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  • 'ConnorStrong' campaign bolsters support for military family, childhood cancer patient

    Nov 17, 2015

    COPPERAS COVE, Texas -- Proudly wearing yellow T-shirts and sporting yellow wristbands emblazoned with the phrase, #ConnorStrong, the city has rallied behind a 5-year-old boy battling cancer for the third time. Although the boy's family is new to Fort Hood and Central Texas, the support shown in their honor has been uplifting and life-changing. Like many young boys, Connor Hedge loves dinosaurs, robots, computer games, Nerf guns and the color yellow. The difference though, is he was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, an aggressive pediatric cancer, nearly three years ago. As the member of a military family, Connor has already moved cross-country more than most boys his age.

  • BG Barbara Holcomb promoted to MG

    Nov 17, 2015

  • Nurse-athlete conquers cancer, readies for elite marathon

    Nov 10, 2015

    Cancer may have taken her ability to run, but Capt. Kelly Elmlinger refused to let that slow her down.

  • GLWACH commander receives Visionary Leadership Award

    Nov 6, 2015

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

  • Milley visits injured service members in San Antonio

    Nov 5, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley visited wounded service members during a town hall-style meeting at the Center for the Intrepid on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Nov. 4, 2015.

  • Veterans Day Safety Message 2015

    Nov 4, 2015

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

  • Practice food safety during the holidays

    Nov 3, 2015

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

  • Flu prevention: what you may not know

    Nov 2, 2015

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

  • Returning to our muddy roots

    Oct 30, 2015

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

  • MEDCOM's "Site 1" hospital achieves 1st of its kind "SCMH" Medical Home status

    Oct 28, 2015

    The Richard G. Wilson Soldier-Centered Medical Home is the first Soldier-Centered Medical Home in the Army's Training and Doctrine Command to achieve "Army Medical Home" (AMH) status. "The SCMH designation marks a significant shift in how we look at the healthcare we provide to initial entry and TDY military members," said Ashley Wilson, charge nurse at the Richard G. Wilson SCMH.

  • Army Public Health Center holds ground breaking ceremony for new laboratory building

    Oct 26, 2015

    The Army Public Health Center hosted a ground breaking ceremony for a new, state-of-the art-laboratory building Oct. 22. Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, the Army Surgeon General and commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command was the keynote speaker of the event.

  • Enlisted Medical Degree Preparatory Program -- Creating Doctors From Our Own

    Oct 22, 2015

    The Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2) is kicking off the call for its third iteration. Military Personnel (MILPER) Message 15-266, issued on Sept. 2, outlines the necessary criteria to submit a packet. There are a substantial number of documents required for the packet and program managers urge interested Soldiers not to procrastinate. Packets are due by Jan. 15, 2016.

  • NCO's medic skills saves civilian, himself

    Oct 22, 2015

    Most jobs within the military do not lend themselves the opportunity for practice outside of a training area, but for one Fort Sill Soldier the opportunity has presented itself in numerous instances on and off the battlefield.

  • San Antonio Spurs spend time with warriors at WFSC, CFI

    Oct 22, 2015

    Warriors, family members and staff are often treated to lunch at the Warrior and Family Support Center, but rarely is lunch served by local sports superstars. Sixteen San Antonio Spurs players, Coach Gregg "Pop" Popovich and other members of the Spurs organization filed off a bus Oct. 21 to serve lunch, sign autographs and mingle with warriors and their families. This was their first visit to the WFSC. From there they made their way to the Center for the Intrepid to visit with wounded service members and play wheelchair basketball.

  • Regional Health Command-Central attains provisional status

    Oct 19, 2015

    Southern Regional Medical Command, headquartered at Fort Sam Houston, TX became Regional Health Command -- Central (Provisional) on October 1 following a Secretary of the Army approved concept to strategically reorganize the U.S. Army Medical Command from five Army regional medical commands to four multi-disciplinary regional health commands.

  • Nurses showcase innovations at triservice course

    Sep 16, 2015

    Several nurses from San Antonio Military Medical Center were selected to showcase their nursing research and evidence-based practice innovations during a joint military course in San Antonio.

  • Free online military spouse wellness summit Oct. 19-23

    Sep 15, 2015

    FORT RILEY, Kansas -- InDependent and The Army Wife Network launch registration sign-ups for the first ever online Military Spouse Wellness Summit: Invest in Yourself 2015 sponsored by The USAA Educational Foundation.

  • Retired general rehabs at hospital he once commanded

    Sep 11, 2015

    A retired major general has high praise for the health care provider he oversaw more than two decades ago.

  • Submissions Requested for a Wounded Warrior Healing Arts Recognition Event

    Sep 3, 2015

    The Office of Warrior Care Policy, in coordination with the Military Services, is encouraging wounded, ill, and injured Service members to submit photos and descriptions of their personal artwork to determine possible participants in a Wounded Warrior Healing Arts recognition event scheduled to take place on November 12, 2015 at the Pentagon.

  • Suicide prevention starts with you: Learn to identify and act on warning signs

    Sep 2, 2015

    Suicide prevention starts with you and your attention to the Soldiers you know best.

  • Beware the blister: a 'minor injury' that can slow you down with serious pain

    Sep 2, 2015

    As one of the most common injuries among active duty military, friction blisters can have a notable adverse impact to military readiness.

  • Add fruits and veggies to diet for better nutrition

    Sep 2, 2015

    According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, fruits and vegetables should be consumed more than any other food group because of their many benefits.

  • Westover Medical Home staff eager to see more patients

    Sep 2, 2015

    The new Westover Medical Home located on the Northwest side of San Antonio opened Aug. 10 and the staff is ready and eager to see more eligible TRICARE beneficiaries.

  • BAMC hosts post-wide celebration for Women's Equality Day

    Sep 2, 2015

    Brooke Army Medical Center hosted a post-wide event at the Fort Sam Houston Theater Aug. 26 to commemorate Women's Equality Day.

  • September is Suicide Prevention Month

    Aug 31, 2015

    It is good that more and more service members are pursuing behavioral health care. Much of this change is a result of the concerted efforts to destigmatize seeking help, constant encouragement by fellow service members and family members, and increased Command emphasis. There are signs that concerned individuals can pay attention to in order to provide assistance to the person at risk. The American Association of Suicidology recommends using this easy-to-remember phrase: "IS PATH WARM."

  • Senior leader course helps military engineers construct path to success

    Aug 28, 2015

    It's day two of the two-week Horizontal Construction Engineers Senior Leader Course on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Soldiers from across the country are gathered at a multi-purpose bridge site taking measurements and working on calculating the rapid classification of fixed bridges.

  • Army Medical Command clarifies who has access to minors' medical information

    Aug 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Command wants to ensure the correct individuals have access to minors' medical records and information.

  • Dad's military legacy lives on in memories

    Aug 18, 2015

    My father taught me to study hard, give my all at work and show kindness to others. He helped hundreds of people with cancer and served his country through two wars and over two decades. He is among the countless aging veterans of past wars who deserve our continued gratitude and care.

  • 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