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Raising morale on the runway

Airmen pose for photo

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron pose for a group photo after completing the 5K Runway Series, May 24, 2021, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Squadrons were encouraged to run together to build both morale and military readiness.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Edgar Grimaldo)

Airman Male points to sky

A U.S. Air Force Airman strikes a pose after finishing the 5K Runway Series, May 24, 2021, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The 5K Runway Series took participants around the flight line and onto the runway. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Edgar Grimaldo)

Male Airman runs on flight line

A U.S. Air Force Airman crosses the finish line at the 5K Runway Series, May 24, 2021, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The 5K Runway Series will be a monthly occurrence open to all active duty military members to help maintain physical readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Edgar Grimaldo)

Airmen Run on flightline

U.S. Air Force Airmen run on the flight line, May 24, 2021, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Approximately 250 active duty personnel participated in the run, building combat readiness and resilience. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Edgar Grimaldo)

Airmen Prepare to run on flight line

U.S. Air Force Airmen prepare for the 5K Runway Series, May 24, 2021, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Approximately 250 active duty personnel participated in the run, building combat readiness and resilience. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Edgar Grimaldo)

Airmen walk to flight line

U.S. Air Force Airmen make their way to the starting line, May 24, 2021, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Approximately 250 active duty personnel participated in the run, building combat readiness and resilience. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Edgar Grimaldo)

Airmen sign up for 5k Runway Series

U.S. Air Force Airmen check in for the 5K Runway Series, May 24, 2021, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The 5K Runway Series will be a monthly occurrence open to all active duty military members to help maintain physical readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Edgar Grimaldo)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany --

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – The 86th Airlift Wing participated in the first 5K Runway Series of the year at Ramstein Air Base, May 24, 2021.

Approximately 250 active duty personnel participated in the run, building combat readiness and resilience. The 5K Runway Series will be a monthly occurrence open to all active duty military members to help maintain physical readiness.

“The Runway Series is trying to help people get back into demonstrating that fitness is a part of their life,” said 86 AW Command Chief Master Sergeant Hope Skibitsky. “Fitness is a condition of employment, and what better way to demonstrate it than to get people active and exploring our own runways as a team.”