• Spc. Kekera Arnold, an intelligence analyst with the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and Columbus, Ga., native, briefed students on the rules of the relay race she ran during Pierce Elementary's Field Day on May 20-21. Arnold and several other 3d ESC Soldiers were delighted to assist in the schools event.  The assistance comes as an initiative by the 3d ESC to give back to the Fort Knox communities that supported them during two deployments within the past few months.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Behlin)

    3d ESC lends Pierce Elementary a helping hand

    Spc. Kekera Arnold, an intelligence analyst with the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and Columbus, Ga., native, briefed students on the rules of the relay race she ran during Pierce Elementary's Field Day on May 20-21. Arnold and several other...

  • Specialist's Karl Paul, Kekera Arnold and Private 1st Class Katelynn Neely of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), provide entertainment to students of Pierce Elementary during Field Day on May 20-21by performing the electric slide. The Soldiers were 3 of several who volunteered to assist Pierce during this event. Pierce Elementary, which is sponsored by the 3d ESC, is one of many schools on Fort Knox sponsored by units on post. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Behlin)

    3d ESC lends Pierce Elementary a helping hand

    Specialist's Karl Paul, Kekera Arnold and Private 1st Class Katelynn Neely of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), provide entertainment to students of Pierce Elementary during Field Day on May 20-21by performing the electric slide. The Soldiers...

  • Dr. Wanda Bradley, Pierce Elementary principal and Gulfport, Miss., native, had some fun with her students during the opening ceremony for Pierce's Field Day on May 20-21. During the event, Bradley was delighted to have the assistance of several 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers.  Bradley said she was very appreciative of the 3d ESC's sponsorship to her school and the help they've provided in past months. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Behlin)

    3d ESC lends Pierce Elementary a helping hand

    Dr. Wanda Bradley, Pierce Elementary principal and Gulfport, Miss., native, had some fun with her students during the opening ceremony for Pierce's Field Day on May 20-21. During the event, Bradley was delighted to have the assistance of several 3d...

  • Several Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) assisted Pierce Elementary during the school's Field Day on May 20-21. The assistance comes as an initiative by the 3d ESC to give back to the Fort Knox communities that supported them during two deployments within the past few months.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Behlin)

    3d ESC lends Pierce Elementary a helping hand

    Several Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) assisted Pierce Elementary during the school's Field Day on May 20-21. The assistance comes as an initiative by the 3d ESC to give back to the Fort Knox communities that supported them...

FORT KNOX, Ky. - Several Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) volunteered to assist Pierce Elementary during its Field Day events on May 20-21.

The assistance comes as an initiative by the 3d ESC to give back to the Fort Knox communities that supported them during two deployments within the past few months.

Pierce Elementary is one of several schools on Fort Knox sponsored by military units on post. Since returning from Iraq in August of 2009, the 3d ESC has taken an active role in its sponsorship of Pierce and provided help with many of its projects.

The school's students and leadership are appreciative of the 3d ESC's sponsorship, and assistance they have provided since its return from deployment.

"I think it is really great to have the Soldiers here to assist our school," said Dr. Wanda Bradley, Pierce Elementary principal and Gulfport, Miss., native. "The Soldiers get a kick out of being here with the kids and the kids love being around the Soldiers."

Bradley said that she was very appreciative of the 3d ESC's sponsorship. She mentioned that whenever the school needs assistance, the 3d ESC is just a phone call away. Recently, the 3d ESC assisted Pierce in planting flowers, organizing library books and the schools Spring Fling.

Sgt. Trumaine Harrison, a food service noncommissioned officer with the 3d ESC and Greenville, S.C., native, said he was happy to help the school during its recent event and would volunteer for future events at Pierce.

"You never fully realize how much children look up to Soldiers until you come in contact with them," said Harrison. "I truly enjoyed every minute that I helped Pierce Elementary with their Field Day. I think we enjoyed the kids just as much as they enjoyed us."

During the Field Day, the 3d ESC Soldiers helped with the set up and tear down of events, and ran many of the event stations.

Photos and story by Sgt. Michael Behlin, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) public affairs.
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