“Battle of the Branches” brings service members together in friendly competition


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Wabash Valley Base Community Council, in partnership with Top Guns, hosted the inaugural “Battle of the Branches” Saturday afternoon.

The “battle” consisted of five events meant to test each branches’ military fundamentals in the firing range, on the climbing wall, and with military first aid.

Civilians were able to chip in and help their favorite branch of the military through individual donations to that branch.

Council members saw this as a chance for the public to interact with uniformed service members.

Vice President Bill Little reminds people that the 5,500 active military members in the Wabash Valley may need some assistance when coming back from a tour of duty.

“When those individuals return home, and maybe sometimes they are struggling with other issues, and they need to be connected to other resources. We can help with those resources as well. We’re here to connect our local business community and bring awareness to all of the outstanding military members we have locally,” said Little.

The Army won “Battle of the Branches” and will see their flag flown inside Top Guns.

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