Army Birthday Events

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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 also suggest you check with your local installation's MWR office.

Event Date Time Location

Army Week NYC

Sponsored by the Army Week Association, Army Week NYC aims to aid and assist communities in welcoming back their sons and daughters from service, help them care for those that need more assistance due to the rigors of combat, and comfort the families of the fallen. For more on the events of the week, see this website.


New York City

Various locations

Pacific Fleet Army Week

Pacific Theater Army Week is a collection of events held to commemorate the U.S. Army's birthday. This June 14th marks 239 years of proud service and tradition. For more details, see this site.



Various locations

Army Birthday Celebration

The event will feature an array of activities, from live music throughout the evening to activities for children. At 4:30 p.m., the city will join Fort Hood officials to re-dedicate Military Plaza on Avenue D, followed by a re-enactment, a cake-cutting ceremony and a birthday cadence performance. Other activities include a car show, vendors, children’s activities, alcohol and T-shirt sales.

6/12/2014 1600-1900

Killeen, TX

Avenue D, Downtown

Stripes and Stars Festival

Events include flag raising ceremonies, giant flag folding demonstrations, a special exhibition on the history of the flag, and a moving naturalization ceremony. In connection with the Army’s 239th birthday, the festival will also feature appearances by the Army’s elite ceremonial units, including the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Drill Team, the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard, the Continental Color Guard, the U.S. Army Brass Quintet, and U.S. Army Voices. More info online.

6/14/2014 0900-1800

Philadelphia, PA

Independence National Historical Park and Historic Philadelphia, including Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, and the National Constitution Center.

Army Birthday 5K Fun Run/Walk

Late Registration from 6:30 - 7:45 am. Race starts promptly at 8:00 am. Pre-registration is requested by calling Cindi Keene at 803-751-3096 or Mike Garcia at 803-751-3486. Free event.

6/14/2014 800-1000

Fort Jackson, SC

Semmes Lake Recreation Area, near the 512 Trolley

AUSA Army Birthday Ball

The Former Command Sergeant Major for Space Command and the 10th Mountain Division - CSM (R) Ralph Borja is the speaker. The 191st Army Band will play during dinner and then we have a DJ to keep us going from dinner to midnight. Pricing varies by rank / status.  All services are welcome.

6/14/2014 1700-2300

Pleasanton, CA

Four Points by Sheraton, 5155 Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton, CA 94588

Stuttgart Army Birthday Ball

This 239th birthday commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War - "A Grateful Nation Thanks and Honors You"! The program will include guest speaker Sammy L. Davis, Medal of Honor recipient; professional band, entertainment, and DJ for dancing; and a meal and traditional ceremonies such as a color guard and toasts. For more details, see this site.


6/14/2014 1700

Stuttgart, Germany


Army Birthday Ball

Active and retired service members and Army civilian employees who want to celebrate the Army's 239th birthday with an evening of dining, dancing and entertainment should purchase their tickets as soon as possible. There are a limited number of seats, and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. To purchase tickets and to learn more, visit the Army Birthday Ball website.


National Harbor, MD

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center


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Army Birthday  Over two centuries ago, our nation's leaders established the Continental Army, beginning a rich heritage of successfully defending this great country and her citizens. On the Army's birthday, we celebrate the continued strength, professionalism and bravery of our ready and resilient Soldiers in the all-volunteer force.
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