New policies protect troops from mild traumatic brain injuries
Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo
Soldiers with 782nd Alpha Company make their way around gigantic improvised explosive device blast holes that were created just a few hours prior to their convoy passing through in Southern Afghanistan. New policies now require any Soldier who sustains a direct blow to the head or loss of consciousness, or is in the immediate vicinity of a blast, to undergo a medical evaluation, followed by 24 hours of downtime and medical clearance before returning to duty.
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