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  • Kosovo's Task Force Medical works to establish food sanitation system

    May 28, 2014

    Members of Multinational Battle Group-East's Task Force Medical invited Kosovo's food inspectors to their food handlers class on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, May 19, 2014, to help lay a foundation for a long lasting system in a region.

  • Natick takes protective eyewear into future

    May 19, 2014

    When it comes to the very best in vision protection for the warfighter, researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center make sure the eyes have it.

  • Smartphone app aids victims of sexual assault

    May 13, 2014

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command recently developed a "We Care" app that can be used by victims of sexual assault, those who witness sexual harassment or assault, and those in need of suicide prevention help.

  • Strong B.A.N.D.S. promotes fitness, resiliency

    May 7, 2014

    Army installations world-wide are banding together for the 4th annual Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign in recognition of "National Physical Fitness and Sports Month" during the month of May. Strong B.A.N.D.S. promotes physical fitness, nutrition, optimal health, and resilience by focusing on Balance, Activity, Nutrition, Determination, and Strength -- forming the acronym B.A.N.D.S.

  • Army Medicine's Brain Health Consortium just a beginning

    May 6, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the Army surgeon general and commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command, hosted the inaugural Brain Health Consortium April 10-11, 2014, at Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Va.

  • Wounded warrior, transition battalion leader named national award finalist

    May 5, 2014

    A squad leader with Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe's Vilseck platoon was recently named a finalist for an American Association for People with Disabilities national leadership award.

  • Advocacy program established for victims

    May 2, 2014

    The Secretary of the Army fully established a special victim's advocacy program Nov. 1, 2013, that entitles victims of sexual assault to legal representation from the moment the victim reports the crime through the conclusion of all legal proceedings against the alleged perpetrator.

  • Acupuncture helping reduce use of pain killers in Army

    May 2, 2014

    Acupuncture and other forms of alternative and complementary medicine are helping reduce the use of opioids to block pain in Army patients, the service's assistant surgeon general said.

  • Competition, camaraderie build confidence for Fort Carson wounded warriors

    May 1, 2014

    Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Battalion held a Commander's Stakes sporting event April 15-17, 2014, that helped Soldiers in the unit build camaraderie and confidence and helped them qualify and prepare for the upcoming Warrior Games.

  • Wounded warriors, veterans should register now for hiring conference

    Apr 29, 2014

    Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans looking for a job, or employers looking for qualified candidates, may link up with each other at the 4th Annual Wounded Warrior and Veteran Hiring and Support Conference, to be held May 28-29, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.

  • Burn center addition helps patients acclimate to independent living

    Apr 21, 2014

    Personnel at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center discharged their first patient to use their Activities of Daily Living skills room designed to prepare recovering wounded warriors for independent living, March 27, 2014.

  • Privatization of Army lodging to benefit wounded warriors

    Apr 21, 2014

    The Staybridge Suites now under construction at Fort Belvoir, Va., is being designed specifically to cater to wounded warriors and their visiting family members.

  • Army lab teams up with Boston Marathon to prevent heat injury

    Apr 16, 2014

    Since 2012, the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine has been an official course weather monitoring authority for the Boston Athletic Association and the Boston Marathon.

  • Stressors in life can result in greater resilience

    Apr 15, 2014

    Repeated deployments into harm's way can accumulate unresolved tensions and stress, resulting in post-traumatic stress. On the other hand, Soldiers can learn adaptive techniques that inoculate them against it.

  • Surgeon general: Advances in brain health to help Soldiers, nation

    Apr 15, 2014

    The medical community is on the "precipice" of great advances in regards to brain health, said the Army's surgeon general.

  • Army first-aid kits include new eye shield

    Apr 14, 2014

    The new rigid eye shield is now part of the revised individual first-aid kit that was distributed to troops in the fall. When properly worn, the shields can protect the eye from further damage after an initial eye injury is sustained.

  • Sleep deprivation not uncommon for Soldiers

    Apr 14, 2014

    Sleep deprivation isn't just from insomnia or all-night partying. In the Army, lack of sleep often results from operational requirements or high-operations tempo training, said a brigade combat team commander.

  • Fort Hood medical teams spring into action, save lives amid tragedy

    Apr 10, 2014

    Evil reared its ugly head on Fort Hood, Texas, again April 2, 2014, and once again the everyday heroes of the "Great Place" rose up to meet it head-on. At the tip of that spear, as always, were the emergency responders who charged into the disorder and confusion to save lives.

  • NCOs giving 'oak tree' counseling to benefit Soldiers

    Apr 10, 2014

    Army leaders are providing "under the oak tree" counseling, to improve their Soldier's health and resilience, said Col. Michael J. Talley, assistant deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, Army Medical Command.

  • Surgeon general says brain health 'new frontier'

    Apr 10, 2014

    Optimizing brain health can have immense benefits for readiness, resiliency and the health of Soldiers, said the Army's surgeon general as she opened two-day consortium on the topic.

  • Army resilience shifting from 'bystander' to 'intervention' model

    Apr 10, 2014

    The Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign is now focusing on "intervention," not on "bystander" behaviors, said the director of the Army's R2C program.

  • Soldier battling cancer 'carries on' for the fallen

    Apr 8, 2014

    It has become a familiar, symbolic sight -- Capt. Justin Fitch walking along local roads, carrying his rucksack.

  • White House hosts Army Olympic, Paralympic athletes

    Apr 7, 2014

    When the president and first lady honored members of Team USA last week, the packed East Room included a special group: elite athletes who also serve the nation in the Army.

  • Fort Bragg leader, wife embrace 'new normal' in fight against cancer

    Apr 7, 2014

    With his doctor's permission and the unexpected company of his wife, Heather, Fort Bragg Soldier Col. Lenny Kness, chief of staff, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), stayed on track and they ran side-by-side through the streets of the nation's capital. For the first time that they could remember, the couple slowed down to enjoy the scenery, wave to people and slap hands along the way.

  • Largest class of Army spouses undergo Master Resilience Training

    Apr 4, 2014

    Some 29 spouses and 36 Soldiers at Fort Bragg, N.C., recently finished the 10-day Master Resilience Trainer course.

  • SHARP: No tolerance for sexual harassment, sexual assault

    Apr 2, 2014

    Sometimes people inadvertently do something that is not acceptable, and other times they purposefully harm others, but no matter what the case, the Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program aims to eliminate sexual harassment and assault from the Army.

  • Army Medicine's secure healthcare messaging fielding near completion

    Mar 31, 2014

    Army Medicine is near completion in the implementation of its secure healthcare-messaging system, the Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service, to all 52 of its military treatment facilities worldwide.

  • Handheld inspection tool will increase food safety for Soldiers

    Mar 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is working to develop a small, sensitive, hand-held device that will both capture and detect dangerous pathogens that can cause food-related illness.

  • Soldiers outfitted with advanced hearing protection

    Mar 28, 2014

    As early as 2012, the Department of Defense announced plans of integrating technologically sophisticated, yet tactical, hearing protection devices for Soldiers engaged in overseas combat operations and local training exercises.

  • SecArmy implores: 'Take back your Army' from sexual predators

    Mar 28, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, along with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, were the featured speakers at a Pentagon ceremony marking the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, observed in April.

  • Natick study examines effects of stress on Soldiers' immune systems, cognitive ability

    Mar 25, 2014

    Training and operations can put such tremendous physical and psychological stresses on warfighters that their immune systems and their ability to respond to threats may be compromised.

  • Big Red One Soldiers thrive with help from Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness

    Mar 24, 2014

    How do hula hoops and buckets of ice make a company better? For Capt. Erik Anthes, commander of Forward Support Company (Easy Red), 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan., these are tools for achieving an incredible turnaround for his company.

  • Pilot course bolsters effort to stamp out sexual assault

    Mar 21, 2014

    "The Army still struggles with sexual assault and harassment. We're trying to get the processes and training in place so people realize we won't tolerate this," said the Army's chief of staff.

  • USARIEM researchers study Soldiers' running styles

    Mar 14, 2014

    At a time when running barefoot or with so-called minimalist shoes has gained increasing traction, researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., decided to study how Soldiers run during physical training and if running style contributes to training-related injuries.

  • JUPITR program takes shape on Korean Peninsula

    Mar 12, 2014

    The Joint United States Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition advanced technology demonstration is underway and already making a difference to the Korean Peninsula.

  • Study assesses physical demands for combat arms

    Mar 12, 2014

    Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Ga., completed physically demanding tasks of combat jobs, as part of an Army study that is determining "gender neutral" standards as women integrate into combat roles.

  • Eye injuries avoidable with use of eye protection

    Mar 11, 2014

    March is National Save Your Vision Month, and the Defense Department wants service members to take care of their eyes by wearing eye protection when performing dangerous work, reducing eye strain and routinely undergoing eye examinations.

  • Resilient Soldier in goal for Paralympic Team USA

    Mar 10, 2014

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Paralympic Program goalie Sgt. Jen Lee was selected for the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team that will compete in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

  • Army fields upgrade to MC4 electronic medical record system

    Mar 4, 2014

    The Army is fielding a major software upgrade to its electronic medical record system to ensure Soldiers wounded on the battlefield will have more detailed permanent accounts of the situation and treatment.

  • Baby your brain: Know the signs of TBI, get plenty of rest and keep an eye out for vision problems

    Feb 28, 2014

    Baby your brain: Know the signs of TBI, get plenty of rest and keep an eye out for vision problems.

  • Bath salts--what's in a name?

    Feb 28, 2014

    The street names of this dangerous product create an illusion that using it will lead to relaxation or an exhilarating high. But the reality is that the use of bath salts comes with unpredictable reactions and dangerous consequences.

  • 'Small Steps to a Healthier You' challenges Guard Soldiers and community

    Feb 27, 2014

    Guard Your Health will launch the Small Steps to a Healthier You, also known as Small Steps, on Saturday to help Army National Guard Soldiers and their families create long-term healthy habits by changing their daily routines slightly.

  • Victim rights strengthened by DoD change

    Feb 26, 2014

    It's a common scenario, a young Soldier drinks with acquaintances in the barracks, but what could be a relaxing evening can easily become a crime scene. The sexual assault trends reveal military sexual assaults most often happen after midnight, involve alcohol, and the victims and perpetrators aren't strangers. However, the Army is implementing new measures to change attitudes and behaviors, while educating the force in hopes of preventing crimes.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Ty Carter waging war on PTSD

    Feb 24, 2014

    NATICK, Mass. (Feb. 24, 2014) -- Staff Sgt. Ty Carter has two words for Soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, "Get help." The Medal of Honor recipient brought this message to the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center Feb. 19.

  • Sexual assault prevention trainer makes it personal

    Feb 11, 2014

    "If you could keep one person safe, who would it be?" asks the petite woman in front of a roomful of military police men and women. "Bring that person to your mind's eye and constantly reflect on that person throughout this training."

  • German, American wounded warriors compete on adaptive sports court

    Feb 11, 2014

    Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe competed against their German Army counterparts in adaptive wheelchair basketball action, to amass points for their respective companies in a Company Commander's Cup Challenge, at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, Germany, Feb. 6, 2013.

  • Small groups key element of better SHARP training

    Feb 11, 2014

    Last month at the opening of the Army's SHARP conference, the service's chief of staff told attendees he's heard reports of "SHARP training fatigue" among junior Soldiers.

  • Wounded Warriors set sights on Sochi gold

    Feb 10, 2014

    Three wounded warriors who recovered at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, are aiming to glide to gold in Sochi, Russia, next month.

  • Thousands using new ArmyFit site for self-improvements

    Feb 10, 2014

    Since Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness launched its ArmyFit site two weeks ago, tens of thousands have logged on and are taking advantage of its features, designed to improve self-awareness in health and resilience.

  • SMA: Soldiers have duty to end sexual assault, prevent suicides in Army

    Feb 5, 2014

    Soldiers have a duty to protect one another from sexual assault, help a battle buddy at risk for suicide, and create a safe and respectful environment for all members, said the sergeant major of the Army, Feb. 3, 2014, during a town hall at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Army doctors use detective work, teamwork, technology to protect health of force

    Feb 5, 2014

    Army doctors diagnose and successfully treat a host of potentially lethal diseases in Soldiers and family members on a routine basis, without much fanfare.

  • Army accidents continue downward trend

    Feb 4, 2014

    Following the Army's safest year on record, accidental fatalities fell once again during the first quarter of fiscal 2014, according to data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • Number of suicides in Army drops in 2013

    Feb 3, 2014

    The number of suicides in the Army dropped last year, compared to 2012, according to the Army deputy chief of staff, G-1.

  • BAMC teams with regional medical centers to save man's life

    Jan 30, 2014

    A specialized medical team from Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, teamed up with area hospitals recently in an overnight race to to save a man's life.

  • Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness launches new social media platform Army-wide

    Jan 28, 2014

    The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program launched a new social media platform Jan. 27, 2014, called ArmyFit, for Soldiers, their families and Army civilians.

  • Squad leaders motivate Soldiers toward better health

    Jan 27, 2014

    The Army's Performance Triad program -- which aims to increase Soldier performance through an increased emphasis on adequate sleep, physical activity, and proper nutrition -- is showing signs of success in part because responsibility for its implementation has been pushed to the lowest level of command.

  • SMA Chandler: Commitment turns people into professionals

    Jan 22, 2014

    On a crisp Saturday morning in January at the massive ski lodge style building that is the home of the Warrior and Family Support Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III, decked out in his uniform with medals across his chest and stripes running up his sleeves, sits in an arm chair.

  • Wounded Soldier hopes to 'pay it forward' as doctor

    Jan 21, 2014

    Maj. Will Lyles, a bilateral amputee, is prepping night and day so he can ace the entry exams for medical school and become a doctor.

  • TRICARE ends walk-in admin services at 189 facilities

    Jan 14, 2014

    TRICARE military health plan service centers will end administrative walk-in services in the United States, April 1, 2014, Pentagon officials said Jan. 13, 2014.

  • Reducing battlefield deaths goal of medical fellowship

    Jan 13, 2014

    A physician who was a former Army Special Forces combat medic designed a fellowship program, which he hopes will improve the survival of battlefield casualties.

  • Warrior Transition Command restructuring as numbers fall

    Jan 9, 2014

    With the numbers of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers steadily declining over the last 14 months to its lowest levels since 2007, the Warrior Transition Command will restructure over the next nine months.

  • California Guard veteran fights back against military suicides

    Jan 7, 2014

    When it comes to veterans committing suicide, Save A Warrior founder Jake Clark minces no words.

  • Army conducting joint study to improve bone health in military personnel

    Jan 6, 2014

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have teamed up with the Trainee Health Surveillance Flight 559th Medical Group's Basic Military Training Team at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, to determine whether increased vitamin D and calcium intake can improve bone health in military personnel.

  • Performance Triad warm-up changes prepare body to perform

    Jan 3, 2014

    The Army substituted static stretches for the more dynamic Preparatory Drill with the introduction of the Physical Readiness Training program. Now, the Performance Triad encourages Soldiers to prepare to perform every time they hit the gym, not just during unit physical training.

  • Synthetic drugs dangerous, can end Army career

    Jan 2, 2014

    The Army is warning Soldiers about dangers of synthetic drugs, as Department of Defense expands its testing to include synthetic marijuana.

  • Victims of sexual assault 'safe with medical forensic nurses'

    Dec 30, 2013

    Recent changes in Army medicine have made the process better for victims of sexual assault to receive emotional, safety, medical and forensic care after a traumatic event.

  • Make positive changes this new year, stick with them

    Dec 30, 2013

    Follow these 5 steps and your 2014 resolutions can become more reality than fantasy.

  • 'We care' suicide prevention campaign supports Reservists

    Dec 30, 2013

    In the first eight weeks of 2013, the Army Reserve suffered the loss of 11 Soldiers from its ranks. The Army Reserve "We Care" campaign is challenging every leader, across the force, to engage in this fight for life.

  • Health, fitness ideal New Year's resolutions

    Dec 27, 2013

    Working out or losing weight often tops the list for New Year's resolutions -- with varying degrees of success experienced by those who do.

  • PTSD may bring role-reversal effect for family caregivers

    Dec 20, 2013

    Many family members of recently-deployed service members find themselves in a different role, with new responsibilities, upon their service member's return from combat.

  • Wounded warriors maintain fighting spirit on the mat

    Dec 19, 2013

    Wounded Warriors from Fort Stewart, Ga., use adaptive combatives techniques as another tool for recovery during part of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program to help bounce back from injuries.

  • Walter Reed gets Level II Trauma Center verification

    Dec 19, 2013

    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center has joined an elite group of hospitals verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level II Trauma Center.

  • MEDCOM promoting healthy living by example

    Dec 18, 2013

    In support of the Performance Triad, the Army Surgeon General and Commander of U.S. Army Medical Command dedicated Dec. 13, 2013, to be MEDCOM's "Holiday Jingle Walk" at their headquarters in Falls Church, Va.

  • Soldier fights for spinal muscular atrophy cure

    Dec 18, 2013

    Capt. Shannon Terry, a legislative liaison officer for the California National Guard, finds strength and support from fellow Soldiers and the Getty Owl Foundation after her baby girl Reagan was diagnosed with with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1.

  • Wounded warrior helps fellow amputees at VA prosthetics clinic

    Dec 17, 2013

    Tristan Wyatt thought he would make a career out of the Army. After a life-changing injury, he found a new path and now helps injured service members as chief of a VA prosthetics clinic in San Diego.

  • Huachuca hosts resilience rodeo, connects instructors, cadre with available resources

    Dec 16, 2013

    Fifteen different community organizations from throughout Fort Huachuca, Ariz., came together, Dec. 10, 2013, in Eifler Fitness Center, for the first time to host a Resilience Rodeo specifically for military instructors and cadre to help them learn about services and resources available to them.

  • Soldier donates stem cells for child with leukemia

    Dec 16, 2013

    Spc. Amanda N. Reynolds of Weleetka, Okla., is actively involved in the Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program, a life-sustaining program open to all healthy people between the ages of 18 and 60.

  • Face, hand transplants soon options for injured Soldiers?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Army researchers are developing advanced treatment options, including face and hand transplants, for severely injured service members.

  • New first aid kit includes eye protection, strap cutter

    Dec 6, 2013

    The Army is now issuing to Soldiers the more robust, more streamlined "Individual First Aid Kit II" as replacement for the older kit which was built inside an ammunition pouch for a Squad Automatic Weapon.

  • Special care, treatment available to sexual assault victims

    Dec 3, 2013

    Short- and long-term medical care and counseling are available to victims of sexual assault.

  • SGM Academy students now learning to be resilience trainers

    Dec 2, 2013

    Students at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy recently began taking a 10-day course that will qualify them as master resilience trainers.

  • Wounded warriors learn to blow glass in pilot program

    Nov 27, 2013

    For the past few weeks on Tuesday evenings, 11 Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Wash., have driven to Tacoma's Museum of Glass to learn the basics of glass blowing from experts in the field.

  • Fort Sill dentists fix, clean teeth in single visit

    Nov 27, 2013

    An Armywide dental program that gives Soldiers an exam, cleaning and restorative care in one fell swoop benefits Soldiers and their units, dental clinics and the Army.

  • Army researchers build portable synthetic marijuana detector to curb designer drug abuse

    Nov 26, 2013

    ADELPHI, Md. (Nov. 26, 2013) -- Army researchers are building a portable drug detector that, soon, could help military and civil law enforcement agencies throughout the country more quickly catch synthetic drug abuse.

  • Red, white & blue volleyballs fly at tourney

    Nov 22, 2013

    Gung-ho spirits were the norm as wounded-warrior athletes from the four services, U.S. Special Operations Command and the Department of Veterans Affairs clashed at the 3rd Annual Joint Services Sitting Volleyball Tournament, in recognition of Warrior Care Month, Nov. 21, 2013, at the Pentagon Athletic Club.

  • Army secretary notes wounded warrior progress, challenges

    Nov 20, 2013

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh acknowledged the depth and breadth of wounded warrior issues during a panel discussion at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, Calif., Nov. 16, 2013.

  • Veteran Amputee Team rumbles with Washington Redskins & NFL alumni

    Nov 18, 2013

    The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team beat a squad of seasoned NFL veterans and alumni Nov. 16, 2013, at Bishop O'Connell High School, as part of Warrior Care Month.

  • Wounded warrior takes win in Food Network challenge

    Nov 14, 2013

    Army Wounded Warrior Program Veteran Robbie Myers won first place on the Military Salute Edition of the Food Network Show "Chopped," where he competed against military chefs from other services.

  • U.S. surgeon general visits Lewis-McChord

    Nov 14, 2013

    The newly appointed U.S. surgeon general met with Public Health Service officers assigned to 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Nov. 7, 2013, and toured the Department of Defense Telehealth and Technology center.

  • Triple-amputee guest speaker provides resiliency training to Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers

    Nov 12, 2013

    In honor of Warrior Care Month in November, the Fort Knox Warrior Transition Battalion invited guest speaker, former Army Sgt. Bryan Anderson, a triple-amputee, to conduct resiliency training Nov. 8, 2013, at Waybur Theater at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • U.S. Army Surgeon General honored by French government

    Nov 12, 2013

    The U.S. Army Surgeon General received France's National Order of Legion of Honor, Chevalier (Knight) award during a ceremony held in the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 2013.

  • Wounded warrior sets transition goals with help of CSF2

    Nov 7, 2013

    Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) provides Performance Enhancement Training at 38 Warrior Transition Units and Community Based Warrior Transition Units across the Army as well as at 16 Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) Training Centers at Army installations across the nation. Specially trained CSF2 Master Resilience Trainer Performance Experts (MRT-PEs), with advanced degrees in sports or performance psychology, provide training in several different skill areas to transitioning Soldiers. Their initial training includes Building Confidence, Attention Control, Energy Management, Integrating Imagery and Goal Setting. Soldiers can then elect to receive one-on-one Mastery Training with a MRT-PE on any one of these skills.

  • Wounded Soldier cites Ranger school lessons as source of resilience

    Nov 7, 2013

    An Army captain, severely wounded in Afghanistan, said lessons learned from Ranger School strengthened his resolve to heal, and kept him resilient through his recovery.

  • Rucking for a cause at Natick

    Nov 6, 2013

    On Nov. 10, 2013, about 200 people around the world, including Capt. Justin Fitch of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., will be rucking for 12 hours to raise money and awareness for veterans and families who deal with post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal ideations and tendencies.

  • 'Operation Mend' heals wounded service members at UCLA

    Nov 5, 2013

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell visited "Operation Mend," Nov. 1, 2013, to gain insight and knowledge into the groundbreaking program that provides wounded military personnel with specialized medical care.

  • Dental health of Soldiers improves dramatically

    Nov 1, 2013

    For the past several decades, only about 20 percent of Soldiers were classified as Class 1 dental wellness, meaning they were up to date on cleanings and had no dental work needed, said the commander of U.S. Army Dental Command.

  • Officer credits hospital team, Army family with saving daughter's life

    Oct 31, 2013

    Delaney Saslav, only three at the time, nearly drowned while attending a pool party with her parents.

  • Army researcher looks for cold facts

    Oct 28, 2013

    Maj. David DeGroot, Ph.D., went looking for the cold facts, and after years of study, he may have them.

  • Army Surgeon General delivers prescription for health

    Oct 28, 2013

    Attendees of the 2013 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition Military Family Forum II received special health care, and it came with no deductible or copay.

  • Army to stand up new Resiliency Directorate

    Oct 22, 2013

    Army leaders announced Oct. 21, 2013, a new directorate would be established in the Pentagon under the Army's G-1.