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    'Earn Your Cake' Campaign Commemorates 241-year-old heritage



    Story by Wayne Hall 

    Office of the Chief of Public Affairs

    WASHINGTON (June 7, 2016) – The U.S. Army will kick off the “Earn Your Cake” campaign June 7 with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey encouraging troops to join him in celebrating the Army’s 241st Birthday by completing a physical fitness activity and posting it on social media to highlight the importance of a healthy lifestyle in the Army.

    “PT might not be the most important thing you do that day, but it is the most important thing you do every day in the Army,” Dailey said.

    The #EarnYourCake campaign is a social media-based effort to encourage physical fitness activities among soldiers, their families, civilians and supporters in conjunction with the Army’s Birthday celebrated on June 14.

    “Functional fitness is an integral part of Army readiness and contributes to the successful execution of our missions,” Undersecretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy said.

    All members of the Army family are encouraged to upload photos, videos, and comments using the #EarnYourCake on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to show us how you’ll earn your cake in celebration of the Army’s 241st Birthday.

    “In the Army, we don’t just get to eat cake. You got to earn it.” Dailey said. “And you do that through good, realistic, tough, demanding physical fitness training.”

    An average piece of chocolate cake with chocolate frosting contains roughly 240 calories, and would require a person roughly 25 minutes of running at a 10-minute-mile pace to burn off that piece of cake.

    For more information about the history of the Army and Army Birthday events around the world, visit or contact Wayne Hall at



    Date Taken: 06.07.2016
    Date Posted: 06.07.2016 16:33
    Story ID: 200255
    Location: US

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