2nd Combat Weather System Squadron fit to fight

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  • By Airman 1st Class Andrea Posey
  • 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
A team of 2nd Combat Weather System Squadron members recently competed and finished first overall during Fitness Day at the Aderholt Fitness Center, Hurlburt Field, Florida, earning them the Commander's Trophy.

They event was the kick-off to Air Force Fitness Month.

"It was exciting for us to win," said Staff Sgt. Kirk Mendive, 2nd Combat Weather System Squadron weather systems evaluator. "We take our PT seriously in our squadron and we have a high excellence rate in our PT scores. I believe that's what helped our team in the event."

Five teams participated in a variety of challenges formulated to test their physical abilities.

"We are excited to participate in Air Force Fitness Month throughout May to promote physical wellness, and we want to ensure Airmen are aware of how being 'fit' plays a vital role in the quality of military life," said Tech. Sgt. Jason Andrews, 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron fitness NCO in charge.

The Air Force Fitness Program's goal is to motivate Airmen to participate in a year-round physical conditioning program that emphasizes total fitness, to include proper aerobic conditioning, strength and flexibility training and healthy eating. Health benefits from an active lifestyle will increase productivity, optimize health and decrease absenteeism while maintaining a higher level of readiness.

"We've beefed up our calendar of events for the summer months with big emphasis on May, however, we promote fitness every day of the year," said Bonnie Bentley Aderholt Gym fitness director. "Not only is being in shape important to pass the Air Force PT test, but it also improves the way Airmen feel about themselves, provides good mental health and helps in every part of their physical being."

Hurlburt went on to host five different events during the month to provide Airmen an assortment of fitness activities from which to choose. The events were Paddleboard Yoga, the15th Annual Commando Spirit 5K, Yoga on the Beach, Zumba on the Beach and a Beach body work out.

The 2nd CWSS is one of five squadrons within the 2nd Weather Group which is part of the 557th Weather Wing, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.