Army Community Service hosts 50th birthday celebration

Story and photos by Derek Gean
Community editor

Community members took part in a two-day Army Community Service birthday celebration Friday and Saturday on Fort Leonard Wood.

Saturday was the 50th birthday of ACS, and Fort Leonard Wood was just one of several Army organizations celebrating the half-century milestone.

ACS was founded in 1965 as an organization designed to support Soldiers and their Families as they enter, take-part and transition from military life.

“We are celebrating 50 years of an organization that was created to provide assistance to Soldiers and Families,” said Col. Andy Herbst, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood commander during a cake cutting ceremony at the ACS Center, Building 486, Friday.

“One word sums up this team in front of me – it’s pride,” Herbst said. “ACS really personifies the team-of-teams concept that the (commanding general) talks about almost…     Read More...