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Four women, who were the first to graduate from the Riverine Combat Skills Course on Oct. 26 at Camp Lejeune, N.C., said they took the course so they could serve in a riverine billet if combat roles are ever opened to women. Read the story online here. It also ran in the Nov. 12, 2012, […]
What should you do if you’re trapped in an elevator? Caught in a riot? Confronted by a polar bear? Cade Courtley, a former SEAL, has a plan for these emergencies and many others. He shares them in a new book with instructions on living through almost anything. Read the full story, which also ran in […]
Moldy mattresses, ceiling tiles caked in black fuzz and air vents covered in gray, velvety scum — these were complaints coming from sailors who for months lived in poor living conditions at Lakeside Support Barracks in Pascagoula, Miss. When their complaints went unanswered by officials, the sailors turned to Navy Times. Read the full story, […]
Coast Guard Lt. Lance Leone, the only survivor of a fatal 2010 helo crash, was waiting to find out whether his promotion will go through after being found partially responsible for the deaths of the other three aircrew members. Article can be read online here. The story also ran in the Jan. 21, 2013 issue […]
Even within the tight budget environment, the Coast Guard will be able to afford an important tool needed for the upcoming deployments to the Arctic this summer — a wooden baseball bat. The service struggles to keep pace with other countries who have Arctic interest as the sea ice continues to melt. Published in the […]
As the Coast Guard’s aging fleet becomes less capable of carrying out its missions, a tight budget is delaying acquisition of two cutters seen as crucial to the service’s modernization plans. Published in the May 7, 2012 issue of Navy Times.
A peek inside the lab of the NFL Brain Bank, following the process from donation through research to results and goals for the future of concussion research. Read the full story on PopularMechanics.com here.
Concussions are a problem for all athletes but may prove even more dangerous for youth since a longer recovery time is needed. Link to the full article, which also ran on page 69 of of the April 27 sports section.
A new bill in Congress is working to give veterans who suffered traumatic brain injuries access to necessary care by building a polytrauma center easily accessible to the rural Pacific northwest. Full story for Military Times here.