Sports

August 15, 2014

Airmen strive for fitness excellence

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

Staff Sgt. Michael Watlington, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center command chief executive assistant, finishes his first lap of the 1.5-mile run portion of the Air Force fitness assessment at the Warrior Fitness Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. The running portion of the assessment is designed to test service members’ cardiovascular strength and endurance.

 

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

Airmen complete the push-ups portion of the Air Force fitness assessment at the Warrior Fitness Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. Airmen have one minute to complete as many push-ups as possible without dropping to their knees, otherwise the portion of the test is terminated and the Airman will not be allowed to continue that section.

 

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

Tech. Sgt. Brian Mowry, 57th Maintenance Squadron NCO in charge of munitions inventory, completes the 1.5-mile timed run portion of the Air Force fitness assessment test at the Warrior Fitness Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. The faster an Airman completes the run, the higher score they will receive.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young

Airmen from Nellis Air Force Base begin the 1.5-mile timed run of the Air Force fitness assessment at the Warrior Fitness Center, Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 11. Airmen who maintain high fitness standards and achieve a cumulative score of 90 or more are only required to take the fitness assessment once a year.

 

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

Staff Sgt. Madison Carroll, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds non-destructive inspector, completes the sit-ups portion of the Air Force fitness assessment test at the Warrior Fitness Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. The sit-ups portion of the test is meant to test core and abdominal strength.

 

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

Airman complete their final lap of the 1.5-mile run portion of the Air Force fitness assessment at the Warrior Fitness Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. Runners are allowed to have a fellow Airman keep pace with them during the run for motivation and encouragement.




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


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Red Flag offers B-52 crews training that ‘can’t be beat’

U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadon, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., taxis for take off during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 15. T...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

‘Thunder’ rolls at Fort Irwin

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airmen assigned to the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., look on as an A-10 Thunderbolt II departs from the National Training Center at Fort I...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd

Hill activates their first F-35 fighter squadron

U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd Lt. Col. George R. Watkins addresses the audience and squadron members during the 34th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony July 17 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 34th FS will be the fir...
 

 

Nellis celebrates successful Vacation Bible School

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis Chapel has done it again with the 18th and best year of Vacation Bible School ever. This year’s theme of Science, provided by Gospel Light’s Son Sparks Labs, proved to be engaging and fun for all 192 children and volunteers. Discovering the light of God in a...
 
 

The unseen leader

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — Over the years, I’ve seen many leaders come and go. The ones I admired, I took note of the traits I wished I had, as well as the ones I already possessed. It took me a long time to realize some of my personal and professional weaknesses were...
 
 

Donald Rumsfeld visits Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld interacts with a service member during a book signing and meet-and-greet at the Base Exchange, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 16, 2015. Rumsfeld is the youngest and oldest individual ever to sit in the Defense Secretary position,...
 




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=""> <s> <strike> <strong>