Joint Task Force Bravo’s Headquarters Support Company Gives Back

first_imgBy U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jovan Banks/Joint Task Force Bravo October 27, 2020 U.S. service members from the Army Forces Battalion Headquarters Support Company (HSC) at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, delivered charitable donations to the Horizontes al Futuro Orphanage in Comayagua Honduras, on September 5.HSC is the sponsor for the Horizontes al Futuro Orphanage, and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the unit visited regularly to offer its time to strengthen community morale as well as to bring donations to the children at the orphanage. This was the first time in months that HSC was able to visit the orphanage, using appropriate COVID-19 precautions for the safety of both groups.“Seeing the children’s reaction when they get to see us again and how they appreciate our support is the most rewarding part,” said U.S. Army Captain Joseph Sierra, HSC commander. “Being available to support the orphans here in Honduras in the most amazing and rewarding experience.”The donations given to the orphanage included clothing, shoes, food, and $1,000 to help with the needs of the orphanage.last_img read more

Berry rides hot streak on the way to opening night Dakota Tour checkers

first_imgHis first tour win in the Stock Cars came while he was substituting for Curt Lund up in Estevan two years ago, but this time Thornton had his own car and was able to hold off five-time tour champion Elijah Zevenbergen to claim the checkers.  A pair of 12 machines battled for second after Berry cleared O’Brien. Aukland, son of famed late model pilot Rick Aukland, took his 12A machine around the high side behind Berry as O’Brien’s 12J stuck on the low line. This gave O’Brien the lead on a track where he has had past success. Misfortune struck a few more past tour champions as three-time and defending champion Hunter Marriott, dropped out early in the running. 2015 tour champion Ricky Thornton Jr. also found his way back to the pit area during a caution, paving way for a potential new face as champion in the Modifieds by the end of the week. Tom Berry Jr. made another visit to victory lane, following is Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour IMCA Modified feature win on opening night at Jamestown Speedway. (Photo by Mike Spieker, Speedway Shots) Fifteen U.S. states and two Canadian provinces were represented among the 75-car Modified field and 22-car Stock Car field. 2014 tour champion Jeff Taylor and 2014 Jamestown winner Justin O’Brien led the 29-car field to green. Jeff Taylor’s car did not fire correctly following an early restart and he fell back and retired from the field.  By Jackson Braun  Berry’s eighth IMCA Modified victory of the season was by far the biggest, as the opening circuit of the 30th annual Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour at Jamestown Speedway ended up in his hands, along with a $2,400 check and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth.  Racing was phenomenal throughout the pack as drivers settled into positions and jockeyed two and three wide to climb up the field. When the dust settled, Berry took the win in a convincing fashion over Aukland, O’Brien, Shawn Strand, and Mike Hansen.  Berry made the most of the restart, as his positioning in the outside lane gave him an opportunity to pull alongside O’Brien.  JAMESTOWN, N.D. (July 6) – Tom Berry Jr. has been on fire in North Dakota this season, grabbing five wins in June and seven total victories in weekly races and special events this year.  Stock Cars – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa; 2. Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan, Iowa; 3. Dalton Flory, Williston; 4. Scott Gartner, Jamestown; 5. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn.; 6. Joe Flory, Williston; 7. Austin Daae, Estevan, Sask.; 8. Keith Mattox, Ray; 9. Hunter Fears, Riverdale; 10. Aden Clark, Surrey; 11. Justin Bachmeier, Williston; 12. Tim Compson, Valley City; 13. Chase Davidson, Macoun, Sask.; 14. Joe Schrodt, Coleharbor; 15. Randy Schultz, Swift Current, Sask.; 16. Mike Hagen, Williston; 17. Jeremy Swanson, Estevan, Sask.; 18. Jordan Zillmer, Cleveland; 19. Michael Swallers, Minot; 20. A.J. Zimmerman, Cleveland, Minn.; 21. Chris Hortness, Estevan, Sask. Modifieds – 1. Tom Berry, Newburg; 2. Matt Aukland, Glyndon, Minn.; 3. Justin O’Brien, West Union, Iowa; 4. Shawn Strand, Mandan; 5. Mike Hansen, Dickinson; 6. Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.; 7. Tanner Black, Otis, Kan.; 8. Travis Hagen, McGregor; 9. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa; 10. Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.; 11. Robert Hellebust, Minot; 12. Allen Kent, West Fargo; 13. Billy Kendall, Baxter, Minn.; 14. Casey Arneson, Fargo; 15. Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; 16. Brad Hartigan, Dickinson; 17. Jason Wolla, Ray; 18. Spencer Wilson, Minot; 19. Travis Olheiser, Dickinson; 20. Jarrett Carter, Lisbon; 21. Marcus Tomlinson, Turtle Lake; 22. Tyler Hall, Fertile, Minn.; 23. Jason Grimes, Jamestown; 24. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood; 25. Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.; 26. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa; 27. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 28. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 29. Dylan Goplen, Fargo.  Local racers Matt Aukland and Jarrett Carter showed some muscle early on, battling for second as Berry lurked behind them. Berry drove in low and picked off Carter; Joel Rust was piloting his machine around the top side of the speedway around Berry for third when a caution reset the field.  Feature Results 2014 champion Dalton Flory finished third while Scott Gartner grabbed a solid fourth place finish and Matt Speckman rounded out the top five. Although unlucky in the Modified division, Ricky Thornton Jr. had more success in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. last_img read more

BCCI makes mind boggling Rs 51 crore donation to PM Cares fund to fight…

first_imgAdvertisement 86rjmNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Euw6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bil4Would you ever consider trying this?😱6i69Can your students do this? 🌚2g6lwRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to donate ₹51 crore to the Prime Ministers Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund). According to a board official who chose to remain anonymous, secretary Jay Shah, on Saturday, had a discussion with the members as well as the state associations and agreed to contribute the declared sum to help the country in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.Advertisement “The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is first and foremost a public health emergency and the BCCI has a firm resolve that the nation gets all possible help to cope with the testing times” the board announced via a press release yesterday.Advertisement “The BCCI will contribute to Hon’ble Prime Minister’s initiative which is a dedicated national fund (PM-CARES Fund) with the primary objective of dealing with emergency or distress situations,”“The Board along with its state associations will continue to monitor and work closely with the Government of India, state governments and other state regulatory bodies and are committed to providing support to the state machinery in the face of adversity” the statement read.According to various reports, the country’s main cricket association will contribute ₹35 crore – while the 32 state associations will donate ₹50 lakh each. A state association office-bearer added that the donation will be contributed to the PM-CARES Fund as the amount will be “over and above the earlier contribution announcements”.Meanwhile, the Indian cricketers too have come forward to donate during the ongoing crisis. On Saturday, middle-order batsman Suresh Raina contributed ₹52 lakh to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers’ relief fund. While master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar donated ₹50 lakh to his state’s Chief Minister relief fund.Last Tuesday, PM Modi declared a 21-day nationwide lockdown to control the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. In his address to the nation, the Prime Minister said this is an essential step to fight coronavirus decisively while adding that saving lives is the top priority right now.He then warned that if the citizens don’t follow a complete lockdown for the coming 21 days, the nation will go back 21 years and many families will be devastated. You may also like:See which Indian cricket legend just made a Rs 50 lakh donation for the fight against Coronavirus See which Indian cricketer ICC is hailing for his efforts against Coronavirus Advertisementlast_img read more