‘Broncos’ enjoy games day

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Staff Sgt. Hector Tarango, Co. C, 2nd Bn., 35th Inf. Regt., “Cacti,” 3rd BCT, 25th ID, goes up to spike the ball during a volleyball game against 3rd Sqdn., 4th Cav.  Regt., “Raiders,” 3rd BCT, 25th ID, during the 3rd BCT Single Soldier Cohesion Day, Jan. 31.

Staff Sgt. Hector Tarango, Co. C, 2nd Bn., 35th Inf. Regt., “Cacti,” 3rd BCT, 25th ID, goes up to spike the ball during a volleyball game against 3rd Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., “Raiders,” 3rd BCT, 25th ID, during the 3rd BCT Single Soldier Cohesion Day, Jan. 31.

Story and photos by Sgt. Brian Erickson
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs
25th Infantry Division

Soldiers in 3rd Brigade Combat Team, “Broncos,” 25th Infantry Division, got an opportunity to spend a day hanging out with fellow Soldiers and competing against each other during the 3rd BCT Single Soldier Cohesion Day , Jan. 31.

“These events give us the chance to meet Soldiers from the other battalions,” said Sgt. Lindsey Jones, Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers representative for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Inf. Regiment, “Wolfhounds,” 3rd BCT.

Soldiers took the opportunity to square off against other battalions in three different sports tournaments: basketball, volleyball and tug of war. The installation’s BOSS program even brought out a mechanical bull.

A volleyball tournament came down to 2nd Bn., 35th Inf. Regt., “Cacti,” against 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regt., “Raiders.” The Raiders took the first two games in a best of three series, to earn a clean sweep in the final.

The Raiders then had another chance to take home a trophy during the final match of the basketball tournament. In a well-played game, opponent 3rd Bde. Special Troops Bn., “Bayonet,” came away with the victory.

The quad court is hot for hoops as the 3rd Bde. Special Troops Bn. "Bayonet" bag the Bronco basketball tournament.

The quad court is hot for hoops, with 3rd Bde. Special Troops Bn. “Bayonet” bagging the Bronco basketball tournament.

Cacti made their presence known in the tug of war tournament, making it to the final match against the Bayonets. After a grueling back and forth match, Cacti scored the victory.

After the games concluded, a closing ceremony and award presentation took place with remarks by Command Sgt. Maj. David Clark, Bronco Brigade’s senior enlisted leader.

“This event would not have been possible without the NCOs who planned it,” said Clark, showing his appreciation to the day’s organizers.

With the successful the day, Clark let it be known the brigade plans on having more Soldier

Cohesion days in the future.

“This is the start of something, and we plan on doing more events like this,” Clark said.

The ceremony concluded with Clark presenting trophies to the first place teams.

“The battalions have won bragging rights, but it is all about having fun and bringing everyone together,” said Clark.

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