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Thursday, 18 April 2013
 
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Staff Sgt. James O’Grady, 92nd Military Police Battalion, K9 Detachment, takes part in physical training with his son, Adrian, April 10 at Gerlach Field.
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As part of the month-long celebration for the military child the Fort Leonard Wood Child, Youth and School Services hosted “PT in the Woods” on April 10.

PT in the Woods is an opportunity for military children to experience physical training like their parents do.

“It gives the kids an opportunity to see what we do on a day-to-day basis,” said Staff Sgt. Shan Ferguson. “They’re doing some of the same stuff that we do, just doing it on a smaller scale.”

The lightening and rain held off long enough for children of all ages to join their parents on Gerlach Field for the early morning exercise session.

“It’s exciting, it’s really good to see some Soldiers with their kids doing some fun PT in the morning,” said Ben Gravlin, Youth Sports director.

Gravlin added that with approximately 70 participants, this is the largest group they have had in the three years he has been here.

After the 30-minute physical training session, the youth and their parents lined up for refreshments provided by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

Each child received a free t-shirt while active-duty parents and guardians received a voucher good for one free day of PT, pending their commander’s approval.

    

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 May 2013 )