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Implementing new PT standards may hurt Army readiness. The service should learn from how US allies pulled it off
After nearly two decades of grinding low-intensity conflict, the U.S. military is shifting to focus on near-peer competition — and tailoring its physical fitness requirements accordingly.
Active duty is rotting soldiers’ hearts, study says
Comparing more than 263,000 active duty Army personnel to nearly 5,000 civilians, researchers found that soldiers were more likely to have high blood pressure and just as likely to have a higher than ideal body mass index (BMI), according to the report in the Journal of the American Heart Association
The ethical case for creating drug-enhanced ‘super soldiers’
The U.S. military is constantly using technology to build better ships, warplanes, guns and armor. Shouldn't it also use drugs to build better soldiers?
The Navy will soon require sailors plank hard to prove their mettle
Yarrrrrrr, get ready to walk the plank, maties! Or, at least, hold yourself prone on your elbows for an extended period of time!
The Minneapolis VA is testing a medical app to combat PTSD nightmares
The brainchild of a Macalester College graduate to help his father overcome combat-related nightmares has turned into a promising — but still experimental — medical app that is being tested by the Minneapolis VA Medical Center
The Army is developing an alternate combat fitness test for soldiers with permanent injuries
Injured soldiers could be rowing instead of running.
The crew of this Navy warship has gone months without a port call thanks to a viral mumps outbreak
A viral mumps outbreak that left a deployed U.S. Navy warship quarantined at sea for five months is finally under control
This is what PTSD does to your voice, according to new research
Voice analysis software can help detect post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans based on their speech, a study suggests
The Army is launching a registry to track housing complaints, provide medical assistance for housing-related illnesses
It's the latest step in the Army's approach to tackling the privatized housing crisis.
A Marine Corps recruiter called him ‘too fat,’ so this student lost 70 pounds to pursue his dream of enlisting
Staff Sgt. Roy Leverette is working with Wyatt Simmons to prepare him for life in the Marine Corps
You can’t blame the military for your fat ass, according to a new VA ruling
Obesity cannot be considered a service-connected disability, according to a new ruling by the Department of Veterans Affairs General Counsel expected to be published in the April 8, 2019, edition of the Federal Register
The average US service member spends a third of their year drinking, study finds
That old line about drinking like a sailor isn't bullshit
A 69-year-old policy keeps troops from suing the US for medical malpractice. It’s closer to being overturned than ever before
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a petition from a family prohibited from suing for medical malpractice, barred by a 69-year-old legal ruling known as Feres that precludes troops from suing the federal government for injuries deemed incidental to military service
7 winning strategies Navy SEALs use to overcome sleep deprivation
Growing evidence suggests that poor sleep habits harm our health, our relationships, even our jobs. So if you're having trouble sleeping, then it's time to get back to the basics — military style
VA to offer new ketamine-based nasal spray to help combat depression
The newest FDA-approved medication to treat severe depression, a nasal spray based on the anesthetic (and misused hallucinogenic party drug) ketamine, will soon be available to veterans treated within the Department of Veterans Affairs
A new bill would require the Pentagon pay for combat troops to freeze their sperm and eggs
A new bill would give troops with infertility related to their military service greater access to advanced reproductive treatments, including up to three completed cycles of in vitro fertilization, or IVF, and cryopreservation of eggs and sperm for those heading to a combat zone
Marine officer: Let troops drop acid before they analyze intel
LSD is already a staple of the U.S. military's nuclear enterprise; now it's time to bring mind-expanding substances to the wide world of intelligence, a Marine Corps officer argues
The Army National Guard is shelling out for some sweet fitness gear to help your lazy ass get in shape
Perhaps have a salad tonight?
Wounded Warriors show off their athletic skills at Marine Corps Trials
The event is put on by the Wounded Warrior Regiment, based at Quantico, Va., which works with Marines and their families to adapt to and overcome illnesses and injuries. Currently, 661 Wounded Warriors nationwide receive services
Obesity could force British military to make planes and submarines plus-sized, lawmaker says
English soldiers are fighting the Battle of the Bulge
Yes, your supportive texts to your battle buddy actually help prevent military suicide, study says
Military service members who are at risk for suicide may be less likely to attempt to harm themselves when they receive supportive text messages, a U.S. study suggests
Optimism may protect soldiers against chronic pain, study says
Soldiers who displayed high optimism before deployment were less likely to develop chronic pain after being sent to Afghanistan or Iraq than those who were more pessimistic, a new study finds
Active-Duty Army Suicides Reach Highest Level Since 2012
Across the military it's clear that suicide is still a very serious problem.
Army Vet Sues Company That Made ‘Defective’ Earplugs For The Military
And he's not the only one who's been affected
The Marine Corps May Swap Crunches For Planks On PFT
The Marine Corps is thinking about swapping out crunches for planks, so it looks like the jig is up...