8th MISG eases its way through league play
“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.
Corps ballers get unexpected win
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.
440th Airman represents Reserve Airmen on Air Force volleyball team
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.
Ways to avoid running injuries
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:
Just keep swimming
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.
White Falcon program going strong
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.
Wrestling sparks enthusiasm for artilleryman
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.
Army conducting joint study to improve bone health
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.
Senior leader fights to support Army combatives
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.
Combatives program builds resiliency
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.
Red, white, blue volleyballs fly at tourney
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.
Quick feet for the long haul
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.
Fort Bragg unit kicks off Performance Triad
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.
Fort Bragg women take first in 29th Army Ten-Miler
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.
SKIES Unlimited Gymnastics
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.
Golf community participates in annual event
“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.
Members of the Albritton Bulldog PTA hosted a 5K run/walk, which kicked off at Smith Lake, Oct. 5. The event was held in honor of Stephanie Ann Will, who lost her eight-year battle with breast cancer last year.
Keeping Soldiers active
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — “As an Army we must be ready and resilient,” said the Army’s surgeon general.
To achieve these goals, “we need to fully appreciate the impact that the Performance Triad has on our daily lives,” said Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, who is also the commander of Army Medical Command. The Performance Triad includes activity, nutrition and sleep.
Winning championships begins with belief in coach
Think coaching doesn’t matter? Tell that to head coach Andy Reid and his 4-0 Kansas City Chiefs.
Basketball greats Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant didn’t win championships until Phil Jackson took over the reins of their respective teams.
Trash talk: Is it dead, or just another forgotten art form?
Have I become the old guy on the porch yelling at kids to get out of my yard or has today’s trash talk left me behind?
I don’t understand the way athletes talk trash nowadays. Maybe it’s a generational thing. When did the sole purpose of trash talk become a way to demean your opponent? Trash talk is an art form.