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.
Corps celebrates birthday with run
With clear, blue skies and a beautiful sunrise across the airborne horizon, the XVIII Airborne Corps celebrated its 69th birthday with a corps-wide run on Fort Bragg, Sept. 6.
Love of sport and country fuels one Army officer
Dedication, to find that something inside of you that pushes you, is very important. For some, it’s dedication to their country, and for others it is dedication to sports. For Capt. Caitlin Chiaramonte, 18th Fires Brigade judge advocate, her passion has always been serving her country and playing competitive basketball.
Karate builds perseverance, coping skills
LaShonda Jones, an Air Force Family member, has routinely enrolled her daughter, Crystal, 6, in various SKIES Unlimited classes, from tumbling to dance. This summer was no different. Crystal is a karate student at Tolson Youth Activities Center.
Football season preview: My top four teams
The monsters of football return to the field Sunday and with them, so do the hopes and dreams of millions of fans.
While the preseason is an annoyance, it marks the end of the long-awaited return of football. This is the most wonderful time of the year when every football fan still has hope. Every team has a chance to start off the season strong. This is a list of my top four teams.
BOSS hosts monthly dodgeball game
The Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers program hosted its monthly dodgeball game at Hoskings Fitness Center, July 16.
Dodgeball is not a commonly played sport at Fort Bragg, according to Spc. Ryan P. Perea, Fort Bragg BOSS president, so they decided it would be a good activity to host.
SwampDogs recognize local Soldier
The SwampDogs have been Fayetteville’s baseball team for more than 16 years. In that time the team has made various contributions to the local community. One of its biggest contributions has been to honor and support the Fort Bragg’s military community.