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Pfc. Angelo Davis, right, and Pfc. Blake Bale, middle, both advanced individual training students, work with Staff Technologist Nancy Anderson to transfer a mock trauma patient after undergoing a CT scan in a mass casualty exercise at Madigan Army Medical Center June 9. This exercise, in support of the Cascadia Rising 2016, was the first radiology mass casualty exercise in the Army.

Madigan Army Medical Center commander

The goal of the new Department of Defense’s Joint Outpatient Experience Survey is to gauge how well Madigan doing in meeting your health care needs, assessing the quality of care we provide, and ease of access to your health care team.

Published: 02:50PM June 23rd, 2016

Pfc. James Hale grew up in Poland, attended and graduated from a Polish high school, then moved to Washington to join the Army Reserve two years ago. When he found out the unit was coming to Poland, he jumped at the chance to participate in Anakonda.

Published: 11:46AM June 23rd, 2016

A fully restored B-17, nicknamed “Aluminum Overcast,” was recently brought to the Museum of Flight in Seattle. To help mark the arrival of the aircraft, which will be available to the public for flights throughout the summer, 13 World War II B-17 veterans gathered at the museum to answer questions about the aircraft and provide insight into what it’s like to not only fly the aircraft but fly these aircraft in combat. The veterans shared stories of their missions, their careers and the B-17. Some of them told stories of great heroism and loss.

Published: 11:46AM June 16th, 2016

A look inside the 7th Infantry Division.

Published: 01:58PM June 9th, 2016

Since the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and Defense of Marriage Act, I have seen dramatic and sweeping change in the military regarding diversity and LGBT inclusion among our forces.

Published: 09:16AM June 3rd, 2016

Within the Regional Health Command-Pacific, the performance of the research programs at two of medical centers clearly demonstrates the important role research has in executing the readiness mission.

Published: 03:35PM June 2nd, 2016

This is historically the deadliest time of year for Army accidents, we must all do our part to keep one another safe.

Published: 03:29PM May 26th, 2016

Over this long weekend, senior leaders from JBLM will speak at about twenty Memorial Day observances.

Published: 01:48PM May 19th, 2016

446th Airlift Wing’s commander recently had the opportunity to meet with elected officials from Washington during an annual Capitol Hill Visit to discuss, among other things, the impact of the military budget on day-to-day operations at the unit level.

Published: 02:27PM May 12th, 2016

It’s time to get ourselves back on track and the bottom line is that we need leaders to take the lead for physical fitness.

Published: 02:56PM May 5th, 2016

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina resulted in many lessons learned and changes which significantly affected the use of active duty units, to include medical units, in U.S. disaster response. Today, military organizations across the country actively prepare to respond to disasters and save American lives.

Published: 12:43PM April 28th, 2016

Madigan to open DOD’s first autism center

Published: 02:10PM April 21st, 2016

Service members we have the responsibility to ensure leadership makes informed decisions. But to do to that, we must arm them with information.

Published: 03:26PM April 14th, 2016

Our Air Force is very good at managing risk — perhaps the best. We’ve all been faced with occasional situations where the existing rules did not support execution of the requirement. So what do you do?

Published: 11:56AM April 7th, 2016

Never before has so much emphasis been placed on developing and sustaining programs that contribute to enhancing the overall health and readiness of the military family.

Published: 01:54PM March 31st, 2016

Sexual assault does more to hurt our readiness than any enemy, because it erodes the foundation of our profession — trust.

Published: 02:16PM March 24th, 2016

As a reserve component to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, our citizen Airmen work to balance a schedule that can be challenging between job demands, Air Force Reserve requirements and family time.

Published: 02:42PM March 17th, 2016

In honor of Women’s History Month, we honor the remarkable contributions women have played in helping win our nation’s wars.

Commentary

Published: 02:38PM March 17th, 2016

Five steps for a more secure social media experience.

Published: 02:18PM March 10th, 2016

You must weigh events based on their significance in order to make decisions as a leader on when to let your Soldiers go home.

Commentary

Published: 02:15PM March 10th, 2016

One key element that all successful organizations have in common is good communication.

Commentary

Published: 02:20PM March 10th, 2016

During Women’s History Month, the U.S. Air Force celebrates the service of women like Staff Sergeant Esther Blake, who was the first female to enlist in the newly formed Air Force on July 8, 1948, and Lt. Col. Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell, who broke racial barriers when she became the first black female fighter pilot.

Published: 02:19PM March 3rd, 2016

Madigan Army Medical Center commander talks about Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Published: 03:00PM February 25th, 2016

7th ID units supporting exercises, contingencies worldwide

Published: 04:19PM February 18th, 2016

Since 2007, more than 200,000 savers have accepted the challenge of Military Saves Week. What is that challenge? The Military Saves Pledge.

Commentary

Published: 04:17PM February 18th, 2016

We must model good character for ourselves, our families and our service organizations daily. When promises are made, no matter how small, they must be kept.

Published: 12:57PM February 11th, 2016

Over the past year, Army Medicine has been implementing an enterprisewide reorganization in support of our Army’s transformation to regionally aligned forces. As a part of this endeavor, Army Medicine merged two incredible organizations, the Western Regional Medical Command and Pacific Regional Medical Command, into one exceptional health care organization called the Regional Health Command-Pacific (Provisional).

Published: 10:24AM February 5th, 2016

As the U.S. military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan changes after 14 years of near-constant deployments, the Army is becoming more of a U.S.-based force, rather than a deployed one.

Published: 10:51AM January 28th, 2016

January 16 marked the 25th anniversary of Desert Storm, the coalition effort to free Kuwait from the grips of an Iraqi invasion force.

Commentary

Published: 10:50AM January 28th, 2016

When I was the spouse of a Reservist (which was the better part of my five years of marriage), I didn’t get it.