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Provisional Corps Vietnam
Feb 10, 2012
During the Vietnam Conflict, many U.S. Servicemen served in the Provisional Corps Vietnam (PCV) or were in units that made up PCV in 1968. After the conflict, when these soldiers sought copies of their individual records and unit operational histories, they would often be told there was no record of their units or of where they had served in Vietnam.
Christmas in the "Old Army"
Dec 10, 2011
"Dum Vivimus, Viamus." ("let us live while we live, i.e., let us enjoy life")
History Shapes Current Operations
May 13, 2011
The Spanish-American War: The Forgotten Beginning of Waging Modern War
Apr 8, 2011
"THE LAST SOLDIERS -- THE LASTING SOLDIERS"
Mar 14, 2011
The Harsh Realities of Warfare
Feb 14, 2011
The United States successfully seized the strategic initiative from the Japanese in the Guadalcanal Campaign in the Solomon Islands, August 1942-February 1943.
Army History and Heritage
Jan 13, 2011
The Eggnog Riot
Dec 22, 2010
Christmas at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School
Dec 17, 2010
An Army of Firsts
Dec 13, 2010
Pershing's Decision: How the United States Fought its First Modern Coalition War
Dec 10, 2010
An Army of Firsts
Dec 3, 2010
Greene Takes Command
Nov 24, 2010
The Tokyo Trials
Nov 18, 2010
Combating Cold Korea
Nov 10, 2010
Battle of San Jacinto
Nov 5, 2010
The Island is Missing!
Oct 28, 2010
Standoff in Berlin, October 1961
Oct 22, 2010
Bring on the Buffalo
Oct 15, 2010
The Influence of Command: General George C. Marshall As Mentor
Oct 6, 2010
General of the Armies George C. Marshall served successively as Army Chief of Staff during World War II, Secretary of State during the early years of the Cold War, and Secretary of Defense during the Korean War. By the time of his passing on October 16, 1959, he was universally recognized as one of America's greatest strategic leaders of the 20th Century.
The Island: Not A Vacation Destination
Oct 1, 2010
Still the Forgotten War
Sep 24, 2010
"READ ALL ABOUT IT"
Sep 17, 2010
The Army response to Hurricane Katrina
Sep 10, 2010
By the time Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005, America's military was mobilizing for emergency response. Almost 10,000 National Guard troops were on the ground in Louisiana and Mississippi.
"At Eutaw Springs the Valiant Died"
Sep 5, 2010
"At Eutaw Springs the Valiant Died"
Sep 3, 2010
Schwerpunkt at Fismette, August 27, 1918
Aug 27, 2010
28th Infantry Division on the Western Front.
Fortune Favors the Brave
Aug 13, 2010
Of this are heroes made!
In the Finest Traditions of the U.S. Cavalry.
Aug 6, 2010
The stand of the 112th Cavalry Regiment at the Driniumor River on the island of New Guinea helped save the American drive to the Philippines.
Warfare's New Dimension
Jul 31, 2010
The Atomic Age!
"Operation COBRA and the Breakout at Normandy,"
Jul 22, 2010
Aca,!A"Queer feelingAca,!"sitting, waitingAca,!"waiting for God knows whatAca,!A?
The U.S. Army's International Debut: Battle at the River Marne
Jul 16, 2010
"...our guns opened up one continuous roar.... "
A Successful Failure
Jul 8, 2010
Washington's "Flying Camp."
The Left Division Trains to Deliver a Right Hook
Jul 1, 2010
"a mere matter of marching"
Air Bridge to Freedom.
Jun 22, 2010
Breaching the Wall: the Soviet Blockade and the Allied Rescue of Berlin
The Art of War and the War of Art
Jun 16, 2010
The Nazi pillaging of art and the Allied effort to return it
From Germans to Desegregation
Jun 11, 2010
Ethnicity in the U.S. Army
Macabebes and Moros
Jun 4, 2010
Serving the Army and the Nation for over 250 Years
May 26, 2010
The histories of multiple branches of the Army-artillery, cavalry, medical-are part of the story of one of the oldest Army posts.
Emory Upton changes U.S Army Tactics
May 21, 2010
"He was incontestably the best tactician of either army" Major General James H. Wilson in the Foreword of Military Policy of the United States by Emory Upton.
Rakkasans on Hamburger Hill
May 13, 2010
May 3, 2010
The only enemy, was suffering itself; no bombs were needed for these special missions.
"First In - First Year"
Apr 27, 2010
"OPERATION POWER PACK - U.S. Military Intervention in the Dominican Republic"
Apr 20, 2010
1965 Military Venture Set the Stage for Modern-Day Contingency Operations.
From Shangri-La to Tokyo: The Doolittle Raid, April 18, 1942
Apr 6, 2010
Admiral Halsey ordered: "Launch planes. To Colonel Doolittle and gallant command, good luck and God bless you."
Books for the Doughboys
Apr 4, 2010
The American Library Association's Support of World War I
"Chaos in the Capital"
Mar 31, 2010
With windows smashed and buildings smoldering, the President of the United States received a telephone call that "recommended federalization of the National Guard and intervention in the District by federal troops."
"Nobody gives a damn"
Mar 25, 2010
A Lost Cause that Bought Time.
The Final Foray
Mar 18, 2010
Success is what we make it.
Flying Down Mexico Way!
Mar 11, 2010
Benjamin D. Foulois and the 1st Aero Squadron on the Mexican Punitive Expedition
Improving the U.S. Army
Mar 3, 2010
"Unless a staff officer is able to assist his commander in getting things done in addition to coordinating, planning, and policy making, he is not serving his full usefulness." General Alexander M Patch: 1951.
INSPIRING A NATION
Feb 23, 2010
A message printed on a small card was found in an envelope with a poster being mailed out to America; it read: Aca,!A"PLEASE PLACE THIS POSTER WHERE IT MAY INSPIRE A NATION.Aca,!A?
Feb 18, 2010
How the West was Lost!
Fix It; Now!
Feb 4, 2010
TM, DAPAM, AR, SR, FM, GO, RR, TO&E, TB, TC, CIRC, ORD, FT, ....
"For Heroism...." The Soldier's Medal
Feb 2, 2010
The first awards of the Soldier's Medal were announced by the War Department on October 17, 1927 when the first four awards were made.
"ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK"
Jan 25, 2010
The "Red Bull" Arrives!
The "Rules of Ranging"
Jan 20, 2010
"...the enemy, who had here drawn up in form of a half-moon with a design, as we supposed, to surround us, saluted us with a volley of 200 shot at the distance of about five yards...."
"Colder Than Hell, Hotter Than Texas"
Jan 11, 2010
An American Infantryman remembers the Rapido River crossing.
"Hell's Bottom" - Reborn
Jan 5, 2010
"Somervell's Folly" - The official opening of the Pentagon - 15 January 1943 .
"All was calm...."
Dec 18, 2009
"I wouldn't have missed that unique and weird Christmas Day for anything." A Soldier's reflection on Christmas in the trenches during World War I.
Dec 15, 2009
Generals Get Another Star Amidst War.
"One Soldier at a Time"
Dec 10, 2009
"Soldier, a military man lifted to ferve a prince or ftate, in confideration of a certain daily pay. An Univerfal Military Dictionary," 1779.
Losing a Battle Does Not Mean Losing the War
Dec 4, 2009
"It is well this [war] is so terrible -- we should grow too fond of it." Robert E. Lee
The Army Goes to the Moon
Nov 30, 2009
Aca,!A"I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution.Aca,!A? Werner von Braun
The First Army-Navy Game
Nov 27, 2009
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Fine, Feathered Friends!
Nov 19, 2009
Is it a bird' Is it a plane' Is it Superman' No, it's a Pigeon!
"We Were Soldiers...."
Nov 10, 2009
Nov 3, 2009
The 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, 2009, marked the 91st anniversary of the World War I armistice and the "cessation of operations by land and in the air."
Saints March In!
Oct 27, 2009
The Mormon Battalion in the Mexican-American War.
"One Green Hell"
Oct 16, 2009
Discipline is the first quality of a soldier. Endurance of great hardship and courage in the face of the enemy are what makes victors.
Operation BIG LIFT
Oct 14, 2009
A Model for U.S. Cold War Military Strategy
An NCO Helps Turn the World Upside Down!
Oct 6, 2009
"The World Turned Upside Down"
The Nez Perce War of 1877
Oct 1, 2009
On October 5, 1877, Chief Joseph formally surrendered to U.S. Army forces near Bear Paw Mountain, Montana Territory.
Trials and Tribulations: Security from Behind the Walls
Sep 25, 2009
The first Nuremburg War Crimes trial ended on October 1, 1946. It helped bring closure to World War II in Europe.
Army Officers, Journals, and an Air Rifle
Sep 14, 2009
The famed Lewis and Clark expedition was a U.S. Army mission led by two officers, Lewis and Clark.
The Raid on Charey
Sep 4, 2009
Tanks for the Memory
Sep 1, 2009
The Big Impact of 'Little Willie'.
Soldier and Statesman: Tasker H. Bliss
Aug 24, 2009
"Why has this million youth come with songs on their lips to die out there...' Why do they think their death so well won' Ideals. ...peace and justice and liberty, and truth and righteousness." Bliss, July 4, 1918 Paris, France.
The Two Sides of General Washington
Aug 17, 2009
The Battle of Brooklyn and its aftermath exposed General George Washington's inexperience as a field commander, but highlighted his firm determination and resourcefulness in the face of a superior, opposing force.
The Battle of Camden, August 16, 1780
Aug 7, 2009
"The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be free men or slaves,...The fate of unborn millions will now depend... on the courage and conduct of this army...." George Washington, General Orders of July 2, 1776.
30 Years of Training Excellence:
Aug 4, 2009
The Creation of the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.
1st International Relief Expedition
Jul 28, 2009
"I'll try Sir!" During the Boxer Rebellion, American soldiers participated in an international military effort to rescue civilians trapped in Peking, Summer of 1900.
Flying 8-Balls:The Ploesti Raid.
Jul 7, 2009
U.S. Army Air Forces conducts daring and costly low-level attack on the Ploesti Oil Fields, Rumania
The mounted beach patrol
Jul 6, 2009
The Staff Ride
Jun 9, 2009
"The study of history lies at the foundation of all sound military conclusions and practice." Alfred Thayer Mahan.
Jun 5, 2009
Stories of past courage canAca,!A|teachAca,!A|offer hopeAca,!A|provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul.Aca,!A? Senator John F. Kennedy.
Last But Not Least
Jun 4, 2009
A Taste of Valor
May 12, 2009
"You might have tracked the Army from White Marsh to Valley Forge by the blood of their feet." George Washington.
The 19th Century Establishment of Post Libraries
May 11, 2009
"I have lost all sense of home, having moved about so much. It means to me now -- only that place where the books are kept." - John Steinbeck
Battle of Attu
May 11, 2009
US triumphs over great odds to remove invaders from American soil.
"Fall In For Home"
May 7, 2009
Sketches from the Battlefield.
"Damn the rebel, he's not worth a grave!"
May 7, 2009
Remembering the Watchmen
Apr 29, 2009
Redstone: before there was NASA.....
Lieutenant General Grant Takes Command
Apr 27, 2009
"The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on." Ulysses S. Grant.
HUMP,2,3,4: Marching into History with the U.S. Camel Corps.
Apr 16, 2009
Aca,!A"The camelAca,!A|. With an army, however, generally speaking, it is not so valuable as a mule or horse. Their use in the United States is still an experiment.Aca,!A? (Colonel H. L. Scott, from his Military Dictionary, 1864.)
Walt Disney Goes to War
Apr 7, 2009
World War II and Home Front Propaganda.
"The Old Guard"
Apr 2, 2009
"Noli Me Tangere"
"Send Me Some Stukas!"
Mar 27, 2009
Aca,!A"Negative! Negative! Sir; IAca,!a,,cve got HEAT!Aca,!A?
An anniversary of sorts and a turning point
Mar 18, 2009
I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes. I was living peaceably when people began to speak bad of me. Now I can eat well, sleep well and be glad. I can go everywhere with a good feeling. Geronimo.
The Parachutist Badge-68 Proud Years
Mar 2, 2009
Airborne wings approved 1941