When military athletes converge in Quantico, Virginia, for the 2015 Warrior Games (June 19-28), they’ll compete for much more than the chance to win a medal. Although service members will try to win in basketball, cycling, archery, track and field, shooting, swimming and volleyball, they’re really fighting to get their lives back after almost losing them on the battlefield.
The military’s efforts to control antibiotic resistance are helping warfighters and their families live better and providing important national security tools. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Dr. Jonathan Woodson represented the Department of Defense (DoD) at the White House’s day-long Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship on June 2, 2015. He joined representatives from more than 150 health care organizations, medical schools, pharmaceutical companies and federal government agencies.
Starting a new school year at a new school is tough for any teenager. Jamie Wadzinski found herself facing this challenge on an island halfway around the world. Of her initial experience at Radford High School, Hawaii, Jamie said, “I was uncomfortable, and I didn’t know anybody because it was across the ocean from everyone I knew and where I had lived most of my life.” She admitted she hid out in the library and wouldn’t eat lunch because she was afraid to sit alone at the lunch table. “I was shy and scared.”