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ARMY BIRTHDAY, June 14, 2017

The U.S. Army is perhaps the nation's most formidable fighting force, but did you know it was formed even before America declared its independence? From its humble beginnings as an amateur force of colonial troops, cobbled together from various militia, to its status today as the largest branch in the U.S. military, the Army has seen it all, from the Revolutionary War to conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

U.S. Army photo courtesy Staff Sgt. Christopher Blakeslee

Join as we celebrate the Army's 242nd birthday with features about Army history and important figures in that history, as well as a listing of events around the country commemorating the occasion.

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