Is there an Association between Serum 25-OHD Level & the Time Taken to Recover from a Stress Fracture in British Army Recruits?

British Army recruits with low serum vitamin D take longer to recover from stress fractures. Read More

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3 Safety Tips to Help you Survive Military Boot Camp

If you are looking for an intense workout you can always consider attending a military boot camp. It is the ultimate way to get fit, but you need to ensure that you follow the right safety protocols to keep you and your fellow trainees safe. Read More

Does Regular Exercise Prior to Military Service Protect Against Fatigue Fractures?

Research Paper Title Regular physical exercise before entering military service may protect young adult men from fatigue fractures. Background Bone stress fractures are overuse injuries commonly encountered in sports and military medicine. Some fatigue fractures lead to morbidity and loss of active, physically-demanding training days. The researchers evaluated the incidence, anatomical location, risk factors, and… Read More

What is the Association of Sickle Cell Trait & Haemoglobin S Percentage with Physical Fitness?

Research Paper Title Association of Sickle Cell Trait and Haemoglobin S Percentage with Physical Fitness. Background This study aimed to determine the association between sickle cell trait (SCT) as a binary variable and haemoglobin S percentage as a stratified categorical variable with aerobic and anaerobic fitness. Methods This retrospective cohort study included all recruits who… Read More

What is the Number of British Army Personnel who Fail to Complete Phase 1 Initial Training (2010 to 2016)?

Table 1 provides an outline of the numbers who either completed training or where discharged. Table 1: British Army discharge (DI) and output (OP)  Entry Type [1] 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 DI OP DI OP DI OP Regular Officer 80 580 50 650 70 630 CIC 830 1010 1250 2370 910 2170 CMS 750 4360 860… Read More

Linking Recruit Training & Civic Education

Research Paper Title Does U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Training Constitute a Type of Civic Education? Abstract In what respects can military basic training affect veterans’ civic identities? According to a 2015 report published by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), military service positively affects civic health. While social scientists have also noted this possible connection,… Read More

Soldiering: Training & Practice

“This was what proper soldiering was about. Training men for war, and then, if need be, putting that training into practice.” (Scarrow, 2015, p.60). Reference Scarrow, S. (2015) Britannia. London: Headline Publishing Group.