Nearly 15 years ago, as the U.S. entered into the war on terror, military medical personnel noticed a problem. Too many National Guard and Reserve troops showing up to deploy were ill-prepared medically for the mission. Now, thanks in part to the Reserve Health Readiness Program (RHRP), the rate of medical readiness for the overall force is at its highest level ever, and guard and reservists are more prepared when called upon.
At the Pentagon Blood Donor Center, two first-time blood donors recently jacked into the Blood Grid and infused life to ill or injured service members, veterans and their families worldwide. Lisa Croswait, a Headquarters, Department of the Army contractor, came to the Pentagon from Ohio. She said the graphics and the wording of the Jack into the Blood Grid flyer she saw on the walls of her office building encouraged her to make an appointment.
U.S. Army Special Operations Forces, or ARSOF, are regarded as the Army's elite fighting force, armed with some of the best warriors this nation has to offer. The Army invests time, money and resources into training these select individuals to become masters of their craft. However, given the potential hazards of the daily lives of Special Operations Forces, the Army decided to test a new fitness, health and nutrition program tailored to their fitness and nutritional needs.