Army Research Office staff gives thanks during holiday celebration

November 23, 2016

By Army Research Laboratory, Army Research Office

DURHAM, N.C. (Nov. 18, 2016) - The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office and staff and contractors from the Army Contracting Command located at Research Triangle Park in North Carolina took some time to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday together.

In a packed house with an abundance of "delicious food and desserts" prepared and donated by the team, the leadership opened the floor to staff and contractors to share some of their own thankful thoughts with the full group.

Thoughts included thanks for America's veterans and Soldiers, the partnership that is so critical to both the ACC and ARO and a special thought from ARO Military Deputy Lt. Col. Bull Holland expressing his thanks for the warmth and gratitude he receives as a Soldier.

As part of the celebration, individuals participated in a random drawing and wrote a "thankful thought" on a piece of paper with their name to drop in to a bag.

Wilveria Sanders, ACC representative on the ARO Social Committee, randomly drew eight entries, read them aloud and each person received a $5 gift card to places like Target, Starbucks and McDonalds.

Throughout the event, there was also a scrolling presentation of "101 ARO Thankful Thoughts" that played on each of the monito

The table settings were beautiful and it was a truly joyous time of sharing and camaraderie.

"One of our best celebrations ever," commented Rich Freed, chair of the ARO Social Committee.

The mission of ARO is to serve as the Army's principal extramural basic research agency in the engineering, physical, information and life sciences, developing and exploiting innovative advances to insure the nation's technological superiority.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to provide innovative research, development and engineering to produce capabilities that provide decisive overmatch to the Army against the complexities of the current and future operating environments in support of the joint warfighter and the nation. RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.


Last Update / Reviewed: November 23, 2016