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  • Beating the battle of the bulge: Tips to avoid holiday weight gain

    Oct 29, 2015

    How can people beat this battle of the bulge? Kenner Army Health Clinic recommends gain knowledge, not weight, this holiday season. Check out the tips you can follow to avoid holiday weight gain.

  • One Army 'family' School System

    Oct 29, 2015

    Though it's not unusual for Sgt. Julius Anderson to be away from his family during training, the active Army Soldier stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, appreciated being home at night while he attended the Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course. Anderson, the 546th Area Support Medical Company motor sergeant, was a student at Regional Training Site Maintenance-Fort Hood in October 2015, where Army Reserve instructors teach the same course as their active duty counterparts at Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • Child Developmental Screenings held at Fort Bragg

    Oct 28, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Womack Army Medical Center's (WAMC) Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS), with Fort Bragg Schools held their bi-annual developmental screenings for military children from birth to 5 years of age, Oct. 20 and 22.

  • Fort Bragg, Womack celebrate retirees

    Oct 28, 2015

    On Oct. 24, more than 900 retired service members and their Families came to Womack Army Medical Center for Retiree Appreciation Day. The retirees were able to get health screenings, have wills and powers of attorney drawn up, obtain information on various health conditions and services, take a yoga class, try healthy foods and get immunizations, all at one stop.

  • Student's research continues to develop at Army Research Laboratory

    Oct 28, 2015

    Ben Burke's College Qualified Leadership, or CQL, internship at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate came to an end this summer when he returned to college at the University of Maryland, College Park, but his project at ARL continues to develop.

  • MEDCOM's "Site 1" hospital achieves 1st of its kind "SCMH" Medical Home status

    Oct 28, 2015

    The Richard G. Wilson Soldier-Centered Medical Home is the first Soldier-Centered Medical Home in the Army's Training and Doctrine Command to achieve "Army Medical Home" (AMH) status. "The SCMH designation marks a significant shift in how we look at the healthcare we provide to initial entry and TDY military members," said Ashley Wilson, charge nurse at the Richard G. Wilson SCMH.

  • Doctor Octopus? Tripler's new surgeon is 'Star Wars' technology now

    Oct 27, 2015

    State of the art medical technologies are available to beneficiaries right at their military treatment facility. Tripler Army Medical Center is using the latest version of the Da Vinci Robot for its complicated surgeries.

  • Tripler begins room service dining

    Oct 27, 2015

    Tripler's Nutrition Care Division (NCD) began offering room service dining for in-patients on Oct. 27, 2015. Tripler's priority of providing patients with high-quality, personalized care continues with this new program. Tripler patients will now enjoy a similar dining experience to the room service guests receive at hotels.

  • MEDDAC-Japan Walks To Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

    Oct 27, 2015

    Each October, MEDDAC-Japan's Army Wellness Center hosts the Camp Zama Breast Cancer Awareness Walk to educate the community on the second most common form of cancer amongst American women.

  • Army Public Health Center holds ground breaking ceremony for new laboratory building

    Oct 26, 2015

    The Army Public Health Center hosted a ground breaking ceremony for a new, state-of-the art-laboratory building Oct. 22. Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, the Army Surgeon General and commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command was the keynote speaker of the event.

  • Womack Infusion Clinic celebrates three years of service to patients

    Oct 26, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) Infusion Clinic passed their three year mark since standing up January 2012.

  • Annual walk remembers lost children

    Oct 23, 2015

    Fort Bragg, N.C. -- Womack Army Medical Center's (WAMC) Department of Ministry and Addressing Grief and Pursuing Enrichment (AGAPE) support group hosted its 9th Annual "Walk to Remember," at WAMC to support the National Observance of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, Oct. 21.

  • Flu vaccine available at KAHC

    Oct 22, 2015

    Kenner Army Health Clinic's mission is to complete a Department of Defense directive requiring 90 percent of active duty personnel be immunized by Dec. 15 and to provide family members and DOD Civilians with protection against the flu virus as quickly as we can.

  • Starting the conversation: prevention vs. treatment

    Oct 22, 2015

    Kenner Army Helath Clinic important for the Military Health System to grow beyond being a health provider to becoming a good health promoter. Toward that goal, Kenner Army Health Clinic began embedding the Army Performance Triad -- sleep, activity and nutrition -- into all health promotion programs and initiatives as early as September 2013. Military treatment facility leaders anticipated that the pilot projects were a preview of what would become a model for promoting health throughout the Military Health System.

  • Enlisted Medical Degree Preparatory Program -- Creating Doctors From Our Own

    Oct 22, 2015

    The Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2) is kicking off the call for its third iteration. Military Personnel (MILPER) Message 15-266, issued on Sept. 2, outlines the necessary criteria to submit a packet. There are a substantial number of documents required for the packet and program managers urge interested Soldiers not to procrastinate. Packets are due by Jan. 15, 2016.

  • USACRC hosts Army leader

    Oct 22, 2015

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center welcomed a distinguished visitor in late September with the arrival of the recently installed deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health.

  • U.S. Army Medics honored at the 2015 USO Gala

    Oct 21, 2015

    U.S. Army Medics award recipients at the 2015 USO Gala

  • ARAP survey comments prompt safety changes

    Oct 21, 2015

    When a battalion commander in the 82nd Airborne Division wanted to know what his Soldiers thought about their unit's safety culture, he found out when he had them use the Army Readiness Assessment Program.

  • Take steps to prevent flu by receiving vaccine

    Oct 15, 2015

    Influenza, commonly called the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses. It spreads from person to person by droplets that are released in the air when we cough or sneeze.

  • Kenner clinic, PMO share Halloween safety reminders

    Oct 15, 2015

    Kids look forward to Halloween each year for many reasons. They like dressing up in costumes but they mostly like it for the candy and treats! The article provides safety tips and guidelines for the Fort Lee ghosts and ghouls who plan to trick-or-treat this year on the installation.

  • Code guides staff interaction at Regional Health Command-Atlantic headquarters

    Oct 15, 2015

    Regional Health Command-Atlantic Headquarters leaders commit to cooperation by signing the Leader's Code of Cooperation during an Oct. 14 ceremony on Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center recognized for high quality in eight surgical areas

    Oct 14, 2015

    Eisenhower Army Medical Center has been recognized by the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program for its safety initiatives and quality of care in announcement during the ACS' Clinical Congress, Oct. 4-8 in Chicago.

  • Warrior Transition Brigade squad leaders lend helping hand to transitioning Soldiers

    Oct 14, 2015

    NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bethesda, Md. - With a motto that reads "heal, educate, transition" as their mantra, outpatient squad leaders for the Warrior Transition Brigade-National Capital Region at both NSAB and Fort Belvoir, Virginia, work to ease some of the headaches that wounded, ill or injured (WII) Soldiers experience as they prepare to transition either back to duty or to the civilian world.

  • BACH team assists at Retiree Appreciation Day event

    Oct 8, 2015

    Retirees and Family members swarmed Fort Campbell's Soldier Support Center to take part in Fort Campbell's annual Retiree Appreciation Day Sept. 19.

  • Kenner readies for annual Volksmarch

    Oct 8, 2015

    Come join Kenner Army Health Clinic for their third annual 5K Volksmarch and health fair set to take place Oct. 17, 9 a.m. - noon. The goal of the event is to educate the community on the resources available at Kenner and how individuals can achieve overall health, wellness and resilience.

  • MEDDAC highlights midwives' role in women's health care

    Oct 8, 2015

    Members of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity staff, in conjunction with Fort Drum OB/GYN Clinic staff members, are celebrating the crucial role midwives play in women's health care during National Midwifery Week, Oct. 4-10.

  • Hospital celebrates life with Walk to Remember

    Oct 8, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's hosted its 9th annual Walk to Remember Ceremony Wednesday, honoring families and parents who gathered to reflect on children lost at birth, miscarriage or at a young age.

  • Womack patients have power to improve healthcare access

    Oct 8, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C.-- Imagine a world where patients don't have to worry about knowing when to schedule a doctor visit based on their age, gender or familial risk factors. Womack Army Medical Center's (WAMC) outpatient clinics are doing just that.

  • Mexican entrepreneur, cancer survivor speaks at RIA

    Oct 8, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz, Mexican-born entrepreneur and the Make it Happen director at JJR Marketing, spoke about the value of American diversity as a part of Rock Island Arsenal's Hispanic American Heritage Observance in the island's Golf Clubhouse, Oct. 7.

  • Protect your hearing before it's too late

    Oct 8, 2015

    It's National Protect Your Hearing Month, so it's appropriate to note that hearing loss among service members has risen substantially in the last few years.

  • USARPAC Commanding General visits RHC-P HQ

    Oct 8, 2015

    Gen. Vincent Brooks (left), Commanding General, United States Army Pacific (USARPAC), visits the Regional Health Command-Pacific Headquarters on October 7, 2015.

  • Columbus Day Safety Message 2015

    Oct 7, 2015

    History holds remarkable examples of heroism and adventure, and the voyage of Christopher Columbus from Lisbon, Portugal, in 1492 is one of history's great stories of exploration and bravery. We have come to celebrate Columbus' arrival in the Americas as the day that charted the course of our Nation's history.

  • Officer discusses many contributions of Hispanics to military, government during local observance

    Oct 7, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense hosted a Hispanic American Heritage Month celebration on Sept. 23. Lt. Col. Jose M. Pizarro Matos of the Army Public Health Center (Provisional) served as a guest speaker.

  • APHC scientists discuss public health with 500 local scouts

    Oct 7, 2015

    Col. Joanna Reagan of the Health Promotion and Wellness Portfolio and Capt. Brian Knott and Kevin Harkins of the Environmental Health Engineering Portfolio, represented the Army Public Health Center at the "Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Scouting" day held Sept. 12, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Weight loss success- Couple loses weight together

    Oct 6, 2015

    Incorporating tenets of Performance Triad into daily routine pays off for Marvin and Connie Johnson. Combined the couple has lost 119 pounds.

  • Military family members graduate from JBLM's newly implemented dental assistant program

    Oct 6, 2015

    Nine students graduated from the American Red Cross Dental Assistant Program during an Oct. 15 ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Four Chaplains Chapel.

  • McHugh signs directive regarding breastfeeding, lactation support

    Oct 6, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh has approved Army Directive 2015-37 (Breastfeeding and Lactation Support Policy).

  • 2015 CSM Jack L. Clark, Jr. Army Best Medic Competition

    Oct 5, 2015

    The 2015 Jack L. Clark Jr. U.S. Army Best Medic Competition (ABMC) will be conducted Oct. 27-30 at Fort Sam Houston, Tx and Camp Bullis. The competition is sponsored by the AMEDD Museum Foundation.

  • Army Safety and Occupational Health Leaders meet to chart way ahead

    Oct 5, 2015

    Leaders from the Army's Safety and Occupational Health community met at the Army Public Health Center headquarters at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Sept. 10 to develop a partnership strategy aimed at enhancing readiness and preserving capabilities across the force.

  • Region joins nation in launch of new health care classification system

    Oct 2, 2015

    The Regional Health Command-Atlantic (Provisional) launched a new classification system Oct.1, which coding experts say represents a significant change impacting the entire national health care community and could enhance the way health care professionals and hospitals provide health care delivery.

  • Whatever it takes

    Oct 2, 2015

    The crowd shouted and cheered as each candidate pushed their limits, physically and mentally, to reach a goal and achieve what some have been striving for, for years.

  • Keller Army Community Hospital clinics participate in neonatal education program

    Oct 2, 2015

    Keller Army Community Hospital's Inpatient Obstetrics Unit (OBU), and other clinical physicians, pediatricians and nurses, received STABLE training, the most widely distributed and implemented neonatal education program to focus on the pre-transport stabilization of sick newborns.

  • Annual RAD event helps retirees 'feel the love' of Army Family

    Oct 1, 2015

    The annual Fort Lee retiree Appreciation Day, organized by the Soldier for Life Retirement Services Office featured guest speakers, information booths, blood pressure screenings and flu shots, identification card renewal/replacement services, legal assistance, a mobile Department of Veterans Affairs service center and more.

  • Prepping for flu season

    Oct 1, 2015

    It's that time of the year; flu season. The single best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated each fall. When more people get vaccinated, less flu can spread through that community. In addition to the influenza vaccine, National Institutes of Health suggest avoiding close contact with people who are sick; staying home from work, school and errands when you are sick; covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing; washing your hands often; and avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

  • Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion changes command

    Oct 1, 2015

    The Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion, Headquarters and Headquarters Company said farewell to its outgoing commander, Capt. Cassandra Newson, and welcomed its new leader, Capt. Gary Freeman, in a change of command ceremony, Sept. 17, at the Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion Complex.

  • SFC Hill Increased Warrior Transition Command Safety Awareness

    Oct 1, 2015

    It is said that proper safety doesn't happen by accident. Similarly the improved safety posture of Warrior Transition Command (WTC), ever since Sgt. 1st Class Charles Hill III assumed the role of WTC safety official, didn't occur by accident. September 30 marks the final day of service to the WTC for the Vermont native and former assistant inspector general of the Vermont National Guard.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC offers Well Woman Saturdays

    Oct 1, 2015

    October is Women's Health Month, and Fort Drum MEDDAC wants to remind women of the importance of staying up-to-date with their Well Woman exams and Pap smears.

  • Save a life through early detection of breast cancer

    Oct 1, 2015

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends breast cancer screening tests for early detection.

  • Resilience key to overcoming depression

    Oct 1, 2015

    Soldiers who demonstrate resilience during times of hardship find the tools to resolve challenging situations.

  • MSU-E competes in Tactical Combat Casualty Care Competition

    Sep 30, 2015

    LOGRONO, Spain -- The U.S. Army Reserve's Medical Support Unit - Europe was one of 16 teams to compete in the first international Tactical Combat Casualty Care Competition hosted by Spain Sept. 16-18 at the Center of Excellence.

  • Army's longest-serving medical officer retires

    Sep 28, 2015

    For decades Col. Arthur Wittich has cared for service members and their Families, delivering an estimated 10,000 babies and ushering in the next generation of military Families. On Sept. 25, the oldest Soldier in the Military District of Washington retired after 44 years of service.

  • Fort Campbell emphasizes suicide prevention

    Sep 28, 2015

    Some 57 active duty service members killed themselves in the first quarter of this year, according to a report released by the Defense Suicide Prevention Office. These numbers increase when adding Reserve, National Guard and veteran statistics.

  • Reserve Soldier imparts 'general' knowledge at Tuskegee University

    Sep 27, 2015

    When Maj. Gen. A. C. Roper graduated from high school at age 17, he wrote in his memory book that he wanted to be a police officer, he wanted to join the Army and he wanted to marry a sweet pretty woman who understood him. Today, the 51-year-old Reserve Soldier is the leader of approximately 7,000 Soldiers assigned to the 80th Training Command, and in his civilian capacity he's the Birmingham, Ala., police chief.

  • Navy Chaplain serves Moncrief staff, patients

    Sep 25, 2015

    A Reserve Navy Chaplain temporarily filled the chaplain role at Moncrief Army Community Hospital

  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Program sets focus on Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Sep 25, 2015

    The Army's theme for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October is "It Starts with Respect" and the Fort Rucker Family Advocacy Program stands ready to get the point across to the community.

  • ESPY's Honor Wounded Warrior

    Sep 25, 2015

    When retired Master Sgt. Cedric King came to watch the professional athletes arrive on the Red Carpet of ESPN's Excellence in Sports Performance Awards (ESPYS) in Los Angeles, California, little did he know he would be joining the stars on the crimson ribbon of honor.

  • Friday ribbon cutting to mark clinic's re-branding

    Sep 24, 2015

    The Kenner Army Health Clinic Active Duty Clinic renovations improve patient flow to realize better efficiencies, and better enable the team based approach that is at the heart of patient centered medical care.

  • WTB troops bike from Knox to Campbell on road to recovery

    Sep 24, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY. -- Wounded, injured and ill Soldiers from Forts Campbell and Knox pedaled through the hills of Kentucky and the plains of Middle Tennessee in the 3rd Annual Bluegrass Rendezvous Bike Ride Sept. 16-18.

  • Blanchfield celebrates National Surgical Technologist Week

    Sep 24, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY. -- Each Year, National Surgical Technologist Week is an opportunity to promote the profession and educate the community about the vital role that surgical techs play in the operating room.

  • Linden Oaks Medical Home opens its doors

    Sep 24, 2015

    CAMERON, N.C. --Womack Army Medical Center opened Linden Oaks Medical Home during a ribbon cutting ceremony, Sept. 15. Linden Oaks Medical Home will serve active-duty military and their Family members.

  • Professional staff member to Sen. Bob Corker praises Fort Campbell hospital changes

    Sep 24, 2015

    Stacie Oliver, professional staff member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and advisor to Senator Bob Corker, praised construction updates at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Aug. 25 during her visit. Oliver requested to visit BACH's Women's Health clinic when she accompanied Sen. Coker to Fort Campbell. After meeting with the 101st Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell commanding general Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, Oliver parted ways from her boss' tour and visited some of the latest construction upgrades at the hospital since she visited Fort Campbell last. Her tour included Women's Health, Mother/Baby expansion, Behavioral Health wing and Intrepid Spirit. During a tour of Blanchfield and Fort Campbell Oliver said changes during the past eight years have been phenomenal.

  • Fort Campbell Fisher House hosts Founder's Day celebration

    Sep 24, 2015

    Blanchfield Army Community Hospital command and staff invite the community to celebrate the Fisher House Founder's Day with them Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fort Campbell Fisher House, just off Air Assault Street inside Gate 3. The day celebrates family, friends and community partners as they have supported Blanchfield's Fisher House since its opening June 6, 2006.

  • 101st Airborne celebrates 101st baby of the month

    Sep 24, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY. -- Sgt. Timothy and Brooke Collins are the proud parents of Fort Campbell's 101st Baby of the month born at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Wed., Aug. 19.

  • Clarksville helps transition for WTB troops

    Sep 24, 2015

    In an increased effort to assist transitioning Soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., the City of Clarksville Tenn. recently opened its doors to troops from the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion for a pilot program that included OSHA 30 certification.

  • Fort Campbell offers Drug Take Back event Saturday, Sept. 26

    Sep 24, 2015

    Fort Campbell hosts a Drug Take Back event Saturday, Sept. 26 inside the Post Exchange mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community is encouraged to turn in unused or expired medications for safe disposal.

  • Fort Campbell patient compliments her patient experience at BACH

    Sep 24, 2015

    An Army Nurse shares her personal story of how a medical team at Blanchfield helped ease her patient care experience.

  • Army Medical Command supports National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    Sep 22, 2015

    Army Soldiers, Family members and other beneficiaries may be at risk when unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription medications are present in the household.

  • Enlisted Joint Medic Panel kicks off Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange

    Sep 22, 2015

    Medics are jointly working together in the field right now. This was the basis of the presentation, "Role of Medical Non-Commissioned Officer Panel" at the Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange (APMHE) in Da Nang, Vietnam on Sept. 14, 2015.

  • Vietnam welcomes first Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange

    Sep 22, 2015

    The first Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange (APMHE) opened in Da Nang, Vietnam on September 14, 2015.

  • Fort Hood medics demonstrate toughness, earn excellence

    Sep 22, 2015

    It was 4:30 a.m. Even the sun was still tucked away when 65 weary bodies began a grueling trek of 12 miles or 19.3 kilometers, or 63,360 feet, or 760,320 inches - tough no matter how you measure it. It was the final leg of an 11-day journey - a journey on which many embark and few achieve - the Expert Field Medical Badge.

  • Mural project reflects healthy lives

    Sep 21, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 21, 2015) -- U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Japan staff members celebrated the completion of a mural project during the reveal to the community Sept. 1 inside the BG Crawford F. Sams U.S. Army Health Clinic on Camp Zama.

  • Womack Optometry Clinic receives national awards for superior performance

    Sep 21, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, NC-- Greatness walks among the halls of Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) and its outlying clinics every day. For three consecutive years, a WAMC optometrist has earned the Armed Forces Optometric Society (AFOS), Army Optometrist of the Year award. The 2015 awardee, Maj. Grace Dumayas, Robinson Optometry Clinic chief, was recognized for significant contributions to the advancement of AFOS and Optometry.

  • Former student begins rewarding career at Army Public Health Center

    Sep 21, 2015

    A brand new epidemiologist, Dr. Caitlin Rivers, has joined Army Public Health Center through the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation, or SMART Scholarship Program.

  • Why Can't I Access My Child's Medical Records?

    Sep 21, 2015

    Being a step-parent does not automatically give you rights to access medical care for your step-child. What does it take then?

  • New system will securely share health records with partner providers

    Sep 17, 2015

    Later this month, the Fort Drum Medical Department Activity will implement use of the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record Health Exchange, or VLER-H/E, Initiative.

  • Dark journeys need company, support, encouragement

    Sep 17, 2015

    His journey as a chaplain started at Fort Irwin, California. It didn't take long for him to learn that phone calls after midnight were never good. Arriving at a home after a 2 a.m. phone call, he stepped up to the screen door and looking into the house. He could see the arms a spouse were wrapped in towels and blood soaked. Seeing him, she stood up. She looked him right in the eye and said something like, "You can keep me from bleeding, but you can't keep me from dying." And then collapsed unconscious on the floor.

  • Making end of life decisions helps you, your Family

    Sep 17, 2015

    With the fast pace of life and society today, we often have our days planned out down to the minute on what we need to do, where we need to be and what we're going to eat. One of the things we often neglect to plan for are our future healthcare choices.

  • Winn ACH Hospital Staff Delivers Baby on the Front Lawn

    Sep 17, 2015

    When Master Sgt. Carl Holt came back to work at Winn Army Community Hospital, he had no idea he would be delivering a baby. As he walked toward the hospital main entrance, he noticed a woman on the ground and his training as a Soldier kicked in and he engaged the situation.

  • Free online military spouse wellness summit Oct. 19-23

    Sep 15, 2015

    FORT RILEY, Kansas -- InDependent and The Army Wife Network launch registration sign-ups for the first ever online Military Spouse Wellness Summit: Invest in Yourself 2015 sponsored by The USAA Educational Foundation.

  • Army officer to participate in 6th Military World Games

    Sep 14, 2015

    Army Colonel Shauna Snyder has been selected to participate in 6th Military World Games Oct. 2-11 in Mungyeong, South Korea.

  • Accident teaches life lessons-first aid a must

    Sep 11, 2015

    Fort Knox Community Relations Officer John Campbell and his family, were on the way home from a baby shower in Louisville when the family came upon a deadly accident. They were the first vehicle on the scene. The retired Army first sergeant and cavalry scout rushed to aid victims trapped in one vehicle while his wife, a certified medical assistant, worked on the other. Call it "paying it forward" or call it "looking out for your fellow person" but John said if the situation was ever reversed he prays that someone wouldn't just drive past him or his family but would stop to do all they could to save them.

  • Local Warrior Games Trials complete at Bragg

    Sep 11, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, NC -- The Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) successfully completed the Local Warrior Games Trials here, Sept. 9.

  • Army Wellness Center helps Fort Drum community members shed extra pounds

    Sep 10, 2015

    It has been two years since Fort Drum's Army Wellness Center first opened and began its mission to promote a healthier community. Ever since, people have visited with different needs and motivations to improve their well-being.

  • Keller staff named 2015 NATA Fellow

    Sep 10, 2015

    Dr. Kenneth L. Cameron, PhD, MPH, ATC, Keller Army Community Hospital's Director of Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Research, was named a 2015 National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Fellow, in June, at NATA's National Convention in St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Cameron was one of two candidates selected to be recognized as NATA Fellows in 2015.

  • Warrior Transition Unit Soldier recovers from life's curveballs

    Sep 9, 2015

    Typically, a story about Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers brings to mind images of servicemen and servicewomen recovering from trauma and events on distant battlefields. For Staff Sgt. Kimberly McLaughlin, her battles have been fought closer to home.

  • Commentary: Reflection on stolen memories, time, what the next generation won't hear

    Sep 8, 2015

    I hate Dementia. She is time intensive, needy, steals and no one invited her. And she keeps too much time with my mother. My mother "magically" made Popsicle sticks disappear when I was three. She pulled bee stingers from my feet because I liked to run barefoot in the summer, and fed me Jell-O when I my tonsils were removed. Now, she wants to know who stole her purse, she shouldn't cook, and shouldn't drive.

  • Warriors receive therapy through service dog training program

    Sep 8, 2015

    Wounded, ill, and injured warriors seeking to treat many of the unseen symptoms of stress have an internship at their disposal designed to help them face those challenges through interaction with a few eager canine companions.

  • Illesheim Army Health Clinic trains for battle

    Sep 4, 2015

    Illesheim Army Health Clinic trained in simulated battle conditions at Storck Barracks Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.

  • Musicians bring healing to wounded warriors

    Sep 4, 2015

    Volunteers from the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" are using their musical skills to help their fellow service members cope with mental and physical challenges.

  • JBM-HH pharmacist prevents prescription drug abuse

    Sep 4, 2015

    Since joining the Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic staff eight and a half years ago, pharmacist Henry Tran has dealt with customers from all walks of the military community.

  • Fort Campbell's art center hosts crafty sundae family time for Wounded Warriors

    Sep 4, 2015

    As temperatures hovered in the 80s outside, several Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers and their Families indulged in ice cream sundaes inside the Soldier and Family Assistance Center. Located on Indiana Avenue, the SFAC is an on-post facility that serves as a catch-all support hub for Soldiers who have been wounded in battle or are ill.

  • Football Camp Makes Good Impression on LRMC TBI Nurse Educator

    Sep 3, 2015

  • Army works to prevent suicide through education, intervention

    Sep 3, 2015

    Every day, not just World Suicide Prevention Day, is the time to speak up and talk about suicide prevention safely to make a positive impact on our mental health and well-being.

  • Keller member, wife complete Peer-2-Peer training for Veterans

    Sep 2, 2015

    Keller Army Community Hospital's Maj. Brian Johnston and, his wife, Kaymie, graduated from 'Peer-to-Peer Training for Veterans with PTSD and/or TBI,' during a Monday ceremony at the Rockland Independent Living Center, New City, N.Y.

  • Suicide prevention starts with you: Learn to identify and act on warning signs

    Sep 2, 2015

    Suicide prevention starts with you and your attention to the Soldiers you know best.

  • Beware the blister: a 'minor injury' that can slow you down with serious pain

    Sep 2, 2015

    As one of the most common injuries among active duty military, friction blisters can have a notable adverse impact to military readiness.

  • Add fruits and veggies to diet for better nutrition

    Sep 2, 2015

    According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, fruits and vegetables should be consumed more than any other food group because of their many benefits.

  • New effort extends portability, durability of life-saving product for service members

    Sep 1, 2015

    To help medics in remote locations without ready access to standard blood products, the Army Blood Program, a service component of the tri-service Armed Forces Blood Program, is providing support by collecting plasma that will be freeze dried for use on the battlefield. The product will allow for earlier use by physicians and medics to manage life threatening injuries with severe hemorrhaging.

  • Keller assists with saving young man's life

    Sep 1, 2015

    Team West Point, consisting of West Point Elementary and Middle School staff, Military Police, EMS and the Keller Army Community Hospital staff, play a roll in saving a young man's life.

  • Womack Army Medical Center babies save lives through cord blood donation

    Sep 1, 2015

    Superheroes are born at Womack Army Medical Center, or WAMC, every day. Within 30 seconds of taking their first breath, these babies have potentially saved someone else's life by donating cord blood.