MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan -- The 12th Combat Aviation Brigade took time out to celebrate the Army birthday Thursday at a ceremony on Camp Marmal.

The celebration of the Army's 237th birthday was accompanied by the reenlistment of Spc. Joshua C. DeWolf who took the oath of enlistment with Brigade Commander Col. Van J. Voorhees prior to the traditional cake cutting ceremony.

Col. Voorhees and Brigade Command Sergeant Major Micheal Clowser were joined in the cake cutting ceremony by the oldest and youngest Soldiers in the brigade, Sgt. Maj. Terry Vance, 57, and Pfc. Cassie Marquardt, 18. Traditionally the oldest Soldier represents the experience, knowledge, tradition and history of the Army. The youngest Soldier represents the energy and capability of youth and the future of the Army. The two Soldiers join the unit commander and command sergeant major and together the four of them cut the cake with a machete.

After the cake was cut, Soldiers of the 12th CAB celebrated through lunch and returned to work a little more cheerfully.