MILFORD, MI -- An Army ROTC cadet from Michigan broke the Guinness world record for most chest-to-ground burpees completed in 12 hours Sunday as part of an effort to raise money and awareness for active and retired soldiers and their families.
Bryan Abell, 23, completed 4,689 burpees — an exercise that requires you to start from a standing position, go to a squat, kick your legs out, take your chest to the ground, push up and then return to a standing position — to break the record.
His goal was to do 4,500 and he far exceed that.
Abell did the feat as a way to raise money for the Stronger Warrior Foundation, a non profit he founded with his sister Katelyn. According to the foundation's website, the mission is to provide help to those who have or are actively serving and their families through financial, physical and mental support.
Abell hoped to raise $4,500 but according to WXYZ Detroit, they raised $1,300. Abell completed the 4,689 chest-to-ground burpees at Carl's Family YMCA in Milford.
The entire 12 hours of the challenge was scheduled to be stream on Facebook, but the video does not appear on the foundation's page as advertised. A 22-minute clip of the final few attempts can be seen here.
The Guinness website has not officially recognized the feat as of Monday afternoon, but it appears the results were being certified Sunday during the live stream.
Army and Air Force Exchange Service officials are warning soldiers and military families to be aware of scammers using the Exchange's logo.
In a news release Wednesday, Exchange officials said scammers using the name "Exchange Inc." have "fooled" soldiers and airmen to broker the sale of used cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and boat engines.
KABUL (Reuters) - The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining the dangers the country faces even if the Taliban agrees a pact with the United States.
The Saturday night attack came as the Taliban and the United States try to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of U.S. forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with Afghanistan's U.S.-backed government.
Islamic State fighters, who first appeared in Afghanistan in 2014 and have since made inroads in the east and north, are not involved in the talks. They are battling government and U.S.-led international forces and the Taliban.
The group, in a statement on the messaging website Telegram, claimed responsibility for the attack at a west Kabul wedding hall in a minority Shi'ite neighborhood, saying its bomber had been able to infiltrate the reception and detonate his explosives in the crowd of "infidels".
Calling aviation geeks in New York City: The British are coming.
In their first visit to the United States since 2008, the Royal Air Force "Red Arrows" will perform an aerial demonstration next week over the Hudson River, according to an Air Force news release. F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels demonstration teams will also be part of the show.