News and Current Events

First Annual Health of the Force Report Released

  • 12/14/2015 - 11:03

    The Army Surgeon General's office has released its first "Health of the Force" report, which gives Army leadership an overview of health factors and conditions that effect readiness, as well as providing a rating of the health at several different Army installations throughout the country.

    No votes yet

Women in the Draft? The Process Begins

Defense Secretary: All Jobs Open to Women

  • 12/03/2015 - 15:17

    women in combat

    Starting in January, Defense Secretary Carter announced Thursday, all military jobs in all branches will be open and available to women. Carter said that his decision to open all jobs to women was shared by the secretaries of the Navy, Army and Air Force and the commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command. Only one military leader, Gen. Joseph Dunford - then the Marine Corps Commandant, now Chairman of the Joint Chiefs - recommended keeping some positions closed to women.

    No votes yet

America's Future Conflicts: The Gray Zone

  • 12/01/2015 - 15:28

    The "Gray Zone" - the place between peace and all-out war - is an area that is becoming more and more common in conflicts today. With conflicts like Russia and Ukraine/Crimea and ISIS all happening in this Gray Zone, it's not something that can be ignored by the military. This Gray Zone is the subject of a white paper released in September by the US Special Operations Command, based at MacDill Air Force Base.

    No votes yet

New VA Proposal to Streamline Outside Care

  • 11/19/2015 - 11:00

    The Department of Veterans Affairs unveiled a plan earlier this week that would give veterans much better and more streamlined access to private doctors and hospitals - but not without some upfront costs.

    No votes yet