June 14, 2013
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and co-chair of the Senate Army Caucus, today in celebration of the 238th birthday of the Army, commended the men and women of our all-volunteer Army for their valued service.
“During the Army’s 238 year history, millions of soldiers have selflessly served on distant battlefields to keep our nation safe,” said Inhofe. “These resilient individuals live by the Army core values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. I greatly admire the Oklahomans who have served on behalf of our nation. As an Army veteran, it is an honor to represent our soldiers at Ft. Sill and McAlester, as well as the many Reservists and Guardsmen and women across the state. This year’s Army birthday is especially memorable as this year also marks the 60th anniversary of the Korean War and the 40th anniversary of our Armed Services’ all-volunteer force.
"I have been especially fortunate in my position on the Senate Armed Services Committee to have visited several Army installations and thousands of soldiers serving around the world, including those serving in combat in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The courage and dedication shown by these soldiers, and their families, serve as inspiration to us all. Today, we celebrate the proud legacy that our soldiers in the Army have carried during the past 238 years, in which they have done everything our country has asked of them, and more.”