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3 steps for gearing up for extreme winter weather

By Sean Curtis TacticaList Contributor It’s getting to be that time of the year when the temperature starts to drop, and while that may stop some outdoorsmen from doing their favorite activities, it doesn’t have to. In fact, if you’re properly prepared, you can hunt, hike, and camp all year long. In my July column I mentioned how cotton kills when used in survival-type situations. Cotton is a great everyday fabric because it is light and breathes well, but this also means it’s very a ... More

What is Military Procurement?

Military procurement is the management of a nation's investments in technologies, programs, and product support necessary to achieve its National Security Strategy and support its Armed Forces. The goal is to rapidly acquire quality products that fulfill user needs with improvements to mission capability at an equitable price.  The US Defense Acquisition University (DAU) defines procurement as the act of buying goods and services for the government. DAU defines acquisition as the conceptualization ... More

Beware of what you wear

By Sgt. Marcy Sanchez I Marine Expeditionary Force  You’ve seen them on the streets, in physical fitness tests and at the gym. Minimalist running shoes, shoes that look like a pair of gloves wrapped around the toes, have become quite popular in the last few years. Whether or not this type of shoe is the right fit for a runner is not a simple decision. The advantages and disadvantages of these shoes can be different for every runner and in different environments. Runners should consider several factor ... More

Safe riding, equipment prevents accidents

By Lance Cpl. Matthew Denny III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installations Pacific "When we come into work and hear about a service member involved in an accident, it affects the esprit de corps. Whether it's a Marine, sailor, airman or soldier, it will have an effect on someone," said Senior Chief Petty Officer Jonathan S. Sotingco, hospital corpsman master chief, Medical Wing, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III MEF. "Not only does it affect the morale of the unit, but when Marines a ... More

Dam Neck Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosts running clinic

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs Virginia Beach, Va. – Naval Air Station Oceana, Dam Neck Annex, Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted a running clinic, Feb. 12, at the base gymnasium to give Sailors insight and information on how to get the most out of running while avoiding common pitfalls. Competitive runner John Lamagda, a certified running coach and manager of a local running specialty store, spoke openly to Sailors about the benefits of ru ... More

How to train safely and avoid knee injuries

207th Public Affairs Detachment  Athletes have experienced or will experience pain due to the stress put on the body through strenuous exercise. Ignoring these warning signs can lead to severe damage if not diagnosed and treated by a medical specialist " especially concerning the knees. A common knee injury found at Logistical Support Area Anaconda is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). PFPS is pain from physical and biochemical changes in the patellofemoral joint. "It's very painful a ... More

Camp Lemonier servicemembers deliver footwear in Djibouti

By Master Sgt. Carlotta Holley Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa CAMP LEMONIER, Djibouti - The Children's Summer Mission Project, a church group consisting of 150 children from ages two to 12 years old, collected a total of 285 pairs of flip-flops. The items were shipped to the camp's chapel by Linda Simino from the United Methodist Church in Manchester, Mo. Simino's son, Navy Construction Electrician 3rd Class Jacob Simino, was assigned to Camp Lemonier until August. "This was such a ... More