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Fort Stewart celebrates U.S. Army's 239th birthday

FORT STEWART (WTOC) -

The U.S. Army turns 239 years old on Saturday, but the celebration is already underway at Fort Stewart.

Keeping with tradition, the oldest and youngest Third Infantry Division soldiers got to cut the cake.

"Well, being that I'm from a military family, I've been around the Army birthday a lot, and it's really cool," said Pfc. Reuven Miranda, the youngest Third ID soldier. "It's a really nice traditional and all."

The festivities got started with a four mile run on Friday morning. All Third ID units from Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield and Kelly Hill- Fort Benning participated.

They all ran in their brigades and as each one crossed the finish line they were saluted, and in many cases high-fived.

Soldiers also shot off a canon as each brigade completed the race.

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