Ramstein concludes first combined Mudder, CLEAR Challenge


by Senior Airman Devin M. Rumbaugh
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs  

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Kaislie Duffy, 86th Airlift Wing deputy sexual assault response coordinator, speaks to Ramstein Mudder CLEAR Challenge attendees on Ramstein Air Base, May 2. Duffy spoke on the importance of sexual assault awareness.

Kaiserslautern Military Community members concluded the first combined Ramstein Mudder and Courage, Leadership, Education, Advocate, and Respect Challenge event on Ramstein Air Base, May 2.
The event gathered over 100 volunteers and 57 five-member teams to run and facilitate the 18-obstacle course spanning 2.5 miles.
In the past years, the Ramstein Mudder was designed to help build more resilient Airmen, focusing on mental, physical, social, and spiritual health, the four pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness.
“This is our 5th year holding the Mudless Mudder and Ramstein Mudder, but this is the first time for the Ramstein Mudder CLEAR Challenge joint event,” said Scott Lockard, 86th Airlift Wing vice director. “This is a great opportunity to touch on the pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness, but also to make everyone aware of sexual assault prevention and response.”

A team lifts their member up over the wall climb obstacle during the Ramstein CLEAR challenge joint event on Ramstein Air Base, May 2. Members had to complete 18 obstacles to complete the challenge.

With the Ramstein CLEAR Challenge being an awareness event focused on bringing awareness of sexual assault and its impact, combining the two events happened naturally.
“It gives you an opportunity to reflect; to think how can I help? Who can I help? How can I stop this? Because in our lifetime it would be great if we didn’t need a sexual assault prevention and response office, a special victim’s council, because we had everyone treating each other with dignity and respect and working together and loving each other like they should be,” said Lockard. “We got an awesome team here who put it together, and we’re looking forward to doing it for many more years.”


A team runs between obstacles during the Ramstein Mudder CLEAR challenge joint event on Ramstein Air Base, May 2. Members were racing against other teams, and the clock for the event.

A team runs through a swimming pool obstacle during the Ramstein Mudder CLEAR challenge joint event on Ramstein Air Base, May 2. Members had to wade through two swimming pools before finishing the challenge.

An Airman plays bubble soccer during the Ramstein Mudder CLEAR challenge joint event on Ramstein Air Base, May 2. The challenge also included a barbeque, bingo, and silent walk.

A team member jumps over the first wall climb obstacle during the Ramstein Mudder CLEAR challenge joint event on Ramstein Air Base, May 2. Members were required to jump over three walls for the obstacle.