Third Army/ARCENT celebrates 94th birthday

U.S. Army Central
Story by Staff Sgt. Mylinda Durousseau

Date: 11.07.2012
Posted: 11.08.2012 11:46
News ID: 97492
Third Army remebers history on 94th birthday

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Third Army/ARCENT celebrated its rich history of dedicated service to the country during its 94th birthday celebration at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Nov. 7.<br /> <br /> Lt. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, Third Army/ARCENT commanding general, gave guests a brief history of the unit and attached each of its 12 campaign participation streamers to the Third Army/ARCENT colors during a battle streamer ceremony.<br /> <br /> “We will continue to make history as we go forward,” Brooks said, “Not by seeking to make history but rather by simply doing our duty every day.”<br /> <br /> Third Army/ARCENT soldiers currently serving around the world came together for a simultaneous cake cutting via video teleconference. In an Army tradition, the senior officer and enlisted soldier at each location joined the youngest and oldest soldier in cutting a birthday cake with a saber. The day of celebration continued with a cook out and sporting events at each location. <br /> <br /> “Birthdays are a perfect time to pause, rewind, remember, review and resume,” Brooks told Soldiers and guests.<br /> <br /> As soldiers remembered their time in the Army they reflected upon what serving with Third Army/ARCENT means to them.<br /> <br /> “I like what Third Army does,” Master Sgt. Albert Kelly, Third Army/ARCENT logistics supply and services noncommissioned officer in charge said. “I like the mission, 94 years of supporting the soldiers, supporting the United States.”<br /> <br /> Staff Sgt. Lorenzo Morgan joined Third Army/ARCENT four months ago and said that it is good to see the camaraderie among the soldiers and that hearing the history of the unit motivated him.<br /> <br /> “I am going to be out there doing my best for Third Army,” Morgan continued. “What an honor it is to serve with Third Army.”<br /> <br /> Whether a soldier, family member or part of the community, all were welcomed and joined in celebrating Third Army/ARCENT’s 94 years of service together.