Topic: U.S. Soldiers
Written by Sgt. Ange Desinor
Paynesville, 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.”
Written by Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods
Monrovia, 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.
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Afghanistan – “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.
Nangarhar 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.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Moeller
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.
Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
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.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
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.
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.
Honolulu, 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»
Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
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 National Army: Competent, Adequate and in the Lead thanks in part to Fort Campbell’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans”
Written by U.S. Army Spc. Alex Kirk Amen,
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – The village of Nakam is small, there is no electricity and the water comes from several small well pumps throughout the town. It is a farming community surrounded by dusty fields, resembling the American dust bowl of the 1930’s.
As U.S. Army Soldiers walk through the streets of this small village in the morning hours of January 10th, 2013, they are quickly surrounded by Afghan children. The children stare up in awe at the large green men and ask for pens and water.
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