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VAFB celebrates the Army’s 244th Birthday

Members of Vandenberg Air Force Base gather to celebrate the Army’s Birthday June 14, 2019, at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. On 14 June, 1775, the U.S. Army was founded when the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of expert riflemen to serve the United Colonies for one year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Members of Vandenberg Air Force Base gather to celebrate the Army’s Birthday June 14, 2019, at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. On 14 June, 1775, the U.S. Army was founded when the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of expert riflemen to serve the United Colonies for one year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

U.S. Army Sergeant Amelia Roman, Gold Coast recruiter, cuts the cake during an Army Birthday celebration June 14, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. As part of tradition, one of the oldest and youngest soldiers cut the cake during the annual event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

U.S. Army Sergeant Amelia Roman, Gold Coast recruiter, cuts the cake during an Army Birthday celebration June 14, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. As part of tradition, one of the oldest and youngest soldiers cut the cake during the annual event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Bryan Shrank, Joint Force Component Command Space deputy director, speaks during an Army Birthday celebration June 14, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. From its beginnings as an amateur force of colonial troops, cobbled together from various militia, to its status today as the largest branch in the U.S. military, the Army has been established for 244 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Bryan Shrank, Joint Force Component Command Space deputy director, speaks during an Army Birthday celebration June 14, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. From its beginnings as an amateur force of colonial troops, cobbled together from various militia, to its status today as the largest branch in the U.S. military, the Army has been established for 244 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

U.S. Army Sergeant Amelia Roman, Gold Coast recruiter, cuts the cake during an Army Birthday celebration June 14, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. As part of tradition, one of the oldest and youngest soldiers cut the cake during the annual event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

U.S. Army Sergeant Amelia Roman, Gold Coast recruiter, cuts the cake during an Army Birthday celebration June 14, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. As part of tradition, one of the oldest and youngest soldiers cut the cake during the annual event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

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