military readiness

Armed Forces YMCAs

Old organization helps with readiness of today’s troops

Almost everyone has set foot in a YMCA. Did you know there are Armed Services YMCAs with programs tailored to military service members?

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What to do about obesity among military service members

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Sgt. 1st Class Mary Katzenberger

Heavy service members need less judgement and more treatment

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Union representing DoD civilians has big objection to next year’s budget proposal

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The military has a hard time doing its job when Congress doesn’t do its job

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A big appetite for armed forces around the world might be hurting military readiness

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Defense agencies need accountability, reasoning in readiness technology

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Secretary of Defense nominee Lloyd Austin, a recently retired Army general, speaks during his conformation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)

Austin creates safe haven for transgender troops as DoD solidifies policy

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(Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samantha Jetzer/U.S. Navy via AP)200610-N-ML137-1057 PHILIPPINE SEA (June 10, 2020) In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, an F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the

When fixing Navy readiness problems, money helps. But so does data.

The Navy is using the commercially-developed concept of reliability control boards, plus data analytics and artificial intelligence to help determine the…

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Is the Pentagon spending all it can to stay competitive?

The National Defense Strategy stresses the possibility of high intensity warfare with peer nations. But do the Defense Department’s spending priorities…

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FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, pharmaceuticals are seen in North Andover, Mass. While the price of almost any good or service can be found online, most Americans don’t know what they’ll owe for a prescription medication until they get it. Unexpected costs contribute to the estimated 20 to 30 percent of prescriptions that are never filled, which can lead to health problems from untreated medical conditions. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Are drug ingredients made in China a risk to troops? Two lawmakers think so

Two lawmakers want the Defense Department to only buy American-made drugs.

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