Motivated.
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Soldiers run in a massive formation as part of the Army community's celebration of the upcoming 240th Army Birthday. More than 5,000 runners took part in the run that started at 5:30 a.m. as part of local units' events lead... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Cake-cutting.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Major General Joseph DiSalvo (center) is joined by his fellow senior Army commanders in cutting the cake to honor the upcoming 240th Army Birthday following the Army units' celebratory,classic 3.5-mile run around the instal... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Runtime.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Lieutenant General Perry Wiggins (second from left), with Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Orosz (far right) and local community leaders, leads huge formation on a celebratory run in honor of the upcoming 240th Army Birthday. Wiggi... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Home stretch.
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Lieutenant General Perry Wiggins (center), with Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Orosz (far right) and local community leaders, brings the monumental formation back home to the flag pole during the celebratory run in honor of the u... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Reveille.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Soldiers on flag detail raise the garrison flag during the morning ceremony, Reveille, signifying the start of the day. While this is a daily occurrence here, this particular day was the precursor to a celebratory 3.5-mile ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (June 3, 2015) -- Soldiers in San Antonio kicked off celebrations for the Army's 240th Birthday with a mass formation run on June 3.

More than 5,000 Soldiers ran a 3.5 mile circuit on Fort Sam Houston that started at 5:30 a.m.

The run is the first of several events area Army units are planning to celebrate the Army's 240th birthday, including a formal ball on June 13 and numerous cake-cutting ceremonies across Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. The United States Army was officially established by the First Continental Congress on June 14, 1775.

Photos and media B-roll from the run can be obtained from the USARNORTH Media relations staff, through Army CORE and from DVIDS at the following link:

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/407454/fort-sam-houston-celebrates-240th-army-birthday#.VW83eTZOmpo.

For more information, contact the USARNORTH media relations staff at 210-221-0015/0754.

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