Running for wounded warriors

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  • By Airman 1st Class Gino Reyes
  • 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Members of the 4th Force Support Squadron here hosted a Wounded Warrior Project half marathon and 10-kilometer race May 1 that was open to the local community. The event raised money for and awareness of the project, which helps honor and empower wounded servicemembers. The Wounded Warrior Foundation follows a set of core values which are fun, integrity, loyalty, innovation and service.

Approximately 180 runners registered for the cause, raising $3,300 for the project. The first place finishers in the 10-kilometer race were Kate Handerson and Chris Huntington. The half marathon first place finishers were Capt. Elissa Ballas, a physical therapist with the 4th Medical Operations Squadron, and Capt. Matthew Lynch, from the 4th Fighter Wing judge advocate general office.