United States Army 234th Birthday Ball

By Sgt 1st Class Jason Shepherd, USARPAC Public AffairsJune 15, 2009

Governor Linda Lingle speaks to the audience after receiving the Mana O Ke Koa Award and Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian June 13.
1 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Governor Linda Lingle speaks to the audience after receiving the Mana O Ke Koa Award and Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian June 13. (Photo Credit: Sgt 1st Class Jason Shepherd, USARPAC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Members of the audience sing "The Army Song" during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13.
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Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, USARPAC, Pvt. Harold Kirkland, 25th Infantry Division Headquarters and  Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph P. Zettlemoyer, command sergeant major, USARPAC, cut the cake celebrating the U.S Army's 234th birthday at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13.
3 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, USARPAC, Pvt. Harold Kirkland, 25th Infantry Division Headquarters and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph P. Zettlemoyer, command sergeant major, USARPAC, cut the cake celebrating the U.S Army's 234th birthday at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13. (Photo Credit: Sgt 1st Class Jason Shepherd, USARPAC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Command Sgt. Maj. Verne Washington, 30th Signal Battalion, recites the role of the command sergeant major in the battalion during the 234th Army Birthday Celebration June 13.
4 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Verne Washington, 30th Signal Battalion, recites the role of the command sergeant major in the battalion during the 234th Army Birthday Celebration June 13. (Photo Credit: Sgt 1st Class Jason Shepherd, USARPAC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
First Sgt. Johncarlo Lewis, 94th Army Air Missile Defense Command, recites the role of the first sergeant in the company during the 234th Army Birthday Celebration June 13.
5 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – First Sgt. Johncarlo Lewis, 94th Army Air Missile Defense Command, recites the role of the first sergeant in the company during the 234th Army Birthday Celebration June 13. (Photo Credit: Sgt 1st Class Jason Shepherd, USARPAC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Hawaii Army National Guard's 111th Army Band performs the songs of the ten active duty division in the Army during the 234th Birthday Celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13.
6 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Hawaii Army National Guard's 111th Army Band performs the songs of the ten active duty division in the Army during the 234th Birthday Celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13. (Photo Credit: Sgt 1st Class Jason Shepherd, USARPAC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph P. Zettlemoyer, command sergeant major, USARPAC, demonstrates the meaning of each item on the Fallen Comrade Table during the 234th Army Birthday Celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.  The table symbolizes those individuals missing from the celebration and honors their sacrifice and devotion to a grateful nation.
7 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph P. Zettlemoyer, command sergeant major, USARPAC, demonstrates the meaning of each item on the Fallen Comrade Table during the 234th Army Birthday Celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The table symbolizes those individuals missing from the celebration and honors their sacrifice and devotion to a grateful nation. (Photo Credit: Sgt 1st Class Jason Shepherd, USARPAC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Col. A.T. Ball, chief of staff, USARPAC, proposes a toast to the noncommissioned officer during the 234th birthday of the U.S. Army at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13.
8 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Col. A.T. Ball, chief of staff, USARPAC, proposes a toast to the noncommissioned officer during the 234th birthday of the U.S. Army at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13. (Photo Credit: Sgt 1st Class Jason Shepherd, USARPAC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
The United States Army, Pacific Color Guard, consisting of members of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, salutes the Colors during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13.
9 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The United States Army, Pacific Color Guard, consisting of members of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, salutes the Colors during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13. (Photo Credit: Sgt 1st Class Jason Shepherd, USARPAC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers, Department of Army Civilians and Family members enjoy each others company during the Army's 234th birthday celebration June 13.
10 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers, Department of Army Civilians and Family members enjoy each others company during the Army's 234th birthday celebration June 13. (Photo Credit: Sgt 1st Class Jason Shepherd, USARPAC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers, Department of Army Civilians and Family members enjoy each others company during the Army's 234th birthday celebration June 13.
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Members of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps plays for the audience during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13.
12 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps plays for the audience during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13. (Photo Credit: Sgt 1st Class Jason Shepherd, USARPAC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Hawaiian Governor Linda Lingle accepts the Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service from Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, USARPAC, during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13.
13 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Hawaiian Governor Linda Lingle accepts the Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service from Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, USARPAC, during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13. (Photo Credit: Sgt 1st Class Jason Shepherd, USARPAC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Hawaiian Governor Linda Lingle accepts the Mana O Ke Koa Award from Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, USARPAC, during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13.  The award honors individuals who have distinguished themselves by their steadfast support of Soldiers, their families and the Army community.
14 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Hawaiian Governor Linda Lingle accepts the Mana O Ke Koa Award from Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, USARPAC, during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13. The award honors individuals who have distinguished themselves by their steadfast support of Soldiers, their families and the Army community. (Photo Credit: Sgt 1st Class Jason Shepherd, USARPAC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Neftali Bonilla (L) and Spc. Matthew Grothe, (Middle Right) accept sabers from Pam Swan, liasion, Pioneer Military Service and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Zettlemoyer after Bonilla and Grothe were named NCO and Soldier of the Year respectively.
15 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Neftali Bonilla (L) and Spc. Matthew Grothe, (Middle Right) accept sabers from Pam Swan, liasion, Pioneer Military Service and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Zettlemoyer after Bonilla and Grothe were named NCO and Soldier of the Year respectively. (Photo Credit: Sgt 1st Class Jason Shepherd, USARPAC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph P. Zettlemoyer, command sergeant major, USARPAC, speaks to the crowd during before selecting the "Video of the Year" during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13.
16 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph P. Zettlemoyer, command sergeant major, USARPAC, speaks to the crowd during before selecting the "Video of the Year" during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13. (Photo Credit: Sgt 1st Class Jason Shepherd, USARPAC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, USARPAC and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph P. Zettlemoyer, command sergeant major, USARPAC, present Spc. Matthew Grothe with the Army Commendation Medal after winning the Soldier of the Year Competition during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13.
17 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, USARPAC and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph P. Zettlemoyer, command sergeant major, USARPAC, present Spc. Matthew Grothe with the Army Commendation Medal after winning the Soldier of the Year Competition during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13. (Photo Credit: Sgt 1st Class Jason Shepherd, USARPAC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, USARPAC and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph P. Zettlemoyer, command sergeant major, USARPAC, present Staff Sgt. Neftali Bonilla with the Army Commendation Medal after winning the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Competition during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13.
18 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, USARPAC and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph P. Zettlemoyer, command sergeant major, USARPAC, present Staff Sgt. Neftali Bonilla with the Army Commendation Medal after winning the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Competition during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13. (Photo Credit: Sgt 1st Class Jason Shepherd, USARPAC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
All the competitors line up before the announcement of the Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Competition during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13.
19 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – All the competitors line up before the announcement of the Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Competition during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13. (Photo Credit: Sgt 1st Class Jason Shepherd, USARPAC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
A member of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps plays for the audience during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13.
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The United States Army, Pacific Color Guard, consisting of members of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, carries the Colors during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13.
21 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The United States Army, Pacific Color Guard, consisting of members of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, carries the Colors during the U.S Army's 234th birthday celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13. (Photo Credit: Sgt 1st Class Jason Shepherd, USARPAC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL