The 3rd Battalion 69th Armor Regiment
celebrated its 69th birthday Wednesday by host-ing a family day that included water gun fights, food and a chance for families to inspect and
watch tanks and other Army vehicles in action.
Sgt. Johnathon Jobson, public affairs officer for the 3rd ID’s 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, said there are many benefits to hosting family days and other events that cater to soldiers and their families.
"We like celebrating birthdays of various units and regiments to remember both the soldiers currently serving and the soldiers that have served in the past," Jobson said. "It also gave us an opportunity to tie in the unit’s history and the 3rd ID’s history."