EVENTS

Join the celebration!

Event Listings

  • Wednesday, June 12, 7 p.m.
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    Livestreamed and in-person event — Open to the public (sold out)

    Army Birthday - Twilight Tattoo

    Join the action-packed military pageant featuring Soldiers from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's ceremonial units. Twilight Tattoo is appropriate for school-age children and enjoyed by all ages! The Army Birthday Twilight Tattoo will take place at Summerall Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Virginia and be livestreamed on @USArmy social media platforms. To learn more please visit the Twilight Tattoo website.

  • Friday, June 14, 10:45 a.m.
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    Livestreamed and in-person event — Free and open to the public

    Army Birthday Wreath Laying at Arlington National Cemetery

    This annual ceremony is a tradition that honors the service and sacrifice of our fallen service members and the legacy they left behind. The event will be livestreamed from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on DVIDS.

  • Friday, June 14, 11:30 a.m.
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    Livestreamed and in-person event event — Closed to the public

    Army Birthday Cake-cutting and Reenlistment Ceremony

    This annual event at the Pentagon will feature 30 Soldiers from all three components throughout the National Capital Region reaffirming their oath to the Constitution. You can watch the livestream on DVIDS.

  • Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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    Livestreamed and in-person event — Free and open to the public

    Army Birthday Festival

    Don't miss the opportunity to take part in a one-of-a-kind festival with family-friendly indoor and outdoor activities at the National Museum of the United States Army. There will be live entertainment courtesy of Army bands, equipment displays and of course birthday cake. Army leaders will host the Army Birthday Ceremony at 1 p.m. where the birthday cake will be cut and a parachute demonstration by the U.S. Special Operations Command's Para-Commandos will take place. Additional food and beverages will also be available for purchase. Please visit the National Museum of the United States Army website for parking and other event details. The ceremony will be livestreamed on DVIDS.

    Reserve your free tickets here.

  • Tuesday, June 18, 6:45 p.m.
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    Broadcast and in-person event — Open to the public

    Army Day with the Washington Nationals

    Army leaders and personnel will join the festivities as the Washington Nationals hold their annual Army-focused celebration. Army Senior Leaders, the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the U.S. Army Drill Team, an Army chorus and an Army color guard will be among those providing live and recorded performances and shout-outs. The game, between the Nationals and the Arizona Diamondbacks, can be viewed in the National Capital Region on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.

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Livestreamed and in-person event — Open to the public (sold out)
Army Birthday - Twilight Tattoo
Join the action-packed military pageant featuring Soldiers from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's ceremonial units. Twilight Tattoo is appropriate for school-age children and enjoyed by all ages! The Army Birthday Twilight Tattoo will take place at Summerall Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Virginia and be livestreamed on @USArmy social media platforms. To learn more please visit the Twilight Tattoo website.

Image for Army Birthday Wreath Laying at Arlington National Cemetery

Livestreamed and in-person event — Free and open to the public
Army Birthday Wreath Laying at Arlington National Cemetery
This annual ceremony is a tradition that honors the service and sacrifice of our fallen service members and the legacy they left behind. The event will be livestreamed from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on DVIDS.

Image for Army Birthday Cake-cutting and Reenlistment Ceremony

Livestreamed and in-person event event — Closed to the public
Army Birthday Cake-cutting and Reenlistment Ceremony
This annual event at the Pentagon will feature 30 Soldiers from all three components throughout the National Capital Region reaffirming their oath to the Constitution. You can watch the livestream on DVIDS.

Image for Army Birthday Festival

Livestreamed and in-person event — Free and open to the public
Army Birthday Festival
Don't miss the opportunity to take part in a one-of-a-kind festival with family-friendly indoor and outdoor activities at the National Museum of the United States Army. There will be live entertainment courtesy of Army bands, equipment displays and of course birthday cake. Army leaders will host the Army Birthday Ceremony at 1 p.m. where the birthday cake will be cut and a parachute demonstration by the U.S. Special Operations Command's Para-Commandos will take place. Additional food and beverages will also be available for purchase. Please visit the National Museum of the United States Army website for parking and other event details. The ceremony will be livestreamed on DVIDS.

Reserve your free tickets here.

Image for Army Day with the Washington Nationals

Broadcast and in-person event — Open to the public
Army Day with the Washington Nationals
Army leaders and personnel will join the festivities as the Washington Nationals hold their annual Army-focused celebration. Army Senior Leaders, the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the U.S. Army Drill Team, an Army chorus and an Army color guard will be among those providing live and recorded performances and shout-outs. The game, between the Nationals and the Arizona Diamondbacks, can be viewed in the National Capital Region on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.

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