Lobos have a field day at local elementary school

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Fourteen members of the 76th Space Control Squadron volunteered to assist McAuliffe Elementary School Oct. 1 with its annual field day in Colorado Springs.

The volunteers manned several sports stations around the school campus. Approximately 300 students in kindergarten to fifth grade participated in the day's events, which included a Frisbee toss, basketball shoot, long jump contest, sprint races and bowling.

Master Sgt. Christopher Terrio, 76th SPCS, organized the volunteer opportunity.

Community involvement from members of the 76th SPCS is nothing new. The spirit of helping out has become an ethos for the Lobos," said Sergeant Terrio.

"I am very excited and proud of the Lobos," said Lt. Col Elvert Gardner, 76th SPCS commander. "Despite a very demanding operations tempo, the Lobos continue to find time to support our local community."

The men and women of the 76th SPCS Lobos are tasked to provide flexible, accurate, and reversible space effects to the Joint Functional Component Command commander for Space to support the objectives of any supported combatant commander.