Army

June 21, 2012

Fort Irwin celebrates Army’s 237th birthday

The oldest and youngest Fort Irwin Soldiers and the oldest and youngest Fort Irwin civilian employees gather to cut a cake representing the National Training Center and Fort Irwin June 14 at Dining Facility #1 in honor of the Army’s 237th birthday. Pictured from left are: Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael Pratt, John Winkfield, NTC and Fort Irwin command sergeant major Command Sgt. Maj. Lance Lehr, Pvt. Kurtiss Kohler, and Adam Lobato.

Community members observe an armored Humvee in a static display of military vehicles in front of the National Training Center and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Museum June 14. The display was part of festivities for the U.S. Army’s 237th birthday.

Soldiers in uniforms representing various time periods in the U.S. Army stand before a cake in Fort Irwin’s Dining Facility #1 during a celebration of the Army’s 237th birthday June 14.

Sgt. Rudy Hernandez, a flight medic with C Company, 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, receives a baseball after he threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the High Desert Mavericks baseball game June 14. Mavericks pitcher Willy Kesler caught the throw that Hernandez made. Hernandez is the National Training Center and Fort Irwin noncommissioned officer of the year for fiscal year 2012. The Mavericks celebrated the Army’s birthday with Soldiers and family members of Fort Irwin and the National Training Center.

Sgt. David Samuel, a power generation and repair technician with 699th Maintenance Company, 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, sings the National Anthem at the High Desert Mavericks baseball game June 14. The Mavericks celebrated the Army’s birthday with Soldiers and family members of Fort Irwin and the National Training Center.

An ice sculpture commemorates the 237th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Army at Fort Irwin’s Dining Facility #1 June 14.

Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell, commander of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, speaks with a group of Hollywood producers and entertainers at the NTC June 14. The group traveled to the NTC and Fort Irwin to take part in the installation’s celebration of the 237th birthday of the U.S. Army and to learn about its training mission.




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