Do More Combat Helmets Mean More Combat
The biggest war news out of Vermont lately is that the multi-national military industrial complex is expanding its manufacturing presence in the rural Green Mountain state with a significantly enlarged combat helmet-making factory that produces “head …
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South Koreans Indicted For Trading In US Military Equipment
Another suspect, only identified as his surname Hwang, is charged with buying large amounts of U.S. military equipment, such as ... Continue Reading →
In a recent study published by Steven P. Cohen, associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins University and a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, he states that “War amplifies all stressors, which may be why headaches take such a great toll in soldiers overseas.”
“Everyone who goes on patrol wears a Kevlar helmet,” Cohen says. “They are heavy. They are hard to wear. But if you get a headache from your helmet, ... Continue Reading →
Almost daily, we receive reports of the devastating impact of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) on our men and women in uniform and the terrible side-effects on their families and friends. The US Army is aware of the terrible cost of PTSD as evidenced by the 2010 US Army Report on Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention.
Many publications suggest that the origins of PTSD are unknown as evidenced by this recent commentary from a government organization:
“The cause ... Continue Reading →
A researcher from MIT claims that computer models suggest that face shields added to combat helmets could help reduce blast-induced traumatic brain injury or “TBI” for US military troops serving in combat zones.
Found below is the news release from MIT
MONDAY, NOV. 22, 2010, 3:00 P.M. ET
MIT Study: Adding face shields to helmets could help avoid blast-induced brain injuries
– Researcher releases computer models that show effect of simulated explosions
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — More than half of all combat-related injuries sustained ... Continue Reading →