National Army Joins the 22 Push-up Challenge (video)
CHISINAU, February 1, 2017 — Over 500 National Army service members joined the “22 Push-up Challenge” as a sign of solidarity with the veterans suffering from PTSD.
Officers and NCOs from the 22nd Peacekeeping Battalion, Special Forces Battalion, Guard Battalion, students from the Military Academy of Armed Forces “Alexandru cel Bun”, and service members from the National Army contingent deployed to KFOR operation in Kosovo, completed 22 push-ups and challenged their colleagues from the USA, Romania, and Multinational Battle Group West countries to follow their example.
“22 Push-up Challenge” was created in 2011 by an OEF Marine veteran who also founded the “22Kill” organization and aims to promote awareness regarding the suicide among veterans who suffer from PTSD. According to statistical data, 22 veterans commit suicide every day, in the USA. Thus, the service members who participate in this challenge perform 22 push-ups every day, for 22 consecutive days.