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Army Futures Command celebrates one year in Austin with public event

A member of the Army Golden Knights parachute team lands in Austin, Texas, as part of Army Futures Command one-year celebration on July 22, 2019. More than 1,000 people attended the "Thank you, Austin" celebration held at the Long Center.

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By ROSE L. THAYER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: July 23, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas — To celebrate one year since its activation in downtown Austin, the Army Futures Command hosted a public event Monday.

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Called “Thank You, Austin,” the event featured the 312th Army Rock Band, a swearing-in ceremony of future soldiers, a performance and clinics with the Army Field Band, and a demonstration from the Army Golden Knights parachute team. More than 1,000 people attended the celebration held at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

Futures Command is the Army’s newest four-star command. It aims to transform the acquisition and modernization process to prepare and equip soldiers for future battlefields.

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The Army Golden Knights parachute team are introduced to a crowd of more than 1,000 people after landing in Austin, Texas for a public event held by Army Futures Command on July 22, 2019.
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