WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and the co-chair of the Senate Army Caucus, joined our nation’s troops and Members of Congress to commemorate the 235th birthday of the U.S. Army.

“I am honored to celebrate the 235th birthday of the United States Army with the brave servicemen and women who selflessly defend our great nation,” said Inhofe. “Since 1775, soldiers enlisted in the United States Army have risked their lives to protect Americans at home and abroad.  As I recently witnessed firsthand the successes of our nation's military in Iraq, it is clear that the same character and fortitude that led to such great sacrifices in the past is still alive and well in today's members of the United States Army.   Their tremendous work in making the world a safer place is invaluable, and for this we owe a debt of gratitude.”