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16
Feb

Oldest Active National Guard Unit Observes 283rd Anniversary

By Air Force Capt. Holli Nelson, West Virginia Air National Guard. (DoD News) — February 16, 2018.

On Feb. 17, 1735, Morgan Morgan was commissioned as a captain and commander of a new company of riflemen formed in what is now present day Berkeley County, West Virginia, the First Virginia Regiment, better known today as the West Virginia Army National Guard’s 201st Field Artillery Regiment.

Thu
01
Feb

African-American Troops Fought to Fight in World War I

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By Army Col. Richard Goldenberg, New York National Guard — (DoD News) — Saratoga Springs, New York — February 1, 2018.

During World War I, when African-American National Guard soldiers of New York’s 15th Infantry Regiment arrived in France in December 1917, they expected to enter the trenches to fight the enemy.

Thu
01
Feb

Une leçon huguenote sur la guerre civile

Par Thomas Flichy de La Neuville.

Les Tragiques, une leçon huguenote sur le sens du combat, pour l'officier plongé dans la guerre civile. Au temps où les académies militaires n’existaient pas encore, les leçons aux futurs officiers se faisaient en plein air et en bouts rimés. Les maîtr#es étaient alors soldats et poètes. Agrippa d’Aubigné fut sans doute le plus grand d’entre eux.

Tue
19
Dec

In 1917, ‘Rainbow Division’ Celebrated Christmas in France

By Eric Durr, New York National Guard — (DoD News) — Latham, New York, December 19, 2017.

In December 1917, the soldiers of the National Guard’s 42nd Division were all in France, waiting for training in the trench warfare that defined World War I in Europe.

 

Fri
14
Jul

New York National Guard Reported for World War I Duty 100 Years Ago

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By Eric Durr, New York National Guard — (DoD News) — Saratoga Springs, New York — July 14, 2017.

On July 12, President Wilson ordered all 112,000 National Guardsmen to report for duty as part of the National Army, being built to fight the Germans in France.

Thu
13
Jul

Americans to Lead Bastille Day Parade in Paris

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From a U.S. European Command News Release — (DoD News) — Stuttgart, Germany — July 13, 2017.  

A historic first, nearly 200 American service members will lead the military parade on Bastille Day, July 14, along the famous Champs-Elysées in Paris in commemoration of the U.S. entry into World War I.

 

Wed
28
Jun

George C. Marshall Lived at the Hinge of History

Remarks By U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, June 28, 2017: (DoD News)

Under the Marshall Plan, the United States provided billions in aid to Europe after the war, as part of a larger effort to rebuild and secure the continent. Marshall knew history swings on a hinge.

Wed
29
Mar

World War I: Building the American Military

By Jim Garamone — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. —  March 29, 2017.

War! That was the headline screaming from newspapers around the country on April 6, 1917, as the United States declared war on the German empire… Congress provided the then-astronomical sum of $3 billion to build a million-man Army.

Tue
21
Mar

America on the Brink of the First World War

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By Jim Garamone, DoD News, Defense Media Activity — (DoD News) — Washinton D. C. — March 21, 2017.

On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war on the German Empire, joining France, Great Britain, Russia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Italy. They were arrayed against Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria.

Mon
13
Feb

Sorting the Mail, Blazing a Trail: African-American Women in World War II

By Elizabeth M. Collins — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. — February 13, 2017.

"One Woman's Army: A black officer remembers the WAC." … There was space for 40 African-American women in the first officer training class, and it was clear they would have to be the best of the best… The WACs also had to censor the mail, blacking out sensitive information.

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