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Performance Triad app now available for Soldiers

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

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

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.

Baby Boot Camp readies future military parents

As the lead instructor of Army Community Service’s Baby Boot Camp, Cinthia Dillon is a drill sergeant of sorts.

Veteran turned speech therapist: Gives back, makes lives better

Beach balls bounce back and forth from one set of hands to another. High-energy music plays while people move to the beat. A man imitates an elephant for the enjoyment of those around him.

Terminally ill Army wife gives birth to 'miracle' baby at San Antonio military hospital

When doctors told Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo she was terminally ill, the pregnant 21-year-old put all thoughts of herself aside. Just save my baby, she asked.

Oktoberfest returns to Fort Bliss, tickets on sale in August

Oktoberfest will continue at Fort Bliss this year, despite the exit of the German Air Force, which used to host the event.

Army invests in 3-D bioprinting to treat injured Soldiers

A team of scientists scans the surface of severely burned skin, creates a three-dimensional map of the wound with a laser, and then prints skin cells onto the patient using a 3-D bioprinter.

Hospital mission: 31st CSH assumes lead nation role in Afghanistan

During the longest war ever fought by U.S. military forces, the U.S. Army involvement in Afghanistan included the development of a highly effective military health care system to serve the battlefield needs of U.S. and Coalition forces.

Task Force ‘Warhawg’ gets new commander

Just days before embarking on a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, Lt. Col. William Stewart relinquished command of 5th Armored Brigade’s “Warhawg” Battalion to Lt. Col.

SOUTHCOM chief: Central America drug war a dire threat to U.S. national security

After observing the transnational organized crime network for 19 months as commander of U.S. Southern Command, I see the only viable approach is to work as closely as we can with as many nations in the region.

IED simulators: 1st AD Soldiers learn to operate device for use in training exercises

A training session to teach Soldiers assigned to the 1st Armored Division how to set up and operate improvised explosive device effects simulators for use in combat exercises was held June 19 at the Tobin Wells training area here.

Army moving education content to cloud for better access

Eighteen months ago, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command began migrating education content to the dotcom cloud, a commercially operated bank of servers. This is a significant step for several reasons.

Veterans court program produces first graduate

Kenneth Robert Norris, an Army veteran who served during Operation Desert Storm in 1991, became the first graduate of the El Paso Veterans Court Program June 25.

Fort Bliss emergency services train at Grand Theater

Long before anyone arrived to turn on the Grand Theater projectors last Thursday morning, Fort Bliss police officers, fire fighters and rescue personnel descended on the facility to stage a drama of their own.