The U.S. Army has no shortage of amazing photos. The only hard part of making a list like this is choosing which ones to include.
The history of the U.S. Army goes back further than the nation itself. While the Army as we know it today was established by America’s Congress of the Confederation on June 3, 1784, the branch’s roots reach back further, to the establishment of the Continental Army on June 14, 1775. As a result, the U.S. Army isn’t just the biggest branch in the U.S. military, it’s also the most senior, beating out the Marine Corps by about five months.
All told, the U.S. Army’s modern fighting force includes more than a million troops broken up into the regular Army, the Army National Guard, and the U.S. Army Reserves, and it uses those numbers to maintain a global presence.
So without further ado, check out these amazing Army photos taken over the past year!