Soldiers Combat Childhood Obesity, Bullying at Local School
Fort hood soldiers joined NFL athlete Evan Oglesby for a day of fun and fitness at Timber Ridge Elementary School in Killeen.
Soldiers with the Medical Training Task Force, 479th Field Artillery Brigade, Division West recently volunteered to help kids through a challenging physical fitness test developed by former Dallas Cowboy Oglesby, encouraging them to push their limits and take pride in their accomplishments. MTTF soldiers graded the children in events including push-ups, sit-ups, and hurdle jumps for 30 seconds per event.
The goal of the fitness test was not only to teach kids about the fun and benefits of staying active, but also about working together to combat bullying.
“We enjoyed showing the kids Army physical activities as well as team work through cheering each other on as each one performed the exercise,” said Sgt. Luis Molinar, an operations noncommissioned officer with the MTTF. “This showed them how to work together in a way to combat bullying. It was a day filled with energy, excitement, and learning experiences.”
Anti-bullying mascot Bully Bear was also on hand to teach kids about the negative effects of bullying, how to spot it and how to stop it.