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Study reveals 10 Best Military Banks and Credit Unions of 2015

 

GO BankingRatesLos Angeles, CA – Two in five U.S. military members have a difficult time paying their monthly bills, 38 percent of military homeowners have an underwater mortgage and more than a third use risky borrowing methods like payday loans to get fast cash1.

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U.S. Department of Defense team conducts weekly Ebola prevention class in Liberia

 

Written by Sgt. Ange Desinor
13th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandPaynesville, Liberia – Joint service Soldiers participated in a weekly class to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. The Department of Defense Ebola Treatment Training Team taught the class in support of Operation United Assistance, at the National Police Training Academy, Monrovia, Liberia, December 2nd, 2014.

“When the Ebola virus started, there weren’t enough health care workers to eradicate it,” said Maj. Retaunda Riley, an Ashmund, Georgia, native, the senior brigade physician assistance for the 36th Engineer Brigade. “With the permission of the Liberian government, we extended our support along with various agencies worldwide to help stop the virus.”

From left, Petty Officer 3rd Class Denzel Eleby, a Key West, Fla., native, Petty Officer 3rd Class Joanna Hambleton, Doyelstown, Pa., both instructors, hands Maj. Retaunda Riley, an Ashmund, Georgia, native, the senior brigade physician assistance with the 36th Engineer Brigade, her equipment for the weekly class offered by the Department of Defense Ebola Treatment Training Team to teach and prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, in support of Operation United Assistance at the National Police Training Academy, Monrovia, Liberia, Dec. 2, 2014. (Sgt. Ange Desinor, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)

From left, Petty Officer 3rd Class Denzel Eleby, a Key West, Fla., native, Petty Officer 3rd Class Joanna Hambleton, Doyelstown, Pa., both instructors, hands Maj. Retaunda Riley, an Ashmund, Georgia, native, the senior brigade physician assistance with the 36th Engineer Brigade, her equipment for the weekly class offered by the Department of Defense Ebola Treatment Training Team to teach and prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, in support of Operation United Assistance at the National Police Training Academy, Monrovia, Liberia, Dec. 2, 2014. (Sgt. Ange Desinor, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Malaria, not Ebola, biggest threat to U.S. Troops in Liberia

 

Written by Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – During the American Revolution, George Washington used part of the Continental Army’s scarce budget to purchase quinine for the treatment of malaria in his troops.

According to Professor Dale Smith, a military medical historian at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the U.S. military counted more than a half-million cases of malaria during World War II.

“This will be a long war, if for every division I have facing the enemy, I must count on a second division in the hospital with malaria, and a third division convalescing from this debilitating disease,” said Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commander of Allied Forces in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

The antimalarial medication Malarone was issued to service members deployed to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance. In addition to antimalarial medication, troops deployed in support of OUA received special equipment and clothing to prevent mosquito bites and infection. Portions of this image were masked for privacy reasons. (Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

The antimalarial medication Malarone was issued to service members deployed to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance. In addition to antimalarial medication, troops deployed in support of OUA received special equipment and clothing to prevent mosquito bites and infection. Portions of this image were masked for privacy reasons. (Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell’s Task Force Thunder’s motto “Finish the fight”

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionAfghanistan – “Finish the Fight!” This is the motto of the combative instructors from Task Force Thunder.

These simple, yet absolutely appropriate words of advice convey the mission of all U.S. Soldiers, and particularly, the mission of his enthusiastic trainees. Spc. Samuel Lam and Sgt. Jose Mercado, both with TF Thunder, are Level III Certified Basic Combatives Course Instructors.

Pfc. Chelsea Kasper conducts a clench drill against Staff Sgt. Marshall Cote during level one Combatives training. Clench drills are used to train Soldiers to close the gap between them and their opponent and limit mobility. (Courtesy Photo)

Pfc. Chelsea Kasper conducts a clench drill against Staff Sgt. Marshall Cote during level one Combatives training. Clench drills are used to train Soldiers to close the gap between them and their opponent and limit mobility. (Courtesy Photo)

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Fort Campbell Bulldog Soldiers oversee Operation Shahee XIII

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from Fort Campbell’s Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment “Bulldogs”, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), take an over-watch position at OP Cobra during Operation Shaheen XIII, near Boti Kot, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

Soldiers from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment "Bulldogs", 1st Brigade Combat Team "Bastogne", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during Operation Shaheen XIII in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army)

Soldiers from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment “Bulldogs”, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during Operation Shaheen XIII in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell’s 4th Brigade Combat Team EOD supports Afghan National Army IED lanes

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, 49th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, attached to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), supported the Afghan National Army’s EOD team from the 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203 Corps, with running a counter improvised explosive device lane for the 4th Khandak Route Clearance Company, June 20th, at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan.

Soldiers with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct an “after action review” with the instructors from the 49th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, attached to the 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., after going through a counter improvised explosive device lane, June 20, 2013 at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan.  (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Soldiers with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct an “after action review” with the instructors from the 49th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, attached to the 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., after going through a counter improvised explosive device lane, June 20, 2013 at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Easy Company supports ANSF mission

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, supported the Afghan National Army’s 2nd Kandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps during a patrol mission in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on June 2nd, 2013.

Soldiers with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, take a knee in anticipation of heading out on a mission in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, on June 2, 2013. (Photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Soldiers with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, take a knee in anticipation of heading out on a mission in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, on June 2, 2013. (Photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Bushmasters poll the population

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – U.S. Soldiers recently conducted a dismounted patrol March 1st, through the local village outside Forward Operating Base Finley-Shields, Afghanistan.

The Soldiers, from 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted the patrol in order to participate in a Shura meeting with elders from surrounding villages during a Key Leader Engagement.

U.S. Army Soldiers with 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct a dismounted patrol March 1st, 2013, outside Forward Operating Base Finley-Shields, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 PAO)

U.S. Army Soldiers with 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct a dismounted patrol March 1st, 2013, outside Forward Operating Base Finley-Shields, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 PAO)

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American Heart Association Report shows Traumatic brain injury complications common among U.S. combat soldiers

 

A transcranial Doppler is a non-invasive, inexpensive and portable way to assess these complications.

American Stroke Association - American Heart AssociationHonolulu, HI – U.S. soldiers in combat often suffer constricted blood vessels and increased pressure in the brain — significant complications of traumatic brain injuries, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2013.

“Research shows that traumatic brain injury is a hallmark of recent military conflicts, affecting nearly a third of all wounded soldiers,” said Alexander Razumovsky, Ph.D., lead researcher and director of Sentient NeuroCare Services in Hunt Valley, MD. «Read the rest of this article»

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US troops, including 101st Airborne Soldiers and Afghan police visit border observation post

 

Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Kunar Province, Afghanistan – Afghan Border Police officers from Zone 1 recently visited Observation Point 12, a small post in Kunar province along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, January 21st.

The mission was a joint operation with U.S. Army soldiers from ABP Zone 1, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division; the commander and command sergeant major from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st BCT; Security Forces Assistance and Advisory Team leadership from Combat Outpost Monti, and ABP leadership from the 2-1 Kandak.

Afghan Border Police and U.S. Army Soldiers from ABP Zone 1, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, hike from their landing zone to Observation Point 12 along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, Jan. 21st, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

Afghan Border Police and U.S. Army Soldiers from ABP Zone 1, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, hike from their landing zone to Observation Point 12 along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, Jan. 21st, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

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