Healthy Army Communities

BE STRONG powered by Healthy Army Communities Tour is a two-day premier event focused on promoting healthy lifestyles for people of all ages. We will feature celebrity chefs and athletes, a community fun run, fitness experts and entertainers.

Tour locations & dates:

Fort Riley June 7-8

USAG Italy June 24-25

Fort Benning August 9-10

Fort Belvoir October 4-5

USAG Hawaii October 27-28

Celebrity Chef & Single Soldiers Healthy Cooking Challenge

Chef Andrew Gruel will train four teams of Single (BOSS) Soldiers on the Commissary's Nutrition Guide Program and Dietician Approved Recipes.  The training will include tips on how to food prep, cook recipes and how to use everyday simple supplies and equipment.  On day two, the BOSS Soldiers will replicate the recipes in front of a live audience and be judged by Chef Gruel and Army leaders for prizes. Chef Gruel will also conduct meet and greets with event attendees and host a cooking demonstration.

Be Strong Glow Run

Fun and electric 5K with special effects and live music. Free for all children 17 and under and for the first 250 adults. BE STRONG Stars of Tomorrow artist Mackenzie Sol, Ray Goren and CC Miles will take the stage after the run as well as conduct meet and greets with Child and Youth Services teens.

BE STRONG Alpha Warrior Battle Course and Celebrity Meet and Greet

Alpha Warrior/American Ninja Warrior celebrities Barclay Stockett and Kevin Klein, will bring an expanded Alpha Warrior Battle Course with lanes for Adults and Youth to promote physical activity and the Alpha Warrior Battle Rigs that are available in select MWR Fitness Centers.  Celebrities will conduct meet and greets with attendees as well as provide demos and fun competitions against Soldiers on the Battle Course.

BE STRONG Entertainment Package

MC/Comedian Ruperto Vanderpool with DJ Jena Red will host all events throughout the two days with live interaction and music creating an exciting atmosphere for the community leading up to the tour finale, a  concert by National artist Liquid Blue with opening act support from BE STRONG Stars of Tomorrow artists and DJ Jena Red/Ruperto Vanderpool.