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  1. DoD, VA to Share Amputee Medical Care InnovationsRead the original story

    Monday May 11 | U.S. Department of Defense

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, May 11, 2015 - Health care providers from Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs facilities across the world will gather here next week for a joint training symposium focused on the latest innovations in amputee care. In its second year, the Federal Advanced Amputation Skills Training Symposium, or FAAST, will aim to equip DoD and VA physicians, therapists, prosthetists and other clinicians with a multitude of lessons learned from the past decade of war.

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  2. Face of Defense: Civilian Amputee Inspires Military PatientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | U.S. Department of Defense

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, March 27, 2015 - The first quadruple amputee to receive treatment at the Center for the Intrepid here is a female retired police officer and the wife of a retired Coast Guardsman. Donna Lowery works to put a shoe lace through the eyelet of a tennis shoe as part of her occupational therapy at the Center for the Intrepid at Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

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  3. Army Charges Bergdahl With DesertionRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2015 | U.S. Department of Defense

    U.S. Army Forces Command has thoroughly reviewed the Army investigation surrounding Sgt. Robert Bowdrie Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance in Afghanistan and formally charged him today under the Uniform Code of Military Justice with "Desertion with Intent to Shirk Important or Hazardous Duty" and "Misbehavior Before The Enemy by Endangering the Safety of a Command, Unit or Place," and has referred the case to an Article 32 preliminary hearing, command officials announced today in a news release.

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  4. Face of Defense: Married Medics Seek Coveted Medical BadgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | U.S. Department of Defense

    Army 1st Lts. Ashley and Grant Restuccio are a long way from where their relationship started at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and the newlyweds are now competing side-by-side to earn the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge.

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  5. Face of Defense: Modest Beginnings Lead to Bright FutureRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | U.S. Department of Defense

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, March 18, 2015 - When Marielos Vega was a child living on a coffee plantation in Costa Rica, she dreamed of being a nurse. She'd take empty medicine bottles and dole out pretend prescriptions to her siblings.

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  6. Program Provides Emergency Medical Technician TrainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2015 | U.S. Department of Defense

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, March 16, 2015 - Brooke Army Medical Center here currently has the only Joint Emergency Medical Technician Sustainment Training within the Defense Department. Army Sgt.

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  7. Face of Defense: Shooting Victim Seeks to Inspire OthersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | U.S. Department of Defense

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 20, 2015 - An Army officer who was severely wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, last year is using his near-death experience to give others a new lease on life. Army 1st Lt.

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  8. Senior leaders meet with wounded troops at CFIRead the original story

    Dec 24, 2014 | U.S. Department of Defense

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Dec. 24, 2014 - Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald visited with wounded service members at the Center for the Intrepid Dec. 19. The day began with the VA Secretary presenting the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart to Staff Sgt.

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  9. Training Triggers Strength Gains for Wounded TroopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | U.S. Department of Defense

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 20, 2014 - Wounded and injured service members are getting pumped up about a cutting-edge strength training program at Brooke Army Medical Center here. Johnny Owens, chief of the Human Performance Optimization Program, adjusts a setting on a tourniquet worn by Marine Corps Staff Sgt.

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  10. Navy Physician Provides Ebola Treatment Expertise to DoD TeamRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2014 | U.S. Department of Defense

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 27, 2014 - The Defense Department's unprecedented mission of establishing a 30-member team to rapidly and effectively respond to any potential Ebola virus outbreak in the U.S. has brought some of the U.S. military health system's best medical professionals together. Navy Cmdr.

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  11. Ebola Expeditionary Team Begins TrainingRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | U.S. Department of Defense

    A 30-member U.S. military team that could be called on to respond to new cases of Ebola in the United States has begun what is expected to be a week of specialized training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, a Pentagon spokesman said today. Army Col.

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  12. Hagel Orders Formation of Expeditionary Ebola Support TeamRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2014 | U.S. Department of Defense

    In response to a request by the Department of Health and Human Services -- and as an added prudent measure to ensure the nation is ready to respond quickly, effectively, and safely in the event of additional Ebola cases in the United States -- Secretary Hagel today ordered his Northern Command Commander, Gen. Chuck Jacoby, to prepare and train a 30-person expeditionary medical support team that could, if required, provide short-notice assistance to civilian medical professionals in the United States.

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  13. Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby on...Read the original story

    Oct 18, 2014 | U.S. Department of Defense

    "In response to a request by the Department of Health and Human Services -- and as an added prudent measure to ensure our nation is ready to respond quickly, effectively, and safely in the event of additional Ebola cases in the United States -- Secretary Hagel today ordered his Northern Command Commander, Gen. Chuck Jacoby, to prepare and train a 30-person expeditionary medical support team that could, if required, provide short-notice assistance to civilian medical professionals in the United States.

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