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  • MREs no longer contain 'mystery meat' of past

    Oct 8, 2009

    DoD's Combat Feeding Directorate set up an elaborate display with interactive activities on the floor of the AUSA Annual Meeting and Symposium, including a place for Soldiers to taste-test new ration items

  • Army psychiatrist: Military children have increased mental-health risk

    Oct 8, 2009

    The increasing mental-health needs of military children are taxing both the military and civilian health care systems.

  • Fighting the flu with fist bumps

    Oct 8, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - For the workplace, the most common form of spreading germs through contact is via handshake. A handshake usually signals agreement or acquaintance, or it can function as a professional way to say hello or goodbye. In ancient times, it meant you werenAca,!a,,ct concealing a weapon in your hand.

  • 'Thank you not enough' for veterans, says Fisher House CEO

    Oct 8, 2009

    Kenneth Fisher reached out to veteran organizations and community members in a call to action Wednesday, asking them to do more than just thank wounded warriors.

  • Army-wide FRG Town Hall meetings identify opportunities

    Oct 8, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A senior official from the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management's office spoke to Association of the U.S. Army Family Forum attendees Oct 5 at the Washington Convention Center here, pertaining to the results of Army Family Readiness Group town hall meetings held at six Army installations this summer. Kathleen Marin from the ACSIM office told those gathered for the annual Family Forums, which included 450 company-level FRG leaders from U.S. Army Forces Command units nationwide, about the concerns raised by Army Families at town hall meetings she attended at Fort Campbell, Ky.; Fort Drum, N.Y.; Fort Lewis, Wash.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Stewart, Ga.; and Fort Hood, Texas. Marin said the Army is at a historic moment in its history; it has been fighting a war for eight years with an all volunteer force and the Families who love and support those Soldiers. Subsequently, she said this causes Army officials to look at how they can calibrate Army programs and services to meet the needs of those repeatedly deploying Soldiers and their Families. With that in mind, the Chief of Staff of the Army challenged us at the two-year review mark to evaluate how well the Army is doing promoting and make available Army sponsored services, Marin said.

  • Army Family Covenant improves Family readiness by training the trainer

    Oct 8, 2009

  • National Depression Education and Awareness Month

    Oct 7, 2009

    What is it' Depression is more than just feeling a little Aca,!A"blueAca,!A? for a few days. ItAca,!a,,cs a common but serious medical condition that can affect anyone- men, women, children- at any time, at any age. On average, approximately 16 million new cases of depression are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Less than two-thirds of people diagnosed however, ever receive care. Depression comes in many forms and has a variety of symptoms. Physical symptoms may include body aches and pains, irritability, anxiety and for some people, thoughts of suicide or death. Emotional symptoms of depression may include sadness, loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, restlessness, withdrawing from family and friends, trouble concentrating or making decisions. Depression is treatable and seeking help for depression is a sign of strength.

  • New SecArmy recognizes quality-of-life initiatives

    Oct 7, 2009

    New Army Secretary John McHugh recognized outstanding quality-of-life improvements, programs and best practices from around the Army during the second Family Forum of the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition Tuesday.

  • USASMA commandant speaks to changes in NCO development

    Oct 7, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Chandler, commandant of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, laid-out specific changes to noncommissioned officer education curricula during a Sergeants Corner presentation at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting.

  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Oct 1, 2009

    2nd annual competition features $2000 prize FORT RUCKER, Ala. (Oct. 1, 2009) Aca,!" The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center is calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for the chance to win $2,000 as part of the 2nd Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • Innovations in lightweight, energy-independent sanitizing solutions wins Army R&D Award

    Sep 30, 2009

    Everyone has heard stories about the recent outbreaks of Salmonella in a variety of foods, such as peanut butter, tomatoes, fresh jalapenos and pistachios, and Escherichia coli in leafy green vegetables, such as lettuce or spinach. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables contribute to a healthy diet, but outbreaks as those mentioned above raise significant alarm among consumers and public health officials concerned with consumer safety, the safety of the food chain from agri-terrorist threats, and the safety of produce procured from host nations, where pesticides are less prevalent and hygiene standards are not as stringent as in the United States.

  • President signs into law Joint Resolution of Congress "Recognizing the service, sacrifice, hono

    Sep 17, 2009

    In August, President Obama signed into law a Joint Resolution "recognizing the service, sacrifice, honor, and professionalism of the Noncommissioned Officers of the United States Army."


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