Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Gunnery sergeant named Female Athlete of the Year

Lance Cpl. David Rogers

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa (April 20, 2007) -- Gunnery Sgt. Jamie Troxel, the mobile maintenance facility coordinator for 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, received the 2006 Camp S.D. Butler Female Athlete of the Year award at Gunners Fitness Center April 10.
The competition was open to any Marine or sailor stationed on Okinawa. Troxel was selected by sports specialists from Marine Corps Community Services Okinawa in part for her participation as a judge and competitor in various fitness competitions. Troxel was also selected based on her volunteer work for MCCS fitness centers, according to Gerald Sharber, a sports specialist for MCCS.

Among her accomplishments, Troxel holds a five-year island record in the female bench press and is the only active duty female who is a member of the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness, Sharber said.


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