Airmen Embark On 40-Hour Dodgeball Marathon

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

Airmen at Schriever Air Force Base have started a 40-hour dodgeball marathon in attempt to break a world record.

The current record of 31 continuous hours of dodgeball was set in Albany, NY less than two years ago.

"I know we can do it. Everyone is real supportive, everyone has our backs," Senior Airman Sam Weaver said. "We all know it is for a good cause, for the Air Force Assistance Fund--helping out other airmen."

The game at Schriever began at midnight on March 22 and isn’t scheduled to end until 4:01 p.m. on March 23.

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  • by Supporter/Military Member on Mar 24, 2012 at 06:14 PM
    It is always good to see other military members taking time to organize events like this to raise money for others. Good job Schriever. For all of the people who I voluntarily defend so you have the right to make selfish, non-productive comments, who do you think you are? Everyone has a right to their opinion, and I respect the fact that some people may not agree with this unique idea. Even still, that is no reason to go out of your pampered lifestyle, which we preserve, and bash people for raising money to help others. The least you could do is give some constructive criticism , or other ideas to help others that seem better to you. You have no right to hate on something like this, especially when each and every one of the people involved in this could have to deploy to a combat zone at a moments notice. I am proud to fight for my country, but I could care less about some of her citizens. AMERICA
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      by Iknow Youare on Mar 24, 2012 at 07:25 PM in reply to Supporter/Military Member
      I know you are but what am I?
  • by Camp atrocious Location: Pueblo on Mar 24, 2012 at 06:12 PM
    Have some faith. These people aren't using tax dollars. This is their off time. No different than you going to work on your weekend to participate in a a company event. If you think they should go to work and have no recreation in their off time, then you are sorely mistaken. Morale is important. PTSD is enough of a problem as is. Without free time you would be paying more for PTSD disorders. They might as well be in prison. Join the army, you will understand..
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      by Youare Outoftouch on Mar 24, 2012 at 07:23 PM in reply to Camp atrocious
      Blah blah blah blah bah blah I live in Pueblo. I know all about Shriever AFB I live in Pueblo 50 miles South.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2012 at 01:07 PM
    really, KKTV? No wonder there's layoffs all over out there...
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      by Geta Job! on Mar 23, 2012 at 01:52 AM in reply to
      I know, Maybe I could get paid to stay awake for 40 hours at home by Uncle Sugar. If these people do not have a job to do why are we paying them in the first place?
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        by Michaela on Mar 23, 2012 at 01:00 PM in reply to Geta Job!
        You realize that people in the military get paid 24/7 no matter what they're doing, right? Whether they're at work, on vacation, or playing dodgeball... they're getting paid. God forbid they come up with a fun way to raise money for a good cause in the meantime.
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        by Michael on Mar 23, 2012 at 05:30 PM in reply to Geta Job!
        hey both of you, I was part of this, in fact I was the person that put the whole thing together. I want nothing more to rage on both of you right now but it isn't the appropriate thing to do, especially from behind a computer screen. The military teaches you respect, bearing and self control so it has become obvious you two have never been a part, or you just lost your way. This raised over $1000 for a good cause, no matter how we did it. Also, for your information, all shifts were covered so we weren't necessary for the mission to get complete. P.S. You're welcome, I am glad I agreed to put my life on the line for my country, its members and their rights to speak just like you did.
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          by Tax Payer on Mar 24, 2012 at 07:15 AM in reply to Michael
          The military is not paid to raise money for charity. They are paid and you volunteer to serve in the military to do military work. If the government does not have real work for you to do they need to down size moore to save the American taxpayer the multiple thousands of dollars it takes to train you, feed you, cloth you, provide your health care, house you, and pay you your wages. Also if you have the time to read this at your job that means you are not doing your job Airman.
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          by Tax Payer on Mar 24, 2012 at 07:31 AM in reply to Michael
          @Michael, When you organize events like this and call the news media to cover it especially for charity when the government deficit is so far out of control all you are doing is creating taxpayer frustration. The more you try to rationalize this event the sillier you sound. Maybe the Air Force should start a professional dodgeball team and a professional dodgeball league for charity?
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          by Michael on Mar 24, 2012 at 05:45 PM in reply to Michael
          @Tax Payer, I am not reading this at work and I also did not call the media to cover it so both those are invalid and will just be ignored. You are right though we are not paid to raise money for charity. But you should want to help, it is just something everyone should want to do. Whether they volunteer at soup kitchens, give to charities, or create an event to help others... all of which I do. Whether you are military or not, your community and the people in it should matter to you. They are down sizing like crazy right now as well, I've already lost 3 close friends this year that are now forced to work with people like all of you. Sometimes as a military member you wonder if it is worth protecting certain people, this is one of those times. This event costs no money to the government unless you take the 16 hrs of work time these 20 men gave up. 16 hrs which were covered by other people so no money lost there.
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        by Event Participant on Mar 24, 2012 at 05:28 PM in reply to Geta Job!
        So neither of you have any kind of downtime at work? No office outings? Parties? Sick days? I don't think 25 military employees (out of 1.5 million) losing 16 man-hours of work to raise money for a good cause is a serious problem in the grand scheme of things. Also, when is the last time you went to a war zone and worked 12 hours a day, 6 days a week for 6 months straight, 'cause for me it was last year....
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      by Your Fired on Mar 24, 2012 at 05:47 PM in reply to
      When you deploy to a war zone for 6 months and work for 12 hours a day you never get what is called a cutback? You may have actually worked a few 12 hour shifts but who hasn't? Also when you are deployed to a war zone that does not necessarily mean you are in a combat zone. Usually when the Air Force does something for charity they ask for donations they do not send 25 Airmen out to play dodge ball. There was an article in the newspaper last month saying they are going to cut the work force in half out there anyway because they are not needed. The chair force...
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        by <3 on Mar 25, 2012 at 01:58 PM in reply to Your Fired
        1. You're 2. Taking cover for rockets and mortars daily makes a place a combat zone I think. 3. Stop talking
  • by Josh Location: Colorado Springs on Mar 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM
    Great job Bruno, Serrano, Weaver, and the rest of SAFB! Way to represent!
  • by Josh Location: Colorado Springs on Mar 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM
    Great job Bruno, Serrano, Weaver, and the rest of SAFB! Way to represent!
  • by DanReeves Location: The Further on Mar 22, 2012 at 11:41 AM
    Dodgeball is sooooo much fun! What an awesome way generate funds for charity. I wish the powers that be still let kids in middle school play it. We used to have dodgeball Friday. Everyone looked forward to it all week. Now it's considered barbaric by the Libs so they took it out of schools...
  • by Brenda Location: Colo Springs on Mar 22, 2012 at 11:13 AM
    You guys are always doing something to benefit others. We are all very proud of you! Kick some rears!
  • by Jen Location: Colorado Springs on Mar 22, 2012 at 09:34 AM
    Awesome job guys! It looks like you're having fun and doing it for a great cause! Keep it up and break the record!
  • by Jen Location: Colorado Springs on Mar 22, 2012 at 09:33 AM
    Awesome job guys! It looks like you're having fun and doing it for a great cause! Keep it up and break the record!
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