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  • 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.

  • Novice to advanced riders benefit from motorcycle simulator training

    Mar 16, 2011

    For those who haven't been on a motorcycle for a while, and those just considering joining their ranks, Wiesbaden's Safety Office offers its motorcycle simulator to allow riders to practice riding in various conditions.

  • US ambassador issues message to Americans in Japan

    Mar 16, 2011

    U.S. Ambassador to Japan John V. Roos today issued a message to Americans living there to bring them up to date on the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the island nation last week.

  • Defense Department makes 'great strides' in brain-injury care

    Mar 14, 2011

    The Defense Department is making great strides in the field of traumatic brain injury that will benefit not only the department, but also its global and civilian partners, a traumatic brain injury expert said today.

  • Army's new PRT comes to National Training Center

    Mar 12, 2011

    Soldiers from the Army Physical Fitness School came to Fort Irwin, Calif., to train NTC Soldiers on the proper procedures to conduct the Army's new Physical Readiness Program.

  • Therapy dogs helping with more than PTSD, TBI

    Mar 11, 2011

    Launched just eight months ago, Veterans Moving Forward vows to provide service dogs, at no cost, to veterans with physical and mental health challenges, including those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Army opens TBI rehabilitation center in Europe

    Mar 10, 2011

    The first center offering comprehensive care for European-based mild Traumatic Brain Injury patients celebrated its grand opening Feb. 25, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany.

  • Saber medics broaden skills in Iraq

    Mar 8, 2011

    The medics of 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment took advantage of the fact they are located next to Witmer Troop Medical Clinic, at Camp Liberty, Iraq, a level-two care facility, by setting up a level-two training program with the Soldiers of the 546th Area Support Medical Company who operate the facility.

  • Man's best friend helps Soldiers cope with experiences

    Mar 7, 2011

  • Reintegration takes teamwork, communication

    Mar 7, 2011

  • Fort Sam Houston begins fueling Soldier Athletes

    Mar 4, 2011

    Since its inception the Army has prided itself on transforming everyday civilians into Army Strong Soldiers. Now it seeks to transform its Soldiers into something more: Soldier Athletes.

  • Fort Hood shooting victim battles bulge to go on active duty

    Mar 3, 2011

    Spc. Logan Burnett, a Soldier who was shot three times Nov. 5, 2009, has overcome many of his medical issues, but is fighting hard to lose weight and show the Army he is "lean, mean and ready to fight."

  • Fort Lee launches civilian employee fitness challenge

    Mar 3, 2011

    It's "off-and-on" time for the civilian employees of the installation workforce. That's "off your chair and on your feet" to participate in a new fitness program that is part of a nationwide effort to improve the overall health of Americans everywhere.

  • 'Amazing Race' to challenge families

    Mar 2, 2011

    "Passports" in hand, Soldiers and family members at Fort Stewart, Ga., and Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., will set out March 12, to complete the challenges before them in Fitness First: The Amazing Race.

  • PT test gets overhaul

    Mar 2, 2011

    For the first time since 1980, the Army Physical Fitness Test is being overhauled, and may be replaced by both the Physical Readiness Test and the Army Combat Readiness Test.

  • Medics train to save, deliver babies in austure conditions

    Feb 28, 2011

    Some Soldiers and family members have the luxury of having a child delivered in the comforts of a home or hospital. However, other unlucky individuals can only hope to give birth in a structure with a roof and four walls.

  • TRADOC revises Army Physical Fitness Test

    Feb 28, 2011

    Army Training and Doctrine Command has driven the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School (USAPFS) to revise not only how the Army conducts physical training, but also how it will evaluate a Soldier's physical capability.

  • Suicide prevention, everyone's responsibility

    Feb 26, 2011

    "Suicide can dip in to any age group, any rank, from a private to our most senior officers," said Command Sgt. Maj. Earl L. Rice, senior enlisted advisor for the deputy commanding general for operations, United States Forces - Iraq, and XVIII Airborne Corps command sergeant major.

  • Herschel Walker speaks out on seeking help

    Feb 25, 2011

    Meeting with Soldiers and families of the Warrior Transition Unit, Battalion B, NFL great Herschel Walker spoke about his life, his personal experiences and struggles with mental illness and how he gained control over it.

  • 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.