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  • Take a survey, improve your health care

    Jul 29, 2014

    Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey

  • MEDCOM both a Generating and Operating Force, Sargent Tells CGSC Students

    Jul 25, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, deputy chief of staff for of operations for the Army Medical Command, is calling on its future leaders to "seize every opportunity to increase your understanding of the Army and Army Medicine." This is because "you are the greatest representative and spokesperson for health and its vital impact on the readiness and resilience of the Total Army Force," Sargent told students at the Command and General Staff College campus at Fort Belvoir, Va. on July 23rd.

  • The environmental health point of view

    Jul 24, 2014

    There are major environmental threats at work during this season -- heat injury, food-borne illness and vector-borne disease. Fortunately, with a little education and planning these hazards can be mitigated with minimal impact on summertime fun.

  • U.S. Army, General Motors and Raytheon announcing new training initiative for transitioning Soldiers

    Jul 24, 2014

    Tuesday, July 29, Deputy Chief of Staff G-1 Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg joined by Lynn A. Dugle, Raytheon Company Vice President, and Steve Hill, General Motors Vice President, will kick-off the "Shifting Gears" Automotive Technician Training Program during a proclamation signing beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Pentagon Courtyard.

  • Download This! The Performance Triad App (version 1.0)

    Jul 24, 2014

    The Office of the Army Surgeon General (OTSG) and US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) in Falls Church, Va., has launched a Performance Triad app (version 1.0) for iPhone and Android devices. The app is available as a free download by searching "Performance Triad" on your smartphone.

  • Public Health Command tracks new mosquito-borne disease

    Jul 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command is responding rapidly to an emerging viral infection that is threatening the United States.

  • Army study looks at 'Developing Mental Armor for Soldiers'

    Jul 22, 2014

    In the fiscal year 2014 study, "Design, Implement, and Demonstrate Integrated Training to Optimize Human Performance and Discourage PTSD and Suicide," known as the Squad Overmatch Study, the goal was to demonstrate how to train the Soldier to recognize and apply learned techniques to manage psychological stress experienced in a combat-realistic, controlled, repeatable, and reviewable simulated environment while exercising warrior skills.

  • New leadership at Rader Health Clinic

    Jul 18, 2014

    Lt. Col. Soo Lee Davis relinquished command of Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic to Lt. Col. Ed Weinberg July 11 during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Davis arrived at Rader Nov. 27, 2013 and served as its 17th commander. She held the position for eight months.

  • Safety Sends--July 2014

    Jul 16, 2014

    After two years here at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, the time has come for me to bid you a fond farewell as director of Army Safety.

  • Melanoma-Silent but Deadly

    Jul 15, 2014

    Do you love having fun in the sun? If you do, it is essential you protect your skin from exposure to harmful sun rays known to cause skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 68,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma each year and another 48,000 are diagnosed with an early form of the disease that involves only the top layer of skin. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) melanoma causes about 8,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.

  • Blanchfield earns Army-level safety recognition

    Jul 14, 2014

    Blanchfield Army Community Hospital earned the Army's Safety and Occupational Health "Star Status" designation for safety following an on-site review May 27-30.

  • How to avoid tick bites

    Jul 10, 2014

    It's important to be fully prepared with the knowledge to live a life free from annoying tick bites or debilitating diseases. This article will educate individuals on how ticks and the diseases they carry work, how their bites can be prevented and what actions to take if bitten.

  • Kenner NCO becomes U.S. citizen at White House ceremony

    Jul 10, 2014

    In an Independence Day ceremony in the East Room at the White House, Van Ausdall took the oath of citizenship with 24 other service members and military spouses selected by representatives of the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office. Because service members are eligible for citizenship after serving one year during peacetime, Van Ausdall's application to become a citizen was expedited and she learned early last week she'd be among the service members chosen to be sworn in as an American citizen with President Barack Obama watching.

  • Surgeon General hosts virtual town hall meeting

    Jul 10, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army surgeon general and commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Command, hosted the first Army Medicine Virtual Town Hall on Facebook, July 9, 2014.

  • GLWACH's Stand Up for Patient Safety Award

    Jul 10, 2014

    The hospital's safety department has earned the National Patient Safety Foundation's Stand Up for Patient Safety Award recently through an initiative called "the MED Zone," designed to decrease medication-related errors. The award recognizes an organization's successful implementation of an outstanding patient safety initiative that was led by, or created by, mid-level management. It is one of only two presented by the NPSF this year. "The MED Zone," also known as the "Must Eliminate Distractions" zone, consists of two elements.

  • Performance Triad app now available

    Jul 10, 2014

    Army Medicine is committed to reaching beneficiaries where they live. The Performance Triad application (v1.0) is now available to do just that.

  • Time to renew required "Compliance Cards"

    Jul 8, 2014

    The Third Party/OHI/Compliance Card form must be filled out once a year, or more often during hospital stays, ambulatory procedure visits (outpatient surgery) or when there is a change in insurance status. Per DOD Instruction 6010.1, all non-active-duty beneficiaries are required to fill out form 2569 whether or not they have other health insurance. When the form is completed, a new compliance card is issued. The card should be presented with a military ID at each visit.

  • Army Medicine Hosts Virtual Town Hall July 9

    Jul 8, 2014

    Please join the Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of U.S. Army Medical Command Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho for a virtual Town Hall on the Army Medicine Facebook page at on July 9 from 1:30-2:30PM EST.

  • Eustis prepares for emergency during active shooter exercise

    Jul 7, 2014

    Exercise for Ft Eustis first responders.

  • MCAHC now tobacco-free campus

    Jul 3, 2014

    McDonald Army Health Center is a Tobacco Free Campus

  • Sweet drinks leading dental damage determinant

    Jul 3, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Candy is officially taking a backseat as the leading culprit for causing cavities. Now sweet snacks and sugary drinks are driving dental emergencies and Fort Sill Dental Activity Soldiers are on the forefront of the battle.

  • A partnership for the fallen

    Jul 3, 2014

    Rosa Delia Guerro Lopez never joined the military, but now she wishes she had. Hollywood depictions of Soldiers cleaning floors with toothbrushes convinced young Guerro Lopez, now 42, and a pathology technician at the Institute of Forensic Sciences, San Juan, Puerto Rico, that the military was not the place for her. She associated the armed forces with conflict and knew nothing of benefits like free education.

  • The Role of Partnerships in Health Risk Communication: Advancing Patient-Centered Care

    Jul 2, 2014

    Army Medicine has implemented health risk communication practices over the past year that have helped foster an environment of enhanced partnerships. The command position for health risk communication in 2014 will be to increase senior leader and subject-matter-expert understanding of, and support for, partnership-based risk communication and application of more evidence-based communication principles that benefit all patients, and supports the Army's vision of a more "Ready and Resilient" force.

  • Reserve unit conducts annual training in Africa during Western Accord 2014

    Jul 1, 2014

    Soldiers of the 49th Medical Battalion are spending their annual training in Senegal, Africa, in support of Exercise Western Accord 2014.

  • U.S. Soldiers participate in Mock Food Riot during Western Accord 14

    Jun 26, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers approach a mock village as part of a situational training exercise during Western Accord 14, June 24. Western Accord 14 is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored, U.S. Army Africa-hosted annual joint training and partnership exercise between the U.S. and Economic Community of West Africa States, which is designed to increase interoperability between military forces and ensure the common ability to conduct peace operations throughout Western Africa.

  • Army Wellness Center on the horizon at Lee

    Jun 26, 2014

    photo caption: Cory Erhard, Army Wellness Center director and Joann Ward-Brown, AWC health educator frame the banner announcing the Kenner Army Health Clinic, Fort Lee Garrison and Combined Arms Command led project. The opening of the Fort Lee Army Wellness Center is set for later this summer. (Photo by Tereasa Wade)

  • Army dentists fight uphill battle against sugar

    Jun 25, 2014

    Sugar is being called "the new tobacco." Its many forms have been linked to the increasing rates of diabetes, heart disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and other chronic diseases in the U.S.

  • U.S. Army Reserve physicians conduct training in Chad

    Jun 24, 2014

    In partnership with the Chad Armed Forces, U.S. Army Africa and a team of Army reserve medical professionals conducted Medical Readiness Training Exercise 14-5 at the Hospital Military D'Instruction (HMI) in N'Djamena, Chad, June 2-12.

  • Old Friends Reunite and Raise the Stakes at 2014 Army Warrior Trials

    Jun 24, 2014

    Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Ben Trescott (left) and retired Capt. Frank Barroquiero settle a tie-breaker at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Army Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

  • Eustis paramedic: 50 years of learning

    Jun 24, 2014

    Barry Johnson, a paramedic assigned to Fort Eustis, Va., Emergency Medical Services, has been working in the emergency medical service field for 50 years.

  • Army edges past Air Force, wins gold in sitting volleyball

    Jun 23, 2014

    In an edge-of-the-seat match, the Army Green team won the gold medal in the sitting volleyball championship game, June 18, 2014, during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trails at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York.

  • MCAHC Hosts 239th Army Birthday Ball at Joint Base Langley - Eustis

    Jun 20, 2014

    McDonald Army Health Center hosts 239th Army Birthday Ball at the Fort Eustis Club located Joint Base Langley - Eustis

  • Missed appointments bog system

    Jun 19, 2014

    Kenner Army Health Clinic works to increase efficiency and improve customer satisfaction

  • Track Photos at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at West Point

    Jun 19, 2014

  • Enduring Fatigue

    Jun 19, 2014

    To steadfastly hold out against impairment -- that's what it means to endure.

  • Wounded Warriors go for the Gold

    Jun 19, 2014

    WEST POINT, NEW YORK -- U.S. Army athletes came out strong and took eighteen gold, twelve silver, and eight bronze medals at the men's and women's 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials track event at the Unites States Military Academy Preparatory School track in West Point, New York, .

  • Archery Helps Wounded Warrior Heal

    Jun 19, 2014

    "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the 'present,'" is Spc. David Harrell's favorite "Kung Fu Panda" quote. His six year old son loves that movie, and they watch it often.

  • Army and Air Force athletes compete in the wheelchair basketball final game at 2014 Warrior Tria

    Jun 19, 2014

    Army and Air Force athletes compete in the wheelchair basketball final game at the 2014 Warrior Trials.

  • Warrior Athletes Inspirational Says Texas Veteran

    Jun 19, 2014

    West Point, New York -- "Inspirational," says Texas native, Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Armstead, about the military athletes he has met during the 2014 Army Warrior Trials, which are being held this week at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

  • Staff Sgt. Allen Armstrong Gave Everything He Had

    Jun 19, 2014

  • Army edges past Air Force, wins gold in sitting volleyball

    Jun 19, 2014

    In an edge-of-the-seat match, the Army Green team won the gold medal in the sitting volleyball championship game, June 18, during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trails at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

  • Hook wins two gold medals in field trials

    Jun 19, 2014

    Sgt. (ret) Sean Hook from Summerville, S.C., out throws the competition, in discus competition earning his second gold medal in the field events during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Hook also took first place in the shot put. More than 100 wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans from across the United States congregated at West Point to train and compete in the Army Warrior Trials, June 15-19. The event is hosted by Warrior Transition Command and includes athletes from the Army, Marines and Air Force facing off in archery, basketball, cycling, track and field, swimming, shooting, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. Participants in the trials include athletes with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, serious illnesses and amputations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber)

  • Retired Staff Sgt. Kacer shows a fellow soldier his technique during the 2014 Warrior Trials

    Jun 19, 2014

  • McCaffrey trying new sports

    Jun 19, 2014

    The Irish kilt spins around giving Sgt. 1st class (ret) Andy McCaffrey, Arlington, Va., more freedom of movement as he heaves the discuss as far as he can during the field event at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials. More than 100 wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans from across the United States congregated at West Point to train and compete in the Army Warrior Trials, June 15-19. The event is hosted by Warrior Transition Command and includes athletes from the Army, Marines and Air Force facing off in archery, basketball, cycling, track and field, swimming, shooting, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. Participants in the trials include athletes with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, serious illnesses and amputations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber)

  • Staff Sgt. Williams tries to block her competitor during the 2014 Army Warrior Trials

    Jun 18, 2014

  • Army captures six of eight shooting Gold Medals at 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials; two go to Trescott

    Jun 18, 2014

    Twenty air pistol shooters from Army, Air Force and Marines lined up at Tronsrue Marksmanship Center at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, at the site of the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials.

  • Afghanistan injuries doesn't stop Solider

    Jun 18, 2014

    "Afghanistan didn't beat me. I still matter," said Sgt. 1st class Kevin Holland, Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia. He may have been hurt overseas, but he will not let it stop him living his life.

  • Soldier tours 9/11 Museum to revisit day that changed his life

    Jun 18, 2014

    West Point, New York -- As he stepped onto the streets of Manhattan, Isaac Rios found himself in New York City for the first time in years-- before the world-shattering event of 9/11. The Brooklyn native-- Coney Island, to be exact-- joined about 130 fellow Soldiers, Marines and Veterans, all a part of the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, in a trip on June 14 to The National September 11 Memorial Museum. The visit, which coincided with the Army birthday, brought back memories that are never too far from the surface for Rios anyway.

  • Sgt. Stewart shoots in the first round of the 2014 Army Warrior Trials

    Jun 18, 2014

  • Sgt. 1st Class Holland finds a comfortable shooting position before the 2014 Warrior Trials

    Jun 18, 2014

  • Air rifle finals at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at West Point

    Jun 18, 2014

  • No Lesson Needed on Determination and Heart in Wheelchair Basketball Semi-Finals

    Jun 18, 2014

    "This coach is blowing the whistle like he's in a parade!" screamed one fan to the right. "Let the athletes play!" came from the left. The crowd packed in close to the net, feeding off of the athletes' energy. Intensity, emotion ran high. At the end of the night, Army team A reined victorious with a 30-10 point win against the Marines, and Air Force beat out Army team B 33-26. Army team A meets the Air Force tonight (June 17) in the wheelchair basketball finals at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials.

  • Spc. Pariona receives the gold medal for the standing air rifle challenge at the 2014 Warrior Trials

    Jun 18, 2014

  • Sgt. Hastings shoots 40 rounds for the pistol competition at the 2014 Warrior Trials

    Jun 18, 2014

  • Sgt. 1st Class Jermeka Johnson tries to block Marine athlete, Cpl. Brandon Hammonds

    Jun 18, 2014

  • MCAHC 'steps up' for Performance Triad kick-off

    Jun 18, 2014

    Step Up and Step Out! promoting a health inititive to balance sleep, activity and nutrition.

  • Veteran comes full circle as sitting volleyball coach

    Jun 18, 2014

    West Point, New York --J.D. Malone corrects athletes' techniques as he watches them play sitting volleyball in a gym at West Point, New York, encouraging ball control and making sure the athletes are ready to move across the court.

  • Army Dominance of Warrior Trials Continues at Field Events

    Jun 18, 2014

    WEST POINT, N.Y.-- Army athletes overwhelmed their Air Force and Marine rivals in the field competition at the 2014 Army Warrior Trials, capturing eight of the 12 gold medals awarded in a variety of discus and shot put events. The overall field medal count stands at 21 Army, 13 Air Force and two for the Marines.

  • A Fighter's Sport: Army A Team Sweeps Preliminaries at 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials

    Jun 17, 2014

    West Point, New York--Cheers from Gillis Field House's multi-purpose stadium reached the parking lot as Army and Air Force squared off at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials wheelchair basketball preliminaries last night (June 16). Screams of support and chants from both sides hovered over the players in a constant din as Army Green won with a 30-10 point lead.

  • Master Sgt. Hendrix wins the battle for the ball at Wheelchair Basketball at Warrior Trials

    Jun 17, 2014

  • Army Team A huddles with coach before the game open against the Air Force at the Warrior Games

    Jun 17, 2014

  • Eyepro: it's not just for the battlefield

    Jun 12, 2014

    Eyepro serves two very important roles when it comes to protecting our eyes. First and most obvious is the protection from trauma and ocular foreign bodies. Secondly, eyepro provides protection from harmful UV and blue light.

  • Distracted driving: an Armywide hazard

    Jun 11, 2014

    In January 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center released a 19-question survey tailored specifically for respondents to report their perceptions of distracted driving, awareness of hazards and potential legal implications, and whether they have knowingly participated in any activity that distracted them while driving. A random sample of 1,099 Soldiers was selected for the survey, and some findings are outlined below.

  • Soldiers Inducted Into Time-Honored Corps

    Jun 9, 2014

    Passing between two raised sabers crossed at the tips to form an apex in the likeness of an inverted "V," the shape of the chevrons they will now don as members of a time-honored corps known as "The Backbone of the Army," nearly 50 Soldiers were inducted into the Non-commissioned Officer (NCO) Corps during a ceremony Friday at Walter Reed Bethesda.

  • Army kicks off first-of-many 239th birthday events

    Jun 8, 2014

    Senior Army leaders held the first-of-many ceremonies scheduled around the world commemorating the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14, and celebrated this year's theme--"America's Army: Our Profession."

  • When it comes to your health -- 'man up'

    Jun 5, 2014

    June 15-21 is an opportunity to consider the most common ailments that affects men, and the preventative measures guys should practice. By being aware of conditions and diseases that are preventable and taking consistent action, everyone can stay healthier.

  • Are you walking the talk?

    Jun 5, 2014

    While it is disheartening to hear stories of junior enlisted Soldiers making poor decisions and paying for them with their lives, it is demoralizing to hear stories of Army leaders who do the same. Odds are the behaviors demonstrated by these Soldiers -- even the leaders -- were not first-time occurrences, and someone else probably had the opportunity to observe the behaviors in action. What do leaders convey to their Soldiers when they act irresponsibly? Perhaps some of the young Soldiers' poor decisions were a result of messages received from their leaders' actions.

  • NFL wellness team, Army medicine leaders tour National Intrepid Center

    Jun 4, 2014

    Members from the National Football League's Health and Safety Policy team recently met with Army Medicine staffers in an effort to increase the momentum of the Army/NFL initiative on traumatic brain injury prevention and awareness, which began in 2012.

  • Army Surgeon General Hosts Rare Convening of Medical Commanders

    Jun 4, 2014

    More than 350 leaders of military medicine convened at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, May 15 for a two-day leadership and training conference that was rare in both its occurrence and its agenda which challenged leaders to "ask the questions that would get them fired."

  • Army Veteran, Soldier Perseveres to Earn EFMB Despite Losing Left Foot in Combat

    Jun 4, 2014

    Capt. Erick Lund, Wounded Warrior and Dental Corps officer from the Fort Sam Houston DENTAC, tells his story and the journey leading up to the Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB).

  • Moments matter, seconds count

    May 30, 2014

    You never know what Mother Nature has in store: After what seemed like an endless winter, it appears we've skipped over spring and plunged straight into summer! I'm sure it's a welcome change for our Soldiers, but the short seasonal transition has put many of us leaders at a disadvantage.

  • Fighting suicide: spotlight on male Soldiers

    May 30, 2014

    June is Men's Health Month and an opportunity to focus on our male Soldiers.

  • Army launches Performance Triad

    May 30, 2014

    Army Medicine wants to reach beyond the physical boundaries of its medical treatment facilities to educate and generate commitment to healthier living. The Performance Triad is a practical, simple approach to enjoying good health by focusing on three key components -- sleep, activity and nutrition.

  • Protect your natural body armor this summer

    May 30, 2014

    You and your family can still enjoy the great outdoors this summer while protecting yourselves from excess risks associated with sun exposure if you simply take a few precautions.

  • Post-retirement weight gain--fact or fiction?

    May 30, 2014

    Approximately half of the Army retirees whose height and weight were measured at medical appointments in military treatment facilities last year had a body mass index that classified them as obese.

  • Medication Reconciliation Awareness Month educates benefiaries about prescription process

    May 29, 2014

    Kenner wants to ensure that your medication reconciliation process is completed to ensure safe care is provided to the patients the clinic serves. Medication cards are available at our pharmacy to assist you in this process. Questions about your medications can be answered by a pharmacist in our pharmacy department and for more in-depth questions and review we have a clinical pharmacist that can be seen by appointment. With your involvement in this process the health care team can improve the safe use of the medications you are taking.

  • Staying Safe this summer a top priority for Fort Lee

    May 29, 2014

    The combination of summer weather, longer daylight hours and barbecue smells wafting through the air often bring back memories of our youth. Many recall the anticipation of "no more pencils, no more books," and those glorious times when every outdoor activity from sports to swimming was yours to enjoy. There are a variety of ways to get your body and muscles ready for the physical exertion of an outdoor sporting exercise.

  • Be part of the System for Health

    May 29, 2014

    Health is personal and each of us defines it in our own way. Health is more than the absence of illness; achieving better health means taking a proactive approach to your well-being. This includes quality sleep, regular activity, and good nutrition. Combined, these elements make up the Army Performance Triad and can apply to everyone!

  • Army Medicine rolls out new PTSD training products

    May 29, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School (AMEDDC&S) has developed two training products to help soldiers understand the nature of combat stress reactions, strategies to seek help and strategies for units to set a command climate that supports seeking help.

  • MCAHC paramedics remain ready to answer Fort Eustis' call

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Eustis paramedics answering the call.

  • Wounded Warrior presents leadership award to JROTC cadet

    May 15, 2014

    Army Staff Sgt. Ruben Gomez awards a Military Order of the Purple Heart JROTC Leadership Medal to Cadet Staff Sgt. Gregory Smith, 16, at the St. John's College High School JROTC Regiment Award Ceremony May 14 in Washington, D.C.

  • Women urged to get checkups

    May 8, 2014

    Each year, Mother's Day serves as a reminder to "Get Healthy" by focusing on the importance of managing individual health, getting simple preventive tests done, and working with health professionals to identify tests that can enhance women's health.

  • TRiPS upgrade available now

    May 8, 2014

    A much-used trip-planning tool has received a facelift that improves user capabilities.

  • Warrior Care at Fort Knox ushers in new era

    May 7, 2014

    The Northern Regional Medical Command opened a Community Care Unit (CCU) at Fort Knox May 1 as part of fiscal year 2014 Warrior Transition Unit force structure changes. The Fort Knox CCU replaces the former Community Based Warrior Transition Unit, headquartered in Illinois.

  • Wounded warrior, transition battalion leader named national award finalist

    May 5, 2014

    A squad leader with Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe's Vilseck platoon was recently named a finalist for an American Association for People with Disabilities national leadership award.

  • Army Civilians Vital to the Army Profession

    May 5, 2014

    Since 1985, the first week in May has been set aside to honor and thank the men and women of our Nation's government workforce. This observance has special resonance in the United States Army, which has a long tradition of professional, honorable, and dedicated public servants entrusted with duties vital to our national security. During Public Service Recognition Week, we pause to recognize the tremendous contributions our Civilians make every day for our Soldiers, their Families and our Nation.

  • Motorcycle safety: not just for May

    May 5, 2014

    While Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month kicked off nationally May 1, Army officials are urging leaders across the force to treat rider safety as a year-round imperative in response to rising PMV-2 fatalities

  • May is Women's Health Month

    May 2, 2014

    The Army recognizes May as National Women's Health Month.

  • The realities of Army motorcycle accidents

    May 2, 2014

    I don't like to start these columns, or any of my correspondence to the field, with bad news. Truthfully, our Army is still doing very well overall with regard to safety; as of April 28, total accidental fatalities were down four percent from fiscal 2013. That's a great accomplishment, and I don't want to take away from it by focusing on the negative. But, I think it would be a disservice to you and our Soldiers to gloss over the fact that motorcycle fatalities are up sharply from this time last year, that indiscipline is still their leading cause, and that NCOs continue to make up a disproportionate share of the deaths.

  • Acupuncture helping reduce use of pain killers in Army

    May 2, 2014

    Acupuncture and other forms of alternative and complementary medicine are helping reduce the use of opioids to block pain in Army patients, the service's assistant surgeon general said.

  • Nation celebrates nurses' role in health care arena

    May 1, 2014

    National Nurses Week is celebrated annually in conjunction with the May 12 birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. This year's theme, "Nurses: Leading the Way," recognizes nurses as leaders at the bedside, in the boardroom, throughout communities and in the halls of government. The nursing profession is held in high regard by the community and is viewed as a trusted advocate for patients. For the past 12 years, the public has ranked nursing as the top profession for honesty and ethics in an annual Gallup survey.

  • Health screenings; adequate sleep, activity, nutrition vital to Soldier readiness

    May 1, 2014

    May 11--17 is National Women's Health Week. While male and female Soldiers share some basic health requirements for readiness, female Soldiers require health screenings that are unique to the health of women.

  • Many strategies available to cope with hearing loss

    May 1, 2014

    During May, national Better Hearing and Speech Month, learn about hazards of noise exposure.

  • From water & into the air: indoor pollutant poses health risks

    May 1, 2014

    May is Clean Air Month.

  • Wounded warriors, veterans should register now for hiring conference

    Apr 29, 2014

    Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans looking for a job, or employers looking for qualified candidates, may link up with each other at the 4th Annual Wounded Warrior and Veteran Hiring and Support Conference, to be held May 28-29, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.

  • Help Your Children Recharge through Sleep

    Apr 28, 2014

    Sleep is critical to a child's growth and development. Putting children to bed every night at the same time helps them grow up happy and healthy. From the moment they wake up to the moment they fall asleep, children exert a lot physical and mental energy, parents can attest. Many military children also have to deal with the stress of having a deployed parent (or parents), who may then be injured, and frequent moves, which mean saying goodbye to friends, as well as having to start a new school and make new friends. (Service members and their children have proven to be very resilient despite all the challenges.)

  • The Crucible: warriors bring the Thunder

    Apr 28, 2014

  • USAPHC moves closer to becoming tobacco-free workplace

    Apr 25, 2014

    A new U.S. Army Public Health Command policy directs USAPHC personnel and visitors to avoid using tobacco products while on USAPHC campuses, with the intent of creating a healthier workplace and workforce.

  • Community Care Unit opens at Fort Belvoir

    Apr 24, 2014

    The Northern Regional Medical Command opened a Community Care Unit at Fort Belvoir April 15 as part of fiscal year 2014 Warrior Transition Units force structure changes. The CCU will support Soldiers from 10 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states from Maine to Maryland.

  • Hiring Our Heroes event at Fort McCoy connects veterans, employers

    Apr 24, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- A Hiring Our Heroes job fair at Fort McCoy April 10 connected hundreds of military veterans with prospective employers. Hiring Our Heroes is a program run by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCOC) Foundation. According to the foundation, it was launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.