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  1. A Cluster of Three Cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome among Canadian Military Personnel

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    Leighanne O. Parkes


    Full Text Available Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS is a rare illness in eastern Canada. We present three cases of HPS among military personnel in Quebec. The three cases shared a common exposure to mouse excreta while engaged in military training in Alberta, a western province of Canada.

  2. Contact dermatitis in military personnel. (United States)

    Dever, Tara T; Walters, Michelle; Jacob, Sharon


    Military personnel encounter the same allergens and irritants as their civilian counterparts and are just as likely to develop contact dermatitis from common exposures encountered in everyday life. In addition, they face some unique exposures that can be difficult to avoid owing to their occupational duties. Contact dermatitis can be detrimental to a military member's career if he or she is unable to perform core duties or avoid the inciting substances. An uncontrolled contact dermatitis can result in the member's being placed on limited-duty (ie, nondeployable) status, needing a job or rate change, or separation from military service. We present some common causes of contact dermatitis in military personnel worldwide and some novel sources of contact dermatitis in this population that may not be intuitive.

  3. The Full Cost of Military Personnel (United States)


    enlisted member for each Service  This may not accurately reflect marginal cost  Variation in mix of ranks. A rifle company is relatively cheap...keep people with marketable skills 4 Indirect military personnel costs are high ($M 2007) Medical Support 8,029 Schools for Dependents 1,586...hand  Indirect costs are important  Personnel cost much more than is generally recognized  Much of the cost is deferred  Some is not in the DoD

  4. [Current state and prospects of military personnel health monitoring]. (United States)

    Rezvantsev, M V; Kuznetsov, S M; Ivanov, V V; Zakurdaev, V V


    The current article is dedicated to some features of the Russian Federation Armed Forces military personnel health monitoring such as legal and informational provision, methodological basis of functioning, historical aspect of formation and development of the social and hygienic monitoring in the Russian Federation Armed Forces. The term "military personnel health monitoring" is defined as an analytical system of constant and long-term observation, analysis, assessment, studying of factors determined the military personnel health, these factors correlations, health risk factors management in order to minimize them. The current state of the military personnel health monitoring allows coming to the conclusion that the military health system does have forces and resources for state policy of establishing the population health monitoring system implementation. The following directions of the militarily personnel health monitoring improvement are proposed: the Russian Federation Armed Forces medical service record and report system reorganization bringing it closer to the civilian one, implementation of the integrated approach to the medical service informatisation, namely, military personnel health status and medical service resources monitoring. The leading means in this direction are development and introduction of a military serviceman individual health status monitoring system on the basis of a serviceman electronic medical record card. Also it is proposed the current Russian Federation Armed Forces social and hygienic monitoring improvement at the expense of informational interaction between the two subsystems on the basis of unified military medical service space.

  5. Trends in suicidal behaviour and use of mental health services in Canadian military and civilian populations (United States)

    Sareen, Jitender; Afifi, Tracie O.; Taillieu, Tamara; Cheung, Kristene; Turner, Sarah; Bolton, Shay-Lee; Erickson, Julie; Stein, Murray B.; Fikretoglu, Deniz; Zamorski, Mark A.


    Background: In the context of the Canadian mission in Afghanistan, substantial media attention has been placed on mental health and lack of access to treatment among Canadian Forces personnel. We compared trends in the prevalence of suicidal behaviour and the use of mental health services between Canadian military personnel and the general population from 2002 to 2012/13. Methods: We obtained data for respondents aged 18–60 years who participated in 4 nationally representative surveys by Statistics Canada designed to permit comparisons between populations and trends over time. Surveys of the general population were conducted in 2002 (n = 25 643) and 2012 (n = 15 981); those of military personnel were conducted in 2002 (n = 5153) and 2013 (n = 6700). We assessed the lifetime and past-year prevalence of suicidal ideation, plans and attempts, as well as use of mental health services. Results: In 2012/13, but not in 2002, military personnel had significantly higher odds of both lifetime and past-year suicidal ideation than the civilian population (lifetime: adjusted odds ratio [OR] 1.32, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.17–1.50; past year: adjusted OR 1.34, 95% CI 1.09–1.66). The same was true for suicidal plans (lifetime: adjusted OR 1.64, 95% CI 1.35–1.99; past year: adjusted OR 1.66, 95% CI 1.18–2.33). Among respondents who reported past-year suicidal ideation, those in the military had a significantly higher past-year utilization rate of mental health services than those in the civilian population in both 2002 (adjusted OR 2.02, 95% CI 1.31–3.13) and 2012/13 (adjusted OR 3.14, 95% CI 1.86–5.28). Interpretation: Canadian Forces personnel had a higher prevalence of suicidal ideation and plans in 2012/13 and a higher use of mental health services in 2002 and 2012/13 than the civilian population. PMID:27221270

  6. Fear of radiation in U.S. military medical personnel. (United States)

    Pastel, R H; Mulvaney, J


    The fear of radiation, even low-level radiation, could significantly impair military operations. To measure knowledge of and attitudes toward radiation, the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute developed a questionnaire that military medical personnel completed both before and after the 3-day Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation (MEIR) course. Findings included a positive correlation between the resulting increased knowledge and more positive attitudes. No gender effects were observed for knowledge or attitude, but both education level and military rank were related to knowledge and attitude.

  7. Military personnel recognition system using texture, colour, and SURF features (United States)

    Irhebhude, Martins E.; Edirisinghe, Eran A.


    This paper presents an automatic, machine vision based, military personnel identification and classification system. Classification is done using a Support Vector Machine (SVM) on sets of Army, Air Force and Navy camouflage uniform personnel datasets. In the proposed system, the arm of service of personnel is recognised by the camouflage of a persons uniform, type of cap and the type of badge/logo. The detailed analysis done include; camouflage cap and plain cap differentiation using gray level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM) texture feature; classification on Army, Air Force and Navy camouflaged uniforms using GLCM texture and colour histogram bin features; plain cap badge classification into Army, Air Force and Navy using Speed Up Robust Feature (SURF). The proposed method recognised camouflage personnel arm of service on sets of data retrieved from google images and selected military websites. Correlation-based Feature Selection (CFS) was used to improve recognition and reduce dimensionality, thereby speeding the classification process. With this method success rates recorded during the analysis include 93.8% for camouflage appearance category, 100%, 90% and 100% rates of plain cap and camouflage cap categories for Army, Air Force and Navy categories, respectively. Accurate recognition was recorded using SURF for the plain cap badge category. Substantial analysis has been carried out and results prove that the proposed method can correctly classify military personnel into various arms of service. We show that the proposed method can be integrated into a face recognition system, which will recognise personnel in addition to determining the arm of service which the personnel belong. Such a system can be used to enhance the security of a military base or facility.

  8. Military Personnel: DOD Needs to Take Further Actions to Prevent Sexual Assault During Initial Military Training (United States)


    supervisory or command position who uses or condones any form of sexual behavior to control, influence , or affect the career, pay, or job of a the armed forces must have signed parental consent prior to age 18. Page 37 GAO-14-806 Sexual Assault during Initial Training...MILITARY PERSONNEL DOD Needs to Take Further Actions to Prevent Sexual Assault during Initial Military Training

  9. Job Attitudes of Military Airlift Command Personnel (United States)


    nutbers of available youth. John haisbitt, author of Megatrends, predicts that labor short.ges are beginning to occur and will continue throughout the...available resources (e.g., personnel and material). 81. Your work group’s performance in compariscn to similar work groups is very high. ORGANIZATION CLIMA "E

  10. 19 CFR 148.90 - Foreign military personnel. (United States)


    ... International Organizations and Special Treatment for Returning Individuals § 148.90 Foreign military personnel... be referred to the Commissioner of Customs for instructions. (3) Retention and verification of the warehouse proprietors' records. The warehouse proprietor shall retain all records relating to the entry...

  11. Malaria in Tunisian Military Personnel after Returning from External Operation (United States)

    Ajili, Faïda; Battikh, Riadh; Laabidi, Janet; Abid, Rim; Bousetta, Najeh; Jemli, Bouthaina; Ben abdelhafidh, Nadia; Bassem, Louzir; Gargouri, Saadia; Othmani, Salah


    Introduction. Malaria had been eliminated in Tunisia since 1979, but there are currently 40 to 50 imported cases annually. Soldiers are no exception as the incidence of imported malaria is increasing in Tunisian military personnel after returning from malaria-endemic area, often in Sub-Saharan Africa. Methods. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical and biological presentations, treatment, and outcomes of 37 Tunisian military personnel hospitalized at the Department of Internal Medicine, the Military Hospital of Tunis, between January 1993 and January 2011, for imported malaria. The clinical and laboratory features were obtained from the medical records and a questionnaire was filled by the patients about the compliance of malaria prophylaxis. Results. Thirty-seven male patients, with a mean age of 41 years, were treated for malaria infection. Twenty-two were due to Plasmodium falciparum. The outcome was favourable for all patients, despite two severe access. The long-term use of chemoprophylaxis has been adopted by only 21 (51%) of expatriate military for daily stresses. Moreover, poor adherence was found in 32 patients. Conclusion. The risk of acquiring malaria infection in Tunisian military personnel can largely be prevented by the regular use of chemoprophylactic drugs combined with protective measures against mosquito bites. PMID:23766922

  12. Malaria in Tunisian Military Personnel after Returning from External Operation

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    Faïda Ajili


    Full Text Available Introduction. Malaria had been eliminated in Tunisia since 1979, but there are currently 40 to 50 imported cases annually. Soldiers are no exception as the incidence of imported malaria is increasing in Tunisian military personnel after returning from malaria-endemic area, often in Sub-Saharan Africa. Methods. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical and biological presentations, treatment, and outcomes of 37 Tunisian military personnel hospitalized at the Department of Internal Medicine, the Military Hospital of Tunis, between January 1993 and January 2011, for imported malaria. The clinical and laboratory features were obtained from the medical records and a questionnaire was filled by the patients about the compliance of malaria prophylaxis. Results. Thirty-seven male patients, with a mean age of 41 years, were treated for malaria infection. Twenty-two were due to Plasmodium falciparum. The outcome was favourable for all patients, despite two severe access. The long-term use of chemoprophylaxis has been adopted by only 21 (51% of expatriate military for daily stresses. Moreover, poor adherence was found in 32 patients. Conclusion. The risk of acquiring malaria infection in Tunisian military personnel can largely be prevented by the regular use of chemoprophylactic drugs combined with protective measures against mosquito bites.

  13. Dengue Virus Exposures among Deployed U.S. Military Personnel. (United States)

    Hesse, Elisabeth M; Martinez, Luis J; Jarman, Richard G; Lyons, Arthur G; Eckels, Kenneth H; De La Barrera, Rafael A; Thomas, Stephen J


    Dengue virus infections have adversely impacted U.S. military operations since the Spanish-American War. The erosion of mission capabilities and lost duty days are underestimated. Appreciating the incidence and prevalence of dengue infections in U.S. military personnel is important to inform disease prevention strategies. Banked pre- and post-deployment serum samples from 1,000 U.S. military personnel with a single deployment to a dengue-endemic region were tested using a screening microneutralization assay to detect anti-dengue-virus-neutralizing antibodies. A total of 76 (7.6%) post-deployment samples were positive and 15 of the pre-deployment samples were negative. These figures represent an infection incidence of 1.5% and total of 17.6 seroconversions per 10,000 deployment months. These data represent a deploying military population with a relatively high background rate of dengue seropositivity, a low level of infection during deployment compared with background infection rates in the local populations, and the potential for worsening clinical attack rates with increased frequency of deployment. Additional studies are required to more clearly elucidate the dengue infection and disease risk in U.S. military personnel.

  14. Bibliography of Military and Non-Military Personnel Turnover Literature. (United States)


    satisfaction and productivity. The authors wish to express their appreciation to SRA Gerald P. Yates and Ms. Kathleen Donahue for their assistance in...Chicago, IL: St. Clair Press, 1974. Karp , H. B., & Nickson, J. W., Jr. Motivator-hygiene deprivation as a predictor of job turnover. Personnel

  15. Vitamin D status in female military personnel during combat training

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    Young Andrew J


    Full Text Available Abstract Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for maintaining bone health. Recent data suggest that vitamin D and calcium supplementation might affect stress fracture incidence in military personnel. Although stress fracture is a health risk for military personnel during training, no study has investigated changes in vitamin D status in Soldiers during United States (US Army basic combat training (BCT. This longitudinal study aimed to determine the effects of BCT on 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OHD and parathyroid hormone (PTH levels in female Soldiers. Serum 25(OHD and PTH were assessed in 74 fasted Soldier volunteers before and after an 8-week BCT course conducted between August and October in Columbia, South Carolina. In the total study population, 25(OHD levels decreased (mean ± SD from 72.9 ± 30.0 to 63.3 ± 19.8 nmol/L (P P P P


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    Natalia V. V.


    Full Text Available The article is devoted to the topical issues of the search and detention of the military personnel who has avoided the military service. On the basis of official information, the author gave a short historical digression, the analysis of a current state of the problem of evasion of the military personnel from military service is carried out and possible ways of its solutions are proposed

  17. The analysis of modern approaches to physical fitness testing of military personnel

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    Glazunov Sergej Ivanovich


    Full Text Available The aim of research is to determine modern approaches to the physical fitness testing of service personnel. In the army with modern military experience, marked by a tendency to view the content of tests to determine the level of physical fitness of military personnel. Observed differentiation of unified systems tests to determine the general physical and military training military application. Summary of tests determined the nature of loads and motions of the structure inherent in the military during combat operations.

  18. Behavioural activation for the treatment of depression in military personnel. (United States)

    Whybrow, Dean


    INTRODUCTION: Depression is a common mental health problem in both civilian and military populations. Access to evidence based psychological therapies for treating common mental health problems such as depression may not be adequate at present. Behavioural Activation (BA) represents a National Institute for Clinical Excellence recommended, evidence-based treatment for depression. The aim of this review was to review the literature to determine how BA could work as a therapeutic approach for military personnel with depression. METHOD: Five specialty-specific electronic databases were searched using the key words 'behavioural activation', 'activity scheduling' and 'depression'. Emerging themes were drawn out of the literature using a long table approach to thematic analysis. RESULTS: Seven themes were identified: Clinical Effectiveness, Cultural Competence, Co-morbidity, Cost Effectiveness, Alternatives to Face-to-Face Therapy, Training and Patient Experience. CONCLUSIONS: Group based BA is a cost effective option that may build upon service personnel's cultural affinity to teamwork and peer support. Brief training workshops and supervision could be provided to military mental health nurses to deliver group based BA. However service delivery may also be enhanced by enabling some nurses to specialise as Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists. More research is needed to understand whether this pragmatic, two pronged approach to training would result in the sustained dissemination of evidence based practice.

  19. Military Personnel: Enhanced Collaboration and Process Improvements Needed for Determining Military Treatment Facility Medical Personnel Requirements (United States)


    dentists, medical service corps, and veterinarians , to name a few, at the work center level across Army fixed military treatment facilities. The model uses...1072 - 896 903 Hematology /Oncology 41 40 43 - 12 17 - 18 14 Infectious Disease 63 59 62 - 29 34 - 16 17 Internal Medicine 315 e 254 e 277 e

  20. The Canadian Armed Forces “YouTube War”: A Cross-Border Military-Social Media Complex

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    Tanner Mirrlees


    Full Text Available The goal of this paper is to conceptualize, contextualize, and critically analyze the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF use of YouTube to promote itself, recruit soldiers, and frame its role in the post-9/11 U.S.-led NATO war in Afghanistan. The first section of this paper engages with scholarship on war and the media, the military-industrial-communications complex (MICC, and YouTube War to conceptualize YouTube as a tool and contested battle-space of 21st century new media wars. The second section contextualizes the rise of the CAF’s YouTube channels—Canadian Forces and Canadian Army—with regard to post-9/11 Canadian foreign policy, the growth of the Canadian military publicity state, the creeping militarization of culture, and the CAF’s “social media policy”. The third section conceptualizes the CAF’s two YouTube channels as tools and spaces of its publicity front; then, through a synoptic critical overview of numerous CAF-generated YouTube videos, it shows how the CAF uses YouTube to recruit personnel and frame its role in the war in Afghanistan. The conclusion discusses the characteristics of this cross-border military-social media complex and its contradictions, namely, the spread of pacifist and veteran-generated videos that contest the war in Afghanistan. Overall, the paper offers an initial political-economy of communication of the CAF’s foray into the global battle-space of the Internet and its use of YouTube for publicity.

  1. Epidemiology of eye injuries sustained by military personnel in China

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    XIAO Jian-he; ZHANG Mao-nian; JIANG Cai-hui; ZHANG Ying; QIU Huai-yu


    Objective:To investigate the epidemiological characteristcs of eye injuries sustained by military personnel in Chinese army.Methods:Eleven military evacuation hospitals located in different regions were selected for this study.We reviewed all the medical records of eye injuries sustained by military personnel between January 2005 and December 2009.Patients' information was collected.All data were put into database and analyzed statistically.Results:Totally there were 415 inpatients with eye injuries (442 eyes) and their mean age was 24.40 years.Eye injury accounts for 13.51% of all eye diseases in this study.From 2006 to 2009,the number of eye injury increased gradually.Among them,175 (42.17%) were injured in leisure time,and 145 (34.94%) in working time.Twenty-two (5.30%)patients had an eye surgery or history of eye disease before injury.In all,246 patients (59.28%) were sent to evacuation hospital within 24 hours and 64 (56.64%) underwent surgeries in 24 hours after injury.There were 389 patients (93.73%)hospitalized for 1 time.Visual acuities of 187 eyes (42.31%)were grade 1 (≥ 20/40) after injury.When discharge,349eyes (78.96%) obtained a visual acuity of grade 1.Conclusion:Eye injury has a very frequent incidence in Chinese army and much more attention should be paid to prevent it.

  2. Skin Dose Assessment Methodology for Military Personnel at McMurdo Station, Antarctica (1962-1979) (United States)


    Military Personnel at McMurdo Station, Antarctica (1962-1979) Approved for public release: distribution is unlimited. June 2014 Prepared by...From - To) 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Skin Dose Assessment Methodology for Military Personnel at McMurdo Station, Antarctica (1962-1979) 5a. CONTRACT... Antarctica (1962-1979) Table of Contents List of Tables

  3. Auricular Therapy for Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain in the Setting of Military Personnel: A Randomized Trial (United States)


    TITLE: Auricular Therapy for Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain in the Setting of Military Personnel: A...Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain in the Setting of Military Personnel: A Randomized Trial fdfdf 5b. GRANT NUMBER W81XWH-10-2-0163 5c. PROGRAM...approval and initiated enrollment. 15. SUBJET TERMS Auricular Therapy; Musculoskeletal Pain 16. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: 17. LIMITATION OF

  4. Replacing Military Personnel in Some Support Positions With Federal Civilians (United States)


    2CONGRESS IONAL  BUDGET  OFFICE Transferring to civilians certain jobs  currently  held by military personnel could  reduce  costs  and increase DoD’s focus...analysis compares all  current   and future  costs  of hiring a service  member to those of hiring a civilian. Because some of those  costs  are borne by...types of  positions that it might make sense to  transfer. 4CONGRESS IONAL  BUDGET  OFFICE CBO also estimated possible  cost  savings  for DoD and the

  5. A lovely war: male to female cross-dressing and Canadian military entertainment in World War II. (United States)

    Halladay, Laurel


    This article explores the Canadian military entertainment units during World War II (WWII), specifically those formed by the Navy, Army and Air Force from talent found amongst their own personnel. These entertainment units toured extensively in Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe with the goal of increasing the morale of combat troops while encouraging the enlistment of Canada's domestic populations in the war effort generally and the armed forces specifically. By focusing on male to female cross-dressing in the performances of these entertainment units and their pre-WWII antecedents, it will become clear that the nature and importance of the representation of femininity within the virtually all-male milieu that existed near the battlefront changed over time in response to the demands of the audiences. Until the second half of WWII, soldier audiences were generally unwilling to form any ideological links between cross-dressing and homosexuality. Female impersonators were the key cast members in troop shows during the Great War, but eventually fell out of favor in the last years of WWII after women were recruited in large numbers into the Canadian military and thus its entertainment infrastructure. With women then on the military stage, men who persisted in female impersonation were decreasingly popular with audiences, ultimately under growing suspicion of being homosexuals and gradually removed from the productions.

  6. [Influence of chronic diseases of reserve military personnel of Ukraine army on their capability to do their duty according military speciality]. (United States)

    Ivashchenko, S N


    The author presents in the article the way of distribution of reserve military personnel of Ukraine army on special groups depending on presence of chronical diseases or pathological conditions. The author analyzed more than 800 personal files of military personnel and other materials related to assessment of functional state of this personnel and efficiency of performing their duty. Data received from Kiev commissariats and other Ukraine military Institutions have been analyzed. The proposed way of military personnel distribution allows optimizing their operating mode by creating a special mode where resource of military personnel's professional health is preserved.

  7. Stress and mental disorders in female military personnel: comparisons between the sexes in a male dominated profession. (United States)

    Mota, Natalie P; Medved, Maria; Wang, Jianli; Asmundson, Gordon J G; Whitney, Debbie; Sareen, Jitender


    The proportion of women in militaries is growing; however, many studies in the area of military mental health have been conducted with majority male samples. The present study examined sex differences in trauma exposure, work stress, and mental disorders in the Canadian Community Health Survey - Canadian Forces Supplement, a representative sample of 5155 regular force personnel and 3286 reservists ages 16-54. Past-year DSM-IV mental disorders (depression, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, PTSD, and alcohol dependence), lifetime exposure to 28 traumatic events, and work stress were assessed. Regular and reserve female personnel were less likely than males to experience deployment-related traumas, accidents, and several events involving violence (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] range 0.10-0.62). Women were more likely to endorse sexual trauma, partner abuse, and being stalked (AOR range 3.60-13.63). For work stress, regular force women reported higher levels of job demand and stress around social support than men, whereas regular and reserve force women reported less physical exertion. After adjusting for a range of covariates, regular female personnel were more likely than males to have PTSD (AOR 1.88, 99% CI 1.01-3.50), while reservist women were more likely than men to have depression, panic disorder, and any mood or anxiety disorder (AOR range 1.87-6.98). Both regular and reservist women had lower rates of alcohol dependence (AOR range 0.30-0.34). Clinicians working with female personnel should screen for trauma/stressors and mental disorders that are particularly common in this population.

  8. Military Personnel: Army Needs a Requirement for Capturing Data and Clear Guidance on Use of Military for Civilian or Contractor Positions (United States)


    MILITARY PERSONNEL Army Needs a Requirement for Capturing Data and Clear Guidance on Use of Military for Civilian... Clear Guidance on Use of Military for Civilian or Contractor Positions 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S...congressional committees June 2015 MILITARY PERSONNEL Army Needs a Requirement for Capturing Data and Clear Guidance on Use of Military for Civilian

  9. Motivating Treatment Seeking and Behavior Change by Untreated Military Personnel Abusing Alcohol or Drugs (United States)


    Award Number:W81XWH-09-2-0135 TITLE: Motivating Treatment Seeking and Behavior Change by Untreated Military Personnel Abusing Alcohol or Drugs ...Untreated Military Personnel Abusing Alcohol or Drugs 5b. GRANT NUMBER DR081215 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT NUMBER Denise Walker...consequences, (b) self-initiated change or enrollment in a treatment or self-help program, and (c) cessation of abuse of alcohol or other drugs

  10. Prospective post-traumatic stress disorder symptom trajectories in active duty and separated military personnel. (United States)

    Porter, Ben; Bonanno, George A; Frasco, Melissa A; Dursa, Erin K; Boyko, Edward J


    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental illness that affects current and former military service members at a disproportionately higher rate than the civilian population. Prior studies have shown that PTSD symptoms follow multiple trajectories in civilians and military personnel. The current study examines whether the trajectories of PTSD symptoms of veterans separated from the military are similar to continuously serving military personnel. The Millennium Cohort Study is a population-based study of military service members that commenced in 2001 with follow-up assessments occurring approximately every 3 years thereafter. PTSD symptoms were assessed at each time point using the PTSD Checklist. Latent growth mixture modeling was used to compare PTSD symptom trajectories between personnel who separated (veterans; n = 5292) and personnel who remained in military service (active duty; n = 16,788). Four distinct classes (resilient, delayed-onset, improving, and elevated-recovering) described PTSD symptoms trajectories in both veterans and active duty personnel. Trajectory shapes were qualitatively similar between active duty and veterans. However, within the resilient, improving, and elevated recovering classes, the shapes were statistically different. Although the low-symptom class was the most common in both groups (veterans: 82%; active duty: 87%), veterans were more likely to be classified in the other three classes (in all cases, p military and civilian life.

  11. Influenza immunization among Canadian health care personnel: a cross-sectional study (United States)

    Buchan, Sarah A.; Kwong, Jeffrey C.


    Background: Influenza immunization coverage among Canadian health care personnel remains below national targets. Targeting this group is of particular importance given their elevated risk of influenza infection, role in transmission and influence on patients' immunization status. We examined influenza immunization coverage in health care personnel in Canada, reasons for not being immunized and the impact of "vaccinate-or-mask" influenza prevention policies. Methods: In this national cross-sectional study, we pooled data from the 2007 to 2014 cycles of the Canadian Community Health Survey and restricted it to respondents who reported a health care occupation. Using bootstrapped survey weights, we examined immunization coverage by occupation and by presence of vaccinate-or-mask policies, and reasons for not being immunized. We used modified Poisson regression to estimate the prevalence ratio (PR) of influenza immunization for health care occupations compared with the general working population. Results: For all survey cycles combined, 50% of 18 446 health care personnel reported receiving seasonal influenza immunization during the previous 12 months, although this varied by occupation type (range 4%-72%). Compared with the general working population, family physicians and general practitioners were most likely to be immunized (PR 3.15, 95% confidence interval [CI] 2.76-3.59), whereas chiropractors, midwives and practitioners of natural healing were least likely (PR 0.17, 95% CI 0.10-0.30). Among those who were not immunized, the most frequently cited reason was the belief that influenza immunization is unnecessary. Introduction of vaccinate-or-mask policies was associated with increased influenza immunization among health care personnel. Interpretation: Health care personnel are more likely to be immunized against influenza than the general working population, but coverage remains suboptimal overall, and we observed wide variation by occupation type. More efforts

  12. Research on Role Sets and Emotional Relationships in Military Personnel Marriage (United States)

    Murtazina, Elmira I.; Minullina, Aida F.


    An urgent demand of society to conduct effective work with the family substantiates the relevance of the research. The article provides the investigation of role sets and emotional relationships in marriage through the study of military personnel and nonmilitary personnel families. Practical implementation of psychological ideas represents one of…

  13. Seroconversion for infectious pathogens among UK military personnel deployed to Afghanistan, 2008-2011. (United States)

    Newman, Edmund N C; Johnstone, Penelope; Bridge, Hannah; Wright, Deborah; Jameson, Lisa; Bosworth, Andrew; Hatch, Rebecca; Hayward-Karlsson, Jenny; Osborne, Jane; Bailey, Mark S; Green, Andrew; Ross, David; Brooks, Tim; Hewson, Roger


    Military personnel are at high risk of contracting vector-borne and zoonotic infections, particularly during overseas deployments, when they may be exposed to endemic or emerging infections not prevalent in their native countries. We conducted seroprevalence testing of 467 UK military personnel deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, during 2008-2011 and found that up to 3.1% showed seroconversion for infection with Rickettsia spp., Coxiella burnetii, sandfly fever virus, or hantavirus; none showed seroconversion for infection with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus. Most seroconversions occurred in personnel who did not report illness, except for those with hantavirus (70% symptomatic). These results indicate that many exposures to infectious pathogens, and potentially infections resulting from those exposures, may go unreported. Our findings reinforce the need for continued surveillance of military personnel and for education of health care providers to help recognize and prevent illnesses and transmission of pathogens during and after overseas deployments.

  14. Seroconversion for Infectious Pathogens among UK Military Personnel Deployed to Afghanistan, 2008–2011 (United States)

    Johnstone, Penelope; Bridge, Hannah; Wright, Deborah; Jameson, Lisa; Bosworth, Andrew; Hatch, Rebecca; Hayward-Karlsson, Jenny; Osborne, Jane; Bailey, Mark S.; Green, Andrew; Ross, David; Brooks, Tim; Hewson, Roger


    Military personnel are at high risk of contracting vector-borne and zoonotic infections, particularly during overseas deployments, when they may be exposed to endemic or emerging infections not prevalent in their native countries. We conducted seroprevalence testing of 467 UK military personnel deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, during 2008–2011 and found that up to 3.1% showed seroconversion for infection with Rickettsia spp., Coxiella burnetii, sandfly fever virus, or hantavirus; none showed seroconversion for infection with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus. Most seroconversions occurred in personnel who did not report illness, except for those with hantavirus (70% symptomatic). These results indicate that many exposures to infectious pathogens, and potentially infections resulting from those exposures, may go unreported. Our findings reinforce the need for continued surveillance of military personnel and for education of health care providers to help recognize and prevent illnesses and transmission of pathogens during and after overseas deployments. PMID:25418685

  15. FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Issues (United States)


    29 Child Abuse and Domestic Violence...required refills for maintenance drug prescriptions (e.g., cholesterol, blood pressure) to be filled through mail order or military pharmacies, thereby...increases in costs of drugs and pharmacy dispensing fees. Beneficiaries would continue to receive drugs at no cost in military medical treatment

  16. Effect of Food, Diet and Nutrition on Military Readiness and Preparedness of Army Personnel and Dependents in a Peacetime Environment (United States)


    3) Diet, Neurotransmitters and Behavior, Chandan Prasad, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, 4) Cardiovascular Helth Promotion for Military Personnel and...findings apply directly to Army personnel and their health maintenance in peace and under crisis situations. Extensive demographic, anthropometric

  17. Description of risk and resilience factors among military medical personnel before deployment to Iraq. (United States)

    Maguen, Shira; Turcotte, Diane M; Peterson, Alan L; Dremsa, Theresa L; Garb, Howard N; McNally, Richard J; Litz, Brett T


    Military medical personnel preparing for deployment to Iraq (N = 328) participated in a survey concerning predeployment risk and resilience factors. Participants reported exposure to an average of 2.5 potentially traumatic events before deployment and 76% (n = 229) reported at least two current concerns about predeployment stressors. Military personnel also endorsed a series of positive appraisals of the military, the mission, and their unit. Fairly low levels of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms before deployment were reported and positive affect was significantly higher than reported negative affect. Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms that were present before deployment were most strongly associated with risk factors, whereas positive affect was most strongly associated with resilience factors. Predeployment negative affect was associated with a combination of risk and resilience factors. These findings have implications for possible interventions and preparation of medical personnel before military deployment. A better understanding of the factors related to risk and resilience in military medical personnel will allow for improved screening, educational, training, and clinical programs aimed at increasing resilience before military deployments.

  18. [Problems and prospects of infectious diseases and HIV-infected military personnel register organization]. (United States)

    Bolekhan, V N; Zagorodnikov, G G; Gorichnyĭ, V A; Orlova, E S; Nikolaev, P G


    An analysis of regulatory documents of the Ministry of Healthcare and the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation related to HIV/AIDS prevention was carried out. The current system of HIV/AIDS detection and registration among military and civil personnel was assessed. Problems and prospects of scientific-and-research laboratory (the register of infectious disease pathology and HIV-infected military personnel) of Scientific-and-research centre at the Kirov Military medical academy were discussed. It is proposed that the main direction of the laboratory activity will be the restoration of up-to-date records of military personnel with HIV/AIDS. This activity will provide the necessary information to responsible specialists of the Main state sanitary and epidemiological surveillance centre and the Main military medical department of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation for the sanitary and epidemiological surveillance for purposeful and economically feasible management decisions in the field of military personnel infection diseases prevention.

  19. Narrative transformation among military personnel on an adventurous training and sport course. (United States)

    Carless, David


    In the wake of recent wars, some military personnel face considerable physical and mental health problems. In this article I explore the effects of an adapted sport and inclusive adventurous training course for military personnel who have experienced physical injury and/or psychological trauma. Using a dialogical narrative approach, I analyzed stories shared by six soldiers during the course to explore the effects of involvement. Participation in the course seemed to facilitate a narrative transformation or opening corresponding to a broadening identity and sense of self. Story plots progressed from a failing monological narrative, through a chaos narrative, toward a dialogical quest narrative prioritizing immersion in an intense present, a developing self, and a relational orientation. On the basis of narrative theory, I suggest this transformation holds positive consequences for the health and well-being of military personnel who have experienced injury and/or trauma.

  20. Relationship between psychosomatic health and both maladjustment and job burnout in military personnel

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    Ling-ming KONG


    Full Text Available Objective To explore the influence of mental maladjustment and job burnout on the psychosomatic health of military personnel and their relationship and build a path mode. Methods A total of 358 military personnel were selected by random cluster sampling. Military Mental Maladjustment Scale (MMMS, Military Job Burnout Scale (MJBS, and Chinese Psychosomatic Health Scale (CPSHS were applied to collect data. SPSS (version 17.0 and Amos (version 7.0 were used for data analysis by correlative analysis, multiple-regression analysis, and path analysis. Results All single factors of job burnout were significantly positively related to interpersonal relationship and emotional disorder due to mental maladjustment (P < 0.05 or P < 0.01. All single factors of mental maladjustment and job burnout were significantly positively related to the psychosomatic health of military personnel (P < 0.01. Multiple regression analysis showed that somatization, negative cacanny, emotional disorder, and interpersonal relationship entered into the regression equation of total psychosomatic health score as dependent variable, and could serve as predictors for military personnel's psychosomatic health (P < 0.01, the four independent variables accounted for 45% of the total variance of psychosomatic health. The influence of mental maladjustment on psychosomatic health was enhanced by intervention of job burnout into the path model, the fit indexes of which were as follows: χ2/df=35.248 (P=0.000, GFI=0.963, AGFI=0.875, CFI=0.902, RMSEA=0.003. Conclusions Emotional disorder, poor interpersonal relationship, somatization, and negative cacanny exert significant effects on military personnel's psychosomatic health. Job burnout mediates the relationship between mental maladjustment and psychosomatic health.

  1. Prevalence of contraindications to mefloquine use among USA military personnel deployed to Afghanistan


    Remington L Nevin; Pietrusiak, Paul P; Caci, Jennifer B


    Background Mefloquine has historically been considered safe and well-tolerated for long-term malaria chemoprophylaxis, but its prescribing requires careful attention to rule out contraindications to its use, including a history of certain psychiatric and neurological disorders. The prevalence of these disorders has not been defined in cohorts of U.S. military personnel deployed to areas where long-term malaria chemoprophylaxis is indicated. Methods Military medical surveillance and pharmacosu...

  2. Prevalence of contraindications to mefloquine use among USA military personnel deployed to Afghanistan


    Pietrusiak Paul P; Nevin Remington L; Caci Jennifer B


    Abstract Background Mefloquine has historically been considered safe and well-tolerated for long-term malaria chemoprophylaxis, but its prescribing requires careful attention to rule out contraindications to its use, including a history of certain psychiatric and neurological disorders. The prevalence of these disorders has not been defined in cohorts of U.S. military personnel deployed to areas where long-term malaria chemoprophylaxis is indicated. Methods Military medical surveillance and p...

  3. Military Presence: U.S. Personnel in NATO Europe. (United States)


    Industrial Funds, and other accounts supporting the NATO presence ’Figures represent estimated civilian personnel pay costs for seven Navy commands...enma rk, ( ieria ny, Greenland, and Tu rkey. It o)perates and Comman mantins theillist fi issile earls’ w arning systeill andi sat ell ite t rack- in...many, France, and the I nited Kingdom. These personnel are students at selected civilian institutions, agencies, and industries in NXAT) European

  4. Outbreak of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Peruvian Military Personnel Undertaking Training Activities in the Amazon Basin, 2010


    Oré, Marianela; Sáenz, Eliana; Cabrera, Rufino; Sanchez, Juan F.; De Los Santos, Maxy; Lucas, Carmen M.; Núñez, Jorge; Edgel, Kimberly A.; Sopan, Justino; Fernández, Jorge; Carnero, G, Andres M.; Baldeviano, Christian; Arrasco, Juan C.; Paul C F Graf; Lescano, Andres G.


    Article Military personnel deployed to the Amazon Basin are at high risk for cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). We responded to an outbreak among Peruvian Army personnel returning from short-term training in the Amazon, conducting active case detection, lesion sample collection, and risk factor assessment. The attack rate was 25% (76/303); the incubation period was 2–36 weeks (median = 8). Most cases had one lesion (66%), primarily ulcerative (49%), and in the legs (57%). Real-time ...

  5. [The Canadian military nurses of the Great War]. (United States)

    Morin-Pelletier, Mélanie


    During the Great War, Canada deployed military nurses, like the other dominions of the British Empire. The "bluebirds" were the first nurses awarded the status of officer. Underprepared for war, they were able to adapt themselves in order to carry out the missions entrusted to them.

  6. 14 CFR 249.21 - Preservation of records by public charter operators and overseas military personnel charter... (United States)


    ... operators and overseas military personnel charter operators. 249.21 Section 249.21 Aeronautics and Space... public charter operators and overseas military personnel charter operators. Each operator authorized... in connection with the tour or series of tours. (d) All customer reservations records for each...

  7. Validation of a Tablet Application for Assessing Dietary Intakes Compared with the Measured Food Intake/Food Waste Method in Military Personnel Consuming Field Rations

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    Full Text Available The collection of accurate dietary intakes using traditional dietary assessment methods (e.g., food records from military personnel is challenging due to the demanding physiological and psychological conditions of training or operations. In addition, these methods are burdensome, time consuming, and prone to measurement errors. Adopting smart-phone/tablet technology could overcome some of these barriers. The objective was to assess the validity of a tablet app, modified to contain detailed nutritional composition data, in comparison to a measured food intake/waste method. A sample of Canadian Armed Forces personnel, randomized to either a tablet app (n = 9 or a weighed food record (wFR (n = 9, recorded the consumption of standard military rations for a total of 8 days. Compared to the gold standard measured food intake/waste method, the difference in mean energy intake was small (−73 kcal/day for tablet app and −108 kcal/day for wFR (p > 0.05. Repeated Measures Bland-Altman plots indicated good agreement for both methods (tablet app and wFR with the measured food intake/waste method. These findings demonstrate that the tablet app, with added nutritional composition data, is comparable to the traditional dietary assessment method (wFR and performs satisfactorily in relation to the measured food intake/waste method to assess energy, macronutrient, and selected micronutrient intakes in a sample of military personnel.

  8. Validation of a Tablet Application for Assessing Dietary Intakes Compared with the Measured Food Intake/Food Waste Method in Military Personnel Consuming Field Rations (United States)

    Ahmed, Mavra; Mandic, Iva; Lou, Wendy; Goodman, Len; Jacobs, Ira; L’Abbé, Mary R.


    The collection of accurate dietary intakes using traditional dietary assessment methods (e.g., food records) from military personnel is challenging due to the demanding physiological and psychological conditions of training or operations. In addition, these methods are burdensome, time consuming, and prone to measurement errors. Adopting smart-phone/tablet technology could overcome some of these barriers. The objective was to assess the validity of a tablet app, modified to contain detailed nutritional composition data, in comparison to a measured food intake/waste method. A sample of Canadian Armed Forces personnel, randomized to either a tablet app (n = 9) or a weighed food record (wFR) (n = 9), recorded the consumption of standard military rations for a total of 8 days. Compared to the gold standard measured food intake/waste method, the difference in mean energy intake was small (−73 kcal/day for tablet app and −108 kcal/day for wFR) (p > 0.05). Repeated Measures Bland-Altman plots indicated good agreement for both methods (tablet app and wFR) with the measured food intake/waste method. These findings demonstrate that the tablet app, with added nutritional composition data, is comparable to the traditional dietary assessment method (wFR) and performs satisfactorily in relation to the measured food intake/waste method to assess energy, macronutrient, and selected micronutrient intakes in a sample of military personnel. PMID:28264428

  9. Military Personnel Exhibit a Lower Presence of Obesity than the General U.S. Adult Population (United States)


    307 Rankinen T & Bouchard C (2004) Fitness alters the associations of BMI and 308 waist circumference with total and abdominal fat. Obesity...either group. 152 Active duty military personnel are not included in the U.S. CDC national surveys 153 [e.g., NHANES, Behavioral Risk Factor

  10. Assessment Mental Health and Musculoskeletal Disorders among Military Personnel in Bandar Abbas (Iran in 2016

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    Mehdi Ashnagar


    Full Text Available Musculoskeletal disorders represent a major issue in the military setting. Musculoskeletal disorders and mental disorders (MSD are a major cause of disability in the working population. Musculoskeletal disorders and premature tiredness caused by work are arisen from incompatible individual work capacity and job demands. Physical and psychology condition may lead to the generation, amplification musculoskeletal disorders. Musculoskeletal disorders and mental health disorders are high in military personnel. The purpose of this study was Assessment Mental Health and musculoskeletal disorders in military personnel. In this cross-sectional study 70 personnel military participated in May 2016. Cornell Questionnaire and Mental health inventory (MHI-28 were used for data gathering. Finally, Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS version 20, descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation test and One Way Anova test. The findings of the current study showed that personnel situation of mental health were in moderate condition (56.01±13.3. Results Cornell Questionnaire showed that the most of musculoskeletal disorders were respectively in the back (46%, shoulder (34% and wrist (31%. Also Pearson correlation test showed significantly associated between musculoskeletal disorders and mental health (r=0.72 (p-value=0.001. One Way Anova test showed that with increase age (p

  11. Factors associated with substance use among Spanish military personnel involved in "Bosnia-Herzegovina". (United States)

    Vargas Pecino, Cristina; Castellano, Enrique; Trujillo, Humberto


    The use of both legal and illegal drugs has rarely been investigated among the Spanish military population involved in multinational military operations. The aim of the current study was to examine the consumption of drugs by Spanish military personnel in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the variables associated with such substance use. A total of 605 military personnel participated in the cross-sectional study. The participants' mean age was 25.9 years (SD = 5.9), and 93.9% of the sample was male. The majority of the participants were enlisted personnel (83.5%). The most widely used drugs were tobacco (54.2%), and alcohol (39.9%). With respect to illegal drugs, the results showed that the drug with the highest prevalence of "use at some point during a lifetime" was cannabis (36.2%), followed by cocaine (14.9%) and amphetamines (12.1%). The most important variable associated with a decrease in the consumption of illegal drugs was social support. Conversely, participants with friends who have used illegal drugs had an increased likelihood of drug consumption. Given that the use of drugs can adversely affect soldiers' performance, preventive measures should be applied in multinational military operations.

  12. Motivating Treatment Seeking and Behavior Change by Untreated Military Personnel (United States)


    people struggling with, but ambiva- lent about changing, high risk behavior, e.g., adults and teens with marijuana use disorders (Stephens, Roffman...Fearer, Williams, Picciano, & Burke, 2004; Walker et al., 2011), gay and bisexual men engaging in risky sexual be- havior (Picciano, Roffman, Kalichman...itary populations, particularly for addressing highly stig- matized topics such as substance abuse, PTSD, suicide, and military sexual trauma

  13. The Wellbeing of Army Personnel in Dual Military Marriages (United States)


    being in a dual-military marriage. The initial findings were presented at the American Psychological Association (VanPuyvelde, Stover, Dunbar... structural equation modeling (AMOS 21; Arbuckle, 2012) to assess the indirect affect of work-family conflict on wellbeing. The proposed model...perceptions of fairness and cohesion) mediated the relationship between work-family conflict and psychological distress. Work-family conflict   6

  14. The Wellbeing of Army Personnel in Dual-Military Marriages (United States)


    Arenstein, S. J. (2011). The effects of deployment frequencies on the military divorce rate. Master’s Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School , Monterey...Book). BOOK CHAPTERS Huffman, A. H., Culbertson, S. S., & Barbour, J. (forthcoming). Gender Roles in a Masculine Occupation: Understanding how Men...Identities: The Role of Self-Consistency in Work- School Conflict. Poster presented at the I 18th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association

  15. Personnel Security during Joint Operations with Foreign Military Forces (United States)


    century society into the twenty-first century encounters a number of obstacles. Illiteracy and innumeracy rates are high, and repressive social values are...Operations with Foreign Military Forces Feature quickly degraded into executions for social infractions like blasphemy. Repression soon followed, and the...the Soviets inherited. Objective: Why Do They Hate Us? This article addresses the primary issue of the dramatic increase in the number of insider

  16. FY2014 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Issues (United States)


    potentially affect the welfare of military children as well as servicemembers’ ability to effectively serve their country. (See U.S. Department of...Background: The Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) provides 180 days of premium-free transitional medical and dental benefits after...mental health. These provisions deal with varied mental health concerns, including post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury

  17. Jet Fuel Exposure and Neurological Health in Military Personnel (United States)


    Dominique Chevallier,, Laurent-Charles Antoinc,1 Odile Morin,, and Claire Segala,* *SEPIA- Sante , BAUD. France; fDRASS Pays de Loire, NANTES. France...neurobehavior, neurological health, exposure assessment 16. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: 17. LIMITATION OF ABSTRACT 18. NUMBER OF PAGES 19a. NAME...Repeated workday exposure and central nervous system functioning among Air Force personnel. Tier I Inhalation exposure to jet fuel (JP8) among US Air

  18. Prevalence of contraindications to mefloquine use among USA military personnel deployed to Afghanistan

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    Pietrusiak Paul P


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Mefloquine has historically been considered safe and well-tolerated for long-term malaria chemoprophylaxis, but its prescribing requires careful attention to rule out contraindications to its use, including a history of certain psychiatric and neurological disorders. The prevalence of these disorders has not been defined in cohorts of U.S. military personnel deployed to areas where long-term malaria chemoprophylaxis is indicated. Methods Military medical surveillance and pharmacosurveillance databases were utilized to identify contraindications to mefloquine use among a cohort of 11,725 active duty U.S. military personnel recently deployed to Afghanistan. Results A total of 9.6% of the cohort had evidence of a contraindication. Females were more than twice as likely as males to have a contraindication (OR = 2.48, P Conclusion These findings underscore the importance of proper systematic screening prior to prescribing and dispensing mefloquine, and the need to provide alternatives to mefloquine suitable for long-term administration among deployed U.S. military personnel.

  19. Relationship between general nutrition knowledge and diet quality in Australian military personnel. (United States)

    Kullen, Charina J; Farrugia, Jamie-Lee; Prvan, Tania; O'Connor, Helen T


    A balanced diet informed by sound nutrition knowledge is key for operational readiness and the health of military personnel. Unfortunately, research suggests that military personnel have inadequate dietary intakes. This study assessed general nutrition knowledge, diet quality and their association in Australian military personnel. A convenience sample of male military personnel (n 211) including Army soldiers and officers completed a validated general nutrition knowledge questionnaire (GNKQ) and FFQ. The GNKQ assessed knowledge of dietary guidelines (Section A), sources of nutrients (Section B), choosing everyday foods (Section C) and diet-disease relationships (Section D). The Australian Recommended Food Score (ARFS) was used to assess diet quality from FFQ data. Statistical analyses included the χ 2 test, Spearman's correlation test, t test, median test, ANCOVA and ordinal logistic regression. The mean total GNKQ score was 52·7 %. Participants performed best on Section A (58·5 %) followed by Sections B (57·3 %) and C (57·0 %) and worst on Section D (31·0 %). Overall, officers scored significantly higher than soldiers (58·7 v. 51·9 %, P=0·001). Age was weakly but positively correlated with GNKQ total scores (r 0·307; P<0·0005), with no significant effects seen for level of education (P=0·463) or living arrangement (P=0·167). Overall ARFS was 37·6 (sd 7·7) (50·8 %) with officers scoring significantly higher than soldiers (54·7 v. 50·3 %, P=0·040). No demographic variables influenced total ARFS. The total GNKQ score had a significant, positive but weak relationship with total ARFS (r 0·179; P=0·009). Given the importance of nutrition to personnel health and operational readiness, initiatives to improve nutrition knowledge and diet quality are recommended in this population, especially in soldiers.

  20. Prevalence of Tuberculosis among Veterans, Military Personnel and their Families in East Azerbaijan Province Violators of the last 15 Years. (United States)

    Azad Aminjan, Maboud; Moaddab, Seyyed Reza; Hosseini Ravandi, Mohammad; Kazemi Haki, Behzad


    Nowadays in the world, tuberculosis is the second largest killer of adults after HIV. Due to the location of presidios that is mostly located in hazardous zones soldiers and army personnel are considered high risk, therefore we decided to determine the prevalence of tuberculosis status in this group of people. This was a cross-sectional descriptive research that studied the prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis in soldiers and military personnel in the last 15 years in tuberculosis and lung disease research center at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. The statistical population consisted of all the soldiers and military personnel. The detection method in this study was based on microscopic examination following Ziehl-Neelsen Stain and in Leuven Stein Johnson culturing. Descriptive statistics was used for statistical analysis and statistical values less than 0.05 were considered significant. By review information in this center since the 1988-2013 with 72 military personnel suffering from tuberculosis, it was revealed that among them 30 women, 42 men, 14 soldiers, 29 family members, and 29 military personnel are pointed. A significant correlation was found between TB rates among military personnel and their families. Although in recent years, the national statistics indicate a decline of tuberculosis, but the results of our study showed that TB is still a serious disease that must comply with the first symptoms of tuberculosis in military personnel and their families that should be diagnosed as soon as possible.

  1. Malaria in British military personnel deployed to Sierra Leone: a case series. (United States)

    Quantick, Oliver; Howlett-Shipley, R; Roughton, S; Ross, D


    From December 2014 to April 2015, seven cases of malaria were seen in 1530 military personnel deployed to Sierra Leone on Operation GRITROCK in response to the West African Ebola outbreak, despite predeployment briefings, prescription of chemoprophylactic agents and bite prevention measures. The cases have prompted discussion regarding the efficacy of current measures and how to prevent future cases in deployed military personnel or more widely, those working in malaria-risk environments. All of the cases have made a full recovery and returned to work. We discuss what can be learnt concerning the choice of chemoprophylactic agent and whether anything further be added to standard operating procedures regarding bite prevention and treatment of cases.

  2. Prevalence and Correlates of Mental Health Problems in Canadian Forces Personnel Who Deployed in Support of the Mission in Afghanistan: Findings From Postdeployment Screenings, 2009–2012 (United States)

    Zamorski, Mark A; Rusu, Corneliu; Garber, Bryan G


    Objective: An important minority of military personnel will experience mental health problems after overseas deployments. Our study sought to describe the prevalence and correlates of postdeployment mental health problems in Canadian Forces personnel. Method: Subjects were 16 193 personnel who completed postdeployment screening after return from deployment in support of the mission in Afghanistan. Screening involved a detailed questionnaire and a 40-minute, semi-structured interview with a mental health clinician. Mental health problems were assessed using the Patient Health Questionnaire and the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist—Civilian Version. Logistic regression was used to explore independent risk factors for 1 or more of 6 postdeployment mental health problems. Results: Symptoms of 1 or more of 6 mental health problems were seen in 10.2% of people screened; the most prevalent symptoms were those of major depressive disorder (3.2%), minor depression (3.3%), and posttraumatic stress disorder (2.8%). The strongest risk factors for postdeployment mental health problems were past mental health care (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] 2.89) and heavy combat exposure (AOR 2.57 for third tertile, compared with first tertile). These risk groups might be targeted in prevention and control efforts. In contrast to findings from elsewhere, Reservist status, deployment duration, and number of previous deployments had no relation with mental health problems. Conclusions: An important minority of personnel will disclose symptoms of mental health problems during postdeployment screening. Differences in risk factors seen in different nations highlight the need for caution in applying the results of research in one population to another. PMID:25007406

  3. A Methodology for Modeling the Flow of Military Personnel Across Air Force Active and Reserve Components (United States)


    for pilots will depend on the • number of active component pilots who separate • fraction of separating pilots who affiliate with the reserve ...when tracking economic output over a period of time. GDP data were collected from the Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED), Federal Reserve Bank of St...C O R P O R A T I O N Research Report A Methodology for Modeling the Flow of Military Personnel Across Air Force Active and Reserve Components

  4. Draft Genome Sequences of Escherichia coli Isolates from Wounded Military Personnel. (United States)

    Arivett, Brock A; Ream, Dave C; Fiester, Steven E; Kidane, Destaalem; Actis, Luis A


    Members of the Escherichia coli bacterial family have been grouped as ESKAPE (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species) pathogens because of their extensive drug resistance phenotypes and increasing threat to human health. The genomes of six extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing E. coli strains isolated from wounded military personnel were sequenced and annotated.

  5. Draft Genome Sequences of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Isolates from Wounded Military Personnel. (United States)

    Arivett, Brock A; Ream, Dave C; Fiester, Steven E; Kidane, Destaalem; Actis, Luis A


    Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a Gram-negative bacterium that causes severe hospital-acquired infections, is grouped as an ESKAPE (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species) pathogen because of its extensive drug resistance phenotypes and effects on human health worldwide. Five multidrug resistant P. aeruginosa strains isolated from wounded military personnel were sequenced and annotated in this work.

  6. Draft Genome Sequences of Acinetobacter baumannii Isolates from Wounded Military Personnel. (United States)

    Arivett, Brock A; Ream, Dave C; Fiester, Steven E; Kidane, Destaalem; Actis, Luis A


    Acinetobacter baumannii is a Gram-negative bacterium capable of causing hospital-acquired infections that has been grouped with Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species as ESKAPE pathogens because of their extensive drug resistance phenotypes and increasing risk to human health. Twenty-four multidrug-resistant A. baumannii strains isolated from wounded military personnel were sequenced and annotated.

  7. Sexual Orientation and U.S. Military Personnel Policy: Options and Assessment (United States)


    physical or verbal conduct toward others, based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or physical features), abuse of authority, displays of affection... active -duty military personnel. It also reviewed the scientific literature on group cohesion, sexuality , and related health issues. It examined a number of...discharge. Even if no sexual activity had occurred, a growing body of policy supported the view that a homosexual 1Alan B~rub6, Coming Out Under Fire

  8. Military Nutrition Research: Four Tasks to Address Personnel Readiness and Warfighter Performance (United States)


    CJ Baker-Fulco, JP DeLany, and RW Hoyt. Energy requirements of military personnel. Appetite 44:47-65, 2005 45. Dallman PR: Biochemical...RA Neese, D Dare, MK Hellerstein. Effect of diet on leptin : a signal of surplus dietary fat in lean and obese men. Diabetes (Suppl. 1) 46: 245A...treatment on circulating leptin and adiponectin concentrations in patients with HIV-associated fat accumulation. Antiviral Therapy 9:L4, 2004. 24

  9. Distress, support, and relationship satisfaction during military-induced separations: a longitudinal study among spouses of Dutch deployed military personnel. (United States)

    Andres, Manon


    The aim of this study was to examine (a) how life stress, work-family conflict, social support, psychological distress, and relationship satisfaction develop over the course of military-induced separations; (b) what best predicts relationship satisfaction after being separated for several months; and (c) whether the effects were mediated by spousal interaction. Longitudinal data were collected among 153 spouses of Dutch military personnel before, during, and after military-induced separations. Analyses demonstrated a significant decrease in relationship satisfaction, psychological distress, and social support over time. Controlling for predeployment levels of relationship satisfaction, work-family conflict, social support, psychological distress, and spousal interaction made significant contributions to the explanation of relationship satisfaction after military-induced separations. However, the effects on relationships varied for each stage of the work-related spousal separation. Hence, clinical implications for psychological service delivery suggested by these findings are impacted by the stage of the work-related spousal separation. Specifically, before the separation, services might focus upon balancing work and family demands; during the separation, services that facilitate building networks are important; and finally, communication remains the key service focus upon reunion.

  10. Missed opportunity to screen and diagnose PTSD and depression among deploying shipboard US military personnel (United States)

    Hale, Braden R.; Michael, Nelson L.; Scott, Paul T.


    Background Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are significant risks for suicide and other adverse events among US military personnel, but prevalence data among ship-assigned personnel at the onset of deployment are unknown. Aims To determine the prevalence of shipboard personnel who screen positive for PTSD and/or major depressive disorder (MDD) at the onset of deployment, and also those who reported these diagnoses made by a physician or healthcare professional in the year prior to deployment. Method Active-duty ship-assigned personnel (N = 2078) completed anonymous assessments at the beginning of deployment. Depression was measured using the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D; score of ≥22), and PTSD was assessed using the PTSD Checklist–Civilian Version (PCL-C; both score and symptom criteria were used). Results In total, 7.3% (n = 151 of 2076) screened positive for PTSD and 22% (n = 461 of 2078) for MDD at deployment onset. Only 6% and 15% of those who screened positive for PTSD or MDD, respectively, had been diagnosed by a healthcare professional in the past year. Conclusions Missed opportunities for mental healthcare among screen-positive shipboard personnel reduce the benefits associated with early identification and linkage to care. Improved methods of mental health screening that promote early recognition and referral to care may mitigate psychiatric events in theatre. Declaration of interest This work was performed as part of the official duties of the authors as military service members or employees of the US Government. Copyright and usage This work was prepared by military service members or employees of the US Government as part of their official duties. As such, copyright protection is not available for this work (Title 17, USC, §105). PMID:27713833

  11. Job Satisfaction and the Perceived Organizational Culture of U.S. Military and Military Affiliated Personnel (United States)

    Diffenauer, Deborah A.


    This study examined the relationship between demographic characteristics, level of job satisfaction, and current/preferred organizational culture in a sample of 139 off-campus military degree program participants. Responses were received from undergraduate students in the fields of engineering, applied sciences and arts, and education. "The Job…

  12. Community-based screening for pre-hypertension among military active duty personnel

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    Moataz M. Abdel-Fattah; Fayssal M. Farahat; Abdul-Salam A. Al-Shehri


    Objective: The purpose of this study to determine the prevalence of both pre-hypertension and hypertension and risk factors associated with newly diagnosed Saudi military active duty service personnel. Methods: Community-based screening of 1283 Saudi military active duty service personnel was conducted during the period September - December 2007 at six randomly selected out of a total of 15 military units of Taif region, Western of Saudi Arabia. Screening tools included self-administrated questionnaire, general physical examination, anthropometric measurements and assessment of blood pressure. Results: All par-ticipants were Saudi males. Their age ranged from 19-56 years old with mean ± SD of 37.2 ± 7.02. By applying the Joint Na-tional Committee on prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high hypertension (JNC-7) criteria, 214 ( 17.3 % ) were considered pre-hypertensive. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that obesity as measured by body mass index ( OR = 2.71 CI: 1.39-5.28 ), positive family history ( OR = 1.46 CI: 1.03-2.06 ), ever smoking ( OR = 1.45 CI: 1.05-2.02), and in-creased waist circumference ( OR = 1.04 CI:1. 02-1.06) were the significant predictors of workplace newly diagnosed hyperten-sion among military active duty personnel. Conclusion: Pre-hypertension is a common hidden problem and it predicts the devel-opment of frank hypertension. Findings of the current study support the recommendation of lifestyle modification for pre-hyperten-sion patients. However, further prospective studied are required to determine the role of pharmacotherapy in pre-hypertension.

  13. Occupational exposure of personnel operating military radio equipment: measurements and simulation. (United States)

    Paljanos, Annamaria; Miclaus, Simona; Munteanu, Calin


    Technical literature provides numerous studies concerning radiofrequency exposure measurements for various radio communication devices, but there are few studies related to exposure of personnel operating military radio equipment. In order to evaluate exposure and identify cases when safety requirements are not entirely met, both measurements and simulations are needed for accurate results. Moreover, given the technical characteristics of the radio devices used in the military, personnel mainly operate in the near-field region so both measurements and simulation becomes more complex. Measurements were made in situ using a broadband personal exposimeter equipped with two isotropic probes for both electric and magnetic components of the field. The experiment was designed for three different operating frequencies of the same radio equipment, while simulations were made in FEKO software using hybrid numerical methods to solve complex electromagnetic field problems. The paper aims to discuss the comparative results of the measurements and simulation, as well as comparing them to reference levels specified in military or civilian radiofrequency exposure standards.

  14. The Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and Different Obesity Phenotype in Iranian Male Military Personnel. (United States)

    Payab, Moloud; Hasani-Ranjbar, Shirin; Merati, Yaser; Esteghamati, Alireza; Qorbani, Mostafa; Hematabadi, Mahboobeh; Rashidian, Hoda; Shirzad, Nooshin


    Obesity, especially when concentrated in the abdominal area, is often associated with the presence of metabolic syndrome. Stress, particularly occupational stress, is one of the most important factors contributing to the increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome components among different populations. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of overweight and obesity as well as the criteria for metabolic syndrome and its risk factors and different obesity phenotype in a population of military personnel aged 20 to 65 years. This study is a retrospective cross-sectional study in which data are extracted from the database of a military hospital (2,200 participants). The records of participants contained information such as age, marital status, educational level, weight, height, body mass index, blood pressure, waist circumference, history of drug use and smoking, as well as the results of tests including lipid profile and fasting blood glucose. The Adult Treatment Panel III criteria as well as two national criteria were used to identify metabolic syndrome among participants. Data analysis was p1erformed using SPSS version 16. The average age of participants was 33.37 (7.75) years. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome according to Iranian cutoff was 26.6% for the waist circumference >90 cm (585 persons) and 19.6% for the waist circumference >95 cm (432 persons). The rate of metabolic syndrome was identified as 11.1% (432 cases) according to Adult Treatment Panel III criteria. Results of the current study identified that the prevalence of metabolic syndrome among military individuals is less than other populations, but the prevalence of the syndrome is higher than other military personnel in other countries.

  15. Contribution of the Mission in Afghanistan to the Burden of Past-Year Mental Disorders in Canadian Armed Forces Personnel, 2013 (United States)

    Zamorski, Mark A.


    Objective: The purpose of this study was to estimate the contribution of the mission in Afghanistan to the burden of mental health problems in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Methods: Data were obtained from the 2013 Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey, which assessed mental disorders using the World Health Organization’s Composite International Diagnostic Interview. The sample consisted of 6696 Regular Force (RegF) personnel, 3384 of whom had deployed in support of the mission. We estimated the association of past-year mental health problems with Afghanistan deployment status, adjusting for covariates using logistic regression; population attributable fractions (PAFs) were also calculated. Results: Indication of a past-year mental disorder was identified in 18.4% (95% confidence interval [CI], 17.0% to 19.7%) of Afghanistan deployers compared with 14.6% (95% CI, 13.3% to 15.8%) in others. Afghanistan-related deployments contributed to the burden of a past-year disorder (PAF = 8.7%; 95% CI, 3.0% to 14.2%), with the highest PAFs being seen for panic disorder (34.7%) and posttraumatic stress disorder (32.1%). The PAFs for individual alcohol use disorders and suicide ideation were not different from zero. Child abuse, however, had a much greater PAF for any past-year disorder (28.7%; 95% CI, 23.4% to 33.7%) than did the Afghanistan mission. Conclusions: The mission in Afghanistan contributed significantly to the burden of mental disorders in the CAF RegF in 2013. However, the much stronger contribution of child abuse highlights the need for strong military mental health systems, even in peacetime, and the need to target the full range of determinants of mental health in prevention and control efforts. PMID:27270744

  16. Outbreak of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Peruvian Military Personnel Undertaking Training Activities in the Amazon Basin, 2010 (United States)

    Oré, Marianela; Sáenz, Eliana; Cabrera, Rufino; Sanchez, Juan F.; De Los Santos, Maxy B.; Lucas, Carmen M.; Núñez, Jorge H.; Edgel, Kimberly A.; Sopan, Justino; Fernández, Jorge; Carnero, Andres M.; Baldeviano, G. Christian; Arrasco, Juan C.; Graf, Paul C. F.; Lescano, Andres G.


    Military personnel deployed to the Amazon Basin are at high risk for cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). We responded to an outbreak among Peruvian Army personnel returning from short-term training in the Amazon, conducting active case detection, lesion sample collection, and risk factor assessment. The attack rate was 25% (76/303); the incubation period was 2–36 weeks (median = 8). Most cases had one lesion (66%), primarily ulcerative (49%), and in the legs (57%). Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) identified Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis (59/61 = 97%) and L. (V.) guyanensis (2/61 = 3%). Being male (risk ratio [RR] = 4.01; P = 0.034), not wearing long-sleeve clothes (RR = 1.71; P = 0.005), and sleeping in open rooms (RR = 1.80; P = 0.009) were associated with CL. Sodium stibogluconate therapy had a 41% cure rate, less than previously reported in Peru (∼ 70%; P < 0.001). After emphasizing pre-deployment education and other basic prevention measures, trainees in the following year had lower incidence (1/278 = 0.4%; P < 0.001). Basic prevention can reduce CL risk in deployed militaries. PMID:26078320

  17. Characteristics of Adenovirus Pneumonia in Korean Military Personnel, 2012-2016. (United States)

    Yoon, Hee; Jhun, Byung Woo; Kim, Hojoong; Yoo, Hongseok; Park, Sung Bum


    Adenovirus (AdV) can cause severe pneumonia in non-immunocompromised host, but limited data exist on the distinctive characteristics of AdV pneumonia in non-immunocompromised patients. We evaluated distinctive clinico-laboratory and radiological characteristics and outcomes of AdV pneumonia (n = 179), compared with non-AdV pneumonia (n = 188) in Korean military personnel between 2012 and 2016. AdV pneumonia patients had a higher rate of consolidation with ground-glass opacity (101/152) in lobar distribution (89/152) on computed tomography (CT) (P pneumonia patients. Bacterial co-infection was identified in 28.5% of AdV pneumonia. Most of the AdV isolates typed (69/72, 95.8%) were AdV-55. Patients with a pneumonia severity index ≥ class III were more commonly observed in AdV pneumonia patients compared with non-AdV pneumonia patients (11.2% vs. 2.1%, P pneumonia patients compared with the non-AdV pneumonia patients (3.8 vs. 2.6 days, P pneumonia patients, one of whom died due to AdV-55. Our data showed that AdV pneumonia in non-immunocompromised patients had distinct characteristics and most of the isolates typed in our study were AdV-55. It is suggested that AdV-55 is an important pathogen of pneumonia in Korean military personnel.

  18. Outbreak of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Peruvian Military Personnel Undertaking Training Activities in the Amazon Basin, 2010. (United States)

    Oré, Marianela; Sáenz, Eliana; Cabrera, Rufino; Sanchez, Juan F; De Los Santos, Maxy B; Lucas, Carmen M; Núñez, Jorge H; Edgel, Kimberly A; Sopan, Justino; Fernández, Jorge; Carnero, Andres M; Baldeviano, G Christian; Arrasco, Juan C; Graf, Paul C F; Lescano, Andres G


    Military personnel deployed to the Amazon Basin are at high risk for cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). We responded to an outbreak among Peruvian Army personnel returning from short-term training in the Amazon, conducting active case detection, lesion sample collection, and risk factor assessment. The attack rate was 25% (76/303); the incubation period was 2-36 weeks (median = 8). Most cases had one lesion (66%), primarily ulcerative (49%), and in the legs (57%). Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) identified Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis (59/61 = 97%) and L. (V.) guyanensis (2/61 = 3%). Being male (risk ratio [RR] = 4.01; P = 0.034), not wearing long-sleeve clothes (RR = 1.71; P = 0.005), and sleeping in open rooms (RR = 1.80; P = 0.009) were associated with CL. Sodium stibogluconate therapy had a 41% cure rate, less than previously reported in Peru (~70%; P < 0.001). After emphasizing pre-deployment education and other basic prevention measures, trainees in the following year had lower incidence (1/278 = 0.4%; P < 0.001). Basic prevention can reduce CL risk in deployed militaries.

  19. The Effect of Physical Activity on Bone Density in Military Personnel

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    Iman Mokhtari Garakani


    Full Text Available Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of life style factors including physical activity, calcium intake, and smoking on bone mineral density (BMD. Materials and Methods: From January 2012 to May 2013, calcaneal BMD of 335 male military personnel (aged between 35-55 years in two equal separate groups; operative (active field soldiers and non-operative (official army staff were evaluated with dual X-ray and laser Calscan. Information about lifestyle factors including smoking, calcium intake and physical activity were collected through a questionnaire. Operative personnel had daily regular physical activity. Operatives were compared with non-operative personnel who did not perform the regular active field training maneuvers. Results: The mean age of participant was 44.7±0.5 years and all were male. The rate of osteopenia and osteoporosis was lower in operative group than in non-operative group. Linear regression revealed that BMD is significantly associated with job (p<0.001, age (p<0.001, smoking (p<0.01, calcium intake (p<0.05, and years of physical activity (p<0.001. Conclusion: Based on the findings of the study, years of regular physical activity and mechanical loading were the strongest predictors of calcaneus BMD.

  20. Emission of parasitic X-rays from military radar transmitters and exposure of personnel: towards a retrospective assessment

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    Schirmer, A. [Arbeitsgruppe Aufklarung der Arbeitsplatzverhaltnisse Radar, Wehrbereichsverwaltung Nord, Bundeswehr, Munster (Germany)


    An overview of the investigation of parasitic-X-ray (Bremsstrahlung) from high-voltage electron vacuum tubes in military radar transmitters is given. From technical inspection, data evaluation and measurements maximum dose rates for work places of the personnel are calculated. With dedicated workplace surveys the maximum dose H{sup *}(10) per month for the personnel is estimated for the entire time of use of the different radar sets. (author)

  1. Predictors of frequency of condom use and attitudes among sexually active female military personnel in Nigeria

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    E James Essien


    Full Text Available E James Essien1, Osaro Mgbere2, Emmanuel Monjok1, Ernest Ekong3, Susan Abughosh1, Marcia M Holstad41Institute of Community Health, University of Houston, Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA; 2Houston Department of Health and Human Services, Houston, TX, USA; 3Institute for Health Research and Development, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria; 4Nell Hodgson School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USABackground: Despite awareness of condom efficacy, in protecting against both human immunodeficiency virus/sexually transmitted diseases (HIV/STDs and unintended pregnancy; some females find it difficult to use or permit condom use consistently because of the power imbalances or other dynamics operating in their relationships with males. The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that predict the frequency of condom use and attitudes among sexually active female military personnel in Nigeria.Methods: This study used a cross-sectional design in which a total of 346 responses were obtained from consenting female military personnel in two cantonments in Southwestern Nigeria between 2006 and 2008. The study instrument was designed to assess HIV/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS knowledge (HAK, HIV risk behaviors (HRB, alcohol and drug use, condom attitudes and barriers (CAS condom use self-efficacy (CUS and social support to condom use (SSC. The sociodemographic characteristics of participants were also captured. Univariate analysis and multivariable logistic regression were used for modeling the predictors of condom use.Results: The results showed that 63% of the respondents reported using condoms always, 26% sometimes used condoms and 11% never used condoms during a sexual encounter in the past three months. Univariate analysis revealed that significant associations existed between CAB (P < 0.05, HRB (P < 0.01 and SSC (P < 0.01 with the frequency of condom use. The following sociodemographic variables: age, marital status, number of

  2. Epidemiology of HIV among US Air Force Military Personnel, 1996-2011.

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    Shilpa Hakre

    Full Text Available The objectives of this study were to describe the epidemiology of HIV in the United States Air Force (USAF from 1996 through 2011 and to assess whether socio-demographic characteristics and service-related mobility, including military deployments, were associated with HIV infection.We conducted a retrospective cohort analysis of USAF personnel who were HIV-infected during the study period January 1, 1996 through December 31, 2011 and a matched case-control study. Cases were USAF personnel newly-diagnosed with HIV during the study period. Five randomly-selected HIV-uninfected controls were matched to each case by age, length of service, sex, race, service, component, and HIV test collection date. Socio-demographic and service-related mobility factors and HIV diagnosis were assessed using conditional logistic regression.During the study period, the USAF had 541 newly diagnosed HIV-infected cases. HIV incidence rate (per 100,000 person-years among 473 active duty members was highest in 2007 (16.78, among black/ African-American USAF members (26.60 and those aged 25 to 29 years (10.84. In unadjusted analysis restricted to personnel on active duty, 10 characteristics were identified and considered for final multivariate analysis. Of these single (adjusted odds ratio [aOR], 8.15, 95% confidence interval [CI] 5.71-11.6 or other marital status (aOR 4.60, 95% CI 2.72-7.75, communications/ intelligence (aOR 2.57, 95% CI 1.84-3.60 or healthcare (aOR 2.07, 95% CI 1.28-3.35 occupations, and having no deployment in the past 2 years before diagnosis (aOR 2.02, 95% CI 1.47-2.78 conferred higher odds of HIV infection in adjusted analysis.The highest risk of HIV infection in the USAF was among young unmarried deployment-naïve males, especially those in higher risk occupation groups. In an era when worldwide military operations have increased, these analyses identified potential areas where targeted HIV prevention efforts may be beneficial in reducing HIV

  3. The SLOWPOKE-2 nuclear reactor at the Royal Military College of Canada: applications for the Canadian Armed Forces

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    Hungler, P.C.; Andrews, M.T.; Kelly, D.G.; Nielson, K.S., E-mail: [Royal Military College of Canada, Kington, Ontario (Canada)


    The Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) has a 20 kW SLOWPOKE-2 nuclear research reactor which is used for teaching and research.Since its commissioning, the reactor facility and instruments have been continuously upgraded to develop and enhance nuclear capabilities for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Specific applications of neutron activation analysis (NAA), delayed neutron counting (DNC) and neutron imaging relevant to the CAF are discussed. (author)

  4. The SLOWPOKE-2 nuclear reactor at the Royal Military College of Canada: applications for the Canadian Armed Forces

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    Hungler, P.C.; Andrews, M.T.; Kelly, D.G.; Nielsen, K.S. [Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario (Canada)


    The Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) has a 20 kW SLOWPOKE-2 nuclear research reactor which is used for teaching and research. Since its commissioning, the reactor facility and instruments have been continuously upgraded to develop and enhance nuclear capabilities for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Specific applications of neutron activation analysis (NAA), delayed neutron counting (DNC) and neutron imaging relevant to the CAF are discussed. (author)

  5. Gender differences in the expression of PTSD symptoms among active duty military personnel. (United States)

    Hourani, Laurel; Williams, Jason; Bray, Robert; Kandel, Denise


    This study examined gender differences in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and symptom factors in the total U.S. active duty force. Data were drawn from the 2008 Department of Defense Survey of Health Related Behaviors among Active Duty Military Personnel including 17,939 men and 6751 women from all services. The results indicated that women expressed more distress than men across almost all the symptoms on the PTSD Checklist except for hypervigilance. Women also scored significantly higher on all four factors examined: Re-experiencing, Avoidance, Emotionally Numb, Hyperarousal. More women than men were distressed by combat experiences that involved some type of violence, such as being wounded, witnessing or engaging in acts of cruelty, engaging in hand-to-hand combat, and, to a lesser extent, handling dead bodies. Men who had been sexually abused had a greater number of symptoms and were consistently more distressed than women on individual symptoms and symptom factors.

  6. [Rift Valley fever: sporadic infection of French military personnel outside currently recognized epidemic zones]. (United States)

    Durand, J P; Richecoeur, L; Peyrefitte, C; Boutin, J P; Davoust, B; Zeller, H; Bouloy, M; Tolou, H


    For three years the arbovirus surveillance unit of the Tropical Medicine Institute of the French Army Medical Corps (French acronym IMTSSA) in Marseille, France has been investigating causes of benign non-malarial febrile syndromes in French military personnel serving outside mainland France. The methodology used in N'Djamena consisted of sending frozen specimens collected concomitant with viremia, to Marseille for culture. During the rainy season of 2001, specimens were collected from a total of 50 febrile soldiers. Cultures allowed isolation and identification of two strains of Rift Valley virus. The risk of contamination exists not only in the field but also in mainland hospital departments treating infected patients. Routine serological diagnosis for Rift Valley fever must be DISCUSSED for all patients in the field or returning from Africa.

  7. Obesity classification in military personnel: A comparison of body fat, waist circumference, and body mass index measurements (United States)

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate obesity classifications from body fat percentage (BF%), body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference (WC). A total of 451 overweight/obese active duty military personnel completed all three assessments. Most were obese (men, 81%; women, 98%) using National...

  8. Self-assessment analysis of health and physical activity level of military personnel

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    Plavina L.


    Full Text Available Sport and physical activity is important and compulsory for military staff. They determine the execution of service duties and tasks. Respondents with low level of physical activity have difficulties achieving required fitness level and pass the annual physical tests. Staff officers aged 28 to 40 years completed questionnaires in 2009 (n=22, 2010 (n=30 and 2012 (n=39. Each questionnaire included twenty one questions which were then evaluated in points. The answers allowed us to collect information regarding their physical activity during service hours as well as after the working day. Questionnaires included also issues on harmful habits – sleep duration, smoking and use of alcohol; self-esteem of body mass as well. The respondents were divided into four groups according to the level of physical activity: low, moderate, good, high. The percentage of respondents with a high and good level of physical activity has increased from 22.7% to 68.9% during the analysed time period. Morning exercises and hardening (fitness procedures were not popular for military personnel. However, physical activities during the working hours have slightly increased: 31.8%, 43.3% and 48.9.3% respectively. In study years, it was found that respondents try to follow healthy eating habits and sleep regime. There is a slight decrease of respondents with obese and there is a slight increase of 22.7% to 27.6% of the respondents who are regular smokers .

  9. Persistence of serogroup C antibody responses following quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccination in United States military personnel. (United States)

    Patel, Manisha; Romero-Steiner, Sandra; Broderick, Michael P; Thomas, Cynthia G; Plikaytis, Brian D; Schmidt, Daniel S; Johnson, Scott E; Milton, Andrea S; Carlone, George M; Clark, Thomas A; Messonnier, Nancy E; Cohn, Amanda C; Faix, Dennis J


    Serogroup C meningococcal (MenC) disease accounts for one-third of all meningococcal cases and causes meningococcal outbreaks in the U.S. Quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine conjugated to diphtheria toxoid (MenACYWD) was recommended in 2005 for adolescents and high risk groups such as military recruits. We evaluated anti-MenC antibody persistence in U.S. military personnel vaccinated with either MenACYWD or meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPSV4). Twelve hundred subjects vaccinated with MenACYWD from 2006 to 2008 or MPSV4 from 2002 to 2004 were randomly selected from the Defense Medical Surveillance System. Baseline serologic responses to MenC were assessed in all subjects; 100 subjects per vaccine group were tested during one of the following six post-vaccination time-points: 5-7, 11-13, 17-19, 23-25, 29-31, or 35-37 months. Anti-MenC geometric mean titers (GMT) were measured by rabbit complement serum bactericidal assay (rSBA) and geometric mean concentrations (GMC) by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Continuous variables were compared using the Wilcoxon rank sum test and the proportion of subjects with an rSBA titer ≥ 8 by chi-square. Pre-vaccination rSBA GMT was antibody.

  10. Stigma as a barrier to seeking health care among military personnel with mental health problems. (United States)

    Sharp, Marie-Louise; Fear, Nicola T; Rona, Roberto J; Wessely, Simon; Greenberg, Neil; Jones, Norman; Goodwin, Laura


    Approximately 60% of military personnel who experience mental health problems do not seek help, yet many of them could benefit from professional treatment. Across military studies, one of the most frequently reported barriers to help-seeking for mental health problems is concerns about stigma. It is, however, less clear how stigma influences mental health service utilization. This review will synthesize existing research on stigma, focusing on those in the military with mental health problems. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies between 2001 and 2014 to examine the prevalence of stigma for seeking help for a mental health problem and its association with help-seeking intentions/mental health service utilization. Twenty papers met the search criteria. Weighted prevalence estimates for the 2 most endorsed stigma concerns were 44.2% (95% confidence interval: 37.1, 51.4) for "My unit leadership might treat me differently" and 42.9% (95% confidence interval: 36.8, 49.0) for "I would be seen as weak." Nine studies found no association between anticipated stigma and help-seeking intentions/mental health service use and 4 studies found a positive association. One study found a negative association between self-stigma and intentions to seek help. Counterintuitively, those that endorsed high anticipated stigma still utilized mental health services or were interested in seeking help. We propose that these findings may be related to intention-behavior gaps or methodological issues in the measurement of stigma. Positive associations may be influenced by modified labeling theory. Additionally, other factors such as self-stigma and negative attitudes toward mental health care may be worth further attention in future investigation.

  11. Suicide risk factors in the professional military personnel in the Army of Serbia

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    Dedić Gordana


    Full Text Available Background/Aim. Recognition of suicide risk factors is important in taking adequate suicide preventive measures, Suicide Prevention Program for Professional Military Personnel (PMP implemented in the Army of Serbia in 2003. The aim of our study was to establish suicide risk factors in PMP of the Army of Serbia. Methods. Analysis of suicide risk factors in PMP was carried out on the basis of data obtained by psychological suicide autopsy. The controls were demographically similar psychiatric outpatients with no history of suicidal behavior. A descriptive statistics method was used for risk factors analysis. The t-test was used for testing statistical hypotheses. Results. A total of 30 PMP, aged 22-49 years (30.53 ± 6.24 on average committed suicide within the period 1998-2007. Distal suicide risk factors in PMP were considered to be not being married, psychiatric heredity, having no outpatient psychiatric treatment, gambling, regular physical practice (bodybuilding, less transfer to a different post, low motivation for military service (p < 0.001, not having children, parental loss in early childhood, alcohol abuse (p < 0.005, low salary (p < 0.01 uncompleted military school, debts in the family (p < 0.05. The commonest proximal suicide risk factors were: actual family problems (36.6%, actual mental problems (13.3%, burnout (13.3%, negative balance of accounts (13.3%, professional problems (6.7%, behavioral model while for 10.0% PMP suicide risk factors could not be established. Conclusion. According to the presence of multiple suicide risk factors, Suicide Prevention Program for PMP in the Army of Serbia is directed to the prevention of both proximal and distal suicide risk factors.

  12. The prevalence of smoking and its associated factors among military personnel in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A national study

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    Hesham I Al-Khashan


    Full Text Available Aim: The aim was to measure the prevalence of smoking and identify its potential predictors among military personnel in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out among military personnel in the five military regions of KSA between January 2009 and January 2011. The sample of 10,500 military personnel in the Saudi Armed Forces was equally divided among the five regions with a ratio 3:7 for officers and soldiers. A multistage stratified random sampling was used to recruit participants in the four services of the armed forces in the five regions. Information on sociodemographic characteristics with a detailed history of smoking was collected by means of a self-administered questionnaire. Bivariate analysis was used to identify the factors associated with smoking, and multiple logistic regression analysis to discover its potential predictors. Results: About 35% of the sample was current smokers, with higher rates among soldiers. The eastern region had the highest rate (43.0%, and the southern region the lowest (27.5%. Navy personnel had a higher risk of being current smokers (40.6%, and the air defense the lowest risk (31.0%. Multivariate analysis identified working in the navy, and low income as positive predictors of current smoking, while residing in the southern region, older age, years of education, being married, and having an officer rank were negative (protective factors. Conclusion: Smoking is prevalent among military personnel in KSA, with higher rates in the Navy and Air Force, among privates, younger age group, lower education and income, and divorced/widowed status. Measures should be taken to initiate programs on smoking cessation that involve changes in the environment that is likely to promote this habit.

  13. Practice of Personnel Cultivation of the Military Sanatorium%军队疗养院人才培养实践

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    Personnel cultivation is the key of service quality of military sanatorium for troops in the new era.To strengthen the personnel development in the military sanatorium, the author elaborated measures from four aspects.First, strengthen urgency and responsibility of personnel cultivation in the military sanatorium; second, improve training and enhance the professional quality of personnel; third, perfect the mechanism and inspire the inner motivation of the cadres; last but not least, create a comfortable environment to retain talent.%人才队伍是疗养院质量建设的标志,是新时期军队疗养院完成为兵服务、保障部队作战力的决定性因素.就加强新时期军队疗养院人才建设,笔者从"提高认识,不断加强人才队伍建设的紧迫感和责任感;抓好培训,下大力提高人才队伍的业务素质;完善机制,不断激发广大干部爱岗敬业的内在动力;以人为本,创造栓心留人的舒心环境"四个方面进行了重要阐述,为适应新形式,加快军队疗养院建设打下了坚实的基础.

  14. A survey of Canadian public health personnel regarding knowledge, practice and education of zoonotic diseases. (United States)

    Snedeker, K G; Anderson, M E C; Sargeant, J M; Weese, J S


    Zoonoses, diseases that can spread under natural conditions between humans and other animals, are become a major public health concern in many countries including Canada. In Canada, investigations of zoonotic disease incidents are often conducted by public health inspectors (PHIs). However, little is known about PHIs' knowledge of transmission of zoonotic pathogens, their perceptions of zoonotic disease importance or their education regarding zoonotic diseases. The objective of this study was therefore to assess the knowledge, perceptions and education of Canadian PHIs regarding zoonotic diseases. Data were collected from December 2008-January 2009 using an internet-based survey distributed to members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors national listserv. Responses were received from 229 PHIs in four provinces, with a response rate of approximately 20%. The majority of respondents reported at least 10 years of experience in the public health sector, 80% (181/225) were in frontline positions, and 62% (137/222) were routinely involved in investigations of infectious diseases. Two-thirds believed that the importance of zoonotic diseases with regards to public health would increase in the next 5 years. Whilst most respondents were able to correctly identify animals capable of directly transmitting common zoonotic pathogens, there were gaps in knowledge, particularly with regard to rabies and transmission of gastrointestinal pathogens by companion animals. PHIs tended to feel that their training on zoonotic diseases prior to working as PHIs was deficient in some areas, or left some room for improvement. Their responses also suggested that there is a need for improvement in both the quantity and the quality of continuing education on zoonotic diseases. In particular, less than one-third of PHIs received ongoing continuing education regarding zoonotic diseases, and of those that did, nearly two-thirds rated the quantity and quality as only fair.

  15. Long-term changes of serum chemokine levels in vaccinated military personnel

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Members of the United States Armed Forces receive a series of vaccinations during their course of service. To investigate the influence of multiple vaccinations on innate immunity, we measured concentrations of a panel of immunomodulatory and pro-inflammatory cytokines in serum samples from a group of such individuals. Results Significantly increased levels of macrophage inflammatory protein 1α (MIP-1α, MIP-1β and interleukin 8 (IL-8 were detected. Since these cytokines are known to have anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV activity, we tested the effect of serum from these individuals on HIV-1 infectivity and susceptibility of their peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs to HIV-1 infection in vitro. Sera from vaccinated military personnel inhibited, and their PBMCs were partially resistant to, infection by HIV-1 strains tropic to CCR5 (R5, but not to CXCR4 (X4, chemokine receptor. Conclusion These findings demonstrate that increased anti-HIV chemokines can be detected in vaccine recipients up to 68 weeks following immunization.

  16. A Prosthesis to Train the Proprioceptive Capabilities of the Residual Limb of Military Personnel Recovering from Lower Limb Amputation (United States)


    feedback from the ankle and foot poses challenge. To compensate for the lack of afferent feedback, amputees look down at the prosthesis to sense...10-1-0573 TITLE: A prosthesis to train the proprioceptive capabilities of the residual limb of military personnel recovering from lower limb...To) 1September2011-31August2012 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE A Prosthesis to Train the Proprioceptive Capabilities of the 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER

  17. [Typhus fever morbidity among the military personnel and civilians in the regions around Volga river during World War I]. (United States)

    Raĭkova, S V; Zav'ialov, A I


    The article is concerned to the materials about epidemiologic situation of typhus fever in the regions around Volga river (Saratovsky, Samarsky and others) during World War I (1914-1918) among the military personnel of the Russian army and among the civilians. The main reasons for spread of infection, ways of the transmission, and also measures for decreasing of level of morbidity on the different stages of evacuation of patients with typhus fever in the safer hospitals are shown. The most important methods of fighting against epidemic of typhus fever were: isolation of patients in separate special hospitals, desincection and disinfection measures in the foci of infection and organization appropriate sanitary conditions for military man in the army and among civilians. Acquired valuable experience of territorial and military doctors during the period of epidemic of typhus fever allowed receiving complex effective antiepidemic measures of fighting and prevention from this disease.

  18. Maxillofacial injuries in military personnel treated at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine June 2001 to December 2007. (United States)

    Breeze, J; Gibbons, A J; Opie, N J; Monaghan, A


    Since its formation in June 2001, the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) at Birmingham University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has treated most of the British military personnel who have sustained serious maxillofacial injuries while serving abroad. We retrospectively analysed all recorded maxillofacial injuries of personnel evacuated to the RCDM between June 2001 and December 2007. We know of no existing papers that describe oral and maxillofacial injuries of military personnel, or workload in the 21st century. During the period 119 personnel with maxillofacial injuries were evacuated to the RCDM for treatment 83% of whom were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan. In total 61% (72/119) of injuries were caused by improvised explosive devices, 9% (11/119) were gun shot wounds, and 1% were caused by aircraft incidents. A further 29% (35/119) of patients had injuries not associated with battle. The most common injuries were facial lacerations (106/119). There were 54 facial fractures of which 17 primarily affected the maxilla, and 15 the mandible. Associated injuries were to the brain (24%), torso (26%), upper limb (39%), and lower limb (31%). The number of maxillofacial injuries has risen over the last 7 years, and has also increased in proportion to the total number of injured soldiers evacuated between 2005 and 2007.

  19. A meta-analysis of risk factors for combat-related PTSD among military personnel and veterans. (United States)

    Xue, Chen; Ge, Yang; Tang, Bihan; Liu, Yuan; Kang, Peng; Wang, Meng; Zhang, Lulu


    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a complex and chronic disorder caused by exposure to a traumatic event, is a common psychological result of current military operations. It causes substantial distress and interferes with personal and social functioning. Consequently, identifying the risk factors that make military personnel and veterans more likely to experience PTSD is of academic, clinical, and social importance. Four electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and PsycINFO) were used to search for observational studies (cross-sectional, retrospective, and cohort studies) about PTSD after deployment to combat areas. The literature search, study selection, and data extraction were conducted by two of the authors independently. Thirty-two articles were included in this study. Summary estimates were obtained using random-effects models. Subgroup analyses, sensitivity analyses, and publication bias tests were performed. The prevalence of combat-related PTSD ranged from 1.09% to 34.84%. A total of 18 significant predictors of PTSD among military personnel and veterans were found. Risk factors stemming from before the trauma include female gender, ethnic minority status, low education, non-officer ranks, army service, combat specialization, high numbers of deployments, longer cumulative length of deployments, more adverse life events, prior trauma exposure, and prior psychological problems. Various aspects of the trauma period also constituted risk factors. These include increased combat exposure, discharging a weapon, witnessing someone being wounded or killed, severe trauma, and deployment-related stressors. Lastly, lack of post-deployment support during the post-trauma period also increased the risk of PTSD. The current analysis provides evidence of risk factors for combat-related PTSD in military personnel and veterans. More research is needed to determine how these variables interact and how to best protect against susceptibility to PTSD.

  20. A meta-analysis of risk factors for combat-related PTSD among military personnel and veterans.

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    Chen Xue

    Full Text Available Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD, a complex and chronic disorder caused by exposure to a traumatic event, is a common psychological result of current military operations. It causes substantial distress and interferes with personal and social functioning. Consequently, identifying the risk factors that make military personnel and veterans more likely to experience PTSD is of academic, clinical, and social importance. Four electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and PsycINFO were used to search for observational studies (cross-sectional, retrospective, and cohort studies about PTSD after deployment to combat areas. The literature search, study selection, and data extraction were conducted by two of the authors independently. Thirty-two articles were included in this study. Summary estimates were obtained using random-effects models. Subgroup analyses, sensitivity analyses, and publication bias tests were performed. The prevalence of combat-related PTSD ranged from 1.09% to 34.84%. A total of 18 significant predictors of PTSD among military personnel and veterans were found. Risk factors stemming from before the trauma include female gender, ethnic minority status, low education, non-officer ranks, army service, combat specialization, high numbers of deployments, longer cumulative length of deployments, more adverse life events, prior trauma exposure, and prior psychological problems. Various aspects of the trauma period also constituted risk factors. These include increased combat exposure, discharging a weapon, witnessing someone being wounded or killed, severe trauma, and deployment-related stressors. Lastly, lack of post-deployment support during the post-trauma period also increased the risk of PTSD. The current analysis provides evidence of risk factors for combat-related PTSD in military personnel and veterans. More research is needed to determine how these variables interact and how to best protect against susceptibility


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    Full Text Available In early 1997, the Canadian Minister of National Defence publicly issued an excoriating report that roundly condemned the poor state of leadership, ethics discipline, professional knowledge and education in the Canadian Armed Forces particularly among officers. His public exposure stemmed from a series of traumatic events that occurred in the four previous years. The most damning one had been the appalling revelation that some soldiers of the Canadian Airborne Regiment, then on a peacekeeping mission in Somalia, had beaten to death a young Somali teenager. The trail led right back to senior officers in Canada and there was evidence of a cover-up. The embarrassed government was forced into appointing a top level Somalia Commission of Inquiry1. Then, in the next several months, followed revelations recorded on camera of grotesque initiation rites and racism in airborne units and others. The usually complacent and unmilitary Canadian public was shocked and indignant.2 The government promptly disbanded the Canadian Airborne Regiment. How, many asked, did the Canadian Forces get here from its excellent performance in past decades? It had fought well in both World Wars, in Korea and had served with great distinction in the many United Nations missions since that time. Canadians, after all prided themselves believing that their forces were the humanitarian ‘honest northern brokers’ and perhaps the world’s best peacekeepers.

  2. Prevalence of Perceived Stress and Mental Health Indicators Among Reserve-Component and Active-Duty Military Personnel (United States)

    Lane, Marian E.; Hourani, Laurel L.; Bray, Robert M.; Williams, Jason


    Objectives. We examined stress levels and other indicators of mental health in reservists and active-duty military personnel by deployment status. Methods. We used data from the Department of Defense Health-Related Behaviors surveys, which collect comprehensive, population-based data for reserve and active-duty forces. Data were collected from 18 342 reservists and 16 146 active-duty personnel. Results. Overall, with adjustment for sociodemographic and service differences, reservists reported similar or less work and family stress, depression, and anxiety symptoms than did active-duty personnel. However, reservists who had been deployed reported higher rates of suicidal ideation and attempts than did active-duty personnel who had been deployed and higher rates of post-traumatic stress disorder symptomatology than did any active-duty personnel and reservists who had not been deployed. The highest rates of suicidal ideation and attempts were among reservists who had served in theaters other than Iraq and Afghanistan. Conclusions. Our results suggest that deployment has a greater impact on reservists than on active-duty members, thus highlighting the urgent need for services addressing reservists’ unique postdeployment mental health issues. Also, deployment to any theater, not only Iraq or Afghanistan, represents unique threats to all service members’ mental well-being. PMID:22571709

  3. Effectiveness of a video-based motivational skills-building HIV risk-reduction intervention for female military personnel. (United States)

    Essien, E James; Mgbere, Osaro; Monjok, Emmanuel; Ekong, Ernest; Holstad, Marcia M; Kalichman, Seth C


    Anecdotal evidence suggests that the HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in several African armed forces are high, with gender inequality rendering female military personnel more vulnerable to the disease. The objective of this study was to replicate a successful videotape-based HIV prevention intervention among Nigerian female military personnel in an effort to establish the cross-cultural stability, feasibility and cost-effectiveness of this approach in resource-limited countries. Enlisted women (N346) were recruited from two cantonments in Southwestern Nigeria and randomly assigned to either (a) a 5-session video-based, small group, cognitive-behavioral, HIV prevention intervention, or (b) a 5-session, video-based, contact-matched, HIV education control condition. Participants provided self-report of their HIV/AIDS-related knowledge and sexual behaviors at baseline, 3 and 6 months after completing the intervention. The results indicate that the motivational skills-building intervention did not improve participants' knowledge of HIV/AIDS any better than did the HIV education control condition at each assessment period, but it significantly increased condom use among women in this group by 53.6% at 3-month follow-up. HIV preventive behaviors among women in the motivational skills-building intervention group improved significantly, being 2 and 3 times more, compared to women in the HIV education control group at 3-month and 6-month follow-up assessments. The intervention also significantly improved behavioral intentions of participants as well as reduced alcohol use before sex by 25%, after 3 months; and number of sexual partners by 12% after 6 months. Women in the intervention group were five times more likely than women in HIV education control group to suggest that their new male partners use condom. These findings indicate that a videotape-based, HIV prevention intervention is a feasible and effective approach to HIV prevention among female military personnel from sub

  4. Effectiveness comparison between Thai traditional massage and Chinese acupuncture for myofascial back pain in Thai military personnel: a preliminary report. (United States)

    Kumnerddee, Wipoo


    The objective of this randomized comparative study was to provide preliminary data of comparative effectiveness of Thai traditional massage (TTM) and Chinese acupuncture for the treatment of myofascial back pain in young military personnel. Eighteen Thai military personnel, aged ranging from 20-40 years were randomly divided into TTM and acupuncture groups. Each group received 5 sessions of massage or acupuncture during a 10-day period. The Thai version McGill Pain Questionnaire, 100-mm, visual analog scale (VAS) and summation of pain threshold in each trigger point measured by pressure algometer were assessed at day 0, 3, 8 and 10. At the end of treatment protocols, McGill scores decreased significantly in TTM and acupuncture groups (p = 0.024 and 0.002, respectively). VAS also decreased significantly (p = 0.029 and 0.003, respectively). However, the pain pressure threshold increased significantly in the acupuncture group but not in the TTM group (p = 0.006 and 0.08, respectively). When outcomes were compared between the two groups, no significant difference was found in the VAS (p = 0.115) and pain pressure threshold (p = 0.116), whereas the acupuncture group showed significantly lower McGill scores than the TTM group (p = 0.039). In conclusion, five sessions of Thai traditional massage and Chinese acupuncture were effective for the treatment of myofascial back pain in young Thai military personnel. Significant effects in both groups begin after the first session. Acupuncture is more effective than Thai traditional massage when affective aspect is also evaluated.

  5. Deployment Limiting Mental Health Conditions in US Military Personnel Deployed to Combat Theaters: Predictors of Theater Mental Health Evacuation

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    Eve Weber


    Full Text Available Objective: Military sponsored personnel deploying to combat theaters undergo medical and behavioral health screening prior to deployment, ensuring a healthy fighting force is deployed. Methods: Retrospective review of combat theater deployed personnel presenting in theater for mental health treatment were screened for the presence theater limiting mental health conditions that were present prior to combat deployment. Rates were retrospectively established for patients who could be treated in theater (N=511 compared to those that necessitated theater medical evacuation (N=123 due to psychiatric decompensation. Findings: 50.1 percent of those medically evacuated had a previously identified theater limiting mental health condition, statistically different than those with a newly identified mental health condition treated in theater (P<.0001. Those with retrospectively determined medical screening failures were 52 times more likely to evacuated (OR 52.61, 95% CI 25-108 than those without. This study demonstrates potential support of the utilization of existing pre-deployment medical screening procedures.

  6. Military Personnel: Medical, Family Support, and Educational Services Are Available for Exceptional Family Members (United States)


    pediatric care, are available through the military health system at the proposed location. Due to this consideration, each military service assigns...EFMP. Conditions that require adaptive equipment (e.g., wheelchair , hearing aid, home oxygen therapy, home ventilator), assistive technology devices...e.g., communication devices) or environmental and architectural considerations (e.g., wheelchair accessibility) are also included. (See app. III for

  7. Development of the military personnel resilience scale%军人心理承受力量表的研制

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    汤泉; 张理义


    Objective To develop a new instrument, the resilience scale for military personnel, and examine its reliability and validity. Methods The resilience scale for military personnel was compiled according to open-ended inventory survey . The sample consisted of 860 soldiers, 50 of them were re-tested with the new scale, another 80 tested by Chinese Military Mental Health Scale (CMMHS) at the same time. Factor analysis and Pearson's correlations were used to examine the reliability and validity of the resilience scale for military personnel. Results Based on factor analysis result, 5 factors were extracted, and added 1 lie factor, there were 32 items in theformal scale. The the Cronbach'α of total scale was 0.925, and subscales 0.597~0.810(P<0.01) , split-half reliability was 0.895 of total scale, and 0.384~0.739 of subscales (P < 0.01) ; retest reliability was 0.447 of total scale, and 0.494~0.658 of subscales(P<0.01 or P<0.05). The correlation was significant between the factors of this scale and factors of CMMHS. Conclusion The resilience scale for military personnel has good reliability and validity. The resilience scale has good psychological quality and proves to be applicable to Chinese military personnel in evaluating their resilience.%目的 研制中国军人心理承受力量表,检验其信度和效度.方法 对基层连队官兵进行开放式问卷调查,据此编制初始问卷.量表的有效样本 860人,间隔2周重测样本50人,并同时对另外80人使用中国军人心理健康量表(CMMHS)进行测试.对收集到的数据进行因素分析和相关分析,考察量表的信度和效度.结果 根据因素分析结果,最终形成5个因子.另含一个掩饰因子,止式量表有32个条目.总量表的Cronbach'α系数为0.925,各分量表为0.597~0.810(P<0.01);量表的分半信度为0.895,各分量表为0.384~0.739(P<0.01);总量表的重测信度为0.447,各分量表为0.494~0.658,P<0.01或P<0.05;本量表与CMMHS的大部分

  8. Military Personnel. Military and Civilian Pay Comparisons Present Challenges and Are One of Many Tools in Assessing Compensation (United States)


    factor”—to compensate for those disadvantages of service life (e.g., working conditions, risk of death or injury, and, during war, frequent...and off DOD installations; and, whenever possible, supporting the needs of their personnel for hourly care and preschool programs by expanding the...Marine Corps Reserve, and draw “retainer pay” which is computed on the same formula as retirement pay. When a Fleet Reserve or Fleet Marine Corps

  9. [Principles and methods of mental health resource assessment in military personnel under conditions of demographic crisis]. (United States)

    Vorona, A A; Syrkin, L D


    The article is devoted to developing the principles and methods of resource assessment of mental health military contingent in terms of demographic decline and reform of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. From the standpoint of the concept of the mutual influence of the value-semantic components and the level of psychological adaptation resources demonstrates the possibility of evaluating resource capabilities of the psyche of military contingent.

  10. Determinants of burnout in acute and critical care military nursing personnel: a cross-sectional study from Peru.

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    Elizabeth Ayala

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Evidence on the prevalence and determinants of burnout among military acute and critical care nursing personnel from developing countries is minimal, precluding the development of effective preventive measures for this high-risk occupational group. In this context, we aimed to examine the association between the dimensions of burnout and selected socio-demographic and occupational factors in military acute/critical care nursing personnel from Lima, Peru. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We conducted a cross-sectional study in 93 nurses/nurse assistants from the acute and critical care departments of a large, national reference, military hospital in Lima, Peru, using a socio-demographic/occupational questionnaire and a validated Spanish translation of the Maslach Burnout Inventory. Total scores for each of the burnout dimensions were calculated for each participant. Higher emotional exhaustion and depersonalisation scores, and lower personal achievement scores, implied a higher degree of burnout. We used linear regression to evaluate the association between each of the burnout dimensions and selected socio-demographic and occupational characteristics, after adjusting for potential confounders. The associations of the burnout dimensions were heterogeneous for the different socio-demographic and occupational factors. Higher emotional exhaustion scores were independently associated with having children (p<0.05 and inversely associated with the time working in the current department (p<0.05. Higher depersonalization scores were independently associated with being single compared with being divorced, separated or widowed (p<0.01, working in the emergency room/intensive care unit compared with the recovery room (p<0.01, and inversely associated with age (p<0.05. Finally, higher personal achievement scores were independently associated with having children (p<0.05. CONCLUSION: Among Peruvian military acute and critical care nursing personnel, potential

  11. Risk Factors for Relapse to Problem Drinking Among Current and Former US Military Personnel: A Prospective Study of the Millennium Cohort (United States)


    Service members who were in the Reserve /National Guard compared with active-duty members (odds ratio [OR] =1.71, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.45- 2.01...recruitment panel, a weighted sample f active duty and Reserve /National Guard personnel serving in the military as of ctober 2000. Personnel deployed to...Force), service component (active duty, Reserve /National Guard), occupation (combat specialist, health care, other) and pay grade (junior enlisted [E00

  12. [Experience of medical backup of military parade on Red Square. Authors showed data about medical backup of military personnel taking part in the parade on Red Square dedicating to anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War]. (United States)

    Malykh, A B; Iakovlev, S V; Valevskiĭ, V V


    Authors showed data about medical backup of military personnel taking part in the parade on Red Square dedicating to anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Experience of running such events allowed to work out an algorithm for medical service: preparatory stage, training stage, running of parade, stage of move out to permanent base. During the parade on Red Square for medical care asked 18 people (participants of parade and civilians). Authors came to conclusion that as a result of medical backup of military personnel taking part in the parade no infectious and group diseases were registered.

  13. Pre- and Post-Marital Chaplain Ministry to Military Personnel and Korean Nationals. (United States)


    Korean wives responded to a question regarding the significance of religion in their Korean-American military trancultural marriages. Half (N=6) did...only perpetuates the Koreans’ image of rude doctors and nurses who lack any compassion or understanding. E. Cultural Differences Many of the cultural

  14. Improved Sleep in Military Personnel is Associated with Changes in the Expression of Inflammatory Genes and Improvement in Depression Symptoms

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    Whitney S. Livingston


    Full Text Available Study Objectives: Sleep disturbances are common in military personnel and are associated with increased risk for psychiatric morbidity, including posttraumatic stress disorder and depression, as well as inflammation. Improved sleep quality is linked to reductions in inflammatory bio-markers; however, the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Methods: In this study we examine whole genome expression changes related to improved sleep in 68 military personnel diagnosed with insomnia. Subjects were classified into the following groups and then compared: improved sleep (n=46, or non-improved sleep (n=22 following three months of standard of care treatment for insomnia. Within subject differential expression was determined from microarray data using the Partek Genomics Suite analysis program and the interactive pathway analysis was used to determine key regulators of observed expression changes. Changes in symptoms of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder were also compared. Results: At baseline both groups were similar in demographics, clinical characteristics, and gene-expression profiles. The microarray data revealed that 217 coding genes were differentially expressed at the follow-up-period compared to baseline in the participants with improved sleep. Expression of inflammatory cytokines were reduced including IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8 and IL-13, with fold changes ranging from -3.19 to -2.1, and there were increases in the expression of inflammatory regulatory genes including toll-like receptors 1, 4, 7, and 8 in the improved sleep group. Interactive pathway analysis revealed 6 gene networks, including ubiquitin which was a major regulator in these gene-expression changes. The improved sleep group also had a significant reduction in the severity of depressive symptoms.Conclusions: Interventions that restore sleep likely reduce the expression of inflammatory genes, which relate to ubiquitin genes and relate to reductions in depressive symptoms.

  15. Innovative technologies targeting vector populations to mitigate the risk of exposure to leishmaniasis and protect deployed U.S. Military personnel in the Middle East (United States)

    Phlebotomine sand flies, including Phlebotomus papatasi, are blood feeders and vectors of significant public health importance because they transmit Leishmania spp., which cause leishmaniasis. Deployed U.S. Military personnel in the Middle East suffer from sand fly bites and are at risk of contracti...

  16. Evaluation of insecticides and repellents for the control of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasi to protect deployed U.S. Military personnel (United States)

    Phlebotomine sand flies, including Phlebotomus papatasi, are important blood feeders and vectors that transmit the disease agents (Leishmania) that cause Leishmaniasis. Deployed U.S. Military Personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan suffered from sand fly bites and the disease they transmit. A USDA-DoD joi...

  17. FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Policy Issues (United States)


    19 *Protection of Child Custody Arrangements for Parents Who Are Members of the...112-81, Section 351, Congress expanded the list of those eligible to adopt these dogs to include the handler (if wounded), or a parent , spouse, child...put in place the mechanism for repealing 10 U.S.C. 654, which served as the basis for the 1993 policy banning open homosexuality in the military

  18. Worldwide Survey of Alcohol and Nonmedical Drug Use Among Military Personnel: 1985 (United States)


    occasion of the negative incident or "usual" quantity-frequency of consumption ; • Any unauthorized possession or use of any psychoactive substance, social, and work- related effects of psychoactive substance use. This is the third in a series of Worldwide surveys about the use of drugs and... psychoactive substance use. This is the third in a series of Worldwide surveys about the use of drugs and alcohol in the military. Many individuals contributed

  19. Energy drinks: review of performance benefits, health concerns, and use by military personnel. (United States)

    Johnson, Lucas A; Foster, David; McDowell, Jackie C


    Energy drinks (EDs) are highly caffeinated beverages usually containing herbal ingredients promoted and consumed for purported improvements in attention and athletic performance. The popularity of EDs among adolescents and young adults has steadily increased for more than a decade. Reports suggest U.S. military populations consume EDs with greater frequency as compared to age-matched civilian populations. This article reviews the literature and outlines the current body of evidence evaluating the human performance benefits and potential harms associated with ED use.

  20. Assessment Mental Health and Musculoskeletal Disorders among Military Personnel in Bandar Abbas (Iran) in 2016


    Mehdi Ashnagar; Aioob Ghanbary Sartang; Ehsanollah Habibi


    Musculoskeletal disorders represent a major issue in the military setting. Musculoskeletal disorders and mental disorders (MSD) are a major cause of disability in the working population. Musculoskeletal disorders and premature tiredness caused by work are arisen from incompatible individual work capacity and job demands. Physical and psychology condition may lead to the generation, amplification musculoskeletal disorders. Musculoskeletal disorders and mental health disorders are high in milit...

  1. Spice: A New Legal Herbal Mixture Abused by Young Active Duty Military Personnel (United States)


    kinase, serum ethanol level ᝺ mg/dL, and urine drug screen was neg- ative for amphetamines , barbiturates, benzodi- azepines, cocaine, methadone...ABSTRACT. Spice is an herbal mixture smoked for euphoria and mixed with synthetic cannabinoids that are undetected on urine drug screens. Spice use has...increased in the military because it is con- sidered legal and is not detected on urine drug screen. The authors describe 3 cases of Spice use in

  2. Endophenotypes of Dementia Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury in Retired Military Personnel (United States)


    requiring hospitalization. Those with TBI were more likely to report mood, anxiety , substance use disorder , and PTSD symptoms over the course stress disorder (PTSD), aging Overall Project Summary Task 1: Screen retired military service men and women at each site [Armed Forces...for history of anxiety , PTSD, or bipolar disorder . General cognition, measured by MMSE, was slightly higher in controls participants compared to

  3. Military Personnel: Visibility over Junior Enlisted Servicemember Access to Services on Bases Could Be Enhanced (United States)


    stores, barber shops, fast-food restaurants , and many other retail operations on military installations, as well as online shopping. Active-duty...them on the installation because of their convenience and relatively low cost, but added that some of these services had recently been closed or had...the exchange; (2) convenience of locations of the exchange; (3) availability of medical and dental care; (4) ability to get medical and dental care

  4. Spice: a new "legal" herbal mixture abused by young active duty military personnel. (United States)

    Bebarta, Vikhyat S; Ramirez, Sasha; Varney, Shawn M


    Spice is an herbal mixture smoked for euphoria and mixed with synthetic cannabinoids that are undetected on urine drug screens. Spice use has increased in the military because it is considered legal and is not detected on urine drug screen. The authors describe 3 cases of Spice use in military members. Case 1: 19-year-old male presented with paranoia, agitation, and visual hallucinations after smoking the "Space" brand of Spice. Urine thin-layer chromatography (TLC) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) were negative. Case 2: 19-year-old female presented with sedation, amnesia, and agitation. She smoked the "Space" brand. She was alert within 3 hours of arrival. Urine GC-MS detected levorphanol. Case 3: 23-year-old male presented with delusions and paranoia. He complained of "monsters on his back." His symptoms improved in the emergency department (ED). His urine TLC and GC-MS were negative. All cases were admitted and evaluated by a toxicologist; all 3 had their history corroborated by family or friends, or with drug paraphernalia. Spice is a new herbal mixture that is increasingly used in the military. Expected effects are similar to cannabis, but may include more paranoia and hallucinations, and may differ for each brand.

  5. Increased vitamin plasma levels in Swedish military personnel treated with nutrients prior to automatic weapon training

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    C G Le Prell


    Full Text Available Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL is a significant clinical, social, and economic issue. The development of novel therapeutic agents to reduce NIHL will potentially benefit multiple very large noise-exposed populations. Oxidative stress has been identified as a significant contributor to noise-induced sensory cell death and NIHL, and several antioxidant strategies have now been suggested for potential translation to human subjects. One such strategy is a combination of beta-carotene, vitamins C and E, and magnesium, which has shown promise for protection against NIHL in rodent models, and is being evaluated in a series of international human clinical trials using temporary (military gunfire, audio player use and permanent (stamping factory, military airbase threshold shift models (NCT00808470. The noise exposures used in the recently completed Swedish military gunfire study described in this report did not, on average, result in measurable changes in auditory function using conventional pure-tone thresholds and distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE amplitudes as metrics. However, analysis of the plasma samples confirmed significant elevations in the bloodstream 2 hours after oral consumption of active clinical supplies, indicating the dose is realistic. The plasma outcomes are encouraging, but clinical acceptance of any novel therapeutic critically depends on demonstration that the agent reduces noise-induced threshold shift in randomized, placebo-controlled, prospective human clinical trials. Although this noise insult did not induce hearing loss, the trial design and study protocol can be applied to other populations exposed to different noise insults.

  6. Comparison of Whole-Body Cooling Techniques for Athletes and Military Personnel. (United States)

    Nye, Emma A; Eberman, Lindsey E; Games, Kenneth E; Carriker, Colin


    The purpose of this study was to evaluate cooling rates of The Polar Life Pod(®), a military protocol and cold water immersion. A randomized, repeated measures design was used to compare three treatment options. Participants exercised in an environmental chamber, where they followed a military march protocol on a treadmill, followed by the application of one of three treatments: Cold water immersion tub (5 - 10 °C), Polar Life Pod® (5 - 10 °C), Ice sheets at onset (5 - 10 °C). Mean cooling rate for CWI was 0.072 ºC/min, 0.046ºC/min for ice sheets, and 0.040ºC/min for The Polar Life Pod(®). There was a significant difference between conditions (F2,26=13.564, p=0.001, ES=0.511, 1-β=0.969). There was a significant difference in cooling rate among The Polar Life Pod(®) and CWI (p = 0.006), and no significant difference among The Polar Life Pod(®) and Ice Sheets (p = 0.103). There was a significant difference of time to cool among the three conditions F2,26 = 13.564, p = 0.001, ES = 0.401, 1-β = 0.950. Our results support multiple organizations that deem CWI as the only acceptable treatment, when compared to the cooling rates of The Polar Life Pod(®) and ice sheets.

  7. Correlates of Frequent Mental Distress among Active and Former Military Personnel

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    Eleanor DiBiasio


    Full Text Available Background: Millions of veterans living in the United States suffer from mental illness. Understanding the correlates of mental illness can help target treatment to individuals in need and prevent mental distress, leading to healthier veterans and lower healthcare costs. Objective: To examine risk factors for mental illness among those who have served or currently serve in active duty military service in the U.S. armed forces. Methods: Data were from the 2010 Behavioural Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS. Multivariable logistic regression was used to examine the relationship between mental distress and age, race, gender, education, income, employment, time since service, marital status, number of dependent children, physical health, sleep, and emotional support among former or active duty military population. Results: Almost 9% of respondents reported frequent mental distress (FMD. Those with FMD were more likely to be minorities, young, single and female. The unemployed and those in poor physical health also had greater odds of FMD. Conclusion: Because individuals with physical ailments and lacking employment were most likely to report distress, physical therapy services and programs to address unemployment and poverty can have a positive impact on the mental health of veterans. Education and training programs and physical therapy offices may be excellent sites for FMD screening.

  8. Facilitating reintegration for military service personnel, veterans, and their families: An introduction to the special issue. (United States)

    Elnitsky, Christine A; Kilmer, Ryan P


    As service members return from active duty and, in some cases, exit the military, they face a process of reintegration (also referred to as community reintegration) as they seek to resume participation in their life roles as civilians. Facilitating this dynamic process of reintegration for service members, veterans, and their families-including outlining potential strategies for supporting this return to civilian life and its demands, roles, and responsibilities-is the focus of this Special Issue. Reintegration has been framed as a national priority (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2015) and has been a point of emphasis of efforts at federal, state, and local levels. As the articles in this issue suggest, multiple public, private, and voluntary systems and the communities to which service members, veterans, and their families return can help influence their health outcomes and, ultimately, their reintegration. (PsycINFO Database Record

  9. Evaluating a prototype device designed to alleviate night vision goggle induced neck strain among military personnel. (United States)

    Dibblee, Jenna; Worthy, Portia; Farrell, Philip; Hetzler, Markus; Reid, Susan; Stevenson, Joan; Fischer, Steven


    The purpose of this study was verify the design of a novel Helmet System Support Device (HSSD) that can be used by military aircrew to help intervene on and reduce the high prevalence of neck trouble. Twelve healthy participants repeated simulated helicopter aircrew tasks on 3 separate days. On each day they wore a different helmet configuration, where measures of performance, perceived demand/preference and muscular demand were recorded. The results showed that vigilance tasks were performed over 10% faster with the HSSD configuration compared to wearing the normal helmet configuration. Participants were able to maintain static (endurance) postures for 28% longer, and use of the HSSD helped to prevent neck muscle fatigue in the most demanding task. The results of this design verification study indicate that the HSSD may be a realistic, feasible near-term solution to intervene on the high prevalence of neck trouble among rotary-wing aircrew. Practitioner Summary: This paper verifies the effectiveness of the Helmet System Support Device (HSSD) as an on-body personal protective device to help control exposures associated with aircrew neck trouble. The HSSD reduced perceived demand, reduced cumulative muscle activity in select muscles and provided improved fatigue resistance, meeting its desired design objectives.


    Jayaswal, R; Sivadas, P; Mishra, S S


    Indian Armed Forces are constrained to deploy a large number of troops in the western Himalayas in the interest of national security and territorial integrity. The region represents extremely rugged, arid and cold climatic conditions. The altitude ranges from 8000 to 23000 feet with winter temperatures ranging from -35°C to - 55°C in some regions. Low environmental humidity, hypo-baric hypoxia and high solar ultra-violet radiation with its attendant problems further compound the hardships faced by the troops in these climatic conditions. The role of the Armed Forces medical personnel is extremely challenging, as they have to ensure maintenance of health and physical fitness of the troops to ensure optimal performance during peace and during operations. These considerations include nutrition, physical fitness programmes suitable for the terrain and climatic conditions, protection against cold and hypoxia induced health problems, clothing and shelter taking into consideration the ergonomic factors, human waste disposal and prompt medical attention and evacuation in case of illness. An overview of the effects of cold hypoxic environment on health and performance of Indian troops, measures employed by the Armed Forces to maintain health of troops including psychological factors and the incidence of various cold induced health problems during peace time compared to operational period over the last 10 years is presented in this paper.

  11. Post Admission Cognitive Therapy (PACT) for the Inpatient Treatment of Military Personnel with Suicidal Behaviors: A Multi-Site Randomized Controlled Trial (United States)


    for suicide . In Comprehensive Guide to Post - Traumatic Stress Disorders . London: Springer. 7. Tucker, J., Neely, L. L., Colborn, V., Tylor, S., Pak, K...research. New York: Nova Publications. 6. Ghahramanlou-Holloway, M., Tucker, J. & Neely, L. L. (in press). Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a risk...Award Number: W81XWH-11-2-0106 TITLE: Post Admission Cognitive Therapy (PACT) for the Inpatient Treatment of Military Personnel with Suicidal

  12. PFGE, Lior Serotype, and Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns Among Campylobacter jejuni Isolated from Travelers and US Military Personnel with Acute Diarrhea in Thailand, 1998-2003 (United States)


    Anuras5, Carl J Mason 1 Abstract Background: Compylobocrer jejuni is a major cause of gastroenteritis worldwide. In Thailand, several strains of C... gastroenteritis . Background Campylobacter jejuni is a major cause of gastroenteritis worldwide, especially in children, travelers, and military personnel...subtyping Salmonella spp., Shigella spp., and Vibrio spp., in addition to C. jejttni 112,13]. Unlike other enteric bacteria , Campylobacter is a

  13. Seroprevalence for Coxiella burnetii, Francisella tularensis, Brucella abortus and Brucella melitensis in Austrian adults: a cross-sectional survey among military personnel and civilians. (United States)

    Tobudic, Selma; Nedomansky, Klara; Poeppl, Wolfgang; Müller, Maria; Faas, Angelus; Mooseder, Gerhard; Allerberger, Franz; Stanek, Gerold; Burgmann, Heinz


    The prevalence of Coxiella burnetii, Francisella tularensis, Brucella abortus, and Brucella melitensis infections in Austria and the exposure risk of military personnel were assessed in an exploratory nationwide cross-sectional seroprevalence survey in 526 healthy adult individuals, 222 of which were soldiers and 304 were civilians. Screening for IgA/IgG antibodies to C. burnetii (Phase I) and IgG/IgM antibodies to C. burnetii (Phase II), and to F. tularensis was done with commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. To detect antibodies against B. abortus and B. melitensis, an in-house complement fixation test was used. Overall, 11 individuals (2.0%) showed antibodies to C. burnetii, 3 individuals (0.5%) were seropositive for F. tularensis, and one (0.3%) individual was borderline positive. All individuals positive or borderline for F. tularensis tested negative for antibodies against C. burnetii. All individuals tested negative for antibodies against B. melitensis/B. abortus. There were no significant differences between the seroprevalence of C. burnetii and F. tularensis among military personnel and civilians. Our data demonstrate serological evidence of a low rate of exposure to C. burnetii and F. tularensis among the Austrian adult population and military personnel.

  14. An outbreak of scrub typhus in military personnel despite protocols for antibiotic prophylaxis: doxycycline resistance excluded by a quantitative PCR-based susceptibility assay. (United States)

    Harris, Patrick N A; Oltvolgyi, Csongor; Islam, Aminul; Hussain-Yusuf, Hazizul; Loewenthal, Mark R; Vincent, Gemma; Stenos, John; Graves, Stephen


    Scrub typhus is caused by the obligate intracellular bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi and is endemic to many countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including tropical Australia. We describe a recent large outbreak amongst military personnel in north Queensland. A total of 45 clinical cases were identified (36% of all potentially exposed individuals). This occurred despite existing military protocols stipulating the provision of doxycycline prophylaxis. Doxycycline resistance in O. tsutsugamushi has been described in South-East Asia, but not Australia. In one case, O. tsutsugamushi was cultured from eschar tissue and blood. Using quantitative real-time PCR to determine susceptibility to doxycycline for the outbreak strain, a minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of ≤0.04 μg/mL was found, indicating susceptibility to this agent. It seems most probable that failure to adhere to adequate prophylaxis over the duration of the military exercise accounted for the large number of cases encountered rather than doxycycline resistance.

  15. Chapter 5 mantram repetition: an evidence-based complementary practice for military personnel and veterans in the 21st century. (United States)

    Bormann, Jill E; Weinrich, Sally; Allard, Carolyn B; Beck, Danielle; Johnson, Brian D; Holt, Lindsay Cosco


    Today in the digital age, with our advances in modern technology and communication, there are additional stressors for our military personnel and Veterans. Constant dangers exist both on and off the battlefield, unlike prior wars that had clearly-defined war zones. In addition, medical advances have assisted in saving the lives of many more gravely injured troops than ever previously possible. As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan come to an end, large numbers of service men and women are returning home with multiple injuries. This group of Veterans has significantly higher rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury than ever before reported. Although existing PTSD therapies have been found to be highly effective for many Veterans, there is a substantial minority unsatisfactorily treated. Mantram repetition, an innovative, complementary, evidence-based treatment, is proving to be successful for these new Veterans. When used regularly it helps with "road rage, impatience, anger, frustration, and being out of control." A mantram is a brief, sacred word or phrase that embodies divine power or the greatest positive energy one can imagine (Easwaran, 2008a). Mantram repetition is a simple, quick, personal, portable, and private complementary practice that may be used as an adjunct to current treatments for PTSD. Growing research evidence supports mantram repetition's value for dissemination and adoption in the 21st century. This chapter summarizes Mantram Program research conducted from 2003 to 2014. It describes the health-related benefits of the Mantram Program in various populations. The current research focuses on benefits for managing psychological distress and promoting quality of life in Veterans. Future areas for research are suggested.

  16. A clinical diagnostic model for predicting influenza among young adult military personnel with febrile respiratory illness in Singapore.

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    Vernon J Lee

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Influenza infections present with wide-ranging clinical features. We aim to compare the differences in presentation between influenza and non-influenza cases among those with febrile respiratory illness (FRI to determine predictors of influenza infection. METHODS: Personnel with FRI (defined as fever ≥ 37.5 °C, with cough or sore throat were recruited from the sentinel surveillance system in the Singapore military. Nasal washes were collected, and tested using the Resplex II and additional PCR assays for etiological determination. Interviewer-administered questionnaires collected information on patient demographics and clinical features. Univariate comparison of the various parameters was conducted, with statistically significant parameters entered into a multivariate logistic regression model. The final multivariate model for influenza versus non-influenza cases was used to build a predictive probability clinical diagnostic model. RESULTS: 821 out of 2858 subjects recruited from 11 May 2009 to 25 Jun 2010 had influenza, of which 434 (52.9% had 2009 influenza A (H1N1, 58 (7.1% seasonal influenza A (H3N2 and 269 (32.8% influenza B. Influenza-positive cases were significantly more likely to present with running nose, chills and rigors, ocular symptoms and higher temperature, and less likely with sore throat, photophobia, injected pharynx, and nausea/vomiting. Our clinical diagnostic model had a sensitivity of 65% (95% CI: 58%, 72%, specificity of 69% (95% CI: 62%, 75%, and overall accuracy of 68% (95% CI: 64%, 71%, performing significantly better than conventional influenza-like illness (ILI criteria. CONCLUSIONS: Use of a clinical diagnostic model may help predict influenza better than the conventional ILI definition among young adults with FRI.

  17. Factors influencing injury severity score regarding Thai military personnel injured in mass casualty incident April 10, 2010: lessons learned from armed conflict casualties: a retrospective study

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    Boonthep Nuttapong


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Political conflicts in Bangkok, Thailand have caused mass casualties, especially the latest event April 10, 2010, in which many military personnel were injured. Most of them were transferred to Phramongkutklao Hospital, the largest military hospital in Thailand. The current study aimed to assess factors influencing Injury Severity Score (ISS regarding Thai military personnel injured in the mass casualty incident (MCI April 10, 2010. Methods A total of 728 injured soldiers transferred to Phramongkutklao Hospital were reviewed. Descriptive statistics was used to display characteristics of the injuries, relationship between mechanism of injury and injured body regions. Multiple logistic regressions were used to calculate the adjusted odds ratio (adjusted OR of ISS comparing injured body region categories. Results In all, 153 subjects defined as major data category were enrolled in this study. Blast injury was the most common mechanism of injury (90.2%. These victims displayed 276 injured body regions. The most common injured body region was the extremities (48.5%. A total of 18 patients (11.7% had an ISS revealing more than 16 points. Three victims who died were expected to die due to high Trauma and Injury Severity Score (TRISS. However, one with high TRISS survived. Factors influencing ISS were age (p = 0.04, abdomen injury (adjusted OR = 29.9; 95% CI, 5.8-153.5; P P P Conclusions Blast injury was the most common mechanism of injury among Thai military personnel injured in the MCI April 10, 2010. Age and injured body region such as head & neck, chest and abdomen significantly influenced ISS. These factors should be investigated for effective medical treatment and preparing protective equipment to prevent such injuries in the future.

  18. Military Personnel Medical Expense Audit System Application Experience%军队人员医疗费用审核管理信息系统应用体会

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    单磊敬; 董桂存; 李伯祥; 王恩伟


    介绍了军队人员医疗费用审核管理信息系统的工作流程,归纳了系统的优势特点及其发挥的保障效能,总结了系统推广应用的现实意义.军队人员医疗费用审核管理信息系统的广泛应用为规范军队人员诊疗提供了先进的管理手段,建立了有效的约束机制,调动了医务人员的积极性和自觉性,强化了军队医院“姓军为兵”的服务宗旨,有效提高了军队医疗机构的服务保障能力.%The work flow of the military personnel medical expense audit management information system is introduced,along with its advantages,performances and significances.The system enhances the medical affairs management of military personnel,and stimulates the activity of the medical staff by establishing efficient mechanism,then the service ability of the military medical facility is improved greatly.

  19. PFGE, Lior serotype, and antimicrobial resistance patterns among Campylobacter jejuni isolated from travelers and US military personnel with acute diarrhea in Thailand, 1998-2003

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    Serichantalergs Oralak


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Campylobacter jejuni is a major cause of gastroenteritis worldwide. In Thailand, several strains of C. jejuni have been isolated and identified as major diarrheal pathogens among adult travelers. To study the epidemiology of C. jejuni in adult travelers and U.S. military personnel with acute diarrhea in Thailand from 1998-2003, strains of C. jejuni were isolated and phenotypically identified, serotyped, tested for antimicrobial susceptibility, and characterized using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE. Results A total of 312 C. jejuni isolates were obtained from travelers (n = 46 and U.S. military personnel (n = 266 in Thailand who were experiencing acute diarrhea. Nalidixic acid and ciprofloxacin resistance was observed in 94.9% and 93.0% of the isolates, respectively. From 2001-2003, resistance to tetracycline (81.9%, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (57.9%, ampicillin (28.9%, kanamycin (5.9%, sulfisoxazole (3.9%, neomycin (2.0%, and streptomycin (0.7% was observed. Combined PFGE analysis showed considerable genetic diversity among the C. jejuni isolates; however, four PFGE clusters included isolates from the major Lior serotypes (HL: 36, HL: 11, HL: 5, and HL: 28. The PFGE analysis linked individual C. jejuni clones that were obtained at U.S. military exercises with specific antimicrobial resistance patterns. Conclusions In summary, most human C. jejuni isolates from Thailand were multi-resistant to quinolones and tetracycline. PFGE detected spatial and temporal C. jejuni clonality responsible for the common sources of Campylobacter gastroenteritis.

  20. U.S. Department of Defense Experiences with Substituting Government Employees for Military Personnel: Challenges and Opportunities (United States)


    Institute of Cornell Law School). We used official web- sites of the military services to identify relevant service instructions: Army— including military and civilian practitioners—would be considered when staffing state- side hospitals in the wake of forward-deployed military...Improvement Act: Five Years Later,” Acquisition Review Quarterly , Summer 1997, pp. 295–314. Gates, Susan M., Christine Eibner, and Edward G. Keating

  1. Military Personnel Law Deskbook (United States)


    donate blood, organs, tissue or semen ; f. To always use condoms (except with a spouse who is fully informed of the Soldier’s condition). g. All...satisfy the requirements. Soldiers (and cadets) receiving "advanced education assistance" must enter into written agreements providing for pro rata ...service. The same standard applies to pro rata recoupment of enlisted bonuses when the enlisted Soldier is separated prior to the end of the agreed

  2. Sexual Harassment and Assault as Predictors of PTSD Symptomatology among U.S. Female Persian Gulf Military Personnel. (United States)

    Wolfe, Jessica; Sharkansky, Erica J.; Read, Jennifer P.; Dawson, Ree; Ouimette, Paige Crosby; Martin, James A.


    Examines sexual harassment and assault of women in a wartime military example. Explores the impacts of these stressors and combat exposure on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomatology. Harassment and assault were higher than in civilian and peacetime military samples. The number of postwar stressful life events mediated the relationship…

  3. Attitudes and its related factors of Chinese military personnel toward homosexual in the military%中国军人对同性恋者在军队中服役的态度及影响因素

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    张毅力; 程祺; 过伟; 阎同军; 毕银花; 王焕林


    目的 探讨中国军人对同性恋者在军队中服役的态度及其影响因素.方法 采用军人对军队中的同性恋者的态度量表(ATHM)(中文版)对1362名军人进行调查.结果 中国军人对同性恋者在军队中服役总体上持轻度否定态度[ATHM总均分为(29.28±6.59)分].ATHM的总分与婚姻状况呈负相关(r=-0.067,P<0.05),与年龄、是否独生子女、民族、入伍前居住地、受教育程度、军龄和职别均无相关(r=-0.01,0.002,-0.035,-0.041,-0.015,-0.041,-0.039,P>0.05).进一步的多元回归分析发现,婚姻状况对中国军人对同性恋者在军队中服役的态度有一定的预测力.结论 中国军人对同性恋者在军队中服役持轻度的否定态度,主要是由于被威胁感、与之相处的不适感决定的.军人的婚姻状况是中国军人对同性恋者在军队中服役态度的影响因素.%Objective To assess attitudes and its related factors of Chinese military personnel on homosexual served in the military.Methods 1362 enlisted military personnel,selected from land force by cluster sampiing,were interviewed by Military Personnel's Attitudes Toward Homosexuals in the Military Scale(ATHM).Results The attitudes of the present sample toward homosexual served in the military were found to be negative(the total score on the ATHM scale was (29.28 ± 6.59).The threat dimension made the biggest contribution to the negative attitude,followed by the comfort dimension.Marital status was negatively related to the total scores of ATHM (r =-0.067,P < 0.05),and other demographic variables such as age,only child,nationality,childhood environment,education level,years of service,and military rank were not associated with attitudes toward homosexuals in the military (r =-0.01,0.002,-0.035,-0.041,-0.015,-0.041,-0.039,P > 0.05).Further multiple linear regression analysis found that marital status was one of the attitudes' predictors.Conclusion Because of the threat and discomfort

  4. Suicide risk among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender military personnel and veterans: what does the literature tell us? (United States)

    Matarazzo, Bridget B; Barnes, Sean M; Pease, James L; Russell, Leah M; Hanson, Jetta E; Soberay, Kelly A; Gutierrez, Peter M


    Research suggests that both the military and veteran and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations may be at increased risk for suicide. A literature review was conducted to identify research related to suicide risk in the LGBT military and veteran populations. Despite the paucity of research directly addressing this issue, themes are discussed evident in the literature on LGBT identity and suicide risk as well as LGBT military service members and veterans. Factors such as social support and victimization appear to be particularly relevant. Suggestions are made with respect to future research that is needed on this very important and timely topic.

  5. Consortium for Health and Military Performance and American College of Sports Medicine consensus paper on extreme conditioning programs in military personnel. (United States)

    Bergeron, Michael F; Nindl, Bradley C; Deuster, Patricia A; Baumgartner, Neal; Kane, Shawn F; Kraemer, William J; Sexauer, Lisa R; Thompson, Walter R; O'Connor, Francis G


    A potential emerging problem associated with increasingly popularized extreme conditioning programs (ECPs) has been identified by the military and civilian communities. That is, there is an apparent disproportionate musculoskeletal injury risk from these demanding programs, particularly for novice participants, resulting in lost duty time, medical treatment, and extensive rehabilitation. This is a significant and costly concern for the military with regard to effectively maintaining operational readiness of the Force. While there are certain recognized positive aspects of ECPs that address a perceived and/or actual unfulfilled conditioning need for many individuals and military units, these programs have limitations and should be considered carefully. Moreover, certain distinctive characteristics of ECPs appear to violate recognized accepted standards for safely and appropriately developing muscular fitness and are not uniformly aligned with established and accepted training doctrine. Accordingly, practical solutions to improve ECP prescription and implementation and reduce injury risk are of paramount importance.

  6. Relationship between the findings of pure-tone audiometry and otoacoustic emission tests on military police personnel


    Guida, Heraldo Lorena; De Sousa, Ariane Laís [UNESP; Cardoso,Ana Cláudia Vieira


    Introduction: Otoacoustic emissions can be an alternative for cochlear evaluation in noise induced hearing loss (NIHL). Objective: To investigate the correlation between the findings of audiometry results and distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAE) in the military police. Method: from cross-sectional and retrospective study, 200 military police officers were submitted to audiological evaluation - pure tone audiometry and DPOAE. Results: considering the provisions of Ordinance 19 of t...

  7. 军事飞行人员佩戴视力矫正镜研究进展%Research progress on military flying personnel wearing corrective spectacles

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    王善祥; 强东昌; 张雁歌


    目的 综述军事飞行人员佩戴视力矫正镜飞行的研究进展.资料来源与选择该领域的相关研究论文和综述.资料引用国内外公开发表的文献24篇.资料综合综合分析高空低气压、加速度、缺氧、干燥及弹射跳伞等军事航空环境因素对佩戴视力矫正镜的影响,和视力矫正镜在军事航空中的应用.结论 军事飞行人员可以根据不同的机种、职务、任务佩戴不同的视力矫正镜,我军需要尽快开展军事飞行人员佩戴视力矫正镜方面的研究.%Objective To review the research progress on the practice of wearing corrective spectacles or contact lenses in flying personnel.Literature resource and selection Research papers and reviews in this field.Literature quotation Twenty-four published papers and reviews were cited.Literature synthesis The influences on the military flying personnel with corrective spectacles or contact lenses in aviation environment (atmospheric pressure, acceleration, hypoxia,humidity, ejection, etc.) were analyzed and the application of contact lenses in military aviation medicine was evaluated.Conclusion Military aviator wearing corrective spectacles or contact lenses has a quite long history in western countries and it applies according to aircraft type, flying roles and duty.It is acceptable by flying personnel and enables them with ameliorative visual ability in aviation environment.It is suggested to expand corresponding research and practice in China for dealing with the possible decline of flying personnel's diopter.

  8. Cytokine production by leukocytes of military personnel with depressive symptoms after deployment to a combat-zone: a prospective, longitudinal study.

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    Mirjam van Zuiden

    Full Text Available Major depressive disorder (MDD is frequently diagnosed in military personnel returning from deployment. Literature suggests that MDD is associated with a pro-inflammatory state. To the best of our knowledge, no prospective, longitudinal studies on the association between development of depressive symptomatology and cytokine production by peripheral blood leukocytes have been published. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the presence of depressive symptomatology six months after military deployment is associated with the capacity to produce cytokines, as assessed before and after deployment. 1023 military personnel were included before deployment. Depressive symptoms and LPS- and T-cell mitogen-induced production of 16 cytokines and chemokines in whole blood cultures were measured before (T0, 1 (T1, and 6 (T2 months after return from deployment. Exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM was used for data reduction into cytokine patterns. Multiple group latent growth modeling was used to investigate differences in the longitudinal course of cytokine production between individuals with (n = 68 and without (n = 665 depressive symptoms at T2. Individuals with depressive symptoms after deployment showed higher T-cell cytokine production before deployment. Moreover, pre-deployment T-cell cytokine production significantly predicted the presence of depressive symptomatology 6 months after return. There was an increase in T-cell cytokine production over time, but this increase was significantly smaller in individuals developing depressive symptoms. T-cell chemokine and LPS-induced innate cytokine production decreased over time and were not associated with depressive symptoms. These results indicate that increased T-cell mitogen-induced cytokine production before deployment may be a vulnerability factor for development of depressive symptomatology in response to deployment to a combat-zone. In addition, deployment to a combat

  9. Protection of Military Personnel Against Vector-Borne Diseases: A Review of Collaborative Work of the Australian and US Military Over the Last 30 Years. (United States)

    Frances, Stephen P; Edstein, Michael D; Debboun, Mustapha; Shanks, G Dennis


    Australian and US military medical services have collaborated since World War II to minimize vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, and scrub typhus. In this review, collaboration over the last 30 years is discussed. The collaborative projects and exchange scientist programs have resulted in mutually beneficial outcomes in the fields of drug development and personal protection measures against vector-borne diseases.

  10. Improved resiliency and well-being among military personnel in a Swedish Naval Force after a counter-piracy operation off the coast of Somalia. (United States)

    Bäccman, Charlotte; Hjärthag, Fredrik; Almqvist, Kjerstin


    The aim of this study was to explore: (1) how the psychological health of the members of the first European Union Naval Force (ME01) was affected by international deployment off the coast of Somalia; and (2) if and how organizational and personal factors (e.g., type of personnel category, previous experiences, and resilience) affected their psychological health and well-being post-deployment. The study had an exploratory longitudinal design, where the participants were assessed both before and after deployment (i.e., T1 and T2). The participants (n = 129, 120 men, 9 women) were equally distributed between officers (n = 68; 64 men, 4 women) and sailors (n = 61; 56 men, 5 women). The members' average age was 31 years, ranging from 20 to 61. For the majority (78%) ME01 was their first international deployment and officers were, in general, more experienced than sailors. The overall results showed that the members' reported a positive experience with improved resilience and well-being (e.g., sense of coherence). However, the result also showed that type of personnel category (i.e., officer or sailor) affected their psychological health. Why and how these differences among military personnel arise is discussed, but deserves further attention.

  11. Efeitos do ruído de impacto na audição de militares Effects of impact noise on the hearing of military personnel

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    Adriana Betes Heupa


    Full Text Available A prática de tiro é uma atividade que expõe o policial militar ao ruído de impacto, o que pode causar efeitos irreversíveis na audição. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o conhecimento sobre o ruído e os efeitos do ruído de impacto entre policiais militares que fazem prática de tiro. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Caso controle retrospectivo. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Participaram 115 militares, sendo 65 expostos ao ruído de impacto e 50 não expostos. Foi realizada a avaliação do nível de ruído das armas de fogo, aplicado um questionário, realizada audiometria tonal limiar e teste de emissões otoacústicas transiente e produto de distorção. RESULTADOS: O nível médio de ruído foi de 125Db (C, a maioria (78% acredita que o ruído pode causar perda auditiva, 92,3% utilizam protetor auricular nas práticas de tiro, mas grande parte (32,3% nunca recebeu orientação quanto ao seu uso, o sintoma mais referido foi o zumbido (23% e 25% dos expostos apresenta perda auditiva sugestiva de induzida por ruído. Houve diferença significativa entre os grupos em relação às alterações auditivas. CONCLUSÃO: Os militares expostos ao tiro são mais suscetíveis a desenvolver perdas auditivas. Há necessidade do desenvolvimento de Programas de Preservação Auditiva nesta população.Shooting is an activity that exposes military personnel to noise impact, which may cause irreversible effects on hearing. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate impact noise on the hearing of military personnel that practice shooting. STUDY DESIGN: A case-control retrospective study. METHODS: 115 military personnel were enrolled; 65 had been exposed to impact noise and 50 were non-exposed. Firearm noise levels were evaluated, subjects answered a questionnaire and underwent threshold tonal audiometry and otoacoustic emissions testing. RESULTS: The average noise level was 125dB(C. Most subjects (78% believe that noise may cause hearing loss; nearly all (92.3% used ear noise protectors while shooting, but most

  12. Development of the group intelligence scale for military personnel ( Part B)%军人团体智力量表B式的研制

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    赵娟; 张理义


    目的 研制军人团体智力量表B式,并进行信效度检验.方法 以智力震荡理论及晶体智力和流体智力理论为该量表的理论框架,量表由2个分量表,每个分量表由2个分测验组成.采取整群随机抽样法,抽取1200名海陆空官兵施测,进行条目分析及信效度检验.结果 各分测验的平均难度分为0.55 (0.42 ~0.75);鉴别指数为0.44(0.33 ~0.52);总量表及分测验的重测信度为0.796 ~0.891;Cronbachs'a系数为0.619 ~0.892;分半信度为0.538 ~0.844;探索性因素分析抽取的4个因子解释总方差比例的59.067%;验证性因素分析模型拟合指标均到达可接受标准.结论 军人团体智力量表B式的条目质量及信效度符合心理测量学的要求.%Objective To develop the group intelligence scale for Military Personnel ( Part B),and examining its reliability and validity of the scale.Methods Following the intellectual shock theory,crystal and fluid intelligence theory,the group intelligence Scale for Military Personnel (Part B) had been constructed,which including two subscales,each subscale was divided into two subtests.The data was collected in 1200 military personnel who were chosen by random cluster sampling,then employing SPSS17.0 and AMOS7.0 for item analysis,reliability and validity,analysis of confirmatory factor.Results the subtests' average index of difficulty was 0.55 ( 0.42 ~0.75 ) ; Discrimination index was 0.44 (0.33 ~ 0.52) ; the test-retest reliability between subtests and total scale ranged from 0.796 to 0.891 ; Cronbachs'a coefficient ranged from 0.619 to 0.892; and the split-half reliability ranged from 0.538 to 0.844; exploratory factor analysis revealed that four factors of the scale (including normal knowledge and generalizability,insight and word explain,picture completion and figure inference) could explain 59.067% of total variance.Furthermore,analysis of confirmatory factor indicated that the four factors model established in

  13. Seasonal Influenza Vaccine and Protection against Pandemic (H1N1) 2009-Associated Illness Among US Military Personnel (United States)


    one prior medical encounter with a primary diagnosis of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes , chronic renal disease, cancer...severe) outcomes and warrants further investigation. Our findings further complement recent reports among civilian populations in Mexico [13,14] and among...naı̈ve children [25,26]. Similar findings have also been observed in US military populations where the influenza vaccine increased the effectiveness of

  14. Relationship between the findings of pure-tone audiometry and otoacoustic emission tests on military police personnel

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    Guida, Heraldo Lorena


    Full Text Available Introduction: Otoacoustic emissions can be an alternative for cochlear evaluation in noise induced hearing loss (NIHL. Objective: To investigate the correlation between the findings of audiometry results and distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAE in the military police. Method: from cross-sectional and retrospective study, 200 military police officers were submitted to audiological evaluation - pure tone audiometry and DPOAE. Results: considering the provisions of Ordinance 19 of the Labour Department, the results were suggestive of induced hearing loss by high sound pressure levels in 58 individuals, distributed as follows: 28 (48.3% bilateral cases and 30 (51.7% unilateral cases, and 15 (25.85% in each ear. The correlation between the audiometric and DPOAE showed statistical significance in most of the frequencies tested in both ears, confirming that the greater the degree of hearing loss, the smaller the DPOAE amplitudes. In addition, there was observed significant difference between the DPOAEs amplitudes of normal subjects and listeners with hearing loss, confirming the lowering of responses in the group with hearing loss. Conclusion: considering that the correlation between pure tone audiometry and DPOAE, we conclude that otoacoustic emissions can be a complementary tool for the detection and control of NIHL in military police.

  15. 某战区医务人员信息素养调查%Investigation of Medical Personnel's Information Literacy in a Military Region

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    吴蓉; 宋敏; 王军红; 穆少杨


    良好的信息素养能使人能够更有效地选择、查找及评估传统或网上资源。本文通过调查问卷的形式,了解某战区医务工作人员利用医学信息资源的情况,从而分析出其信息意识、信息能力的现状与存在的问题,进而针对具体问题提出提高医务人员信息素质的措施和新途径,为推动医院信息化的发展奠定基础。%Information literacy is a kind of skills by which people can select , search , and evaluate tradi-tional or online resources more effectively .Through the questionnaire of medical personnel , the author analyzed the information awareness , information capacity of the current situation and the problems in the utilization of medical information resources , and then put forward the countermeasures and new methods to improve the information litera-cy of medical personnel , in order to promote the development of medical information in a military region .

  16. Families in the Military (United States)

    ... Families Guide - Search Spanish Facts for Families Guide Military Families No. 88; updated March 2017 Global conflict ... have led to deployment of large numbers of military personnel (active duty, Reserves, National Guard). As a ...

  17. The impact of the military mission in Afghanistan on mental health in the Canadian Armed Forces: a summary of research findings

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    Mark A. Zamorski


    Full Text Available Background: As Canada's mission in Afghanistan winds down, the Canadian Forces (CF are reflecting on the psychological impact of the mission on more than 40,000 deployed personnel. Methods: All major CF studies of mental health outcomes done before and during the Afghanistan era are summarized, with an eye toward getting the most complete picture of the mental health impact of the mission. Studies on traumatic brain injury (TBI, high-risk drinking, and suicidality are included given their conceptual link to mental health. Results: CF studies on the mental health impact of pre-Afghanistan deployments are few, and they have inadequate detail on deployment experiences. Afghanistan era findings confirm service-related mental health problems (MHPs in an important minority. The findings of the studies cohere, both as a group and in the context of data from our Allies. Combat exposure is the most important driver of deployment-related MHPs, but meaningful rates will be found in those in low-threat areas. Reserve service and cumulative effects of multiple deployments are not major risk factors in the CF. Many deployed personnel will seek care, but further efforts to decrease the delay are needed. Only a fraction of the overall burden of mental illness is likely deployment attributable. Deployment-related mental disorders do not translate into an overall increase in in-service suicidal behavior in the CF, but there is concerning evidence of increased suicide risk after release. TBI occurred in a distinct minority on this deployment, but severe forms were rare. Most TBI cases do not have persistent “post-concussive” symptoms; such symptoms are closely associated with MHPs. Conclusion: The mental health impact of the mission in Afghanistan is commensurate with its difficult nature. While ongoing and planned studies will provide additional detail on its impacts, greater research attention is needed on preventive and therapeutic interventions.

  18. A Survey of psychological status of personnel in military manoeuvres%对演习人员心理状况调查分析

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    宋薇薇; 徐梅; 晏兰; 王浈; 樊拖迎; 王晓萍


    Objective To investigate each kind of crowd's psychological status in military manoeuvre, so as to reduce non-combat casualties for theiranxiety and depression. Methods A total of 121 personnel in military manoeuvres were investigated by "Symptom Check List 90" (SCL-90) about their anxiety-depressive mood. Results The factorial scores of somatization, depression and anxiety of the personnel in army service station were higher than normal of Chinese serviceman (P 0.05). Conclusion The occurrence of mental problem is related to the change of environment and personnel category.%目的 研究野外条件下实兵对抗演习中参演人员中各类参演人群的心理状况,以减少官兵因焦虑、抑郁等情绪在军事行动中引起的非战斗性减员.方法 应用症状自评量表(SCL-90)对某兵站实兵对抗121名参演人员进行了焦虑、抑郁等情绪相关测试和分析.结果 兵站人员的躯体化、抑郁及焦虑因子分值高于军人常模(P<0.05),非现役文职人员的症状总分高于兵站干部、士兵(均P <0.05),其中焦虑、恐怖及敌对3个因子分值高于干部、士兵(均P<O.05),士兵的各项得分与干部无明显差异(均P>0.05).结论 对抗演习可使参演人员心理状况低下,心理问题的发生与环境的改变和人员身份类别有一定关系.

  19. Training Australian military health care personnel in the primary care of maxillofacial wounds from improvised explosive devices. (United States)

    Reed, B E; Hale, R G


    Severe facial wounds frequently result from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as the face is still vulnerable despite advances in personal protection of soldiers. In contrast to the poor outcomes with civilian maxillofacial trauma management methods initially employed by the US Army for maxillofacial wounds from IEDs, advances in wound management methods for such injuries by the US Army have resulted in significant improvements in appearance and function. This article describes the features of a short course in the primary management of combat related maxillofacial wounds for deployed health care personnel who may not be facial specialists, including contemporary treatment techniques for those confronting wounds from IEDs which are explained in this course.

  20. Healthcare Coverage and Disability Evaluation for Reserve Component Personnel: Research for the 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation. (United States)

    Hosek, Susan D


    Because Reserve Component (RC) members have been increasingly used in an operational capacity, among the policy issues being addressed by the 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation (QRMC) is compensation and benefits for the National Guard and Reserve. As part of the review, RAND was asked to analyze healthcare coverage and disability benefits for RC members, including participation in the TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) program, the potential effects of national health reform on coverage rates, and disability evaluation outcomes for RC members. This article summarizes the results of RAND's analysis. The author finds that 30 percent of RC members lack health insurance to cover care for non-service-related conditions. The TRS program offers the option of purchasing health insurance through the military on terms that are superior to typical employer benefits. Although program participation has increased, it remains low and TRS does not appear to be effectively targeting those most likely to be uninsured. TRS premiums are also lower than the premiums for the new options that will be available under health reform and the same as the penalty for not being insured. So health reform is likely to increase TRS enrollment. Finally, previously deployed RC members are referred to the Disability Evaluation System at a much lower rate than Active Component (AC) members, even for deployment-related conditions, but those who are referred receive dispositions (and thus benefits) similar to those for AC members. These findings suggest that the Department of Defense may want to consider ways to better coordinate TRS with other insurance options that will be available to RC members and that the identification of RC members who experience health consequences from deployment leading to disability merits further investigation.

  1. Treatment of mandibular third molars and pericoronitis in British military personnel: influence of guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. (United States)

    Pepper, Thomas; Konarzewski, Thomas; Grimshaw, Paul; Combes, James


    We studied the dental records of British military personnel who were less than 20 years old on enlistment, and had at least five years' service with at least five recorded dental inspections, at three military dental centres in the UK. The median (IQR) period from first to last inspection in 720 subjects was 15 (10-19) years, and the median frequency of inspection was every 14 (13-16) months. A total of 288/1250 mandibular third molars were extracted (23%). There were significant increases in the proportion of extractions stating caries in the mandibular third molar or multi-episode pericoronitis as indications (n=13, 14%, p <0.001) (n=15, 19%, p <0.001) post-introduction of NICE guidance. The number of extractions with no documented indication was reduced by 50 (26%, p<0.001) and that for a single episode of pericoronitis by 20 (9%, p =0.02). Extractions of mandibular third molars because of caries in the adjacent second molar increased by 4 (4%, p=0.045). The median age at the time of extraction before introduction of the guidelines was 23 years compared with 25 years afterwards (p<0.001). Twenty-five of 114 (22%) extractions of mandibular third molars were in patients over the age of 30 after the introduction of guidelines compared with 1/174 (<1%) before. The introduction of the NICE guidelines on the management of third molars has significantly changed our practice. Whether or not these changes have resulted in a net benefit to patients is still a matter for debate.

  2. A study of correlation between alexithymia and resilience in military personnel%军人述情障碍与心理承受力相关性研究

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    魏红辉; 张理义; 周小东; 王煜蕙; 任忠文; 林汉; 陈春霞; 姚高峰


    Objective To explore correlation between alexithymia and resilience in military personnel.Methods 2802 subjects were chosen by random cluster sampling to outline the military personnel resilience scale and military alexithymia scale.The data were analyzed by t-test,chi-square test,ANOVA,correlation analysis and multiple linear regressions analysis.Results The prevalence rate of alexithymia was 6.85%,while resilience was 6.60%.Compared to sea force (45.62 ± 11.25 ) and air force (45.32 ± 9.98 ) subjects,land force (47.92 ± 9.92)had significantly higher total score in alexithymia(P< 0.05 ).Compared to sea force (87.35 ± 12.15 ) and air force ( 88.58 ± 10.39 ) subjects,land force ( 85.73 ± 10.70) had significantly lower total score in resilience(P < 0.05 ).The total score and every factor score of subjects with alexithymia were significant lower than those of control group in resilience(P < 0.05 ).Every factor of Resilience Scale were mild negative correlation with every factor of Alexithymia Scale (P<0.01).Problem solving,volition,optimism and family supports were the main factors which had affected on the alexithymia.Conclusion The prevalence rate of alexithymia in military personnel is lower than ordinary people,but there are still issues in alexithymia and resilience,particularly in land force.The research show mild correlation between alexithymia and resilience in military personnel.%目的 探讨军人述情障碍与心理承受力的相关性.方法 采用随机整群抽样法在全军抽取2802名官兵作被试,进行中国军人述情障碍量表和心理承受力量表测评,用t检验、x2检验、F检验、相关分析、多元线性回归分析等方法处理.结果 军人述情障碍总发生率为6.85%,军人心理承受力低水平者占6.60%;述情障碍总分陆军[(47.92±9.92)分]较海军[(45.62±11.25)分]与空军[(45.32±9.98)分]为高,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);陆军心理承受力总分[(85.73±10.70)

  3. Effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccines against influenza-associated illnesses among US military personnel in 2010-11: a case-control approach.

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    Angelia A Eick-Cost

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Following the 2009 influenza A/H1N1 (pH1N1 pandemic, both seasonal and pH1N1 viruses circulated in the US during the 2010-2011 influenza season; influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE may vary between live attenuated (LAIV and trivalent inactivated (TIV vaccines as well as by virus subtype. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Vaccine type and virus subtype-specific VE were determined for US military active component personnel for the period of September 1, 2010 through April 30, 2011. Laboratory-confirmed influenza-related medical encounters were compared to matched individuals with a non-respiratory illness (healthy controls, and unmatched individuals who experienced a non-influenza respiratory illness (test-negative controls. Odds ratios (OR and VE estimates were calculated overall, by vaccine type and influenza subtype. RESULTS: A total of 603 influenza cases were identified. Overall VE was relatively low and similar regardless of whether healthy controls (VE = 26%, 95% CI: -1 to 45 or test-negative controls (VE = 29%, 95% CI: -6 to 53 were used as comparison groups. Using test-negative controls, vaccine type-specific VE was found to be higher for TIV (53%, 95% CI: 25 to 71 than for LAIV (VE = -13%, 95% CI: -77 to 27. Influenza subtype-specific analyses revealed moderate protection against A/H3 (VE = 58%, 95% CI: 21 to 78, but not against A/H1 (VE = -38%, 95% CI: -211 to 39 or B (VE = 34%, 95% CI: -122 to 80. CONCLUSION: Overall, a low level of protection against clinically-apparent, laboratory-confirmed, influenza was found for the 2010-11 seasonal influenza vaccines. TIV immunization was associated with higher protection than LAIV, however, no protection against A/H1 was noted, despite inclusion of a pandemic influenza strain as a vaccine component for two consecutive years. Vaccine virus mismatch or lower immunogenicity may have contributed to these findings and deserve further examination in controlled studies. Continued assessment of VE in

  4. Multivitamin and Protein Supplement Use Is Associated With Positive Mood States and Health Behaviors in US Military and Coast Guard Personnel (United States)

    Austin, Krista G.; McGraw, Susan M.; Lieberman, Harris R.


    Abstract Approximately 60% of Armed Forces personnel regularly consume dietary supplements (DSs). We investigated the association of mood and health behaviors with multiple classes of DSs in military and Coast Guard personnel (N = 5536). Participants completed a survey of DS use and the Quick Mood Scale to assess mood domains of wakeful-drowsiness, relaxed-anxious, cheerful-depressed, friendly-aggression, clearheaded-confused, and well coordinated–clumsy. Supplements were categorized as multivitamin/minerals (MVM), individual vitamin/minerals, protein/amino acid supplements (PS), combination products (C), herbals (H), purported steroid analogs, (S) and other (O). One-way analyses of covariance assessed associations of DSs and perceived health behavior with mood controlling for age. Logistic regression determined associations between DS use and health behavior. Users of MVM and PS reported feeling significantly (P < 0.05) more awake, relaxed, cheerful, clearheaded, and coordinated. Participants using PS and S reported feeling less friendly (more aggressive, P < 0.02). Users of MVM and PS were more likely to report their general health, eating habits, and fitness level as excellent/good (P < 0.05). Participants reporting health behaviors as excellent/good were more (P < 0.01) awake, relaxed, cheerful, friendly, clearheaded, and coordinated. As no known biological mechanisms can explain such diverse effects of MVM and PS use on multiple mood states, health, eating habits, and fitness, we hypothesize these associations are not causal, and DS intake does not alter these parameters per se. Preexisting differences in mood and other health-related behaviors and outcomes between users versus nonusers of DSs could be a confounding factor in studies of DSs. PMID:25122181

  5. Kevlar® as a Potential Accident Radiation Dosimeter for First Responders, Law Enforcement and Military Personnel. (United States)

    Romanyukha, Alexander; Trompier, François; Benevides, Luis A


    Today the armed forces and law enforcement personnel wear body armor, helmets, and flak jackets composed substantially of Kevlar® fiber to prevent bodily injury or death resulting from physical, ballistic, stab, and slash attacks. Therefore, there is a high probability that during a radiation accident or its aftermath, the Kevlar®-composed body armor will be irradiated. Preliminary study with samples of Kevlar® foundation fabric obtained from body armor used by the U.S. Marine Corps has shown that all samples evaluated demonstrated an EPR signal, and this signal increased with radiation dose. Based on these results, the authors predict that, with individual calibration, exposure at dose above 1 Gy can be reliably detected in Kevlar® samples obtained from body armor. As a result of these measurements, a post-event reconstruction of exposure dose can be obtained by taking various samples throughout the armor body and helmet worn by the same irradiated individual. The doses can be used to create a whole-body dose map that would be of vital importance in a case of a partial body or heterogeneous exposure.

  6. Seasonal influenza vaccine and protection against pandemic (H1N1 2009-associated illness among US military personnel.

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    Matthew C Johns

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: A novel A/H1N1 virus is the cause of the present influenza pandemic; vaccination is a key countermeasure, however, few data assessing prior seasonal vaccine effectiveness (VE against the pandemic strain of H1N1 (pH1N1 virus are available. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Surveillance of influenza-related medical encounter data of active duty military service members stationed in the United States during the period of April-October 2009 with comparison of pH1N1-confirmed cases and location and date-matched controls. Crude odds ratios (OR and VE estimates for immunized versus non-immunized were calculated as well as adjusted OR (AOR controlling for sex, age group, and history of prior influenza vaccination. Separate stratified VE analyses by vaccine type (trivalent inactivated [TIV] or live attenuated [LAIV], age groups and hospitalization status were also performed. For the period of April 20 to October 15, 2009, a total of 1,205 cases of pH1N1-confirmed cases were reported, 966 (80% among males and over one-half (58% under 25 years of age. Overall VE for service members was found to be 45% (95% CI, 33 to 55%. Immunization with prior season's TIV (VE = 44%, 95% CI, 32 to 54% as well as LAIV (VE = 24%, 95% CI, 6 to 38% were both found to be associated with protection. Of significance, VE against a severe disease outcome was higher (VE = 62%, 95% CI, 14 to 84% than against milder outcomes (VE = 42%, 95% CI, 29 to 53%. CONCLUSION: A moderate association with protection against clinically apparent, laboratory-confirmed Pandemic (H1N1 2009-associated illness was found for immunization with either TIV or LAIV 2008-09 seasonal influenza vaccines. This association with protection was found to be especially apparent for severe disease as compared to milder outcome, as well as in the youngest and older populations. Prior vaccination with seasonal influenza vaccines in 2004-08 was also independently associated with protection.

  7. Office of Personnel Management Catch 62 Match (United States)

    Social Security Administration — SSA provides the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) with tax returns, Social Security benefits, and military retirement information for the purpose of correctly...

  8. Epidemiological Investigation of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Military Personnel after Military Operation%军人军事行动创伤后应激障碍的流行病学调查

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    卢家春; 呼永河; 王文春; 陈喆思; 张安仁; 卢豪; 江玥; 袁青; 庞日朝; 王倩


    Objective To investigate the occurrence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military personnel 3 months after a military exercise and the related factors. Methods Structured questionnaire and psychological scale assessment were applied to 690 sol-diers 3 months after a military exercise in relative factor investigation during the period from April, 2011 to July, 2014;for those with high cut-off points in the primary screen by PTSD checklist-military version (PCL-M),a one-to-one interview was carried out by psychia-trists, and the diagnosis of PTSD was confirmed based on DSM-IV;logistic regression analysis was made to the materials with the soft-ware SPSS13.0. Results 690 soldiers were enrolled in the investigation while 637 questionnaires were effective, and there were 30 cases of confirmed diagnosis of PTSD, taking up 4.71%;positive individual psychological symptoms, including somatization, obsessive-com-pulsive, depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationship, hostility, fright, paranoid idea and psychoticism, were statistically different from those of Chinese male norm (P<0.05);the factors impacting mental health were:only child, living in cities and towns, low service satis-faction, failing to get economic help when having difficulties, injury, too heavy exercise task, dissatisfied with the superior instruction;stressful events had no impact on individual character in a short time (P<0.05). Conclusions The occurrence of PTSD in military person-nel 3 months after military exercises is higher than that in norm;it is necessary to strengthen the psychological protection and crisis inter-vention.%目的:了解某部参加军事演习的官兵3个月后创伤后应激障碍(PTSD)的患病率及相关因素。方法2011年4月—2014年7月通过结构式问卷调查和心理量表测评对某部参加军事演习3个月的690名官兵进行相关因素调查。PTSD诊断采用PTSD筛查量表-军人版(PCL-M)进行初筛,再由精神科医师依

  9. 某工程部队士兵心理健康水平调查分析%Questionnaire survey on the mental health of military personnel in one energine troop

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    李柱; 张继刚; 张蕾; 张洁; 杨蕾; 杨维玲


    ObjectiveTo investigate the mental health status of military personnel in one engineering troop. MethodsA questionnaire survey was carried out with the symptom checklist-90 (SCL-90) in 784 military personnel in one engineering troop, and was compared with SCL-90 norm of Chinese military personnel.Results The positive solider was 261 cases,the positive rate was 33.29% .The general mean score of SCL-90 and the scores of obsessive-compulsive, interpersonal sensitivity, depression, anxiety, paranoid ideation and somatization about military personnel in the engineering group were significantly lower than that of SCL-90 norm of Chinese military personnel (P0.05). The SCL-90 total and all the factor scores of soldiers from rural areas was not statistically significantly different than those from urban areas (P>0.05). The factor scores of SCL-90 total and other the factor scores except somatization of only-child soldiers were significantly higher than those non-only-child soldiers(P6 h(P<0.01 ).ConclusionThe mental health status of military personnel in the engineering troop is good, while mental intervention should be strengthened for some high scores(somatization) and some population group(only-child soldiers, long working-time soldiers).%目的:调查分析某工程部队士兵心理健康水平。方法采用症状自评量表(SCL-90)对某工程部队784名士兵进行心理健康水平进行调查分析,并与中国军人常模比较。结果共筛查出阳性261例,阳性率为33.29%。某工程部队士兵SCL-90总分和强迫症状、人际敏感、抑郁、焦虑、偏执、精神病性因子分值低于中国军人常模(P<0.01),躯体化因子分值高于中国军人常模(P<0.01),而敌对和恐怖因子分值与中国军人常模比较,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05)。农村士兵SCL-90总分及各因子分值与城镇士兵相比,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05);独生子女士兵除躯体化外,SCL-90总分及其余8

  10. Preseparation Counseling for Military Personnel. (United States)


    as an employment option and advise Service members that registration for public and community service is mandatory for early retirement under Pub. L...for public and community service is mandatory for early retirement under Pub. L. No. 102-484, Section 4403 (reference (d)). (5) Transition Bulletin

  11. Comparative International Military Personnel Policies. (United States)


    lors du recrutement 3.2 Le deroulement de carriere 3.3 Le röle du Service de Sante 3.4 Les femmes dans l’armee 4. L’evitement institutionnel 4.1...consideree comme reprehensible en soi. Ainsi, au moment du recrutement , il est etabli que toute attitude discriminatoire a 1 egard des homosexuels est...voir sa categorisation medicale etre modifiee et voire meme son aptitude remise en cause jusqu’au processus de reforme, sans que l’armee puisse en

  12. 中国男性青年军人对同性恋者及其服兵役的态度%Attitudes of Chinese young male military personnel toward homosexuality in the army

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    阎同军; 王焕林; 王彦彦; 毕银花


    目的 评价中国男性青年军人对同性恋者及同性恋者服兵役的态度.方法 随机整群抽取1368名南京军区陆军某部现役男性青年军人,采用军人对男/女同性恋者的态度量表(ATLG)(中文版)及军人对军队中的同性恋者的态度量表(ATHM)(中文版)进行测最,并对其结果进行统计分析.结果 ATLG量表最低分22,最高分80,平均(45.59±7.90)分;ATHM量表最低分14,最高分为53,平均(29.43±6.56)分;中国男性青年军人对男、女同性恋者均持否定的态度,尤其对男同性恋者更加反感(t=7.212,P=0.000);未发现ATLG量表、ATHM量表评分与年龄、军龄、职别、是否独生子女及受教育程度存在相关;ATLG评分与ATHM评分间存在正相关(r=0.491,P<0.01).结论 中国当代军人对同性恋者服役的态度既表示轻度支持,存在较高的宽容度,同时又感到与同性恋者在一起"不舒服",且这种反感多表现在道德及社会舆论范畴.%Objective To assess attitudes of Chinese young male military personnel with regard to homosexuality and homosexuality served in the army. Methods 1368 enlisted military personnel from Nanjing Military Region chosen hy random cluster sampling were tested and analyzed by Military Personnel' s Attitudes Toward Lesbian and Gay men Scale ( ATLG) and Military Personnel' s Attitudes Toward Homosexuals in the Military Scale (ATHM). Results The summed scores on the ATLG scale ranged from 22 to 80 (45. 59 ± 7. 90) , and the summed scores on the ATHM scale ranged from 14 to 53 (29.43 ± 6. 56). Attitudes of the present sample toward lesbians and gay men in general were found to be negative, especially toward gay men(t = 7.212, P = 0.000). There was no relation found between scale scores and the demographic variables such as age, length of military service, official rank, education , while the Pearson correlation coefficients between ATLG scores and ATHM scores was high(r=0.491, P<0.01). Conclusion Attitudes toward

  13. Correlational Study of Psychology Resilience and Alexithymia in Frontier Military Personnel%边防官兵心理承受力与述情障碍的相关性

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    宋红涛; 张理义; 杜凡; 汤泉; 王煜蕙


    Objective To explore the relationship between mental resilience and alexithymia in frontier military personnel.Methods By cluster random sampling,241frontier military personnel were selected as the experimental group and 450 military personnel as con-trol group.They were investigated by Military Alexithymia Scale and Military Personnel Resilience Scale.The acquired data were analyzed by SPSS statistic 17.0 program.Results ①The incidence rate of alexithymia in frontier military personnel was much higher than that in ordinary military personnel(incidence rate was 33.44%and 7.91%respectively,P<0.001);②The total scores of alexithymia and its all factor scores in frontier military personnel negatively correlated with the total scores of resilience and its all factor scores (r=-0.499~-0.266,P<0.01);③The total scores of alexithymia and its all factor scores in the group of higher resilience scores were lower than that of lower resilience scores(t=4.962~6.514,P<0.01);④Stepwise regression analysis revealed that willpower and interpersonal contact were the significant predictors of alexithymia,accounting for 20.2%and 26.4%of alexithymia respectively(t=-5.949,-2.309, P=0.000,0.022).Conclusion Mental resilience is the protected factor to alexithymia in frontier military personnel,especially the willpower and interpersonal.%目的:研究边防官兵述情障碍与心理承受的关系。方法整群随机抽取某部队241名边防陆军作为研究对象,同时整群随机抽取某军区450名非边防陆军官兵作为对照组,运用军人述情障碍量表和军人心理承受力量表评定研究组和对照组的述情障碍状况和心理承受力状况,对所得数据进行统计分析。结果①边防官兵述情障碍的发生率明显高于非边防官兵(33.44%,7.91%;P<0.001);②边防官兵的述情障碍总分及各因子分与心理承受力总分及各因子分呈显著负相关( r=-0.499~-0.266,P<0.01)

  14. Assessing Psycho-Social Resilience in Diplomatic, Civilian & Military Personnel Serving in a High-Threat Security Environment during Counter-Insurgency and Counter-Terrorism Operations in Iraq

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    Anne Speckhard


    Full Text Available Currently thousands of military, diplomatic and civilian personnel are deployed under NATO, UN, and other multi-national, as well as national auspices in high-threat security environments, including active conflict zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan.  Soldiers are generally well trained and prepared psychologically to face armed conflict. Civilian contractors and diplomats, on the other hand, often are not.  Moreover in today’s high-threat security environments terrorists, insurgents and even child soldiers may be the opposing force, creating a more uncertain and anxiety provoking environment and more difficult to identify security threat. These facts have serious implications for the psycho-social resilience of diplomatic, civilian and military personnel deployed in such environments.  This article investigates psycho-social resilience in a small exploratory sample of US embassy staff, contractors and US forces serving in Iraq during 2007, a time when Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs, roadside bombings, mortar attacks, kidnappings, murders and sniper fire were an everyday occurrence in Iraq.

  15. 基于改进层次分析法的军队医药卫生人员保障能力评估%The Medical Support Capacity Evaluation System of Military Medical Personnel Based on Improved AHP

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    张萍; 曹婷; 颜维寅


    Objectives The aims of this article is to explore the way of evaluating the support capacity of military medical personnel , and make a quantitative evaluation to provide more valuable and helpful information for the decision-making .Methods Following the policy documents issued by the General Political Department and Military Region, and in light of the characteristics and work requirements of military medical personnel ,we have es-tablished the evaluation index system of military medical support capacity by investigation and expert consultation , constructed an analytic model by using the improved Analytic Hierarchy Process .And then the method of evaluating the support capacity of military medical personnel was proposed on the basis of Delphi Method and AHP method . Result The personnel in a hospital were chose as an example , to analyze their medical support capacities , with which to prove the validity of the method .Conclusion The established evaluation index system of military medical support capacity has a good reliability and validity , which can accelerate talents squad construction for the higher authorities and government decision -making ,improve medical quality , service and social effect .And it could pro-vide scientific basis for resource configuration .%目的:探索军队医药卫生人员保障能力评估的途径与方法,实现对人员保障能力的量化评估,为上级机关及决策部门提供快速有价值的辅助决策信息。方法根据总政及军区有关政策文件规定,结合军队医药卫生人员的自身特点和工作需求,通过调查研究和专家咨询,建立了军队医药卫生保障能力评估指标体系,运用改进的层次分析法建立解析模型,提出了基于德尔菲因子的层次分析法的军队医药卫生人员保障能力评估的方法。结果对某医院医药卫生人员运用评估体系为例进行计算,证明了该方法的有效性。结论建立的军队医药卫

  16. A Continuation of Policy by other Means: World War I as a Vehicle for Transformation in Canadian Governance and Military Capability (United States)


    towards autonomy. Canada may not have had a say in entering the Great War, but it was a signatory to the Treaty of Versailles , which ended the war in...Imperial Munitions Board IWC Imperial War Cabinet IWO Imperial War Office NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization OJT On-the-job Training...Line 21 September – 9 October 1918: Canadian assault crosses Canal du Nord and seizes Cambrai 11 November 1918: Armistice 28 June 1919: Treaty of

  17. Design and methodology of a randomized clinical trial of home-based telemental health treatment for U.S. military personnel and veterans with depression. (United States)

    Luxton, David D; Pruitt, Larry D; O'Brien, Karen; Stanfill, Katherine; Jenkins-Guarnieri, Michael A; Johnson, Kristine; Wagner, Amy; Thomas, Elissa; Gahm, Gregory A


    Home-based telemental health (TMH) treatments have the potential to address current and future health needs of military service members, veterans, and their families, especially for those who live in rural or underserved areas. The use of home-based TMH treatments to address the behavioral health care needs of U.S. military healthcare beneficiaries is not presently considered standard of care in the Military Health System. The feasibility, safety, and clinical efficacy of home-based TMH treatments must be established before broad dissemination of home-based treatment programs can be implemented. This paper describes the design, methodology, and protocol of a clinical trial that compares in-office to home-based Behavioral Activation for Depression (BATD) treatment delivered via web-based video technology for service members and veterans with depression. This grant funded three-year randomized clinical trial is being conducted at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology at Joint-base Lewis-McChord and at the Portland VA Medical Center. Best practice recommendations regarding the implementation of in-home telehealth in the military setting as well as the cultural and contextual factors of providing in-home care to active duty and veteran military populations are also discussed.

  18. The validity of self-rated health as a measure of health status among young military personnel: evidence from a cross-sectional survey

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    Vander Weg Mark W


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Single item questions about self ratings of overall health status are widely used in both military and civilian surveys. Limited information is available to date that examines what relationships exist between self-rated health, health status and health related behaviors among relatively young, healthy individuals. Methods The current study uses the population of active duty United States Air Force recruits (N = 31,108. Participants completed surveys that asked about health behaviors and health states and were rated their health on a continuum from poor to excellent. Results Ratings of health were consistently lower for those who used tobacco (F = 241.7, p Conclusion Given the consistent relationship between self-rated overall health and factors important to military health and fitness, self-rated health appears to be a valid measure of health status among young military troops.

  19. 军队疗养院特勤人员疗养的实践与思考%Recuperation of Special Service Personnel in Military Sanatorium: Practice and Reflection

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    Starting with the recuperation requirements of special service personnel, the article introduced the recuperate necessity for special service personnel with analysis on the recuperation situation. In order to over-come exhaustion, restore physical strength, enhance health, solidify and boost combat effectiveness, the author proposed that special service personnel must participate in planned convalescence. The sanatorium should strength-en the construction and research of the special service convalescences, explore new management pattern for the spe-cial service personnel, and put forward theoretical foundations for the construction and the reform for the convales-cence of special service personnel.%本文从特勤人员疗养需要入手,分析特勤人员疗养面临的形势和现状,提出特勤人员疗养的必要性.认为特勤人员必须有计划地安排健康疗养,达到消除疲劳、恢复体能,维护健康,巩固和提高部队战斗力的目的.疗养院应加强特勤疗养的建设和研究,积极探索特勤疗养管理的新模式,为特勤疗养建设和改革提供理论支持.

  20. Influence of sleep self-adaptation on sleep quality in Chinese military personnel%中国军人睡眠自适应能力与睡眠质量的关系

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    崔红; 胡军生; 郭渝成


    Objective To investigate the sleep self-adaptation for Chinese military personnel and the correlations with sleep quality. Methods 857 soldiers completed the Sleep Quality Scale of Chinese Military Personnel (SQSCMP) and the Soldier Sleep Self-Adaptation Scale (SSSAS). Results The average level of sleep selfadaptation of Chinese military personnel was 2.89, below the theoretical midpoint score 3. There were significant positive correlations between the sleep quality and the global level of sleep self-adaptation and its 5 factors ( r =0. 16 ~ 0. 533, P < 0.001 ), except the factor of perceived importance of sleep ( r = -0.027 ). Multiple stepwise regression analysis showed that the major determinants of the sleep quality were the factors of positive attitudes about sleep,the positive self-suggastions on sleep and the ability of anti-disturbance of sleep. Conclusion The positive and appropriate attitudes and beliefs about sleep are of benefit to sleep quality.%目的 探讨中国军人的睡眠自适应能力水平及其与睡眠质量的关系.方法 采用军人睡眠自适应量表和中国军人睡眠质量量表对857名军人进行了调查.结果 中国军人的睡眠自适应水平中等偏低,平均分为2.89分,低于理论中点分3分;睡眠质量与睡眠自适应水平之间的关系较为密切,除了与对睡眠的重视因子相关不显著外(相关系数为-0.027),与睡眠自适应总体水平及其5个因子的相关在0.16至0.533之间(P<0.01);睡眠的积极暗示、睡眠的抗干扰力和睡眠的积极态度等3个因子是影响军人睡眠质量总体水平的主要因素.结论 睡眠有关的积极、正确的信念与态度能够有效改善人们的睡眠质量.

  1. Description of Spouses of Officers and Enlisted Personnel in the U.S. Armed Forces. 1985. Supplementary Tabulations from the 1985 DoD Surveys of Officer and Enlisted Personnel and Military Spouses. Volume 3. (United States)


    100.00 100.00 100.00 Number of Cases Total Personnel (In 1000’s) Environment for FamilTes Very satisfied Satisfied Neither satisfied/ Vocational, trade, business , or other career training school • Junior or community college (two year) • Four year college or university...attend college O Vocational, trade, business , or other career training school o Junior or community college (two year) O Four year college or

  2. Military Personnel Dilemmas: Perspectives on Gender-Related Issues. A selected List of Resource Materials Prepared for the Human Resources Division, HQ FORSCOM (United States)


    and-with distinction in formerly male-dominated occupations. Black women are shown in some of their current roles in the military. Steele, Diana A...Harassment. LADIES HOME JOURNAL. June 1977. pp. 24+. Sexual harassment undermines a woman’s job performance, poisons her work atmosphere, and carries

  3. Relationships between job burnout and scene-trait coping style in Chinese military personnel%军人职业倦怠与情境特质应对方式的相关性研究

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    孙欣羊; 苏宗荣; 张理义; 徐长军; 陈春霞; 姚高峰


    Objective To explore relationships between job burnout and scene-trait coping style in an effort to provide solid evidence for improvement of job burnout in Chinese military personnel.Methods A total of 508 military personnel from Nan Jing military area command were chosen by random cluster sampling,and were tested by Chinese Military Personnel Job Burnout Scale and Chinese Military Personnel Scene-trait Coping Style Scale.A variety of Statistic methods such as descriptive statistic analysis,t-test for independent sample,correlation analysis and multiple linear regression analysis were employed for data processing.Results Married servicemen had significantly lower score in sense of achievement,but higher score in somatization(P < 0.05).Unmarried servicemen had significantly higher score than married ones in total active coping style,personal development active coping style,interpersonal relationship active coping style and health-related and economic coping style.Servicemen with college-below education had significantly lower scores in emotional negative coping style but higher scores in personal development active coping style than servicemen with college-above education.Negative and active coping style were both significantly positively related to job burnout(P < 0.01).Multiple regression analysis suggested negative coping,personal development active coping style,personal development negative coping style,negative coping of affection,interpersonal relationship active coping style and health-related and economic coping style are selected into the regressive function of military personnel'job burnout (P < 0.05 or 0.01).Conclusion Several factors of Chinese military personnel scenetrait coping style are predictors for job burnout.%目的 探讨官兵职业倦怠和情境特质应对方式状况及两者之间的关系,为减轻官兵职业倦怠提供参考依据.方法 使用军人职业倦怠量表和军人情境特质应对方

  4. Posttraumatic stress disorder post Iraq and Afghanistan: prevalence among military subgroups. (United States)

    Hines, Lindsey A; Sundin, Josefin; Rona, Roberto J; Wessely, Simon; Fear, Nicola T


    A large body of research has been produced in recent years investigating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among military personnel following deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan, resulting in apparent differences in PTSD prevalence. We compare prevalence estimates for current PTSD between military subgroups, providing insight into how groups may be differentially affected by deployment. Systematic literature searches using the terms PTSD, stress disorder, and acute stress, combined with terms relating to military personnel, identified 49 relevant papers. Studies with a sample size of less than 100 and studies based on data for treatment seeking or injured populations were excluded. Studies were categorized according to theatre of deployment (Iraq or Afghanistan), combat and noncombat deployed samples, sex, enlistment type (regular or reserve and [or] National Guard), and service branch (for example, army, navy, and air force). Meta-analysis was used to assess PTSD prevalence across subgroups. There was large variability in PTSD prevalence between studies, but, regardless of heterogeneity, prevalence rates of PTSD were higher among studies of Iraq-deployed personnel (12.9%; 95% CI 11.3% to 14.4%), compared with personnel deployed to Afghanistan (7.1%; 95% CI 4.6% to 9.6%), combat deployed personnel, and personnel serving in the Canadian, US, or UK army or the navy or marines (12.4%; 95% CI 10.9% to 13.4%), compared with the other services (4.9%; 95% CI 1.4% to 8.4%). Contrary to findings from within-study comparisons, we did not find a difference in PTSD prevalence for regular active-duty and reserve or National Guard personnel. Categorizing studies according to deployment location and branch of service identified differences among subgroups that provide further support for factors underlying the development of PTSD.

  5. Rlationship between psychosomatic health and both maladjustment and job burnout in military personnel%基层军官心身健康与适应不良及职业倦怠的关系研究

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    孔令明; 过伟; 张理义; 姚高峰; 陈春霞


    Objective To explore the influence of mental maladjustment and job burnout on the psychosomatic health of military personnel and their relationship and build α path model. Methods A total of 358 military personnel were selected by random cluster sampling. Military Mental Maladjustment Scale (MMMS), Military Job Burnout Scale (MJBS), and Chinese Psychosomatic Health Scale (CPSHS) were applied to collect dad. SPSS (version 17.0) and Amos (version 7,0) were used tot data analysis by correlative analysis, multiple-regression analysis, and path analysis. Results All single factors of job burnout were significantly positively related to interpersonal relationship and emotional disorder due to mental maladjustment (Pmilitary personnel (P<0.0l). Multiple regression analysis showed that somatization, negative cacanny, emotional disorder, and interpersonal relationship entered into tbe regression equation of total psychosomatic health score as dependent variable, and could serve as predictors for military personnel's psychosomatic health (P<0.01), the four independent variables accounted for 45% of the total variance of psychosomatic health. The influence of mental maladjustment on psychosomatic health was enhanced by intervention of job burnout into the path model, the fit indexes of which were as follows: χ2/df=35.2A8 (P=0.000), GFl=0.963, AGFI=0.875, CFU0.902, RMSEA=0.003. Conclusions Emotional disorder, poor interpersonal relationship, somatization, and negative cacanny exert significant effects on military personnel's psychosomatic health. Job burnout mediates the relationship between mental maladjustment and psychosomatic health.%目的 探讨适应不良、职业倦怠对基层军官心身健康的影响及其关系,并建立路径模型.方法 采用随机整群抽样法,选取某军区358名男性基层军官,使用

  6. 军工企业研发人员胜任特征要素研究%The Competency Factors of the R&D Personnel in the Military Enterprises

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    蒲桂芸; 田怡; 张明亲


    Firstly, the current research obtains the competency factors of the R&D personnel through reviewing the literature in previous studies. Subsequently, the author supplements competency factors through behavior event interviews ( BEI), and finally obtains data by administrating questionnaires. In the factorial analysis, five competency factors are identified, which are individual quality, knowledge level, operational capability, achievement motivation and team spirit.These elements are basic to the job analysis, recruitment, training and development, performance management of the R&D personnel in military enterprises.%通过文献分析方法初步获取研发胜任特征要素,通过行为事件访谈法补充研发胜任特征要素,通过问卷调查获取数据,并采用因子分析方法提炼出个人品质、工作能力、团队精神、学识水平、成就动机等5项胜任特征要素.这些要素是军工企业进行研发岗位工作分析、招聘、培训与开发、绩效管理等工作的基础.

  7. Study on the psychological capability and mental health of military flying personnel%军事飞行人员心理承受力与心理健康状况的研究

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    肖支仁; 王煜蕙; 刘玉华; 戚菲; 冯琦; 杜长伟


    目的 探讨军事飞行人员心理承受力与心理健康的状况及其相关影响因素,为科学设置航空心理训练项目提供依据.方法 采用军人心理承受力量表和军人心理疾病预测自评量表对482名现役空、地勤人员进行测评,包括研究组飞行人员242人,对照组地勤人员240人.并对采集的量表数据通过方差分析、t检验、相关分析及回归分析进行统计.对飞行人员组心理健康状况与空军常模进行比较.结果 飞行人员组心理承受力较好且总均分高于地勤对照组(t=11.69,P<0.01),但人际交往和家庭支持因子分低于地勤对照组(t=-2.87、-3.54,P<0.01);飞行人员组与军人心理疾病预测自评量表空军常模比较,心理健康总分均值低于常模,差异有统计学意义(t=-2.09,P<0.05),显示受测飞行人员组总体心理健康状况较好.飞行人员心理承受力总分与心理健康总分相关性显著(r=-0.21,P<0.01),提示心理承受力是心理健康的一个重要的影响变量.年龄和是否为独生子女对心理承受力的交互作用有统计学意义(F=1.80,P<0.01).从回归分析结果可见,心理承受力对心理健康有显著的预测作用(β=0.137,P<0.01,R2=14.7%).结论 心理承受力是影响飞行人员心理健康水平的重要中介因素,需在航空心理训练中依据年龄等不同因素设置项目加以训练,旨在通过增强飞行人员的心理承受力,不断提升飞行人员群体的心理健康水平.%Objective To investigate the psychological capability and mental health status of military flying personnel and related factors and to provide aviation mental training with scientific references.Methods By using military psychological capability scale and the mental health rating prediction scale,482 aircrews and ground crews were evaluated.They were divided into flying personnel group (n=242) and control group (n=240).The analysis of variance,correlation and regression

  8. A Comparison of the Postdeployment Hospitalization Experience of U.S. Military Personnel Following Service in the 1991 Gulf War, Southwest Asia After the Gulf War, and Bosnia (United States)


    Fibromyalgia 0.04 0.02 0.96 (0.52, 1.77) 0.01 0.71 (0.22, 2.33) 186 Testicular cancer 0.03 0.02 0.64 (0.32, 1.28) 0.02 0.80 (0.27, 2.39) 340 Muscular...symptomatology associated with contemporary peacekeep- ing: An examination of post-mission functioning among peacekeepers in Somalia. J. Trauma . Stress 11(4...extreme stress following war-zone military trauma : Associated features of posttraumatic stress disorder or comorbid but distinct syndromes? J. Consult

  9. Exploring Canadian Identity through Canadian Children's Literature. (United States)

    Pantaleo, Sylvia


    Considers what commonplaces of culture and identity are being, could be, transmitted through the use of children's literature in classrooms. Explores what is Canadian about Canadian children's literature. Describes a study which involved Canadian elementary school children who read Canadian children's books. Concludes that literature plays a…

  10. Improvement of norm of Chinese military personnel's psychosomatic health scale%中国军人心身健康常模的建立及其结果分析

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    张理义; 姚高峰; 范惠民; 梅贵森; 张志斌; 邹华根; 刘晓辉; 陈继军


    Objective To develop psychosomatic health norm for military personnel by means of the Chinese Military Psychosomatic Health Scale.Methods Random cluster sampling design was used to select the samples.A test by Chinese Military Psychosomatic Health Scale was carried out in 11 200 military personnel from the whole army,and the data in valid sample of 10 368 military personnel was analyzed by ANOVA and t test analysis.Results Significant differences of the military personnel psychosomatic health existed in different services except respiratory system (0.42 ± 0.81,0.44 ± 0.76,0.45 ± 0.70),reproductive-endocrine system (0.70 ± 0.90,0.68 ± 0.90,0.71 ±0.88,P<0.05 or 0.01),the entire status of the land force' s psychosomatic health was better than the other' s.(2) In genders,male had the better entire status of psychosomatic health.As compared with female (0.82 ±0.90,1.02 ± 1.35,P<0.05 or 0.01),male had lower scores in reproductive and urinary system(0.68 ± 0.90) and nervous system(0.87 ± 1.35),but higher scores in respiratory system (0.44 ± 0.78) and psychoticism (3.31 ± 1.52) (P < 0.05).(3) In ranks,the soldier' s respiratory symptom (0.40 ± 0.78),cardiovascular symptom (0.37 ± 0.901),alimentary system (0.69 ± 1.349),bone-muscle (2.20 ± 2.54),skin (0.47 ± 0.98),nervous system(0.83 ± 1.35),reproductive-endocrine system(0.67 ± 0.90),anxiety(0.65 ± 1.14)was better than the ofricers' (P < 0.01).Accordingly,4 norms of the Chinese Military Psychosomatic Health Scale,including the whole norm,the service norm,the gender norm and the rank norm,were founded.Conclusion The norms of different services,ranks,genders can be developed.Imaginably,it will be a great useful offer of psychological assistance for the selection of military talent and the screening of psychosomatic disorder as a good tool.%目的 建立中国军人心身健康常模.方法 采用随机整群抽样法抽取10 368名军人,进行中国军人心身健康量表的测评,对样本资

  11. Incidence Of Predominant Desicion Style And Degree Of Cultural Uncertainty On Effectiveness Of Desicions Taken By Voluntary Military Personnel In Peace Missions

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    Full Text Available Argentine militaries who voluntarily take part in Peace Keeping Operations, have to take decisions in environments which are influenced by multicultural contexts and uncertainty (Azzollini, Torres, Depaula, Clotet & Nistal, 2010. The effectiveness of their actions requires the use of intuitive and/or analytical processing strategies according to the circumstances. The aim of this work is to analyze the relationships between the predominant decisive style and its effectiveness under different levels of cultural uncertainty. A sample of 116 voluntary servicemen was evaluated in different situations in which such variables were experimentally manipulated. Results show that the subjects with a predominantly analytical style has taken decisions much more effective (f = 17.069; gl = 1; p = .000 being more effective their strategies in situations of low uncertainty. Meanwhile those subjects, with a predominantly intuitive style but with a minor level of general effectiveness, are more effective in the decision making contexts of high uncertainty (f = 5.450; gl = 1; p = .02.


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    Full Text Available The conflict of which is setting Colombia, has brought with himself the utilization of anti-perssonel mines which the groups use to protect their territories of influence and in the moments in which they are pursued for the public force. This paper shows the results obtained from the investigation realised by the authors with a group of the military who key in minefields thus took place amputations, the central objectives were to describe the grief process that these people by the lost one of members of their body confront and to explore on the elements that affect the facing of the traumatic event. A qualitative methodology was used, interviewing to 8 members of Colombian army affected by mines person. The results allow to observe two classes of psychological mechanisms of facing: the mechanisms of defense before the originating anguish of the hostility of external means, (negation, minimisation regression, rationalization, repression and isolation which make its appearance at the first the psychological moments of the explosive impact and mechanisms that help the amputee to adapt to their new condition, (comparison, atemporality, importance and spirituality which they appear at a second moment when the amputation is realised under surgical conditions and therefore already is perceived like a measurement for the preservation of the life.

  13. To reform military logistics personnel training on the basis of logistics support power generating mode transformation%从保障力生成模式转变谈军事后勤人才培养创新

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    王勇; 马全洲


    Logistics support power generating mode transformation brings forward the higher demand for military logistics personnel training. This paper holds an eye on the traits and the rules of logistics support power generating mode transformation under the informationization background, puts forward the new concepts of establishing logistics talents training, broadens the new ways of logistics talents training, and perfects the mechanism of logistics talents training and using.%保障力生成模式的转变对军事后勤人才培养提出了更高要求。文中着眼信息化条件下后勤保障力生成模式转变的特点和规律,提出了确立军事后勤人才培养新理念,拓宽军事后勤人才培养途径,健全军事后勤人才培养使用机制等新观点。

  14. The examination of the reliability and validity of the job burnout scale for military personnel%军人职业倦怠量表的信效度检验

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    张金美; 丁卫星; 陈方斌; 张斌; 张理义


    Objective To develop the job burnout scale for military personnel and examine the reliability and validity of this scale. Methods A total of 1000 military personnels were chosen by random cluster sampling to outline the Job Burnout Scale for Military Personnel, with the subjects divided into group A and group B, 280 of them were tested by this scale and Chinese Maslach Burnout Inventory simultaneously (CMBI), In group A ( n=500 ) Exploratory Factor analysis and Correlation analysis were used, and in group B ( n = 500) Confirmatory factor analysis was used. Results The results of correlation analysis indicated that the Cronbach'α of total scale was 0.917, and that of subscales was 0.719 ~ 0.847; split-half reliability coefficient of total scale was 0.920, and that of subscales was 0.723 ~ 0.867. The correlation coefficient of total scale scores and each factor was 0.731 ~ 0.808 (P<0.01 ) ,and the correlation coefficient ranged from 0.386 to 0.627 between the factors(P < 0.01 ). According to the results of exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, the sample data fitted better to the hypothesized structure of theoretical model ( Sense of achievement, Somatization, Self-assessment, Human relation, Demotivation) and the indexes of Chi-Square was 771. 914, the degrees of freedom was 395, the probability level was 0.000, the relative Chi-Square was 1.954, the root mean square error of approximation (RMSEA) was 0.044, and the goodness of fit index ( GFI ), comparative fit index ( CFI ), incremental fit index ( IFI ) were 0.904,0.919, 0.920 respectively. The correlation was significant between this scale and CMBI. Conclusion The Job Burnout Scale for Military Personnel has good reliability and validity.%目的 研制军人职业倦怠量表,并对其信度、效度进行检验.方法 采用随机整群抽样方法 ,选取1000名健康官兵,并分为A(500名)、B(500名)两组.用研制的军人职业倦怠量表对两组被试进行测试.对其中的280

  15. General Military Training: Standardization and Reduction Options (United States)


    military training HIV human immunodeficiency virus HQ USAF/A1 Headquarters U.S. Air Force Manpower and Personnel IA information assurance Abbreviations...Management System MEO military equal opportunity MOS military occupational specialty MT mandatory training MWR morale, welfare, and recreation NATO...responsible sexual behavior, stress management, suicide prevention, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, and other health initiatives” (no periodicity given

  16. 5 CFR 831.301 - Military service. (United States)


    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Military service. 831.301 Section 831.301...) RETIREMENT Credit for Service § 831.301 Military service. (a) Service of an individual who first became an... is not receiving military retired pay awarded for reasons other than (i) service-connected...

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    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Military service. 842.306 Section 842.306... EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM-BASIC ANNUITY Credit for Service § 842.306 Military service. (a) Except as...' Retirement System Act of 1986, an employee's or Member's military service is creditable if it was...

  18. Efficacy of two versus three-day regimens of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine for uncomplicated malaria in military personnel in northern Cambodia: an open-label randomized trial.

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    Chanthap Lon

    Full Text Available Emerging antimalarial drug resistance in mobile populations remains a significant public health concern. We compared two regimens of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine in military and civilians on the Thai-Cambodian border to evaluate national treatment policy.Efficacy and safety of two and three-day regimens of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine were compared as a nested open-label evaluation within a malaria cohort study in 222 otherwise healthy volunteers (18% malaria-infected at baseline. The first 80 volunteers with slide-confirmed Plasmodium falciparum or vivax malaria were randomized 1:1 to receive either regimen (total dose 360 mg dihydroartemisinin and 2880 mg piperaquine and followed weekly for up to 6 months. The primary endpoint was malaria recurrence by day 42. Volunteers with vivax infection received primaquine at study discharge with six months follow-up.Eighty patients (60 vivax, 15 falciparum, and 5 mixed were randomized to dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine. Intention-to-treat all-species efficacy at Day 42 was 85% for the two-day regimen (95% CI 69-94 and 90% for the three-day regimen (95% CI 75-97. PCR-adjusted falciparum efficacy was 75% in both groups with nearly half (45% still parasitemic at Day 3. Plasma piperaquine levels were comparable to prior published reports, but on the day of recrudescence were below measurable in vitro piperaquine IC50 levels in all falciparum treatment failures.In the brief period since introduction of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine, there is early evidence suggesting declining efficacy relative to previous reports. Parasite IC50 levels in excess of plasma piperaquine levels seen only in treatment failures raises concern for clinically significant piperaquine resistance in Cambodia. These findings warrant improved monitoring of clinical outcomes and follow-up, given few available alternative NCT01280162.

  19. “和谐使命-2013”任务中军人疲劳状况的调查研究%Investigation on the fatigue status of military personnel during "Mission Harmony-2013"

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    陈蕾; 夏松云; 吴海波


    目的 通过对参加“和谐使命-2013”军人疲劳自觉症状的调查,研究各种因素对疲劳的影响及男女军人疲劳状况的差异.方法 自编一般人口学资料调查表,疲劳状况调查采用日本产业卫生学会疲劳研究会撰写的《疲劳自觉症状调查表》对军人疲劳状况进行调查.结果 在3个月航海过程中,男、女军人第2个月比第1、3个月疲劳评分明显升高,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01);女军人第2个月[(25.92±15.41)分]比男军人第2个月[(20.24±12.22)分]疲劳评分明显升高,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 参加“和谐使命-2013”的女军人疲劳症状评分较男军人高,对自己精力状况的客观评价、职业性质及睡眠质量是影响疲劳的主要因素.%Objective To study various influencing factors on fatigue and differences in fatigue sensation between males and females,through investigation of fatigue symptoms among shipboard personnel during "Mission Harmony-2013".Methods An investigation on the fatigue status of military personnel during "Mission Harmony-2013" was made by using the self-made general demographic data questionnaire and "the Self-conscious Fatigue Symptoms" questionnaire by the Japanese Industrial Hygiene Association Institute.Results During the 3-month deployment at sea,the fatigue scores obtained in the second month for both the male and female military personnel were obviously higher than those obtained in the first and third months (P < 0.01).The fatigue scores of the females in the second month significantly elevated than those of the males during the same period(P < 0.01).Gender,age,occupation and sleep quality were major influential factors affecting fatigue.Conclusions The fatigue cores of the females who participated in Mission Harmony were higher than those of the males.Objective assessment of mental status,occupation and sleep quality were chief factors affecting fatigue.

  20. I Am Canadian

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    Goddard, Joe


    "I Am Canadian: Immigration and Multiculturalism in the True North" looks at Canadian immigration history from a contemporary point of view. The article scrutinizes recent discussions on dual nationality and what this may mean for Canadianness......."I Am Canadian: Immigration and Multiculturalism in the True North" looks at Canadian immigration history from a contemporary point of view. The article scrutinizes recent discussions on dual nationality and what this may mean for Canadianness....

  1. Avaliação do uso de repelentes contra picada de mosquitos em militares na Bacia Amazônica Evaluation of the use of repellent against mosquito bite by military personnel in the Amazon Basin

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTOS: No Brasil, doenças provocadas por picadas de insetos são frequentes, o que torna extremamente importante a execução de medidas profiláticas de forma adequada, sobretudo, em áreas endêmicas como a Amazônia, que recebe um grande contingente de visitantes, a trabalho ou turismo. OBJETIVOS: Avaliar o uso dos repelentes de insetos disponíveis no mercado por militares que costumam realizar missões em ambiente de selva, na região amazônica. MÉTODOS: Foram selecionados cinquenta e um militares da região amazônica que responderam um questionário em junho/2008. RESULTADOS: 63,7% dos militares usaram produtos contendo Deet na concentração máxima de apenas 15%, que possui mínima ação de repelência; 36% relataram usar protetor solar associado, o que levou a um risco maior de intoxicação; 36,4% fizeram uso de um repelente natural em suas missões; dois militares usaram vitamina B e consideraram a sua ação de repelência ineficaz. CONCLUSÕES: Os repelentes à base de Deet utilizados pelo grupo estudado apresentam concentrações inferiores às consideradas seguras para uso em ambiente de selva. Foi frequente a associação do Deet com protetor solar, que é uma combinação potencialmente tóxica. Os repelentes naturais à base de andiroba e copaíba apresentaram o maior grau de percepção de proteção.BACKGROUND: In Brazil, diseases caused by insect bites are frequent. Therefore, it is extremely important that prophylatic measures are adequately carried out, especially in endemic areas such as the Amazon which receives a great number of visitors, for both business and tourism purposes.. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the use of insect repellents available in the market by military personnel who often go in missions in the middle of the jungle, in the Amazon region. METHODOLOGY: Fifty - one militaries in the Amazon region were selected and they answered a questionnaire in June/2008. RESULTS: 63,7% of the militaries used

  2. Musculoskeletal disorders in main battle tank personnel

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    Nissen, Lars Ravnborg; Guldager, Bernadette; Gyntelberg, Finn


    PURPOSE: To compare the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders of personnel in the main battle tank (MBT) units in the Danish army with those of personnel in other types of army units, and to investigate associations between job function in the tank, military rank, and musculoskeletal problems......, and ankle. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: There were only 4 women in the MBT group; as a consequence, female personnel were excluded from the study. The participation rate was 58.0% (n = 184) in the MBT group and 56.3% (n = 333) in the reference group. The pattern of musculoskeletal disorders among personnel...

  3. Retrospect of competency researches and prospect of its application for military flight personnel%胜任特征研究及在军事飞行人员中的应用前景

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    杨柳; 宋华淼


    Objective To review the development of competency in various occupations,and to prospect the application of competency research in the selection,training,assessment.etc.for military flight personnel.Literature resource and selection The related articles published at home and abroad.Literature quotation Fifty-one references are cited.Literature synthesis The widely accepted concept of competency is the potential or the deep personal characteristics that distinguished the persons with outstanding achievements from the others who were with mediocre performance in a work (or organization,culture).The main models of competency are iceberg model,onion model and pyramid model.Since the concept of competency was proposed,it has been widely concerned and deeply researched in many fields of China and abroad for its function in identifying the deep personal characteristics of excellent and general staff's occupation performance.The main research methods are behavioral event interview,questionnaire survey,situational judgment tests,focus group interview and job analysis.The military flight occupation highly requires personnel psychological traits.Related work of competency has been applied and got favorable and pratical results carried out and good actual effect has obtained in this field now.But it still can't compltetly satisfy the actual needs.Study on the competency of military flight personnel can provide theoretical basis of index system for psychological selection,psychological training,annual psychological assessment and daily psychological selfmaintenance.It will actualize the expectation on application of competency models and offer the help to finally establish "selection and placement system","assessment and training system" and "security and protection system".Conclusions For the higher performance fighter aircraft required,researching on competency and building aircraft and occupation orientated traits are signifying much,and the results would play a momentous

  4. 5 CFR 846.303 - Crediting military service. (United States)


    ... § 842.209 of this chapter; (v) The military reserve technician retirement provisions under § 842.210 of... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Crediting military service. 846.303... Become Subject to FERS § 846.303 Crediting military service. (a) Military service performed before...

  5. New Technology Applications for Military Logistics (United States)


    This paper is a preliminary examination of the relationship between various new technologies and modern military logistics . A brief overview of...Canadian military logistics is given together with a list of important factors such as defence policy and geography that play a significant role in...number of leading-edge technologies are listed and their potential relationships with military logistics are highlighted. Finally, a short discussion of the opportunities and risks contained in these relationships is presented.

  6. 基于灰色系统理论的军队油料节约人员360度绩效评估%360-Degree Performance Evaluation of Military POL-saving Personnel Based on Grey System Theory

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    刘训标; 郭继坤; 戴俊; 王红旗


    In this paper,based on 360-degree performance evaluation,the performance evaluation indicators system of mili-tary POL-saving personnel is established with 4 level indicators and 16 second indicators from morality,abilities,performance and achievements. The weights of each layer’s indicators are determined based on the theory of AHP. The principle and method of grey system theory are applied to establish a multilevel grey evaluation model,and 360-degree performance evaluation of 5 common POL-saving persons in a certain POL-saving group is obtained. The findings indicate that the method can not only systematically synthe-size“the poor information”provided by each appraiser,but also work out the grey class and order of priority of the persons evaluat-ed. The grey class and corresponding appraisal weight of the indexes can also be obtained,so the goal of 360-degree performance feedback can be achieved well. The study provides a new perspective and method for the performance management of POL-saving personnel.%基于360度绩效评估理论,从德、能、勤、绩4个方面构建了包含4个1级指标和16个2级指标的军队油料节约人员360度绩效评估指标体系。利用层次分析法确定了各评估指标的权重,运用灰色系统理论的原理和方法,构建了多层次灰色评估模型,并对某油料节约小组5位油料节约人员进行了360度绩效评估。案例应用表明,此方法具有系统综合各层评估者提供的“贫信息”的优点,不仅能得出被评估者的灰类及优劣顺序,而且得到了各指标所属灰类和具体的灰色评价权值,使360度绩效较好地实现了绩效反馈的目的。该研究为军队油料节约人员绩效管理工作提供了新的思路和方法。

  7. Require of Oral Health Care in Army Personnel Should Been Regarded by Military Hospital%军队医院要重视部队人员口腔医疗的需要

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    李刚; 岳小红; 王成龙; 李洁; 唐荣银


    目的:为了解我军部队人员口腔医疗的需要,探索口腔疾病发病规律和口腔医疗保健现状。方法:将部队人员口腔医疗需要情况按需要后送医疗的程度分为四类,分别进行口腔健康检查、填写记录。结果:共调查人数为1 701人,共有83.3%人需要按期后送口腔医疗,有45.6%人需要及早后送口腔医疗,有1.7%人需要紧急后送口腔医疗,有7.4%人不需要任何后送口腔医疗。结论:我军部队人员的口腔医疗需要十分普遍,口腔医疗任务也十分的艰巨。并提出改善口腔疾病医疗条件、加强口腔疾病预防工作、建立口腔疾病防治程序等几点建议。%Objective: To survey the require of oral health care in army personnel, the pathogenesis law of the oral cavity disease and the actuality of the oral cavity health care should been explored. Methods: According to medical evacuation support, the require of oral health care were classified into four degree, the examine of the oral cavity health care and filling in read-in were separately done. Results:The data of 1 701military persons were collected from four garrisons. The survey results showed 7.4% for oral health care, 83.3% for oral health care in regularly, 45.6% for oral health care in quickly, 1.4% for dental emergencies. Conclusions: These results was shown the require for the oral health care in the army personnel is very frequent, and the oral health care seen to account for a significant problem. We suggest that the condition of the oral health care is improved, the work of the oral health care is strengthened, the order of the oral health care is established.

  8. 军事飞行人员注意力广度的主要影响因素分析%The study of influencing factors of the attention span of the military flying personnel

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    郭庆军; 张永雪; 佟洋; 章炎文; 许涛; 蔡扬; 娄振山


    目的:了解军事飞行人员注意力广度的影响因素。方法以2013年在某航空医学鉴定训练中心疗养训练的健康男性飞行人员340名为测试对象,采用天津市高师教学技术装备技术公司生产的JCW-E心理实验平台对飞行人员注意力广度进行测试,并进行数据统计分析。结果①20~30岁组飞行人员注意力广度测试结果正确率好于31~40岁组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);31~40岁组好于>40岁组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);②飞行总时间≤1000 h组注意力广度测试结果正确率好于飞行总时间>1000 h组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);③不同机种飞行人员注意力广度测试结果正确率比较,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05)。结论飞行人员注意力广度与年龄关系较大,年龄是影响飞行人员注意力广度的重要因素之一。%ObjectiveTo understand the influencing factors of the attention span of the military flying personnel. Methods Total of 340 male flying personnel who were recovering in the aviation medical training center were recruited as the subjects in 2013. The attention span tests were measured with JCW-E psychological experimental platform from Tianjin Normal College Teaching Equipment Technology Company. Statistical analysis of data was measured with t-test. Results ①The accuracy of attention span test of the group of20~30 years was better than that of the group of 31~40 years old. The difference was statistically significant (P0.05).ConclusionThe relationship between age and the attention span of flying personnel is close. Age is one of the important factors affecting the attention span.

  9. Personnel scheduling


    Vanden Berghe, Greet


    Personnel scheduling can become a particularly difficult optimisation problem due to human factors. And yet: people working in healthcare, transportation and other round the clock service regimes perform their duties based on a schedule that was often manually constructed. The unrewarding manual scheduling task deserves more attention from the timetabling community so as to support computation of fair and good quality results. The present abstract touches upon a set of particular characterist...

  10. The Transgender Military Experience

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    Full Text Available Although there have been studies that focus on the experiences of the gay and lesbian population serving in the United States military, few have focused on the experience of active duty transgender service members. Transgender individuals transgress the binary conception of gender by deviating from societal gender norms associated with assigned sex at birth. The Department of Defense has set policies and standards that reflect a binary conception of gender, with a focus on conformity. We argue that able-bodied gender variant service personnel are just as capable of serving their country as anyone else. Because of the repercussions associated with active duty transgender military personnel, our sample is small and involves nine clandestine service members and two international service members who wanted to share their stories from a different perspective. Snowball sampling was aimed at finding current active duty and reserve transgender service members. Using a combination of telephone interviews and questionnaires, data were collected from active duty transgender service personnel throughout the United States and two from international militaries that allow transgender people to serve. Data collection focused on the overall experiences of the participants along with questions regarding workplace discrimination, suggestions for policy changes, and their views about the overturn of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Our findings add to a growing source of information about the transgender military experience in the U.S. armed forces and the importance of overturning discriminatory workplace policies that negatively impact transgender service members.

  11. Ticks and Tickborne Diseases Affecting Military Personnel (United States)


    found to have elevated antibody titers to Ehrlichia canis . In addition, 10/12 MWDs on temporary duty (TDY) to the Volant Scorpion training course tested...cases of "canine ehrlichiosis" are indeed caused by Ehrlichia canis is unknown at this time, but cases of suspected E. canis infection have been...disease in dogs is caused by Ehrlichia canis , an obligate intracellar rickettsia that parasitizes leukocytes of wild and domestic Canidae, and the brown

  12. Dietary Supplement Use by Military Personnel (United States)


    release of the report on June 10th. A sponsor briefing was held on June 3rd at the Samueli Institute headquarters in Alexandria, V A. The...of Health) and Dr. Joan Walter (The Samueli Institute) presented a description of their respective institutions, their work related to dietary


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    Tatyana A. Stakhy


    Full Text Available In the life plans of servicemen, retired includevocational training or retraining, developmentof new relations, the formation of a new value system based on the new realities and theirsocial experience.The article considers legal and organizationalsupport of former soldiers, analyzed groupof servicemen discharged from the Armed Forces, as a specific social group and identified its place in the structure of Russiansociety; revealed the ways and forms ofadaptation to new conditions of life; to makean analysis of the life plans of servicemen,removed to the reserve.

  14. Estimation of MPN (Military Personnel Navy) Obligations (United States)


    12. PERSONAL AUTHOR(S) David M. Rodney, Mark B. Geis, Jenry A. Hammer 13a. TYPE OF REPORT 13b. TIME COVERED 14. DATE OF REPORT (Yaw. Mont. Day) 15...56 39 Officer Operatic .st-Move Frequencies ..................... 56 ILLUSTRATIONS (Continued) * Page 40 Average Officer Operational Move Costo

  15. Enhancing Mental Readiness in Military Personnel (United States)


    etc.) and psychological (e.g., attention, anxiety , etc.) systems become increasingly activated [16, 18]. Because they truly are interactive...wherein their] anxiety . . . [was] controlled by an active mental process developed by experience . . . [that] effectively constrained the effects of...psychological issues ( phobics , people diagnosed with PTSD) who are the typical subjects of the majority of traditional stress intervention programs

  16. A Comparative Study of Different Psychosocial Interventions to the Military Personnel in Island%驻岛军人不同心理干预措施的比较研究

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    李津强; 孟凡伟; 李萍妹; 吴张鹏; 张德栋


    目的:分析不同措施在针对演习现场心理危机的干预效果。方法:将某部驻岛123名军人分为2组,其中一组在现场心理危机初步识别和处置方面给予指导操作。采取军人心理应激自评问卷及症状自评量表对某部驻岛123名军人进行问卷调查。结果:在干预前,该部驻岛军人2组应激程度和SCL-90各因子无明显差异( P>0.05)。了解现场心理危机初步处置方法的A组,在干预后,SCL-90中躯体化(F=4.39),抑郁(F=4.41),焦虑(F=4.01)等因子均分较B组有着更显著的减少(P<0.05)。结论:通过心理危机初步识别和现场处置方面的教育训练,增加当事人参与的主动性,对心理危机的干预效果能事半功倍。%Objective:To analyze the effect of different measures on mental crisis in war exercise. Methods:123 military personnel were divided into 2 groups,in which one group was made by certain edu-cational intervention in identifying and disposal of psychological crisis.They were assessed with Psycho-logical Stress Self-evaluation Test(PSET) and Symptom Checklist-90(SCL-90).Results:Before the mental intervention,there were no differences in all the factors between the two groups.After the mental intervention,the A group which had disposal of psychological crisis,were significantly lower than the B group in the factor score of body,depression,anxiety(F=4.39,4.41,4.01,P<0.05).Conclusion:Ed-ucation and training in identification and disposal of psychological crisis can encourage the participants'initiative;increase the effect of intervention on psychological crisis.

  17. 5 CFR 841.708 - Special provisions affecting retired military reserve technicians. (United States)


    ... military reserve technicians. 841.708 Section 841.708 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL... ADMINISTRATION Cost-of-Living Adjustments § 841.708 Special provisions affecting retired military reserve technicians. (a) Military reserve technicians who retire as a result of a medical disability are excepted...


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    邢安辉; 李东利; 邵锴; 郭醉元; 阎铁成; 王亚玉; 陆宇平; 巩阳; 林一帆


    Objective To investigate the incidence and distribution of traditional Chinese medicine syndrome and risk factors of peptic ulcer(PU) in military personnel in cold region and to provide an evidence for the prevention and cure of PU by the theory of traditional Chinese medicine. Methods A stratified multi-stage cluster random sampling method was used. A total of 7345 soldiers from northeast China was investigated with traditional Chinese dialectics medicine, questionnaires, gastroscopy and Hp detection. Results The total incidence of PU related symptoms (Sc≥5) was 20.1% , after standardization it was 13.6% .According to Chinese dialectics, 48.5% of the syndrome was stagnation of vital energy caused by cold-evil, 19.57% blood stasis due to cold, and 13.3% deficiency-cold of the spleen, all were higher than those other types( P < 0.01) .The incidence in autumn and winter acounted for 53.64% of total incidence. The incidence of Hp infection was 63.71 % (out of 350 PU patients) . Hp infection in ^coordination between the liver and stomach,and intense stomach-heat type were higher than in other types( P < 0. 01). Higher incidence of PU was found among the soldiers in the armored troops and lower in infantry. Mental strain ( OR 3.1), smoking ( OR 2.8), sustained intense training(OR 3.5), drinking (OR 2.1), family history of gastropathy(OR 3.4),insanitary diet(OR 4.6) were the main risk factors of PU. Conclusion Higher incidence of PU existed in military personnel in cold region in winter and autumn,most of them were stagnation of vital energy caused by cold-evil,and blood stasis due to cold. Warming Yang and expelling cold may be one of the important ways of prevention and cure of PU in cold region.%目的 调查寒区军人消化性溃疡( peptic ulcer,PU)中医证候分布规律及发病相关因素,为进一步采取中医理论和方法防治该病提供依据.方法 依据中医学三因制宜理论,采用多阶段分层整群随机抽

  19. The "Canadian" in Canadian Children's Literature. (United States)

    Bainbridge, Joyce; Wolodko, Brenda


    Notes that a rich body of Canadian children's literature exists that reflects the country's literary and socio-cultural values, beliefs, themes and images, including those of geography, history, language and identity. Discusses how Canadians tend to identify themselves first by region or province and then by nation. (SG)

  20. Canadian Children's Literature. (United States)

    School Libraries in Canada, 2001


    Includes 15 articles that relate to Canadian children's literature, including the power of literature; using Canadian literature in Canada; the principal's role in promoting literacy; Canadian Children's Book Centre; the National Library of Canada's children's literature collection; book promotion; selection guide; publisher's perspective; and…

  1. Treatment Seeking Beliefs and Behaviors in Air Force Nursing Personnel (United States)


    and resilience related to mental health treatment-seeking by AF nursing personnel? To assess the extent accessing MH services in AF nursing ...personnel are influenced by: perceived stigma and barriers to care , resilience, perceived stress, demographic characteristics, military grade and previous deployment.

  2. Restructuring Military Medical Care (United States)


    personnel—rapid deployment physicians, general or specialized surgeons from all services (including the reserves), senior medics, and nurses —would...for more than 1,500 medical personnel—such as nurses or physicians—assuming that about 12 military medical personnel are rotated annually at each...Displacement Without Myelopathy, Lumbar 21. Calculus of Gallbladder with Other Cholecystitis 22. Alcohol Dependence, Other and Unspecified, Unspecified Use

  3. Military Retirement Fund Audited Financial Statements. Fiscal Year 2011 (United States)


    the payment of pensions to retired military personnel, annuities to eligible survivors, and special compensation for certain disabled retirees. C...Balance not yet Disbursed represents the amount of earned and accrued pension and annuity payments. The MRF balance represents benefits payable pay pensions to retired military personnel and annuities to their survivors. The Military Retirement System is a single-employer, defined benefit

  4. 5 CFR 842.210 - Military reserve technicians. (United States)


    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Military reserve technicians. 842.210... reserve technicians. (a) A military reserve technician as defined in 5 U.S.C. 8401(30) who is separated from civilian service because of ceasing to qualify as a member of a military reserve component...

  5. 5 CFR 842.307 - Deposits for military service. (United States)


    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Deposits for military service. 842.307... Deposits for military service. (a) Eligibility to make a deposit. (1) An employee or Member subject to FERS may make a deposit for any distinct period of military service by filing an application in a...

  6. Correlative Study of Acute Mountain Sickness,Cognition and Mental Health of Military Personnel in Highland Training%高原外训军人心理健康、认知因素与急性高山病的相关性

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    乔昆; 张鹏


    目的:探讨高原外训军人心理健康、认知因素与急性高山病的相关性。方法:采用基本信息问卷、Lake Louise急性高山病评分量表(AMS)、症状自评量表(SCL-90)、焦虑自评量表(SAS)和抑郁自评量表(SDS)对191名急进高原进行高原适应性训练的军人施以团体测验。结果:研究样本SCL-90的躯体化因子显著高于全国正常成人常模(t=5.019,P<0.001)。 AMS症状阳性组与阴性两组样本在文化程度(t=2.385,P<0.05)、社会支持中的倾诉方式(t=2.542,P<0.05)、求助方式(t=2.133,P<0.05)、对AMS的认知(t=2.423,P<0.05)、SCL-90总分(t=-4.936,P<0.001)及各因子分均有显著差异。 SCL-90总分、对AMS应对策略的认知对预测AMS症状总分有一定的预测作用。结论:高原外训军人心理健康水平、认知因素对AMS有显著的影响,运用合理的心理干预技术,可降低AMS的发生率,增强高原作战部队的战斗力。%Objective:To investigate the relationship between acute mountain sickness,cognition and mental health of military personnel in highland training.Methods:191 military personnel in high altitude area were assessed with the Lake Louise score,SCL-90,SAS,SDS and cognitive assessment to environ-ment and service.Results:Somatization score of military personnel in highland training was higher than the norm(t=5.019,P<0.001).Between the positive symptom group and the negative symptom group, the total score and every factor scores of scl-90,scores of social support,cognition of AMS,cultural level were statistically significant difference(P<0.05).SCL-90 score,cognition about how to cope with AMS had significant influences on the total score of AMS.Conclusion:Cognition and mental health have signif-icant influences on AMS of military personnel in highland training.In the highland training period, it is very necessary to

  7. Screening value of the mental disorders predictive scale for military personnel in re-examining new recruits for mental illness%军人精神疾病预测量表在新兵精神疾病复检中的应用价值

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    张理义; 魏红辉; 赵汉清; 施建安; 孙剑; 苏宗荣; 李宁; 高志勤; 汪卫华


    目的 探讨军人精神疾病预测量表对新兵精神疾病复检的价值,为新兵精神疾病筛查工作提供依据.方法 对2007-2009年某部入伍新兵采用军人精神疾病预测量表进行复检,同时采用线索调查、心理访谈以及中国精神病与分类诊断标准第三版(CCMD-3),经三级检诊明确临床诊断,比较军人精神疾病预测量表和临床诊断的一致性.结果 预测量表筛选阳性与临床确诊一致者共172例.预测量表对新兵精神疾病复检的敏感度为85.57%,特异度为94.19%,对各类精神疾病筛查的敏感度和特异度分别为:精神分裂症87.50%和86.11%,抑郁症81.58%和87.82%,神经症90.48%和91.11%,人格障碍80.00%和92.84%.结论 军人精神疾病预测量表检测结果与CCMD-3临床诊断结果无明显差异,该量表对新兵精神疾病复检敏感性及特异性均较高,可作为军人精神疾病的筛查工具.%Objective To explore the significance of the screening value of the Mental Disorder Prediction Scale for Military Personnel in re-examining new recruits for mental illness and to provide a basis for screening recruits for mental disorder. Methods The recruits who joined the army from 2007 to 2009 were re-examined using the Mental Disorder Prediction Scale for Military Personnel. They were subjected to three levels of diagnosis, which included a trace survey, a psychological interview, and the Chinese Classification and Diagnostic Criteria for Mental Disorders, Third edition (CCMD-3). Moreover, the clinical diagnosis was determined according to the three levels of diagnosis to analyze the concordance between the Mental Disorder Prediction Scale for Military Personnel and clinical diagnosis. Results More than 3,900 recruits were diagnosed with mental disorder using the Mental Disorder Prediction Scale for Military Personnel, whereas 201 recruits were diagnosed clinically with mental disorders. Among these recruits, 172 have the same

  8. 南战区军人心理状况的多维度多因素分析%Multi-dimensional and multiple factors analysis of psychological status of military personnel in south war-zone

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)


      目的研究南战区军人的心理状况及其影响因素,为部队进行心理健康教育和心理干预提供参考依据。方法采用症状自评量表对10113名南战区军人的心理状况进行调查分析。结果①南战区军人症状自评量表总分为122.34±36.70;②海军躯体化、敌对分值明显高于陆军和空军(P<0.01),恐怖分值明显低于陆军和空军(P<0.05);空军强迫性、焦虑和精神病性因子分值明显高于陆军和海军(P<0.01);③干部的强迫性、焦虑分值明显高于士官和义务兵(P<0.01),躯体化分值明显低于士官和义务兵(P<0.01),义务兵恐怖分值明显高于干部和士官(P<0.01);④大学本科和大专学历军人的躯体化、恐怖分值明显低于初、高中学历军人(P<0.05,P<0.01),强迫性明显高于初、高中学历军人(P<0.01);⑤除躯体化和抑郁外,男性军人总分和各因子分明显高于女性军人(P<0.01);⑥17~18岁、23~24岁年龄段军人的心理状况较其他年龄段差(P<0.05,P<0.01);2年、6年、7年军龄段军人的心理状况较差(P<0.05, P<0.01);⑦独生子女军人的躯体化明显高于非独生子女(P<0.05);未婚军人SCL-90总分、躯体化、人际关系敏感、焦虑、恐怖、精神病性因子明显高于已婚军人(P<0.05,P<0.01)。结论南战区军人心理健康状况总体水平较好,需重点关注以下人群:初中、高中学历军人、17~18岁和23~24岁年龄段军人、2年、6年和7年段军龄军人、独生子女和未婚官兵。%Objective We aimed to investigate psychological status and its influential factors of military personnel in south war-zone, so as to provide evidence for appropriate interventions. Methods 10113 armymen in south war-zone were investigated with symptom checklist(SCL-90). Results①The SCL-90 total score of forces in south war-zone was 122.34±36.70.

  9. 海军某部舰艇官兵腰痛流行病学调查%An epidemiological investigation of low back pain in the military personnel of a naval unit

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    任东风; 谭小云; 吴闻文; 侯树勋; 刘计鲁; 刘侃


    Objective To carry out an epidemiological investigation of low back pain in the military personnel of a naval unit. Methods An investigation of the disease state of low back pain was conducted in 1266 ofifcers and soldiers in a naval unit using a questionnaire about low back pain designed by ourselves, and relative data were collected. According to their service lives, all the respondents were divided into 3 groups, including the group of 1-5 years, the group of 6-9 years and the group of more than 10 years. The incidence of low back pain, the disability degree based on the Advanced Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Index ( OSW ) and the Body Mass Index ( BMI ) were measured in each group, and the differences among the 3 groups were analyzed. At the same time, the age, service time on the naval ship and BMI between the respondents with or without low back pain was comparatively studied. Results All the 1266 ofifcers and soldiers were divided into 2 groups, including the group with low back pain ( n=880 ) and the group without low back pain ( n=386 ). The incidence was 69.51%in the group with low back pain, whose age was ( 37.4±9.3 ) years old, service time was ( 9.4±8.7 ) years and BMI was ( 23.98±7.75 ) kg/m2. In the group without low back pain, their age was ( 27.6±10.3 ) years old, service time was ( 6.3±7.9 ) years and BMI was ( 22.42±10.34 ) kg/m2. The service time was signiifcantly longer ( P0.05 ). In the group of 1-5 years ( n=727 ), 455 ofifcers and soldiers had low back pain, whose service time was ( 3.1±1.7 ) years, OSW score was 8.63±4.71 and BMI was ( 23.43±13.11 ) kg/m2, with the incidence of 62.59%. In the group of 6-9 years ( n=356 ), 263 ofifcers and soldiers had low back pain, whose service time was ( 6.8±1.2 ) years, OSW score was 13.17±6.36 and BMI was ( 24.23±10.58 ) kg/m2, with the incidence of 73.88%. In the group of more than 10 years ( n=183 ), 162 ofifcers and soldiers had low back pain, whose service time was ( 11.8±1

  10. Canadian Community College Counselling Services--How Are They Staffed? (United States)

    Johnston, E. F.; Miles, F. A.


    Because little is known about counselling services in Canadian community colleges, the authors sent questionnaires to 179 post-secondary, non-university, educational institutions and received replies from 83. Data on numbers of counseling personnel, their educational level, salaries, counsellor-student ratios, support staff, and other relevant…

  11. A Glimpse of Canadian Education: 1990-1999. (United States)

    Burns, Mildred


    As for every aspect of Canadian life, duality of origins has defined and shaped education. French Catholic religious personnel created an elementary education system for fur traders, farmers, and native peoples; elites had a privately funded system. English Protestants oriented their systems toward extraction industries and trade. (Contains 41…

  12. Counseling and Connecting with the Military Undergraduate: The Intersection of Military Service and University Life (United States)

    Bonar, Ted C.; Domenici, Paula L.


    The majority of military undergraduates at universities are National Guard and Reserve personnel and prior-service military veterans, all difficult to identify on campus. These students face unique cultural challenges. Though the academic literature primarily addresses disability services and administrative programs often focus on "wounded…

  13. Military Exposures (United States)

    ... Enter ZIP code here Enter ZIP code here Military Exposures Veterans may have been exposed to a range of chemical, physical, and environmental hazards during military service. Reports on Veterans’ Health Care Use What ...

  14. The epidemiologic characteristics and risk factors of depression symptom in military personnel in high and cold regions%高寒地区军人抑郁症状流行病学特征及其危险因素研究

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    甘丽英; 孟素平; 冯正直; 刘可愚; 王永彬; 刘耘


    Objective To estimate prevalence rates and risk factors of depression symptom among military personnel in high and cold regions in order to provide evidence for depression prevention and cure. Methods The Center for Epidemiological Studies De pression Scale(CES D) was used. 1 030 people participated in the survey,who were cluster sampled from military personnel in high and cold regions. The software SPSS18. 0 was used, data were analyzed by variance, Logistic regression and so on. Results The prevalence rate was 37. 5%(95%CI:34. 6 — 40. 5) for depression symptom among military personnel in high and cold regions;The score for depression symptom was higher than the Chinese youth norm(P<0.01) ;Factors of depression symptom ranked in a de scending order according to the importance were misfortune history in one year,depression history for his/her parents and brothers, history of suicide for his/her direct relatives,training injury,chronic disease,drugs use,alcohol use and smoking every day. Conclusion Among military personnel in high and cold regions,the prevalence rate of depression symptom was higher. Training injury is a special risk factor which affects the occurence of depression.%目的 了解高寒地区官兵抑郁症状的发生率及其危险因素,为高寒地区军人抑郁症的防治提供依据.方法 采用流调中心抑郁自评量表,整群抽取某高寒地区1 030名官兵进行测试,采用SPSS18.0对数据进行方差分析、Logistic回归等统计分析.结果 高寒地区军人抑郁症状发生率为37.5%(95%CI:34.6~40.5);抑郁症状总体水平显著高于中国青年常模,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01);增加抑郁发生风险的因素从高至低分别为:一年内曾遭遇不幸、父母兄弟患有抑郁症、直系亲属有自杀史、有训练伤、患有慢性疾病、每日服用药物、饮酒、吸烟.结论 高寒地区军人具有较高的抑郁症状发生率,训练伤是影响抑郁发生的特殊危险因素.

  15. MANPRINT (Manpower and Personnel Integration Program) Primer (United States)


    artificial intelligence, robotics , directed energy weapons, millimeter/microwave integrated circuits and composite materials can lead to systems that...Group MOS Military Occupational Specialty MPT Manpower Personnel Training MPTTA Manpower, Petsonnel and Training Trade-off Analysis A-2 .. . .. . MRSA ...Army is investigating and developing robotic systems to 0 G-1 meet threat scenarios and to reduce MPT demads. This example is provided to illustrate the

  16. Cultural self-awareness as a crucial component of military cross-cultural competence. (United States)

    Pappamihiel, Constantine J; Pappamihiel, Eleni


    The military forces in the United States represent a unique culture that includes many subcultures within their own military society. Acculturation into the military often deemphasizes the influence of personal narrative and thereby establishes the primacy of military culture over personal cultural influences. The authors make the argument that military personnel need to further develop an understanding and appreciation of personal cultural narrative as well as organizational culture. The increased integration of military personnel with interagency partners, along with cooperative efforts between relief organizations, and nongovernmental organizations in politically/economically unstable areas around the globe serves to make cross-cultural interaction unavoidable in the future. Military medical personnel are especially likely to interact with others who have culturally different values. These interactions can occur between organizations as easily as they can during patient care. They must be able to step outside of their military culture and develop cross-cultural competence that is grounded in cultural self-awareness. Without an appropriate level of cultural self-awareness, military and medical personnel run the risk of being unable to communicate across dissimilar cultures or worse, alienating key stakeholders in collaborative operations between military services, coalition partners, and nonmilitary organizations. It is the authors? contention that unless military personnel, especially those in the medical arena, are able to appropriately self-assess situations that are impacted by culture, both their own and the other personnel involved, the resulting cultural dissonance is more likely to derail any significant positive effect of such collaborations.

  17. Analysis of logistical support as the key link of military logistics

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Артем Володимирович Зозуля


    Full Text Available The analysis of the specific logistic support in terms of military logistics is proposed in the article. Special attention is addressed to legal regulation of financial and business activity of military units in logistics processes. The special role of prime importance of the formation of the corresponding moral - psychological model of military personnel of military units and subunits are noted. The specifics of the formation of military logistics systems in current economic conditions is analyzed

  18. Suicide rate among former Swedish peacekeeping personnel. (United States)

    Michel, Per-Olof; Lundin, Tom; Larsson, Gerry


    Increased suicide rates for military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders have been reported in various countries. Although it is known that some peacekeepers are exposed to potentially traumatic events and are thus at risk of suffering from post-traumatic stress reactions, only a few studies have examined suicide rates in this group. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the suicide rate among former Swedish peacekeeping personnel. We compared 39,768 former Swedish peacekeepers to the general population in the National General Population Registry and the Cause-of-Death Registry. A lower number of suicides was found among former Swedish peacekeepers than in the general population. In conclusion, Swedish personnel serving in international peace-keeping operations do not show a higher suicide rate than the general population. Unique problems associated with this research area are discussed.

  19. The School Personnel Administrator. (United States)

    Knox, Rodney F.

    This paper provides an overview of the development of the school-personnel administrator role. It first describes the influence of the science-management and human-relations movements and the behavioral sciences on personnel administration and human resource management. It next discusses the role of the personnel-performance-appraisal system and…

  20. Department of Defense (DOD) Military Casualty/Wounded Warrior (United States)

    Social Security Administration — SSA initiated this agreement with the Department of Defense (DOD) to transmit to SSA information that will identify military personnel injured or taken ill while in...

  1. 32 CFR 581.3 - Army Board for Correction of Military Records. (United States)


    ... 32 National Defense 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Army Board for Correction of Military Records. 581.3 Section 581.3 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY PERSONNEL PERSONNEL REVIEW BOARD § 581.3 Army Board for Correction of Military Records. (a)...

  2. The Character Strengths of Special Forces Personnel: Insights for Civilian Health Care Practitioners. (United States)

    Gayton, Scott D; Kehoe, E James


    Civilian employees, contractors, and private community clinicians are increasingly providing health treatment to currently serving and former military personnel. This study addresses recent calls for evidence-based information to assist civilian practitioners in understanding the perspectives of their military clients. To this end, the self-reported character strengths of military personnel were elicited as an operationalized expression of their underlying personal values that shape their perspectives and conduct as soldiers. Specifically, Australian Army Special Forces operators and support personnel (N = 337) were asked to rank themselves on 24 character strengths. The three character strengths of integrity, teamworker, and good judgment were ranked significantly above random assignment. Nearly all the respondents (84%) gave a top rank to at least one of these character strengths. Differences between the operators and support personnel were modest. Results are discussed with respect to establishing an effective relationship between military clients and civilian health care practitioners.

  3. 我军现役人员口腔健康现状的变化和发展%Prevalence of caries and periodontal diseases among Chinese male military personnel: a 15 year longitudinal study

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    郭静; 李刚; 王胜朝; 胡轶; 杨文晔; 刘芸; 王娟娟; 吉兆华


    目的:调查15年期间我军男性现役人员龋病、牙周病的流行状况和变化趋势.方法:1993、2008年利用抽样调查方法、2003年利用捷径调查方法对全军具有代表性的陆军、海军、空军等军种男性现役人员的龋病、牙周疾病状况进行口腔健康检查.结果:15年期间我军的龋病、牙周疾病的患病率和强度显著下降,海军龋齿患病率和活动性龋病高于陆军和空军.结论:15年期间我军男性现役人员口腔健康状况稳步提高,还需进一步改善海军的口腔卫生勤务保障能力.%ABM: To investigate the prevalence of caries and periodontal diseases among armed forces in China during fifteen years. METHODS; Male active duty armed forces personnel in China were examined for dental caries and periodontal diseases using sampling survey or pathfinder survey method in 1993, 2003 and 2008. RESULTS: Prevalence rate and intensity of dental caries and periodontal diseases of male active duty armed forces personnel decreased significantly during the fifteen years examined. Prevalence of dental caries in navy was higher than that in other armed forces. CONCLUSION: Oral health of male active duty armed forces personnel in China improves steadily, yet dental services in navy need to be further improved.

  4. Personnel preferences in personnel planning and scheduling


    Veen, van der, M.Q.


    The personnel of an organization often has seemingly conflicting goals. On the one hand, the common goal is to achieve operational efficiency and to be available for work when needed in the organization. On the other hand, individual employees like to have a good work-life balance, by having personal working hour preferences taken into account. We develop and apply Operations Research methods and tools and show that operational efficiency can be achieved while taking personnel preferences int...

  5. Military Strategy vs. Military Doctrine

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    Barfoed, Jacob


    The article argues that while doctrine represents the more scientific side of warfare, strategy represents the artistic side. Existing doctrine will almost never meet the requirements for winning the next war; it is through the artistic application of generic peacetime doctrine to the specific st...... strategic and operational context, using doctrine as building blocks for a context specific military strategy, that the military commander outwits and defeats or coerces the adversary and achieves the military objectives....

  6. Military Retention. A Comparative Outlook

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    Vasile Sminchise


    Full Text Available One of the main goals for human resources management structures and for armed forces leaders is to maintain all necessary personnel, both qualitatively and quantitatively for operational needs or for full required capabilities. The retention of military personnel is essential to keep morale and unit readiness and to reduce the costs for recruiting, training, replacement of manpower. Retention rates depend not only on money or other social measures. The goal for retention is to keep in use the most valuable resource that belongs to an organization: the human beings and their knowledge. The aim pf this paper is to provide a comparative analysis of retention measures in various countries based on Research and Technology Organisation report released in 2007 and, thus, provide more examples of retention measures as far as the Romanian military system is concerned.

  7. Military Marvels

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    The crucial role played by China’s military since the Sichuan earthquake has endeared them to the country more than ever August 1 is the founding anniversary of China’s People’s Liberation Army(PLA).It’s a date with particular public resonance this year because of the crucial role the military has played

  8. Dental Epidemiology of Military Operations (United States)


    acute oral did separate out maxillofacial injuries , but the more recent infections, to control life-threatening oral conditions (hemor- study did not...caries"-de- fines caries to include decay, periapical abscesses. and defec- Maxillofacial Injuries tive restorations. The results show that in all...deployment. TABLE I[ COMPARISON OF STUDIES OF MAXILLOFACIAL INJURIES OF DEPLOYED MILITARY PERSONNEL Percent Percent Percent Hostile Missle Due to Wounds

  9. Nuclear Weapon and Military Equipment

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    N. Natarajan


    Full Text Available Military equipment must survive a, nuclear attack if enough personnel required to operate them remain combat effective. To achieve this goal, the criteria that determine equipment survivability should be established and any new design should incorporate these criteria to evolve a hardened design. An analysis of the overall response by considering the response to each individual nuclear environment can result in a balanced overall hardened system. The paper discusses the criteria required to be known.

  10. Moral forces: interpreting ethical challenges in military operations

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    Graaff, de Miriam Carla


    The studies presented in this dissertation reveal three broad types of ethical challenges during military operations at an individual level that are caused by social interactions of military personnel, regardless of rank. The first encompasses ethical challenges related to encounters with other indi

  11. 32 CFR 513.5 - Procedures governing nonactive duty or discharged personnel. (United States)


    ... OF CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND PUBLIC RELATIONS INDEBTEDNESS OF MILITARY PERSONNEL § 513.5 Procedures... commander concerned for Ready Reservists assigned to troop program units under their control. (See AR 140-1... are delivered to the person concerned, using military channels. When the complaint cannot be...

  12. The Study of Canadian Culture (United States)

    Mandel, Eli


    Discussed are Canadian novels, short stories, poems and a film which revolve around man's confrontation with nature, the depression, the problem of isolation, realism in Canadian literature. (Author/AF)

  13. Teaching Canadian Literature: An Evaluation. (United States)

    Harker, W. John


    Suggests granting greater recognition to the artistic integrity of Canadian literature by removing it from the broader context of Canadian studies. Indicates that understanding and appreciation of Canadian literature as a representation of reality filtered through the perception of an author should be focus of literature in schools. (NEC)

  14. Canadian advanced life support capacities and future directions (United States)

    Bamsey, M.; Graham, T.; Stasiak, M.; Berinstain, A.; Scott, A.; Vuk, T. Rondeau; Dixon, M.


    applications). To advance the technical readiness for the proposed lunar missions, including a lunar plant growth lander, lunar "salad machine" (i.e. small scale plant production unit) and a full scale lunar plant production system, a suite of terrestrial developments and analogue systems are proposed. As has been successfully demonstrated by past Canadian advanced life support activities, terrestrial technology transfer and the development of highly qualified personnel will serve as key outputs for Canadian advanced life support system research programs. This approach is designed to serve the Canadian greenhouse industry by developing compliance measures for mitigating environmental impact, reducing labour and energy costs as well as improving Canadian food security, safety and benefit northern/remote communities.

  15. 5 CFR 630.504 - Reestablishment of leave account after military service. (United States)


    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Reestablishment of leave account after military service. 630.504 Section 630.504 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS ABSENCE AND LEAVE Recredit of Leave § 630.504 Reestablishment of leave account...

  16. Personnel preferences in personnel planning and scheduling

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    Veen, van der Egbert


    The personnel of an organization often has seemingly conflicting goals. On the one hand, the common goal is to achieve operational efficiency and to be available for work when needed in the organization. On the other hand, individual employees like to have a good work-life balance, by having persona

  17. Twitter and Canadian Educators (United States)

    Cooke, Max


    An emerging group of leaders in Canadian education has attracted thousands of followers. They've made Twitter an extension of their lives, delivering twenty or more tweets a day that can include, for example, links to media articles, research, new ideas from education bloggers, or to their own, or simply a personal thought. At their best,…

  18. Canadian Adult Basic Education. (United States)

    Brooke, W. Michael, Comp.

    "Trends," a publication of the Canadian Association for Adult Education, is a collection of abstracts on selected subjects affecting adult education; this issue is on adult basic education (ABE). It covers teachers and teacher training, psychological factors relating to the ABE teacher and students, manuals for teachers, instructional…

  19. 纺织材料在军警个体防护器材领域的应用%Textile materials in personal protection equipment for the police and military personnel

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    陈晓钢; 孙丹梅


    Textile materials and structures used for head and body protection are discussed, and some new methods for future PPE development are put forward. On ballistic materials, the comparison on textile construction was carried out. It shows that the squareness of the fabrics is an important parameter affecting the ballistic performance. On the other hand, it was found that the gripping of yarns in a ballistic fabric is also vital as it affects how high velocity projectiles would penetrate the fabric assembly. Adviees were provided as how ballistic fabrics should be engineered for improved ballistic property. This paper also touches on the engineering design of helmets for the police and military and limb protectors, providing in-sight knowledge for developing helmets and limb protectors with better protection.%探讨纺织材料在身体保护方面的应用,提出个体防护器材开发研制的新方法.防弹衣的保护效果受到纤维材料、纺织品结构参数以及防弹衣的制作等众多因素的影响.从纺织品的结构参数入手,分析其对防弹性能的影响.结果表明,对于给定的纤维种类,纺织品的方正度以及纺织物对纱线的握持度在提高防弹性能方面起着重要作用.文中还论述了作者在军、警用防护头盔以及肢体防护器方面的研究进展情况,由此提出了防弹纺织品开发研制的新概念.

  20. The Crisis Within: America’s Military and the Struggle Between the Overseas and Guardian Paradigms (United States)


    military effectiveness as the military expanded the number of fields open to women , even while they were excluded from combat. A related contro- versy...culture essential to successful cyber operations. Collec- tively, these impressions contribute to a common stereotype in some military circles that the...combat exclusion for women ; and potentially issuing a new transgender policy. This caused some military personnel to wonder, sardonically, whether the

  1. Efficacy of a smoking quit line in the military: Baseline design and analysis


    Richey, Phyllis A.; Klesges, Robert C.; Talcott, Gerald W.; DeBon, Margaret; Womack, Catherine; Thomas, Fridtjof; Hryshko-Mullen, Ann


    Thirty percent of all military personnel smoke cigarettes. Because of the negative health consequences and their impact on physical fitness, overall health, and military readiness, the Department of Defense has identified the reduction of tobacco use as a priority of US military forces. This study aims to evaluate the one-year efficacy of a proactive versus reactive smoking quit line in the US military with adjunctive nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in both groups. This paper reports on th...

  2. Understanding the Root Causes of Military Coups and Governmental Instability in West Africa (United States)


    due to the lack of education of the military with allusion to the subalterns. Facts however show that high ranking officers with noticeable level, organize and execute most of the military coups in West Africa. The low ranking military personnel conduct very few military coups, the president wins a seven-year term and is eligible for a second term. Leopold Sedar Senghor is the first president of an independent Senegal

  3. Performance-enhancing technologies and moral responsibility in the military. (United States)

    Wolfendale, Jessica


    New scientific advances have created previously unheard of possibilities for enhancing combatants' performance. Future war fighters may be smarter, stronger, and braver than ever before. If these technologies are safe, is there any reason to reject their use? In this article, I argue that the use of enhancements is constrained by the importance of maintaining the moral responsibility of military personnel. This is crucial for two reasons: the military's ethical commitments require military personnel to be morally responsible agents, and moral responsibility is necessary for integrity and the moral emotions of guilt and remorse, both of which are important for moral growth and psychological well-being. Enhancements that undermined combatants' moral responsibility would therefore undermine the military's moral standing and would harm combatants' well-being. A genuine commitment to maintaining the military's ethical standards and the well-being of combatants therefore requires a careful analysis of performance-enhancing technologies before they are implemented.

  4. CANLIT (Canadian Literature) Teachers' Crash Course. (United States)

    CANLIT, Toronto (Ontario).

    As a result of a study of the situation of Canadian literature in Canadian high schools and universities, this course was developed to provide teachers with useful information about Canadian literature. Included in this kit are sections on Canadian literature (the great debate about the importance of Canadian content), history and sources…

  5. Canadian Mathematical Congress

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    For two weeks in August, 1975 more than 140 mathematicians and other scientists gathered at the Universite de Sherbrooke. The occasion was the 15th Biennial Seminar of the Canadian Mathematical Congress, entitled Mathematics and the Life Sciences. Participants in this inter­ disciplinary gathering included researchers and graduate students in mathematics, seven different areas of biological science, physics, chemistry and medical science. Geographically, those present came from the United States and the United Kingdom as well as from academic departments and government agencies scattered across Canada. In choosing this particular interdisciplinary topic the programme committee had two chief objectives. These were to promote Canadian research in mathematical problems of the life sciences, and to encourage co-operation and exchanges between mathematical scientists" biologists and medical re­ searchers. To accomplish these objective the committee assembled a stim­ ulating programme of lectures and talks. Six ...

  6. Canadian identity: Implications for international social work by Canadians

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    Hiranandani, Vanmala Sunder


    This paper is in response to recent calls to conceptualize and articulate Canadian perspectives and experiences in international social work, given that the Canadian standpoint has been lacking in international social work literature. This paper contends that it is imperative, first of all......, to critically examine and unpack our ‘Canadian’ identity in order to practice international work that is socially just and anti-imperialist. Drawing on the work of post-colonial authors, critical race theorists, and those who study national myth-making, this essay revisits Canadian identity because...... it is this identity that Canadian social workers often carry into their international work....

  7. Análisis descriptivo del personal militar español asistido por el Servicio de Psicología del ROLE 2 de Herat, Afganistán A descriptive analysis of the Spanish military personnel attended by the Psychology Service at ROLE 2, Herat, Afghanistan

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    J.A. Martínez Sánchez


    Full Text Available Introducción: Desde 2005, el Servicio de Psicología del ROLE 2 de la Base de Apoyo Avanzado de Herat (Afganistán presta asistencia psicológica al personal militar español desplegado en dicha provincia afgana. Esta asistencia adquiere un gran valor para el bienestar de nuestras tropas, dadas las características de riesgo y peligrosidad de las misiones que realizan en Afganistán. Material y métodos: Estudio observacional, descriptivo, transversal del personal atendido por el Servicio de Psicología del ROLE 2 entre mayo de 2005 y septiembre de 2009. Resultados: El número total de casos analizados fue 172. Los trastornos de ansiedad y los trastornos adaptativos fueron las categorías diagnósticas asignadas con mayor frecuencia, siendo la actitud terapéutica más común el control de la ansiedad, la terapia cognitiva y la repatriación o adelanto de la vuelta a territorio nacional. Conclusión: Para favorecer la adaptación de nuestro personal a zona de operaciones es necesario impartir programas formativos y educativos que permitan identificar, prevenir y afrontar estos trastornos: Del mismo modo, es preciso mejorar el perfil profesiográfico de cada individuo en misiones en el exterior.Introduction: Since 2005, the Service of Psychology of ROLE 2 of the Forward Support Base, Herat (Afghanistan, provides psychological assistance to the Spanish military personnel deployed in this Afghan province. This assistance takes a large value for the welfare of our troops, given the nature of risk and danger of the missions in Afghanistan. Methods: Observational, descriptive, transversal of military people assisted by the Service of Psychology ROLE 2 between May 2005 and September 2009. Results: The total number of cases analyzed was 172. Anxiety disorders and adjustment disorders were the diagnostic categories the more frequently assigned, being the most common therapeutic approach to control anxiety, cognitive therapy and repatriation or return to

  8. Tuberculosis in Aboriginal Canadians

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    Vernon H Hoeppner


    Full Text Available Endemic tuberculosis (TB was almost certainly present in Canadian aboriginal people (aboriginal Canadians denotes status Indians, Inuit, nonstatus Indians and metis as reported by Statistics Canada before the Old World traders arrived. However, the social changes that resulted from contact with these traders created the conditions that converted endemic TB into epidemic TB. The incidence of TB varied inversely with the time interval from this cultural collision, which began on the east coast in the 16th century and ended in the Northern Territories in the 20th century. This relatively recent epidemic explains why the disease is more frequent in aboriginal children than in Canadian-born nonaboriginal people. Treatment plans must account for the socioeconomic conditions and cultural characteristics of the aboriginal people, especially healing models and language. Prevention includes bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccination and chemoprophylaxis, and must account for community conditions, such as rates of suicide, which have exceeded the rate of TB. The control of TB requires a centralized program with specifically directed funding. It must include a program that works in partnership with aboriginal communities.

  9. Biosurveillance Using Clinical Diagnoses and Social Media Indicators in Military Populations

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    Corley, Courtney D. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Volkova, Svitlana [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Rounds, Jeremiah [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Charles-Smith, Lauren E. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Harrison, Joshua J. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Mendoza, Joshua A. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Han, Keith S. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)


    U.S. military influenza surveillance uses electronic reporting of clinical diagnoses to monitor health of military personnel and detect naturally occurring and bioterrorism-related epidemics. While accurate, these systems lack in timeliness. More recently, researchers have used novel data sources to detect influenza in real time and capture nontraditional populations. With data-mining techniques, military social media users are identified and influenza-related discourse is integrated along with medical data into a comprehensive disease model. By leveraging heterogeneous data streams and developing dashboard biosurveillance analytics, the researchers hope to increase the speed at which outbreaks are detected and provide accurate disease forecasting among military personnel.

  10. The 2013 Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey (United States)

    Bennett, Rachel E.; Boulos, David; Garber, Bryan G.; Jetly, Rakesh; Sareen, Jitender


    Objective: The 2013 Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey (CFMHS) collected detailed information on mental health problems, their impacts, occupational and nonoccupational determinants of mental health, and the use of mental health services from a random sample of 8200 serving personnel. The objective of this article is to provide a firm scientific foundation for understanding and interpreting the CFMHS findings. Methods: This narrative review first provides a snapshot of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), focusing on 2 key determinants of mental health: the deployment of more than 40,000 personnel in support of the mission in Afghanistan and the extensive renewal of the CAF mental health system. The findings of recent population-based CAF mental health research are reviewed, with a focus on findings from the very similar mental health survey done in 2002. Finally, key aspects of the methods of the 2013 CFMHS are presented. Results: The findings of 20 peer-reviewed publications using the 2002 mental health survey data are reviewed, along with those of 25 publications from other major CAF mental health research projects executed over the past decade. Conclusions: More than a decade of population-based mental health research in the CAF has provided a detailed picture of its mental health and use of mental health services. This knowledge base and the homology of the 2013 survey with the 2002 CAF survey and general population surveys in 2002 and 2012 will provide an unusual opportunity to use the CFMHS to situate mental health in the CAF in a historical and societal perspective. PMID:27270738

  11. Military and Veteran Student Perceptions of Military Friendliness on the College Campus (United States)

    Dulchinos, Paul C.


    Over two million military personnel will leave the service over the next decade (Cook & Kim; 2009). The majority of these veterans will receive the most generous GI Bill since its inception (United States Department of Veterans Affairs [VA], 2011). Institutions will covet these students to offset discounting (Barr & McClellan, 2011; Basch,…

  12. Military Government (United States)


    Public finance -------------------~·---------------------22 Civilian protection -------------------------------------23 Public health and sanitation...22. PUBLIC. ~INANCE.~q. Basic "planning data for public finance in- clude-- (1) ·rrax·ation systems: - .(2)- ~ethods of_tpaking appropriations.- ( 3...Probable ·adequacy- of public funds. (.4) Administrative .. _ organization for_ public finance sections. b. Military government -staff sections

  13. Effects of autonomic nervous biofeedback training on heat rate, heart rate variability and blood pressure of the military personnel stationed on plateau%自主神经调节反馈训练对高原驻训军事人员心率、心率变异性及血压的影响

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    刘庆峰; 宋华淼; 陈勇胜; 曹征涛; 彭飞; 杨蕾; 周玉彬; 罗永昌


    Objective To study the effects of autonomic nervous biofeedback training on heart rate variabitity (HRV) and blood pressure of the military personnel stationed on plateau and to supply them with psychological support.Methods Seventy-one male military personnel (average age:27.6±6.5 yr) were selected as subjects.They were stationed on plateau of 3780 m for 60 d.Autonomic nervous biofeedback training that combined deep breath with HRV biofeedback was performed on them.HR,HRV and blood pressure of subjects were collected at sitting state and biofeedback state.Only 47 subjects' blood pressures were collected becauseof experimental condition limitation.Results ①Mean heart rate under autonomic nervous biofeedback state was significantly lower than that under sitting state (t=2.010,P<0.05).Subjects' standard deviation of HRV in N-N interval and low frequency under autonomic nervous biofeedback state were significantly higher than those under sitting state (t 3.700,5.401,P<0.01).②Ratio of diastolic pressure higher than 90 mm Hg was 31.91%under sitting state.Both systolic pressure and diastolic pressure under biofeedback state were significantly lower than those under sitting state (t=4.062,7.632,P<0.01).The level of blood pressure was positively correlated to age under both states (r=0.363-0.605,P < 0.05).Conclusions Autonomic nervous biofeedback training can reduce heart rate and blood pressure,but increase HRV of the subjects on plateau.It is suggested to strengthen psychological support for the military personnel stationed on plateau because of its benefits on moderating the hypoxia effects on physiology and improving mental state.%目的 研究自主神经调节反馈训练对高原环境驻训军人的心率变异性和血压的影响,为高原驻训心理卫生保障提供技术方法. 方法 71名高原驻训军人,平均年龄(27.6±6.5)岁,在进驻高原(海拔3780 m) 60 d后,进行深呼吸和心率变异性生物反馈相结合的自主神经调

  14. Time feature of Chinese military personnel’s suicide ideation and its relationship with psychosomatic health

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    Li-yi ZHANG


    Full Text Available Objective To investigate the time feature of Chinese military personnel's suicide ideation and its relationship with psychosomatic health to provide scientific basis for formulation of mental health policy and intervention of related psychological crisis. Methods By random cluster sampling, a total of 11 362 military personnel including army, navy and air-force (1100 in 1980s, 8000 in 1990s, 2262 in year 2000 were tested by Chinese Psychosomatic Health Scale (CPSHS. SPSS statistic 17.0 program was used for data analysis, i.e., χ2-test, T-test and stepwise regression analysis. Results The incidence rate of military personnel's suicide ideation in the three decades from 1980 to 2000 was 10.27%, 7.09% and 2.83% respectively, which revealed a decreasing trend (P 0.05. Suicide ideation was selected into the regression equation of mental health, physical health, and total psychosomatic health scores, which could positively predict the level of military personnel's psychosomatic health (P=0.05 or 0.01. Conclusions Military personnel's suicide ideation presents a decreasing trend; the psychosomatic health of military personnel who have suicide ideation is worse than that of personnel without suicide ideation.

  15. Personnel Policy and Profit

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    Bingley, Paul; Westergård-Nielsen, Niels Chr.


    personnel structure variation. It is found that personnel policy is strongly related to economic performance. At the margin, more hires are associated with lower profit, and more separations with higher profit. For the average firm, one new job, all else equal, is associated with ?2680 (2000 prices) lower......There is a growing awareness of large differences in worker turnover and pay between firms. However, there is little knowledge about the effects of this on firm performance. This paper describes how personnel policies with respect to pay, tenure and worker flows are related to economic performance...... annual profit. Higher wage level and lower wage growth is associated with higher profit. A workforce that has less tenure, all else equal, is more profitable....

  16. On Realities of Canadian Multiculturalism

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    Canada is a multicultural country which was mainly established by immigrants. Just because of that, Canadian govern⁃ment has carried out the policy of multiculturalism since1970s. However, it has encountered many problems such as policy con⁃flicts, national identity, democracy-inquiry and racial discrimination, etc. Hence the Canadian multiculturalism has been in a di⁃lemma.

  17. Army Materiel Requirements to Support the Continental United States Military Mobilization Base Structure (United States)


    Level of Organization AMC ............... Army Materiel Command AMOPS ............. Army Mobilization and Operations Planning System AMPC ...Military Personnel Center ( AMPC ) uses an automated mobilization manpower (MOB MAN) requirements data manipulator system to prepare time- phased

  18. Military Preparedness (United States)


    answer to that question provides a benchmark of confidence in the military leadership’s ability to address threats to national security interests. For...force appears logical, but bias and misrepresentations can creep in based on the methods used to aggregate data from lower echelons to higher ones...operations is its evanescence and self - destruction. … Operations overheat the system.”57 How much training is sufficient before it drains human energy

  19. Canadian construction industry

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    Rich, M.


    The principal sectors of the Canadian construction industry - commercial, industrial, institutional and residential - are examined with regard to their technical considerations concerning the subject of sustainability. Apart from the different needs of each of the sectors of the industry there are also regional differences caused by population distribution, and differences in climate, that have to be identified and accommodated in considering attitudes to recycling and sustainable development. Some indications that there is growing awareness of recycling and reuse are: the increasing frequency of life cycle costing in the commercial and institutional sectors, the use of recycled or otherwise waste materials in concrete, examples of using steel supporting structures and roof joists salvaged from previous uncompleted projects in the industrial sector, improved building envelope and indoor air quality concerns, collective ground source heating, and new basement and framing technologies and construction materials in the residential sector. These improvements notwithstanding, there remains much to be done. The new objective-based National Building Code, for which comments are now being solicited across the country, is expected to identify new and innovative solutions and to kick-start serious efforts to come up with solutions towards increasing overall sustainability in all sectors of the Canadian construction industry.

  20. Harmonious personnel scheduling

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    Fijn van Draat, Laurens; Post, Gerhard; Veltman, Bart; Winkelhuijzen, Wessel


    The area of personnel scheduling is very broad. Here we focus on the ‘shift assignment problem’. Our aim is to discuss how ORTEC HARMONY handles this planning problem. In particular we go into the structure of the optimization engine in ORTEC HARMONY, which uses techniques from genetic algorithms, l

  1. Evaluating School Personnel Today. (United States)

    Poliakoff, Lorraine L.

    This document, an evaluation of school personnel, is based on a review of the literature on evaluation in the ERIC system. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of school administrators, teacher evaluation by students, and the teacher's role in evaluation. A 23-item bibliography is included. (MJM)

  2. Personnel Scheduling in Laboratories

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    Franses, Philip; Post, Gerhard; Burke, Edmund; De Causmaecker, Patrick


    We describe an assignment problem particular to the personnel scheduling of organisations such as laboratories. Here we have to assign tasks to employees. We focus on the situation where this assignment problem reduces to constructing maximal matchings in a set of interrelated bipartite graphs. We d

  3. The supply of pharmaceuticals in humanitarian assistance missions: implications for military operations. (United States)

    Mahmood, Maysaa; Riley, Kevin; Bennett, David; Anderson, Warner


    In this article, we provide an overview of key international guidelines governing the supply of pharmaceuticals during disasters and complex emergencies. We review the World Health Organization's guidelines on pharmaceutical supply chain management and highlight their relevance for military humanitarian assistance missions. Given the important role of pharmaceuticals in addressing population health needs during humanitarian emergencies, a good understanding of how pharmaceuticals are supplied at the local level in different countries can help military health personnel identify the most appropriate supply options. Familiarity with international guidelines involved in cross-border movement of pharmaceuticals can improve the ability of military personnel to communicate more effectively with other actors involved in humanitarian and development spheres. Enhancing the knowledge base available to military personnel in terms of existing supply models and funding procedures can improve the effectiveness of humanitarian military operations and invite policy changes necessary to establish more flexible acquisition and funding regulations.

  4. Multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter infections in critically injured Canadian forces soldiers

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    Brisebois Ronald


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Military members, injured in Afghanistan or Iraq, have returned home with multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infections. The source of these infections is unknown. Methods Retrospective study of all Canadian soldiers who were injured in Afghanistan and who required mechanical ventilation from January 1 2006 to September 1 2006. Patients who developed A. baumannii ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP were identified. All A. baumannii isolates were retrieved for study patients and compared with A. baumannii isolates from environmental sources from the Kandahar military hospital using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE. Results During the study period, six Canadian Forces (CF soldiers were injured in Afghanistan, required mechanical ventilation and were repatriated to Canadian hospitals. Four of these patients developed A. baumannii VAP. A. baumannii was also isolated from one environmental source in Kandahar – a ventilator air intake filter. Patient isolates were genetically indistinguishable from each other and from the isolates cultured from the ventilator filter. These isolates were resistant to numerous classes of antimicrobials including the carbapenems. Conclusion These results suggest that the source of A. baumannii infection for these four patients was an environmental source in the military field hospital in Kandahar. A causal linkage, however, was not established with the ventilator. This study suggests that infection control efforts and further research should be focused on the military field hospital environment to prevent further multi-drug resistant A. baumannii infections in injured soldiers.

  5. Grade 3 Students Explore the Question, "What's Canadian about Canadian Children's Literature?" (United States)

    Pantaleo, Sylvia


    Explores third graders' responses to the question "What's Canadian about Canadian Children's Literature?" Describes 6 picture books and summarizes students' responses to each. Finds students mentioned geographical aspects as characteristic of Canadian literature, and they felt Canadian children's literature should reflect Canadian "experiences."…

  6. Ready to Use Tissue Construct for Military Bone & Cartilage Trauma (United States)


    hopefully lead to the development of new military technology products and utilities for the definitive and preventive orthopaedic care of military personnel...leg weight bearing, the incision site was erythematous, swollen, and hot to touch. The treatment with additional antibiotic was initiated. On the...When torsion loading was to be applied, the ball was removed and the square tube, coated with grease to prevent axial loading, was placed into the

  7. Report of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (United States)


    military life affect children’s school work by implementing a national military dependent student identifier. Background: Most elementary and...connectedness with school , and behavioral issues in the classroom . The largest challenge reported by school districts in our survey was the increased...Consequently, the Services must be empowered with flexible personnel- management tools to shape the force as security needs change. Our proposed

  8. Problems in the Study of Canadian Literature. (United States)

    Cameron, Barry


    Considers reasons for studying Canadian literature. Notes the relative infancy of Canadian literature and the need for maintaining objectivity in the study of Canadian literature. Proposes that teachers of Canadian literature focus on individual, contemporary works, examining language, form, and craftsmanship. (RL)

  9. [Canadian Literature. "Featuring: CanLit." (United States)

    Haycock, Ken, Ed.; Haycock, Carol-Ann, Ed.


    The feature articles in this journal issue deal with various aspects of Canadian literature. The articles include: (1) a discussion of who's who and what's what in Canadian literature; (2) reviews of worthwhile but overlooked Canadian children's literature; (3) a list of resource guides to Canadian literature and a short quiz over famous first…

  10. U.S. Army Medical Command Injury Summary, Active Duty Personnel, 2014 (United States)


    J.B. Ryan, B. Bickley, P. Leitschuh, D.C. Taylor , and B.H. Jones. 1998. Braced for impact: reducing military paratroopers’ ankle sprains using...recognized injury problem among military personnel. Am J Prev Med, 38(1 Suppl):S61-70. Hauret, K., B.J. Taylor , N.S. Clemmons, S.R. Block, and B.H. Jones

  11. Jet Fuel Exposure and Neurological Health in Military Personnel (United States)


    might be mostly due to rubber fumes measured as cyclohexane soluble matter ( CSM ; p,0.005), while among moulding workers dermal exposure to CSM seemed... carcinogenic aspects. Toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene(s), and to some degree, benzene, levels were determined as they represent the neurotoxicant components of...stress. Key words: telomere length; stress; occupational 099 PAH EXPOSURE, URINARY MUTAGENICITY AND DNA ADDUCTS IN RUBBER WORKERS S. Peters1, G

  12. Fear of Crime Among Military Personnel in Different Residential Settings. (United States)


    individual responses to it. French sociologist, Emile Durkheim , and J. E. Conklin have two opposing views about the relationship. Durkheim states that...important theories is the Durkheim and Conklin conflict over the effect of crime and fear on a comunity. There are many theories that have surfaced with...the informal social control exercised in part 29 through crime prevention by the collectivity. Durkheim , therefore, views the potttive effects of

  13. Military Officer Personnel Management: Key Concepts and Statutory Provisions (United States)


    Disqualifying Condition Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) “a. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (314) UNLESS the...How will we fight?  What knowledge, skills, and abilities must the officer corps possess to effectively carry out these roles and missions? How do... effectively adapt to unforeseen crises and contingencies?  Given limited resources, what are the most critical areas for improvement?  Where should the

  14. Osteomyelitis in Military Personnel Wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan (United States)


    of Osteomyelitis Initial Episode n 103 (%) Recurrence n 36 (%) Any gram-negative bacteria* 94 (91) 12 (33) Acinetobacter baumannii -calcoaceticus...indicates male; F, female; Abc, Acinetobacter baumannii -calcoaceticus complex; E. coli, Eschericia coli; P. aeruginosa, Pseudomonas aeruginosa; CNS...Gray PJ. Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter extremity infections in soldiers. Emerg Infect Dis. 2005;11:1218–1224. 8. Acinetobacter baumannii infections

  15. Returning from the War Zone: A Guide for Military Personnel (United States)

    ... were deployed, your family members probably: n   Experienced loneliness, concern, and worry n   Learned new skills n   ... learning some relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, yoga, or meditation. Steps to Controlling Anger Important Points ...

  16. Psychological Analyses of Courageous Performance in Military Personnel. (United States)


    a) skill and competence, (b) positive motivation , (c) courageous models, (d) repeated coping practice, (e) self-confidence and (f) situational...People learn from fearless models how to deal with stressful or dangerous situations. Evidence on the courage- inducing value of positive motivation is

  17. Civilian Substitution for Military Personnel: An Analysis of the Issues (United States)


    supply and transportation by civilian companies was stopped. [Ref. 3: pp. 9-10] The Mexican War was the first timG the Army had to support an overseas...Army appears to have feir opportunities than the other Services to employ civilians in units traditionally manned by soldiers. However, support units

  18. The Wellbeing of Army Personnel in Dual-Military Marriages (United States)


    education: The influence of gender roles on technology self-efficacy. Computers in Human Behavior , 29, 1779-1786. Thompson, R., Bergman, College. Computers in Human Behavior , 28, 583–590. Huffman, A. H., Sanders, A. M., & Culbertson, S. S. (2011). Work-Family Research has a

  19. Investigating the Respiratory Health of Deployed Military Personnel (United States)


    emphysema (1% vs. 1%) and asthma (1% vs. 1%) observed. The authors suggested that specifi c exposures rather than deployment may be a determinant of...of chronic pulmonary diagnoses to include asthma , emphysema , chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis, sarcoidosis...mod- est correlation in self-reported symptoms of asthma and bron- chitis in a cohort of 1,560 veterans based on oil fi re proximity, but the fi

  20. Returning from the War Zone: A Guide for Military Personnel (United States)

    ... You are not alone. Many troops wrestle with reintegration issues. Time spent in a war zone changes ... recognize your Social support is critical to successful reintegration. emotion when someone close to you points it ...

  1. Effects of Deployments on Spouses of Military Personnel (United States)


    and Rees , 2000). However, a spouse may find it difficult to remain in the labor force when a husband is gone for a deployment. Most child care...and Ray Rees . Household production, full consumption and the costs of children. Sydney: Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, 2000. Beth J. Asch, James...Army Medical Research Center: Heidelberg, Germany, 2000. Ann H. Huffman, Amy B. Adler, Carol A. Dolan, Jeffrey L. Thomas, and Carl A. Castro. Impact of

  2. Commercial Solicitation of Military Personnel on DoD Installations (United States)


    a financial planning agency and persuaded to sign up for supplemental life insurance products that are considered inappropriate. In addition...unauthorized access by financial planning agency employees to MyPay subjects junior enlisted sailors to having allotments taken from their pay for inappropriate life insurance products.

  3. Consolidation of Military Pay and Personnel Functions (Copper). Volume II (United States)


    as in any system, the commander and staff must perform their roles in providing information in a timely and accurate manner. a. Concepts pertaining to...feminine genders . Exceptions to this use of the words "he" or "his" will be so noted. 8. RECOMMENDED CHANGES AND COMMENTS. Users of this manual are...II-lO-Aq3 S NO CAH TR TION NCL IN 0’ SECTION 2 co P ? PAGE YES YES II-10-A43 MAKE CORRECTIONS LOG IN OTL SEPARATE DOCUMENTS Orl, OTL DOCUMENTS ORIG

  4. Warrior Civilians - Non-Military Personnel on the Battlefield (United States)


    forces.33 This group is entitled to “civilian” status because they are not permitted to “take a direct part in hostilities.” Examples: the Cleaver ...armed forces.”51 Corn, on the other hand advocates a “functional discretion” test .52 Under Corn’s test if an individual’s decision-making authority...causing direct harm by providing targeting information a B-1 bomber will use to drop bombs on the enemy. Under the functional discretion test

  5. Population Health Trial for Smokeless Tobacco Cessation with Military Personnel (United States)


    Critchley JA, Unal B. Is smokeless tobacco a risk factor for coronary heart disease ? A systematic review of epidemiological studies . Eur J...LF, Lopez-Guzman A, Hodges JS. The association of periodontal disease parameters with systemic medical conditions and tobacco use. J Clin...smokeless tobacco (chewing tobacco and snuff) has not been a focus of medical services or research. Epidemiological data suggest that while smoking

  6. Application of a Database System for Korean Military Personnel Management. (United States)


    RANKS PORDER TDATE 2 *"arm 76-33 army 04/01/78 1 record recalled ftecord a""S - PODER TDATE 2 major 78-33 army 04/01/79 *DCLhI racmR 2 I record deleted...BE CAREFUL- If you listed only a portion of the variable- namne, you may get a list of where all the variable names are used. However, by judiciously

  7. 2011 Health Related Behaviors Survey of Active Duty Military Personnel (United States)


    was conducted in either a classroom or conference room large enough to hold all participants and members of the research team and identical...therapy (such as meditation or aromatherapy) l. Energy healing (such as reiki, polarity therapy) m. Folk remedies (such as Native American Healing

  8. Military Personnel Attrition and Retention: Research in Progress (United States)


    c) present duty assignment. Personality measures included self-esteem (Rosen- berg, 1965), state anxiety (Spielberger, Gorsuch , & Lushene, 1970...Journal, 1980, 23,-57-5-72. Spielberger, C.D., Gorsuch , R.L., & Lushene, R.E. State-trait anxiety manual. Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychologista Press

  9. Prevalência de hipertensão arterial em militares jovens e fatores associados Prevalencia de hipertensión arterial en militares jóvenes y factores asociados Prevalence of arterial hypertension in young military personnel and associated factors

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    hipertensión fueron: > 140mmHg para presión sistólica y > 90mmHg para presión diastólica. Las variables estudiadas incluyeron factores de riesgo y de protección para hipertensión, como características de comportamiento y nutricionales. Para análisis de las asociaciones, se utilizó regresión linear generalizada múltiple, con familia binomial y ligación logarítmica, obteniéndose tasas de prevalencia con intervalo de 90% de confianza y selección jerarquizada de las variables. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de hipertensión arterial fue de 22% (IC 90%: 21;29. En el modelo final de la regresión múltiple se verificó prevalencia de hipertensión 68% mayor entre los exfumadores con relación a los no fumadores (IC 90%: 1,13;2,50. Entre los individuos con sobrepeso (índice de masa corporal - IMC de 25 a 29 Kg/m2 y con obesidad (IMC>29kg/m2 las prevalencias fueron, respectivamente, 75% (IC 90%: 1,23;2,50 y 178% (IC 90%: 1,82;4,25 mayores que entre los eutróficos. Entre los que practicaban actividad física regular, comparado a los que no practicaban, la prevalencia fue 52% menor (IC 90%: 0,30;0,90. CONCLUSIONES: Ser exfumador y tener sobrepeso u obesidad fueron situaciones de riesgo para hipertensión, mientras que la práctica regular de actividad física fue factor de protección en militares jóvenes.OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of arterial hypertension among young military personnel and associated factors. METHODS: Cross-sectional study carried out with a sample of 380 male military personnel aged 19 to 35 years of a Brazilian Air Force unit in the city of São Paulo, Southeastern Brazil, in 2000 and 2001. The cut-off points for hypertension were: > 140mmHg for systolic pressure and > 90mmHg for diastolic pressure. The studied variables included risk and protective factors for hypertension, such as behavioral and nutritional characteristics. For association analysis, generalized linear model multiple regression was used, with binomial family and

  10. Education in logistics and training of non-logistic personnel

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    Marko D. Andrejić


    -logistic personnel. This can result in the decrease of overall potential and performances of the whole defense system. Incompatibility in the ways of thinking, lack of knowledge for valid parameters needed to adequately make decisions and discordance between needs and possibilities occur due to the lack of the logistical aspects of education as well as the lack of balance in quality and quantity between the logistics knowledge for non-logistic personnel and the necessary knowledge imposed by operational practice. General approach to the logistics education of non-logistic personnel A general approach to the logistics education for non-logistic personnel implies the implementation of certain changes which aim at the enhancement of capabilities and quality of task accomplishments by the non-logistic personnel. The general approach is characterized by a broad generalization which gains its full value in practice by being implemented to each particular case. Logistical aspects of education and training An adequate approach to the logistical aspects of education and training of non-logistic personnel in the defense system contributes to forming a unique, political, economical and military view on the defense logistics as well as to forming a unique logistics theory in the defense system. A logistical aspect of education of non-logistic personnel should be applied through complex subjects with logistics contents, with important logistics messages and attitudes which contribute to an adequate comprehension of missions, aims and tasks of logistics within the defense system. Logistics content for non-logistic personnel Logistics knowledge needed for non-logistic personnel is gained by studying logistics content: education and further improvement in the Military Academy, through accomplishments of certain tasks on functional duties and continuous self-education throughout work. To non-logistic personnel, logistics subjects should provide knowledge generally connected with the comprehension of

  11. Electronic Official Personnel Folder System (United States)

    US Agency for International Development — The eOPF is a digital recreation of paper personnel folder that stores electronic personnel data spanning an individual's Federal career. eOPF allows employees to...

  12. Personnel Systems in Europe in Preparation for Operation OVERLORD: How Did They Work? (United States)


    staff of a unit consists of the officers who assist the commander in his exercise of command. The staff secures and furnishes such information as may be...conditions for his subordinates to exercise leadership and the implementation of their experiences to develop the personnel system for SHAEF...Military Review: The Professional Journal of the US Army 67, no. 3 (March 1986): 56-60. McKenzie , Thurman C.C. “The Defense Officer Personnel

  13. Civil-military relations and co-operation in Kosovo 1999 to 2001



    Co-operation between civil society actors and military personnel is increasingly common in humanitarian missions since the early 1990s. However the interaction has led to varying degrees of friction between both groups, at times lessening the coordination and efficiency of the civil-military relationship. Existing theories of civilmilitary relations are largely based upon the relationship between the military and their civilian government, and have not been tested within the relationships exp...

  14. A Brief Intervention to Reduce Suicide Risk in Military Service Members and Veterans (United States)


    Fort Detrick, MD. Ghahramanlou-Holloway, M. (2014, April). Treatment needs of suicidal military personnel and family members. Invited...AD_________________ Award Number: W81XWH-09-2-0129 TITLE: A Brief Intervention to Reduce Suicide Risk in Military...3. DATES COVERED 25 Sep 2013 to 24 Sep 2014 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE A Brief Intervention to Reduce Suicide Risk in Military 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER

  15. Canadian National Vegetation Classification (CNVC) (United States)

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The mandate of the CNVC is to comprehensively classify and describe natural and semi-natural Canadian vegetation in an ecologically meaningful manner. The...

  16. Canadian Literature Is Comparative Literature. (United States)

    Blodgett, E. D.


    Argues that the way out of worn out analogies of Canadian literature is found not only by acquiring knowledge of other cultures, but also by abandoning the deceptive parallelisms that overcome differences only by hiding them. (RAE)

  17. The FORCE Fitness Profile--Adding a Measure of Health-Related Fitness to the Canadian Armed Forces Operational Fitness Evaluation. (United States)

    Gagnon, Patrick; Spivock, Michael; Reilly, Tara; Mattie, Paige; Stockbrugger, Barry


    In 2013, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) implemented the Fitness for Operational Requirements of Canadian Armed Forces Employment (FORCE), a field expedient fitness test designed to predict the physical requirements of completing common military tasks. Given that attaining this minimal physical fitness standard may not represent a challenge to some personnel, a fitness incentive program was requested by the chain of command to recognize and reward fitness over and above the minimal standard. At the same time, it was determined that the CAF would benefit from a measure of general health-related fitness, in addition to this measure of operational fitness. The resulting incentive program structure is based on gender and 8 age categories. The results on the 4 elements of the FORCE evaluation were converted to a point scale from which normative scores were derived, where the median score corresponds to the bronze level, and silver, gold, and platinum correspond to a score which is 1, 2, and 3 SDs above this median, respectively. A suite of rewards including merit board point toward promotions and recognition on the uniform and material rewards was developed. A separate group rewards program was also tabled, to recognize achievements in fitness at the unit level. For general fitness, oxygen capacity was derived from FORCE evaluation results and combined with a measure of abdominal circumference. Fitness categories were determined based on relative risks of mortality and morbidity for each age and gender group. Pilot testing of this entire program was performed with 624 participants to assess participants' reactions to the enhanced test, and also to verify logistical aspects of the electronic data capture, calculation, and transfer system. The newly dubbed fitness profile program was subsequently approved by the senior leadership of the CAF and is scheduled to begin a phased implementation in June 2015.

  18. Supporting Employees who Deploy: The Case for Financial Assistance to Employers of Military Reservists


    Colin Busby


    Military reservists have become a vital component of Canada’s forces at home and abroad, and like their counterparts in the regular forces, provide a service for all Canadians. However, owing to recent federal and provincial job protection legislation, employers of reservists tend to bear a disproportionate share of the costs when their employees are deployed overseas or domestically. If reservists choose to take on full-time military duties, their civilian employer’s search for a temporary r...


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    Full Text Available Modern Military Geography is a new text that explores the relationship between geography and military conflict. As such, it covers many different scenarios and operational theatres and brings perspective to the link between local topography, hydrographical settings, climate, coastal conditions and military operations. The text goes further by examining the influence of secondary factors, which include, biological, health and environmental issues on military operations. The unique interaction between physical conditions and the geopolitical realities of different geographical settings are well illustrated. This book is therefore an excellent addition to the fields of military geography and military history, as well as other related military disciplines.

  20. Recruiting and Retention of Military Personnel (Recrutement et Retention du Personnel Militaire) (United States)


    Psicologia Social , 20(1), 45-60. [252] Turnley, W.H. and Feldman, D.C. (1998). Psychological contract breach during corporate restructuring. Human...2.4.1 Maternity Extended Leave 2E-4 2E.2.4.2 Extended Leave for Family Care 2E-4 2E.2.5 Social Protection 2E-4 2E.2.6 Regime of Pensions 2E-5 2E...Selection as Organizational Signals 3C-14 3C.5.2 Recruitment and Selection as Socialization 3C-14 3C.5.3 Recruitment and Selection from an

  1. The Canadian Human Rights Act. Employer Guide = Loi canadienne sur les droits de la personne. Guide pour employeurs. (United States)

    Canadian Human Rights Commission, Ottawa (Ontario).

    The purpose of this brochure is to inform employers and their management personnel about the existence, requirements, and effects of the Canadian Human Rights Act. Section 1 is an introduction to the Act. Section 2 focuses on preventive action by employers to eliminate discrimination. Special programs/affirmative action undertaken by employers to…

  2. Military Base Closures: Redevelopment Assistance Programs. CRS Report for Congress (United States)


    Programs DOD has the authority to provide a number of incentives and transition benefits to departing military personnel. These include early retirement incentives...qualified displaced DOD employees, financial incentives to encourage early retirement of eligible employees, and continued health insurance coverage


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    Ecaterina Livia TATAR


    Full Text Available The magnitude and challenges posed by the military transformation process cannot be overcome unless the personnel involved in implementing it is well trained and motivated, for this endeavor requires a set of special skills and knowledge. Therefore, this article attempts to present two possible tools to facilitate this complex process.

  4. African military forces participation in peace operations: what evolutions?

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    Mandrup, Thomas

    complex. PSO’s is the one department in the UN system that takes up the largest portion of combined UN budget in 2015 with a cost of nearly $9bn. In 2016 the UN have deployed more than 100.000 personnel, both military and police, distributed on 16 missions. Whilst most of the budget is spent on PSO...

  5. Overwhelming Force - A Persistent Concept in US Military Thinking

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    Ulrich, Philip Christian

    calls the “Civil War Concept”, based on overwhelming numbers in personnel and material superiority. The US Army followed this concept, and the entire US military for that matter, until the Vietnam War. Before the Vietnam War the concept was changed in order to limit the risk to ground forces...

  6. Tobacco use habits of naval personnel during Desert Storm. (United States)

    Forgas, L B; Meyer, D M; Cohen, M E


    This study examined availability and usage of tobacco products, and their potential impact on the oral health of naval personnel deployed to Desert Storm. Of 4,200 surveys mailed to a randomly selected sample, 45.6% were returned (N = 1,915). The respondents included 55.9% who reported a present or former smoking habit, 34.1% who identified themselves as current smokers (SM), and 23.8% who were smokeless tobacco (ST) users. Tobacco products were easily and inexpensively accessible through ship stores, exchange, or military support organizations (USO). While in the Persian Gulf, 7.0% started SM and 9.3% started ST, resulting in an overall 4.7 and 6.1% increase in SM and ST, respectively. Of those who were already tobacco users, 29.2% reported more SM use and 19.0% used ST more often. Stress (35.1%) and boredom (21.4%) were the most frequently cited reasons to start or increase use. Although 30.5% of respondents reported military personnel have encouraged them to quit, 77.2% reported that anti-smoking efforts have been unsuccessful in influencing them to quit. Since the tobacco usage rate is higher in the military than in the civilian sector, greater emphasis on preventive efforts in warranted to promote health and wellness.

  7. Harvey Cushing's Canadian connections. (United States)

    Feindel, William


    During his surgical career between 1896 and 1934, Harvey Cushing made eight visits to Canada. He had a broad impact on Canadian medicine and neurosurgery. Cushing's students Wilder Penfield and Kenneth McKenzie became outstanding leaders of the two major centers in Canada for neurosurgical treatment and training. On his first trip to Canada, shortly after completing his surgical internship in August 1896, Cushing traveled with members of his family through the Maritime Provinces and visited hospitals in Quebec and Montreal. Eight years later, in February 1904, as a successful young neurosurgeon at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, he reported to the Montreal Medico-Chirurgical Society on his surgical experience in 20 cases of removal of the trigeminal ganglion for neuralgia. In 1922, as the Charles Mickle Lecturer at the University of Toronto, Cushing assigned his honorarium of $1000 to support a neurosurgical fellowship at Harvard. This was awarded to McKenzie, then a general practitioner, for a year's training with Cushing in 1922-1923. McKenzie returned to initiate the neurosurgical services at the Toronto General Hospital, where he developed into a master surgeon and teacher. On Cushing's second visit to McGill University in October 1922, he and Sir Charles Sherrington inaugurated the new Biology Building of McGill's Medical School, marking the first stage of a Rockefeller-McGill program of modernization. In May 1929, Cushing attended the dedication of the Osler Library at McGill. In September 1934, responding to the invitation of Penfield, Cushing presented a Foundation Lecture-one of his finest addresses on the philosophy of neurosurgery-at the opening of the Montreal Neurological Institute. On that same trip, Cushing's revisit to McGill's Osler Library convinced him to turn over his own treasure of historical books to Yale University.

  8. How Should Canadian Literature Be Taught? (United States)

    Colborne, Garnet


    Discusses the rationale for and several approaches to teaching Canadian literature, including a cultural and regional approach to Canadian literature, a comparative approach, and a language study approach. (HTH)


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    Muharrem UCAR


    Full Text Available While objective parameters like sufficiency of the resources and the number of people benefiting from services are considered to evaluate the health services, the attitudes and behaviors which patients meet during taking this health service and ethical issues like patient rights are considered as second importance. But ethical parameters are more important for patients. Military health organizations have much responsibility about ethical issues; because they are usually the only institutions for the personnel who they serve to took health service, requested health service are usually indispensable and the patient couldn?t select the physician because of the structure of the organization and military conditions. It is necessary to educate personnel in military health organizations as well as in all of the health institutions about gaining communication skills and patient rights in order to reach the desired level in ethical issues. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2005; 4(1.000: 37-45

  10. Caffeine Use among Active Duty Navy and Marine Corps Personnel

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    Full Text Available Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES indicate 89% of Americans regularly consume caffeine, but these data do not include military personnel. This cross-sectional study examined caffeine use in Navy and Marine Corps personnel, including prevalence, amount of daily consumption, and factors associated with use. A random sample of Navy and Marine Corps personnel was contacted and asked to complete a detailed questionnaire describing their use of caffeine-containing substances, in addition to their demographic, military, and lifestyle characteristics. A total of 1708 service members (SMs completed the questionnaire. Overall, 87% reported using caffeinated beverages ≥1 time/week, with caffeine users consuming a mean ± standard error of 226 ± 5 mg/day (242 ± 7 mg/day for men, 183 ± 8 mg/day for women. The most commonly consumed caffeinated beverages (% users were coffee (65%, colas (54%, teas (40%, and energy drinks (28%. Multivariable logistic regression modeling indicated that characteristics independently associated with caffeine use (≥1 time/week included older age, white race/ethnicity, higher alcohol consumption, and participating in less resistance training. Prevalence of caffeine use in these SMs was similar to that reported in civilian investigations, but daily consumption (mg/day was higher.

  11. Leveduras do gênero Candida isoladas de sítios anatomicamente distintos de profissionais militares em Cuiabá (MT, Brasil Species of Candida isolated from anatomically distinct sites in military personnel in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil

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    Diniz Pereira Leite Júnior


    membranes; however emerging species have changed this epidemiological profile. The ability to colonize different anatomical sites has been associated with the pathogenicity of Candida when environmental conditions are particularly favorable. In the case of hot, humid climates, the attrition suffered by the skin and weakened immune defenses may result in yeasts becoming pathogenic rather than commensal organisms. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to diagnose yeast infections in military personnel and to evaluate the frequency of these infections in the individuals evaluated. METHODS: The clinical material analyzed was seeded in duplicate in Sabouraud dextrose agar (Difco™ and Mycosel medium (Difco™. The etiological agents were identified by observing the germ tubes, microculture and physiological characteristics, assimilation of carbon sources (auxanogram and fermentation of carbon sources (zymogram. RESULTS: Of a total of 197 patients evaluated, 91 (46.2% had episodes of candidiasis. The genitocrural region was the most commonly affected area (47.7% followed by the interdigital regions (between the toes or fingers (27.8%. Candida albicans, Candida parapsilosis, Candida tropicalis, Candida glabrata and emergent species such as Candida krusei and Candida guilliermondii were found. CONCLUSIONS: In the work environment, having to use shoes and uniforms for extended periods of time, in addition to stress and perspiration, were considered predisposing factors for the development of fungal infections.

  12. Responsible Canadian energy progress report

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    The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) represents oil and gas companies throughout Canada; its members produce over 90% of Canada's natural gas and crude oil output. The aim of the Association is to improve the economics of the Canadian upstream petroleum sector in an environmentally and socially responsible way. The aim of this Responsible Canadian Energy report is to present the performance data of CAPP's members for the year 2009. Data, trends, and performance analyses are provided throughout the document. This analysis makes it possible to determine where progress has been made and where performance improvement is necessary. It also presents success stories and best practices so that other companies can learn from them how to improve their own performance. This paper provides useful information on the performance of the upstream petroleum industry in Canada and highlights where the focus should be for further improvement in its performance.

  13. Birth of the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation


    Beck, Ivan T.


    The Canadian Digestive Disease Foundation, renamed the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation -- Fondation canadienne pour la promotion de la santé digestive -- in December 2001, is the culmination of ongoing efforts by the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology to establish an independent charitable organization. In February 2001, it was officially endorsed as the Foundation for the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. The initial efforts to establish this Foundation, led by Dr Richa...

  14. Effects of deployment on health behaviours in military forces: A review of longitudinal studies

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    Eva Pietrzak


    Full Text Available Background: Earlier studies indicating that operational deployment affects health behaviours among military personnel and veterans generally lacked final conclusiveness due to cross-sectional or retrospective design. Aim: The aim of this study is to review longitudinal studies investigating whether military service, in particular operational deployment, affects health behaviours, specifically alcohol misuse, smoking, eating disorders and obesity. Methods: A MEDLINE database search was performed, using relevant keywords and MESH terms. The US Millennium Cohort study website was used to obtain the list of relevant publications. Only studies with prospective longitudinal cohort design, conducted on military or veteran populations of developed countries serving after the Vietnam War and investigating health behaviours and health markers such as excessive drinking, smoking, disordered eating and body weight were included. Results: Six studies fulfilled the inclusion criteria, three that resulted from the US Millennium Cohort study and three that investigated other military populations. Deployment with combat exposure was the most significant factor affecting health behaviours of military personnel. Excessive drinking among US military personnel increased significantly in those deployed that were exposed to combat, especially among Reserve and National Guard members and in the youngest age groups, but was not affected by deployment without combat exposure. Among British military personnel, total alcohol consumption increased with time, was higher for those deployed compared to non-deployed, and highest in those who experienced war related stress. Smoking in the US military increased among those deployed, particularly among those with prolonged and multiple deployments or with combat exposure. Among British military personnel, smoking rates declined. Body weight increased for the majority of US military personnel, but disordered eating was reported

  15. A Topography for Canadian Curriculum Theory. (United States)

    Chambers, Cynthia


    Presents challenges to Canadian curriculum theorists: (1) to create curriculum languages and genres that represent all of Canada; (2) to use Canadian scholars and indigenous languages to find these curriculum languages and genres; (3) to seek interpretive tools to understand what it means to be Canadian; and (4) to create curriculum theory that…

  16. Canadian Children's Literature: An Alberta Survey (United States)

    Bainbridge, Joyce; Carbonaro, Mike; Green, Nicole


    This article presents the findings of an online survey administered to Alberta elementary school teachers in 2000-2001. The survey explored the teachers' knowledge and use of Canadian children's literature and their thoughts about the role of Canadian literature in elementary school classrooms. Canadian children's trade books espouse particular…

  17. The Ideological Orientations of Canadian University Professors (United States)

    Nakhaie, M. Reza; Brym, Robert J.


    This paper analyzes the ideological orientations of Canadian university professors based on a unique 2000 study of a representative sample of Canadian academics (n=3,318). After summarizing methodological problems with extant research on this subject, and tentatively comparing the political views of Canadian and American academics, the paper…

  18. Transnational archives: the Canadian case

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    Julia Creet


    Full Text Available This paper is a brief overview of the concept of the transnational archive as a counterpoint to the idea that a national archive is necessarily a locus of a static idea of nation. The Canadian national archives is used as a case study of an archives that was transnational in its inception, and one that has continued to change in its mandate and materials as a response to patterns in migration and changing notions of multiculturalism as a Canadian federal policy. It introduces the most recent formation of the transnational archive and its denizens: the genealogical archive inhabited by family historians.

  19. National Military Family Association (United States)

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  20. China's Military Diplomacy

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    He Qisong; Li Baowen


    Since the end of the Cold War, China's military diplomacy has displayed an omni-directional and multi-level form, and with an increasing transparency which has increased trust and reduced doubt. China has enhanced its conventional military functions and strengthened its military soft power. This has helped China develop into a responsible state on the world stage. Through military exchanges with other countries, the Chinese military has gradually strengthened its ability to undertake a variety of tasks. The Chinese military has to make greater efforts to counter the perception of a "China threat." There is also a need to establish a system of military spokesmen and to develop a theory of military diplomacy with Chinese characteristics.

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  2. Military plans massive Arctic exercise to prepare for environmental disaster

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    Planning by the Canadian military for a major exercise to prepare for a possible environmental disaster in the Mackenzie Delta is reported. There has been intense energy exploration over the least few years in the region and more is expected as the proposed pipeline to transport natural gas to southern markets is constructed. Additional drilling in the Beaufort Sea is also being rumored, which would represent further threat to the environment. The object of the exercise is for the military to be ready to respond to any industrial or shipping accident since the territorial government does not have the resources to do so. The Canadian Coast Guard and the RCMP also participated in the exercise last year; current plans call for bringing in Parks Canada, Environment Canada, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and some of the Alaska-based Americans to participate in the exercises this year. This year's exercises will address some of the recommendations contained in the 2000 Arctic Capability Report which was particularly critical of the lack of contingency planning, the reduced Arctic training received by the military, and the quality of equipment available to the military to respond to emergencies.

  3. Personnel Officers: Judging Their Qualifications. (United States)

    Webb, Gisela


    Discusses the backgrounds and qualifications appropriate for a library personnel administrator, including (1) a master's degree in library science; (2) library work experience; (3) additional training in administration, personnel management, organizational development, and psychology; and (4) personal attributes such as good communication skills,…

  4. Radiation exposure of U.S. military individuals. (United States)

    Blake, Paul K; Komp, Gregory R


    The U.S. military consists of five armed services: the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. It directly employs 1.4 million active duty military, 1.3 million National Guard and reserve military, and 700,000 civilian individuals. This paper describes the military guidance used to preserve and maintain the health of military personnel while they accomplish necessary and purposeful work in areas where they are exposed to radiation. It also discusses military exposure cohorts and associated radiogenic disease compensation programs administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Labor. With a few exceptions, the U.S. military has effectively employed ionizing radiation since it was first introduced during the Spanish-American War in 1898. The U.S military annually monitors 70,000 individuals for occupational radiation exposure: ~2% of its workforce. In recent years, the Departments of the Navy (including the Marine Corps), the Army, and the Air Force all have a low collective dose that remains close to 1 person-Sv annually. Only a few Coast Guard individuals are now routinely monitored for radiation exposure. As with the nuclear industry as a whole, the Naval Reactors program has a higher collective dose than the remainder of the U.S. military. The U.S. military maintains occupational radiation exposure records on over two million individuals from 1945 through the present. These records are controlled in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 but are available to affected individuals or their designees and other groups performing sanctioned epidemiology studies.Introduction of Radiation Exposure of U.S. Military Individuals (Video 2:19,

  5. Canadian contributions studies for the WFIRST instruments (United States)

    Lavigne, J.-F.; Rowlands, N.; Grandmont, F. J.; Lafrenière, D.; Marois, C.; Daigle, O.; Thibault, S.; Schade, D.; Artigau, É.; Brousseau, D.; Maire, J.; Cretot-Richert, G.; Ducharme, M.-È.; Levesque, L. E.; Laurin, D.; Dupuis, J.


    WFIRST-AFTA is the NASA's highest ranked astrophysics mission for the next decade that was identified in the New World, New Horizon survey. The mission scientific drivers correspond to some of the deep questions identified in the Canadian LRP2010, and are also of great interest for the Canadian scientists. Given that there is also a great interest in having an international collaboration in this mission, the Canadian Space Agency awarded two contracts to study a Canadian participation in the mission, one related to each instrument. This paper presents a summary of the technical contributions that were considered for a Canadian contribution to the coronagraph and wide field instruments.

  6. Military Review: The Professional Journal of the U.S. Army. Volume 80, Number 5, September-October 2000 (United States)


    conventional operations and then back again. 26 September-October 2000 l MILITARY REVIEW These areas are characterized by overpopulation , poverty, disease...Nations. The United Nations polynational and polylingual military forces in Korea now include personnel from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia , Denmark

  7. The 1998 Canadian Contraception Study. (United States)

    Fisher, William A.; Boroditsky, Richard; Bridges, Martha L.


    Describes the 1998 Canadian Contraception Study, a mailed survey which asked women about contraceptive practices past, present, and future (including use of oral contraceptives, condoms, and sterilization); familiarity with and opinion about different contraception methods; and general sexual and reproductive health. The paper also examines…

  8. Universal values of Canadian astronauts (United States)

    Brcic, Jelena; Della-Rossa, Irina


    Values are desirable, trans-situational goals, varying in importance, that guide behavior. Research has demonstrated that universal values may alter in importance as a result of major life events. The present study examines the effect of spaceflight and the demands of astronauts' job position as life circumstances that affect value priorities. We employed thematic content analysis for references to Schwartz's well-established value markers in narratives (media interviews, journals, and pre-flight interviews) of seven Canadian astronauts and compared the results to the values of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Russian Space Agency (RKA) astronauts. Space flight did alter the level of importance of Canadian astronauts' values. We found a U-shaped pattern for the values of Achievement and Tradition before, during, and after flight, and a linear decrease in the value of Stimulation. The most frequently mentioned values were Achievement, Universalism, Security, and Self-Direction. Achievement and Self Direction are also within the top 4 values of all other astronauts; however, Universalism was significantly higher among the Canadian astronauts. Within the value hierarchy of Canadian astronauts, Security was the third most frequently mentioned value, while it is in seventh place for all other astronauts. Interestingly, the most often mentioned value marker (sub-category) in this category was Patriotism. The findings have important implications in understanding multi-national crew relations during training, flight, and reintegration into society.

  9. Canadian Government Electronic Information Policy. (United States)

    Nilsen, Kirsti


    Examines development and evolution of Canadian government information policy in response to issues of preservation of data, information industry involvement in government data development and marketing, role of Crown copyright, and public access to government information in electronic formats. Six key information policy instruments are also…

  10. Canadian Literature in American Libraries (United States)

    Rogers, A. Robert


    Acquisition of Canadian literature by American libraries was investigated in three ways: questionnaires were sent to selected large libraries, titles were checked against the National Union Catalog'' and published literature describing major collections was examined. With the exception of the Library of Congress, American libraries purchase…

  11. The Financing and Personnel of the Lithuanian Army

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    Jokubauskas Vytautas


    Full Text Available In 2014, at the beginning of the crisis in Ukraine and Russia‘s aggression against this neighboring country, Lithuania became concerned about the strengthening of its military capabilities, augmenting the National Defense System (NDS budget by almost 50% in two years. This may be considered unprecedented, if seen against the background of the presidential elections and those to the European Parliament, the fiscal discipline, the introduction of euro, as well as Russia‘s economic sanctions, the political decision in the course of 2014 on increasing the defense assignation by 130 million litas and in 2015 the increase by planned additional 356 million litas. This article analyzes two closely related problems of the Lithuanian NDS capabilities. First of all, changes in the NDS financing are explored in the context of permanent agreements of Lithuanian political parties concerning the allocation of 2% of the GDP for defense. This is followed by the discussion of the issues of military personnel staffing and training of the reserve as well as future challenges. This research contributes to the assessment of the critical NDS financing and staffing not only within academic circles but particularly among politicians and society in general. Additionally, it contributes to the awareness of the problems the army encountered in seeking to implement the objective set for it: to ensure the military security of the state. In the presence of the emerging threats in the region, this is of particularly great significance to the demilitarized and pacifist society of Lithuania. The article aims at identifying financing and personnel planning problems throughout a quarter of the century, ranging from the restoration of the Army of the Republic of Lithuania to 2014 inclusively. At the same time, the study encourages a discussion by the academic community on issues of the military security of the Lithuanian State and provides analyses as well as possible

  12. Africa Command: U.S. Strategic Interests and the Role of the U.S. Military in Africa (United States)


    Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) has a semi- permanent troop presence at Camp Lemonier in Djibouti with more than 1,500 U.S. military and civilian residence. The U.S. military has a five year lease with the Djiboutian government for Lemonier , with the option to extend the lease for two more...Department’s military construction request includes $41.8 million for Camp Lemonier in Djibouti.41 CJTF

  13. Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. Incorporating the NATO Glossary of Terms and Definitions (English and French) (United States)


    reflecting the authenticator-(NATO) A letter, numeral, or degree of losses of personnel or materiel due guntoT letter, numeral , orto vrios ...1976, as amended. This assistance differs from attack position. the Military Assistance Program and the International Military Education and Train...GIC)-(DOD, international military education and training- NATO) The loading gauge upon which inter- (DOD) Formal or informal instruction provid- 189

  14. Training highly qualified health research personnel: The Pain in Child Health consortium (United States)

    von Baeyer, Carl L; Stevens, Bonnie J; Chambers, Christine T; Craig, Kenneth D; Finley, G Allen; Grunau, Ruth E; Johnston, C Celeste; Riddell, Rebecca Pillai; Stinson, Jennifer N; Dol, Justine; Campbell-Yeo, Marsha; McGrath, Patrick J


    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pain in Child Health (PICH) is a transdisciplinary, international research training consortium. PICH has been funded since 2002 as a Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, with contributions from other funding partners and the founding participation of five Canadian universities. The goal of PICH has been to create a community of scholars in pediatric pain to improve child health outcomes. METHODS: Quantitative analyses enumerated PICH faculty, trainees, training activities and scientific outputs. Interviews with PICH stakeholders were analyzed using qualitative methods capturing perceptions of the program’s strengths, limitations, and opportunities for development and sustainability. RESULTS: PICH has supported 218 trainee members from 2002 through 2013, from 14 countries and more than 16 disciplines. The faculty at the end of 2013 comprised nine co-principal investigators, 14 Canadian coinvestigators, and 28 Canadian and international collaborators. Trainee members published 697 peer-reviewed journal articles on pediatric pain through 2013, among other research dissemination activities including conference presentations and webinars. Networks have been established between new and established researchers across Canada and in 13 other countries. Perceptions from stakeholders commended PICH for its positive impact on the development of pediatric pain researchers. Stakeholders emphasized skills and abilities gained through PICH, the perceived impact of PICH training on this research field, and considerations for future training in developing researchers in pediatric pain. CONCLUSIONS: PICH has been successfully developing highly qualified health research personnel within a Canadian and international community of pediatric pain scholarship. PMID:25299474

  15. USAR prior service market : a comparison of reenlistment motivations with Reserve enlistment motivations of Active Duty personnel


    George W. Thomas; Davis, Helen


    This paper analyzes two decisions of Active Duty personnel: reenlistment and Reserve participation. Explanatory variables used to develop general turnover models for each decision included demographic, tenure, economic, and cognitive/affective orientation. Logit techniques were used to estimate the military affiliation models using data from the 1985 DOD Survey of Active Duty Officers and Enlisted Personnel. Results indicated that first term females tended to have both stronger Reserve intent...

  16. Personnel Investigations and Clearance Tracking (OPI) (United States)

    Office of Personnel Management — Security file-related information for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)'s employee and contractor personnel. The data is OPM-specific, not government-wide.

  17. Implementation of a System for Physiological Status Monitoring by using Tactical Military Networks

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    Goce Stevanoski


    Full Text Available E-health sensors are continuing to become more advanced and more reliable in monitoring the human physiological status. There is a continuous scope for improvement in their implementation in different emergency situations. Military organisations can take an advantage of this technology for applying physiological status monitoring on personnel engaged in military operations. This implementation is driven by continuous enhancements of existing communication equipment that produces more data capable radio networks in military environment. Based on these technologies we are proposing system communication architecture for applying real-time physiological status monitoring for personnel engaged in military operations. To examine the proposed architecture, a laboratory testing was performed. The laboratory work included a definition of military communication equipment, testing the received data with custom developed algorithm based on Markov decision process for automating the medical emergency protocol (MDP-AMEP and implementation of adequate data protocols for data transmitting. Obtained results showed that physiological status of the military personnel can be successfully monitored by using tactical military network.




    Growth of Military StatesAs late as 1961 the African image had not been tarnished to any great extent by the incidence of military coups. Indeed, a field study tour conducted in 1960- 1 - the year of independence as it has been called - to investigate the place of the armed forces in societies in Africa did not provide the evidence on which to forecast the eventual spate of coups. Togo was the first country in West Africa to experience a military coup when on 13 January 1963 Togolese soldiers...

  19. The History of Turkish Military Health Services

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    Muharrem Ucar


    Full Text Available One of the main objectives of military health services is to prevent suffering, injuries and death caused by wars which lead to great destructions on societies as much as possible. If the subject is considered for Turkish history, it is noted that personnel and duty processes of health services had an institutional feature and that duty was controlled by the government at Ottoman Empire. Public health practices, as a main component of military health services at both peace and war, has great importance. These practices should be determined thoroughly at peacetime by managers and preparations in that direction should be done and implemented. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2012; 11(1.000: 103-118

  20. Energy drink and energy shot use in the military. (United States)

    Stephens, Mark B; Attipoe, Selasi; Jones, Donnamaria; Ledford, Christy J W; Deuster, Patricia A


    Use of energy drinks and energy shots among military personnel is controversial. High amounts of caffeine (the primary active ingredient in these products) may impact performance of military duties. The impact of caffeine overconsumption and potential subsequent side effects that might be experienced by service members with unique roles and responsibilities is a concern. Reported here are the prevalence of use, reasons for use, and side effects associated with consumption of energy drinks and energy shots among several populations of active duty personnel in the US military. A snowball survey was sent to over 10,000 active duty personnel. A total of 586 (∼6% response rate) individuals completed a 30-item electronic survey. Over half of respondents (53%) reported consuming an energy drink at least once in the past 30 days. One in five (19%) reported energy shot consumption in the prior 30 days. One in five (19%) also reported consuming an energy drink in combination with an alcoholic beverage. Age and gender were significantly associated with energy drink consumption. Young male respondents (18-29 years) reported the highest use of both energy drinks and energy shots. Among those reporting energy drink and energy shot use, the most common reasons for consumption were to improve mental alertness (61%) and to improve mental (29%) and physical (20%) endurance. Nearly two-thirds (65%) of users self-reported at least one side effect. The most commonly reported side effects included increased pulse rate/palpitations, restlessness, and difficulty sleeping. Use of energy products among military personnel is common and has the potential to impact warrior health and military readiness.

  1. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) (United States)

    Social Security Administration — The purpose of this agreement is for SSA to verify SSN information for the Office of Personnel Management. OPM will use the SSN verifications in its investigative...

  2. Outplacement: An Established Personnel Function (United States)

    Scherba, John


    Every professional personnel department has the basic skills to provide at least minimum outplacement services such as resume preparation, resume typing and reproduction, counseling, and suggestions of job leads. (Author)

  3. Personnel Aspects of Library Automation

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    David C. Weber


    Full Text Available Personnel of an automation project is discussed in terms of talents needed in the design team, their qualifications and organization, the attitudes to be fostered, and the communication and documentation that is important for effective teamwork. Discussion is based on Stanford University's experience with Protect BALLOTS and includes comments on some specific problems which have personnel importance and may be faced in major design efforts.

  4. Canadian Content in Video Games


    Paul, Leonard


    THEME: Internationalism: Worlds at Play Topics: Internationalism, Identity in Gaming and Learning to Play Abstract: How does Canada fit into the global cultural context of video games? This paper investigates the culture being reflected in video games being produced in Canada as Canada is one of the world's leading producers of video games. It examines the how Canadian culture is represented in current new media artistic output against the culture, or lack of culture, being represented in vid...

  5. Military Advice and Civil-Military Relations (United States)


    Ballinger Publishing Company, 1985. Builder, Carl H. The Masks of war: American Military Styles in Strategy and Analysis. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins...9 Carl H. Builder, The Masks of war: American Military Styles in Strategy and Analysis (Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins...11 Carl von Clausewitz, On War, ed. Michael Howard and Peter Paret (New York, New York: Everyman’s Library , 1993), 733. 6 importance and thus the

  6. Systematic review of prognosis after mild traumatic brain injury in the military

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    Boyle, Eleanor; Cancelliere, Carol; Hartvigsen, Jan


    OBJECTIVE: The World Health Organization Collaborating Centre Task Force on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) published its findings on the prognosis of MTBI in 2004. This is an update of that review with a focus on deployed military personnel. DATA SOURCES: Relevant literature published between...... SYNTHESIS: The evidence was synthesized qualitatively and presented in evidence tables. Our findings are based on 3 studies of U.S. military personnel who were deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan. We found that military personnel with MTBI report posttraumatic stress disorder and postconcussive symptoms....... In addition, reporting of postconcussive symptoms differed on the basis of levels of combat stress the individuals experienced. The evidence suggests a slight decline in neurocognitive function after MTBI, but this decline was in the normal range of brain functioning. CONCLUSIONS: We found limited evidence...

  7. Military Surgeon and Humanity

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    LU Lu; WANG Yiran


    Military surgeons are a special group of doctors. They are both medical workers and soldiers.Their mission is to serve the wounded on the battlefield.And there is no doubt that military surgeons will save our comrades in the army. However,should a military surgeon save the wounded enemy? It is indeed a dilemma.Some may save the wounded enemy because military surgeons are doctors after all and they can't possibly abandon anybody to his fate,but some refuse to do so because military surgeons are soldiers.Therefore,some situations on the battlefield are discussed and advice is suggested for military surgeons,with heartfelt anticipation for there being less casualties on the battlefield as well as alleviating human suffering caused by war.

  8. Military Surgeon and Humanity

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    LU; Lu; WANG; Yiran


    Military surgeons are a special group of doctors.They are both medical workers and soldiers.Their mission is to serve the wounded on the battlefield.And there is no doubt that military surgeons will save our comrades in the army.However,should a military surgeon save the wounded enemy?It is indeed a dilemma.Some may save the wounded enemy because military surgeons are doctors after all and they can’t possibly abandon anybody to his fate,but some refuse to do so because military surgeons are soldiers.Therefore,some situations on the battlefield are discussed and advice is suggested for military surgeons,with heartfelt anticipation for there being less casualties on the battlefield as well as alleviating human suffering caused by war.

  9. Contexts for Ethnic Identity of Japanese Canadians


    浦田, 葉子; Yoko, URATA


    In this paper I reviewed the literature in order to gain a broad understanding of the contexts for ethnic identity of Japanese Canadians guided by the premise that ethnic identity is a situational as well as a primordial phenomenon. Two main areas were reviewed - the pattern of distribution of resources in Canadian society and the particular situation in which Japanese Canadians are placed. In the distribution of material resources, individual meritocracy for mass and social closure for elite...

  10. Iraqi Military Academies


    Nodar Z. Mossaki


    The article analyzes the system of training of officers in military academies in Iraq – in Zakho, Qalacholan, ar-Rustamiyah and an-Nasiriyah. The author describes the history of creation, process of evolution, challenges and features of training in these colleges. Particular attention paid to military academies in the territory of Iraqi Kurdistan, which actually do not obey the central government of Iraq, however, have the highest level of training. Currently, Iraq's military academies operat...

  11. The Thai-Canadian nuclear human resources development linkage project

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    Sumitra, Tatchai; Chankow, Nares [Chulalongkorn university (Thailand); Bradley, K.; Bereznai, G. [Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (Canada)


    The Thai-Canadian Nuclear Human Resources Development Linkage Project (the ''Project'') was initiated in 1994 in order to develop the engineering and scientific expertise needed for Thailand to decide whether and how the country can best benefit from the establishment of a nuclear power program. The Project was designed to upgrade current academics and people in industry, and to develop an adequate supply of new technical personnel for academic, industry, utility, regulatory and other government institutions. The key Project objectives included the establishment of a Chair in Nuclear Engineering at Chulalongkorn University, the upgrading of the current Masters level curriculum, the establishment of undergraduate and doctorate level curricula, development and delivery of an industrial training program for people in industry and government, exchanges of Thai and Canadian academics and industry experts to establish common research programs and teaching interests, and a public education program that was to test in Thailand some of the techniques that have been successfully used in Canada. (author)

  12. Vedr.: Military capacity building

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    Larsen, Josefine Kühnel; Struwe, Lars Bangert


    Kühnel Larsen and researcher Lars Bangert Struwe of CMS had organized a seminar in collaboration with Royal Danish Defense Colleg and the East African Security Governance Network. The seminar focused on some of the risks involved in Military capacity building and how these risks are dealt with from......Military capacity building has increasingly become an integral part of Danish defence. Military capacity is a new way of thinking Danish defence and poses a new set of challenges and opportunities for the Danish military and the Political leadership. On the 12th of december, PhD. Candidate Josefine...

  13. About Military Sexual Trauma

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  14. 48 CFR 752.7007 - Personnel compensation. (United States)


    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Personnel compensation... Personnel compensation. The following clause shall be used in all USAID cost-reimbursement contracts. Personnel Compensation (JUL 2007) (a) Direct compensation of the Contractor's personnel will be...

  15. 21 CFR 606.20 - Personnel. (United States)


    ... 21 Food and Drugs 7 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Personnel. 606.20 Section 606.20 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) BIOLOGICS CURRENT GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE FOR BLOOD AND BLOOD COMPONENTS Organization and Personnel § 606.20 Personnel. (a) (b) The personnel responsible for...

  16. The United States Military’s Role in Combating Transnational Organized Crime (United States)


    friendly military capabilities for self-defense and multinational operations, improving information exchange and intelligence sharing.”15 Within the...that mitigated and reduced interagency myopia on a particular aspect of the problem. Department of Defense forces were permitted to work hand in hand...personnel are not used for searches or arrests. The secretary may further authorize the sharing of intelligence gathered in purely military

  17. The effectiveness of technology-enhanced relaxation techniques for military medical warriors. (United States)

    Stetz, Melba C; Kaloi-Chen, Janalle Y; Turner, David D; Bouchard, Stéphane; Riva, Giuseppe; Wiederhold, Brenda K


    Combat zones can be very stressful for those in the area. Even in the battlefield, military medical personnel are expected to save others, while also staying alive. In this study, half of a sample of deployed military medical warriors (total n = 60) participated in technology-assisted relaxation training. Learning relaxation skills with a video clip of virtual reality relaxing scenes showed a statistically significant impact on the anxiety levels of the Experimental Group.

  18. Cultural intelligence support for military operations

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    Guthormsen, Amy M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; MacKerrow, Edward P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Merritt, Terence M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Morgart, Ruth E [INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY


    It has long been recognized that military success relies on knowledge of the enemy. In the context of standard warfare, adequate knowledge of the enemy may be gained by analyzing observable, measurable data. In the context of modern counterinsurgency operations and the global war on terror, the task of predicting the behavior of the enemy is vastly more complex and difficult. Without an understanding of the ways individuals in the host nation interpret and react to events, no amount of objective information can provide the insight required to accurately predict behavior. US military doctrine has begun to recognize the importance of the many ways that local culture can affect operation success. Increasingly military decision makers use cultural information in the service of operation planning, and troops are provided with pre-deployment cultural training. However, no amount of training can cover the breadth and depth of potentially useful cultural information, and no amount of careful planning can avoid the need to adapt as situations develop. Therefore, a critical challenge is to provide useful tools to US personnel in their efforts to collect, analyze, and utilize cultural information. Essential functions for cultural support tools include the following: (1) to narrow down a broad range of available data and focus the user's attention on context-relevant information, (2) to present cultural information in an easily understood form, (3) to prompt the user to seek relevant information in the environment, (4) to synthesize information, and (5) to predict outcomes based on possible courses of operation. In this paper, we begin by reviewing the ways in which military operations can benefit from cultural intelligence. We then discuss frameworks for analyzing cultural information in the context of a military operation. We conclude with a demonstration of our current efforts to develop a tool that meets the aforementioned functional challenges.

  19. Physical rehabilitation following polytrauma. The Canadian Forces Physical Rehabilitation Program 2008-2011. (United States)

    Besemann, Markus


    As a consequence of Canada's involvement in the war in Afghanistan, many members of the Canadian Forces have experienced debilitating injuries. Despite the Canadian Forces Health Services (CFHS) having outstanding relationships with many civilian care providers for the rehabilitation of injured soldiers, it became apparent early on that the high-level goals and aspirations of these returning soldiers were sometimes beyond the capability of these centres to facilitate. From this reality grew the need to develop a Physical Rehabilitation Program within the CFHS. This article describes the lessons learned since the creation of the program and outlines the future vision in terms of unique challenges and opportunities. The primary purpose of this article is to describe a hybrid model of civilian-military rehabilitation for injured soldiers and discuss the benefits and challenges of such a model of care.

  20. Predictors of Dietary Supplement Use by U.S. Coast Guard Personnel (United States)

    Austin, Krista G.; Price, Lori Lyn; McGraw, Susan M.; Lieberman, Harris R.


    Background Personnel in Armed Forces entities such as the US Coast Guard (USCG) engage in strenuous tasks requiring high levels of physiological and psychological fitness. Previous reports have found increased prevalence of dietary supplement (DS) use by military personnel to meet the demands of their occupation. Objective This study assessed DS prevalence and patterns of use in USCG personnel and compared these findings to reports from other Armed Forces personnel. Design Use of DS by USCG personnel (n = 1059) was assessed by survey at USCG installations. Data were weighted by age, sex, and rank to be representative of total USCG demographics. Results Seventy percent of USCG personnel reported using a DS at least 1 time/wk. Thirty-three percent used 1–2 DS ≤ 1 time/wk, 18% 3–4 DS ≥ 1 time/wk, and almost 19% ≥ 5 DS ≥ 1 time/wk. Average expenditure on DSs by UCSG personnel was $40/mo. More than 47% of USCG personnel used a multivitamin and mineral, 33% consumed protein supplements, 22% used individual vitamins and minerals, 23% reported taking combination products, and 9% consumed herbal supplements. Increased use of DS use was associated with high intensity operational occupations, participating in high volumes of aerobic exercise and strength training. Use of DS was not associated with age, education or body mass index. Conclusion Occupation is an important determinate of DS use. Prevalence of DS use by USCG personnel is greater than reported for other Armed Forces personnel and reflects high levels of participation in aerobic and strength training activities. PMID:26230407

  1. Predictors of Dietary Supplement Use by U.S. Coast Guard Personnel.

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    Krista G Austin

    Full Text Available Personnel in Armed Forces entities such as the US Coast Guard (USCG engage in strenuous tasks requiring high levels of physiological and psychological fitness. Previous reports have found increased prevalence of dietary supplement (DS use by military personnel to meet the demands of their occupation.This study assessed DS prevalence and patterns of use in USCG personnel and compared these findings to reports from other Armed Forces personnel.Use of DS by USCG personnel (n = 1059 was assessed by survey at USCG installations. Data were weighted by age, sex, and rank to be representative of total USCG demographics.Seventy percent of USCG personnel reported using a DS at least 1 time/wk. Thirty-three percent used 1-2 DS ≤ 1 time/wk, 18% 3-4 DS ≥ 1 time/wk, and almost 19% ≥ 5 DS ≥ 1 time/wk. Average expenditure on DSs by UCSG personnel was $40/mo. More than 47% of USCG personnel used a multivitamin and mineral, 33% consumed protein supplements, 22% used individual vitamins and minerals, 23% reported taking combination products, and 9% consumed herbal supplements. Increased use of DS use was associated with high intensity operational occupations, participating in high volumes of aerobic exercise and strength training. Use of DS was not associated with age, education or body mass index.Occupation is an important determinate of DS use. Prevalence of DS use by USCG personnel is greater than reported for other Armed Forces personnel and reflects high levels of participation in aerobic and strength training activities.

  2. A Cross-Sectional Study to Compare Caregiver Distress Among Korean Canadian, Chinese Canadian, and Other Canadian Home Care Clients

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    Byung Wook Chang


    Full Text Available This study examines the health of elderly Korean Canadians in home care and investigates the risk factors for caregiver distress of families caring for their elderly relatives. Korean Canadians, Chinese Canadians, and other Canadian home care clients were compared using the Resident Assessment Instrument–Home Care (RAI-HC. The assessments were done as a part of normal clinical practice between January 2002 and December 2010 within Ontario. A sample of 58,557 home care clients was analyzed using descriptive statistics and chi-square analysis at the bivariate level and multiple logistic regression models. The major finding of the present study is that Korean clients had higher physical impairments and higher prevalence of major chronic diseases, but they were less likely to receive personal support or nursing services. Moreover, the results provide clear evidence of the importance of language barriers for all linguistic minorities, including Korean Canadians.

  3. Personnel Management theories and applications

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    Yanni Feng


    @@ 1.Introduction Many new businesses are opened in the whole world every day.Unfortunately,only a minor part of them has success and continues its activity.There is a variety of reasons which determine the hankruptcy of companies.Most of them are included in running a business,and more and more people come to realize the significance of management,especially personnel management,as personnel represents the relationship between people in the company,which is a key point for the development of enterprise.

  4. Anti-personnel landmine injuries: a global epidemic. (United States)

    McIvor Joss, D


    Injuries and fatalities caused by anti-personnel landmines have become a global epidemic. Over 250 000 people alive today have been injured by landmines, many of whom required amputations. Civilians, including a large percentage of women and children, are injured at least as frequently as are military personnel. An estimated 10 000-100 000 additional people are killed or injured by landmines each year. There are presently in excess of 100 million active landmines buried or scattered throughout the world, and every day, an additional 5000 are put in place. The majority are in poor, underdeveloped, war-torn countries whose populations are already traumatized by conflict. At the cost of $300-000 per mine, the governments of these countries can not afford the process of de-mining their land, nor can they provide adequate emergency medical care and rehabilitation for landmine victims. The presence of mines in agricultural fields, near water supplies, along roadways and around villages, prevents the use of these essential resources, severely impacting on economic development. Health professionals are urged to support national and international legislation to completely ban the manufacture, sale and use of anti-personnel landmines.

  5. USSR Report, Military Affairs. (United States)


    watermelons, tobacco and grain on the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov for many years. A distinctive characteristic of theirs was a virtually zero forward...military-patriot- ic films and books, debates, trips to historic places, meetings with veterans, "Me- morial Shifts" and military sport

  6. Transforming Military Leaders (United States)


    McGraw Hill, 2005), 608. 41 Peter Guy Northouse , Leadership : Theory and Practice (New York: Sage Publications Inc, 2004), 151. 42 Ibid, 151. 43...KEY TERMS: Globalization, Military Transformation, Leadership CLASSIFICATION: Unclassified A phrase that captures the challenges associated with the... leadership competencies to fully execute our National Security Strategy across the parochial elements of diplomatic, information, military and economic

  7. Improving Military Ties

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    China and the United States appear poised to strengthen their troubled military exchanges Vice Chairman of China’s Central Military Commission Xu Caihou kicked off his 10-day-long official visit to the United States in a bid to

  8. Medication use among Canadian seniors. (United States)

    McPherson, Mark; Ji, Hong; Hunt, Jordan; Ranger, Rob; Gula, Cheryl


    As they age, many seniors develop a progressively more complex mix of health conditions. Multiple prescription medications are often required to help manage these conditions and control symptoms, with the goal of maintaining seniors' health for as long as possible. This article explores trends in the number and types of medications used by seniors on public drug programs in Canada. Our findings suggest that a high proportion of Canadian seniors are taking several medications, highlighting the need for medication management systems focusing on this population.


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    Modern English is an international language inthe world.Besides Great Britain,English is spokenas first language in 39 countries.These countries arelocated in different regions with different naturalfeatures,history development and cultural character-istics.Thus,English used in these different regionscarries its own regional character—forming Englishregional varieties.The main English regional varieties are:BritishEnglish,American English,Canadian English andSouth African English.Canada is a rich country inNorth America with its own characteristics,which of

  10. Rural Canadian Youth Exposed to Physical Violence (United States)

    Laye, Adele M.; Mykota, David B.


    Exposure to physical violence is an unfortunate reality for many Canadian youth as it is associated with numerous negative psychosocial effects. The study aims to assist in understanding resilience in rural Canadian youth exposed to physical violence. This is accomplished by identifying the importance of protective factors, as measured by the…


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    Full Text Available This paper sums up the applications of Statistical model such as ARIMA family timeseries models in Canadian lynx data time series analysis and introduces the method of datamining combined with Statistical knowledge to analysis Canadian lynx data series.

  12. A Boost for Sino-Canadian Ties

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    @@ If Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit to China last December led to a thaw in the frozen Sino-Canadian relations in recent years, Chinese President Hu Jintao's latest trip to Ottawa appeared to usher in yet another warm period for these deep-rooted relations.

  13. Canadian Library Integrated Systems: Second Annual Survey. (United States)

    Merilees, Bobbie


    Reports the results of a survey of the Canadian integrated library systems market. The analysis includes comparisons of large versus microcomputer-based installations by type of library and across all libraries, foreign sales by Canadian vendors, and trends in the library systems market. (CLB)

  14. Military Enlistments: What Can We Learn from Geographic Variation? (United States)


    American Economic Review , Vol. 77, No. 2, May 1967, pp. 19- S31. Ash, Colin...Udis, Bernard, and McNown, Robert F. ’Enlistments in the All-volunteer Force: A Military Personnel Supply Model and Its Forecasts,’ American Economic Review , Vol...8217 American Economic Review , Vol. 59, No. 3, June 1969, pp. 239-254. Friedman, Milton. Price Theory (Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company, 1976).

  15. Resurgence of measles in the French military forces in 2010



    Abstract Since the start of 2010 there has been a flare-up of measles in France, following on the resurgence observed in 2008. The aim of this study was to present results of the epidemiological surveillance of measles in the French armed forces and to describe the increase in incidence. Measles was surveyed from 1992 to 2010. Criteria for report were those used for French national compulsory notification. The data, concerning active military personnel, were provided by the physici...

  16. Performance Assessment of Military Teams in Simulator and Live Exercises (United States)


    their continuous love and support. Special warmth , gratitude and love goes to my wonderful wife, Eva. You are the anchor that keeps me grounded, and...Abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics (e.g., cognitive, physical , hardiness and sensory) (U.S. Army, 2005). The availability of personnel and training exercises expose cadet teams to a wide range of psychological and physical stressors representative of those found in military

  17. The Influence of iPad Technology on the Academic and Social Experiences of Veteran and Military Students: Academic Preparation, Collaboration Socialization, and Information Access (United States)

    Compomizzi, Joseph


    With the recent changes to the Post 9/11 GI Bill, it is anticipated that the number of military personnel and U.S. veteran students enrolled in college will double to nearly two million by 2015. As non-traditional students, military and veteran college students also have unique social and academic experiences and needs which have been identified…

  18. Iraqi Military Academies

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    Nodar Z. Mossaki


    Full Text Available The article analyzes the system of training of officers in military academies in Iraq – in Zakho, Qalacholan, ar-Rustamiyah and an-Nasiriyah. The author describes the history of creation, process of evolution, challenges and features of training in these colleges. Particular attention paid to military academies in the territory of Iraqi Kurdistan, which actually do not obey the central government of Iraq, however, have the highest level of training. Currently, Iraq's military academies operate on the basis of the NATO standards. Iraqi military academies paid miuch attention to the specifics of the military and political situation in Iraq – counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations, patrolling cities, fighting in an urban environment etc. Significant place in the curriculum take the courses contributing to the formation of pro-Western sentiment.

  19. The Military's Business

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    Rasmussen, Mikkel Vedby

    If the military were a business, would you buy shares? Over recent years, Western armed forces, particularly the US, have been costing more yet achieving less. At the same time, austerity measures are reducing defence budgets. This book uses defence data to examine the workings of modern Western...... militaries and explore what kind of strategies can overcome this gap between input and output. Instead of focusing on military strategy, Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen seeks to draw on the ideas of business strategy to assess alternative business cases - reforming military HR to combat instability in the 'Global...... South' or utilising new technologies to overcome the prohibitive costs of current systems. Analysing the philosophical, strategic and budgetary underpinnings of these alternatives, he concludes that a more radical break from current military organisational practices is needed which would allow them...

  20. Shrinking the Civil-Military Divide: A Military Perspective (United States)


    Government, the United States Military resides . If the government is a behemoth, it is in no small part due to the size of the military. As one...Department’s future military leaders. See no evil , hear no evil , speak no evil is the curriculum when it comes to civil- military relations, partisan

  1. Human resources needs in the Canadian wind energy industry

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    Wittholz, H. [Synova International Business Development, London, ON (Canada)


    This paper reviewed human resources issues related to wind energy expansion. As the fastest growing energy source in the world, wind energy has the potential to provide thousands of jobs. With the signing of the Kyoto Protocol, the Canadian government and industry will take measures to increase the use of renewable energy. As such, forecasters predict that Canada's total installed capacity will increase from 444 MW in 2004 to 5,600 MW by 2012. Initially, employment opportunities will be in the service industry, followed by an increased demand for scientists, engineers, technicians and other personnel with specialized knowledge in the wind industry. This paper described the assumptions on which the forecasted demand for skilled labour is based. Approximately 2,230 technicians will be required by 2012 to develop and manufacture wind turbines and to establish an infrastructure that would maximize the benefits of the emerging industry for Canadians. Wind energy initiatives include the establishment of a competitive manufacturing and service base; the provision of specialized training and education to meet the human resources demands of the industry; and, support from research and development to reduce the knowledge gap between Canada and Europe. Canada also holds the potential to establish a niche market for hybrid wind-diesel-storage systems. Insurance companies and investors will require high standards to safeguard their investments. A breakdown of various jobs in the wind power industry was presented along with forecasts of revenues and employment in Canada's wind energy industry. This paper also outlined the wind energy research programs available at Canadian universities, colleges and institutes. It was recommended that education and training programs in this field of study should be developed based on proven programs with a governing body to ensure industry requirements are met. It was also suggested that partnerships should be formed with successful

  2. Integrated Personnel and Training Information for TRADOC System Managers (TSM): Technological GAPS (United States)


    a technological gap was said to exist. In addition to technical reports, texts and handbooks, an extensive search was made of military publications...of, the handbook for TRADOC system managers (Kinton, 1979) and through interviews with TSMs and their staffs. For this report a " technological gap " is...personnel and training requirements are identified. A major technological gap that exists relative to these activities concerns our lack of knowledge

  3. Dental Caries Progression Among U.S. Marine Corps Personnel Following Operational Deployment (United States)


    OPTIONS FOR RISK CATEGORIES AGE CATEGORY RISK CATEGORY CHILD / ADOLESCENT ADULT LOW Educational reinforcement re: good oral hygiene and use of...Dental classification guidelines are used by dental officers of the U.S. armed forces to categorize the severity of oral disease in military personnel to... periodontal abscess (n = 3; 7.7%), and one case (2.6%) each of traumatic ulcer, sialadenitis, soft tissue laceration, and suture removal; the

  4. The Prevalence of Obesity in a Nigerian Military Population

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    Ezekiel Taiwo Adebayo Obashina Ayodele Ogunbiyi Ishiaku Baba Abdulkareem Nurudeen Ayoola Hussain


    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Background: Worldwide, obesity is increasing in prevalence, nearing epidemic proportions in the United States of America. Also, there are reports of rising prevalence in Africa. Obesity is an important aetiological factor for many non-communicable diseases. Recent anecdotal reports indicate that the prevalence of non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus and bronchial asthma is increasing among Nigerian military personnel; however, the rate of possible aetiological factors such as obesity is not known. Obesity can be evaluated using the body mass index (BMI, waist circumference and waist to height ratio (WHR. However, for epidemiological convenience and study within populations, the BMI is satisfactory. Methodology: A cross sectional study. Data of Nigerian military personnel�s annual medical examination conducted between January and March 2010 were retrieved to compute body mass index using World Health Organisation (WHO criteria. Results: 39.6% of personnel were overweight or obese. Most of these were aged between 30 and 39 years. While there were differences in the BMI of males and females, this did not reach statistical significance. Conclusion: To manage weight problems, focused health education, increased physical activity and nutritional advice are necessary. Modalities such as waist circumference should be added to annual medical examination of military personnel to improve the predictive value of the examination. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2011; 10(3.000: 313-318

  5. Catalog of Canadian Industrial Capabilities. (United States)


    pressure pipe. They accept custom orders for military projects such as launch tubes (pod and hand-held) and rocket motor casings, etc., for the US Army...developed the CANDU - pressurized heavy water reactor system. It has helped to commercialize the radioisotope industry in the medical, pharmaceutical and...traceability of inspection data. Their quality control policy is said to be approved to meet the requirements of various US DOD QC specifications as

  6. Project Management Personnel Competencies Evaluation

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    Full Text Available An important factor for the success management of IT projects is the human resource. People involved in the project management process have to be evaluated. In order to do that, same criteria has to be specified. This paper describes some aspects regarding the personnel evaluation.

  7. Health Human Resources Guidelines: Minimum Staffing Standards and Role Descriptions for Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Healthcare Teams. (United States)

    McIntosh, Ian D


    In cystic fibrosis clinics across Canada, the most common barrier that healthcare workers face when providing care to their patients is having too little time. The Health Human Resources Guidelines were developed to define specifically what amounts of time should be allocated for each discipline of cystic fibrosis clinical care and to provide a description of all the roles involved, reinforcing how these work together to provide comprehensive multidisciplinary care. With involvement from all cystic fibrosis clinics in Canada, through the use of a tailored survey, the Health Human Resources Guidelines are an exclusively Canadian document that has been developed for implementation across the country. The guidelines have been incorporated into a national Accreditation Site Visit program for use in evaluating and improving care across the country and have been distributed to all Canadian cystic fibrosis clinics. The guidelines provide hospital administrators with clear benchmarks for allocating personnel resources to the cystic fibrosis clinics hosted within their institutions.

  8. Characterization of Metacarpal Fractures in a Military Population. (United States)

    Dichiera, Robert; Dunn, John; Bader, Julia; Bulken-Hoover, Jamie; Pallis, Mark


    The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence and type of metacarpal (MC) fractures in a military population, and whether these fractures are related to age, military occupational specialty, aggression, or accidental injury. A retrospective record-based review was conducted at a single military center over a 5-year period. Service members with index finger through small finger MC fracture were identified. Data were collected utilizing Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application and electronic profile (e-profile) databases. Data collected included demographic information, mechanism of injury, nature of injury, total number of visits, and estimated time on physical restriction. 400 patients met inclusion criteria. Males accounted for 94% of the study population, 75% of fractures were of the small finger MC, 54% of patients were between 20 and 24 years, 90% were sustained by junior enlisted personnel, and most occurred by punching. Men aged readiness.

  9. Toward a social theory of sexual risk behavior among men in the Armed Services: understanding the military occupational habitus. (United States)

    Anastario, Michael P; Hallum-Montes, Rachel; Reyes, Elfryn; Manzanero, Russell; Chun, Helen


    Worldwide, military personnel have been recognized as a population at elevated risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV; however, it is not well understood how the military occupation itself is implicated in the production of sexual risk behavior. Using qualitative and quantitative data collected from the Belize Defense Force (BDF), we employed a grounded theoretical framework and the Bourdieusian concept of the field and habitus to clarify how the military occupation is implicated in structuring aspects of sexual risk behaviors among personnel. We focus results on in-depth qualitative interviews conducted with 15 male-identified BDF personnel. We identify and describe how two field elements, namely operational tempo and ongoing exposure to occupational hazards, are occupationally specific field elements implicated in the production of sexual risk behavior through the mediating matrix of the military class habitus. Our findings demonstrate a conceptual clarity regarding the institutional field and habitus through which military personnel make sense of and act on the risk of bodily harm with regard to their own sexual behaviors. We conclude by outlining our theoretical concept so that it can be directly applied in public health efforts in order to leverage military occupational field elements for the purpose of HIV and STI prevention.

  10. The impact of foreign postings on accompanying military spouses: an ethnographic study

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    Gillian Blakely


    Full Text Available As part of an ethnographic study, the impact of foreign postings on spouses who accompany military personnel was explored. Individual interviews and focus groups with 34 British military spouses based in one location in southern Europe were conducted. Key findings suggested that reaction to a foreign posting was a reflection of personal attitudes, prior experiences, support, ability to adjust to change and strength of relationship with the serving spouse and community. For many the experience was positive due to the increased opportunity for family time, for others this helped to compensate for the difficulties experienced. Some military spouses experienced significant distress on the posting, particularly if the family was not well-supported. The potential implications of military spouses not adapting to foreign postings have significant implications for healthcare practice. Provision of more appropriate support resources before and during the posting would facilitate the transition for the military spouse and their family.

  11. Changes in the mean hearing threshold levels in military aircraft maintenance conscripts. (United States)

    Park, Won-Ju; Moon, Jai-Dong


    Aircraft maintenance crews are constantly exposed to severe aircraft noise. The purpose of this study was to verify whether noise from aircraft adversely affects the hearing threshold levels (HTLs) of aircraft maintenance conscripts during their 2 years of mandatory military service. This study included 3,000 male aircraft maintenance conscripts who work in the military runway area. We measured and analyzed HTLs at 2-4 kHz. The duration of exposure to noise increased with an increase in rank; however, HTLs showed a tendency to decrease. We attributed such contradicting results to the learning effect and adaptation to military service. However, we suspected that sudden deafness in 6 conscripts (0.2%) was due to loud noise in the runway area during military service. The effectiveness of the hearing conservation program for short-term military service personnel could be increased by focusing on preventing sudden deafness and preenlistment baseline audiogram tests.

  12. Social Workers' Role in the Canadian Mental Health Care System (United States)

    Towns, Ashley M.; Schwartz, Karen


    Objective: Using Canadian survey data this research provides social workers in Canada with a better understanding of their role in the Canadian mental health care system. Methods: By analyzing data from the Canadian Community Health Survey, Cycle 1.2 Mental Health and Well-being, the role of social workers in the Canadian mental health system was…


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    Catalin Constantin SAMOILA


    Full Text Available From a very wide perspective, planning has raised lots of issues over time. Management and business theory struggle to teach what planning is, and why it is so dramatically important, in a manner which seemingly quotes Antoine de Saint-Exupery -“A goal without a plan is just a wish”, or sets up awareness through Benjamin Franklin’s famous words -“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” [1]. However, some voices are circumspect or balance between the usefulness of plans and planning: “… plans are useless, but planning is indispensable” [2], while others, sporadically but decisively, criticize the entire organizational planning process, presenting it as a total failure [3]. Sometimes the ‘cons’ are right, meaning that real life might bring more surprise than ever expected. Even so, organizations benefit from planning by trying at least to ‘see’ one step forward, and to avoid total uncertainty or critical situations, if not to improve. The military ones are not exempt. Military planning has become the organic environment for such organizations since Napoleonic wars, or even longer ago. This present attempt does not intend to deeply analyze the antagonist advocacies over planning, but to bring under comparison, in a brief manner, the business-shaped theoretical approach of planning, against the real concerns of the Romanian military system in terms of manpower planning.

  14. The Bright Face of Dark Tourism - Military Conflicts and World Travel in the Modern Era

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    Mihály Miklós Nagy


    Full Text Available In the history of modern culture, besides its primary task of imposing political will, the military has also served as a major travel institution. The geographical dimensions of wars and the increasingly greater military forces involved have resulted in millions of people being compelled to get to know foreign lands and cultures as soldiers. Thus, military forces have become agents of developing societies’ geographical culture. This phenomenon is the bright face of dark tourism. Still, dark tourism has another positive aspect as well: the scientific exploration of certain landscapes and regions. Modern military forces have launched numerous scientific explorations to learn about the Earth. There are two types of such explorations: exploratory trips related to military campaigns and endeavors of purely scientific purposes. At the same time, scientific knowledge accumulated in the military has also played important roles in geographic research. The transportation of large numbers of personnel and the scientific expeditions of military forces have led to the development of military travel literature, whose significance goes beyond the framework of military geography and which has become an organic part of academic geographical literature.

  15. Military-Media Relationships: Analyzing U.S. Navy Officers’ Attitudes Towards the News Media (United States)


    the media act as stress relievers for members of society, which keeps social conflicts to a minimum. News reporting has been a focus of sociological ...Civil-Military Gap & National Security. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA 2001, p. 133. 33 Wright, Charles. Mass Communication: A Sociological Perspective. New...A Canadian Perspective.” Mohawk College macionis /massmedia.html. 24 civilian satellite photographs of

  16. A perspective on Canadian shale gas

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    Johnson, Mike; Davidson, Jim; Mortensen, Paul


    In a relatively new development over just the past few years, shale formations are being targeted for natural gas production. Based on initial results, there may be significant potential for shale gas in various regions of Canada, not only in traditional areas of conventional production but also non-traditional areas. However, there is much uncertainty because most Canadian shale gas production is currently in experimental or early developmental stages. Thus, its full potential will not be known for some time. If exploitation proves to be successful, Canadian shale gas may partially offset projected long-term declines in Canadian conventional natural gas production.

  17. National Finance Center Personnel/Payroll System (United States)

    US Agency for International Development — The NFC system is an USDA system used for processing transactions for payroll/personnel systems. Personnel processing is done through EPIC/HCUP, which is web-based....

  18. Chinese Feelings Cherished By Canadians

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    <正>On March 30, "The Chinese Feelings Across the Pacific-The Century Exhibition of the Old Photos Treasured by the Canadians" was open in the Lu Xun Museum in Beijing. The exhibition lasted for one week. At the exhibition some old photos taken in the early 20th century were on display, showing James G. Endicott, envoy of world peace, together with Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai; the family of O. L. Kilborn, one of the founders of West China Union University, together with Chinese women with bound feet: O. L. Kilborn treating the wounded soldiers during the Revolution of 1911; Leslie Earl Willmott in Chinese tunic suit and his wife reluctant to bid farewell to China, as well as photos of Ashley Woodward Lindesay, founder of China’s modern


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    Full Text Available This paper will discuss the existence of a Canadian Political Business Cycle (PBC during the period 1946-1989. Logit analysis was used to determine if changes in the unemployment rate, growth of real GNE and the rate of inflation are significantly different in the period before an election than during the rest of the electoral term. It was found that the rate of growth in the unemployment rate declines and the rate of growth of real GNP increases in the four quarters before an election. The behavior of these variables reverses in the period after an election. These findings are consistent with a political business cycle. Policy variables, under a majority government, also behave in a manner associated with a PBC, with the government stimulating the economy approximately two years into its term so that good economic news will occur before it has to call an election. Minority governments tend to simulate the economy immediately after taking office.

  20. Personnel

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    Schopper,H; Andersen


    Le président du conseil M.Doran explique la décision que le conseil du Cern vient de prendre sur la 4.étape du régime complémentaire des pensions. Le président du comité des finances le Dr.Andersen ainsi que le Prof.Connor(?) prennent aussi la parole



    Kuznetsova Ekaterina Andreevna


    The motivation of the personnel in any economic conditions remains a leading link in an enterprise control system. At creation of system of motivation tracking of extent of its impact on productivity of work of the personnel is important. The boomerang effect which is shown in a demotivating of separate groups of the personnel is often observed. In article features of manifestation of demotivating factors at various stages of work of the personnel are analyzed, the circle of the reasons bring...

  2. Control for occupationally exposed personnels

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    Murakami, Hiroyuki [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan). Tokai Research Establishment; Momose, Takuma


    The present status of the technology for the measurement of personnel exposure dose was reviewed based on the basic concept of ICRP Recommendation on new assessment of exposure dose. The personnel dosimeter which has been mostly used by occupationally exposed personnels in Japan is film badge or thermoluminescence dosimeter. Now, photoluminescent glass dosimeter has been paid attention because pulse excitation method by UV laser has been developed. Measurement at an accuracy of 0.1 mSv or more became possible by using this dosimeter at present. In addition, characteristic studies for practical application of electronic, photostimulated luminescence and neutron dosimeters are progressing now. Revision of kinetic model of in vivo metabolism of radioactive substances is progressing based on the recent findings since ICRP Recommendation in 1990. Monitoring an individual internal exposure is made by two methods; direct measurement of the radiation emitted from the body and indirect one by radioanalysis of excretes etc. The latter is inferior to the former in respect of the accuracy of dose assessment, but the direct method is more suitable to detect a little amount of radioactive substance incorporated because of its high sensitivity. In future, it is needed to provide a considerable number of whole body counters against a large-scale nuclear accident. (M.N.)

  3. 14 CFR 91.1049 - Personnel. (United States)


    ... scheduling or flight release personnel are on duty to schedule and release program aircraft during all hours... 14 Aeronautics and Space 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Personnel. 91.1049 Section 91.1049... Management § 91.1049 Personnel. (a) Each program manager and each fractional owner must use in...

  4. 76 FR 47516 - Personnel Management in Agencies (United States)


    ... management terms, including the Human Capital Management Report (HCMR). Outline OPM's requirements for the... MANAGEMENT 5 CFR PART 250 RIN 3206-AL98 Personnel Management in Agencies AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing...

  5. 46 CFR 107.113 - Industrial personnel. (United States)


    ... 46 Shipping 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Industrial personnel. 107.113 Section 107.113 Shipping... CERTIFICATION General § 107.113 Industrial personnel. Industrial personnel are all persons, exclusive of the... unit for the sole purpose of carrying out the industrial business or functions of the unit....

  6. 49 CFR 193.2711 - Personnel health. (United States)


    ... 49 Transportation 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Personnel health. 193.2711 Section 193.2711 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY...: FEDERAL SAFETY STANDARDS Personnel Qualifications and Training § 193.2711 Personnel health. Each...

  7. 40 CFR 264.16 - Personnel training. (United States)


    ... 40 Protection of Environment 25 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Personnel training. 264.16 Section 264... Facility Standards § 264.16 Personnel training. (a)(1) Facility personnel must successfully complete a program of classroom instruction or on-the-job training that teaches them to perform their duties in a...

  8. United States Military Presence in Central Asia: Implications of United States Basing for Central Asian Stability (United States)


    Europe and reducing the number of military personnel by 40,000 to 60,000. According to United States Air Force General Charles Wald , there are...The Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz is quoted as saying United States presence “…may be more political than actually military” and that

  9. Challenges in Utilising Key Leader Engagement in Civil-Military Operations (United States)


    experience from Afghanistan represented different organisations: Swedish Armed Forces (SwAF), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency ( Sida ...with Swedish civil and military personnel • Extensive experience from several missions, focus on Afghanistan • Organisations: SwAF, Sida , SAK and

  10. English Learning Strategies of Various Nations: A Study in Military Context (United States)

    Solak, Ekrem


    How successful learners learn English has been one of the primary interest of scientists and researchers in recent years. Therefore, this study aimed to determine what language learning strategies the military personnel from different nations used while learning English. 56 subjects from 14 different nations deployed in three different military…

  11. Connections, Partnerships, Opportunities, and Programs to Enhance Success for Military Students (United States)

    Ford, Deborah; Northrup, Pamela; Wiley, Lusharon


    Active-duty personnel, reservists, veterans, and their spouses or dependents represent 30% of the 10,000 students at the University of West Florida (UWF). With base realignment activities, a rise in the number of troops returning from deployments, and an increase in military-affiliated students on campus, the needs of veterans and their families…

  12. A Statistical Analysis of the Deterrence Effects of the Military Services’ Drug Testing Policies (United States)


    Trends in Alcohol, Illicit Drug, and Cigarette Use among U.S. Military Personnel: 1980- 1992. Armed Forces and Society (Summer) . 36. Gujarati ... Damodar N., 1995. Basic Econometrics. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill. 37. Klienbaum, David G. 1994. Logistic Regression: A Self Learning Text. New

  13. 76 FR 776 - Interim Change to the Military Freight Traffic Unified Rules Publication (MFTURP) NO. 1 (United States)


    ... Department of the Army Interim Change to the Military Freight Traffic Unified Rules Publication (MFTURP) NO... Command (SDDC) is providing notice that it is releasing an interim change to the MFTURP No. 1 that will become effective January 1, 2011. The interim change updates the personnel security requirements for...

  14. Cutaneous leishmaniasis in three Dutch military cohorts following jungle training in Belize

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    P.P.A.M. van Thiel; J.E. Zeegelaar; T. van Gool; W.R. Faber; P.A. Kager


    Skin lesions occur frequently in travelers to tropical countries. Military personnel acquire skin lesions regularly during jungle training as did Dutch troops who trained in the jungle of Belize in 1998, 2004 and 2009, in an area endemic for cutaneous leishmaniasis. Demographic and clinical data wer

  15. The Proper Role of the United States Military in Combatting Drug Smuggling. (United States)


    support personnel and aviators, the operation destroyed $229.2 million worth of cannabis from 1977-85 at a total cost to the State of less than $1...produced for US import. The largest foreign sources of marijuana are Columbia, Mexico, and Jamaica . (79:1) The use of US military resources in these

  16. 32 CFR 215.9 - Providing military resources to civil authorities. (United States)


    ... the handling of requests for DoD facilities, personnel, equipment, or supplies, received from... respective military departments. (ii) The Director, Defense Supply Agency, is authorized to approve requests... renewal of outstanding loans, may be denied at any level in the chain of command down to and...

  17. Canadian national nuclear forensics capability project

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    Ball, J.; Dimayuga, I., E-mail: [Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Chalk River, Ontario (Canada); Summerell, I. [Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada); Totland, M. [Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Chalk River, Ontario (Canada); Jonkmans, G. [Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada); Whitlock, J. [Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Chalk River, Ontario (Canada); El-jaby, A. [Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada); Inrig, E. [Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)


    Following the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit, Canada expanded its existing capability for nuclear forensics by establishing a national nuclear forensics laboratory network, which would include a capability to perform forensic analysis on nuclear and other radioactive material, as well as on traditional evidence contaminated with radioactive material. At the same time, the need for a national nuclear forensics library of signatures of nuclear and radioactive materials under Canadian regulatory control was recognized. The Canadian Safety and Security Program, administered by Defence Research and Development Canada's Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS), funds science and technology initiatives to enhance Canada's preparedness for prevention of and response to potential threats. DRDC CSS, with assistance from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, formerly Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, is leading the Canadian National Nuclear Forensics Capability Project to develop a coordinated, comprehensive, and timely national nuclear forensics capability. (author)

  18. Canadian Law Schools: In Search of Excellence. (United States)

    Trakman, Leon E.


    Academically, Canadian education is at the crossroads between formalism and functionalism, with the latter prevailing in recent years. There now arises a demand for a more integrated approach, linking legal theory with legal practice. (MSE)

  19. Facts about Canadian musk-oxen (United States)

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This paper discusses the historical and current status of the Canadian musk-oxen. The musk-oxen's distribution, social structure, food and range, and breeding...

  20. Canadian Business Schools: Going out of Business? (United States)

    Dobni, Dawn; Dobni, Brooke


    Using Porter's five-forces model (potential entrants, suppliers, buyers, rivalry, substitutes) to analyze competition in Canadian university business schools, the authors conclude that schools are becoming increasingly vulnerable to competitive pressures and that strategic reorientation is necessary. (SK)

  1. Canadian National Identity and Anti-Americanism

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    Canadian national identity is closely related to antiAmericanism and for Canadians,comparing with America has become the main way to identify themselves.So some scholars argue that Canada lacks a real national identity and this is the main reason of its anti-American tradition.However,the author remarks Canada has its national identity.In this paper,the author will present three reasons to support her view.

  2. Canadian National Identity and Anti-Americanism

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    Canadian national identity is closely related to anti-Americanism and for Canadians,comparing with America has become the main way to identify themselves.So some scholars argue that Canada lacks a real national identity and this is the main reason of its anti-American tradition.However,the author remarks Canada has its national identity.In this paper,the author will present three reasons to support her view.

  3. Severe Neuropsychiatric Reaction in a Deployed Military Member after Prophylactic Mefloquine

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    Alan L. Peterson


    Full Text Available Recent studies of military personnel who have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan have reported a number of combat-related psychiatric disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and traumatic brain injury. This case report involves a 27-year-old male active-duty US military service member who developed severe depression, psychotic hallucinations, and neuropsychological sequelae following the prophylactic use of the antimalarial medication mefloquine hydrochloride. The patient had a recent history of depression and was taking antidepressant medications at the time of his deployment to the Middle East. Psychiatrists and other health care providers should be aware of the possible neuropsychiatric side effects of mefloquine in deployed military personnel and should consider the use of other medications for malaria prophylaxis in those individuals who may be at increased risk for side effects.

  4. Measuring Moral Injury: Psychometric Properties of the Moral Injury Events Scale in Two Military Samples. (United States)

    Bryan, Craig J; Bryan, AnnaBelle O; Anestis, Michael D; Anestis, Joye C; Green, Bradley A; Etienne, Neysa; Morrow, Chad E; Ray-Sannerud, Bobbie


    As the construct of moral injury has gained increased conceptual and empirical attention among military personnel and veterans, preliminary attempts to operationalize and measure the construct have emerged. One such measure is the Moral Injury Event Scale (MIES). The aim of the current study was to further evaluate the MIES's psychometric properties in two military samples: a clinical sample of Air Force personnel and a nonclinical sample of Army National Guard personnel. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses across both samples supported a three-factor solution: transgressions by others, transgressions by self, and betrayal. Transgressions-Others was most strongly associated with posttraumatic stress; Transgressions-Self was most strongly associated with hopelessness, pessimism, and anger; and Betrayal was most strongly associated with posttraumatic stress and anger. Results support the construct validity of the MIES, although areas for improvement are indicated and discussed.

  5. The Airman and the State: An F-22 Pilot’s Perspective on Civil-Military Relations (United States)


    of Air Force personnel adapting to the linguistic cues of their leadership, it was also the result of a concerted Air Force...Military Relations: The Postmodern Democratic Challenge,” World Affairs 167, no. 3 (Winter 2005): 99. 62 program to condition officers to expect (and...460. 55 Bacevich, “The Paradox of Professionalism,” 333. 56 Don Snider, “America’s Postmodern Military,” World Policy Journal 17, iss. 1 (Spring

  6. Canadian suppliers of mining goods and services: Links between Canadian mining companies and selected sectors of the Canadian economy

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    Lemieux, A. [Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada)


    Economic links between Canada's minerals and metals industry and Canadian suppliers of mining goods and services are examined to provide an insight into the interdependencies of these two key resource-related components of Canada's economy. The impact of globalization of the mining industry, estimates of its economic potential and the potential for exporting goods and services in conjunction with Canadian mining projects abroad are also assessed. The study concludes that the links between Canadian mining companies and the rest of the economy are difficult to quantify, due to the absence of statistical data that would differentiate supplier transactions with mining companies from those with other areas of the economy. At best, the approaches used in this study give but an imperfect understanding of the complex relationships between mining companies and their suppliers. It is clear, however, that as much of the demand for mining products is global, so is the supply, therefore, globalization of the mining industry, while creating unprecedented opportunities for Canadian suppliers to provide expertise, goods and services to Canadian and other customers offshore, the fact remains that mining multinationals buy a lot of their supplies locally. As a result, only some of the opportunities created by mining companies based in Canada and elsewhere will translate into sales for Canadian suppliers. Nevertheless, Canadian suppliers appear to have considerable depth in products related to underground mining, environment protection, exploration, feasibility studies, mineral processing, and mine automation. There appear to be considerable opportunities to derive further benefits from these areas of expertise. Appendices contain information about methodological aspects of the survey. 8 tabs., 32 figs., 6 appendices.

  7. Efficacy of a smoking quit line in the military: baseline design and analysis. (United States)

    Richey, Phyllis A; Klesges, Robert C; Talcott, Gerald W; Debon, Margaret; Womack, Catherine; Thomas, Fridtjof; Hryshko-Mullen, Ann


    Thirty percent of all military personnel smoke cigarettes. Because of the negative health consequences and their impact on physical fitness, overall health, and military readiness, the Department of Defense has identified the reduction of tobacco use as a priority of US military forces. This study aims to evaluate the one-year efficacy of a proactive versus reactive smoking quit line in the US military with adjunctive nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in both groups. This paper reports on the baseline variables of the first 1000 participants randomized, the design, and proposed analysis of the randomized two-arm clinical trial "Efficacy of a Tobacco Quit Line in the Military". Participants are adult smokers who are Armed Forces Active Duty personnel, retirees, Reservist, National Guard and family member healthcare beneficiaries. All participants are randomized to either the Counselor Initiated (proactive) group, receiving 6 counseling sessions in addition to an 8-week supply of NRT, or the Self-Paced (reactive) group, in which they may call the quit line themselves to receive the same counseling sessions, in addition to a 2-week supply of NRT. The primary outcome measure of the study is self-reported smoking abstinence at 1-year follow-up. Results from this study will be the first to provide evidence for the efficacy of an intensive Counselor Initiated quit line with provided NRT in military personnel and could lead to dissemination throughout the US Air Force, the armed forces population as a whole and ultimately to civilian personnel that do not have ready access to preventive health services.

  8. Determining optimal clothing ensembles based on weather forecasts, with particular reference to outdoor winter military activities. (United States)

    Morabito, Marco; Pavlinic, Daniela Z; Crisci, Alfonso; Capecchi, Valerio; Orlandini, Simone; Mekjavic, Igor B


    Military and civil defense personnel are often involved in complex activities in a variety of outdoor environments. The choice of appropriate clothing ensembles represents an important strategy to establish the success of a military mission. The main aim of this study was to compare the known clothing insulation of the garment ensembles worn by soldiers during two winter outdoor field trials (hike and guard duty) with the estimated optimal clothing thermal insulations recommended to maintain thermoneutrality, assessed by using two different biometeorological procedures. The overall aim was to assess the applicability of such biometeorological procedures to weather forecast systems, thereby developing a comprehensive biometeorological tool for military operational forecast purposes. Military trials were carried out during winter 2006 in Pokljuka (Slovenia) by Slovene Armed Forces personnel. Gastrointestinal temperature, heart rate and environmental parameters were measured with portable data acquisition systems. The thermal characteristics of the clothing ensembles worn by the soldiers, namely thermal resistance, were determined with a sweating thermal manikin. Results showed that the clothing ensemble worn by the military was appropriate during guard duty but generally inappropriate during the hike. A general under-estimation of the biometeorological forecast model in predicting the optimal clothing insulation value was observed and an additional post-processing calibration might further improve forecast accuracy. This study represents the first step in the development of a comprehensive personalized biometeorological forecast system aimed at improving recommendations regarding the optimal thermal insulation of military garment ensembles for winter activities.

  9. Epidemiological Factors Associated with Increased Body Mass Index in Active Duty Military Engaged in Vigorous Physical Activity (United States)


    Reissued 4/2006) Page 41 Continuation Format Page Prentice, A. & Jebb, S. (1995). Obesity in Britain: gluttony or sloth ? British Medical Journal...objectives among U.S. military personnel, Prev Med 2006; 42: 390-96. 6. Prentice A, Jebb S: Obesity in Britain: gluttony or sloth ? BMJ 2006; 311: 437-39...personnel, Prev Med 2006; 42: 390-96. 2. Prentice A, Jebb S: Obesity in Britain: gluttony or sloth ? BMJ 2006; 311: 437-39. 3. Basu S. Military not

  10. Theorizing Gender in Contemporary Canadian Citizenship: Lessons Learned from the CBC's "Greatest Canadian" Contest (United States)

    Jubas, Kaela


    In this article, I have used the 2004 Greatest Canadian contest as an example of media's educational function. Contrary to mainstream discourse of gender-neutral citizenship, this contest reiterates a notion of Canadian citizenship as masculinized, classed, and raced. Gramsci's concepts of "hegemony," "ideology", and…

  11. Medical cannabis - the Canadian perspective. (United States)

    Ko, Gordon D; Bober, Sara L; Mindra, Sean; Moreau, Jason M


    Cannabis has been widely used as a medicinal agent in Eastern medicine with earliest evidence in ancient Chinese practice dating back to 2700 BC. Over time, the use of medical cannabis has been increasingly adopted by Western medicine and is thus a rapidly emerging field that all pain physicians need to be aware of. Several randomized controlled trials have shown a significant and dose-dependent relationship between neuropathic pain relief and tetrahydrocannabinol - the principal psychoactive component of cannabis. Despite this, barriers exist to use from both the patient perspective (cost, addiction, social stigma, lack of understanding regarding safe administration) and the physician perspective (credibility, criminality, clinical evidence, patient addiction, and policy from the governing medical colleges). This review addresses these barriers and draws attention to key concerns in the Canadian medical system, providing updated treatment approaches to help clinicians work with their patients in achieving adequate pain control, reduced narcotic medication use, and enhanced quality of life. This review also includes case studies demonstrating the use of medical marijuana by patients with neuropathic low-back pain, neuropathic pain in fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain in multiple sclerosis. While significant preclinical data have demonstrated the potential therapeutic benefits of cannabis for treating pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and cancer, further studies are needed with randomized controlled trials and larger study populations to identify the specific strains and concentrations that will work best with selected cohorts.

  12. [Preventive vaccinations for medical personnel]. (United States)

    Kerwat, Klaus; Goedecke, Marcel; Wulf, Hinnerk


    Vaccinations are among the most efficient and important preventive medical procedures. Modern vaccines are well tolerated. In Germany there are no longer laws for mandatory vaccinations, either for the general public or for medical personnel. Vaccinations are now merely "officially recommended" by the top health authorities on the basis of recommendations from the Standing Committee on Vaccinations (STIKO) of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) according to § 20 para 3 of the Protection against Infection law (IfSG). The management of vaccine damage due to officially recommended vaccinations is guaranteed by the Federal States. Whereas vaccinations in childhood are generally considered to be a matter of course, the willingness to accept them decreases markedly with increasing age. In the medical sector vaccinations against, for example, hepatitis B are well accepted while other vaccinations against, for example, whooping cough or influenza are not considered to be so important. The fact that vaccinations, besides offering protection for the medical personnel, may also serve to protect the patients entrusted to medical care from nosocomial infections is often ignored.

  13. The Chief of Naval Personnel Asked, and Here is What They Said (An Analysis of Written Comments from the Navy Personnel Survey 1990) (United States)


    any other terminal disease. I currently share an office with a guy who is HlV positive. (0-4) 17 AIDS is a scary thing andI quite honestly do not want...unconcerned about contracting AIDS. As he said: Military personnel are not high risk for -etting AIDS. Intravenous drug users and homosexuals, both rare in...In my status, it is a 12-13 month waiting period. Please pass this on to the proper office. (Misc) E-5 E-6 I’m a drug and alcohol abuse counselor on

  14. Impact of phlebotomine sand flies on U.S. Military operations at Tallil Air Base, Iraq: 1. background, military situation, and development of a "Leishmaniasis Control Program". (United States)

    Coleman, Russell E; Burkett, Douglas A; Putnam, John L; Sherwood, Van; Caci, Jennifer B; Jennings, Barton T; Hochberg, Lisa P; Spradling, Sharon L; Rowton, Edgar D; Blount, Keith; Ploch, John; Hopkins, Grady; Raymond, Jo-Lynne W; O'Guinn, Monica L; Lee, John S; Weina, Peter J


    One of the most significant modern day efforts to prevent and control an arthropod-borne disease during a military deployment occurred when a team of U.S. military entomologists led efforts to characterize, prevent, and control leishmaniasis at Tallil Air Base (TAB), Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Soon after arriving at TAB on 22 March 2003, military entomologists determined that 1) high numbers of sand flies were present at TAB, 2) individual soldiers were receiving many sand fly bites in a single night, and 3) Leishmania parasites were present in 1.5% of the female sand flies as determined using a real-time (fluorogenic) Leishmania-generic polymerase chain reaction assay. The rapid determination that leishmaniasis was a specific threat in this area allowed for the establishment of a comprehensive Leishmaniasis Control Program (LCP) over 5 mo before the first case of leishmaniasis was confirmed in a U.S. soldier deployed to Iraq. The LCP had four components: 1) risk assessment, 2) enhancement of use of personal protective measures by all personnel at TAB, 3) vector and reservoir control, and 4) education of military personnel about sand flies and leishmaniasis. The establishment of the LCP at TAB before the onset of any human disease conclusively demonstrated that entomologists can play a critical role during military deployments.

  15. Academic and Military Instructional Technology. (United States)

    Branson, Robert K.

    This paper examines the practices and accomplishments of the military in the area of instructional technology. An examination of historical background is used to increase the precision of the definition of instructional technology. Specific contributions of the military are described and then uses of instructional technology in the military and…

  16. Canned rice products as Philippine military food ration. (United States)

    Azanza, Maria Patricia V


    Canned prototypes of rice (CR) and rice meal with pork sausage (CRM) were developed as military food ration models for evaluation by personnel in the Bonifacio Naval Station, Fort Bonifacio, Makati, Philippines. The prototypes were produced based on the assumption that a serving size equivalent to 400 g cooked rice and a meat-based viand using a 1:4 (wt/wt) viand to rice ratio was adequate as a single-serve meal for a typical Philippine military personnel. The CR and CRM prototypes were low acid products with pH values of 4.9 and 5.5, respectively. The processed rice portions of the prototypes showed about 200% volume and weight increases, moderate clumpiness and low percentage breakage. More than 90% of the respondents agreed that CR and CRM were suitable military food rations. Majority of the panelists indicated preference for meat-based and poultry-based viands. Bulk and weight portativity problems, however, were raised with the 400 g serving size of cooked products in cans.

  17. Syria’s Military Capabilities and Options for Military Intervention

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    Pradhan-Blach, Flemming


    This background paper does not endorse any military action towards Syria. The document does not reflect or express any official Danish policy or a position of the University of Copenhagen or the Centre for Military Studies. The purpose of this paper is to briefly describe military capabilities...... and options in order to provide a factual background for the ongoing discussion on possible military intervention in the Syrian conflict and Denmark’s possible participation in such an intervention. The paper is primarily based on the Military Balance published by the International Institute for Strategic...

  18. Autonomous military robotics

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    Nath, Vishnu


    This SpringerBrief reveals the latest techniques in computer vision and machine learning on robots that are designed as accurate and efficient military snipers. Militaries around the world are investigating this technology to simplify the time, cost and safety measures necessary for training human snipers. These robots are developed by combining crucial aspects of computer science research areas including image processing, robotic kinematics and learning algorithms. The authors explain how a new humanoid robot, the iCub, uses high-speed cameras and computer vision algorithms to track the objec

  19. The Military's Business

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    Rasmussen, Mikkel Vedby

    If the military were a business, would you buy shares? Over recent years, Western armed forces, particularly the US, have been costing more yet achieving less. At the same time, austerity measures are reducing defence budgets. This book uses defence data to examine the workings of modern Western...... South' or utilising new technologies to overcome the prohibitive costs of current systems. Analysing the philosophical, strategic and budgetary underpinnings of these alternatives, he concludes that a more radical break from current military organisational practices is needed which would allow them...

  20. Alcohol use in a military population deployed in combat areas: a cross sectional study

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    Hanwella Raveen


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Alcohol misuse is more prevalent among military populations. Association between PTSD and heavy drinking have been reported in many studies. Most of the studies on alcohol use among military personnel are from US and UK. Aim of this study is to describe alcohol consumption patterns among military personnel in Sri Lanka, a country where the alcohol consumption among the general population are very different to that in US and UK. Methods Cross sectional study consisting of representative samples of Sri Lanka Navy Special Forces and regular forces deployed in combat areas continuously during a one year period was carried out. Data was collected using a self report questionnaire. Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT was used to assess alcohol consumption. Results Sample consisted of 259 Special Forces and 412 regular navy personnel. The median AUDIT score was 2.0 (interquartile range 6.0. Prevalence of current drinking was 71.2 %. Of the current users 54.81 % were infrequent users (frequency ≤ once a month while 37.87 % of users consumed 2–4 times a month. Prevalence of hazardous drinking (AUDIT ≥ 8 was 16.69 % and binge drinking 14.01 %. Five (0.75 % had AUDIT total ≥20. There was no significant difference between Special Forces and regular forces in hazardous drinking or binge drinking. Total AUDIT score ≥16 were associated with difficulty performing work. Conclusions High rates of hazardous drinking and binge drinking described among military personnel in US and UK were not seen among SLN personnel deployed in combat areas. This finding contrasts with previously reported association between combat exposure and hazardous alcohol use among military personnel. Alcohol use among military personnel may be significantly influenced by alcohol consumption patterns among the general population, access to alcohol and attitudes about alcohol use. Similar to findings from other countries, heavy


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    Oleh Yu. Shyshka


    Full Text Available The article considers the directions of software simulators development in the professional training of military personnel. It is outlined the theoretical approaches to understanding ICT training. The authors found out the essential features of the concepts of "software simulator", "educational technology", "technology of education", "programmed training". The article analyzes the domestic, foreign and international experience of using software simulators in the military education sphere. It presents the general trend of implementation of information and communication technologies and their impact on defined areas of development professional military software simulators.

  2. Considerations for incorporating eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic omega-3 fatty acids into the military food supply chain. (United States)

    Ismail, Adam; Rice, Harry B


    The U.S. military may consider exploring the inclusion of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), in the diets of active duty military personnel. To be successful, certain challenges must be overcome including determining appropriate dosage, ensuring cost efficiency, and optimizing stability. To increase EPA and DHA intake, the military should consider using one of three strategies, including mandates or recommendations on omega-3 supplement usage, contracts to purchase commercially available foods for distribution in the food supply chain, or direct addition of EPA and DHA into currently consumed foods. This review presents the challenges and strategies and provides potential suggestions to the military to increase the likelihood of success.

  3. Community-integrated brain injury rehabilitation: Treatment models and challenges for civilian, military, and veteran populations. (United States)

    Trudel, Tina M; Nidiffer, F Don; Barth, Jeffrey T


    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major health problem in civilian, military, and veteran populations. Individuals experiencing moderate to severe TBI require a continuum of care involving acute hospitalization and postacute rehabilitation, including community reintegration and, one would hope, a return home to function as a productive member of the community. In the military, the goal is to help individuals with TBI return to active duty or make an optimal return to civilian life if the extent of their injuries necessitates a "medical board" discharge. Whether civilian, military, or veteran with TBI, individuals who move beyond the need to live in a facility must be reintegrated back into the community. This article discusses four treatment models for community reintegration, reviews treatment standardization and outcome issues, and describes a manualized rehabilitation pilot program designed to provide community reintegration and return to duty/work for civilians, veterans, and military personnel with TBI.


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    Peter McCormick


    Full Text Available Since the 1970s, the appointment of trial judges in Canada has generally involved an arms-length committee of professionals, although the structure of these committees and their role in the process has varied from province to province, as well as evolving over time. Yet these “new” structures and “new” processes did not prevent a major judicial appointment scandal in the province of Quebec in 2010, culminating in the formation of the Bastarache Committee to recommend changes. This paper summarizes the forty-year history of Canadian judicial appointment committees, identifies the major challenges that face those committees, and suggests the basic values toward which reforms to the appointment process might be directed. Depuis les années 1970, la nomination des juges de première instance au Canada a généralement mis à contribution un comité de professionnels indépendants, bien que la structure de ce comité et son rôle dans le processus de nomination aient varié d’une province à l’autre et évolué avec le temps. Ces « nouvelles » structures et « nouveaux » processus n’ont certes pas empêché l’éclatement du scandale sur la nomination des juges au Québec en 2010. Ce scandale a donné lieu à la formation de la Commission Bastarache qui avait notamment le mandat de recommander des changements. La présent document résume les quarante ans d’histoire des comités canadiens de nomination des juges, recense les principaux défis que ces comités doivent relever, et propose les valeurs fondamentales qui devraient inspirer les réformes du processus de nomination.

  5. Director general presentation to personnel

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    Dear Colleagues, Many important discussions are scheduled for the upcoming Council Week (13-17 June) on topics including the Medium-Term Plan, the Pension Fund and other matters of great relevance to us.   I would therefore like to share the main outcome of the week with you and I invite you to join me and the Directors in the Main Auditorium at 10 a.m. on Thursday 23 June. The meeting will last about one hour and a webcast will also be available. Best regards, Fabiola Gianotti DG presentation to personnel Thursday 23 June at 10 am Main Auditorium Retransmission in Council Chamber, IT Auditorium, Kjell Jonhsen Auditorium, Prevessin 864-1-C02 Webcast on More information on the event page.

  6. 33 CFR 127.707 - Security personnel. (United States)


    ...) WATERFRONT FACILITIES WATERFRONT FACILITIES HANDLING LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS AND LIQUEFIED HAZARDOUS GAS Waterfront Facilities Handling Liquefied Natural Gas Security § 127.707 Security personnel. The...

  7. Cementing Military Bonds

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    China and the United States incorporate military cooperation into their strategic dialogue The recently concluded fifth round of the China-U.S.Strategic Dialogue with its special focus on defense was an instrumental first step for the two countries to advance their mili- tary relations through formal discussions,

  8. On Military Theory (United States)


    sciences and philosophies are based on dubious premises or are in fact pseudosciences. Modern military theory was heavily influenced by empiricism and...determinism. Empiricism is described as a logical process based on pursuing knowledge through observation and experiments. One can make sensible

  9. USSR Report Military Affairs (United States)


    good job of selecting cadets and to avoid errors. For example, a group of scientists at the Donetsk Higher Military Political School of Engineer...Troops and Signal Troops imenl Army General A.A. Yepishev, together with colleagues from the Donetsk State Medical Institute imeni Maxim Gorkiy, did a

  10. USSR Report, Military Affairs. (United States)


    blunders of Hitler as a political and military leader, now by our country’s climatic and weather conditions.which were "unfavorable" for the German...Portugal, over Gibraltar and the Mediterranean Sea. (According to other data, including the French press, American aircraft "cut short" this route by a

  11. Modernization of the Military

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    China’s armed forces emphasize development and transformation,says national defense white paper China issued a white paper on national defense on March 31.The document,the seventh of its kind the Chinese Government has issued since 1998,says China will never seek hegemony or adopt the approach of military expansion

  12. Resilience among Military Youth (United States)

    Easterbrooks, M. Ann; Ginsburg, Kenneth; Lerner, Richard M.


    In this article, the authors present their approach to understanding resilience among military connected young people, and they discuss some of the gaps in their knowledge. They begin by defining resilience, and then present a theoretical model of how young people demonstrate resilient functioning. Next they consider some of the research on…

  13. A Roadmap for Canadian Submillimetre Astronomy

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    Webb, Tracy; Di Francesco, James; Matthews, Brenda; Murray, Norm; Scott, Douglas; Wilson, Christine


    We survey the present landscape in submillimetre astronomy for Canada and describe a plan for continued engagement in observational facilities to ~2020. Building on Canada's decadal Long Range Plan process, we emphasize that continued involvement in a large, single-dish facility is crucial given Canada's substantial investment in ALMA and numerous PI-led submillimetre experiments. In particular, we recommend: i) an extension of Canadian participation in the JCMT until at least the unique JCMT Legacy Survey program is able to realize the full scientific potential provided by the world-leading SCUBA-2 instrument; and ii) involvement of the entire Canadian community in CCAT, with a large enough share in the partnership for Canadian astronomers to participate at all levels of the facility. We further recommend continued participation in ALMA development, involvement in many focused PI-led submillimetre experiments, and partnership in SPICA.

  14. Birth of the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation. (United States)

    Beck, Ivan T


    The Canadian Digestive Disease Foundation, renamed the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation--Fondation canadienne pour la promotion de la santé digestive--in December 2001, is the culmination of ongoing efforts by the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology to establish an independent charitable organization. In February 2001, it was officially endorsed as the Foundation for the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. The initial efforts to establish this Foundation, led by Dr Richard McKenna in 1963, were unsuccessful. In 1991, Glaxo Canada (now GlaxoSmithKline) became a founding donor, and with the four founding physicians--Drs Ivan T Beck, Richard H Hunt, Suzanne E Lemire and Alan BR Thomson--the expenses to establish the Foundation were met. A charitable number was obtained in 1995 (0997427-11). The second founding donor was Janssen Canada (now Janssen-Ortho), and public education support came from Astra Canada (now AstraZeneca Canada). The Foundation initially relied on corporate donors, but now approaches physicians, patients and the general public. The objectives of the Foundation are to advance the science of gastroenterology and to provide knowledge of digestive diseases and nutrition to the general public, to enhance the quality of life of persons who are afflicted with these disorders. The major achievements of the Foundation are the provision of one-year operating grants to new investigators, which have allowed them to accumulate early data and subsequently obtain support from other major granting organizations. It also provides Fellowships and studentship support grants, in conjunction with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the pharmaceutical industry. The education committee found that there was little research support in this field, considering the large economic burden of digestive disease and the amount of outstanding work done by Canadian researchers. A bilingual Web site, a web-based specialist's discussion program and bilingual

  15. A Course in Canadian Film for U.S. Students (United States)

    Gutenko, Gregory


    Canadian Film will be a new course in the Communications Studies department at the University of Missouri at Kansas City particularly designed for non-Canadian Midwestern US students. It will not only introduce students to the richness and significance of Canadian film as both art and entertainment (which is virtually unrecognized around here),…

  16. 47 CFR 101.1423 - Canadian and Mexican coordination. (United States)


    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Canadian and Mexican coordination. 101.1423... GHz Band § 101.1423 Canadian and Mexican coordination. Pursuant to § 2.301 of this chapter, MVDDS systems in the United States within 56 km (35 miles) of the Canadian and Mexican border will be...

  17. Management of hereditary angioedema: 2010 Canadian approach

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    Bowen Tom


    Full Text Available Abstract C1-inhibitor (C1-INH deficiency is a rare blood disorder resulting in angioedema attacks that are debilitating and may be life-threatening. Prophylaxis and therapy of events has changed since our first Canadian Consensus Conference on the diagnosis, therapy and management of HAE. We have formed the Canadian Hereditary Angioedema Network (CHAEN/Réseau Canadien d'Angioédème Héréditaire (RCAH - to advance care of patients with this disorder in Canada. We here present a review of management of HAE in Canada.

  18. Statistics in action a Canadian outlook

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    Lawless, Jerald F


    Commissioned by the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC), Statistics in Action: A Canadian Outlook helps both general readers and users of statistics better appreciate the scope and importance of statistics. It presents the ways in which statistics is used while highlighting key contributions that Canadian statisticians are making to science, technology, business, government, and other areas. The book emphasizes the role and impact of computing in statistical modeling and analysis, including the issues involved with the huge amounts of data being generated by automated processes.The first two c

  19. Calculation of ground vibration spectra from heavy military vehicles (United States)

    Krylov, V. V.; Pickup, S.; McNuff, J.


    The demand for reliable autonomous systems capable to detect and identify heavy military vehicles becomes an important issue for UN peacekeeping forces in the current delicate political climate. A promising method of detection and identification is the one using the information extracted from ground vibration spectra generated by heavy military vehicles, often termed as their seismic signatures. This paper presents the results of the theoretical investigation of ground vibration spectra generated by heavy military vehicles, such as tanks and armed personnel carriers. A simple quarter car model is considered to identify the resulting dynamic forces applied from a vehicle to the ground. Then the obtained analytical expressions for vehicle dynamic forces are used for calculations of generated ground vibrations, predominantly Rayleigh surface waves, using Green's function method. A comparison of the obtained theoretical results with the published experimental data shows that analytical techniques based on the simplified quarter car vehicle model are capable of producing ground vibration spectra of heavy military vehicles that reproduce basic properties of experimental spectra.

  20. The expanding role of military entomologists in stability and counterinsurgency operations. (United States)

    Robert, Leon L; Rankin, Steven E


    Military entomologists function as part of medical civil-military operations and are an essential combat multiplier direction supporting COIN operations. They not only directly support US and coalition military forces by performing their traditional wartime mission of protecting personnel from vector-borne and rodent-borne diseases but also enhance the legitimacy of medical services by the host nation government such as controlling diseases promulgated by food, water, vectors, and rodents. These unique COIN missions demand a new skill set required of military entomologists that are not learned from existing training courses and programs. New training opportunities must be afforded military entomologists to familiarize them with how to interact with and synergize the efforts of host nation assets, other governmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and international military partners. Teamwork with previously unfamiliar groups and organizations is an essential component of working in the COIN environment and can present unfamiliar tasks for entomologists. This training should start with initial entry training and be a continual process throughout a military entomologist's career. Current COIN operations require greater tactical and operational flexibility and diverse entomological expertise. The skills required for today's full spectrum medical operations are different from those of the past. Counterinsurgency medical operations demand greater agility, rapid task-switching, and the ability to adequately address unfamiliar situations and challenges.

  1. PTSD in the military: special considerations for understanding prevalence, pathophysiology and treatment following deployment

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    Rachel Yehuda


    Full Text Available Given the unique context of warzone engagement, which may include chronic threat, multiple and lengthy deployments, and loss, there is a need to understand whether and to what extent knowledge about PTSD derived from studies of civilian trauma exposure is generalizeable to the military. This special issue on PTSD in the military addresses a range of issues and debates related to mental health in military personnel and combat veterans. This article provides an overview of the issues covered in selected contributions that have been assembled for a special volume to consider issues unique to the military. Several leading scholars and military experts have contributed papers regarding: 1 prevalence rates of PTSD and other post-deployment mental health problems in different NATO countries, 2 the search for biomarkers of PTSD and the potential applications of such findings, and 3 prevention and intervention approaches for service members and veterans. The volume includes studies that highlight the divergence in prevalence rates of PTSD and other post-deployment mental health problems across nations and that discuss potential causes and implications. Included studies also provide an overview of research conducted in military or Veteran's Affairs settings, and overarching reviews of military-wide approaches to research, promotion of resilience, and mental health interventions in the Unites States and across NATO and allied ISAF partners.

  2. Roadmap for Navy Civilian Personnel Research (United States)


    Steinhauer Head, Staffing and Pay Systems Branch Civilian Personnel Policy Division "Mr. Joseph K. Taussig , Jr. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy...Society of Naval Engineers, 1953, 65, 9-22. Frank, Michael . "Position Classification: A State of the Art Review and Analysis," Public Personnel

  3. Job Satisfaction of Journalists and PR Personnel. (United States)

    Olson, Laury D. (Masher)


    Surveys job satisfaction of journalists and public relations personnel in the San Francisco Bay Area. Finds public relations personnel significantly more satisfied with both their jobs and profession. Concludes that the relatively lower levels of job satisfaction for journalists are largely a result of lack of autonomy. (SR)

  4. 21 CFR 820.25 - Personnel. (United States)


    ... shall have sufficient personnel with the necessary education, background, training, and experience to assure that all activities required by this part are correctly performed. (b) Training. Each manufacturer shall establish procedures for identifying training needs and ensure that all personnel are trained...

  5. 34 CFR 300.207 - Personnel development. (United States)


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  6. Recent trends and challenges in personnel selection

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    Lievens, F.; van Dam, K.; Anderson, N.


    The aim of this article is to identify recent developments in personnel selection and to review existing research with regard to these recent developments. To this end, 26 human resource representatives were asked to list current or future trends in personnel selection. In addition, existing academi

  7. 33 CFR 154.840 - Personnel training. (United States)


    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Personnel training. 154.840... Personnel training. (a) A person in charge of a transfer operation utilizing a vapor control system must have completed a training program covering the particular system installed at the facility....

  8. A Model for Valuing Military Talents

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    LIU Hong-sheng


    The method of collocating military talents is a difficult problem. It is different from other talents, for the characteristic of military talents. This paper presents a model for valuing military talents,which can assists the military leaders to collocate military talents properly.

  9. Engaging military parents in a home-based reintegration program: a consideration of strategies. (United States)

    Ross, Abigail M; DeVoe, Ellen R


    For more than a decade, the long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have placed tremendous and cumulative strain on U.S. military personnel and their families. The high operational tempo, length, and number of deployments-and greater in-theater exposure to threat-have resulted in well-documented psychological health concerns among service members and veterans. In addition, there is increasing and compelling evidence describing the significant deleterious impact of the deployment cycle on family members, including children, in military-connected families. However, rates of engagement and service utilization in prevention and intervention services continue to lag far below apparent need among service members and their families, because of both practical and psychological barriers. The authors describe the dynamic and ultimately successful process of engaging military families with young children in a home-based reintegration program designed to support parenting and strengthen parent-child relationships as service member parents move back into family life. In addition to the integration of existing evidence-based engagement strategies, the authors applied a strengths-based approach to working with military families and worked from a community-based participatory foundation to enhance family engagement and program completion. Implications for engagement of military personnel and their loved ones are discussed.

  10. 14 CFR 61.73 - Military pilots or former military pilots: Special rules. (United States)


    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Military pilots or former military pilots... Ratings and Pilot Authorizations § 61.73 Military pilots or former military pilots: Special rules. (a... a disciplinary action involving aircraft operations, a U.S. military pilot or former military...

  11. Knowledge and Practice of Nursing Staff about Sharp Waste Management in Selected Hospitals of Military (Tehran and Non- Military (Qom in 2012

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    Norouz Mohmoudi


    Full Text Available Healthcare wastes are a major challenge in public health and comprise all types of wastes generated by healthcare centers, research facilities, and laboratories. The aim of this study was surveying the knowledge and practice of nursing staff about sharp waste management in selected military (Tehran and non- military (Qom hospitals in 2012. This was a descriptive-analytical study on 143 nursing stuff in Military and Non-Military hospitals. Data was collected using a self-report questionnaire. Statistical tests such as the student t-test, one-way analysis of variance and Pearson correlation were used to data analysis. The mean age of participants was 32(±6.3 and the majority were female. The mean score of knowledge was 54.7(±14.4 and their knowledge classified on a moderate level. Also, the mean score of practice was 65.44(±11.6 and was classified on a moderate level. The means of these variables were higher among personnel of Military than Non-Military. There were positive correlations between knowledge, practice and age variables (P

  12. Canadian Association of Gastroenterology and the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation: Guidelines on Colon Cancer Screening

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    Desmond Leddin


    Full Text Available Colorectal cancer is the third most prevalent cancer affecting both men and women in Canada. Many of these cancers are preventable, and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG and the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF strongly support the establishment of screening programs for colorectal cancer. These guidelines discuss a number of screening options, listing the advantages and disadvantages of each. Ultimately, the test that is used for screening should be determined by patient preference, current evidence and local resources.

  13. The Canadian Hypertension Education Program – a unique Canadian knowledge translation program


    Tobe, Sheldon W; Touyz, Rhian M.; Campbell, Norm RC


    The Canadian Hypertension Education Program annually appraises data from hypertension research and updates clinical practice recommendation for the diagnosis and management of hypertension. Enormous effort is devoted to disseminating these recommendations to target groups throughout the country and, through the use of institutional databases, to evaluating their effectiveness in improving the health of Canadians by lowering blood pressure in people with hypertension. The mission of the Canadi...

  14. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of TST Conversion Risk in Deployed Military and Long-Term Civilian Travelers (United States)


    TB infec- tion risk in travelers and deployed military personnel. The three databases of PubMed Medline, Current Contents Connect, and EMBASE were...34Travel"[Majr], EMBASE -’tuberculosis’/mj and ’travel’/mj and [english]/lim and [humans]/lim and [ embase ]/lim, Cur- rent Contents Connect

  15. Indigenous populations health protection: A Canadian perspective

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    Richardson Katya L


    Full Text Available Abstract The disproportionate effects of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic on many Canadian Aboriginal communities have drawn attention to the vulnerability of these communities in terms of health outcomes in the face of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases. Exploring the particular challenges facing these communities is essential to improving public health planning. In alignment with the objectives of the Pandemic Influenza Outbreak Research Modelling (Pan-InfORM team, a Canadian public health workshop was held at the Centre for Disease Modelling (CDM to: (i evaluate post-pandemic research findings; (ii identify existing gaps in knowledge that have yet to be addressed through ongoing research and collaborative activities; and (iii build upon existing partnerships within the research community to forge new collaborative links with Aboriginal health organizations. The workshop achieved its objectives in identifying main research findings and emerging information post pandemic, and highlighting key challenges that pose significant impediments to the health protection and promotion of Canadian Aboriginal populations. The health challenges faced by Canadian indigenous populations are unique and complex, and can only be addressed through active engagement with affected communities. The academic research community will need to develop a new interdisciplinary framework, building upon concepts from ‘Communities of Practice’, to ensure that the research priorities are identified and targeted, and the outcomes are translated into the context of community health to improve policy and practice.

  16. Canadian Ethnohistory: A Source for Social Studies? (United States)

    Wickwire, Wendy


    Presents an overview of ethnohistory, a relatively new area of historical investigation that draws on anthropology, geography, and linguistics, as well as history, to document the pasts of predominantly indigenous peoples. Encourages social studies teachers to take notice of a major body of work being produced by Canadian ethnohistorians. (DSK)

  17. Who Are the Players in Canadian Curriculum? (United States)

    Milburn, Geoffrey


    Labels range of persons advocating different theoretical positions of Canadian curriculum as "players." Describes players as "managers,""predictors,""transformers,""sleuths,""analysts." Values varied viewpoints for attention to language regarding curriculum, critical review of ideas/concepts, examination of current policies, awareness of history…

  18. Canadian Art Partnership Program in Finland (United States)

    Ketovuori, Mikko


    This article is about a multidisciplinary R&D project in which a Canadian Learning Through The Arts (LTTA) program was imported to Finland in 2003-2004. Cultural differences in arts education in Finland and Canada are discussed. While Finland has a national school curriculum with all the arts included. Canada relies more on partnerships to…

  19. International surgery: definition, principles and Canadian practice. (United States)

    Lett, Ronald


    This article is dedicated to the Canadian international surgeon, Norman Bethune (1890-1939). International surgery is defined as a humanitarian branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of bodily injuries or disorders by incision or manipulations, emphasizing cooperation and understanding among nations and involving education, research, development and advocacy. In this article I review the colonial past, the dark ages following the Declaration of Alma-Ata, the progress made and the present challenges in international surgery. I present a definition of international surgery that recognizes the current era of surgical humanitarianism, validates a global understanding of surgical issues and promotes cooperation among nations. Included are the principles of international surgery: education, research, infrastructure development and advocacy. International surgical projects are classified according to type (clinical, relief, developmental) and integration strategy (vertical or horizontal). Also reviewed are the Canadian practice of international surgery by nongovernmental, professional and academic organizations and the requirements of international and Canadian funding agencies, the development concepts basic to all projects, including results-based management and the cross-cutting themes of gender equity, environmental protection and human safety. I recommend formalizing international surgery into a discipline as a means of promoting surgical care in low-income countries. If international surgery is to be sustained in Canada, infrastructure and support from Canadian surgeons is particularly important. An understanding of the history, definition and classification of international surgery should promote surgical care in low-income countries.

  20. Canadian Adult Education: Still a Movement (United States)

    Nesbit, Tom


    Writing recently in this journal, two of Canada's veteran adult educators contemplated the "death" of the Canadian adult education movement. I disagree and argue that adult education in Canada is as vital an activity as ever and one that still fully justifies being called a movement. Specifically, Selman and Selman (2009) list five…