New Army NCO manual fails to include mental health for leaders

Link to TC 7-22.7 on armypubs.army.mil Doing a search through the new Army Noncommissioned Officer guide, the words PTSD, TBI, combat stress, or psychology are absent. How one can be expected to be a leader of soldiers but not be expected to have any clue what happens in a soldier's head is a dismal failure …

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The Sirens of war

Once the gates have been broken there are always monsters on the edges, the fog, the water, the forest, the other side of the wall. In the Odyssey the Sirens represent the damage of war. They are ruinous, and they call to the soldiers, who are broken and drawn to dangers, blinded by ego or …

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‘Arthritis can hit troops and vets hard. Here’s how advocates want to respond.’ Military Times article

From the article by Joshua Axelrod Veterans are more likely to develop arthritis than civilians, according to an October 2018 study. Other studies indicate that osteoarthritis is the second-leading cause of military discharge, behind combat wounds. Arthritis encompasses over 100 diseases, including mechanical (or degenerative) and inflammatory ones, the latter of which involves immune-system disorders …

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Medical study on aviation vibration impacts on aircrew with prolonged sitting – By Kenneth Eric Games

Physiological Effects of Prolonged Sitting and Local Pressure Application in the UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter by Kenneth Eric Games Abstract Advances in flight technologies and the demand for long range flight have increased mission lengths for United States Army UH-60 Black Hawk aviators. Prolonged mission times have increased reports of pilots discomfort and symptoms of …

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Opinion – The phrase “they hate us for our freedom,” has some inaccuracy.

One statement that was delivered by the [then] President George W. Bush to Congress days after September 11, 2001, stated the following Our war on terror begins with Al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated. Americans are …

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Gulf War Illness research breakthrough. Gut feeling by the University of South Carolina

Article link on sc.edu What we found is that the altered gut bacteria and their cell wall components seep into the circulatory system and causes neural inflammation,” he says. His team published a paper on their findings last year in PLoS One, which prompted an outpouring of interest from veterans and veteran organizations. The fatigue, …

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Musings on war induced spit

My memory fails that far back, but an interesting symptom I have is the sheer amount of snot I create, anytime I drink or smoke or ear, I have to spit. Always told allergies but nothing has ever fixed it. It is a symptom of chemical weapons or any neuroweapon. That is why foaming at …

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