NEWS | Nov. 8, 2017

JB Charleston athletes to tackle Alpha Warrior Final Battle

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Three JB Charleston Airmen are scheduled to compete in the Air Force's first-ever Alpha Warrior Final Battle scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 11 at Retama Park, San Antonio, Texas.

Air Force Staff Sgt. Trevor Childs, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 1st Lt. Lainie Long, 628th Force Support Squadron, qualified for the Final Battle event as the top male and female finishers in the regional competition held here Sept. 9. 2nd Lt. Darby Germain, 628th Force Support Squadron, qualified for the Final Battle based on her overall standings Air Force-wide.

The top male and female winners from 15-regional competitions, as well as top 10 male and 10 female competitors with the best Battle Rig times from across the Air Force, will compete for the title of Air Force Alpha Warrior.


With more than 300 contestants at 15 regional locations, these 50 Airmen are the best of the best. JB Charleston is one of 15 bases with a full-size Battle Rig to host a regional qualifier.

JB Charleston teamed up with the Alpha Warrior organization to provide a new way for service members and civilians to maintain fitness at the Air Base Fitness and Sports Center. The new option is an Alpha Warrior Battle Rig, an obstacle course designed to test grip strength, core strength, endurance, agility and stamina. The Battle Rig highlights the four pillars of Comprehensive Airmen Fitness. Comprehensive Airman Fitness is comprised of a multitude of targeted programs and activities as well as resiliency skills taught to enable Airmen to make sound choices. The program's goal is to build and sustain a thriving and resilient Air Force community that fosters mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness.

This new exercise capability increases productivity for individual and group workout sessions, giving group physical training sessions a constructive way to conduct indoor exercises.