Patricia Kime has reported on military personnel issues for nearly two decades, spending the last six years as a senior writer for Military Times, covering health care and medicine. Her work has appeared in USA TODAY, USA WEEKEND Magazine, The Washington Post, Business Insider, Executive Travel and Northern Virginia Magazine. She has worked for newspapers in North Carolina and California and currently resides in Arlington, Va.
Senior Airman Gabrielle Oaxaca takes retired veteran Barry Silva's blood pressure during his dialysis treatment Oct. 13, 2010, at the David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III)
With the federal deficit expected to top $984 billion this year, the Congressional Budget Office in December published a list of options for reducing the imbalance over the next 10 years, including three suggestions on Tricare and six that address veterans benefits.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
An investigation into cancer rates among children at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, has confirmed 15 cases of potentially fatal disease, but military public health officials say the illnesses are “unlikely” related to base “environmental or occupational” factors.