• Sergeant. Stephen Hicks, West Point Medical Dept. Detachment, places the first slice of the Army's birthday cake on the Fallen Comrades table during the West Point Army Birthday celebration on June 16.  West Point marked the Army's 234th birthday with a ceremony that included a promotion, re-enlistment and a tribute to patriotism.  (Photo by Master Sgt. Dean Welch/DComm)

    West Point Celebrates Army Birthday

    Sergeant. Stephen Hicks, West Point Medical Dept. Detachment, places the first slice of the Army's birthday cake on the Fallen Comrades table during the West Point Army Birthday celebration on June 16. West Point marked the Army's 234th birthday with...

  • The West Point community gathers in the West Point Club ballroom on June 16 for the Army's 234th Birthday ceremony.  The ceremony included Soldiers, Family members and civilians as West Point celebrated the birthday.  (Photo by Master Sgt. Dean Welch/DComm)

    West Point Celebrates Army Birthday

    The West Point community gathers in the West Point Club ballroom on June 16 for the Army's 234th Birthday ceremony. The ceremony included Soldiers, Family members and civilians as West Point celebrated the birthday. (Photo by Master Sgt. Dean...

  • Soldiers of the West Point Band play music before the start of the Army Birthday ceremony at the West Point Club on June 16.  The West Point community marked the Army's 234th birthday with a ceremony that included a symbolic placement of the campaign streamers on the Army Flag, a re-enlistment and a promotion.  (Photo by Master Sgt. Dean Welch/DComm)

    West Point Celebrates Army Birthday

    Soldiers of the West Point Band play music before the start of the Army Birthday ceremony at the West Point Club on June 16. The West Point community marked the Army's 234th birthday with a ceremony that included a symbolic placement of the campaign...

  • The Fallen Comrade table is set at the front of the West Point Club ballroom on June 16 for the Army Birthday ceremony at West Point.  The table pays tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the Army and our country.  After the birthday cake was cut the first piece was placed on the table in a symbolic gesture to our departed heroes.  (Photo by Master Sgt. Dean Welch/DComm)

    West Point Celebrates Army Birthday

    The Fallen Comrade table is set at the front of the West Point Club ballroom on June 16 for the Army Birthday ceremony at West Point. The table pays tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the Army and our country...

  • Specialist Racheal Ehrmantraut, West Point Medical Co., sings the national anthem at the start of the West Point Army Birthday celebration on June 16.  The West Point community, to include Soldiers, Family members and civilians, paid tribute to 234 years of the Army with in a ceremony involving a symbolic placement of campaign streamers on the Army Flag, a re-enlistment, promotion and patriotic musical slide show.  (Photo by Master Sgt. Dean Welch/DComm)

    West Point Celebrates Army Birthday

    Specialist Racheal Ehrmantraut, West Point Medical Co., sings the national anthem at the start of the West Point Army Birthday celebration on June 16. The West Point community, to include Soldiers, Family members and civilians, paid tribute to 234...

  • Master Sgt. Santiago Perales, along with six other Soldiers, holds campaign streamers before placing them on the Army Flag during the Army Birthday ceremony at West Point, June 16.  The ceremony, held in the West Point Club ballroom, marked the Army's 234 years with the symbolic placement of the streamers, a re-enlistment, a promotion and patriotic music involving the West Point community.  (Photo by Master Sgt. Dean Welch/DComm)

    West Point Celebrates Army Birthday

    Master Sgt. Santiago Perales, along with six other Soldiers, holds campaign streamers before placing them on the Army Flag during the Army Birthday ceremony at West Point, June 16. The ceremony, held in the West Point Club ballroom, marked the Army's...

  • Master Sgt. Santiago Perales, U.S. Military Academy Operations NCOIC, attaches 57 campaign streamers, representing the Army's participation in wars through the Civil War, during West Point's Army Birthday ceremony on June 16.  Perales and six other Soldiers attached the 178 streamers to the Army Flag at the beginning of the ceremony to recall the courage and sacrifices made by Soldiers throughout the Army's 234 years.  (Photo by Master Sgt. Dean Welch/DComm)

    West Point Celebrates Army Birthday

    Master Sgt. Santiago Perales, U.S. Military Academy Operations NCOIC, attaches 57 campaign streamers, representing the Army's participation in wars through the Civil War, during West Point's Army Birthday ceremony on June 16. Perales and six other...

  • Specialist Stephen Bonett, U.S. Army Garrison Chaplain's Office, holds the Global War on Terrorism campaign streamers before placing them on the Army Flag during the West Point Army Birthday ceremony.  Seven Soldiers, including Bonett, placed groups of the Army's 178 streamers on the flag, representing 234 years of service to the cause of freedom in the United States of America.  (Photo by Master Sgt. Dean Welch/DComm)

    West Point Celebrates Army Birthday

    Specialist Stephen Bonett, U.S. Army Garrison Chaplain's Office, holds the Global War on Terrorism campaign streamers before placing them on the Army Flag during the West Point Army Birthday ceremony. Seven Soldiers, including Bonett, placed groups of...

  • Sergeant 1st Class MaryKay Messenger sings "God Bless America" during the West Point Army Birthday ceremony on June 16 at the West Point Club.  Messenger, a vocalist with the West Point Band, also led the audience in singing "Happy Birthday" before the Army birthday cake was cut.  (Photo by Sgt. Vincent Fusco/DComm)

    West Point Celebrates Army Birthday

    Sergeant 1st Class MaryKay Messenger sings "God Bless America" during the West Point Army Birthday ceremony on June 16 at the West Point Club. Messenger, a vocalist with the West Point Band, also led the audience in singing "Happy Birthday" before the...

  • Sergeant Steven Christiansen, left, holds his promotion certificate along with Capt. Jamie Bazdaric following Christiansen's promotion during the Army Birthday ceremony on June 16.  The promotion was part of West Point's Army Birthday ceremony.  (Photo by Sgt. Vincent Fusco/DComm)

    West Point Celebrates Army Birthday

    Sergeant Steven Christiansen, left, holds his promotion certificate along with Capt. Jamie Bazdaric following Christiansen's promotion during the Army Birthday ceremony on June 16. The promotion was part of West Point's Army Birthday ceremony. (Photo...

  • Sergeant Gabriel Garcia, right, takes the Oath of Enlistment during the West Point Army Birthday celebration on June 16 at the West Point Club.  This year has been a banner year for West Point as it is the first Army command to meet, and exceed, its retention mission by reaching its goal on Jan. 24, the earliest any command has ever met mission according to Dept. of the Army.  Forty-five West Point Soldiers have re-enlisted this year for 224 years of continued service.  (Photo by Sgt. Vincent Fusco/DCom)

    West Point Celebrates Army Birthday

    Sergeant Gabriel Garcia, right, takes the Oath of Enlistment during the West Point Army Birthday celebration on June 16 at the West Point Club. This year has been a banner year for West Point as it is the first Army command to meet, and exceed, its...

  • Boy Scouts and a lone Cub Scout lead the audience in the "Pledge of Allegiance" during the Army Birthday ceremony at the West Point Club on June 16.  The West Point ceremony included a symbolic placement of the campaign streamers on the Army Flag, patriotic tributes, a re-enlistment and a promotion.  (Photo by Master Sgt. Dean Welch/DComm)

    West Point Celebrates Army Birthday

    Boy Scouts and a lone Cub Scout lead the audience in the "Pledge of Allegiance" during the Army Birthday ceremony at the West Point Club on June 16. The West Point ceremony included a symbolic placement of the campaign streamers on the Army Flag...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Wells presents U.S. Military Academy coins to the boy scouts and cub scouts following their recitation of the "Pledge of Allegiance" during the West Point Army Birthday celebration on June 16.  The ceremony included Soldiers, Family members and civilian members of the West Point community in marking 234 years of the U.S. Army.  (Photo by Master Sgt. Dean Welch/DComm)

    West Point Celebrates Army Birthday

    Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Wells presents U.S. Military Academy coins to the boy scouts and cub scouts following their recitation of the "Pledge of Allegiance" during the West Point Army Birthday celebration on June 16. The ceremony included Soldiers...

  • Rosalie Wells plays "America the Beautiful" on her violin during the West Point Army Birthday celebration on June 16.  Rosalie and her father, Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Wells, the U.S. Military Academy senior enlisted advisor, performed a musical slide show to American patriotism during the event.  (Photo by Master Sgt. Dean Welch/DComm)

    West Point Celebrates Army Birthday

    Rosalie Wells plays "America the Beautiful" on her violin during the West Point Army Birthday celebration on June 16. Rosalie and her father, Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Wells, the U.S. Military Academy senior enlisted advisor, performed a musical slide...

  • Sergeant Stephen Hicks (foreground) waits to cut the Army birthday cake during the West Point Army Birthday ceremony on June 16 at the West Point Club.  Hicks, the youngest non-commissioned officer at West Point, joined the senior NCO and youngest and senior officers in cutting the birthday cake.  (Photo by Master Sgt. Dean Welch/DComm)

    West Point Celebrates Army Birthday

    Sergeant Stephen Hicks (foreground) waits to cut the Army birthday cake during the West Point Army Birthday ceremony on June 16 at the West Point Club. Hicks, the youngest non-commissioned officer at West Point, joined the senior NCO and youngest and...

  • Second Lt. John Laird and Lt. Gen. Buster Hagenbeck, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Wells and Sgt. Stephen Hicks, the youngest and senior officers and non-commissioned officers assigned to West Point, from left to right, use swords to cut the Army Birthday cake at West Point, June 16. The West Point community commemorated the Army's 234th birthday with a ceremony involving Soldiers, Family members and civilians. (Photo by Sgt. Vincent Fusco/DComm)

    West Point Celebrates Army Birthday

    Second Lt. John Laird and Lt. Gen. Buster Hagenbeck, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Wells and Sgt. Stephen Hicks, the youngest and senior officers and non-commissioned officers assigned to West Point, from left to right, use swords to cut the Army...

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