Story and Photo by
Lt. Col. Tim Schiller
LAIE — JROTC cadets and physical education students from Kahuku High School learned Soldier skills during a “Day in the Sun” at Hukilau Beach Park, here, Nov. 23.
Under the Army School Partnership Program, Soldiers from the 25th Transportation Company, 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, and the Hawaii Army National Guard, partnered with Kahuku High.
Soldiers taught the cadets and students first aid, land navigation and how to carry casualties. Students also fished in a nearby pond and played volleyball.
The day ended with “meals, ready to eat,” or MREs, delivered by the 196th Infantry Bde., U.S. Army-Pacific.
Throughout the years and as a result of this partnership between the Army and the students, many strong bonds have emerged.
The school is very appreciative of the time and energy provided by Soldiers in Hawaii.
(Editor’s Note: Schiller is the senior Army instructor at Kahuku High School.)