It was Sept. 11, 2009, and although they didn’t know it yet, Landstuhl had just received the military’s first and only known patient with the highly infectious, often deadly viral disease Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. The little-known case illustrates the expert capabilities military medicine can bring to bear in treating patients with contagious, lethal viral diseases.
By creating dissension, diverting attention and siphoning money that would have been spent on domestic programs like the War on Poverty and the Great Society, the civil rights movement itself became casualty of the Vietnam War, historians argue.
Antico is old. Ristorante speaks for itself. Agli seems to signify of. Or possibly at. And Schioppi means guns. But the Old Restaurant of the Guns is a bright, modern space with no game of any kind other than duck, made into a ragout and served over bigoli, Vicenza’s big, fat spaghetti.
“Army leadership” unexpectedly decided to quarantine U.S. Army Africa troops as they returned to Italy from a mission in Liberia because they wanted to “reassure both our soldiers and family members,” Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams said by videoconference Tuesday.
Any servicemember falling ill with Ebola during deployment to Liberia will likely be evacuated the same way other Ebola patients already have been transported to the U.S. and Europe: on a jet specially equipped to provide treatment and prevent transmission of the disease.
Top U.S. officials in Liberia rejected perceptions Wednesday that aid to those suffering from the Ebola virus was coming too slowly, saying that despite many obstacles, they’re finally seeing signs of progress.
Soldiers sent to Liberia to assist in fighting an Ebola epidemic that experts say could kill hundreds of thousands face minimal chance of contracting the deadly disease, U.S. Army Africa’s commander assured concerned families Tuesday.
An already tough fiscal environment prompting proposed benefit cuts would get far worse if Congress does not repeal another round of sequestration in 2016, a top U.S. Defense Department official warned military spouses and civilians at town meetings.
Nancy Montgomery joined Stars and Stripes in 2004 and is based in Heidelberg, Germany. She is a 1982 graduate of the University of Arizona and previously covered courts, politics, education, police, city government and features at the Seattle Times and the Anchorage Daily News. She also spent a year in Yokosuka, Japan, for Stars and Stripes.
Mary Ward said she sometimes feels invisible. In reality, she is indispensable, the sole caregiver for her veteran husband, Tom, who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. ALS is “a lonesome disease,” Mary said. “You feel grief all the time at different levels. You want to be able to say that you feel sad, but people don’t like that. They don’t want to address this with you.”