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  • Airman: Recreation Helps Improve Quality of Life

    by Brent Casey May 2017

    As a young airman in the U.S. Air Force back in the early 1990's, I was given the chance to work in the fitness center at Whiteman Air Force Base in the "Show-Me State" of Missouri, my first duty station. I was excited to be working in this capacity; honestly, I had no idea such positions even existed in the Air Force until I was given the opportunity.

  • Pentagon: Athletes Must Serve Before Turning Pro

    by Arnie Stapleton May 2017

    The U.S. Defense Department has rescinded its 2016 policy allowing military service academy athletes to go straight to the pros upon graduation.

  • Adaptive Sports Offer Vets 'Transformative' Experience

    by Luke Ramseth April 2017

    Monty Monserret hadn't skied for 30 years. The Army veteran tried it when he was stationed in Germany in the 1980s, and enjoyed himself. But since then, a rare brain inflammation condition always kept the Salt Lake City resident off the slopes.

  • Hiring Freeze Forces Military Fitness Center Closures

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    On Saturday, Fort Bragg temporarily closed the doors of the Blackjack, Funk and Hosking physical fitness centers (PFCs). The closings are a result of the federal hiring freeze that went into effect in January, shortly after the change in administration.

  • Overhauling Military Fitness Standards, Implementing New Programs

    by Emily Attwood November 2016

    This article appeared in the November | December issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Pike YMCA Pairs with VA to Serve Vets

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    In 2018, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will partner with the Richard Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center to open a new location in Pike Township near the downtown VA to enhance outpatient services. It will be the first YMCA in the country to offer customized space and services for veterans.

  • Military May Relax Fitness Standards for Recruits

    by Stuart Goldman November 2016

    Fitness standards are among several requirements for recruits entering the military that may become more relaxed, allowing a greater chance for admission.

  • Non-Regulation Tracks Blamed for Air Force Fitness Failures

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    In a press release on Thursday, the Air Force announced that all running and walking courses used by the service for physical testing must be measured and recertified by Oct. 31 of this year.

    Physical testing for airmen requires them to complete a timed 1.5-mile run, or 2-kilometer walk if exempt. Upon evaluation of several Air Force testing courses, local inspectors found that upwards of 60 airmen have failed the fitness assessment in the last decade who may have met the required time if the course they were running had been the correct regulation length.

  • NFL to Return $723K to Taxpayers for Military Tributes

    by Stuart Goldman May 2016

    National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a letter to Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake that the NFL will return more than $723,000 back to taxpayers that funded sponsored military events with the league, which McCain and Flake had called “paid patriotism.”

  • First Female Army Ranger School Graduates Set Standard

    by Stuart Goldman December 2015

    In August, two soldiers made history by becoming the first women to graduate from the Army's Ranger School. The soldiers, 1st Lt. Shaye Haver and Capt. Kristen Griest, graduated along with 94 men after 19 women and 381 men total attended the first Ranger School course in April. A third woman was still attempting to complete the 62-day course in late September. Editors note: Maj. Lisa Jaster, successfully completed the Army Ranger School and graduated in October after this article was originally published.