ARMED FORCES DAY ACTIVITIES - 1970[June 1970 Windjammer]
The 1970 Armed Forces Day activities, conducted on the Staging Area, were greeted by warm temperatures, bright sunshine and enthusiastic crowds. The activities were hosted by the U.S. Forces Enlisted Corps and included atheletic events, entertainment and a social function.
A softball game at Chapel Field between a Navy-Marine team and an Army-Air Force team kicked off the series of events. The Navy-Marine team won the contest 6-1.
The German Police Department of Bremerhaven then presented a dog show under joint sponsorship of the Cripled Children Association and the Bremerhaven Little League Association. The show featured dogs capturing a kidnapper, jumping through flaming hoops and rescuing a doll from a bruning structure. The highlight of the show was one of the dogs driving a small car around the little league field.
The Port Promenaders, a square dance club, gave a performance which was followed by a little league ball game.
The evening function, held at the NCO Club, consisted of a reception line, coctail hour and buffet and included an address by Colonel Joseph D. Hughes. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of awards to those men selected as "serviceman of the year" from their respective services, Navy, Marines, Army and Air Force. Each man received a scroll and a $25.00 U.S. Savings Bond.