Two 173rd FW flights use friendly competition to boost morale and fitness
By Master Sgt. Jefferson Thompson, 173rd Fighter Wing
/ Published September 03, 2020
KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. --
Fitness and camaraderie during COVID-19?
For the 173rd Fighter Wing’s Force Support and Comptroller Flights the answer is “yes,” during a friendly competition where Airmen sought to tally as many road miles as possible.
In honor of the last day of competition both flights congregated on the sidewalk for a socially-distanced group photo before taking a leisurely 2-mile run on a cloudless summer day.
The two sections were able to log just under 2,000 miles total.
Although both flights have accomplished runners, Chief Master Sgt. John Goold, 173rd FSF chief, said it helped other struggling runners boost their ability from short runs to upwards of four miles on a given day. He went on to say that will pay dividends when fitness tests are reinstated this fall.
He also conceded that the comptroller flight did emerge victorious…