Face of Defense: Soldier Builds Ostomy Awareness
By Army Sgt. 1st Class J.R. Williams
Task Force Falcon
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan, April 15, 2011 – Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Bob Cuyler is on a quest. The 10th Mountain Division tactical operations officer for Task Force Falcon runs a half-marathon every week — 13.1 miles in a single outing every seven days.
For some avid runners, a half-marathon a week might not seem like much. But Cuyler runs his weekly 13.1 miles while deployed to Afghanistan — not an easy task, given the operations tempo, altitude and rugged terrain. But for Cuyler, the miles are just a small part of a larger, personal quest.
Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Bob Cuyler enjoys an early morning run on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 14, 2011. The Hannibal, N.Y., native runs a half-marathon every week to raise awareness for the United Ostomy Association of America Veterans Outreach Program. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class J.R. Williams