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    USASOC holds fitness challenge for fallen USASOC Soldiers



    Story by Staff Sgt. Eli Velazquez 

    United States Army Special Operations Command

    Fitness for the fallen

    By Staff Sgt. Eli Velazquez
    USASOC Public Affairs

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Behind an old Fort Bragg building, on a hot and humid North Carolina morning, there are about 30 service members from the Army Special Operations community shedding some blood, sweat, and half-digested breakfast for a good cause.

    U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, hosts a monthly warrior physical training session in recognition of those in the Army Special Operations community who gave their all.

    HHC 1st Sgt. Dimitry Lobanov wanted to highlight fallen 10th Special Forces Group Soldiers, specifically those who lost their lives within the last 2 years.

    “We honor the sacrifices of our fallen through observances and ceremonies, but we want to come together to give a little more,” Lobanov said.

    The service members pair up in teams and run the gauntlet of 12 exercise stations. They range anywhere between a two-minute flat out battle rope drill, to wrestling a 10-foot log weighing between 80 to 100 pounds.

    This warrior challenge PT doesn’t just build camaraderie and esprit de corps, but it also prepares the soldiers for the new Army Physical Fitness Test, which is expected to roll out by late 2020.



    Date Taken: 09.11.2018
    Date Posted: 09.11.2018 13:26
    Story ID: 292234
    Location: FT. BRAGG, NC, US

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