• (left to right) Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler, and Secretary of the Army John McHugh, prepare to cut the cake at the 236th Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md., on June 11, 2011.

    236th Army Birthday Ball

    (left to right) Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler, and Secretary of the Army John McHugh, prepare to cut the cake at the 236th Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md., on June 11, 2011.

  • (left to right) Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, Secretary of the Army John McHugh, and Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III take turns talking about what makes the Army great to them
at the 236th Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor,
Maryland, on June 11, 2011.

    236th Army Birthday Ball

    (left to right) Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, Secretary of the Army John McHugh, and Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III take turns talking about what makes the Army great to them at the 236th Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord...

  • Secretary of the Army John M. Mc Hugh presents a toast "To our fallen comrades," at the 236th Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md., on June 11, 2011.

    236th Army Birthday Ball

    Secretary of the Army John M. Mc Hugh presents a toast "To our fallen comrades," at the 236th Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md., on June 11, 2011.

  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey addresses the crowd during the 236th U.S. Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Md., June 11, 2011.

    236th Army Birthday Ball

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey addresses the crowd during the 236th U.S. Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Md., June 11, 2011.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and informs attendees of the new regulation change concerning the authorized head gear while wearing the Army combat uniform, during the 236th U.S. Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Md., June 11, 2011.

    236th Army Birthday Ball

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and informs attendees of the new regulation change concerning the authorized head gear while wearing the Army combat uniform, during the 236th U.S. Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Convention Center...

  • Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger, deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, thanks all those who made it possible for the 236th Army Birthday Ball to be a success, at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Md., June 11, 2011.

    236th Army Birthday Ball

    Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger, deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, thanks all those who made it possible for the 236th Army Birthday Ball to be a success, at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Md., June 11, 2011.

  • U.S. Army Soldiers and guests toast to the continuing success of the
U.S. Army at the 236th Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Hotel,
National Harbor, Maryland, on June 11, 2011. Among the attendees at the
Ball were the Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey and Secretary of the Army John McHugh,
all of who participated in cutting the birthday cake.

    236th Army Birthday Ball

    U.S. Army Soldiers and guests toast to the continuing success of the U.S. Army at the 236th Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Maryland, on June 11, 2011. Among the attendees at the Ball were the Sergeant Major of the Army...

  • Multi-platinum selling country music star Mark Willis performs a song at the opening of the 236th Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md., on June 11, 2011.

    236th Army Birthday Ball

    Multi-platinum selling country music star Mark Willis performs a song at the opening of the 236th Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md., on June 11, 2011.

  • Phil Vassar, Virginia-born songwriter and musician, sings and shakes the hands of audience members during the 236th U.S. Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Md., June 11, 2011.

    236th Army Birthday Ball

    Phil Vassar, Virginia-born songwriter and musician, sings and shakes the hands of audience members during the 236th U.S. Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Md., June 11, 2011.

  • Comedian Chonda Pierce entertains the audience during the 236th Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md., on June 11, 2011.

    236th Army Birthday Ball

    Comedian Chonda Pierce entertains the audience during the 236th Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md., on June 11, 2011.

  • Phil Vassar, Virginia-born songwriter and musician, sings and shakes the hands of audience members during the 236th U.S. Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Md., June 11, 2011.

    236th Army Birthday Ball

    Phil Vassar, Virginia-born songwriter and musician, sings and shakes the hands of audience members during the 236th U.S. Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Md., June 11, 2011.

  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey addresses the crowd during the 236th U.S. Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Md., June 11, 2011.

    236th Army Birthday Ball

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey addresses the crowd during the 236th U.S. Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Md., June 11, 2011.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III addresses the audience during the 236th U.S. Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Md., June 11, 2011.

    236th Army Birthday Ball

    Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III addresses the audience during the 236th U.S. Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Md., June 11, 2011.

  • Country singer Phil Vassar entertains Soldiers and guests with his well known vocal stylings and piano skills during the 236th U.S. Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Md., June 11, 2011.

    236th Army Birthday Ball

    Country singer Phil Vassar entertains Soldiers and guests with his well known vocal stylings and piano skills during the 236th U.S. Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Md., June 11, 2011.

  • Country singer Mark Wills stars as the opening performer and Master of
Ceremonies for the 236th Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Hotel,
National Harbor, Maryland, on June 11, 2011. Among the attendees at the
Ball were Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, and Secretary of the Army John McHugh,
all of who participated in cutting the birthday cake.

    236th Army Birthday Ball

    Country singer Mark Wills stars as the opening performer and Master of Ceremonies for the 236th Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Maryland, on June 11, 2011. Among the attendees at the Ball were Sergeant Major of the Army...

  • Master of ceremony and country music singer Mark Wills co-hosts the
236th Army Birthday Celebration Ball with comedian Chonda Pierce at
the Gaylord Hotel in the National Harbor, Maryland, on June 11, 2011.
Among the attendees at the Ball were Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey and
Secretary of the Army John McHugh, all of who participated in cutting
the birthday cake.

    236th Army Birthday Ball

    Master of ceremony and country music singer Mark Wills co-hosts the 236th Army Birthday Celebration Ball with comedian Chonda Pierce at the Gaylord Hotel in the National Harbor, Maryland, on June 11, 2011. Among the attendees at the Ball were Sergeant...

  • (left to right) Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, and Secretary of the Army John McHugh, prepare to cut the cake at the 236th Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md., on June 11, 2011.

    236th Army Birthday Ball

    (left to right) Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, and Secretary of the Army John McHugh, prepare to cut the cake at the 236th Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md., on...

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