CYSS youth sports spring opening ceremony CYSS youth sports spring opening ceremony April 17, 2014

This was the oath recited by more than 300 young athletes on the Noncommissioned Officer Academy’s parade field Monday in anticipation of the spring sports season hosted by the Fort Bragg Child, Youth and School Services, Sports and Fitness Program.

 

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Capturing the Special Olympics at Methodist University Capturing the Special Olympics at Methodist University April 17, 2014

 

Sometimes, winning just means finishing first.

As Alexis Perry crossed the finish line of the Special Olympic Sprint on April 11, she was met with a reception worthy of an Olympic sprinter. 

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Keep that New Year’s Resolution going by jumping into shape April 17, 2014

“Weight creep” caught up to you?  Need that extra motivation to stay fit in preparation for the summer? Is one of your New Year resolutions to eat healthier and to lose weight?  If so, then Jump into Shape is just what the doctor ordered to keep that resolution going.

 

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Mid-Carolina Senior Games come to Pope Field Mid-Carolina Senior Games come to Pope Field April 10, 2014

Cal Tehnet, 79, is an Army veteran who said he has always been active in sports and working out.

Tehnet joined 473 other participants, April 2, at the Mid-Carolina Senior Games at Pope Field.

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Ready, set, drive Ready, set, drive April 10, 2014

With the clear ring of drivers and the crack of golf balls, the April 4 Fort Bragg CG Scramble was underway. As golf carts weaved their way down to the respective holes, Jeffery Johnson took a moment to double check his roster one last time. 

 

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Getting fit bootcamp style Getting fit bootcamp style April 03, 2014

Under the direction of Jackie Poplar, Family and Moral, Welfare and Recreation group fitness instructor, Soldiers, Family members and retirees get a taste of bootcamp.

 

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How to run a marriage How to run a marriage April 03, 2014

What is the secret to a happy marriage? How does a couple continue to find interesting things to talk about after being together for years? What’s more, how do two people ensure they don’t become stuck in boring, day-to-day routines? According to one couple stationed at Fort Bragg — you might as well run.

 

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Geek Squad staves off Sons of Samoa in volleyball opener Geek Squad staves off Sons of Samoa in volleyball opener March 27, 2014

In their first showing of the season, the Geek Squad volleyball team rallied to beat Sons of Samoa. After dropping the first game, Geek Squad found their rhythm winning two out of the last three games.

 

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Nutrition guidelines for running a marathon Nutrition guidelines for running a marathon March 27, 2014

Capt. Brooks E. Pritchett is a registered dietitian and a certified specialist in sports dietetics who is assigned to Womack Army Medical Center as chief of Outpatient Nutrition Services. She said she began running at the age of 16 and has completed a few half marathons as well as middle-distance races. Pritchett will attempt her first marathon at the All American Marathon, May 4.

 

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8th MISG finishes the season with perfect record 8th MISG finishes the season with perfect record March 20, 2014

Taking control from the jump; literally from jump ball, 8th Military Information Support Group took over the championship game against 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division March 12, at Funk Physical Fitness Center. Kendrick Fox set the pace for his team scoring 20 points in the first half as 8th MISG went on to trounce 2nd Bn. 325th Inf. Regt. to a final score of 72-48. 

 

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Military storms PNC Arena for appreciation game Military storms PNC Arena for appreciation game March 20, 2014

Military units from around the state made their way to the PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. with gear in tow. The Coast Guard brought one of their boats, the Army brought humvees, along with various military equipment, and the Air Force brought their gaming system.

 

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2014 Bench Press Competition held March 13, 2014

Competition was conducted for men and women in open and 35 and older divisions.

 

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Battle of the undefeated Battle of the undefeated March 13, 2014

The undefeated favored, 8th Military Information Support Group of League 5 outlasted top-seeded Company F, 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division of League 1, 63-49 in intramural basketball tournament semi-finals action, Monday. 

 

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8th MISG eases its way through league play 8th MISG eases its way through league play March 06, 2014

“Old-fashioned thrashing.” That’s how Kiara Scott of 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division described his team’s loss to 8th Military Information Support Group at Funk Physical Fitness Center, March 3. Having just five players played a big part in MISG ‘s one-sided victory over the 319th.

 

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Pilots of well-being: Deployed Soldiers test Performance Triad health program Pilots of well-being: Deployed Soldiers test Performance Triad health program March 06, 2014

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - In early 2013, the Army Medical Command introduced the new Performance Triad Pilot Program. The program is a study designed to measure a person’s health based on three pillars of study: nutrition, activity, and sleep. 

 

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Corps ballers get unexpected win Corps ballers get unexpected win February 27, 2014

Five losses, no wins, one forfeit and a power ranking of F-; The team from Company B, XVIII Airborne Corps finished dead last during league play of the 2014 Fort Bragg Intramural Season. 

 

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Soldiers, civilian bring home Olympic bronze Soldiers, civilian bring home Olympic bronze February 27, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -— A former Soldier and an active-duty captain teamed with two civilians to win an Olympic bronze medal in four-man bobsleigh for Team USA on Sunday at the Sanki Sliding Center here.

 

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440th Airman represents Reserve Airmen on Air Force volleyball team 440th Airman represents Reserve Airmen on Air Force volleyball team February 20, 2014

Staff Sgt. Melissa Deardorff has been an Air Force Reservist for over four years and serves as a flight medic with the 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. The self-proclaimed military brat comes from a Family of servicemembers and her love of volleyball began while her Family was stationed in Hawaii.  

 

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Major makes strides toward a new way of living Major makes strides toward a new way of living February 20, 2014

Rain or shine, heat or snow, Soldiers are up and out exercising before the sun rises. In the Army, fitness is not just a priority — it is a way of life. 

 

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Major league players join forces with Soldiers in wiffle ball showdown Major league players join forces with Soldiers in wiffle ball showdown February 14, 2014

The Boys of summer step up to the plate Feb. 6, as 10 retired and current Major League Baseball players gave Fort Bragg Soldiers and Family members a break from the norm.

 

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Ways to avoid running injuries Ways to avoid running injuries February 14, 2014

As Fort Bragg prepares for its inaugural marathon May 4, runners who are in the midst of training must be cautious to avoid running injuries. 

According to Dr. (Maj.) Sean Wise, director of Sports Medicine, Womack Army Medical Center, the following steps should be taken avoid injury:

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Ice skating coach’s path to overcome serious Family medical condition Ice skating coach’s path to overcome serious Family medical condition February 06, 2014

“When I was 12, the doctors told my parents my scoliosis was so severe it would put me in a wheelchair by age 16 and dead by age 18 if I didn’t have corrective surgery,” said Liz Egetoe, skating director and head coach at Cleland Ice Rink at Fort Bragg.

 

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Army Captain earns national ranking in fencing tournament Army Captain earns national ranking in fencing tournament February 06, 2014

 Over the weekend, Jerry Gomez and Andrew Klassen competed at Wilmington, NC in the Old Man Winter Open Epee tournament.  Gomez and Klassen currently train at the All-American Fencing Academy in Fayetteville.

 

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Fort Bragg swimmers accept the challenge Fort Bragg swimmers accept the challenge January 31, 2014

Fort Bragg swimming enthusiasts are taking up the challenge to push themselves and others as they sign up for the Appalachian Trail Swim challenge.

 

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Just keep swimming Just keep swimming January 31, 2014

Michael Phelps will go down in history as one of the greatest swimmers ever. With 18 Olympic Gold Medals and record-breaking titles, he is a swimming icon.  However, you don’t have to be an Olympic swimmer to benefit from this demanding sport. In fact, becoming a good swimmer might be easier than you think.

 

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White Falcon program going strong White Falcon program going strong January 31, 2014

The Army  implemented the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program to help equip its most valuable resource, its people, against the inherent stressors of a force at war.

 

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Fort Bragg initiative catches on Army wide Fort Bragg initiative catches on Army wide January 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — “I want this headquarters to lead the way in Army wellness by getting the right amount of sleep, being more active and getting better nutrition,” the Army surgeon general told her staff.

 

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5 Soldiers selected for US Olympic Bobsled team 5 Soldiers selected for US Olympic Bobsled team January 23, 2014

SAN ANTONIO — Five Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program have been selected for the U.S. Olympic men’s bobsled team that will compete at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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‘Jump into Shape’ challenge returns to Fort Bragg January 16, 2014

“Weight creep” caught up to you?  Need that extra motivation to stay fit during the winter? Is one of your new year resolutions to eat healthier and to lose weight?  If so, then Jump into Shape is just what the doctor ordered.

 

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Wrestling sparks enthusiasm for artilleryman Wrestling sparks enthusiasm for artilleryman January 16, 2014

For some it’s the roar of the crowd, seeing yourself on the big screen, the locking of the eyes with your competitor as you get ready to square off. Knowing you gave it your all, or at the end of the sweat, tears, and hard work you put into it the gold medal around your neck validating that you are the best of the best.

 

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Army conducting joint study to improve bone health Army conducting joint study to improve bone health January 16, 2014

NATICK, Mass. — Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have teamed up with the Trainee Health Surveillance Flight 559th Medical Group’s Basic Military Training Team at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, to determine whether increased vitamin D and calcium intake can improve bone health in military personnel. 

 

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Senior leader fights to support Army combatives Senior leader fights to support Army combatives January 09, 2014

Lt. Col. Praxitelis N. Vamvakias, 82nd Airborne Division inspector general, works in a small office. A helmet rests atop a filing cabinet; his military-issued protective vest leans against a small couch near his pre-packed rucksack. Army leadership binders and combat gear surround him as he works to ensure unit readiness across the division.

 

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Soldiers compete in 2013 Fort Bragg Army Combatives Championship Invitational Soldiers compete in 2013 Fort Bragg Army Combatives Championship Invitational December 19, 2013

Most athletes train for one purpose — to be the overall champion at the end of the season. All of their efforts and dedication are geared to culminate in the trophy, the ring, the crystal ball or the emblematic gold medal.

 

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Sports year in review: the good, the bad and the ugly Sports year in review: the good, the bad and the ugly December 19, 2013

In case you missed it, the 2013 sports season shocked us all. Just when I think nothing surprises me anymore, the sports world never fails to prove me wrong. 

 

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Combatives program builds resiliency Combatives program builds resiliency December 12, 2013

Warfare was once a matter decided by which side had the most swords, best steel, or most modern tactics.

As war fighting has steadily evolved over the centuries from throngs of sword wielders and catapults to laser guided missiles and cyber capabilities, the most important asset has always been the quality of the Soldier.

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Fort Bragg youth learn cheer techniques in Tolson’s SKIES Unlimited program Fort Bragg youth learn cheer techniques in Tolson’s SKIES Unlimited program December 12, 2013

The military has its own set of maneuvers. Military-connected youth have yet another set, and they practice each Wednesday at Tolson Youth Activities Center. Youth maneuvers involve receiving cheer instruction as members of All American Cheer, Fort Bragg’s first competitive cheer team for ages 3 to 18.

 

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NCOs vs Officers NCOs vs Officers December 05, 2013

Flag football game between officers versus noncommissioned officers.

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Red, white, blue volleyballs fly at tourney Red, white, blue volleyballs fly at tourney November 26, 2013

WASHINGTON — Gung-ho spirits were the norm as wounded-warrior athletes from the four services, U.S. Special Operations Command and the Department of Veterans Affairs clashed at the 3rd Annual Joint Services Sitting Volleyball Tournament, in recognition of Warrior Care Month.

 

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Fort Bragg, Fayetteville select Endurance Marketing to direct inaugural All American Marathon and Mike to Mike Half Marathon Fort Bragg, Fayetteville select Endurance Marketing to direct inaugural All American Marathon and Mike to Mike Half Marathon November 21, 2013

Chicago-based Endurance Marketing has been selected as the event organizer and race manager for the inaugural All American Marathon and Mike to Mike Half Marathon, beginning in Fayetteville and ending on Fort Bragg May 4, 2014.

 

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Fort Bragg 5k promotes health, Family fun Fort Bragg 5k promotes health, Family fun November 21, 2013

Fort Bragg’s monthly 5k walk/run once again met the need of running enthusiast as over 200 participants showed up to take part in the competition.

 

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Quick feet for the long haul Quick feet for the long haul November 21, 2013

As servicemembers, we all run. We can all classify ourselves as runners. 

Some of us just take it to a whole other level.

Oct. 20, marked the 29th time the United States Army 10-miler graced our nation’s capitol. This year, over 35,000 competed in Washington D.C.

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Program promotes healthy lifestyle for Soldiers, Families Program promotes healthy lifestyle for Soldiers, Families November 14, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Army is promoting healthy lifestyle choices to improve the readiness and resilience of Soldiers, and the health and well-being of Army Families, said the Army’s surgeon general.

 

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Fort Bragg unit kicks off Performance Triad Fort Bragg unit kicks off Performance Triad November 07, 2013

In the past two weeks, the Army has began a pilot program designed to educate, influence and monitor Soldiers about the importance of proper physical activity, nutrition and sleep in an effort to enhance their overall performance and ensure their readiness and resilience.

 

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Army captain wins female division in annual Marine Corps Marathon Army captain wins female division in annual Marine Corps Marathon November 07, 2013

WASHINGTON — Capt. Kelly Calway, who won the female division at the Marine Corps Marathon, Oct. 27, said she ran the race for all deployed servicemembers.

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Fort Bragg celebrates 6th Annual Volksmarch Fort Bragg celebrates 6th Annual Volksmarch October 31, 2013

The skies were cloudy and the rain sprinkled down but that didn’t stop hundreds of participants from coming out to the 6th Annual Volksmarch.

 

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Clay Target Center holds trifecta Clay Target Center holds trifecta October 31, 2013

The light rain and overcast sky did not seem to be noticed by any of the competitors at the Fort Bragg Morale Welfare and Recreation Clay Target Center, Oct. 19.

 

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Fort Bragg women take first in 29th Army Ten-Miler Fort Bragg women take first in 29th Army Ten-Miler October 24, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Fort Bragg Women’s Army Ten-Miler team, led by Emily Potter’s time of 57:51, finished in first place to take home the Commander’s cup as the top Active Duty Women’s Division team in the 29th annual Army Ten-Miler in Washington, Sunday.

 

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SKIES Unlimited Gymnastics SKIES Unlimited Gymnastics October 24, 2013

The gymnastics class at Tolson Youth Activities Center is offered through SKIES Unlimited, an instructional program that enables youth to expand their knowledge, inspire, explore and acquire new “schools.” It is based on a four-school system of sports, arts, life skills and academic skills.

 

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Boxing coach, former Fort Bragg Family member uses Hispanic heritage to share stories Boxing coach, former Fort Bragg Family  member uses Hispanic heritage to share stories October 17, 2013

SAN ANTONIO — Staff Sgt. Alexis Ramos used National Hispanic Heritage Month to share stories about his boxing Family, the U.S Army World Class Athlete Program and Army Installation Management Command.

 

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Golf community participates in annual event Golf community participates in annual event October 10, 2013

“Don’t let them fool you, we usually win ‘em all,” said Robert Green.

A retired master sergeant, Green was talking about defeating competitors at the XVIII Airborne Corps Golf Scramble, Oct. 4, at Stryker Golf Course.

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