F. E. Warren pushes ahead with Frontiercade Tradition


F. E. WARREN Air Force Base  – The 90th Force Support Squadron held the annual Frontiercade Aug. 21 at multiple locations on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, building camaraderie and morale through physical contest.

Frontiercade allows for squadrons to earn bragging rights through a number of different trials as teams struggle to come out on top in games and sports ranging from tug of war, runs and basketball to cornhole and horseshoes.

“This annual event brings out the spirit of friendly competition and esprit de corps among the squadrons,” said Steven Taylor, 90th Force Support Squadron fitness and sports manager. “Each year, the Wing presents the Commander’s Cup - a military tradition providing F. E. Warren AFB an ‘initiative to promote participation in the sports program’ – to both the Large Unit and Small Unit category winner at the conclusion of Frontiercade.”

In what has become tradition, the day started with the color run and ended with projectile dung at the buffalo chip toss. While concerns over COVID-19 was a new hurdle this year, another new development for Frontiercade 2020 was more positive.

This year, the recently inaugurated Adventure Park became a focal point of Frontiercade, offering new forms of competition to the event.

“It’s exciting that we were able to add the attractions of the Adventure Park to this year’s Frontiercade events,” said Erin Casey, FSS Marketing Specialist. “The new competitions, like axe throwing, disc golf and even laser tag complemented the familiar events while hopefully bringing out even more Airmen to participate.”

Though concerns from the specter of COVID-19 loomed over the event, FSS personnel ensured the safety of participants and volunteers with help from Public Health through the use of preventative measures for each event, said Taylor.

The 90th Communications Squadron earned first place for small unit category, while the 90th Force Support Squadron took home first place for large unit as well as winning the buffalo chip toss contest. 

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