325th BSB, Gold Star children create a Bronco ohana

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Soldiers with 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, conduct physical readiness training with the Gold Star children before navigating an obstacle course at E-quad on April 20. (Photo by Spc. Patrick Kirby, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division)

Soldiers with 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, conduct physical readiness training with the Gold Star children before navigating an obstacle course at E-quad on April 20. (Photo by Spc. Patrick Kirby, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division)

Capt. Ryan Chanko
325th Brigade Support Battalion
3rd Brigade Combat Team
25th Infantry Division
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers with 325th Brigade Support Battalion, “Mustangs,” spent time with children of the Gold Star Families of Oahu, Wednesday, April 20.

The annual Gold Star Family Day event is one way of reaching out to the local community of families of fallen Soldiers to connect them to the Bronco ohana.

Last year, the Mustangs hosted the families and their children for a day of planned activities and food. This year, the Mustangs made the event more spectacular.

Gold Star children complete an obstacle course along with the soldiers of 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at E-quad on April 20.

Gold Star children complete an obstacle course along with the soldiers of 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at E-quad on April 20.

“Our Soldiers have embraced hosting the Gold Star Families and look forward to future events to volunteer and give back to these children and their families,” said Lt. Col. Patrick Disney, commander of 325th BSB, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

With the children in mind, a wide range of activities for each of the age groups were added for this year’s event. Activity booths and static displays were placed around the quad for the children and families to interact with and ask questions. The field artillery and engineer battalions brought displays of howitzer cannons and an unmanned aerial surveillance device.

Soldiers with 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, along with Gold Star children conduct team building challenges at E-quad on April 20.

Soldiers with 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, along with Gold Star children conduct team building challenges at E-quad on April 20.

The children also participated in schoolyard classics, such as tug-of-war, basketball and football. Arts and crafts were also available for face painting and making tie-dye T-shirts.

“The 325th BSB was honored to host the five Gold Star Families in E-Quad. Our battalion has made an incredible connection with the Gold Star Families and children over the past year. It’s so very important that we ensure that they are still and will always be a part of our profession,” said Disney. “The sacrifices of their loved ones are not forgotten. Cathy Ignacio, Survivor Outreach Services coordinator, has done a tremendous job in keeping the lines of communication open with our battalion.”

Lt. Col. Patrick Disney, commander of 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division welcomes all Gold Star Families thanks the soldiers who resources and coordinated the event in E quad on April 20.

Lt. Col. Patrick Disney, commander of 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division welcomes all Gold Star Families thanks the soldiers who resources and coordinated the event in E quad on April 20.

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