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Army celebrates 237th birthday

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Team V members look over weapons used by the U.S. Army during the 237th Army Birthday Celebration at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, June 14, 2012. Founded in 1775, the U.S. Army has grown from an amateur force of colonial freedom fighters to a professional force of more than one million soldiers fighting terrorism worldwide and providing support for international operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Team V members look over weapons used by the U.S. Army during the 237th Army Birthday Celebration at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, June 14, 2012. Founded in 1775, the U.S. Army has grown from an amateur force of colonial freedom fighters to a professional force of more than one million soldiers fighting terrorism worldwide and providing support for international operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Army Sgt. 1st Class Eddie Gunnoe, Joint Space Operations Center noncommissioned officer in charge of operations, and his daughter Rebekkah, age 8, talk about the Army seal on a cake during the 237th Army Birthday Celebration at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, June 14, 2012. Founded in 1775, the U.S. Army has grown from an amateur force of colonial freedom fighters to a professional force of more than one million soldiers fighting terrorism worldwide and providing support for international operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Army Sgt. 1st Class Eddie Gunnoe, Joint Space Operations Center noncommissioned officer in charge of operations, and his daughter Rebekkah, age 8, talk about the Army seal on a cake during the 237th Army Birthday Celebration at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, June 14, 2012. Founded in 1775, the U.S. Army has grown from an amateur force of colonial freedom fighters to a professional force of more than one million soldiers fighting terrorism worldwide and providing support for international operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Team V members enjoy a birthday celebration video during the 237th Army Birthday Celebration at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, June 14, 2012.Founded in 1775, the U.S. Army has grown from an amateur force of colonial freedom fighters to a professional force of more than one million soldiers fighting terrorism worldwide and providing support for international operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Team V members enjoy a birthday celebration video during the 237th Army Birthday Celebration at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, June 14, 2012.Founded in 1775, the U.S. Army has grown from an amateur force of colonial freedom fighters to a professional force of more than one million soldiers fighting terrorism worldwide and providing support for international operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Army Sgt. Daniel Pineda, a Joint Space Operation Center space communications technician, and Maj. Craig Blando, a Joint Function Component Command Space plans officer, cut the cake during the 237th Army Birthday Celebration at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, June 14, 2012. Founded in 1775, the U.S. Army has grown from an amateur force of colonial freedom fighters to a professional force of more than one million soldiers fighting terrorism worldwide and providing support for international operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Army Sgt. Daniel Pineda, a Joint Space Operation Center space communications technician, and Maj. Craig Blando, a Joint Function Component Command Space plans officer, cut the cake during the 237th Army Birthday Celebration at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, June 14, 2012. Founded in 1775, the U.S. Army has grown from an amateur force of colonial freedom fighters to a professional force of more than one million soldiers fighting terrorism worldwide and providing support for international operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Army Sgt. Daniel Pineda, a Joint Space Operation Center space communications technician, and Maj. Craig Blando, a Joint Function Component Command Space plans officer, cut the cake during the 237th Army Birthday Celebration at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, June 14, 2012. Founded in 1775, the U.S. Army has grown from an amateur force of colonial freedom fighters to a professional force of more than one million soldiers fighting terrorism worldwide and providing support for international operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Army Sgt. Daniel Pineda, a Joint Space Operation Center space communications technician, and Maj. Craig Blando, a Joint Function Component Command Space plans officer, cut the cake during the 237th Army Birthday Celebration at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, June 14, 2012. Founded in 1775, the U.S. Army has grown from an amateur force of colonial freedom fighters to a professional force of more than one million soldiers fighting terrorism worldwide and providing support for international operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Army Capt. James Kirby, a Joint Function Component Command Space policy analyst, serves cake during the 237th Army Birthday Celebration at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, June 14, 2012. Founded in 1775, the U.S. Army has grown from an amateur force of colonial freedom fighters to a professional force of more than one million soldiers fighting terrorism worldwide and providing support for international operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Army Capt. James Kirby, a Joint Function Component Command Space policy analyst, serves cake during the 237th Army Birthday Celebration at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, June 14, 2012. Founded in 1775, the U.S. Army has grown from an amateur force of colonial freedom fighters to a professional force of more than one million soldiers fighting terrorism worldwide and providing support for international operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)