2013 Joint Combat Dining In

Photos by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan


Chief Master Sgt. David Richards, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs chief enlisted manager, successfully finishes the obstacle course (above) during the 2013 Combat Dining In May 17 on Vogelweh.

The Combat Dining In was a multinational event that included water fights, an obstacle course and a feast of hamburgers and steaks. Military members from the U.S., Canada and surrounding European countries entered themselves into this year’s engagement.
The event led off with a social hour that evolved into a water gun and balloon fight putting countries and sister services against each other. Combatants were encouraged to scrounge up a variety of uniforms to wear.

Combat kilts and battle dress uniform formal dresses layered with gun bandoliers were not an uncommon sight. Chief Master Sgt. James Morris, 86th Airlift Wing command chief, presided over the event and led the delegation of military members through rounds of toasting. Morris also ensured the obstacle course was never empty of competitors.