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AFSOC Marathon Team: SrA Chamberlain

Senior Airman Rebecca Chamberlain, a paralegal with the 1st Special Operations Wing Legal Office, stands on a track at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 30, 2016. Chamberlain is scheduled to participate in the half-marathon during the 20th Annual Air Force Marathon, Sept. 17, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, as a member of the Air Force Special Operations Command’s team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Senior Airman Rebecca Chamberlain, a paralegal with the 1st Special Operations Wing Legal Office, stands on a track at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 30, 2016. Chamberlain is scheduled to participate in the half-marathon during the 20th Annual Air Force Marathon, Sept. 17, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, as a member of the Air Force Special Operations Command’s team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Senior Airman Rebecca Chamberlain, a paralegal with the 1st Special Operations Wing Legal Office, runs with her dog, Cecil, at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 30, 2016. Chamberlain often runs with Cecil as she prepares for the 20th Annual Air Force Marathon scheduled to take place Sept. 17, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Senior Airman Rebecca Chamberlain, a paralegal with the 1st Special Operations Wing Legal Office, runs with her dog, Cecil, at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 30, 2016. Chamberlain often runs with Cecil as she prepares for the 20th Annual Air Force Marathon scheduled to take place Sept. 17, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Senior Airman Rebecca Chamberlain, a paralegal with the 1st Special Operations Wing Legal Office, stands alongside her dog, Cecil, at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 30, 2016. Chamberlain often runs with Cecil as she prepares for the 20th Annual Air Force Marathon scheduled to take place Sept. 17, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Senior Airman Rebecca Chamberlain, a paralegal with the 1st Special Operations Wing Legal Office, stands alongside her dog, Cecil, at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 30, 2016. Chamberlain often runs with Cecil as she prepares for the 20th Annual Air Force Marathon scheduled to take place Sept. 17, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Senior Airman Rebecca Chamberlain, a paralegal with the 1st Special Operations Wing Legal Office, sprints on a track at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 30, 2016. Chamberlain is scheduled to participate in the half-marathon during the 20th Annual Air Force Marathon, Sept. 17, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, as a member of the Air Force Special Operations Command’s team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Senior Airman Rebecca Chamberlain, a paralegal with the 1st Special Operations Wing Legal Office, sprints on a track at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 30, 2016. Chamberlain is scheduled to participate in the half-marathon during the 20th Annual Air Force Marathon, Sept. 17, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, as a member of the Air Force Special Operations Command’s team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. --

Editor's note: The following article is the third part of a four-part series about four Hurlburt Field Air Commandos who have earned a spot on the Air Force Special Operations Command Marathon team participating in the 20th Annual Air Force Marathon Sept. 17.

For one Air Commando, a hobby used to help clear her mind has led her to compete.

 Senior Airman Rebecca Chamberlain, a paralegal with the 1st Special Operations Wing, is scheduled to participate in her second Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 17. As a member of the Air Force Special Operations Command team, Chamberlain will compete in the half marathon race.

“Running was more of a hobby and stress reliever at first,” Chamberlain said. “It wasn’t until I joined the Air Force that I truly got into it.”

As a paralegal specialist who acts as a legal expert in a wide range of legal practices such as researching cases and interviewing clients to ensure the law, order and discipline of the Air Force is met, Chamberlain has a busy workflow.

Not only is her schedule busy, but Chamberlain has also accomplished many milestones within her short 3-year career. She was selected as senior airman below-the-zone, promoted to staff sergeant her first time testing and was selected to attend Officer Training School in the near future.

“Senior Airman Chamberlain is a high-speed, low-drag individual,” said Master Sgt. Joseph Spedale, the superintendent with the 1st SOW law office. “She is performing at a non-commissioned officer in charge level as a senior airman.”

Despite Chamberlain’s busy work schedule, she continues to keep up with her running.

As Sept. 17 draws near, Chamberlain is preparing for the race using a professional training program. This program is a 12-week guide in which the distance of runs increases weekly to build up to a 13.1 mile run.

The 23 year-old also often shares her runs with her 70-pound, blonde-haired dog, Cecil.

“I learned I had a hyperactive dog and that I didn’t exercise him enough, so I started bringing him on runs with me,” Chamberlain said. “It’s our bonding time.”

Long runs are nothing new to Chamberlain, as this event is her fourth half-marathon along with multiple 5Ks she has competed in since last September.

For her upcoming race, Chamberlain has set a goal to cross the finish line in an hour and forty-five minutes.

“It’s motivating knowing that I’m running and representing AFSOC,” Chamberlain said. “It’s a big deal.”