AFDW caps off fitness challenge
By Airman 1st Class Tabitha N. Haynes, Air Force District of Washington Public Affairs
/ Published March 02, 2012
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.