• Maj. Gen. Vincent Brooks (center left) and Private Jake Ryan Hoffmann (center right), the youngest soldier at Fort Riley at 17-years-old, cut the Army's birthday cake with a ceremonial saber June 11 during the Army's 234th Birthday and the 1st Infantry Division's 92nd Birthday Celebration on the parade field in front of the 1st Infantry Division headquarters. Hoffman joined the Army in February and was notified of the ceremony when he arrived on post June 8.

    Cutting the Cake

    Maj. Gen. Vincent Brooks (center left) and Private Jake Ryan Hoffmann (center right), the youngest soldier at Fort Riley at 17-years-old, cut the Army's birthday cake with a ceremonial saber June 11 during the Army's 234th Birthday and the 1st Infantry...

  • Maj. Gen. Vincent Brooks, Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, speaks to an audience attending the Army's 234th Birthday and 1st Infantry Division's 92nd Birthday Celebration held on the parade field in front of the 1st Infantry Division headquarters. Behind him are soldiers dressed in period uniforms from most wars since the Army's birth.

    Army and 1st ID Birthday at Fort Riley

    Maj. Gen. Vincent Brooks, Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, speaks to an audience attending the Army's 234th Birthday and 1st Infantry Division's 92nd Birthday Celebration held on the parade field in front of the 1st...

  • Soldiers of 1st Infantry Division dressed in period military uniforms stand at attention around the color guard during the Army's 234th Birthday and 1st Infantry Division's 92nd Birthday Celebration June 11 held on the parade field in front of the 1st Infantry Division headquarters. The soldiers were accompanied by a World War II halftrack, a Korea-era Jeep, a OH-58 Kiowa helicopter, an M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle and an up-armored Humvee.

    Celebrating the Army and 1st ID's Birthdays

    Soldiers of 1st Infantry Division dressed in period military uniforms stand at attention around the color guard during the Army's 234th Birthday and 1st Infantry Division's 92nd Birthday Celebration June 11 held on the parade field in front of the 1st...

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