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  • Staff Sergeant Travis Crutcher

    Army Racing and Youth and Education Services

    March 19, 2011
    Over the last six months I have been working as a member of the Drill Sergeant Exhibitor Program (DSEP). During that time I had the opportunity to work on 5 events involving the Army Race team, both NASCAR as well as NHRA. Now you may be asking yourself...Read More
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    Start your engines

    February 19, 2011
    This week I am in Florida for the Daytona 500. My week started on Tuesday at Taylor High School in Pierson Florida. The kids there were great and overall seemed really interested in asking questions about the the show car. I was easy to see there...Read More
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  • Staff Sergeant Travis Crutcher

    ASU ROTC

    November 11, 2010
    Yesterday was the final day of show car visits here in Arizona, and we spent the day at ASU helping out the ROTC department. We spent the morning engaging students between classes, showing them the show car and handing out T-shirts. We met several...Read More
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    Gamecocks!!! JSU

    October 27, 2010
    Today I spent some time at JSU (Jacksonville State University) . Home of the Gamecocks. We were there with the show car to help out the ROTC program. Unfortunatley the weather had other plans for us being there. We had to pack the car away shorlty...Read More
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  • Staff Sergeant Travis Crutcher

    "I wanna go FAST" : Ricky Bobby

    October 26, 2010
    Today marked my second day here in the Talladega area. It's the week before the races and I am traveling around the local area with the US Army NASCAR showcar. On Monday we were at Guntersville Highschool where I met a young man named Pedro (pictured...Read More
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    A day with the Wilson HS BULLDOGS

    October 08, 2010
    Yesterday gave me the chance to visit Wilson High School, home of the Bulldogs! The school really went out of their way to facilitate the visit. First off along with the help of their ROTC department set up the Army's NHRA show car in the middle...Read More
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  • Staff Sergeant Travis Crutcher

    Drag racing and push ups!

    October 08, 2010
    Today was the first day at the drag strip for the weekend. The day kicked off with the yes program where Tony Schumacher addressed the kids as well as a Home town Hero, SSG Wilson. They talked about the Warrior Ethos and how it has applied to their...Read More
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  • Staff Sergeant Travis Crutcher

    PA Day one

    October 05, 2010
    On my first day here in PA I got the chance to interact with about 278 students at the Lebanon Technology and Career Center. Most of the kids were more interested in the U.S. Army Drag Car than a Drill Sergeant, but on a few occasions they walked up...Read More
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    Races at Reading

    October 03, 2010
    This week I will be in PA. with visits to Lebanon, Kutztown, West Lawn, and Mohnton. I will be making the rounds with the show car and over the weekend will be at the Maple Groove Raceway for the NHRA event. I will be at the Strength In Action Zone...Read More
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  • Staff Sergeant Travis Crutcher

    Manitowoc Future Soldiers

    September 21, 2010
    This afternoon I had the chance to interact with a group of future soldiers in the Manitowoc, WI area. The recruiters in the area told me they wanted me to "work them out". This is one of those things that the future soldiers instantly...Read More
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  • Staff Sergeant Travis Crutcher

    Lincoln HS

    September 21, 2010
    Today I went to my first event here in Wisconsin. I was invited to Lincoln High School, home of the “SHIPS” in Manitowoc, WI. I was at a PE class all day with a couple of local recruiters. When I arrived at the school and linked up with...Read More
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  • Staff Sergeant Travis Crutcher

    NASCAR weekend day 2

    September 04, 2010
    Day two here in ATL did not disappoint. The Strength in Action Zone opened up around 10am and there was a steady flow of people all day. The kids from the day before had set the bar pretty high as far as being fit, but the people who came through...Read More
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    NASCAR weekend day 1

    September 03, 2010
    Well today was the my first day here in Atlanta for the NASCAR weekend, and what a great way to start. I had the opportunity to spend the day and interact with several hundred kids from schools in the Atlanta and surrounding areas. First off anyone...Read More
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  • Staff Sergeant Travis Crutcher

    ATL Motor Speedway (Emory Healthcare 500)

    August 24, 2010
    The Emory Healthcare 500 is going on at the ATL Motor Speedway. Races begin Friday September 3rd and run through Sunday. Come out and see me at the race track. I will be on sight all three days to answer any questions you may have pertaining to life...Read More
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  • Staff Sergeant Travis Crutcher

    DSEP Week 1

    August 18, 2010
    So this is my first post on here and as it turns out over the next six months there will likely be alot more. My name is DS Crutcher and I am currently participating in the DSEP (Drill Sergeant Exhibiter Program). The intent of the program is to...Read More
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