‘Wayfinders’ host food drive, fun run

| September 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Soldiers from the 29th Engineer Battalion (BEB), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, host a unique event, recently, to integrate their family members and their furry friends into their morning physical readiness training (PRT). (Photo by Sgt. Ericka Kaestner, 29th BEB, Unit Public Affairs Representative)

Soldiers from the 29th Engineer Battalion (BEB), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, host a tug of war for keiki, recently, to integrate their family members and their furry friends into their morning physical readiness training (PRT). (Photo by Sgt. Ericka Kaestner, 29th BEB, Unit Public Affairs Representative)

1LT Jesse N. Peeler
Unit Public Affairs Representative
3rd Brigade Combat Team
25th Infantry Division

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers from the 29th Engineer Battalion (BEB), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, hosted a unique event recently to integrate their family members and their furry friends into their morning physical readiness training (PRT), here, recently.

The run started with a friendly competition of tug-of-war between the kids and some stretching. The fun run wasn’t a ‘smoke’ session, as we often say in the military, but a short, exciting, and moderate paced event that everyone could participate in. The event was held at the 29th Engineer’s new building location off Lyman Road and was just under a mile in length.

Maj. Chris Berge, operations officer, 29th BEB, BN S3, participates in the fun run. (Photo by Sgt. Ericka Kaestner, 29th BEB, Unit Public Affairs Representative)

Maj. Chris Berge, operations officer, 29th BEB, BN S3, participates in the fun run. (Photo by Sgt. Ericka Kaestner, 29th BEB, Unit Public Affairs Representative)

“My son is really into running with daddy,” said Staff Sgt. Anthony Rivera, military intelligence systems maintainer, D. Co. 29th BEB, 3BCT, who brought his son Kaleb and dog Sadie to the event. “When I told him he was going to be running with other Soldiers too, his eyes lit up. The fun run was an outstanding way to let him achieve his goals of being a ‘fast runner’ as well as giving him a small glimpse into the camaraderie and esprit de corps of the Wayfinder family!”

During the run, the “Wayfinders” hosted a canned food drive to support families in need around our community. Soldiers and their families donated over 150 pounds of canned and dry goods that went to the Chaplains Closet located on Schofield Barracks.

“The 29th BEB has really led the way in meeting a need that is often unseen across the Army. I have really been blown away and thrilled by how much this battalion has given in donations. It gives a fresh example of what it means to truly live out selfless service, said Capt. Kevin McCarty, chaplain, 29th BEB.

Soldiers from HHC, 29th BEB, participate in the fun run. (Photo by Sgt. Ericka Kaestner, 29th BEB, Unit Public Affairs Representative)

Soldiers from HHC, 29th BEB, participate in the fun run. (Photo by Sgt. Ericka Kaestner, 29th BEB, Unit Public Affairs Representative)

Events like these are held on a biannual basis at the 29th BEB. It is a time to have family members, of all ages, interact with their Soldiers and give back to their community, something the Wayfinders are proud to be a part of.

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