Airmen Push Themselves In Fitness Challenge

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  • By 1st Lt. Jeremy McClure
  • 185th ARW Public Affairs
As a way to promote fitness and comradery, members of the 185th Air Refueling Wing competed in a fitness challenge held on the base on June 13, 2014.

The fitness challenge was organized by a group of Airmen from across the base who wanted to have an event that focused on fitness in a fun and challenging way.

"A group of us wanted to put this on as a way to promote fitness and build esprit de corps in the unit," said Master Sgt. Val Rose who is a first sergeant with supply. "We hope to make this a yearly event and see more teams compete."

Teams representing various squadrons were created and required members to run a 1.5 mile course stopping every quarter mile to complete a challenge.

"The challenges were meant to test total body fitness such as push-ups, squats, and sit-ups," said Rose.

"It was challenging and definitely put our fitness to the test," said Airman 1st Class Heidi Mailahn who completed with the "Wing Nuts" team which represented the Wing's support staff.

Many of the teams sported team shirts to show their section pride and were cheered on by their fellow Airmen who spread throughout the course to support their wingmen.

The winning team, The Sheep Dogs from Security Forces Squadron, was presented with the Fitness Challenge Trophy which they will have to defend in next year's competition.

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