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‘We are all suffering in silence’ — Inside the US military’s pervasive culture of eating disorders
“PTSD, military sexual trauma, and eating disorders go so, unfortunately well together."
Why the Air Force will allow airmen to walk instead of run on their fitness tests
"More testing options will put flexibility in the hands of our Airmen – where it belongs."
How the Army combat fitness test exposes the military’s unhealthy focus on ‘making weight’
“It’s become just a normal part of Army culture and military culture, and that’s not good.”
‘This is a game-changer’ — Air Force to allow longer braids, ponytails, bangs for women
"To think we don’t have to have headaches every day anymore?"
How trauma and stress affect the body
Where the mind goes, the body will follow.
Servicewomen’s advocacy group says the ACFT could deal ‘irreparable damage’ to the Army
SWAN joins a growing chorus of voices raising concerns over the Army's new fitness test
The Air Force is looking into wearable devices that detect COVID-19
The Air Force hopes the device would identify a potential COVID-19 infection early and alert the user through its user dashboard.
Enlisted sailors on Navy warships are at higher risk of COVID-19 than officers, study finds
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are more likely to spread among enlisted crew members on Navy ships, a new study released this week found, due to the sailors' tight living and...
Biden suspects toxic exposure in Iraq killed his son Beau. Now he has a plan to help other sick veterans
Joe Biden, like many other families of service members diagnosed with illnesses from overseas deployments, suspects toxic exposure may have been behind his son Beau’s brain cancer
Soldiers won’t have to pass the Army Combat Fitness Test to graduate initial training
The Army has suspended a rule requiring new enlisted soldiers and officers to pass the Army Combat Fitness Test to graduate initial military training through next year
The Treasury Department has secretly withheld millions from the FDNY 9/11 health program
The Trump administration has secretly siphoned nearly $4 million away from a program that tracks and treats FDNY firefighters and medics suffering from 9/11-related illnesses
Preventing HIV-positive service members from becoming officers has ‘no rational basis,’ federal judge rules
A U.S. military policy that blocks HIV-positive service members from being commissioned as officers has “no rational basis,” a federal judge said in declining to throw out claims brought by...
How the VA is failing to track veterans burn pit claims
Just 10,588 burn-pit claims have been filed since Sept. 11, 2001, Veterans Affairs said in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from a veterans advocacy group
More than half of veteran military pilots in recent survey reported at least one cancer diagnosis
Of the 500 respondents who disclosed at least one cancer, “13% of them disclosed multiple cancers"
Army bases prepare for new ban on under-21 tobacco sales
By late summer, it will be illegal for soldiers under 21 to buy tobacco products at on-post stores, but there are no plans to enforce a smoking ban.
‘We have no idea what is going on there’ — Officials call for probe of Penn. vets’ home after 26 residents die of COVID-19
“The sheer number of deaths at the Veterans’ Center in such a short period of time warrants an immediate investigation.”
Pentagon approves ketamine-based antidepressant for some patients
Spravato, the controversial ketamine-based nasal spray used to treat severe depression, will be available to Tricare beneficiaries on a case-by-case basis beginning May 18, Defense Health Agency officials announced Friday
The COVID-19 pandemic could actually result in more accessible behavioral health care for soldiers and families
So that's something
Dozens more military bases have suspected ‘forever chemical’ contamination
The number of military installations with known contamination or suspected discharges of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, continues to rise, according to an environmental advocacy group keeping tally based...
‘We want to run’ — Fort Bragg soldier puts on a COVID-19 version of the cherished All American Marathon
When the 2020 edition of the event was axed on March 12, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Beofra Butler began to organize a social-distancing run.
The US military is working on body armor sensors that can measure exposure to potentially harmful blasts
The body armor blast sensors the military is working on could make it easier to tell if a service member needs medical evaluation by measuring blast overpressure exposure
Congressman who served at toxic ‘black goo’ military base in Uzbekistan reveals his fight with cancer
A member of Congress at a hearing about a toxic base in Uzbekistan used by the U.S. military shortly after 9/11 revealed on Thursday that he was also deployed there...
Here’s the list of military clinics that will no longer serve retirees and families
Pentagon officials on Wednesday released a list of military treatment facilities and clinics that will no longer provide care to military retirees and active-duty families as part of a shift...
Internal memo says over 30 military hospitals will soon stop treating families and retirees
"It is estimated that approximately 200,000 Military Health System beneficiaries ... will transition to civilian providers," the memo says.
Training for the ACFT? There’s now an app for that
"It delivers on all fronts of physical training"