Uniformed Services News

It's hoped this technology can eventually be used by first responders of every stripe.

3/28/2017

NASA tech could help keep first responders safe

New tech developed by NASA has the potential to save the lives of first responders and other professionals working in dangerous environments. read more »

Winter is an especially tough time for first responders.

1/6/2017

Winter shows first responders' mettle

During the winter, it's good to take a moment and appreciate the tough work first responders put in to keep communities safe. read more »

IT solutions will help first responders do their jobs.

1/3/2017

Cutting-edge tech set to assist first responders

First responders will be able to improve their emergency responses with cutting-edge tech. read more »

Support groups can help first responders deal with the stress of witnessing trauma.

12/29/2016

First responders can band together to deal with trauma

Dealing with trauma is critical for first responders today. read more »

New legislation aims to ensure military members given discharges due to mental trauma don't lose access to vital services.

12/29/2016

Protection for vets discharged for PTSD symptoms signed into law

Legislation to help trauma sufferers with less than honorable discharges was recently signed into law. read more »

PTSD can have a severe impact on first responders.

12/21/2016

PTSD among first responders receives attention

First responders' work can induce PTSD, so programs to help individuals cope are indispensable. read more »

Education may be the key to first responders' community relations, whether they learn or teach.

11/7/2016

First responders connect with communities by learning, teaching

As either learners or teachers, first responders can benefit from educational programs in their communities. read more »

The situation in California's bonus repayment case has evolved rapidly.

10/28/2016

After outcry, government stops seeking signing bonus repayment

The saga of California National Guard vets ordered to repay their signing bonuses may be coming to an end. read more »

A get-together with Texas police and the community included a visit from a friendly K9 officer.

10/7/2016

Fun and togetherness are themes of first responder thank-yous

Lighthearted outdoor get-togethers can improve the mood in a community. read more »

National Guard members must navigate the military and civilain worlds at once.

9/12/2016

National Guard and employers build bonds

Employers that make accommodations for their National Guard member employees can receive thanks from the Department of Defense. read more »

Communities are finding ways to honor their hard-working first responders.

9/9/2016

Communities' public tributes can honor first responders

Two different types of public installations show ways communities can salute their first responders. read more »

A neighborhood celebration can show first responders they are appreciated.

8/30/2016

More communities organize gatherings to salute first responders

It's easy to put on a great community celebration in honor of first responders. Here are a few examples of this kind of party. read more »

There are many ways to salute first responders.

8/17/2016

Programs nationwide honor first responders' sacrifices

Through unorthodox displays, groups around the country are showing their gratitude to first responders. read more »

First responders do so much for their communities. Recent events have sought to make connections and give back.

8/3/2016

Events bring first responders together with their communities

Multiple events for first responders and their communities, each taking different forms, are being announced across the nation. read more »

First responders are learning to deal with mental strain in their communities - and within their own ranks.

7/26/2016

First responders at risk of PTSD

First responders are learning to fight back against mental trauma, both in their own ranks and among those they are called to assist. read more »

Here are some recent examples of events that let first responders know their efforts are appreciated.

7/22/2016

News roundup: Events to recognize first responders

Here are three recent stories from different parts of the country about efforts to recognize first responders' efforts. read more »

First responders give so much to their communities - you can thank them for this in several ways.

7/20/2016

6 ways to thank first responders in your community

It's always a good time to thank the first responders in your community. Here are six ways to do this. read more »

National Guard's training regimens get real

6/14/2016

National Guard's training regimens get real

The National Guard is one of the more vital resources available to states and municipalities when going through some form of disaster, including riots, earthquakes and more. read more »

Accounting improvements could streamline VA

5/26/2016

Accounting improvements could streamline VA

Some of the more prominent errors and problems seen in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in the past few years have related to accounting and reporting issues. read more »

National guard active in Michigan, Colorado

5/24/2016

National guard active in Michigan, Colorado

The national guard has always been a vital resource to states and municipalities. read more »

More support for first responders taking shape

5/19/2016

More support for first responders taking shape

First responders are on the front lines of tragedies in communities across the country, and many advocacy groups have called for greater support of these individuals on the municipal, state and national levels. read more »

First responders making a difference in upper midwest

4/26/2016

First responders making a difference in upper midwest

First responders are, by their very definition, on the front lines of major events in communities that put civilians at risk, including floods, fights and drug overdoses. read more »

First responders pivotal in Texas floods

4/21/2016

First responders pivotal in Texas floods

The floods in Texas have been deemed historic in the past several days, with several individuals losing their lives in Houston and damages to homes and infrastructure rising rapidly. read more »

Wearing unearned medals is protected by the right to free speech, a U.S. court ruled.

1/12/2016

News article: Wearing unearned medals is free speech, US court rules

In a contentious decision, a federal appeals court on Monday threw out a case involving a veteran convicted for wearing military medals he hadn't earned, stating that doing so was a form of free speech protected by the Constitution.  read more »

The Pentagon has recommended some big changes to the way the military awards medals.

1/8/2016

News article: Medals getting a big overhaul

A two-year internal review conducted by the Department of Defense has recommended 37 changes that will bring the military's medals system into the 21st century. read more »

Some of America's greatest soldier-athletes will represent their country at the 2016 Olympics.

12/23/2015

News article: Active-duty soldiers prepare for the 2016 Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro are already filling athletes the world over with anticipation. In the United States, a small, elite group of soldiers were honored to be some of the first athletes to be chosen as members of Team USA.  read more »

The latest installment in the "Star Wars" franchise seems to be on everyone's minds lately. The seventh film "The Force Awakens" broke many box office records by making a cosmic $247 million opening weekend, as reported by Vanity Fair. Yet, the pop culture phenomenon has reached past the entertainment industry and begun to inspire military leaders.

12/21/2015

News article: Military gets weapons inspiration from 'Star Wars' franchise

The latest installment in the "Star Wars" franchise seems to be on everyone's minds lately. The seventh film "The Force Awakens" broke many box office records by making a cosmic $247 million opening weekend, as reported by Vanity Fair. Yet, the pop culture phenomenon has reached past the entertainment industry and begun to inspire military leaders. read more »

Before the recent climate talks in Paris, France, the U.S. military and other Armed Forces around the world were exempt from having to report their emissions. However, under the new climate deal, all militaries in the United Nations would no longer be exempt from emissions targets.

12/15/2015

News article: Paris climate talks mean U.S. military no longer exempt from emissions targets

Before the recent climate talks in Paris, France, the U.S. military and other Armed Forces around the world were exempt from having to report their emissions. However, under the new climate deal, all militaries in the United Nations would no longer be exempt from emissions targets. read more »

Veterans were cheered on at recent parades in Texas and Kentucky.

12/11/2015

News article: Parades honor veterans, first responders

Veterans Day isn't the only day of the year veterans are honored with parades. In San Angelo, Texas and Louisville, Kentucky, veterans were at the center of parades recognizing them for their dedication to service read more »

Previously, women in the military were limited in the jobs they could do. Female servicemembers were not allowed to serve in about 220,000 combat positions. However, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford recently announced that women would be allowed to take on these roles in service.

12/4/2015

News article: Women now allowed to serve in all combat positions

Previously, women in the military were limited in the jobs they could do. Female servicemembers were not allowed to serve in about 220,000 combat positions. However, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford recently announced that women would be allowed to take on these roles in service. read more »

Major personnel changes have been proposed by the Pentagon.

11/18/2015

News article: Pentagon's future forces in for major changes

Some of the most significant personnel changes in the U.S. military's history appear to be on the horizon. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is the driving force behind the reforms.  read more »

The veteran status of National Guard members may change.

11/18/2015

News article: House passes bill broadening vet status

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Monday to broaden the definition of what qualifies servicemembers for veteran status. read more »

Retirement benefits for veterans are getting an overhaul.

11/17/2015

News article: Overhaul of military retirement benefits for 2018

Some historic changes are coming to the military retirement system in the next two years after the Senate approved military retirement reforms as part of the revised defense spending bill last week.  read more »

The Senate passed a spending bill for veterans' programs on Tuesday.

11/10/2015

News article: Veteran spending bill passes through Senate

On the eve of Veteran's Day, the Senate passed an $80 billion spending bill which increases funds for veterans' benefits and military base construction projects. read more »

The New York Military Academy was recently purchased by Research Center on Natural Conservation, a Chinese owned nonprofit company.

10/1/2015

News article: Chinese-owned nonprofit group purchases New York Military Academy

The New York Military Academy was recently purchased by Research Center on Natural Conservation, a Chinese owned nonprofit company. read more »

While many servicemembers are trained with special combat skills, few people know about the entertainment talents they have.  A group call the U.S. Army Soldier Show allows servicemembers to showcase talents such as acting, singing and dancing.

9/8/2015

News article: Army entertainer group showcases servicemembers' talents

While many servicemembers are trained with special combat skills, few people know about the entertainment talents they have. A group call the U.S. Army Soldier Show allows servicemembers to showcase talents such as acting, singing and dancing. read more »

While there are a number of PTSD treatments available, many of them are relatively new and sometimes ineffective. However, a neuropsychologist in North Carolina may have found the newest, most effective treatment yet.

9/1/2015

News article: New audio-therapy could help veterans with PTSD

While there are a number of PTSD treatments available, many of them are relatively new and sometimes ineffective. However, a neuropsychologist in North Carolina may have found the newest, most effective treatment yet. read more »

On Aug. 20, two female servicemembers will join the ranks of the Army elite as they become the first women to graduate Army Ranger school. As of Aug. 19, their names have been released to the public.

8/21/2015

News article: Names of first female Army Rangers released

On Aug. 20, two female servicemembers will join the ranks of the Army elite as they become the first women to graduate Army Ranger school. As of Aug. 19, their names have been released to the public. read more »

Aug. 21 will be a historic day for the Army Ranger program. For the first time since the school's beginning in 1950, two women have finished the grueling 61-day training program.

8/18/2015

News article: Women make history, become first Army Rangers

Aug. 21 will be a historic day for the Army Ranger program. For the first time since the school's beginning in 1950, two women have finished the grueling 61-day training program. read more »

Since 2014, the American College of Financial Services has honored an individual with the Soldier-Citizen Award. This year's honoree is four-star Gen. Ralph E. "Ed" Eberhart, formerly with the United States Air Force.

8/11/2015

News article: Gen. Eberhart honored with 2015 Soldier-Citizen Award

Since 2014, the American College of Financial Services has honored an individual with the Soldier-Citizen Award. This year's honoree is four-star Gen. Ralph E. "Ed" Eberhart, formerly with the United States Air Force. read more »

When people think of the Army, they don't usually think of their favorite food. However, the military is responsible for creating some of America's tastiest treats.

8/6/2015

Blog: 5 foods invented by the military

When people think of the Army, they don't usually think of their favorite food. However, the military is responsible for creating some of America's tastiest treats. read more »

Camp Corral is a summer camp created to give military kids the chance to be young and to let loose.

7/31/2015

News article: Summer camp brings military kids together

Camp Corral is a summer camp created to give military kids the chance to be young and to let loose. read more »

Republican presidential candidate and former governor of Florida Jeb Bush announced on July 28 that he would be attending the upcoming Veterans and Military Town Hall.

7/31/2015

News article: Presidential candidate Jeb Bush to attend veterans' gathering in South Carolina

Republican presidential candidate and former governor of Florida Jeb Bush announced on July 28 that he would be attending the upcoming Veterans and Military Town Hall. read more »

After serving two tours in Afghanistan with the British military, Prince Harry was searching for a way to help combat veterans who were injured during their service.

7/16/2015

News article: Florida veterans getting sports from UK's Prince Harry

After serving two tours in Afghanistan with the British military, Prince Harry was searching for a way to help combat veterans who were injured during their service. read more »

The 86th MLB All-Star Game on July 14 brought thousands of baseball fans from around the country to Cincinnati, Ohio.

7/16/2015

Firefighters get honor of unfurling flag at All-Star Game

The 86th Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 14 brought thousands of baseball fans from around the country to Cincinnati, Ohio. read more »

Earlier this month, Angers, France hosted the first ever Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) Women’s Basketball tournament.

7/9/2015

US women take bronze in armed forces basketball tournament

Earlier this month, Angers, France, hosted the first-ever Conseil International du Sport Militaire Women's Basketball Tournament. read more »

On June 30, 2013, America saw its biggest loss of first responder life since the 9/11 attacks.

7/9/2015

Eagle scouts pay respect to first responders

On June 30, 2013, America saw its biggest loss of first responder lives since the 9/11 attacks. read more »

Blind army vet completes Ironman Triathlon

7/2/2015

News Article: Blind Army vet completes Ironman Triathlon

Army Maj. Scott Smiley, a blind veteran, completed the Ironman Triathlon. read more »

Wounded Warriors overcome injuries through athletics

6/26/2015

Wounded warriors overcome injuries through athletics ?

From June 18-19, the Defense Department's Warrior Games took place at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia. read more »

This summer's viral "challenge" is aimed at helping military veterans

6/26/2015

This summer's viral 'challenge' is aimed at helping military veterans

The new Give Them 20 challenge puts participants to the test by requesting that they do 20 push-ups and other actions. read more »

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