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Over there! A celebration of Army heroes from WWI to present day

The Defense Information School is a joint service environment whose staff and faculty celebrate and honor the traditions and history of every service that is a part of this unique training environment.

So, on June 14, 2018, we honored the 243rd birthday of the United States Army, and since we’re on an Army post, and we’re an Army-led command, we did it in style.

We started the day with PT.

We followed that up learning about 243 years of our Army answering the call of its nation. This anniversary also coincides with the U.S. Army entering “The Great War” 100 years ago and we honored the “Greatest Generation.”

Col. Herman (Jay) L. Johnson, Jr., helped us pay tribute to our Soldiers past, present and future.

Our own James Gilbert, DINFOS director of training, cut the birthday cake with Col. Johnson and Army Cpl. Ebony Banks, an instructor in our Visual Communications department who stood in as the youngest Soldier at the celebration.

And, of course, we enjoyed said cake with our fellow Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines.

Photos by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kristina Moore and Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brandon Shelander

Hooyah, Army!!! Happy 243rd birthday!!!

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