• December 24, 2014

Armywide initiative promotes physical, mental well-being

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 4:30 am

The Army is hosting its fourth annual Strong BANDS campaign to enhance soldier and family fitness and community well-being during May’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

Fort Hood is participating with numerous events across post, including Zumba and spin classes.

“The motivation behind hosting these events at Fort Hood is to provide support of the ... campaign in promoting physical and mental fitness and wellness during the month of May,” said Millie Land, a recreation specialist for the Community Recreation Division at Abrams Physical Fitness Center.

The Army initiative is hosted by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate. BANDS stands for balance, activity, nutrition, determination and strength.

The events are open to soldiers, families, retirees and civilians.

Land said the event is a great way to encourage soldier readiness and highlight opportunities for soldiers and their families to stay physically and mentally fit.

Through the campaign, “residents of our community can gain and achieve their commitment to living a healthier lifestyle,” Land said. “We are providing wristbands for them to wear to show their commitment to them living a healthier lifestyle.”

More about

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

Military Videos