News>Communications Squadron members are moved to run
Members of the 94th Communications Squadron ran a 5k in support of the Wounded Warrior Project on Aug 4 in Kennesaw, Ga. Master Sgt. Michael Boshears , Tech Sgt. Stephen Athey, Staff Sgts. Kelli Miller and Kathleen Welsch, Senior Airmen Sonja Brooks and Cythia Carson, all of the 94th Communications Squadron group together for photo on the race grounds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christina Bozeman)
Members of the 94th Communications Squadron ran a 5k in support of the Wounded Warrior Project on Aug 4 in Kennesaw, Ga. Staff Sgt. Kathleen Welsch, cyber transport technician, and Senior Airman Cythia Carson, client system administration, cross the finish line. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christina Bozeman)
Senior Airman Joseph Moore, a dental assistant from Hurlburt Field, Fla., stretches before a 5k held in support of the Wounded Warrior Project on Aug 4 in Kennesaw, Ga. Moore was in Kennesaw visiting family. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christina Bozeman)
by Senior Airman Christina Bozeman
94th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
8/8/2012 - DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. -- A sea of more than 1,900 Wounded Warrior supporters and alumni covered the lawn and street in front of Kennesaw First Baptist Church in Downtown Kennesaw. On an early, overcast Saturday morning, members from Dobbins Air Reserve Base showed their support by taking part in the third annual Run for Wounded Warriors Aug. 4.
The purpose of the Wounded Warriors Project is to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members. The organization also helps injured service members aid and assist each other and provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of the injured members.
It was Staff Sgt. Kelli Miller's first time running in the wounded warriors run.
"I've done 5k's in my hometown," said Miller, 94th Communications Squadron cyber transport technician. "I thought it would be interesting to get our unit involved."
Miller wasn't the only Dobbins member to run. Five other wingmen from the 94th CS also strapped on their sneakers to show support.
"We got six of our Airmen to come out to support our comrades," said Miller. "I thought it would be perfect for a unit event."
It was the first time the 94th Communications Squadron group has run for this foundation. Senior Airman Sonja Brooks, 94th Communication Squadron radio frequency transmission, was the first of the six members to cross the finish line.
"I've never ran a 5k or any kind of race before," said Brooks.
Senior Airman Joseph Moore, dental assistant from Hurlburt Field, Fla., was in Kennesaw visiting family.
"Since I was in town, I thought I would run and show my support," Moore said.
The vision of WWP is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history, and the day's turnout aided in their goal.