Goodfellow hosts Special Ops Challenge
By Airman 1st Class Randall Moose, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 02, 2017
SAN ANGELO, Texas --
Goodfellow Air Force Base teamed up with the 344th Recruiting Squadron and Angelo State University to hold a Special Ops Challenge for military and local community members July 29.
The event provided an opportunity for people to see if they can qualify to join one of the Air Forces special operations career fields.
“We wanted not only to come out and have fun with the community, but to educate people on the fact that there are spec ops in the Air Force,” said Master Sgt. William Hierholzer, 344th Air Force Recruiting office recruiter. “I want people to understand that the test today will be the easiest test you take throughout these career fields.”
The participants took a series of timed tests including running a mile and a half in under 11 minutes, 35 push-ups in under two minutes, six pull-ups in under two minutes and 48 sit-ups in under two minutes.
“I was excited when special operation jobs were opened to women,” said Master Sgt. Jennifer Negley, 316th Training Squadron flight chief. “I wanted to see what I could bring to the table.”
Some people didn’t participate to join special operations, but to challenge themselves.
“I came out just for fun and to keep up with the younger guys,” said Chris Chappa, San Angelo SWAT member. “The test was tough. I’ll need to work on my pull-ups.”