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AFDW caps off fitness challenge

Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Darren W. McDew
congratulates Team Cops Plus One March 1 at the West Fitness Center, Joint
Base Andrews, Md. The team won the distance category in the February Fitness
Challenge, completing more than 15,580 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman
1st Class Tabitha N. Haynes)

Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Darren W. McDew congratulates Team Cops Plus One March 1 at the West Fitness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Md. The team won the distance category in the February Fitness Challenge, completing more than 15,580 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tabitha N. Haynes)

Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Darren W. McDew
congratulates Team Doom March 1 at the West Fitness Center, Joint Base
Andrews, Md. The team won the weight lifting category in the February
Fitness Challenge, lifting more than 3,060,230 pounds. (U.S. Air Force photo
by Airman 1st Class Tabitha N. Haynes)

Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Darren W. McDew congratulates Team Doom March 1 at the West Fitness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Md. The team won the weight lifting category in the February Fitness Challenge, lifting more than 3,060,230 pounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tabitha N. Haynes)

Marilou Castro, Health and Wellness Center dietician; Nicole Simpson, Health
and Wellness Center health promotion technician; Sylvia Goff, Health and
Wellness Center health promotion manager; and Senior Airman Angela Thoma,
Health and Wellness Center diet technician, brief Air Force District of
Washington Airmen March 1 at the West Fitness Center, Joint Base Andrews,
Md. The February Fitness Challenge capstone event featured guest speakers
from the fitness center, Health and Wellness Center, Family Advocacy and
resiliency flight on JBA. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tabitha
N. Haynes)

Marilou Castro, Health and Wellness Center dietician; Nicole Simpson, Health and Wellness Center health promotion technician; Sylvia Goff, Health and Wellness Center health promotion manager; and Senior Airman Angela Thoma, Health and Wellness Center diet technician, brief Air Force District of Washington Airmen March 1 at the West Fitness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Md. The February Fitness Challenge capstone event featured guest speakers from the fitness center, Health and Wellness Center, Family Advocacy and resiliency flight on JBA. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tabitha N. Haynes)

Carolyn Potts, Family Advocacy Program intervention specialist, briefs Air
Force District of Washington Airmen March 1 at the West Fitness Center,
Joint Base Andrews, Md. The February Fitness Challenge capstone event
featured guest speakers from the fitness center, Health and Wellness Center,
Family Advocacy and resiliency flight on JBA. (U.S. Air Force photo by
Airman 1st Class Tabitha N. Haynes)

Carolyn Potts, Family Advocacy Program intervention specialist, briefs Air Force District of Washington Airmen March 1 at the West Fitness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Md. The February Fitness Challenge capstone event featured guest speakers from the fitness center, Health and Wellness Center, Family Advocacy and resiliency flight on JBA. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tabitha N. Haynes)

Senior Airman James Sigler, Resiliency Flight technician, briefs Air Force
District of Washington Airmen March 1 at the West Fitness Center, Joint Base
Andrews, Md. The February Fitness Challenge capstone event featured guest
speakers from the fitness center, Health and Wellness Center, Family
Advocacy and resiliency flight on JBA. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st
Class Tabitha N. Haynes)

Senior Airman James Sigler, Resiliency Flight technician, briefs Air Force District of Washington Airmen March 1 at the West Fitness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Md. The February Fitness Challenge capstone event featured guest speakers from the fitness center, Health and Wellness Center, Family Advocacy and resiliency flight on JBA. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tabitha N. Haynes)

Lt. Col. Jody Ogea, Air Force District of Washington manpower and personnel
deputy, catches a medicine ball March 1 at the West Fitness Center, Joint
Base Andrews, Md. The February Fitness Challenge capstone event featured a
relay race, medicine ball toss, blind free throws, a three-legged race and
Dodge ball. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tabitha N. Haynes)

Lt. Col. Jody Ogea, Air Force District of Washington manpower and personnel deputy, catches a medicine ball March 1 at the West Fitness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Md. The February Fitness Challenge capstone event featured a relay race, medicine ball toss, blind free throws, a three-legged race and Dodge ball. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tabitha N. Haynes)

Staff Sgt. Stephanie Marsh, Air Force District of Washington logistics and
readiness executive assistant, throws the tie-breaker March 1 at the West
Fitness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Md., in the blind free throw
competition. The February Fitness Challenge capstone event featured a relay
race, medicine ball toss, blind free throws, a three-legged race and Dodge
ball. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tabitha N. Haynes)

Staff Sgt. Stephanie Marsh, Air Force District of Washington logistics and readiness executive assistant, throws the tie-breaker March 1 at the West Fitness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Md., in the blind free throw competition. The February Fitness Challenge capstone event featured a relay race, medicine ball toss, blind free throws, a three-legged race and Dodge ball. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tabitha N. Haynes)

Senior Airman Tiffany Miles, Air Force District of Washington command staff,
volunteers March 1 at the West Fitness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Md., in
the blind free throw competition. The February Fitness Challenge capstone
event featured a relay race, medicine ball toss, blind free throws, a
three-legged race and Dodge ball. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class
Tabitha N. Haynes)

Senior Airman Tiffany Miles, Air Force District of Washington command staff, volunteers March 1 at the West Fitness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Md., in the blind free throw competition. The February Fitness Challenge capstone event featured a relay race, medicine ball toss, blind free throws, a three-legged race and Dodge ball. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tabitha N. Haynes)

Capt. John Bixby and Angela Montgomery, Air Force District of Washington
installations and mission support, tag out their opponents in Dodge ball
March 1 at the West Fitness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Md., in the blind
free throw competition. The February Fitness Challenge capstone event
featured a relay race, medicine ball toss, blind free throws, a three-legged
race and Dodge ball. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tabitha N.
Haynes)

Capt. John Bixby and Angela Montgomery, Air Force District of Washington installations and mission support, tag out their opponents in Dodge ball March 1 at the West Fitness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Md., in the blind free throw competition. The February Fitness Challenge capstone event featured a relay race, medicine ball toss, blind free throws, a three-legged race and Dodge ball. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tabitha N. Haynes)

Joint Base Andrews, Md. -- Air Force District of Washington wrapped up the February Fitness Challenge with a capstone event March 1 at the West Fitness Center, Joint Base Andrew, Md.

"It's meant to be a fun way to celebrate all the hard work you've put in over this month," said Captain Mary Lent, AFDW section commander. "The event also hopefully reinforced the message of resiliency, both through the health you've gained and through the support of your Wingmen."

AFDW Airmen were encouraged to come out and support the four teams who volunteered to compete in the day's events. The teams participate from both the top and bottom of the Washington Monument record board and took home prizes for their hard work.

"Forty-two teams participated, 168 people total," said AFDW Commander Maj. Gen. Darren W. McDew. "Twenty nine teams accomplished building the monument but everybody who participated won."

The 'Cops Plus One' team won the medal in the distance category; 'Team Hot Sauces' won the cardio category; and 'Team Doom' took home the gold in the weight lifting category.

Together, AFDW accumulated 81,942.6 feet in distance, completed 66,839.2 minutes of cardio and lifted 20,801,362.5 pounds of weight.

All teams who entered the challenge and met or passed the minimum goal received t-shirts. The winning teams also received special recognition for their achievements from the AFDW commander.

The capstone event featured a relay race, medicine ball toss, blind free throws, a three-legged race and Dodge ball. Additionally, Airmen heard from guest speakers from the fitness center, Health and Wellness Center, family advocacy and resiliency flight on Joint Base Andrews, Md.

Air Force District of Washington is the single Air Force voice for planning and implementing Air Force and joint solutions within the National Capital Region. AFDW organizes, trains, equips and provides forces for Air and Space Expeditionary Force deployment, homeland operations and ceremonial support within the NCR and worldwide. One of the U.S. Air Force's five direct reporting units, the command is located on Joint Base Andrews, Md.