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Nov. 6, 2017

Navy, International Entomologists Collaborate to Fight Malaria

The Navy Entomology Center of Excellence is assisting the President's Malaria Initiative that includes distributing insecticide-treated bed nets, indoor residual spraying and anti-malarial drugs.

Oct. 24, 2017

Workplace Violence Survivors Unite to Turn Tragedy Into Hope

Two Army workplace violence survivors met at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and are sharing their stories of hope.

Oct. 13, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Shows Resilience in Cancer Battle

Air Force Staff Sgt. Teresa Monteon persevered during grueling treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma with her friends and Air Force family supporting her through the treatment. Now she's in remission and says even though there is going to be adversity in life, what matters is thinking positively and getting yourself back up.

Oct. 11, 2017

Face of Defense: Marine Martial Arts Instructor Instills Corps’ Ethos

“I’m never going to hold anything back. If they want to learn something they are going to earn it. I want to get them to where I am at. I don’t mind if they surpass me," said Marine Corps Cpl. Jody Scott, a sought-after martial arts program instructor assigned to Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific.

Oct. 1, 2017

Retired Air Force NCO Adds to Medal Count at Invictus Games

Medically retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Sebastiana Lopez-Arellano almost died in a motorcycle accident in 2015, but she persevered and has distinguished herself at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto.

Sept. 30, 2017

Soldier Credits Adaptive Sports for Recovery, Medal Wins at Invictus Games

"Adaptive sports is a big part of recovery because I know, for me, without adaptive sports, I would’ve been lost,” said Army Spc. Stephanie Morris, who lost a leg during service in Afghanistan. Morris won a gold medal in discus, a silver in shot put and a bronze in hand cycle in the women’s track and field competition at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto.

Sept. 30, 2017

Invictus Competitor Points to Importance of Family

Medically retired Army Capt. Will Reynolds lost a leg during service in Iraq. Yet, Reynolds persevered with the support of family and friends and today he competes with other wounded and injured service members in athletic competitions like the 2017 Invictus Games.

Sept. 29, 2017

Morale Dog Improves Well-Being of Airmen

Milo, the 19th Airlift Wing’s morale dog at Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas, helps the base's chapel staff care for airmen.

Sept. 29, 2017

Study to Examine Role of Adaptive Sports for Rehabilitation

Michael Burns, CEO of the Toronto Invictus Games, announced that Invictus, in partnership with the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, is releasing the preliminary findings of the first-ever research study on the impact of the role of adaptive sports in the rehabilitation of service members and their families.

Sept. 28, 2017

DoD Leaders Announce TRICARE Interim Final Rule Changes

Defense Department leaders announced the Interim Final Rule that charts the way forward for transforming TRICARE, the military’s health care system, with the transition going into effect Jan. 1.

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