Master Sgt. Reeba Critser
Cutting the Army's birthday cake at Camp Red Cloud June 14, 2012, are (from left) Maj. Gen. Oh Jeong-il, the Republic of Korea Army's 28th Infantry Division commander; Oh Sea-chang, the mayor of the City of Dongucheon; Pfc. Husseinitha Jean, representing the youngest soldier; Sgt. Justin Volkmuth, the 2nd Infantry Division Soldier of the Year, of Brainerd, Minn.; Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ralph Rigby, representing the oldest soldier; Sgt. Yoon Insang, the 2nd Inf. Div.'s senior Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army soldier; Kamila Jerichow, representing the 2nd Inf. Div. Family; Maj. Gen. Edward Cardon, the 2nd Inf. Div. commander; and Ahn Byung-yong, the major of the City of Uijeongbu.
Master Sgt. Reeba Critser
Maj. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, 2nd Infantry Division commanding general, joins (from left) Staff Sgt. Timothy Given, from Hanford, Calif., representing the oldest soldier; Lt. Col. Yoon Bong-hee, the Republic of Korea army deputy commander of the Joint Security Administration; Lt. Col. Ed Taylor, the JSA battalion commander; and Pvt. Blaze Sink, from Grand Junciton, Colo., representing the youngest Soldier; from the Joint Security Area in celebrating the Army’s 237th birthday. Soldiers from 2nd ID serve side by side with their Republic of Korea army counterparts at the JSA patrolling the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas.
Chief Petty Officer Joel Cesar
Soldiers from Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force, Afghanistan, take part in a cake cutting ceremony as part of the Army's birthday celebration at Camp Vance in Bagram district, Parwan province, Afghanistan, June 14. The event served as a reminder of the commitment all soldiers make to defend and honor their country.
For 237 years, generations of American Soldiers have defended freedom and democracy around the world with honor, loyalty and bravery, both in peace and in war. And for 237 years, the people of our Nation have supported them with their own kind of strength. Thanks to the sacrifice, care and generosity of the American people, our Soldiers have learned to be Army Strong, to overcome obstacles with courage, skill and dedication. And the Nation has been strengthened in turn. For more information on how to become part of our team, visit us at goarmy.com.
Senior Airman Brett Clashman
U.S. Army Spc. Thomas Guerrero and Sgt. 1st Class Adam Cason cut the Army birthday cake at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, June 14, 2012. Joint service members celebrated the Army's 237th birthday together at the Transit Center. Guerrero is a 368th Military Police Company customs security specialist deployed from Dydasco Reserve Center and is a native of Dededo, Guam. Cason is a 95th Division counter IED specialist deployed out of Owensboro Army Reserve Center, Ky. and is a native of Jacksonville, Fla.
Army 2nd Lt. Harry Cambrelen, left, 359th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade executive officer, and Pvt. Guillermo Sanchez, right, an Army watercraft engineer in training cut the Army birthday cake during a ceremony at the Resolute Café on Fort Eustis, June 14.
Staff Sgt. Alexander Burnett
Staff Sgt. Jovanne Jackson, right, and Pvt. Anthony Stewart, left, a food service non-commissioned officer and specialist, respectively, assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, grill steaks for the Army birthday meal at the Resolute Café on Fort Eustis, June 14.
Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, 38th Chief of Staff of the Army, cuts the Army’s birthday cake in the heart of Times Square, New York, with Msgt Beverly Banda, U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own” 1st Lt. Alexander Woody, Platoon Leader for 1st 104th Parachute Regiment, 1st Brig. Combat Team, 82nd Airborne, Pvt. Chayanne Jose Pena, Dominican Republic, 69th Regiment, New York Army National Guard, along with Buddy Valastro, Cake Boss, in celebration of the Army’s 237th birthday, June 14, 2012.