What is Ready?

The ability to accomplish assigned tasks or missions through resilience, individual and collective team training, and leadership.

What is Resilient?

The mental, physical, emotional, and behavioral ability to face and cope with adversity, adapt to change, recover, learn and grow from setbacks.

What's Different?

The Ready and Resilient Campaign integrates and synchronizes multiple efforts and initiatives to improve the readiness and resilience of the Total Army - Soldiers (Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard), Army Civilians and Families. Ready and Resilient will build upon mental, physical, emotional, behavioral and spiritual resilience in our Soldiers, Families and Civilians to enhance their ability to manage the rigors and challenges of a demanding profession. At the heart of this initiative is a focus on building the personal as an enabler to achieving enhanced performance; which directly links to the increased readiness of the individual, their unit and the Total Army.

Specifically, Ready and Resilient will...

  • Provide comprehensive resilience training for Soldiers, Family members and Army Civilians that develops coping skills and behaviors and increase capability.
  • Ensure education about and promotion of preventative measures that encourage self-awareness, deter high-risk behaviors, and support healthy alternatives that produce positive outcomes.
  • Develop improved methods to provide leaders and commanders timely and accurate information and metrics to aid them in better identifying "at risk" and "high-risk" Soldiers, enabling early intervention.
  • Increase emphasis on leadership involvement, empowerment and accountability to promote help-seeking behavior.
  • Produce an enduring cultural change and yield an Army environment that supports and develops its members to perform at their optimum level both personally and professionally, and enables them to overcome setbacks, recover and grow from adversities and thrive on a sustained basis.
  • Challenge its members and leaders to embrace and live by the Army Profession, Values and Ethics.
  • Produce a supportive Army climate that ensures its members are treated with dignity and respect while sustaining a resilient Force.
  • Institute a scientific process for measuring success and implementing lessons learned to restructure Army systems and processes to better prioritize resources while promoting resilience throughout the Total Army.

Why Is It Important?

  • A healthy mind and body are essential to individual and unit readiness
  • Resilience combines mental, emotional, and physical skills to generate optimal performance (i.e. readiness) - in combat, healing after injury, and in managing work and home life
  • Resilient individuals are better able to bounce back and overcome adversity by leveraging mental and emotional skills and behavior by seeking out training
  • Individual resilience can be built, maintained, and strengthened when viewed as an enduring concept and acquired through regular training

An Army Soldier...

  • Is a skilled professional who lives by the Soldier's Creed and Army Values
  • Works with strong Army Civilian teammates who embody the same resilient characteristics
  • Is a valued member of the Army Team who treats all with dignity and respect
  • Manages sleep, diet and mind/body conditioning to become stronger and optimize performance
  • Bounces back from adversity to thrive and meet goals and objectives
  • Is self-aware, seeks help when needed and intervenes to help others, treats all with dignity and respect
  • Embraces challenges, solves problems, continuously learns, improves and strengthens



An Army Family...

  • Is an essential member of the Army Team
  • Is able to thrive and remain strong through deployments, reassignments, and adversity
  • Is aware of resources, and willing to seek help for themselves and their Soldier when needed
  • Supports other families, connects with their community and makes positive contributions



An Army Civilian...

  • Is a skilled professional who lives by the Civilian Corps Creed and Army Values
  • Works with strong Army Soldiers to provide stability and continuity during war and peace
  • Is a valued member of the Army Team crucial to support military operations and provide full complement to military occupational specialties
  • Seeks out training and self development opportunities to strengthen readiness and resilience



An Army Leader...

  • Leads by example, sets and enforces high standards and holds themselves and others accountable
  • Establishes a climate that fosters resilience and trust
  • Knows their team and equips team members with the skills to achieve missions, overcome challenges and grow
  • Teaches, coaches and mentors team members through positive thinking and effective problem solving



An Army Unit...

  • Is well-led and cohesive, with members proud to be part of the Team
  • Is trained, resourced and equipped to accomplish assigned tasks and quickly adapt to future missions
  • Is comprised of members who provide each other and their families strength and encouragement in all situations and conditions
  • Is stronger and more resilient than the sum of its individual parts



Stories

Suicide attempt

Soldier posts suicide attempt to Facebook

A Facebook post. Two cut wrists. Time is the enemy. Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Powell saw one Facebook post, Aug. 31, 2014, which sent him frantically searching for a former Soldier. MORE about Soldier posts suicide attempt to Facebook

Warrior Games cyclists overcome challenges as team with some oomph

Warrior Games cyclists overcome challenges as...

The cyclists, wind-blown and lashed from rain, rounded the curve and pushed through the final straightaway to cross the finish line. The fans, undeterred by the sudden downpour, screamed and... MORE about Warrior Games cyclists overcome challenges as team with 'some oomph'

Medal of Honor recipient transitions to civilian life

Medal of Honor recipient transitions to...

The 7th Infantry Division held an end-of-service award ceremony for a Medal of Honor recipient who used his recognition to urge Soldiers to get help for post-traumatic stress, Sept. 26, 2014, at... MORE about Medal of Honor recipient transitions to civilian life

Sgt. Scotty Hasting dives for the ball in sitting volleyball

Athlete regains 'sense of self' in first...

"Point Army," the announcer boomed, and Ron Hasting, Rhonda Caskey and Corey Hasting collectively caught their breath. They watched from the bleachers as Sgt. Scotty Hasting sat balancing... MORE about Athlete regains 'sense of self' in first competition of 2014 Warrior Games

Warrior Games kick off in Colorado

Warrior Games kick off in Colorado

Two-hundred wounded, ill or injured athletes came together Sept. 28, 2014, for a week-long competition in adaptive sports and to claim the rights to the Chairman's Cup in the fifth annual Warrior... MORE about Warrior Games kick off in Colorado

Fort Jackson MRT expert to participate in Warrior Games

Fort Jackson MRT expert to participate in...

John Evans, a master resilience trainer/performance expert from Fort Jackson, is part of the support staff for the U.S. Army wheelchair basketball team at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs... MORE about Fort Jackson MRT expert to participate in Warrior Games

Praise, criticism can be effective or not, says resilience trainer

Praise, criticism can be effective or not, says...

A Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program master resilience trainer explained that Soldiers, like people everywhere, appreciate sincere praise for a job well done, during an Executive... MORE about Praise, criticism can be effective or not, says resilience trainer

Comprehensive Soldier, Family Fitness top NCO: Patterns key to success

Comprehensive Soldier, Family Fitness top NCO...

The senior enlisted advisor for the Army's Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program, explained that people need to train themselves for stressful events ahead of time, and not rely on... MORE about Comprehensive Soldier, Family Fitness top NCO: Patterns key to success

Physical Exam

Screenings, response plans can prevent suicide

Col. Brett Schneider, director of behavioral health at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland, spoke about mental health screenings and response plans, during the Psychological... MORE about Screenings, response plans can prevent suicide

Army health officer: DoD, VA collaboration needed on mental health metrics

Army health officer: DOD, VA collaboration...

The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs can collaborate to find metrics in mental health to better serve veterans, according to an Army officer, during a health summit, Sept. 19, 2014, in... MORE about Army health officer: DOD, VA collaboration needed on mental health metrics

Doc gives candid talk on womens issues in military

Doc gives candid talk on women's issues in...

"I'm going to talk about subjects that make men squirm," warned Retired Col. (Dr.) Elspeth Ritchie, before discussing sanitary conditions in the field, post-traumatic stress disorder... MORE about Doc gives candid talk on women's issues in military

Depression

Desire to be resilient can sometimes mask...

The Army culture is one of toughness and resilience, so seeking help for depression may be very hard for Soldiers to do, said Col. (Dr.) Geoffrey Grammer, Sept. 18, 2014, at the Psychological... MORE about Desire to be resilient can sometimes mask underlying depression

Docs advice for those with PTSD: Stay in treatment

Doc's advice for those with PTSD: Stay in...

The most effective way to treat post-traumatic stress disorder is to stay in treatment and, if possible, attend therapy with a friend or loved one, said Lt. Col. (Dr.) Gary Wynn. MORE about Doc's advice for those with PTSD: Stay in treatment

DCoE Psychological Health and Resilience Summit

BG Bobeck: Every suicide tragic, got to get to...

The special assistant to the director, Army National Guard, spoke Sept. 18, 2014, at the Psychological Health and Resilience Summit at Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Virginia. MORE about BG Bobeck: Every suicide tragic, got to get to zero

Veteran, amputee gets leg up with breakthrough prosthesis

Veteran, amputee gets 'leg up' with...

Wounded warrior Edward Lychik worked with the professionals at the Center for the Intrepid to develop a first-of-a-kind leg prosthesis for people with hip-disarticulation amputations. MORE about Veteran, amputee gets 'leg up' with breakthrough prosthesis

Invictus Games

Soldiers medal in swimming at Invictus Games

On the last day of the inaugural Invictus Games, several current, retired and former Soldiers captured medals during the swimming events in London, Sept. 14, 2014. MORE about Soldiers medal in swimming at Invictus Games

Queen Elizabeth applauds wounded warriors recovering through competitive sports

Queen Elizabeth applauds wounded warriors...

"All of you have used the power of sports to enhance your own recovery and to raise wider awareness of the enormous challenges faced by wounded veterans," the Queen of England wrote to... MORE about Queen Elizabeth applauds wounded warriors recovering through competitive sports

McIntosh earns Invictus bronze

Soldier earns first medal in first Invictus race

The United States took home its first medal of the 2014 Invictus Games on its first opportunity in London, Sept. 11, 2014, as Sgt. Ryan McIntosh finished third in the 100-meter dash. MORE about Soldier earns first medal in first Invictus race

Newest Intrepid Spirit Center opens at Fort Campbell

Newest Intrepid Spirit Center opens at Campbell

The newest Intrepid Spirit Center officially opened at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Sept. 8, 2014. MORE about Newest Intrepid Spirit Center opens at Campbell

Army Vice Chief Gen. Daniel B. Allyn

Army vice chief, surgeon general address future...

Army Medicine intends to reset and transform as operations wind down in Afghanistan, and how it will transform was the topic of a day-long professional development forum, Sept. 10, 2014, in... MORE about Army vice chief, surgeon general address future of Army Medicine

Sgt. Ryan McIntosh set for Invictus Games

World Class Athlete Program Soldier set for...

Sgt. Ryan McIntosh of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program intends to win six medals in the inaugural Invictus Games, scheduled for Sept. 10-14, 2014, in London. The Invictus Games is an... MORE about World Class Athlete Program Soldier set for Invictus

Eric Hipple Speaking with Soldier

Legendary NFL QB brings his story to Resiliency...

The Pentagon held its annual Resiliency Health Fair Tuesday as part of Suicide Prevention Month, hosting Monday Night Football legend Eric Hipple, who spent nearly a decade as a quarterback with... MORE about Legendary NFL QB brings his story to Resiliency Fair

Invictus Games

'Unconquered' warriors in London for first...

Some 400 wounded, ill or injured warriors from the U.S., and 13 other allied nations, will compete at the first-ever Invictus Games in London, Sept. 10-14, 2014, and the U.S. team was sent off by... MORE about 'Unconquered' warriors in London for first Invictus Games

Searching for Answers:  A panel review of Army Reserve suicides

Searching for answers: Panel reviews Reserve...

In 2013, 57 Army Reserve Soldiers decided the only way out of their particular situation was to take their own life, and a recent study looked at each of the cases. MORE about Searching for answers: Panel reviews Reserve suicides

Soldier utilizes Soldier Family Fit Facility

Army uses holistic approach to weight loss

The staff at the Soldier Family Fit Facility at Fort Hood, Texas, utilizes a multi-tiered approach to weight loss. The staff provides guidance for Soldiers and family members, seeking to not only... MORE about Army uses holistic approach to weight loss

Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team coming to Fort Riley

Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to...

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will visit Fort Riley, Kansas, for a series of free events, with some open to DOD personnel and some for the public, Sept. 5-8, 2014. MORE about Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to perform, educate Fort Riley community about resiliency

Paratrooper keeps military dream alive in Army Reserve

Paratrooper keeps military dream alive in Army...

"The Army Reserve is a great way to feed that itch," is how a former paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division describes his decision to return to service in the Army Reserve, after a... MORE about Paratrooper keeps military dream alive in Army Reserve

A sense of mission, to the end

A sense of mission ... to the end

If doctors said that you had a finite amount of time left, how would you spend your remaining days? It's a question that Capt. Justin Fitch has already answered in no uncertain terms: He will... MORE about A sense of mission ... to the end

Army doctor: Soldiers should avoid overtraining to prevent injury

Army doctor: Soldiers should avoid overtraining...

Modifying workouts to reduce running mileage and incorporating other exercises to build strength and endurance can help reduce injury. MORE about Army doctor: Soldiers should avoid overtraining to prevent injury

Active constructive

Ansbach members learn resilience techniques by...

Soldiers, civilians and spouses of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, Germany, took part in the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program's Executive Resilience and Performance Course at the Von... MORE about Ansbach members learn resilience techniques by 'hunting for good stuff'

International scientists discuss Soldier physical performance

International scientists discuss Soldier...

In an era of downsizing and budget cuts, placing the right Soldiers in the right jobs, keeping them healthy and optimizing their physical performance have never been more important. MORE about International scientists discuss Soldier physical performance

Back to School Campaign

Back to School Campaign focuses on improving...

By getting parents and children engaged on the importance of sleep, activity and nutrition, which are the three pillars of the Performance Triad, the Army can help create ready and resilient Army... MORE about Back to School Campaign focuses on improving student performance

Devil Brigade Soldiers stand ready and resilient  A Soldiers journey through depression during deployment

'Devil Brigade' Soldiers stand ready and...

Spc. Nathan Anderson, air defense battle system operator with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., has been fighting a silent battle against sadness, anxiety, and... MORE about 'Devil Brigade' Soldiers stand ready and resilient A Soldier's journey through depression

Performance Triad app

Feedback welcome on new Performance Triad app

Important information and helpful links on sleep, activity and nutrition -- the three components of Performance Triad -- are now available as an app that can be downloaded to any smartphone. MORE about Feedback welcome on new Performance Triad app

SMA: Engaged leadership key to resilient force

SMA: Engaged leadership key to resilient force

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and his wife, Jeanne, visited Fort Drum, New York, Aug. 5-6, 2014, to meet with Soldiers and family members and to talk about the Army's Ready and... MORE about SMA: Engaged leadership key to resilient force

Vice Chief & Soldier of Year

Resilient Ranger earns Army Times Soldier of...

Sgt. Thomas Block was honored July 30, 2014, as the 2014 Army Times Soldier of the Year for his tenacity, resilience and setting the bar beyond what a Ranger and Soldier should be. MORE about Resilient Ranger earns Army Times Soldier of Year title

Crossing home plate to combat silent injuries

Crossing home plate to combat silent injuries

In just its fifth year, the "Run to Home Base" continues to grow and help military members who suffer from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries. MORE about Crossing home plate to combat silent injuries

Ready and resilient: Performance Triad promotes healthy lifestyle, ready and resilient Soldiers

Ready and resilient: Performance Triad promotes...

Eight hours of sleep a night, 10,000 steps a day and eight servings of fruit and vegetables daily. That's the prescription the Army is using to improve the health of the force. MORE about Ready and resilient: Performance Triad promotes healthy lifestyle, ready and resilient Soldiers

Archery

Wounded warriors build skills, confidence...

Nearly 30 wounded, injured and ill servicemembers from Fort Belvoir and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Warrior Transition Battalions learned the basics of archery and applied their... MORE about Wounded warriors build skills, confidence during archery event

Jack Nicklaus at Fort Belvoir Golf Club

Belvoir pro believes adapting key to military...

PGA professional Steve Greiner credits the Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Wounded Warrior Golf Program for helping keep golf on the map at Fort Belvoir Golf Club, in Virginia. MORE about Belvoir pro believes adapting key to military golf future

Game-changing device gets veteran back on his feet

'Game-changing' device gets veteran back on his...

After a decade of excruciating pain, Frank Larraza figured he'd never be able to walk pain-free again. But in a month's time, this 24-year Army veteran has gone from crawling to walking to running. MORE about 'Game-changing' device gets veteran back on his feet

Performance Triad app

Performance Triad app now available

Army Medicine is committed to reaching beneficiaries where they live. The Performance Triad application (v1.0) is now available to do just that. MORE about Performance Triad app now available

Soldier Life Cycle changes way Army preps troops for eventual transition

Soldier Life Cycle changes way Army preps...

On Oct. 1, 2014, Soldiers will begin to have a more defined plan for transitioning out of the Army with the implementation of the Soldier Life Cycle. MORE about Soldier Life Cycle changes way Army preps troops for eventual transition

Staff demonstrates lift system during training

Tripler unveils new patient lift system

Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, has completed the installation of 41 patient lift systems into private and semi-private patient rooms to enhance staff and patient safety, while enhancing... MORE about Tripler unveils new patient lift system

Fort Rucker, Alabama, stock graphic

Army transitions from ACAP to Soldier for Life

The Army's Human Resources Command recently announced that the Army Career and Alumni Program has changed names effective immediately to Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program. MORE about Army transitions from ACAP to Soldier for Life

VCSA visits Fort Stewart, talks Army future

VCSA visits Fort Stewart, talks Army future

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell spent July 1, 2014, on Fort Stewart meeting with senior leaders to discuss the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign. MORE about VCSA visits Fort Stewart, talks Army future

EOD leader, triple amputee earns DoD master rating badge

EOD leader, triple amputee earns DOD master...

In April 2012, Staff Sgt. Chris Walker, a former team leader with the 706th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 303rd EOD Battalion, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, was hit with an improvised... MORE about EOD leader, triple amputee earns DOD master rating badge

U.S. Army Seal

New clinical recommendations to treat sleep...

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center has released new clinical recommendations and support tools to assist in the identification and treatment of a sleep disturbance occurring in patients... MORE about New clinical recommendations to treat sleep problems following a concussion released

Groundbreaking

Fort Hood breaks ground on Intrepid Spirit to...

A new, state-of-the-art facility to treat Soldiers experiencing the symptoms of traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress and related complications is inching closer to the opening at Fort... MORE about Fort Hood breaks ground on Intrepid Spirit to treat warriors with PTS, TBI

Sgt. Sean Hooks power-driven spike contributes to an Army victory June 18, 2014

Army edges past Air Force, wins gold in sitting...

In an edge-of-the-seat match, the Army Green team won the gold medal in the sitting volleyball championship game, June 18, 2014, during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trails at the U.S. Military... MORE about Army edges past Air Force, wins gold in sitting volleyball

Letting go

Weekend-long TAPS Good Grief Camp Out reaches...

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Good Grief Camp Out welcomed 30 children ages 6-17 to the Parrie Haynes Ranch, in Killeen, Texas, June 12-14, 2014. MORE about Weekend-long TAPS Good Grief Camp Out reaches out to Gold Star Families

Sgt. 1st class Holland shoots at the 2014 Army Warrior Trials air rifle prone competition

Afghanistan injuries doesn't stop Solider

"Afghanistan didn't beat me. I still matter," said Sgt. 1st class Kevin Holland, Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia. He may have been hurt overseas, but he will not let... MORE about Afghanistan injuries doesn't stop Solider

Retired Army Sergeant 1st Class Ben Trescott takes home gold in both shooting and rifle

Army captures six of eight shooting Gold Medals...

Twenty air pistol shooters from Army, Air Force and Marines lined up at Tronsrue Marksmanship Center at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, at the site of the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior... MORE about Army captures six of eight shooting Gold Medals at 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials; two go to Trescott

Fort Hood Resiliency Campus re-launches

Fort Hood Resiliency Campus re-launched, new...

Fort Hood, Texas, recommitted to readiness and resilience for Soldiers, families and civilians during a ceremony June 3, 2014, that marked the re-launch of the post's Resiliency Campus and the... MORE about Fort Hood Resiliency Campus re-launched, new facility unveiled

Art Therapy

NFL wellness team, Army medicine leaders tour...

Members from the National Football League's Health and Safety Policy team recently met with Army Medicine staffers in an effort to increase the momentum of the Army/NFL initiative on traumatic... MORE about NFL wellness team, Army medicine leaders tour National Intrepid Center

Natick studies how fatigue affects Soldiers

Natick studies how fatigue affects Soldiers

A new collaborative study at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center looks at biomechanics and cognitive responses simultaneously to help determine how fatigue affects both the... MORE about Natick studies how fatigue affects Soldiers

Married couple, WTB cadre use resilience, performance skills to earn trust of wounded warriors

Married couple, WTB cadre use resilience...

Staff Sgt. Zackary and Staff Sgt. Jessica Crum are using the resilience and performance skills they learned in training to build a community of trust at work in the Fort Bragg Warrior Transition... MORE about Married couple, WTB cadre use resilience, performance skills to earn trust of wounded warriors

We Care app

Smartphone app aids victims of sexual assault

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command recently developed a "We Care" app that can be used by victims of sexual assault, those who witness sexual harassment or assault, and those in need... MORE about Smartphone app aids victims of sexual assault

Amputee Soldier set to attend Ranger School

Amputee Soldier set to attend Ranger School

When 1st Lt. David Brunett lost his leg after an improvised explosive device explosion in Afghanistan three years ago it permanently changed his physical appearance, but never changed his mind... MORE about Amputee Soldier set to attend Ranger School

LeonardWood

Strong B.A.N.D.S. promotes fitness, resiliency

Army installations world-wide are banding together for the 4th annual Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign in recognition of "National Physical Fitness and Sports Month" during the month of May... MORE about Strong B.A.N.D.S. promotes fitness, resiliency

Army Medicines Brain Health Consortium Just A Beginning

Army Medicine's Brain Health Consortium just a...

Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the Army surgeon general and commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command, hosted the inaugural Brain Health Consortium April 10-11, 2014, at Defense Health Headquarters... MORE about Army Medicine's Brain Health Consortium just a beginning

Staff Sgt. Brandon Wooldridge

Wounded warrior, transition battalion leader...

A squad leader with Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe's Vilseck platoon was recently named a finalist for an American Association for People with Disabilities national leadership award. MORE about Wounded warrior, transition battalion leader named national award finalist

Advocacy program established for victims

Advocacy program established for victims

The Secretary of the Army fully established a special victim's advocacy program Nov. 1, 2013, that entitles victims of sexual assault to legal representation from the moment the victim reports the... MORE about Advocacy program established for victims

These Soldiers are dedicated to their plank practice

Small health changes can yield big results

Army National Guard Soldiers, families, and community members nationwide committed to improving their health during Guard Your Health's "Small Steps to a Healthier You" Challenge in March. MORE about Small health changes can yield big results

Competition, camaraderie build confidence for Fort Carson WTB Soldiers

Competition, camaraderie build confidence for...

Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Battalion held a Commander's Stakes sporting event April 15-17, 2014, that helped Soldiers in the unit build camaraderie and confidence and helped them qualify and... MORE about Competition, camaraderie build confidence for Fort Carson wounded warriors

2013 Department of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military graphic

DOD releases 2013 Annual Report on sexual...

The Department of Defense issued new initiatives May 1, 2014, designed to continue its efforts to eliminate sexual assault in the military, directed implementation of an updated sexual assault... MORE about DOD releases 2013 Annual Report on sexual assault

Wounded warriors, veterans should register now for hiring conference

Wounded warriors, veterans should register now...

Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans looking for a job, or employers looking for qualified candidates, may link up with each other at the 4th Annual Wounded Warrior and Veteran Hiring and... MORE about Wounded warriors, veterans should register now for hiring conference

Bernie McGrenahan

Bernie McGrenahan brings 'comedy with a...

Comedian Bernie McGrenahan stopped at Katterbach Kaserne and Storck Barracks for two shows April 17 that combined comedy with a unique perspective on alcoholism and recovery. MORE about Bernie McGrenahan brings 'comedy with a message' to Ansbach

Fort Hood Chaplain Statue

Fort Hood ministry teams care for, counsel...

In the aftermath of the April 2, 2014, Fort Hood shooting, Chaplains and chaplain assistants coordinated coverage to provide counseling and care to the Army family. MORE about Fort Hood ministry teams care for, counsel Soldiers, families in aftermath of tragedy

AW2

Wounded warriors share bonds with Boston...

Staff Sgt. Julio Larrea gazed at a front-page newspaper photo of this year's Boston Marathon, explaining that he and other Soldiers of the Army Wounded Warrior program keep in contact with those... MORE about Wounded warriors share bonds with Boston Marathon victims

Burn Center Daily Living Skills

Burn center addition helps patients acclimate...

Personnel at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center discharged their first patient to use their Activities of Daily Living skills room designed to prepare recovering wounded... MORE about Burn center addition helps patients acclimate to independent living

Vice Chief meets with garrison commanders, command sergeants major

Vice Chief to IMCOM: What you do vital to Army

Vice Chief of Staff General John F. Campbell met with senior leaders and some very junior members of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command immediately following IMCOM's change-of-command... MORE about Vice Chief to IMCOM: What you do vital to Army

Chief of the US Army Reserve holds town hall at Fort McCoy

Chief of Army Reserve holds town hall on Fort...

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, the chief of the U.S. Army Reserve and the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, addressed more than 250 Soldiers during a town hall meeting at the 88th... MORE about Chief of Army Reserve holds town hall on Fort McCoy

Stress & resilience

Stressors in life can result in greater...

Repeated deployments into harm's way can accumulate unresolved tensions and stress, resulting in post-traumatic stress. On the other hand, Soldiers can learn adaptive techniques that inoculate them... MORE about Stressors in life can result in greater resilience

Surgeon general: advances in brain health to help Soldiers, nation

Surgeon general: Advances in brain health to...

The medical community is on the "precipice" of great advances in regards to brain health, said the Army's surgeon general. MORE about Surgeon general: Advances in brain health to help Soldiers, nation

Sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation not uncommon for Soldiers

Sleep deprivation isn't just from insomnia or all-night partying. In the Army, lack of sleep often results from operational requirements or high-operations tempo training, said a brigade combat... MORE about Sleep deprivation not uncommon for Soldiers

Soldier takes fitness knowledge to Army-wide program

Soldier takes fitness knowledge to Army-wide...

It is not often that Soldiers are able to take the knowledge learned from their hobbies and apply that knowledge to better Soldiers on a grand scale, but that is exactly what one Soldier has the... MORE about Soldier takes fitness knowledge to Army-wide program

R2C

Army resilience shifting from 'bystander' to...

The Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign is now focusing on "intervention," not on "bystander" behaviors, said the director of the Army's R2C program. MORE about Army resilience shifting from 'bystander' to 'intervention' model

Performance Triad

NCOs giving 'oak tree' counseling to benefit...

Army leaders are providing "under the oak tree" counseling, to improve their Soldier's health and resilience, said Col. Michael J. Talley, assistant deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, Army... MORE about NCOs giving 'oak tree' counseling to benefit Soldiers

Fort Hood emergency responders save lives amid tragedy

Fort Hood medical teams spring into action...

Evil reared its ugly head on Fort Hood, Texas, again April 2, 2014, and once again the everyday heroes of the "Great Place" rose up to meet it head-on. At the tip of that spear, as... MORE about Fort Hood medical teams spring into action, save lives amid tragedy

CSA at Senate Armed Services Committee

CSA: Army has much to learn about what...

The chief of staff of the Army said there is still much to learn about what happened at Fort Hood, Texas, and why, but changes made after a 2009 shooting spree prevented the tragedy from being... MORE about CSA: Army has much to learn about what happened, why at Fort Hood

Carrying on for the fallen

Soldier battling cancer 'carries on' for the...

It has become a familiar, symbolic sight -- Capt. Justin Fitch walking along local roads, carrying his rucksack. MORE about Soldier battling cancer 'carries on' for the fallen

Army athletes honored at White House

White House hosts Army Olympic, Paralympic...

When the president and first lady honored members of Team USA last week, the packed East Room included a special group: elite athletes who also serve the nation in the Army. MORE about White House hosts Army Olympic, Paralympic athletes

On the run: Fort Bragg leader, wife embrace new normal in fight against cancer

Fort Bragg leader, wife embrace 'new normal' in...

With his doctor's permission and the unexpected company of his wife, Heather, Fort Bragg Soldier Col. Lenny Kness, chief of staff, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), stayed on track and they ran... MORE about Fort Bragg leader, wife embrace 'new normal' in fight against cancer

April 4 Press Conference - Lt. Gen. Mark Milley

Fort Hood shooting claims four, wounds 16...

A shooting incident at Fort Hood, Texas, April 2, 2014, claimed the lives of four Fort Hood Soldiers, including the alleged gunman, and injured another 16. MORE about Fort Hood shooting claims four, wounds 16, investigation continues

Soldiers killed at Fort Hood identified

The three Soldiers killed in the April 2 shootings at Fort Hood, Texas have been identified while the search continues for answers that might explain the motive for the killings. MORE about Soldiers killed at Fort Hood identified

Master Resilience Training for spouses

Largest class of Army spouses undergo Master...

Some 29 spouses and 36 Soldiers at Fort Bragg, N.C., recently finished the 10-day Master Resilience Trainer course. MORE about Largest class of Army spouses undergo Master Resilience Training

VBS3

Latest 'Virtual Battle Space' release adds...

The most recent version of the Army's 3D virtual training game, Virtual Battle Space 3, allows players to personalize their avatar within the simulation and the scenes and scenarios look a lot more... MORE about Latest 'Virtual Battle Space' release adds realism to scenarios, avatars

McHugh and Odierno discuss 2014 Fort Hood tragedy with SASC

Army mourning loss of Soldiers at Fort Hood

To the Fort Hood, Texas, community and the Army family worldwide, "this is a time once again to come together, to stand as one as they have so many times before, drawing strength from each... MORE about Army mourning loss of Soldiers at Fort Hood

Adriana Wertz admires SSG Jen Lees gold medal

White House next on Soldier-Paralympian's medal...

Staff Sgt. Jen Lee of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program will accompany U.S. Olympic and Paralympic winter athletes on a visit to the White House today, in Washington, D.C. MORE about White House next on Soldier-Paralympian's medal tour

Three Army women honored for extraordinary courage, character

Three Army women honored for extraordinary...

The Department of Defense honored three women March 31, 2014, for their exceptional character, courage, and commitment to Army values. MORE about Three Army women honored for extraordinary courage, character

Resilience

Post-traumatic growth--thriving through life's...

Many people who experience crises and adversity are able to resolve and grow from these events, drawing upon internal strengths previously unrecognized. MORE about Post-traumatic growth--thriving through life's crises

Sexual assault prevention specialist speaks out, helps others

Sexual assault prevention advocate speaks out...

Spc. Natasha Schuette wants victims of sexual abuse in the military to know they are not alone and help is available. MORE about Sexual assault prevention advocate speaks out, helps others

SHARP

SecArmy implores: 'Take back your Army' from...

Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, along with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, were the featured speakers at a Pentagon ceremony marking... MORE about SecArmy implores: 'Take back your Army' from sexual predators

Pamela Long

Increase muscle strength with conditioning

A great alternative to weight lifting is strength conditioning. What makes strength conditioning different is that it uses a variety of exercise tubes and your own body weight to reap the benefits... MORE about Increase muscle strength with conditioning

Natick study examines stress, Soldiers immune systems

Natick study examines effects of stress on...

Training and operations can put such tremendous physical and psychological stresses on warfighters that their immune systems and their ability to respond to threats may be compromised. MORE about Natick study examines effects of stress on Soldiers' immune systems, cognitive ability

HASC Army Posture testimony

SecArmy: Readiness shouldn't be political...

"This is the time for protection and predictability, not politics," Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh told lawmakers of the House Armed Services Committee, March 25, 2014, in... MORE about SecArmy: Readiness shouldn't be political football

TBI: RWBAHC personnel offer mild-case treatment...

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, has been called the "signature wound" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Injuries the Soldiers receive downrange can originate from improvised explosive... MORE about TBI: RWBAHC personnel offer mild-case treatment program

1st Infantry Division Company Thrives with Help from CSF2

Big Red One Soldiers thrive with help from...

How do hula hoops and buckets of ice make a company better? For Capt. Erik Anthes, commander of Forward Support Company (Easy Red), 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat... MORE about Big Red One Soldiers thrive with help from Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness

Dave Lipsons lecture

Soldiers get nationally accredited training...

Several Soldiers from 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division listen to coach Dave Lipson's lecture on nutrition March 12 during a class at Fort Stewart. The end state for the... MORE about Soldiers get nationally accredited training, trickles into Army PT regimens

Hotlines

Military Crisis Line (U.S.)
(800) 273-8255 (TALK)

Military Crisis Line (Europe)
00800-1273-8255

Safe Helpline - Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community
(877) 995-5247
Text: 55-247 (inside the U.S.)
Text: 202-470-5546 (outside the U.S.)

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE)
(866) 966-1020 - 24/7 Outreach

Vets4Warriors (855) 838-8255

Quotes

  • We are committed to every Soldier and our efforts are focused on prevention well before the individual chooses suicide as their only option.

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army Surgeon General and Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command

  • "Research has shown that if you can get Soldiers to get treatment before symptoms become severe then that leads to the best outcome for Soldiers and their families."

    Thomas W. Britt

    The Clemson University psychology professor facilitated a behavioral health study that aims to create an intervention for Soldiers focused on reducing the stigma of seeking treatment.

  • "We have long known our Army is the best trained, best equipped, and best resourced force in the world; going forward, our Army should also be the 'most resilient' force in a world with ever-increasing challenges."

    John M. McHugh

    Secretary of the Army

  • "From our individual Soldiers and Civilians to our Units and Families, we must be committed to investing in building enduring strength in a holistic way."

    John M. McHugh

    Secretary of the Army

  • "We have a window of opportunity here to make our Army better and stronger if we focus on the right things and resiliency is one of the right things that will make the Army stronger and more effective."

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno

    Chief of Staff of the Army

  • "R2C is an enduring program to equip our Soldiers, Families and Civilians to be Army Strong!"

    Gen. John F. Campbell

    Vice Chief of the Army

  • "We have to take our Soldiers from the time they come into the Army and build resiliency within them all the way until the time they get out, not only with our Soldiers and their Families, but with our great civilians."

    Gen. John F. Campbell

    Vice Chief of the Army

  • We are committed to every Soldier and our efforts are focused on prevention well before the individual chooses suicide as their only option.

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army Surgeon General and Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command

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