Combat & Casualty Care

Q4 2016

Military Magazines in the United States and Canada, Covering Combat and Casualty Care, first responders, rescue and medical products programs and news\Tactical Defense Media

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Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West and Army Medical Department Civilian Corps Chief Gregg Stevens presented the 2016 4th quarter Army Medicine Wolf Pack award to the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Total Lifecycle Management Team during a ceremony at Fort Detrick, Maryland, Oct. 11. The Wolf Pack award recognizes an integrated team of military and civilian members whose accomplishments demonstrate excellence and effective teamwork resulting in significant products or services with the potential for broad impact in support of Army Medicine. The Total Lifecycle Management team was comprised of 20 military and civilian employees from the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency and the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, both subordinate organizations of USAMRMC. This quarter's Wolf Pack award recognized the team's combined efforts to efficiently and effectively equip and sustain the Army, ensuring a medically ready and a ready medical force. In 2015, USAMMA appointed an accountable officer and supply specialists at each of its stateside medical maintenance depots to ensure an accurate record of property, documents and funds for each of the depots, which total $125 million in medical equipment. USAMMA then completed a 100 percent inventory at all of its medical depots, coordinating with the USAMMA's Business Support Office to leverage a barcode system that allows for a valid enterprise-wide system of record using the Theater Enterprise Wide Logistics System. TEWLS is an information technology system within the Defense Medical Logistics - Enterprise Solution portfolio that consolidates numerous military logistics functions into a single application and database. This process allowed USAMMA to optimize its existing inventory -- rather than additional funding -- to field to the force approximately $29M worth of life-saving medical equipment in fiscal year 2016. As a result of these efficiencies, USAMMA was able to field or modernize more than 140 Army units in fiscal year 2016 -- twice as much as programmed--while expending the same amount of resources. Army Medical Readiness Outlook "Our priority is very simple," said Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West, commander of Army Medical Command and surgeon general of the Army. "Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley has told me and told us all what that is. It's readiness. [Milley] says, 'readiness is number one and there is no other number one.' West and others spoke in September at the Association of the United States Army's Institute of Land Warfare "hot topics" forum: "Army Medicine: Enabling Army Readiness Today and Tomorrow." During her remarks, West explained that, when it comes to Army Medicine, she sees readiness as a three-pronged endeavor. "The first prong is the "current fight." That means having a force that's medically ready to undertake any mission or go anywhere when asked. The medical force itself must be ready as well", West added. "The second prong is the "future fight." That means having the medical MEDICAL LOGISTICS CITATION Taking Inventory Air Force Senior Airman Zachary Stoltenberg takes inventory of medical supplies at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Zachary is a logistics technician assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman 20 | Combat & Casualty Care | Winter 2016/2017

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