Director's Letter - June 2016

June is a month of celebration. We celebrate the Army’s Birthday, fathers, graduations and Flag Day on June 14th. In communities across the state, the flag will be displayed proudly on front porches, school buildings, local businesses and government buildings. Did you know that Pennsylvania is the only U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday?

This year we celebrate the 241st Army Birthday. Two hundred forty-one years ago, our nation’s leaders established the Continental Army. Today, the Army is the strategic landpower of the joint force; called upon to prevent, shape, and win against our adversaries. We commemorate America’s Army – Soldiers, Families and civilians – who are achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong. We also celebrate our local communities for their steadfast support of our Soldiers and families. We are “America’s Army: The Strength of the Nation”.

Additionally, June is known as the month to celebrate our fathers and graduates. Is your Dad a golfer or bowler? Why not reward him with a gift certificate for a few rounds at the Carlisle Barracks Golf Course or perhaps purchase a few sessions with our golf pro to help improve his game. The pro shop at Carlisle Barracks Golf Course offers a wide range of gear, any of which would be a great gift for the dad who enjoys golf. Visit the Strike Zone Bowling Center to pick up a gift for any Dad who loves to bowl. They have everything from balls to shoes with the largest inventory and most reasonable prices in the area. Our pro shop is also operated by an IBPSIA (International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructor Association) and USBC (United States Bowling Congress) coaching certified professional, which means you’ll get the one-on-one expert advice you deserve when purchasing equipment.

Don’t forget the pools at Fort Indiantown Gap and Carlisle Barracks are open for families to relax and enjoy a break from the summer heat. Whatever your summer plans include please be sure to check out our article on Summer Safety in this issue. The article provides tips on how to enjoy summer activities and avoid seasonal hazards.

Here’s to Summer!

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