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    Meet your Pittsburgh Army

    Meet your Pittsburgh Army

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Dalton Smith | Soldiers, with the U.S. Army Drill Team, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard),...... read more read more



    Story by Staff Sgt. Dalton Smith 

    354th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Have you ever wanted to touch a canon? How about a robot? You can even see Soldiers throw a rifle with a sharp bayonet in the air and catch it single-handed!

    The U.S. Army started an initiative a little over a year ago to let civilians do just that, called Meet Your Army. The initiative came to Pittsburgh this weekend and brought the Army and Soldiers to communities throughout the United States, where both civilians and local press can interact with them and learn more about who defends their nation.

    While the 28th Infantry Division Army Band played music and U.S. Army Drill Team, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment “The Old Guard”, showcased their drilling capabilities, the annual Pittsburgh Marathon kicked off all weekend in Point State Park. Of course, local U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers participated with the run as well.

    “It’s such an exciting time for the city and it’s great to be part of it,” said Capt. Shane Glass, executive officer with the 354th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, a local U.S. Army Reserve unit based out of Coraopolis, Pa. “The Army is a microcosm of American society and means Soldiers come from all different backgrounds and skill sets. This is a great example of it today.”

    Glass said he looked forward to engaging with the Pittsburgh community during the Meet Your Army event and him and his Soldiers are ready to run as a team in the marathon relay.

    “Being able to come back to Pittsburgh, where I first started running, is awesome to run with my troops,” said Glass.

    This is a time for the Army to expand its relationship with the local Pittsburgh community. Though there is a large presence with the Army Reserve nearby in Coraopolis, Pa., most Pittsburghers still do not know what capabilities and opportunities are offered.

    The U.S. Army Mission Support Battalion conducted a mobile exhibit to provide a positive impression of Army and answered questions from the community on the over 150 career fields available.

    “I feel it’s important we [the Army Reserve] interact more with the local community,” said Cadet Terrence Murphy, with the 354th MPAD. “To show them who we are, the job opportunities we have and what can be offered.”

    Murphy added it’s very symbolic to complete the marathon relay as a unit. It is just like any other mission in the Army, we have to complete it!



    Date Taken: 05.06.2019
    Date Posted: 05.06.2019 12:21
    Story ID: 320869
    Location: PITTSBURGH, PA, US 
    Hometown: PITTSBURGH, PA, US

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