Topic: Madigan Army Medical Center
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October 8, 2013 at 10:33 AM
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD (AP) — A nurse from Madigan Army Medical Center and three of her fellow soldiers in a special operations force were killed by an improvised bomb blast Sunday in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said.
Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, 25, of San Diego, was based at the hospital at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and volunteered as a member of a cultural support team with a special operations task force that deployed in June.
Also killed in Sunday’s blast in the Zhari District of Kandahar Province were Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins, 25 of Carlisle, Pa.; Sgt. Joseph M. Peters, 24, of Springfield, Mo.; and Pfc. Cody J. Patterson, 24, of Philomath, Ore.
Hawkins and Patterson served out of Fort Benning, Ga., with the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Peters belonged to the 5th Military Police Battalion out of Vicenza, Italy.
Serving with a special operations cultural support team is one of the few ways for female soldiers to go outside the wire on combat missions with all-male Army Ranger or Green Beret teams, The News Tribune reported.
“We’ve lost a superb officer and a caring nurse who served with marked distinction and honor throughout her career.” said Madigan Command Col. Ramona Fiorey. “We are all deeply saddened by the tragic loss of this great American solider.”
Born in San Diego, Moreno received her commission as an Army officer after graduating from the University of San Francisco with a bachelor of science degree.
She graduated from the Army airborne course in 2009 and arrived at Madigan in 2010, where she served as a clinical staff nurse in a medical surgical unit until she sought a special operations assignment.
It’s a dangerous assignment that calls on American women to interact with Afghan females to gain information that might not be available to male soldiers because of cultural differences in a Muslim country, The News Tribune reported. In October 2011, medic Lt. Ashley White was killed on a mission in Afghanistan with two Rangers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Moreno “was a talented member of our team who lost her life while serving her country in one of the most dangerous environments in the world,” said Lt. Col. Patrick J. Ellis, Commander of 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. “Her bravery and self-sacrifice were in keeping with the highest traditions of the 75th Ranger Regiment. She was making a difference in Afghanistan and that legacy will live on.”
Moreno is survived by her mother, Marie V. Cordero, and her sisters Jearaldy Moreno and Yaritza Cordova of San Diego. Her brother, Ivan Moreno, serves in the Army.
February 5, 2013 at 7:26 AM
Not news for a cheery commute: A new report says that on average, Seattle drivers wasted 48 hours stuck in traffic last year.
And the rain’s back: OK, so you got a couple of days’ reprieve. But if I were a betting man, I’d take my chances on rain the next three days.
Dreamliner may soon be back in the air for test flights: The FAA is likely to let Boeing fly its 787 Dreamliner as early as this week on test flights only. Boeing wants to gather data on the operation of the battery system in flight. But the grounding of passenger flights will continue.
More on PTSD screening at Madigan: An Army investigation has found that only Madigan Army Medical Center used forensic psychiatrists to screen patients under consideration for medical retirement, according to Army Secretary John McHugh. Read the full story by reporter Hal Bernton. Last year, a Madigan investigation led the Army to stop using forensic psychiatrists for screening PTSD and other behavioral-health patients.
But really, what goes with a 27.8-carat diamond ring ? Well, if you were Michael R. and Linda Mastro, a nice companion piece might be a ring of almost 16 carats, as well as rubies and emeralds and pearls — so many that they cover a table top. Reporter Eric Pryne writes today that between 75 and 200 pieces of jewelry — seized after the fugitive former real-estate magnate and his wife were arrested in France – have been returned to Seattle or are on their way back. The jewels are in the FBI’s possession, said James Rigby, the court-appointed trustee in Mastro’s massive bankruptcy case. Rigby got a look last week at the pieces — packaged in evidence bags. “It’s hard to describe the emotional impact of seeing a table covered with bags full of diamonds and rubies and emeralds and pearls,” Rigby said. “The amount of wealth it represented was just phenomenal.” The collection is worth at least $3 million, he estimated.
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July 13, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Firefighters spent about an hour cutting a 49-year-old man out of an SUV that crashed into a light pole on Fairview Avenue E. near Eastlake about 8:30 p.m. Friday, Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said.
Two Madigan Army Medical Center doctors happened to be walking down the street when the man veered off the road near the intersection of Fairview and East Galer Street, Moore said.
The driver was stuck under the vehicle’s steering column and dashboard, but the doctors helped keep him stabilized him while waiting for Seattle police and fire department rescuers to arrive.
“Basically the car caved in around him,” Moore said. “We basically peeled away at the car in order to free him.”
Moore said the man remained conscious throughout his removal while being given fluids and oxygen. He was then transferred to Harborview Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
No one else was involved at the accident. Emergency personnel did not know what caused the crash.
Firefighters notified Seattle City Light about the broken light pole, but it was unknown whether an electric trolley line connected to the light pole would be affected for transit routes on Saturday.
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