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  • Army Expands Battlemind Training

    May 30, 2008

    Due to its success preparing Soldiers for deployment, the Army has decided to transition Battlemind training from a deployment cycle requirement to standard training Armywide.

  • Fort Drum Commissary unveils first of many changes

    May 30, 2008

    Major changes have been taking place at the Fort Drum Commissary, and consumers may now see the first improvements unveiled.

  • Fort Drum partners with local agencies for force protection, mass casualty exercise May 20, 2008

    May 30, 2008

    Fort Drum and North Country emergency service agencies partnered May 20 to test plans and procedures for responding to force protection and mass casualty emergencies on post. The situation-based exercise involved a simulated explosion on Fort Drum's Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield, requiring medical evacuation of a number of simulated casualties to area hospitals and medical treatment facilities. Fort Drum conducts similar exercises periodically to evaluate readiness and strengthen relationships with local, state and federal emergency response agencies.

  • Warrior Day offers change of pace for WTB Soldiers

    May 30, 2008

    The weather was changing but there were plenty of bright spots May 20 as Warrior Day kicked off at Cowan Stadium. The Warrior Transition Battalion and Madigan Army Medical Center teamed up for a friendly competition for WTB Soldiers.

  • Wounded warriors tough out triathlon

    May 29, 2008

    Wounded Warriors compete in a triathlon at Fort Sam Houston.

  • MC4 Device Recording Patient Info in Combat Hospitals

    May 28, 2008

    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker has announced continued expansion of medical information technology to support a comprehensive electronic health record for patients in combat zones.

  • Sill rolls out Freedom's Thunder

    May 27, 2008

    The Army's first motorcycle safety rally holds its third annual ride.

  • Iraqi Girl Travels to U.S. in Effort to Repair Vision

    May 27, 2008

    1st Lt. Michael Kendrick visits Taha Naji DeyadAca,!a,,cs house in al-Buaytha, Iraq, and shares breakfast with the family. Today is special: with Kendrick is Lt. Col. Hyun Lee, battalion surgeon from the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, who is here to review final preparations for a trip Noor is taking. ItAca,!a,,cs a trip that, if successful, will give Noor the ability to see, something she has never been able to do.

  • Safety Day Puts Focus On Summertime Hazards

    May 22, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- As a reminder of the upcoming dog days of summer and hazards involved, Fort Sam Houston and the Army Medical Department Center and School held a Safety Day event May 20 on MacArthur Parade Field with temperatures sweltering around the 95 degree mark.

  • Wounded Warrior Assumes Responsibility of Battalion

    May 22, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- When Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Cornejo was wounded in Iraq, he had to return stateside for medical treatment, reluctantly leaving his comrades and mission behind. But one thing that never left him was his desire to serve.

  • Soldiers Compete For Elite Medical Badge

    May 22, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Soldiers from around the world came together for two weeks in May at Camp Bullis to compete for the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge and prove to their comrades that they are the Aca,!A"best of the best.Aca,!A?

  • New Program Offers 'Care For Caregivers'

    May 22, 2008

    The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research here has launched a program aimed at caring for a segment of the military population more accustomed to administering care than receiving it. The program, called Care for the Caregivers, is designed to identify and treat a syndrome called Compassion Fatigue in military health care providers.

  • Turkey Hunt

    May 22, 2008

    Wounded warriors return to the field, thanks in part to some Army environmental staff members at Letterkenny Army Depot. James Williams reports from Chambersburg, Pa.

  • Physical Therapists Keep Soldiers on Their Feet

    May 22, 2008

    Army physical therapists work to alleviate pain brought on by day-to-day and combat activities occurring at Contingency Operating Base Speicher Iraq, treating Soldiers similarly to professional athletes.

  • Soldiers Helping Researchers Study PTSD

    May 22, 2008

    A number of Soldiers have volunteered to assist the University of Texas conduct a study to learn more about the emotional and psychological wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT and MDA Joint Safety Awareness Day a success

    May 21, 2008

    On May 20, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and the Missile Defense Agency came together for their first campus-wide joint venture, the SMDC/ARSTRAT and MDA Joint Safety Awareness Day.

  • Wounded Warriors on Road 2 Recovery

    May 21, 2008

    Thirteen wounded warriors began a 480-mile bike trek Tuesday that started at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and will end Sunday at Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., site of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

  • Dark Horse's medics pass on combat experience

    May 20, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The medics of 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division got together to train on a variety of skills at the Elijah Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain site May 5 and 6.

  • Long Knife Soldiers help researchers study PTSD

    May 20, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!"Physical wounds caused by war are obvious treat but what about the emotional wound'

  • Medics work 24-7; provide troop medical care

    May 17, 2008

    Task Force 62nd Medical BrigadeAca,!a,,cs 547th Medical Company is ready for any emergency 24 hours-a-day on Camp Victory.

  • Turkey Hunt - Pt. 2

    May 16, 2008

    Wounded warriors return to the field, thanks in part to some Army environmental staff members at Letterkenny Army Depot. James Williams reports from Chambersburg, Pa.

  • Soldiers Give Gift of Life to Trinidad Girl

    May 16, 2008

    Some 10 U.S. Soldiers from Beyond the Horizon, a joint humanitarian exercise, rolled up their sleeves and donated blood to help save the life of an 8-year-old girl at Mount Hope Hospital in Trinidad, April 22.

  • Community Helps Spread Aloha to Wounded Warriors

    May 15, 2008

    Wounded Warriors, courtesy of Operation Comfort, recuperate Hawaiian style.

  • Effects of Fort Knox Families' Tragedy Remain Two Decades Later (Commentary)

    May 15, 2008

    The most deadly drunken driving accident in the nation's history took place 20 years ago May 14. Most of the victims were dependents of Fort Knox, Ky., military families. Robert DiMichele was on the scene hours after the tragedy and shares his recollections. DiMichele, then deputy PAO for Fort Knox, spent more than a year working with those affected by the tragedy.

  • Fort Sam Houston Firefighter Delivers Baby

    May 15, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- It began as a typical Saturday, but ended with quite a surprise for Fort Sam Houston firefighter and paramedic Capt. Adam Martinez and local resident Jennifer Smith.

  • American Hospital Association Honors Two for Service

    May 15, 2008

    The American Hospital Association's Section for Federal Hospitals presented Col. Jimmie O. Keenan and Lt. Col. Dawn Garcia with awards recognizing outstanding service in health care. Garcia, head nurse of the combined intensive care unit of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, received the 2007 Special Achievement Award. Keenan is the recipient of the 2007 Award for Excellence. She is chief of staff for the Army Medical Action Plan team at the Office of the Surgeon General. Keenan and her staff developed and structured the AMAP and reduced redundancy, achieved greater unity of effort, and optimized resources for improved delivery of care.

  • Aviators Honor 2007's Best

    May 15, 2008

    The Army Aviation Association of America has honored Capt. Bryan Johnson of 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment with its 2007 Army Aviation Medicine Award; Staff Sgt. Fred A. Osgood of 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment with its 2007 Army Aviation DUSTOFF Flight Medic of the Year Award; and the 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment with its 2007 Army Aviation Air/Sea Rescue Award.

  • 'Safety Factor' Targets Single Soldiers

    May 15, 2008

    The new multi-media presentation Aca,!A"Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Safety FactorAca,!A? was designed to build awareness of hazards that can befall single Soldiers during off-duty activities.

  • 68Ds Keep Operations Running Smoothly

    May 15, 2008

    The Army's 68 Delta operating-room specialists are responsible for everything from holding retractors and passing instruments to sterilizing equipment and preparing specimens for the lab. Their tasks may sound simple compared to a surgeon's, but, in their case, looks are deceiving.

  • USAMRIID Nurse Adopts Daughter from Orphanage in Republic of Georgia: Girl with Cleft Palate 'W

    May 15, 2008

    For Karen Sellers-Myers, Christmas of 2007 was more memorable than usual. She and her husband Curtis spent the holiday in the Republic of Georgia, far from their Pennsylvania home, and they came back with a very special gift Aca,!" a four-year-old adopted daughter named Sophia. Sellers-Myers, a nurse with the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease, has made nine trips to the region since 2004 to train Georgian scientists in the latest research techniques.

  • WRAMC Staff Appreciation Day

    May 14, 2008

    When the team works hard, they deserve a little credit. Russell Zill takes us to Walter ReedAca,!a,,cs staff appreciation day to find out how the staff is rewarded for improving patient care.

  • Wounded Gain Work Experience in 'Warrior Internship Network'

    May 12, 2008

    Fort RileyAca,!a,,cs Warrior Transition Battalion and supporting medical units have partnered with the Junction City, Kan.-based Welcome Home to Heroes Foundation to develop the ground-breaking Warrior Internship Network.

  • Young Iraqi Girl Receives Prosthetic Legs

    May 12, 2008

    A 12-year-old Iraqi girl received two new prosthetic legs May 9, as part of an Iraqi Ministry of Defence program at the MOD Prosthetics Clinic located in the International Zone.

  • Wounded Warrior Fishing

    May 12, 2008

    Some 150 Wounded Warriors spent the day fishing in the Texas Gulf Coast. All costs of travel and lodging were paid for by private contributions. Sgt. Scott Malone reports.

  • RAD instructors to help teach women to defend themselves

    May 9, 2008

    The Rape Aggression Defense System is coming to Fort Lewis and volunteers are needed. The Fort Lewis Family Advocacy Program is seeking community members who would like to become certified instructors for the system. The RAD System strengthens womenAca,!a,,cs innate survival instincts through preparation, education and training, teaching them awareness, prevention, sexual assault definitions, patterns of encounter, basic principles of self-defense and other useful tools to help women cope in an assault situation.

  • Fort Riley's Warrior Intern Program First in Army

    May 9, 2008

    Fort RileyAca,!a,,cs Warrior Internship Network is well into its pilot stage. The WIN program, a home-grown concept developed at Fort Riley, focuses on Soldiers in the Warrior Transition Battalion to find them job internships within the Greater Fort Riley Community.

  • New 8th U.S. Army Good Neighbor Program Youth Soccer Team keeps their focus on friendship

    May 8, 2008

    April 19 marked the second game for Eighth ArmyAca,!a,,cs Good Neighbor Youth Soccer Team. Youth ages 10 to 12 years enjoyed a friendly game of soccer with a Korean team from the Gangnam district on the field at Yongsan Garrison. Although the two teams played to win, the true goal of the dayAca,!a,,cs event was to promote good relations between children in the Army community and their Korean counterparts.

  • Inspection Shows Fort Sam Barracks Safe, Healthy For Soldiers

    May 7, 2008

    A recent 100-percent barracks inspection by post leaders revealed a need for minor repairs, but a lack of any major issues that would compromise the safety or health of Soldiers, the garrison commander announced at a press conference May 2.

  • Army Reducing Stigma of Psychological Care, Offering Telepsychiatry

    May 7, 2008

    In the ArmyAca,!a,,cs recent fight to reduce the stigma of seeking and receiving treatment for combat stress, the latest weapon is telepsychiatry.

  • Sesame Street DVD

    May 6, 2008

    Sesame Street has produced a Talk, Listen, Connect DVD that helps kids deal with parents deploying and injuries at work.

  • Defense Secretary Encourages Treatment for Combat Stress

    May 5, 2008

    The Defense Department is working to reduce stress on the force and improve quality of life for the troops, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told Soldiers at the Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss Friday.

  • Gone Fishing: Texas Town Hosts Fishing Tournament for Wounded Warriors

    May 5, 2008

    More than 125 wounded Soldiers and their Families were able to forget about hospitals, doctors and physical therapy during a day of fishing, relaxation and old-fashioned Texas barbeque Saturday.

  • Mental Health Counseling / Dealing With Loss

    May 5, 2008

    Mental health counseling will not count against servicemembers applying for security clearances. Soldiers Magazine focuses on helping Family members deal with loss.

  • Warriors In Transition Receive Purple Hearts At BAMC

    May 2, 2008

    Family, friends and Brooke Army Medical Center medical staff gathered for a Purple Heart Ceremony April 22 at the BAMC fourth floor auditorium to honor nine Warriors who were injured in Iraq.

  • Reducing the Stigma of Mental Health Assistance

    May 1, 2008

    Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced a positive step in the continuing effort to reduce the stigma often associated with seeking professional mental health assistance. The Army requested and the Secretary of Defense won approval for revision of Question 21 on the National Security Positions Questionnaire (Standard Form 86).

  • New Pharmacy Opens To Support Warriors, Families

    May 1, 2008

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the Warrior Pharmacy April 14 at Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • 440th Soldiers Ready To Give Gift Of Life Overseas

    May 1, 2008

    Eleven Soldiers assigned to the 440th Blood Support Detachment are preparing to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • JTF-Bravo volunteers give needed food to local Hondurans

    May 1, 2008

    JTFB personnel delivered $900 worth of food staples in 225 individual bags with a total weight of about two and a half tons to two villages in Humuya, Honduras. The food bags held flour, pasta, oil, rice and other staples purchased recently at a grocery store in Comayagua, Honduras.

  • Paradise Lost and Found

    May 1, 2008

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" It started out as a ski vacation in the Alpines, a break from life in Tunisia for a naval attachAfA and his family. It became the U.S. Army Garrison Garmisch community reaching out to guests in urgent need.

  • Nine-Year-Old Girl Donates Foot of Hair to Sick Children

    May 1, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" When youAca,!a,,cre a small child, the world can seem like a big place where you have little influence.

  • Red Cloud civilians get substance abuse training

    May 1, 2008

    A group of American and Korean civilian employees from USAG-RC attended part one of a two part class about substance abuse April 22 in Camp Red CloudAca,!a,,cs Education Center. This is the first time to break up the annual three-hour training into two sessions of one-and-a-half hours, trying to make it easier on the employees because of other commitments.

  • Campaign creates awareness of healthy life choices

    May 1, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Helping people make healthy life choices is not just a job for Sun Gaskey; it's her passion. And she's taking her message to the community by stepping up awareness of health promotion topics to help people make healthy life choices.

  • Army Medicine Raises Mental Health Awareness with Programs to 'Get Connected'

    Apr 30, 2008

    The Army is joining in promoting mental health during May, which is celebrated as Mental Health Month under the sponsorship of Mental Health America, formerly known as the National Mental Health Association. The theme for 2008 is Aca,!A"Get Connected,Aca,!A? emphasizing the valuable support people gain by connections with family, friends, community and mental health professionals.

  • Problems Corrected at Fort Bragg Dorms

    Apr 30, 2008

    The poor conditions in a barracks at Fort Bragg, N.C. have largely been corrected, said an Army general responsible for maintaining such facilities.

  • MND-B Troops Seek to Help Clinics in Baghdad

    Apr 30, 2008

    Multi National Division-Baghdad Soldiers visited health clinics in western Baghdad on April 2, after receiving reports that many were lacking medical equipment and power to adequately provide care for their local populace.

  • Army Wounded Warrior Program Honors Four Years of Service

    Apr 30, 2008

    The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program is proud to announce that April 30, 2008 marks four years of committed service to severely wounded, injured, and ill Soldiers and their Families.

  • Combat Medic Training

    Apr 29, 2008

    A Soldier's selfless goal to preserve life on an unforgiving battlefield. Sgt. Kim Williams takes us to combat medic training. (The photo accompanying this description is a simulation with a dummy).

  • Commander's Corner: Suicide is not the answer

    Apr 28, 2008

    USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall talks to the community about suicide prevention.

  • PTSD healing process must have balance

    Apr 25, 2008

    During the Civil War it was referred to as Aca,!A"soldierAca,!a,,cs heart.Aca,!A? In WWI it was called Aca,!A"shell shock,Aca,!A? in WWII it was called Aca,!A"battle fatigue.Aca,!A? Korean War veterans were said to have Aca,!A"war neurosisAca,!A? and Vietnam veterans were diagnosed with Aca,!A"post-Vietnam syndrome.Aca,!A? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, as it has become known in recent years, has affected war combatants for centuries, if not millennia, with side effects ranging from mild Aca,!" problems sleeping; certain sights, sounds or smells causing nervousness or jumpiness Aca,!" to severe Aca,!" nightmares, night sweats, being afraid to go to sleep for fear of being attacked, total lack of ability to interact with society. For years there has been a stigma about PTSD in the military; that those with it should just suck it up, and that those who seek professional help are weak. It is that mindset retired Lt. Col. Dave Grossman has spent the past decade trying to eliminate.

  • Army Veterinarians: Helping Animals, Helping People

    Apr 24, 2008

    Sgt. Porter, Lt. Col. Shannon L. Sutherland of the 7729th Medical Support Unit from Ft. Lewis, Washington, and Staff Sgt. Robyn Porter of the 478th Civil Affairs Battalion of Miami, Florida, spent a day under punishingly hot sunshine treating animals for Hondurans who have neither the resources nor ability to travel regularly to a veterinarian. The people here are dependent upon occasional Honduran governmental initiatives Aca,!" and U.S. military missions like this Aca,!" to render the needed medical treatment.

  • Army Program Offers Outlet For Civilian Employees

    Apr 23, 2008

    The Fort Sam Houston Employee Assistance Program exists to help civilian federal employees deal with personal issues that are impacting their work performance.

  • ECBC to Deploy New Waste to Energy Technology to Iraq

    Apr 21, 2008

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is scheduled to deploy the Tactical Garbage to Energy Refinery, a prototype technology which converts waste to energy, to Iraq, April 29, 2008.

  • Sec. Geren at Bloggers' Roundtable

    Apr 21, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren at the Bloggers' Roundtable, March 26, 2008.

  • Soldiers Can Earn Master's Degree In Social Work

    Apr 21, 2008

    Starting in June, Soldiers will have the opportunity to earn their masterAca,!a,,cs degree in social work from an accredited university while still carrying out their active-duty military commitment.

  • Fort Lewis officials leverage system to lessen environmental impact

    Apr 18, 2008

    From composting and waste disposal to anti-idling campaigns and recycling, Fort Lewis is working to get all organizations on post involved in protecting the environment through its Environmental Management System. Since 2005, Fort Lewis has been working toward the goal of every organization having an EMS, a system that allows an organization to evaluate itself and create a plan to lessen its environmental impact.

  • Army Trains Military Animal Care Guardians

    Apr 18, 2008

    When it comes to taking care of the militaryAca,!a,,cs animals the Army is the only one that can do the job, and that training takes place here at the Army Medical Department Center and School in the Department of Veterinary Science.

  • Regenerative Medicine Seen as Means to Help Wounded Warriors

    Apr 18, 2008

    The Defense Department launched a five-year, Army-led cooperative effort to leverage cutting-edge medical technology to develop new ways to assist servicemembers whoAca,!a,,cve suffered severe, disfiguring wounds during their wartime service.

  • Community focuses on Alcohol Awareness Month

    Apr 18, 2008

  • Fort Sam Houston Combats Child Abuse

    Apr 17, 2008

    Health care and childcare professionals from Fort Sam Houston and the local community attended a conference at Army Community Service April 12 to learn about the impact of deployment on Families.

  • Army Family stays in touch via robot

    Apr 17, 2008

    One fortunate father away in Baghdad had the opportunity to see his son for the first time in real time April 10 with the use of an RP-7 Remote Presence Robotic System and a computer link.

  • Fort Sill offers prenatal exercise class

    Apr 17, 2008

    Fort Sill's Rinehart Fitness Center offers prenatal fitness classes to women.

  • U.S. Army Medical Command Chooses Best Warriors

    Apr 15, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian R. Wiggins and Spc. Daniel Farrier are winners of the 2008 Best Warrior competitions for U.S. Army Medical Command. Wiggins, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Fort Jackson, S.C., Veterinary Treatment Facility, and Farrier, a pharmacy technician at Stuttgart, Germany, Army Health Clinic, emerged victorious from a grueling five days of physical and mental challenges.

  • MILCON: Belvoir Projects to Enhance Quality of Life

    Apr 15, 2008

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is executing five major projects, and several smaller projects at Fort Belvoir totaling more than $3.5 billion to meet the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Transformation goals and to enhance quality of life for the Soldier and their family.

  • Army Reserve, Inova Health System Launch Partnership

    Apr 15, 2008

    The Army Reserve joined with Inova Health System Monday in the launching of a public-private partnership that will allow both organizations to recruit, train and employ people interested in serving in the Reserve and in health-care careers.

  • Golf Legend Visits Wounded Warriors

    Apr 15, 2008

    Jack Nicklaus spent time with a group of about 40 Soldiers from Fort Gordon, Ga., and its Eisenhower Army Medical Center April 9. The Soldiers are members of the hospitalAca,!a,,cs Warriors in Transition Unit and the local Veterans Affairs Active Duty Rehabilitation program.

  • JTF-Bravo supports U.S. Army South in Honduras

    Apr 14, 2008

    SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras Aca,!" A U.S. Army South exercise in Honduras is testing Joint Task Force-BravoAca,!a,,cs ability to support forward deployed troops over three months as U.S. military personnel on Soto Cano Air Base nearly double.

  • New Pain Management Clinic to Open

    Apr 14, 2008

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center is one of a handful of academic institutions in the country that has an operating acute pain service and, on April 18, WRAMC will set a new standard with the opening of the Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Clinic.

  • Battlemind Training Helping Soldiers, Families

    Apr 14, 2008

    VILSECK, Germany Aca,!" For military families, the months following redeployment, or a SoldierAca,!a,,cs return home from Iraq, should be filled with love and laughter.

  • Soldier combat harmful insects

    Apr 14, 2008

    MNC-I Vector Control works to keep the insect population under control to prevent the spread of illness.

  • Officials: Water dispensers can cause burns

    Apr 14, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Army Community Service workers are seeing an increase in the number of child burn cases. Most incidents are due to Korean water dispensers -- commonplace in off-post apartments. They dispense hot and cold water on demand.

  • Combat Medic

    Apr 11, 2008

    A Soldier's selfless goal to preserve life on an unforgiving battlefield. Sgt. Kim Williams takes us to combat medic training.

  • Civilian physical training program set to begin

    Apr 10, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Army civilians and family members here will soon have a new way to lose weight and become physically fit as the civilian "Fit for Life" program begins here May 1.

  • MNC-I surgeons lay foundation for Iraqi healthcare

    Apr 10, 2008

    News article on the recent MNC-I Surgeons' Conference which discussed ways to improve healthcare in Iraq for both Iraqis and coalition forces

  • New Commissary Opens on Detrick

    Apr 8, 2008

    Fort Detrick, Md. Aca,!" A crowd of hundreds gathered on Fort Detrick today to celebrate the grand opening of a new commissary facility for active, reserve component and retired military members and their families. Congressman Roscoe Bartlett and other congressional representatives joined the crowd of anxious shoppers.

  • Heidelberg SFAC Focus: Healing, Individual Needs

    Apr 8, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Each movement on the couch causes visible pain to Sgt. 1st Class Priscilla Simmons. However, a smile on her face tells the story of a warrior who has found the right place to rest and heal.

  • Health Care Impacted by BRAC

    Apr 7, 2008

    The Army Materiel Command highlights interviews with health care providers in Huntsville, Ala., to discuss the impacts of BRAC on the health care systems in the Tennessee Valley region.

  • U.S. Secretary of Labor Visits Warriors in Transition

    Apr 4, 2008

    The Honorable Elaine Chao, U.S. secretary of labor, visited the U.S. Army Garrison Soldier and Family Assistance Center in Brooke Army Medical Center March 26.

  • Grey Wolf wounded warriors receive walking sticks

    Mar 7, 2008

    FOR HOOD, TexasAca,!"A group of Soldiers and civilians from the 3rd Aca,!A"Grey WolfAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, took a trip to Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Feb. 22.

  • Healing is Job One for Wounded Troops

    Mar 7, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" Injured Wiesbaden warriors received firsthand assurances by the Army leader responsible for warrior care and transition that nothing has higher priority than their recovery.

  • Cobras give gift of life to deployed Soldiers

    Mar 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers lined up inside 704th Brigade Support BattalionAca,!a,,cs motor pool Feb. 7 for the chance to donate blood and help their fellow battle buddies that are currently deployed to Iraq.

  • New Tattoo Policy Allows for More Military Blood Donations

    Feb 29, 2008

    The Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) has implemented a new policy regarding tattoos that may allow more donors to give blood to the military. This new policy, which went into effect Nov. 30, 2007, allows donors with new tattoos to give blood again after just one week, instead of the previous one-year deferral period; provided the tattoo was acquired in a state-regulated tattoo parlor. This new policy allows the ASBP to accept donations from more individuals wishing to contribute to the militaryAca,!a,,cs blood supply for combat areas and at home.

  • Health Care Improvements

    Feb 26, 2008

    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker talks about health care improvements one year after WRAMC suffered scrutiny over Wounded Warrior care. Sgt. Courtney Thomas reports.

  • TBI Task Force

    Feb 19, 2008

    Medical Editor, Col. Paul Little reports on the Army Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force working to better identify, treat, prevent and then care for Soldiers and their families.

  • Helping Heroes Heal: Wounded Warriors See WTU Near Completion

    Feb 13, 2008

    There have been considerable renovations on the buildings across the street from the dining facility at Vicenza, Italy. The USO and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, have moved their operations into the buildings as well. New decks providing wheel-chair access have sprung up, surrounding the buildings. All of this is being done to help our wounded Soldiers on the road to recovery.

  • Outstanding Medical Care Earns Two Army Officers New Honors at Military Health System Conference

    Feb 13, 2008

    Outstanding medical care during combat earned two Army officers new honors during the Military Health System Conference in Washington, D.C., January 28-31. Lt. Col. Kelly A. Murray received the first Col. Brian Allgood Field Grade Combat Care Award, while Capt. Walter S. Baugh received the first Capt. Maria Ortiz Company Grade Combat Care Award. Murray is a family practice physician and flight surgeon assigned as the primary-care staff officer at Medical Command Headquarters. Baugh is an emergency-room staff nurse at Fort Benning, Ga., Medical Department Activity.

  • Wounded Warriors Take Healing Process Outdoors

    Jan 29, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy Aca,!" They say that fishing is good for the soul. Even renowned guitarist Eric Clapton is known to relax by wading the fly-fishing streams of Wales.

  • Interview with Brig. Gen. Michael Tucker

    Jan 28, 2008

    An interview with Brig. Gen. Michael Tucker, the Asst. Surgeon Gen. for Wounded Care and Transition, on the WTU's and their mission-essential task.

  • Brig. Gen. Tucker on WTU Program

    Jan 28, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Tucker on how Soldiers at WTU's heal faster because they are close to home.

  • USACE Builds Iraq Clinic

    Jan 15, 2008

    USACE GRD hands over million dollar medical clinic near Baghdad.

  • Sensors May Lead to Faster Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Jan 15, 2008

    While it still may be years away, military medical officials hope to one day place a sensor on every troop that would measure a blastAca,!a,,cs impact and alert a combat medic to the possibility of a brain injury.