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United States Army
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US Army, USA, Continental Army


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Base of Operations
Various military bases and facilities

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The United States Army is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is designated as the Army of the United States of America in the U.S. Constitution.


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The modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army which was formed to fight in the American Revolutionary War against the British Army. After the war, the newly formed nation created the United States Army on 3 June 1784.

War of 1812

The War of 1812, the second and last war between the USA and Great Britain, had mixed results.

Mexican–American War

The war with the Mexican Army lasted from 1846 to 1848. The war lead to the acquisition of the states of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming and New Mexico.

American Civil War

In 1860 eleven pro-slavery southern states secede from Union and form Confederate States of America, triggering civil war with the northern states. In 1865 the Confederate Army was defeated uniting the union once again.[1]

Spanish-American War

Although most of the key battles of the war against the Spanish Empire was won by the U.S. Navy. The army defeated Spain in land campaigns in Cuba. After the U.S. victory, Cuba, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines came under control of the United States. Following that war, the American created the military base Guantanamo Bay.[2]

Boxer Rebellion

In 1899 A.D., U.S. troops intervened in the Boxer Rebellion in China.[3]

World War I

In 1917 A.D. the United States joins World War I.[2]

World War II

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Soldiers during WWII

In 1941 A.D. Japanese warplanes attack U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii. The U.S. declared war on Japan; Germany declared war on U.S., which thereafter intervenes on a massive scale in World War II.

At the end of 1941 the U.S. Military began Project:Rebirth which created the Super-Soldier Serum that turned Steve Rogers into Captain America. Throughout the war, Cap and his partner Bucky Barnes[4] fought alongside infantry and with a group of heroes known as the Invaders.[5] In 1943, U.S. Government forcibly recruited 300 African-American soldiers to serve as test subjects to recreate the Super Soldier Serum; however, only one man survived the gruesome process; Isaiah Bradley.[6]

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Invasion of Normandy

In 1945 the closing months of World War II, Captain America and Bucky were both presumed dead in an explosion.[7] Later in 1945, the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki which led to Japan's surrender.

Cold War

After World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union directly threatened each other with nuclear weapons. This period of time is referred to as The Cold War. The countries never actually fought but did fund and support wars over a 40 year period.

Korean War

In 1950, the Korean War began. When North Korea invaded South Korea following a series of clashes along the border. The United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South.[8]

Vietnam War

The Vietnam War lasted from 1954 to 1975 it involved the deployment of U.S. troops to Vietnam to fight the communist insurgence. In 1973 North Vietnam and South Vietnam continue fighting but without significant U.S. involvement. It ended with communist victory in 1975 with the fall of Saigon (later renamed Ho Chi Minh City).[9]

Gulf War

In 1991, The Gulf War is waged in the Middle East, by a U.N.-authorized coalition force from thirty-four nations, led by the U.S. and United Kingdom, against Saddam Hussein's Iraqi forces.[10]

Iraq War

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Cap leading the troops

United States President George W. Bush declared a "War on Terror" which also saw the U.S. Army invade Iraq and oust their leader Saddam Hussein, beginning the Iraq War.

War in Afghanistan

At the same time they also invaded Afghanistan, beginning the War in Afghanistan. This led to American forces installing a new government and attempting to stabilize the region, while clashing with the forces of the terrorist organizations Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

Modern Age

The U.S. army have experimented with the Gamma Bomb, which resulted in Bruce Banner becoming the Hulk,[11]



Equipment: * Devastator
Transportation: Tanks, war planes, convoys, helicopters, battle ships.

Weapons: Rifles, machine guns, shot guns, bazookas, missiles, bombs, etc.

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