Health & Safety

May 30, 2013

D-M completes Comprehensive Airman Fitness Week

Vincent Howard
355th Fighter Wing Community Support Coordinator

D-M concluded its quarterly Comprehensive Airman Fitness Week on May 23.

The week’s activities were focused on highlighting safety, resiliency and the social pillar of CAF and started with a wing run, followed by a wingman scavenger hunt where teams of four had to work together to find information and objects related to CAF’s social pillar and resiliency.

A “Baker’s Rules” bowling tournament followed on May 2. Under the format, teams of four had to roll one ball each in tandem, picking up each other’s spares when necessary, further emphasizing teamwork and the social aspect of CAF.

Nearly 100 Airmen participated in the base’s first ever Zombie 5K Run, where runners had to avoid designated “zombies”, and team up to conquer various physical challenges placed around the course, such as a four-man litter carry.

Almost simultaneously, 20 teams of four competed in the base’s every growing Build-A-Boat competition. The event was the biggest Build-A-Boat competition to date.

The week’s activities culminated May 23. In addition to various team-building activities at unit-level, a few D-M married couples tried their hand at the Newlywed Game held in the base theater to test their knowledge of their partners.

After viewing imaginative unit-produced safety and CAF-related videos in the base theater, supervisors and wingmen tried their hand at the “Wingman Game” and tested their mutual knowledge of their respective supervisors, subordinates and wingmen.

The D-M First Sergeants Council and the D-M Top III organization donated hundreds of dollars in prizes, such as Breakers Water Park season passes, personal massages, gift cards and movies passes to support CAF Week activities.

Senior Airman Sia Babonjo, 355th Mission Support Group, said she was energized by the experience.

“The events were a huge success, but what was inspiring was seeing so many come together as a military family,” said Babonjo. “This week’s activities made me even prouder to stand strong with my fellow wingmen.”

Chief Master Sergeant Dawna Cnota, 355th Fighter Wing command chief, echoed her pleasure of CAF Week’s impact.

“This concept only works if people get involved, and I saw a lot of Airmen and a lot of enthusiasm,” Cnota said. “Our CAF Week was a complete success, from planning to advertisement to execution. I am grateful for the creative team that organized it, incredible private organization support and I’m so appreciative of the Airmen, civilians, and family members who participated.”

D-M Comprehensive Airman Fitness Week – Activity Winners

5K Zombie Run

Male Winners:

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Zurek, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Airman 1st Class Mathew White, 355th Force Support Squadron

Female Winners:

Capt. Megan Davis, 548th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group

Senior Airman Trudy Nasetoynewa, 563rd Operation Support Squadron

Best Dressed Zombie: 

Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Morlock, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Newlywed Game

Staff Sgt. Ronnie Wilson, 355th Medical Support Squadron

Senior Airman Latoya Wilson, 355 Medical Support Squadron

Wingman Scavenger Hunt

Tech. Sgt. Donna Luciano, 355 Logistics Readiness Squadron

Staff Sgt. Danielle Hulse, 355 Logistics Readiness Squadron

Senior Airman Amanda Jones, 355 Logistics Readiness Squadron

Senior Airman Dan Tabora, 355 Logistics Readiness Squadron

Bakers Rules Bowling Tournament

Tech Sgt. Christine Wright, 355th Operation Support Squadron

Airman 1st Class Kevin Brodeur, 355th Operation Support Squadron

Racquetball Tournament

Senior Master Sgt. Terry Hennings, 355th Medical Group

Staff Sgt. Covito Redman, 355th Medical Group

Wingman Game

Airman 1st Class Nicholas Steffen, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron

Airman 1st Class Chris Tucker, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron




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