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Forget ‘athleisure,’ this 91-year-old Air Force vet works out in overalls
"I don't have any hips, and I can't keep my pants up!"
Air Force issues public health alert for Chinese coronavirus amid spread to Japan
An Air Force medial group based at Japan's Yokota Air Force Base has issued a warning to U.S. military personnel regarding the spread of a deadly coronavirus that originated in...
The first Army unit has received its ACFT equipment
Soldiers will start being scored on the ACFT in October 2020.
If jet radars don’t raise cancer risk, why did the Navy coat some cockpits in gold?
Former Navy and Air Force pilots or their surviving spouses have expressed to McClatchy their concerns about the high number of prostate, brain, blood and other types of cancers affecting...
A 9-year-old kid just challenged the President to go vegan for a month. The reward: $1 million donated to veterans
"Our veterans get one million dollars, and you get to eat great plant-based food. Mr. President, do we have a deal?"
Florida man loses more than 180 pounds to join the Army
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"
2 US Army soldiers are reportedly being treated for vaping-related illnesses
As of October 1, over 1,000 lung injury cases related to vaping had been reported to the CDC.
The entire Army is going to start doing the new ACFT, but the scores won’t count until next year
Good luck out there.
A Vietnam veteran was ‘feasted on’ by ants before his death at an Atlanta VA hospital, his daughter says
A Vietnam vet stricken with cancer was overrun by ants and bitten more than 100 times days before he died at a VA hospital in Atlanta, his daughter said
VA to take lead on fighting potential military service-linked cancer, Esper says
The Department of Veterans Affairs will take the lead on improving access to medical care for military members exposed to potentially cancer-causing compounds during their service, Defense Secretary Mark Esper...
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...
‘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...
The worst part about the mold crisis at Lackland Air Force Base is how unsurprising it is
After photos of moldy dorm rooms began making the rounds online, the Air Force has found mold in 1,146 rooms across Joint Base San Antonio in Texas.
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...
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...
The Atlanta VA has abandoned more than 200,000 health care applications this year alone
An arm of the Veterans Affairs Department in Atlanta eliminated 208,272 applications from across the country for health care early this year amid efforts to shrink a massive backlog of...
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."
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...
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...
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
2 veterans died by suicide at separate Georgia VA centers in one weekend
Two veterans killed themselves at separate Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals in Georgia over the weekend, refocusing attention on what the VA has called its "highest clinical priority"
Andersen Air Force Base was sanitizing drinking water with a pesticide used in swimming pools
Personnel at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam had been consuming drinking water that had been sanitized with chlorination tablets typically used in swimming pools, an Air Force spokesman