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47th Flying Training Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III talks to a crowd of Airmen before beginning the 5-kilometer “Walk with the Chief” ruck at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 30, 2019. Approximately 30 members of Team XL came out in the early hours on Monday morning to increase their deployment readiness and have an opportunity to connect with Zackery in an informal setting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)

47th Flying Training Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III talks to a crowd of Airmen before beginning the 5-kilometer “Walk with the Chief” ruck at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 30, 2019. Approximately 30 members of Team XL came out in the early hours on Monday morning to increase their deployment readiness and have an opportunity to connect with Zackery in an informal setting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)

47th Flying Training Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III, waits for Airmen at the finish line during the “Walk with the Chief” ruck march on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. July 23, 2019. “Walk with the Chief” is a monthly opportunity to interact with Laughlin’s command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III, in a fun and informal setting, and prepare Airmen for a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marco A. Gomez)

47th Flying Training Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III, waits for Airmen at the finish line during the “Walk with the Chief” ruck march on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. July 23, 2019. “Walk with the Chief” is a monthly opportunity to interact with Laughlin’s command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III, in a fun and informal setting, and prepare Airmen for a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marco A. Gomez)

Airman 1st Class Justin Welch, 47th Flying Training Wing Command Post emergency actions controller, puts on a ruck pack during “Walk with the Chief” ruck march at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 23, 2019. “Walk with the Chief” is a monthly opportunity to interact with Laughlin’s command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III, in a fun and informal setting, and prepare Airmen for a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marco A. Gomez)

Airman 1st Class Justin Welch, 47th Flying Training Wing Command Post emergency actions controller, puts on a ruck pack during “Walk with the Chief” ruck march at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 23, 2019. “Walk with the Chief” is a monthly opportunity to interact with Laughlin’s command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III, in a fun and informal setting, and prepare Airmen for a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marco A. Gomez)

Members of Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, ruck march for 5 kilometers on July 23, 2019. “Walk with the Chief” is a monthly opportunity to interact with Laughlin’s command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III, in a fun and informal setting, and prepare Airmen for a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marco A. Gomez)

Members of Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, ruck march for 5 kilometers on July 23, 2019. “Walk with the Chief” is a monthly opportunity to interact with Laughlin’s command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III, in a fun and informal setting, and prepare Airmen for a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marco A. Gomez)

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- 47th Flying Training Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III talks to a crowd of Airmen before beginning the 5-kilometer “Walk with the Chief” ruck at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 30, 2019. Approximately 30 members of Team XL came out in the early hours on Monday morning to increase their deployment readiness and have an opportunity to connect with Zackery in an informal setting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)