Today on June 14th, the U.S. Army celebrates its 244th Birthday. Every year and all year, U.S. Army soldiers fight, train, improve, lead and develop their skills to the sole purpose of protecting and defending the United States.


Check out these images of the U.S. Army in action from training to defending to protect and defend the United States.



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US Army Soldiers training with 81 mm mortar. Photo from DVIDS


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The US Army Drill Team in action. Photo from


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US Army Soldiers navigate an obstacle course. Photo from


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US Army paratroopers board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Photo from


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A US Army main battle tank at sunset. Photo from

More impressive Army photos:

US Army Paratroopers Jump from a C17 Globemaster.
US Army Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles Live Fire Exercise in Germany.
US Army Rangers Fast Rope From a UH-60 Blackhawk.
US Army Golden Knights in Action.
US Army Soldiers Help Fight Forest Fires in California.
US Army UH-60 Helicopter Drops Water To Fight a Forest Fire.
Florence American Cemetery during a Memorial Day ceremony in Florence, Italy.

Remember the U.S. Army on June 14th! How are you celebrating the U.S. Army Birthday? Let me know in the comments.


Share your experience - What are your stories of U.S. Army service?


Related Information:


  1. Watch the 244th US Army Cake Cutting
  2. Watch the US Army Twilight Tattoo Celebrating the 244th US Army Birthday
  3. The Official History of the US Army Birthday

About the Author:

Chad Storlie is a Retired US Army Officer, the author of Combat Leader to Corporate Leader and has published over 400 articles in over 200 publications on military veterans, career advancement, business, leadership, strategy, education, financial planning, and national security topics. Chad excels as an author, mentor, speaker, and teacher showing business leaders and military veterans how military skills make lives, careers, and businesses better. Chad is an adjunct Professor of Marketing at the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management. Chad has a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from Georgetown University. Follow Chad @CombatToCorp and

*Disclaimer: Photos from and DVIDS used with no implied DoD endorsement.