By Tom Zimmerman, U.S. Army War College Public AffairsMay 1, 2008
CARLISLE BARRACKS -Gen. David Petraeus is scheduled to address the public via video-teleconference at Army Heritage Day, from 9 a. m. - 5 p.m., May 17 in Carlisle, Pa.
The VTC, by the Commanding General, Multi-National Forces - Iraq, is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. in Ridgway Hall, at the Army Heritage and Education Center (AHEC) and will focus on the current situation in Iraq and the real-world application of the Counterinsurgency Manual.
Outside on the Army Heritage Trail, Army Heritage Day will highlight today's Army operations and feature Soldiers talking about their own experiences. Activities will include tactical squad operations, demonstrated by a Brigade Combat Team. Visitors will also want to keep an eye on the sky for the 101st Airborne Division parachute jump at 9:30 a.m. Living history interpreters will re-create moments in a World War I trench, a Revolutionary War Redoubt, a French and Indian War way station, a Civil War winter cabins and a World War II company area. More than 45 re-enactor military units will bring history to life.
AHEC, at 950 Soldiers Drive in Carlisle, Pa, is minutes from Interstate 81, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Routes 11 and 15. Follow signs to the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center. There is free parking, handicapped accessibility, food sales and a historical book sale.
The Army Heritage and Education Center archives a unique and extensive collection of military history documents, photos and personal memoirs; and sponsors educational programs in military history for students of history, veterans of military service, and the American public.
For details, visit www.usahec.org.