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News | Sept. 16, 2013

Joint Task Force-Bravo's Joint Security Forces hosts school, orphanage visit

By Spc. Ryan Stufflebeem Joint Task Force-Bravo Joint Security Forces

Joint Task Force-Bravo's Joint Security Forces welcomed more than 100 children from a local orphanage and school to participate in a day of fun and games here, Sept. 12.

Members of JTFB-JSF set up stations consisting of basketball, dodge ball, kickball, and soccer for the children of the CasAyuda orphanage and school.  The children rotated through each station to ensure that everyone had a chance to participate in each activity.

"The event and planning took a lot of hard work and dedication, but the rewards of making a difference in the lives of children in an area where they often struggle to survive were worth every bit of work I put into the event," said U.S. Army Cpl. Lance Golay, who served as the overall coordinator for the event.

Following a morning of activities, the children were served pizza and juice for lunch. The children then participated in the day's grand finale, hitting two piñatas, one for the boys and one for the girls.

"These types of events are a core part of serving as a member of Joint Task Force-Bravo," said Golay. ""I believe in the JSF mission here and I am grateful for the outstanding support I received from the other MSC's on base. I could not have done it without their help."

The day ended with the children enjoying dancing to music along with members of JTFB. The children finally departed the base, smiling and waving goodbye to their new friends from JTFB.