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




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Defeating “Monster Mouth”

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski) Airman Jessika Silva-Gomez, 355th Dental Squadron dental assistant, helps a child sort out foods that are beneficial to dental hygiene during a presentation at the Finley Child Development Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Feb. 24. Personnel from the 355th DS provided examples of proper...
 
 

Experts: Males also are victims of sexual assault

TYSON’S CORNER, Va.– Experts urged Army leaders to reach out to male victims of sexual assault, noting people should not view sexual violence as a crime perpetrated exclusively against women. Jim Hopper, a psychologist and researcher, and Russell Strand, a retired Criminal Investigative Service special agent, spoke about an aspect of sexual violence not often...
 
 

Avoid online dangers, unfriendly users on social media

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The internet instantaneously allows you to reach out across the internet superhighway to share information or connect with loved ones.  Despite how innocuous this may seem, without taking the proper precautions, your personal information can inadvertently fall into the wrong hands. “You have to assume that everyone is looking at it,” said...
 

 

Brush, floss, repeat daily for good dental health

Each February, the American Dental Association, or ADA, sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Regular dental visits should happen every...
 
 

Sexual assault rates decrease at military service academies

WASHINGTON – Rates of unwanted sexual contact at the military service academies declined in 2014, according to a report released today by the Defense Department. The annual report on sexual harassment and violence at the military service academies estimates that overall rates decreased for both men and women, indicating that nearly 200 fewer sexual assaults...
 
 

Prescription tracker gives vets online access to status

Veterans can now track the status of most of their prescriptions online, thanks to an innovative idea by a Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) employee. The new 24/7 service allows online tracking for most prescriptions mailed from the VA Mail Order Pharmacy. The Prescription Tracker was recommended by VA employee Kenneth Siehr, a winner of...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin