Arete 3.18.21

Military / National Security / Foreign Policy

Competition stiffens for promotion to senior master sergeant, Airforce Times
Jet packs are on their way to a battlefield near you, Defense News
The Military Could Soon Face a Flag Officer Talent Crisis, Defense One
Latest U.S. proposal for ending Afghan conflict runs counter to Taliban beliefs, Long War Journal
Senate passes bill allowing VA to vaccinate all veterans, spouses, Stars and Stripes
This soldier almost died by suicide. Now he’s telling his story in hopes of saving someone else, Task & Purpose
Showing Up is Half the Battle: U.S. Maritime Forces in the Indian Ocean, War on the Rocks


Wildland Fire / Law Enforcement

Arizona to train 700 inmates as wildland firefighters, FireRescue1 Daily News
ISFSI President Chief Peter Van Dorpe connects fire service training and research, FireRescue1 Daily News
Almost 500 federal firefighters, other employees, and contractors are assisting with COVID vaccinations, Wildfire Today
‘Me? Retire? When the Good Lord takes me home.’ “Buckshot” Smith, 91, still patrols the streets, POLICE Magazine
Ford launches new pursuit-rated pickup truck for police, Police1 Daily News
Why data-informed community engagement is crime prevention and policing reimagined, Police1 Daily News
Hotshot Superintendent needs a kidney, Wildfire Today



California Gets New 300-Mile Trail Network in God’s Country, Adventure Journal
Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll and Jon Griffin complete big (and wide) new line on Fitz Roy, Alpinist Newswire
The Art of Doing Nothing in Avalanche Terrain, Backcountry Magazine
Hobbs Kessler Climbs 5.14+ and Runs a Sub 4-Minute Mile. And He’s Just 17., Climbing Magazine
Will This Rule Prevent More Viral Photos of Everest? Outside Magazine
First winter ascent of Expander enchainment in Poland’s Tatra mountains, Planetmountain
Alta’s Resident ‘Snow Farmer’ Is An Inspiration To Us All, Unofficial Networks


Fitness / Health / Nutrition

Are BCAAs Helpful or Just Hype? Climbing Magazine
Medicine, Not Healthy Food, Is Still the Best Medicine, Outside Magazine
The Yin and Yang in Strength Training to Optimize Balance, Breaking Muscle
Low-Dose Aspirin May Help Shield You From COVID-19, WebMD Health


Can Plant-Based Vaccines Speed Up Production? Defense One
Russia considers banning plastic tableware and straws, PravdaReport
New Mega-City Could Be a Death Blow for India’s Ancient Tribes, The Diplomat
Hey—Want Some Good News About the Environment? Some Glimmers of Hope? Adventure Journal
Exercise during pregnancy may save kids from health problems as adults, Science Daily

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