Soldiers of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Supports Linapuni Elem. School
May 7, 2014
HONOLULU - Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command brought smiles to kid's faces of Linapuni Elementary School for field day, Apr 24.
The day of fun filled physical activity was developed to help promote the schools health and wellness program and showed the students all about healthy living, by doing activates such as shuttle runs, relays, and basketball.
Soldiers of the 94th AAMDC supervised the different events and also challenged the kids to try various exercises from the Army's physical readiness program.
" Watching the kids do push --ups and sit-ups with us during their field day was so exciting, they really enjoyed having us come out and support them during this time, and it shows that we are a part of this community not just in it" says Sgt. 1st Class, Wesley Burton, Chaplain Assistant, 94th AAMDC.
The school staff and parents of the students were very inspired by how the kids took to the Soldiers of the 94th AMMDC, as the whistle blew to change stations and laughter from excitement filled the air.
"It truly warms my heart to see the kids so excited; having the military here to help us is a plus. We are very grateful, if it wasn't for the Soldiers of the 94th AAMDC this day wouldn't be the success that it is" says Susan Kando, Community Networking Coordinator.
The students rotated through seven different stations that all required some sort of physical activity, and inspires the kids to stay active. It is a day that the children have been looking forward to all week long.
"Field day is something that the Soldiers of the 94th AAMDC supports annually, we love coming out and interacting with the kids, and they love to have us here to support them as well. It's a great feeling to see how much of a positive impact we have on the kids" says Sgt. Natanya Russell, Intelligence Analyst, 94th AAMDC.
The 94th AAMDC has a great relationship with Linapuni staff and students, since becoming a part of the Hawaii school partnership program in 2006. When called on the Sea Dragons are always available to lend a helping hand towards any school event where they are needed.
" The best part about today was that our Soldiers wanted to be here, we were just as excited as the students and are looking forward to the next time we will be called upon" said Burton.