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  • Task Force Examines Troop Mental Health Assistance Programs

    Feb 28, 2007

    A special panel of health care officials learned how the military is addressing mental health issues experienced by some troops deployed in support of the global war on terrorism during a series of briefings held here today.

  • Head of DoD Health Affairs to Step Down

    Feb 27, 2007

    After nearly six years in office, the Defense Department's top doctor said he will miss the people of the department who make things happen for servicemembers around the world.

  • Afghan Doctors Learn Medical, Management Techniques

    Feb 26, 2007

    Dr. Said Wali and Dr. Abdul Khaliq, surgeons from Qalat in Zabul Province, are working side by side with the doctors of Task Force Med while they learn new surgical and management techniques.

  • Online Tool Offers Guidance for Troops' Water Purification Requirements

    Feb 26, 2007

    The problem of "Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink" can apply as much to deployed troops cut off from their pure water supply as it did to the ancient mariner stranded at sea in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's beloved poem.

  • Wounded Servicemembers Should Not Have to Battle Bureaucracy, Gates Says

    Feb 26, 2007

    Injured American troops should not return home to battle the bureaucracies of a broken outpatient health care system, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told reporters at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here today.

  • SMA Preston on QOL at Walter Reed

    Feb 23, 2007

    SMA Preston Says NCOs will help QOL issues at Walter Reed.

  • Behavioral Health Specialists Ease Servicemembers' Minds

    Feb 23, 2007

    Long hours of stressful work faced by deployed troops, combined with little privacy and not much free time, can end up taking a mental and emotional toll. Fortunately, Soldiers serving in every Brigade Combat Team in the Army will now have a greater opportunity to visit a behavioral health clinic and speak to a trained specialist.

  • Walter Reed Puts 'Full-Court Press' on Fixing Building 18

    Feb 23, 2007

    The Army surgeon general's staff is putting a "full-court press" on fixing the backed-up repairs needed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center's outpatient Building 18, the service's top medical officer said here yesterday.

  • Radiology Staff Provides Reliable, Rapid Response in Iraq

    Feb 22, 2007

    The third Monday of February did not bring the radiology flight a day off from work, like it did for most of their counterparts in America on Presidents Day.

  • Officials Offer No Excuses, Only Changes at Walter Reed

    Feb 22, 2007

    Senior defense officials yesterday said they take full responsibility for the recently reported poor-quality outpatient housing and bureaucratic hassles some servicemembers have experienced at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and offered up a "no excuses" approach to fixing the problems.

  • Walter Reed Briefing

    Feb 21, 2007

    Senior defense officials address recently reported issues concerning outpatient housing and bureaucratic hassles some servicemembers have experienced at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Army Hospital Upgrades Healthcare Services for U.S. Service Members

    Feb 21, 2007

    Speaking to a group of journalists at the Pentagon recently, a Walter Reed Army Medical Center official said hospital personnel continue to make strides in providing care to service members and bettering themselves as administers of healthcare.

  • Lab Officer Assists Typhoon Relief in Philippines

    Feb 16, 2007

    Capt. Michael Van Hoven was stunned when he saw CNN's Internet coverage of the typhoon that hit the Philippines in late November 2006.

  • Golden Dragons Care for Local Residents

    Feb 14, 2007

    In a country where poverty is endemic and many people are afraid to leave their homes because of terror threats, basic medical care can fall by the wayside.

  • Army Engineers Help Build Potable Water Treatment Plant

    Feb 13, 2007

    The Umm Qasr water treatment plant, one of the six largest infrastructure projects in southern Iraq, provides potable water for Umm Qasr port facilities and the town of Umm Qasr, thanks to the efforts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • West Point Cadets Save Lives

    Feb 12, 2007

    "Duty, Honor, Country." This is the motto of the United States Military Academy at West Point. The motto, however, is more than just words, as evidenced by the enthusiastic showing of Cadets who took a break from their studies to give blood for the troops.

  • Military Blood Program Web Site Has New Look, Updated Content

    Feb 12, 2007

    The Armed Services Blood Program Web site has been redesigned, offering updated content as well as a new look, officials said.

  • Zabul Provincial Hospital Welcomes Jordanians

    Feb 9, 2007

    A Jordanian medical team of doctors, nurses and medical technicians were welcomed at the Zabul Provincial Hospital Jan. 31 by local citizens, government officials and the commanders of the 82nd Airborne and 10th Mountain divisions.

  • Visiting Doctors at LRMC

    Feb 8, 2007

    Visiting doctors work with Military doctors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to help treat wounded Soldiers. Michelle Michael has the story.

  • Kirkuk Soldiers and Airmen provide care following attack

    Feb 8, 2007

    Two Iraqi civilians were injured near Kirkuk, Iraq when they were caught in the crossfire between Iraqi, authorities and insurgents Feb. 1

  • Doctor Adapts to Life as Soldier in Iraq

    Feb 6, 2007

    Today a strong, dust-filled wind blew out of the south. It kicked up a loose pop can and rattled it down the gravel street that serves as home to the Headquarters of the 2nd of the 137th General Support Aviation Battalion.

  • Top Personnel Official: 'Jointness' Key to Future of Military Medicine

    Feb 1, 2007

    As the military health care system transforms its governance structure, the services must work together to sustain the high quality of care servicemembers and their families receive, a top Defense Department official said here yesterday.

  • Cody Awards Medal / Iraqi General Visits

    Jan 31, 2007

    Cody awards medals to Soldier at Center of the Intrepid; Top Iraqi General visits Fort Riley.

  • Center of the Intrepid

    Jan 31, 2007

    Center of the Intrepid opens with special guests attending.

  • Air Ambulance Team Awarded for Daring Rescue

    Jan 30, 2007

    When the soldiers from the 68th Medical Company made a promise last March they may not have known what it would take to keep their word.

  • Female combat medics earn respect from Afghan Army

    Jan 29, 2007

    Both women have earned Combat Medical Badges because of their work under fire. They drive armored Humvees for the embedded trainers assigned to the 3rd Kandak during patrols and provide medical support to the ANA, Afghan police, U.S. military personnel and civilians.

  • Medics Administer Aid to Nearby Villages

    Jan 29, 2007

    Iraqi citizens stood in line holding their numbered tickets, and children trudged barefoot through the cold, ankle-deep mud anticipating a chance to be seen by U.S. and Iraqi doctors.

  • Female Combat Medics Earn Respect from Afghan Army

    Jan 29, 2007

    Oregon Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jo Turner and Spc. Cheryl Ivanov have found a niche in a "Good Ol' Boys' Club" while serving in Afghanistan.

  • DNA Registry Unlocks Key to Fallen Servicemembers' Identities

    Jan 25, 2007

    Deep within a nondescript warehouse in this Washington suburb lie millions of blood-smeared cardboard cards that hold the key to every servicemember's unique personal identity, captured in DNA.

  • DoD, VA Announce Plans for Joint Inpatient Record System

    Jan 25, 2007

    The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have announced plans for a common inpatient electronic health-record system.

  • Downrange Lifesavers

    Jan 23, 2007

    They're the only medical specialists of their kind in theater. 1LT Michael Meyer reports from Camp Anaconda, Iraq where doctors are saving American and Iraqi lives.

  • SSG Van Meter

    Jan 23, 2007

    Army Reserve Soldier who helps care for wounded warriors outside the operation room.

  • Civilian Doctors Learn from War Wounds

    Jan 22, 2007

    Injuries in the War on Terror are challenging some of the best trauma teams in the world. Bomb blasts and other war wounds are so severe that stateside doctors rarely, if ever, see the degree of devastation that military doctors deal with. Michelle Michael reports the military is leading the way in medical advances.

  • Flight Surgeon in Iraq Treats Injured Local Child

    Jan 19, 2007

    As a flight surgeon in a combat environment, though, his chances for working with anyone other than the troopers under his care seemed slim. That is, until a young boy named Ibrahim arrived at the front gate of Forward Operating Base Sykes, near Tal Afar, Iraq, seeking medical attention.

  • Taking the Lead

    Jan 19, 2007

    It's a welcome change for coalition forces serving in Iraq as members of the new Iraqi Army continue to take the lead in rebuilding their country. SPC Scott Pittillo has the latest on their efforts from Bakara.

  • Medical experts meet, share ideas

    Jan 19, 2007

    Dozens of division and force surgeons, hospital commanders, other medical unit commanders and medics traveled from throughout theater to Camp Victory for the first Multi-National Corps-Iraq Surgeon's Conference of the year Jan. 7-9.

  • Iraqi Neighborhood Chosen for Renovation

    Jan 18, 2007

    The unit is proposing a $4 million renovation project that includes installing an underground sewage system with connections to each house in the area, drain culverts, sidewalks and paved roads.

  • Civic Action Team Promotes Preventive Medicine

    Jan 17, 2007

    Today, medical needs exceed supply. In the Horn of Africa, the civic action team at Combined Task ForceaEUR"Horn of Africa is bringing preventive medicine strategies and items to try to ease some of the resultant strain.

  • Shedding Light on 'Winter Blues'

    Jan 17, 2007

    As quickly as the holidays came, they are now over. For most people the stresses of the season are subsiding, but for others the wintertime blues just won't go away.

  • Volunteers Spark Warmth at Burn Center

    Jan 16, 2007

    Troops deployed to Afghanistan give there off time to help local burn victims.

  • DOD releases results of 2005 health-related behaviors survey

    Jan 16, 2007

    The Department of Defense announced results Jan. 12 of its "2005 Survey of Health Related Behaviors Among Active Duty Military Personnel." The findings show notable decreases in the use of cigarettes and illegal drugs since initiation of the surveys in 1980 and progress toward meeting selected Healthy People 2010 objectives.

  • Kentucky Guard Unit Checks Air Quality at Derailment Site

    Jan 16, 2007

    A special team of National Guardsmen is conducting an environmental survey at the site of a train derailment that occurred this morning in Brooks, Ky.

  • Thousands benefiting from first primary healthcare clinic in Salah Al Den

    Jan 16, 2007

    More than 112,000 people in the Salah Al Den Province are receiving healthcare from the first completed PrimaryHealthcare Center in the north.

  • NORTHCOM Agency Helps Civil Authorities Prepare For WMD Events

    Jan 11, 2007

    A joint U.S. military organization headquartered in Virginia regularly coordinates with state and local emergency preparedness agencies to prepare for potential new terrorist attacks on the homeland and other catastrophic events, the organization's commander said here yesterday.

  • Texas National Guard Team Responds to Bird Deaths

    Jan 11, 2007

    In a scene reminiscent of emergency measures seen in cities across the country after 9/11, downtown Austin, Texas, was temporarily blocked to people and traffic so authorities could investigate the unexplained deaths of more than 60 birds Jan. 8.

  • Cavalry Teaches Iraqis Advanced First Aid

    Jan 10, 2007

    Troops from 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, spent four days training Iraqi security forces in first aid, and provided them with some advanced medical techniques at Combat Outpost Nimur.

  • Caring for Wounded Soldiers

    Jan 9, 2007

    Landstuhl Regional Medical Center provides medical care to injured troops. But there's more to taking care of America's wounded than simply treating their medical conditions. SGT Chris Higginbotham introduces us to a service member who supports troops outside the operating room.

  • All-American Bowl Visit / Physical Therapy

    Jan 9, 2007

    All-American Bowl players visit hospital and present check; Front Line Physical Therapy team.

  • Medical team sees nearly 1,500 Rwanda, Botswana patients

    Jan 5, 2007

    A withdrawn elderly man entered the makeshift optometry clinic tent in Rwanda hunched over nearly crawling so he could see the ground and avoid any obstacles on his way to the exam chair. But he walked out standing tall with a grin from ear to ear.

  • Physical therapy comes to front line

    Jan 3, 2007

    Day in and day out, troops patrol the streets and countryside of Iraq for hours at a time; many carrying up to 100 pounds of gear. Over time, this excessive wear on the troops may lead to back or other injuries later on in life.

  • Military Blood Donors Make Generous Contributions

    Dec 29, 2006

    It's a little-known fact that about 20 percent of servicemembers donate blood, compared to less than 5 percent of the civilian populace, the director of the U.S. military's blood program said here today.

  • 7th SFG (A) Soldier named "USASOC Medic of the Year"

    Dec 21, 2006

    A Fort Bragg Special Forces Soldier was recognized as the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Medic of the Year at the Special Operations Medical Conference in Tampa Bay, Fla., Dec. 1.

  • Army-led breast cancer study shows promising results

    Dec 21, 2006

    An Army-led breast cancer vaccination study offers hope to breast cancer survivors. Early study results suggest a 50 percent reduction in disease recurrence for vaccinated women. Dr. (Col.) George Peoples, a Brooke Army Medical Center surgeon and principal investigator for the study, released the results of the six-year study Dec. 14 at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium here.

  • Flight Surgeons Certify Afghan Army Aviators

    Dec 19, 2006

    The partnership between the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade and Afghan National Army Air Corps was strengthened Nov. 20 when the staff of the Camp Albert Aid Station initiated flight physicals for 20 Afghan aviators.

  • Army Announces Results of Third Mental Health Advisory Team Survey

    Dec 19, 2006

    The Department of the Army announced Dec. 19 the results of the Army's third Mental Health Advisory Team, which is a snapshot of the morale and mental health of deployed Soldiers last Fall in Iraq.

  • Baghdad Counts on Local Improvements

    Dec 15, 2006

    Baghdad is facing some challenging times and for the situation to get better, most officials believe local residents need to see that their government is working and improvements are taking place.

  • Medical Protection System

    Dec 14, 2006

    SMA Preston discusses the Medical Protection System.

  • Iraqis Receive Medical Care

    Dec 14, 2006

    It's something we often take for granted, until the moment we need it. PV2 Jon Cano takes a closer look at how U.S. and Iraqi forces are providing a basic need to the people of Iraq.

  • Military healthcare making advances

    Dec 14, 2006

    The military has made tremendous advances in healthcare in the last decade and specifically since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Flight Surgeons Certify Afghan Army Aviators

    Dec 12, 2006

    The partnership between the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade and Afghan National Army Air Corps was strengthened Nov. 20 when the staff of the Camp Albert Aid Station initiated flight physicals for 20 Afghan aviators.

  • Flame Resistant Uniform Protects Soldiers

    Dec 8, 2006

    Forward deployed forces are now rapidly receiving protective, flame-resistant combat uniforms to protect against an ever-changing enemy. In continuous use since Army aviators and tankers were first outfitted over 25 years ago, NOMEX uniforms and uniform items are now being provided to a wide range of other Soldiers who may be exposed to fire and flame.

  • The Wounds Within

    Dec 8, 2006

    A closer look at Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with service members whose physical battlefield injuries have healed, but whose emotional wounds linger on.

  • Don't Get "Wrung-Out" This Christmas

    Dec 7, 2006

    Do your holiday plans include a trip to the emergency room' How many stitches does it take to "Git-R-Done"' Do you crawl around the attic retrieving decorations and then climb down the ladder balancing boxes, bags and artificial trees' What about hanging lights and decorations' Sooner or later your decorating activities will have you perched on a ladder challenging the law of gravity. Because that's one law that is regularly enforced, holiday activities can lead to disaster if not done cautiously.

  • Newly Arrived Troops Make Safety Priority

    Dec 6, 2006

    Many soldiers within Multi-National Division aEUR" Baghdad are newly arrived in Iraq, in a new location in a new situation. While everyone needs a little time to adjust to the small differences of their new job, one thing remains a constant aEUR" safety. It's a part of every thing we do, everyday.

  • Water treatment plant brings fresh water, job opportunities

    Dec 5, 2006

    Construction of a new multi-million dollar water treatment plant here means fresh water for more than 500,000 residents. It also means a variety of new jobs, ranging from laborers to skilled engineers.

  • Training Takes Over As Medics Treat Soldiers They Know

    Dec 1, 2006

    The medics of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, train hard to save the lives of any soldier, and sometimes that includes the lives of soldiers they work with on a daily basis.

  • Kirkuk Hospital, Clinics Receive Medical Supplies

    Dec 1, 2006

    Coalition Forces delivered medical supplies and equipment to the Kirkuk General Hospital Nov. 12, 2006.

  • Combating Holiday Blues

    Nov 29, 2006

  • Technology Transfers Benefit Warfighter, First Responders

    Nov 29, 2006

    The Defense Department's technology transfer program, which shares newly developed DoD technologies with civilian first responders, benefits both communities in cost effectiveness and mission accomplishment, the DoD official in charge of the program said here today.

  • Baghdad Teaching Hospital Aids Infant Survival

    Nov 20, 2006

    The cries of a newborn never sounded so sweet, though a tough journey still lies ahead of the five-week-old infant. The fact the child still breathes is living proof of progress.

  • Baghdad Teaching Hospital aids infant survival

    Nov 20, 2006

    Baghdad Teaching Hopital, run by Soldiers, aids infants and newborns and also sees many of the victims of sectarian violence.

  • Smoke Out

    Nov 16, 2006

    You can get help in trying to quit smoking on November 16th, the date of the Great American Smoke Out.

  • Tattoo Safety

    Nov 15, 2006

    Army Today package about tattoo safety.

  • Physical Therapy Down Range

    Nov 13, 2006

  • U.S. and Iraqi army doctors and medics provide medical care in Baghdad neighborhood.

    Nov 9, 2006

    Someone once said, "little things can go a long way," and this is exactly what Multi-National Division Aca,!" Baghdad soldiers aimed to achieve as they teamed up with Iraqi soldiers from the 5th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, to provide a free, one-day medical screening for the citizens of BaghdadAca,!a,,cs Al Mansour neighborhood Nov. 4.

  • Warrior Care Impresses Iraq's Top Doc

    Nov 9, 2006

    The surgeon general of the Iraqi Armed Forces visited Walter Reed Monday to get a behind-the-scenes look at the world-class health care provided to America's war wounded.

  • Army Medical Personnel Provide Care to Iraqis

    Nov 8, 2006

    Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers teamed up with Iraqi soldiers from the 5th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division to provide a free, one-day medical screening for the citizens of Baghdad's Al Mansour neighborhood Nov. 4.

  • U.S. Southern Command chief of staff visits local VA hospital

    Nov 8, 2006

    Brig. Gen. Nolen Bivens, U.S. Southern Command chief of staff, talks to a Veterans Administration Hospital patient while others look on during a visit Oct. 26. Leaders from SOUTHCOM visit the hospital monthly to talk with patients and hospital staff.

  • Wounded Servicemembers Take on 26.2-Mile Challenge in New York

    Nov 7, 2006

    Dozens of war-wounded servicemembers lined up alongside the record crowd of 37,000 competitors for Nov. 5's New York City Marathon.

  • National Guard Troops Help Border Residents

    Nov 7, 2006

    Medical professionals from the Army National Guard and Texas state agencies offered basic dental care, medical exams, blood pressure and diabetes screenings, immunizations and pharmaceuticals to some 7,000 low-income residents along the Texas-Mexico border during the annual Operation Lone Star.

  • Warfighters get group dining on the go

    Oct 26, 2006

    The Natick Soldier Center's Unitized Group Ration-Express provides a group dining capability anytime, anywhere. With a quick pull of a tab, the meals are ready in 30 to 45 minutes and provide a change of pace from Meals, Ready-to-Eat (MREs). UGR-E modules serve hot meals for up to 18 warfighters without requiring kitchen equipment, cooks, fuel or a power source. UGR-Es also reduce the costs and logistical burden associated with using a field kitchen.

  • Loss of limb no hurdle for Ohio combat veteran

    Oct 26, 2006

    On a remote stretch of road on a sweltering desert evening in August, 2004, Soldiers from the Chillicothe-based A Company, 216th Engineer Battalion, wrapped up a long day's work and prepared to head back to their temporary base of operations near Samarra, Iraq.

  • Hood's Darnall Medical Center awarded for evacuation efforts

    Oct 25, 2006

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center accepted this yearAca,!a,,cs Bell County JudgeAca,!a,,cs Meritorious Service Award during a ceremony Oct. 18 for its outstanding role of medical evacuation efforts and subsequent care for Soldiers returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Army's last MASH becomes a CSH

    Oct 18, 2006

    Ending its almost eight-year run as the last of its kind, the 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital became the 212th Combat Support Hospital Oct. 16 on Miesau Army Depot in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

  • New medical clinic opens in Paktika

    Oct 17, 2006

    A new medical clinic will provide health care to the Sharana District of Paktika Province. Afghan officials welcomed the Khayr Khot Medical Clinic during a grand opening ceremony.

  • Dog tags may be getting a makeover

    Oct 16, 2006

    Within the next three years dog tags could have every injury, every surgery, and every checkup of a servicememberAca,!a,,cs life on there, as well as name and blood type.

  • Physical therapists help Soldiers rehabilitate in combat zone

    Oct 12, 2006

    When Soldiers were injured in previous deployments, they normally rehabilitated away from the combat zone. Soldiers now have another option as physical therapists begin deploying with brigade combat teams.

  • Fitness guru talks spirit, body with Soldiers in Iraq

    Oct 12, 2006

    Billy Blanks - fitness guru, martial artist, actor and creator of Tae Bo - stopped here at the 4th Infantry Division Field House last week to work out with Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers and teach them to blend mental and physical fitness to meet their personal goals.

  • WRAMC Soldiers To Provide 'Warrior Care' in Baghdad

    Oct 4, 2006

    Twenty-six Walter Reed Army Medical Center Soldiers will deploy to Iraq to support the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad.

  • Well-being: DOD Works to Reduce Military Suicides

    Oct 4, 2006

    Suicide rates in the military are about half the number of those in the general military-aged population for the same age groups, but the Department of Defense is reaching out to its members to help further reduce the number of suicides within its ranks, a DOD official said.

  • Army widow christens Navy ship, 'Freedom'

    Sep 26, 2006

    The Navy christened and launched the nation's first Littoral Combat Ship, Freedom (LCS-1), at the Marinette Marine shipyard Sept. 24.

  • Returning Soldier says 'Thank you'

    Sep 17, 2006

    Cpt. Dennis Skelton took a rocket-propelled grenade to the chest during the second battle in Fallujah. On Sept. 8 he returned to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to thank the hospital staff for helping him recover from major injuries.

  • Army's dental residency ends in Germany

    Sep 17, 2006

    The October graduation ceremony for four active-duty dentists assigned here as part of the Army's Advanced Program in General Dentistry-One Year will be the last in Germany.

  • U.S. military medical team provides valuable care in Kenya

    Sep 17, 2006

    This story begins with the E Company/96th Civil Affairs Civic Action Team* at the base of an isolated livestock watering hole in the Northern Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The heat of the day was starting to make an appearance rapidly through the dry dust kicked up by the arrival of our vehicle convoy. In what looked like the middle of a lunar landscape (no cellular phone coverage here, folks), a livestock watering hole sprouted, protected by a berm and formidable cactus bushes.

  • New health center in Tanzania dedicated, ready for equipment

    Sep 17, 2006

    Senior officials from the Bagamoyo District, Tanzanian PeoplesAca,!a,,c Defense Forces (TPDF), the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam and Combined Joint Task Force Aca,!" Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) dedicated the newly constructed Msata Health Center here Tuesday.

  • Clinical pharmacology: A Challenging Career Field for Army Docs

    Sep 17, 2006

    A lab scientist doing clinical pharmacology work was the last thing COL Colin Ohrt wanted to be when he was in his second year of studying new antimalarial drugs in rural Thailand and Indonesia.

  • Researcher Studies, Treats Military with 'Silent Disease'

    Sep 17, 2006

    For nearly four years, a researcher in Washington, D.C., has been working toward tracking how service members respond to treatment for the "silent disease" hepatitis C.

  • WRAMC Soldiers To Provide 'Warrior Care' in Baghdad

    Sep 17, 2006

    Twenty-six Walter Reed Army Medical Center Soldiers will deploy to Iraq to support the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad.

  • Soldiers Quit Smoking While Deployed

    Sep 17, 2006

    Quitting smoking was the last thing MSG David Dulen expected to do when he deployed to Iraq in September. The pack-a-day smoker for more than 20 years had considered quitting many times, but his "smoke 'em if you got 'em" habit endured. But then his wife quit last year

  • Waiting for justice on Anfal

    Sep 17, 2006

    In April, ousted dictator Saddam Hussein was charged with genocide and crimes against humanity for his role 1988's Anfal campaign against Iraq's Kurdish population. Now, as Iraqis wait for the trial to run its course, three local Kurdish citizens reflect on what they endured before and after the campaign that some say left 100,000 Kurds dead and another 182,000 missing.

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