Happy Birthday National Guard!
Today we celebrate the 381st Birthday of the National Guard. The National Guard has been serving and protecting our fellow citizens since 1636. From “alert and muster” in 1637, to the creation of the “Minuteman” in 1645 as our nation’s first “rapid response force,” and through every major conflict in our history, we have relied on, and continue to rely on, the service of our National Guard. Always Ready…Always There! Check out Military.com to find out more about the National Guard.
Today we are doing the Hero workout “WHITE” in memory of Ashley White and in honor of the National Guard.
Five rounds for time of:
3 15′ Rope climb
10 Toes to bar
21 Walking lunge steps with a plate held overhead (45/25lb)
Run 400 meters
U.S. Army First Lieutenant Ashley White, 24, of Alliance, Ohio, assigned to the 230th Brigade Support Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina National Guard, based in Goldsboro, North Carolina, died on October 22, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked her unit with an improvised explosive device. She is survived by her husband Captain Jason Stumpf, her parents Robert and Deborah, brother Josh, and sister Brittney.
To find out more about Ashley and her journey check out the book Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield.
IMPORTANT DATES & INFORMATION
We will only have one afternoon class this Friday, Dec 15th at 5PM! Party Class!
Bring a new toy to the gym this week for the Galveston Firefighters Association toy drive!!
Wreaths Across America – Lakeview Cemetery – December 16 – 11AM