Arsenal Garrison Manager Reads Army Birthday Book to CDC Children
Joel Himsl, Rock Island Arsenal Garrison Manager, reads "Sam The Army Dog" a children's book created in celebration of the Army's 234th Birthday, to a room full of children at the Rock Island Arsenal's Child Development Center on June 15. Photo by Mark Kane, Rock Island Arsenal Garrison Public Affairs.

Joel Himsl, Rock Island Arsenal Garrison Manager, read "Sam The Army Dog" a children's book created in celebration of the Army's 234th Birthday this year, to a room full of children at the Arsenal's Child Development Center on June 15.

The book reading is part of a week of activities from June 15-19 at the CDC, which included Army birthday art projects, a toddler carnival and patriotic pathway, a customer appreciation night, and an Army birthday carnival.

This 234th birthday commemorates America's Army - Soldiers, Families and Civilians - who are achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong both here and abroad. Their willingness to sacrifice to build a better future for others and to preserve our way of life is without a doubt, the Strength of our Nation.

Himsl was joined at the CDC by deputy, Brian Swiss, Mike Bobie, chief, Garrison Plans, Analysis & Integration Office, and Benny Wild, Rock Island Arsenal ASPI (Arsenal Support Program Initiative) Program Manager.

The Army's birthday officially took place on June 14.

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