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5 ways CrossFit benefits veterans

By Jacqlyn Cope We Are The Mighty Have you ever wondered why there's so much hype surrounding CrossFit? Well, it seems veterans are benefiting from the intense workouts in more ways than one.  Take Air Force Veteran Rachel Escolas for example. She tried out CrossFit for the first time while on deployment in Kandahar in October of 2012. After deployment, she had a burning passion for the sport and eventually became certified as a trainer in 2014 while founding her own CrossFit gym, CBUS Lifting Co. ... More

Fort Drum among first to train with autonomous robotic support vehicle

Gordon Block Watertown Daily Times, N.Y. FORT DRUM — Soldiers with the 10th Mountain Division will be among the first to train with a new autonomous robotic support vehicle. The Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport is able to carry up to 1,000 pounds of gear over 60 miles in 72 hours, potentially reducing the load for soldiers carrying food, water and other key supplies. The division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team will test the vehicle, along with soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st ... More

Trump, allies order missile strike on Syria for chemical weapon use

Updated April 13, 2018 at 8:45 p.m. CDT By Robert Burns, Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin Associated Press WASHINGTON — The United States, France and Britain together launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as Trump announced the airstrikes from the White House. Syrian televisi ... More

JBLM soldier killed in training accident identified

Kenny Ocker The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.) The Army has announced the name of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier killed in a training accident earlier this week.  Pvt. Julian Diaz, 19, of Tolleson, Ariz., died in a vehicle crash at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., on Tuesday, Lt. Col. Fred Williams announced in a news release Thursday afternoon. Diaz joined the Army in 2017 and was a member of the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team ... More