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    MCRD promotes healthy lifestyle



    Story by Lance Cpl. Eric Quintanilla 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego

    SAN DIEGO - Marine Corps Community Services is slated to kick off its second annual 101 Days of Summer Campaign at the Wellness Expo aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 11.

    The 101 Days of Summer will create activities all summer long that promote responsible use of alcohol as well as the elimination of illegal drug use within the military.

    The Wellness Expo will serve as the first day of the campaign and will promote healthy lifestyle choices to all MCRD personnel through educational materials, interactive activities, fitness demonstrations, health screenings and a farmers market.

    MCCS is planning on having an event every week of the summer to keep it a consistent thought on the Marines’ minds. This year’s event will also host all who want to attend as opposed to last year’s events that were only able to host a few Marines.

    The 101 Days of Summer Campaign will consist of two separate competitions, the Honor Competition and Oorah Competition. The Honor Competition will encourage increased urinalysis testing, and a reduction of alcohol-related incidents and DUIs. Each command will start with a set amount of points. These points will get deducted for every month if the minimum amount of Marines are not tested or if there are any alcohol-related incidents. The command with the most points at the end of the competition will receive an award.

    The Oorah Competition will challenge the commands to participate in the designated events that promote healthy alternatives to alcohol consumption. The competition will include a variety of events such as fitness challenges, a video game tournament, scavenger hunt and many others. The commands will receive points based on participation in each event.

    The fitness challenges will run between certain hours of the day where Marines can show up to complete the challenge and their score will be recorded to determine a winner at the end.

    The campaign will come to a close August 26 with a functional fitness competition. The winner of each competition will receive a plaque that will be displayed in the fitness center and a cash award deposited into their command’s funds.



    Date Taken: 04.04.2011
    Date Posted: 04.04.2011 11:27
    Story ID: 68237
    Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, US 

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