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Highlights of the May 2011 Issue

Fitness — Tyndall AFB, Fla.
New "Green" Facility Provides Blueprint for Future


Opened on Aug. 20, 2010, Tyndall's $19 million fitness center provides a blueprint for other Air Force and military facilities looking to build as “green” as possible. The 2008 design-bid-build MILCON project, designed by PBS&J, earned a U.S. Air Force Merit award for Concept Design in 2009. The construction team consisted of members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the 325th Civil Engineer Squadron, the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment, the 325th Force Support Squadron and contractors. Read more...

Fitness — Camp Lejeune's HITT Center a Model for Marine Corps Fitness

Offcially opened in November 2010, the High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) Center at MCB Camp Lejeune, N.C., represents the future for Marine Corps functional fitness centers, complete with all of the fitness equipment, tools, resources and education to prepare Marines for combat and their annual Combat Fitness Test (CFT). Born from the HITT concept, which is founded on the same functional fitness principles the Marine Corps has espoused for years, the HITT center is a model for how other new combat training centers will be designed and operated in the future.


Sports Fields/Surfacing — Navy Region Southwest
Field Renovations Have Sailors Fleet of Foot

Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), has embarked on a key Navy-wide initiative to improve outdoor playing surfaces — from softball and football fields, to tracks and other outdoor playing areas. Navy Region Southwest has benefited greatly from this initiative, with many bases in the region transforming older fields into state-of-the-art facilities that are not only being used for sports but also greatly increasing space and expanding opportunities for sailors to perform group physical training (PT). Read more...


MWR — Fort Campbell, Ky.
New Facilities, Programs "Raising Quality of Life on Post

Fort Campbell Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) has come a long way since the Army Family Covenant was signed by Army leadership back in 2007. As a result of that promise to soldiers and their families, and due to the tireless efforts of FMWR professionals on post, Fort Campbell has completed a considerable number of facility improvement and expansion projects and additions over the past couple of years. Read more...