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  • Camp Soar expands for exceptional family members

    Apr 12, 2012

    The Exceptional Family Member Program's Camp Soar, a free camp for special needs children, will be June 5-7, 2012, at Hunt Lodge on Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

  • Army looks to reduce physical training injuries

    Apr 11, 2012

    The Army is assessing a new weapon in its battle against physical training injuries.

  • Supplement use highest among overweight service members

    Apr 10, 2012

    Dietary and performance enhancing supplements, which are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, can produce adverse side effects and are used most by service members who are overweight.

  • Researcher aims to help Soldiers recover faster from wounds

    Apr 9, 2012

    An injury he suffered during a high altitude-low opening parachute jump 15 years ago ended his own career as a Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance combat medic, but Wayne Matheny never stopped caring about others in uniform.

  • Students in Japan 'Jump Rope for Heart' to raise money

    Apr 9, 2012

    Students at Arnn Elementary School raised money for children suffering from heart illnesses and also promoted the benefits of healthy living during a "Jump Rope for Heart" event at their school, April 3 and 5, 2012, at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team thumps D.C. celebrities

    Apr 4, 2012

    The loss of an arm or a leg from combat didn't seem to have an effect April 3, 2012, on the play of a band of Soldiers and Marines who make up the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team as they soundly thumped a Washington area celebrity team made up of sports legends, broadcasters and even the D.C. mayor.

  • Army Surgeon General defends PTSD diagnostic method

    Apr 3, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho testified March 28, 2012, at a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, Defense subcommittee hearing on military health and said military hospitals use the same method as the civilian sector to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 28

    Apr 2, 2012

    Army installations across the U.S. are supporting the Drug Enforcement Administration's next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Natick study looks at how Soldiers' bodies cool down

    Apr 2, 2012

    Seventeen years after four Soldiers died from hypothermia during the final phase of Ranger School, researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center continue to study how the human body cools down, in hopes of one day developing medical techniques to help prevent such tragedies.

  • Fort Bragg offers tai chi class to injured, wounded warriors to aid recovery

    Mar 30, 2012

    The group that meets for tai chi twice weekly at Towle Courts Fitness Center, at Fort Bragg, N.C., is comprised of wounded warriors, foreign liaison officers and those merely interested in the ancient Chinese art form.

  • Army aims to grow more resilience trainers on its own

    Mar 30, 2012

    About 8,000 Soldiers are now trained as "master resilience trainers," and the Army wants even more, but it hopes to train them in an Army school.

  • Boot camp -- it's not just for Soldiers

    Mar 29, 2012

    Spring has sprung as Fort Rucker, Ala., residents are gearing up to get their bodies beach-ready with Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility's 2012 Spring Boot Camp, beginning April 2.

  • Working out the bugs

    Mar 29, 2012

    Research teams from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command have helped to develop the Arthropod Vector Rapid Diagnostic Device, which can identify if an arthropod is infected with a pathogen that may cause severe disease in humans.

  • Army announces team for third annual Warrior Games

    Mar 29, 2012

    The Warrior Transition Command announced the Army team for the third annual Warrior Games, March 29, 2012.

  • Smartphone application benefits wounded warriors

    Mar 29, 2012

    A new smartphone app has been released for iPhone and Android devices that provides wounded warriors with a comprehensive mobile resource guide.

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder, surgeries can't hold Soldier back from Warrior Games

    Mar 29, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Stefanie Mason, who is on the list released today of Army athletes who qualified for the Warrior Games, was riding in an up-armored SUV in Kabul, Afghanistan, when the driver decided to go faster.

  • A pinch of SALT could save a life

    Mar 26, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Army Substance Abuse Program is looking to help save lives through education and technology as it hosts the Save A Life Tour during Alcohol Awareness Month at the Post Theater, April 16-18, 2012.

  • Army partners with DEA for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    Mar 26, 2012

    Army installations across the United States are once again partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and state and local law enforcement agencies, April 28, 2012, in support of the fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

  • Army focus on post-traumatic stress disorder shifts toward prevention

    Mar 22, 2012

    It's not enough to simply treat post-traumatic stress disorder any longer. The Army recognizes the importance of preventing it from happening in the first place.

  • DOD, VA partnership key in treating brain trauma

    Mar 21, 2012

    The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments are using their partnered programs to identify and treat traumatic brain injury, representatives of both departments said March 19, 2012, during a roundtable discussion on new advances in the field.

  • Brain injuries don't end with Afghan drawdown

    Mar 21, 2012

    Even with the eventual drawdown in Afghanistan, traumatic brain injury will continue to be a problem for the Army.

  • Resiliency app nears 20,000 downloads

    Mar 21, 2012

    The CSF Soldier Fitness Resiliency Goals Book has been download almost 20,000 times to either an iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

  • Soldiers recovering from traumatic brain injury test combat skills

    Mar 20, 2012

    Soldiers recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury had the chance to see if they were ready to get "back to the fight" during simulated combat skills training held March 9, 2012, at the Warrior Skills Training Center at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Army works to improve women's health

    Mar 16, 2012

    With six new occupational specialties and more than 13,000 new positions opening to women, more women than ever before will be serving along the front lines, often in small, isolated locations, without access to running water or many hygiene products.

  • Army volleyball players on road to Warrior Games

    Mar 13, 2012

    The final game for Soldiers vying for a spot on the Army sitting volleyball team was played at Fort Meade, Md., on the last day of a five-day clinic, held March 9-12, 2012.

  • Natick division tests Soldier performance

    Mar 12, 2012

    The Military Performance Division of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine is trying to find better ways to measure Soldier performance than the Army Physical Fitness Test.

  • More than 280 service members offered third opinion on psych evals

    Mar 12, 2012

    The Army will offer 285 service members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., a chance to have their mental health diagnoses re-evaluated -- a second time.

  • Fort Bragg addresses wounded warriors' concerns at town hall meeting

    Mar 9, 2012

    A panel of subject matter experts held a press conference March 9, 2012, to provide an update of the steps Fort Bragg, N.C., and Womack Army Medical Center have taken to address wounded warrior care.

  • Marksmanship Unit adding wounded-warrior sections

    Mar 9, 2012

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit is expanding with creation of a Marksmanship Instructor Group and Paralympic Section, the first-ever Army units designed specifically for wounded warriors deemed able to continue to serve on active duty.

  • Streamlined health benefit process partners First Army with VA

    Mar 8, 2012

    As Reserve and National Guard troops return from overseas deployments, Soldiers now register for their medical benefits via an online partnership established between First Army and the Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Eligibility Center.

  • Soldiers compete for spot on Warrior Games Army team

    Mar 8, 2012

    About 70 Soldiers from across the country brought their "A" game to the Warrior Games clinics at Fort Meade, Md., to train and compete in sitting volleyball, track and field, and cycling, scheduled for March 8-12, 2012.

  • Army focuses on traumatic brain injuries

    Mar 5, 2012

    Staff at the Fort Sill, Okla., Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic are working with the increasing number of Soldiers who are returning from the war with TBI.

  • Eyes could provide windows to traumatic brain injury

    Mar 1, 2012

    Eyes might provide insight for researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, who are evaluating and working to improve methods for detecting traumatic brain injuries in Soldiers while they are still deployed.

  • Natick workers continue activity book for 'heroes'

    Mar 1, 2012

    When David Faigin took delivery of the book, he knew he held a smash hit in his hands. Never mind that it would never find its way onto the New York Times Best Sellers list. In fact, he couldn't care less that not a single copy would ever be sold.

  • March: Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Mar 1, 2012

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, each year. Of those, 52,000 people die; TBI is also a contributing factor to a third of all injury-related deaths in the U.S.

  • Controlling post-traumatic stress could be as close as game on cell phone

    Feb 28, 2012

    New technology incorporates biofeedback into a game to help Soldiers train themselves to combat the symptoms of post-traumatic stress, or PTS.

  • Physical Therapy gets Soldiers back into fight

    Feb 24, 2012

    For the Soldiers of 2nd "Spartan" Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, recovering from various injuries, have a new place to go for physical therapy as the Spartan Brigade welcomes their first "in-house" Brigade Therapist.

  • 'Kevlar underpants' protect pelvic region

    Feb 22, 2012

    For dismounted Soldiers patrolling Afghanistan roads, improvised explosive devices can be even more devastating than for those in armored vehicles, but a new line of protection may help.

  • Fueling the Team: Dining facility offers new selections to help everyone get fit

    Feb 17, 2012

    The U.S. Army Europe's Fueling The Team Program is aimed at educating, promoting and supporting USAREUR Soldiers, civilians and families through healthier eating choices.

  • Seminar strengthens working relationship of sexual assault response team members

    Feb 17, 2012

    What began as a plan to gather about 30 people to discuss how to better help sexual assault victims, turned into a two-day Sexual Assault Response Team seminar, with nearly 130 Fort Drum, N.Y., and local community members in attendance.

  • Website helps Soldiers maintain dental readiness

    Feb 15, 2012

    The new Dental Readiness Information Center website is helping Soldiers maintain their dental readiness.

  • Nurses' new approach to care improves patient satisfaction

    Feb 14, 2012

    Since implementing a new approach to its system of care last year, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center nursing professionals boast to having successfully created a positive culture change, resulting in improved patient satisfaction.

  • Darnall health professionals spur patients to take steps to prevent heart disease

    Feb 14, 2012

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center professionals have stepped up their efforts during American Heart Month this February to encourage beneficiaries to take small steps to help protect their heart health.

  • Army blood drive seeking targeted donors

    Feb 13, 2012

    The goal of the Army's new blood drive campaign, beginning today, is to match a donor's blood type with a specific need, rather than simply issuing a general call for donations.

  • Wounded Warrior focuses on future after Army

    Feb 10, 2012

    Operation Warfighter is a temporary assignment internship program at Fort Sill, Okla., that is helping Staff Sgt. Louis Thompson focus on his future.

  • Bye bye BCGs: New glasses issued to trainees

    Feb 8, 2012

    Military recruits who wear glasses won't be issued S9s or "birth control glasses" anymore -- the nickname given to the iconic glasses because many service members believe that while wearing the frames, it is impossible to appear attractive.

  • Army looking to ensure PTSD diagnosis consistent

    Feb 8, 2012

    The Army's surgeon general told members of Congress that the service is investigating how post-traumatic stress disorder is diagnosed to ensure consistency at all hospitals.

  • NFL legend looks to help Army tackle behavioral health stigma

    Feb 7, 2012

    NFL legend. Heisman Trophy winner. Named as the best running back in college football history by ESPN. These all describe Herschel Walker, best known as a running back for the Dallas Cowboys. However, many people may not know that there are other sides to Walker.

  • New bioelectric bandage interests Army

    Feb 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command has initiated steps to evaluate a new bioelectric bandage.

  • Seasonal flu likely to peak in coming weeks

    Feb 6, 2012

    With seasonal influenza in Germany set to peak in February, it's not too late for people to get a flu shot.

  • DOD testing program to screen for more prescription drugs

    Feb 3, 2012

    The Defense Department's drug-testing program is expanding to add screening for two additional prescription medications to the range of legal and illegal drugs it currently detects.

  • Marne Division embraces CrossFit

    Feb 2, 2012

    A two-day CrossFit level 1 certification course was offered to Third Infantry Division Soldiers at Fort Stewart, Ga., to learn the philosophy and the techniques of the CrossFit program and obtain certification as CrossFit Level 1 instructors.

  • New first aid kit being developed at Natick

    Feb 2, 2012

    The new Individual First Aid Kit being developed at the Natick Soldier Systems Center eventually will be carried by every Soldier in a combat environment.

  • 'Revolution in Prosthetics' reports advancements, future of prosthetics

    Feb 2, 2012

    Civilian researchers and Army physicians gathered to discuss the progress and future of prosthetics for wounded warriors at the "Revolution in Prosthetics" session Jan. 31, 2012 during the Military Health System Conference held from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2012, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center at National Harbor, Md.

  • Regenerative medicine striving to grow human organs

    Feb 2, 2012

    The Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine is working with consortiums toward growing body parts for wounded warriors.

  • Digital partnership improves health care access for veterans

    Feb 1, 2012

    Part of the demobilization process for Reserve and National Guard troops has gone digital with a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Eligibility Center and First Army Division East. In November 2011 the pair implemented an online application for returning service members to register for health benefits during the demobilization process, rather than the traditional paper application. This online application is helping thousands of returning troops get health benefits faster.

  • Keenan takes command of U.S. Army Public Health Command

    Feb 1, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Jimmie O. Keenan became assumed command of the U.S. Army Public Health Command during a traditional military ceremony Jan. 27, 2012, at Aberdeen Proving Ground-North, Md. She is the first two-star general to head the USAPHC or its predecessor organizations, the Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine and the Army Veterinary Command.

  • Resiliency app available on Androids

    Feb 1, 2012

    The Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Resiliency Goals Book, previously released as an app for iPhones and iPads, is now available for Android users.

  • DOD working toward fully functional prosthetic arms

    Feb 1, 2012

    A robotic arm, dubbed "Luke," after the Jedi with the mechanical hand, served as the centerpiece for a Jan. 31, 2012, discussion during the 2012 Military Health System Conference regarding advancements in prosthetics.

  • Tripler head, neck docs use robot to increase patients' quality of life

    Jan 31, 2012

    In May of 2011, the da Vinci Surgical System was embraced by two otolaryngologists at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. The robot, which was first purchased in 2009, has been used to support a variety of surgical specialties.

  • Military health in period of transformation

    Jan 31, 2012

    Healthcare to health was the topic of discussion at the opening plenary session of the 2012 Military Health System Conference Jan. 31, 2012, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center at National Harbor, Md.

  • Military health system works to slow cost growth

    Jan 31, 2012

    The $50 billion military health system will plan for its future by slowing the growth rate of health care costs, strengthening partnerships and focusing on prevention, primary care and chronic disease management, the Defense Department's top health official said this morning.

  • Behavioral health clinic nears completion

    Jan 26, 2012

    The Mountain Post Behavioral Health Clinic at Fort Carson, Colo., Evans Army Community Hospital's newest premiere medical facility, is slated to open in March.

  • Study concludes Master Resilience Training effective

    Jan 24, 2012

    The Master Resilience Training aspect of Comprehensive Soldier Fitness is working well. That's the conclusion an Army report, released last month, covering a 15-month period of statistical evaluation.

  • Army releases Generating Health and Discipline in the Force ahead of Strategic Reset Report

    Jan 19, 2012

    The Army today released the Army 2020 Generating Health and Discipline in the Force, Report 2012, referred to as the Army Gold Book. The report serves as an update to the Army Red Book published in 2010.

  • New truncal tourniquet ready for battlefield use

    Jan 19, 2012

    After almost two years of research by the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the junctional tourniquet is ready for battlefield use.

  • Reduction of stigma to seeking help has begun, says Chiarelli

    Jan 19, 2012

    The Army released a study today on behavioral health and reported that the number of suicides decreased this past year and more Soldiers are seeking treatment for their problems.

  • Hospital staff, services ensure positive behavioral health experience

    Jan 18, 2012

    Taking care of and supporting military families is a national necessity, as outlined in the 2011 Presidential report, Strengthening Our Military Families.

  • Early detection of glaucoma could help to prevent vision loss

    Jan 17, 2012

    National Glaucoma Awareness Month is in January and it was set aside to help educate people on the leading cause of preventable blindness in the world.

  • New knee helps amputees return to front lines

    Jan 13, 2012

    A sophisticated prosthetic knee with a newly designed microprocessor is giving many wounded warriors with above-the-knee amputations the chance to return to active duty, military medical officials at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Md., reported.

  • Soldiers, professional athletes share threat from brain injuries

    Jan 12, 2012

    When Don Lee relaxes on his couch at home to take in the NFL playoffs on TV, chances are he watches the games a little bit differently than most people.

  • Medical colleges pledge to care for troops, families

    Jan 12, 2012

    First Lady Michelle Obama today announced a commitment from the nation's medical colleges to better train civilian health-care providers in caring for war veterans and their families and to push for more research in the wounds of war.

  • Team convenes to standardize Army's disability evaluation process

    Jan 12, 2012

    A team charged with establishing an Army-wide standardized disability evaluation system has convened to improve the Army's portion of the Department of Defense's Integrated Disability Evaluation System, through which it is determined whether or not service members are fit for continued service.

  • Future Army leaders making a difference for Soldiers today

    Jan 10, 2012

    Keller Army Community Hospital kicked off its support of the annual Armed Services Blood Drive Jan. 9, 2012, at Eisenhower Hall at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., where all academy Cadets are encouraged to donate blood.

  • Empowering wounded warriors to establish 'new normal'

    Jan 9, 2012

    Halfway along a 24-mile bike route through the German countryside of Rheinland Pfalz, Staff Sgt. Barry Homberg took a break from pedaling to refuel and reflect on a journey that had been longer than the 11 miles he'd already pedaled that crisp autumn day.

  • Wounded Big Red One Soldier continues to serve Army family

    Jan 9, 2012

    For one 1st Infantry Division Soldier, his love for his family and his country led him into an Army recruiter's office, onto basic training, up the road to Fort Riley, Kan., and around the world to Afghanistan.

  • Vision center of excellence promotes eye-injury research, care

    Jan 9, 2012

    Next month will mark a major milestone in advancing care for wounded warriors suffering debilitating eye injuries with a ribbon-cutting at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

  • Natick plays major role in face transplants

    Jan 5, 2012

    Three full facial transplants have been accomplished with funding from an Army contract and officials at the Natick Soldier Systems Center hope the technology can be used on wounded warriors.

  • Wounded warriors, student athletes share common bonds

    Jan 5, 2012

    High school football stars and a few of the U.S. Army's finest were joined by wounded warriors from Brooke Army Medical Center here in San Antonio. The crew gathered at the Alamodome to enjoy a Kick, Punt, Pass event in conjunction with the U.S. Army All-American Bowl taking place Saturday.

  • Corps of Engineers transforms military medical care

    Jan 4, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District has built more than $560 million in new, renovated and expanded healthcare facilities, such as hospitals and clinics, to accommodate the influx of people arriving at installations due to 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission moves.

  • Use caution with new running shoe technology

    Jan 3, 2012

    New running shoes could increase injuries to the calf muscle or foot. Learn how to prevent running injuries with new shoes.

  • Dietary supplements removed from Exchanges due to health concerns

    Jan 3, 2012

    The Department of Defense has implemented a temporary moratorium on the sales of products containing dimethylamylamine within military facilities.

  • Water treatment team in Afghanistan works to protect Soldiers

    Dec 26, 2011

    According to the U.S. Army, water pollution from raw sewage is the most significant environmental contamination problem in Afghanistan and is one of the most significant health threats to deployed personnel.

  • Combat medic demonstrates resiliency

    Dec 22, 2011

    Despite losing her leg to an improvised explosive device, Spc. Ashley Jones remains upbeat and plans to continue to serve in the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

  • Man's best friends provide needed therapy

    Dec 21, 2011

    Myah the dog reminds Shirley Schmunk of her son's sacrifice, and helps with the psychiatric rehabilitation and therapy to wounded veterans.

  • Happy Hour: Comedy with a message

    Dec 20, 2011

    The Fort Hood Army Substance Abuse Program teamed up with comedian Bernie McGrenahan as he performed "Happy Hour -- Comedy With a Message," at Howze Auditorium on Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 2, 2011.

  • Universally accessible homes support wounded warriors on Fort Belvoir

    Dec 9, 2011

    Fort Belvoir, Va., brought healing into the homes of Woodlawn Village Nov. 30, 2011, as the garrison unveiled two 3,000 square-foot single-family residences with universal accessibility features for Wounded Warriors.

  • New brace salvages limbs, mobility, morale

    Dec 8, 2011

    A leading a prosthetist and developer at the state-of-the-art at the Center for the Intrepid developed the Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis, a streamlined, energy-storing brace that delivers nearly instantaneous results.

  • Horoho takes oath as first nurse, female surgeon general

    Dec 8, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho became both the first nurse and the first woman appointed as Army surgeon general in a ceremony Dec. 7, 2011, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Support center is 'oasis' for wounded warriors, families

    Dec 6, 2011

    The Warrior and Family Support Center on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, which was completely funded through civilian donations, offers wounded warriors and their families a place to connect and find emotional support, and to serve as a respite away from the rigors of recovery.

  • Horoho assumes command of MEDCOM

    Dec 5, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho became the first woman and the first nurse to command the Army's largest medical organization when she took command of the U.S. Army Medical Command during a ceremony at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Dec. 5, 2011.

  • Hoops player rolls new game

    Dec 1, 2011

    An adaptive physical therapy program is helping a Soldier return to the game of his youth as he tries out for the All-Army Wheelchair basketball team.

  • Man's best friend helps him deal with PTSD

    Dec 1, 2011

    Former Soldier Luis Carlos Montalván spoke at the Pentagon Library, Nov. 30, 2011, about the book he wrote that documents his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, and how his service dog "Tuesday" helped him.

  • Horse therapy helps wounded Soldiers at Fort Sill

    Dec 1, 2011

    Horseback riding can be fun recreation, and it is also great therapy for wounded warriors at Spirithorse Chisholm Trail Center near Comanche, Okla.

  • Tele-behavioral Health officially opens its doors in Hawaii

    Dec 1, 2011

    The culmination of a year-long endeavor came to fruition Nov. 28, 2011, with a grand opening ceremony as Pacific Regional Medical Command's Tele-behavioral Health (Tele-Medicine) officially opened its doors at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii.

  • 'I can hear you now': Sound exhibit tests hearing

    Nov 30, 2011

    The Army Hearing Conservation Program at Fort Stewart, Ga., assembled a hearing sound exhibit to help Soldiers and family members asses their hearing and learn about hearing health, Nov. 18, 2011.

  • Warrior care year-round commitment to Fort Hood's WTB

    Nov 29, 2011

    For the Soldiers, cadre and civilians of the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade, warrior care is a year-round challenge, defined by its creed: Soldier's First; Soldiers Always.

  • Natick team designs coloring, activity book to help wounded warriors

    Nov 28, 2011

    When he first saw the flyers requesting coloring books for wounded warriors, Steve Russell knew he and his co-workers could help in some way.

  • Marathoner runs to support wounded warriors

    Nov 28, 2011

    Victoria Leavell's association with Homes for Our Troops took her on the run of a lifetime.

  • Wounded veteran receives key to new home, life

    Nov 28, 2011

    Homes for Our Troops gave retired Cpl. Jeffery Williams the keys to his brand new home, built just for him, in a key ceremony Saturday.