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Journal EntryF-22 jets under fire
On September 13, Air Force officials met on Capitol Hill to address the House Armed Services Committee over concerns about the physiological dangers of flying F-22s.
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Journal Entry ECMAScript programA new approach to prevent non-combat injuries
The heavy loads that active duty service men and women have to carry during deployments and training are taking a toll. Extensive research continues on how to reduce body armor weight and decrease the risk of associated non-combat injuries.
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Journal EntryNew Army uniforms will do a better job protecting soldiers from what bugs them
The Army will soon begin issuing Fire Resistant combat uniforms treated with the insect repellent permethrin.
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Journal EntryAquaman to the rescue!
Scientists hope to turn military divers into real life “Aquamen” with new technology designed to help them avoid some of the dangers associated with diving.
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Journal EntryIs wicking apparel as “cool” as you think?
Clothing made from synthetic material is still popular in the sports apparel industry, with many manufacturers claiming that it improves heat regulation. That’s not what the science says, though.
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Journal EntryNew Year, new first aid kit for the Army
The Army has been working to improve front-line first-aid treatment for soldiers. Read on to learn about the “Individual First Aid Kit II” (IFAK II), which includes new life-saving equipment.
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