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Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing’s Communication Flight, Maintenance Group and Public Affairs Office came together for some additional camaraderie and physical training during their busy drill weekend, here in the north hangar, Feb. 23, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Austen Adriaens/Released)

Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing’s Communication Flight, Maintenance Group and Public Affairs Office came together for some additional camaraderie and physical training during their busy drill weekend, here in the north hangar, Feb. 23, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Austen Adriaens/Released)

Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing’s Communication Flight, Maintenance Group and Public Affairs Office came together for some additional camaraderie and physical training during their busy drill weekend, here in the north hangar, Feb. 23, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Austen Adriaens/Released)

Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing’s Communication Flight, Maintenance Group and Public Affairs Office came together for some additional camaraderie and physical training during their busy drill weekend, here in the north hangar, Feb. 23, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Austen Adriaens/Released)

Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing’s Communication Flight, Maintenance Group and Public Affairs Office came together for some additional camaraderie and physical training during their busy drill weekend, here in the north hangar, Feb. 23, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Austen Adriaens/Released)

Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing’s Communication Flight, Maintenance Group and Public Affairs Office came together for some additional camaraderie and physical training during their busy drill weekend, here in the north hangar, Feb. 23, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Austen Adriaens/Released)

Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing’s Communication Flight, Maintenance Group and Public Affairs Office came together for some additional camaraderie and physical training during their busy drill weekend, here in the north hangar, Feb. 23, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Austen Adriaens/Released)

Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing’s Communication Flight, Maintenance Group and Public Affairs Office came together for some additional camaraderie and physical training during their busy drill weekend, here in the north hangar, Feb. 23, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Austen Adriaens/Released)

Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing’s Communication Flight, Maintenance Group and Public Affairs Office came together for some additional camaraderie and physical training during their busy drill weekend, here in the north hangar, Feb. 23, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Austen Adriaens/Released)

Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing’s Communication Flight, Maintenance Group and Public Affairs Office came together for some additional camaraderie and physical training during their busy drill weekend, here in the north hangar, Feb. 23, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Austen Adriaens/Released)

Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing’s Communication Flight, Maintenance Group and Public Affairs Office came together for some additional camaraderie and physical training during their busy drill weekend, here in the north hangar, Feb. 23, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Austen Adriaens/Released)

Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing’s Communication Flight, Maintenance Group and Public Affairs Office came together for some additional camaraderie and physical training during their busy drill weekend, here in the north hangar, Feb. 23, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Austen Adriaens/Released)

St. Paul, Minn.-- --

Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing's Communication Flight, Maintenance Group and Public Affairs office came together for some additional camaraderie and physical training during their busy drill weekend, here in the north hangar, Feb. 23, 2014.

Named the "Burden Run," it consisted of 21 laps around the base hangar where every third lap, Airmen would run with one of the following items; farmer's carry with two 30 pound ammo cans, 50 pound bag carry, Bulgarian bag front carry, 15 pound overhead carry, 25 pound shrug carry, medicine ball waiters carry or outstretched arm kettle bell carry.

"Exercising helps clear my mind, leaving me feeling refreshed and energized to finish my day," said Lt. Col. Sharon Burt, commander of the 133rd Communications Flight. "It's nice to work together to stay active ensuring everyone stays fit and passes their PT test."

Many of these members work-out every day together here on base, pushing each other to become more physically fit.

"Physical fitness is a critical part of Airmen readiness and resiliency," said Col. James Johnson, the 133rd Airlift Wing commander. "Without fitness we lose that critical capability to adequately conduct mission essential tasks."