• Business Program Unites Olympians, Veterans in Classroom

    by Paul Steinbach August 2019

    Margaux Lohry has a knack for finding the perfect fit. A former Division I rower at Colgate University, Lohry's first job mere days after graduation was as international games manager for US Rowing — a title she would go on to hold at USA Swimming). When her husband's career took the couple to New Hampshire, she joined Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business as senior program delivery coordinator, not knowing that it was about to launch Next Step, a two-week on-campus program designed to hone the business acumen of elite athletes and military veterans alike (the 2019 breakdown was 55 percent veterans, 45 percent athletes). Paul Steinbach asked Lohry, who now serves as Next Step's program director, to walk us through the certificate program that has proven so popular, it turns away as many applicants as it accepts, with a second session added to the academic calendar to meet demand starting this fall.

  • Watch: Ohio Guard Trials Army Combat Fitness Test

    by Andy Berg July 2019

    Soldiers of the Ohio Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment conducted a field trial of the new Army Combat Fitness Test at Camp James A. Garfield in Newton Falls, Ohio. The 1-148th was one of seven National Guard battalions from across the U.S. chosen to participate in the trial and provide feedback before it becomes the standard Army-wide in October 2020. (Video by Staff Sgt. George Davis)

  • How To Expand Your Programming Options

    by Kate Rampone July 2019

    From the standard sports development and tumbling classes to more unique programs like intramural Quidditch and water pole dancing sessions, programming options are seemingly endless. The success and profitability of your organization relies on offering diverse user groups a wide range of programs to pique their interests. However, what's successful for one organization may be a flop in another, and that's why it's crucial to have a solid understanding of who your members are. By understanding their demographic characteristics, you can formulate a programming mix that fits the generational, cultural and family lifecycle make-up of your community, college or club. Knowing your members is one thing, but figuring out exactly what programs fit their needs and wants can be the hard part. Here are some tips to help you out:

  • Reservist Sets Record Score on New Army Fitness Test

    by Andy Berg June 2019

    The Army’s new combat fitness test is no walk in the park, but at least one soldier has it down.

  • Trump Signs Memo Aimed at Academy Grads Going Pro

    by Andy Berg June 2019

    President Donald Trump is hoping those student-athletes attending military academies are able to take their game to the pros immediately upon graduation.

  • Navy Sailor Dies Following Physical Fitness Test

    by Jason Scott June 2019

    The Navy Times reports that a Japan-based U.S. Navy sailor died in May, following a physical fitness test.

  • Army Trialing Modified Fitness Test for Injured Soldiers

    by Andy Berg May 2019

    As the Army continues to trial its new Army Combat Fitness Test, the Center for Initial Military Training will also begin evaluating an alternate assessment for injured soldiers.

  • Is Running-Based Fitness Test Coming to Air Force?

    by Paul Steinbach March 2019

    The U.S. Air Force may soon rely on running as the primary means of assessing the fitness of airmen and airwomen, according to a report in Runner's World.

  • Air Force Academy Takes Steps to Address Hazing

    by Paul Steinbach January 2019

    A pair of recent hazing incidents have led the Air Force Academy's athletic department to employ an ombudsman to handle complaints, as well as institute a new system for cadets to anonymously report concerns.

  • U.S. Army Recruiters Offer Free Fitness Program

    by Courtney Cameron January 2019

    The U.S. Army Recruitment Office in Lufkin, Texas, is offering a free-to-the-public weekly fitness program out of its recruitment center in Lufkin Mall. For those looking to get fit in the new year, the boot-camp-style fitness program is a great opportunity to participate in exercises modeled after basic training.