Eleven airmen from Hurlburt Field began a five-day, 450-mile ruck march from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa to Hurlburt Field on March 15.
Organizer Joe Scobey planned on 16 airmen, but people started dropping out, making the final number 11.
The symbolism wasn’t lost on Scobey. He said marchers were “11 for 11” referring to the 11 servicemen who lost their lives in a training accident off the shores of Navarre four days prior to the march.
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