6th Force Support Squadron hosts adventure day race

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  • By Airman 1st Class Rito Smith
  • 6th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

The 6th Force Support Squadron (FSS) welcomed teams from around MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, for the first ever MacDill Adventure Race Aug. 26, 2016.

The 6th FSS hosted the event in hopes of bringing the community together to boost morale.

“We are always striving to create a sense of community at MacDill,” said William Vallee, director of MacDill outdoor recreation assigned to the 6th FSS. “We wanted to introduce them to what MacDill as a community has to offer.”

For the Adventure Race, Airmen were separated into teams. Each team was given a staggered starting point where they had to complete one of 12 tasks, such as low crawl, tight rope walk, jump rope, etc., before racing off to the next station. The teams with the fastest times received prizes.

Teams finishing in the top three received prize money for their squadron. First place received a $300 gift card to all FSS facilities and a flamingo trophy; second place received a $200 gift card to all FSS facilities; and last, but not least, third place received a $100 gift card to all FSS facilities.

Although the prize money was a bonus, people attended to enjoy the event and build camaraderie with their peers.

“I definitely think this helped build some chemistry between me and my co-workers,” said Airman 1st Class Seng Thao, a medical records technician with the 6th Medical Support Squadron. “Also it was nice to get out of the office, get dirty and get out in the sun.”

The event focused on bringing people together and showing that everyone is a part of Team MacDill.

“This kind of stuff is amazing for boosting morale,” said Vallee. “I’m just so happy people came out to participate with their community.”

At the conclusion of the event, participants were released to enjoy the FSS facilities or return to their work centers.

“You don’t have to go out to Tampa to see these things,” said Vallee. “We do amazing things out here as a base in our own backyard.”