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Press Release
February 07, 2011
Oregon Army National Guard brings Physical Health and Adventure Training (PHAT) system to Southern Oregon high schools
SALEM, Ore.—The Oregon National Guard will visit high schools in Southern Oregon this week to help students with fitness and exercise.

The Physical Health and Adventure Training System (PHAT) system, which utilizes various types of athletic equipment including a giant obstacle course, rock wall, and HALO jumper, aims to not only provide valuable physical exercise for high school students, but also makes the work out enjoyable.

"We have designed the system to show students that physical exercise can be both challenging and entertaining," said Sgt. Maj. Kevin Cutting, the Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion's Command Sergeant Major. "Students can get a good work-out, while learning the importance of a regular physical fitness program at the same time."
The team's schedule is:

February 8 - Rogue River High School
February 9 – Crater High School
February 10 – North Medford High School
February 11 – Eagle Point High School

Soldiers from the Oregon Army National Guard's Recruiting and Retention unit set up and man the PHAT system, which travels to high schools across Oregon during the school year.

PHAT.JPG: Students from Oregon City High School attempt to navigate the Oregon Army National Guard's Obstacle Course during a recent Physical Health and Adventure Training (PHAT) event. Photo by Guy Britnell, Oregon National Guard.
Contact Info: For more information, please contact Guy Britnell via e-mail: guy.britnell@us.army.mil or by phone: 503-584-3821.