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  • Intrepid center marks first anniversary

    Jun 24, 2011

    A year after its ribbon-cutting ceremony, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence is making a difference in the lives of warfighters suffering traumatic brain injuries and psychological disorders, said Dr. James Kelly, the center’s director.

  • Medical professionals in Afghanistan strive to treated wounded within 'golden hour'

    Jun 22, 2011

    Pfc. Shawn Williams was driving a Stryker vehicle when a roadside bomb detonated and ignited the vehicle on fire. Williams’ foot was fractured, his face covered with hot grease, his right and left hands suffered second-degree burns and were blistering. He made it to the Role 3 hospital at Kandahar Airfield within the "golden hour" of care.

  • Fishing program assists Soldiers’ recovery

    Jun 16, 2011

    Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing is a nonprofit organization that focuses on reaching out to wounded veterans to aid in their rehabilitation -- both mentally and physically.

  • Young male Soldiers at risk for testicular cancer

    Jun 16, 2011

    Medical professionals at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center warn the majority of male Soldiers at Fort Hood are part of the most at-risk group for testicular cancer. The form of cancer may be rare, but it does occur most often in men between the ages of 20 and 39.

  • TCCC course delivers standard to special ops medics

    Jun 16, 2011

    The U.S. Special Operations Command Europe developed and conducted a Tactical Combat Casualty Care "train-the-trainer" course to enhance the Special Operations Forces capability and interoperability of International Security Assistance Force partner nations.

  • Exercise tests plan for upcoming Walter Reed patient relocation

    Jun 14, 2011

    The National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center conducted an inpatient movement rehearsal exercise June 12, 2011, to test all aspects of the inpatient move that is scheduled to occur in August.

  • Servicemembers run with robots for wounded warriors, qualify for the Army Ten-Miler

    Jun 14, 2011

    Raising more than $2,500 for the Wounded Warrior Project, nearly 130 people from all branches of service rallied together to support the 2011 Robot Trot.

  • Company commander cycles in support of MS awareness

    Jun 13, 2011

    Capt. Theresa Giorno completed a 150-mile, two-day bicycle ride along Virginia’s Eastern Shore to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

  • Mobile dentistry team keeps Soldiers combat ready

    Jun 10, 2011

    Over the course of five days, a mobile dentistry team from Charlie Company, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, examined and treated Soldiers at Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan.

  • WTB Soldier shares gift of life with bone marrow donation

    Jun 10, 2011

    More than four years ago, when Spc. Christopher Sutton was stationed with the 89th Military Police Brigade, he took part in a bone marrow donor drive and was entered into the Department of Defense bone marrow donor database. Now working as a cadre member of the Warrior Transition Brigade Headquarters, Sutton was stunned when he was told it appeared that he was a match to someone who would benefit from a bone marrow donation.

  • Young Fort Drum bike riders hit trails, learn bike safety

    Jun 9, 2011

  • Deployed medical professionals learn to conduct sexual assault forensic exams

    Jun 7, 2011

    Medical professionals across Southern Afghanistan came to Kandahar Airfield to participate in a two-day training course to ensure medical providers are able to conduct sexual assault forensic exams.

  • FDA approves test for diagnosing leishmaniasis caused by sand flies

    Jun 7, 2011

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the way for the SMART Leish PCR assay, a test to aid in the diagnosis of individuals with cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by certain species of sand flies.

  • Biking to work is healthy, green choice for Corps employees

    May 31, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District employees logged more than 7,300 miles in May for the May is Bike Month campaign. The district was also recognized as a bike-friendly workplace in 2011 by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments.

  • Gauntlet PT strengthens Soldier fitness, endurance at Fort Hood

    May 26, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Johnathan Vines and his Soldiers put themselves through the “Gauntlet,” an intense circuit training with a variety of exercises designed to work out the entire body.

  • 2011 Warrior Games end with camaraderie, music

    May 25, 2011

    The 2011 Warrior Games came to a close Saturday at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., with awards and a free concert.

  • Army takes gold at wheelchair basketball championships

    May 23, 2011

    The Army beat out the Marines, 44-19, and took home the gold, after fierce competition at the championship wheelchair basketball game, May 20, at the 2011 Warrior Games.

  • Army swimmers win 15 medals at Warrior Games

    May 23, 2011

    The swimming finals at the 2011 Warrior Games Friday brought the Army 15 medals, including several gold.

  • Blood tests alert Picatinny civilian to life-threatening disease

    May 23, 2011

    The Picatinny Civilian Welfare Council holds an annual blood test program. The results of one of these tests forever changed the life of Raymond Seiz.

  • Army archers take silver in 2 events

    May 20, 2011

    Two Army athletes took home silver medals Thursday in the 2011 Warrior Games Archery Finals at the Olympic Training Center.

  • Army takes bronze medals in prone, standing rifle

    May 20, 2011

    Bronze was the color of the day for two Army athletes who each placed third in their categories during the Shooting Finals at the Shooting Center, Olympic Training Center, here.

  • Study focuses on mental health of force in Afghanistan

    May 20, 2011

    Soldiers say there's lower barriers and better access to behavioral health care in theater, even though for many there's been an increase in time spent outside the wire.

  • Army Center for Enhanced Performance realigned with Comprehensive Soldier Fitness on JBLM

    May 19, 2011

    The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Comprehensive Soldier Fitness-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program recently rebranded from the Army Center for Enhanced Performance to CSF-PREP to better align its capabilities with the Army-wide Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • Warriors move on to archery finals

    May 19, 2011

    Wednesday's events at the 2011 Warrior Games began with the Archery Ranking Round, where three Army recurve bow shooters moved on to the finals.

  • Mass casualty exercise tests city, military medical capabilities

    May 19, 2011

    The National Disaster Medical System exercise brought Army, Air Force, and local civilian organizations together May 17, 2011, to orchestrate the movement of casualties into San Antonio by air, then out to local hospitals by ambulance and ambulance buses.

  • Zeroing in: Soldier competes in Warrior Games

    May 19, 2011

    What worried Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Trescott most was breathing. With an altitude of more than 6,000 feet above sea level, breathing in Colorado Spring, Colo., requires faster, deeper breaths than breathing in Columbia, S.C.

  • Double amputee happy to fill NCO leader role

    May 18, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Ray Castillo's 10th combat deployment with the 75th Ranger Regiment resulted in a life-changing event on the dusty battlefield of northern Iraq. Today, he's a double amputee, but is set to graduate next week from Fort Benning's seven-week Maneuver Senior Leaders Course.

  • Army men take silver in track relay at Warrior Games

    May 18, 2011

    The Army took the silver medal yesterday in the men's relay during the 2011 Warrior Games here at Garry Berry Stadium.

  • 2011 Warrior Games open

    May 17, 2011

    The 2011 Warrior Games kicked off Monday evening at the U.S. Olympic Training Center when Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta lit the torch to start the games.

  • NY Guard Yellow Ribbon Program helps Soldiers, families deal with redeployment stress

    May 17, 2011

    Soldiers from across New York State and their families gathered for a two-day session during which they learned about problems and concerns that can crop up when National Guard Soldiers return from a combat zone to civilian life.

  • Blackhorse Troopers dominate at NTC combatives tournament

    May 16, 2011

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment took first place in six out of seven weight divisions at the Warrior Challenge Combatives Tournament at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., May 9-10, 2011.

  • Less is more: Dieting got NCO's career back on track

    May 13, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Brett Michael, an instructor at the Henry H. Lind Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., lost 70 pounds in a year, and has taken back control of his life, his body, and his career.

  • American, British, German medical Soldiers build skills, interoperability

    May 13, 2011

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army Europe's 212th Combat Support Hospital, the United Kingdom's 1st Medical Regiment, and the German Army's 22nd Medical Regiment conducted a joint medical training exercise here, May 2-13, 2011.

  • Army working to streamline disability evaluation system

    May 13, 2011

    Army leaders told lawmakers Wednesday the service is revamping its disability evaluation system because the current process is inefficient.

  • Chiarelli: Stress disorder, brain injury science lacking

    May 13, 2011

    The therapies used for the treatment of brain injuries lag behind the advanced medical science employed for treating mechanical injuries, such as missing limbs, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli told reporters here today at the Defense Writers Group breakfast.

  • Soldiers try new PT test at Benning

    May 12, 2011

    The Army's new physical fitness test was administered to a group of Fort Benning Soldiers this week as part of the service's pilot program.

  • Soldier breaks world record running marathon in gas mask

    May 11, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Marc Dibernardo runs marathons in a gas mask to raise donations for wounded warriors, and his finishing time in the North Shore Marathon broke the world record.

  • Chaplains prepare for brigade redeployment

    May 10, 2011

    Certain phrases are classic in the Army vocabulary: "Drink water." "Get a haircut." "Drop." And time and again, in briefings and formations: "If you have a problem, talk to the chaplain."

  • Soldiers begin practice week for Warrior Games

    May 9, 2011

    The second annual Warrior Games is gearing up for competition with a week-long training session in Colorado Springs, Colo., starting today.

  • Army nurse program grabs top spot

    May 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing has been ranked the best program of its kind in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report's 2012 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools.

  • Committee picks Giunta to light Warrior Games torch

    May 6, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta will light the torch to start this year's Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center here, May 16, 2011, officials of U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, announced today.

  • Army vice chief gets 'Hero of Medicine' award

    May 5, 2011

    The Hero of Medicine Award was presented May 4, 2011, to Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli for his efforts to help Soldiers with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.

  • Obama lauds Soldier ride participants

    May 5, 2011

    As 30 wounded warriors on bicycles gathered on the White House's South Lawn yesterday, President Barack Obama said their participation in a Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride is a reminder that everyone can do something for the troops.

  • Wounded warrior still gets bad guys

    May 5, 2011

    Buddha-like, Staff Sgt. Paul Roberts clears his mind and focuses intently on an array of lines crisscrossing his computer screen.

  • 'Golden hour' initiative pays off in Afghanistan

    May 5, 2011

    Medical and aeromedical evacuation personnel in Afghanistan and at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany say they're seeing the results, in lives saved, of an initiative to get servicemembers to care within an of being wounded. They say casualties are getting medical treatment faster and closer to the point of injury than ever before.

  • Soldier injured in Fort Hood shooting continues rehab, recovery at WTB

    May 4, 2011

    For Spc. Matthew Cooke, Nov. 5, 2009, started off as an ordinary day. In the year-and-a-half since the shooting, Cooke has quietly applied himself to healing physically and mentally, as a member of the Warrior Transition Brigade. His ultimate goal is to remain a Soldier in the U.S. Army.

  • Women's Health Center opens doors at Fort Hood

    May 4, 2011

    A new Women's Health Center at Fort Hood, Texas, opened its doors April 26 to rave reviews by the many patients, family members and hospital staff who attended the open house celebration.

  • Family Resiliency Academy brings CSF to families

    May 3, 2011

    The Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program provides Master Resilience Training to assist Soldiers and families in maximizing their potential physical, emotional, social, family and spiritual well-being. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness is being taught Armywide to Soldiers, family members and Department of the Army Civilians.

  • Enlisted leaders focus on families

    May 2, 2011

    Building resilience in families and ensuring they have access to effective support programs are just a few of the steps the services are taking to ensure a high quality of life for troops and their families, the services' senior enlisted leaders said during a town hall meeting here yesterday.

  • I Corps builds physically, emotionally strong 'tactical athletes'

    Apr 30, 2011

    In what was an unusually warm and rain-free Washington morning, the I Corps command sergeant major and 21 command sergeants major from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, came together for a physical training session April 29, 2011, dubbed the Physical Mentally Emotionally Hard Gauntlet.

  • Warrior Clinic reduces pain medication use

    Apr 29, 2011

    In 2008, roughly 83 percent of the Wounded Warriors assigned to Walter Reed's Warrior Transition Brigade were using prescribed narcotics. With the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2011, that number had been reduced to 10.2 percent, according to officials.

  • Review of Purple Heart award policy allows Fort Riley officer to receive Purple Heart for TBI

    Apr 29, 2011

    Two years after receiving a traumatic brain injury in Iraq, and just days before heading into harm's way again, a change in policy allowed Lt. Col. Erich Campbell to receive the Purple Heart on Fort Riley, Kan., April 27, 2011.

  • Survivor: War hero reaches out to help Soldiers

    Apr 28, 2011

    John McCormick survived two combat tours in Vietnam, deep depression and suicidal ideations and came out addicted to alcohol. He has a message for today's troops who face the same fights he fought himself: You can conquer it all, but you don't have to go it alone.

  • Landstuhl provides advanced care for wounded warriors

    Apr 27, 2011

    The pace never slows at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, in Germany, the largest U.S. military medical facility outside the United States and the first stop for wounded troops evacuated from the war zones.

  • Fort Hood launches new effort to prevent bullying

    Apr 26, 2011

    A collaboration of the Fort Hood Police, Killeen Independent School District and Child, Youth and School Services launched the "Band Together Against Bullying" program at Smith Middle School, here.

  • Prescription drug 'take back' day set for April 30

    Apr 26, 2011

    On April 30, Soldiers and Army families have the opportunity to turn in those unused or expired prescription medications that are taking up space and posing health risks in the bathroom medicine cabinet.

  • Army medicine rubs elbows with Ivy League

    Apr 25, 2011

    The Army Medical Department made history and in the process cracked open a door to military recruiting that's been tightly closed for more than 40 years. Students, faculty and staff at the Yale School of Medicine toured of a mock version of a forward surgical hospital on display on campus, April 14, 2011.

  • Army MWR contest promotes healthy lifestyle, resiliency

    Apr 25, 2011

    Fifty-nine garrisons worldwide will participate in the "Strong B.A.N.D.S." promotion in support of National Sports and Fitness Month, in May.

  • TRICARE Online improves health data access

    Apr 25, 2011

    New TRICARE Online features give users access to expanded personal health data, including lab results, patient history and diagnoses, and provider visits.

  • April 30 is National Prescription Take Back Day

    Apr 22, 2011

    To deter mishandling and support a drug-free community, National Prescription Take Back Day, April 30, 2011, will provide the opportunity for anyone to turn in unused or expired prescriptions for proper disposal.

  • ER doctor delivers baby in hospital parking lot

    Apr 22, 2011

    Lt. Col. Timothy Barron knows emergencies can strike at any moment. It is something he's learned during his time in the military and as the department head of DeWitt Army Community Hospital's Emergency Room.

  • Deployed dentists test lightweight mobile X-ray system

    Apr 21, 2011

    It can sometimes be difficult for deployed Soldiers to access conventional dental treatment, but Army dentists at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, are testing a portable X-ray system which could change that.

  • Energy drinks, alcohol - a deadly combination

    Apr 21, 2011

    Mixing energy drinks, which are a stimulant, with alcohol, a depressant, can create a deadly cocktail.

  • Soldiers need to retake GAT survey

    Apr 18, 2011

    Within the next couple of weeks, Soldiers will begin to see reminders that they must re-measure their resiliency and psychological health by taking the Global Assessment Tool survey again.

  • Month of the Military Child: To vaccinate or not to vaccinate, that is the question

    Apr 18, 2011

    Childhood immunizations may possibly be the worst part of becoming a new parent, and they are certainly the low point of all well-baby appointments, but most parents view them as a necessary evil.

  • Half-marathon a week: a warrant officer's quest to create a path for others

    Apr 15, 2011

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Bob Cuyler runs a half-marathon every single week while deployed to Afghanistan to raise awareness of the United Ostomy Association of America Veterans Outreach Program.

  • New Army hospital to meet high expectations

    Apr 14, 2011

    The new Army hospital scheduled to open in August at Fort Belvoir, Va., will be a world-class facility that meets all expectations and demands, said the DeWitt Army Community Hospital commander.

  • Let's Move initiative gets Fort Hood families active

    Apr 14, 2011

    Children of all ages and their parents got moving April 9, at Venable Village Elementary School here, during the Let's Move Fort Hood event. The local event was part of the nationwide Let's Move initiative, which is a program championed by First Lady Michelle Obama.

  • Running with Science: Army biomechanics expert opens research to help runners run right

    Apr 14, 2011

    For scores of runners who sustain overuse injuries each year, learning to run the right way could literally keep them on the road to good health.

  • SARC of Year takes on zero tolerance as life's mission

    Apr 13, 2011

    A noncommissioned officer who worked hard to eliminate sexual assault in Iraq will be recognized at the Pentagon, April 15.

  • Month of the Military Child: Autism on the rise

    Apr 12, 2011

    Soon-to-be parents buy clothes and diapers, assemble furniture, pick out names and dream about a happy, healthy, bright future for their impending arrival. However, many parents find themselves facing a very different reality when they discover their child is autistic.

  • New DoD initiatives to detect concussion under study

    Apr 11, 2011

    The deputy director for traumatic brain injury at the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and TBI said new initiatives will aid in the recognition of concussion while Soldiers are still in-theater.

  • New PT test to get at least 6-month trial

    Apr 11, 2011

    So far, pilot testing for the new Army Physical Readiness Test has only been conducted at Fort Jackson, S.C., where the Army Physical Fitness School is located.

  • U.S., Philippine teams offer free medical care during Balikatan

    Apr 5, 2011

    Armed Forces of the Philippines and United States servicemembers teamed together to provide free medical services to a community in the Philippines during Balikatan 2011.

  • Internship creates opportunities for disabled students

    Apr 5, 2011

    Special program offers internship opportunities to disabled students, broadening workforce diversity.

  • Victim, general give personal insights into pain of sexual assault

    Apr 5, 2011

    When the keynote speaker for the Fort Hood Sexual Assault Awareness Month proclamation signing event was announced, polite applause followed her to the podium April 4, in the III Corps Headquarters. The mood in the room changed, however, as Spc. Patricia Fuentes began her remarks: "I'm the victim of a life-altering event. I was assaulted in 2007."

  • Soldiers refine combat medical skills at state-of-the-art facility

    Apr 5, 2011

    The Soldiers of the 30th Medical Command's 557th Medical Company (Area Support) used the state-of-the-art Medical Simulation Training Center in Vilseck, Germany, from March 28 to April 1, to gain valuable experience and refine their combat medical skills.

  • Army schedules RADical events for retirees

    Apr 5, 2011

    The Army has scheduled more than 50 Retiree Appreciation Days, or RADs, this year at communities around the world beginning in April and continuing into November.

  • 3 Medal of Honor recipients join 350-mile bike ride to unite nation, wounded warriors

    Apr 4, 2011

    With the assistance of three Medal of Honor recipients, this year's Texas Challenge, one in the Ride 2 Recovery series, helped wounded warriors heal from the wounds of wars suffered in Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Female POWs prove women can endure war's hardships

    Mar 31, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum's experience as a POW confirmed her belief in resilience and that military women can persevere in tough situations.

  • 'King of the Hill 2' challenge

    Mar 30, 2011

    The sounds of cheers could be heard all throughout Starker gym as Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, applauded for their peers fighting inside the combatives octagon, March 24.

  • Troops to get priority Ten-Miler registration

    Mar 29, 2011

    Army Ten-Miler race officials have announced changes to the registration date and procedures for signing up to run in the 2011 race.

  • Army medical leaders honored for pain management

    Mar 29, 2011

    The Army surgeon general and three other Medical Department officers were honored with awards March 26 during the 27th annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

  • SHARP opens third phase of I. A.M. Strong campaign

    Mar 28, 2011

    The fourth annual Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention summit opened phase three of I. A.M. Strong's four-phase assault to eliminate sexual violence in the Army on March 28.

  • Vice Chief discusses relieving stress on force

    Mar 28, 2011

    Calling the need for Army aviation assets in Iraq and Afghanistan "almost unquenchable," Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli met with media members here and discussed the Army's efforts to reduce stress on the force and its families.

  • Combat surgeon leaves big business for Army, front lines of Afghanistan

    Mar 28, 2011

    A former business executive for Burton Snowboards, Capt. Douglas 'Doc' Powell, brigade surgeon, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, is currently overseeing a mission quite different than the design team he lead with Burton, as he serves on the front lines of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

  • Study addresses suicide prevention efforts

    Mar 28, 2011

    A new study commissioned by the Defense Department affirms many of the suicide-prevention efforts being made within DoD and the military services and recommends ways to strengthen them.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord powerlifter adds to record total

    Mar 25, 2011

    Retired Master Sgt. Leamon Woodley competed in the 2011 Washington State Powerlifting, Bench Press and Deadlift Championship in Tumwater, Wash., March 5 and 6, and set two national records.

  • 'Spice' now illegal

    Mar 24, 2011

    There's no more wiggle room for Soldiers who want to use marijuana substitutes like "Spice" or K2. New rules by both the Army and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency make at least one thing clear to Soldiers: Spice will burn you.

  • ACS offers resiliency class for families

    Mar 24, 2011

    Almost one year after the opening of the Master Resilience Training Course facility on Fort Jackson, Army Community Services will begin offering resiliency training to family members on post. The first class is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday at the Family Readiness Center.

  • Army shines light on TBI vision problems

    Mar 23, 2011

    The U.S. Army, with the support of the Vision Center of Excellence, launched a new Army Traumatic Brain Injury Vision Rehabilitation Initiative in February.

  • Brain injuries: Recovery is possible

    Mar 22, 2011

    Many people have experienced the effects of a concussion at some point whether on the battlefield or at home, but unless the injury is severe, it can be difficult to determine if treatment is needed.

  • Medevac initiatives save lives in Afghanistan

    Mar 22, 2011

    New ambulances designed to negotiate Afghanistan's rough, narrow roads, kits that quickly convert standard combat vehicles for casualty evacuation and state-of-the-art field medical packages are improving battlefield medicine and saving lives, an official involved in developing and fielding the new equipment reported.

  • Fort Hood's Red Cross volunteers help Soldiers, patients, more

    Mar 22, 2011

    Since 1943, National Red Cross Month has been celebrated in March to focus on the selfless service of the army of volunteers and American Red Cross workers like Debbie MacDonald, the Red Cross assistant station manager at Fort Hood.

  • Clinical trials seek to improve warriors' burn care

    Mar 21, 2011

    New hope is on the horizon for wounded warriors suffering debilitating burns as the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine and its partners at leading medical research centers launch three promising clinical trials.

  • Bone marrow donor proud he gave, would donate again

    Mar 18, 2011

    Sgt. Albert M. Cusimano can be sure that he saved at least one life. Less than one year after registering with the C.W. "Bill" Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program, Cusimano received notice that his marrow was needed.

  • Integrated Disability Evaluation System helps separating Soldiers

    Mar 17, 2011

    The new Integrated Disability Evaluation System streamlines injured Soldiers' benefits. The program, set to begin within the next month, partners the Department of Defense with the Department of Veterans Affairs where responsibilities overlap.

  • ASAP offers relief from stress, anxiety

    Mar 17, 2011

    The Fort Jackson Army Substance Abuse Program, which traditionally addresses issues of alcohol and drug abuse, will expand its programs by offering a six-week stress and anxiety reduction class, scheduled to begin Wednesday.

  • TBI rehab gets dose of persistence on Capitol Hill

    Mar 17, 2011

    Researchers, educators, family advocators and survivors of traumatic brain injury testified March 16 before the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, during what was dubbed "Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill."

  • Combat stress control Soldier, working dog inducted into Order of Spur

    Mar 16, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 85th Medical Combat Stress Control Detachment were recognized for their hard work providing behavioral health services for the deployed troopers of 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, during an awards ceremony March 8.