By Ofﬁce of the Chief of Public Affairs
What is it?
The U.S. Army was established June 14, 1775, and this year marks 245 years of the Army’s legacy of service to the nation.
During the Army Birthday observance, the Army focuses on its people and their accomplishments. This year, the tagline is, “America’s Army: When We are Needed, We are There.” It provides an overarching framework to champion stories of bravery, patriotism and legacy of service.
What are the current and past efforts of the Army?
Since its establishment, the Army has played a vital role in the defense and protection of America.
The Army remains committed to upholding the Army Values, serving with honor and making a difference in communities throughout the nation. Through the Army’s steadfast dedication to the mission and its core values, the Army safeguards the hard-earned trust and confidence of the American public.
What continued efforts does the Army have planned?
The Army continues to increase and strengthen its readiness to fight against any threat in an increasingly complicated global security environment by:
- Training to shape the ready Soldier of the future
- Modernizing concepts, equipment and training to be ready for any challenge ahead
- Developing interoperability with allies and partners to make coalition operations stronger, more efficient and more effective
Why is this important to the Army?
The Army is America’s first national institution. It was established before the Declaration of Independence was signed and before the Continental Congress approved the design for the first U.S. flag. There is a deep and powerful bond between the Army, the flag and the nation.
Soldiers, Army Civilians, veterans and retirees embody the Army Values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage.