Photo Credit: Rusty Drexler, Fort Wainwright DFMWR
Col. Timothy A. Jones, Fort Wainwright garrison commander, reads the “Happy Birthday U.S. Army” book to more than 100 children at the School Age Services center June 14 in celebration of the Army’s 236th birthday. The SAS youth, many of whom have a parent deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq, eagerly raised hands and answered questions. Child, Youth and School Services teens, youth and staff participated in U.S. Army birthday events with their Soldiers and Families, such as the fun walk, art projects and facepainting U.S. Army camo-style, throughout the week. A special U.S. Army birthday lunch and cake was served at the dining facility, which saw about a 25 percent uptake in patronage that day.