News

Paratroopers among first to test new marksman rifle

Story by Staff Sgt. Solomon Abanda | 82nd Abn. Div. PAO
Paratroopers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Div. were among some of the first paratroopers to test the new Heckler & Koch M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDMR), which was fielded to every infantry battalion within the 1st BCT. RIFLE

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Certain veteran discharges to be under review

Article by U.S. Army Public Affairs
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army has agreed to review the discharges of thousands of veterans affected by post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma or other behavioral health conditions. DISCHARGES

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Army to lead new strategy against drone attacks

Story by Joseph Lacdan | Army News Service
WASHINGTON —- In the future, drones could threaten U.S. defense systems with a swarming capability that uses artificial intelligence while leveraging 5G connectivity, the director of an Army-led joint office said . DRONE

Community

Garrison CMD Team, Soldiers plant for Arbor Day

Courtesy photo by Victor Washington | Fort Bragg Garrison PAO
The Fort Bragg Garrison Command Team joined the 25th QM Co. and the 264th CSSB during the installation’s Arbor Day ceremony.  Col. Scott Pence, Command Sgt. Maj. William Lohmeyer and the Soldiers planted Willow trees and Purple Muhly Grass.

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Tax breaks for Family members with special needs

Article by Military OneSource
If you are filing taxes on behalf of yourself or a Family member with special needs, you may be eligible for certain tax breaks. Through Military OneSource MilTax, you can receive year-round access to consultants who have extensive tax knowledge. TAX

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Parents have access to expanded child care service

Article by Military OneSource
To help meet the growing and diverse needs of military parents, the Department of Defense is proud to offer an expanded child care service for members and their Families. Military Families now have free access to a national database of caregivers. EXPANDED

Health and Wellness

DOD 'My MilLife Guide' program to boost wellness

Article by Connected Health Communications Office
Finding the right support to ease the stress of navigating daily COVID-19-related challenges can be a challenge itself. To support the military community, the Department of Defense recently launched — My MilLife Guide. WELLNESS

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TRICARE covers low back pain physical therapy

Article by TRICARE
Do you have acute or chronic low back pain? If the answer is yes, you aren’t alone. If you need physical therapy for low back pain, the Defense Health Agency established a demonstration. With the demonstration, TRICARE will waive cost-shares. PHYSICAL

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Learn what to do before, during pregnancy

Article by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Obesity increases the risk for serious birth defects and other pregnancy complications. Focus on a lifestyle that includes healthy eating and regular physical activity. Talk with your healthcare provider about ways to maintain a healthy weight. PREGNANCY