Happy Birthday to the Army! Two hundred thirty-eight years ago, our nation's leaders established the Continental Army, beginning a rich heritage of successfully defending this great country and her citizens. Today the Army celebrates the continued strength, professionalism and bravery of our ready and resilient Soldiers in the all-volunteer force. Our Soldiers remain Army Strong with a lifelong commitment to our core values and beliefs. The Army has been through 12 years of war. If you know someone that is Army strong you may want to thank them to today for their service. America wouldn't be what it is today without them.