Honoring the past, Defending the future.

Our Soldiers and civilians are committed to defending our country, just as they have for the past 249 years. Celebrate the Army's 249th birthday on June 14!


JUNE 15, 10 A.M. - 4 P.M.
This year's Army Birthday Festival will take place at the National Museum of the U.S. Army. Explore U.S. Army history inside the museum and enjoy special outdoor activities on Warriors' Field, with performances by the United States Army Field Band, Army vehicle and equipment displays, an aerial parachute demonstration, inflatable bounce houses, gaming activities and much more! The event is free but tickets are required. Click below to see full event details and register.


Please join us as our Army celebrates its 249th birthday with virtual and in-person activities. Click the button below to check out the list of Army Birthday events. The links to each virtual event can be found in the descriptions. Check back as we get closer to each event for updates or additional links.


Join us as we commemorate the legacy that has been built over our 249 years of history and displayed in the dedication, courage and heroism of the American Soldier.


Since its official establishment, June 14, 1775 — more than a year before the Declaration of Independence — the U.S. Army has played a vital role in the growth and development of the American nation. Drawing on both long-standing militia traditions and recently introduced professional standards, it won the new republic's independence in an arduous eight-year struggle against Great Britain. At times, the Army provided the lone symbol of nationhood around which patriots rallied.


Older than the nation it defends, the U.S. Army has made a difference in the history and founding of America. This year we are celebrating how America’s Army has challenged, empowered and equipped our Soldiers, because “Be All You Can Be” is more than just a slogan, it's the Army way of life.

Explore the section below and learn more about today's U.S. Army


We want to see how you marked the U.S. Army's birthday this year, use the following hashtag across Facebook, X, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn in your posts.

  • Use with all Army Birthday content from June 1 to June 18: #ArmyBday

Click the button below to view promotional banners, graphics, posters and artwork available for download.

Videos and images from this year's U.S. Army Birthday events are available on DVIDS.
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