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Highlights of the June 2014 Issue


Special Ops Fitness
Tactical Athletes… Naval Special Warfare Building More Resilient Warriors

 

For Special Operations Command (SOCOM), providing training, equipment and resources that are at the tip of the spear is of utmost priority, as SOCOM tactical athletes are responsible for completing some of the most challenging missions in the military, under incredible physical and mental stress, in unimaginably hostile and unforgiving environments.

“Our mission is to provide optimum sports medicine, rehabilitative care and medical material support to all active-duty personnel of Naval Special Warfare Group One,” said Mark Rogow, who is the Sports Medicine program manager for Naval Special Warfare Group One (NSWG1), NAB Coronado, Calif. “We provide musculoskeletal support to those who sustain injuries of any kind by providing clinical evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation by a highly trained and specialized team of experts. The plan of care is designed to achieve the maximum level of function in a minimum amount of time, taking into account the safety of the individual and operational commitments of the NSW population.”

Rogow explained that a plan of care is individualized and performed in conjunction with other providers within the NSW medical system. “Each war fighter is treated and assessed at the earliest opportunity, and transitioned to the Human Performance specialists to implement an individualized training regimen through our ‘Bridge Program.’ This allows recovering tactical athletes to maintain and/or improve fitness, strength and resiliency of unaffected body regions while completing their treatment and recovery from musculoskeletal injury. This results in an expeditious return to full duty and peak fitness for NSW war fighters that directly enhances command readiness and mission capability.”

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Army Fitness:
Fort Campbell’s New Fitness Center Designed for Program Flexibility

 

Kodiak MWR Brightens Alaskan Sky with Award-Winning ProgramsThe Department of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) at Fort Campbell, Ky., recently unveiled a new multi-functional physical fitness center/athletic complex designed to provide programming flexibility to meet the needs of today’s Army.

The $16.4 million, 67,484-square-foot Physical Fitness Center (PFC) project was paid for with FY12 Military Construction Army (MCA) funds, and came in under budget, officially opening on April 14. Architect Gresham, Smith & Partners and construction company Paladin & Hoar Construction worked within the Physical Fitness Center template provided by the Army Corps of Engineers, with the ultimate goal of maximizing space available for programming.

The facility was designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards, and includes features such as solar hot water heating, water-efficient fixtures, energy-efficient lighting, and natural day lighting. Construction materials also included locally manufactured and recycled materials. ...

 

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Marine Corps Fitness: MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Training Our Nation’s Most Important Athletes

 

NAS Jax Upgrades Sports and Training AreaFor leadership aboard MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, Calif., “readiness” and “quality of life” are two areas of constant focus, and providing top-notch facilities, equipment and programs is at the heart of every decision, because Marines and their family members stationed at this isolated base — in the heart of the desert — deserve nothing but the best.

“What needs to be understood is, we believe the men and women of the Marine Corps are the most valuable athletes in the world,” said Semper Fit Director Brad Brimhall. “You can easily make the case that professional, college and Olympic athletes are the best athletes in the world — they jump the highest, they run the fastest and the farthest in the shortest amount of time — but the men and women of the Marine Corps are not giving up home runs or three-point baskets or trying to score goals or make first downs. What they are doing is defending our way of life in this country, and defending humanitarian interests throughout the world, so these most valuable athletes — our tactical operators — need to have access to the same thinking, the same programming, the same equipment, facilities and modalities that these best athletes have.”

Brimhall pointed out that with the rollout of the High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) program Marine Corps-wide, the Marine Corps has been able to bring in the same kind of elite training that the nation’s best athletes are provided. ...

 

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