Monthly Archives: April 2022

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Naval Nurse Powerlifts Her Way to Winner’s Podium

Competing in the United States Powerlifting Association’s Virginia Beach Classic, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Holly Vickers took home the top spot for her weight class. Vickers, a native of Woburn, Massachusetts, says sports have always been a part of her life, but it wasn’t until she joined a CrossFit gym in 2017 that she discovered her love of weightlifting. learn more  

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Earth Day event shares how installation initiatives ‘Sustain the Mission, Secure the Future’

The message delivered at Rock Island Arsenal’s Earth Day 2022 event was “It starts in your own backyard.” The community re-committed to doing their part to protect and preserve Earth and its natural resources. “Here at Rock Island Arsenal, we strive to take care of not only a major river system that surrounds us, but also the river banks of two community partner states, as well as every living thing the

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Fort Hood celebrates Earth Day and Month of the Military Child

In honor of Earth Day and Month of the Military Child, several organizations on Fort Hood partnered to provide the EarthFest and MOMC celebration, giving children a fun way to learn about the environment “We enjoy finding unique and fun ways to bring joy to our military families and residents all year long, but especially during Month of the Military Child,” said Chris Albus, project director of Fort Hood Family Housing.

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Army Sgt. Grover Reports for Duty as USU’s Newest Facility Dog

During an enlistment ceremony on Feb. 28, Army Sgt. Grover officially reported for duty at the Uniformed Services University facility dog program, where he will serve as an enormous source of positivity and community. Grover comes to the university from Hero Dogs, Inc., a Maryland non-profit, which raises and trains service and facility dogs, and will join the university’s current facility dog Shetland, a Golden Labrador retriever mix, who began as

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Guard incorporates women, peace and security initiatives

The National Guard is playing a key role in integrating a Department of Defense initiative to reinforce the importance of equal gender participation in all aspects of global peace and security. Women representation matters in preventing and resolving conflicts, peace negotiations, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and post-conflict reconstruction efforts. learn more  


Hundreds of lives lost in home oxygen fires, our new report reveals

Over 500 fires involving home oxygen, resulting in over 300 deaths including two firefighters, have been reported by the US media since 2017, our new study – Firebreaks: A risk-based approach to safer home oxygen delivery – has revealed. There were also reports of over 130 serious injuries, including a further two firefighters, as well as injuries to nearly 200 other people, among them 17 firefighters and two police officers,