British Army is Mostly Meeting Recruitment Targets

Targets for new joiners are largely being met despite the planning and logistical challenges created by pandemic restrictions and national lockdowns. Colonel Nick MacKenzie, Assistant Director, Army Recruiting and Initial Training Command, said a number of measures taken during the year had kept the throughput of new recruits flowing freely. “We have adapted our processes… Read More

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G6PD Status in US Military and VA Patients with COVID-19 Infection

Research Paper Title Evaluation of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) status in US military and VA patients with COVID-19 infection. Background A recent publication outlined several pieces of evidence suggesting that glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency may increase susceptibility to, and severity of illness with, COVID-19 infection. These include an earlier study showing that G6PD-deficient cells are more… Read More

Outlining the US Navy’s Response to a Shipboard Coronavirus Outbreak

Research Paper Title US Navy’s Response to a Shipboard Coronavirus Outbreak: Considerations for a Medical Management Plan at Sea. Background The authors observe with interest the ongoing management of the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on the US Navy. The Navy is in a unique position of needing to balance operational readiness with… Read More

COVID-19 & the Mental Health of Service Members across the Globe

Research Paper Title Mental Health Care for Military Personnel in the COVID-19 Epidemic. Background To the Editor: Mental Health Care for Military Personnel in the COVID-19 Epidemic As the COVID-19 outbreak evolves, confirmed COVID-19 cases among military personnel have been reported globally including nearly 1,576 soldiers in Russia, over 4,000 in the United States, 1,500… Read More

Covid-19 & Accommodation Charges

Why have Service personnel continued to pay accommodation fees throughout the Covid-19 pandemic? The government’s direction was clear from the start – stay at home. Almost immediately the chain of command took the sensible approach to protect the force and directed the majority of us to work from home where it was possible and practical.… Read More

Covid, Online Wargaming, & Keeping Soldiering Skills Sharp

An online soldier community that has been deploying video games to help keep battlefield skills sharp has started to attract toplevel interest. Players in the tri-Service UK Fight Club have turned to wargaming titles as a way of engaging each other online and practising manoeuvres that could be used on real-life exercises. Now, having picked… Read More

Outlining Measures to Limit COVID-19 Outbreak Effects Among Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Measures to Limit COVID-19 Outbreak Effects Among Military Personnel: Preliminary Data. Background The COVID-19 outbreak posed a threat to the readiness of military forces as well as their ability to fulfill missions. Seeing that military forces have been encountering similar challenges, the researchers found it eminent to share the Israeli Defence Force… Read More