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NEWS | June 18, 2019

Army celebrates 244th birthday at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

By Lauren Padden 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Cadences echoed across Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston as 2,000 Soldiers celebrated the 244th Army Birthday with an Army run, early on June 13.

Joining the Soldiers in a 3 1/2-mile run were Airmen from across JBSA, as well as civilians, friends and family members.

At the conclusion of the run, the oldest and youngest Soldiers present, Col. William Bruce, deputy director for Dental Directorate G-3/5/7, and Spc. Dazhir Walker, a musician with the 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own," joined Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commanding general, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), and ARNORTH Command Sgt. Maj. Alberto Delgado in the cake cutting ceremony.

The run is one of several events the Army units participated in to celebrate the Army's birthday June 14.