High school seniors, junior leaders visit Fort Stewart
Staff Sergeant James Tedder, B Company, 1/9 FA, 2HBCT, shows how artillery communicate on the battlefield to John James, Ansley Morgan, and Jeff Fornshell, during the Tattnall Counties' United Community Bank Junior Board of Directors' visit to Fort Stewart, April 20.

FORT STEWART, Ga. - High school seniors from the United Community Bank Junior Board of Directors visited with Soldiers from the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division during their visit to Fort Stewart, April 20.

The junior board of directors, comprised of students from Tattnall County Schools, voted to visit to Fort Stewart as part as their annual leadership field trip.

"Every year we have the students vote on where they want to go as part of their leadership trip," said Greer Ward, a United Community Bank counselor for the students. "For the past three years the students have chosen to visit Fort Stewart."

The United Community Bank Junior Board of Directors was formed to educate future community leaders through business, leadership, and community relationship training.

"Coming to Fort Stewart and letting the students see an actual military post, as well as, speak with Soldiers has been an excellent experience for the students to see how leadership can affect the business place," Ward said.

According to Staff Sgt. Kyle Nygaard, B Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, 2nd HBCT, the students were allowed the opportunity to tour military vehicles, visit Warrior's Walk, eat at the Spartan dining facility, and learn about the division's history from the Fort Stewart Museum during their trip to Fort Stewart.

"The trip was a great opportunity for the students to broaden their view of the military and see first-hand what it is we do on a daily basis," Staff Sgt. Nygaard said. "I wish I was afforded that kind of opportunity when I was in school."

High school senior, Ansley Morgan, agreed the trip was a great opportunity.

"The trip was great," Morgan said. "Growing up around here you know there is a lot of military in the area, but you never really know what actually happens on a military base."

"It was awesome to see the tanks and visit with all the Soldiers; it was a really great experience," Morgan said.

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