Community Workouts Raise Awareness for Veterans
by Jason Scott August 2015
Athletes at Aberrant CrossFit in Eldridge, Iowa, devoted their Saturday morning workout to raising awareness and funds for a startup veterans gym called Counterstrike Fitness.
Adaptive Sports Programs Aiding Recovery for Military
by Emily Attwood August 2015
Last month, the sixth annual Warrior Games took place at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., a departure from its previous host city, Colorado Springs. While past games have been organized in partnership between the Department of Defense and U.S. Paralympics, the DOD took the lead in organizing this year's event and will continue to do so, with different branches of the military hosting each year. As noted by a department spokesperson, the change was part of the DOD's effort "to better align the event with the Games' core mission of playing a vital role in recovery for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans."
Navy's New Approach to Fitness Carries Message for All
by David Quick, Post & Courier (Charleston, SC) August 2015
Last week's announcement that the Navy was taking a different approach to measuring fitness and taking a less punitive approach to those who don't make standards has a message to the nation as a whole, says a national health expert based at The Citadel.
Free Tickets to Vets Has Rays Attendance Surging
by christopher o'donnell Tribune staff August 2015
In the nine games since the Honor Pass was introduced, crowds have averaged more than 22,000, up more than 7,000 per game compared to earlier in the season.
Fitness Program Helps Vets Physically and Mentally
by Bruce Flowers, Chicago Daily Herald August 2015
A Healthy Minds-Healthy Bodies program for veterans that Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association helped create seven years is now part of 23 park districts and continuing to grow.
Program Launched for Athletes to Help All USAF Cadets
by Brent Briggeman, The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) August 2015
Thanks to a nearly two-year-old piece of NCAA legislation, gallons of Gatorade, V8 and chocolate milk as well as a seemingly bottomless supply of nutrient bars, fruit and yogurt will find their way into the bellies of cadets throughout the Air Force Academy.
Navy Taking Deeper Look at Health and Fitness Standards
by Mark D. Faram, and Meghann Myers, Navy Times August 2015
The Navy is shaking up its body composition assessment, increasing body fat limits for sailors, moving away from career-ending punishments for failures and taking a deeper look at how it measures health in general.
Rays to Give Military Free Tickets for Rest of Season
by Christopher O'Donnell, Tribune staff July 2015
Under the Rays Honor Pass program, active service members and retired or honorably discharged veterans can get two free tickets to Rays home games for the rest of the season.
Warrior Games Lift Spirits of Wounded Veterans
by Jacqueline Klimas, The Washington Times June 2015
Marine Lance Cpl. Duncan Mathis rolled to the sidelines of the basketball court in his sport wheelchair, sweat dripping from his face after a hard practice, slipped on his prosthetic leg and then walked out of the gym at Quantico.
The AB Extra: June 5
by Laura Godlewski June 2015
This week's AB Extra features a mishap at the French Open, information on how to get a one-of-a-kind urinal autographed by Barry Sanders, and a unique park that opens in Chicago this weekend.