FORT HOOD, Texas - Re-enlistments in the Army happen almost daily, but one group of Soldiers stationed here had a chance to do it live on national television Sept. 2.
Soldiers from across Fort Hood re-enlisted live on the Fox & Friends morning show hosted by Will Cain. Brig. Gen. Steven P. Carpenter, 1st Cavalry Division deputy commanding general of maneuver, performed the oath of enlistment.
Carpenter began the event with opening remarks live on air with Cain. Later, Carpenter issued the oath of enlistment for 34 Soldiers displaying their devotion to the U.S. Army and their country.
“Today, I re-enlisted for six more years in the Army,” Cpl. William Mork, a combat medic with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment and a native of Evans, Missouri, said. “It feels really good, to stay serving and support my family.”
Cain’s experience at Fort Hood has given him a greater understanding of the challenges and demands of military life. He added that he has gained an understanding of the Soldiers’ training regimen and the immense amount of discipline required to be a successful Soldier.
The Fox anchor said he also learned about the services available to Soldiers and how to better accommodate their needs. This experience has been invaluable in helping him to understand the day-to-day life of Soldiers.
“I appreciate how accommodating everyone has been. It’s truly is an inspiration to see the commitment of our country and our individuals in the military and to this thing America that we all love,” he said.
Cain said he was impressed with the level of training and expertise demonstrated by the III Armored Corps, adding that he looks forward to continuing working with the corps in the future.
“It feels inspirational,” Cain said. “This is overwhelming force. The size of the installation, 340-square miles, the number of Soldiers stationed here, the size of the armored force (is impressive).
“This is designed to be America’s Hammer,” he added, “and when I’m here, I feel it.”
Country singer Lee Brice headlined the final concert of this year’s Fox & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series. He also joined with the Eli Young Band to give a free concert for the military community here later that evening.