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    Fall Festival Enhances USAJFKSWCS Family Business

    Fall Festival Enhances USAJFKSWCS Family Business

    Photo By Sgt. 1st Class Shelman Spencer | USAJFKSWCS host fall festival for permanent party military, civilians and their family...... read more read more

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Soldiers, civilians and their families assigned to the Unites States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and school enjoyed a festive evening of fun and food at the annual Fall Festival on Oct. 17.

    The cool calm evening weather was perfect as costume dressed families filled the parking ready for an evening of games, attractions, food and trunk or treating.

    Training groups were responsible for providing vehicles decorated and loaded with sweet treats for children to grab handfuls of candy. Bouncy houses lined the parking lot for the little ones to burn off some energy before sitting down to eat a hotdog or hamburger. Pumpkin carving and painting was a big attraction as everyone tried his or her artistic hand at sculpting a jack-o-lantern.

    “This is the second year I’ve attended, it’s a well-rounded program for kids from ages two to 17, said Sgt. 1st Class Danielle L. Yacopino, USAJFKSWCS G1. “ There is something for kids of all ages.”

    This was the first time several of the USAJFKSWCS family members attended the Fall Festival and found it very beneficial.

    “I’ve never seen something of this scale hosted by a unit, normally just a communicable haunted house, not a big get together,” said Clayton T. Weeks, an instructor with 5th Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne). “There are some really nice decorated cars and a lot of people out here in costume – my kids definitely like all the decorations.”
    Organizational events like this are conducted across the Army, which generates unit cohesion and strong bonds interaction for all.

    “This is a great event and opportunity for the families across USAJFKSWCS to enjoy family time and beautiful weather,” said Maj. Timothy Crane, the Headquarters, Headquarters Company commander. “It’s a good event for families to meet each other and to strengthen the entire community - create bonds outside of the workplace.”

    Every year the unit hosts the event to show gratitude for keeping the USAJFKSWCS family business smoothly running and all the hard work each employee and cadre performs on a day-to-day basis while also extending thanks to the family members for their support.



    Date Taken: 10.17.2014
    Date Posted: 03.12.2015 11:20
    Story ID: 156753
    Location: FORT BRAGG, NC, US 

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