Evaluating the Use of Methylsulfonylmethane versus Placebo to Prevent Knee Pain in Military Initial Entry Trainees

Research Paper Title A randomized controlled trial evaluating methylsulfonylmethane versus placebo to prevent knee pain in military initial entry trainees. Background Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring sulfur containing substance that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. Previous studies using MSM as an oral supplement to improve pain in those patients with… Read More


Number of RAF Recruits who completed Phase 1 Training, 2010-2016

Below is the number of Royal Air Force (RAF) recruits who completed their Phase 1 initial military training between 2010 and 2016. Table 1: Number who complete phase 1 training Year Of Those Who Started in Year, Number who Completed Phase 1 Training 2010/2011 1237 2011/2012 1231 2012/2013 1251 2013/2014 1623 2014/2015 1886 2015/2016 2175… Read More

The Effects of Basic Training on British Army Regular & Reserve Recruits

Research Paper Title Effects of basic training in the British Army on regular and reserve army personnel. Background The aim of this study was to compare changes in aerobic fitness and body composition in response to British Army (regular) and Territorial Army (reserve) basic training. Methods Eleven regular recruits, 14 reserve recruits, and 20 controls… Read More

Does Improvement of Soldier Physical Fitness Prior to BCT Improve Soldiers’ Psychological Health Outcomes?

Research Paper Title Physical Fitness and Depressive Symptoms during Army Basic Combat Training Introduction Mental health-related problems are a significant cause of attrition during Basic Combat Training (BCT). Evidence in civilian populations suggests that physical fitness is associated with psychological benefits in civilians, but little is known about the association between physical fitness and psychological… Read More

Can You Say That Again Sergeant!

Research Paper Title The viability of hearing protection device fit-testing at navy and marine corps accession points. Background The viability of hearing protection device (HPD) verification (i.e., fit-testing) on a large scale was investigated to address this gap in a military accession environment. Methods Personal Attenuation Ratings (PARs) following self-fitted (SELF-Fit) HPDs were acquired from… Read More