Founding Father and skilled scientist Benjamin Franklin shared the axiom, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Although his message was most likely directed at another topic, his words offer valuable health advice.
Two years ago an Ohio teacher was injured when teens threw a rock off a highway overpass in Pennsylvania. It crashed through the windshield of her family’s moving car, crushing her skull and causing severe brain damage; a senseless act of violence with horrible repercussions. She survived but needed round-the-clock care.
Zika, Zika, Zika. Everyone’s talking about it, and you’re probably sick of hearing about it by now. But unfortunately, since many Defense Department personnel travel the world for work, it’s a problem we all have to deal with—especially now that mosquitoes carrying the virus have been reported in the continental U.S.
When my Family and I moved to Fort Knox in 2013, I was a rising eighth-grader. My main goals up until this point were to get good grades and hang out with friends. Even though I tagged along with my older sister as she visited colleges, I never seriously considered where I wanted to attend or which career path I wanted to follow. Time flew by, and before I knew it I was a sophomore at Fort Knox High School.
Commanding an Army National Guard Fire Fighting Detach-ment is a unique opportunity for any officer. Subsequent to a realignment within the 761st Engineer Detachment Firefighting Team in late 2015, the commander position changed from a warrant officer position to that of a captain.