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By David Vergun, Army News Service (ANS).

Washington  D.C. — (ANS) — April 6, 2018 — U.S. Soldiers and allies on the Western Front in 1918 faced a dreaded but expected bloody German Spring Offensive, which the Germans referred to as the Kaiserschlacht, or Kaiser's Battle, according to Eric B. Setzkorn, a historian at the Center of Military History.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.