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Journal Entry RealAudio documentNavy revamps Physical Readiness Program
The Navy has issued new guidelines on meeting body fat standards for its Physical Readiness Program.
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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 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 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 EntryNew Functional Fitness Training Center at Fort Drum
A new center helps soldiers become strong and agile for deployment to both cold and mountainous conditions.
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Journal EntryNew report focuses on psychological resilience within the U.S. military
The RAND Corporation has released a report identifying factors that promote mental resilience within the U.S. military.
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Journal EntryNew report on protein drinks
Recent surveys of dietary supplement use indicate that about 20 percent of active duty personnel are using some type of protein powder. The percentage of users is likely higher among special operations personnel, and this is of concern, given the July 2010 Consumer Reports® alert on protein drinks.
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Journal EntryNew York Times: "Serious dangers" of alcoholic energy drinks
A recent New York Times article reports that scientists are worried about highly caffeinated beverages like Red Bull, Rockstar, Monster and Full Throttle, which are popular among teenagers and young adults.
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Journal Entry Troff documentNOFFS: There’s an app for that!
A new app for the Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series is now available on the iTunes Store.
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Journal EntryOperation Bushmaster
Operation Bushmaster, a field training exercise for medical students, reminds us that both physical and mental performance are key aspects of success for military healthcare practitioners.
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