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  • Army Hammer-thrower to compete in 2011 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships

    Feb 24, 2011

    The thought of standing in the middle of a packed stadium and listening to the roar of cheering fans is not an uncommon fantasy. Maj. Mike Mai has actually been there.

  • Federal agencies learn benefits of hiring wounded veterans

    Feb 24, 2011

    Hiring representatives from two dozen federal agencies gathered Feb. 23, at Fort Belvoir, Va., for a two-day event designed in part to help them meet new requirements to increase hiring of veterans and disabled Americans.

  • Army announces 2011 Warrior Games team

    Feb 23, 2011

    The U.S. Army's Warrior Transition Command has announced the selection of wounded-warrior athletes who will represent the Army at the 2011 Warrior Games, May 16-21, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Army releases January suicide data

    Feb 22, 2011

    In January, the Army experienced a total of 14 potential suicides and one confirmed suicide among Soldiers on active-duty status.

  • Battle ongoing to defeat combat stress

    Feb 22, 2011

    Members of the Combat Stress Clinic are working throughout Afghanistan to defeat this enemy.

  • Leaders outline improved health care services

    Feb 22, 2011

    The Defense Department has taken a number of recent steps to improve health care and family support services for military members and their families, the department's two top leaders told a Senate panel yesterday.

  • Base in southern Iraq hosts Austin Marathon

    Feb 21, 2011

    Runners on southern Iraq's Contingency Operating Site Kalsu participated in a central Texas based half marathon, Sunday.

  • Brain experts meet to further Soldier head protection

    Feb 17, 2011

    Soldiers can have some of the same brain damage as boxers, according to one researcher who presented at the Soldier Protective Conference.

  • Spirit of giving: Volunteers build home for Soldier

    Feb 17, 2011

    Members of the Fort Jackson community turned out in force last week to lend a helping hand to a fellow Soldier.

  • WCAP runners lead All-Army to silver in Armed Forces Cross Country

    Feb 15, 2011

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program runners Spc. Robert Cheseret won the men's 12K and Maj. Emily Potter finished second in the women's 8K at the 2011 Armed Forces Cross Country Championships on Feb. 5 in San Diego.

  • Scenarios prep Reservists for medical record task in Iraq

    Feb 14, 2011

    Members of the 256th Combat Support Hospital, an Army Reserve unit, collectively trained together for the first time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Utilizing MC4 systems, 200 Reservists readied for their split-based mission during a four-day field exercise.

  • GAT results to soon include fitness score

    Feb 11, 2011

    A Soldier's physical fitness numbers will soon be included as part of results given after taking the online "Global Assessment Tool."

  • Army amputee runs on inspiration

    Feb 11, 2011

    Warrant Officer Johnathan Holsey, stationed at Fort Gilliem, Ga., keeps fit for military duty -- often logging two to three miles per day, but with one caveat; Holsey has a prosthetic leg.

  • Medical troops hone skills with innovative, rapidly deployable setup

    Feb 11, 2011

    Soldiers of the 212th Combat Support Hospital developed a 10-bed Early Entry Package, which can swiftly bring more than 50 personnel to establish and sustain 10 intensive care beds, two operating room beds, and a full complement of pharmacy, x-ray and laboratory capabilities.

  • Army drafting new regulation for WTUs

    Feb 10, 2011

    The Warrior Transition Command is developing a consolidated regulation that will provide complete oversight and guidance for its 29 units across the Army.

  • Army Nurse Corps marks 110 years of touching lives

    Feb 10, 2011

    Last week the Army Nurse Corps celebrated its 110th anniversary of standing shoulder to shoulder with Soldiers and providing care for all military service members and their families throughout every major conflict.

  • National Guard psychological health directors help Soldiers, Airmen manage stress

    Feb 10, 2011

    The National Guard has appointed directors of psychological health for each state and territory to ensure a continuance of excellent care for servicemembers and their families.

  • Soldiers, unit leaders tackle four-day training event

    Feb 9, 2011

    A mobile training team from the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School at Fort Jackson, S.C., led Fort Benning, Ga., noncommissioned officers and team leaders through a four-day training session designed to reinforce the program's standards and execution.

  • 'Paws for Purple Hearts' helping with PTSD

    Feb 8, 2011

    Paws for Purple Hearts, a non-profit that teaches wounded Soldiers to train service dogs for seriously-disabled veterans, may soon begin testing the physiological reactions that come from working with the animals.

  • Relief in sight for chronic pain sufferers

    Feb 8, 2011

    Injury and pain may be considered just a consequence of the job for many Soldiers, but the medical professionals at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center here are striving to help wounded Soldiers manage their pain so they can continue their Army careers.

  • Mullen: Building resilience must start at basic training

    Feb 8, 2011

    Leadership that builds resilience in servicemembers and their families starting with the first day of basic training is essential to the U.S. military's future, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today.

  • Enhanced Combat Helmet to be fielded in fall

    Feb 4, 2011

    The Army is looking at an improved combat helmet that surpasses the capabilities of what Soldiers are currently wearing in the field, and it may be available in the fall.

  • Iraqi physical therapists train at Walter Reed

    Feb 4, 2011

    Three Iraqi military physical therapists are wrapping up a six-week rotation Feb. 14, with Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Coalition docs give Afghan burn victim chance at survival

    Feb 3, 2011

    Noorzada, an 11-year-old Afghan girl, lay in a hospital bed in Kabul with burns to roughly 30 percent of her body. Afghan physicians in Kandahar, incapable of providing the care she needed, encouraged her father to try an American medical facility.

  • Army to test new fitness program in Europe

    Feb 3, 2011

    Soldiers in Europe will test a pilot program developed to heighten the strength, power, speed and agility they require to carry out their mission in today's modern combat environment.

  • Fort Lee clinic celebrates Army Nurse Corps Anniversary

    Feb 3, 2011

    On Wednesday, the Army Nurse Corps celebrated its 110th anniversary. For the nurses at Kenner Army Health Clinic, at Fort Lee, Va., it was a time to reflect on the heroic tradition of American men and women tending to sick and wounded warriors since 1775.

  • Vanguard surgeons, doctors teach trauma course to Ramadi staff

    Feb 2, 2011

    CAMP ALI, Iraq-Doctor Ahmed Abdul Aziz and his staff treat about 400 patients per day at the Al Ramadi General Hospital.

  • Army wounded marksmen aim for Warrior Games

    Feb 2, 2011

    Wounded warriors took aim at becoming members of the Army's 2010 Warrior Games team at a shooting clinic set up just for them last week by the elite Army Marksmanship Unit.

  • Dedicated blood donors recognized with ceremony

    Feb 2, 2011

    On Jan. 26, 2011, blood donors, unit representatives and supporters crowded the rotunda of Fort Hood's Robertson Blood Center to watch and participate in the blood donor center's annual Donor Recognition Ceremony.

  • Chiarelli expects increase in behavioral health needs

    Feb 1, 2011

    The Army's vice chief of staff opened the Reserve Officers Association National Security Symposium by predicting an increase in the number of Soldiers suffering from depression, anxiety, traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.

  • Army surgeon general presents top 10 initiatives

    Feb 1, 2011

    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker announced his Top 10 initiatives for Army medicine Jan. 27.

  • TRICARE's at-home counseling program reaches nearly 3,000 calls

    Feb 1, 2011

    In existence since 2009, the TRICARE Assistance Program, or TRIAP, offers 24-hour confidential counseling for those needing immediate help, or those who may not want to visit a behavioral health practitioner in person.

  • Army labs get award for technology to defeat dengue

    Jan 31, 2011

    With Florida's dengue outbreak last year, Key West residents became the beneficiaries of a mosquito-trap technology first developed by Army laboratories nearly a decade ago.

  • MP fights adversity, fulfills Army commitment

    Jan 28, 2011

    While on patrol in Iraq on Aug. 13, 2008, Ballard's Humvee was struck by an improvised explosive device that resulted in an amputation of his left arm above the elbow. Rather than focusing on what he couldn't do, he kept a positive attitude by continuing to look at what he can do in life.

  • Army producing new suicide-prevention video

    Jan 27, 2011

    The Army Suicide Prevention Program's latest initiative, "Shoulder to Shoulder: Resiliency of the Army Family," is the third in a series of videos created for suicide awareness and prevention training at installations Armywide. Joint Base Lewis-McChord was one of two installations selected for filming the 20-minute video.

  • Army releases December and 2010 suicide data

    Jan 27, 2011

    The Army released today suicide data for the month of December and for 2010.

  • Soldier in Afghanistan uses Skype to help coach special delivery

    Jan 25, 2011

    For one expectant father and Soldier in Afghanistan, taking an active role in the birth of his child thousands of miles distant just took a little ingenuity, a lot of commitment and Skype.

  • DoD gives PTSD help 'second life' in virtual reality

    Jan 24, 2011

    The Department of Defense launched a computer-based virtual world last week where Soldiers can anonymously learn about the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and where to get help. Creators of the Virtual PTSD Experience at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, or T2, hope the program will cut down on stigma associated with the "signature wounds" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury.

  • Third Army rolls out new PT program in Kuwait

    Jan 24, 2011

    Third Army Soldiers at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, noticed a new emphasis on the full-body workout as they began their session before reveille Jan. 13.

  • TRICARE improves online communication, access

    Jan 24, 2011

    Additions to the TRICARE military health plan's website are giving beneficiaries easier access to their personal health data, more convenient appointment scheduling and better communication with their health care providers, the top TRICARE official reported.

  • Losing 100 pounds gains hundreds of PT points

    Jan 21, 2011

    Louisiana National Guardsman Spc. Alejandro Zuniga scored an incredible 401 points on his most recent Army Physical Fitness Test -- something even he found hard to believe considering the state he was in less than two years ago.

  • Red Cross continues legacy of troop, family support

    Jan 21, 2011

    In Fiscal Year 2010, the Red Cross provided more than 597,000 emergency communications services for nearly 150,000 military families, and nearly $6 million in immediate financial aid to 5,000 families. And thousands of volunteers, including servicemembers, veterans and military spouses, offered comfort and support to wounded and ill troops and their families in hospitals worldwide.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord surgical team ready to deploy

    Jan 20, 2011

    Members of the 102nd Forward Surgical Team, 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, cased their guidon Jan. 12. The team will uncase its colors in Afghanistan, where its 21 members will provide surgical support to coalition forces.

  • Number of Soldiers taking GAT approaches million

    Jan 20, 2011

    The Army is closing in on a 1-million user milestone for those who have taken the "Global Assessment Tool" survey -- the results of which serve as a starting point for an individual Soldier's journey though the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • 'Virtual world' helps with post-traumatic stress

    Jan 19, 2011

    The Defense Department is using virtual-world interactivity to educate and help warfighters and others who are reluctant to seek more direct care to deal with post-traumatic stress, said an official at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, also known as "T2."

  • Army sees slight reduction in active-duty suicides

    Jan 19, 2011

    The Army vice chief of staff reported a slight reduction this past year in suicides committed by Soldiers on active duty, from 162 in 2009 to 156 in 2010.

  • Study shows pre-deployment screening yields benefits

    Jan 18, 2011

    An Army study released today found that Soldiers who received extra behavioral-health screening prior to deployment had significantly lower rates of combat stress than those who did not.

  • TRICARE to extend dependent coverage to age 26

    Jan 18, 2011

    To ensure military families don't get left out as the new national health care reform law extends parent's health insurance to their children up to age 26, TRICARE plans to roll out its new Young Adult Program by spring and to provide an option to make coverage retroactive to Jan. 1.

  • Program helps Soldier cope with traumatic loss

    Jan 6, 2011

    Watching a friend die in combat changed Sgt. Allen Chase's life. The father of six knew he needed help, but his goal is to become a commissioned officer and a physician's assistant, and he feared asking for help would end that dream.

  • Army officials work to treat invisible wounds of war

    Dec 27, 2010

    Military leaders and troops alike need more time at home between deployments to help diagnose and receive treatment for the "invisible" wounds of war such as post traumatic stress, a senior Army officer said today.

  • Wounded warriors swim with sharks

    Dec 20, 2010

    Donning full scuba gear, 17 wounded warriors from Fort Bragg's Warrior Transition Battalion swam Sunday with sharks and other sea life in Georgia Aquarium's large tank in Atlanta.

  • WTU cadre work together to heal wounded warriors

    Dec 20, 2010

    There's a fine line between helping and hindering an injured Soldier. Knowing the difference can be critical to recovery. Tackling the complexities involved in treating a Soldier's physical and mental wounds in tandem is a challenge Fort Polk's Warrior Transition Unit cadre takes on daily.

  • Iron Stronghold Resiliency Center opens on Camp Adder

    Dec 20, 2010

    In order to bring the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program to more Soldiers, the 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, recently opened the Iron Stronghold Resiliency Center on Camp Adder, Iraq.

  • Army releases November suicide data

    Dec 17, 2010

    The Army released suicide data today for the month of November. Among Active Duty Soldiers, there were 11 potential suicides.

  • 56th Army Band performs holiday concert for JBLM special needs community

    Dec 15, 2010

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 56th Army Band performed a holiday concert Tuesday at Carey Theater that was arranged exclusively for special needs children and families within the community. These are children with disorders and conditions like autism and cerebral palsy.

  • One university's loss is Army's unquestioned gain

    Dec 15, 2010

    Bavaria Medical Department Activity Pediatric Neuropsychologist Dr. John Dieter works with military children across Europe who have highly complex situations such as severe autism or extreme developmental delays.

  • Fort Hood breaks ground for new Army medical center

    Dec 13, 2010

    A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Dec. 13, for the new $534 million Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center that will be constructed to replace the current 45-year-old building.

  • BJACH works to perfect reactions to mass casualty situations

    Dec 13, 2010

    Emergencies and disasters are in the news every day. Preparing for them can make the difference between life and death. That's why Fort Polk's Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital held an all-day multi-situational mass casualty training Dec. 2.

  • New PT program develops battle skills, warrior tasks

    Dec 13, 2010

    The winds of change are blowing through the Army's Physical Readiness Training Program and Fort Polk is taking the initiative to stay ahead of the storms that are sure to follow in its wake.

  • Holiday blues or something more'

    Dec 8, 2010

    This holiday season, servicemembers and their families can take advantage of Military Pathway's free, anonymous, online or telephone mental health self-assessments tool.

  • Wounded warriors back in Iraq for 'proper exit'

    Dec 6, 2010

    Eight wounded warriors returning to Iraq for the first time since they were injured received a hero's welcome during a ceremony at Al Faw Palace at Camp Victory Dec. 6.

  • Army medics help Afghan boy back on his feet

    Dec 6, 2010

    Abas, a 9-year-old Afghan, is under the care of Company C, 426th Brigade Support Battalion on Forward Operating Base Fenty in Eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province. He is from the nearby village of Kakrat. Abas suffered third-degree burns on both legs when he fell into a pit of hot coals that had been used to melt syrup to cook an Afghan treat.

  • Army fielding app upgrades to improve mild TBI reporting on battlefield

    Dec 2, 2010

    The Army is in the midst of fielding a massive software upgrade to medical units on the front lines, delivering improved methods for capturing and reporting mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) data, as well as better tools for managing medical supplies, and better visibility of in-transit patients and equipment.

  • Horses help heroes in healing: WTU Soldiers participate

    Dec 2, 2010

    For decades, horses have charged into battle carrying cavalrymen, pulling artillerymen's caissons and serving as vehicles for mounted military police. Today, horses are helping wounded warriors by guiding them along the road to resiliency.

  • Study of brain hot topic at Army Science Conference

    Dec 1, 2010

    Hundreds of Army medical, science and technology experts gathered to discuss neuroscience and its role in training and materiel development at the third day of the 27th Army Science Conference Dec. 1.

  • Army medical simulation scientists developing tools to give realistic training

    Dec 1, 2010

    Medical simulation technologies are being developed to give medics and combat lifesavers more realistic training that could result in lives saved on the battlefield.

  • Army's first community-based medical clinic now open

    Nov 30, 2010

    The first of 17 planned off-base Army medical clinics opened today outside Fort Campbell, Ky., as part of an initiative that is aiming to free up health care access for Active Duty Soldiers on installations.

  • Army explores PTSD treatments

    Nov 30, 2010

    Science and technology is leading the approach for treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and those treatments were discussed by medical experts at a topical panel at the 27th Army Science Conference Nov 30. The treatments discussed ranged from cognitive therapy and pharmaceutical treatment to virtual reality.

  • Joint exercise tests ability to handle active shooter incident

    Nov 24, 2010

    Every day we are faced with images and stories about violent crime. Victims are held hostage, shootings happen in supermarkets, schools and even on secure military installations. In an effort to improve and sustain 502nd ABW emergency management policies and procedures, a massive Active Shooter Exercise was held on post Nov. 17.

  • Medical clinic at Fort Hood renamed after National Guard medic

    Nov 24, 2010

    A National Guard combat medic killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom was memorialized Nov. 23 when Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's West Fort Hood Health Clinic was renamed in his honor.

  • Robots to rescue wounded on battlefield

    Nov 22, 2010

    A robot now being tested may soon be used to rescue wounded Soldiers under fire without risking additional lives.

  • Army aims to better track injured Soldiers

    Nov 19, 2010

    The Army is using a new computer-based tracking system in order to provide more consistent care for injured Soldiers called e-Profile.

  • First amputee completes Carson WLC

    Nov 18, 2010

    Sgt. Charles Berninghausen became the first amputee to complete the Warrior Leader Course at Fort Carson Nov. 12, almost four years after an improvised explosive device in Iraq nearly killed him.

  • New MRAP ambulance prototypes many improvements

    Nov 18, 2010

    A Pentagon team is working with the Army Medical Command and BAE Systems to build a new Caiman Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Ambulance vehicle that offers a host of technological innovations.

  • Fort Bragg opens doors to new wellness center

    Nov 18, 2010

    Fort Bragg joined the 'be your best self' campaign with the grand opening of a new Army wellness center on Nov. 4. Motivated by the motto 'prevention is the best cure,' the center's staff teaches the community to value mental, physical and emotional fitness for optimum resiliency.

  • Program easing medical separation rolls out forcewide

    Nov 18, 2010

    A pilot program that eases medical separation and speeds benefit payments for servicemembers too wounded, sick or injured to stay in the military will soon roll out to the entire force.

  • Groundbreaking for new medical center set for Dec. 13

    Nov 18, 2010

    Groundbreaking for Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's new hospital is scheduled for Dec. 13, signaling the start of a $534 million project that will consolidate services and enhance access to medical care for thousands of Fort Hood Soldiers, family members and retirees.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness now more accessible to families

    Nov 17, 2010

    Army family members can now use the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness global assessment tool and all its online self-improvement modules without having a sponsored Army Knowledge Online account.

  • Aid stations at Campbell, Carson move from paper to digtal medical records

    Nov 17, 2010

    Replacing paper with electronic medical record systems, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 4th Infantry Division (ID) at Fort Carson, Colo., and the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., are the latest to join the growing list of units using MC4, a once battlefield-only system, to document Soldier care in garrison. This enables units to familiarize themselves with a system they will ultimately use down range.

  • Children of deployed more likely to seek mental health care

    Nov 17, 2010

    Young children from military families are more likely to seek mental and behavioral health care when a parent is deployed than when a parent is at home, a military study has concluded.

  • Soldiers receive realistic training on first-aid kits

    Nov 15, 2010

    The MTTP is a trailer outfitted with a computer-controlled mannequin that speaks, breathes and bleeds like a person. The platform was created to train Soldiers how to use their IFAK . The kit is often introduced but not often put into real-life training situations. Wounds simulated include amputations, sucking chest wounds and airway compromise.

  • 'Mechanical mommy' helps train military baby doctors

    Nov 15, 2010

    The Mobile Obstetric Emergencies Simulator doesn't sound like something that is cutting-edge technology and can potentially save the Department of Defense millions of dollars in malpractice suits, especially when it only costs $20,000 to create.

  • Secretary of the Army cuts ribbon for new WTU, Soldier and Family Assistance Center

    Nov 15, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh called the grand opening of Fort Meade's Warrior in Transition Solider and Family Assistance Center facilities "a very unique achievement" during the ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 10.

  • Bragg opens model Army Wellness Center

    Nov 10, 2010

    Chilly, misty weather didn't dampen the spirits of more than 150 people who attended the Nov. 5 opening of the Fort Bragg, N.C., Army Wellness Center.

  • Army launches new website for wounded warriors

    Nov 10, 2010

    The Army Warrior Transition Command launched a new website covering issues identified in feedback from wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans.

  • 'BOSS Safety Factor' uses humor to lower risks

    Nov 4, 2010

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center has teamed up with the Family and MWR Command to provide Soldiers with a ready-to-use tool that, according to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer, is "anything but your boring safety presentation."

  • Domestic violence expert discusses progress

    Nov 4, 2010

    A retired detective of the Nashville Police Department said Tuesday that military communities face special challenges with domestic violence, but progress is being made to address the root problems.

  • Military progresses in identifying, treating brain, mental injuries

    Nov 3, 2010

    Nine years of conflict has revolutionized the way the military treats its combat wounded, Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson Jr., the Navy surgeon general, told American Forces Press Service.

  • Army increases support for suicide prevention

    Nov 2, 2010

    In an attempt to combat the rise in Army-wide suicides, efforts are being made to increase awareness of the risk factors and warning signs to prevent suicides. In addition, Army leadership across the board is stepping up to provide better assistance in mitigating causes linked to suicidal thoughts and actions.

  • Move Forward: Physical Therapists bring motion to life

    Nov 2, 2010

    October is the month designated, by the American Physical Therapy Association in 1982, as National Physical Therapy Month to celebrate physical therapy nationwide. This year's theme for National Physical Therapy Month is Move Forward: Physical Therapists bring motion to life.

  • Army spouse, paraplegic shares personal story, urges Soldiers to drive safely

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Kelly Narowski got out of the passenger's side of her friend's Jeep Wrangler and ran over to the driver's side because her friend was too drunk to drive. After her friend buckled up, Narowski started driving down the road. She wasn't wearing her seatbelt. "I remember getting out of the car, and I remember what I was wearing and how the mountains and the sky looked," Narowski said. "It was the last time I ever walked."

  • Panel notes progress in fight against post-traumatic stress

    Nov 1, 2010

    A panel of experts last night noted significant progress in the efforts of the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments to help servicemembers, veterans and their families affected by post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Acupuncture gains momentum in Army health care

    Nov 1, 2010

    Army health care providers have been using this ancient Chinese technique for active duty Soldiers downrange for several years, since Air Force doctor Richard C. Niemtzow was credited with developing Battlefield Acupuncture nearly 10 years ago.

  • Studies look at how deployments affect children

    Oct 29, 2010

    This year 142,000 Army children are dealing with their parent's deployment, said Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Thomas R. Lamont, adding that the Army is studying how they cope.

  • DOD unveils smart phone mental health application

    Oct 28, 2010

    A free smart phone mobile application that will help servicemembers, veterans and family members track their emotional health is now available, Defense Department officials announced this week.

  • Leaders, Soldiers, Families helping reduce accidental deaths

    Oct 27, 2010

    The number of accidental deaths in the Army has dropped dramatically in recent years, from 299 deaths in 2005 to just 179 in 2010. However, those grim numbers still trouble Brig. Gen. Bill Wolf, director of Army Safety, whose primary responsibility is reducing risks and keeping Soldiers safe.

  • Army medicine building circle of trust, says surgeon general

    Oct 27, 2010

    The Army's surgeon general announced a new partnership of trust between Soldiers and their Families and Army Medical Command, based on improved access and continuity of care, at the third Family Forum of the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting.

  • Wounded warriors take awards first time in Ten-Miler

    Oct 25, 2010

    More than 50 wounded, visually impaired and amputee athletes signed up for the 2010 Army Ten-Miler Sunday, competing against each other in categories of their own for the first time.

  • All-Army runners take top trophy from Brazilians at 26th Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 25, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Runners from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program triumphantly took the team trophy from the Brazilian Army at this year's Army Ten-Miler on Sunday.

  • Red Cross donates TRX equipment to Fort Polk's WTU

    Oct 25, 2010

    The TRX equipment and exercise program is a suspension training system that uses body weight to achieve fitness goals. The system is starting to gain attention in the Army. Thanks to the American Red Cross, the newest workout equipment on Fort Polk will not be found at any gym. Rather, it can be found at the Warrior Transition Unit.

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