Fort Lewis, Wash. – Fort Lewis will host a team-building visit by the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, June 4 to enhance players understanding of today’s Army, to stress “Team” similarities between the Army and the National Football League, and to offer players a challenging training opportunity.
In the morning, more than 80 football players will be divided among 16 Fort Lewis units and agencies to get a first-hand look at military operations, equipment and the Soldiers’ experience. Also, some players will visit the five Clover Park School District elementary schools on post, and 10-15 Seahawks spouses will visit the Fort Lewis Family Resource Center and be introduced to various aspects of both Soldier and Army spouse life.
Players and coaches will visit these units and agencies in the morning:
- 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
- 4th Squadron, 6th U.S. Air Cavalry
- 4-160th Special Operations Aviation Regt.
- 5th Stryker Brigade
- 17th Fires Brigade
- 42nd Military Police Brigade
- 62nd Medical Brigade
- 191st Infantry Brigade
- 555th Engineer Brigade
- 593rd Sustainment Brigade
- Warrior Academy Combatives Training
- Noncommissioned Officers Academy
- Battle Command Training Center
- Stryker Processing and Fielding Facility
- Madigan Army Medical Center
- Warrior Transition Battalion
After lunch at the 593rd Sustainment Brigade Dining Facility, the afternoon will be devoted to rigorous training on the Army obstacle and confidence courses on North Fort. The 42nd Military Police Brigade will run the courses which will offer the players a challenging workout opportunity.
- The obstacle course is a series of challenging physical low obstacles that must be negotiated quickly. The obstacle course includes running, climbing, jumping, crawling and balancing elements with the aim of testing endurance.
- The confidence course has higher, more difficult obstacles that tests a person’s confidence in their mental and physical abilities, and cultivates their spirit of daring.