The University of Washington softball team will be at Fort Lewis on Saturday to learn about leadership and team-building from an infantry battalion preparing for its third deployment to Iraq.
The Huskies will be paired with the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment – a unit of the 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division – to "conduct team-building exercises and to
establish esprit de corps," according to a Fort Lewis release.
But an informal boot camp this is not: "Afternoon activities will involve timed team building events requiring good communication and more mental than physical exertion," Fort Lewis says. So no worries about push-ups like the variety in the photo.
Photo: Pvt. Darrin Carroll, 21, does push-ups as Cpl. Paul Goodyear walks on his hands during physical training with the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment on Sept. 29, 2006. (Tony Overman/The Olympian)