Indian Air Force (IAF) would be celebrating its 82nd Anniversary on 08 October 2014. As part IAF’ 82nd Anniversary Celebrations and Silver Jubilee Celebrations of 1965 War, Air Force Station Jammu also known as ‘Guardians of J&K’, has been organising a number of events depicting force projection, attracting youth to join IAF, delivering on social responsibility, promoting health and welfare of its personnel and their families.
Symbolising the IAF anniversary on 8th of October , an eight kilometres health run christened as ‘Eight on Eight’ was organised on 5th October 2014. All Air warriors, DSC Jawans, Defence Civilians and their families including ladies and children participated in large numbers to promote health and fitness as a way of life.
Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Air Cmde Ashutosh Lal, VM led the initiative and the entire station personnel completed designated eight kilometres run. All participants especially the children, exhibited absolute zest and commitment towards the cause. Excellent administrative arrangements on the part of organising team helped contribute towards the success of the event. The run enthused the feeling of pride and belongingness among the personnel and families. On the culmination of event, AOC thanked the gathering for whole hearted participation and supporting the health and fitness as a social responsibility. He congratulated all the personnel and their families for taking being part in the anniversary celebrations of IAF.