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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 240 years of proud service and tradition. For more details, see this site.



Various locations

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 240th 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.

6/14/2015 0930-1700

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

Cost to run if pre-registered / registered: $15 / $25 per person; $45 / $60 per family of 3 – 6 people; pre-registration rate of $85 for groups of 7 - 10. Pre-registration ends on June 4. Log onto to register. All pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt. Call 301-677-3318 for more information.

6/13/2015 800-1000

Fort Jackson, SC

Semmes Lake Recreation Area, near the 512 Trolley

Stuttgart Army Birthday Ball

The 240th Army Birthday commemorates the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe during World War II.  This event will be hosted in the Stadthalle in Sindelfingen and will feature traditional ceremonies such as a color guard, toasts, and remarks by one of the nation's leading military historians, Dr. John C. McManus.  Bus transportation, child care, and an onsite professional photographer will be available for this event. For more details, see this site.


6/13/2015 1700

Stuttgart, Germany


Army Birthday Ball (Sold Out)

Active and retired service members and Army civilian employees who want to celebrate the Army's 240th 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.

6/13/2014 1700 - 2400

Washington, DC

Washington Hilton Hotel


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