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Col. Carl Castro, director of the Military Operational Medicine Research Program.

Army research looks at new PTSD treatment

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 20, 2012) -- While there are no simple cures for post-traumatic stress disorder, a leading military researcher...

New financial guidance may help troops as they move

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2012 – New guidance to mortgage servicers may help tens of thousands of military homeowners moving to new duty stations,...

A brother remembers: ‘Michael was the kind of man . . .’

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2012 – As of June 1, there have been 140 suicides across the services in 2012, according to defense officials. This compares...

Smartphones may soon join battle against suicide

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2012 – Human to human interaction is basic to mental health care, but smartphones can extend therapy’s reach and help...

Study offers glimpse into suicide motives

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2012 – Why? What makes people attempt suicide? It’s a vital question, as the answer could help mental health professionals...

DOD, VA partner to help prevent suicide

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2012 – Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said his agency is working with the Defense Department to end veteran...

Nine months after repeal, gay troops slowly come out

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2012 – In the nine months since being given the legal right to serve openly in the military, gay service members are...

Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Burns, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center surgeon, center, uses a surgical instrument to prepare a wound for surgery while, Col. Evan M. Renz, burn center director, left, and Spc. Dennis Ortiz, operating room technician, look on during the first surgery procedure performed in the new Burn Center OR, May 25, 2012, at the new consolidated tower of the San Antonio Military Medical Center.

New burn care center fully operational in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (June 18, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research began a new era in burn and combat casualty trauma care when...

Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael G. Vickers, right, speaks with Afghan officials during a trip to Afghanistan. Courtesy photo

DOD Needs More People with More Languages

MONTEREY, Calif., June 20, 2012 – Few people can claim they have been portrayed in a major Hollywood movie as a result of their actions during...

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey

Officials Announce Findings of Military Education Reviews

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2012 – Officials have completed reviews of a Joint Forces Staff College elective course and a larger review of professional...

Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen, the famed "Candy Bomber," is handed a certificate by Col. Erik Hansen, moments after the C-17 Aircrew Training Center at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., was dedicated June 15, 2012 in honor of him. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashlee Galloway)

Famed 'Candy Bomber' honored at JB Charleston

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON (AFNS) -- Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen's Air Force legacy is built on chocolate, bubble gum and hope.

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Dr. Jill Biden

Biden Promotes Service to Military Families

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 – Dr. Jill Biden shed light on her message of rallying support for military families yesterday with a presentation...

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