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    Training is a two-way street

    Training is a 2-way street

    Photo By Sgt. 1st Class Julio Nieves | A student of San Marcos Elementary School stares at U.S. Soldiers with Joint Task...... read more read more

    RANCHO SAN MARCOS, EL SALVADOR

    05.16.2013

    Story by Staff Sgt. Ian Shay 

    326th Mobile Public Affairs Detatchment

    By Staff Sgt. Ian Shay

    RANCHO SAN MARCOS, El Salvador- U.S. engineers from the 136th Engineer Company (vertical), have sharpened their construction skills by building schools here during Beyond the Horizon-El Salvador 2013. They also receive immediate gratitude from the children who will be benefiting from their work.

    “It’s very rewarding. Some of the other annual trainings we have done the kids aren’t there, they don’t get to see it, we don’t get to see them see it, so we don’t see how they react,” said Spc. Jed Hutchins, a carpentry and mason engineer, 136th Engineer Company (vertical).

    Here in El Salvador, Hutchins and the other engineers receive instant feedback from the schoolchildren.

    “When on break, the kids from the elementary school next door come to the windows and to the actual site to talk to us and thank us for the school we are building for them,” said Hutchins.
    Salvadoran soldiers on the project have their own feelings about the project.

    “Pride, is the word that describes how I feel about this project,” said Salvadoran army engineer Pvt. Adelso Torres-Suriano. “I remember growing up and going to school in a very small and deteriorated building. This building is like a dream come true for students, parents and the community.”

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    Date Taken: 05.16.2013
    Date Posted: 05.28.2013 13:07
    Story ID: 107652
    Location: RANCHO SAN MARCOS, SV
    Hometown: LEWISTON, ME, US

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