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Crossfit competition at Al Udeid Air Base motivates and boosts morale among deployed service members

Crossfit Competition at Al Udeid Air Base motivates and boosts morale among deployed service members

Service members perform barbell thrusters at "The Deid Throwdown" CrossFit competition at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 2, 2017. Twenty-eight service members competed in the contest, organized by U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Sebastian Paz, a medical technician with the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, to help motivate people and boost camaraderie and morale. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Crossfit Competition at Al Udeid Air Base motivates and boosts morale among deployed service members

Competitors perform pull-ups at "The Deid Throwdown" CrossFit competition at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 2, 2017. Twenty-eight service members competed in the contest, organized by U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Sebastian Paz, a medical technician with the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, to help motivate people and boost camaraderie and morale. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Crossfit Competition at Al Udeid Air Base motivates and boosts morale among deployed service members

A British service member performs pull-ups at "The Deid Throwdown" CrossFit competition at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 2, 2017. Twenty-eight service members competed in the contest, organized by U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Sebastian Paz, a medical technician with the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, to help motivate people and boost camaraderie and morale. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Crossfit Competition at Al Udeid Air Base motivates and boosts morale among deployed service members

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chance Miller, an occupational safety technician assigned to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, performs a thruster during "The Deid Throwdown" CrossFit competition at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 2, 2017. Twenty-eight service members competed in the contest, organized by U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Sebastian Paz, a medical technician with the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, to help motivate people and boost camaraderie and morale. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Crossfit Competition at Al Udeid Air Base motivates and boosts morale among deployed service members

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. James Udvare (left), a unit transportation representative assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, and Tech. Sgt. Tanisha Chaney, an assistant training non-commissioned officer-in-charge assigned to the 379th Security Forces Squadron, perform partner deadlifts at "The Deid Throwdown" CrossFit competition at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 2, 2017. Twenty-eight service members competed in the contest, organized by U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Sebastian Paz, a medical technician with the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, to help motivate people and boost camaraderie and morale. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Crossfit Competition at Al Udeid Air Base motivates and boosts morale among deployed service members

Service members receive instructions on the next set of exercises at "The Deid Throwdown" CrossFit competition at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 2, 2017. Twenty-eight service members competed in the contest, organized by U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Sebastian Paz, a medical technician with the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, to help motivate people and boost camaraderie and morale. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Crossfit Competition at Al Udeid Air Base motivates and boosts morale among deployed service members

Competitors start a 100-meter dash during "The Deid Throwdown" CrossFit competition at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 2, 2017. Twenty-eight service members competed in the contest, organized by U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Sebastian Paz, a medical technician with the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, to help motivate people and boost camaraderie and morale. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Crossfit Competition at Al Udeid Air Base motivates and boosts morale among deployed service members

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Vanessa Potchebski, a medical technician with the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, and other service members perform burpees at "The Deid Throwdown" CrossFit competition at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 2, 2017. Twenty-eight service members competed in the contest, organized by U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Sebastian Paz, a medical technician with the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, to help motivate people and boost camaraderie and morale. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Crossfit Competition at Al Udeid Air Base motivates and boosts morale among deployed service members

Spectators watch and cheer on fellow service members at "The Deid Throwdown" CrossFit competition at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 2, 2017. Twenty-eight service members competed in the contest, organized by U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Sebastian Paz, a medical technician with the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, to help motivate people and boost camaraderie and morale. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Crossfit Competition at Al Udeid Air Base motivates and boosts morale among deployed service members
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Miguel Rodriguez (left), a medical technician with the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, and Tech. Sgt. Reid Blosser, a contract specialist with the 379th Expeditionary Contracting Squadron, input scores from the competitors at "The Deid Throwdown" CrossFit competition at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 2, 2017. Twenty-eight service members competed in the contest, organized by U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Sebastian Paz, a medical technician with the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, to help motivate people and boost camaraderie and morale. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Crossfit Competition at Al Udeid Air Base motivates and boosts morale among deployed service members
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Nathan Naidas, an inspector general assigned to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing and main coach for CrossFit at Al Udeid Air Base, writes exercise events on a board during "The Deid Throwdown" CrossFit competition at AUAB, Qatar, Dec. 2, 2017. Twenty-eight service members competed in the contest, organized by U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Sebastian Paz, a medical technician with the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, to help motivate people and boost camaraderie and morale. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Crossfit Competition at Al Udeid Air Base motivates and boosts morale among deployed service members
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Barbells sit in a parking lot prior to kicking off "The Deid Throwdown" CrossFit competition at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 2, 2017. Twenty-eight service members competed in the contest, organized by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sebastian Paz, a medical technician with the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, to help motivate people and boost camaraderie and morale. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar -- Twenty-eight service members from various coalition forces competed in “The Deid Throwdown” a Crossfit competition, Dec. 2, 2017. Staff Sgt. Sabastian Paz, a medical technician with the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, organized the contest to motivate people and generate camaraderie and raise morale for those who enjoy fitness and a challenge. The competition consisted of running, medicine ball throws, pull ups, thrusters, burpees, deadlifts and other physical challenges.

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