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Thursday, 08 June 2017

The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood has planned a day long celebration Wednesday to commemorate the U.S. Army’s 242nd birthday.

Department of the Army civilians and Family members are invited to join their Soldiers as the day kicks off bright and early with a 3-mile division-style run departing the installation’s Gammon Field promptly at 5:30 a.m.

All are invited to the traditional cake cutting ceremony scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in Lincoln Hall  Auditorium.

Community members are also invited to observe a retreat and streamer ceremony scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on the MSCoE Plaza, where Soldiers dressed in period uniforms place streamers representing past conflicts onto the Army colors.

All events throughout the day will begin promptly at their designated times.

In preparation for the retreat and streamer ceremony, 1st Street and Nebraska and Missouri avenues, and the MSCoE Loop will be blocked off from approximately 4:20 to 5:30 p.m.


— 5:30 a.m., start of 3-mile division-style run on Gammon Field

— 10 a.m.,  Army birthday cake cutting ceremony in the Lincoln Hall Atrium

— 4:30 p.m., retreat and streamer ceremony on the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Plaza

Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 June 2017 )