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Wingman Day Amazing Race won by Rhinos

While holding hands, 10 team members from the 436th Medical Operations Squadron thread themselves through a hoop during one of many Wingman Day Amazing Race team challenges April 27, 2018, on Dover Air Force Base, Del. After the first person in the chain cleared the hoop, her left hand was used to guide the hoop through her remaining nine teammates. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

While holding hands, 10 team members from the 436th Medical Operations Squadron thread themselves through a hoop during one of many Wingman Day Amazing Race team challenges April 27, 2018, on Dover Air Force Base, Del. After the first person in the chain cleared the hoop, her left hand was used to guide the hoop through her remaining nine teammates. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Col. Corey Simmons, 436th Airlift Wing vice commander, makes opening comments to Airmen assigned to Team Dover prior to the start of the Wingman Day Amazing Race April 27, 2018, at the Base Theater on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Twenty-three teams consisting of 10 individuals each, raced to numerous locations around the base, completing mental and physical challenges to receive clues leading to their next location and challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Col. Corey Simmons, 436th Airlift Wing vice commander, makes opening comments to Airmen assigned to Team Dover prior to the start of the Wingman Day Amazing Race April 27, 2018, at the Base Theater on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Twenty-three teams consisting of 10 individuals each, raced to numerous locations around the base, completing mental and physical challenges to receive clues leading to their next location and challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Capt. Curtis Billig, 9th Airlift Squadron C-5M Super Galaxy pilot, takes a written test about Air Force history April 27, 2018, at the Base Theater on Dover Air Force Base, Del. One individual from each of the 23 teams competing in the Wingman Day Amazing Race had to answer every question correctly in order to receive a clue that would lead their team to the next destination. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Capt. Curtis Billig, 9th Airlift Squadron C-5M Super Galaxy pilot, takes a written test about Air Force history April 27, 2018, at the Base Theater on Dover Air Force Base, Del. One individual from each of the 23 teams competing in the Wingman Day Amazing Race had to answer every question correctly in order to receive a clue that would lead their team to the next destination. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

During their first challenge, Wingman Day Amazing Race team members work together answering Air Force history questions before receiving their first clue April 27, 2018, at the base theater on Dover Air Force Base, Del. If needed, teams were allowed to use help from a teammate to answer questions correctly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

During their first challenge, Wingman Day Amazing Race team members work together answering Air Force history questions before receiving their first clue April 27, 2018, at the base theater on Dover Air Force Base, Del. If needed, teams were allowed to use help from a teammate to answer questions correctly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Dawne Nickerson-Banez (left), 436th Airlift Wing, chief, community engagement, watches the Wingman Day Amazing Race wing staff agency team complete a senior wing leadership identification challenge April 27, 2018, on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Teams had to place 13 photos of Dover AFB leadership in their corresponding wing or group duty position to pass the challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Dawne Nickerson-Banez (left), 436th Airlift Wing, chief, community engagement, watches the Wingman Day Amazing Race wing staff agency team complete a senior wing leadership identification challenge April 27, 2018, on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Teams had to place 13 photos of Dover AFB leadership in their corresponding wing or group duty position to pass the challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Wingman Day Amazing Race teams led by Maj. Kurt Schmidbauer (center left), 436th Comptroller Squadron command, and Lt. Col. Laura Wood (center right), Joint Personal Effects Depot Officer in charge, exchange race information April 27, 2018, at the Fitness Center on Dover Air Force Base, Del. A total of 23 teams consisting of 10 individuals visited numerous stations located around the base to engage in a mental or physical challenge in order to receive their next clue and location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Wingman Day Amazing Race teams led by Maj. Kurt Schmidbauer (center left), 436th Comptroller Squadron command, and Lt. Col. Laura Wood (center right), Joint Personal Effects Depot Officer in charge, exchange race information April 27, 2018, at the Fitness Center on Dover Air Force Base, Del. A total of 23 teams consisting of 10 individuals visited numerous stations located around the base to engage in a mental or physical challenge in order to receive their next clue and location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Amazing Race team members from the 3rd Airlift Squadron engage in two of the five designated challenges during Wingman Day April 27, 2018, at the fire department on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Each Amazing Race team included at least one Airman, NCO, senior NCO and an officer. Civilians and spouses were also encouraged to join their unit’s team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Amazing Race team members from the 3rd Airlift Squadron engage in two of the five designated challenges during Wingman Day April 27, 2018, at the fire department on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Each Amazing Race team included at least one Airman, NCO, senior NCO and an officer. Civilians and spouses were also encouraged to join their unit’s team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Staff Sgt. Jose Marroquin, 436th Maintenance Group maintenance analyst, leads his Wingman Day Amazing Race team as they run to their next challenge location April 27, 2018, on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Upon completing each challenge, teams were given a clue instructing them to proceed to one of 10 designated Amazing Race locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Staff Sgt. Jose Marroquin, 436th Maintenance Group maintenance analyst, leads his Wingman Day Amazing Race team as they run to their next challenge location April 27, 2018, on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Upon completing each challenge, teams were given a clue instructing them to proceed to one of 10 designated Amazing Race locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

The 436th Logistics Readiness Squadron team participates in the Wingman Day Amazing Race disc toss challenge April 27, 2018, on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Team members had to complete 10 catches total and take a group selfie before receiving their next clue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

The 436th Logistics Readiness Squadron team participates in the Wingman Day Amazing Race disc toss challenge April 27, 2018, on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Team members had to complete 10 catches total and take a group selfie before receiving their next clue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

At the conclusion of the Wingman Day Amazing Race, Team Dover members are treated to hamburgers and hot dogs April 27, 2018, at the Base Chapel on Dover Air Force Base, Del. The Dover First Sergeant’s Council cooked and served food to more than 400 individuals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)
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At the conclusion of the Wingman Day Amazing Race, Team Dover members are treated to hamburgers and hot dogs April 27, 2018, at the Base Chapel on Dover Air Force Base, Del. The Dover First Sergeant’s Council cooked and served food to more than 400 individuals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

From right, Lt. Col. Laura Wood, Joint Personal Effects Depot officer in charge, shows photos of her team’s performance during the Wingman Day Amazing Race to Col. Larry Nance, 436th Operations Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Eduardo Pena, 436th OG superintendent, April 27, 2018, on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Each team had to take a selfie at each of the 10 locations upon completing an Amazing Race challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)
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From right, Lt. Col. Laura Wood, Joint Personal Effects Depot officer in charge, shows photos of her team’s performance during the Wingman Day Amazing Race to Col. Larry Nance, 436th Operations Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Eduardo Pena, 436th OG superintendent, April 27, 2018, on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Each team had to take a selfie at each of the 10 locations upon completing an Amazing Race challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Wingman Day Amazing Race participants and Team Dover members eat hamburgers and hot dogs cooked by Dover first sergeants April 27, 2018, at the chapel on Dover Air Force Base, Del. The focus of this Wingman Day was to promote mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness through teamwork. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)
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Wingman Day Amazing Race participants and Team Dover members eat hamburgers and hot dogs cooked by Dover first sergeants April 27, 2018, at the chapel on Dover Air Force Base, Del. The focus of this Wingman Day was to promote mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness through teamwork. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Master Sgts. Elden Pelletier (front), and Matthew Lucas, 436th Medical Group and 436th Maintenance Group first sergeants respectively, grill hot dogs for Team Dover members April 27, 2018, at the chapel on Dover Air Force Base, Del. At the conclusion of the Wingman Day Amazing Race, participants and Team Dover members  socialized while eating free food. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)
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Master Sgts. Elden Pelletier (front), and Matthew Lucas, 436th Medical Group and 436th Maintenance Group first sergeants respectively, grill hot dogs for Team Dover members April 27, 2018, at the chapel on Dover Air Force Base, Del. At the conclusion of the Wingman Day Amazing Race, participants and Team Dover members socialized while eating free food. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- Twenty three 10-person teams competed against each other in the Wingman Day Amazing Race that started at the base theater April 27, 2018, here.

Teams had to correctly complete a history test about the Air Force before receiving their first clue, pointing them toward one of the remaining nine locations, each having its own set of challenges. Teams had to take “selfies” at each location as proof that all challenges were accomplished.

Having the theme: “We’re all Airmen,” each Amazing Race team included at least one Airman, NCO, senior NCO and an officer. Civilians and spouses were also welcomed to join their unit’s team.

The focus of this Wingman Day was to promote mental, physical, social and spiritual resilience, the four domains of Comprehensive Airman Fitness, through teamwork and diversity.

“Wingman Days are an investment in our Airmen and they’re designed to refresh and reinvigorate,” said Mike Snodgrass, 436th Airlift Wing community support coordinator. “Today was an opportunity for each person to understand and value the importance of teamwork and diversity by working together to solve each of the Amazing Race clues as they worked their way through the numerous challenges.”

The race concluded at 10:45 a.m. regardless of individual team completion. Teams were evaluated based on cumulative scores of each individual challenge.

“This Wingman Day made me feel proud to be a member of the United States Air Force,” said Tech Sgt. Edward Perez, 436th Airlift Wing resilience manager. “It has been a while since I have seen teamwork like I saw during the Amazing Race. It wasn’t about who outranks who, it was about total unity amongst all Airmen. The smiles, the hard work and the commitment to each other was something I will remember forever.”

The “Rhinos” from the 436th Logistics Readiness Squadron came in first place followed by the 9th Airlift Squadron “Proud Pelicans,” and the 436th Security Forces Squadron “Defenders.”