• Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchannan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, gives the oath of enlistment to 'Future Soldiers' at the swearing in ceremony at the reviewing stand before the start of St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City, March 17, 2014.

    MDW participates in St. Patrick's Day Celebration

    Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchannan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, gives the oath of enlistment to 'Future Soldiers' at the swearing in ceremony at the reviewing stand before the start of St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York...

  • Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchannan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, talks with Joshua Giessen Cruzado, a U.S. Army 'Future Soldier', prior to his enlistment at the reviewing stand before the start of St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City, March 17, 2014.

    MDW participates in St. Patrick's Day Celebration

    Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchannan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, talks with Joshua Giessen Cruzado, a U.S. Army 'Future Soldier', prior to his enlistment at the reviewing stand before the start of St. Patrick's Day Parade...

  • Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchannan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, talks with 'Future Soldiers' prior to the swearing in ceremony at the reviewing stand before the start of St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City, March 17, 2014.

    MDW participates in St. Patrick's Day Celebration

    Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchannan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, talks with 'Future Soldiers' prior to the swearing in ceremony at the reviewing stand before the start of St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City, March 17...

  • Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchannan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, shakes hands with newly sworn in Soldiers after the swearing in ceremony at the reviewing stand before the start of St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City, March 17, 2014.

    MDW participates in St. Patrick's Day Celebration

    Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchannan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, shakes hands with newly sworn in Soldiers after the swearing in ceremony at the reviewing stand before the start of St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City...

  • Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchannan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, talks with Brandon Bernard Hughes of Queens prior to his enlistment as a U.S. Army 'Future Soldier' at the reviewing stand before the start of St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City, March 17, 2014.

    MDW participates in St. Patrick's Day Celebration

    Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchannan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, talks with Brandon Bernard Hughes of Queens prior to his enlistment as a U.S. Army 'Future Soldier' at the reviewing stand before the start of St. Patrick's...

NEW YORK (March 17, 2014) --The U.S. Army Military District of Washington participated in the 253rd St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Prior to the start if the parade, Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchannan, MDW commanding general, gave the oath of enlistment to 36 U.S. Army 'Future Soldiers.'

The Future Soldier training system helps to mentally, physically, and emotionally prepare an individual for the rigors of Initial Entry Training and the transition from civilian life to becoming a U.S. Army Soldier.

Military units participating in the parade were The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" Ceremonial Band; The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and a marching platoon from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

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