Archive for January, 2011

Hot peppers, spices heat up engineers’ tailgate social, chili cook-off

Hot peppers, spices heat up engineers’ tailgate social, chili cook-off

| January 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

The strong aroma of simmering chili peppers, spices and lots of heat set the table for a chili cook-off between the Soldiers and family members of the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, here, Jan. 8.

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‘Wild Dogs’ go after trash

‘Wild Dogs’ go after trash

| January 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

Soldiers with the 3rd Platoon, “Wild Dogs,” 95th Sapper Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, didn’t go to the beach on their four-day weekend, but instead, spent Jan. 14 picking up trash.

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Glaucoma can take sight without warning; eye exams key to early detection

Glaucoma can take sight without warning; eye exams key to early detection

| January 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Early detection and treatment is critical to maintain healthy vision and protect the eyes from the effects of potentially blinding diseases, such as glaucoma, according to the American Optometric Association.

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Moderation helps prevent overtraining

Moderation helps prevent overtraining

| January 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

Exercise is essential for a healthy body and mind, but it’s possible to get too much exercise.

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728th MP Bn. ready for deployment

728th MP Bn. ready for deployment

| January 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

More than 100 Soldiers of the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, received recognition for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, here, Jan. 19.

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‘Avatars’ helping warfighters with PTSD

‘Avatars’ helping warfighters with PTSD

| January 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Defense Department is using virtual world interactivity to educate and help warfighters who are reluctant to seek more direct care to deal with post-traumatic stress, said an official at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, or T2, Jan. 19.

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Fitness Facts: Exercise is beneficial for pregnant women

Fitness Facts: Exercise is beneficial for pregnant women

| January 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Regular exercise during pregnancy can help to improve posture, decrease back pain, relieve stress and build stamina.

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Gen. Casey visits ‘Broncos’ at NTC

Gen. Casey visits ‘Broncos’ at NTC

| January 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Training hard and conducting situational training exercises are just a few things 3rd Brigade Combat Team, “Broncos,” 25th Infantry Division Soldiers are doing at the National Training Center, here.

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Army sees slight reduction in suicides

Army sees slight reduction in suicides

| January 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Gen. Peter Chiarelli, Army vice chief of staff, reported a slight reduction this past year in suicides committed by Soldiers on active duty, from 162 in 2009, to 156 in 2010.

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‘Tropic Lightning’ warriors don first combat patch

‘Tropic Lightning’ warriors don first combat patch

| January 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

It wasn’t their first day in the Army, but for some of the 176 Soldiers standing in formation, it was their first combat patch.

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