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McLaughlin

446th Airlift Wing Commander

March highlights Women’s History Month, and there are many notable women who blazed the aeromedical evacuation path to make it what it is today. For many professionals in the career field, saving lives and returning America’s warriors to their families is the reason they serve.

Published: 03:35PM March 9th, 2017

Ready and Resilient directly links to increased Soldier readiness to train and deploy.

Published: 03:07PM March 2nd, 2017

I challenge you to research someone’s history other than your own. I challenge you to get to know about some of the service members, who came before us and made serving possible today.

Published: 12:07PM February 23rd, 2017

While Madigan opened in 1944 as a “temporary” hospital for war wounded, we grew substantially over the years to offer inpatient and outpatient services, specialty clinics, behavioral health, pediatric care and much more. In fact, this month, we are celebrating our 25th anniversary of taking care of patients in our current Madigan hospital.

Published: 01:25PM February 16th, 2017

The 7th Infantry Division’s (Task Force Bayonet) number-one priority under the readiness umbrella is to strengthen Soldier, civilian and family fitness. Our Soldiers must be physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually fit to ensure we are fully ready to deploy and perform all aspects of our job in combat.

Published: 01:02PM February 9th, 2017

The squadron commanders as well as leadership from the 62d Airlift Wing and the 627th Air Base Group will be discussing our implementation plan for Team McChord’s additional duty reduction in the coming weeks.

Published: 12:14PM February 6th, 2017

In Army Medicine, safety is everyone’s responsibility, which is why we encourage reporting, transparency and honesty. The goal is to eliminate preventable harm in our treatment facilities.

Published: 02:52PM January 26th, 2017

BY COL. DANIEL S. MORGAN

Published: 01:32PM January 19th, 2017

When Citizen Airmen are called up to serve, it’s important that employers understand that their employee’s absence helps keep our country and world a safer place.

Published: 12:54PM January 12th, 2017

Our ability to deploy smaller dental teams with freedom of action increases our agility, flexibility and operational reach; therefore enabling the team to provide state of the art dental services to combat forces as far forward as their service support areas.

Published: 02:53PM January 5th, 2017

The Education Centers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord can help you achieve your goals in 2017 and provide the boost to get ahead in your career and life by helping further your knowledge and education.

Published: 02:37PM December 15th, 2016

No matter the new program, project or research effort, the focus of all of our efforts at Madigan is you, the patient.

Published: 02:11PM December 8th, 2016

On Nov. 30 at 5 p.m., Tacoma Police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez, 45, a 17-year veteran of the Tacoma Police Department, was shot while responding to a domestic violence call.

Published: 04:01PM December 6th, 2016

As we embark on our yearlong centennial celebration journey, we will reflect on the division’s legacy in service to our nation and focus on Task Force Bayonet’s future

Published: 10:18AM November 23rd, 2016

For a variety of reasons, however, AMC has decided to discontinue the old RODEO construct, and in 2017, will unveil its replacement – Exercise Mobility Guardian, to be held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in August.

Published: 11:48AM November 22nd, 2016

The Puget Sound Military Health System’s role is to integrate military health care delivery across the Puget Sound region.

Published: 01:52PM November 10th, 2016

Is it controversial to be patriotic?

Published: 02:31PM November 3rd, 2016

With the fall season upon us, November is the perfect time to honor military families.

Published: 12:04PM November 3rd, 2016

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the fact that you cannot simply put a lock on the internet is exactly why cyber security gets its own month. Thousands of cyberattacks are carried out against the United States every day, and with just one successful attack, our adversaries could learn valuable secrets that undermine our readiness or take out an entire power grid in a U.S. city.

Published: 01:30PM October 20th, 2016

The observations of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is established by Public Law and Presidential Proclamation and is observed during the month of October each year.

Published: 02:48PM October 13th, 2016

While we put a special emphasis on breast cancer awareness in October, at Madigan Army Medical Center we like to focus on the health of our female patients year-round.

Published: 02:29PM October 6th, 2016

We are excited to officially welcome the 81st Brigade of the Washington Army National Guard to the Task Force Bayonet Family. The 81st Bde. comes to us as part of the Army’s Associated Unit Pilot Program.

Published: 10:50AM September 30th, 2016

Tuesday through Thursday, the 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade fired — for the first time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord — High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Reduced Range Practice Rockets so monitors could record the sound waves generated by firing these rockets.

Published: 01:22PM September 22nd, 2016

Regional Health Command-Pacific emphasizes medical skills training to enhance the readiness of our forces.

Published: 02:13PM September 15th, 2016

On Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the vast majority of suicides are due to relationship distress, while Soldiers with behavioral health diagnosis or pending disciplinary actions make up the other leading factors.

Published: 01:55PM September 8th, 2016

The 2016 Air Force birthday theme is “American Airmen Bringing Airpower to the Joint Fight,” focusing on Airmen leading and supporting joint operations around the globe and across all mission areas.

Published: 02:32PM September 1st, 2016

What is readiness and why is it so important?

Published: 02:25PM August 25th, 2016

What motivates people to be Soldiers?

Published: 03:13PM August 18th, 2016

Madigan just achieved a new milestone for excellence by earning a rating of nearly 97 percent in overall patient satisfaction, and our emergency department patient satisfaction rating is now at 98.5 percent, the highest ever patient satisfaction rating for our emergency department.

Published: 03:12PM August 18th, 2016

The number of terrorist-related threats during the past year indicates increasing risk to our nation and the Army.