Get out, get fit this month

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Everybody should know how important it is that our Airmen are fit to fight. Fitness directly translates into readiness and combat capability and that's what we're all about. 

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. This is the perfect opportunity for everyone to renew their commitment to being physically fit. Not only can you focus on getting yourself in shape, but this is an opportunity for the whole family to get out and be active. 

There are numerous scheduled activities around the base that are designed to facilitate physical activity during this month. For example, on May 17 there will be an Armed Forces 5K and 10K race as well as an America's Kids Run. 

I urge everyone to get out, get fit, and to encourage family and friends to live healthier lives through physical fitness activities. Thanks for all you do Team Misawa.