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DATE: April 13, 2012 12:33:01 PM CDT

15th MI Bn Volunteers at Local Track Meet

15th MI Soldiers help time running events 

Soldiers of the 15th Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation) supported their adopted school, Lampasas Middle School, by volunteering at the district track meet in Lampasas, TX on April 8th.  Twenty Soldiers came out to the high school track and field complex to assist coaches with setting up events, measuring distances, and recording scores.  Lampasas ISD, part of the Texas AAA District 25, which is comprised of six other schools, hosted over 100 student athletes at this meet.  For the 15th MI Soldiers, it was a great opportunity (and great weather) to help the community and socialize with some of the middle school students outside of a classroom environment.  Normally, the battalion conducts school visits on a monthly basis where Soldiers mentor and tutor students.  Helping at the track meet allowed this event to run smoothly and at a good pace, according to Jim Burks, the Lampasas Middle School Athletics Coordinator.  "Many of the district coaches came to me [after the meet] and complimented the Soldiers' appearance, work, and encouragement for all the kids," he said.  Liberty Hill was the overall meet champion, with Lampasas coming in fifth place.  The next school visit for 15th MI will be the first week in May.

 15th MI Soldier assist during the long jump competition