Monthly Archives: July 2022


Youth camp encourages Fort Hood kids to chase their dreams

Hosted by Denver Broncos tight end Andrew Beck, dozens of young Army family members participated in the NFL Football ProCamp at Fort Hood, TX. Andrew’s father is Brig. Gen. Christopher Beck, III Armored Corps and Fort Hood deputy commanding general, and encouraged Andrew to pursue his dream of becoming an NFL player despite the challenges of growing up in a military family. Andrew Beck, recipient of the NFL Honor Salute to Service

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How Diet, Lifestyle and Mental Health Impact Your Overall Health

Even in the military, where maintaining physical fitness remains a job requirement and a key component of military readiness, thousands of service members struggle with weight. Optimizing your physical fitness starts with a combination of good diet, healthy lifestyle and exercise serving as the foundation for increased strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance. Yet keeping a healthy body weight is correlated with all those components and is essential for long term health, fitness

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From New York to Kansas, honoring nation’s veterans

Romann Martin, director for all the national cemeteries in and around Kansas City, oversees all burial operations at the Fort Leavenworth Cemetery, the final resting place of 23,000 veterans from every war since the War of 1812. Originally from Jamacia and raised in New York, Martin is also currently in the Navy Reserve and he has family who served in the Air Force, Army and Marines. “I started as a temporary caretaker

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Tips for Enjoying Outdoor Activities as Summer Arrives

With summer officially arriving, it’s time to get outside and get those “feel-good” endorphins and there are many safe ways to stay active, maintain readiness, and enjoy the outdoors. For example, doing things that may be different than what you do in the winter, like going biking, paddleboarding, swimming, and hiking are good ways to get outside in nature in the summer. As long as you’re being safe, you can’t beat