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Base blends history, fitness into one long run

Chief Master Sgt. Craig S. Hall, 460th Space Wing command chief, left; leads the 2.5-mile WarFit formation run alongside Capt. Samuel Hubler, 460th Medical Group pharmacy officer in charge, center; and Col. Michael Kindt, 460th MDG commander, April 25, 2014, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The workout included segments on base history and stops for anaerobic exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Craig S. Hall, 460th Space Wing command chief, left; leads the 2.5-mile WarFit formation run alongside Capt. Samuel Hubler, 460th Medical Group pharmacy officer in charge, center; and Col. Michael Kindt, 460th MDG commander, April 25, 2014, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The workout included segments on base history and stops for anaerobic exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau/Released)

Team Buckley members prepare at the start of a 2.5-mile WarFit formation run April 25, 2014, at the base track on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The workout included segments on base history and stops for anaerobic exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau/Released)

Team Buckley members prepare at the start of a 2.5-mile WarFit formation run April 25, 2014, at the base track on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The workout included segments on base history and stops for anaerobic exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau/Released)

Team Buckley members workout during the 2.5-mile WarFit formation run April 25, 2014, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The workout included segments on base history and stops for anaerobic exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau/Released)

Team Buckley members workout during the 2.5-mile WarFit formation run April 25, 2014, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The workout included segments on base history and stops for anaerobic exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau/Released)

Col. Michael Kindt, 460th Medical Group commander, reads base history to Team Buckley members during a quick stop of the 2.5-mile WarFit formation run April 25, 2014, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The workout included segments on base history and stops for anaerobic exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau/Released)

Col. Michael Kindt, 460th Medical Group commander, reads base history to Team Buckley members during a quick stop of the 2.5-mile WarFit formation run April 25, 2014, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The workout included segments on base history and stops for anaerobic exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau/Released)

Capt. Luke McPherson and Capt. Eric McCutchen, both from the 460th Space Wing legal office, perform planks during a quick stop of the 2.5-mile WarFit formation run April 25, 2014, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The workout included segments on base history and stops for anaerobic exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau/Released)

Capt. Luke McPherson and Capt. Eric McCutchen, both from the 460th Space Wing legal office, perform planks during a quick stop of the 2.5-mile WarFit formation run April 25, 2014, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The workout included segments on base history and stops for anaerobic exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau/Released)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- It starts with an idea, then an email and ends with Team Buckley gathered in formation in physical training gear.

This is WarFit; a program driven each month by Chief Master Sgt. Craig S. Hall, 460th Space Wing command chief, and headed up by individual units. Each month a new organization will take up the WARFIT flag and lead the base in a fitness routine that builds both endurance and esprit de corps.

The last round of monthly WarFit ran by the 460th Medical Group, blended base history with a workout plan designed to challenge each member of the base.

"I hope those who attended WarFit got a sense of pride in where we come from and what we have and what we do here at Buckley," said Capt. Samuel Hubler, 460th MDG pharmacy officer in charge. "As we do our work here today we are also blazing a trail for those to follow. We have the opportunity every day to impact the future."

While each month and unit varies in the approach to WarFit, the workout always has one thing in common.

"WarFit gives us an opportunity to exercise with many people on base who we may not know," the captain said. "It helps build the esprit de corps and gives us a sense of being part of something much larger than ourselves."
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