What are the Factors Associated with Motorcycle Traffic Crash Fatalities among Active Duty US Army personnel?

Research Paper Title Factors associated with motorcycle traffic crash fatalities among active duty U.S. Army personnel. Background Research on factors associated with motorcycle fatalities among active duty US Army personnel is limited. This analysis describes motorcycle crash-related injuries from 1995 through 2014 and assesses the effect of alcohol use and helmet use on the risk… Read More

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Pen vs Sword…

“Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.” General Douglas MacArthur (1880 to 1964) A US Army General who is widely known for his exploits during World War II, where he commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre, as military administrator of post-war Japan during the Allied occupation that followed (1945-51),… Read More

Defining Normal Balance for US Army Aviators

Research Paper Title Defining Normal Balance for Army Aviators. Background One challenge clinicians face is determining when a military Service Member (SM) can return to duty after an injury that affects the postural control. The gold standard to measure postural control is the Sensory Organisation Test (SOT). This test measures the amount of sway present… Read More

What are the Regional Changes in Density and Microarchitecture in the Ultradistal Tibia of Female Recruits after US Army Basic Combat Training?

Research Paper Title Regional Changes in Density and Microarchitecture in the Ultradistal Tibia of Female Recruits after U.S. Army Basic Combat Training. Background Musculoskeletal injuries, such as stress fracture, are responsible for over 10-million lost-duty days among US Army Soldiers. During Basic Combat Training (BCT), an 8- to 10-week programme that transforms civilians into Soldiers,… Read More

Giants & Infants…

“Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.” General Bradley (1893 to 1981) Omar Nelson Bradley was a US Army officer who commanded the Twelfth Army Group, which helped ensure the Allied victory over Germany… Read More

You’re What?

“Nuts!” General Tony McAuliffe (1898 to 1975) Anthony C. McAuliffe was a US Army general who commanded the force defending Bastogne, Belgium, in the Battle of the Bulge (December 1944) during World War II. At the time of the Normandy invasion (June 1944), he was artillery commander of the 101st Airborne Division. He was in… Read More

Preventing Heat Illnesses During Basic Combat Training

Research Paper Title Incidence, timing, and seasonal patterns of heat illnesses during U.S. Army basic combat training, 2014-2018. Background Risk factors for heat illnesses (HIs) among new soldiers include: Exercise intensity; Environmental conditions at the time of exercise; A high body mass index; and Conducting initial entry training during hot and humid weather when recruits… Read More