After being out of the Navy for 10 years, I had lost discipline related to staying in shape and had disconnected with most military functions. I found out about Team Red, White & Blue at a local charity event and started talking with the chapter athletic director. Three years later, I am the chapter run leader and have participated in more running, biking, and hiking events than I can remember.
Team RWB is my tribe. I have had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of people from around the country. Every week I get to lead a run, help out at a charity event, or meet up for social activities. One of my favorite team activities is the Three Capes relay that runs along 26 miles of the Oregon coast. What makes it special is the number of five-person teams the Oregon chapters have managed to assemble. Last year, we had 30 runners plus families and pets. It’s an awesome site to see all the red, white, and blue and the flags flying as we start a race.