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Ibuprofen and coronavirus, should military medicine be concerned?

Ibuprofen, sometimes referred to by the brand name Motrin or “Grunt Candy,” is a beloved cure-all used by military medicine. Medics and military doctors are famous for prescribing ibuprofen for everything from a sprained ankle to more serious ailments. Similarly, some “Docs” have posted on their social media for troops to take Motrin and drink …

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“Just a bunch of girlies” – The Night Witches

All you heard was a “whoosh” as they closed in.  They were so stealthy that radars, infrared, nor radio locators could pick them up.  Flying biplanes stripped of almost everything, the “Night Witches” were the Nazis ultimate nightmare. In a time when women were barred from combat, even in the Soviet Union, these women stepped …

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Murder yoga – Veteran’s martial arts of choice

Every once in a while you just feel like choking someone out. However, choking random people is generally frowned upon. Apparently because of this, I’m “no longer welcome at Sizzler” anymore. For many GIs, our first experience with fighting was either in high school or basic training. The prospect of learning how to execute the …

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Not your grandfather’s landmines

When you imagine landmines, for the most part, you turn to a Vietnam War era picture.  Men running through a field, stepping on a mechanical object and suddenly getting blown up.  Or you might even picture the “Bouncing Betty” which physically comes up out of the ground and then explodes.  A more sad image might …

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Wuhan Coronavirus found in US, what is it?

The Centers for Disease Control stated the first United States of the Wuhan Coronavirus has been confirmed, early Jan. 21.  The virus originated in China, has spread quickly and killed six so far.  So what exactly is the Wuhan Coronavirus and how can you ensure you do not contract it? Coronavirus is actually a small …

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Jonny Kim: Astronaut, SEAL, Doctor, Husband, Father

We all grow up with big dreams of who we want to be when we grow up.  Most choose doctor, lawyer, or something closely related to what their parents have done.  For Jonny Kim, it might seem like he made an immediate choice joining the Navy and training for BUD/S in high school, but he …

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Street Grit: Center for the Intrepid Air Rifle Competition

A couple of weeks ago, Street Grit went out to the Center for the Intrepid Air Rifle shooting competition, held at Churchill High School in San Antonio.  There, we watched competitors shoot at a target roughly the size of a quarter.  At least, it seemed that way.  This competition was set up by Center for …

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Alaska HS is a (meat) cut above the rest

When you think of Alaska, you probably don’t realize up to 70% of the state is completely uninhabited, except of course, for wildlife.  So, what’s the point?  Well, recently an article was published about an Alaskan high school teacher who brought a moose he hunted to the class, then taught his students to butcher the …

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Meals for Vets feeds younger generation

Are you under the age of 60 years old?  Are you struggling financially and having a hard time getting a good, hot meal?  Meals for Vets is the perfect program in this case. “Our founder, Tom Wollney, founded this program back in 2015 when he was visiting with the Veteran Services here in Fredericksburg (Texas) …

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