Osan Team displays resiliency in annual Osan Cup
OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Team Osan had the chance to take a small break from its fast operations tempo, to engage in competitions between units Sept 30, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
Osan Air Base was flooded with Airmen in the physical training uniform that day, the air filled with excitement. All uniformed military personnel on base had the chance to participate in the annual Osan Cup sports tournament, featuring a variety of events ranging from softball and CrossFit to poker.
“The last Osan Cup was the largest, most effective resiliency event that I’ve ever seen, and I’m very happy to have it available again this year,” said Col. Andrew Hansen, 51st Fighter Wing commander.
The tournament kicked off the evening of Sept. 29 with a Chiefs vs. Eagles softball game featuring chief master sergeants playing against colonels from different units across the base. The next 24 hours saw Airmen and Soldiers competing in a range of individual and group competitions.
Everybody was going out and getting active, quite literally strengthening their physical resiliency. said Hansen.
Each event was worth a certain amount of points, and a tally was kept of each unit’s combined score. A first place award for large, medium and small unit was offered at the end of the tournament.
The 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade took home this year’s annual Osan Cup trophy after winning the large team category with 16,885 points. The top medium team was the 51st Force Support Squadron with 11,115 points, while the top small team was the 51st Fighter Wing Staff Agencies with 10,020 points.
“The number one goal for the Osan Cup was to reinforce Team Osan’s cohesiveness while participating in resiliency events, and the great success of the 2016 Cup is a glaring testament to the Osan team’s mentality and strength,” said Capt. Joseph Correia, Osan Cup project officer.