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Tag: LEGACY Health and Fitness

Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and the Navy Alcohol Abuse Prevention (NAAP) office encourages Sailors to not just make responsible choices if they choose to drink, but to take an honest look at their alcohol use. If you think your drinking is impacting your work or relationships, or if you suspect you may be struggling with addiction, the Navy's non-disciplinary self-referral process allows you to seek help and remain an active duty Sailor.

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Healing Invisible Wounds

Healing Invisible Wounds

Brain injuries are the signature wounds of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, with more than 380,000 service members experiencing them between 2001 and 2017, according to the Department of Defense. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can have devastating effects on those who experience them, such as vomiting, seizures, speech disorders and aggression. Long after initial impact, the resulting injuries can leave sufferers with invisible wounds that are tough to pinpoint or treat.

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Pedal Power

Pedal Power

Sitting for an extended period of time is not Naval Hospital Bremerton's chief information officer's idea of fun.

Wounded Sailors Find Safe Harbor

Life happens, and sometimes it changes our bodies and minds in ways we could never imagine. You never walk into a barber shop expecting a haircut only to leave in an ambulance with a slashed throat. That's what happened to Chief Yeoman Tim Vaughn.

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A Continued Promise

A Continued Promise

As a six year-old girl plays with wooden toys in a family dentist office in Colombia, she makes a decision. Some children dream of being an astronaut, a musician or president, but rarely do they commit to a promise made at six years old.

The American Red Cross and the Military: A century-old partnership

In the darkest days of World War II, as American troops battled enemies on two fronts...

Building on the Boat

"You haven't had a carb in three days, and you haven't had a sip of water in 12 hours, but you've got to have confidence while you're up there. You've got to feel like the 'baddest' man out there. We're all friends until we step on that stage. When I'm up there, it's me against everybody."

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5 Things You Need to Know

5 Things You Need to Know

Traumatic Brain Injuries, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, as well as any other diagnosed mental health condition, have sometimes led to a Sailor or Marine's misconduct or even discharge.

Masters of Fate and Captains of Soul:

It's day one of Invictus Games 2016. The track is already busy with hundreds of people. Athletes take the track on bikes of different varieties, each tailored for that service member and their disability.

Warrior, Athlete, Champion

Invictus. It means unconquered. It also describes the embodiment of wounded warriors from around the globe.