The food court at the base exchange was a ghost town Thursday. No milk was being frothed for cappuccinos at Aviano’s coffee shops, and nothing was cooking at the golf course or bowling alley grill.
Sectionals held at Aviano, Stuttgart and Brussels produce dozens of automatic qualifiers, with others still to be selected.
Scores of airmen hauled 5-gallon jerrycans, dragged dummies across a field, ran 3.1 miles, put together guns and took down a bad guy in the Amazing Wyvern Race.
Asked how their teams were doing, many coaches answered that they were doing OK – not that bad or good. And that seemed to be the theme of the day, as most of the wrestlers also felt that way.
Airman Alexander L. Driskill had earlier pleaded guilty to charges related to possessing and viewing pornographic animation that depicted underage girls.
The team, called the Bouncing Bettys, completed the Rapid Aircraft Generation and Employment competition dressed as World War II icon Rosie the Riveter.
The Austrian town of Innsbruck is about a four-hour drive from Aviano and is surrounded by the majestic Alps and all they have to offer.