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Journal EntryNew Army camouflage: the end of the digital age?
Since 2004, Army personnel have donned the Universal Camouflage Pattern on standard uniforms; but new research and field reports have found this pattern to be ineffective in combat.
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Journal Entry D source codeHeroes on and off the field
Play ball! Washington Nationals Wounded Warrior softball player was named MVP of the 2012 Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game.
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Journal EntryIt’s all in the shape…body shape that is!
Body Mass Index (BMI) may be replaced in the future with “A Body Shape Index,” a better predictor of health risk due to obesity.
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Journal EntryMHS highlights Total Force Fitness
July was the Military Health System’s “Total Fitness Month.” HPRC offers lots of resources to follow up on their recommendations for healthy living.
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Journal EntryXena: Warrior Princess inspires new body armor
Congress has directed the Pentagon to develop better-fitting body armor for female soldiers after a decade of women fighting on the front lines.
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Journal Entry text/texmacsConsumer Reports on 10 hazards of dietary supplements
The Consumer Reports website recently posted an article outlining the potential dangers of dietary supplement products.
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Journal EntryNew face paint does more than camouflage
New face paint is being tested and hopefully will be approved for the military in the near future. Not only will it hide soldiers’ faces from the enemy, but it will also shield their faces from the extreme temperatures of bomb blasts.
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Journal Entry RealAudio documentComprehensive Soldier AND Family Program
The Army’s CSF resilience-enhancement program is now CSF2, which includes training for and by spouses.
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Journal Entry ECMAScript programSensors and smartphones may help save lives
 Early detection of blood loss and other medical conditions can help save lives. New technology combined with smartphones may be the new way medics respond to emergencies on the battlefield.
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Journal Entry ECMAScript programChaplain group tackles Warfighter performance issues
Military chaplains have a working group that discusses emerging spiritual and behavioral issues Warfighters deal with on the front lines and post-deployment.
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