Sheppard Airmen Compete in Joint Warrior Competition

- Members of several squadrons at Sheppard Air Force base ran and jumped through the Joint Warrior Challenge on Saturday in honor of armed forces day.

This was the eighth year for the event.

The challenge started at seven in the morning and all of the participants were wide awake, ready for some good competition.

Sheppard Air Force base airmen hit the competition field Saturday in honor of their fellow service men and women who are currently giving their all.

"Back in 1950 they established armed forces day and that day is to celebrate those that are currently serving, so they're out here to honor those that have served in uniform to raise their right hand to take on the cloth of their nation and to serve," Col. Eric Froehlich said.

Wearing a 36-pound vest, service men and women in training proved it's never too early at Sheppard for some good competition, and to practice how to operate as a team.

"I'm proud to work with my team," said Aime Mutuyeyezu with the U.S. Army said.

Teamwork carried these airmen through this day of training, as members of different squadrons cheered on not only their teammates but all competitors.

"They've been designing moral tee shirts to show their decor, and uh this means a lot to them," Col. Froehlich said. 

Other events today included a 40-meter tire flip with a 230-pound tire, an 80-meter 100-pound dumbbell relay race, and a tug-o-war event that concluded the day's competition.

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