Summer. Sure makes us think of picnics, barbecues, bicycling and parks. Well, on Saturday, June 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. you can experience all that and more at Hill Air Force Base's Centennial Park during the Walk, Run, Ride Exploring Family Fun event for families with special needs. This will be the third annual summer picnic for families with special needs on the base. Last year's event brought approximately 200 participants, a train ride, great food, friends and bouncy castles.
Creator of the fitness videos P90X, Tony Horton, visited Hill Air Force Base to give Airmen the opportunity to work out and learn about nutrition and fitness Feb. 2 here.
Horton's visit included holding work out sessions, having a Lunch and Learn for all Airmen to ask questions about fitness and nutrition, and a little sightseeing around the base.
The day started with a 6 a.m. workout session opened to all military where they could do an hourlong total body P90X workout with Horton and his two trainers.
The creator of a popular home fitness program is scheduled to visit the base to train with Hill personnel Feb. 2-3.
Highly esteemed personal trainer and creator of P90X Tony Horton will be conducting fitness classes for Hill personnel on Friday and Saturday.
"Our men and women in uniform play a special role in protecting and serving our country," Horton said. "My goal is to help the folks at Hill Air Force Base really understand the importance of consistent exercise, healthy eating and how it relates to better performance and improves their quality of life."
Funding authorized by the Department of Defense in fiscal year 2011 will be used for renovations set to begin in the Hess Fitness Center on Nov. 21.
The renovations will enhance the facility and add overflow capacity to the Warrior Fitness Center by converting two-thirds of the gymnasium to a functional fitness area with cardiovascular equipment and strength equipment, including both free weights and selectorized machines. The remaining one-third of the gymnasium will provide a refinished sports court for basketball and volleyball, as well as unit PT sessions.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- In a mid-year update on Air Force Materiel Command's Year of the Community College of the Air Force, Chief Master Sgt. Eric Jaren, AFMC command chief, said the campaign is yielding positive results and on track to meet or even exceed its goals.
Launched in January, YoCCAF aims to increase the number of the command's enlisted Airmen with a CCAF degree by 10 percent in 2011. Throughout the year, 700 mentors at AFMC bases have been reaching out to the 10,000-plus Airmen in the E-4 to E-7 target audience to make that happen, Jaren said.