Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, thousands of Fort Hood soldiers would gather in formations on post on weekdays, ready to participate in a daily activity — physical training.
Coronavirus concerns and social distancing changed that.
“When it comes to training … we’re so used to our soldiers being right there,” Rucker said in a phone interview Tuesday. “We’re able to show them everything right there, we’re able to teach them, show them, walk them through it.”
Mendez said not always being in close proximity has forced him to be more creative as a leader. He is in charge of the sniper section in his unit.
“I found an app called Kahoot!, and I’m able to still push out the information to my guys,” he said. “I’m able to create quizzes and stuff like that.”
Mendez said Kahoot! allows him to receive immediate feedback from his soldiers.