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9/11 Memories - Army Col. (Dr.) Geoffrey G. Grammer

Army Col. (Dr.) Geoffrey G. Grammer, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center director Army Col. (Dr.) Geoffrey G. Grammer, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center director

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I was at Walter Reed in 2001; saw the Pentagon burning from the window. There was a fair amount of uncertainty for the role of behavioral health during the crisis. My mentor, Dr. Harold Wain, rose from uncertainty, commandeered a hospital van and driver, and took me with him to Arlington Hospital, Virginia, where we visited with victims on the ward and as they rolled in the door. It was bizarre how quickly we were assimilated into the care teams. It set the tone for the entire war for having embedded behavioral health assets as part of the acute trauma team. Eventually the work was published in a journal publication and a book chapter...but it all started with that day.

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9/8/2016
Photo of the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. The Pentagon Memorial was created to remember and honor those family members and friends who are no longer with us because of the events of September 11, 2001 at the Pentagon.

The world, and thus military medicine, changed after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The former head of TRICARE reflects on those changes.

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Defense Health Agency Remembers September 11th

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9/8/2016
Defense Health Agency Remembers September 11th

The Director of the Defense Health Agency, VADM Raquel C. Bono, reflects on September 11th for its 15-year anniversary. To learn more, visit: www.health.mil/MHSRemembers

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9/11 Memories – Michael Cowan

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9/7/2016
(graphic) Vice Adm. Michael Cowan, retired, former U.S. Navy Surgeon General

Former U.S. Navy Surgeon General recalls the events of 9/11 and after

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9/6/2016
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On September 11, 2001, an airplane slammed into the side of the Pentagon as part of the terrorist attacks that would become known simply as 9/11. We honor those who died during the attacks, and we also recognize the heroes who responded to the attack on the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, the World Trade Center in New York City, and the crash site of flight 93 located near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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For former Pentagon clinic chief, sights and smells of 9/11 terrorist attack burned into his mind

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9/6/2016
Dr. James Geiling (back to camera, in the blue vest), at the time an Army colonel in charge of the Pentagon's DiLorenzo Tricare Health Clinic, directs the medical response after the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

On Sept. 11, 2001, the chief of the Pentagon’s health clinic was stuck on a bridge, just across the river from the building, feeling helpless as he watched it burn

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Former Pentagon clinic chief Talks with First Responders

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9/5/2016
Dr. James Geiling (center), at the time an Army colonel in charge of the Pentagon's DiLorenzo Tricare Health Clinic, talks with local first responders and senior military commanders after the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

Dr. James Geiling (center), at the time an Army colonel in charge of the Pentagon's DiLorenzo Tricare Health Clinic, talks with local first responders and senior military commanders after the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Former Pentagon clinic chief surveys scene at the Pentagon

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9/5/2016
Dr. James Geiling, at the time an Army colonel in charge of the Pentagon's DiLorenzo Tricare Health Clinic, surveys the scene after the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

Dr. James Geiling, at the time an Army colonel in charge of the Pentagon's DiLorenzo Tricare Health Clinic, surveys the scene after the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Former Pentagon clinic chief directs medical response

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Dr. James Geiling (back to camera, in the blue vest), at the time an Army colonel in charge of the Pentagon's DiLorenzo Tricare Health Clinic, directs the medical response after the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

Dr. James Geiling (back to camera, in the blue vest), at the time an Army colonel in charge of the Pentagon's DiLorenzo Tricare Health Clinic, directs the medical response after the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Advances in Army Medicine since 9/11

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9/1/2016

Army Medicine is one of the world’s leading medical organizations. Support to military personnel on the battlefield, always the number 1 priority, requires significant ongoing research and development of medical materiel, training of personnel, and logistics of moving wounded or injured Soldiers. This document provides a brief discussion of advances in Army Medicine during the past 15 years. Although most of these advances came about as part of the effort to improve care for Soldiers, many have also had a great impact on the civilian medical sector.

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Advances in Trauma Care since 9/11

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9/1/2016

Extremity injuries are the leading cause of combat injury. Survivability from these often complex wounds has increased remarkably in recent conflicts, due to improved body armor; changes to combat tactics, techniques and procedures; and improvements in combat casualty care.

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Dawn S. Marvin

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9/1/2016
Dawn S. Marvin, Department Chief of Strategic Communications at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center wrote this coverage of Operation Noble Eagle in Sept 2001 and in 2003 respectively.

Dawn S. Marvin, Department Chief of Strategic Communications at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center wrote articles about of Operation Noble Eagle in Sept 2001 and in 2003 respectively.

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USNS Comfort Flight Deck Personnel

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9/1/2016
Flight Deck personnel of the USNS COMFORT watch as the “Floating Hospital” ship docks at Pier 92 in New York Harbor.

Flight Deck personnel of the USNS Comfort watch as the “Floating Hospital” ship docks at Pier 92 in New York Harbor.

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USNS Comfort Flight Deck

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9/1/2016
COMFORT flight deck personnel also assisted the city and other government agencies that required helicopter landings and layovers.  In fact, New York officials designated the ship as the secure location for emergency landings for VIP personnel.

USNS Comfort flight deck personnel also assisted the city and other government agencies that required helicopter landings and layovers. In fact, New York officials designated the ship as the secure location for emergency landings for VIP personnel.

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National 9-11 Pentagon Memorial (with flag)

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8/31/2016
Photo of the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. The Pentagon Memorial was created to remember and honor those family members and friends who are no longer with us because of the events of September 11, 2001 at the Pentagon. (Courtesy photo by Kevin Dwyer)

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Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort

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8/31/2016
Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort steams into New York City Sept. 14, 2001, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Preston Keres)

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort steams into New York City Sept. 14, 2001, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. It left from Baltimore harbor the morning of 14 Sept to assist in the medical care of injured survivors, but the mission of the 1,000-bed Comfort soon changed to a humanitarian mission to assist in the medical care of survivors and first responders, dubbed “Operation Noble Eagle.” (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Preston Keres)

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