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July 3, 2017

Army Athletes Smash Track Records at Warrior Games

Medically retired soldiers Spc. Michael Stephens and Sgt. 1st Class Adam Blow proved they know the less-dangerous meaning of the word explosive, as Blow guided Stephens to record-breaking times during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games.

June 30, 2017

Wounded Warrior Turns Tragedies Into Inspirations

Ryan Shannon, a former Navy submariner, has fought health issues including traumatic brain injury and thoughts of suicide, but he perseveres with the help of family and friends. Shannon will compete at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago.

June 30, 2017

Service Dogs Get Paws-On Training

Soldiers with the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, hosted a walk-through for a special group of dogs in training to become service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress and the visually impaired.

June 22, 2017

Military Children Use Virtual Reality Simulators at STEM Workshop

During a Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences workshop, middle school students donned high-tech virtual and augmented reality simulators and tested out revolutionary modular prosthetic limbs and interacted with experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

June 21, 2017

Army Scientists Hope Space Experiment Unlocks Clues to Bone Healing

Scientists at the U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research at Fort Detrick, Maryland, are hoping to determine how bones heal in microgravity, based on an experiment that launched to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX in February and returned to earth aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft in March.

June 1, 2017

Army's First Muslim Division-Level Chaplain Serves All Faiths

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Khallid Shabazz, who recently became the Army's first division-level Muslim chaplain and previously served as an enlisted soldier as well as a Christian, employs those experiences in providing evenhanded advice and counsel to all.

May 30, 2017

Face of Defense: Former Army Mechanic Becomes Chaplain, Serves Soldiers

Army Chaplain (Capt.) Steven De Haan once worked as a military mechanic, but he now serves soldiers in search of spiritual support. De Haan joined the Army in 2001 as a mechanic, and spent 11 years in maintenance. However, he said God had a different plan for him.

May 26, 2017

Green Road Project to Study Healing Effects of Nature

Researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., are embarking on a collaborative study seeking to scientifically measure the healing effects of nature.

May 15, 2017

Face of Defense: Army Officer Showcases Excellence on Basketball Courts

For Army Capt. Octavia Blackwell, a signal officer in the 92nd Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C., basketball has provided a wealth of adventure. In addition to taking her around the world, the sport also led her to the military where she can serve in a way that reaches beyond her immediate community.

May 2, 2017

Well-Mannered Staff Member Serves at Corpus Christi Clinic

Honorary Lt. Finley Lewis is, in fact, an expertly trained silver Labrador retriever skilled at enhancing the quality of life, education and morale of patients, as well as Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi's staff.

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