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Get ready for your New Year’s resolution at the Fort Campbell Army Wellness Center

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – A quick search of the internet reveals that eat better, lose weight, and exercise more, commonly rank among the top resolutions people make for the New Year. The Army Wellness Center features free health and wellness classes for service members, retirees, and family members, and U.S. Department of the Army civilian employees.

“The Army Wellness Center offers standardized primary prevention programs to help our population lead healthy lifestyles by teaching them how to sustain healthy habits in the areas of sleep, stress, physical fitness and nutrition,” said Jheri Godfrey, Fort Campbell Army Wellness Center, director.

Fort Campbell Army Wellness Center program specialist Jheri Godfrey talks to participants at a Fueling for Health Class about the variety and quantity of foods they should eat for optimal nutrition and wellness. The class is one of many wellness events offered free at the Army Wellness Center to Soldiers, retirees, adult family members and Department of the Army Civilians. (U.S. Army, Maria Yager)

Fort Campbell Army Wellness Center program specialist Jheri Godfrey talks to participants at a Fueling for Health Class about the variety and quantity of foods they should eat for optimal nutrition and wellness. The class is one of many wellness events offered free at the Army Wellness Center to Soldiers, retirees, adult family members and Department of the Army Civilians. (U.S. Army, Maria Yager)

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5th Special Forces Group challenge elite CrossFit athletes at Fort Campbell

 

5th Special Forces GroupFort Campbell, KY – Two organizations partnered on Friday, October 25th, when 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) hosted a fitness challenge for the United States Army Warrior Fitness Team at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Among the attendees were two of the top 20 CrossFit athletes in the world. Noah Ohlsen, who placed 2nd at the 2019 CrossFit Games, and the U.S. Army’s own Capt. Chandler Smith, who placed 15th.

Fitness can be paramount when you’re a member of one of the most elite fighting forces in the U.S. Army. While CrossFit has gained much popularity in today’s military, it is widely used throughout the special operations community.

Capt. Chandler Smith, a member of the U.S. Army Warrior Fitness Team, hangs from a tower while conducting the 5th Special Forces Group obstacle course at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 25 2019. Green Berets held multiple events throughout the day to show the physical fitness aspect of a special operations unit. (Sgt. Matthew Crane, 5th Special Forces Public Affairs Office)

Capt. Chandler Smith, a member of the U.S. Army Warrior Fitness Team, hangs from a tower while conducting the 5th Special Forces Group obstacle course at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 25 2019. Green Berets held multiple events throughout the day to show the physical fitness aspect of a special operations unit. (Sgt. Matthew Crane, 5th Special Forces Public Affairs Office)

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APSU Softball team honors fallen Green Berets at Fort Campbell

 

5th Special Forces GroupFort Campbell, KY – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Governors softball team worked out with members of 5th Special Forces Group (A), but the hardest part of their day was learning about Green Berets they’ll represent in their upcoming season.

“The most important part of today was coming out to this field and being able to realize that there are more important things than softball,” said APSU head coach Kassie Stanfill. “It’s a huge honor for my team to wear these names on their jerseys and it’s amazing that we are getting an opportunity to represent a family that’s lost someone.”

Austin Peay State University’s softball team locates a fallen soldiers tree and stone on Gabriel Field at Fort Campbell, Ky., Friday, Oct. 18 2019. “The most important part of today was coming out to this field and being able to realize that there are more important things than softball,” said APSU head coach Kassie Stanfill. (Sgt. Christopher Roberts)

Austin Peay State University’s softball team locates a fallen soldiers tree and stone on Gabriel Field at Fort Campbell, Ky., Friday, Oct. 18 2019. “The most important part of today was coming out to this field and being able to realize that there are more important things than softball,” said APSU head coach Kassie Stanfill. (Sgt. Christopher Roberts)

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U.S. Army trains 101st Airborne Division Leaders to conduct new Army Combat Fitness Test

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A United States Army Physical Fitness School Mobile Training Team (MTT) traveled to Fort Campbell to train 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) leaders how to properly conduct the upcoming service wide Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), April 5th-11th, 2019.

The ACFT is set to soon replace the Army Physical Fitness Test, which has been the Army physical fitness measurement standard since 1980. The new test includes six events: maximum deadlift, standing power throw, hand-release push-ups, sprint-drag-carry, leg tuck and a two-mile Run.

The MTT is visiting Army installations around the world to help Soldiers prepare and train for the new Army fitness standard.

Sgt. 1st Class Tony Husbands, an instructor with the ACFT Mobile Training Team, instructs Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) how to properly grade the Sprint, Drag and Carry event at Fryar Stadium on Fort Campbell, KY., April 9th. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Andrew Jo)

Sgt. 1st Class Tony Husbands, an instructor with the ACFT Mobile Training Team, instructs Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) how to properly grade the Sprint, Drag and Carry event at Fryar Stadium on Fort Campbell, KY., April 9th. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Andrew Jo)

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101st Airborne Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade Takes On the New Army Combat Fitness Test

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Over 100 “Lifeliner” leaders of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade gathered during the early morning hours to take on the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT).

The event began with leaders conducting the ten physical readiness training (PRT) preparation drills to get them warmed up. Upon completion, participants dispersed to five demonstration stations where they got the opportunity to witness and perform the strength deadlift, standing power throw, hand release push up, sprint/drag carry, and leg tuck.

Senior leaders of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade participated in the Army Combat Fitness Test, Aug 14, 2018, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Service members stand in line waiting for their turn to participate in the hand release push up event. (1st Lt. Verniccia Ford, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Senior leaders of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade participated in the Army Combat Fitness Test, Aug 14, 2018, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Service members stand in line waiting for their turn to participate in the hand release push up event. (1st Lt. Verniccia Ford, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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