The U.S. Army turns 233, by George, on Saturday.
Fort Benning, which turns 90 in September, will mark the Army's birthday with several events on Friday.
Fort Benning Child and Youth Services will host birthday parties at each of the child development centers on post. At each party, the children will be read the book "Happy 233rd Birthday Army," a new book published to help children better understand Army history and their role in the Army family.
The post's big bash is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Infantry Hall.
The ceremony will include remarks by post commander, Maj. Gen. Walter Wojdakowski, who will speak about the significance of the Army birthday and why it is celebrated. Afterward, a birthday cake will be cut by both the youngest serving active-duty Soldier and the oldest serving active-duty Soldier assigned to Fort Benning.