US Army Birthday

Next Event Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018

From its formation in 1775, the United States Army has been the primary land based portion of the United States military. Though not solely used as a military force, sometimes helping in domestic violence and disaster situations, the Army's primary responsibility has been the fighting of land battles and military occupation. It was founded in response to a need for professional soldiery in the American Revolutionary War in order to fight the invading British Army. The U.S. Army has had several major periods of combat including the War of 1812, American Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War. After the Cold War ended, the Army has had considerable involvement in UN and NATO peace-keeping efforts as well as the recent War in Iraq and the War in Afghanistan.