Mission focus is why we justly admire our active-duty and Veteran military personnel. Unfortunately for our service members and Veterans, “Playing with pain” often evolves from a mantra to a way of life. This means that injuries and ailments are pushed aside and visiting the doctor is even viewed as a deplorable sign of weakness.
Even the most fit person should take preventive health measures. And there is one simple step all active-duty military personnel should take before leaving service. Failure to take this step can have traumatic results for you and your family. To protect yourself and your loved ones, before leaving service, all active-duty military personnel should make it their mission to take this one crucial step, preferably in the year before they separate. Here’s the step: get a pre-discharge physical. Continue reading