• FORT CARSON, Colo. " Specialist Quenten Martin, radio operator maintainer, Company B, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, high-fives Dayne Solano, a Kindergartener at Centennial Elementary School, after completing a game during the Fall Carnival, Sept. 27,2012. Soldiers volunteered to help facilitate games, handout prizes and interact with children. The 2nd STB is partnered with CES through Fort Carson's Adopt-A-School program, which allows Soldiers to volunteer in schools as positive role models for the children.

    High Five

    FORT CARSON, Colo. " Specialist Quenten Martin, radio operator maintainer, Company B, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, high-fives Dayne Solano, a Kindergartener at Centennial Elementary School, after...

  • FORT CARSON, Colo. " Specialist Tiffany Freeze, imagery analyst, Company A, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, hops around with Alan Bentura, a Kindergartener at Centennial Elementary School during the Fall Carnival held at the school Sept. 27, 2012. Freeze is just one of about 15 Soldiers who volunteered to help with carnival operating games, passing out prizes and helping with children. CES is paired with 2nd STB through Forth Carson's Adopt-A-School program as a way for Soldiers to positively interact within the community.

    Hops

    FORT CARSON, Colo. " Specialist Tiffany Freeze, imagery analyst, Company A, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, hops around with Alan Bentura, a Kindergartener at Centennial Elementary School during the Fall...

  • FORT CARSON, Colo. " Specialist Christian Perez, human intelligence collector, Company A, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, hands a ring to Kiona Martin, a 2nd Grader at Centennial Elementary School, in order to play the ring toss game during the schools Fall Carnival, Sept. 27, 2012. CES is partnered with 2nd STB through Fort Carson's Adopt-A-School program. Soldiers operated games, passed out prizes and interacted with children as positive role models.

    Ring Toss

    FORT CARSON, Colo. " Specialist Christian Perez, human intelligence collector, Company A, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, hands a ring to Kiona Martin, a 2nd Grader at Centennial Elementary School, in order...

  • FORT CARSON, Colo. " Specialist Luis Salcedo (left) and Spc. Manuel Vitaliano, both combat engineers, Company C, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, watch Betsy Erivez, a 1st Grader at Centennial Elementary School, kick a ball during the Fall Carnival, Sept. 27, 2012. The Soldiers volunteer at the school as part of the Fort Carson's Adopt-A-School program designed to pair Soldiers with schools in efforts to positively affect the community. Soldiers ran games and gave prizes to children during the carnival.

    Soccer

    FORT CARSON, Colo. " Specialist Luis Salcedo (left) and Spc. Manuel Vitaliano, both combat engineers, Company C, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, watch Betsy Erivez, a 1st Grader at Centennial Elementary...

FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Soldiers with 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, volunteered through the Fort Carson's Adopt-A-School program at Centennial Elementary School to support the schools Fall Carnival, Sept. 27.
Soldiers operated games, handed out prizes and interacted with children during the school's annual fundraiser.
"We are really excited to have the support of our Adopt-A-School unit," said Kim Noyes, assistant principal at CES. "Because of their involvement, we are able to provide more games, as well as ensure that we can serve food at the carnival."
Soldiers not only provide manual labor, but are also positive influences on the children.
"It means so much to the kids to have Soldiers here helping out," said Stacy Blair, 1st Grade teacher and the title I parent involvement organizer at the school. "The kids love seeing Soldiers in their uniforms and having them around as good role models, someone they can trust."
"It's always nice to have positive role models here in the school to make sure students understand what we are doing here is important," said Noyes.
Not only are children being impacted positively, but Soldiers are reaping benefits as well.
"It feels really good knowing the kids are having fun and enjoying themselves," said Spc. Quenten Martin, radio operator maintainer, Company B, 2nd STB, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div. "It's cool because you know when we were kids you always wanted someone who you looked up to come help you do stuff, and now I kind of get to be that hero."

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