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  • Horoho relinquishes command of MEDCOM

    Dec 3, 2015

    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho relinquished command of the U.S. Army Medical Command Dec. 3, after serving four years in command.

  • Warrior Transition cadre recognized for commitment, excellence

    Dec 2, 2015

    Regional Health Command-Atlantic (Provisional) Soldiers and civilians were recognized for their dedication to the wounded, ill, and injured warriors and their Families as part of the Warrior Transition Command Cadre of Excellence Award program during November's Warrior Care Month.

  • Intern Fair opens opportunities for transitioning Soldiers

    Dec 2, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Operation War Fighter kicked off November's Warrior Care Month with an Opportunities Fair at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center Nov. 3.

  • Proper storage, preparation among essential ingredients of holiday meals

    Nov 25, 2015

    Kenner Army Healht Clinic reminds patients and staff to follow cooking and preparation tips when preparing meals during the upcoming holiday season. Many food borne illnesses are preventable if simple measures are taken to protect themselves and their families.

  • Fort Carson MEDDAC restructures

    Nov 25, 2015

    Army Medicine is transforming to better support Army Force 2025 and beyond. And, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity- Fort Carson and its Evans Army Community Hospital are leading the way in those changes. The changes include a reorganization of the Army Medical Command organizational structure from five Regional Medical Commands to four multi-disciplinary Regional Health Commands. Also, the command team structure is also being standardized in Army medical activities' hospitals and clinics.

  • Medical Readiness Assessment Tool (MRAT)

    Nov 24, 2015

    The Medical Readiness Assessment Tool (MRAT) is a cloud-based, three-applications-in-one electronic decision support and screening tool that allows U.S. Army clinicians and non-clinician leaders to more proactively maintain Soldier readiness.

  • Taking the Next Leap -- Tobacco Free Living

    Nov 24, 2015

    About five months ago the last smoking shack on the Irwin Army Community Hospital campus closed -- for good. Although the ban on smoking in federal government buildings has been in force since 1997, Army Medicine is now taking the next step.

  • Womack gains eligible beneficiaries in expanded agreement with Fayetteville VA Medical Center

    Nov 24, 2015

    Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) and the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center (FVAMC) signed an amended resource sharing agreement, Oct. 29.

  • Rader Clinic seeks to reverse 'tobacco culture'

    Nov 23, 2015

    Nov. 19 was the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, a day when tobacco users vow to stop using tobacco or develop a serious plan to quit. But for some Soldiers and Marines, being bombarded with life-altering statistics and a national day of awareness isn't enough to do either.

  • Thanksgiving Safety Message 2015

    Nov 20, 2015

    As we prepare for Thanksgiving and the holidays that follow, we should pause and reflect on the many blessings that we enjoy- our loved ones, our freedoms as Americans, and the privilege of serving our great Nation. Given the demands of our work, we too often get caught up in the pace of everyday life and don't take the time to appreciate just how fortunate we are. This is a time for such reflection.

  • Swedish Armed Forces medical recruiters visit U.S. Army Recruiting Command

    Nov 20, 2015

    Three members of the Swedish Armed Forces, Centre for Defence Medicine visit the U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox to find out how the U.S. Army recruits medical professionals.

  • Adapt and Overcome

    Nov 20, 2015

    In order for Sgt. 1st Class Samantha Goldenstein to successfully recondition from a major hip injury she first had to rediscover her drive and initiative. After two tours in Iraq, Goldenstein was assigned to a Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri where, as the cornerstone of her reconditioning effort, Goldenstein discovered that pursuits such as cycling and running were both physically and mentally therapeutic.

  • Driven to Serve

    Nov 20, 2015

    A flight medic, 9/11 first responder firefighter, and an EMT - one would have to agree that Army Sgt. Jodie Lemons has a passion to help people. From the very beginning, Lemons' life seemed to have come with a road map. The compass would lead her to a life in the military. This self-proclaimed "late bloomer" focused on becoming a flight medic, a title she shares with her husband, Joseph.

  • Remaining Strong

    Nov 20, 2015

    "I don't care if it's medical, emotional. Please ask for help. Trust your instincts. You're human."

  • Army Sergeant uses art therapy to express himself

    Nov 20, 2015

    When asked which of his seven mixed media artistic compositions on display at the 2015 Wounded Warrior Healing Arts Recognition exhibit is his favorite, Army Reserve Sgt. Timothy Michael Goodrich didn't hesitate in pointing to his Revolutionary War-like pamphlet containing nine powerful sentences about the importance of not forsaking the hard fought gains of the warrior class.

  • Quadruple amputee uses quad rugby to help others

    Nov 20, 2015

    The Maryland Mayhem and the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) Punishers put on a show, with the Mayhem winning a nail-biter 25-24 during the U.S. Department of Defense Warrior Care Month Wheelchair Rugby Exhibition matchup at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, November 16, 2015. Many of the players suffer from spinal cord, shoulder and arm injuries, but these injuries didn't stop them as they battled across the court in oversized aluminum wheel chairs.

  • Leading by example

    Nov 20, 2015

    If you ever need motivation to overcome adversity or setbacks or want to strive to do better, former President Theodore Roosevelt said it best: "The credit belongs to the man in the arena."

  • Strength from the past

    Nov 20, 2015

    It is human nature to turn to role models for clues and lessons on how to navigate life's challenges. Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers can benefit greatly during the recovery process with support and encouragement from role models they have had in their life. In some cases, as with Staff Sgt. John Henderson, assigned to the Fort Bliss Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB), that role model may even be from the distant past.

  • Time to quit smoking is now

    Nov 19, 2015

    So, you want to "take a break" from tobacco? Then pause for the cause. Join Kenner Army Health Clinic on Nov. 19 for the 2015 Great American Smokeout: SMOKE BREAK! Everyone could all use a breath of fresh air even if it's just for a day. Not only is this a stand, it's also a chance to celebrate Tobacco-Free Living Champions who are showing everyone how to break the bonds of nicotine addiction.

  • Legal compassion

    Nov 19, 2015

    A 58-year-old Vietnam veteran, who prefers to be called Wolf, fell on some hard times after a terminal cancer diagnosis caused him to lose his job as an open road truck driver. Wolf wasn't sure where to turn. "No job, no insurance. I suddenly remembered, hey I'm a veteran." Wolf also needed to execute his Last Will and Testament, which was complicated by the fact that he and his wife have been separated for four years.

  • Winter Season Safety

    Nov 19, 2015

    The Military District of Washington Command Safety Manager offers tips and resources on how to stay safe this winter season.

  • Exchange debuts Krispy Kreme at U.S. bases in Europe

    Nov 17, 2015

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, known to troops now simply as the Exchange, has an agreement with North Carolina-based Krispy Kreme to produce the donuts in Germany and sell them at the Express stores on post

  • BG Barbara Holcomb promoted to MG

    Nov 17, 2015

  • Nursing fair builds competency skills

    Nov 17, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Womack Army Medical Center held its annual, week-long Nursing Skills Fair in the Health Education and Staff Development Department, Oct. 26 to 30.

  • Army sets record low for accidental loss in 2015

    Nov 16, 2015

    The Army achieved its sixth consecutive year of declines in accidental fatalities and reached a historic milestone during the recently closed fiscal year, data from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center show.

  • Reserve Soldier aids wounded attack victims

    Nov 13, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Katie Govoni was at a food truck on 4th and Liberty with friends, when at approximately 2 a.m., she heard two women screaming for help. Govoni looked up to see one of the women running across the street narrowly avoiding an oncoming car. She realized that the woman was Melissa Snader whom she'd met briefly for the first time earlier at a popular hot spot called "Fourth Street Live."

  • 80th Training Command names officer, enlisted instructors of the year

    Nov 8, 2015

    Maj. David Porter and Staff Sgt. Jadrian Whitfield won the 80th Training Command Instructor of the Year competition in the officer and enlisted categories, respectively, at Fort Knox, Ky., Nov. 7, 2015.

  • Fort Knox trainee visits 50 years later, recalls tour in Vietnam

    Nov 6, 2015

    Fifty years to the day after arriving at Fort Knox for basic training, Ron Meyer and his wife Sue visited post recently and took a drive down memory lane--back to 1965 when he arrived in Louisville, bound for Fort Knox, aboard a train. Eventually Meyer would train to be an MP and deploy to Vietnam where close to the end of his tour he suffered an injury during an attack, adding to the military history to which is family has contributed. He was following his father's footsteps. The senior Meyer participated in the Normandy Invasion and then when Operation Market Garden went into force his glider was hit by German flak killing the pilot.

  • GLWACH commander receives Visionary Leadership Award

    Nov 6, 2015

    Col. Peter Nielsen, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital commander, received the Missouri Hospital Association's 2015 Visionary Leadership Award Nov. 5 at the MHA's 93nd Annual Convention & Trade Show in Osage Beach, Missouri. One of only two recipients of the prestigious annual award this year, Nielsen was recognized for his commitment and contributions toward safety and improving the health of the greater Fort Leonard Wood community, and for organizing preparedness activities during the Ebola crisis in 2014. "Col. Nielson understands the importance of the hospital to both the Fort and the surrounding community," said Herb B. Kuhn, MHA president and CEO. "He's committed to improving care quality at the hospital, and community health on-post and off."

  • Knowledge key to combating diabetes

    Nov 5, 2015

    November is National Diabetes Month and health care professionals and educators at Kenenr Army Health Clinic are encouraging patients to learn more about this harmful medical condition as the first step to combating its damaging effects.

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belts graduate at Womack

    Nov 5, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C.-- Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) employees graduated from the Regional Health Command Atlantic (Provisional) (RHC-A (P)) Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program, Oct. 23.

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belts graduate at Womack

    Nov 5, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C.-- Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) employees graduated from the Regional Health Command Atlantic (Provisional) (RHC-A (P)) Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program, Oct. 23.

  • Veterans Day Safety Message 2015

    Nov 4, 2015

    Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, came about because on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated because a cease-fire agreement was signed with Germany, bringing an end to World War I. Since that day in 1918, November 11th has been set aside to honor America's Veterans for their patriotism, willingness to serve and their sacrifice for the many freedoms we hold so dear.

  • Transitioning Soldiers eye options at Summit

    Nov 4, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY. -- For wounded, ill and injured Soldiers at the Warrior Transition Battalion, transition from the military is often more abrupt than for Soldiers with the luxury of planning for a career following their service commitment.

  • BACH Soldier recognized during annual Medic recognition

    Nov 4, 2015

    Blanchfield Army Community Hospital medic Staff Sgt. Travis Lander was honored at the 6th Annual Angels of the Battlefield ceremony Oct. 29, at the Wilma Rudolph Events Center in Clarksville, Tenn. Lander was among 16 medics honored, nearly half of whom served in Vietnam. The remaining honorees were Fort Campbell active duty Soldiers who served in the most recent conflicts.

  • Practice food safety during the holidays

    Nov 3, 2015

    Nothing draws us closer together than enjoying a delicious home-cooked meal with the ones we love, but things can take a turn for the worse if food safety is not kept in mind. Approximately 48 million people get sick from foodborne illness each year.

  • Flu prevention: what you may not know

    Nov 2, 2015

    The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. It is spread when viral particles from an infected person travel through the air from a cough, sneeze or even talking. The best way to prevent flu infection is by getting a flu vaccine.

  • Tie a white ribbon "round the ole oak tree"

    Nov 2, 2015

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women and the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. There are steps you can take to prevent lung cancer.

  • 2016 voting season kicks off Army-wide push for registration

    Nov 2, 2015

    Wednesday will be the Army-wide kick-off to the 2016 voting season for Soldiers and their Families throughout the United States and around the world.

  • Returning to our muddy roots

    Oct 30, 2015

    Sgt. Luis Suarez, a student enrolled in the Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course at Regional Training Site Maintenance-Fort Hood, Texas, takes the oath of reenlistment administered by his company commander Capt. Andrew Schwilk, E Company 227th Aviation Regiment, at the school's mire pit April, 2015. Suarez said, he reenlisted in the pit to give Schwilk, who attained the Additional Skills Identifier earlier in his career, an opportunity to go back to his muddy roots and to motivate other wheeled vehicle mechanics to earn the ASI.

  • 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.