2018-01-12 / Front Page

EAMC Honor Guard assists in flag-raising ceremony

1st Sgt. Cody Nixon, Sgt. Charlene Browne, & Kashieem Averill
Eisenhower Army Medical Center


Soldiers from Eisenhower Army Medical Center’s Honor Guard instruct students from Richmond County’s Glenn Hills Elementary School on the proper way to fold, unfold and raise the national colors Dec. 1, 2017. Once the flag was raised for the day, 1st Sgt. Cody Nixon led the school in the Pledge of Alliance. 
Photo supplied/released Soldiers from Eisenhower Army Medical Center’s Honor Guard instruct students from Richmond County’s Glenn Hills Elementary School on the proper way to fold, unfold and raise the national colors Dec. 1, 2017. Once the flag was raised for the day, 1st Sgt. Cody Nixon led the school in the Pledge of Alliance. Photo supplied/released The Fort Gordon Adopt-a-School Program partners Fort Gordon military units with local Richmond County schools to provide mentorship to students. The Fort Gordon Schools Liaison Office coordinates the overall program. Eisenhower Army Medical Center has volunteered to assist at Glenn Hills High, Glenn Hills Middle, Glenn Hills Elementary, Barton Chapel Elementary and Meadowbrook Elementary Schools.

Glenn Hills Elementary School invited the EAMC Honor Guard to assist in a Flag Ceremony Dec. 1. The Honor Guard provided instruction to a selected group of students on the proper way to fold, unfold and raise the national colors. Once the flag was raised for the day, 1st Sgt. Cody Nixon led the school in the Pledge of Alliance.

After the ceremony, all Soldiers participated in classroom discussions about their jobs and experience in the Army. The students asked questions to get a better understanding of what military life is like. At the end of the visit, a group of Soldiers challenged a fifth grade class in a friendly push-up contest.

The Adopt-a-School partnership is a great opportunity for Soldiers, civilians and family members to volunteer in the community.

To become a part of the Adopt-a-School Program, there are three prerequisites before volunteering in any of the schools: complete a background check, conduct an online mentors training and attend a Richmond County Volunteer Training session.

The next available Richmond County Volunteer Training will occur Jan. 25, from 10– 11 a.m. in EAMCs first floor auditorium.

For information, contact Kashieem Averill, Kashieem.t.averill.civ@mail.mil or 706- 787-0200.

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