Army Birthday

Happy 242nd Army Birthday!

Two hundred forty-two years ago, our nation's leaders established the Continental Army, and the Army's modern force was then born out of the American Expeditionary Force's extraordinary efforts during World War I.  Today, the Army is the strategic land power of the joint force; called upon to prevent, shape, and win against adversaries.

The U.S. Army's 242nd Birthday is June 14, 2017, a day we celebrate the Total Army Force comprised of multi-component Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians and their contributions to national defense while paying tribute to the World War I Soldier.

OVER THERE! A celebration of the World War I Soldier

In commemoration of the World War I Centennial, this year’s birthday pays honor to the WWI Soldier and the nation's allies -- then and now. America’s Army and its allies have stood ready to meet any challenge for 242 years, and readiness remains the Army’s number one priority. 

Today, as in years past, Soldiers serve as the cornerstone of the Army Profession. As Army Professionals, we are grateful for the opportunity to maintain the trust and confidence of the American people while adding to our legacy of 242 years strong.

Thank You to our Platinum Sponsors of the 242nd Army Birthday Ball

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Thank You to our Gold Sponsors of the 242nd Army Birthday Ball

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