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A month before the blast

After spending four months with the Fort Riley, Kan., Warrior Transition Battalion as a patient, Army Sgt. Troy Tow now serves as a squad leader for the very same battalion.
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Brannan Vines, a former Army wife and caregiver to her Iraq vet husband, offers a “Top 10” list of things new caregivers need to know.
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Graphic Illustration: U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Stanley Maculewicz, a corpsman assigned to the Afghan National Army 215th Corps Mobile Strike Force Security Force Assistance Advisor Team (SFAAT), and Afghan National Army Staff Sgt. Abdul Malik are reunited at Camp Shorabak in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, June 15, 2013. During recent operations in Sangin, Afghanistan, Malik and a fellow ANA medic were recovering a fallen soldier when Malik was hit by enemy fire. Maculewicz rushed to his aid to treat his injury and ensure he was safely evacuated from the battlefield. Maculewicz didn’t expect to see Malik again, but the two reunited when Malik sought out the corpsman to thank him for saving his life. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bryan Peterson)

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Stanley Maculewicz is learning how to save lives on the fly during his first combat deployment with a Marine Corps unit stationed in Afghanistan.
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The DoD has established the world’s first brain tissue repository, helping researchers understand the underlying mechanisms of TBI in service members.
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While the more intense forms of TBI are obvious and require off-site medical treatment, mild TBI is often ignored and frequently goes under-reported or untreated.
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