WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and co-chair of the Senate Army Caucus, today announced the passage of his bi-partisan resolution (S.Res.590) co-sponsored by Senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), “celebrating the 233rd birthday of the Army and commending the men and women of the Army as exceptional individuals who live by the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage.” The Army’s birthday is Saturday, June 14th, 2008.
“The commitment and duty of the Army soldiers who have risked their lives to preserve our freedom have left a lasting mark on this nation,” Senator Inhofe said. “During the Army’s 233 year history, tens of thousands of these brave men and women have selflessly served on distant battlefields to keep our nation safe. I am particularly proud of the Oklahomans who have served in the Army on behalf of our nation, and take great pride in representing our soldiers at Fort Sill and McAlester, as well as the many Reservists and Guardsmen and women across the state. I salute them for their service to this country.
“As this nation continues to fight in the Global War on Terror, the Army has been key to providing the military the capabilities it needs to persist in its struggle for liberty and democracy. Through the efforts of the U.S. Army, the world has been made a more secure, prosperous, and better place for all of mankind. The courage and dedication of these soldiers and their families are an inspiration to us all, and may the rest of us endeavor to be ‘Army Strong’ in our own lives,” Inhofe concluded.
For more information on the Army’s birthday, please visit: http://www.army.mil/birthday/233/
Today, Senator Inhofe will also participate in the rollout of the Army’s Future Combat Systems Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C) on Wednesday, June 11, 2008. For more information on the NLOS-C, please visit this link.