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June 13, 2014

Inhofe Wishes the U.S. Army a Happy 239th Birthday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and co-chair of the Senate Army Caucus, today released the following statement in recognition of the 239th birthday of the U.S. Army: 

“Since 1775, the United States has relied on the Army to fight and preserve the freedoms and values that we cherish as a nation. Our Army is the best trained and most experienced landforce ever assembled. Today, more than 1.1 million soldiers serve in active, guard, and reserve units, including approximately 85,000 soldiers that are stationed in nearly 150 countries around the world. I am honored to have the privilege to support the Army through my position on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and to regularly visit our soldiers serving in Oklahoma and around the world, including my visit to Afghanistan in January. Our soldiers embody the best our nation has to offer, and we owe them a debt of gratitude that can never fully be repaid. Happy 239th Birthday to our Army, and the soldiers and their families that make it a crucial component of the best all-volunteer force in the world.”            

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