AFOSI personnel complete 80-kilometer Memorial Relay Run to honor Fallen Heroes

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  • By Special Agent Jonathan Waterlander
  • 24th EFIS and Det. 241
Personnel from the Air Force Office of Special Investigations' 24th Expeditionary Field Investigations Squadron and Detachment 241, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, completed an 80-kilometer Memorial Relay Run in honor of AFOSI's Fallen Heroes from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).
Cumulatively, 17 participants covered the distance of slightly more than 51 miles in approximately seven hours and 10 minutes, April 26-27, 2015. The runners carried a baton inscribed with the names of the eight AFOSI members who have died since the start of OIF/OEF: Special Agent (SA) Rick Ulbright, SA Daniel Kuhlmeier, SA Ryan Balmer, SA Matthew Kuglics, SA David Wieger, SA Nathan Schuldheiss, SA Thomas Crowell and MSgt Tara Brown.
The run format carried out a vigil, consisting of 10 kilometers or 6.4 miles, in memory of each Fallen Hero, with a completion goal of less than eight hours and to finish the event just after midnight on the fourth anniversary of MSgt Brown's passing [April 27, 2011].