Shock-absorbing Insoles & Military Boots: An Effective Solution?

Research Paper Title Functional Evaluation of a Shock Absorbing Insole During Military Training in a Group of Soldiers: A Pilot Study. Background Soldiers’ lower limbs and feet are frequently affected by overload- and overuse-related injuries. In order to prevent or limit the incidence of these injuries, the use of foot orthoses is often recommended. The… Read More

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Qualities, Training, & Experience…

“Everyone recognizes that the priceless qualities of leadership are not possessed by everyone. In the best leaders, certain fundamental qualities such as competence, clear-thinking, self-discipline, impartiality, and decisiveness are apparent. These characteristics give a leader an ability to inspire confidence in his subordinates. It takes these qualities, plus training and experience, to develop good leadership.… Read More

Musculoskeletal Injuries: Elite Military Training & Dropout Rates

Research Paper Title One out of four recruits drops out from elite military training due to musculoskeletal injuries in the Netherlands Armed Forces. Background Musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) are among the main causes of dropout from military training. The main purpose of this study was to provide an overview of dropout rates and MSI incidence rates… Read More

Fortnite, VR & The British Army

British troops are tapping into a video game world to improve their sharp-end skills as they continue to trial a simulation based on a popular first-person shooter. The new virtual reality kit – which has the same roots as multiplayersensation Fortnite – allows 30 soldiers at a time to immerse themselves in a digital environment.… Read More

Specific Tactical Training Phases may have on Physical Performance

Research Paper Title Altered Physical Performance Following Advanced Special Operations Tactical Training. Background The purpose of this study was to determine how the unique challenges of specific military tactical training phases influence overall physical performance characteristics. Methods Broad jump, 5-10-5, 300-yd shuttle, percent body fat (%BF), anaerobic power (AP) and anaerobic capacity (AC), maximal oxygen… Read More

Emergency Tips in Case of a Snake Bite

Not many people will think about this particular danger when out in the field, but the possibility of a snake bite is definitely something that should be on your mind. There is a lot of countries out there where deadly snakes are common and a bite from one can put you in real danger. North… Read More

US Air Force Pilot Height Requirements: Getting a Waiver

As reported in Air Force Times on 02 December 2019, the US Air Force is re-examining its standard height requirements for becoming a pilot as it seeks to encourage more airmen to pursue aviation careers. The Air Force often grants height, or anthropometric, waivers to allow pilots to fly some aircraft – meaning those aspiring… Read More