By Sgt. James F Abraham, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)September 10, 2018
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) hosted its first ever back-to-school movie night Aug. 24, 2018, located at the Liberty Chapel, here.
The movie night was designed to strengthen the bond between 7th SFG(A) Soldiers and their families while maintaining morale and readiness within its ranks.
The event geared toward school-aged children. The events included a coloring contest, a bouncy house, catering from a local chain restaurant, and Disney's, "The Incredibles" movie.
Children who attended the event received goodie bags filled with school supplies. In addition, three winners of the coloring contest received a free backpack full of supplies.
"I think this event is one of those things we need to do more often to reach out to the families," said Johnny Moses, the president of the Special Forces Association, Chapter 7 (SFA7). "We talk a lot about the family business, but our actions need to [reflect] that we are about the family business."
Even with all the free food and school supply giveaways, 7th SFG(A) still gave more. Each family in attendance received a $50 gift card donated by the Special Forces Charitable Trust.
"[Back-to-school movie night] is fantastic. This night is such an outpouring of support from the Special Forces Association, and the families that have come out here to get a break and see what 7th SFG(A) is all about. The family business," said Maj. Peter Hofman, the 7th SFG(A) chaplain.
Events like movie night help the Army and 7th SFG(A) show that not only are the Soldiers important, but the family matters just as much.
A special thanks goes out to our donors and to everyone involved with the event: The SFA7, the Special Forces Charitable Trust, Headquarters and Headquarters Company of 7th SFG(A), 7th SFG(A) Family Readiness Support Assistant Dixie Rivera, and the honorary commander of 3rd Battalion, 7th SFG(A) Mark Clark.