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VCA Detail for U.S. Army 236th Birthday Celebration at Fort Hamilton

Here is the latest copy of the Hamilton Connection which is published by the PAO in Fort Hamilton Brooklyn. This issue (Volume 5, No. 19 June 17, 2011) includes an article and photo of the U.S. Army’s 236th Birthday celebration that took place on 14 June, 2011. Photo courtesy of “The Hamilton Connection”

Happy 236th Birthday U.S. Army – VCA at Fort Hamilton

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As you may have seen from our previous post, in addition to flag day, today we celebrate the 236th birthday of the United States Army. At 0700 this morning, a VCA detail reported to Garrison HQ, Fort Hamilton to participate in today’s’ celebration. At the appropriate time, 13 rounds were fired from 3 75mm Pack Howitzers to celebrate both Flag Day and the Army’s birthday.  Here are some pictures from the dress rehearsal on 13 June.  While Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the detail practiced their portion of the ceremony, VCA members inspected and readied the cannons for today’s’ celebration.

VCA Flag Day Cocktail Party at the Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club

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Come join us this coming Tuesday, as the VCA celebrates Flag Day at the Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club.  We will also celebrate MG David Ramsay’s recent 80th birthday and his 50+ years of service to the Nation!

This is going to be a great event, with plenty of drink and food  Don’t miss out.

When: Tuesday, 14, June 2011 at 1900 Hours
Where: 283 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016-3540 – Between 36th and 37th Street in the South Lounge
Uniform: Corps Blazer and tie – Military Dress with Decorations.

If you plan on attending, please email your check as per the instructions below, and RSPV to WO Ken Cullen at

Send your checks ($40/person) today payable to VCASNY (Please include this in the memo section – 2011 Flag Day Cocktail Party) to:
Please note that it will be $50 at the door.

COL Charles C. Lucas, Jr  M.D.

2039 Palmer Avenue – Suite 103

Larchmont, NY 10538

Phone: (212) 249-3919  or  (914) 434-3074.

Charles Lucas


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New requirememt for Army standard headgear

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Attention all VCASNY troops:

As you know various parts of uniforms are scheduled for transition. Please review the following article that details the transition to new head gear.  Per regulations, all officers and enlisted personnel are “encouraged” to purchase new gear ASAP. Questions are not solicited.

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Stetson hat to be new Army standard headgear.

This crazy quilt called America

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As many of you know, the 7th Regiment Armory, which is now called the “Park Avenue Armory” by many New Yorkers, is a also home to a not-for-profit organization “whose mission is to revitalize this important landmark as a unique alternative arts space”.

This week it is home to a quilt exhibition dating back to the Civil War.  Very appropriate for the Armory. Click on the link below for more information.

This crazy quilt called America.

250th NYC St. Patricks Day Parade

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Please join the Veteran Corps of Artillery on Thursday March 17th as it marches down 5th Avenue in celebration of the NYC 250th St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The VCA will provide a Color Guard and other troops beginning at 11AM.  Also participating in the parade will be New York’s own “The Fighting 69th”. If you follow this blog, you might remember that the VCA and 69th march together for the commemoration of the “Irish Brigade”, during December.  For more information please visit