|UNITED STATES ARMY|
THE ARMY HOME PAGE IS FOR PEOPLE WHO SERVE IN THIS BRANCH, THIS WILL HELP SOLDIERS FIND FRIENDS FROM OLD UNITS.
SO MANY HAVE GONE TO HELP AND SOME NEVER RETURNED. WE WANT TO REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES.
The American Army was created on June 14, 1775, when the Continental Congress first authorized the muster of troops to serve under its own authority. Those soldiers came from the provincial forces of the colonies, which were at that time laying siege to Boston.
The Army's fundamental purpose is to fight and win the Nation's wars by establishing conditions for lasting peace through land force dominance. This dominance is established through integration of the complementary capabilities of all the services. With this fundamental purpose in mind, the framers of the Constitution intended that armies were to be raised to "provide for the common defense" and, together with the Navy, to "repel invasion." Throughout the formative years of the Nation, the Army responded-on the frontiers, in the War of 1812, in the War with Mexico-in fulfillment of this role. During the Civil War, the Army was called upon to support another clause of the Constitution, to "suppress insurrection." As the Nation became a colonial power following the Spanish-American War, the Army was called upon to secure and administer new territories.
In the combat operations of the World Wars, in Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf, the Army responded to the call to duty and performed that duty well. To soldiers on the ground, Operations Urgent Fury in Grenada, and Just Cause in Panama were indistinguishable from the combat operations of their forefathers.
Knowing that simply joining the Army demands a willingness to place one's self at risk, many have still joined and made the ultimate sacrifice.