Cayman Regiment Officers Train at RMAS

Officer cadets from the newly formed Cayman Islands Regiment have graduated from the short commissioning course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS). The five Service personnel were set to complete the gruelling eight-week package in August, becoming the first to commission into the home defence force of the British Overseas Territory. Commanded by former… Read More

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Smoking & Basic Training: Does It Have a Negative Impact on Physical Training?

Research Paper Title Smoking and Biochemical, Performance, and Muscle Adaptation to Military Training. Background To determine whether physical performance adaptation is impaired in smokers during early stages of military training and to examine some of the putative mechanistic candidates that could explain any impairment. Methods The researchers examined measures of oxidative stress (malondialdehyde [MDA], lipid… Read More

How Many Soldiers-in-training are likely to Seek Help when Experiencing a Mental Health Problem?

Research Paper Title Identifying Risk and Resilience Factors Associated With the Likelihood of Seeking Mental Health Care Among U.S. Army Soldiers-in-Training. Background The Department of Defence aims to maintain mission readiness of its service members. Therefore, it is important to understand factors associated with treatment seeking in order to identify areas of prevention and intervention… Read More

Thinking of Joining a Bootcamp without Physical Training? Think Again

It is generally believed that a bootcamp applicant is likely to sustain a few injuries during the course of basic training. And while injuries during basic training are common, they are often the consequence of a lack of preparation prior to basic training. However, this article would not hold much value if we simply told… Read More

Can Basic Training Contraceptive Policy Influence Contraception Use Among Junior Enlisted Servicewomen?

Research Paper Title Influence of military contraceptive policy changes on contraception use and childbirth rates among new recruits. Background Unplanned pregnancy is a common problem among United States servicewomen. Variation among service branches in contraceptive education and access during initial training is associated with differences in contraceptive use and childbirth rates despite access to a… Read More

What is the Prevalence of Myopia in Newly Enlisted USAF Airmen?

Research Paper Title Prevalence of Myopia in Newly Enlisted Airmen at Joint Base San Antonio. Background Myopia is the most common type of refractive error and can lead to significant visual impairment. The frequency of myopia has risen considerably, and its worldwide prevalence is expected to continue to increase. Myopia is present in an increasing… Read More

What is the Effect of Infantry Training & Sex on Musculoskeletal Injury Incidence during British Army Basic Training?

Research Paper Title Understanding the musculoskeletal injury risk of women in combat: the effect of infantry training and sex on musculoskeletal injury incidence during British Army basic training. Background Until recently, women were excluded from British combat roles. Their risk for musculoskeletal injury during basic training is two to three times higher than men. To… Read More