News: San Antonio Honors soldiers during annual rodeo
Story by Keith Smith
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - San Antonio has one of the largest rodeos in the United States and thousands came out for a special Military Appreciation Night.
Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, swore in 46 of the Army's newest recruits Feb. 11.
Lynch and IMCOM Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola, who rode alongside him during the ceremony, both served in the 1st Cav. Div. at Fort Hood and gained experience riding horses during their service.
Lynch and Ciotola spent an hour visiting with the recruits and their Families before the ceremony.
"For all you youngsters, you know how much I love you," Lynch told the recruits before officially swearing them in as the newest members of the military. "I'm humbled to be in your presence."
About the U.S. Army Installation Management Community: IMCOM handles the day-to-day operations of U.S. Army installations around the globe -- We are the Army's Home. Army installations are communities that provide many of the same types of services expected from any small city. Fire, police, public works, housing, and child-care are just some of the things IMCOM does in Army communities every day. We endeavor to provide a quality of life for soldiers, civilians and families commensurate with their service. Our professional workforce strives to deliver on the commitments of the Army Family Covenant, honor the sacrifices of military families, and enable the Army Force Generation cycle.
Our Mission: To provide standardized, effective and efficient
services, facilities and infrastructure to soldiers, civilians and families for an Army and nation engaged in persistent conflict.
Our Vision: Army installations are the Department of Defense standard for infrastructure quality and are the provider of consistent, quality services that are a force multiplier in supported organizations' mission accomplishment, and materially enhance soldier, civilian and family well-being and readiness.