Obesity is among the leading causes of military ineligibility among people ages 17 to 24, the report notes.
Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, in recognition of a law Congress passed in 1941 requiring the department give preference to American-made goods.
President Barack Obama’s expected choice for the nation’s top military officer has local ties.
Federal officials have announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy but the efforts could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West.
This is part two of a three part interview with Dave Silverman, a West Roxbury native who moved to Israel to escape local anti-Semitism and fell in love with the “Land Of Milk And Honey.” The interview is shot on Mt. Zion, within view if the walls of the old City of Jerusalem.
Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.
A local soldier is vying for the title of “Best Warrior” in the United State Army.
Army Captain Justin Fitch, who once considered suicide, has made it his new mission to combat veteran suicides.
A Connecticut man who said he was collecting money for Massachusetts veterans was arrested after being confronted by a police officer in Plainville on Friday.
Members of the military who smoke may soon find it tougher to buy cigarettes.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he’s reviewing whether the Pentagon should ban tobacco sales and smoking on bases and ships.