Quartermasters Celebrate Family, Fun, and Halloween

PV2 Sean McGuire
Public Affairs Specialist
4th Sustainment Brigade

FORT HOOD, Texas With Halloween just around the corner, the 157th Quartermaster Company, 4th Sustainment Brigade invited its Soldiers and their families to a night of costumes, fun, and games.

Members of the company transformed their company area into a jungle of fun which featured stations for creating cupcakes, temporary tattoos, egg races, fishing and bean-bag tosses; all with prizes for the winners.

Through everything set up by the 157th Company Commander and Family Readiness Group, everyone came out of the event with smiles on their faces and candy in their pockets.

With fun put on by the 157th company commander and family readiness program, everyone came out with smiles on their faces and candy in their pockets.

“We had a great turnout for the event,” said Capt. Jason Johnston, the company commander. “At one point I counted over 20 children at the different stations playing games.”

“From a father’s perspective I wanted to make the event more about fun than candy,” said Johnston. “As a commander I wanted to do something that would strengthen our FRG program, and having fun and interacting with one another is the best way to do that.”

 Joining in on the fun was Pfc. Chris Davis, a laundry and clothing repair specialist assigned to the company, whose participation in the company’s Halloween Fest was a first.

Davis, who attended the event with his wife and seven-month old daughter, said the event was great. “I love being able to spend time with my family and having them come out and experience this event was awesome.”

Family Readiness Group member Langley Crawford said the FRG along with her husband, James, set up the event, hanging up black sheets to add the scary effect, the fog machine, hay and everything else that brought the visuals of Halloween out.

“I've had a good amount of positive feedback from the Soldiers.  I think it's important for them to see the company give back to the families of Soldiers,” said Johnston. “My family enjoyed the event, they always like doing things at daddy’s work.”

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FORT HOOD, Texas — Pfc. Chris Davis stands with his wife Jessica and their seven-month old daughter Faye during at 157th Quartermaster Company's Halloween Fest after finishing stations to win candy.
(U.S. Army Photo by PV2 Sean McGuire)


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FORT HOOD, Texas — Capt. Jason Johnston, the 157th Quartermaster Company Commander shows off his skills during a Wrangler Race which consisted of racing with a fake 'eye' balanced on a spoon through the company's orderly room.
(U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. John D. Ortiz)

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FORT HOOD, Texas — Madeline Johnston, the daughter of Capt. Jason Johnston receives a temporary lizard tattoo on her hand during the 157th Quartermaster Company's Halloween Fest.
(U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. John D. Ortiz)