USARPAC celebrates 237 years of being ‘Army Strong’

| June 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sgt. Maj. Frank Leota (left), senior enlisted leader, USARPAC and Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski (far right), commander, USARPAC, congratulate Staff Sgt. Adam Connolly (second from right), 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and Sgt. Christopher Side, 1st Bn., 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Okinawa, Japan, as last year’s USARPAC NCO and Soldier of the Year. (Staff Sgt. Cashmere C. Jefferson | U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs)

Sgt. Maj. Frank Leota (left), senior enlisted leader, USARPAC and Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski (far right), commander, USARPAC, congratulate Staff Sgt. Adam Connolly (second from right), 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and Sgt. Christopher Side, 1st Bn., 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Okinawa, Japan, as last year’s USARPAC NCO and Soldier of the Year. (Staff Sgt. Cashmere C. Jefferson | U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs)

U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs
News Release

FORT SHAFTER — Ticket sales end June 8 for the 237th Army birthday commemoration.

Hosted by the U.S. Army-Pacific, the commemoration is open to all active duty, National Guard, Reserve, ROTC cadets, Army civilians, government contractors, family members, retirees, veterans and invited guests.

The event is June 15 in the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki. Check-in and cocktail hour will start at 5 p.m. Doors to the ballroom open promptly at 6 p.m. Attire for the evening for Soldiers is Army dress blues/mess and formal evening wear for civilians.

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

USARPAC will recognize the Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, civilians of the year, and the Mana O Ke Koa award recipient.

Mission support commands and theater enabling commands will compete during the centerpiece competition; the winning unit will receive bragging rights for the next year.

The 25th Infantry Division’s “Tropic Lightning” Band will provide music for the cocktail hour and dinner portion of the celebration. A local radio disc jockey will provide entertainment for the remainder of the evening.

Menu choices follow:

•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:
www.usarpac.army.mil/237Birthday.
www.usarpac.army.mil/paw.

 

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