Capt. Spanky's wing run experience

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  • By Capt. Spanky
  • 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Hello again Ramstein! This week, I took a little more time off from my travels because I was invited by Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente to participate in the world-famous Ramstein Tri-Wing Run. I was so overjoyed that I immediately went out to the dog house and dug up my PT gear. Now, I admit I don't set the best example when it comes to physical fitness. I haven't trained in quite a while, unless you count rolling over for cheese as exercise. But for me, the wing run was just the motivation I needed to get back into my fi tness, and it was more than just a run. The run provided a little inspiration through perspiration (or panting in my case), and reminded me of exactly why I serve. To see hundreds of Airmen from three wings and tenant units lining up in formation, waiting for the start of the run was awe-inspiring by itself, but nothing tugs on this pup's ears more than what came next. Those Airmen began running, formation by formation, until they formed one continuous line of Airmen. Continuing their route along the Ramstein flightline, the only thing that could be heard was Airmen panting and barking out cadence. Though all these Airmen come from different places and backgrounds, for the half an hour or so we were running, we were a team working in unison to accomplish our objectives. That is how Ramstein operates every day -- as a team. If you have never seen or been a part of the wing run here, I highly recommend it. We can all use a little motivation every now and then, and the Airmen here have it in abundance!