Celebrating Diversity during African American History Month

Every February, the U.S. celebrates the tremendous contributions of African Americans to our great nation. This year, the theme of African American History month is The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.

Today’s Army stands on the sacrifices of African American Soldiers who have defended our nation since the revolutionary war, and have built a legacy of honor, courage and professionalism. Historical all-Black fighting groups, like the “Harlem Hellfighters” of New York’s 369th Infantry Regiment, the “Triple Nickels” of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion and the “Black Panthers” of the 761st Tank Battalion, continue to inspire future generations.

African American Soldiers and Army civilians are critical members of our diverse team today as we embrace and celebrate our unique differences that maximize individual talent, increase morale and enhance military effectiveness – regardless of race, creed or color – for a strong Army. We are dedicated to ensuring equality for all Soldiers, civilians, and family members.

Read more about the service and sacrifices African American service men and women.