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Retired medical Soldiers needed for COVID-19 efforts

Story by  Devon L. Suits | Army News Service
WASHINGTON — More than 14,000 retired Soldiers have already shown interest in returning to active duty after the Army recently reached out to over 800,000 of them to assist in the COVID-19 pandemic response, G-1 officials said.  RETIRED

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Bragg Reservist Family's love exceeds boundaries 

Story by  Alexandra Shea | Exercise News Day
“Life before we moved here wasn’t good. We used to fight a lot,” said 14-year-old Olivia.
“We all stayed in one room, on one bed,” added her 15-year-old sister Emma. “I always slept on the edge.” LOVE

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3rd SFG (Abn.) alum now an astronaut on space station

Story by Sgt. Brandon Allums and SFC Jacob Connor | USASOC
On March 12, over 250 participants eagerly stood in line waiting to register for a chance to speak to Dr. (Col.) Andrew Morgan, a 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) alum who is currently aboard the International Space Station. ASTRONAUT

Community

Soldiers can apply for AER assistance electronically

Story by Devon Suits | Army News Service
WASHINGTON — The AER program implemented changes to assist Soldiers and Families impacted by COVID-19. The new guidelines ensure Soldiers and Families can process applications on time, while under quarantine or limited face-to-face interaction. AER

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Need for blood donations constant despite COVID-19

Article by Military Health System Communications Office
The Military Health System is calling healthy donors to a vital and crucial task: help maintain the blood supply to meet current and future patient needs. The demand for blood from donations never goes away, even in the midst of a global pandemic. BLOOD

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Draw strength from Family routines during pandemic

Article by Military OneSource
Reliable routines can be important tools to help children learn to manage day-to-day life. But in uncertain times like the current coronavirus pandemic, having reliable routines is even more important to help both children and adults. ROUTINES

Health and Wellness

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In a COVID-19 world, pace yourself to avoid burnout

Article by Kelly Blasko, Ph.D | DHA Connected Health
Remember before the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, when we medical providers all thought we were stressed out? Me neither. Since cases started erupting earlier this year, it feels like everyone is in crisis mode 24/7. BURNOUT

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Pharmacy Program delivers prescriptions to door

Article by TRICARE
When practicing social distancing, you may want an alternative to having to travel to the pharmacy. Now is a good time to ensure you have adequate medication on hand to cut down on leaving the house. DELIVERS

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Health, wellness coaching can help while stuck at home

Article by MilitaryOneSource
The coronavirus disease 2019 has led to gym closures and disrupted other ways people stay fit and manage stress. Boredom at home can lead to unhealthy snacking. Good nutrition and fitness are key to withstanding the stress of uncertain times. WELLNESS