Vehicle Rodeo rounds up fun for Soldiers, Families
December 11, 2009
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The 591st Medical Logistics Company hosted its first annual Vehicle Rodeo at Enforcer Field Nov. 12.
The rodeo consisted of four challenging events in which three companies battled to be named the victor.
Events included the Bobtail Back Up, the Tire Flip, the Forklift Pallet Shuffle, and a timed Preventive Maintenance Check Service.
During the Bob Tail Back-up each team backed an 18-wheel truck between cones in a timed event.
Two teams flipped large truck tires in a timed race for the Tire Flip and Soldiers raced to rearrange pallets using forklifts within a certain time for the Pallet Shuffle.
At the end of the rodeo a rib cook-off to determined the units' top chef.
Soldiers and Families of the 418th Medical Logistic Company, the 440th Blood Support Detachment and the 591st Medical Logistics Company participated.
Entertainment provided for children included the Bouncy Castle and a ride in a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle.
Two military vehicles were also on display so that Family members could explore and experience what the units' use on a daily basis.
At the end of a fun-filled day, the 418th MLC was named victor. After the rodeo, focus shifted to the rib cook-off.
Staff Sgt. Edmond Perez, who boasts a palate that can differentiate between homemade and store-bought, served as the judge. The Best Beef category was awarded to Sgt. Joshua Douglas from the 440th BSD.
Spc. Maple from the 591st MLC won Best Boneless Ribs, and Spc. Elizabeth Maldonado won Best Pork category.
Despite the numerous deployments that the units experience, Soldiers and Families came together and make the first annual Vehicle Rodeo a success.