Aug. 25, 2017
Military Researchers Collaborate With University on Opioid Crisis
BETHESDA, Md. —
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and West Virginia University have established an official collaboration to pool their resources to fight opioid use and the associated overdose deaths.
Aug. 23, 2017
Army Seeks Gamers’ Input to Help Shape Future Force
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. —
The Army is seeking soldiers to provide feedback about weapons, vehicles, tactics and team organization through online gameplay in order to contribute to the development of the future force.
Aug. 22, 2017
Seabees Establish Strong Bonds With Djiboutian Villagers
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti —
U.S. Navy engineers have spent the last five months making friends with residents of a remote village in Djibouti's Arta region. The Seabees worked to construct a medical clinic complex to serve the local people, for whom very few resources are available and medical care is more than an hour away. When completed, the clinic will provide immediate first aid, as well as maternity and newborn care.
'Old Guard' Dining Facility Supports Army's Health, Readiness Strategy
The Army's oldest active-duty infantry unit is supporting the service's efforts to upgrade its dining facilities and improve soldiers' health and readiness.
Aug. 21, 2017
National Guard WMD Civil Support Teams Pursue Innovation
LEXINGTON, Ky. —
Weapons of mass destruction civil support teams from the National Guard respond to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents throughout the homeland and advise and assist local and civil authorities on response measures.
Aug. 18, 2017
DoD Announces Start of Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian
South Korea and U.S. Combined Forces Command will hold the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise Aug. 21-31, a computer-simulated defensive exercise designed to enhance readiness, protect the region and maintain stability on the Korean Peninsula.
Medical Exercise in Cameroon Enhances Army Readiness
GAROUA, Cameroon —
The U.S. Army Africa-led Medical Readiness Training Exercise 17-5 in Cameroon gave U.S. Army medical professionals a chance to work at a partnered nation's established and alternatively resourced medical facility, shoulder to shoulder with their counterparts.
Shark Therapy: Wounded Soldiers Learn Coping Skills in Shark Tank
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. —
The four soldiers who stood over the shark tank knew what creatures lurked below. But as large flashes of gray streaked across the dark water, they willingly dove in to see if what many find terrifying could actually be therapeutic.
Aug. 17, 2017
New Equipment Gives Airmen Time to Breathe
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. —
A new device at Beale Air Force Base, California, has reduced the time and manpower needed for hypoxia demonstrations during refresher training required for pilots to continue on flight status.
Reserve, Guard Airmen Continue Supporting Wildfire Suppression Efforts
FRESNO, Calif. —
Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard C-130 aircraft equipped with the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System continue supporting wildland fire suppression efforts in California as the National Preparedness System's fire preparedness level sits at PL-5, its highest level.