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  • 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.

  • WTU Vans Ready to Roll in Europe

    Jan 9, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Fourteen Mercedes-Benz vans, outfitted to accommodate wheelchairs, are being distributed this month to Warrior Transition Units throughout Europe.

  • Europe Blood Bank Draws New Mark

    Jan 7, 2008

    DARMSTADT, Germany Aca,!" 2nd Lt. Alex Borowicz believed he was just doing his job when he stopped by the Kelley Barracks Fitness Center right before Christmas to donate blood for fellow Soldiers downrange.

  • Year In Review - Alternate Therapy

    Jan 3, 2008

    Army doctors use alternate therapy to help wounded Soldiers get back on their feet. Jini Ryan reports.

  • Battlemind Prepares Soldiers for Combat, Returning Home

    Jan 3, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" Today, every Soldier headed to Iraq and Afghanistan receives Battlemind training, but few know the science behind it.

  • Year In Review - Army Medical Action Plan

    Jan 2, 2008

    The Army takes steps to improve the medical system and care for wounded Soldiers. Ana Tsukano reports.

  • The Armed Services Blood Program Thanks Loyal Donors

    Dec 31, 2007

    January is National Blood Donor Month and the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) staff extends a worldwide thank you to all blood and platelet donors. The ASBP will collect more than 170,000 units of blood and blood products this year because donors stop and take the time to give to those whose lives are in jeopardy. A very special thank you goes out to the war fighters serving overseas who donate blood on the spot when the need is great.

  • JTF-Bravo Deploys Medics to Costa Rica

    Dec 27, 2007

    For the first time in more than three years, United States servicemembers from Joint Task Force-Bravo deployed to Costa Rica for a Medical Readiness Training Exercise Dec. 17. More than 600 patients were seen during the two-day exercise, with five critical enough to require air evacuation to the city of Limon, a 15-minute flight that would have taken days to hike through the mountainous terrain. The 1st Battallion-228th Aviation Regiment transported a girl diagnosed with cerebral palsy and pneumonia, which was the most critical case seen by the team.

  • Deploying Soldiers Take Test to Help ID Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Dec 21, 2007

    The Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metric (ANAM), administered before, during and after deployments, helps identify Soldiers suffering from traumatic brain injury. More than 12,000 Soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., recently completed the computer program that measures reaction times to simple math equations, pattern identification and matching exercises.

  • Lean Training

    Dec 20, 2007

    Members of the 345th Combat Support Hospital prepare a casualty for triage during training. Such efforts to prepare Army Reserve units for deployment will be more efficient thanks to this Lean Six Sigma project.

  • Lean Six Sigma Analysis Helps Streamline Staff In-processing

    Dec 20, 2007

    Any work setting requires new employees to undergo in-processing, often characterized by activities like filling out paperwork and reading manuals. Some in-processing procedures are quick, easy and self-explanatory, while others are burdensome and complex. Before 2006, the latter was the case at the Army's Office of the Surgeon General.

  • Unit Must Deal with Deadly Germs

    Dec 20, 2007

    Although they may not be carrying a rifle in combat, Soldiers of the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases' Aeromedical Isolation Team serve a vital role in protecting the nation and world.

  • Nanotech: Big Potential in Little Particles

    Dec 20, 2007

    Researchers in the new field of medical nanotechnology are already rushing to build these new weapons in the war against disease.

  • Civilians Can Donate Blood

    Dec 20, 2007

    The Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) can now accept blood donations by people other than active-duty service members, their immediate Families, retirees and Department of Defense (DoD) employees.

  • 'Therapy Dogs' Help Soldiers Who Are Dealing with Stresses of Combat

    Dec 20, 2007

    Soldiers serving in Iraq have some new Aca,!A"best friends.Aca,!A? Budge and Boe, two black Labrador retrievers, have enlisted to help soldiers who are dealing with mental-health issues among the severe stresses of combat.

  • Aid Mission Improves 'Sight, Sound, Smile' in Bangladesh

    Dec 20, 2007

    A team of seven medical personnel from Tripler Army Medical Center recently teamed with army physicians from Bangladesh to treat impoverished civilians at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Bogra, a Bangladeshi Army hospital. The "Sight, Sound, and Smile" mission name is derived from the three types of disease addressed by the surgical team: cataracts, chronic ear disease and cleft lip and palate.

  • CSM Jurgerson on Wounded Warrior Program

    Dec 20, 2007

    Command Sgt. Maj. Brent Jurgersen gives an update about the Army Wounded Warrior program.

  • Video system helps employee see things clearly

    Dec 17, 2007

    An employeeAca,!a,,cs visual impairment doesnAca,!a,,ct prevent her from enjoying life. Linda Kresge, a liquid dispensing equipment operator in the Component Paint Branch, has lived with poor eyesight her entire life.

  • Iraqi boy recovers from Al Qaeda attack with help from Iraqi Army

    Dec 14, 2007

    AL AWAD, Iraq Aca,!" With bullets having shattered the life he once knew along with the bones in the upper part of his leg nearly four months ago, 7-year-old Saddam, a local Iraqi boy, is receiving help with his recovery from Iraqi Army medics serving in the 3rd Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division (Mechanized).

  • APFRI helps change the life of former student

    Dec 14, 2007

    The Army Physical Fitness Research Institutes strives to help foster a culture of health and fitness for senior military leaders. That is especially true in the case of Joe Snow, a graduate of the U.S. Army War College Distance Education Program.

  • Lt. Gen. Schoomaker Sworn in as Surgeon General

    Dec 12, 2007

    Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker receives his third start and is sworn in as 42nd Army Surgeon General. Pentagon ceremony hosted by Chief of Staff of the Army, General Casey.

  • Tendon Mondial Ophthalmologist

    Dec 12, 2007

    Helping her patients with their vision gives one doctor a unique perspective on life. Gail McCabe has the story of an Army ophthalmologists participating in the medical exercise Tendon Mondial in Mongolia.

  • Walter Reed Commander Promoted to Surgeon General

    Dec 12, 2007

    Both officers and enlisted from the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Washington-area medical community gathered Tuesday at the Pentagon for the promotion ceremony of Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, who assumed the position of surgeon general of the Army at the same time.

  • Tendon Mondial Pediatrician

    Dec 12, 2007

    Military physicians participate in medical readiness training exercises in Mongolia.

  • Clinic Testing New mTBI Screening

    Dec 11, 2007

    A pilot testing program for mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI, using Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics, has been developed to identify affected Soldiers.

  • Wounded Warrior Wants to Remember

    Dec 11, 2007

    First Sgt. Michael Christ wears two bracelets on his arm so heAca,!a,,cll never forget. One has the name of two Soldiers, Spc. Robert Johnson and Sgt. Nathan Fields who were killed in Iraq in January 2006; the other is in memory of Spc. Derek Plowman who died on July 20, 2006. Aca,!A"Robert and Nathan were special,Aca,!A? said Christ, who is a patient in the active duty rehab unit at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Aca,!A"Robert always had a smile, and Nathan always had a joke.Aca,!A?

  • Understanding Helps Families, Soldiers Deal With mTBI

    Dec 10, 2007

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI, has been called the signature wound of the war on terror. Identifying and treating that injury has become a priority for Army medical commands worldwide.

  • Tendon Mondial Insights

    Dec 5, 2007

    U.S. Soldiers conduct Medical Training exercises in Mongolia, building healthy relationships between nations. Gail McCabe reports.

  • European Providers Learn Skills for Dealing with PTSD

    Dec 4, 2007

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands Aca,!" In the first European training of its kind, more than 150 healthcare providers from military installations scattered throughout the theater received instruction earlier this fall on the care and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and its related ailments.

  • Assisting Soldiers and Families / USO Packages

    Dec 3, 2007

    New center dedicated to assisting reserve Soldiers and their families; Company raises money for USO care packages.

  • USACE Fallujah Sewage

    Dec 3, 2007

    USACE overseas construction of Fallujah's first sewage treatment plant. No more sewage in the streets, always a good thing.

  • Healing Warriors Appreciate New Warriors in Transition Program

    Dec 3, 2007

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany Aca,!" When it comes to learning about programs developed specifically for them, wounded Soldiers assigned here are being updated by community leadership.

  • Army Advocate for Wounded Soldiers to Serve as Assistant Surgeon General for Warrior Care and Transi

    Nov 30, 2007

    Brig. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, one of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top advocates for the care and treatment of its ill and wounded Soldiers and their Families now will serve as assistant surgeon general for warrior care and transition.

  • Contaminated Water in New Jersey

    Nov 30, 2007

    USACE helps clean up contaminated ground water in New Jersey.

  • Combat Support Hospital

    Nov 28, 2007

    Medical personnel saving lives at the Baghdad Combat Support Hospital. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Kurtz has the story.

  • Helping Spouses Through Deployment

    Nov 21, 2007

    Strong Bonds program helps Army Spouses through deployments.

  • Spouse Program / Ft. Belvoir Hospital

    Nov 19, 2007

    New program to help spouses; Ground-breaking ceremony for new hospital on Fort Belvoir, Va.

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