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  • Combat fitness to stay combat ready

    Team Shaw members from the 20th Security Forces Squadron participated in a form of physical fitness designed to target all muscle groups as well as improve endurance and target real life scenarios.
  • Thirty-year tennis instructor: A love-love relationship

    Fitness comes in many forms. For some, it is a solo endeavor like weightlifting, or a team activity like football, but for others the passion comes from the one-on-one excitement associated with a sport such as tennis. Larry Copeland, U.S. Strategic Command contractor, fits the latter bill. When Copeland was 11, his mother’s fiancée taught him and his siblings the game of tennis. While his younger brother and older sister hated it, he enjoyed it and continued practicing.
  • Hidden talent: powerlifting

    Many times people go through life never knowing about the incredible talent they may possess. This would be true for Staff Sgt. Allen Plata, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron stockpile management crew chief, who may have never known about his powerlifting abilities if it weren’t for joining the Air Force.
  • EOD: always fit to fight

    Surrounded by the sound of clinking metal and upbeat music, a group of Airmen work to exhaustion as the sun begins to rise. For this group of 20th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal Airmen, working hard can mean the difference between life or death. The safety of the team as well as those around them can be threatened as they clear paths for fellow service members during deployments, clean up training grounds or assist state law enforcement agencies with emergencies.
  • Air Force launches new application tool for Airmen athletes

    Air Force Sports, managed by the Air Force Services Activity, recently launched an online application system to make it easier for Airmen athletes to apply for Air Force sports teams.
  • World record holder carries skateboarding values into Air Force

    “I guess they thought it was just a phase,” said U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nicholas Whitehurst, thinking back to how wrong his parents were when they bought him his first skateboard as a Christmas gift.
  • Exercise precautions can help Airmen stay fit to fight

    At the beginning of the year, the 20th Force Support Squadron fitness center is packed full of individuals looking to improve their physical fitness.
  • Challenge accepted: U.S. service members compete for German badge

    Imagine treading water in full-duty uniform after swimming four laps, running sprints and holding a chin-up for more than a minute. These are only three of the six events Joint Base Langley-Eustis service members completed to earn the prestigious German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, one of the most sought after foreign awards approved to be worn on U.S. military uniforms.
  • Warrior Airmen compete

    The 20th Medical Group hosted a quarterly Warrior Day for 20th Fighter Wing Airmen, Sept. 29.
  • Airman balanced through bodybuilding

    As Semaj’s alarm screeches throughout her bedroom at 2:30 a.m. she awakes for her morning cardio session, checks on her six-year-old son Jamel and then laces up her running shoes. Staff Sgt. Semaj, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron supply craftsman, does this every morning to keep her body in shape in preparation for her next bodybuilding event where she hopes to earn her professional status.
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