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  • 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.

  • Wheel power: WTU Soldiers ride on road to recovery

    Oct 21, 2010

    Master Sgt. Casey Davis' love for cycling came to an abrupt halt when he was recently diagnosed with Grave's Disease - an autoimmune disease which affects the thyroid gland.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness looks at one-year milestone

    Oct 20, 2010

    Just one year after the Army first implemented the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, its director is impressed with the number of Soldiers who have participated in the program and with how many have said it is effective.

  • Release of Protected Health Information

    Oct 18, 2010

    If you seek help from the troop medical clinic for a medical condition, will your commander be told about your condition' Could this be embarrassing for you, perhaps even damage your career or lead to disciplinary action' Such concerns can lead a Soldier to avoid medical care, perhaps until a condition becomes a serious health hazard.

  • Stigma for seeking mental health decreasing

    Oct 13, 2010

    Openly discussing the damage stigma does to Soldiers in need of mental health services is a step toward eradicating the problem, said an Army suicide-prevention leader Tuesday.

  • Soldiers participate in Rocky Elite Iron Warrior Competition

    Oct 6, 2010

    Soldiers gathered at the compound for the Rocky Elite Iron Warrior Competition, a competition that tested the endurance of both males and females in a three-series weight lifting event. The events included the squat, bench press and dead-lift.

  • Army creates new scenario-based suicide-prevention video

    Oct 5, 2010

    In an effort to re-vamp the Army's suicide-prevention program, a new scenario-based video has been created to supplement the growing arsenal of training aides which promote life preservation.

  • New website offers public health, healthy living info

    Oct 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command (Provisional) launched its new Web site today, making Army-related public health information more accessible to Soldiers and retirees, their families, Army civilians, and medical and other professional colleagues.

  • Commentary: Army seeks end to domestic abuse

    Oct 4, 2010

    One of the great, positive changes in Army culture over the years is the ever-increasing willingness to acknowledge and talk about domestic abuse in Army families. There are resources available for families seeking assistance, places for victims to go for help, advocates and counselors to monitor the situation. It hasn't always been that way.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army touts Comprehensive Soldier Fitness

    Oct 4, 2010

    The Army's senior noncommissioned officer met with United States Division-South Soldiers at the Basra Resiliency Center Sept. 29.

  • Media roundtable focuses spotlight on recent Fort Hood suicides

    Sep 30, 2010

    When word broke of several apparent suicides in the Fort Hood area over the weekend, Maj. Gen. Will Grimsley, the installation's senior commander, called together all brigade-level commanders and their command sergeants major and directed them to take a hard look for at-risk Soldiers in their ranks. He directed them to pass the word down to battalion commanders and company commanders, as well.

  • Army observes National Depression Awareness Month

    Sep 30, 2010

    The Army marks National Depression Awareness Month in October, with a theme of "Depression is Treatable - Get Screened - Seek Care."

  • Smoke alarms provide a sound you can live with

    Sep 28, 2010

    Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9, but Installation Management Command safety officials, from headquarters to garrison level, say such concerns remain a constant priority.

  • Life force needed: Blood donations given at McNair

    Sep 27, 2010

    The Armed Services Blood Program hosted a blood drive at Fort McNair Sept. 10, ''in honor of the 9AcA "11 victims."

  • Taji warrior resiliency campus

    Sep 27, 2010

    The Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division is an all-in-one aviation brigade from Fort Riley, Kan. The unit deployed to Camp Taji, Iraq this March in support of Operation New Dawn, and is now the only aviation brigade in Iraq. The brigade's main mission is the support of ground forces, which involves freedom of maneuver, counter-indirect fire, route clearance, and convoy security. It is also involved in advising and assisting Iraqi aviators across the country. The unit is the first ever enhanced aviation brigade, meaning that it has absorbed other units, becoming a super brigade of sorts. If there is something flying in Iraq, it likely wears the brigade's insignia, the historic "Big Red One."

  • Finding hope: Casualty assistance officers help grieving Families

    Sep 24, 2010

    THE Army has come a long way from the days when Families of servicemembers killed on active duty were greeted with telegrams coldly notifying them of their loss.

  • Recovery in his sights: Amputee graduates from Special Forces Sniper Course

    Sep 24, 2010

    John Wayne has toured Afghanistan and Iraq, hunted grizzly bears in Alaska and earned the Silver Star; and as of July, he is the first one-legged Soldier to graduate the Special Forces Sniper Course.

  • Pilates classes help keep European military communities fit

    Sep 24, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Tucked away inside the Patrick Henry Village Activity Center in Heidelberg a small group gathered, its members armed with long swathes of purple or lime green stretchy material.

  • WTU Soldiers, families work toward resiliency

    Sep 24, 2010

    Resiliency isn't just the latest Army buzzword or online training subject. For some units - like the Warrior Transition Unit, Vilseck - building resiliency is a goal worth achieving.

  • Speaker tells Soldiers suicide is not the answer

    Sep 23, 2010

    Tony Jurich, Ph.D., and Kansas State University Marriage and Family Therapy professor who has worked with Fort Riley for 39 years, and Sandra Stith, Ph.D, and K-State Marriage and Family Therapy director, spoke to 1st Infantry Division Soldiers in Morris Hill Chapel Sept. 9 discussing different areas of suicide prevention.

  • Vice chief: Army needs to address PTS, TBIs

    Sep 23, 2010

    The Army needs a significant cultural change so Soldiers who need behavioral health services and treatment will seek care, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli told Fort Hood's Health Promotion Council Tuesday at III Corps. Wendy Lakso, III Corps and Fort Hood health promotion officer, said the council, an asset of Army Public Health, integrates medical, tactical and garrison assets on the installation to address public and behavioral health concerns.

  • Officials announce Warrior Games 2011

    Sep 23, 2010

    Some 200 disabled active-duty servicemembers and military veterans will compete in the second annual Warrior Games, scheduled to be held May 16 to 21 in Colorado Springs, Colo., officials announced today.

  • Military progresses in identifying, treating brain, mental injuries

    Sep 23, 2010

    The past years of conflict have witnessed improved battlefield care and well-oiled medical evacuation and trauma-care networks that are saving lives that in past wars would have been lost. There have also been huge advances in treating amputations and spinal-cord injuries.

  • Blindness doesn't hold back Army researcher

    Sep 20, 2010

    Despite advancements in laws, policies and public perception, those with physical, mental and sensory impairments are sometimes excluded from education opportunities or employment. However John Morgan, a mathematician with the Army Research Laboratory at the Adelphi Laboratory Center, is an example of a determined self-sufficient employee and an extreme athlete.

  • Suicide Prevention - we don't have to be experts, we just have to care

    Sep 20, 2010

    I've stared at this blank canvas -- the open page on my word document program -- on and off for hours.

  • Training combat lifesavers

    Sep 20, 2010

    In an effort to lower combat deaths by wounds the Army established Medical Simulation Training Fields for field medical personnel to develop skills associated with medics and Combat Life Savers in order to decrease death by wound rates. The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Medical Simulation Training Facility features a field training environment where medics utilize their combat life saving skills in a simulated combat scenario.

  • Don't be embarrassed to get screened for prostate cancer

    Sep 20, 2010

    Prostate cancer was the most highly diagnosed non-skin cancer at Madigan Healthcare System last year. The prostate is a small, walnut-sized gland that makes up part of a man's reproductive system. Since September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, there isn't a better time to not only discuss something most men are not knowledgeable about, but also inform men about the recent changes in prostate screening.

  • Soldiers helping Soldiers: Battle buddies help each other during tough times

    Sep 16, 2010

    Having a battle buddy can be a life-saver because not all wounds are visible.

  • Injured Soldiers certify as divers, find healing in water

    Sep 16, 2010

    Six months of underwater scuba training culminated in diver certification for five Soldiers from Charlie Company, Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe at a ceremony held here on Ledward Barracks.

  • Commentary: It takes strength to ask for help

    Sep 14, 2010

    The toughest battles may be the ones fought in our minds and it takes courage to reach out for help.

  • Warriors prove no obstacle too great

    Sep 14, 2010

    Six Soldiers and one Marine from Walter Reed Medical Center visited West Point to test their abilities on a challenging set of obstacles Sept. 10. The Indoor Obstacle Course Test is a rite of passage for all West Point cadets as a testament to their physical fortitude. Being able to muster through this intense test of balance, strength and stamina is hard enough, given months of practice and training. But for the wounded warriors, with only hours of preparation, the test was an inspirational example of warrior ethos and human perseverance, said Col. Gregory Daniels, Master of the Sword.

  • Focusing on "the silent killer"

    Sep 14, 2010

    Military suicides have more than doubled in the Army, exceeding the national average over the past five years, and leaders are redoubling efforts to figure out why.

  • Two fathers use own tragedies to teach suicide prevention

    Sep 13, 2010

    Two fathers belong to a club that is growing every day.

  • Army reserve-component suicides rising

    Sep 9, 2010

    While active-duty Army suicides are trending downward, reserve-component suicides appear to be on the rise -- a fact that worries leaders as the Army observes Suicide Prevention Month.

  • New clinics bring health care to families

    Sep 9, 2010

    Active-duty family members who live near some Army installations soon will have an additional option for health care, without traffic, waiting time, expense and frustration that may sometimes be involved with going to on-post medical facilities or TRICARE network providers.

  • TRICARE Retired Reserve launches

    Sep 9, 2010

    For the first time, members of the Retired Reserve who are not yet age 60, the so-called "gray area" retirees, can purchase TRICARE health coverage for themselves and their eligible family members with the Sept. 1, 2010 launch of TRICARE Retired Reserve, or TRR.

  • Preventive medicine keeps Soldiers in the fight

    Sep 9, 2010

    The unforgiving terrain of the Nangarhar, Nuristan, Konar and Laghman provinces in eastern Afghanistan hosts hoards of insects and wildlife that create quite a hairy situation when it comes to cohabitating with troops; however, the Soldiers of the preventive medicine section of Charlie Company, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, Task Force Bastogne, see "combat" with these creatures on a daily basis.

  • Master Resilience Training course catches on in Army

    Sep 3, 2010

    In the past year, more than 1,300 Soldiers, including about 20 drill sergeants from Fort Benning, have taken the Master Resilience Training course, part of the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • 'The Warrior Pose': Army considers yoga to treat Soldiers' pain

    Sep 3, 2010

    If Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker has his way, yoga and other alternative therapies would be integrated into Army medicine to treat the pain of wounded Soldiers.

  • Dreams, sleep important facets of resiliency issues for health care providers

    Sep 2, 2010

    "What are dreams' Inside the Sleeping Brain," was recently shown at Brooke Army Medical Center as an opportunity for staff to learn about the science behind sleeping and dreams.

  • Civilians can join Army-sponsored fitness program

    Sep 1, 2010

    DoD is in the middle of a civilian employee fitness campaign called "Leap into Fall" that challenges employees to log 1.5 million hours of physical activity.

  • ACE suicide prevention program wins national recognition

    Sep 1, 2010

    The Army ACE Suicide Intervention Training Program, developed by U.S. Army Public Health Command (Provisional) behavioral health experts, was evaluated by a panel of suicide prevention experts and is now listed in the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and American Foundation Best Practice Registry for Suicide Prevention.

  • Warrior Transition Command welcomes new commander

    Sep 1, 2010

    The Army's Warrior Transition Command celebrated its first change of command since its inception nearly 17 months ago in the Pentagon courtyard Aug. 26.

  • Veterans Affairs works to reduce claims backlog

    Sep 1, 2010

    The Veterans Affairs Department is making great strides in its efforts to reduce the backlog of veterans' claims, VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki told thousands of veterans attending the 92nd Annual American Legion National Convention in Milwaukee.

  • Study focuses on use of animal assisted therapy in Warrior Transition Battalion

    Aug 31, 2010

    A study to measure the effectiveness of animal assisted therapy using dogs is in the final stages at the Warrior Transition Battalion at Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • VA publishes final regulation to aid veterans exposed to Agent Orange

    Aug 31, 2010

    Veterans exposed to herbicides while serving in Vietnam and other areas will have an easier path to access quality health care and qualify for disability compensation under a final regulation that will be published on Aug. 31, 2010, in the Federal Register by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • 2010 Fall/Winter Safety Campaign products now available

    Aug 29, 2010

    The 2010 Army Fall/Winter Safety Campaign provides information to help Soldiers, family members and civilians understand the hazards of cold weather activities and how education, awareness and information can guide them safely through the fall and winter seasons.

  • VA to award $6 million to research deployment-substance abuse link

    Aug 26, 2010

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is partnering with the National Institutes of Health to award $6 million in grants for research examining the link between substance abuse, military deployments and combat-related trauma.

  • Pentagon urges employees to 'leap' into fitness

    Aug 25, 2010

    The Pentagon has adopted a new civilian employee fitness challenge that officials say is not only good for employees and the Defense Department, but also for the nation.

  • Retired military leaders worry recruit population is 'Too Fat to Fight'

    Aug 24, 2010

    A study initiated by more than 100 retired generals and admirals claims that being overweight or obese is the leading medical reason why potential recruits fail to qualify for military service.

  • Army benefits attract older Soldiers

    Aug 20, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Although tough economic times can help with Army recruiting, it wasn't the economy that drove Pvt. Dale Langrehr to join the Army at age 41. Rather, it was the challenge.

  • New pain relief methods for traumatic injuries in Afghanistan

    Aug 19, 2010

    New pain relief measures are being employed by anesthesiologists at three coalition hospitals in Afghanistan to help Soldiers suffering from traumatic injuries caused by improvised explosives devices.

  • Trauma medicine focus at casualty care conference

    Aug 18, 2010

    The Advanced Technology for Applications and Combat Casualty Care Conference is underway for 2010, focusing on medical care for the warfighter.

  • Dried plasma may be approved for Army use within five years

    Aug 17, 2010

    Blood plasma, the liquid component of blood, is being considered again in its dried form as an addition to Army medics' kit bags, Army officials said Tuesday.

  • Soldier saves another's life with A.C.E.

    Aug 17, 2010

    By noticing differences in actions and listening to what another Soldier was saying, one Soldier in Iraq was able to prevent another from taking his life by employing the Army's "ask, care and escort" suicide prevention program.

  • Soldiers evaluate themselves via Global Assessment Tool

    Aug 16, 2010

    The Global Assessment Tool is a self-appraisal designed to boost personal growth, strengthen relationships and give people better coping skills for dealing with potentially traumatic events.

  • Special clinic treats Soldiers with special injuries

    Aug 14, 2010

    Insurgent attacks, improvised explosive devices and even vehicle rollovers are all common threats on today's battlefield that can cause a variety of injuries to Soldiers.

  • Army officer beats suicide, helps others

    Aug 11, 2010

    "Thankfully I learned that there is something you can do if you are suicidal," said an Army officer who began therapy and joined a depression-management group last winter.

  • Leadership key to tackling suicide, says Medal of Honor recipient

    Aug 9, 2010

    Leadership at all levels is the key to lowering the suicide rate among servicemembers, a Medal of Honor recipient told National Guard members Sunday.

  • IMCOM looking for team members to join DoD fitness challenge

    Aug 6, 2010

    The Department of Defense's "Leap Into Fall" Fitness Challenge kicks off Aug. 16, challenging DoD personnel to include more physical activity in their daily routine.

  • IMCOM Safety Office starts awareness initiative via Web

    Aug 6, 2010

    Installation Management Command is taking an aggressive approach to accident prevention as explained in the Command Safety Policy and the IMCOM Campaign Plan.

  • Army takes a hard look at chronic, acute pain

    Aug 5, 2010

    Localized story about the steps taken at Ireland Army Community Hospital to help warriors with chronic and acute pain; new pain management clinic opened.

  • Medical treatment in Abu Ghraib has gone mobile

    Aug 5, 2010

    A donation of two mobile health clinic vehicles from the Raider brigade make it possible for health care to come to Abu Ghraib.

  • Suicide solution involves leadership, Mullen says

    Aug 3, 2010

    Addressing the National Guard Family Program Volunteer Workshop in New Orleans, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen touched on the need to care for servicemembers, both physically and emotionally.

  • Programs help installations stand against anger

    Aug 2, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. -- It can "lead to the dark side," but anger doesn't have to be an emotion that takes over and ruins one's life.

  • Army releases report on suicide, high-risk behavior

    Jul 29, 2010

    To curb suicides in the Army, commanders must pay more attention to junior Soldiers and to those who exhibit high-risk behavior, such as drug use or driving under the influence.

  • IMCOM officials note disturbing fire trends

    Jul 29, 2010

    Installation Management Command safety officials have noticed a disturbing trend in recent fires and are increasing their efforts in reducing the number and severity of preventable incidents.

  • Using foot shape to select running shoe is 'sports myth'

    Jul 26, 2010

    Results of three military studies showed that prescribing shoes based on foot shape made no difference in the rate at which injuries occurred in Army, Marine and Air Force basic trainees, who spend quite a bit of time running.

  • Aggressive treatment of pain prevents future complications

    Jul 23, 2010

    Treating pain aggressively, at the time of injury all the way to healing, means fewer complications.

  • Army opens resilience evaluation to DA civilians

    Jul 22, 2010

    The Army's extended its concern about the mental fitness of Soldiers and their families to the civilians that serve stateside, abroad and in combat zones.

  • New policies protect troops from mild traumatic brain injuries

    Jul 22, 2010

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. has sent a message to commanders throughout the force to reinforce new policies designed to minimize the effects of mild traumatic brain injuries.

  • Mullen: Military needs leaders to address suicide issue

    Jul 22, 2010

    Leadership and the effects it can have to help bring down the suicide rate were among the topics the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed with servicemembers here today.

  • Conference focuses on minimizing stress on special-needs families

    Jul 20, 2010

    The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command Exceptional Family Member Program brought together about 100 EFMP program managers from around the world to discuss program initiatives, receive updates and learn how to work seamlessly with the Child Youth and School Services school liaison officers.

  • Army releases new video to combat suicides

    Jul 16, 2010

    The Army released a candid suicide prevention training video July 15 in an effort to deter the increasing number of suicides amongst troops.

  • Bouncing back: Mobile Master Resilience Trainer Course tried at Fort Meade

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- Faced with challenges, how does a Soldier cope and bounce back from adversity'

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