• Spc. Cody Hogener (left) and Pvt. Jose Rodriguez share a laugh while serving dinner at I Corps Special Troops Battalion Dining Facility, Aug. 2, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Rodriguez has been skateboarding for more than six years and continues to enjoy his passion for skating at the parks provided by JBLM.

    Skating the day away

    Spc. Cody Hogener (left) and Pvt. Jose Rodriguez share a laugh while serving dinner at I Corps Special Troops Battalion Dining Facility, Aug. 2, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Rodriguez has been skateboarding for more than six years and continues...

  • Pvt. Jose Rodriguez is a food service specialist from Del Rio, Texas, assigned to I Corps Special Troops Battalion Dining Facility, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Rodriguez has been skateboarding for more than six years and continues to enjoy his passion for skating at the parks provided by JBLM.

    Skating the day away

    Pvt. Jose Rodriguez is a food service specialist from Del Rio, Texas, assigned to I Corps Special Troops Battalion Dining Facility, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Rodriguez has been skateboarding for more than six years and continues to enjoy his...

  • Pvt. Jose Rodriguez, a food service specialist from Del Rio, Texas, assigned to I Corps Special Troops Battalion Dining Facility, skateboards Aug. 2, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Rodriguez has been skateboarding for more than six years and continues to enjoy his passion for skating.

    Skating the day away

    Pvt. Jose Rodriguez, a food service specialist from Del Rio, Texas, assigned to I Corps Special Troops Battalion Dining Facility, skateboards Aug. 2, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Rodriguez has been skateboarding for more than six years and...

  • Pvt. Jose Rodriguez, a food service specialist from Del Rio, Texas, assigned to I Corps Special Troops Battalion Dining Facility, skateboards Aug. 2, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Rodriguez has been skateboarding for more than six years and continues to enjoy his passion for skating.

    Skating the day away

    Pvt. Jose Rodriguez, a food service specialist from Del Rio, Texas, assigned to I Corps Special Troops Battalion Dining Facility, skateboards Aug. 2, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Rodriguez has been skateboarding for more than six years and...

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -As a child, Pvt. Jose Rodriguez pieced together plywood and wheels to make his first skateboard. Two years later, he received his first real skateboard on his 13th birthday.

"I begged my mom for a skateboard and I was so happy when she got me one," said Rodriguez, a food service specialist, assigned to I Corps.

He has been skateboarding for more than six years and enjoys it more every time he gets a chance to do it, alongside his full-time job in the Army.

"Since I have been in the Army I haven

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