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  • 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.

  • DeWitt breaks ground for new hospital

    Nov 16, 2007

  • Soldiers Provide Medical Assistance

    Nov 14, 2007

    Army medical personnel and all Soldiers trained in combat medical care are ready to assist the sick and wounded any time and any place.

  • Health Care Centers Completed in Iraq

    Nov 14, 2007

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed work on three new Health Care Centers in Basrah, Iraq.

  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Awareness Video

    Nov 13, 2007

    Contents from the U.S. Army's Official Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Awareness Video.

  • Soldiers to Civilians / New PT Uniform

    Nov 13, 2007

    Transition from Soldier to civilian gets easier for wounded Soldiers; New Army PT uniform in testing phase.

  • 'Customer' Feedback Crucial to Medical Action Plan

    Nov 9, 2007

    Aca,!A"The challenge for all of us,Aca,!A? Brig. Gen. Michael S. Tucker asserted, before beginning the Army Medical Action Plan Assessment Conference, in Landsdowne, Va., late last month, Aca,!A"is to ensure we stay focused on our wounded SoldiersAca,!a,,c recovery.Aca,!A?

  • Adventure Trip Hits Mark With Veterans

    Nov 9, 2007

    Soldiers wounded in combat are rediscovering adventure, gaining confidence and are in the healing process.

  • War Survivor Boosts Continued Service of Disabled Vets

    Nov 8, 2007

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Aca,!A"I should have died. Having almost died, I am far more fearless.Aca,!A?

  • Warriors' Injuries Affect Spouses Too

    Nov 7, 2007

    The calls family members receive about a servicememberAca,!a,,cs injury come out of the blue at all hours of the day and night, and they all have the same general effect. They all mean lives will change.

  • USACE Rids D.C. of WWI Chemical Munitions

    Nov 7, 2007

    Corps of Engineers remove D.C. Residential Area of WWI Chemical Munitions.

  • Long Drive Golf Competition

    Nov 5, 2007

    Soldiers, Staff Sgt. Bryan King, finishes second at 2007 Military Long Drive Golf Competition in Mesquite, Nevada.

  • New PT program helps pregnant Soldiers

    Nov 1, 2007

    The Pregnancy/Postpartum Physical Training program utilizes tailored exercises to bring expecting moms back to their Soldier mission as quickly as possible.

  • American Legion Commander Visits Walter Reed

    Nov 1, 2007

    During his first visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center Oct. 24, the national commander of the American Legion discussed the transition of warriors from military to other medical care.

  • Landstuhl Outpatient Facility Makes Good on Promise to Wounded

    Nov 1, 2007

    Patients at a new medical transient facility that opened in Germany say itAca,!a,,cs proof the military is living up to its promises to ensure Soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan get the best care possible.

  • Army Completes Largest Fielding of Battlefield EMR Systems

    Oct 31, 2007

    This month the Army and Air Force completed the largest training and equipping effort of digital medical recording systems to date.

  • Miss Utah Visits Wounded Warriors

    Oct 31, 2007

    Sgt. Jill Stevens, combat medic, recent university graduate and reigning Miss Utah 2007, visited wounded warriors Oct. 24 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Running Against Cancer

    Oct 25, 2007

    Over the years, Chief Warrant Officer 3 David Boyer has participated in several long-distance events, just for the sheer love of running. This weekend heAca,!a,,cll be lacing up his sneakers to run a marathon in memory of a friend who never had the opportunity to run one.

  • Iraqi Army runs 'solo' medical operation

    Oct 24, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq Aca,!" There was a long line of black headcovers, children running around unworried, a medical crew ready to take care of their own and military men providing security as Iraqi Army troops turned a school in BaghdadAca,!a,,cs Bakariya Village into a temporary medical clinic Oct. 22.

  • Vilseck Home to Warrior Transition Unit

    Oct 24, 2007

    VILSECK, Germany Aca,!" In keeping with the Army warrior ethos Aca,!A"I will never leave a fallen comrade behind,Aca,!A? Warrior Transition Units are being activated in Europe as part of the Army Medical Action Plan announced by the Department of Defense in June.

  • LRMC Warrior Transition Unit Program Up and Running

    Oct 23, 2007

    LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Germany Aca,!" A new Army health system is firmly in place to assist Soldiers as they prepare for return to duty or transition to civilian life.

  • Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Warrior Transition Unit Program Up and Running

    Oct 22, 2007

    A new Army health system is firmly in place to assist Soldiers as they prepare for return to duty or transition to civilian life. Aca,!A"We are ready and prepared to receive you,Aca,!A? said Capt. LaAca,!a,,cShonia White, interim commander for the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) that oversees the program for Soldiers stationed at Baumholder, Kleber, Landstuhl, SHAPE, Wiesbaden and Vicenza.

  • Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner Receives Award from College of American Pathologists

    Oct 22, 2007

    The College of American Pathologists (CAP) recognized the dedicated men and women of the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner (OAFME), for the dignity, honor, respect, and professionalism, which they deliver each day in exercising their duties, at a special ceremony held on Sept. 30, 2007, at the College's annual meeting.

  • Ribbon-cutting Launches Army Medical Department Adventure Van

    Oct 22, 2007

    The Army Medical Department Adventure Van, a joint medical recruiting project with the U.S. Army Accessions Command, made its debut with a ribbon-cutting and walk-through Oct. 11 in Alexandria, Va. Maj. Gen. Gale S. Pollock, Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command and Acting Surgeon General, introduced this new venue to attendees and cut the ribbon.

  • Health Care / Paratroopers Reenlist

    Oct 22, 2007

    Army fixing problems with health care system; Paratroopers Reenlist Down Range; Group in West Virginia gears up for Christmas.

  • Med Trauma Training

    Oct 19, 2007

    Medical Trauma Training with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th ID, at the National Trauma Center. Gail McCabe reports.

  • WRHCS thanks staff for showing 'way ahead'

    Oct 19, 2007

    More than 200 members of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center community were recognized for their efforts in moving WRAMC Aca,!A"aheadAca,!A? during award ceremonies hosted by Col. Patricia Horoho, Walter Reed Health Care System commander, Oct. 12 and Sept. 5.

  • MEDCOM Launches Pneumonia Vaccination Campaign

    Oct 18, 2007

    The Army Medical Department is launching a concerted effort to reduce the needless suffering, death, and waste of medical resources that stem from widespread failure by older beneficiaries to get their pneumonia vaccinations.

  • Battlemind Prep. / Golden Knights Take Honors

    Oct 18, 2007

    Battlemind helps families prepare for deployment; Women Gold Knights take top honors at nationals.

  • Last Frankenstein Race Completes 30-Year Run

    Oct 18, 2007

    DARMSTADT, Germany Aca,!" The focus was on fun Oct. 12 when almost 900 runners and walkers marked the end of an era at the Darmstadt military communityAca,!a,,cs last Frankenstein Castle Run/Walk.

  • Free Video Editing / $92,000,000 COE Contract

    Oct 17, 2007

    Online company offering free video editing for Soldiers and their Families; Army Corps of Engineers awards $92 million contract for a new battlefield medical center.

  • Father Adopts Son's Mission / Army Wife Drops 100

    Oct 16, 2007

    Father joins Army to take on son's mission; Army wife loses 100 pounds, joins Army.

  • Kaiserslautern Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

    Oct 16, 2007

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany--Parents, children and community leaders here will be shouting, Aca,!A"Look at Me, IAca,!a,,cm Drug Free,Aca,!A? during National Red Ribbon Week, which is being held Oct. 20 to 28.

  • Doctor designs mural 'laughing' at death

    Oct 15, 2007

    BAQOUBA, Iraq (Oct. 15, 2007) -- While deployed to Iraq many Soldiers look for ways to stay creatively occupied during their spare time between missions and work. Many Soldiers write and record music while others write poems or stories.

  • Keeping Soldiers healthy is the mission of the Wellness Assessment and Education Program

    Oct 7, 2007

  • Soldiers Who Heal

    Oct 3, 2007

    Army medical personnel treat injured or wounded Soldiers and civilians, be they friend or foe. Likewise, all Soldiers receive first aid training and provide care when the situation requires it.


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