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The U.S. Army was created on June 3, 1784 by the Congress of the Confederation at the end of the Revolutionary War. "To fight and win America's wars," the Army exists to organize, equip, and train forces “for the conduct of prompt and sustained combat operations on land.”
The U.S. Army operates with an active component and two reserve components: the United States Army Reserve and the Army National Guard. There are just under 500,000 soldiers serving actively in the U.S. Army today and another 550,000 serving in the reserve components.
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The U.S. Army uses many different types of equipment. Learn about the vehicles, aircraft, weapons systems, and technology the Army utilizes to carry out missions and defend the United States.
Looking to join one of Americas elite fighting forces? Learn everything you need to know about joining the United States Army. Find out what you can expect when you join the Army, information on Army jobs, and physical fitness standards to get you started with a successful career as a soldier.
Learn about Army Special Pay. In addition to a soldier's basic pay they may receive special pay and incentives pay. Army Special Pay can vary depending on occupation, specific assignments, and geographic location.