U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Birthday Celebration

950 Soldiers Drive,
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 245-3972
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Come join the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in celebrating the 107th Birthday of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps! Colonel Justin Schlanser, the only current U.S. Army War College Student from the Veterinary Corps, will invite guests into the world of the Army Vet Corps by sharing personal experiences from his service around the globe. Please join USAHEC and Colonel Schlanser in wishing the Army Vet Corps a Happy Birthday. In accordance with Army tradition, Colonel Schlanser will perform a ceremonial cutting of the cake with a saber to share with guests. Listen as Colonel Schlanser shares the history of the Corps and how it remains relevant in today’s modern Army. Volunteers from the Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area will be joining the celebration, sharing information about their role in the local community, and bringing animals available to the public for adoption. Guests will have the opportunity to ask Colonel Schlanser questions, visit the “Animals in the Army” exhibit, and take part in activities for the whole family.

This special event is both family-friendly AND animal-friendly. Guests are encouraged to bring their pets- they must remain on a leash and must be well-behaved & socialized.

The U.S. Army Veterinary Corps was formally established by an act of the U.S. Congress on June 3, 1916. Although the U.S. Cavalry no longer rides horses into battle, the Veterinary Corps remains a key component of not only the U.S. Army but the entire Department of Defense. Today 700 veterinarians, 80 warrant officers, and 1,800 enlisted soldiers in both active and Reserve components continue to provide food safety and security, care, and training for military working animals, public health, and research & development for all the DoD.

Join us at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023, at 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013

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