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.
As I consider the lasting effects of the exercise, there is perhaps a more subtle and farther reaching aspect than honing our military skill set. Twenty-five nations merged on McChord Field to learn how to better integrate with the U.S. military and, in-turn, improve their own regional stability by enhancing deterrence, building capacity and ensuring access.
In many ways, these competitions are also about testing and increasing the resiliency of our Soldiers. They are also designed to be physically and mentally challenging in a demanding, simulated operational environment. We see how far we can push competitors, while looking for who can maintain proficiency under a high amount of stress.
Although my family and I have only been at JBLM for six weeks, the entire Camp Lewis centennial experience made me quickly realize that JBLM isn’t just a military base — it’s bigger than that. JBLM, and the men and women who serve here, are an integral part of the greater South Puget Sound community.
As our nation continues to support worldwide operations, aeromedical evacuation remains a critical element of AMC’s core airlift missions. In fact, many of the 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron members are currently deployed supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
In the three years since, coalition airmen and aircraft from 20 nations have delivered more than 94,000 weapons against ISIS targets. Through around-the-clock planning and operations, this lethal air armada, led by American Airmen, has decimated ISIS’ fighting capacity with precise strikes.
Clover Park Technical College, accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, provides support for the horticulture vocational program within the correctional facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Without the school-based clinic, it would have taken hours for the spouse or active-duty parent to drive to the school, bring his child to Madigan, sit through the appointment and drive his son back to school and himself back to work. Instead, his son missed only part of a single class.
7th Infantry Division commanding general will have a change of command ceremony Aug. 11.
History will be made Aug. 18 at 4 p.m. when a large formation of Soldiers and Airmen will assemble on Lewis-Main’s Watkins Field to celebrate the centennial of Camp Lewis and Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
When practiced regularly, mindfulness can help a person regain their focus and clarity in order to have a more productive work day. For that reason, and others, many organizations have begun to implement mindfulness and meditation programs to enhance their workforces’ productivity levels.
View from the TopPublished: 12:30PM July 18th, 2017
As I look back on my tenure at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, it is obvious how special these Team McChord partnerships have become and how vital they are for our continued success.
In the early years of our nation, men and women armed themselves with muskets and canister shot to win a society free from tyranny. Today we use smart weapons, stealth aircraft, unmanned aircraft systems, broadband satellite communications and many other tools to accomplish this same goal.
We owe it to ourselves to treat our bodies at least as well as we treat our equipment. With very few exceptions, we can’t get replacement parts, and even then it’s usually better to try to keep our original parts working as well as they can for as long as possible.
Let us always remember, however, that freedom is not free and we must bind together whenever our cherished way of life is threatened.
The corps has a rich history in some of the most historic battles of our Army, and it was an honor to have served with the Soldiers of America’s First Corps. Our Soldiers are a model example of the best trained, best led and most experienced force in the world.
I am inspired by Lt. Gen. Harold “Hal” Moore’s leadership and use his leadership principles to develop and certify our subordinate leaders.
CommentaryPublished: 12:31PM June 8th, 2017
Approximately 600,000 Sikhs live in the U.S. and about 99 percent of the people seen wearing turbans in the U.S are Sikh. Yet a majority of Americans don’t know what Sikhism is and even more still have never interacted with a Sikh American.
Because, in spite of it all, travel usually ends up being a fun adventure that allows us to disconnect from our regular life.