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U.S. Army celebrates 238th birthday

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – U.S. Army Capt. Paul Sneller, 614th Air and Space Operation Center officer and organizer of the event, speaks during a cake cutting in celebration of the U.S. Army’s 238th birthday here Friday, June 14, 2013. According to the official Army website, 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. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – U.S. Army Capt. Paul Sneller, 614th Air and Space Operation Center officer and organizer of the event, speaks during a cake cutting in celebration of the U.S. Army’s 238th birthday here Friday, June 14, 2013. According to the official Army website, 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. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Tradition dictates that the oldest soldier Lt. Col. Aaron Luck, Joint Functional Component Command for Space chief of force enhancement, and the youngest, Staff Sgt.  Daniel Pineda, 614th Air and Space Operation Center member, cuts the U.S. Army birthday cake here Friday, June 14, 2013. The U.S. Army was born on June 14, 1775, was leaderless until July 3, 1775 and since then has grown to become a major fighting force built upon professional men and women ready and willing to serve their country and its people.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Tradition dictates that the oldest soldier Lt. Col. Aaron Luck, Joint Functional Component Command for Space chief of force enhancement, and the youngest, Staff Sgt. Daniel Pineda, 614th Air and Space Operation Center member, cuts the U.S. Army birthday cake here Friday, June 14, 2013. The U.S. Army was born on June 14, 1775, was leaderless until July 3, 1775 and since then has grown to become a major fighting force built upon professional men and women ready and willing to serve their country and its people. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – U.S. Army Lt. Col. Aaron Luck’s, Joint Functional Component Command for Space chief of force enhancement, sword is placed near the U.S. Army birthday cake during a birthday party ceremony here Friday, June 14, 2013. The U.S. Army was born on June 14, 1775 and from that auspicious start has become a major fighting force built upon professional men and women ready and willing to serve their country and its people. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – U.S. Army Lt. Col. Aaron Luck’s, Joint Functional Component Command for Space chief of force enhancement, sword is placed near the U.S. Army birthday cake during a birthday party ceremony here Friday, June 14, 2013. The U.S. Army was born on June 14, 1775 and from that auspicious start has become a major fighting force built upon professional men and women ready and willing to serve their country and its people. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)