What is the Benefit of Outdoor Hand Washing during Field Training?

Research Paper Title The usefulness of hand washing during field training to prevent acute respiratory illness in a military training facility. Background Hand washing plays a key role in preventing respiratory infection in many clinical settings. However, its effectiveness in preventing acute respiratory illness (ARI) during field training in military training facilities has been not… Read More

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Reviewing the Health Service of the Austro-Hungarian Army during the World War I

Research Paper Title The Health Service of the Austro-Hungarian Army during the World War I. Abstract Main article in Hungarian. Based on until unknown details and data authors evaluate the activity of the medical service of the Austro-Hungarian army in the First World War. They analyse the types of injuries, the various infectious diseases and… Read More

What is the British Army’s Dismounted Situational Awareness Tool?

What is the Dismounted Situational Awareness Tool? The British Army has developed a new battlefield/operational situation awareness technology package known as the Dismounted Situational Awareness Tool, and has been “hailed a “game changer”” (Nicholls, 2018). This “battlespace management application” enables improved communication between the US and UK. The Android Tactical Assault Kit (Atak) – which is a… Read More

The Battle…

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave…” Patrick Henry (1736 to 1799) A brilliant orator and a major figure of the American Revolution, perhaps best known for his famed peroration, “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me… Read More

Reviewing Buddy-aid Battlefield Pain Management in the French Military Medical Service

Research Paper Title Buddy-aid battlefield pain management Background As members of the French Military Medical Service currently involved in the management of combat casualties in austere settings, the researchers read with great interest the study by Benov et al reviewing all cases of point of injury (POI) pain treatment documented in the Israeli Defense Force… Read More

Airborne Particulate Matter (PM) & Ultrafine Particles (UFPs) in Battlefield Scenarios

Research Paper Title Ultrafine Particle Distribution and Chemical Composition Assessment during Military Operative Trainings. Background The assessment of airborne particulate matter (PM) and ultrafine particles (UFPs) in battlefield scenarios is a topic of particular concern. Methods Size distribution, concentration, and chemical composition of UFPs during operative military training activities (target drone launches, ammunition blasting, and… Read More

Bacteria & Clearing Landmines

“Genetically engineered fluorescent bacteria can hunt for mines Battlefields strewn with mines are one of the nastiest legacies of war. They ensure that, long after a conflict has ceased, people continue to be killed and maimed by its aftermath. In 1999, the year the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty came into force, there were more than 9,000 such casualties, most… Read More