• Confederate Soldier Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Brennan (left), engages Union Soldier Jimmy Manley during a Civil War battle reenactment during the Army birthday celebration festivities  at Hedekin Field on Fort McPherson June 16. In modern times, Brennan serves as the Individual Ready Reserve selective reserve transition NCO for the Army Reserve Career Division. Manley serves as the noncommissioned officer in charge for the G5 Plans Administration, Headquarters, First Army.

    Happy birthday Army

    Confederate Soldier Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Brennan (left), engages Union Soldier Jimmy Manley during a Civil War battle reenactment during the Army birthday celebration festivities at Hedekin Field on Fort McPherson June 16. In modern times, Brennan...

  • World War II and Korean War veterans from the Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Veterans Group pose for a photo during Army birthday festivities.

    Happy birthday Army

    World War II and Korean War veterans from the Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Veterans Group pose for a photo during Army birthday festivities.

  • Photos by Kevin Stabinsky
The cutting of the Army birthday cake is a tradition held at all Army birthday celebrations and is done by the youngest and oldest Soldier on the installation. This year, the oldest Soldier was Chief Warrent Officer 5 Wayne Ray, 59, a safety evaluator with the Aviation Resource Management Survey team, U.S. Army Forces Command (left) and the youngest was Pfc. Leandra Tessier, 18, a geospatial engineer with the 132nd Engineer Detachment, Fort Gillem (second from right). Also pictured are U.S. Army Garrison commander Col. Deborah Grays (second from left), guest of honor and Navy veteran Cecil Moncreif, 87,who processed through Fort McPherson Reception Center in 1943 (center), and Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Carey, FORSCOM command sergeant major(right).

    Happy birthday Army

    Photos by Kevin Stabinsky The cutting of the Army birthday cake is a tradition held at all Army birthday celebrations and is done by the youngest and oldest Soldier on the installation. This year, the oldest Soldier was Chief Warrent Officer 5 Wayne...

  • A member of the Team TAC, a civilian air soft tactical recreation team based out of Cleveland, Ohio, dismounts a hummer to provide security during a re-enactment of a special forces extraction of a wounded Soldier.

    Happy birthday Army

    A member of the Team TAC, a civilian air soft tactical recreation team based out of Cleveland, Ohio, dismounts a hummer to provide security during a re-enactment of a special forces extraction of a wounded Soldier.

  • Photo by James-Denton Wyllie Staff Sgt. Detrick Traylor, a human resource specialist for G3, U.S. Army Reserve Command; Spc. Luke O\'Neill, an operations specialist with Headquarters, Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison; Master Sgt. Mark Lauterbach, the sustainable range program manager for G3, USARC; Staff Sgt. Lavarez Blackwell, mobilization NCO, First Army; and Spc. Nykesha White, an administration specialist for G4, U.S. Army Central Command, represent the different phases of the United States Army throughout its 234-year history during the Army birthday celebration at Hedekin Field on Fort McPherson Tuesday. The post celebrated the day with speeches, demonstrations, displays and interactive event stations.

    Happy birthday Army; Forts McPherson/Gillem honor 234 years of tradition/excellence

    Photo by James-Denton Wyllie Staff Sgt. Detrick Traylor, a human resource specialist for G3, U.S. Army Reserve Command; Spc. Luke O\'Neill, an operations specialist with Headquarters, Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison; Master Sgt. Mark...

  • Aca,!A"The most important thing during the Year of the NCO is talking about NCOs, how NCOs teach Soldiers how to be better Soldiers,Aca,!A? said Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Carey, FORSCOM command sergeant major

    Happy birthday Army

    Aca,!A"The most important thing during the Year of the NCO is talking about NCOs, how NCOs teach Soldiers how to be better Soldiers,Aca,!A? said Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Carey, FORSCOM command sergeant major

  • Aca,!A"AmericaAca,!a,,cs Army, the Soldiers, the Families and our invaluable Army civilians, epitomizes what is best about the United States,Aca,!A? said Col. Deborah B. Grays, Garrison commander, Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem.

    Happy birthday Army

    Aca,!A"AmericaAca,!a,,cs Army, the Soldiers, the Families and our invaluable Army civilians, epitomizes what is best about the United States,Aca,!A? said Col. Deborah B. Grays, Garrison commander, Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem.

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