Army Futures Command celebrates one year in Austin with public event
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.
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.