Paying Tribute One Step at a Time

The 4th Security Forces Squadron at Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., is hosting a 2,181-mile ruck march from San Antonio to New York City to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The march begins Tuesday in San Antonio and will end on September 11 at ground zero in lower Manhattan. Fifteen security forces units across the United States will participate in the trek, with each covering about 140 miles. “We’re doing this to reflect on the changes 9/11 had on our career field and our lives,” said TSgt. Kenneth Broughman, 4th SFS training noncommissioned officer in charge. “The time we’ve been away from our loved ones due to deployments, the effects those deployments have had on each person, and ultimately to remember the defenders who lost their lives by enemy hands since the start of Operation Enduring Freedom.” (Seymour Johnson report by SSgt. Heather Stanton)