11/30/2012 - BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- The American300 'Full Throttle' tour is headed to Minot Air Force Bases 91st Missile Wing and 5th Bomb Wing, to talk about driving in the dirt, coping with adversity and achieving your goals, in support of Air Force Global Strike Command's resiliency initiative to strengthen the human weapon system.
"This tour features some of the best 4x4 dirt truck drivers in America" said Carla Pampe, from the Air Force Global Strike Command Quality of life team. "But the tour is more about meeting the needs of our Airmen, the first step in overcoming adversity, is understanding that you are not alone. Others have walked this path before you, and can help show the way.
The Full throttle, tour is scheduled to visit Minot AFB, Dec 3-6, and will feature guest speakers Chad Hord and Nicole Johnson.
Nicole Johnson is more than just a professional rockcrawler, offroad racer and monster truck driver. As a mom, wife and small business owner, Nicole encourages Airmen to achieve their goals through hard work and discipline.
Chad Hord's journey to the top of the ranks in professional off-road racing has been one of trial and error, success and defeat. He runs the team with his wife, Amy and together they have managed to balance the demands of professional high profile racing with their families children and the many needs of day to day life.
Speakers on the AFGSC 'Never Quit' series have included Olympic and XGames athletes: Sean Colgan, Dan Beery, Mike Schultz, Erin Simmons and Kurt Yaeger, in addition to former military members such as former Army ranger "Mad Max" Mullen, and William "Spanky" Gibson the first above knee amputee to redeploy with his prosthetic to the front lines in Iraq among others.
The intent of 'Never Quit,' along with several other professional development and resiliency programs, is to address quality of life for Airmen throughout the command.
About American300: The all volunteer 501c3 nonprofit is dedicated to increasing the resiliency of our DoD and State Department Service Members and their families. The organization focuses on mentorships which highlight pre-exposure preparation educational programming.
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