• Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. , Army Secretary John McHugh, and Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston stand for the recital of the Soldier's Creed during the cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton.

    235th Army Birthday Cake-cutting Ceremony

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. , Army Secretary John McHugh, and Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston stand for the recital of the Soldier's Creed during the cake-cutting ceremony...

  • Uniform components, including the new Army MultiCam camouflage pattern, were on display during the cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.   U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton

    235th Army Birthday Cake-cutting Ceremony

    Uniform components, including the new Army MultiCam camouflage pattern, were on display during the cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton

  • Members of The United States Army Band perform during a ceremony celebrating the Army's 235th birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.  The ceremony also included the reenlistment of 20 Soldiers, a cake-cutting by the Army's senior leadership and display booths showcasing Army uniforms and weapons systems.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton

    235th Army Birthday Cake-cutting Ceremony

    Members of The United States Army Band perform during a ceremony celebrating the Army's 235th birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon. The ceremony also included the reenlistment of 20 Soldiers, a cake-cutting by the Army's senior leadership and...

  • Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the Army's top leaders stand during the singing of the National Anthem during a cake-cutting ceremony in honor of the Army's 235th birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton.

    235th Army Birthday Cake-cutting Ceremony

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the Army's top leaders stand during the singing of the National Anthem during a cake-cutting ceremony in honor of the Army's 235th birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew...

  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. , left, addresses the audience while Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Army Secretary John McHugh and Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston look on during the a cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton.

    235th Army Birthday Cake-cutting Ceremony

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. , left, addresses the audience while Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Army Secretary John McHugh and Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston look on during the a cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the...

  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. speaks to servicemembers and civilians about the heritage of the Army during the cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton.

    235th Army Birthday Cake-cutting Ceremony

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. speaks to servicemembers and civilians about the heritage of the Army during the cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt...

  • Army Secretary John McHugh speaks to servicemembers and civilians about the heritage of the Army during the cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton.

    235th Army Birthday Cake-cutting Ceremony

    Army Secretary John McHugh speaks to servicemembers and civilians about the heritage of the Army during the cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton.

  • Army Secretary John McHugh speaks to servicemembers and civilians about the heritage of the Army during the cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton.

    235th Army Birthday Cake-cutting Ceremony

    Army Secretary John McHugh speaks to servicemembers and civilians about the heritage of the Army during the cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton.

  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., reenlists 20 Soldiers during a cake-cutting ceremony in honor of the Army's 235th birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.  The Soldiers hale from numerous units throughout the Military District of Washington.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton.

    235th Army Birthday Cake-cutting Ceremony

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., reenlists 20 Soldiers during a cake-cutting ceremony in honor of the Army's 235th birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon. The Soldiers hale from numerous units throughout the Military District of...

  • The oldest Soldier in the Military District of Washington, Col. Arthur Wittich,left, 72, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. , Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Army Secretary John McHugh, Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, and the youngest Soldier in the district, Pfc. David Nolan, 19, stand before the giant cake made to celebrate the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton.

    235th Army Birthday Cake-cutting Ceremony

    The oldest Soldier in the Military District of Washington, Col. Arthur Wittich,left, 72, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. , Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Army Secretary John McHugh, Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, and the...

  • The oldest Soldier in the Military District of Washington, Col. Arthur Wittich, left, 72, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. , Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Army Secretary John McHugh, and Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, cut a cake in commemoration of the Army's 235th birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton.

    235th Army Birthday Cake-cutting Ceremony

    The oldest Soldier in the Military District of Washington, Col. Arthur Wittich, left, 72, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. , Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Army Secretary John McHugh, and Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, cut...

  • This ice sculpture is part of the Army birthday cake-cutting ceremony at the Pentagon.   Throughout its 235-year existence the United States Army has been called on to defend the U.S. and its interests.   Every June 14, the Army commemorates the occasion of the Army birthday in ceremonies at our posts, camps and stations.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton

    235th Army Birthday Cake-cutting Ceremony

    This ice sculpture is part of the Army birthday cake-cutting ceremony at the Pentagon. Throughout its 235-year existence the United States Army has been called on to defend the U.S. and its interests. Every June 14, the Army commemorates the...

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