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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 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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Journal Entry Troff documentStill too fat to fight
Retired military leaders are taking a stand against childhood obesity as a matter of national security and military readiness.
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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 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 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 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 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 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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