How did you honor September 11th?
By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Paxson, 2nd Space Operations Squadron
/ Published September 22, 2015
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The 2nd Space Operations Squadron gathered September 11, 2015, for a fitness challenge in remembrance of the victims of the Pentagon and World Trade Center Towers attacks September 11, 2001. Led by 1st Lt. Greg Overton, 2 SOPS physical trainer leader, 19 members of 2 SOPS took on the challenge of completing, 2,979 combined repetitions of pushups, sit-ups, air squats, lunges, burpees and running (one lap equal to 10 repetitions), the total number representing the victims that died in the brutal attack on America. In three teams, they set out to complete a minimum of 200 repetitions of each exercise and finish the 1,779 repetitions in any combination after. If that was not enough, after each team completed the grueling challenge, 2 SOPS raised the bar once more, then logging 8,973 repetitions to honor our fallen Americans. They found 10,000 repetitions was the true benchmark. Speaking to the squadron, Overton asked everyone to "Remember that each team completed one repetition for every single person who died that day. For the rest of the day, reflect on the fact that even though most of us weren't in the Air Force in 2001, the events triggering the Global War on Terror have shaped our military over the last decade, and have defined the roles we all have in the military today."
Thank you 2 SOPS for your hard work and dedication.