Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James A. "Sandy" Winnefeld addresses more than 400 members of the greater St. Louis community, Oct. 13, at the Hilton Ballpark Hotel, St. Louis, Mo., as part of the St. Louis Navy Ball 2012. The event helped celebrate the Navy’s 237th birthday. Photo by Capt. Richard Haupt, USTRANSCOM/PA
St. Louis, MO (Oct. 13, 2012) - Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James A. "Sandy" Winnefeld addressed more than 400 members of the greater St. Louis community, Oct. 13, at the Hilton Ballpark Hotel here as part of the St. Louis Navy Ball 2012, helping celebrate 237 years of the U.S. Navy .
The ball is hosted each year by the U.S. Transportation Command Navy Element and the Navy League of the United States St. Louis Council. During the weekend, Navy commands around the world this year celebrated the bicentennial of the War of 1812 as part of the annual Navy's birthday celebration.
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