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

60 troops fall ill after vaping dangerous oils

FY-Army-warns-troops-about-potentially-dangerous-vaping-oils-0129Drew Brooks The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. The U.S. Army Public Health Center has issued a warning to users of e-cigarettes and other vaping products after approximately 60 troops in North Carolina experienced serious medical issues. A public health alert was issued by the center on Monday. According to officials, soldiers from Fort Bragg and Marines from Camp Lejeune have reported several adverse health effects believed to be caused by vapin ... More

Vietnam sailors say Agent Orange is to blame for their medical issues

By Anna Douglas McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Sam Genco, at age 19, narrowly survived one of the United States’ worst military aircraft carrier fires. Today, 50 years later, it’s that ship’s drinking water he says could be killing him. Genco was diagnosed last year at a North Carolina veterans’ clinic with ischemic heart disease — a common condition the federal government says is linked to Agent Orange exposure. He suffers from severely blocked arteries, cuttin ... More

Fort Bragg leads Army's clean energy efforts

Drew Brooks The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. Fort Bragg doesn't have the large clean energy projects of some other military installations. You won't find sprawling fields of solar panels, like at Fort Stewart, Georgia; or a large biomass plant that supports the installation's entire energy needs, like at Fort Drum, New York. But what the nation's largest military installation lacks in scale, it makes up for in diversity. In addition to power provided by outside utilities, Fort Bragg is ... More

Top 5 exercises you can do anywhere

By Rachel Engel Military1 Staff Regardless of whether the gym on base is packed and you don’t feel like fighting the crowds, or you’re in the middle of Afghanistan with only a tent as your home base, staying fit is an essential part of being a member of the armed forces. So, when you can’t get a traditional workout in at a track or a squat bar, what do you do? You do what the military does best: adapt. These exercises can all be modified for whatever environment you find yourself in. Pu ... More