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U.S. Army Soldiers prepare to march out the ceremonial cake for the U.S. Army’s 241st Birthday at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., June 17, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo/Lance Cpl. Hailey D. Stuart)
U.S. Army Soldiers prepare to march out the ceremonial cake for the U.S. Army’s 241st Birthday at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., June 17, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo/Lance Cpl. Hailey D. Stuart)

The U.S. Army's birthday is June 14, 1775. Each year organizations like the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), sports franchises, and individual US Army MWR's sponsor localized celebrations, picnics, Army Balls, and sporting events to celebrate the Army's birthday.

The following are some of the events scheduled. For local events, we suggest checking with your local installation's MWR office.

Army Week Association

Army Week Association aims to aid and assist communities in welcoming back their sons and daughters from service, caring for the families of the fallen, and assisting our men and women with their transition from service. For more on the events of the week in New York from June 11 to 17, see this website.

AUSA Suncoast Chapter

The AUSA Suncoast Chapter is hosting an Army Ball Birthday Celebration on Saturday, June 10 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown in Tampa, Florida.

AUSA Sunshine Chapter

The AUSA Sunshine Chapter is hosting an Army Birthday Ball on Saturday, June 17 at the Rosen Centre Orlando in Orlando, Florida.

Fort Meade Army Birthday 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

Fort Meade is celebrating the Army's birthday with a 5K run/1 mile walk at 8 a.m. on June 10 at the Fort Meade Pavilion.

Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston

The Army Birthday Ball Historical Lineage Association is hosting the Army Birthday Ball on Saturday, June 10 at 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio. Click here for details.

Pacific Theater Army Week

Pacific Theater Army Week is a collection of events held to commemorate the U.S. Army's birthday. On June 16 at 5 p.m., there will be a One-Team Luau Celebration at Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks. Visit the Pacific Theater Army Week Facebook page for details.

Stripes and Stars Festival

The Stripes and Stars Festival in Pennsylvania takes place on June 14, 2017 at locations throughout Independence National Historical Park and Historic Philadelphia, including Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, and the National Constitution Center. Events include flag raising ceremonies, a patriotic parade, giant flag folding demonstrations, and a naturalization ceremony. Visit the National Constitution Center for more details.

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