Troopers and families of 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, came together April 30 to honor volunteers who dedicate their time to the unit.
Held at the Fort Hood Culinary Arts Center, the culinary team prepared a meal and added a touch of elegance to the evening.
“The ladies and families of the troopers really enjoyed the evening,” said Staff Sgt. Ross Grimes.
During the event, 21 volunteers were presented an award and recognized for their outstanding work.
“The lady troopers throughout the Phantom Recon family have supported each other and their trooper through this time of separation and their actions are nothing short of commendable,” Grimes said.
Volunteers baked goods, prepared meals, delivered food to families, watched children and took on additional responsibility on top of their own lives whenever they were asked.
“I would continue to express that volunteers work without any personal motivation,” said Capt. Erik M. Miller, rear detachment commander. “They work to benefit others, not themselves. Volunteers don’t just do the work — they make it work. They are seldom paid because they are priceless.”
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