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The Army is celebrating its 246th birthday today at Fort Leonard Wood

The Army is celebrating its 246th birthday today and it’s being celebrated at Fort Leonard Wood with several birthday activities. A 3-mile division-style birthday run took place at 5:30 this morning on Gammon Field. After the run, it’s an Army cake-cutting ceremony, also on Gammon Field. The uniform for military personnel attending the cake cutting, but not participating in the run, will be duty uniform. Families are encouraged to attend. The 399th Army Band will hold a concert starting at 4 o’clock this afternoon on MSCoE Plaza, followed by a Retreat ceremony, starting at 4:30 p.m. Later in the week, a fun run/walk is scheduled from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday, June 18th, starting at the Daugherty Bowling Center parking lot. The same day, an Army Birthday golf scramble is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Piney Valley Golf Course. Officials said personnel should note there will be no parking on Constitution or Iowa Avenues Monday morning while the birthday run takes place. Also, as some roads will be temporarily closed during the run, personnel should plan alternate routes to the Child Development Centers.


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