The United States is experiencing an epidemic of drug overdose (poisoning) deaths, according to the latest statistics from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Since 2000, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses has increased 137 percent, including a 200 percent increase in the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids (opioid pain relievers and heroin).
he 1st Squadron,
32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, spent nearly two weeks training in day and night live fire, Nov. 1-10, during Eagle Flight II exercise that was held at Fort Knox.
The woods of Molena were filled with a crisp breeze and the sounds of hundreds of Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets shouting encouragement and cheers to teammates as 1,100 cadets from 50 schools competed in the 2016 National Raider Challenge competition Nov. 5-6.
A Soldier assigned to the U.S. Transportation Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, died of injuries from a PMV-2 crash that occurred Oct. 30 in Tampa, Florida. The Soldier was operating a Kawasaki ZX-10 sport model with a Sailor riding as his passenger when his motorcycle went out of control on a curve and struck a guard rail. The Soldier was pronounced dead upon arrival at the local hospital and his passenger suffered serious injuries. Both were wearing PPE at the time of the accident.
When Ana Bartholo left Brazil and immigrated to the U.S., she knew she wanted to study medicine. And eventually she figured out what she wanted to study—she became a nurse practitioner. After graduating from Regis College
in Massachusetts with a Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in nursing, she ultimately
joined the Army via a direct commission—as an NP.
The monthly post retirement ceremony will be Friday at 3 p.m. in Waybur Theater and hosted by the U.S. Army Human Resources Command director of Officer Personnel Management Directorate, Brig. Gen. Joseph Calloway, and the U.S. Army Human Resources Command G3 Operations sergeant major, Sgt. Maj. Samuel Roark. The public is invited to attend this event, which serves to honor the following retirees.