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Army SealThe Army's mission is to fight and win our Nation's wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders.

The Army is composed of two distinct and equally important parts: the active component and the reserve components. The reserve components are the United States Army Reserve and the Army National Guard.

Regardless of component, the Army conducts both operational and institutional missions:

  • The operational Army consists of numbered armies, corps, divisions, brigades and battalions that conduct full spectrum operations around the world.
  • The institutional Army supports the operational Army. Institutional organizations provide the infrastructure necessary to raise, train, equip, deploy and ensure the readiness of all Army forces. The training base provides military skills and professional education to every soldier as well as members of sister services and allied forces. It also allows the Army to expand rapidly in time of war.
  • The industrial base provides world-class equipment and logistics for the Army. Army installations provide the power-projection platforms required to deploy land forces promptly and to support combatant commanders. Once these forces are deployed, the institutional Army provides the logistics needed to support them.

— from the website www.army.mil.




The Army Goes Rolling Along
The official United States Army Song
Based on "The Caissons Go Rolling Along"
by Brigadier General E.L. Gruber


March along, sing our song, with the Army of the free
Count the brave, count the true, who have fought to victory
We're the Army and proud of our name
We're the Army and proudly proclaim

First to fight for the right,
And to build the Nation's might,
And The Army Goes Rolling Along
Proud of all we have done,
Fighting till the battle's won,
And the Army Goes Rolling Along.

Then it's Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Army's on its way.
Count off the cadence loud and strong (TWO! THREE!)
For where e'er we go,
You will always know
That The Army Goes Rolling Along.

Valley Forge, Custer's ranks,
San Juan Hill and Patton's tanks,
And the Army went rolling along
Minute men, from the start,
Always fighting from the heart,
And the Army keeps rolling along.

Then it's Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Army's on its way.
Count off the cadence loud and strong (TWO! THREE!)
For where e'er we go,
You will always know
That The Army Goes Rolling Along.

Men in rags, men who froze,
Still that Army met its foes,
And the Army went rolling along.
Faith in God, then we're right,
And we'll fight with all our might,
As the Army keeps rolling along.

Then it's Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Army's on its way.
Count off the cadence loud and strong (TWO! THREE!)
For where e'er we go,
You will always know
That The Army Goes Rolling Along.


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