Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Combat soldiers carry too much weight

Really? No sh*t! - I could have told them that after watching Husband suffer for the last five years.

Reported in the Seattle Times; Army Times
The Associated Press
Posted : Monday Feb 14, 2011 8:58:19 EST

SEATTLE — A newspaper report says combat soldiers are carrying too much weight, leading to increasing injuries.

The report by the Seattle Times found that the number of soldiers medically retired from the Army with at least one musculoskeletal condition increased nearly tenfold from 2003 to 2009, according to Army statistics.

The heavy loads contributed to rising numbers of Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans retiring with degenerative arthritis, cervical strains and other musculoskeletal injuries. The newspaper estimated that disability benefits for these injuries exceed $500 million annually
Read the rest: Report: Combat soldiers carry too much weight - Army News News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times

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