Service Parents: Remember your Free Childcare!

Parents are missing out on 30 hours of free childcare a week because they are not applying for it in time when moving back to England. That is the warning from the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s) Directorate of Children and Young People. Working parents with youngsters aged three to four are eligible and the MOD… Read More

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Is There a Link between Childhood Trauma & the Impact of Deployment on the Development of Mental Disorder in Military Males?

Research Paper Title Childhood trauma and the impact of deployment on the development of mental disorder in military males. Background Childhood adversity is associated with mental disorder following military deployment. However, it is unclear how different childhood trauma profiles relate to developing a post-deployment disorder. The researchers investigated childhood trauma prospectively in determining new post-deployment… Read More

What is the Number of Under 18’s Deployed to Iraq & Afghanistan?

“In dealing with a similar PO in 2013, a total of seven, service personnel under the age of 18 were identified as having been deployed in the period 2007-10 in Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon closer inspection of the information, only two out of the four service personnel were actually deployed to Iraq before the age… Read More

ACAM2000 Smallpox Vaccine & Myopericarditis

Research Paper Title A Case Series of Smallpox Vaccination-Associated Myopericarditis: Effects on Safety and Readiness of the Active Duty Soldier. Abstract Myopericarditis following smallpox vaccination is a documented side effect with increasing incidence since re-establishing mandatory vaccination for deploying military personnel. After the ACAM2000 smallpox vaccine replaced the Dryvax smallpox vaccine, the rate of myopericarditis… Read More

Deployment & Risk of Suicide in US Army Personnel

Soldiers in the U.S. Army who deploy within six months of an earlier deployment are at higher risk for suicide, as are new recruits who are sent to war within one year of enlisting. Those who redeploy within six months are 1.6 times more likely to attempt suicide. Soldiers who serve 12 months or less… Read More

Details on the Protection from Overseas Deployments for Service Persons’ & Flexible Working

Does the protection from overseas deployments continue if the Service Person (SP) is posted during the protection period? If it were necessary to remove protection from operational deployment under either FD1 (reduced deploy ability) or 2 (reduced deploy ability and part-time working) during the period applied for, whether as the result of an assignment or… Read More

A Cross-Sectional Study Analysing & Determining Health Status of Chinese Navy Personnel

Research Paper Title Analysis and determinants of Chinese navy personnel health status: a cross-sectional study. Background There have been very few studies analysing the relationship of physical and mental health status with health behaviours and deployment status in Chinese navy personnel. Thus, the researchers undertook this survey to assess this relationship and identify specific factors… Read More