BMC hosts organization day
BMC Public Affairs:
On the eve of the Labor Day weekend, the Brigade Modernization Command hosted an organization day and softball tournament at Biggs Park at East Fort Bliss to celebrate the upcoming Network Integration Evaluation 13.1, for which preparations are well under way.
Project officer Maj. Don Burch from BMC G-3 said that more than 150 Soldiers, civilians and family members attended the evening events that began at 4 p.m. with two simultaneous softball games. The team from G-3 defeated the team from headquarters, and the team from Brigade Modernization Integration Division defeated the team from Training and Evaluation Division in the first bracket. All teams took a break to eat a meal of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings before the championship games began.
In the meantime, children played in the bounce house or swam in the park pool. Also, several Soldiers took turns sitting above the dunk tank, waiting for someone to throw a pitch that would release them into the water tank below.
In the final round of softball, TED defeated headquarters in the losers’ bracket, and BMID defeated G-3 to win the championship.
Two items were raffled off to earn funds for the next unit special event. One item was a package that included a night’s stay at a local hotel, and the other was a large ACU-fabric bag with matching smaller zipper pouch that was made and donated by Tina Torres, wife of BMC Command Sgt. Maj. Louis Torres.
According to Burch, about $140 to $150 was collected in donations. This money will help defray the cost of food for the next event, which will be the annual Turkey Bowl between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
Brig. Gen. Randal Dragon, BMC commander, presented the softball team trophy and then announced the raffle winners. First Sgt. William Aimes from TED won the bags, and Lt. Col. Brian Lionberger, also from TED, won the hotel package.
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