VCASNY fires in support of 353rd Civil Affairs Command General Officer Change of Command
25 June, 2012 Leave a comment
The VCA made history yesterday 24 June, as they fired inside Battery Weed, Fort Wadsworth, New York yesterday in support of the 353rd Civil Affairs Command. In appreciation for the VCASNY support, BG Van Roosen presented the VCASNY battery personnel with his challenge coin (pictured)
The 353rd Civil Affairs Command conducted a General officer change of Command at Battery Weed, located at Ft.
Wadsworth , Staten Island on Sunday June 24th at 1000hrs.
The Veteran Corps of Artillery fired eleven blank rounds from three 75mm Pack Howitzers, in support of the Change of Command.
BG Van Roosen relinquished command over to BG Ammerman and the ceremony was presided by the USACAPOC CG , MG Jacobs.
Both military personnel and civilians approached the VCA to offer many words of thanks for our support, and to pose for photos, including the General officers. One spectator (currently US Army even said that the VCASNY salute reminded him of his Marine Corps days
Photos to be posted at the VCASNY flickr site soon.