February 2012

Enriching the Military Health System: Halfaker looks to further expand into Health IT Service Area

National Harbor, MD— Tremendous strides made in military medicine during the last decade of war have helped increase the survival rate of wounded warriors to unprecedented levels. However, there is still plenty of room for improvement in the Military Health System and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is committed to providing first class support to returning wounded warriors, their families and transitioning veterans.

Women’s Role on the Front Lines: Halfaker’s CEO discusses her combat experience on CBS Evening News

Washington, DC—Making another small step forward in opening more jobs to women in the military, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced on February 9th that more than 14,000 new job opportunities are expected to open this spring to women. This policy will allow women to perform six jobs that take place near combat units, such as tank mechanic and field artillery radar operator. Additionally, the policy lifts a ban restricting women from serving in combat units below the brigade level.