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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
27
Oct

U.S., Coalition Forces Refine Amphibious Capabilities

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By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Abrey D. Liggins II Marine Expeditionary Force — (DoD News) — Camp Lejeune, North Carolina — October 27, 2017.

Marines, sailors and coalition forces are working as one to demonstrate and increase combined arms operational proficiency during the naval amphibious exercise Bold Alligator 17.

Wed
11
Oct
Portrait de Joël-François DUMONT

Trois ruptures majeures pour l’armée de terre en trois ans

Commission de la défense nationale et des forces armées — Audition du général Jean-Pierre Bosser, chef d’état-major de l’armée de terre (CEMA) — Paris, le 11 octobre 2017.

Durcissement des modes d’action de l’adversaire, notamment au Levant et en bande sahélo-saharienne. Étalement de nos forces… L’armée de terre fait face à une diversification des conflictualités. Il y a, enfin, la dialectique du fort au fou…

Tue
29
Aug

Last Marine Unit on Horseback Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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By Laurie Pearson, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow — (DoD News) — Barstow, California — August 29, 2017.

The USMC’ last remaining mounted color guard celebrates their 50th year in service, attending rodeos, parades and other events, but it’s the day-to-day life that keeps these horse-borne Marines grounded.

Sun
27
Aug

‘Iron Brigade’ Soldiers Hone Readiness at Grafenwoehr Exercise

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By Army Staff Sgt. Ange Desinor, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division — (DoD News) — Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany — August 28, 2017.

Soldiers of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, closed out their final major exercise in Europe with a bang during the Combined Resolve IX live-fire exercise.

Fri
25
Aug

Army Paratroopers Test New Artillery Targeting System at Fort Bragg

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By Leon Price, Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate, U.S. Army Operational Test Command — (DoD News) — Fort Bragg, North Carolina — Aug. 25, 2017.

Forward experts in calling for artillery and mortar fire and directing that ordnance onto enemy targets, hit the mark in testing a new piece of targeting equipment.

Fri
12
May

'Shadow' UAV Scans the Skies During Exercise in Germany

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By Army Sgt. Devon Bistarkey, 2nd Cavalry Regiment — (DoD News) — Hohenfels, Germany — May 12, 2017.

"Shadow is airborne at this time," Army Sgt. Phillip Marlowe said over the radio, as he announced the successful launch of a RQ-7B Shadow Tactical UAS during the Saber Junction 17 exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center.

Wed
22
Feb

Alaska's Extreme Cold Tests Soldiers, Equipment

By David Vergun, Army News Service — (DoD News) — Lack Rapids Training Site, Alaska — February 22, 2017.

Newcomers to the interior of Alaska are often taken aback by the extreme cold and its effects on the body and equipment, according to Steve Decker, a training specialist at the Northern Warfare Training Center.

Fri
17
Feb

Eucom Participates in Global Command, Control Exercise

From a U.S. European Command News Release — (DoD News) — Stuttgart, Germany — February 17, 2017.

U.S. European Command brought together service members around the world for a computer-assisted global command-and-control exercise called Austere Challenge 2017, which focused on European security.

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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