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  • 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.

  • Army Announces 2013 Warrior Games Team

    Apr 4, 2013

    The Warrior Transition Command announced the Army team for the 2013 Warrior Games, April 3, 2013, in Alexandria, Va.

  • Army researches small device to reduce female UTIs

    Apr 4, 2013

    Research is underway to determine how one small device is specifically benefiting the health of military women serving in Afghanistan, and for future deployed environments.

  • New Army Sports Program to pit battalion against battalion

    Apr 4, 2013

    If Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno has his way, super-athletic battalions someday will be crowned sports champions of the U.S. Army.

  • Natick wounded warrior, Reservist deploying to Afghanistan

    Apr 2, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Brian Scott is getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan as a squad leader with the 344th Military Police Company, an Army Reserve unit out of Massachusetts, after being wounded in Iraq only five years ago.

  • 212th Combat Support Hospital Soldiers pull together for unique training

    Apr 1, 2013

    During a March 12, 2013, mass casualty drill, Company C, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment's UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, known as "Dustoff," airlifted 30 simulated casualties from Landstuhl to Miesau Army Depot, Germany.

  • Wounded warriors have until Friday to apply for Bush's bike ride

    Apr 1, 2013

    Wounded service members have until April 5, 2013, to apply for former President George W. Bush's annual 100-km mountain bike ride.

  • West Point health care providers focus on brain injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment

    Mar 28, 2013

    March is Brain Injury Awareness month. Both the greater Army and the leadership at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., have worked to increase awareness of brain injury, with focus on prevention, early recognition, and treatment.

  • Natick researchers team up with Norwegian Army to measure nutritional needs during Arctic ski march

    Mar 27, 2013

    A group of scientists from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine recently returned from a field study in which they teamed up with the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment and the Norwegian Army from the Garnisonen i Sør-Varanger in Kirkenes, Norway, to assess the physiological demands of a multi-day winter training exercise.

  • Redstone leaders learn about resiliency programs

    Mar 27, 2013

    Senior leaders at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., learned about the Army's Ready and Resilient campaign, and Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program, during a briefing, March 20, 2013.

  • Army Medicine realigns medical readiness divisions

    Mar 26, 2013

    Army Medicine is in the process of realigning its medical readiness divisions to better support the Army Force Generation cycle, and to assist active and Reserve components in improving medical readiness.

  • Tripler promotes Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Mar 25, 2013

    In an effort to help educate beneficiaries on what brain injury services and support are available, a Brain Injury Awareness Open House was held, March 21, 2013, at Tripler Army Medical Center.

  • SecArmy: Strong safety culture results in accident reduction

    Mar 22, 2013

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center officials recently hosted Secretary of the Army John McHugh at the center's state-of-the-art Crash Dynamics Lab.

  • Womack Army Medical Center hosts traumatic brain injury panel

    Mar 22, 2013

    As part of Brain Injury Awareness Month, Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, N.C., provided an opportunity to learn and gain further knowledge of traumatic brain injuries and concussions by hosting a discussion panel, March 7, 2013, at Weaver Auditorium.

  • Studying the Soldier as an athlete

    Mar 21, 2013

    To better understand how carrying heavy loads affects Soldiers, Tyler Brown, Ph.D., looks at them as if they were athletes.

  • Wounded warrior: Brain injury 'doesn't mean you're broken'

    Mar 21, 2013

    Spc. Kevin Wear was riding in an armored vehicle in Afghanistan last summer when a roadside bomb exploded, tearing the vehicle into three pieces and killing three of the five passengers inside. The blast injured his leg and caused a traumatic brain injury that left him in a coma for about a week and a half.

  • 'Invisible wounds' taking toll, Congress told

    Mar 21, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, the Army's deputy chief of staff, G-1, and other DOD leaders testified March 21, 2013, to the House Armed Services, Military Personnel Subcommittee hearing on suicide prevention.

  • 2 Soldiers, 1 goal: Represent Army in 2013 Warrior Games

    Mar 20, 2013

    As part of the Army's Warrior Games selection process, the Warrior Transition Command hosted Warrior Games trials on Fort Bliss and El Paso, Texas, March 4-8, 2013, and on Fort Belvoir, Va., from Feb. 25 to March 1, 2013.

  • Soldiers take a seat during sports match

    Mar 18, 2013

    Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe Soldiers introduced adaptive sports to the Soldiers of the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion and the 2nd Cavalry Regiment.

  • Eye doctors teach combat trauma management

    Mar 18, 2013

    Trauma to the eye and its associated structures account for a significant number of combat-related injuries, according to the book "Combat Casualty Care: Lessons Learned from OEF and OIF," published by the Department of the Army, Office of Surgeon General in 2012.

  • Soldiers support deployed service members with monthly blood drives

    Mar 15, 2013

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) hosted their first of nine Armed Services Blood Program Blood Drives [ASBP], Mar. 11, at the community center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Army's 'Ready and Resilient Campaign' kicks off

    Mar 13, 2013

    The Army has made available to Soldiers a new online resource to complement the Ready and Resilient Campaign that launched, March 12, 2013.

  • Soldiers on road to recovery challenged on 'Ride 2 Recovery'

    Mar 12, 2013

    The Ride 2 Recovery Challenge looked like a bicycle race. But to say it was a race would also be a stretch. Because in a race, there is only one winner. At the R2R 2013 Gulf Coast Challenge, everyone was a winner.

  • Study finds Soldiers' PTSD diagnoses accurate

    Mar 9, 2013

    A report released March 8, 2013, by the Army's surgeon general found a high degree of validity in the service's diagnoses and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Army Warrior Games athletes compete during archery, sitting volleyball trials

    Mar 8, 2013

    As part of the Army's Warrior Games selection process, the Warrior Transition Command hosted the Army's final archery and sitting volleyball trials on Fort Belvoir, Va., from Feb. 25 to March 1, 2013.

  • Tripler takes home DOD's first national award for healthy workplace

    Mar 8, 2013

    Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu has been named a top Psychologically Healthy Workplace for 2013 by the American Psychological Association.

  • Heading for home to help veterans

    Mar 5, 2013

    How often does one get the chance to run on the field at Fenway Park, cross home plate, and help Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families -- all on the same day?

  • Artistic expression captures attention of Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers

    Mar 4, 2013

    Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers enjoyed an evening of entertainment Feb. 26, 2013, as JP Williams, a Nashville soulful-singing artist and songwriter, performed a song he and six Fort Campbell (Ky.) Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers wrote together.

  • Invisible wounds of war

    Feb 28, 2013

    Seven Soldiers and two Marines injured during combat operations traveled to several locations in Afghanistan, including Kandahar Airfield and Camp Nathan Smith, to see the progress being made in the country that changed many of their lives forever.

  • Surgeon General defines end state of Performance Triad roll out

    Feb 27, 2013

    Army Medicine senior leaders and industry stakeholders recently met with Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, the surgeon general and commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command, to discuss the current Performance Triad pilot program and to gain a better vision of the way forward.

  • 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.

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