Sports

October 31, 2013

162nd FW holds fun run alongside F-16s

Tags:
Senior Airman Lacey Roberts
162nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
FunRun_pict
162nd Fighter Wing unit members and family take part in the first ever 5K and Family Fun Run.

At the first ever 5k and Family Fun Run held here Sept. 28, runners sped by F-16s on their way to the finish line.

More than 45 participants turned out for the event sponsored by the Top 3 and Family Appreciation Day Committee. After 6 months of planning, $200 was raised to support the FAD.

Runners took their marks at the dining facility and continued onto the flight line.

“I had been out there before, but it was a whole different experience, it felt like you were alone next to the airplanes.” said Staff Sgt. Amanda Gast, a Weather Forecaster at the 214th Reconnaissance Group. “What an amazing feeling that our guard base has so many amazing aircrafts. It gave me a new perspective of what the 162nd is all about.”

Senior Master Sgt. William McManus, a Weather Forecaster at the 214th Reconnaissance Group, said he liked the idea of running by the planes. He recalled his 16 years working here, “It brought back memories, its been years since I’ve been back there.”

Member of the Top 3 board and event organizer, Master Sgt. Amie Neighbors said participants enjoyed running on the flight line and wants to hold regular running events on base. As a Physical Training Leader, she said a lot of people do poorly on the run and tell her they hate to run.

“I used to not be a runner, I hated to run and what motivated me was to sign up for little races,” said Neighbors, now a marathon runner. “Once you get the bug and your competitive side kicks in, you are motivated and it will help people improve their run.”

Members that weren’t able to participate in this event should begin training for spring. Neighbors said, plans for the spring include a post run breakfast and vendor fair.




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


 
 

 

SAPR: More than just an Air Force acronym

As an Airman and a senior leader in the Air Force Reserve, I’ve seen firsthand the devastating impacts of sexual assault on an Air Force organization. Regardless of your unit or military status, Active or Reserve, no one is immune to these impacts nor absolved of their responsibility to combat the instances of sexual assault...
 
 

ACC, PACAF commanders confirmed

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Pacific Air Forces Commander Gen. Herbert Carlisle will be the next commander of Air Combat Command and ACC Vice Commander Lt. Gen. Lori Robinson will be the next commander of Pacific Air Forces, according to a Senate confirmation vote July 23. Headquartered at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, ACC leads America’s Combat Air...
 
 
Flooding_pict

Flooding still underway this year, avoid water runoff problems

While rain in a desert climate is usually welcome, too much of a good thing can a problem for travelers, especially newcomers who may not be familiar with how quickly driving and other travel conditions can change. “There hav...
 

 

Cyber Airmen create virtual help desk

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force Enterprise Service Desk is going virtual, and Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland will be the first to see it as it rolls out across the Air Force, starting the end of August. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh has challenged...
 
 

AFSOUTH strengthens space ties with partner nations

Three officers from the Dominican Republic, Peruvian and Brazilian militaries partnered with active-duty and guard Airmen at Davis-Monthan for a rare opportunity to work collectively on the space component of PANAMAX 2014, Aug. 8-15. For a third year, partner nation participants took part in the space element of PANAMAX, an annual U.S. Southern Command sponsored...
 
 

The Judge Advocate General’s Corps announces law school programs

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — Officers interested in continuing to serve the Air Force as a judge advocate are able to apply to the Funded Legal Education Program, or FLEP, and the Excess Leave Program, ELP. Officers selected for FLEP have the opportunity to attend law school at the Air Force’s expense while...
 




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