• PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Soldiers and guests raise their glasses inside the grand ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Monterey during the traditional "giving of toasts" at the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion Army Birthday Ball June 9.

    Monterey celebrates 237 years of Army tradition

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Soldiers and guests raise their glasses inside the grand ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Monterey during the traditional "giving of toasts" at the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion Army Birthday Ball June 9.

  • PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Soldiers from the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion reenact the role of Army linguists throughout history in keeping with the theme of this year's ball, "Army Linguist: Everywhere, Every Day, Every Language."

    Monterey celebrates 237 years of Army tradition

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Soldiers from the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion reenact the role of Army linguists throughout history in keeping with the theme of this year's ball, "Army Linguist: Everywhere, Every Day, Every Language."

  • PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Service members provide the musical entertainment during the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion Army Birthday Ball.

    Monterey celebrates 237 years of Army tradition

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Service members provide the musical entertainment during the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion Army Birthday Ball.

  • PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Formal Party, including Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Commandant Col. Danial Pick and 229th Military Intelligence Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Kent Webber (second and third from right respectively), stand at their places of honor inside the Hyatt's grand ballroom.

    Monterey celebrates 237 years of Army tradition

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Formal Party, including Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Commandant Col. Danial Pick and 229th Military Intelligence Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Kent Webber (second and third from right...

  • PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- A Soldier and his date share a tender moment on the dance floor as the evening winds down at the 237th Army Birthday Ball June 9.

    Monterey celebrates 237 years of Army tradition

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- A Soldier and his date share a tender moment on the dance floor as the evening winds down at the 237th Army Birthday Ball June 9.

  • PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Soldiers from the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion reenact the role of Army linguists throughout history in keeping with the theme of this year's ball, "Army Linguist: Everywhere, Every Day, Every Language."

    Monterey celebrates 237 years of Army tradition

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Soldiers from the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion reenact the role of Army linguists throughout history in keeping with the theme of this year's ball, "Army Linguist: Everywhere, Every Day, Every Language."

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The 229th Military Intelligence Battalion celebrated the 237th birthday of the Army at the Hyatt Regency Monterey June 9.

An estimated 800 service members, veterans and guests filled the hotel's grand ballroom for an evening of Army traditions, formal dining and dance-filled fun.

Featured speaker for the event was Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Provost Sgt. Maj. Raymond Ramsey who used personal stories from his military career to elaborate on this year's theme "Army Linguist: Everywhere, Every Day, Every Language."

"It was a really classy event. I enjoyed the skits they did and the slideshows, it really brought home what the linguist does in the Army and their traditions," summed up Pfc. Robert Cook, Company F, 229th Military Intelligence Battalion. "It is easy to get lost as a Soldier if you don't have your Army values and you don't have your Army traditions. It's important to know where you come from."

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