9/11 Tower Run

Col. Kenneth Moss, 374th Airlift Wing commander, gives the opening remarks during the Sept. 11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017.

Col. Kenneth Moss, 374th Airlift Wing commander, gives the opening remarks during the Sept. 11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017. The Kanto Plains Firefighter Association hosted the Tower Run in honor of the emergency responders who lost their lives on Sept. 11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Participants conduct a moment of silence for the emergency responders who lost their lives on Sept. 11, before the Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017.

Participants conduct a moment of silence for the emergency responders who lost their lives on Sept. 11, before the Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017. Approximately 70 people with 17 teams participated in the event to honor the emergency responders who lost their lives during the attacks of Sept.11. Firefighters from local communities also participated in the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Members of the Wonder Women Warriors team from the 374th Mission Support Group pose for a picture during the Sept. 11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017.

Members of the Wonder Women Warriors team from the 374th Mission Support Group pose for a picture during the Sept. 11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017. The tower run competition was a timed event completed relay style with 4-member teams. Each member ascended and descended to the 9th floor of a tower 3 times wearing a 20-pound self-contained breathing apparatus air pack. By the end, each team collectively climbed 110 floors, equivalent to the World Trade Center that fire fighters and first responders climbed during Sept. 11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

A self-contained breathing apparatus air pack lays on the floor during the Sept. 11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017.

A self-contained breathing apparatus air pack lays on the floor during the Sept. 11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017. Each member had to wear a roughly 20-pounds self-contained breathing apparatus air pack on their back as they competed the challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Col. Kenneth Moss, 374th Airlift Wing commander, runs up a flight of stairs during the Sept. 11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017.

Col. Kenneth Moss, 374th Airlift Wing commander, runs up a flight of stairs during the Sept. 11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017. The Tower Run represented the 110 floors of the Twin Towers that first responders ascended after the first aircraft attack of Sept. 11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Chief Master Sgt. Elvin Young, 374th Airlift Wing command chief, runs up a flight of stairs during the Sept. 11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017.

Chief Master Sgt. Elvin Young, 374th Airlift Wing command chief, runs up a flight of stairs during the Sept. 11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017. The Kanto Plains Firefighter Association hosted the Tower Run in honor of the emergency responders who lost their lives on Sept. 11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Lt. Col. Jason Jaeger, 374th Airlift Wing director of staff, exchanges a high-five with base leaderships after completing the Sept. 11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017.

Lt. Col. Jason Jaeger, 374th Airlift Wing director of staff, exchanges a high-five with base leaderships after completing the Sept. 11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017. Approximately 70 people with 17 teams participated in the tower run to honor the emergency responders who lost their lives during the attacks of Sept. 11. Firefighters from local communities also participated in the run. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Lt. Col. Jason Jaeger, 374th Airlift Wing director of staff, front, and Chief Master Sgt. Elvin Young, 374th Airlift Wing command chief, rest after completing the Sept. 11
Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017.

Lt. Col. Jason Jaeger, 374th Airlift Wing director of staff, front, and Chief Master Sgt. Elvin Young, 374th Airlift Wing command chief, rest after completing the Sept. 11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017. Each member had to wear a roughly 20-pounds self-contained breathing apparatus air pack on their back as they competed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Chief Master Sgt. Kiley Scholl, 374th Mission Support Group superintendent, gives a high five to her teammate before starting to run up a flight of stairs during the Sept. 11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017

Chief Master Sgt. Kiley Scholl, 374th Mission Support Group superintendent, gives a high five to her teammate before starting to run up a flight of stairs during the Sept. 11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017. The Kanto Plains Firefighter Association hosted the Tower Run in honor of the emergency responders who lost their lives on Sept. 11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

An Airman runs up a flight of stairs during the Sept. 11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017.
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An Airman runs up a flight of stairs during the Sept. 11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017. The tower run competition was a timed event completed relay style with 4-member teams. Each member ascended and descended to the 9th floor of a tower 3 times wearing a 20-pound self-contained breathing apparatus air pack. By the end, each team collectively climbed 110 floors, equivalent to the World Trade Center that fire fighters and first responders climbed during Sept. 11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

A firefighter from local community runs up a flight of stairs during the Sept. 11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017.
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A firefighter from local community runs up a flight of stairs during the Sept. 11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017. The winning team for this year's Tower Run with an overall time of 16:02.19 was firefighters from Inagi city. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Participants that took part in the Sept. 11 Tower Run pose for a photo after a closing ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017.
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Participants that took part in the Sept. 11 Tower Run pose for a photo after a closing ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017. The tower run competition was a timed event completed relay style with 4-member teams. Each member ascended and descended to the 9th floors of a base tower 3 times wearing a 20-pound self-contained breathing apparatus air pack. By the end, each team collectively climbed 110 floors, equivalent to the World Trade Center that fire fighters and first responders climbed during Sept. 11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

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