DVIDS – News – Polish raffle winners visit Powidz advanced operating site
Three raffle winners enjoyed a tour of the Advanced Operations Site (FOS) in Powidz, Poland on September 26, 2021.
The Powidz Community Center held the raffle, and the winners were actually drawn before COVID 2020, but the pandemic has postponed their prize – a visit from FOS Powidz – until recently. Army Staff Sgt. Rose Georges, a human resources specialist deployed with the 50th Florida Regional Guard Support Group coordinated the visit and led the tour.
“It was very interesting for me, especially since it was my first time on a military base,” said Akeksandra Rzemieniewska, a raffle winner who took the tour.
The raffle winners started the tour by visiting accommodations on the base and then had lunch in the dining room. Next, they discovered the rescue capabilities of the Pennsylvania Guard’s 108th Medical Area Company Support (MCAS) during a static display conducted by Army medics.
Next, George showed his guests the base gymnasium, chapel and finally the car park, where soldiers deployed with the 454th Transportation Company, an Army reserve unit from Columbus, Ohio, showed the winners of raffle a variety of military trucks and support vehicles.
“I had a lot of questions about the trucks,” said Henryk Rzemieniewski, another tour participant. “I didn’t remember all of them, but it was exciting.
Soldiers deployed to FOS Powidz serve in support of Atlantic Resolve to deter aggression and provide security throughout Europe, but their mission does not prevent them from being good neighbors. This is not the first time they have welcomed guests into the facility. In July, FOS Powidz organized a similar tour welcoming 41 students who had received the Pope John Paul II scholarship.
FOS Powidz’s previous community outreach efforts have included soldiers performing static displays of military equipment and vehicles at community events in the town of Powidz, as well as visits to local orphanages.
“Engaging with our neighbors is important because we have to let them know who we are to ensure a good relationship,” said Georges. “It’s also fun to interact with people from different cultures who live off the base and learn from each other.”
|Date posted:||03.10.2021 07:34|
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