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An airman with the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, performs push-ups during the Amazing Wyvern Race event on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The team that tackled various challenges in the fastest time won the event.
An airman with the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, performs push-ups during the Amazing Wyvern Race event on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The team that tackled various challenges in the fastest time won the event. (Norman Llamas/Stars and Stripes)
An airman with the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, performs push-ups during the Amazing Wyvern Race event on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The team that tackled various challenges in the fastest time won the event.
An airman with the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, performs push-ups during the Amazing Wyvern Race event on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The team that tackled various challenges in the fastest time won the event. (Norman Llamas/Stars and Stripes)
An airman with the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, takes part in the Amazing Wyvern Race event. Teams of four to eight competitors tackled challenges in the Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, race and the team with the best cumulative time won the event.
An airman with the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, takes part in the Amazing Wyvern Race event. Teams of four to eight competitors tackled challenges in the Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, race and the team with the best cumulative time won the event. (Norman Llamas/Stars and Stripes)
Teams of airmen set off on the run portion of the Amazing Wyvern Race, held Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at Aviano Air  Base in Italy.
Teams of airmen set off on the run portion of the Amazing Wyvern Race, held Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at Aviano Air Base in Italy. (Norman Llamas/Stars and Stripes)
An airman with the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, competes in the Amazing  Wyvern Race event on  Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.
An airman with the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, competes in the Amazing Wyvern Race event on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Norman Llamas/Stars and Stripes)
Airmen with the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, work as a team to tackle one of the challenges in the  Amazing Wyvern Race event on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.
Airmen with the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, work as a team to tackle one of the challenges in the Amazing Wyvern Race event on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Norman Llamas/Stars and Stripes)
Airmen with the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, take part in a challenge at the Amazing Wyvern Race on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.
Airmen with the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, take part in a challenge at the Amazing Wyvern Race on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Norman Llamas/Stars and Stripes)
An airman with the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, takes part in the Amazing Wyvern Race on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.  The event consisted of an eight-station challenge course spread over 3 miles.
An airman with the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, takes part in the Amazing Wyvern Race on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The event consisted of an eight-station challenge course spread over 3 miles. (Norman Llamas/Stars and Stripes)
Airmen with the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, work as a team to tackle one of the challenges in the Amazing Wyvern Race event on Friday, January 31, 2020.
Airmen with the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, work as a team to tackle one of the challenges in the Amazing Wyvern Race event on Friday, January 31, 2020. (Norman Llamas/Stars and Stripes)
Airmen with the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, work as a team to tackle one of the challenges in the Amazing Wyvern Race event on Friday, January 31, 2020.
Airmen with the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, work as a team to tackle one of the challenges in the Amazing Wyvern Race event on Friday, January 31, 2020. (Norman Llamas/Stars and Stripes)
Airmen with the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, compete in one of the challenges in the Amazing Wyvern Race event on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.
Airmen with the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, compete in one of the challenges in the Amazing Wyvern Race event on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Norman Llamas/Stars and Stripes)
An airman with the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, competes in the Amazing Wyvern Race event on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.
An airman with the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, competes in the Amazing Wyvern Race event on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Norman Llamas/Stars and Stripes)
Airmen with the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy,  tackle one of the challenges in the Amazing Wyvern Race event on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.
Airmen with the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, tackle one of the challenges in the Amazing Wyvern Race event on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Norman Llamas/Stars and Stripes)

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy – 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 at Aviano Air Base Friday.

Twenty teams of four to eight competitors took part in the day-long event, which was part of the 31st Fighter Wing’s Warrior Day. The competition was intended to build camaraderie among airmen by testing a range of their skills to see how quickly and well they can work together.

The 31st Fighter Wing’s Communications Squadron took home top honors. Team members included Airman 1st Class William Wilson; Senior Airman Ryan Schultz; Staff Sgt. Ryan Drake; Tech. Sgt. Jesse Cutshall; Tech. Sgt. Wong Ly; Tech. Sgt. Brandon Stone; Master Sgt. J.R. Alvarado and 1st Lt. Thomas Anker.

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