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MacDill Airman competes in ultramarathons

Posted September 1, 2016 by Story and photo by ALANNAH DON

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Inspiration for the modern marathon, a 26.2-mile race, stems from military origins. Legend tells of a Greek soldier who ran from Marathon to Athens to deliver news of the defeated Persian army. More than two millennia later, one Airman at MacDill Air Force Base is writing his own story….

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Posted September 1, 2016 by emmauribe

9/11 5k race The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center is featuring a 9/11 5k race at 6 a.m. Sept. 11. For more information, call 623-856-6241. Day for kids The Boys and Girls Clubs Day for Kids is 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at Fowler Park. The free event is for children ages…

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Posted August 4, 2016 by

Fall triathlon The 56th Force Support Squadron Outdoor Recreation Center is featuring a triathlon at 7 a.m. Aug. 20 at the Silver Wings Pool. There will be a 400-meter swim, 12-mile bike ride and 5k run. The cost is $20 per military ID  card holder and $45 for all others. There will be individual and…

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Airman vaults to spot on US Olympic team

Posted August 4, 2016 by Story and photo by DAVID VERGUN

EUGENE, Ore. — First Lt. Cale Simmons, who cleared the bar at 5.65 meters — 18 feet, 6.4 inches — July 4 in the men’s pole vault finals, secured a spot on the U.S. Olympic team at the U.S. Olympic team track and field finals. Simmons finished second at the finals, just behind Army 2nd…

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Sports Shorts July 2016

Posted June 30, 2016 by

Commander’s Cup Points are earned toward winning the Commander’s Cup for completion of extramural sports seasons or tournaments as follows: Sports season, 50; tournament completion, 25; first place, 100; second place, 80; third place, 60; and fourth place, 40. For more information on the Commander’s Cup, call the fitness center at 623-856-6241. Dodgeball tournament The…

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No limits: Airman pushes past near death experience

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photo by SEAN KIMMONS

BETHESDA, Md. — Staff Sgt. Sebastiana Lopez Arellano was riding a motorcycle when an animal scurried onto the road, causing her to swerve and hit a curb. As she high-sided over her bike, the momentum catapulted her body into a tree. The impact severed her right leg. “I thought I was going to die,” the…

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A1C strong as a Foxx

Posted June 2, 2016 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class BRANDON MAY

Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas — The clanging of weights, thumping of treadmills and the aroma of sweat — all things associated with a gym — are also things that describe a place one Laughlin Airman goes to relieve stress. Airman 1st Class Alex Foxx, 87th Flying Training Squadron aviation resource manager, is a power…

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Going to the mat …

Posted June 2, 2016 by Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo First Lt. Clayton Gable, right, a 2nd Space Warning Squadron supervisory statistician, wrestles at the Armed Forces Championships Feb. 20 at Naval Base Kitsap, Washington. Gable wrestled for the U.S. Air Force Academy and continues to wrestle for the Air Force wrestling team.

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Sports Shorts June 2016

Posted June 2, 2016 by

Extramural golf season The extramural golf season begins June 9. Squadrons that wish to participate must complete and submit a letter of intent to Jemia Fournier by May 26 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. Games will be played at 7 a.m. Thursdays at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. The cost is $17…

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Honor guard Airman pushes past her limits

Posted May 5, 2016 by Story and photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class CHRISTOPHER HURD

WASHINGTON — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) It’s noon on a Saturday, and Staff Sgt. April Spilde chalks up her hands in the gym at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, as she waits for her chance to lift during…

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