Hospital Mate 2nd Class Kyle Guyer, a corpsman with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, center, demonstrates the use of medical equipment to soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during a blood transfusion training during Iron Fist 23 in Hijudai, Japan, Feb. 21, 2023. US Marine Corps Photo
This story has been updated to correct the name of the Crew, Readiness, Endurance and Watchstanding program.
As the Navy and other services turn their attention to the Indo-Pacific as the next potential site of combat, researchers under the Navy Medical Research Center are thinking about blood. Read More
A humvee filled with Marines conducting a mounted combat patrol cruises through the desert of Iraq during the setting sun near Al Asad, Iraq, in 2006. US Marine Corps Photo
For the past 20 years – and longer before that – service members have returned from deployment talking about mental health concerns and illness they believed were linked to their time in the military, with many of their concerns backed by a variety of studies.
Now, a study that has been following military personnel, both active-duty and veterans, for 20 years supports the theory that experiencing combat can lead to adverse physical and health effects.