NEWS | July 13, 2011

Challenge your family to fun times

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

There is still plenty of summer time left for Air Force families to participate in the Air Mobility Command FitFamily contest which began in May and runs through August, 2011.
To participate, families log onto the FitFamily website to enroll and then earn points for their weekly fitness activities by logging their outings in the online GoalTracker. The more activities the family does, the more points they earn.

Activities are divided into three FitFamily categories: Family Fun, Family Nutrition and Family sports and Fitness and include activities such as riding bikes, walking, jogging ... almost anything that gets the family together for fun and healthy times together.

The AMC competition is part of the ongoing FitFamily program, an initiative supported by Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy and his wife, Paula.

Chief Master Sgt. Jose LugoSantiago, 628th Air Base Wing command chief and his family signed up and were recently featured on the FitFamily website for earning one of the top spots in points.

"Chief Roy and his wife have been working on strengthening Air Force families," said LugoSantiago. "They came up with this initiative, FitFamily and my wife enrolled us. These are simple and fun things families can do to stay together and stay fit."

The AMC FitFamily promotion is exclusive to the Air Mobility Command military community. Each AMC installation is guaranteed eight winners. Prizes will be awarded Sept. 16, 2011. The top three participants with the highest FitFamily Goal Tracker points at the end of the promotion will receive $500, $300, and $200 gift cards respectively. The base Force Support Squadron reserves the right to select either AAFES Gift Cards or the new FSS Debit Cards in lieu of cash. Registering for the program also makes you and your family eligible for one of five random drawings at each of the 10 AMC installations.

"I would love to see more of our Joint Base families involved in this program," said LugoSantiago.

For more information, or to enroll in the program, go to www.usaffitfamily.com.