News | Feb. 15, 2017

Bowling tournament strikes morale boost

By Brionna Ruff 940 Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

The 940th Air Refueling Wing headquarters staff won the unit’s first lunch-hour bowling competition Feb. 10th, 2017. The event was hosted at the beginning of the unit training assembly by the first sergeants of the 940th as a way to boost morale and ignite esprit de corps amongst units.


“We set up this event during a longer weekend than usual, this three-day UTA, for morale,” said Senior Master Sgt. Michael Wilson, 940th Logistics Readiness Squadron first sergeant. “How often do you get to compete against other units in the wing?”


This event allowed members from every unit to network with one another in a relaxed environment.


“We rented the entire bowling alley for the hour and offered our reservists the opportunity to bowl as much as you want, no cost to the Airmen,” said Senior Master Sgt. Ray Dell'Ara, 940th Maintenance Group first sergeant. “We wanted this to be a low-key, let your hair down kind of event during duty hours so it allows members to have fun, relax and exercise a bit. “


The headquarters staff is now the owner of a trophy featuring a full-sized bowling pin until the next competition occurs. Col. Craig C. Peters, the 940th Air Refueling Wing commander hoisted the trophy in the air at the Outstanding Airmen of the Year banquet Saturday night.


The first sergeants plan to make it a regular event hoping units will continue to participate, network and compete.