• Children dance while enjoying music provided by the 25th Infantry Divisions Configurations Jazz Combo at Child Development Center June 16, during the Army's 236 Birthday Commemoration on Fort Shafter.

    Children dancing at Army Birthday Commemoration

    Children dance while enjoying music provided by the 25th Infantry Divisions Configurations Jazz Combo at Child Development Center June 16, during the Army's 236 Birthday Commemoration on Fort Shafter.

  • Christy Morrisey from the Fort Shafter Child Development Center gives the opening remarks at the start of the Army Birthday Commemoration celebration. Member of the25 th Infantry band Configurations Jazz Combo played provided music for the event. From left to right the musicians were Sgt. Jaime Cruz, Sgt. Leslie Allen and Sgt. Marc Ellis.

    CDC director announces 236th Army Birthday events at CDC

    Christy Morrisey from the Fort Shafter Child Development Center gives the opening remarks at the start of the Army Birthday Commemoration celebration. Member of the25 th Infantry band Configurations Jazz Combo played provided music for the event. From...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Curstine Chrisp from USARPAC G4 holds her son Christian while Marm Panintuan from the CDC holds Aiden Liburd during the Army Birthday Commemoration at the Fort Shafter CDC.

    CDC Army Birthday antendees

    Sgt. 1st Class Curstine Chrisp from USARPAC G4 holds her son Christian while Marm Panintuan from the CDC holds Aiden Liburd during the Army Birthday Commemoration at the Fort Shafter CDC.

  • Lt. Col. Doug Guttormsen from the Honolulu District Corp of Engineers watches as his son Will decorates a cupcake during the Army Commemoration at the Child Development Center.

    Lt. Col. Guttormsen enjoys watching son create a cupcake masterpiece

    Lt. Col. Doug Guttormsen from the Honolulu District Corp of Engineers watches as his son Will decorates a cupcake during the Army Commemoration at the Child Development Center.

  • Staff Sgt. Chaffee Cohen from Tripler Army Medical Center waits with his son Chileab in line for a tattoo while attending the Child Development Centers Army Birthday Commemoration.

    Father and son wait for turn at tattoo station

    Staff Sgt. Chaffee Cohen from Tripler Army Medical Center waits with his son Chileab in line for a tattoo while attending the Child Development Centers Army Birthday Commemoration.

  • Britney Moats and her daughter Ralatea spend time together in the cupcake decorating are during the child development center.

    Mother and daughter enjoy cupcake station

    Britney Moats and her daughter Ralatea spend time together in the cupcake decorating are during the child development center.

  • Staff Sgt. Alvin Brown from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 307th Signal Battalion and his wife Donna and daughter Morgan take time to enjoy the Army Birthday Commemoration at the Child Development Center.

    Family enjoys CDC Army Birthday activities

    Staff Sgt. Alvin Brown from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 307th Signal Battalion and his wife Donna and daughter Morgan take time to enjoy the Army Birthday Commemoration at the Child Development Center.

FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " The Fort Shafter Child Development Center took some time to recognize the Army’s 236th Birthday with a commemoration, June 16.

Both parents and children were invited to attend the Army Commemoration with music supplied by the 25th Infantry Divisions Configurations Jazz Combo.

This is the first year we have offered a dance in recognition of the Army Birthday, said Christy Morrisey CDC director.

For those who didn’t want to dance, we had other activities available to include storytelling, tattoo station, cupcake decorating, and pin in the tank game, said Morrisey. Food was also available to include a large cake in recognition of the Army’s 236th Birthday.

How long does it takes to put on such a large scale event?

“It took us over two months of planning to make this happen, we are pleased at how well things turned out,” said Morrisey. I would like especially that the 25th Infantry Divisions Configurations Jazz Combo for lending us their musical talents and making this a memorable event.

"The CDC put together a really nice Army Birthday celebration, I especially enjoyed the 25th ID Band. Hopefully the CDC will do this again next year," said Sgt. 1st Class Curtistine Chrisp from the U.S. Army Pacific G4 secton.

Based on the responses of the parents and smiles on the children’s faces, the CDC plans to making this an annual event, said Morrisey.

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