|Air Force||September 18, 1947 - present|
|Army||June 3, 1784 - present|
|U.S. Army Air Forces||June 20, 1941 - September 18, 1947|
|U.S. Army Air Corps||July 2, 1926 - June 20, 1941|
|Air Service, U.S. Army||May 24, 1918 - July 2, 1926|
|Division of Military Aeronautics||May 20, 1918 - May 24, 1918|
|Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps||July 18, 1914 - May 20, 1918|
|Aeronautical Division, U.S. Signal Corps||August 1, 1907 - July 18, 1914|
|Continental Army||June 14, 1775 - June 3, 1784|
|Coast Guard||August 4, 1790 - present|
|Marines||November 10, 1775 - present|
|Continental Marines||November 10, 1775|
|Navy||October 13, 1775 - present|
|Continental Navy||October 13, 1775|
Founded in 1954
Colorado Springs, CO
Founded in 1802
Founded in 1876
New London, CT
Founded in 1845
Marine Corps officers are selected from among Naval Academy graduates.
Founded in 1845
CVN 72 - USS Abraham Lincoln
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
President Abraham Lincoln
19 November 1863