Salutes & Awards

June 21, 2013

Air Force leaders congratulate Army on 238 years

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WASHINGTON, D.C — Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody recognized the Army on its 238th birthday, June 14.

Donley wrote a letter to the secretary of the Army stating:
“Congratulations on the U.S. Army’s 238th birthday. The U.S. Air Force joins you in celebrating Army heritage and in paying tribute to the Soldiers whose unwavering dedication to the profession of arms has protected our Nation since the American Revolution.

“America’s Airmen salute you and wish you the best on the Army’s birthday and in the years ahead. Thank you for all you do to lead a force of Soldiers, families and civilians that is truly Army Strong.”

Welsh wrote a letter to the chief of staff of the Army stating:
“Happy birthday to the U.S. Army and best wishes to you and all the Soldiers serving our Nation. For 238 years, great Soldiers have fought and sacrificed bravely for our country and its ideals. Today’s Soldiers continue to uphold these hallowed traditions.
The men and women of the U.S. Air Force are honored to serve alongside the U.S. Army as we defend our Nation’s freedom and preserve its liberty. America’s Airmen salute you.”

Cody wrote a letter to the sergeant major of the Army stating:
“On behalf of the 690,000 men and women in the U.S. Air Force, I wish a Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army. We are extremely proud of your 238 years of dedicated service to our great nation.

“From the days of the Continental Army to current day operations in Afghanistan, America’s Soldiers have proven to be strong, professional partners in the Joint fight. We are honored to serve alongside our Army brothers and sisters in defense of our great Nation.

“America’s Airmen wish you the best as you celebrate another year.”




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