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Nurse Saves Baby's Life After Attending Pacific Partnership Course

Posted by Rebecca on Jul 6, 2015 2:41:50 PM

From Pacific Partnership Public Affairs

A Pohnpei nurse midwife credits the "Helping Babies Breathe" course taught during Pacific Partnership with helping her save a baby's life June 29, just hours after attending the two-day event. 

Bernolina Hedson was a student in the course taught by Royal Australian Navy Lt. Cmdr. Alison Zilko and U.S. Navy Lt. Jenna DiMaggio June 29-30. Only nine hours after the completion of her first day of training, Hedson used her newly obtained knowledge to successfully resuscitate a newborn. 

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Topics: Military News, Deployment

Air Force Staff Sergeant Beats Cancer

Posted by Rebecca on Jul 4, 2015 6:30:00 AM

By Air Force Tech. Sgt. James M. Hodgman
60th Air Mobility Wing

For many people, Independence Day is all about celebration, spending time with family and watching fireworks light up the night sky. But for Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard L. Johnson, July 4, 2014, was not a day for celebrating.

On that day, just two months after his daughter, Ayda, was born, the 660th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron KC-10 crew chief learned he had cancer.

"I experienced pain that got progressively worse for about two months," Johnson said. "I just attributed it to being work-related or sleeping the wrong way. At the beginning of July, though, the pain got pretty bad. I knew something was wrong."

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Topics: Military Families, Servicemember Spotlight

Troops will be Hard at Work Worldwide July 4th

Posted by Rebecca on Jul 3, 2015 1:06:28 PM

By Cheryl Pellerin
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

Defense Secretary Ash Carter today wished the men and women of the Defense Department a well-deserved Independence Day holiday, and said some service members would be working worldwide July 4th to secure the country and protect citizens, allies and partners.

Carter was joined by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey during a briefing of the Pentagon press corps here, and took questions about Syria, Iraq and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

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Topics: Military News, Deployment

Changes to Best Warrior Competition

Posted by Rebecca on Jul 2, 2015 5:30:00 AM

By Lora Strum

This year's Best Warrior competition has been revamped and moved to Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia.

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said the changes to the competition - which selects the Army's Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer, or NCO, of the Year - are designed to better assess Soldiers' basic grasp of Army standards and push beyond them to excel in increasingly challenging circumstances.

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Topics: National Guard News, Military News, Military Branches

'Cool Effort' Army Development for Those with Heat Injuries

Posted by Rebecca on Jul 1, 2015 12:11:42 PM

By Bob Reinert/USAG Natick Public Affairs

In hopes of bringing medical treatment to Soldiers on remote battlefields in warm climates, the folks at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, recently put forth a "cool effort."

The Heat Ailment Recovery Pack, or HARP, is being developed by the Joint Foodservice Engineering Team, or JFET, of the Combat Feeding Directorate at NSRDEC. It will help personnel maintain medical supplies at the proper temperatures and keep potable water cool until medical attention can be administered to Soldiers with heat-related injuries.

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Topics: Military News, Deployment

Military Athletes Show Skills at 2015 DoD Warrior Games

Posted by Rebecca on Jun 30, 2015 5:30:00 AM

By Karen Parrish
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

The Defense Department’s 2015 Warrior Games, which concluded [June 28] at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, provided an Olympic-style spectacle of warrior-athletes competing in games of skill not too different from the “arts of war.”

Archery and shooting, cycling and swimming, track and field, volleyball and basketball events displayed the strength, stamina, balance, spatial awareness, muscular control and sheer will that power top professional athletes as well as successful service members.

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Topics: Military News, Military Heroes

SC Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team Saves Ill Hiker from Remote Area

Posted by Rebecca on Jun 29, 2015 2:40:00 PM

By Lt. Col. Cindi King | South Carolina National Guard

The South Carolina Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team saved a hiker with a life-threatening emergency from a remote area in Oconee County, South Carolina, on June 25.

The SC-HART team was notified about 5:30 p.m. that medical authorities in Oconee had reached a hiker in a remote area who was in urgent need of further care, but was located miles away from roads in mountainous terrain. The SC-HART capabilities were requested, as they can reach remote areas quickly with a South Carolina National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk and team who conduct hoist operations.

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Topics: National Guard News, Military News, Military Heroes, Reserve/National Guard Members, Military Units

2015 Employer Support Freedom Award Winners Announced

Posted by Rebecca on Jun 26, 2015 2:12:00 PM

By DoD News | Defense Media Activity
 

Pentagon officials announced Thursday the 15 recipients of the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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Topics: National Guard News, Reserve/National Guard Members, Military Transition

USAF Raptors Bring Intimidation to Exercise Northern Edge

Posted by Rebecca on Jun 25, 2015 5:30:00 AM

By Staff Sgt. William Banton, Northern Edge 15 Joint Information Bureau Public Affairs

Its wide muzzle, short black broad nose with large nostrils and deep-set, dark eyes grimace intimidation across the patch on the right shoulder of the pilot boarding his aircraft while preparing to engage an enemy in the joint interoperability environment that is Northern Edge 2015.

The intimidation the 525th Fighter Squadron pilots bring to the fight is only matched by the powerful capabilities of an aircraft adept at ensuring lethality against all advanced air threats.

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Topics: Military News, Military Units

Marines, French Gendarmerie Quiet Riots

Posted by Rebecca on Jun 24, 2015 4:39:12 PM

By 1st Lt. Danielle Dixon, Marine Corps Forces Europe

Crisis-response Marines held their position alongside men and women from the Escadron de Gendarmerie Mobile, a unit with France’s national police force known as the Gendarmerie, while more than 50 rioters threw flaming Molotov cocktails, bricks, and tear gas at the National Gendarmerie Training Center in St. Astier, France, June 18-22.

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