FRANKLYWNOW - Airmen remember fallen brothers with 24-hour run

Airmen remember fallen brothers with 24-hour run

Posted On: LastEdited

A 24-hour run on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson this week raised money to support the families of fallen airmen.

A squadron from JBER’s Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) ran from noon Wednesday to noon Thursday for the 24-hour Challenge Run, a fundraiser that raises awareness and funds for the TACP Association.

During combat, TACPs deploy with soldiers to coordinate air support. The TACP Association assists the families of fallen members — one local airman knows how important that support can be.

Jacob Gavulic lost his brother, a fellow airman, in a training accident two years ago.

“I actually got to see first hand how we step in as a community and as an organization and take care of family members when we deal with the kind of tragedy that we’re here raising awareness and funds for,” said Gavulic, who ran for nine of the 24 hours. “It’s very a humbling experience to be able to pay tribute and respect and honor to people by doing something as simple as running but it’s emotionally taxing as well, especially for me because I get reminded of what happened just two years ago.”

The airmen ran in shifts over the 24 hours. Every TACP unit around the world takes part in the run, bringing the airmen together.

The post Airmen remember fallen brothers with 24-hour run appeared first on KTVA 11.

  • Automation Test*Breaking NewsMore>>

  • nk


    Wednesday, February 12 2020 6:45 AM EST2020-02-12 11:45:23 GMT
    Wednesday, February 12 2020 6:47 AM EST2020-02-12 11:47:29 GMT
  • nk test 3

    nk test 3

  • nk test

    nk test

Powered by Frankly
All content &copy; Copyright 2000 - 2022. All Rights Reserved. <BR>For more information on this site, please read our <a href="//" >Privacy Policies </a>, and <A HREF="//">Terms of Service</A>.