Army

July 5, 2013

NTC and Fort Irwin celebrates 238th Army birthday

Tags:
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.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Courtesy photo

Summer program a success

Courtesy photo Children and volunteers gather for a group photo during the “Wilderness Escape” Vacation Bible Study program, which ran July 28-Aug. 1. “Wilderness Escape” was the theme of Fort Irwin’s Summer Vacation ...
 
 
Blowing_cake_candles

Army JAG Corps celebrates 239th birthday

Robert Hickson, Spc. Jodie Wagner and Lt. Gen. (R) Scott Black blow out the candles on a cake during a celebration of the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps 239th birthday here, July 29, 2014. Hickson is a claims adjudicator...
 
 
SGMEsmurria_SPCMartinez_carepackages

Operation Gratitude delivers care packages to Fort Irwin

Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria (right) and Spc. Joaquin Martinez, military police officer, help with the delivery of care packages from Operation Gratitude, Aug. 8. Operation Gratitude ...
 

 
MST_MCSC_check_presentation

MST and MCSC say no to bullying

William Paul (right), director of Fort Irwin’s Middle School Teen Center, and Kelly Furtick (left), president of Military and Civilian Spouses Club here, hold a ceremonial check provided to MST, July 22. Fort Irwin’s Middle...
 
 
Ellie_desert_tortoise

Tortoise alert

Ellie the desert tortoise lives in a pen at the DPW Environmental Center here. The desert tortoise represents the epitome of a survivor. Able to go a year or more with no access to water, the tortoise stores all it can get in a...
 
 
photo1

Sesame Street comes to Fort Irwin

The cast of Sesame Street/USO Experience performs a free and unique experience at the Freedom Fitness Center, Aug. 13. The show is geared toward the lifestyle and experiences a military child faces. The furry cast of the Sesame...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin