Let Operation Winter Games Commence:

Three airmen deployed to Tuzla AB, Bosnia, got to represent the Air Force as one of 12 teams from 14 nations competing in the Austrian-hosted Operation Winter games at Igriste-Vlasenica Ski Area in Bosnia. Each three-person team participated in several events, including a downhill, slalom run wearing flak jacket and helmet and carrying a rifle; 100-meter sprint to a firing range; shooting an air gun at targets; sprinting back up the hill to tag a teammate who sprinted down and tossed a dummy hand-grenade. The Air Force team comprised Lt. Col. David Lowe, Capt. Mark Arzate, and MSgt. Matthew Sheehan—the total of Det. 1, 401st Air Expeditionary Wing.