Happy 235th birthday, Army!
The Army will turn 235 years old today; units across Fort Hood are celebrating with cake.
The Continental Congress created the Army on June 14, 1775.
"For 235 years, the Army has been the strength of the nation, with generations of American men and women stepping forward proudly — as soldiers and Army civilians — to defend those freedoms, as well as those of our friends and allies," reads a proclamation written in honor of the celebration and signed by Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Preston, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey and Secretary of the Army John McHugh.
"So, on this occasion of our birthday, we would like to thank the soldiers, civilians, families and veterans who have dedicated themselves and sacrificed so much to make the Army and our nation strong."
Starting at 6:30 a.m. today, 1st Cavalry Division troopers will fill the streets of Fort Hood when they participate in a division run in honor of the Army's birthday. The Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade and 1st, 2nd and 3rd Brigade Combat Teams are set to participate. The 4th Brigade Combat Team is currently deployed to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La.
More than 20,000 soldiers wear 1st Cavalry patches on their left shoulders.
As with any weekday morning on post, Battalion Avenue will be closed at 6 a.m. to all traffic for physical training...