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Air Force Marathon officials select AFMC team

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Air Force Marathon officials announced Aug. 10 the individuals selected to represent Air Force Materiel Command at the Air Force Marathon scheduled for Sept. 18 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force located on Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

The following individuals have been selected to represent the command at the marathon:

Men's Full Marathon
Col. Eugene Mittuch, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Bateman, Hanscom AFB, Mass.

Men' Half Marathon
Senior Master Sgt. Richard Barber, Hill AFB, Utah
Master Sgt. Sammie Spears, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

Women's Half Marathon
1st Lt. Tiffany Moore, Hill AFB, Utah
Tech. Sgt. Heather Kuhn, Edwards AFB, Calif.

As part of the AFMC team, members' participation can earn points tallied toward the Major Command Challenge. The winning command earns possession of a prestigious traveling trophy. The top male and female Air Force finishers in all age groups and both the half- and full-marathon races earn points for their commands.  

The MAJCOM Challenge is an Air Force-wide competition open to active-duty and activated Guard and Reserve service members. The challenge pits uniformed members of the service against one another in a friendly competition determined by participation points and race performance.

Now in its fourth year, the MAJCOM Challenge was established to boost involvement in the marathon. The point system rewards commands for their percentage growth in active-duty or activated military participation based on MAJCOM population.