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  • When a National Guardsman returns from a deployment. its sometimes easy to deal with physical wounds. But what about traumatic brain injury, or post-traumatic stress disorder? To combat that, the Army has come up with FID-RAH...or the post-deployment health reassessment, for soldiers coming home. Its designed to catch combat-related health problems before they get home, and get the help they need. I\'m Max Cacas.

    May 18, 2009
  • Air Force Captain Charlotta Blalock says she gets some strange looks from people when she\'s on a plane, and will drop to the deck and start doing push ups at 14,000 feet. Blalock, who is aide de camp to General Roger Brady, head of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, is now a competitive bodybuilder, after deciding four years ago to step it up when it came to her fitness. She scores \"excellent\" in the Air Force fitness test. I\'m Max Cacas.

    May 18, 2009
  • The Army developed the MC-4 system to replace the paper medical card that often was stained or soaked with blood by the time a wounded solider got back to the field hospital. Little did they…

    May 08, 2009
  • Hundreds of Army public affairs officers from around the world are in the area this week. They\'re attending the Army Worldwide Public Affairs Symposium. The goal is to learn how to better promote the Army. And many of the attendees we\'re doing just that --promoting their home-bases, while interacting with the media . \"We train all of the army intelligence solider airmen, sailors, marines and coast guardsmen in a variety of intelligence specialties\" says Tanya Linton from Ft. Huachuca Arizona. That training includes the joint weapons intelligence course --\"which is basically battlefield forensics. We can look at the site of an explosion and track it back to the bomb makers,\" adds Linton.

    May 05, 2009
  • Its back to the future for the American space program. NASA is currently testing the next-generation Orion spacecraft, designed replace the space shuttle. If the cone shape looks familiar, its because its almost identical to the Apollo lunar modules. The Orion is now being tested at the Navy\'s Surface Warfare Center in Bethesda, Maryland. And instead of landing like a shuttle, Orion will splash down like Apollo. I\'m Max Cacas

    May 01, 2009
  • More than 140 Air Force retirees gathered at the 2009 Push-Pull Exercise to test the Air Force’s ability to recall retirees to active duty. The week-long event was held at Lackland Air Force Base in…

    April 24, 2009
  • The Army Reserve and Customs and Border Protection have signed an agreement aimed at putting reservists into open jobs at the border agency. It’s part of a larger effort by the Army Reserve called the…

    April 22, 2009
  • The Pentagon is not going to renew its contract with Lockheed Martin to process information for U.S. veterans. Bloomberg is reporting that the current contract will expire soon and the Pentagon will not excercise its…

    April 20, 2009
  • Defense Secretary Robert Gates delivered a speech yesterday at the Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama. He is speaking at all of the service war colleges this week to discuss his budget recommendations for FY…

    April 16, 2009
  • The pirate problem around the world has come center stage in the United States with the capture of the Maersk Alabama. While the FBI continues negotiation with the pirates holding the ship’s captain hostage, the…

    April 10, 2009
  • With the potential for electronic attacks on the rise, the Army has stepped up its efforts in the realm of electronic warfare. They have begun to develop teams specifically trained to fight the enemy through…

    March 19, 2009
  • The guidelines, issued Monday by public and private sector cybersecurity experts, are considered the low-hanging fruit to help agencies improve their network security immediately, says John Gilligan, a former Air Force and Energy Department chief information officer.

    February 23, 2009
  • The U.S. Army is again reconsidering its plan for drawing down troops in Europe. The Associated Press reports Gen. Carter Ham, the head of Army troops in Europe, says that because U.S. troops in Europe have been used so much in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan...

    February 18, 2009
  • One approach DoD and many other agencies are using to address the impending retirement wave is by attracting high school students through the Chief Information Officer Council\'s Information Technology Job Shadow Day.

    February 16, 2009

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