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Mental Health Awareness Month highlights resources available for those in need

Coming at a time when active-duty and veteran suicides are at alarming levels, the U.S. Army are making efforts to help Soldiers and their families be aware of mental health problems and offer support and services to those who need them. Not everyone who faces mental health problems is suicidal, but situations can negatively impact daily life for those who have anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar mood disorder, trauma, eating disorders and other

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Together for Mental Health

Health is wealth, especially when dealing with mental well-being. Mental health is a core component of overall health, and a holistic perspective allows individuals to deal with their cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being head on. Mental health is essential for an overall productive and happy life. However, in the military, there is a large stigma against seeking assistance due to the fear of being treated or perceived differently. Mental Health Awareness Month

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Despite a low profile, Commissioned Corps nurses are proud to serve

The Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service is one of the nation’s seven uniformed services, having no enlisted personnel and being part of the Department of Health and Human Services. It’s the opportunity for growth, for career progression, and leadership opportunities. And you get all of those benefits as far as your career, but then you get to serve people who are underserved. People who don’t have access to

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Developing Future Leaders of America

Named in honor of its late founder, Gen. Roscoe C. Cartwright, The ROCKS Inc. is comprised of military veterans seeking to strengthen the officer corps through providing young officers with mentorship, leadership development, scholarships, and networking opportunities. Organizations such as ROCKS, Inc. are a valuable asset in continuing to achieve the Army’s goal of maintaining a diverse force through the mentorship they provide to young officers and cadets.

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Celebrate Older Americans Month in May

More than 345 Texas residents reach age 65 daily, and May is Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, “Age My Way!” highlights aging-in-place and how older adults can live independently in communities for as long as possible. Texas Health and Human Services administers an array of programs and supports to help older Texans live healthy lives, stay connected to their communities and age-in-place. learn more  

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National Military Brats Day – Growing up as a military child

A ‘brat’ is a slang term for the child of a military service member, and the nomadic lifestyle of a military family is hard to understand unless you have lived it firsthand. Military brats are a special breed of children, witnessing more of the world and overcome more adversity than most people will in their whole lives. They could say “I’m not from anywhere” or, “I’m from everywhere,” but people probably

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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