New Tripler commander gets air time

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Col. Andrew Barr, Tripler Army Medical Center commander, is hosted Aug. 30 on the Mike Buck Radio Show in Honolulu. Buck performs daily doing the latest news/talk affecting the Hawaii area and often hosts local military on the KHNR radio station AM 690. (Photo by Goose Guzior, Regional Health Command-Pacific)

Col. Andrew Barr, Tripler Army Medical Center commander, is hosted Aug. 30 on the Mike Buck Radio Show in Honolulu. Buck performs daily doing the latest news/talk affecting the Hawaii area and often hosts local military on the KHNR radio station AM 690. (Photo by Goose Guzior, Regional Health Command-Pacific)

TAMC leader talks on Zika virus to listeners

Story and photo by
Jim Goose Guzior
Tripler Army Medical Center Public Affairs

HONOLULU — Col. Andrew Barr, commander, Tripler Army Medical Center, was hosted, Aug. 30, on the Mike Buck Radio Show, here.

Buck performs daily, giving the latest news and talk affecting the Hawaii area. He often hosts local military on the KHNR radio station AM 690.

Buck is also a former Marine that has been an on-air talent in radio for over 50 years and has served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam war.

He introduced Barr to the local Hawaii community or “ohana” and discussed the Zika virus.

“Prevention of mosquito and insect borne illnesses is usually pretty straight- forward, and it starts with personal protection,” said Barr. “As with anything, it’s diligence and protecting yourself as you go out into the environment.”

Barr also talked about what the Army is doing as deployments have decreased on the island.

“All of the facilities we have, especially on the Army-side now, are really focused on our primary responsibility as an Army, which is readiness,” said Barr. “On the medical side, we’re constantly honing our skills for the next time we are called up.

Col. Andrew Barr, commander, TAMC, chats on the mike Buck radio show in Honolulu, Aug. 30. Buck performs daily doing the latest news/talk affecting the Hawaii area and often hosts local military personnel on the KHNr radio station Am 690.

“The great thing about Tripler and the amount of services we provide, is that we can provide excellent training opportunities to our doctors and nurses and support staff as they perform these duties,” Barr added.

• Point of Contact
Call Tripler Army Medical Center at (808) 433-6661.

•Zika Virus
Get more details on the Zika virus at https://www.cdc.gov/ zika/ or at http://www.cdc.gov/ zika/about/.

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