“CG-6535”

U.S. Coast Guard Hero WOD; AKA: "CG Aviation" or "Workout to Remember"

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  • 4 Rounds for Time
  • 400 meter Run
  • 65 Air Squats
  • 35 Burpee Pull-Ups

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The tragic crash of U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter 6535 on February 28, 2012 resulted in the deaths of Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor, Lt. j.g. Thomas Cameron, Chief Petty Officer Fernando Jorge, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Knight. A year after the crash, which occurred in Mobile Bay, Alabama, during a training flight, the U.S. Coast Guard designed this WOD to commemorate the loss of their shipmates.

The rep scheme 65 and 35 signifies the number of the helicopter. Hence, it was originally called the 6535 memorial WOD. Within the Coast Guard aviation community, the workout was later changed to the "CG Aviation Workout to Remember" to honor all Coast Guard aviation members lost in the line of duty.

See also: "CG-6535" WOD via CrossFit Mid County
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