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  • Army launches website about permethrin-treated ACUs

    Sep 4, 2013

    Soldiers spend a considerable amount of time outdoors either training, or during real-world operations. The Army wants them to know just how their uniforms are protecting them from insect-borne diseases.

  • Vice chief Campbell: Suicide prevention 365-day-a-year mission

    Sep 3, 2013

    September is suicide awareness month and while the Army will highlight suicide prevention this month, the service's vice chief said the effort is year-round.

  • Recognize signs of suicide to save a life

    Sep 3, 2013

    The best way to help prevent suicidal behavior is to pay attention to your loved ones, battle buddies, friends and coworkers and watch for changes in their behavior.

  • Army Wellness Center opens at Fort Drum

    Aug 29, 2013

    Soldiers, civilians and family members celebrated the opening of the new Army Wellness Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. The 5,000-square-foot facility is the 12th wellness center to open across the Army. It offers standardized services and state-of-the-art equipment free of charge to all DOD ID card holders.

  • Collaboration key to burn care innovation

    Aug 27, 2013

    Two emerging procedures for burn care were discussed by military medical experts at the 2013 Military Health System Research Symposium, Aug. 15, 2013, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • Army wins Armed Forces Rugby on last-second try

    Aug 26, 2013

    Second Lt. Will Holder of Fort Sill, Okla., scored a last-second, diving try that lifted All-Army to a 19-14 walk-off victory over All-Air Force in the gold-medal match of the 2013 Armed Forces Sevens Rugby Championship at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo.

  • Consortia focus on PTSD, mild traumatic brain injury

    Aug 26, 2013

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development, will support two new multi-institutional consortia focused on translational and clinical research on post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic effects of mild traumatic brain injury.

  • Campbell addresses veterans, military service organizations at summit

    Aug 22, 2013

    The Army vice chief of staff opened the second quarterly Veterans Service Organization/Military Service Organization Summit telling group members that while the Army can be bureaucratic at times, it's still a learning organization that is and will continue to be flexible and adaptable to change no matter what that may be.

  • New SHARP director says Army must defeat sexual assault to maintain public trust

    Aug 22, 2013

    As the Army finishes up operations in Afghanistan, at home it continues a fight to stem the sexual assaults some in uniform perpetrate against their fellow Soldiers.

  • In aftermath of Keating: MOH nominee Carter gets help for PTSD

    Aug 21, 2013

    After defeating a Taliban force seven to eight times their size, half of the Soldiers of "Black Knight" Troop were wounded and eight were dead. Medal of Honor nominee Staff Sgt. Ty Carter at first didn't want to speak about it with counselors, but he later credited the professionals with saving him.

  • Wounded warriors invited to annual fishing trip

    Aug 21, 2013

    The Georgia chapter of Safari Club International will treat Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion, veterans and their families to a free weekend fishing excursion Aug. 24-26, 2013, at Lake Lanier in Georgia.

  • Suicide prevention: Resiliency key to overcoming threat to Army ranks

    Aug 20, 2013

    Last year, the Army's suicide rate peaked to astronomical levels, as the service reported more than 320 suicides. The increase in the number of reported suicides set off various alarms with the Army's senior leadership, and prompted the service to take a closer look at its suicide prevention program.

  • CSF2 sees culture of resilience growing in Army family

    Aug 19, 2013

    When the Army launched the Ready and Resilient Campaign this spring, it cast a spotlight on Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness' mission to increase the physical and psychological health, resilience and performance of Soldiers, Families and Army Civilians through Resilience and Performance Enhancement Training.

  • DOD partners to combat brain injury

    Aug 16, 2013

    Experts from the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs gathered, Aug. 14, 2013, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at the Military Health System Research Symposium to discuss the future of research on mental health and traumatic brain injury.

  • Device gets Soldiers back to work on their feet, preventing amputations

    Aug 15, 2013

    "Over the last two years, this limb-salvage device has saved me from doing at least 100 amputations," said an orthopedic surgeon who has amputated hundreds of Soldiers' limbs since 9/11.

  • MEDDAC-Japan breaks ground on new complex

    Aug 13, 2013

    A groundbreaking ceremony, Aug. 9, 2013, marked the start of a major renovation project of the Brig. Gen. Crawford F. Sams U.S. Army health clinic, U.S. Army Dental Activity Japan health clinic and the construction of a new preventive health facility at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • Restful sleep third prong of Performance Triad

    Aug 13, 2013

    Going without sleep can make Soldiers feel more than just a little grumpy and groggy at work, said a sleep medicine consultant on the Army's Performance Triad program.

  • Military, civilian medical experts emphasize investment in acute trauma care

    Aug 13, 2013

    Major advancements in acute trauma care are being seen in both the military and civilian health sectors, agreed experts during roundtable discussion at the 2013 Military Health System Research Symposium, Aug. 13, 2013, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • Keeping Soldiers active first prong on Performance Triad

    Aug 9, 2013

    "As an Army we must be ready and resilient. We need to fully appreciate the impact that the Performance Triad has on our daily lives," said the Army's surgeon general.

  • Eating for health, performance second prong of Performance Triad

    Aug 9, 2013

    Soldiers who switch to a healthier diet will notice an immediate change in how they feel and perform, said a registered dietitian.

  • Veterans may get 1 year of retroactive benefits with 'fully developed claims'

    Aug 8, 2013

    Veterans filing an original "fully developed claim" for service-connected disability compensation may now be entitled to up to one year of retroactive disability benefits.

  • Adaptive waterskiing clinic brings Soldiers in transition out on water

    Aug 7, 2013

    Soldiers in the 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade, took to the water, Aug. 2, 2013, on kayaks, tubes and water skis during the Introduction to Adapted Waterskiing Clinic at Tompkins Basin on Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • SMA holds first Pentagon town hall

    Aug 6, 2013

    For the first time ever, the Army's senior enlisted advisor held a town hall meeting for Soldiers who are stationed at the Pentagon. Those Soldiers don't normally get the messages he takes to installations and posts during his worldwide travel.

  • Army Vice Chief finds Ready and Resilient Campaign 'best practices' at Fort Campbell

    Aug 5, 2013

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General John F. Campbell spoke with several groups at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 1, 2013, about the Ready and Resilient Campaign as well as other key issues facing Soldiers and families today.

  • Army Vice Chief highlights importance of resiliency campaign

    Aug 5, 2013

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell said the service's Ready and Resilient Campaign is playing a key role in strengthening the force. He met with Soldiers, family members and civilians at Fort Jackson, S.C., on the last leg of a three-day tour focusing on the Ready and Resilient Campaign.

  • Army Vice Chief talks 'Ready and Resilient' at Fort Drum

    Aug 1, 2013

    As part of the 'Health of the Force' trip, Gen. John Campbell, vice chief of staff of the Army, visited Fort Drum, July 31-Aug. 1, 2013, to review Fort Drum's Ready and Resilient Campaign, known as R2C.

  • Army addresses sexual assault prevention at Year of Military Women panel

    Aug 1, 2013

    Leadership, resources, education, and expertise will be the keys to preventing sexual assault and harassment in the Army.

  • Fort Benning selected for CSF2 film production

    Jul 31, 2013

    To help new Soldiers prepare for the physical and emotional stressors of deployments, Comprehensive Resilience Module training videos have offered a realistic perspective of combat. For the second year, Fort Benning was the selected site for production of the Comprehensive Soldier & Family Fitness Program CRMs. Scenes for its most recent production, Resilience on the Battlefield, were filmed July 23-26 at various locations.

  • U.S. Army Japan senior leaders emphasize importance of SHARP

    Jul 29, 2013

    To emphasize the importance of the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, Maj. Gen. James C. Boozer Sr., commander of United States Army Japan and I Corps (Forward), personally met with each unit victim advocate during his command visit to Okinawa, July 22-25, 2013.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers have many resources to help build resiliency

    Jul 23, 2013

    Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Margaret Wilmoth spoke to the American Mental Health Counselors Association, July 20, 2013, about the Army Reserve's approach to mental health, focusing on rehabilitation and resilience programs like the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment program and Comprehensive Soldier Fitness.

  • Student scientists go 'Inside the NFL'

    Jul 22, 2013

    The Falcons of Skyview Middle School in Leominster, Mass., won the sixth-grade eCYBERMISSION STEM competition with a project that explored helmets and concussions.

  • Reservists, families attend Yellow Ribbon reintegration event

    Jul 17, 2013

    The Army Reserve's 99th Regional Support Command, based at Fort Dix, N.J., hosted a Yellow Ribbon Program event, July 13-14, 2013, at Maryland's National Harbor, just outside Washington, D.C.

  • Equine therapy volunteer aids wounded warrior recovery, resilience

    Jul 16, 2013

    Jed Elrod is one of three volunteers who devote time skill and experience to promote healing through equine therapy at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Equestrian Center.

  • Army medicine, VA share focus on behavioral health concerns

    Jul 15, 2013

    Both the Army and the Department of Veterans Affairs share a concern for Soldier behavioral health, and are working together to further mutual goals.

  • Olympian Nunn to walk 50K at World Championships

    Jul 12, 2013

    Army Reserve Staff Sgt. John Nunn, a two-time Olympic race walker with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, finished second in the 20-kilometer race walk at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships as a tuneup for the 50-kilometer race walk at the 2013 IAAF World Championships, scheduled for Aug. 10-18, 2013, in Moscow.

  • Joint Base Langley-Eustis updates hospital operating rooms with new capabilities

    Jul 12, 2013

    Approximately 1,500 surgeries were performed at Fort Eustis, Va., in 2012. This year, the McDonald Army Health Center plans to perform another 2,000 -- and that's the lowest estimate.

  • Corps of Engineers to improve patient care at West Point hospital

    Jul 10, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is building a new addition to the Keller Army Community Hospital at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., that will provide outpatient medical services for its Cadets.

  • Medical leaders gather for conference in Seoul

    Jul 8, 2013

    Military medical leaders from 21 nations are participating in the 23rd Asia Pacific Military Medicine Conference in Seoul, South Korea, July 8-12, 2013.

  • 'The Warrior' helps disabled Soldiers hit lake

    Jul 5, 2013

    Fort Rucker, Ala., is never shy about showing its support for Soldiers injured in the line of duty, and the installation makes sure wounded warriors aren't left out when it comes to life in the outdoors.

  • 'Beetle Bailey' draws attention to post-traumatic stress

    Jun 25, 2013

    Fans of the long-running comic strip "Beetle Bailey" got a bit of a surprise, June 16, 2013, when its creator, Mort Walker, chose to set aside his usual military-inspired humor to draw attention to a more serious subject.

  • Spouse sets sights on Ms. Fit

    Jun 24, 2013

    Less than a year after beginning weight training, Justine Molton is gearing up for her first bodybuilding competition.

  • Wounded warrior benefits from Warrior Transition Unit, Joint Multinational Training Command partners

    Jun 24, 2013

    Those who know Staff Sgt. Ely Chagoya describe him as a hard worker and kind soul, an all around "good guy".

  • Army initiating collaborative effort to address TBI, PTSD

    Jun 22, 2013

    Over the last 12 years, many Soldiers have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with wounds, some visible and some not, said a leader in Army Medicine.

  • Army medicine continues its wartime advances

    Jun 21, 2013

    This week, the military medical community was notified that a new antibiotic drug is now available to treat Soldiers who have life-threatening, multidrug resistant bacterial infections.

  • Boston Marathon bombing victim inspired by wounded warriors

    Jun 19, 2013

    Recovering amputee patients met with Boston Marathon bombing victim J.P. Norden at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Md., June 12, 2013, to encourage him on his road to recovery.

  • Army considers civilian victim advocates

    Jun 17, 2013

    The Army is considering doing away with uniformed victim advocates and hiring civilians in their place, said the general in charge of the Army's personnel policy.

  • Army, NFL team up to focus on resiliency for Soldiers, players

    Jun 14, 2013

    The Army hosted a panel, June 13, 2013, to address building and maintaining resilient Soldiers, families, and Department of the Army Civilians.

  • Westphal celebrates Army birthday with wounded warriors

    Jun 13, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal celebrated the Army's 238th birthday with a cake-cutting and a tribute to wounded warriors, at Fort Belvoir, Va. June 13, 2013.

  • Course prepares medical personnel in evidence collection

    Jun 12, 2013

    The 65th Medical Brigade sponsored a two week inter-service standardized forensics collecting course in May, to ensure sexual assault forensic exams are conducted in a timely, sensitive, dignified, and victim-centered manner.

  • McHugh creates greater oversight, screening of those who aid victims

    Jun 11, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh detailed a new directive that will make the Army the first military branch to require behavioral health screenings for those who counsel sexual assault victims, during remarks at the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention conference, June 11, 2013, at Joint Base Andrews, Md.

  • Protect your hearing for your future

    Jun 3, 2013

    According to the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has reported that tinnitus (ringing or other noises in the ears) and hearing loss are two of the most common service-connected disabilities.

  • Army Surgeon General visits U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

    Jun 3, 2013

    Army Surgeon General and U.S. Army Medical Commander Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho visited the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick, Md., May 30, 2013.

  • Para-swimmer Soldier exemplifies resilience, trains for Paralympics

    May 31, 2013

    Spc. Elizabeth Wasil used swimming to rehabilitate from bilateral hip injuries sustained in Iraq and wound up in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program training for a shot at making Team USA for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Warrior Games three-peat for Army wheelchair basketball

    May 21, 2013

    Two years ago, the Army ran away with the wheelchair basketball gold medal, defeating the Marine Corps, 44-19, at the 2011 Warrior Games. Last year, Army once again conquered Marines, 54-34. This year, the Army did it once again during the 2013 games.

  • Soldier learns patience key to good shooting

    May 17, 2013

    One Warrior Games athlete has only been shooting competitively for five months and has already earned gold in the offhand air rifle competition.

  • Revised disability evaluation system improves process for departing Soldiers

    May 17, 2013

    Fort Bragg, N.C., which is one of the Army's premier posts, continues to lead the way in ensuring that Soldiers' and veterans' needs are met during their medical evaluation board and the transition that often follows the MEB findings.

  • USAISR Burn Center receives FDA clearance for burn resuscitation technology

    May 17, 2013

    The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the Burn Navigator, or Burn Resuscitation Decision Support System-Mobile.

  • Athletes succeed by working as family, sports psychologists say

    May 16, 2013

    All the physical fitness, practice and acquired skills won't ensure athletes succeed individually or as a team until they get the family functioning part right, say Army sports psychologists.

  • Football legend Herschel Walker urges troops to seek help for mental illness

    May 16, 2013

    Widely regarded as one of football's greatest running backs, Herschel Walker, now 51, led a successful career on the gridiron. But off the playing field, the NFL star and Heisman trophy winner struggled.

  • SMA: 'We can never say thank you enough to our wounded warriors'

    May 15, 2013

    Warrior Games and similar activities are "testaments to the nation's support for our wounded warriors, honoring their service and sacrifices," said the Army's top enlisted leader.

  • Before finding missing people, discus champ had to find herself

    May 14, 2013

    Retired Sgt. Monica Y. Southall is working on her goal of finding missing people. But first, she had to find herself. Along the way, she has won gold for three straight years at the Warrior Games.

  • Special Ops coach's 'tactics' help wounded warriors excel

    May 13, 2013

    At the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., one of the coaches on the Special Operations Command team has couched his winning strategies in a term that should be familiar to members of the joint team: tactics.

  • CSF2 Performance Enhancement Training is on target for Army's Warrior Games shooting team

    May 13, 2013

    A Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Master Resilience Trainer - Performance Expert helped provide one-on-one performance enhancement training using biofeedback software with a member of Team Army's 2013 Warrior Games shooting team.

  • Warrior Games help injured Soldier cope with daily challenges

    May 13, 2013

    Spc. Quinton Picone is one of nearly 200 wounded, injured or ill service members who are competing at the fourth annual Warrior Games, May 11-16, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Soldier looks to claim more gold medals at Warrior Games

    May 13, 2013

    Some men are born to be famous, some are born to be businessmen, some scientists, some engineers, astronauts or rock stars, but Sgt. Delvin Maston was born to be an athlete, and he will be showcasing his world class athletic skills in Colorado Springs, Colo., during the 4th annual Warrior Games scheduled to begin May 11, 2013.

  • Army veteran overcomes injuries to compete for gold at Warrior Games

    May 13, 2013

    Nearly 200 wounded, ill or injured service members from all service branches have gathered here at the Air Force Academy to show their team and individual competitive spirits at the 2013 Warrior Games.

  • Soldier honors his mother while competing at the Warrior Games

    May 13, 2013

    On Mother's Day 2013, the mothers of many service members did not get to see their sons or daughters who are on deployments far from home. In the fortunate case of Marcelyn Berlo, this mother was being flown to Colorado Springs, Colo., where her son, Staff Sgt. Nathan Robbins, is competing in the 2013 Warrior Games.

  • Soldier recovers from traumatic injury in Iraq, participates in Warrior Games

    May 13, 2013

    From the moment a new recruit first puts on the uniform, or when he or she takes it off for the last time, he or she is taught to leave behind the possibility of failure and the temptation of quitting.

  • Special Ops wounded warriors thrive on competitiveness

    May 12, 2013

    Extremely tough mental and physical training and experience give the Special Operations team's wounded warriors a competitive edge, said their cycling coach.

  • Vietnam, Army vet coaching today's wounded warriors

    May 11, 2013

    An Army Vietnam veteran is coaching wheelchair basketball at the Warrior Games this week, but his duties extend way beyond the sport.

  • Warriors light torch to kick off 2013 Warrior Games

    May 11, 2013

    The official start of the 2013 Warrior Games began when Navy Lt. Bradley Snyder, with the help of Prince Harry and Olympian Missy Franklin, lit the official cauldron, May 11, 2013, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Army program transforms wounded Soldiers into elite athletes

    May 9, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Michael Lage may be loyal to his Army green, but he's hoping to add some gold to his uniform next week when he vies for medals in cycling and shooting at the 2013 Warrior Games.

  • Athlete defies odds, competes in Warrior Games

    May 7, 2013

    After doctors told her she'd never walk again, Spc. Elizabeth Wasil ditched her wheelchair and pushed herself into the swimming pool.

  • All-Army teams win gold in Armed Forces Beach Volleyball

    May 7, 2013

    Capt. Rachael Tax of Fort Bragg, N.C., and 1st Lt. Shara DeMarco of Camp Carroll, South Korea, win the women's crown, and Army Reserve Sgt. Joe Rossetter of Columbus, Ohio, and Staff Sgt. Lewis Dennis of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., take the men's title at the 2013 Armed Forces Beach Volleyball Championships.

  • On guard against traumatic brain injuries

    May 6, 2013

    They tend to be older, more experienced, and more likely to have families, but deployed members of the National Guard share something in common with their active-duty brothers and sisters -- the likelihood of suffering from traumatic brain injuries, or TBI.

  • Wounded Soldiers share journeys to inspire Boston bombing victims

    May 6, 2013

    Wounded Soldiers recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio have a message they'd like to pass on to the Boston bombing victims: "You're not alone."

  • Resident physician, Troop Medical Clinic, consults with Qatari military about osteopathic medicine

    May 6, 2013

    The resident physician at the Troop Medical Clinic located on Camp as Sayliyah, Qatar, has been practicing osteopathic medicine since 1997 when he finished his initial residency.

  • Army G1 visits, addresses Army Ready and Resilient

    May 3, 2013

    The U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G1, visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 26, 2013, to meet with leaders to discuss the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign.

  • Strong B.A.N.D.S. to play national fitness month of May

    May 2, 2013

    Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's third-annual Army Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign is underway to help Soldiers, their families, and Department of Defense civilians attain Balance, Activity, Nutrition, Determination and Strength during the National Physical Fitness and Sports Month of May at locations Army-wide.

  • Warrior Games athlete inspired by abilities found in adaptive sports

    May 1, 2013

    On a sunny Friday afternoon, Maj. John Arbino, sitting in a modified sports wheelchair, pushed himself up a ramp to the uppermost level of a parking deck. With the bright blue sky overhead, he turned around and sped back to the bottom.

  • 'Strike' Soldier graduates Air Assault School despite amputation

    Apr 30, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Greg Robinson, a 34-year old combat engineer assigned to the Company A, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pinned on his Air Assault badge during a graduation ceremony held at the Sabalauski Air Assault School, April 29, 2013, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Army Ten-Miler race registration opens May 1

    Apr 30, 2013

    Priority registration will open May 1, 2013, at 12:01 a.m. for all U.S. service members and runners who have participated in seven or more Army Ten-Miler races.

  • Alaska Warrior Transition Units ready, dedicated to helping wounded warriors

    Apr 29, 2013

    Warrior Transition Battalion-Alaska staff members, both military and civilian, work hard to instill this confidence and earn the trust of the Soldiers who are assigned to their unit.

  • Adaptive sports aid Soldier's recovery, help prepare for 2013 Warrior Games

    Apr 26, 2013

    When service members deploy, their mentality is to stay focused with determination and courage to succeed in their given mission. However, when they are injured in combat -- to stay focused is not about the mission, it's about getting back confidence that is sometimes lost.

  • Master fitness mobile training teams going Army-wide

    Apr 26, 2013

    The Army graduated the first class of "Master Fitness Trainers" to have been taught by one of the service's six new mobile training teams, April 19, 2013, at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • National summit melds citizen-Soldier needs with civilian support

    Apr 26, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III joined a broad mix of nearly 300 DOD, healthcare and civilian academic professionals from 30 states who met in Ann Arbor, Mich., to discuss the need to work collaboratively to address the resiliency needs of Reserve and National Guard service members and their families.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers train at world-renowned Mayo Clinic

    Apr 26, 2013

    Members from the Army Reserve's 865 Combat Support Hospital trained at the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Center Simulation Center in Rochester, Minn., in an exercise designed to enhance teamwork.

  • Fort Knox among first to host master fitness mobile training team

    Apr 25, 2013

    Fort Knox, Ky., is among the first installations to host one of the Army's mobile training teams that travel among installations teaching the new Master Fitness Trainer Course.

  • Double amputee gets another chance of starting family

    Apr 24, 2013

    The only thing he remembered was waking up five weeks later in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany -- from a tragedy that nearly cost him his life and the chance of starting a family.

  • Adaptive sports boost wounded warriors' confidence

    Apr 22, 2013

    Several wounded warriors suited up with pads, helmets and gloves, as they learned the ins and outs of adaptive lacrosse during a clinic at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Md., April 11, 2013.

  • VA expedites decisions for long-standing claims

    Apr 22, 2013

    The Veterans Affairs Department is expediting compensation claims decisions for veterans who have waited one year or longer, VA officials announced April 19, 2013.

  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 27

    Apr 19, 2013

    National Prescription Drug Take-back Day will be observed locally and nationwide on April 27. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the day is specifically set aside to allow an opportunity to empty medicine cabinets, kitchen drawers, purses and pillboxes of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs, and take them to authorized collection sites in local communities.

  • Army deaths spur successful campaign against supplements

    Apr 19, 2013

    A "David-and-Goliath" scenario, an Army installation commander standing up to a multi-billion-dollar industry over the deaths of three of his Soldiers, has borne fruit in a national Food and Drug Administration warning and the drugmaker's decision to stop production of a controversial dietary supplement.

  • Early intervention gives autistic child a bright future

    Apr 17, 2013

    A child diagnosed with autism has overcome his challenges and is now an above average student and is actively involved in extracurricular activities.

  • Army leaders visit with wounded Soldiers at Brooke Army Medical Center

    Apr 17, 2013

    Top senior Army officials and their spouses visited with wounded warriors and staff during a visit to Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 16, 2013.

  • Army synchronizes resources to strengthen readiness, resilience

    Apr 15, 2013

    The Army has aligned and synchronized services to give Soldiers access to the resources they need to strengthen readiness and resilience, said the sergeant major of the Army.

  • Active communities promote healthy people

    Apr 11, 2013

    Installation and garrison commanders can contribute to the health of people who work and live on their installations through planning and development of physical environments and selection of services that enhance population health. The Creating Active Communities and Healthy Environments toolkit assesses the physical environment of Army installations to see how well they promote physical activity and nutrition.

  • Funding for mental health research yielding results

    Apr 11, 2013

    Research advances in mental health and care provided for Soldiers is light years ahead of what it was during the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the director of Army Medical Command told Congress.

  • Army researchers strive to understand vulnerabilities, mitigate injuries

    Apr 10, 2013

    The Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat program, formed in July 2006, brought together Defense Department intelligence, operational, medical, and materiel-development communities to improve DOD's understanding of vulnerabilities to threats and enable the development of improved tactics, techniques, and procedures and materiel solutions to prevent or mitigate traumatic injuries.

  • Army senior leaders, VA improving Soldiers' disability process, benefits timing

    Apr 9, 2013

    About 82 percent of the Army's major units are now meeting the Defense Department's Medical Evaluation Board goal of processing Soldiers' disability evaluations within 100 days, significantly reducing a backlog that sometimes took eight months or longer in recent years.

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