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JBLM senior enlisted leadership members PT together

Army sergeant majors drag a 100-pound sled Sept. 29, 2016 at Heritage Hill on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The top tier of JBLM enlisted members from the Army joined the Air Force chief master sergeants for an intense joint physical training session. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley)

Army sergeant majors drag a 100-pound sled Sept. 29, 2016 at Heritage Hill on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The top tier of JBLM enlisted members from the Army joined the Air Force chief master sergeants for an intense joint physical training session. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley)

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Air Force and Army senior enlisted members work out together Sept. 29, 2016 at Heritage Hill on JBLM, Wash. The group of JBLM top tier enlisted members meet once a quarter to work out and once a month for cross-service service leadership training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley)

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Air Force and Army senior enlisted members work out together Sept. 29, 2016 at Heritage Hill on JBLM, Wash. The group of JBLM top tier enlisted members meet once a quarter to work out and once a month for cross-service service leadership training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley)

Command Sgt. Major Michael Anthony Grinston, 1st Corps Headquarters, speaks to the top tier of enlisted JBLM Air Force and Army service members who got together Sept. 29, 2016 at Heritage Hill on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The group met for an early-morning physical training session and cross service mentorship and leadership training later in the day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley)

Command Sgt. Major Michael Anthony Grinston, 1st Corps Headquarters, speaks to the top tier of enlisted JBLM Air Force and Army service members who got together Sept. 29, 2016 at Heritage Hill on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The group met for an early-morning physical training session and cross service mentorship and leadership training later in the day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley)

Air Force and Army senior enlisted members are briefed by Command Sgt. Major Michael Anthony Grinston, 1st Corps Headquarters, and Chief Master Sgt. Tico Mazid, 62nd Airlift Wing Command Chief, Sept. 29, 2016 at Heritage Hill on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., before a physical training session. The senior enlisted members at JBLM were using the joint physical training session as a team building exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley)

Air Force and Army senior enlisted members are briefed by Command Sgt. Major Michael Anthony Grinston, 1st Corps Headquarters, and Chief Master Sgt. Tico Mazid, 62nd Airlift Wing Command Chief, Sept. 29, 2016 at Heritage Hill on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., before a physical training session. The senior enlisted members at JBLM were using the joint physical training session as a team building exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley)

Command Sgt. Major Michael Grinston(left), 1st Corps Headquarters, and Chief Master Sgt. Tico Mazid, Airlift Wing Command Chief, drag 100 pound sleds during a Joint Base Lewis-McChord Air Force and Army Physical Training session at JBLM, Wash. The senior enlisted members at JBLM were using the joint physical training session as a team building exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley)

Command Sgt. Major Michael Grinston(left), 1st Corps Headquarters, and Chief Master Sgt. Tico Mazid, Airlift Wing Command Chief, drag 100 pound sleds during a Joint Base Lewis-McChord Air Force and Army Physical Training session at JBLM, Wash. The senior enlisted members at JBLM were using the joint physical training session as a team building exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley)

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. --

The top tier of Air Force and Army senior enlisted members got together Sept. 29, at Heritage Hill on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. for an early-morning physical training session.

JBLM chief master sergeants and sergeant majors get together once a month for leadership training and mentorship across service branches and across the base. They also get together once a quarter to PT together.

Command Sgt. Major Michael Grinston, 1st Corps Headquarters, said that when he arrived at JBLM nearly a year ago, he reached out to Chief Master Sgt. Tico Mazid, 62nd Airlift Wing Command Chief, and proposed the idea of this joint interaction.

“[It is] team building and physical fitness all built-in together,” said Grinston. “We’re joint, so we get together to do some physical fitness, that keeps us fit and we’re never going to fight alone so it’s important to know about each other’s service.”

Some of the training they have done involves how each branch evaluates their enlisted member i.e. the Enlisted Performance Report for the Air Force.

“It really brings us together, because sometimes the Army rates an Air Force member and vice versa,” said Grinston. “I thought it was something we need to do, because I think sometimes we don’t always get together, even though were in close proximity. It’s a great program.”

And although the group of senior enlisted have worked out together before, this was the first time the Air Force chief master sergeants have hosted it.

“There’s always misconceptions about each other,” said Grinston. “So, it’s always good to get to know more.”

Mazid said he thought it went phenomenally well.

“The sergeant majors were a little surprised that we put on a great PT session, because there’s all these myths about the Air Force,” said Mazid. “Staying physically fit is a part of what we do in the military. It’s important to bring the team together, but most importantly to educate each other about how we operate.”

Mazid said we [service members] should all, regardless of rank, find opportunities to work together and with each other.

“At the end of the day, we work together as a team,” said Mazid.