Two hundred and thirty-four years ago, the United States Army was established to defend our Nation. From the Revolutionary War to the Global War on Terror, our Soldiers remain Army Strong with a deep commitment to our core values and beliefs. This 234th birthday commemorates America’s Army – Soldiers, Families and Civilians – who are achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong both here and abroad. Their willingness to sacrifice to build a better future for others and to preserve our way of life is without a doubt, the Strength of our Nation.

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Army secretary reads to kids, talks of CDC

Army secretary reads to kids, talks of CDC's importance on service birthday

Secretary of the Army John McHugh stopped by the Cody Child Development Center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall June 17 to read "Happy Birthday U.S. Army" to about 40 pre-school children. MORE

Military Youth Celebrate the Army

Military Youth Celebrate the Army's 234th Birthday!

Happy Birthday to the US Army! MG Scott G. West, Commander, TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) reads a story to the youth of the Child Development Center, Detroit Arsenal, MI. MORE

Garrison CDCs celebrate Army birthday with a story

Garrison CDCs celebrate Army birthday with a story

HELEMANO MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - The children talked excitedly amongst themselves, their eyes lighting up at the sight of a red, white and blue cake, featuring 234 gold-tipped candles standing at attention. MORE

Fort Leavenworth children celebrate Army's 234th birthday

Fort Leavenworth children celebrate Army's 234th birthday

Children from the Child Development Center and School-Age Services paraded to the Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Garrison Headquarters June 18. Eight-year-old Zoe Dunn sang the national anthem, the middle school/teen program signed "America the... MORE