Overhead power lines are so common that we practically don’t see them when we look down a road or walk around a building. Birds sit on them and pairs of shoes hang from them with no sparks, fire or other signs of dangerous energy. But contacting power lines is one of the most common causes of Army electrical accidents in tactical operations and on base. It’s probably because we see them all the time—without any fireworks—that we don’t recognize the hazardous energy they contain.
Since 1775 Army Medicine has remained one team with one purpose—conserving the fighting strength. To support our nation’s Army and all those entrusted to our care; Army Medicine is comprised of a committed team of over 150,000 professionals who provide a continuum of integrated health services, research, training and education that no other health care organization in the world can provide.
September is Suicide Prevention Month. As Dr. Keita Franklin, director of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office, said, “Every suicide is a tragic loss to our nation and those impacted. The family and friends left behind who must deal with the aftermath of the event and put those events in perspective may, in some cases, never know why the service member or veteran took their life.”