366th FW Airmen volunteer for local "Move-A-Thon"
366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 23, 2018
MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- Seven 366th Fighter Wing Airmen volunteered at North Elementary School in Mountain Home, Idaho, for their annual "Move-A-Thon" obstacle course day Oct. 4.
The "Move-A-Thon" is an annual event that promotes health and wellness by students completing an obstacle course. Additionally, they are able to raise funds for future field trips.
The Airmen volunteers supported the event by helping instruct the students as they navigated through the obstacle course.
"It's great to be able work to work with the kids," said Senior Airman Natasha Hudspeth, 366th Force Support Squadron. "It's cool to see how excited they were."
Each class was broken up into teams, and the teams were encouraged to complete the obstacle as many times as they could. Then the classes added up the number of times they completed the obstacle.
Airman 1st Class DeMicheal Moss, 366th Equipment Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, shared his thoughts on the importance of this event and the impact the Airmen volunteers had on the students and community.
"It's all about giving back to your community," DeMichael said. "We want the kids to be able to see us in a positive light."
The course challenged the students by requiring them to walk across balance beams, crawl through hula hoops and jump over hurtles.
"[The obstacle] is also used to teach the kids about fitness, teamwork and communication," said Lori Siefferman, a teacher's aid assigned to the school.
With the event complete, the students will now be able to solicit for field trip funds by sharing with the community the number of times they completed the course.
Last year the students were able to fundraise more than $5,000 and this year their goal is to raise $3,500.