Soldiers Magazine

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Articles from Vol. 63, No. 7, July

A Close Look at AW2
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE Army Wounded Warrior Program, also referred to as AW2, was created in 2004 in response to the needs of the most severely wounded, injured or ill Soldiers from the war on terror. The AW2 helps the most severely wounded...
Afirming Soldiers
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE Defense Department has launched a five-year, Army-led cooperative effort to leverage cutting-edge medical technology to develop new ways to assist servicemembers who've suffered severe, disfiguring wounds. The newly...
Aiding Costa Rica
FOR the first time in more than three years, U.S. servicemembers from joint Task Force-Bravo deployed to Costa Rica for a medical readiness training exercise. More than 600 patients were seen during the two-day exercise, with live critical enough...
AVF Ensuring Success
AFTER nearly seven years of combat, the Army is stressed, stretched and our of balance, according to senior leaders. To reduce stress and restore balance to the force, the Army must increase in size. "We must 'grow' the Army to provide and sustain...
Best Care Anywhere
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SGT. Rodolfo Martinez was medevaced to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, following a vehicle-bomb explosion in Afghanistan that also trapped him beneath rubble. The forward observer, assigned to the 82nd Airborne...
Caring for Burned Soldiers
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] STAFF Sgt. Michael Schlitz grimaces in pain as Spc. Steven Neveau, a burn-therapy assistant, rotates the burned Soldiers arm to keep scar tissue from freezing his already limited movement. "No pain, no gain," Schlitz said...
Caring for TBI Patients
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THEY walk, talk and stand tall in uniform like other Soldiers at Fort Bragg, N.C., who wear the immediately recognizable combat patches so commonly seen at the post that's home to XVIIIth Airborne Corps and the 82nd Airborne...
Easing Pain with Acupuncture
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A MEDICAL procedure dating back thousands of years was introduced to patients and medical staff recently at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. "Battlefield acupuncture" was introduced to LRMC doctors, who then...
Focus on People
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SOLDIERS of the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade at Camp Stryker, Iraq, recently took following orders to a new level when they subjected themselves to the whims of a hypnotist. The event marked the last...
Iraq Medevac
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHEN a patrol of Strykers from the 25th Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team was attacked recently in Iraq, aeromedical evacuation crews from the 3rd Inf. Div.'s Combat Aviation Brigade came to the rescue. The Black...
Lauding the Largest WTU
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] TAKING care of Soldiers is a tradition as old as the Army itself. Gen. George Washington led the way with an order to vaccinate the entire Continental Army for smallpox, a feat never done before. And young Maj. Walter Reed...
Life at the MTD
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE majority of wounded warriors arriving at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center reside at the Medical Transient Detachment while receiving care. While at the MTD, servicemembers are medically assessed to determine whether...
New Soldiers Become Combat Lifesavers
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] RECENTLY re-deployed Soldiers are noting that the first 10 minutes after a Soldier is wounded are critical in saving his life. Those precious minutes are known as "the platinum 10." Today's asymmetrical warfare and the...
The All-Volunteer Force: An Army Success Story
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THIS month the Army marks the 35th anniversary of the all-volunteer force. The idea of an all-volunteer force, while not new, was born amidst the withdrawal of U.S. forces from South Vietnam in the summer of 1969. President...
TRADOC Turns 35
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHILE there is a lot of change taking place in U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and the Army overall, much has also remained unchanged. TRADOC's mission to shape today's Army and the future combat force, for instance,...
Turning Grief into Action
SERGEANT 1st Class Vince Jacques dangled upside down with his legs trapped under the dashboard of the Humvee in which he'd been riding. The vehicle was a mangled mess after running over an improvised explosive device in Iraq. Jacques' gunner, Pfc....
Warriors@Work
THE Los Angeles District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created the Warriors@Work program to assist Guard and Reserve servicemembers injured in the line of duty to return to their homes, where they will continue to receive care locally while they...
WRAMC: Providing Top-Notch Care
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WALTER Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., has made great progress in caring for wounded servicemembers. Since the war on terror began five years ago, WRAMC personnel have treated almost 8,000 servicemembers who...