Ramstein takes CLEAR stance against sexual assault during annual competition

By MICHAEL B. KELLER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: April 15, 2017


RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, and Army Sexual Harassment/Assault and Response personnel hosted the 2017 Courage, Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Respect Challenge at the Ramstein Air Base on Friday.

The CLEAR Challenge is an annual competition that challenges personnel to an obstacle course to symbolize the effects of sexual assault and substance abuse. Teams of up to six complete the challenge and are judged by time and points.

More than 270 people on 45 teams participated in this year’s challenge, which included three events and seven obstacles.

After the competition, Maj. Gen. Duane Gamble, 21st Theater Sustainment Command commanding general, and Brig. Gen. Richard G. Moore Jr., 86th Airlift Wing commander, spoke about the importance of ending sexual assault across the services.

1st Place Overall Team: Green Fiends, 1st Combat Communications Squadron
2nd Place Overall Team: Shady 80s, 37th Airlift Squadron
3rd Place Overall Team: Rainbow Unicorns, 1st Air and Space Communications Operations Squadron
Fastest Team Award: Green Fiends, 1st Combat Communications Squadron
Most Spirited Team Award: Penny Pushers, 86th Comptroller Squadron
Best Costume/Theme Award: DLA Avengers, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Europe & Africa


The Shady 80s, a 37th Airlift Squadron team, flip a tire during the annual Courage, Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Respect Challenge at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on Friday, April 14, 2017.


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