Spring Fitness and Sports Day

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  • By Airman 1st Class Kirsten Wicker
  • 62nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
A cool morning gave way to a beautiful, warm sunny day as teams and individuals competed against each other in the Spring Fitness and Sports Day here May 24.

Nineteen squadrons participated in a range of events from par-3 golf to co-ed blindfold driving.

"It was pretty fun. They had a lot of skill [events] this year instead of just athletic [ones]," said Tech. Sgt. Kelly Sanderson, 62nd Maintenance Squadron.

For participants like Senior Airman Courtney Woolverton, also from the 62nd MXS, having both skill and athletic ability were essential. 

She participated in the co-ed blindfold driving event, as well as the co-ed total body challenge and the co-ed 4x400 relay.

"We made it through [the blindfold driving course]. We hit two cones and we passed one," Airman Woolverton said.

Not only was Sports and Fitness Day an opportunity to demonstrate athletic ability and skill, but it was also an opportunity to interact with other Airmen outside the usual work environment.

"We had a chance to participate in recreational activities with other members of the base that we may not otherwise ever meet," said 1st Lt. Steve Teeple, 4th Airlift Squadron. 

Lieutenant Teeple was a part of his squadron's co-ed 9-pin "no-tap" bowling team.

No matter the outcome or if an event required skill or athletic ability, Spring Fitness and Sports Day gave Airmen a chance to step outside the office, relax and have a good time.

"It was fun. It was a good morale builder, and it was a chance to work with our co-workers outside the office environment," Staff Sgt. Susan Steele, 62nd Contracting Squadron.

The results were divided by large squadron and small squadron. 

Capturing first place with 120 points for large squadron was the 62nd Civil Engineer Squadron. 

Coming in second with 105 points was 62nd MXS, and third with 90 points was the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

For small squadron, the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron claimed the victory with 165 points. 

Finishing in second place with 80 points was the 62nd Communications Squadron, and in third with 70 points was the 62nd Security Forces Squadron.