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  • MEDDAC-Japan conducts bilateral Ebola preparedness drill

    Nov 26, 2014

    Medical Department Activity-Japan conducted an Ebola Exercise with some host nation partners on Nov. 21, 2014, in Tokyo.

  • Army Medicine prepared for Ebola threat

    Nov 26, 2014

    Army Medical Command personnel are trained and prepared to treat any potential Ebola patient arriving at an Army treatment facility.

  • Natick asks Soldiers about hygiene issues

    Nov 25, 2014

    In its effort to combat body odor and skin irritation affecting Soldiers in the field, the Army has developed antimicrobial treatments for such items as T-shirts, socks and sleeping bag liners, but little is known about the extent of such personal hygiene issues or their effects on warfighters.

  • U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

    Nov 24, 2014

    U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

  • Amputee rises to challenge, earns airborne wings

    Nov 24, 2014

    A U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier became the first Soldier with a lower-leg amputation to successfully earn his Airborne wings. Sgt. Joseph Mille, a USAMU shooter/instructor, graduated Nov. 14, 2014, from the Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • Volleyball tournament showcases warriors, adaptive sports

    Nov 21, 2014

    In recognition of Warrior Care Month, Army Warrior Transition Command hosted its fourth annual Joint Services Sitting Volleyball Tournament, Nov. 20, 2014, at the Pentagon Athletic Center.

  • Soldiers back from Liberia completing controlled monitoring

    Nov 20, 2014

    Eight Soldiers from Joint Base Langley-Eustis' 688th Rapid Port Opening Element are completing their 21-day controlled monitoring period at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, after returning from Liberia.

  • Army's sitting volleyball team ready to compete

    Nov 18, 2014

    The Army's Sitting Volleyball Team is confident and optimistic as it prepares for the interservice sitting volleyball tournament, scheduled for Nov. 20, 2014, at the Pentagon.

  • Lewis-McChord offers blueprint for Army SHARP victim support

    Nov 14, 2014

    A key component to Joint Base Lewis-McChord's efforts is reaching out to local area leaders to help stamp out sexual harassment/sexual assault incidents in the Washington state community.

  • Madigan providers gain skill in Ebola simulation exercise

    Nov 13, 2014

    Madigan Army Medical Center's special care teams started advanced training on Nov. 6, 2014, at the Andersen Simulation Center on Join Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, to prepare for the potential of caring for Ebola patients.

  • SHARP program manager receives award for 'bystander intervention' training

    Nov 12, 2014

    Chief Warrant Officer 5 Debra Blankenbaker not only earned the Army's Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award, she also received the Defense Department's award for the "bystander intervention" training program she developed.

  • Controlled monitoring procedures, post-deployment housing location identified for Germany

    Nov 10, 2014

    Out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the Ebola virus does not spread into Germany via U.S. military personnel, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command has developed a plan for controlled monitoring of all uniformed Department of Defense personnel home-stationed in Germany, redeploying from areas in West Africa affected by the Ebola virus disease.

  • Ebola treatment unit for medical workers to open

    Nov 6, 2014

    The Monrovia Medical Unit, an Ebola treatment unit constructed specifically for the treatment of medical workers who were infected while caring for Ebola patients, is scheduled to open Nov. 8, 2014, located about 30 miles outside Monrovia, Liberia.

  • Army Hawaii opens SHARP Resource Center, holds first summit

    Nov 4, 2014

    U.S. Army, Hawaii has moved a "step forward" by opening a SHARP Resource Center next to the U.S. Army Health Clinic, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 17, 2014.

  • Operation United Assistance Soldiers train first class of Ebola treatment unit workers

    Nov 4, 2014

    The Joint Forces Command-United Assistance DOD Ebola Training Team completed training the first class of workers who will staff the Ebola treatment units, Oct. 31, 2014, at the National Police Training Center, Paynesville, in Liberia.

  • Service members, civilians train to defend against infectious diseases

    Nov 4, 2014

    A team of experts from the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases taught Service members on how to use necessary equipment while working around infectious patients, Oct. 30, 2014, at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii.

  • Dempsey, Battaglia explain rationale for post-Africa deployment Ebola Virus Disease monitoring

    Oct 31, 2014

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, his senior enlisted adviser, said they see the reintegration program troops will undergo upon return from Operation United Assistance as a move that fits the needs of service members and their families.

  • Army Sustainment Command assists in combating Ebola in West Africa

    Oct 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command is providing direct support to Operation United Assistance to combat Ebola in West Africa. The command's Army Prepositioned Stocks program was tasked to assist in Operation United Assistance to provide 25 Force Provider Modules from assets stored in Livorno, Italy.

  • Corps of Engineers mission in West Africa aimed at supporting Ebola containment

    Oct 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has joined the fight against Ebola in West Africa. The main body of Europe District's Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced departed Oct. 21, 2014, for Monrovia, Liberia, to take part in Operation United Assistance.

  • New sleep disorder discovered impacting combat Soldiers

    Oct 30, 2014

    The study of a series of patients at Madigan Army Medical Center, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, has led doctors to discover a new unique sleep-related condition impacting combat Soldiers called Trauma-associated Sleep Disorder.

  • Rader clinic staff rehearses for Ebola Virus Disease response

    Oct 30, 2014

    Doctors and nurses at Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, performed a drill Oct. 24, 2014, to better prepare health care providers in the event a patient suspected of contracting the Ebola Virus Disease shows up at the clinic.

  • 1st Area Medical Laboratory set to deploy to Liberia

    Oct 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army's one-of-a-kind expeditionary medical laboratory will depart for Liberia this week.

  • Army scientists striving to develop Ebola vaccine

    Oct 28, 2014

    No vaccines or drugs are available yet to protect people worldwide against Ebola Virus Disease, but two potential vaccines are in human safety testing, and scientists at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases were a critical part of their development.

  • Army sets 21-day quarantine for Soldiers leaving West Africa

    Oct 28, 2014

    Army leaders have directed that Soldiers returning from Ebola-response efforts in West Africa go to a 21-day quarantine-like program.

  • Groundbreaking ceremony marks beginning of construction of new medical center

    Oct 27, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr. and German dignitaries broke ground Oct. 24, 2014, to signify the start of construction of the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Medical Center Replacement in Germany, which is scheduled to replace the U.S. Army's Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the Ramstein Air Base Clinic.

  • 101st Airborne Division assumes Ebola response mission in Liberia

    Oct 27, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assumed responsibility of Joint Forces Command -- United Assistance from Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, during a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Oct. 25, 2014.

  • Army develops app to determine body's water needs

    Oct 24, 2014

    Researchers from U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, and a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory, developed an app that will help unit leaders accurately predict water needs with the goal of minimizing the burden of water transport and sustaining hydration.

  • Human Dimension: Army Medicine part of culture change

    Oct 22, 2014

    Winning wars in the future will not be about who has the best technology or the latest weapons. The difference between success and failure will be the "human dimension."

  • USAMRIID supports Ebola Virus Disease outbreak response in West Africa

    Oct 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases is playing a significant role in assisting the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak response in West Africa.

  • Natick plays key role in helping to fight spread of Ebola

    Oct 21, 2014

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center invented a next-generation disinfectant system that kills the Ebola virus on surfaces.

  • Soldiers ramping up capability to fight Ebola in Liberia

    Oct 15, 2014

    U.S. Soldiers in Western Africa are constructing facilities to treat Ebola patients and providing logistics, engineering and medical skills to help contain the epidemic.

  • The method behind the machine: Surgeon, shooter, Soldier

    Oct 14, 2014

    Between surgeries, his Army obligations, and shooting rifle competitions, it's hard to tell where one role begins and another ends.

  • Aiming high: Fall hunt to help wounded warriors

    Oct 9, 2014

    Fort Rucker, Alabama, is doing what it can to improve the quality of life for wounded warriors, and people are welcome to join in and do their part by participating in this year's fall hunt to support those Soldiers.

  • MICC battalion deploying to Africa

    Oct 9, 2014

    Members of the 922nd Contingency Contracting Battalion at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, are preparing to depart in the coming weeks in support of the government's response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

  • 1st Area Medical Laboratory to deploy for Ebola mission

    Oct 9, 2014

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory will deploy to Liberia to support the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  • Fort Hood engineers train with personal protective equipment for Liberia mission

    Oct 9, 2014

    Soldiers from the 36th Engineer Brigade received personal protective equipment training at Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 9, 2014, as part of their continued preparations for an anticipated deployment to West Africa.

  • U.S. Army Africa team helping fight Ebola

    Oct 7, 2014

    More than 50 personnel from U.S. Army Africa are on the ground in Liberia assisting in the fight against an Ebola outbreak in the region.

  • Army Ten-Milers urged to 'Run to Honor'

    Oct 7, 2014

    Participants in the 30th anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler are encouraged to honor fallen Service members and their families through a social media campaign called "Run to Honor."

  • Wheelchair racer all about hard work as she competes against men at Warrior Games

    Oct 6, 2014

    Cupped in the rough hands of the Rocky Mountains, the track at Gerry Barry Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, opened up to a cloudless sky, Oct. 2, 2014. A light chill clinging to the athletes as they lined their racing wheelchairs up at the starting line, the 100-meter dash was about to begin.

  • 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 advances to gold-medal round against Marines in wheelchair b-ball

    Oct 3, 2014

    In the battle for the rights to advance to the gold-medal round in wheelchair basketball at the Warrior Games, Army played relentlessly against Navy, Oct. 2, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, making certain the Sailors would receive the bronze medal.

  • Army leads medal race at Warrior Games

    Oct 2, 2014

    The Army has racked up the highest medal count so far at this year's Warrior Games. As of Oct. 1, 2014, the service had earned some 34 medals in the competition.

  • Army beats SOCOM, loses to Marines in sitting volleyball at 2014 Warrior Games

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Army team looked good in the second round of sitting volleyball competition at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sept. 29, 2014, beating Special Operations Command in two straight games to take the best-of-three match (26-24, 25-20).

  • Army helps moms maintain fitness before, after childbirth

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Army provides Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training, developed several years ago, to assist moms with staying healthy and fit.

  • Soldier posts suicide attempt to Facebook

    Sep 30, 2014

    A Facebook post. Two cut wrists. Time is the enemy. Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Powell saw one Facebook post, Aug. 31, 2014, which sent him frantically searching for a former Soldier.

  • Warrior Games cyclists overcome challenges as team with 'some oomph'

    Sep 30, 2014

    The cyclists, wind-blown and lashed from rain, rounded the curve and pushed through the final straightaway to cross the finish line. The fans, undeterred by the sudden downpour, screamed and clapped as the bikes whipped by. It was a dramatic but fitting display for the seventh and last cycling event in the 2014 Warrior Games, drenching but never dissuading the athletes who have already prevailed over so much.

  • 101st HQ deploying to Liberia in response to Ebola epidemic

    Sep 30, 2014

    The headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will deploy to Monrovia, Liberia, as the Joint Force Command for Operation United Assistance, DOD announced during a Pentagon news conference, Sept. 30, 2014.

  • Athlete regains 'sense of self' in first competition of 2014 Warrior Games

    Sep 29, 2014

    "Point Army," the announcer boomed, and Ron Hasting, Rhonda Caskey and Corey Hasting collectively caught their breath. They watched from the bleachers as Sgt. Scotty Hasting sat balancing on his right hip on center court, pushed his body forward and used this momentum to pitch the volleyball back over the net. Sitting volleyball was the first event of the fifth annual Warrior Games, and Hasting's parents and younger brother watched as the Army team waged an offensive against the Air Force in the three-part game.

  • Warrior Games kick off in Colorado

    Sep 28, 2014

    Two-hundred wounded, ill or injured athletes came together Sept. 28, 2014, for a week-long competition in adaptive sports and to claim the rights to the Chairman's Cup in the fifth annual Warrior Games, held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Praise, criticism can be effective or not, says resilience trainer

    Sep 25, 2014

    A Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program master resilience trainer explained that Soldiers, like people everywhere, appreciate sincere praise for a job well done, during an Executive Resilience and Performance Training course for Department of the Army staff, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Pentagon.

  • Comprehensive Soldier, Family Fitness top NCO: Patterns key to success

    Sep 24, 2014

    The senior enlisted advisor for the Army's Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program, explained that people need to train themselves for stressful events ahead of time, and not rely on heat-of-the-moment reactions, during an Executive Resilience and Performance Training course for Department of the Army staff, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Pentagon.

  • Screenings, response plans can prevent suicide

    Sep 23, 2014

    Col. Brett Schneider, director of behavioral health at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland, spoke about mental health screenings and response plans, during the Psychological Health and Resilience Summit, Sept. 18, 2014, at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia.

  • Surgeon General focuses on patient harm during TEDMED talk

    Sep 23, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, surgeon general of the Army, delivered a live TEDMED talk on Sept. 11, 2014, titled, "Don't you dare talk about this," which was held in the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Malaysian, U.S. Army medics complete Tactical Combat Casualty Care training

    Sep 23, 2014

    Malaysian Soldiers completed training on Tactical Combat Casualty Care to test the cumulative skills acquired during a Medical First Responder course, held Sept. 15-19, 2014, at Kem Desa Pahlawan, Malaysia, during the bilateral exercise Keris Strike 14.

  • Desire to be resilient can sometimes mask underlying depression

    Sep 22, 2014

    The Army culture is one of toughness and resilience, so seeking help for depression may be very hard for Soldiers to do, said Col. (Dr.) Geoffrey Grammer, Sept. 18, 2014, at the Psychological Health and Resilience Summit at Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Virginia.

  • Army health officer: DOD, VA collaboration needed on mental health metrics

    Sep 22, 2014

    The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs can collaborate to find metrics in mental health to better serve veterans, according to an Army officer, during a health summit, Sept. 19, 2014, in Falls Church, Virginia. .

  • Doc gives candid talk on women's issues in military

    Sep 22, 2014

    "I'm going to talk about subjects that make men squirm," warned Retired Col. (Dr.) Elspeth Ritchie, before discussing sanitary conditions in the field, post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual assault and other topics focused on military women.

  • Odierno: Ebola largest medical emergency since plague

    Sep 22, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno held his first Google hangout virtual town hall at the Google Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Sept 22, 2014, and discussed the Ebola outbreak, the Army budget, and other issues important to Soldiers.

  • Veteran, amputee gets 'leg up' with breakthrough prosthesis

    Sep 18, 2014

    Wounded warrior Edward Lychik worked with the professionals at the Center for the Intrepid to develop a first-of-a-kind leg prosthesis for people with hip-disarticulation amputations.

  • BG Bobeck: Every suicide tragic, got to get to zero

    Sep 18, 2014

    The special assistant to the director, Army National Guard, spoke Sept. 18, 2014, at the Psychological Health and Resilience Summit at Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Virginia.

  • Doc's advice for those with PTSD: Stay in treatment

    Sep 18, 2014

    The most effective way to treat post-traumatic stress disorder is to stay in treatment and, if possible, attend therapy with a friend or loved one, said Lt. Col. (Dr.) Gary Wynn.

  • Soldiers medal in swimming at Invictus Games

    Sep 16, 2014

    On the last day of the inaugural Invictus Games, several current, retired and former Soldiers captured medals during the swimming events in London, Sept. 14, 2014.

  • Queen Elizabeth applauds wounded warriors recovering through competitive sports

    Sep 16, 2014

    "All of you have used the power of sports to enhance your own recovery and to raise wider awareness of the enormous challenges faced by wounded veterans," the Queen of England wrote to wounded warriors at the Invictus Games, in London.

  • Brown: Soldiers should be trained like elite athletes

    Sep 15, 2014

    Soldiers and elite athletes share traits like discipline, talent, teamwork and commitment and deserve the same type of scientific-based training, said Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown, commander, Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

  • Body sensors to help Soldiers in future conflicts

    Sep 12, 2014

    The Army is researching physiological sensors that may help Soldiers achieve superior performance on battlefields of the future, said the commanding general of Fort Detrick, Maryland.

  • Invictus Games kick off with opening ceremony

    Sep 12, 2014

    More than 5,000 people attended the Invictus Games' opening ceremony on the South Lawn of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Sept. 10.

  • Soldier earns first medal in first Invictus race

    Sep 12, 2014

    The United States took home its first medal of the 2014 Invictus Games on its first opportunity in London, Sept. 11, 2014, as Sgt. Ryan McIntosh finished third in the 100-meter dash.

  • World Class Athlete Program Soldier set for Invictus

    Sep 10, 2014

    Sgt. Ryan McIntosh of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program intends to win six medals in the inaugural Invictus Games, scheduled for Sept. 10-14, 2014, in London. The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, ill and injured service members and military veterans from 14 nations.

  • 'Unconquered' warriors in London for first Invictus Games

    Sep 8, 2014

    Some 400 wounded, ill or injured warriors from the U.S., and 13 other allied nations, will compete at the first-ever Invictus Games in London, Sept. 10-14, 2014, and the U.S. team was sent off by a pep rally, Sept. 5, in Herndon, Va.

  • Program enables surgeons to save sawed-off thumb

    Sep 5, 2014

    Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, has launched a formal microvascular surgery program to better serve military and civilian trauma patients throughout the region.

  • Searching for answers: Panel reviews Reserve suicides

    Sep 3, 2014

    In 2013, 57 Army Reserve Soldiers decided the only way out of their particular situation was to take their own life, and a recent study looked at each of the cases.

  • Dietary supplements: Safety still an issue, better options available

    Sep 2, 2014

    Being a Soldier is as physically demanding, at times, as being a professional athlete. As a result, Soldiers are especially conscious of physical training requirements and the need to remain fit and ready.

  • Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to perform, educate Fort Riley community about resiliency

    Aug 27, 2014

    The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will visit Fort Riley, Kansas, for a series of free events, with some open to DOD personnel and some for the public, Sept. 5-8, 2014.

  • Army uses holistic approach to weight loss

    Aug 27, 2014

    The staff at the Soldier Family Fit Facility at Fort Hood, Texas, utilizes a multi-tiered approach to weight loss. The staff provides guidance for Soldiers and family members, seeking to not only help them lose weight but also helping identify the underlying issues associated with obesity.

  • Army doctor: Soldiers should avoid overtraining to prevent injury

    Aug 25, 2014

    Modifying workouts to reduce running mileage and incorporating other exercises to build strength and endurance can help reduce injury.

  • Joint Task Force-Bravo helps provide 1,400 Hondurans with medical care

    Aug 25, 2014

    Joint Task Force-Bravo helped provide medical care to more than 1,400 Hondurans, and performed 11 surgeries, during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise and Mobile Surgical Team engagement, Aug. 11-15, 2014, in the Honduran towns of San Juan del Sitio, Correderos, and Santa Barbara.

  • Ansbach members learn resilience techniques by 'hunting for good stuff'

    Aug 22, 2014

    Soldiers, civilians and spouses of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, Germany, took part in the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program's Executive Resilience and Performance Course at the Von Steuben Community Center, Aug. 18, 2014.

  • International scientists discuss Soldier physical performance

    Aug 21, 2014

    In an era of downsizing and budget cuts, placing the right Soldiers in the right jobs, keeping them healthy and optimizing their physical performance have never been more important.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center leads Army, region in endoscopic suturing

    Aug 20, 2014

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia, is the first U.S. Army medical treatment facility to offer endoscopic procedures using the Apollo OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System.

  • MPs, aviators train together to protect, serve, MedEvac

    Aug 20, 2014

    Soldiers from Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, taught MedEvac training to Soldiers during their 759th MP Battalion, "Immortal" Challenge Competition, on Fort Carson, Colorado.

  • Back to School Campaign focuses on improving student performance

    Aug 19, 2014

    By getting parents and children engaged on the importance of sleep, activity and nutrition, which are the three pillars of the Performance Triad, the Army can help create ready and resilient Army families.

  • Feedback welcome on new Performance Triad app

    Aug 18, 2014

    Important information and helpful links on sleep, activity and nutrition -- the three components of Performance Triad -- are now available as an app that can be downloaded to any smartphone.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldier makes difference in lives of Special Olympics athletes

    Aug 13, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Jeffery Kirk, uplift platoon sergeant, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, spends part of his time volunteering with the Manhattan, Kansas, chapter of the Special Olympics, coaching basketball, volleyball, track and field and other sports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

  • Synthetic bones may help in search for shock wave defense

    Aug 12, 2014

    Shock waves from battlefield explosions are invisible threats for U.S. Soldiers and their top-of-the-line combat helmets, but with new studies in synthetic human physiology, researchers are learning how to lessen blast wave effects on the brain.

  • Paddling offers Warriors in Transition unique physical training experience

    Aug 6, 2014

    The Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, challenged themselves with outrigger canoe paddling, a favorite sportin

  • Army researcher fighting Ebola on front lines

    Aug 6, 2014

    Army researchers are working on developing vaccines for the deadly Ebola virus, as well as combating the spread of the virus and caring for those who are infected. The virus has recently killed more than 800 in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

  • Army civilian develops interview method to help unlock memories, reduce revictimization

    Aug 4, 2014

    A revolutionary approach to interviewing sexual assault victims, created by a Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, researcher, is obtaining more information about crimes -- potentially leading to more offender prosecutions.

  • Japanese encephalitis virus threat in Asia

    Aug 4, 2014

    Mosquitoes all over the globe carry and spread some of the most debilitating diseases known to man, and do so in a manner that's often difficult to predict with any kind of certainty.

  • Protect yourself from new-to-U.S. virus carried by mosquitoes

    Jul 29, 2014

    A virus called "chikungunya" carried by mosquitoes that are common in the continental United States is likely to appear in locations where Soldiers, Army civilians and their families work and live.

  • Belvoir hospital achieves baby-friendly accreditation

    Jul 25, 2014

    Increasing its ability to afford patients the highest standard of care, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital recently became only one of two medical facilities in Virginia and one of four military treatment facilities in the Military Health System to hold accreditation through the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.

  • 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.

  • Crossing home plate to combat silent injuries

    Jul 22, 2014

    In just its fifth year, the "Run to Home Base" continues to grow and help military members who suffer from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Increased SHARP training furthers efforts to combat sexual abuse

    Jul 21, 2014

    The Army is "breaking new ground" in efforts to combat sexual harassment and sexual assault in the ranks, according to a top Army official.

  • Belvoir pro believes adapting key to military golf future

    Jul 17, 2014

    PGA professional Steve Greiner credits the Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Wounded Warrior Golf Program for helping keep golf on the map at Fort Belvoir Golf Club, in Virginia.

  • Army doctor, 75, looks back at half-century of service

    Jul 14, 2014

    "It's like yesterday," Col. Arthur Wittich said about his military career that began in 1956, as a Navy hospital corpsman. "I consider myself blessed. I've enjoyed my career."

  • 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.

  • 'Game-changing' device gets veteran back on his feet

    Jul 10, 2014

    After a decade of excruciating pain, Frank Larraza figured he'd never be able to walk pain-free again. But in a month's time, this 24-year Army veteran has gone from crawling to walking to running.

  • 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.

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