Personnel assigned to U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod on a run. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

From the Homefront: Keeping Coastie families healthy

Air Station Cape Cod is the only Coast Guard station chosen to participate in the Department of Defense’s Healthy Base Initiative, a project intended to have long-reaching effects on the health of active duty members and dependents. Learning what is happening to make Air Station Cape Cod a healthier base may be a preview into the future of health for other stations.


To help get the word out on winter safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosts an e-card campaign with useful tips and checklists. Click the image above to learn more and send your first card. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention graphic.

Get Fit: Be safe in winter

Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle and there are many fun and healthy activities during the winter months to get us up and moving. However, outdoor activities during the cold winter months can carry some risks. Whether you are an avid snow skier, occasional snow shoveler, or just now getting outside as winter winds down and days get longer, there are some things you need to consider as the season changes.


Marines participating in the ammo can lift portion of the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test. Photo courtesy of Marine Corps Cyber Command.

Get fit: Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test

Lt. Cmdr. Sean Plankey, currently deployed with Expeditionary Cyber Support Element under U.S. Forces Afghanistan, talks about his experiences keeping fit in a joint operating environment and accepting the challenge to participate in the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test.