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Florida man loses more than 180 pounds to join the Army
The Army is facing a major performance divide in its new combat fitness test
It may take up to five years to finalize the standards for the Army Combat Fitness Test as the service struggles to address the performance gap between male and female soldiers on the service's first-ever gender-neutral fitness assessment
A 43-year-old paratrooper with stage 3 kidney disease just hit the max ACFT score
"A lot of people look at me and think, 'Oh, this dude's just a meathead' ... but I'm part of the population that a lot of providers are worried about."
The mother of a Navy recruit who died in boot camp claims the service ignored clear PT-related health risks
"This health condition (Kierra had), they knew it," she said. "They found it. They should have handled it better."
This officer candidate just maxed the new ACFT, so step up your game
A senior drill sergeant said the "special sauce" is "hard work and motivation."
PTSD tied to higher risk of an early stroke, according to a massive new study of post-9/11 veterans
"This trend is very concerning given the devastating impact stroke has on young patients and their families"
A new line on the Air Force fitness screening questionnaire may help solve the service’s rash of PT deaths
Screening for sickle cell will help flag airmen who might need additional clearance or care ahead of their PT test, officials said
The Navy beats out the Air Force as the fattest branch, somehow
You'd expect a force commonly derided as a "Chair Force" to rank pretty high on a list of U.S. service branches by obesity, but apparently the Navy has snatched that king-size throne from the flyboys in the Air Force
The Coast Guard Academy wants to track cadets after graduation as part of a massive concussion study
The Coast Guard Academy, which is involved in the most comprehensive concussion study to date, is preparing to track cadets after they leave the academy to examine the impact a concussion can have on a person's brain over time
Eglin AFB curtails running portion of PT test following captain’s death
Physical fitness tests were briefly suspended earlier this week and outdoor cardio testing will be curtailed for the remainder of the summer at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, after an airman died Saturday. She had completed her PT test on Friday
All CBD products are forbidden to US service members, Pentagon says
As the military services each roll out new policies regarding hemp-derived products like cannabidiol, or CBD, the Defense Department is not mincing words
Army study recommends more sleep for recruits at basic, which drill sergeants will absolutely not disregard or anything
Soldiers who experience sleep problems during basic combat training may be more likely to struggle with psychological distress, attention difficulties, and anger issues during their entry into the military, a recent study suggests
‘We are dropping like flies’ — Former fighter pilots are pushing the Pentagon for earlier cancer screenings
Former Air Force and Navy fighter pilots are calling on the military to begin cancer screenings for aviators as young as 30 because of an increase in deaths from the disease that they suspect may be tied to radiation emitted in the cockpit
The Air Force is investigating whether fighter pilots are at increased risk of prostate cancer
The Air Force has begun to look at whether there's increased risk for prostate cancer among its fighter pilots. A new investigation by McClatchy shows just how serious the problem may be
Toxins from hand grenades and explosives have poisoned the drinking water near Fort Jackson
More than 16 percent of the drinking water wells tested near Fort Jackson during the past six years have shown contamination from a toxic chemical found in hand grenades used at the military installation to train soldiers, according to recently released federal data
Army recruiters signed off on hundreds of recruits who hadn’t passed a required fitness test
Recruiters were under pressure to meet recruiting goals for 2017.
A new bill would help keep low-income military families from going hungry. The White House isn’t on board
In a statement released July 9, the White House said it "strongly objected" to the provision because service members "receive appropriate compensation already"
Watch an Army ROTC cadet break the Guinness record for burpees to raise money for veterans
An Army ROTC cadet from Michigan broke the Guinness world record for most chest-to-ground burpees completed in 12 hours Sunday as part of an effort to raise money and awareness for active and retired soldiers and their families
Air Force fighter pilot units are getting personal massage therapists to fight chronic pain
A personal masseuse, trainer or conditioning coach could be coming to a fighter pilot base near you
Sleep important, Navy finds
It's been just about two years since the twin collisions of the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain with commercial vessels, and the Navy has made a wild discovery in its quest to improve watchstander performance: sleep matters!
An Army dental clinic is contacting patients after using non-sterilized equipment for 3 days in the last week
US troops are using dating apps more and condoms less as sexually transmitted infections surge within the ranks
"There appears to be an increase in high-risk behaviors among service members; that is, having sex without a condom or having more than one sexual partner."
This Marine captain figured out exactly how many pounds equal pain in combat
Fifteen pounds. That seems to be what separates a high-performing Marine from eventually becoming a combat casualty, according to new...
Sorry, but there’s no smoking at VA hospitals anymore
All Department of Veterans Affairs health care facilities will be completely smoke-free by October, with all forms of tobacco use, including e-cigarettes and vaping, banned from facility grounds
The VA will now let you go to civilian urgent care centers
Got a sore throat or a sprained ankle and don't want to go to a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital? Got sick at 8:00 on a Friday night and don't want to wait until Monday to see a VA doctor? A new VA program may be for you