• 1st Sgt. John Pulido, the first sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division leads his Soldiers in stretching exercises before the kickoff of the unit's Troop Olympics held Feb. 9.

    1st Sgt. John Pulido, the first sergeant of...

    1st Sgt. John Pulido, the first sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division leads his Soldiers in stretching exercises before the kickoff of the unit's Troop Olympics held Feb. 9.

  • Sgt. 1st Class David Eddington, a human resources non commissioned officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division who is from Hohenfels, Germany, leads a group of Soldiers in cool-down stretches after his team won the unit's Troop Olympics Feb. 9.

    Sgt. 1st Class David Eddington, a human...

    Sgt. 1st Class David Eddington, a human resources non commissioned officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division who is from Hohenfels, Germany, leads a group of Soldiers in cool-down stretches...

  • Spc. Curtis Hehn, a fire support specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division holds the feet of Spc. Jeremy Wilkinson, also a fire support specialist, during the unit's Troop Olympics held Feb. 9 to boost morale and camaraderie.

    Spc. Curtis Hehn, a fire support specialist...

    Spc. Curtis Hehn, a fire support specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division holds the feet of Spc. Jeremy Wilkinson, also a fire support specialist, during the unit's Troop Olympics held...

Fort Hood - In the spirit of the Winter Olympics one unit conducted its own Olympics Feb. 9 creating teamwork among Soldiers.

Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, held a Troop Olympics during physical training to boost morale and introduce a new routine to their PT program.

The Olympics consisted of four timed events: push-ups, sit-ups, wind sprints and mule kicks and each of four teams performed as many of the activity as they could in the allotted time.

In the end, Team 2 won by 67 points with a total score of 1075 points.

"The mule kicks are what brought our team to a win in the end. The push-ups and sit-ups were hard, but we beat [the other teams] with the mule kicks," said Sgt. Marimer Castelow, a human resources non commissioned officer from Camuy, Puerto Rico.

Soldiers expressed feelings of gratitude to work as a team with other Soldiers towards a common goal.

"We all worked together and we knew that if we slowed down for a moment then our whole team slowed down for a moment so we each had to give our all so we didn't let our team down," said Sgt. 1st Class David Eddington, who works in the brigade's human resources section and hails from Hohenfels, Germany.

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