Army celebrates birthday

| May 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

U.S. Army-Pacific
Public Affairs Office

Army Birthday

Army Birthday

FORT SHAFTER — This year’s Army birthday commemoration will be held June 15 in the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki.

The check-in and cocktail hour will start at 5 p.m. with the doors to the ballroom opening promptly at 6 p.m.

The Army birthday commemoration is open to all active duty, National Guard, Reserve, ROTC cadets, Army civilians, government contractors, family members, retirees, veterans and invited guests.

This commemoration is an opportunity to get dressed up and to celebrate the Army’s 237th birthday.

The evening will be an elegant night of socializing, dining, dancing and entertainment.

During this year’s commemoration, the Army will recognize the Soldier of the Year, the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, civilians of the year, and the Mana O Ke Koa award recipient.

Three menu choices are offered for this year’s dinner:

•Vegetarian: Grilled island vegetables accompanied by an herb-scented, creamy polenta and tomato coulis and basil oil ($75).

•Chicken: Rosemary-scented grilled chicken breast in a marsala wine, dijon mustard sauce, accompanied by herb roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables ($80).

•Beef: Kona sea salt-crusted prime rib of beef, accompanied by au jus, creamy horseradish, herb roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables ($85).

Last year’s Army birthday celebration sold out, so all are encouraged to purchase their tickets early.

The Army birthday commemoration celebrates the absolute best of Soldiers, civilians and family members of the U.S. Army-Pacific.

Army Birthday

Call 366-3557 for ticket information or visit

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