Traumatic Brain Injury
SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING
"We are hopeful that our combined efforts on both sides of the border will undermine the confidence and the capability of the Afghan Taliban and of the Pakistan Taliban. We are here to help them in any way they are comfortable as they continue to pursue this enemy that's a threat not just to us and/or efforts in Afghanistan, but obviously to the Pakistani people as well."
- Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell , reiterating U.S. support to help Afghanistan and Pakistan government to pressure the enemy to want to rejoin society.
Marja operations move toward 'holding' phase
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
"Soldiers have a different heart, a very special heart, it is a willingness to give of your self even onto death…from the beginning of history right through today."
- Lt. Col. (ret.) Bruce P. Crandall, Medal of Honor recipient
Army Media Player: "...by the orders of their own heart." @ 4:32
African American History Month See Web site: African Americans in the U.S. Army
Feb. 12-28: XXI Olympic Winter Games, British Columbia, Canada - See U.S. Army Olympians Web site
Feb. 22- Mar. 1: Military Saves Week (See Military Saves Web site)
Feb. 24- 26: AUSA Winter Symposium
Women’s History Month
Brain Injury Awareness Month
Mar. 18: Army Day
Mar. 25: Medal of Honor Day (See U.S. Army Medal of Honor Web site)
Traumatic Brain Injury
What it is?
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are treatable and some can be prevented by following safety guidelines of wearing helmets, seatbelts and obeying speed limits when operating a motor vehicle. The Army will raise awareness and educate leaders, Soldiers and family members and civilians on the signs, symptoms, prevention and resources available to diagnose and treat TBI.
TBI is a disruption of function in the brain that results from either a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury. The severity of TBI can range from "mild" commonly know as a concussion, to severe and an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. The majority of personnel who sustain a concussion can expect a full recovery with no lasting mental or physical effects.
What the Army has done?
The Army has increased TBI training for combat medics in theater and for all physicians, nurse case managers and specialist in the neurosciences. The Military Acute Concussion Evaluation (MACE) is a screening tool available in theater to assist in diagnosing mild TBI. The Army also in coordination with the Defense Center of Excellence (DCoE) for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury and the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to expand resources dedicated to TBI research and treatment. The DCoE Outreach Center serves as the open door for Soldiers, veterans and family members needing support or assistance with TBI and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1(866) 966-1020, or by e-mail to DCoE Outreach Center.
What does the Army have planned for the future?
The Army recognizes that TBI is a serious concern and will continue to dedicate resources to research, diagnose, treat and prevent mild, moderate and severe TBI.
Why is TBI education and prevention important to the Army?
The prevention and mitigation of potential mild TBI is a command and leadership issue. Commanders and leaders are responsible for the health and welfare of Soldiers, family members and their civilian staffs. The Army wants everyone-leaders, Soldiers, family members and civilians to know that there is no stigma associated for persons who seek a diagnosis or treatment for TBI. Whether in a combat or non-combat environment-reporting a TBI and getting prompt medical care is an act of strength and courage and the key to recovery.
U.S. Army Medical Department Web site
Army Behavioral Health Web site
Defense Centers of Excellence Web site
Brain Injury Association of America
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site
For support or assistance, 24 hours a day, seven days a week : Call 1(866) 966-1020 or e-mail DCoE Outreach Center
ABOUT THE ARMY
- $1.9 billion in research to focus on protecting Soldiers (The U.S. Army)
- Army Emergency Relief campaign begins March 1 (The U.S. Army)
- Dempsey talks TRADOC future, leader development at AUSA (The U.S. Army)
- Some West Point seats for Soldiers go vacant (The U.S. Army)
- Army tries to halt retired general's work as KBR expert (Houston Chronicle)
- Students fire away with questions for military officials in Hempfield (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
- Odierno requests more combat forces in Iraq -- beyond the Obama deadline (Foreign Policy)
- McChrystal: Taliban hears our footsteps (USA Today)
- Taliban defectors accept U.S. approach but wait for promises to be kept (Washington Post)
- Afghans give U.S. Soldiers a run for their money (Washington Post)
- Pakistani Taliban leader reportedly killed in missile strike (Boston Globe)
- U.S. cleric thought to be al Qaeda agent (Washington Times)
- Apaches take less aggressive role in Iraq (The U.S. Army)
- Pentagon suspends career aid for spouses (New York Times)
- Many veterans leave service unaware of their benefits (Stars and Stripes)
- 'The Hurt Locker' sets off conflict (Los Angeles Times)
- 2nd ID seeks to curb disciplinary problems with REAL program (Stars and Stripes)
- Opinion: For Soldiers, single motherhood becomes another battlefield (Washington Post)
- ABCs of military kids in school: Liaisons help families ease transitions (El Paso Times)
- Afghanistan capital Kabul hit by suicide attack (BBC)
- Hunt down the spy behind deaths of our children, say Afghan night raid survivors (London Times)
- Karzai overturns law that reserves seats for women MPs (London Times)
- Pakistan has agreed to hand over Baradar, others: Kabul (Daily Times)
- Assad, hosting Ahmadinejad, says Syria and Iran 'preparing for Israeli aggression' (Tel Aviv Haaretz)
- Opinion: A route to resolution for Syria and Israel (The Guardian)
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