Tag: 8th Special Troops Battalion
In Part Two of series, Staff Sgt. Mary Valdez makes needed adjustments.
This event is one of many the unit has conducted in the past two months to show the 8th STB’s commitment to SHARP and to increase awareness and combat sexual assault and harassment, while vigilantly doing whatever’s necessary to ensure a culture of dignity and respect for all.
According to studies conducted by the U.S. Army Public Health Command, unit physical training was the leading cause of non-battle related evacuations during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003-2008. In a garrison environment, running causes 76 percent of all injuries.
“It’s a lot tougher than I imagined it would be, but I understand that it’s to exhaust us as much as possible and prepare the winner for the next level.”
As he walks through the halls of Gustav H. Webling Elementary School, here, every passing child smiles and says, “Hello, Mr. Booker!”