By Lt. Col. Janet Herrick | U.S. Army Human Resources Command February 22, 2017
FORT KNOX, Ky. - The most recent Regular Army Call to Active Duty program is expanded for commissioned officers and warrant officers this year. The program allows Army Reserve and National Guard members in select grades and specialties to go on active duty.
"The Army looks to retain the talent, skills and experience of quality officers who are fit, resilient and ready to serve America's Army," said Brig. Gen. Joseph R. Calloway, director, Officer Personnel Management Directorate at Human Resources Command.
Read more: U.S. Army expands the Call to Active Duty Program for Guard and Reserve members
By Courtesy Story, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California -- There is no greater story teller than a veteran of war. However, it is often difficult for them to articulate the things they had seen in a way that the average civilian might understand. Sometimes the story gets lost in the details. Sometimes the humor or significance of a certain situation is lost on the listener. The term “you just had to be there” is far too often an understatement. Damaso Sutis found a friend to share his story. In fact, he found two.
Retired Gunnery Sergeant Damaso Sutis began his day boarding a bus heading to Camp Pendleton for the 72nd Battle of Iwo Jima Commemoration Tour. The tour made stops at the Santa Margarita Ranch House and the Mechanized Museum that houses military vehicles past and present.
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From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced Friday that it is beginning a beta test of a new web portal designed to aggregate several personnel, training and education websites into one location.
Today, the content and applications Sailors need to access their personnel information is spread across multiple websites. Over time, that capability will be integrated into My Navy Portal.
Read more: Navy Announces Creation of New Personnel Web Portal
From Naval Health Research Center Public Affairs
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Recent research from Naval Health Research Center's (NHRC) Warfighter Performance Department found physical activity may diminish the risk of major depressive disorder (MDD) and suicidal ideation (SI) in individuals with a genetic predisposition.
Study findings were published online in the January issue of "Psychiatry Research."
Read more: Physical Activity May Diminish Risk of Mood Disorders in Genetically Predisposed Individuals
By Demetria Mosley (Fort Jackson)
February 17, 2017
It's day zero and the heat at Fort Jackson in July is sweltering.
A group of new initial entry recruits stand at attention, forming a sea of green in their newly issued OCP uniforms as they wait with looks of anticipation on their faces for the first glance at their drill sergeant.
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