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‘Tigers’ from Fort Hood adopt ‘Eagles’ in Salado

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May 9, 2013 | News
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Troopers from 1-3 Cav. Regt. adopted the Thomas Arnold Elementary School “Eagles” during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held May 1 in Salado. The Adopt-A-School program partners units from Fort Hood with schools in the local community.
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Troopers from 1-3 Cav. Regt. adopted the Thomas Arnold Elementary School “Eagles”. This is the latest partnership in the Regiment’s ongoing community outreach program. Last month Troopers from 4th Longknife Squadron adopted Salado High-school and on May 18 the Village of Salado will host the 2nd Annual Brave Rifles 5K/10K Run. PhotoS by Staff Sgt. Michael Dator, 3rd Cav. Regt. Public Affairs
SALADO - With all the recent talk about cutbacks, one unit at Fort Hood knows that giving back to the community is one thing that is too important to be cut.

Soldiers from 1st “Tiger” Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, adopted the Thomas Arnold Elementary School “Eagles” during a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 1 in Salado, as part of the post’s Adopt-A-School program, which partners units from Fort Hood with schools in the local community.

In the program, Soldiers from the unit volunteer their time and experience to act as mentors to students from the school in pre-kindergarten through the second grade.

“Education is one of the keys to success and our troopers are here to help you achieve those goals,” said Lt. Col Steve Cho, commander of Tiger Squadron, during a speech to students from the school. “If you listen to your teachers and keep up with your studies, one of you might even end up having my job as a squadron commander.”

This is the latest partnership in the regiment’s ongoing community outreach program. Last month, troopers from 4th “Longknife” Squadron adopted Salado High School as their official community partner.

“The children around here don’t really get to interact with too many Soldiers since Salado is just outside of Fort Hood’s local area,” said Lisa Nix, principal of Thomas Arnold Elementary School. “They love the fact that more volunteers in uniform are interacting with them in our small city – with a partnership like this, great things can happen.”

Later this month, the 3rd Cav. Regt. continues its community outreach when the Village of Salado will host the second annual Brave Rifles 5K/10K Run May 18.
 
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