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  • The invisible enemy of the Afghanistan mountains

    Feb 26, 2013

    When they deploy rapidly to the mountainous regions of Afghanistan, U.S. Soldiers confront more than the enemy. At heights exceeding 8,200 feet, they must worry about the effects of altitude on their mental performance and about their susceptibilities to Acute Mountain Sickness.

  • Herschel Walker shares his battle against mental illness with Fort Drum Soldiers

    Feb 21, 2013

    An NFL football legend tackled the tough topic of mental health last week in front of hundreds of 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers gathered at the Multipurpose Auditorium on Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Amputee returns to battlefield

    Feb 21, 2013

    It's clear from the way Staff Sgt. Brandon Vilt moves around the maintenance bay of Delta Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Lighthorse, that he has his mission in mind.

  • Mountain Athlete Warrior program stresses functional fitness

    Feb 19, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ryan Chancellor grimaced as he lifted the 135 pounds on the bar. Repetition after repetition, he performed the deadlifts. After 20 reps, he dropped the weight and picked up the 35-pound kettle bell and began his 15 swings -- "American" style -- heaving the weight until it was over his head.

  • Nuclear medicine study catches stress fractures early in trainees

    Feb 19, 2013

    A nuclear medicine protocol, employed by the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Radiology Department here, can now find stress fractures in Soldiers far earlier than traditional X-rays.

  • Food inspection specialists focus on prevention, education

    Feb 15, 2013

    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year roughly one in six Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.

  • Revised disability evaluation system improves process for transitioning Soldiers

    Feb 15, 2013

    A commission created to ensure of the proper care and processing of the nation's wounded warriors led to the analysis and revamping of veteran's healthcare system and included a closer look and integration between the Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs to create the Integrated Disability Evaluation System.

  • Mouth device in clinical trials as possible treatment for TBI

    Feb 14, 2013

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and NeuroHabilitation Corporation have created an electrode-covered oral device called a PoNS" to help treat patients with neural control issues.

  • Wounded warriors take recovery to ice

    Feb 12, 2013

    Balanced on a low-lying sled and with a stick in each hand, Army Sgt. Dorian Leon swiftly propelled himself across the ice to enter the scrimmage.

  • Army Surgeon General meets with double-arm transplant recipient Sgt. Brendan Marrocco

    Feb 12, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of U. S. Army Medical Command, met with former Sgt. Brendan Marrocco, the Army's first Soldier to survive after "giving" all four limbs in combat, Feb. 11, 2013, at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore.

  • Vice president, wife visit wounded warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    Feb 8, 2013

    President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden, Ph.D., visited with U.S. and coalition wounded warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, Feb. 3, 2013.

  • Texting fail - Perils of distracted walking

    Feb 6, 2013

    Thanks to smartphones and the Internet, videos of people walking and texting their way into an embarrassing adventure aren't difficult to find.

  • SecArmy reviews new tools to improve behavioral health

    Feb 6, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh stepped into a high-tech world of psychology at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 6, 2013.

  • Army recognizes patients during Patient Recognition Month

    Feb 5, 2013

    Blanchfield Army Community Hospital command and staff joined Army Medicine worldwide in honoring patients during Patient Recognition Month.

  • SecArmy orders 'Ready and Resilient Campaign'

    Feb 5, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh Feb. 4, 2013, directed that programs from resilience training to suicide prevention be part of a wide-ranging "Ready and Resilient Campaign" plan, which will launch later this month.

  • Double-arm transplant helps Soldier who lost limbs in Iraq

    Feb 1, 2013

    Former infantryman Brendan Marrocco has two arms again, real ones that he can already move, thanks to a double-arm transplant surgery performed at Johns Hopkins.

  • Valor Games quadruple opportunities for disabled vets, wounded warriors

    Jan 31, 2013

    The Valor Games Midwest, an adaptive sports competition for military veterans and service members with physical disabilities, have been expanded this year into the Southeast, Southwest and Northwest.

  • Corps of Engineers awards $648 million Fort Bliss replacement hospital

    Jan 31, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, awarded a $648 million contract, Jan. 29, 2013, for the construction of the Fort Bliss, Texas, replacement hospital.

  • Soldiers compete for Team USA on road to Winter Olympics

    Jan 26, 2013

    Several Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program are training and competing for spots on the U.S. Team for the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

  • CSF2 provides family members, Army civilians with better resilience training tools

    Jan 25, 2013

    Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness now provides a new feature for family members and Army civilians.

  • Robots in operating rooms support rapid return to duty

    Jan 25, 2013

    Surgeons using robots in the operating room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the nation's largest military medical treatment facility, ensure many patients experience less pain, less blood loss, and shorter recovery times, according to the physicians and patients.

  • Nurse case managers support WTB Soldiers in health care journey

    Jan 24, 2013

    Susan Reynolds is like a quarterback on the health care field. Being ready to receive any information and execute a care plan precisely is the nature of her job as a nurse case manager at the Fort Carson, Colo., Warrior Transition Battalion.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers participate in Warrior Games assessment, selection clinics

    Jan 24, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 85th Infantry Regiment (Warrior Transition Unit), at Fort Drum, N.Y., recently participated in the third round of the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command Warrior Games assessment and selection clinic held in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Army studying special operators' nutritional needs

    Jan 24, 2013

    A typical service member in garrison needs to consume about 3,250 calories a day for sustenance. Maj. Aaron Crombie, Ph.D., of the Military Nutrition Division, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, is in the process of estimating how much more a special operator should eat.

  • Army hospital unveils Wi-Fi for patients, families

    Jan 23, 2013

    Patients and their families will soon be able to text, email or just browse the Internet from their commercial, personally-owned wireless devices at San Antonio Military Medical Center, thanks to a new guest wireless pilot program set to launch in late January.

  • Health of the Force: Action teams promote injury prevention for trainees

    Jan 23, 2013

    If injuries can be prevented early on in basic training, it will create a healthier force for tomorrow. That's the idea behind a two-year pilot program under way on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Soldiers, former NFL players discuss life after violence

    Jan 22, 2013

    Former professional football players met "real warriors," Jan. 12, 2013, and discovered they had a lot in common.

  • Soldier relives traumatic experience, implores others to seek help

    Jan 22, 2013

    "I was driving my Ford station wagon across the Woodrow Wilson and was suddenly back in Da Nang."

  • Army launches 'Ready and Resilient' survey

    Jan 18, 2013

    How can the Army become more Ready and Resilient? AKO users can take a survey to provide valuable feedback on how the Army communicates about Readiness and Resiliency.

  • Corps breaks ground on phase 2 of Fort Stewart hospital expansion

    Jan 14, 2013

    Officials with Fort Stewart, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, Winn Army Hospital, and prime contractor McCarthy Building Company broke ground on phase two of a large-scale hospital expansion project, Jan. 10, 2013, at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Wounded Heroes Service Center opens on Kleber Kaserne

    Jan 9, 2013

    A 21st Theater Sustainment Command initiative has resulted in a one-of-a-kind Soldier clothing sales facility that caters specifically to wounded Soldiers, enhancing their ability to obtain new and replacement uniform items in an easily accessible and discreet environment.

  • Mass. detachment assumes Preventive Medicine duties in southern Afghanistan

    Jan 2, 2013

    A ceremony was held Dec. 3, 2012, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, commemorating the transfer of authority from the 792nd Preventive Medicine Detachment based out of Lubbock, Texas, to the 794th Preventive Medicine Detachment, based out of Fort Devens, Mass.

  • New Year's Eve safety tips

    Dec 31, 2012

    New Year's Eve is a night to have fun and celebrate the coming year. However, safety is a must when participating in the festivities.

  • Retired NCO brings ice hockey to military kids

    Dec 28, 2012

    Shane Hudella, a retired Minnesota Army National Guard first sergeant and Operation Desert Storm veteran, runs the charitable foundation "Defending the Blue Line," which introduces the sport of ice hockey to the children of military members.

  • Fourth annual Warrior Games announced

    Dec 28, 2012

    The 2013 Warrior Games are slated for May 11-17, Colorado Springs, Colo. More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans are expected to participate in 2013 games.

  • 'Dump Your Plump' to shed holiday pounds

    Dec 27, 2012

    For the fifth year in a row, the Gaffney Fitness Center at Fort Meade, Md., is sponsoring "Dump Your Plump," an eight-week weight loss competition to help people attain their goal.

  • Soldiers feasting on healthier food

    Dec 27, 2012

    Dining facilities across the Army are offering more nutritious food these days, with the aim of improving Soldier performance.

  • Bavaria clinic receives Star Strong safety flag

    Dec 26, 2012

    Illesheim Health Clinic in Vilseck, Germany, received recognition for becoming the first U.S. Army Medical Command unit to achieve the Voluntary Protection Program Army Safety Excellence Star at an Army Star Strong Flag Ceremony on Storck Barracks, Dec. 20, 2012.

  • Fly fishing, tying helps wounded warriors heal, reflect

    Dec 26, 2012

    Through learning the art and craft of fly tying and fishing, Soldiers assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are able to find peace and Healing Waters in the eye of rehabilitation's storm.

  • Public Health Command completes health hazard assessment of ballistic underwear

    Dec 21, 2012

    Experts in the U.S. Army Public Health Command's Health Hazard Assessment Program completed an occupational health assessment of the new protective outer garments and undergarments, and provided recommendations on how to minimize any risks.

  • Army vice chief tours TBI, PTSD treatment center

    Dec 20, 2012

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III toured the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Dec. 19, 2012, to gain perspective on treatment for service members who have traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Researchers want to help Soldiers get good night's sleep

    Dec 19, 2012

    Researchers from academia and the private sector are teaming up to study and improve the sleep quality of Soldiers through an online survey and follow-up care.

  • Experts develop strategies for combating tobacco use in military

    Dec 19, 2012

    A team of medical and military experts, hosted by the U.S. Army Public Health Command, gathered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Dec. 2-5, 2012, united by their motivation and drive to reduce tobacco use in the military.

  • Olympian inspires excellence through jump rope

    Dec 18, 2012

    Olympian Buddy Lee visited Hohenfels last week to give a jump start to the Army's "Get Fit, Be Strong" initiative through a series of classes introducing children and families to his world-class jump rope program.

  • Soldiers gather to strengthen resiliency, combat stress

    Dec 14, 2012

    Chaplains from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gathered in a briefing room at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, for an extensive two-day training event aimed at increasing individual resiliency, Dec. 5, 2012.

  • 4 films premiere at Tripler Army Medical Center, promote resiliency

    Dec 14, 2012

    To help promote resiliency among staff members, the Pacific Regional Medical Command's Care Provider Support Program will premiere "Dogs are Healers," at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Dec. 20, 2012.

  • Stress in Soldiers may be more than just holiday blues

    Dec 13, 2012

    Everyone, including Soldiers and their families, experience stress once in a while. But too much could lead to a variety of problems including post-traumatic stress disorder and even suicide.

  • Chief Army Nurse visits Afghanistan

    Dec 11, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Jimmie O. Keenan, the commanding general of U.S. Army Public Health Command, and chief of the Army Nurse Corps, met with medical providers at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 8, 2012.

  • Guard wounded warrior, Afghanistan veteran advocates suicide prevention

    Dec 11, 2012

    Twin brothers Earl and Joseph Granville were brothers by blood as well as brothers in arms. They were bunkmates in basic training and deployed twice together overseas. But everything changed after retired Army Staff Sgt. Earl Granville's third deployment with the Pennsylvania National Guard.

  • Commander's 'dashboard' will highlight high-risk behavior in Soldiers

    Dec 11, 2012

    In February, the Army proposes to make available to commanders a new online software application called the "Commander's Risk Reduction Dashboard," to learn which Soldiers in their unit have been involved with at-risk behaviors, some of which may be associated with suicide, and when those instances occurred.

  • Army program aims to protect Soldiers' hearing

    Dec 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army is evaluating commercial-off-the-shelf options for a new hearing-protection system that will provide Soldiers with the situational awareness to increase mission effectiveness and the safety and survivability they need, officials said.

  • IMCOM leaders help Bears & Texans honor vets, discuss TBI

    Nov 26, 2012

    Leadership from the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, including Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter and Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice, participated in the Chicago Bears' annual tribute to military veterans during their Sunday Night Football game against the Houston Texans on Veterans Day at Soldier Field.

  • Soldiers, NFL players team up against brain injuries

    Nov 26, 2012

    Soldiers from 7th Infantry Division and former National Football League players shared their experiences with traumatic brain injuries during a round-table discussion, Nov. 20, 2012, at Virginia Mason Athletic Center, the Seattle Seahawks' practice facility.

  • Westphal, Austin visit wounded warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    Nov 26, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal and Army Vice Chief of Staff General Lloyd J. Austin III visited wounded warriors, Nov. 23, 2012, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany.

  • Fitness competition brings FOB together

    Nov 26, 2012

    Twenty competitors and twice as many spectators congregated for the Forward Operating Base Lightning Warrior Competition, Nov. 2, 2012, in Paktiya Province, Afghanistan, to take part in or observe a six-stage fitness contest.

  • Army launches winter safety campaign

    Nov 26, 2012

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center officially launched the Army Safe Winter campaign today, providing leaders, Soldiers and safety professionals valuable information to augment their seasonal safety programs.

  • Under Secretary visits Soldiers, wounded warriors in Afghanistan, Germany

    Nov 26, 2012

    Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited with service members in both Germany and Afghanistan.

  • Army wins Warrior Care Month sitting volleyball tournament

    Nov 21, 2012

    The Army team took the top slot, beating out the Veterans Affairs team in the final round of the Department of Defense Warrior Care Month sitting volleyball competition, Nov. 20, 2012, at the Pentagon Athletic Center.

  • Former Soldier now helps others make the transition

    Nov 20, 2012

    A few months ago, Morris Russell was an active duty Soldier assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe. A deployment to South America and three to Iraq had taken their toll and he was going through the process of being medically retired from the Army. Today, Russell is using that experience to help other transitioning Soldiers prepare for life as civilians by helping them get ready for the job market. At the same time, his work is therapy for him as well.

  • Europe Regional Medical Command officer named Army Social Worker of Year

    Nov 19, 2012

    She helped first responders overcome the trauma of the Fort Hood, Texas, shootings, provided mental health treatment for Iraqi detainees, and helped Croatia improve their treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, all with just over five years in the Army.

  • Former Soldier helps others make the transition

    Nov 15, 2012

    Wounded warrior prepares fellow Soldiers from WTB-Europe for life after the Army in Heidelberg.

  • Warrior Games assessment, selection clinics underway

    Nov 15, 2012

    The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command Warrior Games assessment and selection clinics are currently being held throughout the United States to find the best athletes to represent the Army during the annual Warrior Games.

  • Operation War Fighter internships assist transitioning Soldiers with civilian careers

    Nov 15, 2012

    Across the Army, wounded, ill and injured Soldiers assigned to Warrior Transition Units prepare for transition -- some back to their units but many to the civilian world. Approximately 50 percent of Soldiers assigned to WTUs will ultimately undergo this transition, and most are eager to gain skills in preparation of joining the civilian ranks.

  • Beyond protection: Army Research Laboratory investigates next-level pelvic, groin protection

    Nov 14, 2012

    New ballistic research areas are filling a critical gap in troop pelvic protection systems, said U.S. Army Research Laboratory engineers.

  • U.S. Army South shares medical operations lessons learned with Chilean partners

    Nov 14, 2012

    Col. (Dr.) James Sheehan, U.S. Army South deputy chief of staff for medical, addressed more than 200 military medical students and doctors at the Hospital Militar de Santiago in Santiago, Chile, Nov. 6, 2012.

  • New Army research facility to focus on proteomics, genomics

    Nov 13, 2012

    Two Army institutions unveiled an unprecedented shared resource designed to support basic and applied research projects that will apply a broad but integrated biological approach to a wide variety of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives issues.

  • 3 Army veterans honored with Purple Heart medals

    Nov 12, 2012

    Sgt. Ralph Cipriati, Sgt. Sean Hook and Spc. Miguel Ramos, three former Soldiers assigned to the Keller Army Community Hospital Warrior Transition Unit, were presented Purple Heart medals Thursday, during a Warrior Care Month banquet hosted by the Soldier and Family Assistance Center at the West Point Club.

  • Humphreys breaks ground on state-of-the-art hospital, dental clinic

    Nov 9, 2012

    Groundbreaking ceremonies were held at Camp Humnhreys, South Korea, Nov. 7, 2012, on the future site of the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital and the Camp Humphreys Dental Clinic.

  • Army hosting events during Warrior Care Month

    Nov 6, 2012

    This month, the Army and other services are observing Warrior Care Month with a number of activities that will benefit wounded, ill or injured service members and help them with transitioning to civilian life if that is the route they are going.

  • 25th CAB medevac crew receives Australian award

    Nov 1, 2012

    Australian Forces at Multinational Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, recognized the actions of a medical evacuation crew from Company C, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Gunfighters, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, during an awards ceremony Oct. 18, 2012

  • Maiyo wins Marine Corps Marathon, leads All-Army to victory

    Nov 1, 2012

    Spc. Augustus Maiyo, 29, a runner in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., won the 37th running of the marathon with a time of 2 hours, 20 minutes and 20 seconds in his first attempt at the 26.2-mile distance.

  • Natick engineer looks at football technology to improve helmets

    Nov 1, 2012

    A Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center engineer is looking at football helmet technology that could one day also help protect Soldiers.

  • Fort Hood prepares for Intrepid Center Satellite program

    Oct 31, 2012

    Fort Hood, Texas, is one of six Army installations slated to construct a National Intrepid Center of Excellence Satellite facility to provide comprehensive care and treatment to Soldiers with traumatic brain injuries and complex diagnoses, according to the medical center commander here.

  • West region medics earn Army's Best Medic title

    Oct 30, 2012

    More than 60 Army medics faced a range of obstacles during the Army's Best Medic Competition, Oct. 26-28, 2012.

  • Boston program helps veterans finally reach home

    Oct 25, 2012

    The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital teamed up in 2009 to form the "Home Base Program" to treat veterans with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Army continuing 'sacred duty' to wounded warriors

    Oct 25, 2012

    To date, the Warrior Transition Command has cared for some 45,000 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and has transitioned 51 percent of them back to the force, WTC's commanding general said.

  • Surgeon general talks resiliency, mental health, at AUSA

    Oct 24, 2012

    Emotional pain is real, the Army surgeon general told a group of Soldiers, family members and family readiness group leaders in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2012.

  • Army breast cancer vaccine research achieves multiple milestones

    Oct 23, 2012

    For more than 15 years, the U.S. Army's Cancer Vaccine Development Program has been conducting research on vaccines that target human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2/neu), a protein that is expressed by breast cancer cells.

  • 'Fearless Felix' historic space jump has Natick ties

    Oct 22, 2012

    The Equivital Life Monitor that "Fearless" Felix Baumgartner strapped on before his 128,100-foot, record-breaking jump was supported and developed with the assistance of researchers at the U.S. Army research Institute of Environmental Medicine's Biophysical and Biomedical Modeling Division, in Natick, Mass.

  • Medevac central: A glimpse at one of the busiest medevac locations in Afghanistan

    Oct 21, 2012

    Pasab averages 30 percent of all Category Alpha medevac missions in Regional Command-South, Afghanistan. The medevac crews at Pasab also see the worst injuries as they only respond to urgent medical calls, known as CAT-A missions. These are calls with injuries, such as a multiple amputee patients, that require a response from mission start to medical facility delivery of less than one hour - known as the golden hour.

  • U.S. Soldiers win International Cup in Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 21, 2012

    Tesfaye Sendeku-Alemayehu successfully defended his men's title, Kerri Gallagher won the women's chase, and the U.S. Army Team won another International Cup in the 28th running of the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Pentagon.

  • Keller orthopedic team earns $750,000 for continued ACL injury prevention research

    Oct 18, 2012

    The John A. Feagin Jr. Sports Medicine Fellowship program at West Point, N.Y., received a $750,000 grant to continue research in preventive medicine; specifically preventing Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries through the use of biomarker research.

  • Natick researcher, Reserve Soldier is true marathon woman

    Oct 16, 2012

    According to the old saying, life is a marathon, not a sprint. For Maria Urso, Ph.D, that's literally and figuratively true.

  • Vice Chairman visits wounded warriors in San Antonio

    Oct 16, 2012

    The nation's second highest ranking military officer honored two wounded warriors during a Purple Heart ceremony at the Warrior and Family Support Center here today.

  • Army honors widow who helps families turn grief into hope

    Oct 12, 2012

    After losing her husband in 1992, Bonnie Carroll channeled her grief into a support organization that provides hope and comfort to the surviving families of service members.

  • Mass casualty drills make medevac plan more proficient

    Oct 12, 2012

    Simulated mortars hit Gorgas Army Airfield, as part of a field training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center near Fort Polk, La., Oct. 8, 2012, causing the number of casualties to exceed the hospital's capabilities to provide immediate medical care.

  • Natick scientists use mathematics to battle Listeria

    Oct 11, 2012

    Christopher Doona, a civilian senior research chemist with NSRDEC's Materials and Defense Sciences Division, has done plenty of research on Listeria and understands just how dangerous this pathogen can be.

  • Fort Bliss Soldier healing to transition

    Oct 10, 2012

    Spc. Hope Clark calls herself a broken Soldier. The Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Bliss, Texas, just calls her a Soldier -- with goals, candor and an understanding of what transition opportunities for wounded warriors is really about.

  • Army to honor doctor for fighting deadly viruses

    Oct 10, 2012

    A retired Army doctor who helped develop vaccines to protect troops from meningitis, AIDS, hepatitis, diarrhea, and many other infectious diseases, will be among civilians saluted Oct. 11, 2012.

  • Racers covered in mud faced grueling obstacles to claim victory

    Oct 5, 2012

    Soldiers, spouses, civilian employees and soldiers from the German Armed Forces gave it their all during the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg's first garrison-level Spartan's Race, Sept. 28, 2012, on Warner Barracks, Germany.

  • Soldiers get 20 days to vote on new PT uniform

    Oct 4, 2012

    Soldiers have until Oct. 29, 2012, to vote on a possible replacement for the current Improved Physical Fitness Uniform.

  • Heidelberg, Wiesbaden events mark steps forward for 'Fueling the Future' program

    Oct 2, 2012

    Children of members of the U.S. Army in Europe community are getting more chances to learn the benefits of eating right and exercising regularly, thanks to the expansion of USAREUR's "Fueling the Future" campaign.

  • Newly remodeled Survivor Outreach Services facility opens

    Oct 2, 2012

    Post leaders at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, cut the ribbon for the newly remodeled Survivor Outreach Services office, Sept. 29, 2012, to officially open the facility and to honor Gold Star Mothers and families.

  • USARPAC holds suicide prevention stand down

    Oct 1, 2012

    Recent Army statistics have revealed an influx in Soldier suicide over the last year, which has brought great concern to the Army. In response to this concern, the Army initiated a safety stand down for suicide awareness Sept. 27.

  • Army tightens fitness standards for students entering professional military education

    Oct 1, 2012

    Pre-war height, weight and physical fitness standards are coming back for Soldiers entering professional military education courses, on or after Nov. 1, 2012.

  • Army North stands down for Army-wide suicide safety stand down

    Oct 1, 2012

    More than 500 Soldiers and civilians from U.S. Army North gathered Sept. 27, 2012, at Evans Auditorium at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to participate in an Army-wide suicide safety stand down to focus on the military's greatest asset - it's military and civilian team members.

  • Top Medic Team Competition identifies region's best

    Sep 28, 2012

    Thirty-four medic Soldiers from Western Regional Medical Command put their skills to the test Sept. 17-20, 2012, during the Top Medic Competition, hosted by Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., and Madigan Health Care System.

  • Battling suicidal thoughts: A Soldier's story

    Sep 28, 2012

    For Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Ferguson, the Army has been his life since he was 19 years old. After having his left leg amputated from injuries he suffered in Iraq, struggling through multiple surgeries and rehabilitation, he eventually found himself facing depression and considering suicide.

  • CSA talks about suicide prevention

    Sep 28, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno opened the service-wide suicide prevention stand down Sept. 27, 2012, morning by announcing that 237 Soldiers have potentially taken their lives so far this year and that the Army will step up its resilience training to combat the problem.

  • Insect-repelling ACUs now available to all Soldiers

    Sep 28, 2012

    Beginning this month, Soldiers in the United States can purchase new Army Combat Uniforms treated with insect repellent that will help fight insect-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease and West Nile Virus.

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