By U.S. ArmyOctober 9, 2019
Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers from U.S. Army Fort Campbell and Fort Stewart Hunter Army Airfield Warrior Transition Battalions, Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), veterans and blind, double amputee Cpl. Mathew Bradford, U.S. Marine Corps, retired, completed a 101-mile endurance bike ride on and around Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The ride was organized by the Fort Campbell WTB Adaptive Reconditioning Program, as a component of the Military Adaptive Sports Program, and is designed to enhance recovery by engaging wounded, ill, and injured service members early in individualized physical and cognitive activities outside of traditional therapy settings. The program hopes to inspire recovery and physical fitness and encourage new opportunities for growth and achievement. The benefits of physical activity for injured Service members include reduced stress, increased quality of life, lower blood pressure, weight management, and enhancement of the rehabilitative process.