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Spc. Trichendea Gril, Alpha Company, 47th Combat Support Hospital, tests his confidence and physical ability during the Best Medic Competition obstacle course, Joint Base Lewis McChord Wednesday. Gril was competing in the Regional Health Command Pacific Best Medic Competition to represent the regional upcoming competition.

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.

Published: 02:08PM August 11th, 2016

This summer we have been very busy, but our Soldiers continue to perform flawlessly. This week, I want to highlight just some of the complex training and leader development that is taking place.

Published: 01:12PM August 4th, 2016

62nd Operations Group commander said that he’s seen firsthand (in addition to being a group commander at McChord Field for more than a year) that millennials are nothing but phenomenal.

Published: 02:38PM July 28th, 2016

As the Regional Health Command-Pacific’s newest commanding general, I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve the service members, family members and retirees in the Pacific region.

Published: 01:42PM July 21st, 2016

This commentary emphasizes the substantially more stringent restrictions this guidance places on uniformed military members versus Department of Defense’s civilian employees.

Published: 01:11PM July 14th, 2016

62nd Airlift Wing commander reflects on his first year of command.

Published: 02:39PM July 7th, 2016

It’s hard for anyone to motivate their Soldiers to do something if they aren’t willing to do it themselves.

Published: 01:25PM June 30th, 2016

“If you could change anything in the Army, what would you change and how?”

Published: 01:44PM June 30th, 2016

A 10-day trial at Fort Hood will allow Soldiers to roll up their sleeves. What do you think about this temporary exemption to AR 670-1 policy?

Published: 02:50PM June 23rd, 2016

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.