According to the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, active duty personnel who received “traumatic injuries” during operations in Afghanistan and Iraq will get payments of at least $25,000 to $100,000 before Christmas. Service members or their beneficiaries must complete a certification form, providing information from their physician and service. The committee Web site has more information. This is a link to the VA Web site for more information.
The first five days of Basic Military Training will change to better educate trainees on sleep hygiene, stress management, nutrition, and physical training, a move which officials hope will better prepare enlisted Airmen and Guardians for the rigors of life in service.