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  • Protect yourself from insect and tick-borne diseases

    Jul 1, 2015

    Many insect-borne and tick-borne diseases can be prevented using a few simple protective measures.

  • Practice fireworks safety year-round

    Jul 1, 2015

    Remember to practice fireworks safety year-round to avoid unnecessary injury!

  • Summertime means the start of skin protection season

    Jul 1, 2015

    It is important to safeguard against the sun's harmful rays to protect yourself and your skin.

  • IRACH hosts inaugural LGBT observance, event a first for Fort Knox community

    Jul 1, 2015

    Ireland Army Community Hospital at Fort Knox, Kentucky, hosted its inaugural LGBT observance-- an event that was a first for the Knox community. The guest speaker was IRACH troop commander Maj. Rachel Wienke, accompanied by her wife Carmen Vega, an occupational therapist at the Fort Knox Warrior Transition Unit. She spoke about the many changes that have affected the couple over the last five years.

  • Adaptive sports help Soldier recuperate after illness

    Jul 1, 2015

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. - Adaptive sports helps many wounded, ill or injured service members, and veterans of the military overcome the challenges associated with the healing process. U.S. Army Spc. Sydney Davis, a medical lab specialist is such a Soldier. She used adaptive sports to help her with post--traumatic stress disorder.

  • Soldier responds to Saudi inflight medical emergency

    Jun 30, 2015

    A Soldier used his Army medical expertise to help save a passenger's life aboard Lufthansa flight 624 on May 18.

  • Medic Takes Oath with Charters of Freedom

    Jun 29, 2015

    Sgt. Michael Swan, a U.S. Army Medic assigned to Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland took the oath of enlistment for four more years during a ceremony on June 22, 2015 at the National Archives.

  • Fort Detrick Community Gathers for Pride Month Observance

    Jun 29, 2015

    The Fort Detrick, Maryland community celebrated the achievements and sacrifices of the LGBT community during the Fort Detrick Pride Month Observance June 19.

  • WAMC Gastrointestinal Endoscopy unit receives recognition for excellence

    Jun 29, 2015

    Womack Army Medical Center's Gastrointestinal Endoscopy unit earned recognition status by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, June 1.

  • A Heart Job: Attending to Army casualties, survivors

    Jun 29, 2015

    The mission of U.S. Army Human Resource Command's Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Center remains constant over time: to render full honors and dignity to America's warriors past and present, and to attend to the needs of their loved ones and survivors when they are gone.

  • Trusted Agents: Attending to Army casualties, survivors

    Jun 29, 2015

    The order of service is always the same: a eulogy for the deceased, three volleys of rifle fire and the sounding of taps followed by the solemn presentation of a folded flag to a grieving widow, mother or father.

  • Independence Day Holiday Safety 2015

    Jun 26, 2015

    We are proud to call America our home and blessed to live in a Nation of unmatched freedom and opportunity. I encourage you to reflect on the values we hold and the freedoms we cherish as we celebrate our Nation's 239th Birthday.

  • Team Army sails to victory on and off the court

    Jun 26, 2015

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va - For Catrin Lara, every father's day is special.

  • Kenner Army Health Clinic welcomes new commander

    Jun 25, 2015

    Members of the Kenner Army Health Clinic Honor Guard post the colors June 19, 2015, during a change of command ceremony at Wylie Hall, Fort Lee, Virginia. Lt. Col. Brett H. Venable assumes command of Kenner Army Health Clinic from outgoing Commander, Col. Thomas S. Bundt

  • Remember to stay hydrated

    Jun 25, 2015

    Water makes up more than half of your body weight. You lose water each day when you go to the bathroom, sweat, and even when you breathe. You lose water even faster when the weather is really hot, or when you are physically active. Kenner reminds eveyone of the need to replace the water you lose, or you risk the potential of becoming dehydrated.

  • Operating Room Soldiers test teambuilding skills

    Jun 24, 2015

    Soldiers from Keller Army Community Hospital's Operating Room participated in the Leaders' Reaction Course (LRC) June 13.

  • Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion welcomes new commander

    Jun 24, 2015

    The Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion said farewell to its outgoing commander, Lt. Col Denise Walker, and welcomed its newest leader Lt. Col. Eugene Maxwell, in a change of command ceremony on June 19, 2015, at the Fort Gordon Reserve Center.

  • Booking appointments at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center

    Jun 24, 2015

    How to book appointments at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center and what you should expect as a beneficiary.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center goes Tobacco Free

    Jun 24, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center will become a tobacco free facility on June 30, 2015, in order to encourage healthier choices and protect those working in and receiving care at the medical center. The new policy applies to all employees, patients, and visitors and bans the use of all nicotine products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, chewing tobacco, and electronic cigarettes, on the EAMC Campus and outlying buildings.

  • Sharing smiles: Red Cross volunteers receive thanks

    Jun 23, 2015

    The American Red Cross honored Fort Bragg ARC volunteers for their service at an appreciation luncheon at the Fort Bragg Conference and Catering Center, June 16.

  • Trauma registry yields significant increase in traumatic injury survival rates

    Jun 23, 2015

    Trauma care, within the Department of Defense, is a continuous and enduring mission in peacetime or wartime. Recent improvements in the delivery of trauma care in-theater have resulted in a case fatality rate of less than 10 percent.

  • Warrior Transition Battalion welcomes new commander

    Jun 22, 2015

    The 3rd Battalion, 85th Infantry Regiment, Warrior Transition Battalion Fort Drum, held a change of command ceremony Tuesday at Magrath Sports Complex.

  • Team Army Continues Winning Ways in Wheelchair Basketball

    Jun 22, 2015

    The Team Army wheelchair basketball team closed out its first day at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games by beating the team from the United Kingdom, 31-23. The competition at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, was held on June 20.

  • Team Army Rebounds Against Special Operations Command in DoD Warrior Games

    Jun 22, 2015

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. -- The Team Army wheelchair basketball team showed its resilience by beating Special Operations Command, 39-22, in their fourth game at the 2015 DoD Warrior Games. Saturday's games determine seeding for the final tournament. The competition at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, was held on June 20.

  • Eisenhower graduates Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

    Jun 22, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center held a graduation ceremony for the U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing on June 19, at the medical center.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center passes Joint Commission Inspection

    Jun 22, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center successfully completed an unannounced Joint Commission reaccreditation survey on June 12.

  • Army Wheelchair Team drops game to Marines at DoD Warrior Games

    Jun 20, 2015

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. -- Team Army ran into a roadblock falling to the Marines 52-30 in wheelchair basketball at the 2015 DoD Warrior Games. Today's games determine seeding for the final tournament. The competition at Marine Corps Base Quantico was held on June 20.

  • Physical therapists part of interdisciplinary team helping DOD Warrior Games athletes

    Jun 19, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The athletes and coaches have arrived. Team Army is ready for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games, and by their side is a robust team of support staff, including physical therapists.

  • Archery propels Army reservist towards successful life trajectory

    Jun 19, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote "Nothing external to you has any power over you." It's a lesson in personal growth that Capt. Joe Colón Jr., parachute rigger out of Fort Bragg and archery finalist in the June 19-29 Warrior Games, learned bit by bit over the course of transitioning after a jump injury.

  • Future of 68W'S, educated and ready

    Jun 19, 2015

    Seven 68W Combat Medics graduated from the new Advanced Emergency Medical Technician course that is currently being conducted at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center June 4. The program is one of only two U.S. Army installations that are currently offering the course.

  • EFMP enrollment vital to family readiness

    Jun 18, 2015

    Military Families with a special needs Family member, also known as an Exceptional Family Member (EFM), often require additional help in meeting the EFM's needs. To support Families with special needs at Fort Lee, Virginia, Kenner Army Health Clinic offers a comprehensive, coordinated, multi-agency program that provides community support, housing, medical, educational, and personnel services to military Families with an EFM.

  • Cox targets gold during Warrior Game

    Jun 18, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Army Spc. Laurel Cox often describes herself as a free spirit, but a few minutes with her, and her self-description seems anything but that.

  • Three head east in search of gold at Quantico

    Jun 16, 2015

    Three Soldiers from the Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion have headed east in search of gold during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games. The Warrior Games showcases the skills and celebrates the triumphs and personal courage of 270 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from all military branches and our partners in the British Armed Forces. The games are being held June 18 to 28 at Marines Corps Base Quantico, Vir.

  • Celebrity Chef Irvine inducted into Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3)

    Jun 15, 2015

    The host of the reality television show Restaurant Impossible, Chef Robert Irvine, served as guest of honor and was inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3) by the Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, during the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Army Birthday Ball held in San Antonio, Texas on June 13.

  • 'Daughters of the American Revolution' recognize MCAHC leader

    Jun 14, 2015

    Outstanding Soldier gets recognized.

  • Celebrating 240 Years of Selfless Service

    Jun 12, 2015

    Lisa Weatherington, retired Army colonel and NRMC G-1 Deputy Director, and Sgt. Derick Omburo, NRMC Commanding General Driver, represent Soldiers and Army Civilians during the Northern Regional Medical Command Headquarters Army Birthday Celebration June 12 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

  • Getting the scoop on cholesterol numbers

    Jun 11, 2015

    It is important to understand how to read a cholesterol levels. hile most people only pay attention to their total cholesterol level, it is actually more important to understand all four of the main areas which include your total cholesterol level, LDL cholesterol level, HDL cholesterol level and triglycerides.

  • New Soldier health care facility provides one-stop shop

    Jun 11, 2015

    A new health care facility that will focus solely on providing health care to Soldiers is set to open this month. The new Troop Medical Clinic 2, or TMC2, located across from Conner Troop Medical Clinic, will be the primary health care facility for Soldiers assigned to the Mountain Home Team under the Soldier Centered Medical Home, or SCMH, model.

  • Grass: National Guard accessible, operational contributor to Total Force

    Jun 11, 2015

    Army Gen. Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, recently visited leaders and Service members in Belgium, Germany, Egypt, Djibouti, Israel and Kuwait.

  • TRICARE Nurse Advice Line a 'great resource' to Hawaii beneficiaries

    Jun 11, 2015

    It always seems to happen at the most inconvenient time or place. A worrisome health issue comes up and you've got questions. If only you had a medical professional standing by to answer your immediate questions over the phone no matter when or where. Enter - the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line.

  • USACRC releases expanded crew endurance guide

    Jun 10, 2015

    To steadfastly hold out against impairment -- that's what it means to endure. It's an apt descriptor for a Soldier, especially in today's harried world. Endurance is a necessity for everything Soldiers do.

  • Army observing National Safety Month in June

    Jun 10, 2015

    The Army is once again observing National Safety Month during June, and this year leaders and safety professionals will have an opportunity to benefit from a recent partnership with the National Safety Council.

  • BAHC Donates to Local Shelter

    Jun 9, 2015

    Staff members of the Fort Detrick Barquist Army Health Clinic donate items to a local shelter, Heartly House, in recognition of the Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention Month during the month of April. Heartly House serves Frederick County residents who have been impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. For more information about Heartly House, call (301) 662-8800.

  • Exercise tests capabilities of hospital, clinic staff

    Jun 9, 2015

    For Womack Army Medical Center, June 5 was a bad day to be at Fort Bragg. It started after lunch, when shots echoed throughout the WAMC Health and Support Center, Troop and Family Medical Clinic, Clark Health Clinic, Joel Health and Dental Clinic, Robinson Health Clinic, Hope Mills Medical Home and Fayetteville Medical Home as screams filled the air.

  • Hawaii Wounded Warrior heads to Games

    Jun 9, 2015

    A decorated combat veteran, Bortle never pictured his Army career ending as a Soldier inTransition. However, throughout his transition, Bortle has strived to transplant his warrior spirit from the battlefield to the athletic field. Bortle will represent Hawaii and the Army at DoD's Warrior Games 2015 which take place June 19-28 in Quantico, Virginia.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center among the safest in the Nation

    Jun 9, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) ranks in the top ten percent of the Nation in patient safety according to recent data by the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP).

  • Joint DoD/VA training symposium, collaboration keeps experts on cutting edge of limb-loss care

    Jun 5, 2015

    Approximately 100 medical experts from the DoD and VA attended the 2015 Federal Advanced Amputation Skills Training (FAAST) Symposium, May 19-21. Leading experts and health care professionals of these two federal healthcare systems joined in a collective effort to share information and collaborate on how to best care for service members and veterans who have sustained limb-loss or other traumatic injury.

  • Spousal/Caregiver Programs Crucial in Soldiers' Healing

    Jun 5, 2015

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Unit's spousal transition workshops, marriage retreats, career workshops and Soldier and Family Assistance Center's resources and counseling services, as well as her Soldier in Transition husband's command team, gave former Army spouse Stephanie Booth direction when she felt everything was "proverbially dumped on the floor."

  • Evans, a high reliability organization: Working toward zero preventable harm

    Jun 4, 2015

    For companies around the world mistakes are often an inevitable part of doing business. Whether the mom and pop grocery store down the street or a world-wide conglomerate, mistakes will happen. These may result in a broken jar of pickles or a disastrous oil spill. The health care field is likewise not immune from mistakes, but the Evans Army Community Hospital staff is striving for zero preventable harm to their patients and to become a High Reliability Organization

  • 212th Combat Support Hospital supports unified combat arms training at Combined Resolve IV

    Jun 3, 2015

    The 212th Combat Support Hospital continues to treat simulated casualties evacuated from combat forces training at Exercise Combined Resolve IV May 29.

  • German army nurses integrate with hospital during exercise

    Jun 2, 2015

    German army nurses are training side by side with the 212th Combat Support Hospital medics and nurses during Exercise Combined Resolve IV. The training, which began May 27, will end June 3.

  • Saving life while giving life

    Jun 2, 2015

    Cord blood donation program at Womack Army Medical Center provides pregnant mothers the ability to donate a cord blood, something previously viewed as medical waste, and potentially save someone's life.

  • Europe Medical Brigade hails new command team

    Jun 1, 2015

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 30th Medical Brigade welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony at Sembach Kaserne May 18. During the ceremony Col. R. Scott Dingle, who served as the brigade's commanding officer for the past year, relinquished command of the 30th Med. Bde. to Col. W. Mark Stubbs.

  • Have it your way - Medical battalion food servers compete for award of excellence

    Jun 1, 2015

    "In a field environment, the first interaction you most likely come across is your breakfast, and that interaction can really make or break your day," explained Master Sgt. George Deloatch, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's senior food advisor noncommissioned officer and one of two judges in the 21st TSC 2016 Philip A. Connelly Army Food Services Award competition.

  • Prevention and early detection can improve men's health

    Jun 1, 2015

    Each June, the nation celebrates Men's Health Month to increase awareness of preventable health issues and encourage early detection and treatment for men and boys.

  • System allows a few patients to'BIPASS' ER waiting room

    May 28, 2015

    The new Beneficiary Instant Physician Appointment Scheduling System or BIPASS makes booking an appointment faster, easier and more convenient at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC focuses on becoming'high reliability organization' to boost patient safety

    May 28, 2015

    A "high reliability organization" is defined as one that has succeeded in avoiding a catastrophic event in a setting where normal accidents can be expected due to complexity and risk factors.

  • Take time to learn about threat of ticks

    May 28, 2015

    Like many things, getting outside and enjoying the nice weather comes with some risks. Warmer weather in the North Country brings about insects that may be capable of causing illness.

  • Expeditionary opto-fabricators help Europe see their importance

    May 28, 2015

    By Capt. Robert Gallimore 30th Medical Brigade Public Affairs GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - "These glasses are clearer than the pair I gave them for the prescription!" Capt. Jessica Cowles exclaimed as the visually impaired 30th Medical Brigade officer dons her new pair of prescription glasses. Right now, brand new spectacles can be fabricated inside an up-armored, containerized optical laboratory mounted on to the back of a light medium tactical vehicle, or LMTV, parked on an unimproved helicopter landing zone at Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Europe Medical Brigade leader retires after 30 honorable years

    May 28, 2015

    "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life," - Confucius Following a 30 year career of honorable and dedicated service, Command Sgt. Maj. George Grace Jr. credits the Army for providing him 30 years of jobs he loved. "I loved being a soldier, and I am going to miss it," he said during his retirement ceremony in front of a packed theater, May 14 at Sembach Kaserne.

  • Working together to save lives

    May 27, 2015

    Soldiers with 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment join their Romanian, Canadian, and British allies in transporting a casualty from a helicopter to an ambulance during a CASEVAC training exercise, Brasov Garrison, Romania, May 23. The joint training exercise increased the ability for the counterparts to work together during a medical evacuation, transporting a patient from Cincu Training Area, to Brasov Military Hospital via aviation and land assets. (U.S. Army photos by Spc. Jacqueline Dowland, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)

  • B4Stage4: Changing the way we think about mental health

    May 27, 2015

    When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don't wait years to treat them. We start before Stage 4 -- we begin with prevention.

  • Kenner training helps save lives

    May 27, 2015

    Although many Soldiers think of combat medics when it comes to saving lives on the battlefield, a battle buddy can help increase survival rates with knowledge learned from Combat Lifesaver Training.

  • Kenner training helps save lives

    May 26, 2015

    Many Soldiers think of combat medics when it comes to saving lives on the battlefield, a battle buddy can help increase survival rates with knowledge learned from Combat Lifesaver Training. Kenner Army Health Clinic medics and heatlh care specialists are leading the way in Combat Livesaver Training

  • Health center gets new enlisted leadership

    May 22, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The Soldiers and staff of Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center bid farewell to their senior enlisted leader, Sgt. Maj. Douglas Noetzleman, in a retirement and change of responsibility ceremony here May 15.

  • Army Military Treatment Facilities Honored for Sustainability Excellence

    May 22, 2015

    Several Army military treatment facilities (MTFs) were honored for their sustainability achievements and practices at the CleanMed 2015 Conference held recently in Portland, Oregon.

  • REBOOT offers combat recovery

    May 22, 2015

    The Fort Campbell Soldier and Family Assistance Center will host the next session of REBOOT Combat Recovery, June 1. Sessions are held from 6 until 8 p.m., every Monday for 12 consecutive weeks. Dinner is served at each session and child care is provided through Child, Youth and School Services.

  • Breaking bad: Seeking help from addiction

    May 21, 2015

    For the last two weeks Breaking Bad brought to you the story of Mike Anderson and Clayton Johnson, two men with a substance abuse problem. Anderson came to a breaking point when he was in a car accident with his two children while intoxicated. He sought help and learned to speak about his past. Johnson was encouraged by his wife to seek help after he developed changes to his mind and body. He enrolled in a 30-day program and returned with new determination. This is part three of the three-part story.

  • "BIPASS" the ER waiting room? Yes!!!

    May 20, 2015

    The Beneficiary Instant Physician Appointment Scheduling System (BIPASS) allows some incoming ER patients to bypass the ER waiting room by instantly booking an appointment with a primary care physician instead. Real-time primary care appointment availability can now be viewed on a large-screen display located outside the Emergency Room, on another display for those waiting to be seen inside the ER waiting room, and it's even available online from the GLWACH website for all of GLWACH's TRICARE beneficiaries to use. When cancellations occur, they appear as available appointments almost immediately--within two minutes--on BIPASS. "The BIPASS webpage is the most visited page on our website," said Randall W. Moore II, GLWACH's ER assistant chief.

  • Tripler doctor uses military medicine to build Pacific partnerships

    May 20, 2015

    Col. Jeffery Greene, a medical doctor and adolescent pediatrician at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, discusses his three-month medical mission in Palau. For Greene, it's about influencing and promoting health to bring together cultures for lasting positive relationships.

  • Combat Medic 10k draws more than 150 runners, walkers

    May 18, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - More than 150 runners and walkers took off from Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center on Fort Huachuca for the 17th Annual Combat Medic 10k Saturday.

  • Reasonable accommodation helps foster productive work environment

    May 18, 2015

    Womack Army Medical Center hosted a training event inviting representatives from other agencies across Fort Bragg to learn more about reasonable accommodation and how to help all employees be fully participating members of the team.

  • Cutting-Edge Intensive Care Unit opens at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center

    May 15, 2015

    The modern Eisenhower Army Medical Center ICU design and new technology, allows the staff to provide improved comfort and care for truly sick patients and their families, as well as a coordinated team approach to care for patients when they need us the most.

  • Dignity, respect training drives customer service improvements

    May 15, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Northern Regional Medical Command senior leadership attended a full-day of dignity and respect training May 13 to improve staff relationships and promote teambuilding as a means to improve customer service.

  • Senior Army leaders challenge workforce to embrace technology, prevent Soldier loss

    May 15, 2015

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Speaking at the Senior Safety and Occupational Health Summit held here April 12-17, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Farnsworth, director, Army Safety, and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, challenged the 350 safety and occupational health professionals in attendance to not rest on their laurels, but to work together and exploit 21st century technology to identify and influence Soldier behavior to prevent accidents.

  • Senior medical officer engages safety professionals

    May 15, 2015

    FORT RUCKER, Alabama -- Captivating them with his candor and wit, the Army's deputy surgeon general challenged the audience of 350 safety and occupational health professionals to continue focusing their efforts on the achievable goal of zero preventable harm within their respective organizations despite any future challenges.

  • Wounded Warrior uses adaptive sports for change

    May 15, 2015

  • Initiative educates patients on prescription process

    May 14, 2015

    Kenner wants to ensure that everyone's medication reconciliation process is completed to ensure safe care is provided. The clinic has a process in place in which a health care provider reviews with patients the medications they are taking. It includes all prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements an individual is currently taking along with new medications.

  • Officials encourage Army community members to seek treatment for behavioral health conditions

    May 14, 2015

    May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Organizations and communities across the U.S. will join together to educate people about the various signs and symptoms of mental health resources.

  • Wounded Warriors get hands-on experience during archaeological hike

    May 14, 2015

    A pocket knife dating back to the 1870s, a part of a bayonet from the early 1900s, and a wagon's metal wheel tire from the late 1800s were just some of the findings dug up by Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, Warrior Transition Battalion, at the encampment site of Camp Hughes, the birthplace of what is now Fort Drum.

  • A special Mother's Day invitation: Fort Drum spouse visits White House

    May 14, 2015

    For Mother's Day this year, one Fort Drum spouse was given the opportunity of a lifetime: an invitation to attend the annual White House Mother's Day Tea, which took place Friday.

  • PRMC re-launches Facebook page

    May 14, 2015

    Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) has re-launched its Facebook page with an energetic campaign to increase information about the Army's largest geographical medical region.

  • Compound prescription medications - what are they?

    May 13, 2015

    Costs associated with compounded pharmaceutical products have risen dramatically over the last several years. According to a Military Times article published in February 2015, The Department of Defense (DoD) spent $746 million in 2014, up from $259 million in 2013.1 The article references DoD provided data indicating that DoD expenditures for compounded prescriptions amount to $6 million per day.1

  • MEDCOM announces winners of 2015 Best Warrior Competition

    May 12, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) announced the winners of the 2015 Best Warrior Competition during an award ceremony held at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, May 8. MEDCOM's chief enlisted officer, Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald Ecker extended congratulations to Sgt. Felipe Montoya, Dental Command (Noncommissioned Officer of the Year) and Spc. Jordan Mejia, Western Regional Medical Command (Soldier of the Year).

  • GLWACH welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    May 11, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Williams assumed responsibility as the new General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Command Sergeant Major, replacing outgoing Hospital Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams, Friday. Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Williams comes to Fort Leonard Wood from the Southern Regional Medical Command at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams heads to Germany. Hospital Commander, Col. Peter Nielsen, welcomed the new Command Sergeant Major and assured him that this was going to be a great tour for him and his family. "This is an outstanding hospital--the best hospital in the AMEDD," Nielsen said. "Thank you very much for what I know you're going to do on behalf of our staff, our patients and our community." Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams spoke about his life's journey and what this assignment has meant to him. "First, I want to thank God because he has taken me from a little kid back in Alabama and New Orleans to the pinnacle and one of the best jobs I've had in the Army," said Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams. "One of the things I will miss about this special place are the relationships that I have gained over the last 22 months," Williams said. "I cherish the relationships and comraderies I've gained throughout the hospital and the community. They have become priceless to me and my family." During his time at GLWACH, Williams saw many new first-time services initiated here such as the first civilian/military Electronic Intensive Care Unit established in an MTF, and the first ever VA inpatient sharing agreement with the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran's Hospital to provide local veterans with healthcare closer to their homes. "What great lengths our staff goes through daily to take great care of our nation's sons, daughters, family members and retirees. What a great team of teams we have. I am humbled to have been a part of this impressive team," Williams said. Several exclusive GLWACH-only services initiated by staff members have advanced medical practices within both Army and civilian medicine alike such as the "Stemi hot load" cardiac patient transport procedure which ultimately saved the lives of five patients during the first few months since the procedure went live. "So, what makes GLWACH so great?" asked Williams. "It is truly about the people. I can unequivocally say that it is the Soldiers and civilians who roll up their sleeves every day and make magic happen." People will forget what you say and what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel, Williams said. "I look out over the crowd and I see faces. Faces that greeted me every morning with a bright smile and a warm hello as I walked throughout the facility, Fort Leonard Wood, and the civilian community on a daily basis. You in the audience are what makes this place so special to my family," Williams said. Incoming Command Sgt. Maj. David Williams remarked that it was both a privilege and an honor to be selected for his new position here. "As the Army and Army Medicine transforms, I will ensure that our beneficiaries and the local community receive the highest quality healthcare possible. That's my pledge to you, Fort Leonard Wood Community," said Command Sgt. Maj. David Williams. "I pledge to the Soldiers these things: their ultimate welfare, training, development and mentorship." "These are both fine, outstanding Sergeants Major," Nielsen said. "This is a bitter-sweet day." (Editor's note: John Brooks is the marketing and public affairs officer at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital)

  • 2015 Alamo Federal Executive Board Winners

    May 11, 2015

    Several Army Medicine employees were recognized by the Alamo Federal Executive Board recently for their accomplishments and achievements during the 2015 Federal Recognition Awards ceremony held at the Schertz Civic Center in Schertz, Texas.

  • Nurse Case Managers, the Quarterbacks of Care

    May 11, 2015

    BETHESDA, Maryland -- Just as a quarterback leads play for his team, a nurse case manager (NCM) plays a central role in the care and rehabilitation of wounded, ill or injured Soldiers at warrior transition units all over the country. At the Warrior Transition Battalion at Bethesda, Maryland, Warrior Transition Units at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and the Fort Meade, Maryland, there are almost 60 nurse case managers caring for Soldiers, including 31 military nurses, both active duty and Reserve/ National Guard, and 28 civilians. In honor of National Nurses Appreciation Week, May 6-12, 2015, the WTB NCMs celebrated with a luncheon and cake cutting.

  • NRMC logistics professionals recognized for steller support

    May 8, 2015

    Two NRMC medical logistics professionals were among six Soldiers and Army Civilian winners of the 2014 Professional Medical Logisticians' Leadership and Civilian Awards.

  • Are We Addicted to Food?

    May 8, 2015

    Are Americans addicted to food? America's weight problem is likely due to a number of factors, one of which is our relationship with food.

  • Program provides a different way for expectant moms to receive care

    May 7, 2015

    Expecting a baby can be an exciting time in a woman's life. For active-duty military members and Family Members, that joy can sometimes be overshadowed by being far away from home or having a deployed spouse.

  • Women urged to get checkups

    May 7, 2015

    Natioinal Women's Health Week is a great time to remind women about the importance of preventive health screenings to help them take steps for longer, healthier, happier lives.

  • US Army Europe's Combat Support Hospital Honors Month of the Military Child

    May 7, 2015

    By Capt. Daniel Boone and Capt. Mary Andrea Ugaddan 212th CSH Public Affairs MIESAU, Germany - 400 Family Members and Soldiers converged at the Live Surgical Exercise training site on Miesau Ammo Depot as the 212th Combat Support Hospital opened its gates to welcome children and spouses to a Family Day April 19 in celebration of the Month of the Military Child.

  • Patient-centered care in NCR top priority

    May 7, 2015

    Medical professionals gathered at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Community Center April 28 to discuss quality and patient-centered care during the National Capital Region Quality Conference: Perfecting Patient Care.

  • Team hits road to promote holistic medicine

    May 5, 2015

    Tai Chi, breathing techniques and mindful eating are among exercises that medical professionals will take part in during a 2.5-day class scheduled for Army clinics across the country.

  • Going beyond quality care

    May 4, 2015

    Janet Wait has had the cards stacked against her since birth. She was born with cerebral palsy, syphilis, gonorrhea and other diseases. Her spine was closer to cartilage than bone and required her to get metal rods placed in her back for stabilization and to enable her lungs to fill with air. Even then, she could only breathe using a trachea tube. She was blind and deaf. She would require around the clock care in order to survive.

  • 94th Training Division Soldiers, special friend run to honor the fallen

    May 3, 2015

    Fort Lee, Va. (May 3, 2015) -- Jean Matthews joined approximately 45 Reserve Soldiers from the 94th Training Division's headquarters company, along with Active Duty Soldiers and civilians from Fort Lee and surrounding areas, to participate in the "Run for the Fallen" in honor of those who've made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation's freedom. Mathews ran in memory of her late husband, Master Sgt. Joe Mathews, one of four Soldiers the 94th has lost within the last five years.

  • 80th Training Command familiarizes new leaders with The Army School System

    May 3, 2015

    After spending a week attending The Army School System Leader Course hosted by the 80th Training Command, Sgt. 1st Class Howard Dennis, who has spent the majority of his Army career in the operational and functional environment, said the class has given him a better understanding of TASS. The course, conducted quarterly, familiarizes leaders who transfer from the operational and functional environment with TASS policies and procedures in accordance with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Regulation 350-18.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC Leaders tour SHARP Resource Center

    May 1, 2015

    On Thursday, April 23, Leaders from across the Fort Drum MEDDAC visited the Fort Drum SHARP Resource Center to learn more about the services provided and how they can help a victim of sexual assault.

  • Fort Drum Veterinary Treatment Facility provides training to Medics

    May 1, 2015

    Fort Drum Veterinary Services has partnered with the Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC) to provide Mountain Medics with a one hour block of instruction on emergency care for Military Working Dogs (MWDs).

  • 557th Medical Company (Area Support) medics provide first responder training for Bulgarian soldiers

    May 1, 2015

    The 557th Medical Company, 421st Medical Battalion, 30th Medical Brigade conducted a first responder course from March 24-26 2015 at Vasil Levski National Military University, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria to prepare Bulgarian land forces for a deployment to support Operation Resolute.