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DIA celebrates Army birthday

Gen. George Casey, Army chief of staff, addressed Defense Intelligence Agency personnel June 13 during their 232nd Army birthday celebration on Bolling at the Defense Intelligence Analysis Center. He was presented a token of appreciation by Lt. Gen. Michael Maples, DIA director, for supporting DIA’s celebration. The U.S. Army has been serving Americans for 232 years. “It was humbling to take over an organization that is the best in the world at what it does,” said General Casey. “The Army is as focused and committed today as I have ever seen it.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jaclyn McDonald)

Gen. George Casey, Army chief of staff, addressed Defense Intelligence Agency personnel June 13 during their 232nd Army birthday celebration on Bolling at the Defense Intelligence Analysis Center. He was presented a token of appreciation by Lt. Gen. Michael Maples, DIA director, for supporting DIA’s celebration. The U.S. Army has been serving Americans for 232 years. “It was humbling to take over an organization that is the best in the world at what it does,” said General Casey. “The Army is as focused and committed today as I have ever seen it.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jaclyn McDonald)

The Defense Intelligence Agency celebrated the U.S. Army’s 232nd birthday June 13 with the tradition of the most senior and junior DIA soldier making a toast and cutting the birthday cake with a ceremonial sword. Sgt. Cristin Rathkopf, left, born in 1986, and Col. Alan Witkin, right, born in 1942, did the honors. Gen. George Casey, Army chief of staff, participated in the events and was the guest speaker during DIA’s celebration on Bolling at the Defense Intelligence Analysis Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jaclyn McDonald)

The Defense Intelligence Agency celebrated the U.S. Army’s 232nd birthday June 13 with the tradition of the most senior and junior DIA soldier making a toast and cutting the birthday cake with a ceremonial sword. Sgt. Cristin Rathkopf, left, born in 1986, and Col. Alan Witkin, right, born in 1942, did the honors. Gen. George Casey, Army chief of staff, participated in the events and was the guest speaker during DIA’s celebration on Bolling at the Defense Intelligence Analysis Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jaclyn McDonald)