Heavy transporters enjoy organization day at the lake
October 19, 2010
FORT KNOX, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2010) - Transporters from the 233rd Trans Co spent a beautiful Thursday afternoon at Elizabethtown, Kentucky's Freeman Lake Park participating in the unit's Organization Day Oct. 7.
Soldiers and their Families came together to enjoy barbeque, fun and games. While the organization day was focused on letting Soldiers and their families have a good time, it was also a chance to welcome a number of new Soldiers to the unit.
Since the beginning of August, the 233rd Trans. Co. received 15 new Soldiers ranging from Pvt. to Sgt. 1st Class. Many of the Soldiers had not had a chance to truly integrate with the unit due to the unit's high operational tempo.
Capt. Jonathan Neal, commander of the 233rd Trans. Co. and Macon, Ga. native, believes that the organization day helped create company cohesion and integrate new Soldiers into the unit.
"The unit needed a moment to stop and enjoy life and give everyone a chance to have fun. I also think competition is one of the best ways to build team mentality and camaraderie," said Neal.
Many of the games at the organization day were team-oriented, encouraging teamwork and esprit de corps. Spades, volleyball and tug-of-war were just some of the games that the Soldiers played. The culminating event was the Commander's Cup competition. Platoons formed teams and competed in a relay race consisting of tire flips and fireman carries.
Spec. Alicia Mears, a heavy wheeled vehicle operator from Wilson, N.C., had only good things to say about the day.
"I had a really good time and I am pretty sure everyone else did. It was great to get out of the office and hang out with people outside of work," said Mears.
Photos and story by 2nd Lt. Sean Chang, 233rd Transportation Company, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) public affairs.
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