Garrison Commander Col. Glenn Mellor reads “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss during a live reading event on National Read Across America Day at the Goss Road Child Development Center.
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Misty Glover, from PEO Missiles and Space, reads “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss during a taping session for Team Redstone’s Read Across America effort. A total of 35 videos were sent to the local school system featuring readers from across the Arsenal reading their favorite children’s book.
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Misty Glover, from PEO Missiles and Space, reads “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss during a taping session for Team Redstone’s Read Across America effort. A total of 35 videos were sent to the local school system featuring readers from across the Arsenal reading their favorite children’s book. (Photo Credit: Photo By Jonathan Stinson) VIEW ORIGINAL

On March 2, Read Across America Day, Garrison Commander, Col. Glenn Mellor and Garrison Sgt. Major Juan Jimenez read to children at the Family and Morale Welfare and Welfare Child and Youth Services Child Development Center on Goss Road.

In 1998, the National Education Association launched Read Across America Day to encourage children to embrace books and enjoy reading. It later developed into a year-round program with special celebrations in March.

This year the Redstone educational outreach effort was led by Garrison’s School Liaison Officer, Erica Lewis and the Garrison Public Affairs team as part of an initiative to highlight the importance of reading for students in local school districts.

More than 25 persons from organizations across Redstone Arsenal gathered February 22-24 at the Redstone FMWR Library for a reading event to support taping of the 2022 Team Redstone Read Across America videos.

Volunteer readers from the Army Material Command, Headquarters Company, Aviation and Missile Command, Army Contracting Command, Redstone Test Center, Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office and Garrison participated as volunteer readers for the videos.

The links to the videos can be found on YouTube and DIVIDS. In the past, the Redstone workforce have participated as face-to-face readers at local schools to support Read Across America Day.

In 2021, Team Redstone began supported school requests for RAA readers with the videos due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

Here are the links for individual readers:

“If you Give a Cat a Cupcake” read by CPT Hunter Wilson

https://youtu.be/2d1nEL8Iu2U

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832799

“El Perro con Sombrero: A Bilingual Doggy Tale” read by 1SG Erika Vargas

https://youtu.be/PW5eR1y1NRw

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832801

“Murcielagos en la biblioteca” read by SSG Vanessa Thompson

https://youtu.be/ItrVHJnQaUg

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832800

“This Book Just Ate My Dog” read by CSM Sean Rice

https://youtu.be/ajfcgqKEmzE

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832798

“One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” read by COL Douglas Ralph

https://youtu.be/469_ANYqpdc

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832802

“The Tooth Book” read by LTC Donda Gay

https://youtu.be/xErexxr4Q_w

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832773/tooth-book-read-ltc-donda-gay

“The Pigeon Needs a Bath” read by MSG Elaina Paxton

https://youtu.be/-KbA7Pa2i1Y

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832796

“The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?” read by Deborah Nickles

https://youtu.be/wCXP4lakWIo

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832793

“Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” read by Deborah Nickles

https://youtu.be/R_Mx50ID4wU

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832792

“Young Amelia Earhart: A Dream to Fly” read by LTC Joe Minor

https://youtu.be/onhcFiEZItY

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832794

“Green Eggs and Ham” read by COL Glenn Mellor

https://youtu.be/zQ16BMHp2TM

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832795

“Star Wars” read by COL Glenn Mellor

https://youtu.be/ptW5brj0ouQ

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832789

“Elecopter” read by CW4 Josh McCoy

https://youtu.be/HktrbRX_p1Y

“Green Eggs and Ham” read by MAJ Jared Martin

https://youtu.be/i7HdOrX7wlY

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832787

“Fox in Socks” read by MAJ Jared Martin

https://youtu.be/NTmkITdEJmk

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832788

“How to Welcome a New Baby” read by Maria Mackall

https://youtu.be/rAAZEUVUvmM

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832786

“Dogs Love Books” read by Erica Lewis

https://youtu.be/guwHhZmXHm4

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832785

“How Do Dinosaurs Go To School? read by Erica Lewis

https://youtu.be/6TZE-LIRgXU

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832784

“The Library Book” read by Kesha Lawson

https://youtu.be/iOmcpyVFKis

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832783

“Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You” read by MAJ Kiana Jones

https://youtu.be/rCD2M_0G_0w

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832780

“Rosa Parks: Little People, BIG Dreams” read by MAJ Kiana Jones

https://youtu.be/de2OoAAfyKo

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832782

“One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” read by COL Valerie Johnson

https://youtu.be/ei_kh2b5w4w

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832791

“The Foot Book” read by CSM Juan Jimenez

 https://youtu.be/GkGl0gvQwQI

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832779

"If Kids Ruled the World” read by MSG Michelle Ashley Hill

https://youtu.be/-5A3nDslYB4

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832776

“If I ran the Zoo” read by CW5 Melanie Harris

https://youtu.be/XzBW6GnHrUs

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832790

“Rosie Revere, Engineer” read by MAJ Brian Haley

https://youtu.be/qROFn2K0PJ8

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832777

“¡Oh, cúan lejos llegarás!” read by Victoria Gomez

 https://youtu.be/IDexk78uSdA

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832781

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” read by Misty Glover

https://youtu.be/epxRKB6y92U

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832778

 “Fox in Socks” read by LTC Cassandra Forrester

https://youtu.be/kqTfoy-g9FM

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832775

“Oh, The Places You Will Go!” read by LTC Cassandra Forrester

https://youtu.be/leQUPz8BU-U

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832774

“There’s a Rocket in my Pocket” read by Cherie Cain

https://youtu.be/KXQ3HR7CP6A

“Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!” read by Cherie Cain 

https://youtu.be/p2HtJq4Q1uM

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832769/marvin-k-mooney-will-you-please-go-now-read-cherie-cain

“Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?” read by Eileen Beardsley

https://youtu.be/yHv7OM3fgCI

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832771

“There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Rose!” read by Eileen Beardsley

https://youtu.be/JsIevTi8Kbw

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/832770/there-old-lady-who-swallowed-rose-read-eileen-beardsley

“Star Wars: I am a Pilot” read by CPT Jaryd Bailey

https://youtu.be/oj66y-HSIeM

https://dvidshub.net/r/5vnttx