The ruck began Feb. 22 at Medina Annex, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, where Special Tactics Airmen begin their training together. These future operators then become combat ready upon graduation of the Special Tactics Training Squadron at Hurlburt Field. Ultimately, the march route mimicked the training passage our Airmen endure.
Airmen participate in a memorial march to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 13, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kai White)