366th FW hosts Wing Ski Day 2019

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  • By Airman 1st Class JaNae Capuno
  • 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 366th Fighter Wing hosted Wing Ski Day, Feb 1, 2019, at Bogus Basin, Idaho, held to celebrate and strengthen bonds among hard-working Airmen within their units.

Over 1,650 Gunfighters supported this year’s event, and it was considered the biggest turnout that the event has garnished in the last ten years.

“We have so many new and young Airmen practicing that social connection,” said Laura Clagg, 366th Fighter Wing community support coordinator. “Having a day to connect and learn about each other is important for developing resiliency skills.”

Clagg expresses that having time to step away from the work center is important to maintain the four pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness.

Having the ability to expand social interaction gives Airmen and their leadership the opportunity to build trust in each other so they can strive to operate cohesively in their work environment.

“It’s a good day for everybody to get out and build a little bit of morale between squadrons.” said Airman 1st Class Duncan Veal, 366th Equipment Maintenance Squadron crew chief. “This really allows for supervisors to hang out with their Airmen and get to know who they’re working with and to see what personalities their Airmen have.”

Airmen were able to ski, snowboard and tube down the slopes. Many Airmen also spent time hanging out at the lodge with their fellow wingmen.

“The experience was interesting,” said Senior Airman Richard Brimmer III, 389th Fighter Squadron crew chief. “I feel like this gives our hardworking Airmen a time to actually relax and have fun with their co-workers and their families. It was a well-deserved break among Airmen.”

Brimmer, skiing for the first time in his life, recommends this event next year to Gunfighters who haven’t experienced wing ski day.

“It’s worth it to come out,” said Brimmer. “You’re definitely guaranteed to have a lot of fun.”