14 Sep '17, 12am

1st SFG (A) Soldiers march for physical, mental and spiritual health

1st SFG (A) Soldiers march for physical, mental and spiritual health

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wa. - The air was dense with a hazy smoke and vehicles were dusted in a light chalky ash from nearby forest fires when nearly 75 Soldiers from the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) began their road march for life with empty rucksacks. In keeping with the Army's suicide prevention theme for the month of September, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st SFG (A) participated in a ruck for life road march September 8, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. to bring awareness for the value of life and promote resiliency within its organization. "We wanted to do something different than what has become the typical PowerPoint lecture on suicide prevention," said Staff Sgt. Apollo Stoewer, the HHC, 1st SFG (A)'s religious affairs specialist. "This gives us the chance to celebrate life's challenges and recognize the need for resilience." After the ...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/193775/1st_sfg_a_soldiers_ma...

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