Our network

Sports & Recreation

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Many parents and educators across the U.S. are coming to realize the benefits to students of Olympic Sport Fencing.  Sport fencing has been a small but ever present sport in America since the 19th century.  Usually, and erroneously, associated with the privileged class, it has found little place at large in the ball dominate sports arena in America.  However, that view has been changing rapidly over the 25 years.  The U.S. has grown steadily in world prominence including generation of World Champions and Olympic Gold and Silver medalist.  This growth is attributed with broader media coverage but also with a concerted effort by coaches and fencing enthusiast to promote this exciting sport at the middle school and high school levels around the country.  This moves fencing out from the traditional private salles (clubs) and college environments so as to make it accessible to everyone who is interested. 

New base workout facilities offer advanced readiness training

New base workout facilities offer advanced readiness training

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – The fitness center here will cut the ribbon Friday on a new set of workout areas geared to Mixed Martial Arts training, Warrior Athletic Readiness, and Fitness on Demand. UFC Featherweight Cole Miller, a middle Georgia native, will be on hand to open the MMA room which offers specialized training using the latest fighting techniques to help individuals subdue an aggressor.

“Our Security Forces and military units have learned that you'll perform on the battlefield the same way you train” says Scott Peavy, Fitness Program Coordinator.

A newly-renovated Warrior Athletic Readiness –W.A.R. room offers a variety of strength and conditioning equipment for the demands of military duties. A Fitness on Demand kiosk gives individuals or groups the convenience of workout routines according to their schedule.

Reflective belts no longer required for PT

Reflective belts no longer required for PT

by Brian Everstine, Air Force Times

Reflective belts are no longer required during physical training, and airmen can wear black socks and any color of athletic shoe with the PT uniform, according to uniform changes that went into effect on Friday.

While the Air Force no longer insists on the reflective belts during PT, commanders still have final say, according to the AFI signed by Brig. Gen. Eden Murrie, director of Air Force Services at the Pentagon.

Gift tips for the golfer in your life

Gift tips for the golfer in your life

 

Shutdown: What's Open, What's Not At Robins AFB

Shutdown: What's Open, What's Not At Robins AFB

Robins AFB projects the following activities on base will be affected by the shutdown:

Mercer University Cheerleaders to Host Camp for Kids

Mercer University Cheerleaders to Host Camp for Kids

The Mercer University Cheerleaders will hold a camp for children ages 5-14 July 8-12 and July 15-19.  The camp will be held at the Macon campus.  Times are are noon to 5 pm.  Cost is $120 per session and includes a T-shirt.

Checks, made payable to Mercer University Cheerleading, should be sent to 1400 Coleman Ave, Macon, GA 31027 (Attn: Mercer Cheerleading) along with waiver/registration form. 

Call 551-427-8968 or email MercerUniversityCheerleading@gmail.com for more information.