Story and Photo by
Sgt. Gaelen Lowers
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs
FORT SHAFTER – The 8th Theater Sustainment Command honored fourth quarter volunteers for their selfless service, Jan. 27, at the Palm Circle home, here, of Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commander of the 8th TSC.
Nominees and winners were selected for demonstrating devotion, selfless dedication and unwavering support to the Army community.
Angela Bergeron, of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, was recognized as Volunteer of the Quarter.
Bergeron volunteered more than 236 hours during the quarter. She was recognized for her participation in a number of activities, including currently serving as president of the Aliamanu Military Reservation Chapel’s Protestant Women of the Chapel, and also assisting as a dedicated Girl Scout Troop leader and “room mom” for all three of her daughters.
At AMR Chapel family nights, Bergeron serves meals and teaches children’s Bible classes. On Sundays, she teaches children’s church and volunteers her time working at the Fisher House of Hawaii.
The nominees in the adult category were also recognized. They included Rebecca Gutierrez, from the 130th Engineer Brigade; Matilda Toro, from the 45th Sust. Bde.; and Caroline Grimsey, from the 8th Military Police Bde.
Chali Hindbaugh, of the 45th Sustainment Brigade, won Youth Volunteer of the Quarter.
Chali volunteered more than 100 hours during the quarter. She contributed more than 30 hours to the preparation and execution of Operation Eagle Ohana, raising more than $1,000 for the event, while also attending all meetings, creating 15 signs and preparing 100 deployment back packs.
Chali spent more than 35 hours building a spreadsheet of deploying Soldiers, entering more than 12,000 pieces of data. She also assisted with the remodeling and preparation of the 45th Sustainment Brigade’s Family Readiness Group Resource Center, by laying carpet, putting furniture together and building shelves.
In the youth category, nominees included Zachary Fullerton, from the 8th MP Bde., who was also recognized.
Terry and his senior enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan J. Hunt III, presented the Volunteer of the Quarter awardees a framed certificate of appreciation, as well as a premier parking pass that can be used at the commissary and exchange in “Volunteer of the Year” spots — at any Hawaii military installation.