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I'm an American service men making history -- on the world's highest mountain for the first time ever an active duty team representing the air force.
Six actually climbs Mount Everest that's not the only home they've climbed by the way.
When team member joins us now on the phone major Rob Marshall US air force pilot and team leader -- the US -- -- Seven summits challenges.
So major -- -- I just let -- be clear about this.
That Department of Defense they don't have anything to do with you guys going up and and and -- crazy mountains you just decided.
That you guys are gonna go for that's why.
Well -- actually -- -- the airport's been pretty supportive of us.
You know it wasn't there right he had because -- here isn't -- normal sport but I had they a couple of years ago.
I would look at presumptive positive it gives them I'm proud of America -- the country and I wanted to bump and I've been really Spaniard needed that would motivate both young people and old people view us support the troops and just.
And I'll be proud of the the American side so we started in 2005.
With sports they can look at a particular.
And is speaking at the air force to support Fred I should make that caveat not an official sponsorship of the team or anything like that.
How did they allow you to take the time off because it takes some time tend to go on a journey like this how was that arranged.
Is Manny does take a lot of time in and -- we actually used.
Our -- believe -- you -- based big cheers of vacation and back quite a bit of ours dating to make this project -- But every member of the team had a gut feeling.
That the positive impact this could have on Americans and young people and -- promoting things like -- physical fitness and mental health.
And it was worth the time and money were put into it.
-- served for twelve years.
I need an all sorts of places from Iraq to Afghanistan watching the video of you reaching the summit of Everest what did that feel like.
I got a -- I got emotional.
-- I'm pretty greatly spectrum disorder appears there's some combat.
As I turned a corner -- -- was she out hitting the summit of Mount Everest.
And I kid I thought twelve years of basically extremes.
Can't ensure -- a lot of people that we could have accomplished this but we've been active duty military.
As brilliant -- -- that eight you're you're gonna -- your career away by procurement but.
They were just a small group that he had the larger -- and supported us and and I Janet reaching that summit it was proved me that if you follow your heart great things can happen and I'm I'm still processing emotions that all.
Think I only -- ten seconds here.
But why the thirty -- chef said top.
We do it -- honor our friend and comrade that -- Oregon it's not eleven.
Eight guy -- lot bunch of friends and a plane -- and some other air force academy classmate.
I -- great way to raise money or military charities that support their families.
And also just so that physical fitness -- keep working get -- anywhere.
Major are shown you certainly inspired all of us today.
A thank you for the time.
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