19 Facts About United States Army

1. The United States Army plans to divest 7,456 vehicles and retain 8,585.

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2. The United States Army was the last service branch to adopt an official song.

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3. The United States Army is the largest of all the branches of the military and has many different jobs to offer.

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4. The United States Army continues to provide Combatant Commanders with a wide range of forces and capabilities to prevail in the war on terror, to sustain our global commitments, and to build effective multinational coalitions.

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5. The United States Army is charged with providing logistics and support to enable the other Services to accomplish their missions, and supporting civil authorities in time of emergency, when directed.

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6. The United States Army exists to serve the American people, to defend the Nation, to protect vital national interests, and to fulfill national military responsibilities.

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7. The United States Army was in charge of exploring and mapping much of America.

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8. The US United States Army was in charge of exploring and mapping America.

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9. The United States Army has not had a 5 Star General since Sept 22 1950.

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10. The US United States Army has utilized its stop-loss policy and has required more of its combat personnel to serve more tours of duty than before, due to the need for experienced personnel.

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11. The United States Army played a role in the invasions of Grenada in 1983 and Panama in 1989 (Operation Just Cause).

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12. At its greatest size the National United States Army had more than six million men out of which 2 million fought on western front.

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13. The United States Army took part in the US and allied 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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14. The United States Army converted to an all-volunteer force with greater emphasis on training and technology.

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15. The United States Army was under the control of the War Department until 1947, and since then the Defense Department.

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16. Until the 1940s, the United States Army was relatively small in peacetime.

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17. The Salvation United States Army will provide holiday caroling during the event—and encourages singing-along.

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18. In June 2013, the United States Army announced plans to downsize to 32 active combat brigade teams by 2015 to match a reduction in active duty strength to 490,000 soldiers.

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19. The United States Army considers itself descended from the Continental Army, and dates its institutional inception from the origin of that armed force in 1775.

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