Big Tobacco Targets Military Because "Military is Less Educated, Part of 'Wrong Crowd' and Have Limited Job Prospects"

Have you ever wondered why tobacco has been such a big part of military culture? One of the reasons is that the military has been a vital market for the tobacco industry.

9 Simple Food Swaps to Make at the Commissary

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be hard or involve elaborate meal plans. Simple changes can add up to big health benefits.

Physical Fitness vs. Alcohol: What Are You Willing To Lose?

Drinking a beer is a pretty natural response after a hard day. But did you know alcohol can negate nearly all the work a hard workout does?

Helping Your Smoker Quit: Dos and Don'ts

Quitting smoking isn’t easy. Being close to someone who is trying to quit can also be difficult – what do you say, what can you to help, and moreover, what shouldn’t you do?

TRICARE Changes are Coming – What You Need to Know to Be Prepared

The TRICARE benefit is changing to offer more choices, easier access to care, and simplified cost shares. Most changes will be effective on 1 January 2018, with full implementation by 1 January 2019.

Celebrating National Celiac Awareness Day

September 13th is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day, meant to raise awareness for a condition much more common than you thought. Check out some facts about Celiac Disease, as well as some fun recipes to try!

Help is On the Line

In a recent behavioral health survey of more than 28,000 Active Duty military personnel, talking with friends and family was the second most common coping strategy for dealing with stress. If you or a loved one needs to talk, Marines and their families can contact the DSTRESS line when they find themselves in crisis or in need of support. 

#BeThere_Marine: September's Most Important Hashtag

Did you know that September is Suicide Prevention Month? This year, the Headquarters Marine Corps Suicide Prevention Program (MCSSP) created the hashtag and graphic, “#BeThere_Marine,” in support of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office “BeThere” campaign theme.

Who is Eligible for SAPR Services? How Can I Help Ensure They Seek Aid?

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program is committed to ensuring anyone who has experienced a sexual assault can receive help. As such, the SAPR program aims to provide materials that ensures everyone is included in efforts. How can Marines help support this goal?

Having Trouble with Stress? Talk to an OSCAR Member

If you’re worried that speaking to someone about stress will affect clearance, don’t be. OSCAR members are here to help, free of charge.

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