The U.S. Army celebrates its 246th birthday this year.

An Army birthday celebration is set for Monday, June 14 at Segra Stadium, as the City of Fayetteville helps honor 246 years of the U.S. Army.

The celebration is planned for 1 p.m., at the Woodpeckers stadium in Downtown Fayetteville, and is presented by the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the Association of the United States Army (Braxton Bragg Chapter), Fort Bragg, the City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County.

“Whenever our nation has called, the United States Army has answered, and today, we celebrate the continued service, strength, professionalism and bravery that our soldiers have demonstrated for 246 years,” N.C. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretary of Military Affairs Ariel Aponte said in a release. “In North Carolina – home to Fort Bragg, the largest U.S. Army base by population – we honor our Soldiers and Army Civilians, including those service members who made the ultimate sacrifice, and their families. It is because of their steadfast determination the Army will proudly celebrate many more birthdays in the future – and we will stand proudly by their side.”

Here’s a little more info on the history of the great U.S. Army that we’re proud to have at Fort Bragg.

Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.