Fort Jackson Army Birthday celebration

By Susanne Kappler, Fort Jackson LeaderJune 19, 2008

Sgt. 1st Class Jason Lavoie putts for birdie at the par-3, 173-yard third hole during the Army Birthday Golf Tournament Saturday as Sgt. 1st Class Robert Gilpatrick, middle, and Staff Sgt. Robert Olivarri, all with the 282nd Army "Victory" Band,  look on.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Jason Lavoie putts for birdie at the par-3, 173-yard third hole during the Army Birthday Golf Tournament Saturday as Sgt. 1st Class Robert Gilpatrick, middle, and Staff Sgt. Robert Olivarri, all with the 282nd Army "Victory" Band, look on. (Photo Credit: Susanne Kappler, Fort Jackson Leader) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class John Riley, NCO Academy, and his daughter Jayza, 10, enjoy time together on the Palmetto Greens minigolf course Saturday. In celebration of the Army's birthday, the first 50 ID card holders were admitted free. Admission was also free for the first 500 ID card holders visiting Palmetto Falls Water Park that day.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class John Riley, NCO Academy, and his daughter Jayza, 10, enjoy time together on the Palmetto Greens minigolf course Saturday. In celebration of the Army's birthday, the first 50 ID card holders were admitted free. Admission was also free for the first 500 ID card holders visiting Palmetto Falls Water Park that day. (Photo Credit: Susanne Kappler, Fort Jackson Leader) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Chris Hallisy, Directorate of Emergency Services, is attacked by military dog Gerta during a K9 demonstration Saturday. During the demonstration Gerta displayed her skills in agility, obedience, detecting explosives and attacking suspects on command.
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Chris Hallisy, Directorate of Emergency Services, is attacked by military dog Gerta during a K9 demonstration Saturday. During the demonstration Gerta displayed her skills in agility, obedience, detecting explosives and attacking suspects on command. (Photo Credit: Susanne Kappler, Fort Jackson Leader) VIEW ORIGINAL
Brig. Gen. James H. Schwitters, Fort Jackson's commanding general, and Pvt. Matthew White, the youngest Soldier in the 165th Infantry Regiment, cut the Army birthday cake during a ceremony at Patriot Park Saturday.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Brig. Gen. James H. Schwitters, Fort Jackson's commanding general, and Pvt. Matthew White, the youngest Soldier in the 165th Infantry Regiment, cut the Army birthday cake during a ceremony at Patriot Park Saturday. (Photo Credit: Susanne Kappler, Fort Jackson Leader) VIEW ORIGINAL
Volunteers from the 2nd Virginia Cavalry, a Civil War re-enacting group, ride past the MG Robert B. Solomon Center as basic combat training Soldiers from the 165th Infantry Regiment look on. They were part of a parade that showcased Soldiers' uniforms from every era since the Army's inception June 14, 1775.
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Volunteers from the 2nd Virginia Cavalry, a Civil War re-enacting group, ride past the MG Robert B. Solomon Center as basic combat training Soldiers from the 165th Infantry Regiment look on. They were part of a parade that showcased Soldiers' uniforms from every era since the Army's inception June 14, 1775. (Photo Credit: Susanne Kappler, Fort Jackson Leader) VIEW ORIGINAL
Runners are off in the 5K run Saturday morning. The run started and ended near the MG Robert B. Solomon Center and took participants past Semmes Lake. Sgt. 1st Class Greg Wyrobek, 282nd Army "Victory" Band, won in 17 minutes, 9 seconds. See page 20 for more photos of Fort Jackson's Army Birthday celebration.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Runners are off in the 5K run Saturday morning. The run started and ended near the MG Robert B. Solomon Center and took participants past Semmes Lake. Sgt. 1st Class Greg Wyrobek, 282nd Army "Victory" Band, won in 17 minutes, 9 seconds. See page 20 for more photos of Fort Jackson's Army Birthday celebration. (Photo Credit: Susanne Kappler, Fort Jackson Leader) VIEW ORIGINAL