‘Right Arm Night’ to be held at Nehelani

| September 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Tara Scully
Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Mark your social calendars for Right Arm Night, Sept. 10, where Soldiers of all ranks and garrison civilian employees are invited to socialize with one another, starting at 4:30 p.m. 

Right Arm Night is an old Army tradition promoting camaraderie and esprit de corps. Leaders to come together with those standing to their right – the ones helping them get through daily missions – to build relationships while mixing and mingling with other leaders who have brought their battle buddies with them.  

1st Lt. Frank Brown, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, “Wolfhounds,” 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, said that Right Arm Night has been a tradition in the 25th Infantry Division for years, and that it is important for leaders to take time to show appreciation for their staff. 

“My company encourages all of our leaders to attend Right Arm Night,” Brown said. “I’m sure we will have big numbers there. Plus, we (Wolfhounds) have to defend our title as tug of war champions and hopefully win another $250 in company morale, welfare and recreation unit funds.” 

Maj. Chris Hanna, rear detachment commander, 2nd BCT, 25th ID, has a different perspective on Right Arm Night.

“As you move along in your career, you have a lot more in common with your (noncommissioned officers) in terms of experiences, so Right Arm Nights are an opportunity to sit back and genuinely appreciate the company of your battle buddy,” Hanna said. 

“When you are a lieutenant, there’s this generation and experience gap between you and your NCOs; you have more in common with the other lieutenants,” Hanna continued. “That’s why it’s so great when units go to Right Arm Nights together en masse. Your senior commanders can really model what a functional Right Arm Night relationship should be. It’s mentoring, with a little bit of customs, courtesy, camaraderie and tradition all thrown in.” 

Right Arm night will include Texas Hold ‘em, horseshoes, ping-pong and tug of war, and free pupus will be available. Flux Capacitor will provide music. 

Tickets are $5 in advance from the Nehelani business office or $8 at the door. Call 655-4466. 

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