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Military suicides have become somewhat less frequent, but remain a 'massive problem'

Military suicides have become somewhat less frequent, but remain a ‘massive problem’

At Cornerstone Equine Therapy Center outside San Diego, Judy Beckett has worked with the Navy for more than a decade. Most of his calls these days come from naval commanders looking for new ideas to increase the resilience of sailors. She said horses have almost a meditative power with sailors who suffer from PTSD or …

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Readers write: Medical assistance in dying, military vaccinations, budget surplus, people in need

Readers write: Medical assistance in dying, military vaccinations, budget surplus, people in need

Review Editor’s Note: Star Tribune Opinion publishes letters readers online and in print every day. To contribute, click here. ••• In his article, Ross Douthat dangerously links Canada’s evolving and less stringent euthanasia law to historically stringent U.S. laws on physician-assisted dying, misleading the public and lawmakers (“Suicide vs. civilization in Canada”, Opinion Exchange, December …

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Army awards medical school for work supporting medical students and military medical efforts

Army awards medical school for work supporting medical students and military medical efforts

In the Class of 2022 in June, medical graduate and U.S. Army Second Lieutenant Collin Bennett MD ’22, flanked by his parents, is promoted to his current rank by Arthur Eisenbrey, MD ’86, Ph.D ’80 as Christopher Steffes, MD, Res. ’93, look. The Office of Student Affairs at Wayne State University School of Medicine was …

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House Passes Defense Bill That Overrides Military Covid Vaccine Warrant |  CNN Politics

House Passes Defense Bill That Overrides Military Covid Vaccine Warrant | CNN Politics

CNN — The House voted on Thursday to pass sweeping legislation that would authorize $858 billion in national defense funding and overturn the US military’s Covid vaccine mandate. The measure passed with broad bipartisan support with a tally of 350 to 80. House lawmakers approved a final negotiated version of the National Defense Authorization Act …

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U.S. Air Force loadmasters and pilots load passengers aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in support of the Afghanistan evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2021.

Senator vows to hold back military candidates over Pentagon abortion policy

A prominent Republican senator is threatening to suspend all appointments to the Department of Defense over the decision by top leaders to provide leave and travel expenses to help troops access abortion services. The move comes as senior Pentagon officials raise concerns about several unfilled leadership positions, including Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and …

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The Unseen Battle: Teenage Girl Uses Military Mom's Story to Educate Others

The Unseen Battle: Teenage Girl Uses Military Mom’s Story to Educate Others

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — You could say that service to country is in Captain Carolyn Furdek’s DNA. A third-generation officer, military service is deeply rooted in his lineage. “My mother served, my father’s mother served. And then both of my grandfather, my father – my uncle too,” Furdek said. “I stand on the backs of lions.” …

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In memory of Vice Admiral John Mateczun, naval psychiatrist, visionary and faithful leader of military medicine (1946-2022)

In memory of Vice Admiral John Mateczun, naval psychiatrist, visionary and faithful leader of military medicine (1946-2022)

On November 7, 2022, Vice Admiral John Mateczun, the former Commander Joint Task Force National Capital Region and Deputy Navy Surgeon General passed away. He was 76 years old. Vice Admiral Mateczun has charted a military career like no other. During 38 years in uniform, he served as a U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) …

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