By Sgt. Jeff Storrier, INSCOM Public Affairs NCOOctober 28, 2016
FORT BELVOIR, Virginia -- The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) along with the 1st Information Operations Command and the Army Geospatial Intelligence Battalion held their first Trunk or Treat Halloween event at the Fort Belvoir Main Exchange parking lot, Oct. 27.
The ghoulish affair featured more than 200 service members, government employees, contractors and family members decorating their vehicles, handing out and collecting candy, along with competitions for best trunk, best costume and best group-themed costume.
INSCOM HHC Sgt. Jennifer Lopez and Pfc. Allison Riddle, both Military Police assigned to the Nolan Building, went with the age-old 'good cop bad cop' routine as they passed out candy behind Lopez's sport utility vehicle.
"We wanted to do a scary living room type theme," Lopez said, standing in front of her elaborate Halloween setup. "The television even turns on!"
The interactive props in the trunk provided the perfect cover for the two Soldiers to enact their frightful routine for the visiting trunk-or-treaters.
Lopez was dressed as a friendly pirate, engaging the trunk-or-treaters with compliments and treats while Riddle, an eviscerated zombie and the event's individual best costume winner, snuck up from behind and supplied the scary, not breaking character the entire evening.
Trunk or Treat wasn't all sugar and candy. There was pizza and refreshments as well as craft tables for kids and parents to take a break from running back and forth collecting candy at different Halloween-themed trunks.
The eerie soundtrack for the night was provided by Spc. Aaron Wilkerson who kept the crowd moving with blends of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' and DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince's 'Nightmare on My Street,' among others.
"I wanted people to just get into the spirit of Halloween," Wilkerson said. "And to play the type of music parents could dance with their kids to."
Wilkerson, an Army Geospatial Intelligence Battalion analyst, who goes by DJ Knight, looked right at home in his Run DMC costume, adding a hip-hop vibe to the event that kept both parents and kids dancing all night.
"Trunk or Treat was a hit," said Staff Sgt. Michael Hernandez, non-commissioned officer in charge of the HHC Orderly Room. "Especially for the first time, it was outstanding, I can't wait to see what we can come up with next year."