Company conducts organizational day, improves morale

Story and photos by 1st Lt. Paul Bobich
60th Ordnance Company

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq — Soldiers with the 60th Ordnance Company, 110th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 224th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) gathered for an organizational day May 22 at the  at the company headquarters at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq.

Capt. David Hankins, commander of the 60th Ord. Co., and a Bozeman, Mont., native said he thought an organizational day would boost the Soldiers’ morale, build esprit de corps, and ease Soldiers’ stress.

“We are at a halfway point in our deployment, and this is definitely something worth celebrating,” Hankins said.

The event included games such as volleyball, basketball, horseshoes and dominos.  The maintenance team organized a “CrossFit” challenge dubbed the “House of Shame Challenge”—named after the gym at the 60th Ord. Co.’s headquarters.

Sgt. Luis A. Soto, supply sergeant with the 60th Ord. Co. and a Los Angeles native, said the event was a great success. 

“The organizational day definitely eased the stress of the Soldiers,” he said.

The winning team of the event was comprised of Pfc. James A. Love, a Los Angeles native, and Spc. Brian T. Sheppard, a Phoenix, Ariz., native, both mechanics with the 60th Ord. Co.

“The event was fun and it gave us something to look forward to,” Love said.

Love and Sheppard were rewarded with the opportunity to sleep in during one of the commander’s weekly runs. 

 

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Soldiers with the 60th Ordnance Company, 110th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 224th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) exercise during an organizational day May 22 at the “House of Shame” gym at the company headquarters at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Paul Bobich)

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Soldiers with the 60th Ordnance Company, 110th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 224th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), play basketball during an organizational day May 22 at the “House of Shame” gym at the company headquarters at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Paul Bobich)