Army civilian workforce runs, walks for health
October 15, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- More than 200 Army civilians and leaders with the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood participated in the 3rd semiannual Civilian Fun Run/Walk Oct. 12 at Gammon Field.
Dr. Rebecca Johnson, MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood deputy to the commanding general, kicked off the event and said the goal for Fort Leonard Wood is to be the healthiest installation to live, work and play.
The 5k event is designed to enhance morale and provides an opportunity for civilians to enjoy the benefits of working on an Army installation, Capt. Joseph Bogart, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Operations Division support operations officer, said.
We hope that the event will encourage civilian employees to make healthy lifestyle choices all year long, Bogart said.
The event is open to Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood civilian employees who are employed under the General Schedule, Non-Appropriated Fund and wage grade system.
The Non-Commissioned Officers Academy provided cadence callers to keep participants motivated, Bogart said.