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PEO EIS Celebrates the Army’s Birthday

By Ellyn Kocher, PEO EIS Public Affairs

The Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) celebrated the Army’s 239th Birthday at Fort Belvoir, Va., on Wednesday, June 11, with a fundraising Army Birthday cookout followed by an official observance and cake cutting on the Headquarters PEO EIS lawn.

Mr. Tom Dunaway, Executive Officer, PEO EIS, narrated the official observance, which included remarks from Mr. Doug Wiltsie, PEO EIS, and an invocation by Mr. Samuel Massenberg, Theater and Logistics Division Chief, Operations and Theater Support Directorate (OTSD).

Mr. Wiltsie highlighted some of the rich history of the Army and the accomplishments of our Soldiers today, while Mr. Dunaway read from the history of the Continental Resolution. As is the tradition for Army Birthday, the first cut to the celebratory cake was made by COL Debra Theall, Project Manager, Installation Information Infrastructure – Communications and Capabilities (PM I3C2) and CPT Eric Terrell, Assistant Product Manager, Power Projection Enablers (P2E), the most senior and the youngest uniformed Soldiers assigned to PEO EIS.

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The cookout and the cake cutting ceremony were both well attended by more than 150 employees and tenant neighbors, raising funds for the PEO EIS Organization Day June 27, and providing an opportunity for the workforce to reflect on the importance of the tradition and history of the United States Army.

As part of the observance campaign, PEO EIS brought back the popular Hooah History fun facts about the Army, focusing on such topics as the Continental Army, the Women’s Army Corps (WACs), celebrities in the Army, and the history of Army Birthday itself. Hooah History was shared via workforce email and on PEO EIS’ Facebook and Twitter pages, which also linked to an informational page on the EIS website about Army Birthday. Other observations throughout the Military District of Washington (MDW) continue through this week in honor of Army Birthday, which is officially marked on June 14 each year.

Happy Birthday, Army – Hooah!

Posted June 12, 2014