What is the Effect of Infantry Training & Sex on Musculoskeletal Injury Incidence during British Army Basic Training?

Research Paper Title Understanding the musculoskeletal injury risk of women in combat: the effect of infantry training and sex on musculoskeletal injury incidence during British Army basic training. Background Until recently, women were excluded from British combat roles. Their risk for musculoskeletal injury during basic training is two to three times higher than men. To… Read More

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Does US Marine Corps Infantry Training Reduce the TNF-α Stress Response induced by an Acute Bout of Exercise?

Research Paper Title TNF-α Stress Response Is Reduced Following Load Carriage Training Background Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is a potent pro-inflammatory cytokine involved in the acute phase stress response. The genetic variant, rs1800629, is located in the promoter region of the TNF-α gene and has been shown to affect the production of TNF-α. The purpose… Read More

All British Armed Forces Roles are now Open to Women

On 25 October 2018, It was announced by the Defence Secretary that all roles in the British Armed Forces are now open to women. From Thursday 25 October 2018, women: Already serving in the British Army can apply to transfer into the Infantry. Civilians will be able to apply from 21 December 2018. Basic training… Read More

British Army Mortars Course

After completing their combined Phase 1 (basic) training and Phase (employment) training, known as the Combat Infantryman Course (CIC), newly qualified soldiers may attend the 4-week Mortars Course. The course has a number of challenging objectives that cover all aspects of mortaring, including: Exercises operating in offensive and defensive environments; and Exercises operating in rural… Read More

What is the Incidence of MSK Injuries during Basic Training for the Different British Army Infantry Regiments?

Research Paper Title Musculoskeletal injuries in British Army recruits: a prospective study of incidence in different Infantry Regiments. Background Musculoskeletal injuries and attrition incurred during basic military training are a significant socioeconomic burden across many Defence Forces. In order to plan an injury prevention strategy, the purpose of this study was to quantify the regiment-specific… Read More