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Happy 242nd Birthday to the United States Army

June 14, 2017

Two hundred forty-two years ago, our nation’s leaders established the Continental Army. Today, the Army is the strategic landpower of the joint force; called upon to prevent, shape, and win against our adversaries.

Today is the U.S. Army’s 242st Birthday, 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. The American Soldier trains, deploys, engages, and destroys enemies of the United States in combat operations as the world’s premier land force.

Army Birthday Quiz: Do you know everything about the founding of the U.S. Army? Put your knowledge to the test!

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