RELEASE NUMBER: 130429-01
DATE POSTED: APRIL 29, 2013
MEDIA ADVISORY:The 4th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) hosts its first adventure race
FORT BRAGG, N.C (USASOC News Service, April 29, 2013) - The 4th 4th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) will host the Lightning Warrior Challenge, its first adventure race, on May 3, 2013. The race will run through the All American Trail and adjacent training areas in the Fort Bragg area.
The competition will pair Soldiers in teams of two, competing to become the Lightning Warrior champions. The teams will have to complete a variety of mental and physical challenges that will test their adventurous spirit and physical and mental stamina.
"This is an opportunity to enhance teamwork, cohesion, and camaraderie in a very challenging and physical atmosphere" said Command Sgt. Maj. John Condroski, 4th MISG (A) command sergeant major.
This sentiment is echoed by the 4th group commander, Col. Reginald Bostick, whose training philosophy and vision for this event is to refine the connection between motivation, confidence and the stress associated with managing optimal individual performance.
This challenge is designed to test the speed, emotional resonance, muscle strength, creativity, agility, stamina, mental grit, ideational fluency and increase our camaraderie.
"This 22+ mile Competition is unlike any other competition we have ever held,” Bostic said. “Lightning Warrior enhances human performance by combining physical endurance with mental persistence".
There will be more than 75 teams competing with more than 100 Soldiers supporting it.
Note to news media: News media interested in covering the ceremony should contact the USASOC Public Affairs Office at (910) 432-6005, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the media who wish to cover the ceremony must register with USASOC PAO by Apr 30 before 3 p.m.
Please provide the number of news team members, video/still photographers, live trucks and other special equipment you plan to bring to the ceremony. Media planning live coverage during or after the program must provide that information to USASOC PAO when responding to this invitation.
Special needs or interview requests should be submitted at this time as well. Media should provide after-hours contact information to include email address, so we may inform you of changes.
USASOC PAO will meet media at Stryker Golf Course on Bragg Boulevard by 5:15 a.m., May 3. The media convoy will depart Stryker no later than 5:30 a.m. USASOC PAO will escort live trucks in that convoy. If live trucks require earlier arrival, please coordinate with USASOC PAO no later than Apr 30 before 2 p.m.