How do you celebrate your Army’s birthday?

Soldiers enjoy Army birthday cake in the Pentagon courtyard, June 14, 2010. (Photo by Danny Spatchek)

Soldiers magazine wants to know how current and former Soldiers across the globe celebrate the Army’s birthday.

We will be publishing the one and only print issue for 2012 in June, just in time for the Army’s 237th birthday, and we want to feature your stories and photos of Army birthdays past.

Submissions should be no more than 400 words, and should include a high-resolution image of the Army birthday event described. If you don’t have an image of the event, you can use a high-resolution image of yourself in uniform. Don’t forget to include descriptions of the images as well as a credit for the photographer. We aren’t looking for full-length feature articles – just your Army birthday stories in your own words.

You can send your submissions and/or questions to the Soldiers magazine editor at — be sure to list your full name, rank and unit in the email, and use “My Army birthday” in the subject line. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 17. We can’t tell the Army’s story without your story!


  1. I celebrate the Army’s birthday by having a delicious breakfast— grits, bacon, Real Eggs, toast ( french toast if you do desire) and some fesh squeezed oj!!!