Team 516 celebrate Army’s birthday … ‘Jeopardy’ style

| June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Soldiers and Civilians "paddle" in during the Jeopardy game to answer questions testing their knowledge on Army history at the Fort Shafter Dinning Facility, June 14.

Soldiers and Civilians “paddle” in during the Jeopardy game to answer questions testing their knowledge on Army history at the Fort Shafter Dinning Facility, June 14.

Capt. Scott Wilson
516th Signal Brigade
311th Signal Command

 

“I’ll take Army history for $500!”

 

FORT SHAFTER — Channeling their best impression of Alex Trebek, the 516th Signal Brigade, 311th Signal Command, celebrated the Army’s 241st birthday with a lively “Jeopardy” competition at the dining facility, here, Tuesday.

From double and final Jeopardy to a taste of the “Saturday Night Live” parody with Sean Connery lambasting Trebek, the event tested the Signaleers’ Army knowledge.

Staying true to celebrating the Army’s birthday, the 516th command team, Col. Jeth Rey and Command Sgt. Maj. Delia Quintero, decided to take it a step further then your traditional cake cutting ceremony.

Teams read through the $400 Signal Corps history question ready to gain more points for their team heading towards Final Jeopardy in celebration of the Army birthday, June 14.

Teams read through the $400 Signal Corps history question ready to gain more points for their team heading towards Final Jeopardy in celebration of the Army birthday, June 14.

“My overall intent was to celebrate our heritage and ensure everyone clearly understands that we need to preserve our history,” Rey said.

Remaining in line with the traditional Jeopardy game, teams of four selected questions ranging from 100 to 500 points, making the game an educational event where the Soldiers and civilians celebrated the birthday with a little competition.

Albert Einstein said, “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.” His words highlight the importance of educating the Army force in an ever dynamic and complex environment.

Participants and the 516th audience learned about American, world, Army and Signal Corps history, and the U.S. Constitution. The importance of the topics covered was highlighted throughout the event, with prizes awarded to the contestants and audience members answering questions.

“The event was a great opportunity to bring the entire team together to compete against one another while educating our company about our history,” said 1st Sgt. Andre Welch, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 516th Sig. Bde.

 

The crowd is offered the opportunity to help out the contestants answering a question on military history at the Fort Shafter Dinning Facility, June 14.

The crowd is offered the opportunity to help out the contestants answering a question on military history at the Fort Shafter Dinning Facility, June 14.

 

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