Happy 209th Birthday to the Ordnance Corps.
Here are some social media links:
Official website: https://goordnance.army.mil/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USAODCorps/ (Birthday video on their Facebook page)
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/USAODS/
Link to Army Military Unit Birthdays: https://history.army.mil/faq/branches.htm. Have to scroll down a bit for the Ordnance Corps.
Ordnance Corps, May 14, 1812
The Ordnance Department was established by act of Congress on May 14, 1812. During the Revolutionary War, ordnance material was under supervision of the Board of War and Ordnance. Numerous shifts in duties and responsibilities have occurred in the Ordnance Corps since colonial times. It acquired its present designation in 1950.