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  • Indiana Trailer Transfer Point units run combined ops at WAREX

    Apr 9, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The Army Reserve's 418th and 511th Trailer Transfer Point Detachments from Michigan City, Ind., combine forces for the Warrior Exercise (WAREX) 86-14-02 here, March 22 through April 11. "We've been augmenting each other on training missions, and we've had no issues with intermixing our units," said 1st Lt. Christophe Eli, 511th commander from Valparaiso, Ind. "Our working relationship has been really well."

  • Former NFL quarterback continues fight against suicide and depression

    Apr 4, 2014

    Former Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple played 10 football seasons in the National Football Conference's Central Division. That division was also infamously nicknamed "The Black and Blue Division." Concussions and broken bones were part of Hipple's black and blue football career throughout the 1980s, but black and blue mental health lingered past his football retirement. Now an advocate for mental fitness and a major supporter of service members, Hipple visited the Pentagon auditorium as a guest of the Office of the Pentagon Chaplain March 27 to speak about suicide awareness and recognizing early signs of depression.

  • New slogan captures Kenner�'s Commitment

    Apr 3, 2014

    Patient satisfaction remains a top priority for Kenner Army Health Clinic, and one way to achieve this goal is through the use of the Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey, or APLSS. This survey is used to evaluate and track during visits with their health care providers.

  • Spring brings outdoor activities, health hazards

    Apr 2, 2014

    Spring is here and people are heading outdoors to enjoy the balmy weather. But such harmless activities as taking a walk through the woods or cleaning out the attic could put you at risk for some pretty serious medical issues if you're not cautious.

  • Occupational Health Nursing Week is April 19-25

    Apr 2, 2014

    Occupational health nurses (OHN) play a vital role in championing your health and safety on the job.

  • Army Medicine announces inaugural Brain Health Consortium

    Apr 1, 2014

    World-renown medical leaders in the military, academia, and research communities in neurology, neuroscience, psychiatry, and psychology are coming together in a first-of-its-kind Brain Health Consortium, April 10-11. The goal is to better understand the state of the science of brain health and to discuss ways to improve the brain health of Soldiers and the Army Family. The consortium is being hosted by Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the Army surgeon general, and held at the Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Va.

  • Army Surgeon General hosts Executive Health and Wellness Program

    Apr 1, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho hosted an Executive Health & Wellness Program in March for the spouses of several Army general officers. The event included the development of a personalized health plan, seminars with various health experts, and a cooking demonstration.

  • How do Soldiers communicate these days?

    Apr 1, 2014

    Communication: a two-way street

  • April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month

    Apr 1, 2014

    Prevent Blindness America has designated April as Women's Eye Health and Safety Month to help educate women about the steps they should take to make eye health a priority.

  • Post-traumatic growth--thriving through life's crises

    Apr 1, 2014

    Many people who experience crises and adversity are able to resolve and grow from these events, drawing upon internal strengths previously unrecognized.

  • Last Call

    Apr 1, 2014

    About every 30 seconds in the United States, a driver using a cellphone is involved in a crash. In an effort to curb these preventable accidents, the National Safety Council is asking motorists to put down the phone and focus on the task at hand -- driving.

  • Video: Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 2014

    Apr 1, 2014

    Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, talks about Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the Army and urges all members of Army Medicine to intervene, act and motivate others to stop sexual assaults, sexually offensive language and gestures that promote this type of abuse.

  • The Army Surgeon General Meets with Caroline Kennedy in Japan

    Mar 31, 2014

    D.C.'s Cherry Blossoms may not have quite bloomed yet due to winter over staying its welcome, however, the Cherry Blossom brooch that the U.S. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho gifted to the Honorable Caroline Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to Japan, is in full bloom.

  • MCAHC hosts U.S. Army Civilian Corps Celebration

    Mar 27, 2014

    Civilian Corps Celebraton

  • Safety should be a key focus in the spring

    Mar 27, 2014

    April is already upon us, and it brings hope of long-awaited warmer temperatures and bright sunny days that tend to be more uplifting to ones spirits. The warmer weather also brings increased outdoor activity and the need to be mindful of spring and summer safety tips.

  • Interactive wellness event on tap for Fort Lee community

    Mar 27, 2014

    If you and your family are looking for something to do this year during Spring Break, look no further. KAHC welcomes the community for an interactive, fun-filled event that is educational and will enable participants to learn more about the Army Surgeon General's Performance Triad. The triad is an important part of helping all families become healthier by improving physical activity, sleep and nutrition.

  • MCAHC program aims to provide better continuity of care for patients

    Mar 26, 2014

    Patient Centered Medical Homes aim to provide better continuity of care to patients through a more interactive approach to healthcare.

  • New Nutrition: MCAHC tips for improving health

    Mar 26, 2014

    Obesity has been steadily rising since the turn of the millennium, and has yet to decline.

  • Training to help Soldiers recognize concussions

    Mar 24, 2014

    Spurred by more than 172,000 documented cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) involving Soldiers in garrison and theater since 2000, beginning in August, the Army's Executive Agent for TBI, Army Medicine, will roll out its new concussion training program on the Army Training Network (ATN).

  • Warrior Citizen tackles competition, saves lives

    Mar 21, 2014

    Knowing how to save a fellow Soldier's life in combat is one thing Sgt. Aaron Cooper is trained to do, and he uses these Army skills daily to save the lives of strangers in Wisconsin.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers Get Fit with TCAPS

    Mar 19, 2014

    The Army focuses with the TCAPS to minimize training and battlefield related hearing loss, while improving overall situational awareness, increased mission effectiveness, safety and survivability.

  • MCAHC celebrates 127th Anniversary of the Army Enlisted Medical Corps

    Mar 19, 2014

  • 210th Field Artillery Brigade Best Warrior Competition day one

    Mar 18, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participate in an Army Physical Fitness Test and written exam for the Best Warrior Competition day one on Camp Casey, South Korea March 18, 2014.The APFT is comprised of a two minute push up event, two minute sit-up event and a two mile run. The Best Warrior competition is a four day event where Soldiers are tested physically, mentally, and in the areas of land navigation, warrior tasks and battle drills, and a formal board. This event showcases Soldiers and demonstrates 210th FA Bde."Fight Tonight" spirit. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released). To download these high-quality photos and others from this event, click on the link to go to this set at the 210th Field Artillery Brigade Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/210fib/13233332264/

  • Kimbrough's brown bag lunch program discusses nutrition

    Mar 18, 2014

    A lunch at a popular fast food eatery that offers healthy options may not be so healthy.

  • Local health care leaders visit Army medical home

    Mar 18, 2014

    Leaders from Group Health's Puyallup Medical Center, one of the largest civilian health providers in the area around Joint Base Lewis-McChord, visited Madigan Army Medical Center's Puyallup Community Based Medical Home March 14.

  • WTU promotes healing, camaraderie during Sports Week

    Mar 7, 2014

    At Fort Eustis, the Warrior Transition Unit, Alpha Company, facilitates recovery through events like its quarterly platoon Sports Week, held Feb. 21-27.

  • Kenner recognizes Brain Injury Awareness month

    Mar 6, 2014

    March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and many people may have a co-worker, battle buddy, friend, neighbor or spouse who is dealing with a brain injury.

  • Army Safe Spring Campaign now live online

    Mar 4, 2014

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center launched the annual Army Safe Spring Campaign online March 1, providing leaders and Soldiers easy access to seasonal safety materials.

  • Is it possible to eat right on a budget?

    Feb 28, 2014

    It is possible to eat healthy and well while on a budget.

  • Army Enlisted Medical Corps Celebrates 127 Years

    Feb 28, 2014

    For 127 years, the Army Enlisted Medical Corps has provided quality care and selfless service to Soldiers, Retirees and Family members on the home front and on the battlefield.

  • Adequate sleep brings benefits for a lifetime

    Feb 28, 2014

    Vital tasks carried out during sleep help maintain good health and enable people to function optimally. Not getting enough sleep can be dangerous to mental and physical health.

  • Bath salts--what's in a name?

    Feb 28, 2014

    The street names of this dangerous product create an illusion that using it will lead to relaxation or an exhilarating high. But the reality is that the use of bath salts comes with unpredictable reactions and dangerous consequences.

  • NRMC Civilians recognized for their importance to the Army team

    Feb 27, 2014

    The commanding general Northern Regional Medical Command hosted a Civilian Awards Ceremony recognizing 25 civilian employees for their professionalism and dedicated service to the command, the Army and the nation February 26 at Fort Belvoir Wood Theater.

  • Clinic to observe patient safety week

    Feb 27, 2014

  • Army Medical Enlisted Corps celebrates 127 years, promotes "Trust"

    Feb 27, 2014

    At 127 years old we are one of the oldest corps in the Army Medical Department.

  • Are You At Risk For A Heart Attack?

    Feb 27, 2014

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. In fact, the disease accounts for one of every four deaths in the United States, according to National Vital Statistics Reports.

  • MCAHC hosts WTU tour by JBLE Commander

    Feb 26, 2014

    Col. John J. Allen Jr 633rd Air Base Wing Commander visits WTU at Fort Eustis.

  • Winter continues--avoid Hypothermia

    Feb 21, 2014

    Winter is not over. We still have a few more weeks before warm temperatures are here to stay, so dress appropriately for the weather and avoid hypothermia.

  • Kenner guides patients to new model of care program

    Feb 20, 2014

    With PCMH, patients receive timely reminders when tests are due or for follow-up appointments. The health care team works with its patients to help them navigate the system and ensure that all concerns are addressed.

  • Reservists visit Aberdeen Army Wellness Center

    Feb 19, 2014

    Thirty-eight Army Reserve Soldiers from the Army Medical Command's 7221st Medical Support Unit based out of Newark, Del; had an opportunity to visit the APG Army Wellness Center Feb. 9, and witness its capabilities firsthand.

  • Newest members of Sergeant Audie Murphy Club vow to serve Soldiers, community

    Feb 18, 2014

    BETHESDA, Md. -- Two non-commissioned officers, Staff Sgt. Justin D. Reichenbach and Staff Sgt. Freddy L. Drayton, were inducted into the Command Sergeant Major Jack L. Clark, Jr. Chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) in an induction ceremony held at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Feb. 5.

  • Purple Heart awarded at Fort Belvoir

    Feb 18, 2014

    Sgt. (Ret.) Cleber Ferreira was awarded the Purple Heart at a ceremony held in the Fort Belvoir USO Warrior and Family Center Feb. 10.

  • Eustis holds quarterly blood drive.

    Feb 14, 2014

    McDonald Army Health Center, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, hosted a blood drive at Fort Eustis, Feb. 12.

  • BACH honors patients during Patient Recognition Month

    Feb 14, 2014

    With the help of volunteers, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital offered patients free chair massages, kid�'s face painting as well as weight management and healthy eating classes the first week of February in honor of National Patient Recognition Month.

  • Resolve to get SMART

    Feb 14, 2014

    Every year millions of people develop resolutions to ultimately help them lose weight and get in better shape in the New Year. Approximately 45 percent of Americans make New Year's Resolutions, but only 8 percent successfully achieve their New Year's Resolution goals, according to the University of Scranton. By now you might be finding that the excitement of the New Year has worn off, and your motivation toward achieving your New Year's Resolution is quickly fading too. So the question is, how can you achieve a weight loss or other health-oriented resolution? The key is to set Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-sensitive goals.

  • 10th Mountain medical officer receives inaugural 'Ditch' award in Afghanistan

    Feb 13, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For Army medics, lifesaving measures for wounded comrades must be fast and instinctive, tactics and techniques so effectively hammered in classrooms and training lanes that instructors refer to the desired effect as "muscle memory."

  • Army Soldier Centered Medical Care--The Line Mission Is Our Mission

    Feb 13, 2014

    The Army Soldier Centered Medical Home (SCMH) is the Soldiers version of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).

  • Performance Triad emphasizes healthy meals, Soldier nutrition

    Feb 12, 2014

  • Presidents' Day Holiday Safety Message 2014

    Feb 11, 2014

    As we celebrate Presidents' Day, we need to reflect upon and honor our Nation's rich history. While saluting our Presidents past and present for the leadership they provided our country for more than two centuries, take a few minutes to remember your part in making the American dream possible. Never lose sight of all you can do to carry our founding fathers' work forward. Thank you for your sacrifice and commitment to the Nation and to Army Medicine.

  • Celebrating Everyday Heroes in Healthcare

    Feb 10, 2014

    Army Nurse Corp Celebration

  • Northern Regional Medical Command strives for safety excellence at military treatment facilities

    Feb 7, 2014

    Workplace safety is critical for organizations across the Army. However, safety in a medical environment is especially important to ensure that employees and patients are protected from a variety of serious hazards common to clinical operations.

  • NRMC commander visits MCAHC

    Feb 6, 2014

    NRMC senior leadership visits McDonald Army Health Center.

  • Scientists at Georgia Tech make discovery that has potential to influence studies in self-healing ma

    Feb 6, 2014

    U.S. Army sponsored researchers at Georgia Tech have discovered a process for simultaneously storing and dissipating energy within structures that could lead to design rules for new types of active, reconfigurable materials for structural morphing, vibration attenuation and dynamic load mitigation.

  • Heart healthy: JBLE pumps in new innovations

    Feb 5, 2014

    Almost everyone knows a fact or two about heart disease. From school-age to old age, the American populace receives endless data about heart attacks, high blood pressure or any number of statistics and advice from commercials, media and health institutes.

  • Performance Triad promotes habits vital for proper sleep

    Feb 4, 2014

  • Avoid low vision--wear your Military Combat Eye Protection

    Feb 3, 2014

    February is Low Vision Awareness Month. Low vision is a general term used to describe partial sight or sight that is not fully correctable by lenses, surgery or medication.

  • Does your child have a super smile?

    Feb 3, 2014

    By eating a healthy diet, avoiding added sugars, brushing and flossing, and having regular dental visits, children can avoid cavities and get a super smile.

  • 'Use by?' 'Sell by?' Is my food still safe to eat?

    Feb 3, 2014

    As consumers, we inevitably fall prey to the ambiguousness of the food labels placed on packaging by food manufacturers. The bottom line--if a food product does not smell, taste or look right, do not eat it!

  • Program offers recovery for injured Soldiers

    Jan 31, 2014

  • National Childrens Dental Health Month begins Saturday

    Jan 31, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - February is National Children's Dental Health Month, an annual event sponsored by the American Dental Association. The purpose is to educate the public about the importance of children's dental health.

  • Red Sox Medical Director meets with Army Surgeon General, MEDCOM Experts

    Jan 28, 2014

    Dr. Larry Ronan, medical director for the Boston Red Sox visited the Office of the Surgeon General on January 14, for a briefing on the Performance Triad and an update on progress made in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the Comprehensive Solder Fitness Program.

  • Enroll here for high-tech health care

    Jan 27, 2014

    The Enrollment Window is open at both the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital and the Ozark Family-Centered Medical Home satellite clinic, located in the City of Saint Robert municipal building. "Today's new Army Medicine system is designed to encourage caring teamwork. "Patient-centered," "team-based," "medical homes" are all about providing a new friendlier, safer and reliable Army "System For Health," said Ingersoll.

  • Hospital ranks 1st for outpatient, 3rd for inpatient Care

    Jan 27, 2014

    General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital was ranked first in Outpatient Care efficiency within MEDCOM recently. "We're providing better quality at lower cost," explained Capt. Philip Kaberline, chief of Resource Management at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital. But Inpatient Care here, currently ranked third by the MEDCOM study, could change dramatically with the addition of the hospital's Electronic Intensive Care Unit, launched for the care of Inpatients here Jan. 8, 2014. "That's what we're expecting," said Kaberline. The state-of-the-art eICU brings additional board-certified doctors and critical care nurses right into Intensive Care rooms here, electronically, and is the first-of-its-kind military-civilian partnership within DoD.

  • Care launches telemedicine, brings life

    Jan 27, 2014

    A connection was made here between General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital's Intensive Care Unit and the electronic ICU at Arkansas' Baptist Health hospital Jan. 7. The team from Little Rock drove all the way here battling the final throws of a cold winter storm to commemorate the warm coupling of our eICU with their eICU. Ironically, our staff could have just pushed the button without exposure to the deadly storm, which is the point of bringing life to telemedicine here. But as the flurries wound down, the touch of the button spun up a warm, high-resolution smile from Jack Griebel, MD, Baptist Health eICU medical director, for the group of staff and contractors gathered here for the system demonstration. The occasion defined the official launch and unique military-civilian partnership, but also revealed the greater team now formed through successful system startup.

  • Pharmacists are medication experts in your health care team

    Jan 25, 2014

    In the last quarter century, pharmacists have expanded their role in health care delivery systems. And the pharmacists' role as a highly valued member within your personal healthcare team is highlighted under the Army's new Patient-Centered Medical Home "System For Health." They are medication experts who work to ensure your health and safety in today's team-based PCMH System For Health.

  • Stress

    Jan 25, 2014

    Stress is a response to signals called "stressors" that your brain interprets as a call to prepare for action. When this happens, adrenaline and stress hormones are released that activate your body and affect your actions, thoughts and emotions. These actions, thoughts and emotions are also referred to as "fight or flight," or "numbing out." Stress helps to protect you, but it can be unhealthy if it continues for a long time.

  • Insomnia

    Jan 25, 2014

    Is this as good as my sleep is ever going to be? This is a question many Americans are asking. Nowadays, millions of Americans suffer from insomnia.

  • Quality Patient Services, Competent Staff

    Jan 25, 2014

    Medical staff service professionals ensure the accreditation of physicians and nurses and play an important role in our Nation's health care system. To ensure the delivery of high quality healthcare, the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Credentials Office administers rules and regulations, ensures accreditation compliance, and provides a wide range of support to practitioners here.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command unveils Distinguished Unit Insignia at command headquarters

    Jan 24, 2014

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Maj. Gen. M. Ted Wong, the Northern Regional Medical Command (NRMC) Commanding General, presented the newly acquired Distinctive Unit Insignia (DUI) to all enlisted Soldiers assigned to the Northern Regional Medical Command Headquarters during a ceremony Jan. 24.

  • NRMC recognizes importance of National Blood Donor Month

    Jan 24, 2014

  • New commander takes charge of Warrior Transition Brigade-National Capital Region

    Jan 23, 2014

    Bethesda, Md. -- The Warrior Transition Brigade-National Capital Region (WTB-NCR) held a change of command ceremony January 17 recognizing Col. Michelle M. Fraley's accomplishments and wished her Godspeed, while welcoming Col. Dana S. Tankins as the new commander of the WTB.

  • Women leaders serve as role models, whether they realize it or not

    Jan 23, 2014

    Surgeon General of the Army Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho and Judge Advocate General of the Army Lt. Gen. Flora D. Darpino, spoke Jan. 22, 2014, before the Women Mayors' Caucus in Washington, D.C.

  • Squashing the stigma: 80th TC promotes healthy living to meet APFT, body weight standards

    Jan 21, 2014

    The 80th Training Command (TASS) conducted a health and fitness retreat for Soldiers with body weight and Army Physical Fitness Test challenges at the command headquarters, Richmond, Va. , Jan. 13-15, 2014.

  • NRMC commander reemphasizes continued support of healing process

    Jan 21, 2014

    NRMC commander visits Community based warrior transition unit.

  • Still not too late to get the shot

    Jan 16, 2014

    As the holidays fade into the months of winter, we enter the period commonly characterized as "cold and flu season," which usually peaks in January and February.

  • Fewer wounded Soldiers prompt Fort Dix unit closure

    Jan 15, 2014

    FORT DIX, N.J. (January 15, 2014) -- On February 9, the Army announced the closure of the Fort Dix Warrior Transition Unit as one of several changes to the Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) designed to meet the evolving needs of the Army. These changes include: Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) organizational modifications, some other WTU inactivations, and a shift in how the Army manages care and transition for Soldiers who are healing in their home communities.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command to open Community Care Units at Fort Belvoir

    Jan 14, 2014

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- On January 9, the U.S Army announced opening of two community care units at Fort Belvoir as part of a restructuring of its Warrior Transition Units (WTUs) as the service prepares for a scheduled withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and a continued decline in the number of combat wounded.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Safety Message

    Jan 14, 2014

    On 20 January 2014, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On this day, we honor the contributions he made to the American Civil Rights movement that significantly improved our American way of life.

  • Reducing battlefield deaths goal of medical fellowship

    Jan 13, 2014

    A physician who was a former Army Special Forces combat medic designed a fellowship program, which he hopes will improve the survival of battlefield casualties.

  • Fewer wounded Soldiers prompt West Point unit closure

    Jan 13, 2014

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- On January 9, the Army announced the closure of the West Point Warrior Transition Unit as one of several changes to the Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) designed to meet the evolving needs of the Army. These changes include: Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) organizational modifications, some other WTU inactivations and a shift in how the Army manages care and transition for Soldiers who are healing in their home communities.

  • ARMY WELLNESS CENTER TO HOLD OPENING CEREMONY

    Jan 10, 2014

    The AWC provides assistance to improve a Soldier's overall performance by assessing fitness and nutrition needs with the newest technology and by providing targeted training information to meet personal and Army goals such as weight loss and improved physical performance. All AWC programs and services are available to active duty Soldiers, retirees, their family members and Army civilian employees.

  • Gold Star parents do more than just support ROTC

    Jan 4, 2014

    Florida State University nursing professor Nan Cuchens and her husband Harry Chaires established a scholarship for military nursing students at FSU and they support the Wounded Warriors program, and the Injured Marine Fund. They do this through a small armed security company they established. They founded "One Brave Marine" to honor their son, Lance Cpl. Daniel Chaires who was killed in combat in 2006. They employ veterans who are returning to civilian life --because they know the difficulties with transition and the difficulties in finding employment.

  • Human papillomavirus: what it is and how to prevent it

    Jan 2, 2014

    The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection, or STI, in the United States, with an estimated 79 million Americans currently infected and 14 million newly infected persons per year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Strategies to avoid office weight gain

    Jan 2, 2014

    We are not destined to work in "obesifying" office conditions and can make positive changes in our work world to manage our health and weight.

  • NATIONAL GUARD FLIES WOUNDED WARRIORS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

    Dec 24, 2013

    The Puerto Rico Air National Guard flew a C-130 cargo plane into Augusta Regional Airport in Augusta, Ga., on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, to pick up 11 wounded Soldiers from the Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion with families in Puerto Rico, and fly them home for the holidays. The pickup and return flights are training missions for the pilots and air crew of the PRANG that allow them to do something to honor the wounded Soldiers of Puerto Rico.

  • PTSD -- Is mental armor possible?

    Dec 20, 2013

    The goal of optimizing human performance and discouraging PTSD is the number one focus of the Army Study Program Management Office in the 2014 Army Study Program.

  • Task Force Patriot gives wounded warriors a proper exit

    Dec 20, 2013

    Task Force Patriot service members welcomed five wounded warriors who returned to theatre as part of Operation Proper Exit Dec. 19, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Gamberi. The program brings closure to warriors who receive a chance to return to theatre and get the proper end of tour recognition and support from their fellow Soldiers. During the visit all of the wounded warriors were presented command coins, Certificates of Achievement and made honorary "Patriots" with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division combat patches.

  • Army and NFL Partner to Prevent Brain Injuries

    Dec 20, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, the Army Surgeon General and NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell talk about the efforts being taken by both organizations to increase awareness of, treat and prevent brain injuries in soldiers and NFL players.

  • PTSD may bring role-reversal effect for family caregivers

    Dec 20, 2013

    Many family members of recently-deployed service members find themselves in a different role, with new responsibilities, upon their service member's return from combat.

  • Commanding General's Holiday Message

    Dec 20, 2013

  • Walter Reed gets Level II Trauma Center verification

    Dec 19, 2013

    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center has joined an elite group of hospitals verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level II Trauma Center.

  • Public Health Command employees move their feet while they meet

    Dec 18, 2013

    A group of personnel at the U.S. Army Public Health Command have discovered a way to incorporate fitness into the day by walking while they meet.

  • The SSG Miguel Leon Story: A Fight for Life (Part I)

    Dec 17, 2013

    Staff Sergeant Miguel Leon, Calvary Scout with U.S. Army Installation Management Command, shares how his life was turned upside down and his journey back to normal. This is first part of a series.

  • New Wellness Techniques Empower Soldiers

    Dec 15, 2013

    Military chapels are places where Soldiers know they can go to learn coping skills for the challenges of life. At Enduring Faith Chapel on Bagram Airfield, Dec. 7, 2013, things were no different, except that they were very different.

  • Holiday Season Safety Message 2013

    Dec 13, 2013

    The holiday season is a perfect opportunity to spend quality time with Family and friends. As we begin this special time of year, I extend my appreciation to each and every Soldier, Civilian, Contractor and Family Member for your sacrifices, selfless service, and personal commitment to Army Medicine.

  • Prescription drug misuse - Is it worth it?

    Dec 13, 2013

    Medical Command Regulation 40-51 outlines the procedures for medical review officers to use when determining if a medical explanation exists for a positive urinalysis drug testing result.

  • Three family members graduate American Red Cross dental assistant program

    Dec 13, 2013

    Family Members, dental pro-viders and guests gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of three newly graduated dental assistants during a ceremony held Dec. 13 at Stone Dental Clinic.

  • Lyme disease: what is it, how is it treated?

    Dec 13, 2013

    This disease is caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this bacterium is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black legged ticks.

  • KACC patient no-shows are detrimental to unit readiness

    Dec 13, 2013

    A "no-show" is defined as an individual who misses or is late to an appointment without canceling or rescheduling. Kimbrough has one of the highest rates -- 9 percent -- of no-shows in Army Medical Command, which equates to more than 2,000 missed appointments per month.

  • Universities partner to create degree program, support leader development

    Dec 9, 2013

    The Army Logistics University and Virginia Commonwealth University have partnered to create a new degree program to support Soldiers. The Master of Supply Chain Management is slated to begin in fall 2014 and will emphasize innovation, critical thinking and logistics management.

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