Before hopping on that motorcycle, launching your boat, starting that grill or taking a family road-trip, please make sure that you consider safety precautions and have a PACE — Primary, Alternate, Contingency and Emergency — plan.
Like all things Army, readiness is about people. In evaluating our own performance, we’ve identified six key components to enhancing our personnel readiness.
With changes from the regional contractor to types of plans available to copays, one question many ask is why so many changes are happening at the same time.
CommentaryPublished: 02:05PM April 5th, 2018
315th Mission Support Group Commander
As the 7th Infantry Division continues to build and maintain readiness, we rest assured knowing our ability to get to the fight and the welfare of our families are in the capable hands of an equally-dedicated team of professionals.
Our nation is a superpower because we can go wherever we need to, whenever we need to, for as long as we need to. Other nations may be able to launch a missile, sail a ship or deploy some small force to other parts of the world, but no other nation on Earth has Mobility Forces like ours.
If you are a career, active-duty service member and approaching retirement, there are some important decisions that you will need to make regarding future health care coverage.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, long-time residents associate springing forward with looking forward to warmer temperatures; longer, sunnier days; and outside activities that don’t involve snow (sorry skiers and snowboarders).
Being a leader starts with serving your organization.
I was slapped, thrown in prison, hands tied behind my back, shot at, nearly drowned in a river, walked three days and three nights through the thick jungles of Cambodia and evaded Vietnamese troops, the Khmer Rouge, pirates, criminals, Thai security forces and avoiding more than 11 million landmines.
Sustainment is the backbone to readiness. Without deployable Soldiers and properly functioning equipment, units simply cannot train, let alone deploy, fight and win.
When service members of all colors and backgrounds enter the Brig. Gen. Guthrie Turner Jr. Building, they’ll pass by a plaque of General Turner — a constant reminder to all of his lifelong dedication to protect the health of the Army community.
Whatever challenge the world presents, we have to do everything possible to ensure our Airmen’s readiness.
When a C-17 lands on a far-flung airstrip or screams across a remote drop zone, our service members, allies and adversaries alike know that aircraft represents the strength and resolve of the United States.
Brigadier General George Appenzeller is Regional Health Command-Pacific’s new deputy commanding general. As the DCG, Appenzeller, and a staff of about 120 military and civilian personnel are responsible for ensuring our regional military treatment facilities are equipped to successfully execute their health care mission.
BY COL. NICOLE LUCAS
I will officially hand over the reins to a new commander Friday, and I’m confident in saying the Rainier Wing is postured for a positive future.
It’s been a busy year across I Corps and all of JBLM.
It took the better part of a 24-year career for me to even acknowledge the need for work-life balance — and I’m still learning.
But first I wanted to re-emphasize why we’re switching over to MHS GENESIS to begin with — using a single health care record across the DOD (that can be digitally shared with the Department of Veterans Affairs), as opposed to the multiple systems that military providers currently use, creates a more accurate and more complete health record with less chance for medical errors.
Early in his tenure as Army chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley recognized we must rely more heavily on our Reserve component teammates to meet the demands of a complex global environment, since most of the Army’s capacity resides in the National Guard and Army Reserve.
Brooke Army Medical Center received eight of the 20 injured victims of the Sutherland Springs shooting Nov. 5 — six adults and two minors. As of Wednesday, Brooke Army Medical Center continues to care for five victims of the shooting. Three have been discharged.
CommentaryPublished: 02:59PM November 9th, 2017
We appreciate your sacrifice, and we honor your service with our continued commitment to readiness.
Throughout November, Warrior Care Month will be observed across the Army to celebrate the strength and resilience — physically, mentally, and spiritually — of our wounded, injured and ill service members, as well as their families and caregivers; raise awareness of the warrior care resources and programs available; and inspire year-round discourse regarding today’s warrior care priorities.
Perhaps you don’t know it, but we serve at a base that’s played a prominent role in our nation’s defense since World War I.
Every effort counts — small changes in our Joint Base Lewis-McChord members’ daily habits can ultimately lead to substantial savings.
View From The TopPublished: 02:06PM October 19th, 2017
If a 3-pound infant can overcome, then I can overcome, and so can you.
Despite these movements and JBLM’s continuing track record of projecting forces at a high operational tempo, there remain opportunities for commanders to improve their units’ deployment readiness.
On Oct. 21, Madigan joins Fairchild Air Force Base, Naval Hospital Oak Harbor and Naval Hospital Bremerton as the pilot sites for MHS GENESIS. We are looking forward to all of the benefits that this new health record system will bring to our patients.
After spending the past year in Afghanistan, I realize our world is more uncertain and volatile than I have ever seen it in my career.