Monterey celebrates 237 years of Army tradition
June 26, 2012
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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