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  • Garrison rescues thousands of goldfish found living at military wash rack

    As Dr. Ian Malcom said in Jurassic Park, “Life, uh, finds a way.”

    In the massive water-recirculation basins at a wash rack located on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, thousands of goldfish swimming around proved Dr. Malcom correct July 21.

    U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz employees from the Directorate of Public Works discovered the massive schools of fish during routine cleaning. The basins are deep-cleaned every five years.

  • Pennsylvania Guard participates in DOD’s largest unclassified cyber defense exercise

    Eight cyber experts from the Pennsylvania National Guard are participating in Cyber Shield, the Department of Defense's largest unclassified cyber defense exercise, at Camp Williams July 10-23.

    The Pennsylvania Army National Guard's cyber team has participated in Cyber Shield every year since it began in 2013.

  • Soldier father and Airman son served together on NY National Guard COVID-19 vaccination mission

    The New York National Guard’s now-finished vaccination mission at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York was a joint service family affair for Mike Bice and his son Dylan.

    New York Army National Guard Col. Michael Bice served as the incident commander at the site from January 12 to July 16, responsible for 620 National Guard military personnel and another 400 civilian employees of Joint Task Force Javits.

Being 'mindful' improves readiness, says director of Army Staff

Being 'mindful' improves readiness, says director of Army Staff

The Army is developing new ways to improve readiness with pilot programs now underway to add mindfulness training to help Soldiers manage stress and stay in the moment, Army leaders said Wednesday.

“We’re doing a few pilots at entry-level training all the way to our senior executive level training with general officers and nominative sergeants major and throughout,” said Lt. Gen. Walter Piatt, director of the Army Staff, during a Thought Leaders webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

Mindfulness training is the practice of teaching the brain to stay in the moment and, according to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, it offers many benefits like helping individuals relax, sleep better, become more focused and alert, lower their blood pressure and improve their relationships.