BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – High heat and swirling dust could not keep 300 men and women from turning out for the “Dog Days of Summer” 10K run at Bagram Airfield, sponsored by RELYANT on August 14, 2010. The airfield is home to the 455th Expeditionary Air Wing.

More than 300 took part in the run. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and civilians stationed at Bagram Airfield shared the race route, competing with two military working dogs for first prize in the race. Congratulations to U.S. Army SGT Sam Morris, the race winner.

Due to the high operational pace of units at Bagram Airfield, the race route was shared with all military traffic.

“The men and women at Bagram work incredibly hard day after day, coping with challenges that most of us can’t imagine,” said Don Patton, vice president of operations at RELYANT. “The Dog Days race is a great way for these dedicated people to release some stress and have a great time. We were pleased to sponsor it.”

RELYANT is a global provider of solutions to complex projects. The company offers services including construction, life support, demining, logistics/procurement, security, and IT communications. RELYANT is headquartered in Maryville with offices in San Antonio, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Uganda.

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