony in the East Room at the White House, Van Ausdall took the oath of citizenship with 24 other service members and military spouses selected by representatives of the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office. Because service members are eligible for citizenship after serving one year during peacetime, Van Ausdall's application to become a citizen was expedited and she learned early last week she'd be among the service members chosen to be sworn in as an American citizen with President Barack Obama watching.

  • Surgeon General hosts virtual town hall meeting

    Jul 10, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army surgeon general and commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Command, hosted the first Army Medicine Virtual Town Hall on Facebook, July 9, 2014.

  • Hospital gets 2014 Stand Up for Patient Safety Award

    Jul 10, 2014

    The hospital's safety department has earned the National Patient Safety Foundation's 2014 Stand Up for Patient Safety Award through an initiative called "the MED Zone," designed to decrease medication-related errors. The award recognizes an organization's successful implementation of an outstanding patient safety initiative that was led by, or created by, mid-level management. It is one of only two presented by the NPSF this year. "The MED Zone," also known as the "Must Eliminate Distractions" zone, consists of two elements.

  • Performance Triad app now available

    Jul 10, 2014

    Army Medicine is committed to reaching beneficiaries where they live. The Performance Triad application (v1.0) is now available to do just that.

  • Time to renew required "Compliance Cards"

    Jul 8, 2014

    The Third Party/OHI/Compliance Card form must be filled out once a year, or more often during hospital stays, ambulatory procedure visits (outpatient surgery) or when there is a change in insurance status. Per DOD Instruction 6010.1, all non-active-duty beneficiaries are required to fill out form 2569 whether or not they have other health insurance. When the form is completed, a new compliance card is issued. The card should be presented with a military ID at each visit.

  • Army Medicine Hosts Virtual Town Hall July 9

    Jul 8, 2014

    Please join the Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of U.S. Army Medical Command Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho for a virtual Town Hall on the Army Medicine Facebook page at www.facebook.com/OfficialArmyMedicine on July 9 from 1:30-2:30PM EST.

  • Eustis prepares for emergency during active shooter exercise

    Jul 7, 2014

    Exercise for Ft Eustis first responders.

  • MCAHC now tobacco-free campus

    Jul 3, 2014

    McDonald Army Health Center is a Tobacco Free Campus

  • Sweet drinks leading dental damage determinant

    Jul 3, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Candy is officially taking a backseat as the leading culprit for causing cavities. Now sweet snacks and sugary drinks are driving dental emergencies and Fort Sill Dental Activity Soldiers are on the forefront of the battle.

  • A partnership for the fallen

    Jul 3, 2014

    Rosa Delia Guerro Lopez never joined the military, but now she wishes she had. Hollywood depictions of Soldiers cleaning floors with toothbrushes convinced young Guerro Lopez, now 42, and a pathology technician at the Institute of Forensic Sciences, San Juan, Puerto Rico, that the military was not the place for her. She associated the armed forces with conflict and knew nothing of benefits like free education.

  • The Role of Partnerships in Health Risk Communication: Advancing Patient-Centered Care

    Jul 2, 2014

    Army Medicine has implemented health risk communication practices over the past year that have helped foster an environment of enhanced partnerships. The command position for health risk communication in 2014 will be to increase senior leader and subject-matter-expert understanding of, and support for, partnership-based risk communication and application of more evidence-based communication principles that benefit all patients, and supports the Army's vision of a more "Ready and Resilient" force.

  • Reserve unit conducts annual training in Africa during Western Accord 2014

    Jul 1, 2014

    Soldiers of the 49th Medical Battalion are spending their annual training in Senegal, Africa, in support of Exercise Western Accord 2014.

  • U.S. Soldiers participate in Mock Food Riot during Western Accord 14

    Jun 26, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers approach a mock village as part of a situational training exercise during Western Accord 14, June 24. Western Accord 14 is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored, U.S. Army Africa-hosted annual joint training and partnership exercise between the U.S. and Economic Community of West Africa States, which is designed to increase interoperability between military forces and ensure the common ability to conduct peace operations throughout Western Africa.

  • Army Wellness Center on the horizon at Lee

    Jun 26, 2014

    photo caption: Cory Erhard, Army Wellness Center director and Joann Ward-Brown, AWC health educator frame the banner announcing the Kenner Army Health Clinic, Fort Lee Garrison and Combined Arms Command led project. The opening of the Fort Lee Army Wellness Center is set for later this summer. (Photo by Tereasa Wade)

  • Army dentists fight uphill battle against sugar

    Jun 25, 2014

    Sugar is being called "the new tobacco." Its many forms have been linked to the increasing rates of diabetes, heart disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and other chronic diseases in the U.S.

  • U.S. Army Reserve physicians conduct training in Chad

    Jun 24, 2014

    In partnership with the Chad Armed Forces, U.S. Army Africa and a team of Army reserve medical professionals conducted Medical Readiness Training Exercise 14-5 at the Hospital Military D'Instruction (HMI) in N'Djamena, Chad, June 2-12.

  • Old Friends Reunite and Raise the Stakes at 2014 Army Warrior Trials

    Jun 24, 2014

    Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Ben Trescott (left) and retired Capt. Frank Barroquiero settle a tie-breaker at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Army Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

  • Eustis paramedic: 50 years of learning

    Jun 24, 2014

    Barry Johnson, a paramedic assigned to Fort Eustis, Va., Emergency Medical Services, has been working in the emergency medical service field for 50 years.

  • Army edges past Air Force, wins gold in sitting volleyball

    Jun 23, 2014

    In an edge-of-the-seat match, the Army Green team won the gold medal in the sitting volleyball championship game, June 18, 2014, during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trails at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York.

  • MCAHC Hosts 239th Army Birthday Ball at Joint Base Langley - Eustis

    Jun 20, 2014

    McDonald Army Health Center hosts 239th Army Birthday Ball at the Fort Eustis Club located Joint Base Langley - Eustis

  • Missed appointments bog system

    Jun 19, 2014

    Kenner Army Health Clinic works to increase efficiency and improve customer satisfaction

  • Track Photos at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at West Point

    Jun 19, 2014

  • Enduring Fatigue

    Jun 19, 2014

    To steadfastly hold out against impairment -- that's what it means to endure.

  • Wounded Warriors go for the Gold

    Jun 19, 2014

    WEST POINT, NEW YORK -- U.S. Army athletes came out strong and took eighteen gold, twelve silver, and eight bronze medals at the men's and women's 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials track event at the Unites States Military Academy Preparatory School track in West Point, New York, .

  • Archery Helps Wounded Warrior Heal

    Jun 19, 2014

    "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the 'present,'" is Spc. David Harrell's favorite "Kung Fu Panda" quote. His six year old son loves that movie, and they watch it often.

  • Army and Air Force athletes compete in the wheelchair basketball final game at 2014 Warrior Tria

    Jun 19, 2014

    Army and Air Force athletes compete in the wheelchair basketball final game at the 2014 Warrior Trials.

  • Warrior Athletes Inspirational Says Texas Veteran

    Jun 19, 2014

    West Point, New York -- "Inspirational," says Texas native, Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Armstead, about the military athletes he has met during the 2014 Army Warrior Trials, which are being held this week at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

  • Staff Sgt. Allen Armstrong Gave Everything He Had

    Jun 19, 2014

  • Army edges past Air Force, wins gold in sitting volleyball

    Jun 19, 2014

    In an edge-of-the-seat match, the Army Green team won the gold medal in the sitting volleyball championship game, June 18, during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trails at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

  • Hook wins two gold medals in field trials

    Jun 19, 2014

    Sgt. (ret) Sean Hook from Summerville, S.C., out throws the competition, in discus competition earning his second gold medal in the field events during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Hook also took first place in the shot put. More than 100 wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans from across the United States congregated at West Point to train and compete in the Army Warrior Trials, June 15-19. The event is hosted by Warrior Transition Command and includes athletes from the Army, Marines and Air Force facing off in archery, basketball, cycling, track and field, swimming, shooting, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. Participants in the trials include athletes with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, serious illnesses and amputations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber)

  • Retired Staff Sgt. Kacer shows a fellow soldier his technique during the 2014 Warrior Trials

    Jun 19, 2014

  • McCaffrey trying new sports

    Jun 19, 2014

    The Irish kilt spins around giving Sgt. 1st class (ret) Andy McCaffrey, Arlington, Va., more freedom of movement as he heaves the discuss as far as he can during the field event at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials. More than 100 wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans from across the United States congregated at West Point to train and compete in the Army Warrior Trials, June 15-19. The event is hosted by Warrior Transition Command and includes athletes from the Army, Marines and Air Force facing off in archery, basketball, cycling, track and field, swimming, shooting, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. Participants in the trials include athletes with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, serious illnesses and amputations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber)

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