Since its birth on 14 June 1775—over a year before the Declaration of Independence—the United States Army has played a vital role in the growth and development of our Nation. Soldiers have fought more than 10 wars, from the American Revolution through the Cold War, the Gulf War, to the current War on Terrorism. This 232nd Birthday is a recognition of The Army's history, traditions, and service to the Nation, a Call To Duty, 232 Years of Service to Our Nation.
NewsJun 30, 2008
When you think about a teenager joining the army you can envision the parent or parents taking their child to the airport to see them off to basic training. However, that was not the case with Mario and Gabrielle Alejandrino.View Article Jun 27, 2008
Col. Walt Lorcheim is nearing the end of his service to the Army. Pvt. Ricky Hartwell is just beginning. Together, they represent the best of the Army -- one with experience, the other with youthful spirit. They showed their solidarity on the evening of the Army’s 233rd birthday June 14, with each of them joining forces with Redstone Arsenal’s leadership to ceremonially cut two cakes – Hartwell and Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell, commander of the Space and Missile Defense Command, cut the Army birthday cake with a military saber while Lorcheim and Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of Redstone Arsenal and the Aviation and Missile Command, used a saber to cut a cake in honor of the birthday of the nation’s flag.View Article Jun 26, 2008
Aberdeen Proving Ground children celebrate the Army's 233rd birthday during a weeklong celebration.View Slideshow Jun 19, 2008
Fort Jackson celebrates the Army's 233rd birthday!View Slideshow