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D-M Airman: I am an IRONMAN

Posted December 11, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau

On Nov. 16th, Senior Airman Daniel Hughes, 355th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, tested his fitness limits and participated in IRONMAN Arizona. IRONMAN Arizona is a triathlon consisting of a 2.4-mile swim around Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, Ariz., followed by a 112-mile bike ride which consists of a three loop course that heads out of…

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AF women try out for basketball team

Posted November 7, 2014 by Senior Airman William J. Blankenship

Senior Airman William J. Blankenship 42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Airmen stationed around the world gathered at Maxwell Air Force Base Oct. 19 to try out for the All Air Force women’s basketball team, with hopes of representing the service in the Armed Forces Basketball Championship tournament at…

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AF Marathon attracts record-breaking crowds

Posted September 25, 2014 by Michele Eaton

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) — In yet another record sellout year, approximately 15,000 runners took to the streets Sept. 20, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio to participate in the U.S. Air Force Marathon, celebrating the Air Force’s 67th birthday. The number of runners exceeded last year’s count by more than 3,000. Gen….

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Mixed Martial Airman

Posted September 18, 2014 by Senior Airman Gregory Ferreira

After nine years of intense training and preparation, Tech. Sgt. Michael Parker is getting the opportunity of a lifetime. September 26, 2014 marks the day that validates the 162nd Wing aircraft engine mechanic’s hard work and dedication as a mixed martial artist. He will fight in the prominent Bellator MMA fight promotion at Grand Canyon…

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DoD announces U.S. military athletes for 2014 Invictus Games

Posted September 5, 2014 by DoD News Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON – Defense Department officials yesterday announced the names of almost 100 military athletes who will represent the United States at the first Invictus Games, which will be held Sept. 10-14 in the United Kingdom. The games are an international sporting event for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans and will take place…

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AF Marathon sells out, race transfer program announced

Posted July 31, 2014 by Rick Perron

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) — The Air Force Marathon has officially sold out all races and organizers have announced details for the transfer program. “The transfer program is the only official way for runners to give their bib to another runner,” said Rob Aguiar, the race director. The transfer program opened on July…

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355th FSS invites D-M to join intramurals

Posted July 24, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Sivan Veazie

The 355th Force Support Squadron would like to invite all Active Duty and Department of Defense personnel to join the intramural sports program. The intramural sports program is an organized sports competition designed to meet the needs of all personnel beginning at the lowest levels. Active duty personnel have priority in all programs as determined…

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Airman excels on two wheels, continues to pedal forward

Posted June 26, 2014 by Senior Airman Nesha Humes

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) — It was summer 2007 in Wausau, Wisconsin. David Flaten had completed his first mountain bike race through the nine-mile forest course with no prior racing experience and a simple knowledge of cycling. After regaining the feeling in his legs, Flaten said he knew he had fallen in love. In…

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Airman catches, gives back milestone HR to famed MLB slugger

Posted May 1, 2014 by Senior Airman Zachary Vucic

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Even before Staff Sgt. Thomas Sherrill took his seat April 22 at Nationals Park here, he said he fantasized about what he would do if he somehow caught the milestone home-run ball off the bat of major-league slugger Albert Pujols. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim first baseman began the game against the…

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USMES provides a starting line for beginning athletes

Posted April 17, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

Every work area has at least one. One person who brings their lunch to work neatly packed into plastic containers. The same person changes into their fitness apparel at work before they leave for the gym. You may ask yourself “How does someone achieve that level of dedication toward being physically fit?” It starts with…

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