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Warrior Games premiere at Laughlin

2nd Lt. Christopher Brown, 47th Student Squadron awaiting pilot training, carries a dummy across the football field at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 5, 2016. The dummy carry involved running a 100 yard sprint with a 75-pound dummy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike)

2nd Lt. Christopher Brown, 47th Student Squadron awaiting pilot training, carries a dummy across the football field at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 5, 2016. The dummy carry involved running a 100 yard sprint with a 75-pound dummy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike)

2nd Lt. Erik Mccullough, 47th Student Squadron awaiting pilot training, flips a 310-pound tire at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 5, 2016. The tire flip was the last event for the Warrior Games and tested the strength, endurance and team work of competitors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike)

2nd Lt. Erik Mccullough, 47th Student Squadron awaiting pilot training, flips a 310-pound tire at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 5, 2016. The tire flip was the last event for the Warrior Games and tested the strength, endurance and team work of competitors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike)

2nd Lt. Erik Mccullough, 47th Student Squadron awaiting pilot training, prepares to pull a firehose at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 5, 2016. For the firehose pull, competitors must pull a 45-pound hose 50 yards while sprinting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike)

2nd Lt. Erik Mccullough, 47th Student Squadron awaiting pilot training, prepares to pull a firehose at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 5, 2016. For the firehose pull, competitors must pull a 45-pound hose 50 yards while sprinting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike)

2nd Lt. Kyle Flynn, 47th Student Squadron awaiting pilot training, performs pull-ups at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 5, 2016. One station during the Warrior Games involved calisthenics to include pull-ups, sit-ups and push-ups. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike)

2nd Lt. Kyle Flynn, 47th Student Squadron awaiting pilot training, performs pull-ups at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 5, 2016. One station during the Warrior Games involved calisthenics to include pull-ups, sit-ups and push-ups. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike)

2nd Lt. John Silvi, 47th Student Squadron awaiting pilot training, right, kicks a football on the field at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 5, 2016. The Warrior Games was an opportunity to change up physical training by challenging students through competitive events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike)

2nd Lt. John Silvi, 47th Student Squadron awaiting pilot training, right, kicks a football on the field at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 5, 2016. The Warrior Games was an opportunity to change up physical training by challenging students through competitive events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike)

2nd Lt. Daniel Corriero, 47th Student Squadron awaiting pilot training, left, and 2nd Lt. Austin Foster, 47th STUS awaiting pilot training, right, run on the track at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 5, 2016. During the Warrior Games, multiple relays were held to help improve cardio and endurance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike)

2nd Lt. Daniel Corriero, 47th Student Squadron awaiting pilot training, left, and 2nd Lt. Austin Foster, 47th STUS awaiting pilot training, right, run on the track at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 5, 2016. During the Warrior Games, multiple relays were held to help improve cardio and endurance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike)

Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas --

Members of the 47th Student Squadron from Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, participated in the unit’s first-ever Warrior Games here, April 5.

The Warrior Games, developed by physical training leaders from the STUS, included multiple relay events, calisthenics, a tire flip and a field goal kick, to breed competition and challenge members of the STUS to build and maintain fitness standards before beginning pilot training.

The Warrior Games was a result of coordination between multiple organizations to include the Laughlin Fire Department, motor pool, Losano Fitness Center and the 47th STUS.

“Our goal was to develop a new program that helps everyone coming to Laughlin for undergraduate pilot training,” said 2nd Lt. Christian Weaver, 47th STUS graduate flight staff duty officer. “Pilot training takes a lot of work and it’s easy to let fitness fall. We want to help new students build a good foundation for fitness.”

While the recent Warrior Games were mainly held for the 47th STUS, the idea is to eventually make the competition a bigger event.

“Our end game for the Warrior Games is to refine it and open it up to everyone,” said Weaver. “This event is a good way to build teamwork and camaraderie, and for Airmen to challenge themselves. We want everyone to have that opportunity.”