Public Affairs tests their merit at the Fire Muster Challenge

James Orlando, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs visual information specialist, pulls a sled of weights during the Fire Muster Challenge beside the Fire Department on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas Oct. 13, 2017. The Fire Muster Challenge tested a team’s strength and ability to work together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

James Orlando, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs visual information specialist, pulls a sled of weights during the Fire Muster Challenge beside the Fire Department on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas Oct. 13, 2017. The Fire Muster Challenge tested a team’s strength and ability to work together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

The 17th Training Wing Public Affairs team, consisting of Master Sgt. Joy Meek, superintendent, James Orlando, visual information specialist, Staff Sgt. Anthony Hetlage, broadcast journalist journeyman, and 1st Lt. Tisha Wilkerson, media operations, perform the litter carry section of the Fire Muster Challenge beside the Fire Department on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas Oct. 13, 2017. The 150 pound litter carry was just one of several challenges teams had to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

The 17th Training Wing Public Affairs team, consisting of Master Sgt. Joy Meek, superintendent, James Orlando, visual information specialist, Staff Sgt. Anthony Hetlage, broadcast journalist journeyman, and 1st Lt. Tisha Wilkerson, media operations, perform the litter carry section of the Fire Muster Challenge beside the Fire Department on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas Oct. 13, 2017. The 150 pound litter carry was just one of several challenges teams had to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

The 17th Training Wing Public Affairs team, consisting of Master Sgt. Joy Meek, superintendent, Staff Sgt. Anthony Hetlage, broadcast journalist journeyman, 1st Lt. Tisha Wilkerson, media operations, and James Orlando, visual information specialist, pose after completing the Fire Muster Challenge beside the Fire Department on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas Oct. 13, 2017. The Fire Muster Challenge tested a team’s strength and ability to work together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

The 17th Training Wing Public Affairs team, consisting of Master Sgt. Joy Meek, superintendent, Staff Sgt. Anthony Hetlage, broadcast journalist journeyman, 1st Lt. Tisha Wilkerson, media operations, and James Orlando, visual information specialist, pose after completing the Fire Muster Challenge beside the Fire Department on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas Oct. 13, 2017. The Fire Muster Challenge tested a team’s strength and ability to work together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

1st Lt Tisha Wilkerson, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs media operations, knocks a bound fire hose towards the end of the course during the Fire Muster Challenge beside the Fire Department on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas Oct. 13, 2017. Each member of the team had to take turn hitting the hose from one side of the course to the other. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

1st Lt Tisha Wilkerson, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs media operations, knocks a bound fire hose towards the end of the course during the Fire Muster Challenge beside the Fire Department on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas Oct. 13, 2017. Each member of the team had to take turn hitting the hose from one side of the course to the other. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

Master Sgt. Joy Meek, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs superintendent, races to the finish of the kettle bell segment of the Fire Muster Challenge beside the Fire Department on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas Oct. 13, 2017. Each member of the teams had to carry the kettle bells back and forth within the designated area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

Master Sgt. Joy Meek, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs superintendent, races to the finish of the kettle bell segment of the Fire Muster Challenge beside the Fire Department on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas Oct. 13, 2017. Each member of the teams had to carry the kettle bells back and forth within the designated area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

The 17th Training Wing Public Affairs team cheer each other on while completing an obstacle course during the Fire Muster Challenge beside the Fire Department on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas Oct. 13, 2017. The course was set up to simulate maneuvering though dark and confined areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

The 17th Training Wing Public Affairs team cheer each other on while completing an obstacle course during the Fire Muster Challenge beside the Fire Department on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas Oct. 13, 2017. The course was set up to simulate maneuvering though dark and confined areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

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The 17th Training Wing Public Affairs team, consisting of 1st Lt. Tisha Wilkerson, media operations, Master Sgt. Joy Meek, superintendent, James Orlando, visual information specialist, and Staff Sgt. Anthony Hetlage, broadcast journalist journeyman, competed in the annual Fire Muster Challenge beside the Fire Department on Goodfellow Air Force Base Oct. 13.

Several teams competed in the event which included challenges such as the kettle bell carry, a litter carry, pulling a sled of weights, an obstacle course of confined dark areas, unrolling and rerolling a fire hose, and lastly they had to knock down targets with a fire hose.