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Exceptional Spouse awarded with Exceptional Award

☷Exceptional Spouse awarded with Exceptional Award

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   Sgt . 1st Class Timothy Tomasura puts a necklace with the Shield of Sparta around the neck of his wife Amanda . ( Photo by 1st Lt . Sydney Thorpe ) Each and every Army spouse sacrifices their life to the line of duty so that their spouse can serve their country . This particular Army spouse has gone above and beyond for Fort Jackson , especially the Roadrunner Battalion , for over two years . Mrs . Amanda Tomasura has led the 1st Battalion , 61st Infantry Regiment’s Soldier Family Readiness Group for the past two years and has had a heavy impact on at l......east eight large - scale events put on by the Battalion . The SFRG’s role is to connect Soldier readiness to Families . They provide a network of support for the both the Soldier and their families . SFRGs create the family culture within military organization through their event planning efforts . The Roadrunner SFRG alone has helped raise over $20 , 000 for the Battalion to participate in morale event . The most notable have been the Christmas party hosted at the NCO club and the Easter Eggstravaganza held on Red Diamond Field . Tomasura , her husband Sgt . 1st Class Timothy Tomasura and her children Timothy , Zoey and Mackenzie were named the Fort Jackson Family of the Year during a ceremony April 28 . "It was an absolute pleasure as a Family to help the Fort Jackson community and multiple generations of past , present and future Roadrunners , ” Tomasura said . “One of our favorite quotes is ' the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others - Ghandi . ' " An upcoming event being planned is a free trip for all Roadrunners to have a day trip to Carowinds amusement park . For her service , the 1st Battalion , 61st Infantry Regiment awarded her with the Shield of Sparta . The Shield of Sparta is awarded by the National Infantry Association to Infantry spouses whose contributions deserve recognition . It symbolizes spouses who have embodied the values of selfless service and true patriotism . The award is inspired by the Spartan warrior culture in Ancient Greece . The Spartans are known as the warriors of the ancient world , renowned for their ability to train and fight , no matter the cost . Tomasura is the embodiment of a Spartan woman , having to work around the clock to make sure that not only her Family is taken care of but the Army around her .


06 May 2022 ( May 06 2022 )



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