Viva Fiesta! Army helps kick off 2013 Fiesta celebration

By Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos, USARNORTHApril 30, 2013

SAN ANTONIO " Maj. Gen. Perry Wiggins (left), Marilyn Eldridge (center) and Misty May-Treanor set off confetti poppers at the Alamo April 18 to signal the official beginning of the 2013 Fiesta celebration. Approximately 3.5 million people are expected to attend over the course of the 11-day Fiesta extravaganza, which will include more than 100 events, said Eldridge. Wiggins is the deputy commanding general for U.S. Army North (Fifth Army); Eldridge is the president of the San Antonio Fiesta Commission; and Treanor is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and one of the most successful female beach volleyball players.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SAN ANTONIO " Maj. Gen. Perry Wiggins (left), Marilyn Eldridge (center) and Misty May-Treanor set off confetti poppers at the Alamo April 18 to signal the official beginning of the 2013 Fiesta celebration. Approximately 3.5 million people are expected to attend over the course of the 11-day Fiesta extravaganza, which will include more than 100 events, said Eldridge. Wiggins is the deputy commanding general for U.S. Army North (Fifth Army); Eldridge is the president of the San Antonio Fiesta Commission; and Treanor is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and one of the most successful female beach volleyball players. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos, USARNORTH) VIEW ORIGINAL
SAN ANTONIO " San Antonio children dance along with Sgt. Isis Rosario (center) and the 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own" April 17 at the Alamo during Fiesta Fiesta. Rosario and the music ensemble "Latin Invasion" entertained the crowd with traditional Latin music. The band's music ensembles "Latin Invasion," "The Bio Hazard Brass Band" and "Texas Flood" provided musical entertainment for the crowd throughout the evening. Rosario, who recently finished her nursing degree, is currently assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Department student detachment. She is attached to the 323rd until she receives her commission July 15.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SAN ANTONIO " San Antonio children dance along with Sgt. Isis Rosario (center) and the 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own" April 17 at the Alamo during Fiesta Fiesta. Rosario and the music ensemble "Latin Invasion" entertained the crowd with traditional Latin music. The band's music ensembles "Latin Invasion," "The Bio Hazard Brass Band" and "Texas Flood" provided musical entertainment for the crowd throughout the evening. Rosario, who recently finished her nursing degree, is currently assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Department student detachment. She is attached to the 323rd until she receives her commission July 15. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos, USARNORTH) VIEW ORIGINAL
SAN ANTONIO " Maj. Gen. Perry Wiggins, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), chats with a Fiesta partier April 18 during the Fiesta Fiesta celebration at the Alamo. The 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own" provided musical entertainment for the crowd.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SAN ANTONIO " Maj. Gen. Perry Wiggins, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), chats with a Fiesta partier April 18 during the Fiesta Fiesta celebration at the Alamo. The 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own" provided musical entertainment for the crowd. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos, USARNORTH) VIEW ORIGINAL
SAN ANTONIO " Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes (center) and his wife, Grace, meet with King Antonio XCI, Steve Dutton, during the Fiesta Fiesta celebration April 18 at the Alamo. Rhodes is the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SAN ANTONIO " Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes (center) and his wife, Grace, meet with King Antonio XCI, Steve Dutton, during the Fiesta Fiesta celebration April 18 at the Alamo. Rhodes is the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos, USARNORTH) VIEW ORIGINAL