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  • Dogs help wounded warriors heal at Walter Reed

    Jun 27, 2008

    One of the most popular therapists at Walter Reed Army Medical Center prefers to show his enthusiasm and appreciation by wagging his tail and giving slobbery kisses.

  • Tiny ticks a threat to Soldier health, mission readiness

    Jun 27, 2008

  • Caring for burned Soldiers

    Jun 27, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Michael Schlitz grimaces in pain as Spc. Steven Neveau, a burn-therapy assistant, rotates the burned SoldierAca,!a,,cs arm to keep scar tissue from freezing his already limited movement.

  • Best care anywhere

    Jun 27, 2008

    Sgt. Rodolfo Martinez was medevaced to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, following a vehicle-bomb explosion in Afghanistan that also trapped him beneath rubble. The forward observer, assigned to the 82nd Airborne DivisionAca,!a,,cs 508th Infantry Regiment, would like to return to LRMC one day, but in a different capacity, he said.

  • A close look at AW2

    Jun 27, 2008

    The Army Wounded Warrior Program, also referred to as AW2, was created in 2004 in response to the needs of the most severely wounded, injured or ill Soldiers from the war on terror.

  • Life at the MTD

    Jun 27, 2008

    The majority of wounded warriors arriving at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center reside at the Medical Transient Detachment while receiving care.

  • Lauding the large WTU

    Jun 27, 2008

    Taking care of Soldiers is a tradition as old as the Army itself. Gen. George Washington led the way with an order to vaccinate the entire Continental Army for smallpox, a feat never done before. And young Maj. Walter Reed led the fight against yellow fever, isolating the carrier and providing treatment for the disease at the beginning of the 20th century.

  • Soldier-Moms Find Comfort in Program Designed for Them

    Jun 27, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" After the birth of her third child, Sgt. Delores Gordon, said it took her three attempts to pass her Army Physical Fitness Test, with 30 days between each test.

  • Caring for TBI patients

    Jun 27, 2008

    They walk, talk and stand tall in uniform like other Soldiers at Fort Bragg, N.C., who wear the immediately recognizable combat patches so commonly seen at the post thatAca,!a,,cs home to XVIIIth Airborne Corps and the 82nd Airborne Division, among other elite units. Outwardly, people wouldnAca,!a,,ct notice their injuries.

  • AFIRMing Soldiers

    Jun 26, 2008

    The Defense Department has 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.

  • Easing pain with acupuncture

    Jun 26, 2008

    A medical procedure dating back thousands of years was introduced to patients and medical staff recently at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

  • Iraq medevac

    Jun 26, 2008

    When a patrol of Strykers from the 25th Infantry DivisionAca,!a,,cs 2nd Brigade Combat Team was attacked recently in Iraq, aeromedical evacuation crews from the 3rd Inf. Div.Aca,!a,,cs Combat Aviation Brigade came to the rescue.

  • Turning grief into action

    Jun 26, 2008

    Sergeant 1st Class Vince Jacques dangled upside down with his legs trapped under the dashboard of the Humvee in which heAca,!a,,cd been riding. The vehicle was a mangled mess after running over an improvised explosive device in Iraq.

  • Marine Honored for Professionalism, Courage

    Jun 26, 2008

    Marine Lance Cpl. Douglas Cianchetta was awarded a Purple Heart on June 18 during a bedside ceremony with Family, fellow Marines and Brooke Army Medical Center staff. Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Magnus presented the medal, which is given to members of the armed forces of the United States who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy.

  • Cermony Marks Start of New Graduate Program

    Jun 26, 2008

    Eighteen Soldiers made history as they were inaugurated into the Army-Fayetteville State University Master of Social Work Program during a ceremony June 23 at Wood Auditorium.

  • Warriors Awarded Purple Hearts

    Jun 26, 2008

    Five courageous Warriors in Transition were honored June 16 for their bravery at a Purple Heart ceremony held at Brooke Army Medical CenterAca,!a,,cs fourth floor auditorium. Brig. Gen. James Gilman, commander, Great Plains Regional Medical Command and Brooke Army Medical Center, said the Purple Heart honorees help make BAMC staff better, more complete caregivers.

  • Children of deployed troops attend sports, fitness camp

    Jun 25, 2008

    BITBURG, Germany Aca,!" When children of deployed Soldiers get together, thereAca,!a,,cs no need for them to dwell on having a parent serving downrange Aca,!" every kid is experiencing the same rollercoaster of emotions.

  • GRENADES: What's all this taping about'

    Jun 25, 2008

    Last year a Soldier lost his arm, and two other Soldiers in his squad suffered serious injuries, when he attempted to un-tape a grenade for turn-in. Yet, every day a Soldier somewhere will tape the safety pin and lever of a freshly issued hand grenade.

  • Easy Rider

    Jun 25, 2008

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center unveiled the New Patient Evacuation Vehicle to the Public.

  • 'Fit For Life' enthusiasts lose 200 pounds in first month

    Jun 25, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Collectively, they lost more than 200 pounds, walked thousands of steps, and learned to lead healthier lives. That was in the first month. While it's not a complete version of the Biggest Loser, it comes close.

  • VA Welcomes Vets

    Jun 24, 2008

    The Washington, D.C. VA welcomed 1200 returning vets in a 'Welcome Home Celebration.'

  • Rubenstein First Two-Star Medical Service Corps Chief

    Jun 23, 2008

    Maj. Gen. David A. Rubenstein was sworn is as Chief of the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps Jun. 9 in San Antonio, Texas, becoming the first MSC Chief to wear two stars.

  • Warriors in Transition Initiatives Help Boost Morale at Stewart-Hunter

    Jun 20, 2008

    Soldiers in the WarriorAca,!a,,cs in Transition Battalion are benefiting from some new changes to their duty hours. Currently their duty hours have been reduced from ten-and-a-half-hour days to eight-hour days.

  • 101 Days of Summer Safety: Prevent Heat Injuries

    Jun 20, 2008

    Winn Army Community Hospital, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, puts emphasis on 101 Days of summer safety, provides tips to prevent heat injuries.

  • MND-C Medical Units Await a Happy Ending for Baby Noor

    Jun 20, 2008

    On June 30 in Boston, Soldiers half a world away will have their thoughts on a year-old baby they helped save

  • DoD marrow program saves lives

    Jun 19, 2008

    It started with a lack of energy, mysterious bruises and a series of nosebleeds. While Staff Sgt. Abel Martinez figured he was just run down, he was concerned enough to go to the Brooke Army Medical Center Emergency Room.

  • Wounded Warriors win highest Georgia broadcasters recognition

    Jun 19, 2008

    Men and women in uniform were recognized as Georgians of the Year at the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention June 6 at the Marietta Conference Center and Resort in Marietta, Ga.

  • New Director: WTU Population Doubles in First Year

    Jun 18, 2008

    In an interview with Soldiers Radio and Television Tuesday, the new assistant surgeon general for warrior care and transition said that the number of Soldiers in the 35 Warrior Transition Units around the Army has doubled in the past year.

  • Medics Battle for Title as MEDCOM's Best Warrior

    Jun 17, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian R. Wiggins and Spc. Daniel Farrier are winners of the 2008 Best Warrior competitions for 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. The competition was held at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas. All competitors first passed a 100-question written test and wrote an essay about current events. They passed the Army Physical Fitness Test, were questioned by boards of senior NCOs and demonstrated marksmanship with M-16 rifles. They negotiated an urban orienteering course both by day and night and completed an obstacle course. In tactical scenarios, they treated and evacuated simulated casualties of a roadside bomb, then cleared a building under fire. Finally, the competitors squared off in a combatives tournament. Aca,!A"It was tough, one of the best IAca,!a,,cve ever been to. You had to be in shape,Aca,!A? said Wiggins. Aca,!A"There was a lot of rucking. You had to be physically and mentally tough,Aca,!A? agreed Farrier. Corporals and higher ranks were in the NCO competition while specialists and lower ranks competed as Soldiers. Competition actually began last year when local units selected their best Soldiers and NCOs. Local winners competed in each of six regional medical commands. The regional winners then joined representatives of Dental Command, Veterinary Command, the AMEDD Center and School and Medical Research and Materiel Command for the finals at Fort Sam Houston. Aca,!A"We conduct these competitions to recognize the best Soldiers, but it is primarily about training Aca,!" it is not just a competition. We expect each candidate to be well trained when they come, and better trained when they leave. They should take what they learn here back to their units,Aca,!A? said MEDCOM Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Althea C. Dixon. Dixon was Soldier of the Year of the old Health Services Command in 1983. Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs tougher and much more realistic than when I was here,Aca,!A? she said. Aca,!A"These Soldiers are being tested on situations they might actually encounter.Aca,!A? Aca,!A"I want to lead by example for my Soldiers,Aca,!A? said Wiggins. Aca,!A"IAca,!a,,cm going to send them to war, I wanted to show them I had done this.Aca,!A? Wiggins has been in the Army 11 years and is Air Assault and Combat Lifesaver qualified. He lists combatives as one of his hobbies, and it showed as he won the NCO tournament. Farrier has been in the Army three years and has qualified as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. He keeps in shape by boxing and playing Rugby for his post team. Farrier said winning the title was a personal challenge he set for himself. He said anyone competing at this level has to have a plan and stick to it. Aca,!A"DonAca,!a,,ct let anyone tell you that you canAca,!a,,ct do it,Aca,!A? he added. Wiggins and Farrier each received an Army Commendation Medal, a trophy, a $1,000 Savings Bond, MEDCOM coins and certificates and the right to request their assignment of choice. They will compete in the Army Best Warrior competition later this year.

  • Vets Help Donkey Power Drive Iraqi Brick Factory

    Jun 17, 2008

    An industrial complex in Iraq has quadrupled its employment and productivity, and a team from Multinational Division Center is helping the companies keep their labor force healthy. Capt. Rory Carolan, senior veterinarian and agriculture advisor with the 3rd Infantry Division's civil affairs team, and Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery, treated more than 250 donkeys employed in the absence of motorized vehicles at the Narhwan Brick Factory Complex.

  • Trailblazing Career Earns Award for Dietitian

    Jun 17, 2008

    Col. Vivian T. Hutson has broken new ground several times during her career as an Army dietitian, so it seems fitting that the Department of Defense honored her with one of its first "Female Trailblazer" awards. She is among 14 military women composing the first group selected for this award, which recognizes women in the military with significant accomplishments in their fields.

  • Nurse Finds Rewards through Iraq Service

    Jun 17, 2008

    Capt. Jody BrownAca,!a,,cs barely 5-foot-tall stature easily is dwarfed by the sea of infantrymen. The Army nurseAca,!a,,cs body armor and helmet make her look almost childlike, and her M4 rifle is more than half her size. Brown, a registered nurse, supports the 25th Infantry DivisionAca,!a,,cs 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat TeamAca,!a,,cs units with immunizations and travels to wherever the Soldiers are Aca,!" even outside the wire.

  • Lean Six Sigma Project Helps Madigan Make Money

    Jun 17, 2008

    A Lean Six Sigma project in Madigan Army Medical CenterAca,!a,,cs OB/GYN clinic generated an extra million dollars in revenue for the clinic in Fiscal Year 2007, despite a reduced patient population.

  • Aeromedical Heroes Get DUSTOFF Honors

    Jun 17, 2008

    Sgt. Heather Springer stands with the equipment she carried during missions in Iraq as a flight medic with Company C (Air Ambulance), 2nd-135th General Support Aviation Battalion. Springer was named DUSTOFF Medic of the Year.

  • Hello, Baby

    Jun 17, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Erik Lloyd and his son Blake meet for the first time two weeks after Blake's birth, through the technology of Brooke Army Medical Center's RP-7 robot.

  • Father Commissions Son

    Jun 17, 2008

    Col. Gary Vroegindewey, U.S. Army Veterinary Corps and director of the DoD Veterinary Service Activity, commissions his son Staff Sgt. Andrew Vroegindewey (68E - Dental Tech) to second lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps. Together, father and son have more than 42 years of military service.

  • Rubenstein First Medical Service Corps Chief to be Major General

    Jun 17, 2008

    Maj. Gen. David A. Rubenstein was sworn is as Chief of the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps on Jun. 9 in San Antonio, Texas, becoming the first MSC Chief to wear two stars. He was promoted to major general on April 14, 2008, and also serves as the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Deputy Surgeon General. He was selected for these leadership positions because of his considerable command experience at every level of the U.S. Army medical system.

  • WTU Supports, Promotes, Returns Soldiers to Duty

    Jun 16, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Soldiers needing complex medical care and those facing medical separation or career field reclassification due to health or physical status can find the support they need within Warrior Transition Units located in Europe as well as stateside.

  • Devastating effects of suicide hurt many

    Jun 15, 2008

    Many people are affected when someone commits suicide. Fellow Soldiers, entire units and that person's family feel the pain and go through the struggle afterwards.

  • COMMENTARY: Commando Brigade officer cherishes shared birthday with the Army

    Jun 13, 2008

    Commando Brigade officer cherishes shared birthday with the Army

  • Food Inspection Specialists Are On Frontline Of Defense

    Jun 13, 2008

    Before becoming the militaryAca,!a,,cs food inspectors, Soldiers must attend an eight-week course at the Army Medical Department Center and School, Department of Veterinary Science at the Food Safety and Defense Branch at Fort Sam Houston.

  • Samaritan Medical Center establishes Fort Drum Behavioral Health Clinic in Watertown

    Jun 13, 2008

    Samaritan Medical Center has established the first off-post behavioral health clinic exclusively for active-duty Soldiers. Providers at the Fort Drum / Samaritan Behavioral Health Clinic, located at 165 Coleman Ave., Watertown, began seeing patients Monday.

  • Military children focus of summit

    Jun 13, 2008

    Medical, social work and education professionals gathered at McChord Air Force Base last week for a summit on taking care of military children. Madigan Army Medical Center hosted the three-day event, called Aca,!A"Military Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health and Well-Being During Wartime and Beyond,Aca,!A? to Aca,!A"bring together military families, youth and medical experts in various areas to focus on solutions that will enhance the quality of life for military children,Aca,!A? according to a MAMC press release. There has been little official research during previous conflicts on how deployments and wartime affect children, said Maj. Eric Flake, a developmental pediatrician at MAMC. Flake was also the principal investigator for a research study titled Aca,!A"Psychosocial Effects of Deployment on Military Children,Aca,!A? which found, in part, that military support was an influential factor in how much stress a family experienced during a deployment. The more supported a family felt, the less stress it experienced, Flake said.

  • Army Invention Saves Severely Injured Soldiers' Lives

    Jun 13, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A new lifesaving standard of care has garnered the Institute of Surgical Research here a prestigious Army title Aca,!" invention of the year. The innovation, called Damage Control Resuscitation of Severely Injured Soldiers, was named one of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2007.Aca,!A?

  • Digital Records Improve Soldiers' Medical Care

    Jun 12, 2008

    Soldiers who need medical care while deployed donAca,!a,,ct need to worry about paper records getting lost thanks to the Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care system, which stores their records digitally

  • Pacific Medical Team Prepares Northern Marianas For Bird Flu

    Jun 11, 2008

    More reality-based than reality show, a U.S. Pacific partnership tested the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas IslandsAca,!a,,c ability to deal with overwhelming disaster May 22, the first exercise of its kind.

  • New patient evacuation vehicles to improve travel, safety, care of Wounded Warriors

    Jun 9, 2008

    For Wounded Warriors returning from Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, the 30-to-40-minute drive from the runways of Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to Walter Reed will be improved with the first of three new Patient Evacuation Vehicles (PEV). The vehicle was unveiled by Secretary of the Army Pete Geren at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, June 5.

  • Ear Infections

    Jun 9, 2008

    Army medical teams help treat residents of San Pedro Sula, Honduras with life-threatening ear infections.

  • Fort Bragg Neuro Center

    Jun 9, 2008

    A Fort Bragg unit is healing the minds of battlefield soldiers. Air Force Master Sgt. Angie Sarchet reports.

  • PEB works to deliver fair outcome for Soldiers

    Jun 6, 2008

    At Fort Sam Houston, a 16-person staff, skilled in medical and military matters, is dedicated to carrying out the PEB mission, which echoes Lovett's words, "Provide a full and fair hearing to determine a Soldier's physical fitness for continued military service ..."

  • Wounded Help Break Ground on Psychological Health, TBI Center

    Jun 5, 2008

    Wounded warriors joined Army and Defense officials Thursday to break ground for the National Intrepid Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in Bethesda, Md.

  • National champs visit national heroes

    Jun 4, 2008

    Col. Patricia D. Horoho, Walter Reed Health Care System commander, and Secretary of the Army Pete Geren meet Wounded Warriors' families of the Walter Reed Warrior in Transition Unit at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, June 2. Geren accompanied players from the University of Kansas Jayhawks, the reigning NCAA Division I Basketball champions.

  • Tobyhanna cuts power to electrostatic discharge

    Jun 3, 2008

    Protecting state-of-the-art electronics equipment from the damaging effects of electrostatic discharge is a top priority at Tobyhanna Army Depot.

  • 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.