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Fort deputy commander touts Civilian Military Combine

Bradshaw says contest fosters ties between military, civilians

September 7, 2016 By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Participants prepare to tackle the obstacle course at the Civilian Military Combine event. Photo courtesy of Civilian Military Combine
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A top official at the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton said an athletic contest to be held at the historic base on Saturday will help foster closer ties between the military and the civilian community.

Donald Bradshaw, deputy to Garrison commander Col. Peter Sicoli, said the fort is looking forward to hosting the Civilian Military Combine (CMC), the hybrid obstacle course-race set to take place on Sept. 10.

“Fort Hamilton welcomes the opportunity to bring the community together in healthy competition, especially where it enhances the relationship between our military members and those whom we protect, and in return, they so greatly support us,” Bradshaw said in a statement issued by the garrison.

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Bradshaw said the event, which attracts military personnel, veterans, first responders and civilians from all over the country, “provides a perfect environment for New Yorkers to share fellowship, fun and a little bit of sweat at Fort Hamilton.”

Soldiers stationed at Fort Hamilton will fire a Howitzer to signal the start of the CMC.

The CMC features a hybrid obstacle course event that combines a five-mile obstacle course race with CrossFit-style exercises.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The participants will include Amelia Boone, the world’s top female obstacle racer. Boone has won more than 30 races.

A portion of the proceeds of the CMC at Fort Hamilton will be donated to the fort’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation program. The program provides support to soldiers and their families.

For more information on the CMC, visit

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