Blog Posts in "Military News"

Veterans Receive A Free Flu Vaccine Through Walgreens or Duane Reade Through March 31,2018 With flu season kicking off, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Walgreens are making it easier than ever to protect Veterans against the Flu. Veterans who are currently enrolled in the VA Health Care System can visit their local Walgreens or Duane Reade location to receive a FREE flu shot from now until March 31, 2018. As stated by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs : All Veterans who are currently enrolled in VA care may walk into any of the over 8,000 Walgreens nationally and the Duane Re... read more

Happy 242nd Birthday To The United States Navy! "Sea Power to Protect and Promote" Theme for 242nd United States Navy Birthday: “Sea Power to Protect and Promote” History of The United States Navy The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. T he U.S. Navy is the largest, most capable navy in the world , with the highest combined battle fleet tonnage. The U.S. Navy has the world's largest aircraft carrier fleet, with ten in service, two in the reserve fleet, and three new carrie... read more

Suicide Prevention Resources: Read Them, Share Them Posted by DCoE Public Affairs on September 1, 2017 Graphic courtesy of Military Health System September is recognized as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in the Defense Department, and also in mental health communities worldwide. At the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) our mission is to bring the military community resources on psychological health and traumatic brain injury prevention and treatment, which ultimately helps in the battle against suicide. We know that one of the keys to... read more

Florida Navy Bases Prepare for Irma Story Number: NNS170906-11 Release Date: 9/6/2017 2:36:00 PM From Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Navy installations throughout Florida are preparing for heavy weather as Hurricane Irma approaches South Florida. Commander, Navy Region Southeast, Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, directed the evacuation of non-essential personnel and family members from Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, Sept. 5. "Their safety and security is a top priority," Bolivar said. Approximately 50-60 mission essential personnel are remaining behind to maint... read more

Navy Rings In Recognition For America's Fallen Heroes Story Number: NNS170828-10Release Date: 8/28/2017 3:24:00 PM By Stephanie Hunter, Commander, Navy Installations Command Navy Gold Star Program (Photo courtesy of Navy.mil) WASHINGTON (NNS) -- On Sept. 21, Navy installations will participate in the second annual Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members ceremony to honor those who died while on active duty. For centuries bells have been used by the Navy for timekeeping, safety, communication, to sound alarms, in ceremonies and to signal the presence of VIPs. During Bells Across Americ... read more