'The Great Aloha Run' Starts at COB Speicher

By Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public AffairsFebruary 9, 2009

A group of runners sprint toward the finishing line during the Great Aloha Run held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Feb. 8.  In keeping with tradition, The Great Aloha Run, a six-mile course originating with Hawaii’s 25th Infantry Division as an annual Division run, is held on COB Speicher welcoming the participation of all military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A group of runners sprint toward the finishing line during the Great Aloha Run held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Feb. 8. In keeping with tradition, The Great Aloha Run, a six-mile course originating with Hawaii’s 25th Infantry Division as an annual Division run, is held on COB Speicher welcoming the participation of all military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Rapp, a Lodi, Wis. Native with the 21st Operational Weather Squadron, attached to the 18th Expeditionary Weather Squadron, breaks the tape as he finishes first place in the Great Aloha Run by a wide margin with a time of 0:39:23, Feb. 8, at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq. In keeping with tradition, The Great Aloha Run, a six-mile course originating with Hawaii’s 25th Infantry Division as an annual Division run, is held on COB Speicher welcoming the participation of all military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Rapp, a Lodi, Wis. Native with the 21st Operational Weather Squadron, attached to the 18th Expeditionary Weather Squadron, breaks the tape as he finishes first place in the Great Aloha Run by a wide margin with a time of 0:39:23, Feb. 8, at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq. In keeping with tradition, The Great Aloha Run, a six-mile course originating with Hawaii’s 25th Infantry Division as an annual Division run, is held on COB Speicher welcoming the participation of all military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Elizabeth Sparks, a St. Claire, Mo. native with the Army National Guard 1175th Military Police Company, 269th Military Police Battalion, breaks the tape at the finishing line of the Great Aloha Run with a time of 0:44.19, Feb. 8, at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq.  In keeping with tradition, The Great Aloha Run, a six-mile course originating with Hawaii’s 25th Infantry Division as an annual Division run, is held on COB Speicher welcoming the participation of all military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Elizabeth Sparks, a St. Claire, Mo. native with the Army National Guard 1175th Military Police Company, 269th Military Police Battalion, breaks the tape at the finishing line of the Great Aloha Run with a time of 0:44.19, Feb. 8, at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq. In keeping with tradition, The Great Aloha Run, a six-mile course originating with Hawaii’s 25th Infantry Division as an annual Division run, is held on COB Speicher welcoming the participation of all military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL