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June 14, 2013 marks the 238th Birthday of the United States Army!
Happy Birthday United States Army!!

Stemming from the conviction that British actions toward the Colonists demanded measures of defense be taken, it was determined continental forces must be unified for what was to become American Liberty.  On June 14, 1775, the Continental Congress authorized the enlistment of ten companies of riflemen to serve the United Colonies in the fight against Great Britain, thus creating the Continental Army.

On June 15, 1775, General George Washington was appointed as the first Commander-in-Chief of these companies, and took formal command in Boston on July 3 of that year.  On June 30, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted the Articles of War and the Revolutionary War officially began at the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775.

The Continental Army won victory over Britain for the independence of our country with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783.  As the war closed, the US began to disband the Continental Army, the majority of said action complete when it was realized the new nation had need of an organized, trained, standing army.  Thus, Congress officially created the United States Army on June 3, 1784. This 'United States Army', which is the Army of today, considers itself the descendant of the Continental Army and dates its inception back to the June 14, 1775 founding date.

Many major recognition dates for this honored branch of the United States Armed Forces would be:

June 14, 1775 - ARMY INFANTRY - The Continental Congress authorized by resolution, ten companies of riflemen.

June 16, 1775 - ADJUTANT GENERALADJUTANT GENERAL - The post of Adjutant General established.

June 16, 1775 - CHIEF ENGINEER FOR THE ARMY - Authority for position established by Continental Congress.

June 16, 1775 - PAY DEPARTMENT - Created on June 16, 1775; became Finance Department, July 1, 1920; became Finance Corps in 1950.

June 16, 1775  - QUARTERMASTER DEPARTMENT - Established June 16, 1775; now named Quartermaster Corps.

July 27, 1775 - ARMY HOSPITAL - Established July 27, 1775; headed by a Director General and a Chief Physician. Medical Department established 1818; Army Nurse Corps February, 2 1901; Dental Corps March 3, 1911; Veterinary Corps June 3, 1916; Medical Service Corps June 30, 1917; Army Medical Specialist Corps April 16, 1947. Medical Department renamed Army Medical Service by Army Organization Act of 1950. Army Medical Service re-designated Army Medical Department, June 4, 1968.

July 29, 1775 - CHAPLAINS - Provision of pay for Chaplains established July 29, 1775; Office of the Chief of Chaplains created in 1920 by National Defense Act.

July 29, 1775 - OFFICE OF JUDGE ADVOCATE - Office created July 29, 1775; Judge Advocate General's Department established 1884; designated Judge Advocate General's Corps in 1948.

November 17, 1775 - AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY and FIELD ARTILLERY - Henry Knox elected Colonel of the Regiment of Artillery on November 17, 1775; regiment entered service formally on January 1, 1776.

December 12, 1776 - CAVALRY - Authorized by Continental Congress December 12, 1776; first continuous mounted service, Regiment of Dragoons, organized 1833.

June 3, 1784 - ARMY REGIMENT - Oldest regular Army infantry regiment, the 3d Infantry Regiment, constituted as First American Regiment.

March 11, 1779 - CORPS OF ENGINEERS - Authorized by Congress on March 11, 1779; became present day Army Corps of Engineers on March 16, 1802.

May 14, 1812 - ORDANCE DEPARTMENT - Established by Congress on May 14, 1812; became Ordnance Corps in 1950.

March 3, 1813 - ADJUTANT GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT - Established March 3, 1813; re-designated Adjutant General's Corps in 1950.

July 4, 1838 - CORPS OF TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS - Authorized by Congress on July 4, 1838; merged with the Corps of Engineers in March of 1863.

June 21, 1860 - SIGNAL DEPARTMENT - Established June 21, 1860, with the appointment of Assistant Surgeon Albert J. Myer to be Signal Officer; authorized by Congress as a separate branch of the Army on March 3, 1863, the Signal Corps.
April 23, 1908 - ARMY RESERVE - created when Senate Bill 1424 passed.

March 5, 1918 - TANK SERVICE - Tank Service formed, March 5, 1918. tracing origin from Cavalry; becomes Armored Force on July 10, 1940; and a permanent branch of the Army in 1950, Armor branch.

June 28, 1918 - CHEMICAL WARFARE SERVICE - Established June 28, 1918; became permanent branch of the Army in 1920 through the National Defense Act; re-designated the Chemical Corps in 1945.

September 26, 1941 - CORPS OF MILITARY POLICE - Regular Provost Marshal General and Military Police Corps established. (Provost Marshal appointed at periodic times since 1776; and Provost Corps utilized as early as 1778.)

May 14, 1942 - WOMEN'S ARMY AUXILIARY CORPS - Celebrated as Women's Army Corps Birthday.

June 19, 1942 - RANGERS - 1st Ranger Battalion activated.

July 31, 1942 - TRANSPORTATION CORPS - Organized, July 31, 1942; prior to that time transportation operations were the responsibility of the Quartermaster General.

July 1, 1962 - MILITARY INTELLIGENCE - Intelligence and Security Branch established in the Army by General Orders No. 38 3July1962, effective July 1, 1962; branch re-designated Military Intelligence, July 1, 1967.

April 12, 1983 - AVIATION - Aviation within the Army became a separate branch on April 12, 1983, as a full member of the Army's combined Arms Team.

April 9, 1987 - SPECIAL FORCES - Special Forces Branch of the Army established April 9, 1987 by General Orders No. 35 19June1987; the first Special Forces units had been formed on June 11, 1952. (Also known as Green Berets.)

August 17, 1955 - CIVIL AFFAIRS - Army Reserve Civil Affairs / Military Government Branch established August 17, 1955; re-designated Civil Affairs Branch October 2, 1959; became basic branch per General Order 29 12January2007.

October 16, 2006 - PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS - Established as a basic branch per General Order 30 12January2007.

January 1, 2008 - LOGISTICS - Established by General Order 6 272007.

The Army has adopted and teaches as basic warrior traits, "The 7 Army Core Values", which are as follows:

LOYALTY – Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit, and fellow Soldiers

DUTY – Fulfill your obligations.

RESPECT – Treat others as they should be treated.

SELFLESS SERVICE – Put the welfare of the nation, the Army, and your subordinates before your own.

HONOR – Live the Army Values.

INTEGRITY – Do what's right, both legally and morally.

PERSONAL COURAGE – Face fear, danger, or adversity, both physical and moral.


~ Rev. Lin






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United States Army Reserve in Connecticut

  • Army Reserves  11 Eagle Rd.  Danbury, CT  06810     Phone: 203-797-0547
  • 94 AG Co Army Band  22 Phelps Rd.  East Windsor, CT  06088     Phone: 860-627-2426
  • 325 Ml Bn (Corps Ops) / 325 HHSC   22 Phelps Rd.  East Windsor, CT  06088     Phone: 860-627-2499
  • 1064 RTU (GS)  180 High St.  Fairfield, CT  06430     Phone: 203-259-7819 ext. 6
  • 325 TC Co Det 1   180 High St.  Fairfield, CT  06430     Phone: 203-259-7819
  • 1205 Rail Opns Bn / CT US Army Reserve Training Center   499 Mile Lane   Middletown, CT  06457     Phone: 860-632-2117
  • 69 AMSA (G)   26 Seemans La   Milford, CT  06460     Phone: 203-878-6829
  • 3423 Ml Det (PD)   200 Wintergreen Ave.  New Haven, CT  06515     Phone: 203-389-7900
  • 344 MP Co (GS)   200 Wintergreen Ave.  New Haven, CT  06515     Phone: 203-389-7934
  • 395 QM Bn (S&S) 200 Wintergreen Ave.  New Haven, CT  06515     Phone: 203-389-7999
  • 395 QM Bn (S&S) HHD  200 Wintergreen Ave.  New Haven, CT  06515     Phone: 203-389-3353
  • 334 QM Bn (POL) / 334 QM Bn (POL) HHD   200 Wintergreen Ave.  New Haven, CT  06515     Phone: 860-627-2499
  • 439 QM Co (-XPTL SUP) 200 Wintergreen Ave.  New Haven, CT  06515     Phone: 203-389-7932
  • 325 Co B TM   50 Lydia St. Ext.   Waterbury, CT  06705     Phone: 203-753-4240  ext. 227
  • 405 Cbt Spt Hosp / 405 HUB CSH / 947 Med Det (F) / 1075 RTU (Long Mgt)   700 South Quaker La   West Hartford, CT  06110     Phone: 860-570-7399
  • 411th Civil Affairs Battalion  11 Eagle Rd.  Danbury, CT  06810     Phone: 203-797-0547

Connecticut Army National Guard Units
  • 103 Opns Gp  /  103 Opns Spt Flt  / 118 Fighter Sqd   100 Nicholson Rd.  East Granby, CT  06026  Phone: 860-292-2355
  • 103 Acft Maint Sqd    100 Nicholson Rd.  East Granby, CT  Phone: 860-292-2415
  • 103 Maint GP / 103 Maint Sqd / 103 Maint Ops Flt    100 Nicholson Rd.  East Granby, CT  06026   Phone: 860-292-2517
  • 103 Security Forces Sqd   100 Nicholson Rd.  East Granby, CT  06026    Phone: 860-292-2457
  • 103 Medical Gp   100 Nicholson Rd.  East Granby, CT  06026    Phone: 860-292-2861
  • 103 Log Readiness Sqd   100 Nicholson Rd.  East Granby, CT  06026    Phone: 860-292-2519
  • 103 Civil Engr Sqd   100 Nicholson Rd.  East Granby, CT  06026    Phone: 860-292-2470
  • 103 Mission Spt Gp / 103 Comm Flt  /  103 Svcs Flt / 103 Mission Spt Flt   100 Nicholson Rd.  East Granby, CT  06026    Phone: 860-292-2349
  • 104 Fighter WIng   100 Nicholson Rd.  East Granby, CT  06026    Phone: 860-292-2355
  • 103 Air Control Sqd   206 Boston Post Rd.  Orange, CT  06477     Phone: 860-292-2914





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I am an American Soldier.
I am a Warrior and a member of a team.
I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.
I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.
I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.
I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American Soldier.

Cadet Creed

I am an Army Cadet, soon I will take an oath to become an Army officer. Committed to defending the values which makes this nation great.  Honor is my touchtone.  I understand mission first and people always.

I am the past, the spirit of those warriors who have made the final sacrifice.

I am the present, the scholar and apprentice soldier enhancing my skills in the science of warfare and the art of leadership.

But above all I am the future, the future warrior leader of the United States Army.  May God give me the compassion and judgment to lead and the gallantry in battle to win.

The Seven Army Values

Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. constitution, the Army, and other soldiers.
Be loyal to the nation and its heritage.

Fulfill your obligations.
Accept responsibility for your own actions and those entrusted to your care.
Find opportunities to improve oneself for the good of the group.

Rely upon the golden rule.
How we consider others reflects upon each of us, both personally and as a professional organization.

Selfless Service
Put the welfare of the nation, the Army, and your subordinates before your own.
Selfless service leads to organizational teamwork and encompasses discipline, self-control and faith in the system.

Live up to all the Army values.

Do what is right, legally and morally.
Be willing to do what is right even when no one is looking.
It is our "moral compass" an inner voice.

Personal Courage
Our ability to face fear, danger, or adversity, both physical and moral courage.

"The Army Goes Rolling Along" - The army Song

Intro: March along, sing our song, with the Army of the free
Count the brave, count the true, who have fought to victory
We’re the Army and proud of our name
We’re the Army and proudly proclaim

Verse: First to fight for the right,
And to build the Nation’s might,
And The Army Goes Rolling Along
Proud of all we have done,
Fighting till the battle’s won,
And the Army Goes Rolling Along.

Refrain: Then it’s Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Army’s on its way.
Count off the cadence loud and strong (TWO! THREE!)
For where e’er we go,
You will always know
That The Army Goes Rolling Along.

Verse: Valley Forge, Custer’s ranks,
San Juan Hill and Patton’s tanks,
And the Army went rolling along
Minute men, from the start,
Always fighting from the heart,
And the Army keeps rolling along.

Verse: Men in rags, men who froze,
Still that Army met its foes,
And the Army went rolling along.
Faith in God, then we’re right,
And we’ll fight with all our might,
As the Army keeps rolling along.

Army Civilian Corps Creed

  • I am an Army Civilian - a member of the Army Team
  • I am dedicated to our Army, our Soldiers and Civilians
  • I will always support the mission
  • I provide stability and continuity during war and peace
  • I support and defend the Constitution of the United States and consider it an honor to serve our Nation and our Army
  • I live the Army values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage
  • I am an Army Civilian













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