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Signal Corps Time Capsule Ceremony

The Fort Monmouth community observed the removal of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Centennial Time Capsule on June 21 at 11a.m. during a ceremony in front of Russel Hall, Garrison Headquarters. The Signal Corps had buried the time capsule on September 16, 1960 to commemorate its 100th anniversary year.  Fort Monmouth was known as the “Home of the Signal Corps” at that time.

Almost 50 years later, in the face of Fort Monmouth’s pending closure, the still-sealed time capsule has moved to Fort Gordon, Georgia, where it is expected to remain, closed, until its eventual opening on June 21, 2060 (the Signal Corps’ 200th anniversary). Here, U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command Commander MG Randolph P. Strong, a former Chief of Signal, addresses the crowd.

L to R Fort Monmouth Garrison Command Sergeant Major Linza Chapman, MG Strong, and Fort Monmouth Garrison Manager George Fitzmaier unveil the time capsule.

A cake cutting followed the reveal of the time capsule. The eldest Signal Soldier in attendance, COL (Ret) James Costigan, and the youngest Signal Soldier in attendance, SGT Joshua Geren, helped the official party of MG Strong, Fitzmaier, and CSM Chapman cut the cake.

Watch for our Time Capsule Ceremony article in the 2 July Monmouth Message newspaper.

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