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  • Tripler doctor uses military medicine to build Pacific partnerships

    May 20, 2015

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

  • Fast: Outmaneuver enemies physically, cognitively

    May 20, 2015

    Maneuver Soldiers, leaders, and formations that are "fast" have the ability to outmaneuver their enemies - physically and cognitively. The Maneuver Center of Excellence is working hard to develop maneuver forces that are "fast," as well as smart, lethal and precise. Forces that are smart, fast, lethal, and precise are the centerpiece of future maneuver and are the key ingredient to enable the Army to "Win in a Complex World."

  • Southern Command partners with El Salvador and Columbia for Beyond the Horizon

    May 20, 2015

    Providing assistance after a natural disaster or distributing essentials for the homeless are just two factors that could pose the need for humanitarian aid. Other factors include alleviating suffering and helping to maintain civic services. U.S. Southern Command's Task Force Northstar, in partnership with El Salvador and Colombia, participated in a Medical Readiness Training Exercise, May 11-15, as a part of Beyond the Horizon 2015, providing various types of medical care to the people of Ciudad Arce and the surrounding areas at the MEDRETE site.

  • Army researchers look for permanent end to Ebola virus

    May 19, 2015

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases are partnering to help expedite progress in the global fight against Ebola.

  • Tiny device could save lives on battlefield

    May 15, 2015

    Getting rapid treatment for wounds or injuries suffered on the battlefield can mean the difference between life and death. Army medical researchers recently developed "a device that will revolutionize triage," said Lt. Col. Robert Carter. In other words, it could lower casualties in the first few minutes dramatically.

  • Team hits road to promote holistic medicine

    May 5, 2015

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

  • Army Reservists provide medical support in El Salvador

    Apr 20, 2015

    More than 30 soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve provided critical medical services to locals at multiple locations in El Salvador April 13-17. Working in conjunction with personnel from El Salvador, Canada and Brazil, the medical professionals provided thousands of Salvadorans with much-needed vaccinations, dental work, optometry and more.

  • Warrior transition units consolidate from 25 to 15

    Apr 17, 2015

    There are 25 warrior transition units in the United States and overseas. That number will decrease to 15 by Aug. 1, 2016, Col. Chris Toner said.

  • Medical team leverages Wi-Fi, mobile health in combat operations settings

    Apr 14, 2015

    Imagine arriving at a major medical center with a life-threatening medical condition. Imagine now that this facility has no paging or cell phone capability. How will the right doctor be alerted that you need treatment to save your life? The Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center's Mobile Health Innovation Team are working to avoid a scenario, such as this, in austere, deployed hospital environments.

  • Horoho: Army Medicine must be protected from sequestration

    Apr 14, 2015

    Sequestration would force "devastating reductions" on Army Medicine personnel and have dramatic impacts on medical readiness and capabilities, the Army's surgeon general told Congress, April 14.

  • Delivery nurse drops donut day for Performance Triad

    Apr 13, 2015

    Capt. Frances Young used to have doughnut day with her family every weekend. After filling up on donuts with her husband and two children, ages 3 and 4, she said she would get an initial sugar rush and then feel sleepy and crash the rest of the day.

  • Performance expert: Leaders should foster culture of fitness

    Apr 6, 2015

    Today, 43,000 Soldiers are not ready to deploy because they are either not physically or mentally fit. That is 13.5 brigades worth of unready Soldiers, Col. Deydre Teyhen told an audience of 300 ROTC and U.S. Military Academy cadets on Fort Leavenworth, Kan., March 31.

  • Horoho warns of damage to MEDCOM under sequester

    Mar 26, 2015

    Another sequestration could mean the loss of more than 6,000 medical personnel from the Army, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army surgeon general told senators, March 25.

  • ArmyFit website offers information on how to achieve, sustain lasting fitness

    Mar 23, 2015

    For little more than a year, the Army has been promoting a website called ArmyFit, a resource site that provides Soldiers, Family members and U.S. Army civilians with information regarding their physical, spiritual, emotional, Family and social status.

  • Army health leaders advocate for importance of nutrition

    Mar 23, 2015

    During National Nutrition Month in March, "we encourage each of you to renew a commitment to achieving your personal Performance Triad goals," said Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho.

  • Medical laboratory returns home from Liberia

    Mar 23, 2015

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory returned home from a four-month deployment to Liberia, March 23.

  • Modest beginnings lead to bright future for Army nurse

    Mar 17, 2015

    When Marielos Vega was a child living on a coffee plantation in Costa Rica, she dreamed of being a nurse. She would take empty medicine bottles and dole out pretend prescriptions to her siblings.

  • Combat rations database allows Soldiers to learn about meals, ready-to-eat nutrition

    Mar 13, 2015

    When Soldiers rip open meals, ready-to-eat in a combat zone, most people probably are thinking more about flavor and filling their stomachs than about the nutrition.

  • DOD civilian, retired Soldier says resiliency lessons helped him beat cancer

    Mar 13, 2015

    Army retiree and current Department of Defense civilian Greg Cheek says the resiliency skills he learned from the military helped him overcome the biggest challenge of his life: cancer.

  • U.S. Army Research Institute, Harvard team up against PTSD, mTBI

    Mar 12, 2015

    Researchers from the Army and Harvard Medical School are collaborating on a Department of Defense-funded study to identify chemical biomarkers that could differentiate between post-traumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury.

  • American Heart Associate recognizes Horoho for Performance Triad

    Mar 12, 2015

    The American Heart Association recognized Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army surgeon general and commanding general of U.S. Army Medical Command, with its Heart Hero award at the annual Heart Ball.

  • Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy helps resolve PTSD

    Mar 9, 2015

    Approximately 30 patients have been treated with positive results through the Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy, or VRET, program since it was donated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center last October by the Wounded Warrior Project.

  • Nutrition remains important for brain health

    Mar 5, 2015

    In recognition of National Nutritional Awareness Month and Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Fort Lee Army Wellness Center is offering nutritional information for that grey matter between everyone's ears - the human brain.

  • Military medicine, VA ramp up sharing patients in San Antonio

    Mar 2, 2015

    In a move that helps veterans, and active-duty military patients and their families, local Veterans Affairs and military medical facilities have dramatically increased their work-share agreements over the past two years and are seeking to add more.

  • U.S., NATO partners meet to discuss mental health, traumatic brain injury issues

    Feb 25, 2015

    Military medical and behavioral health specialists from 10 NATO countries met in Germany, Feb. 24-25, for a mental health and mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI, workshop.

  • Regional adaptive sports trials begin

    Feb 23, 2015

    More than 50 wounded, injured and ill Service members from five military installations converged on Fort Belvoir, Feb. 9-13, to compete in the first of several regional-level sporting events, which will determine which athletes will advance to the Army trials and qualify to compete in a major Department of Defense competition slated for this summer.

  • ArmyFit's self-development website gets useful upgrades

    Feb 20, 2015

    ArmyFit celebrated its first birthday recently, with the addition of several new features to its website. The site, at https://armyfit.army.mil/, is designed to help improve quality of life for Soldiers, families and Army civilians.

  • '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.

  • Soldier-scientists begin closure of Ebola testing labs

    Feb 17, 2015

    As the mission of Joint Forces Command - United Assistance comes to an end, there are a few more tasks that Service members, deployed in support of Operation United Assistance, or OUA, have to complete.

  • 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.

  • Non-battle injuries result in more medical evacuations than combat

    Jan 28, 2015

    The primary health threat to troops for more than two decades has been common muscle, joint, tendon/ligament and bone injuries like knee or back pain that are caused by running, sports and exercise-related activities such as basketball and weight-lifting.

  • U.S. Army Europe's Medical Brigade trains future expert field medics

    Jan 23, 2015

    The 30th Medical Brigade conducted an exercise Jan. 12-15 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area to provide Soldiers from the 30th Medical Brigade Headquarters, 212th Combat Support Hospital and 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional) with hands-on training to prepare themselves for the intensity and intricacies of the upcoming U.S. Army in Europe Expert Field Medic Badge competition in March.

  • Research team shapes future of combat rations

    Jan 20, 2015

    The Consumer Research Team at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center has posted an online questionnaire that will help the center's Combat Feeding Directorate determine the direction it will take with future operational rations.

  • Soldiers Engage in SHARP Training in Afghanistan

    Jan 20, 2015

    Sexual harassment and sexual assault violate everything the U.S. Army stands for. Deployed leaders from the 5th Battalion 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, gathered their Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) representatives, to aggressively tackle training, but in a way that Soldiers would remember it.

  • 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.

  • Counterinsurgency expert visits Fort Detrick to share lessons of modern warfare

    Jan 20, 2015

    Seated at a small table within the offices of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's, USAMRMC, Combat Casualty Care Research Program, Dr. John Nagl nodded his head in silence as he listened to stories about the future.

  • Soldiers in WTUs receive remote care in communities

    Jan 16, 2015

    Active, Guard and Reserve Soldiers assigned to warrior transition units, which may be hundreds of miles from where they live, now have access to community-based, outpatient care and services in their hometowns.

  • Army colonel raises suicide awareness from green to blue

    Jan 16, 2015

    Service members stationed throughout Pearl Harbor joined Lt. Col. George Corbari, strategic plans and policy officer at U.S. Army Pacific, or USARPAC, for a suicide awareness presentation at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Memorial Chapel, Jan. 14.

  • Joint Forces Command United Assistance service members stick to standards

    Jan 14, 2015

    Whether they are learning new techniques to stay mentally resilient, exercising to stay physically strong, or washing their hands and applying hand sanitizer to prevent illness, Service members deployed under Joint Forces Command - United Assistance, in Monrovia, Liberia, are always taking steps to stay healthy.

  • Parents of special-needs kids turn to each other for support

    Jan 14, 2015

    Parents of special-needs children often carry a heavy burden and need someone to confide in, a family life chaplain said.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosts first NCO SHARP Summit

    Jan 13, 2015

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord became the first Army post to hold a non-commissioned officer Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention summit Jan. 9 at the McChord Chapel Support Center.

  • Soldiers overcome environmental challenges to fitness in Alaska

    Jan 9, 2015

    Polar bears thrive in Alaska as do Arctic wolves -- particularly the Arctic Wolves of 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, at Fort Wainwright, near Fairbanks, thanks to the Performance Triad.

  • Army logistics thrives in Liberia

    Jan 9, 2015

    As Service members of the Joint Forces Command - United Assistance, or JFC-UA, complete their missions, the logistical mission to redeploy the equipment used to battle the virus is picking up speed. The 101st Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners), Task Force Lifeliner, JFC-UA, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is the lead logistics element for Operation United Assistance in West Africa.

  • Fort Hood receives redeploying Soldiers from Operation United Assistance

    Jan 8, 2015

    Fort Hood received its initial cohort of 87 Soldiers that were in support of Operation United Assistance, Jan. 7. The Soldiers are from the 36th Engineer Brigade returning from Liberia, West Africa, where they have been deployed since October 2014.

  • Demonstrating resilience: increasing mental and physical strength through adaptive reconditioning

    Jan 8, 2015

    Adaptive reconditioning contributes to a successful recovery for Soldiers, whether they are transitioning back to active duty or to civilian life. In fact, Service members who participate in adaptive sports are likely to reap a variety of benefits, which include but are not limited to less stress, reduction of dependency of pain and depression medication, building relationships with others, and decreasing body weight and fat.

  • Legislation changes UCMJ for victims of sexual assault

    Jan 7, 2015

    The fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law last month, significantly changes the Uniform Code of Military Justice in cases pertaining to rape and sexual assault.

  • New Year's slim-down resolution achieved with team support

    Jan 7, 2015

    With some help from friends, Veronica Crute completed her 2014 New Year's resolution to lose 62 pounds and she now has another resolution for 2015 -- to lose 50 more.

  • Expert discusses importance of tactical combat casualty care

    Jan 6, 2015

    Future Army leaders were exposed to the importance of tactical combat casualty care, Dec. 17, during the latest edition of the Combat Leader Speaker Program.

  • Ebola workshop highlights collaborations to develop and test vaccines

    Jan 5, 2015

    Experts from the Department of Defense and Health and Human Services jointly sponsored an Ebola vaccine workshop, Dec. 12, in Rockville, Maryland.

  • Telehealth collaboration enabled Army family to remain together

    Jan 2, 2015

    The Daniels family is reunited for this holidays season at Fort Stewart, Georgia; but a few years ago, a daughter's illness threatened to turn their world upside-down.

  • Secret of successful goal attainment revealed

    Jan 2, 2015

    Goals - especially New Year's resolutions this time of year are great to have: losing weight, stopping smoking, earning a college degree, eating healthy, paying off credit cards and so on. Problem is, it's one thing to have a goal and another to successfully complete it.

  • Army medical department establishes enlisted subject matter expert program

    Jan 2, 2015

    In August 2014, over 50 enlisted Soldiers, spanning the ranks of staff sergeant to sergeant major, attended the newly established and revitalized subject-matter expert, or SME, training session. Upon completion, all Soldiers received certificates of training and letters appointing each as the Army Medical Department, or AMEDD, SME to the Army Medical Command sergeant major and surgeon general for their respective military occupational specialties, or MOS, and/or additional skill identifiers, ASI.

  • Joint Task Force-Bravo brings medical care to more than 1,500 in remote Honduran villages

    Dec 31, 2014

    Joint Task Force Bravo's, or JTF-B Medical Element, or MEDEL, Joint Security Forces, and the 1-228th Aviation Regiment partnered with the Honduran Ministry of Health and the Honduran Military to provide medical care to more than 1,500 people over two days in Tipimuna and Auka, two remote villages in the Gracias a Dios region of Honduras, during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise, or MEDRETE, Dec. 15-18.

  • JFC-UA transitions critical health care worker training to partners

    Dec 29, 2014

    The Department of Defense Ebola Treatment Training Team, the joint-service team tasked by the DoD to train health care workers to staff Ebola treatment units, is scheduled to transition its critical mission for the Joint Forces Command -- United Assistance, Jan. 1, 2015.

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

    Dec 23, 2014

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

  • Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance

    Dec 22, 2014

    The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes.

  • Aeromedical research lab works to make MedEvac missions safer

    Dec 18, 2014

    Scientists and engineers of the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory Enroute Care and Airworthiness Division and Flight Systems Branch, at Fort Rucker, Alabama, recently tested an anti-rotational device that when used on a hoist cable is intended to reduce the spinning of a load when lifted from the ground to the helicopter.

  • Army scientist uses diagnostic tools to track Ebola, other viruses

    Dec 18, 2014

    An Army virologist using diagnostic tools found traces of Ebola virus in patient samples in West Africa -- a region thought to be untouched by the disease -- seven years before the largest, deadliest Ebola outbreak took the world by surprise in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

  • Active-duty, Reserve Soldiers hone skills during Mountain Medic Course

    Dec 18, 2014

    To ensure that they are optimally equipped to care for the comrades, 22 Soldiers and Reservist medics completed an intensive two-week Mountain Medic Course at the Bridgewater-Vaccaro Medical Simulation Training Center at Fort Drum, New York, Dec. 1-12, 2014.

  • Soldiers, Airmen depart controlled monitoring area in time for holidays after Africa mission

    Dec 17, 2014

    More than 50 Soldiers and Airmen staying in the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Controlled Monitoring Area, at Smith Barracks, in Baumholder, Germany, since their return from missions in support of Operation United Assistance, returned to their home units, Dec. 16, 2014 -- nine days before Christmas Day.

  • Army training keeps Soldiers resilient during holidays, all year

    Dec 17, 2014

    Currently deployed in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Christopher Freeman relies on his Army training, and support from his family and battle buddies to stay Army Strong while thousands of miles from home.

  • Enlisted Soldiers have pathway to becoming Army physicians

    Dec 17, 2014

    Enlisted Soldiers from any military occupational specialty with a bachelor's degree in any field can apply to the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program.

  • New webpage allows vets with PTSD to apply for discharge upgrade

    Dec 16, 2014

    Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, who were discharged under "other than honorable" conditions can apply on a new webpage to have their discharge upgraded if it was due to PTSD.

  • Quick trip promotes resiliency in Liberia

    Dec 15, 2014

    Walking through the doors to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, one of the first things that can be noticed is the silence. Soldiers deployed and stationed at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Joint Forces Command-United Assistance, marveled at how quiet, clean and calm it was inside the Embassy.

  • First aid classes to help prevent spread of diseases, increase readiness of Liberian police

    Dec 11, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion, from Fort Stewart, Georgia, provided a first aid training class to Liberian law enforcement personnel at the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville, Liberia, Dec. 9, 2014, that could help protect them from diseases such as the Ebola virus.

  • Ebola fighters named Time Person of the Year

    Dec 11, 2014

    Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), were part of Time Magazine's selection for the 2014 Person of the Year.

  • Report shows Army making progress in SHARP efforts

    Dec 5, 2014

    Army efforts to change command climate and increase training have resulted in a decrease in sexual assaults as well as an increase in reporting of these crimes, a recently released report shows.

  • Biggest threat to U.S. troops in Liberia is malaria, not Ebola

    Dec 4, 2014

    In October 2014, Service members deployed to Liberia for Operation United Assistance, an operation supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa. The fight against Ebola, however, poses a significantly smaller health threat to U.S. forces than malaria does.

  • An Ebola tale with a tail

    Dec 2, 2014

    At the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, the case number is known as SPL14.068. To Nina Pham, the subject has a different name: Bentley.

  • Army Medicine, national partners discuss sleep effects on health, readiness

    Dec 2, 2014

    The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., hosted a gathering of the nation's leading experts on sleep, Nov. 13, 2014, to discuss sleep and its impact on health. Because a healthy and ready Army is a priority, Army Medicine has become a national leader, partnering with National Institutes of Health, National Sleep Foundation, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and other organizations to help change the culture of how we view sleep.

  • 1st Cavalry Soldiers trained, ready to monitor personnel returning from duty in West Africa

    Dec 2, 2014

    With only weeks to organize, Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, put into place operations for the North Fort Hood Ebola controlled monitoring site and are trained and ready to receive and monitor Service members and volunteer civilians returning from duty in West Africa.

  • 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 helps develop containment system used against Ebola

    Nov 26, 2014

    A containment system used to quarantine Ebola virus patients being transported out of West Africa was developed with help from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, in Massachusetts.

  • 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.

  • 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."

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