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US Army turns 245 today – Here’s how the branch celebrated

Installation Management Command, Directorate-Europe's (IMCOM-E) Best Warrior Competition 2020 began Mar. 1, 2020 at U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart. (U.S. Army photo by Jason Johnston)
June 14, 2020

The United States Army turns 245 years old today.

Since 1775, the nation has been protected by the Army’s elite soldiers on the home front and around the world.

The Army made this video to mark their 245th birthday:

“This week, the Army marks its 245th year of service to our great nation. When we are needed, we are there — since 1775. Streaming worldwide, June 14 at 7 p.m. EDT.,” the Army tweeted.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, an Army veteran, shared a video message celebrating the birthday.

“My best wishes to all soldiers and Army veterans at home and abroad on the occasion of the @USArmy’s 245th Birthday!” Pompeo tweeted. “May we continue to live the values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. Hooah!”

“To this day ‘Soldier’ is the best title I’ve ever had,” Pompeo said.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, who is also an Army veteran, also shared a video message for the branch.

“Looking good at 245,” Esper tweeted.

USAA, a military and veteran oriented financial institution also tweeted birthday wishes for the Army.

“Happy 245th birthday to the @USArmy and the Soldiers serving and who have served. No matter where you are – at home and around the world – your USAA family joins you today in celebration. Hooah! ,” USAA tweeted.

“First to fight! Happy birthday to the @USArmy. Fighting ‘til the battle is won. Thank you for rolling along for 245 years!,” the Department of Defense tweeted.

When the Revolutionary War ended in 1783, the Congress of the Confederation created the U.S. Army to replace the disbanded Continental Army on June 3, 1784, according to the U.S. Army.

Army soldiers have played a crucial role in wars around the world, defending the U.S. and providing humanitarian assistance globally.

Currently, there are more than one million Army soldiers with approximately 180,000 deployed across 140 countries, according to the U.S. Army.