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June Is PTSD Awareness Month PDF Print E-mail
June is PTSD awareness month, and we thought we'd share a quick PTSD self-screen from the VA to help you if you think you may have some PTSD symptoms.

Remember, the only way to know for sure if you have PTSD is to talk to a mental health care provider, a simple internet test isn't the same thing as talking to somebody who knows what they are doing.
 
This is only one of many tools designed to increase awareness of PTSD and let people find the assistance they may need.

TAKE A SELF-SCREEN FOR PTSD
A screen is a brief set of questions to tell you if it is likely you might have PTSD. Below is the Primary Care PTSD Checklist for DSM-5, or the PC-PTSD-5 screen.
 
Military Will House Immigrant Children If Asked PDF Print E-mail
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis weighed in on the controversial decision to separate immigrant children from their parents, saying the military would provide housing at bases if asked.

In recent weeks, Congress and President Donald Trump have faced a groundswell of criticism for the administration’s decision to separate immigrant children from parents along the southern U.S. border with Mexico who have crossed into the country illegally. Images and sound recordings of traumatized children, some as young as 2 years old, have become a lightning rod for the divisive issue. Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to end the practice. 

The order, according to a White House email sent to reporters Wednesday, calls for Mattis to “take all legally available measures to provide to the [DHS Secretary,] upon request, any existing facilities available for the housing and care of alien families, and shall construct such facilities if necessary and consistent with law. The Secretary, to the extent permitted by law, shall be responsible for reimbursement for the use of these facilities.”
 
Be a Cadet for a Day PDF Print E-mail

The U.S. Military Academy will conduct a rehearsal for Reception Day from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 29 on the academy grounds. If you are interested, sign up to​ Be a Cadet for a Day.

 VOLUNTEER HERE

 
President Announces Space Force as 6th Military Branch PDF Print E-mail
President Donald Trump has directed the Pentagon to create a "space force" as a new, sixth military branch to oversee missions and operations in the space domain.

"We must have American dominance in space," Trump said during a speech at the National Space Council meeting, held at the White House on Monday. "I'm hereby directing the Department of Defense to immediately begin the process to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces."
 
"We are going to have the Air Force, and we are going to have the space force," Trump said. "Separate, but equal. It is going to be something so important."

Trump then directed Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, to "carry that assignment out."
 
South Korea and U.S. Military Exercises Cancelled PDF Print E-mail

South Korea, US cancel Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise for 2018:

South Korea and the U.S. have canceled a major military exercise planned for August to fulfill one of President Donald Trump’s promises to North Korea from last week’s summit.

“Following close cooperation, South Korea and the U.S. decided to suspend all planning activities for the [Ulchi Freedom Guardian] defensive exercise slated for August,” Yonhap News Agency reported, citing a text sent to South Korean news services.

“The South and the U.S. plan to continue consultations over additional measures,” Yonhap reported, citing the text.

Last week in Singapore, Trump announced he was canceling the exercises, which he said were provocative, as one of the exchanges in order to have North Korea denuclearize.

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