Sweet celebrations
DLA Distribution Anniston Commander Lt. Col. Robert Rouse, left, and Anniston Army Depot Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Marcon cut a cake at the West Station Diner in honor of the Army's 238th birthday.

ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- The U.S. Army turned 238 years old June 14 and Anniston Army Depot celebrated with two cake-cutting events.

At the West Station Diner, Lt. Col. Robert Rouse, commander of DLA Distribution Anniston, and Depot Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Marcon cut the cake, thanking depot employees for their contributions to the Army.

"You guys provide a lot of support to help Soldiers do what we do every day around the globe," said Rouse.

Marcon also cut the cake at the Nichols Dining facility that day and thanked employees there for service to the Army.

"The Army's birthday is an opportunity to celebrate the strength of the nation," he said. "It gives us a chance to thank the Soldiers, civilians, families and veterans who have worked tirelessly to achieve a level of excellence."

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