U.S. Army Turns 236 years young (picture gallery, video)!

(Left to right) Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey,…

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(Left to right) Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler, and Secretary of the Army John McHugh, prepare to cut the cake at the 236th Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Maryland, on June 11, 2011.

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A soldier wearing dress blues is silhouetted by the sun as he stands in the “present arms” position. Photographer’s Name: Unknown. Location: FORT IRWIN. Date Shot: 3/20/1984.

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A member of the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry, participates in the joint South Korea/U.S. Exercise Team Spirit ’84. He is wearing camouflage paint on his face. Photographer’s Name: SPC 4 Long. Location: unknown. Date Shot: 3/17/1984.

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A U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division soldier wears Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) gear and carries an 5.56mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) during exercise rehearsals at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk, Louisiana (LA).
Photographer’s Name: RAYMOND A. BARNARD, CIV. Location: FORT POLK. Date Shot: 11/26/2001

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U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Kimble August (left), Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Alpha/Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, gives fire directions to Specialist Brian Goodrich, a 7.62mm 240G heavy machine gun operator, during blank fire training held in Thailand, during Exercise Cobra Gold 2002. Photographer’s Name: SSGT Jerry Morrison, USAF. Location: unknown. Date Shot: 5/23/2002

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U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the Army 1st Infantry Division, and U.S. Air Force airmen from the 116th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron (EASOS), work together as part of a Tactical Air Control Party (TACP), to clear the area of threats around Balad Air Base, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Photographer’s Name: SSGT AARON D. ALLMON II, USAF. Location: BALAD AB. Date Shot: 4/11/2004

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U.S. Army Specialist Bobby Jenkins, Delta/Battery, 3rd Battalion-43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, armed with a 5.56mm M16A2 rifle, stands a security watch at the MIM-104 Patriot Missile Battery site located at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Photographer’s Name: MSGT TERRY L. BELVINS, USAF. Location: AL UDEID AB. Date Shot: 2/15/2003

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U.S. Army Sergeant Brandon Cross, 3-505th Infantry, armed with a 5.56mm M4 carbine, directs soldiers to take up defensive positions as they arrive in the town of Gangikhel, located in Malikasay, Afghanistan, during a mission to seek out enemy forces and locate weapon cache’s, during Operation Enduring Freedom. Photographer’s Name: SGT SEAN A. TERRY, USA
Location: GANGIKHEL. Date Shot: 8/10/2002

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