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Elizabeth Wright-Johnson, center, a relocation specialist, briefs a Soldier at ACS.They’re hosting their annual, free birthday celebration, Friday. 

For more than a half-century, Army Community Service at locations throughout the world have helped their Service member clients with a variety of needs, including lending closets, newcomers services and relocation assistance; employment readiness; financial readiness; and Family advocacy programs. Now, ACS is celebrating its 54th birthday, with a party on Fort Belvoir, Friday. 

“The party is a particular time to celebrate the years of service we’ve provided the community and thank everyone for their continued support,” said Tammye Braddy, Fort Belvoir ACS director. 

Braddy added that ACS clients support the long-standing organization, especially during challenging times, by attending ACS’ free classes and workshops and by telling their friends and neighbors about how the organization has helped them. 

“We also get a lot of help from local groups and organizations, especially for the Exceptional Family Member Program, commonly known as EFMP,” Braddy said. “Their donations help us carry on with the program and this birthday celebration is another way to thank them for their continued help, assistance and support.” 

The Birthday Party is Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at ACS, Bldg. 1263, 5965 6th St., and includes food; activities and face-painting indoors; and a magic show, bounce houses and an ice cream truck, outdoors, all for free. 

The cake-cutting is at 11:15 a.m. 

“We’re very proud of the variety of services we offer, here, and we have a passion to help the military community in any way we can,” Braddy said. “Please come out and celebrate our long-term successes, and our future, with us.” 

The birthday party is open to everyone, with no registration needed.