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April 28, 2017

Service Experts Discuss Progress in Recognizing, Treating PTSD and TBI

Heads of military centers and programs targeting post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury testified before a House panel on Defense Department clinical research and program assessment for PTSD and TBI in service members.

April 21, 2017

Face of Defense: Army Nurse Provides Insight on Cancer Battle

Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, a military nurse, visited with nurses at William Beaumont Army Medical Center's surgical ward on Fort Bliss, Texas, where she shared the story of her battle with synovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer that eventually caused the amputation of her left leg.

April 20, 2017

President Signs Bill to Extend Veteran’s Choice Health Care Law

President Donald J. Trump signed the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act so military veterans can continue receiving health care in the civilian sector when care is not easily accessible from a Veterans Affairs Department provider.

April 20, 2017

Medal of Honor Recipient Recalls Challenges of Returning to Civilian Life

Retired Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, who earned the Medal of Honor during service in Afghanistan, recalled his life's triumphs as well as the challenges inherent in his journey to transition to civilian life.

April 13, 2017

Boots Serve as Memory of What Soldier Can’t Express In Words

Retired Army Sgt. Timothy “Mike” Goodrich has found his way through art to express feelings of war that he cannot put into words because of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

April 12, 2017

Pentagon Exhibit Showcases Wounded Warriors’ Therapeutic Art

A new exhibit at the Pentagon displays art created by service members as part of their therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury to help in managing their symptoms.

March 22, 2017

USO-Metro Honors Enlisted Leaders, Actor Gary Sinise

The USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, honored military senior enlisted advisors and presented actor Gary Sinise with the Legacy of Hope Award during a gala held in Arlington, Va.

Feb. 3, 2017

Air Force Leads DoD Support of Super Bowl LI

As fans don their colors to show support for their teams during Super Bowl LI in Houston, the Defense Department will also show its support with the Air Force leading the way as part of its 70th anniversary.

Dec. 23, 2016

DARPA Provides Groundbreaking Bionic Arms to Walter Reed

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is making available to military amputees the first production versions of a groundbreaking upper-limb prosthesis.

Nov. 30, 2016

Face of Defense: Airman Copes With Stress Through Family, Counseling

Retired Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Bob Weber now embraces his family's help and input as he battles post-traumatic stress resulting from the loss of a teammate during a deployment to Afghanistan.

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