CYSS youth sports spring opening ceremony
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.
Ready, set, drive
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.
Getting fit bootcamp style
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.
How to run a marriage
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.
Nutrition guidelines for running a marathon
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.
8th MISG finishes the season with perfect record
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.
Military storms PNC Arena for appreciation game
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.
Battle of the undefeated
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.
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.