Army

July 5, 2013

NTC and Fort Irwin celebrates 238th Army birthday

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Gustavo Bahena
Public Affairs Office NTC and Fort Irwin

(Left to right) Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr, Pvt. Michael Murphy, Lt. Col. Richard Lucchesi and Col. Flip Wilson cut a cake during the Army’s 238th birthday celebration at Fort Irwin, June 14. Lehr and Wilson are part of the command team for the NTC and Fort Irwin. Murphy and Lucchesi are the youngest and oldest Soldiers, respectively, on the installation.

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin kicked off its celebration of the United States Army’s 238th birthday with an installation run, June 14.

Chief of Staff for the NTC, Col. Flip Wilson, and Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr led a formation of home station units and community members as the early, bright sun rose and cast long shadows in this High Desert military installation. The early morning exertion had a celebratory mood as Soldiers chanted cadence, a few Soldiers ran with their dogs, and Soldier moms and dads pushed their babies in strollers.

Later that morning leadership, Soldiers, and community members gathered at a dining facility to partake in a ceremony. Soldiers wore uniforms representing various eras of the Army spanning back to the Revolutionary War. The youngest and oldest Soldier on the installation stood ready to help cut a cake – a tradition conducted by Army posts world-wide.

Wilson spoke to the audience and explained that the Army has accumulated 187 streamers for campaigns during its existence. The streamers symbolize the devotion of the Army to its country.

“Every time the nation has called, the Army has answered, time and time again,” Wilson said.

Lehr introduced Pvt. Michael Murphy and Lt. Col. Richard Lucchesi as the youngest and oldest Soldier on this post before the cake cutting with ceremonial sabers. Lehr also thanked the Soldiers and staff of the dining facility for preparing the ceremony, which included ice sculptures, a special meal, and two ornately decorated cakes.




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