DVIDS – News – Lead from the Front: Veteran Chris Kaag helps others achieve through Corps Fitness and I.M. Able Foundation

“I make sure that people who attend [Corps Fitness] don’t make excuses. Because the Marine Corps doesn’t allow you to make excuses.”

When you step into Corps Fitness, a cross fit gym located in Wyomissing, Pa., it is easy to recognize the Marine Corps’ influence. From the use of the word “corps” in the gym’s name to the military memorabilia adorning the walls, it’s clear that Corps Fitness owner Chris Kaag’s service in the Marine Corps has formed a basis for his business and how he trains the individuals who frequent his gym.

Yet the Marine Corps’ impact on Kaag extends beyond the name and aesthetic of his gym. It’s what shaped him into the person he is today, and as Kaag states, is what ultimately saved his life.

“The Marine Corps has definitely been a big influence on the way that I’m able to do things and now

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House seeks to create Medical Reserve Corps – health professionals who can be called to serve during health crises

  • Who can join the Medical Reserve Corps
  • Voluntary membership only
  • Should senior citizen physicians be included?
  • Need to dialogue with doctors to know their sentiments
  • ‘It will be an honor to serve,’ say 3 young health professionals

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught many lessons, one of them the need to strengthen the country’s health system to respond to a national or global health emergency.

One of the solutions proposed in the House of Representatives is the creation of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), a pool of health professionals who the government may call to serve in times of pandemic or public health emergency.


Eleven measures have been filed in the 299-man Lower Chamber that sought the creation of the MRC to ensure that the healthcare system is “resilient” and “never overwhelmed” during emergencies.

“We would not have to worry about the health system crashing due

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