Post Cold War

Artwork of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

[Featured Image: An American patrol pauses near an Afghan town in Sergeant First Class Elzie Golden’s 2003 oil on canvas, The Hazara Province.  (Army Art Collection)] October 2016 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the beginning of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan against al Qaeda and the Taliban.  Following the 11 September 2001 attacks …

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The Tip of the History Spear: Capturing the Combat History of the Army in Current Operations

Written By: Major David Hanselman, USAR Ever since history teams under S.L.A. Marshall deployed to combat in World War II, the U.S. Army has deployed military history detachments to America’s wars.  The mission of the Military History Detachment (MHD) is to deploy into theaters of combat in three-person teams consisting of one officer and two noncommissioned …

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187th Infantry Regiment

Originally organized as a glider infantry unit in World War II, the 187th Infantry Regiment fought in the Korean War as part of an airborne regimental combat team. Later, in the Vietnam and Persian Gulf Wars, elements of the 187th fought as helicopter-borne units with the 101st Airborne Division. Throughout its history, the 187th has …

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5th Infantry Regiment

With its lineage extending back to 1808 when the Army organized the 4th Infantry, the 5th Infantry Regiment is one of the Army’s longest serving infantry units.  In 1815, several regiments, including the 9th, 13th, 21st, 40th, and 46th Infantry Regiments, were consolidated to form the 5th Infantry.  Elements that formed the 5th took part …

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General Eric K. Shinseki

General Shinseki assumed duties as the 34th Chief of Staff, United States Army, on 22 June 1999. General Shinseki graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He also holds a Master of Arts Degree in English Literature from Duke University. General Shinseki’s military education includes the Armor Officer Advanced Course, the United States Army …

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All We Could Be: How an Advertising Campaign Helped Remake the Army

By Tom Evans In December of 1999, Advertising Age, the principal trade publication of the advertising industry, issued a retrospective look at advertising focusing on “the top one hundred campaigns of the 20th Century.” Number 18 was BE ALL YOU CAN BE, which started promoting Army enlistment just twenty-five years ago this past January and …

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