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  • Orthopedic device helping wounded warriors return to run

    Aug 16, 2011

    A new energy-storing orthopedic device, along with an extensive rehabilitation program, is allowing wounded warriors who previously had difficulties walking or standing due to lower leg injuries to run again.

  • Soldiers put face on health concerns for Defense Health Board

    Aug 12, 2011

    The Defense Health Board met in Tacoma earlier this week to discuss health concerns facing servicemembers, but the board members didn't stick to briefs and slideshows. The group also took the time to get information from actual Soldiers.

  • Loss in space

    Aug 12, 2011

    On Atlantis' final mission in July, the Space Tissue Loss program, a partnership between NASA and the Department of Defense, sent up an experiment developed by Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to study human cellular response to bacteria in microgravity.

  • Civilian fitness program aims for 'whole health'

    Aug 11, 2011

    Being in shape and living a healthy lifestyle isn't just for Soldiers at Fort Rucker, Ala., according to the organizers of the civilian fitness program.

  • JTF CapMed unveils new beneficiary reassignment hotline

    Aug 10, 2011

    The Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical launched a new beneficiary reassignment telephone hotline dedicated exclusively to those beneficiaries in the region affected by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission reassignment process.

  • Deployed Spartans connect with wounded Spartans back in U.S.

    Aug 8, 2011

    Spartan Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Pasa, in Afghanistan, crowded into the brigade conference room to speak with five wounded warriors from Task Force Spartan Aug. 2 via video teleconference, who are currently recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

  • Army helps develop device to pinpoint Rift Valley fever

    Aug 3, 2011

    The Army has paired with industry to develop a diagnostic device to detect the presence of the Rift Valley fever virus in mosquitoes.

  • Technology to aid DoD mental health services

    Jul 29, 2011

    The first-ever live Introduction to Telemental Health Delivery Workshop at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology's headquarters on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., last week offered guidance to providers on offering mental health services from a distance using videoconferencing technology.

  • Soldiers prepare for new Army physical fitness test

    Jul 29, 2011

    As the U.S. Army overhauls its physical fitness program, Soldiers from the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery are embracing the Physical Readiness Training and are preparing for the new Army Physical Readiness Test.

  • Medevac system takes Soldiers from battlefield to hospitals

    Jul 28, 2011

    Soldiers that are wounded or become ill down range are brought back to Fort Hood, Texas, on a medical evacuation aircraft resembling a flying emergency room staffed with experienced medical personnel who keep constant watch over their health needs, delivering them to the caring greeters at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.

  • ASAP, Army to hire 130 substance-abuse counselors

    Jul 28, 2011

    The Army needs to fill 130 substance-abuse counselor positions as soon as possible -- or at least by Oct. 1, 2011.

  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center cases colors

    Jul 27, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh addressed an audience of more than 1,000 who turned out July 27, 2011, to witness the closing and casing of the colors of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Slideshow: Colors cased at Walter Reed

    Jul 27, 2011

    An audience of more than 1,000 came to witness the casing of the colors of Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Detective warns of new designer drug

    Jul 26, 2011

    Bath Salts are the new "designer drug" becoming increasingly popular on the streets and Army law enforcement warns that they're dangerous.

  • Walter Reed to case colors in July 27 ceremony

    Jul 26, 2011

    The Walter Reed Army Medical Center colors will be cased July 27, 2011, at 10 a.m. on the parade field in front of the Heaton Pavilion.

  • Medics move patients 'under fire' at Riley competition

    Jul 22, 2011

    The Top Medical Team Competition hosted by Fort Riley, Kan. and Irwin Army Community Hospital tested Army medics from across the country this week to select two Soldiers for the 2011 Medical Command Expert Medical Challenge.

  • Growing population of homeless women veterans gain new resource

    Jul 21, 2011

    The Women's Bureau at the Department of Labor reports Women veterans are four times more likely to be homeless than civilian women. They are also four times more likely to be homeless than male veterans. There were more than 10,220 female veterans in shelters between October 2008 and September 2009.

  • Soldiers lead Team USA in CISM track and field

    Jul 21, 2011

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program runners Capt. Nate Garcia and Capt. Kelly Calway led Team USA in the first three days of track and field competition at the 5th CISM Military World Games at Olympic Stadium.

  • Twice wounded, but 'Soldiering' on with nature

    Jul 20, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Karl Pasco deployed twice to Iraq and was seriously injured both times. The outdoors, he says, is his retreat from the painful memories, the lost friends, the catastrophic wounds he suffered from his two deployments to Iraq and the countless trips to military hospitals to repair his damaged body.

  • Shinseki: VA task force improves care of women vets

    Jul 20, 2011

    The newly formed VA Task Force on Women Veterans will go a long way in addressing key benefits gaps to female veterans, according to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.

  • All-Army Combatives hit Fort Hood

    Jul 20, 2011

    Sixty-five teams from around the world have sent more than 400 fighters to compete in the 2011 U.S. Army Combatives Championship starting July 21, 2011, in Fort Hood's Abrams Physical Fitness Center.

  • Texas Shootout Concludes at Robertson Blood Center

    Jul 19, 2011

    Angela Oakley and Sarah Jennings teamed up and battled it out in the Texas Shootout Blood Donating Challenge at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Symposium discusses ways to improve warrior care

    Jul 19, 2011

    The Army Wounded Warrior Program's 7th Annual Symposium is holding a week of focused discussions that will identify the most important transition and care issues facing Soldiers and their families.

  • Walter Reed, Bethesda on track for BRAC realignment

    Jul 19, 2011

    The transfer of Walter Reed Army Medical Center's functions to Bethesda, Md., and a new hospital on Fort Belvoir, Va., is expected to finish on schedule, top military health care leaders said today.

  • Community helps hospital train for safe move

    Jul 14, 2011

    Today, more than 700 community participants and medical personnel are testing the capabilities of Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in preparation to begin treating patients in the new facility next month.

  • TF Spartan surgeon develops prosthetic leg for Afghan IED victims

    Jul 14, 2011

    Advances in prosthetics have greatly reduced the debilitating effects of losing a limb, but in Afghanistan, a country with one of the highest amputation rates, sustainable technology like this is rare.

  • Soldier overcomes injury to help others

    Jul 10, 2011

    When Sgt. 1st Class Marc Dervaes lost an arm in Afghanistan, he wondered what his quality of life would be. Now he not only engages in the activities he loves, he has the strength of character to want to help others.

  • Prosthesis helps Medal of Honor hero stay with Rangers

    Jul 8, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, who will have the Medal of Honor placed around his neck July 12, 2011, by the president of the United States, recounted the moment after his hand was taken from him by a grenade during a May 26, 2008, combat operation in Afghanistan.

  • Defeating cancer: mission complete

    Jul 8, 2011

    Cpl. Austin Saunders, a gun team leader with Charlie Company, 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, admits he’s a bit of a competitive guy. He likes to reach his goals, whatever the odds; "mission complete" is his credo

  • White House policy changes on condolence letters for suicide victims

    Jul 8, 2011

    Army leaders see the White House decision to send letters of condolence to families of Soldiers who die of suicide as a step toward eliminating stigma.

  • Walter Reed staff meets to plan pending move

    Jul 7, 2011

    As the September closing of Walter Reed Army Medical Center fast approaches, the surgeon general and other Army medical leaders met with hospital staff July 6 to ensure a smooth transition into two new area hospitals.

  • Medics learn to navigate crowds on bikes

    Jul 7, 2011

    While vendors were busy setting up during the days leading up to Freedom Fest, a team of firefighter/paramedics learned -- or relearned -- how to ride a bike.

  • Sim Man saves lives on battlefield

    Jul 6, 2011

    The Medical Simulation Training Center brings medical training to a new level with advanced technology and dedicated simulators that simulate real-life situations troops will encounter downrange, such as gunshot wounds to the chest and open femur fractures.

  • Using meds beyond 6-month dispense date forbidden

    Jul 6, 2011

    Soldiers who take their prescription medications six months after dispensation and pop positive on a urinalysis test could see their careers go down the toilet.

  • Mud run tests strength, endurance

    Jul 5, 2011

    Six Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, joined forces to tackle 25 obstacles throughout the Tough Mudder, a nine-mile obstacle course set in the Rocky Mountains.

  • Darnall professionals lead injured or wounded Soldiers through medical evaluation system

    Jul 5, 2011

    Even after they’ve done all that they can for the injured or wounded Soldiers they treat, the care and concern shown by the medical professionals at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center doesn’t end with that final entry in the Soldiers’ medical records.

  • Combatives: Fighter gives III Corps veteran presence

    Jul 1, 2011

    On a fight night in Hawaii in 2008, a squad volunteered their platoon sergeant into the ring as a joke. But it wasn't a joke for his opponent, who ended up with a broken nose and collarbone.

  • Human Animal Bond brings pets to patients, staff

    Jun 30, 2011

    Members of the Human Animal Bond organization visit places throughout the Leavenworth and Fort Leavenworth community -- schools, libraries, nursing homes and hospitals.

  • Bethesda Medical prepares for Walter Reed arrivals

    Jun 29, 2011

    Just two months remain before about 150 inpatients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., many of them wounded warriors, make the five-mile move to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

  • Army boxer wins U.S. National flyweight championship

    Jun 29, 2011

    Sgt. John Franklin credited his first national amateur boxing title to the help of his U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program teammates.

  • Goal-setting app on iPhone, iPad: Coming soon to Droid

    Jun 28, 2011

    A free App for iPhones and iPads, to set resiliency goals, was released one month ago and will soon be available for the Droid.

  • Walter Reed patients tour future Belvoir home

    Jun 27, 2011

    Wounded warriors who will transfer from Walter Reed Army Medical Center to Fort Belvoir in mid-August got an up-close look Thursday at what life will be like for them.

  • WTC releases new video on enhanced warrior care system

    Jun 27, 2011

    The Warrior Transition Command released a 10-minute educational video last week highlighting new aspects of the Army’s system to care for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers.

  • USO breaks ground on wounded warrior, family center

    Jun 27, 2011

    Today, a groundbreaking ceremony marked the beginning of construction of the first stateside USO center that will provide non-critical care and support for the wounded, injured and ill, as well as their families and caregivers as they transition from inpatient to outpatient care.

  • Deployed docs discuss mental health, brain injury treatment

    Jun 26, 2011

    Nearly 100 military health care professionals from across Afghanistan met on Kandahar Airfield to discuss their cutting-edge findings and innovative techniques for behavioral health and concussion care.

  • Army medicine officials seek to evolve warrior care

    Jun 24, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, Army surgeon general and U.S. Army Medical Command commander, hosted an Integrative Medicine Meeting where senior medical and non-medical Department of Defense leaders from across the services convened to review alternative medical practices to enhance the quality of care servicemembers and other military medicine beneficiaries receive in future.

  • Commuting to work by bike good exercise, good for environment

    Jun 24, 2011

    Bike to Work Month at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s was the most successful Bike to Work Month to date. The group took a combined total of 255 trips and traveled 4,863 miles.

  • Intrepid center marks first anniversary

    Jun 24, 2011

    A year after its ribbon-cutting ceremony, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence is making a difference in the lives of warfighters suffering traumatic brain injuries and psychological disorders, said Dr. James Kelly, the center’s director.

  • Medical professionals in Afghanistan strive to treated wounded within 'golden hour'

    Jun 22, 2011

    Pfc. Shawn Williams was driving a Stryker vehicle when a roadside bomb detonated and ignited the vehicle on fire. Williams’ foot was fractured, his face covered with hot grease, his right and left hands suffered second-degree burns and were blistering. He made it to the Role 3 hospital at Kandahar Airfield within the "golden hour" of care.

  • Fishing program assists Soldiers’ recovery

    Jun 16, 2011

    Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing is a nonprofit organization that focuses on reaching out to wounded veterans to aid in their rehabilitation -- both mentally and physically.

  • Young male Soldiers at risk for testicular cancer

    Jun 16, 2011

    Medical professionals at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center warn the majority of male Soldiers at Fort Hood are part of the most at-risk group for testicular cancer. The form of cancer may be rare, but it does occur most often in men between the ages of 20 and 39.

  • TCCC course delivers standard to special ops medics

    Jun 16, 2011

    The U.S. Special Operations Command Europe developed and conducted a Tactical Combat Casualty Care "train-the-trainer" course to enhance the Special Operations Forces capability and interoperability of International Security Assistance Force partner nations.

  • Exercise tests plan for upcoming Walter Reed patient relocation

    Jun 14, 2011

    The National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center conducted an inpatient movement rehearsal exercise June 12, 2011, to test all aspects of the inpatient move that is scheduled to occur in August.

  • Servicemembers run with robots for wounded warriors, qualify for the Army Ten-Miler

    Jun 14, 2011

    Raising more than $2,500 for the Wounded Warrior Project, nearly 130 people from all branches of service rallied together to support the 2011 Robot Trot.

  • Company commander cycles in support of MS awareness

    Jun 13, 2011

    Capt. Theresa Giorno completed a 150-mile, two-day bicycle ride along Virginia’s Eastern Shore to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

  • Mobile dentistry team keeps Soldiers combat ready

    Jun 10, 2011

    Over the course of five days, a mobile dentistry team from Charlie Company, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, examined and treated Soldiers at Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan.

  • WTB Soldier shares gift of life with bone marrow donation

    Jun 10, 2011

    More than four years ago, when Spc. Christopher Sutton was stationed with the 89th Military Police Brigade, he took part in a bone marrow donor drive and was entered into the Department of Defense bone marrow donor database. Now working as a cadre member of the Warrior Transition Brigade Headquarters, Sutton was stunned when he was told it appeared that he was a match to someone who would benefit from a bone marrow donation.

  • Young Fort Drum bike riders hit trails, learn bike safety

    Jun 9, 2011

  • Deployed medical professionals learn to conduct sexual assault forensic exams

    Jun 7, 2011

    Medical professionals across Southern Afghanistan came to Kandahar Airfield to participate in a two-day training course to ensure medical providers are able to conduct sexual assault forensic exams.

  • FDA approves test for diagnosing leishmaniasis caused by sand flies

    Jun 7, 2011

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the way for the SMART Leish PCR assay, a test to aid in the diagnosis of individuals with cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by certain species of sand flies.

  • Biking to work is healthy, green choice for Corps employees

    May 31, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District employees logged more than 7,300 miles in May for the May is Bike Month campaign. The district was also recognized as a bike-friendly workplace in 2011 by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments.

  • Gauntlet PT strengthens Soldier fitness, endurance at Fort Hood

    May 26, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Johnathan Vines and his Soldiers put themselves through the “Gauntlet,” an intense circuit training with a variety of exercises designed to work out the entire body.

  • 2011 Warrior Games end with camaraderie, music

    May 25, 2011

    The 2011 Warrior Games came to a close Saturday at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., with awards and a free concert.

  • Army takes gold at wheelchair basketball championships

    May 23, 2011

    The Army beat out the Marines, 44-19, and took home the gold, after fierce competition at the championship wheelchair basketball game, May 20, at the 2011 Warrior Games.

  • Army swimmers win 15 medals at Warrior Games

    May 23, 2011

    The swimming finals at the 2011 Warrior Games Friday brought the Army 15 medals, including several gold.

  • Blood tests alert Picatinny civilian to life-threatening disease

    May 23, 2011

    The Picatinny Civilian Welfare Council holds an annual blood test program. The results of one of these tests forever changed the life of Raymond Seiz.

  • Army archers take silver in 2 events

    May 20, 2011

    Two Army athletes took home silver medals Thursday in the 2011 Warrior Games Archery Finals at the Olympic Training Center.

  • Army takes bronze medals in prone, standing rifle

    May 20, 2011

    Bronze was the color of the day for two Army athletes who each placed third in their categories during the Shooting Finals at the Shooting Center, Olympic Training Center, here.

  • Study focuses on mental health of force in Afghanistan

    May 20, 2011

    Soldiers say there's lower barriers and better access to behavioral health care in theater, even though for many there's been an increase in time spent outside the wire.

  • Army Center for Enhanced Performance realigned with Comprehensive Soldier Fitness on JBLM

    May 19, 2011

    The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Comprehensive Soldier Fitness-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program recently rebranded from the Army Center for Enhanced Performance to CSF-PREP to better align its capabilities with the Army-wide Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • Warriors move on to archery finals

    May 19, 2011

    Wednesday's events at the 2011 Warrior Games began with the Archery Ranking Round, where three Army recurve bow shooters moved on to the finals.

  • Mass casualty exercise tests city, military medical capabilities

    May 19, 2011

    The National Disaster Medical System exercise brought Army, Air Force, and local civilian organizations together May 17, 2011, to orchestrate the movement of casualties into San Antonio by air, then out to local hospitals by ambulance and ambulance buses.

  • Zeroing in: Soldier competes in Warrior Games

    May 19, 2011

    What worried Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Trescott most was breathing. With an altitude of more than 6,000 feet above sea level, breathing in Colorado Spring, Colo., requires faster, deeper breaths than breathing in Columbia, S.C.

  • Double amputee happy to fill NCO leader role

    May 18, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Ray Castillo's 10th combat deployment with the 75th Ranger Regiment resulted in a life-changing event on the dusty battlefield of northern Iraq. Today, he's a double amputee, but is set to graduate next week from Fort Benning's seven-week Maneuver Senior Leaders Course.

  • Army men take silver in track relay at Warrior Games

    May 18, 2011

    The Army took the silver medal yesterday in the men's relay during the 2011 Warrior Games here at Garry Berry Stadium.

  • 2011 Warrior Games open

    May 17, 2011

    The 2011 Warrior Games kicked off Monday evening at the U.S. Olympic Training Center when Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta lit the torch to start the games.

  • NY Guard Yellow Ribbon Program helps Soldiers, families deal with redeployment stress

    May 17, 2011

    Soldiers from across New York State and their families gathered for a two-day session during which they learned about problems and concerns that can crop up when National Guard Soldiers return from a combat zone to civilian life.

  • Blackhorse Troopers dominate at NTC combatives tournament

    May 16, 2011

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment took first place in six out of seven weight divisions at the Warrior Challenge Combatives Tournament at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., May 9-10, 2011.

  • Less is more: Dieting got NCO's career back on track

    May 13, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Brett Michael, an instructor at the Henry H. Lind Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., lost 70 pounds in a year, and has taken back control of his life, his body, and his career.

  • American, British, German medical Soldiers build skills, interoperability

    May 13, 2011

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army Europe's 212th Combat Support Hospital, the United Kingdom's 1st Medical Regiment, and the German Army's 22nd Medical Regiment conducted a joint medical training exercise here, May 2-13, 2011.

  • Army working to streamline disability evaluation system

    May 13, 2011

    Army leaders told lawmakers Wednesday the service is revamping its disability evaluation system because the current process is inefficient.

  • Chiarelli: Stress disorder, brain injury science lacking

    May 13, 2011

    The therapies used for the treatment of brain injuries lag behind the advanced medical science employed for treating mechanical injuries, such as missing limbs, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli told reporters here today at the Defense Writers Group breakfast.

  • Soldiers try new PT test at Benning

    May 12, 2011

    The Army's new physical fitness test was administered to a group of Fort Benning Soldiers this week as part of the service's pilot program.

  • Soldier breaks world record running marathon in gas mask

    May 11, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Marc Dibernardo runs marathons in a gas mask to raise donations for wounded warriors, and his finishing time in the North Shore Marathon broke the world record.

  • Chaplains prepare for brigade redeployment

    May 10, 2011

    Certain phrases are classic in the Army vocabulary: "Drink water." "Get a haircut." "Drop." And time and again, in briefings and formations: "If you have a problem, talk to the chaplain."

  • Soldiers begin practice week for Warrior Games

    May 9, 2011

    The second annual Warrior Games is gearing up for competition with a week-long training session in Colorado Springs, Colo., starting today.

  • Army nurse program grabs top spot

    May 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing has been ranked the best program of its kind in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report's 2012 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools.

  • Committee picks Giunta to light Warrior Games torch

    May 6, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta will light the torch to start this year's Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center here, May 16, 2011, officials of U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, announced today.

  • Army vice chief gets 'Hero of Medicine' award

    May 5, 2011

    The Hero of Medicine Award was presented May 4, 2011, to Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli for his efforts to help Soldiers with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.

  • Obama lauds Soldier ride participants

    May 5, 2011

    As 30 wounded warriors on bicycles gathered on the White House's South Lawn yesterday, President Barack Obama said their participation in a Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride is a reminder that everyone can do something for the troops.

  • Wounded warrior still gets bad guys

    May 5, 2011

    Buddha-like, Staff Sgt. Paul Roberts clears his mind and focuses intently on an array of lines crisscrossing his computer screen.

  • 'Golden hour' initiative pays off in Afghanistan

    May 5, 2011

    Medical and aeromedical evacuation personnel in Afghanistan and at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany say they're seeing the results, in lives saved, of an initiative to get servicemembers to care within an of being wounded. They say casualties are getting medical treatment faster and closer to the point of injury than ever before.

  • Soldier injured in Fort Hood shooting continues rehab, recovery at WTB

    May 4, 2011

    For Spc. Matthew Cooke, Nov. 5, 2009, started off as an ordinary day. In the year-and-a-half since the shooting, Cooke has quietly applied himself to healing physically and mentally, as a member of the Warrior Transition Brigade. His ultimate goal is to remain a Soldier in the U.S. Army.

  • Women's Health Center opens doors at Fort Hood

    May 4, 2011

    A new Women's Health Center at Fort Hood, Texas, opened its doors April 26 to rave reviews by the many patients, family members and hospital staff who attended the open house celebration.

  • Family Resiliency Academy brings CSF to families

    May 3, 2011

    The Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program provides Master Resilience Training to assist Soldiers and families in maximizing their potential physical, emotional, social, family and spiritual well-being. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness is being taught Armywide to Soldiers, family members and Department of the Army Civilians.

  • Enlisted leaders focus on families

    May 2, 2011

    Building resilience in families and ensuring they have access to effective support programs are just a few of the steps the services are taking to ensure a high quality of life for troops and their families, the services' senior enlisted leaders said during a town hall meeting here yesterday.

  • I Corps builds physically, emotionally strong 'tactical athletes'

    Apr 30, 2011

    In what was an unusually warm and rain-free Washington morning, the I Corps command sergeant major and 21 command sergeants major from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, came together for a physical training session April 29, 2011, dubbed the Physical Mentally Emotionally Hard Gauntlet.

  • Warrior Clinic reduces pain medication use

    Apr 29, 2011

    In 2008, roughly 83 percent of the Wounded Warriors assigned to Walter Reed's Warrior Transition Brigade were using prescribed narcotics. With the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2011, that number had been reduced to 10.2 percent, according to officials.

  • Review of Purple Heart award policy allows Fort Riley officer to receive Purple Heart for TBI

    Apr 29, 2011

    Two years after receiving a traumatic brain injury in Iraq, and just days before heading into harm's way again, a change in policy allowed Lt. Col. Erich Campbell to receive the Purple Heart on Fort Riley, Kan., April 27, 2011.

  • Survivor: War hero reaches out to help Soldiers

    Apr 28, 2011

    John McCormick survived two combat tours in Vietnam, deep depression and suicidal ideations and came out addicted to alcohol. He has a message for today's troops who face the same fights he fought himself: You can conquer it all, but you don't have to go it alone.

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