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593rd ESC Support Ops Officer

Sustainment operations important to combat arms efforts

Published: 11:14AM November 20th, 2014

IMCOM 2025 and Beyond synthesizes Army themes and creates plan for action

Published: 01:53PM November 13th, 2014

When I arrived at JBLM, the day was clear and I looked out my window at Mount Rainier. Its prominence was undeniable and it beckoned to be summited. I knew nothing about the preparation, effort and finances it would take to accomplish such a task, but I was immediately hooked with the thought, “I want to climb that mountain!”

Published: 01:50PM November 13th, 2014

The holiday season is generally a time to celebrate with family and friends. For some however, it brings renewed grief, loneliness or depression. Madigan is your community hospital, and we want to help your holiday season be a positive one.

Published: 01:41PM November 13th, 2014

November is National Diabetes Month and health care professionals and educators are encouraging patients to learn more about this harmful medical condition to combat its damaging effects.

Published: 01:37PM November 6th, 2014

Veterans Day is a good time to honor those who serve and sacrifice, but shouldn’t be the only day

Published: 01:38PM November 6th, 2014

The Air Force reminds us not to post information about deployment departures, locations, and on-going operations. However, even a simple photo of your family pet can reveal personal information in the metadata, especially when taken with a smart phone.

Published: 12:55PM October 30th, 2014

Those looking for staff-interaction skills and improved personal-communications abilities should look to a three-year tour in the U.S. Army Recruiting Command.

Published: 12:54PM October 30th, 2014

Truth be told, I’m a bit of a news junkie. Before I go to sleep every night and as soon as I wake up every morning, I’m on my smartphone, checking all the feeds for the latest news and happenings around the world.

Published: 01:48PM October 23rd, 2014

The Army, Navy and Air Force health care facilities in the Puget Sound area have been involved in greater collaboration and cooperation this year. As the manager of the local military health system, I want to assure you that my team and I are committed to providing all our beneficiaries care that leads the nation in terms of access, safety and quality.

Published: 01:41PM October 23rd, 2014

Trust is the foundation of the ethic, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said Oct. 13, during a “Living the Army Ethic” panel on "Why and How We Serve," at the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting here.

Published: 02:59PM October 16th, 2014

The 62nd Airlift Wing achieved a notable milestone with the closeout of fiscal year 2014, the 62nd Maintenance Group ended the year with an overall mission capable rate of 87.1%, which marks the highest yearly rate ever achieved for C-17 operations at McChord Field.

Published: 02:40PM October 16th, 2014

Last week’s ‘welcome home’ ceremony on Watkins Field for Vietnam veterans was long overdue

Published: 01:24PM October 9th, 2014

More than competence and commitment, character forms the foundation of leadership

Published: 01:14PM October 9th, 2014

October is National Depression Education and Awareness Month; this year’s theme is “Take the first step, get screened.”

Published: 01:11PM October 9th, 2014

Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since 1937. Each of you deserves some rest and relaxation. Celebrate and enjoy this time off with your family and friends. As you embark on your long weekend, please be careful and emphasize safety.

Published: 08:59AM October 2nd, 2014

I recently had the privilege of judging the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year competitions. I couldn’t help being impressed by what I saw.

Published: 09:13AM September 25th, 2014

Although we can point out many reasons why America is great, I say we owe our success largely to our diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Published: 09:08AM September 25th, 2014

M2M, a State Department-funded program, helps service members learn the basics in selling themselves during a job interview and negotiating the business world.

Published: 09:09AM September 25th, 2014

We have talked often in our battalion over the past year about the direction the Army is taking; from success in combat to unit inactivation to fielding the latest technology for our Soldiers. One aspect we continually reinforce is the human dimension of leadership. Regardless of all of the changes that the Army is going through, one constant remains the same: the need for qualified, competent Soldiers who are stewards of the Army as a profession.

Published: 01:16PM September 18th, 2014

Patients should take care to only take the pain medications they need to avoid falling into abuse

Published: 01:42PM September 18th, 2014

The cooler weather of fall is a good reminder that the season for flu vaccinations is just around the corner. In October, Madigan will welcome all of our patients to the annual flu vaccination drive in our Medical Mall.

Published: 09:33AM August 28th, 2014

U.S. service members truly lost a friend with the death of Robin Williams earlier this month.

Published: 09:31AM August 28th, 2014

As summer wanes in the Pacific Northwest, we all look forward to the opportunity the Labor Day holiday gives us to rest, reflect, recharge and get outdoors.

Published: 11:25AM August 21st, 2014

Staff Sgt. Lealan BuehrerSmall, of the 182nd Airlift Wing, speaks about how knowing SAPP (security, accuracy, propriety, policy) when it comes to social media and photos is important for all service members.

Published: 11:26AM August 21st, 2014

Old habits die hard, but together we’re setting old habits aside.

Published: 11:10AM August 21st, 2014

A glance at online terrorism calendars shows multiple incidents every month with no indications that such activity will decrease.

Published: 12:00AM August 15th, 2014

JBLM AT officer Tom Rudd advises residents on the do's and don'ts of reporting incidents of possible terrorist or criminal activity.

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Published: 12:00AM August 14th, 2014

JBLM community is invited to participate in new quarterly Madigan Town Hall conversations to take a role in shaping health care decisions in the future.

Published: 12:30PM August 7th, 2014

I Corps CG defines U.S. investment in the Pacific, and how America’s Corps supports it.