Health & Safety

April 3, 2014

Take on the Marine Challenge

Tags:
Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
(Air Force photos by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu)
U.S. Marine SGT. Oliver Hand, Inspector Instructor Staff diary clerk, instructs Army SGT. Lixing Zhang, 285th Assault Aviation Battalion UH-60 Crew Chief through the ‘Maneuver Under Fire’ Marine Challenge here March 28. The ‘Maneuver Under Fire’ Drill is the most complex part of the Marine Combat Fitness Test and is designed to measure functional fitness in a combat environment.

Airmen test their strength and abilities through the ‘Maneuver Under Fire’ drill, here.

The ‘Maneuver Under Fire’ Drill is one of three components of the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test and is designed to measure functional fitness in a combat environment.

This course is mandatory for all Marines, however the 355th Force Support Squadron decided to use this drill to boost morale and physical fitness.

“The purpose of this event is to foster health and fitness,” Cesar Vinueza, 355th Force Support Squadron Fitness Center director. “This year it is a team challenge so it promotes team spirit.”

The 3rd Bulk Fuel Company Alpha stationed here, spent several hours setting up at the Arthur Benko Fitness Track and field the course to ensure the participants get the full experience.

U.S. Marine SGT. Francisco Barron, Inspector Instructor Staff heavy equipment chief, coaches Army SGT. Lixing Zhang, 285th Assault Aviation Battalion UH-60 Crew Chief through the ‘Maneuver Under Fire’ Marine Challenge. The challenge consists of 15 different exercises, some of which are a fireman carry, low crawl, ammo can sprints and a grenade throw.

“I think the Fireman carry is the most challenging part of this course,” Vinueza said. “It is about half way into the challenge and people are pretty tired by then from what I have seen in the past.”

The challenge consists of 15 different exercises, some of which are a fireman carry, low crawl, ammo can sprints and a grenade throw.

“[The challenge] should bring the participants satisfaction once they complete the course because it is very, very, intense,” said Vinueza.

Anyone eligible to use the fitness facilities on base were given the opportunity to partake in the challenge.

“We are excited to see how well everyone will do,” said Marine Sgt. Misty Crowsey, 3rd Bulk Fuel Company Alpha training chief. “We will be helping participants along. People get really tired and start forgetting what is next, so we will be there to help out.”




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