What was Operation Herrick (2002-2014)?

Introduction Operation Herrick was the codename under which all British operations in the War in Afghanistan (2001-2021) were conducted from 2002 to the end of combat operations in 2014. It consisted of the British contribution to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), and support to the American-led Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), within the central… Read More

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Can We Link Military Operations, Psychological Stress-Induced Immune Response & Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Research Paper Title Psychological Stress-Induced Immune Response and Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease in Veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Background Psychological stress is a significant health problem in veterans and their family members. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stress lead to the onset, progression, and worsening of several inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases… Read More

Outcomes for Combat Ocular Trauma

Research Paper Title Lateral Canthotomy and Cantholysis in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom: 2001-2011. Purpose To describe outcomes and associated ocular injuries of lateral canthotomy and cantholysis (LCC) as performed in combat ocular trauma. Methods Data from the Walter Reed Ocular Trauma Database of patients requiring LCC during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom… Read More

What are the Predictors of Postdeployment Prescription Opioid Receipt & Long-term Prescription Opioid Utilisation Among Army Active Duty Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Predictors of Postdeployment Prescription Opioid Receipt and Long-term Prescription Opioid Utilization Among Army Active Duty Soldiers. Background Little is known about long-term prescription opioid utilisation in the Military Health System. The objectives of this study were to examine predictors of any prescription opioid receipt, and predictors of long-term opioid utilisation among active… Read More