Tag Archives: Fort Benning

Day 197: Military Child of the Week Salute

Military Child of the Week Salute
October 3, 2011

It’s the start of a brand new work week! That always makes for an exciting time here at General Sarge HQ as it means it’s also time for our our Military Child of the Week Salute!

Please let your military friends know about this salute and be sure to make nominations! The name of the child goes into a year end draw for an opportunity to win their very own General Sarge Military Build-A-Bear through the Gift-A-Bear Campaign.

Military Child of the Week Nominations – Click Here!  

Last week we received an exciting phone call from PV2 Ben.

Day 50 - Ben Called

Of course anytime we hear from General Sarge’s human-owner is always a great time. It’s even better when we have time for a video-call too! Those are especially fun since we can see Ben and he can see us. General Sarge loves seeing his human-owner and bringing him up to date on what’s going on around HQ.

The last video-call with PV2 Ben, General Sarge gave him a tour of HQ showing him all the bears ready for deployment and other things we’ve gathered as we move forward here encouraging military families “one furry friend at a time”.

Last week PV2 Ben had a favor to ask too. He wanted to know if we could deploy a bear to one of his buddies in his unit at Fort Lewis. Well of course we can! After all, we can’t say no to General Sarge’s human-owner can we.

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Day 156: Future Soldier From Canandaigua, NY

Future Soldier From Canandaigua, NY – August 3, 2011

After our meeting yesterday with our Build-A-Bear friends at Eastview Mall we were walking along and happened to see two Army soldiers. General Sarge noticed very quickly one of the soldiers was wearing a blue cord which means he is in the infantry just like his human-owner PV2 Ben. Or course we just had to stop and say hello.

Day 156 - Future Soldier From Canandaigua, NY General Sarge was thrilled to meet SFC Schultz, Connor Seweryn and SSG Wilkins. SFC Schultz is the Station Commander and SSG Wilkins is a Recruiter from the Canandaigua, New York Army Recruiting Station. As we talked Connor was very interested in finding out about FT. Benning as he’s getting ready to ship there for Basic Training next month. While at FT. Benning Connor will be trained as a Cav Scout 19D.

It was a pleasure meeting his recruiters and here at General Sarge HQ we wish Future Soldier Connor all the best as he starts his Army career.

Staying Army Strong!
Dr. Rus