News: First Strike Battalion spares time for student bowlers
Story by Sgt. Garett Hernandez
KILLEEN, Texas - Soldiers from 1st “First Strike” Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, 41st Fires Brigade, help coach and chaperon students from the unit’s adopted school, Manor Middle School, while the students bowled March 4 and 6 here.
The students took a brake form their typical Physical Education class to apply what they have learned in the gym to the bowling alley. The middle school students have been learning about the sport of bowling at the school and were brought to a local bowling alley to utilize the skills they have learned.
“It’s a great way to stay physically active. It’s a sport that all ages can do, anybody can do it,” said Tarsha Graves, head of the school’s Physical Education Department.
Students from sixth and seventh grades, 160 total, took turns bowling while the soldiers from the First Strike Battalion gave pointer on form and technique.
“It was fun and exciting,” said Spc. Tyler Ferguson, Multiple Launch Rocket System crew member, Battery A, 1st Bn., 21st FAR, 41st Fires Bde. “The kids had fun, and I had fun, everyone had fun.”