- servicemembers at keesler air - force base competed - against each other earlier toda- to test thir skills and - endurance.- news 25's grant chighizola has- more on just what they did.
- - endurance.
- - - - teamwork.
- military service members put- those traits on display during- the second-ever defenders ruck- challenge and obstacle course - at keesler air force base.- participants had to achieve - certain objectives with their - teams on a set course.- stand up- "one of the key components of today's challenge was the ammo- can carry."
Sot-staff sgt jasmine castaneda- 81st security forces- squadron- "it consists of two laps around you come back in you do some- team endurance, and - then you ammo carry across the- way, do a tire flip down the- track, come over and do - some pull-ups, jumping squats - and then another two laps for - finish.
- 11 teams and approximately 60 - airmen and marines from - across the base participated in- the event, hosted by the- - - - 81st security forces squadron.- staff sergeant jasmine cast-en-- u-la says the different - obstacles and team events make- the event a tough one.- sot-jasmine castaneda - "people tend to underestimate certain obstacle courses and a- lot of ups and- downs, but when you have to - bring multiple people in with - you, make sure they're with - you the entire way for a full 2- minutes, it gets a little - - - - difficult, because some people- get more fatigued quicker than- the others, and you gotta make- sure you keep - your team together."
For some, like airman basic - charles davidson, one - particular part of the event is- tougher than the others.- sot-airman basic charles- davidson, participant - "the tire flip.
It's a lot of weight, it goes on the plane so- you know it's heavy.
So that's- all i'm - worried about, but you know,- other than that i'm just focuse- on getting it done.'- still, the concept of teamwork- is what pushed the- contestants across the finish - line and made the event a - memorable one.- sot-charles davidson- "without teamwork you can't really get anything - accomplished.
- teamwork gets everything done."
At keesler air force