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  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center becomes tobacco-free medical campus

    Jun 25, 2015

    In a move to demonstrate its commitment to promote healthier lifestyles for its beneficiaries, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center will implement a tobacco-free policy for the hospital and all outlying clinics and facilities.

  • 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.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital recognized with Safety Star

    Jun 24, 2015

    During a special ceremony June 24th, Winn Army Community Hospital, United States Army Medical Activity (MEDDAC), Fort Stewart, Ga., was recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for superior excellence in health and worker safety and awarded the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status; designating the base as a Star site within the Department of Defense (DoD).

  • 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.

  • Surgeon General showcases Army Medicine for Civilian Aides to Secretary of the Army

    Jun 23, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, the Army surgeon general, hosted a group of Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston June 16-17 to discuss the role Army Medicine plays and how it affects the lives of Soldiers, veterans, retirees and their families.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gary Sinise, Robert Irvine treat BAMC patients, staff and families to afternoon of fun

    Jun 11, 2015

    Service members of all branches, their families and Brooke Army Medical Center staff came together for an afternoon of fun June 5 for the BAMC Patient, Staff and Family Appreciation event held in the San Antonio Military Medical Center parking lot.

  • SAUSHEC Research Day highlights research accomplishments in variety of medical specialties

    May 6, 2015

    San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium held its annual Research Day April 23 at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Army and Air Force residents and fellows from SAMMC and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center participated in presentations highlighting their original research in their specialties of study.

  • BAMC Soldiers to compete at 2015 DOD Warrior Games

    May 6, 2015

    Five current or former Brooke Army Medical Center Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers will compete at the Department of Defense Warrior Games June 19-28 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. The Soldiers selected for the Army Team are 1st Lt. Kelly Elmlinger, Sgt 1st Class Katie Kuiper, retired Staff Sgt. Eric Pardo, retired Sgt. Bethany Stewart and Sgt. 1st Class Michael Smith.

  • Make small changes to fit exercise into your day

    May 1, 2015

    May is National Physical Fitness and Activity Month

  • Army Medical Command releases MERCURY, Special Edition on Women's Health

    Apr 30, 2015

    As part of its Women's Health Month observances, the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) has released the first special edition of MERCURY, its official monthly publication, to report on recent women's health programs and women's health innovations in Army Medicine and across the military health system.

  • Education Key to Fort Hood WTU Soldier's Transitioning Success

    Apr 27, 2015

    An abundance of resources and leadership support at the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Hood, are helping Soldiers successfully transition. During his time at the WTU, Staff Sgt. Walter Bulter has earned four degrees, including a bachelor's degree.

  • Holocaust survivor shares her story to educate others

    Apr 24, 2015

    Brooke Army Medical Center and U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research staff received a rare opportunity April 17 to hear a chilling first-hand account from a Holocaust survivor during an event to commemorate the Holocaust Days of Remembrance.

  • Army to observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army will continue its annual observance of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month this May, giving leaders and Soldiers an extended opportunity to prepare for the riding season ahead.

  • Quick actions save a life at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center

    Apr 20, 2015

    When the Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) inpatient and support pharmacy refrigerators shut down due to a power outage, two Soldiers acted quickly and moved medication and vaccines to functioning refrigerators and saved over $1.1 million but also saved a patient's life.

  • Fort Sill hosts Special Olympics, safety & health expo

    Apr 16, 2015

    Fort Sill hosted the Great Plains Area Regional Special Olympics April 10 at Prichard Field. The event coincided with the post's health expo and safety fair, part of the Healthy Base Initiative to promote fitness for the total Army family.

  • March recognizes Social Workers across the Nation

    Mar 13, 2015

    March is National Social Work Month.

  • Don't Be Controlled by Stress

    Mar 13, 2015

    What is Stress? Stress is "wear and tear" that can impact one's mental, physical, and emotional health as they adjust to a changing environment and the effects can either be positive or negative. Take a look at the positive side of stress: It can help compel you into action and sometimes add excitement to life. Negative stress can cause a person to experience distrust, rejection, anger, depression, and anxiety.

  • Registered Dietitian Day celebrates nutrition experts

    Mar 13, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- While it isn't the largest section on the holiday card rack, National Registered Dietitian Day was celebrated with much fanfare Wednesday at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

  • 'Sisters In Arms' aims to match mentors, mentees at JBSA

    Mar 11, 2015

    JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- "Sisters In Arms," a new program at Brooke Army Medical Center, aims to match young female service members with senior noncommissioned officers to establish mentor/mentee relationships at Joint Base San Antonio.

  • Army Medical Enlisted Corps celebrates 128 years of excellence on March 1

    Feb 27, 2015

    This year marks the 128th Anniversary of the AMEDD Enlisted Corps and it's fitting to pause to recognize and celebrate our outstanding troops. The contributions our enlisted Soldiers make to the AMEDD and the United States are immeasurable. Our Enlisted Corps has saved numerous lives on the battlefield and in the hospitals and clinics around the globe. Our enlisted Soldiers are the backbone of the AMEDD, having served our Army and Nation faithfully since 1887.

  • Reynolds Army Community Hospital DFAC named best for second straight year

    Feb 26, 2015

    For the second consecutive year, Reynolds Army Community Hospital's dining facility (DFAC) was named the best DFAC in a medical treatment facility (MTF) contracted by Sodexo, the food services contractor for Army MTFs.

  • Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Kicks Off: Fort Campbell Extends Performance Triad into Local Community

    Feb 20, 2015

    The Performance Triad of sleep, activity, and nutrition is a building block of Army Medicine's System for Health. It is also a mechanism to build bridges with surrounding communities that have an Army post in their midst. Bringing the on- and off-post communities together for a fitness and health program can be a challenge, however, but Fort Campbell has successfully tackled it with its Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour. For the third consecutive year, this program offers an activity component of the Performance Triad to bring individuals and units together.

  • 'Miracle' mom sees baby's first birthday

    Feb 19, 2015

    When a terminally ill Army wife gave birth to a healthy boy at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, doctors called it a modern-day medical miracle. A year later, Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo is still alive and sharing quality time with her son, Luke, and doctors are hard-pressed to come up with another description.

  • Researchers investigate respiratory health of deployed personnel during operations

    Feb 19, 2015

    Military personnel who deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn were commonly exposed to airborne hazards such as dust and smoke, Army Medicine researchers say.

  • Army NCO receives national motorcycle safety award

    Feb 18, 2015

    A Fort Stewart, Georgia, Soldier was recently recognized as the American Motorcyclist Association's Outstanding Road Rider for 2015.

  • Fort Gordon Soldier awarded the Bronze Star with Valor and second Purple Heart

    Feb 17, 2015

    1st. Lt. James P. McGrath, Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion, received his Bronze Star with Valor from Brig. Gen. Karen Gibson, Deputy Commanding General, JTF Headquarters-Cyber, on Feb. 12, 2015

  • Traumatic Brain Injury awareness month highlights resources

    Feb 12, 2015

    Throughout the year, we designate specific months to remind us of varying topics that are important to our well-being and/or culture. Often times we forget or overlook the significance of these awareness months due to their repetitious nature.

  • New 'Scholarship in Action' board highlights top academic accomplishments

    Feb 11, 2015

    JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- A new Scholarship in Action board by the Emergency Department entrance showcases top-notch academic research accomplished by Brooke Army Medical Center staff.

  • Fort Hood shooting victim seeks to inspire others

    Jan 20, 2015

    An Army officer, who was severely wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood last year, is using his near-death experience to give others a new lease on life.

  • Fort Gordon Pharmacy offering electronic prescriptions

    Jan 20, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) Pharmacy is now able to receive electronic prescriptions from healthcare providers so that you can receive faster service when picking up your prescriptions and reduce the number of prescription errors caused by paper prescriptions.

  • Volunteer awareness and community outreach day at EAMC

    Jan 20, 2015

    A volunteer awareness and community outreach day was held at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center on January 20, 2015 to observe Dr. King's birthday and celebrate his life of action.

  • Troops receive surprise visit from actor Bradley Cooper during movie preview

    Jan 16, 2015

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Service members and patients from Brooke Army Medical Center got a surprise visit from Academy Award-nominated actor Bradley Cooper Jan. 14.

  • Stepping Up the Performance Triad

    Jan 15, 2015

    It's time for Soldiers to step it up with the Performance Triad goals. Literally. During FY 2014, the Performance Triad Pilot Program was conducted in three separate active-duty battalions. The data from the pilot program provided a picture of the sleep, activity, and nutrition behaviors of Soldiers in the pilot at baseline and throughout the six-month program.

  • Becoming a High Reliability Organization: Army Medicine Foundation for Patient Safety

    Jan 14, 2015

    The Army Medical Department also faces the challenges of high-costs; however, chief in the mind of Lt. Gen Patricia Horoho, The Surgeon General of the Army, is keeping the confidence of Soldiers, families, and all of America that Army Medicine is the safest and most reliable healthcare organization in the world. "We will not be satisfied until we have zero preventable harm," she said.

  • McWethy Troop Medical Clinic reopens after $13 million renovation

    Jan 9, 2015

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- McWethy Troop Medical Clinic officially reopened with a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 6 after the 31,000-square-foot medical clinic underwent a 16-month, $13 million renovation.

  • Susan Eisenhower visits the Eisenhower Army Medical Center

    Jan 8, 2015

    Susan Elaine Eisenhower, daughter of John Eisenhower and the granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, visited EAMC on Jan. 8, 2015 to view the Eisenhower artifacts and artwork and speak at the Jimmie Dyess Symposium in Augusta, Ga. Eisenhower is a consultant, author, and expert on international security, space policy, energy, and relations between the Russian Federation and the U.S.

  • Centers of influence tour Brooke Army Medical Center

    Jan 6, 2015

  • How to achieve your weight loss goals

    Jan 5, 2015

    The goal of the new year should focus on health and wellness.

  • Cancer survivor plays on H.S. golf, JROTC teams

    Dec 17, 2014

    Ryan Strange was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects bones or soft tissue, when he was 4 years old. He now has a steel rod in his left leg and had a hip replacement. But, he hasn't let his health hurdles hold him back. Strange is part of his high school golf team and an active participant in JROTC, including the drill and Raider teams.

  • Holiday Season Safety Message 2014

    Dec 15, 2014

    Holiday Season Safety Message from Army Medicine

  • Moral Injury: Unseen wounds

    Dec 11, 2014

    Chaplain Col. John Read is working to shift how health care providers address Soldiers returning home with injuries that can't be seen before their injuries become Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) or PTSD.

  • Transcendental meditation: A path to healing

    Dec 11, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Todd Knauber used to believe it would sound ridiculous to recommend something like transcendental meditation classes to fellow combat veterans but the results have changed his views.

  • CFI ornament adorns Texas Capitol Christmas tree this year

    Dec 11, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas -- This year the Christmas tree in the Texas State Capitol's House Chamber will be adorned with an ornament created by a staff member from the Center for the Intrepid.

  • BAMC nurses complete annual training, sharpen skills

    Dec 5, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- More than 600 nurses participated in Brooke Army Medical Center's Nursing Skills Validation Nov. 17-21.

  • Actor Tommy Lee Jones visits BAMC, CFI

    Dec 2, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO- FORT SAM HOUSTON -- Actor Tommy Lee Jones visits patients and staff at Brooke Army Medical Center and the Center for the Intrepid Nov. 26.

  • VA Soldier interns share transition success stories with Fort Hood WTU Soldiers

    Nov 26, 2014

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Unit interns and VA veteran hires shared their positive messaging with Fort Hood WTU Soldiers and Family members November 14 at the Olin E. Teague Medical Center, Temple, Texas, during a panel discussion on federal internships and employment opportunities. The event was held to celebrate Warrior Care Month.

  • Nothing stops Warrior Games athlete from training his hardest

    Oct 6, 2014

    "I built a box the size of the 10-ring target and then would shoot from my dining room, through the kitchen and into the living room," explained Retired Maj. John Arbino, who let no obstacle stand in his path to practicing shooting an air rifle, to train for this year's Warrior Games, held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Army wins Chairman's Cup at Warrior Games

    Oct 6, 2014

    Winning a total of 71 medals, the Army team took home the prestigious Chairman's Cup, Oct. 4, 2014, from the 5th annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Army to observe National Safety Month in June

    May 27, 2014

    The Army will begin its annual observance of National Safety Month June 1, and senior leaders are encouraging Soldiers, civilian employees and their Family members to use the time to focus on mitigating summertime risks.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center Auxiliary holds annual Welfare Reception

    May 21, 2014

    The Brooke Army Medical Center Auxiliary recently held their annual Welfare Reception in San Antonio Military Medical Center on May 2. Every year, a reception is held to recognize and honor dedicated Auxiliary volunteers and the Welfare committee for their hard work to help raise funds throughout the year to support BAMC's service mission. It is also when grants are distributed to BAMC and the Fisher House.

  • Charles Barkley visits Brooke Army Medical Center

    May 21, 2014

    Charles Barkley, in town for the NBA Playoffs, visited Brooke Army Medical Center on May 20.

  • Memorial Day Holiday Safety Message

    May 14, 2014

    American Soldiers have performed heroically in combat and many have given their lives in service to our great Nation. We owe these Soldiers a debt of gratitude. I encourage you to pause for a moment to remember those who have fallen as well as to give thanks for the freedoms their sacrifices have provided.

  • The TRICARE Service Center may be gone but Beneficiary Services is still here to help

    May 7, 2014

    When the TRICARE Service Center at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center was closed, many beneficiaries didn't realize that the Beneficiary Services Office is still open to help them.

  • Nation recognizes service of nurses

    May 7, 2014

    Each year our nation recognizes the dedicated service of our nurses with National Nurses Week, which is observed from May 6 until May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale.

  • Ticks: Be aware, be prepared

    May 7, 2014

    It's the season for being outdoors, wearing shorts and playing with animals but that also means it is the season for ticks and here are ways to protect yourself.

  • 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.)

  • Emergency room transitions to urgent care center at Reynolds Army Community Hospital

    Apr 17, 2014

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital's emergency room will transition to an urgent care center July 1, according to the Fort Sill Medical Activity commander.

  • Safety Sends, Fiscal 2014

    Apr 17, 2014

    What's the latest Army safety news? Are the numbers up or down? Check out what the director of Army Safety has to say about it.

  • Fiscal 2013 SA/CSA safety award winners announced

    Apr 16, 2014

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center today named winners of the Fiscal 2013 Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff safety awards.

  • Army first-aid kits include new eye shield

    Apr 14, 2014

    The new rigid eye shield is now part of the revised individual first-aid kit that was distributed to troops in the fall. When properly worn, the shields can protect the eye from further damage after an initial eye injury is sustained.

  • Fort Hood medical teams spring into action, save lives amid tragedy

    Apr 10, 2014

    Evil reared its ugly head on Fort Hood, Texas, again April 2, 2014, and once again the everyday heroes of the "Great Place" rose up to meet it head-on. At the tip of that spear, as always, were the emergency responders who charged into the disorder and confusion to save lives.

  • Surgeon general says brain health 'new frontier'

    Apr 10, 2014

    Optimizing brain health can have immense benefits for readiness, resiliency and the health of Soldiers, said the Army's surgeon general as she opened two-day consortium on the topic.

  • SRMC Observes Patient Safety Week 2014, provides tools to 'Navigate Your Health... Safely'

    Feb 28, 2014

    At the Southern Regional Medical Command, we take our job, caring for America's Sons and Daughters, very seriously and part of that includes patient safety. This year's theme for Patient Safety Week is "Navigate your Health... Safely" and I'd like to tell you about some tools you can use that will help guide you safely on your trip through the Army Medicine healthcare system.

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

    Feb 27, 2014

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

  • Senior citizens claim chance, low-tech hookup, tie knot

    Feb 18, 2014

    US Air Force retiree, Wilmer Johns, and Mary Roper-Johns, a Red Cross volunteer at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital meet "accidentally" and get married in the hospital chapel.

  • BACH honors patients during Patient Recognition Month

    Feb 14, 2014

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

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

    Feb 13, 2014

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

  • Performance Triad emphasizes healthy meals, Soldier nutrition

    Feb 12, 2014

  • Army Under Secretary welcomes home division leadership, recognizes Fort Campbell as 'gem'

    Feb 11, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 7, 2014, to welcome back the command group of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), as they returned from Afghanistan, where the division headquarters has spent the last year commanding Regional Command-East.

  • Presidents' Day Holiday Safety Message 2014

    Feb 11, 2014

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

  • Celebrating Everyday Heroes in Healthcare

    Feb 10, 2014

    Army Nurse Corp Celebration

  • Wounded Warriors set sights on Sochi gold

    Feb 10, 2014

    Three wounded warriors who recovered at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, are aiming to glide to gold in Sochi, Russia, next month.

  • BAMC teams with regional medical centers to save man's life

    Jan 30, 2014

    A specialized medical team from Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, teamed up with area hospitals recently in an overnight race to to save a man's life.

  • CID Offers Holiday Safety Tips

    Dec 5, 2013

    Across the nation, shoppers will be out in force searching for big bargains in the stores and on the World Wide Web, but criminals will be out too.

  • Chiropractic, Physical Therapy work together to heal Soldiers

    Dec 5, 2013

    The chiropractic and physical therapy departments at Lyster Army Health Clinic recently combined efforts to accelerate Soldiers recovery time after injuries.

  • Lyster's MRI machine receive upgrades, allows for multi-angle views

    Dec 5, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic is upgrading its MRI machine to high definition.

  • Lyster's pharmacy upgrades to new medication refill robots

    Dec 5, 2013

    New medication dispensing machines will soon be humming and clicking away inside Lyster Army Health Clinic's pharmacy.

  • Lyster, Air Force team up to provide flight physicals to Airmen

    Dec 5, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic has partnered with Fort Rucker's tenant United States Air Force unit to give Airmen their annual flight physicals.

  • Medical care for students, travelers during the holidays

    Dec 5, 2013

    As college students finish up their final exams and head home for the holidays, Lyster Army Health Clinic Commander Col. James Laterza wants to remind those traveling away from their primary care doctor that staff is here for them if they need medical care.

  • New Hours of Operation for the Moncrief Army Community Hospital Urgent Care Clinic

    Dec 5, 2013

    In order to best serve our patients, the Urgent Care Clinic will be open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. starting Dec. 19. Patients will need to be signed in prior to 9:30 p.m. to ensure that appropriate time is allotted for evaluation and treatment.

  • BAMC SIM Center receives accreditation

    Dec 5, 2013

    Brooke Army Medical Center's Simulation Center was recently accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in the areas of simulation teaching/education, training, and research last month. The Center is only one of 33 to be accredited by the SSH, which oversees the quality of simulation centers around the world.

  • Toward a Ready and Resilient Army -- Leaders' Responsibilities in R2C

    Nov 12, 2013

    Our Army Family has demonstrated remarkable strength fighting two wars over the past 12 years, and has built resiliency dealing with challenges from combat stress, illness, injury, and the strain placed on relationships. To arm Soldiers Families and Civilians with resources essential to maintaining resiliency and overcoming these challenges to the health of our force, the Army launched the Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2C).

  • Work agreement program helps Soldiers restart their lives

    Nov 8, 2013

    Almost eight years ago, Earl East, the Morale, Welfare and Recreation mission information systems specialist was approached by Winnfred K. Jones, transition coordinator and training specialist with the Warrior Transition Unit and retired Sgt. Maj. Clarence Harmonson, director of the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, to enter into a work agreement to help retrain WTU Soldiers interested in computers.

  • Road Weary

    Nov 6, 2013

    In the aviation community, we talk about safety all the time. It's evident that we put a greater emphasis on safety at work. For example, I would never start a flight across three states without first making arrangements to support the mission, such as knowing exactly where I was going to stop for fuel or stay overnight. Last summer, however, I took my family on a road trip to Albuquerque, N.M., and did just that.

  • 201st Afghan National Army medics get refresher

    Oct 10, 2013

    LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Oct. 10, 2013) - U.S. Army Spc. Chris Giles (left), medic with 122nd Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, a native of Abbeville, S.C., oversees Afghan National Army 201st Corps, Engineer Battalion, soldiers as they practice casualty care at forward operating base Gamberi, Laghman province, Afghanistan, Oct. 9, 2013. The purpose of the training is to ensure soldiers injured in the field receive proper care. (U.S. Army photo by: Spc Edward Bates/Released).

  • SRMC welcomes new command sergeant major

    Oct 10, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Marshall L. Huffman relinquished responsibility as command sergeant major of Southern Regional Medical Command to Command Sgt. Maj. Jayme Johnson during a change of responsibility ceremony at the AMEDD Museum Amphitheater, Oct. 8. Maj. Gen. Jimmie O. Keenan, commanding general Southern Regional Medical Command officiated the ceremony.

  • CID cyber tips: Protecting your online identity

    Sep 19, 2013

    Now more than ever, Soldiers, Army civilians, and family members rely on the Internet to work, study, stay connected with family and friends, pay their bills or simply unwind. For criminals, the Internet provides an endless stream of potential targets to be victimized.

  • 'Buzz' Kill

    Sep 13, 2013

    My friends and I were pumped for the upcoming bow-hunting season. For the past 11 years, Mike, Scott and I faithfully got together to hunt on a 600-plus-acre farm we signed a lease to use. For us, the property is sort of a retreat from the everyday grind because it's very secluded and has few amenities. Therefore, the wife and kids have no desire to go. This particular trip was unique, with many factors that nearly culminated in a tragic outcome

  • Army Medicine launches Performance Triad Pilot Program

    Sep 13, 2013

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (Sept. 13, 2013) -- This week, the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) officially launched the pilot program for Army Medicine's Performance Triad of activity, nutrition and sleep. "Army Medicine recognizes the integral role that activity, nutrition, and sleep play in optimal personal and unit performance, resilience and readiness. We believe a culture change in how we focus on these areas is critical to maintaining a healthy and ready force," said the Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the MEDCOM, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho.

  • Maj. Gen. Keenan takes reigns at San Antonio Military Health System

    Sep 13, 2013

    To meet the changing needs of military medicine in today's environment, and particularly with the budget constraints our federal government faces today, Army and Air Force healthcare systems, to include the San Antonio Military Medical Center, the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and other clinics, began to integrate two years ago under the organization known as the San Antonio Military Health System.

  • Maj. Gen. Keenan assumes command of SRMC

    Jun 11, 2013

    Maj. Gen. M. Ted Wong relinquished command of Southern Regional Medical Command to Maj. Gen. Jimmie O. Keenan during a change of command ceremony at the MacArthur parade field, Thursday, June 6.

  • Seat belts: a disciplined choice

    Jun 9, 2013

    June isn't just National Safety Month - it's also the beginning of summer and the season of road trips and vacations. Unfortunately, the Army loses nearly two squads of Soldiers a year in accidents where seat belts weren't used. The numbers are going down from the spike we saw in 2010, when 29 unbelted Soldiers died, to 13 at the close of fiscal 2012. Accident reviews show that had seat belts been worn, nearly half these Soldiers would still be in the ranks because the survivable space inside their vehicles wasn't compromised.

  • Civilian employees: Safety starts with me

    Jun 5, 2013

    National Safety Month is an excellent opportunity for leaders and supervisors to place special emphasis on preserving the health and wellness of their Department of the Army Civilian workforce.

  • Wounded Soldier receives Purple Heart

    Jun 5, 2013

  • The Safety Gamble

    Jun 4, 2013

    After the nationwide frenzy surrounding last month's gigantic Powerball jackpot, I started thinking about odds. The average American stands a one in nearly 176,000,000 -- that's 176 million -- shot of winning any Powerball drawing within his or her lifetime. Yet countless people, including Soldiers and Family members, flock to convenience stores and other lottery outlets week after week, believing they'll pick the lucky numbers. What's puzzling to me, though, is that even while holding on to this far-flung hope, many think an accident could never happen to them.

  • Keeping cool in hot weather

    Jun 3, 2013

    Participating in strenuous activities during the summer months isn't for everyone, but for Soldiers it's business as usual. In addition to the physical demands of Soldiering, some service members participate in extracurricular-sports activities, thus increasing their exposure to extremely hot and humid conditions.