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Education efforts key to combat complexities of tracking, maintaining Army medical devices
By C.J. Lovelace | Oct. 17, 2019
FORT DETRICK, Md. - For Soldiers, taking stock and maintaining Army field equipment is more straightforward for items they see and use every day, such as weapons or vehicles. Medical materiel can be more complex, because Soldiers often don't touch medical devices - unless they are needed to save lives. Accounting for some medical devices can be challenging when they are embedded in different sets, kits and outfits designed to enable combat readiness.
Meet the first enlisted Soldier to max out the ACFT
By Staff Sgt. James Avery | Oct. 8, 2019
FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The new Army Combat Fitness Test is scheduled to replace the current Army Physical Fitness Test by October of 2020, but units across the Army are preparing for it now. Out of all formations the Army has across the world, only one can claim an enlisted Soldier who has maxed the test: 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), the "Frozen Chosin."
'Best Warrior' tests to be based on real combat incidents
By Gary Sheftick, Army News Service | Oct. 3, 2019
FORT MEADE, Md. -- New events for this year's Best Warrior Competition will come from the experiences of operational advisors deployed around the world by the Asymmetric Warfare Group, the lead organizer said Sept. 25.
Public health officials offer easy steps to fight the flu
By Mr. Kirk Frady | Oct. 2, 2019
SEMBACH, Germany -- As the flu season rapidly approaches, there are several common sense tips to help keep you and your loved ones healthy this winter season. Flu vaccinations are an annual requirement for Soldiers, and the Army medical community offers the vaccine to Soldiers, as well as their family members, retirees and civilians here in the European theater. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu activity begins to increase in October, peaking between December and February and diminishing by May.
2019 Army Best Medic Competition
By U.S. Army Medical Command Photo by John Wayne Liston | Sept. 26, 2019
SSG Manuel Sanchez leaps over and obtacle during the CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Sept. 24, 2019. Twenty-eight two-Soldier teams from all around the world traveled to Washington state to compete in the finals to be named the Army’s Best Medic. The competition is a 72-hour arduous test of the teams’ physical and mental skills. Competitors must be agile, adaptive leaders who demonstrate mature judgement while testing collective team skills in areas of physical fitness, tactical marksmanship, leadership, warrior skills, land navigation and overall knowledge of medical, technical and tactical proficiencies through a series of hands-on tasks in a simulated operational environment. (U.S. Army photo by John Wayne Liston/Released)
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