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ATHLETICS AND PHYSICAL
13. ATHLETICS. a. Experience has shown that battle fatigue
does not prevent soldiers from engaging in strenuous sports
b. The development of esprit de corps from interunit
competition is as important in recreational value as the resultant
physical conditioning of the men. Athletic recreation
not only stimulates the body, but also clears the mind.
c. The Special Service Company with its kits of carefully
selected athletic equipment and its trained personnel is able to
organize and direct competitive games as well as to assist in
providing the facilities for a well-balanced athletic program
in oversea installations.
14. DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING PHYSICAL FITNESS
OF TROOPS. The Special Service Company may be
directed to take charge of a physical fitness program for the
troops of the area in which the company is operating. Various
officers and athletic technicians of the Special Service
Company are qualified and trained to take charge of the
physical fitness program. They are especially trained to teach
physical training in accordance with Training Circular No.
87, War Department, 1942. Officers and athletic technicians
of the Special Service Company also are trained and qualified
to develop and administer physical fitness tests.
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