• SAN ANTONIO, Texas " Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV (left), along with Spec. Francisco Padilla and Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes, prepares to cut the Army birthday cake with Rhodes' sword during the 238th Army Birthday Ball June 1 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio. Army service members, their civilian partners, and family members from throughout Fort Sam Houston and San Antonio, joined together for an early celebration of the Army's birthday. Traditionally, the oldest and the youngest Soldiers join together to cut a ceremonial birthday cake. Caldwell, commanding general, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and senior commander fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, represented Army leadership; Rhodes, Caldwell's senior enlisted advisor, served as the oldest Soldier, and Padilla, geospatial engineer, 512th Engineer Detachment, U.S. Army South, served as the youngest Soldier.

    Cake

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas " Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV (left), along with Spec. Francisco Padilla and Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes, prepares to cut the Army birthday cake with Rhodes' sword during the 238th Army Birthday Ball June 1 at the Grand Hyatt in San...

  • SAN ANTONIO, Texas " Amaya Sahlberg beams at her father, Staff Sgt. Adam Sahlberg, after Lt. Gen William Caldwell IV offers her one of his command coins June 1 at the 238th Army Birthday Ball at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio. Caldwell is the commanding general of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and senior commander Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis; Sahlberg serves as a writer and instructor for the Center for Pre-Deployment Medicine, 32nd Medical Brigade.

    Dads

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas " Amaya Sahlberg beams at her father, Staff Sgt. Adam Sahlberg, after Lt. Gen William Caldwell IV offers her one of his command coins June 1 at the 238th Army Birthday Ball at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio. Caldwell is the...

  • SAN ANTONIO, Texas " Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes (left) jokes with Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, Lt. Col. Jack Vantress and Navy Rear Admiral William Roberts prior to the kickoff of the 238th Army Birthday Ball June 1 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio. Caldwell is the commanding general of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and senior commander of Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis; Rhodes is his senior enlisted advisor. Vantress serves as Caldwell's executive officer and Roberts is the commandant for the Medical Education and Training Campus.

    Army Navy

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas " Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes (left) jokes with Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, Lt. Col. Jack Vantress and Navy Rear Admiral William Roberts prior to the kickoff of the 238th Army Birthday Ball June 1 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio...

  • SAN ANTONIO, Texas " Andrew Carroll, New York Times bestselling author, editor, activist and historian, speaks to the attendees of the 238th Army Birthday Ball June 1 about his work in collecting and preserving letters from war at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio

    Carroll

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas " Andrew Carroll, New York Times bestselling author, editor, activist and historian, speaks to the attendees of the 238th Army Birthday Ball June 1 about his work in collecting and preserving letters from war at the Grand Hyatt in...

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