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Chief Warrant Officer 3 Samuel Banks, a survivor from a Liberian refugee camp in the Ivory Coast, holds up the only things he had with him when he was forced to flee his home country of Liberia, when rebels led by the extremist Charles Taylor invaded from the north and purged entire cities of their citizens. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Winstead, U.S. Army Alaska)

His peers have called him the “happiest man in the Army,” even though the tragic events of his early life have given him more than enough reasons to be bitter.
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Cmdr. Russell Carr speaking with a staff member. Photo by Bernard S. Little.

By U.S. Navy Cmdr. Russell Carr, Service Chief, Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Just the other day, I found myself thinking about a patient of mine who killed himself. I had an “anniversary reaction” …
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Petty Officer 3rd Class Ricky Lattimore enlisted in the Navy a month after graduating high school. He is serving on his first deployment in Afghanistan. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mark Garcia

As a senior in high school, Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Ricky Lattimore decided to serve his country. One month after his May 2008 graduation, he was on his way to basic training. Lattimore, a corpsman with Company B, 2nd …
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All Soldiers, including active duty, Reserve, and National Guard, are required to be vaccinated against influenza annually. The vaccine will be available at many locations later this month. Photo by Spc. Howard Alperin.

The Army has ordered nearly 2 million doses of vaccine to immunize all soldiers, their families, civilian employees and retirees for the upcoming flu season. The vaccinations will be available at most installations in October, but each medical facility will …
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When a close friend committed suicide, a junior Army officer from Fort Lee, Va., opened her eyes to how active leadership and genuinely caring for fellow troops can help prevent suicide in the military. Second Lt. Noelle Edinger was home …
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