The United States Army is now 237 years strong. On June 14, 1775, as the American Revolution broke out, the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia voted to assume authority for the New England army, also authorizing the formation of 10 companies of expert riflemen from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, and directing them to march to Boston to support the New England militia.
George Washington would receive his appointment as first commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, and formally took command at Boston on July 3, 1775.
Today, the Army’s mission is to fight and win our Nation’s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders.
As military families dealing with autism, our Army families make up a significant percentage of the AMFAS community. Whether active duty, Guard, Reserve, Active Guard Reserve, retired or families who have finished their service commitment and returned to the civilian sector, thank you for your service and Happy Birthday.