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  • Keller Army Community Hospital holds a Non-Commissioned Officer's Induction Ceremony

    Mar 2, 2016

    Five Soldiers from Keller Army Community Hospital were inducted into the Non-Commissioned Officer's Corps during a Tuesday afternoon ceremony.

  • Are you getting enough ZZZs? Sleep like a baby with these top tips

    Mar 1, 2016

    It is time to tackle the epidemic no one talks about - lack of sleep! There are many things YOU can change to naturally increase the amount and quality of your sleep.

  • Eating right, reduce the risk of chronic disease

    Mar 1, 2016

    Eating right is an important part of feeling and looking your best. Also, healthy eating is one of the most powerful tools you have to reduce your risk of chronic disease.

  • Journey to Army Trials

    Mar 1, 2016

    Fort Bliss, Texas - For Spc. Stephanie Morris, participating at Army Trials 2016 is about more than just competition. It's a way for her to honor her friends and those Soldiers from her unit who died when they were hit by indirect fire in Afghanistan on June 18, 2013.

  • SMA spouse shares trust in Army Medicine

    Mar 1, 2016

    "We have always used military facilities for my husband, me, and our son's [healthcare]," Dailey said. "The atmosphere at a military hospital makes you feel part of the larger Army family. You can tell the staff cares, they listen to you, and they take the time to help our military families so they have the best experience possible."

  • Protect your eyes and your health

    Mar 1, 2016

    Eye care providers see an increase in eye injuries in the spring as people begin sharpening tools, cutting grass, working on vehicles, preparing gardens and playing outdoor sports. It is important to recognize eye hazards associated with cutting and grinding and protect yourself from high speed small particles with appropriate safety eye wear.

  • Fort Hood WTU Soldiers' competitive spirit earns invitation to Army Trials

    Mar 1, 2016

    The 2016 Army Trials, hosted by the Warrior Transition Command, are under way at Fort Bliss, Texas. Five of the nearly 125 Army Soldiers and veterans are from Fort Hood, Texas. The competition portion of the annual event runs March 6-10 with practice sessions and training for the athletes Feb. 27-March 5. The Army Trials help determine which athletes get selected to represent Team Army at the DOD Warrior Games.

  • Message from CSM Johnson on the 129th Anniversary of the Enlisted Medical Corps

    Mar 1, 2016

    Happy Birthday to the Medical Enlisted Corps! At 129 years old we are one of the oldest corps in the Army Medical Department.

  • A former Soldier's lifelong devotion to 'fueling the fight'

    Mar 1, 2016

    With more than three decades of knowledge as a petroleum supply specialist, Russell Datts brings an extraordinary level of experience and enthusiasm to the classroom as a civilian contractor who teaches the Petroleum Specialist Reclassification Course at The Army School System Training Center Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • Medical Campus at Fort Meade Now Tobacco-free

    Mar 1, 2016

    Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center (KACC) and Fort Meade medical-related facilities became a tobacco-free medical campus on Mar. 1, 2016. This change adds KACC to an ever growing list of tobacco-free medical campuses throughout the Army, Department of Defense, and the nation.

  • Keller Army Community Hospital celebrates 129 years of the U.S. Army Enlisted Medical Corps

    Mar 1, 2016

    Keller Army Community Hospital celebrated 129 years of the U.S. Army Enlisted Hospital/Medical Corps, March 1, 2016, with a cake-cutting ceremony in the Brian D. Allgood Ambulatory Clinic, West Point, N.Y.

  • Army Warrior Transition Command Conducts 2016 Army Trials

    Feb 29, 2016

    Alexandria, Virginia -- More than 100 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and Veterans will join together at Fort Bliss, Texas to compete in the U.S. Army Trials 2016, March 6-10. Hosted by the Army Warrior Transition Command, the Army Trials help determine which athletes get selected for the Army team to compete at the DOD Warrior Games. Training and practice sessions begin Sunday, February 28.

  • US Army Trials commence with stately opening ceremony

    Feb 28, 2016

    On a splendid February 27 evening in the high desert of far western Texas over one hundred wounded, ill and injured Army athletes gathered for opening ceremonies amid the prickly pear and mesquite scrubland of Fort Bliss. They were there to compete in the third annual U.S. Army Trials, with hopes of securing one of 45 coveted slots, across seven adaptive sports, at the 2016 Warrior Games to be held this June at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.

  • Fort Drum Veterinary Treatment Facility earns national accreditation

    Feb 26, 2016

    The Fort Drum Veterinary Treatment Facility recently joined the ranks of pet health care centers accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

  • Clinic experts share insights about colon cancer statistics, detection

    Feb 25, 2016

    In March, the Kenner Army Health Clinic disease managment will spotlight the importance of colon cancer screenings and education to promote the health of its beneficiaireies. Recognizing the importance of early detection with preventive health screenings is part of Kenner's "mission of care."

  • Using Tele-health to connect to the future of health care

    Feb 25, 2016

    A pilot program allows emergency room patients at Fort Campbell to be seen by doctors hundreds of miles away at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon via tele-health.

  • USAMMA Signs Agreement for New Medical Device Cybersecurity Pre-assessment Process

    Feb 25, 2016

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA) entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with DeltaStracâ„¢ LLC in January 2016, to start a new cybersecurity pre-assessment process for medical device vendors hoping to do business with the Army.

  • A marathon a day

    Feb 23, 2016

    Around 1 a.m. the door to the company headquarters opens. The Soldiers at the duty desk turn their heads in curiosity. In walks a slender Soldier wearing a shirt with the word "Hurt" emblazoned across the front and water bottles strapped around his waist. He drops his bags and heads back out the door. He'll be back - after he finishes his 30-mile run.

  • 80th TC SHARP office empowers civilian counterparts

    Feb 21, 2016

    If a sexual assaulted victim ends up at the emergency room of a Richmond area hospital, chances are the hospital will call a victim advocate affiliated with The Regional Hospital Accompaniment Response Team to help that victim.

  • Army Surgeon General makes Fort Bragg her first stop

    Feb 19, 2016

    Lt. Gen. Nadja West, the Army Surgeon General and U.S. Army Medical Command commanding general, visited Womack Army Medical Center and Fort Bragg, Feb. 17 and 18.

  • New telehealth program pilot tests ability to improve patient access, Soldier readiness

    Feb 19, 2016

    The Army launched a new program Feb. 2 to measure the impact of technology on providing primary care services in reducing the time non-urgent care patients spend in busy emergency centers

  • Time to focus on you

    Feb 18, 2016

    It's time to ponder what's being done to take care of you. Are you getting enough sleep? Eating healthy? Exercising regularly? Maybe you need to battle buddy to help you stay accountable. The point is to make a plan and here are some tips to get it started.

  • French connection: TSC medical company hosts Allied cadet

    Feb 18, 2016

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany -- American medical support personnel serving with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command in Germany welcomed French cadets into their organization, demonstrating the vibrancy and integrity of the NATO alliance as well as the technical expertise and quality of training available within regional U.S. military organizations.

  • RACH colonel reaches out to Fort Sill units

    Feb 18, 2016

    Col. Kenneth Lemons, Reynolds Army Community Hospital commander, briefs TRICARE Online information to Marines assigned to the Fort Sill Marine Artillery Detachment at Fort Sill, Okla

  • Rader Clinic, Belvoir hospital streamline breast cancer detection

    Feb 18, 2016

    Last October, Marcia Flagg, a registered nurse and quality manager tasked with managing 14,000 Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic enrollees noticed a problem: 700 enrollees, ages 52 to 74, were either overdue or never had a mammogram, a vital tool to screen for breast cancer early, according to Flagg.

  • 121st Combat Support Hospital Bids Farewell to Senior Leader

    Feb 16, 2016

    Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher C. Irwin relinquished his responsibilities to Command Sgt. Maj. Diahann J. White at a ceremony February 11 at Yongsan Korea's Collier Community Fitness Center. A second ceremony followed in which he officially retired from the U.S. Army after more than 26 years of service. Both ceremonies were presided over by Colonel Mark M. Reeves, the 121st Combat Support Hospital/Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital Commander.

  • 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.

  • Is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Related To Heart Disease?

    Feb 4, 2016

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a chronic condition where acid reflux occurs more than twice a week for a few weeks. Many people have GERD, 93 million people in the U.S. to be exact.

  • 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.

  • GLWACH's DoD-VA healthcare agreement expands statewide

    Feb 3, 2016

    Veterans assigned to all five Missouri Veterans Administration Medical Centers and hospitals may now receive specialty care at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital according to an agreement signed Wednesday, Jan. 27. Veterans interested in receiving care at GLWACH should contact their VA primary care teams. VA primary care teams are the approval authorities for specialty inpatient and outpatient services for Veterans who live within their VA facility's catchment areas according to the agreements.

  • KACH employees recognize health hazard at West Point security gate

    Feb 3, 2016

    Ms. Cherrie Argoe, Mr. Rafael Giordano and Mr. Kent Webb, all civilian employees at Keller Army Community Hospital (KACH), were recognized for their prompt reporting, immediate action, and follow-up of a noxious odor and health issue at West Point's Washington Security Gate.

  • 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 Sanität (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.