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  • 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.

  • 28th annual Army Ten-Miler gears up

    Sep 26, 2012

    The 28th annual Army Ten-Miler race is scheduled to begin in front of the Pentagon, Oct. 21, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

  • SMA on suicide: 'It's okay to seek help'

    Sep 26, 2012

    "It's a source of strength to ask for help and we are all about being strong in the Army," said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, on the eve of the Army-wide suicide stand-down.

  • Protection from biological agents is Army scientist's mission

    Sep 24, 2012

    Biological agents remain a persistent threat to America and its Soldiers. U.S. Army scientists are researching new technologies to counter bioweapons in order to keep the nation safe.

  • Working dog reunites with handler during bedside hospital visit

    Sep 24, 2012

    JaJo the military working dog was reunited with his handler during a bedside hospital visit in Germany after they were both injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

  • Army Research helps firefighter recruits reduce injuries

    Sep 24, 2012

    Researchers at Natick's U. S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have teamed up with the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in Stow, Mass., in an effort to reduce injuries in recruits.

  • Old Guard Soldiers stand together against suicide

    Sep 24, 2012

    Spc. Andre Whyne, infantryman, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), credits his battle buddies and his unit for saving his life.

  • Warriors take adaptive sports to 'next level'

    Sep 24, 2012

    Several wounded warriors from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., competed in the London 2012 Summer Paralympics, from Aug. 29 to Sept. 9, 2012.

  • Master Fitness Trainer grads to impact Soldier 'lifespace'

    Sep 24, 2012

    The 31 Master Fitness Trainer pilot program students were told at their graduation they would "play a pivotal role in influencing Soldier fitness and health throughout their lifespace," Sept. 21, 2012,

  • Company commander saves career, marriage by asking for help

    Sep 21, 2012

    Former Fresno Recruiting Company Commander Capt. Jeff T. Jones was drinking to suppress issues resulting from post-traumatic stress disorder and feelings of being overloaded, and of not being competent.

  • Commanders key to success of new fitness program

    Sep 21, 2012

    The Master Fitness Training program, which was discontinued by the Army in 2001 and was recently reactivated, graduated its first pilot class, Sept. 21, 2012, at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • Building resiliency in military children

    Sep 19, 2012

    With the constant moving, changing of schools and friends and having a parent who's deployed or geographically dispersed, being in a military family can, at times, be exceedingly stressful for children.

  • Army explores tactical 4G telemedicine

    Sep 19, 2012

    The U.S. Army explored whether real-time, electronic point-of-treatment care was possible or practical this summer at its integrated capabilities testbed at Fort Dix, N.J.

  • Suicide prevention stand down set for Sept. 27

    Sep 18, 2012

    In two days the Army will conduct a suicide prevention stand down worldwide to focus on promoting good health, teammate involvement, risk reduction and resilience training.

  • Army encourages stigma reduction

    Sep 18, 2012

    Soldiers of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade and other 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers participated in a Stigma Reduction Communications Campaign workshop, Sept. 18, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • 10th CAB aviators receive awards for valor

    Sep 17, 2012

    Ten 10th Combat Aviation Brigade aviators received medals for valor, for their actions in Afghanistan, during a ceremony, Sept. 7, 2012, at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield on Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Yellow Ribbon Program provides Soldiers, families resources 'they deserve'

    Sep 17, 2012

    Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Joseph W. Westphal visited Soldiers and their families, Sept. 8, 2012, at an Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon Program event in Kansas City, Mo.

  • Schofield's WTB beats Marine WWB in inaugural water polo tournament

    Sep 17, 2012

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command's Warrior Transition Battalion sponsored a joint service adaptive water polo tournament, Sept. 7, 2012, at Richardson Pool, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • U.S. Army Japan's Ten-Miler team primed to win

    Sep 17, 2012

    The Soldiers who will represent U.S. Army Japan in the Army Ten-Miler race have all the dedication, morale and physical and mental preparation necessary to stand atop the winner's podium this year, the team's coach said.

  • Tripler's Sleep Disorder Center earns AASM accreditation

    Sep 14, 2012

    Tripler Army Medical Center's Sleep Disorder Center earned accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Aug. 10, 2012.

  • Military couple avert Soldier's suicide attempt

    Sep 13, 2012

    One evening in late July, military police called Sgt. 1st Class Danny Licciardi saying that a Soldier whom he knew needed help.

  • Army, NFL report to Congress on brain-injury initiatives

    Sep 13, 2012

    The Army has made more progress in studying traumatic brain injury in the last 10 years than it made in the previous 50, said the service's vice chief.

  • Wounded warrior presents former president with Infantry Silver Dollar

    Sep 13, 2012

    An injured officer who battled to stay on active duty presented the U.S. Mint's commemorative Infantry coin to former President Bush following his speech at a leadership forum in Columbus, Ga.

  • Suicide prevention: Reaching out a sign of strength

    Sep 12, 2012

    Service members facing behavioral health challenges should feel comfortable asking for help, Defense Department leaders said in Reno, Nev., this week.

  • NFL legend launches Suicide Prevention Fair

    Sep 12, 2012

    Dallas Cowboy legend and 1982 Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker opened the Army Suicide Prevention Month Health Fair in the Pentagon courtyard here, Sept. 12, 2012, by penning autographs on posters, photos, magazines and replica helmets.

  • Army ready with vaccine for flu season

    Sep 10, 2012

    The Army has ordered nearly 2 million doses of vaccine to immunize all Soldiers, their families, civilian employees and retirees for the upcoming flu season.

  • Birmingham Army Reserve medics set battle rhythm

    Sep 10, 2012

    Soldiers from the 926th Engineer Battalion Headquarters Company out of Birmingham, Ala., proved to be an integral component at Fort McCoy, Wis., in support of Combat Support Training Exercise 2012.

  • Pentagon hosts all-academy women's volleyball tournament

    Sep 10, 2012

    For the first time ever, the Pentagon hosted a two-day National Collegiate Athletic Association women's volleyball tournament that brought together the three service academies with the Citadel and the University of Denver.

  • Master fitness trainers make comeback

    Sep 10, 2012

    The Army's Master Fitness Training Course, discontinued in 2001, will soon be back. The pilot course for the new MFTC, which began Aug. 27, 2012, is underway at Fort Jackson, S.C., and the class of about 30 Soldiers will graduate Sept. 21.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest seeks to recondition Soldiers

    Sep 6, 2012

    Recovering from a deployment can be difficult for many Soldiers. That's why Installation Management Command developed a program of high-intensity activities to help bring Soldiers back to a stateside state of mind.

  • Army Paralympic shooter helps pioneer prosthesis

    Sep 6, 2012

    A sharpshooter who competed in the 2012 Paralympic Games this week also helped develop an innovative prosthesis that has helped countless wounded warriors.

  • Wounded warriors build 'resilience' during weekend fishing excursion

    Sep 5, 2012

    Wounded warriors developed closer friendships, stronger self-esteem and a brighter outlook on life -- all tools in building individual resilience -- and brought home several pounds of bass during a three-day outing on Lake Lanier in Georgia..

  • Suicide prevention: A healthy force is a ready force

    Sep 4, 2012

    The Army has designated September as Suicide Prevention Month and joins the nation in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 10-14, 2012, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10.

  • Missouri man sheds more than 100 pounds to enlist, graduate basic training

    Sep 4, 2012

    Pvt. David L. West II, who graduated One Station Unit Training, Aug. 31, 2012, lost more than 100 pounds to join the Army Jan. 31, 2012.

  • Building spiritual fitness in Kuwait

    Sep 4, 2012

    Soldiers currently deployed to Camp Buehring, Kuwait, are enduring long hours of training in harsh weather conditions and maintaining readiness for any situation their country needs them. Although the physical exertion and physical strength of a Soldier is clearly seen, spiritual strength is not as easily observed.

  • Former Army cadet wins Paralympic silver

    Sep 4, 2012

    Former U.S. Military Academy cadet Jennifer Schuble won a silver medal in the 500-meter time trial paracycling event, Sept. 1, 2012, at the Olympic Park's Velodrome in London.

  • 'Samurai' spirit prevails during MEDEX 12

    Sep 4, 2012

    Soldiers from the 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion supported more than 200 active, Reserve and Guard personnel in Japan who were taking part in U.S. Army Pacific's 2012 Medical Exercise.

  • 'Golden Hour Box' developer reflects on career

    Sep 4, 2012

    One of the men who helped to invent a "box" that could save lives on the battlefield said he joined the Army for "three years -- tops." That was 31 years ago.

  • Paralympic Games motivate U.S. wounded warriors

    Sep 3, 2012

    A group of Europe-based wounded warriors traveled to London to observe the 2012 Paralympic Games and said they are motivated by the athletes.

  • NFL, Army both work to combat traumatic brain injury

    Aug 31, 2012

    The Army and National Football League are both working to improve awareness of traumatic brain injury and further research into its causes, prevention and treatment.

  • Paralympic basketball team ready to compete

    Aug 30, 2012

    The U.S. Paralympic basketball team had a final tune-up Wednesday, topping Great Britain's team in a scrimmage in advance of opening ceremonies for the 2012 Paralympic Games.

  • Fort Huachuca Soldier, 2011 Army Athlete of Year selected to race again

    Aug 30, 2012

    First Lt. Charles "Chad" Ware, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, is at it again after being selected for the All-Army Team for the Army Ten-Miler and the Armed Forces Marathon Championship, which is run in conjunction with the Marine Corps Marathon.

  • Fort Bragg research examines value of virtual reality as PTSD treatment

    Aug 29, 2012

    Professionals from the departments of Defense and Health and Human Services are at Fort Bragg, N.C., conducting a study to see if the use of virtual reality therapy will help service members coming home from combat environments combat post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • U.S. Army Europe kicks off campaign to enlist community in 'Fueling the Future'

    Aug 29, 2012

    U.S. Army Europe kicked off a new campaign in Heidelberg, Germany, Aug. 28, 2012, to help members of the Army in Europe community to make healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices.

  • September Army-wide stand down to support suicide prevention

    Aug 28, 2012

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III ordered an Army-wide suicide "stand down," scheduled for Sept. 27, 2012, as a way to empower leadership to prevent further loss of life due to suicide.

  • Wounded Warriors attend London Paralympics

    Aug 28, 2012

    The Olympic games may be over, but there is still a group of international athletes competing for gold in London and a select group of Soldiers are on hand to see the competition.

  • Three-event APFT retained pending baseline Soldier physical readiness study

    Aug 24, 2012

    The Army will retain the current three-event Army Physical Fitness Test, pending a study to determine the best method to measure baseline Soldier physical readiness.

  • Soldiers learn total fitness

    Aug 24, 2012

    Soldiers from the 75th Fires Brigade and various units assigned to Fort Sill, Okla., attended the Commander's Total Fitness Course, Aug. 6-10, 2012, at the digital training facility here.

  • Behavioral health study aims to improve health of the force

    Aug 23, 2012

    Soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team participated in the second phase of an ongoing behavioral health study taking place within the Third Infantry Division, Aug. 13-17, 2012, on Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Getting hooked: Soldiers in transition participate in local team fishing tournament

    Aug 23, 2012

    More than 50 wounded warriors joined volunteer boat skippers from the local community, and participated in the first of its kind Freshwater Team Fishing Tournament on Lake Wilson at Wahiawa, Hawaii, Aug. 5, 2012.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness aims to boost performance, resilience of Soldiers, families

    Aug 23, 2012

    When Staff Sgt. Nicholas Boyce walked into a class meant to improve his unit's physical performance through mental skillsets, he came armed with the perception one might expect from a combat-experienced Soldier and field artilleryman.

  • Changes to Comprehensive Soldier Fitness focus on families

    Aug 22, 2012

    Reflecting changes to the newly renamed "Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness" program, 32 Army spouses are now qualified to serve as master resilience trainers after completing a pilot course at Fort Campbell, Ky.

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