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Soldiers completed the final event for the Expert Infantryman Badge testing in December 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Learn about the difficult tasks required to earn the badge that was established in 1944.
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1813, the Battle of the River Raisin begins in MI Territory. The Battle ends on January 23 in disaster for American troops who suffer heavy casualties at the hands of British and Native American forces.
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National Army Museum Jan 17
1991, Task Force Normandy--commanded by LTC Cody and comprised of AH-64A Apache attack helicopters from the 1st Btn, 101st Aviation Reg, 101st Airborne Div (Air Assault), and Air Force Spec Ops MH-53J Pave Low Helicopters--fires the opening shots of Op Desert Storm.
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National Army Museum Jan 17
. dog, Chips, was awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal for protecting the lives of Soldiers during the invasion of Sicily in 1943. Follow the link to read about this K-9’s heroism & Chips’ colleague, Ayron, who accepted the award on his behalf.
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National Army Museum Jan 17
1781, Continental troops led by BG Daniel Morgan defeat a British force under LTC Banastre Tarleton in the Battle of Cowpens in northwestern South Carolina.
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National Army Museum Jan 16
Soldiers on the moon? Read about the Army’s plans for a lunar outpost:
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National Army Museum Jan 16
2001, Theodore Roosevelt is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for leading the charge at San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War.
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National Army Museum Jan 15
Today we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the impact he had on America, and the profound legacy he left behind.
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National Army Museum Jan 12
Wounded three times in a desperate counterattack, 2LT Alexander Nininger, 57th Inf, Philippine Scouts, succumbs in hand-to-hand fighting 1942. He is posthumously awarded the first Army MOH of WWII.
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National Army Museum Jan 12
Trivia of the Week Answer: July 29, 1775
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National Army Museum Jan 12
Wounded three times in a desperate counterattack, 2LT Alexander Nininger, 57th Inf, Philippine Scouts, succumbs in hand-to-hand fighting 1942. He is posthumously awarded the first Army MOH of WWII.
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National Army Museum Jan 12
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National Army Museum Jan 11
1904, William Howard Taft is appointed Secretary of War. His main focus is oversight for Army activities connected with the building of the Panama Canal.
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National Army Museum Jan 11
1904, William Howard Taft is appointed Secretary of War. His main focus is oversight for Army activities connected with the building of the Panama Canal.
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National Army Museum Jan 10
1862, Union forces commanded by COL James Garfield attack Rebel troops led by BG Humphrey Marshall at the mouth of Middle Creek in KY. The Confederates are forced back into VA.
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National Army Museum Jan 10
2002, an advance team of American Soldiers arrives in the Philippines as part of the US effort to aid the Philippine armed forces in their battle against Abu Sayyaf, a local Muslim guerrilla organization with ties to al Qaeda.
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National Army Museum Jan 10
Take one last look back at 2017 with the U.S. Army’s “Year in Photos”:
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National Army Museum Jan 9
1936, the Army adopts the .30-caliber M-1 semi-automatic Garand (named for its inventor John Garand) as its standard rifle. This will be the principal weapon for the individual Soldier in the U.S. Army in and after WWII.
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National Army Museum Jan 9
1861, the steamship Star of the West is fired upon by 2 South Carolina batteries as the ship attempts to resupply Fort Sumter. The unarmed ship withdraws from Charleston Harbor.
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