According to Army experts, Soldiers are chronically sleep deprived, averaging only about six hours a night instead of the seven to eight they need. This puts them at risk of becoming sleep casualties – anything from a Soldier who is late for formation to an accident at the range – and developing conditions like hypertension and diabetes. It also makes them less resilient. (Original U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michel Sauret, 416th Theater Engineer Command. Photo illustration by Elizabeth M. Collins)

Sleep tips from the experts

6Mar 2015

We know it can be tough to get a solid night’s sleep, so we turned to the Army’s sleep experts and tracked down their top tips.

Staff Sgt. Spencer Milo pets Manny, a golden retriever undergoing training to become a service dog for a wounded veteran. Milo participated in the service dog training program at Walter Reed National  Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, as part of his therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, and said it was instrumental in his recovery. (Photo courtesy of  Warrior Canine Connection)

How to train a service dog

5Dec 2014

Retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Spencer Milo, who participated in the service dog-training program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, talks about what goes into getting a dog ready to partner with a wounded veteran.

Gold Star Mother

Please, ask me about my son

26Sep 2014

Gold Star Mother and retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 Candy Martin doesn't mind when you ask about her Soldier son, who was killed by insurgents in Iraq in 2007. But don't ever ask her if she's "gotten over it."

Walk a mile in my brogans

Walk a mile in my brogans

3Jul 2013

A Soldiers Live journalist shares his experiences after spending time with Civil War re-enactors, many of whom are U.S. Army veterans.