About the United States Army
The United States Army is a premier fighting force known the world over for the finest soldiers and their superior training. Exceptional personnel and first rate equipment work together to provide exemplary protection for Americans and to secure its interests around the globe.
The US Army is the largest branch in the United States military. They carry principal responsibility for most military land based operations, and is thought of by many to be the most powerful branch of the United States military. With nearly a half a million soldiers serving in active duty, a generous budget and huge assemblage of the most advanced equipment available today, this is no surprise.
The United States Army’s origins can be traced back to 1775 with the formation of the Continental Army. This organization was established before the United States had officially become a sovereign nation by Congress that was in control at that time to meet the needs of the American Revolutionary War that was currently underway. After the Revolutionary War ended in 1784, Congress formed the United States Army to replace the Continental Army. Since the present day Army evolved from the Contitnental Army, they consider the date of origination to be 1775, rather than 1784.
In the Army there are three main elements: Active Duty (regular army), The Army National Guard and The Army Reserves (both of which are reserve components). Both National Guard and the Reserves are comprised of part time soldiers. These part time soldiers train one time per month throughout the year, and then serve for an additional two to three weeks per year.
Any member of the United States Army is officially classified as a Soldier. Soldiers who enlist in the United States Army display the utmost in physical and emotional strength. They fulfill service to our country by being ready for combat or other missions wherever they are needed at a second’s notice. Army soldiers are prepared at all times, and have a strong sense of purpose that enables them to perform at the highest levels possible.
Today the United States Army has bases and facilities all over the world, and they enjoy a stellar reputation as a premier fighting force.
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