Air Force

November 22, 2013

99th SFS Warrior Challenge preparation begins, teamwork emphasized

Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal
99th Air Base wing Public Affairs Office

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Security Forces Squadron challenges Airmen to assemble teams of four to compete in the 99th SFS Warrior Challenge to be held Dec. 6.

Teams will compete in seven different stations to include weapons assembly, shoot house, pushups and sit-ups, High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle push, tire drag, ruck march and a red man battle.
Teams will be required to assemble two M-4 rifles and two M-9 pistols during the weapons assembly challenge. Weapons will be field stripped according to regulations.

The shoot house portion of the challenge will have team members moving as a group to clear three rooms. Each room will have three targets set up and two rounds will be required to hit each target.
During the pushups and sit-ups challenge, teams will be required to correctly accomplish 400 pushups and 400 sit-ups as a team. If a team does not complete the repetitions, a time penalty of 30 seconds will be enforced for every 10 repetitions less than 400.

The HMMWV push will challenge teams to move a HMMWV a required distance. One team member will be required to remain behind the wheel of the vehicle to control steering and breaking.

The tire drag challenge will require each team as a whole to move a 5-ton tire a set distance.

During the ruck march, team members will carry a weighted ruck sack a required distance. Team members will move as a team, never getting further than arm’s length from the other members. Observers will be posted at each corner of the course for safety, and to enforce the arm’s length rule. If a team fails to obey the arm’s length rule, a five minute penalty will be added to their time at the end of the course.

The final challenge will have each team engage two opponents in Red Man pads. Each team member will be given a padded training Armament Systems and Procedures. Teams will be required to disable the Red Man by landing strikes to the arms and legs, but are not allowed to strike the head.. Time will stop when the last Red Man is disabled.

The Warrior Challenge is designed to test teams’ physical, mental and social capabilities through these series of challenges.

The winner of the competition will be the team with the fastest time in each division. Since security forces teams may have an advantage over other teams who do not train in these areas regularly, security forces teams will not be eligible to be the overall winner. Instead, security forces teams will compete against each other for top flight honors.




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


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Joint U.S. forces train together during integrated Green Flag exercise

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 309th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway during Green Flag-West 14-10 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 21. Green ...
 
 
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Hubbard

Romania air base replaces Transit Center Manas

U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Hubbard Oregon Army National Guard, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team Soldiers from load onto a C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 13, 2013, bound for Afghanistan from Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, ...
 
 

F-16Ds removed from flight status due to longeron cracks

WASHINGTON — U.S. Air Force officials recently removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats. The cracks were discovered following an immediate action time compliance technical order, or TCTO, to inspect all F-16D due to initial structural...
 

 

CHIEFchat: ACAs, future Enlisted Performance Reports

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed the Airman Comprehensive Assessment, or ACA, how it influences enlisted performance reports, and how those reports will affect future promotions during his latest CHIEFchat at the Defense Media Activity, here. “Its important people get ready for this idea...
 
 
reading

CSAF Call to Airmen: 2015 Reading List

Courtesy graphic WASHINGTON — For the past eight years, the chiefs of staff of the Air Force, along with the chief master sergeants of the Air Force, have created a comprehensive reading list of motivating and inspiring mater...
 
 

AF implements static EPR closeout dates, eliminates change of reporting

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The first in a series of changes to the enlisted evaluation and promotion systems announced July 31 will include implementation of static enlisted performance report closeout dates, or SCOD, for each grade and elimination of change of reporting official EPRs. Evaluation system changes are focused on purposefully evolving the enlisted...
 




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