New pilot programs to improve readiness

Story by Thomas Brading | Army News Service
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Army is developing new ways to improve readiness with pilot programs now underway to add mindfulness training to help Soldiers manage stress and stay in the moment, Army leaders said during a Thought Leaders webinar. READINESS


Leaders encourage women to fill STEM roles

Story by Thomas Brading | Army News Service
ARLINGTON, Va. — As the Army’s race for talent sprints on, investing in women to fill leadership roles in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, is critical to mission readiness, leaders said during a webinar. STEM


Researchers look at ways to improve aircraft engines

Article by U.S. Army DEVOM Army Research Laboratory PA
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND — A team of Army and academic researchers reviewed a decade worth of studies examining fundamental physics in order to improve aircraft engine performance under extreme conditions. ENGINES


PCS-related issues a top priority for Army

Story by Susan A. Merkner | U.S. Army IMCOM PAO
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — The Army is addressing service members’ PCS (permanent change of station) issues this summer with a newly created crisis action team, or CAT, that meets daily. PCS


Fraud alert: Tips for avoiding VA home loan scams

Article by Department of Defense
These tips for spotting and avoiding VA home loan scams come from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Many service members, veterans and military spouses have received fraudulent calls from companies claiming to be with the government. SCAMS


Create plan to help control debt when in the military

Article by Military OneSource
Take control of your finances by gaining a better understanding of your debt and how to work toward paying off what you owe. Create a plan now and commit to your financial freedom. There are numerous programs and services available. DEBT

Health and Wellness

Certain sleep, respiratory devices on recall

Article by TRICARE Communications
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has directed Philips Respironics to recall millions of sleep and respiratory devices. There is a concern that foam in the devices may break off and be inhaled by the user. RECALL 



Mobile hearing test system enables quicker diagnosis

Story by Larine Barr | Hearing Center of Excellence
A new portable hearing test technology advanced by DOD researchers is capable of assessing and diagnosing hearing health on the battlefield, as well as in a clinic setting, improving access to care and enabling quicker diagnosis and treatment of injury. TEST 


CDC offers safety tips for grilling food

Article by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Food poisoning peaks in the summer months when warmer temperatures cause foodborne germs to flourish. Follow these steps for a safe and enjoyable grilling season to include: separating raw meat from other food and using a food thermometer. FOOD

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