Lt. General Russel Honore (for those of you who are not familiar with military ranks, that is a three star general) has a new mission.In addition to training new recruits for the urban combat environment of Iraq and Afghanistan, General Honore is now touring the country, speaking to churches and Rot
The great Irish potato famine of the 19th century prompted mass emigration.potato image by Stephen Orsillo from Fotolia.comMillions of American and Canadian citizens can trace their ancestries to Ireland. Those who do find that their forebears had difficult lives, which impelled many of...
Based out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, the 8th Marine Regiment is under the command of the 2nd Marine Division. This infantry regiment was formed in 1917 in Quantico, Virginia during World War I. While in training for this war, the command was actually transferred to Fort Crockett, Texas.
The Apache were a Native American Indian culture living in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma around 1700 when they started to have sustained contact with Europeans. The Apache were divided into six sub-tribes: the Mescalero, Jicarilla, Western Apache, Chiricahua, Kiowa and Lipan. Most histo
The Russia and Georgia War was fought during August of 2008. The battle began with a Georgian invasion of a breakaway province, South Ossetia.
During the Cold War, nuclear strikes were amongst some of the greatest fears American's experienced. The threat of a nuclear weapon attack spurred the development of civil defense in the United States. Civil defense was an effort to prepare non-combat citizens for military attack and the afterm
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress hosts the U.S. Veterans History Project (VHP), which collects and archives stories of veterans and the civilian workers who supported them. These narratives and materials honor wartime participants, help inspire those who want to serve their co
As I listened to the live interview this morning, (December 8, 2006), with the commander of the Multinational Force in Iraq, I was impressed with the progress made and the plans for 2007.Several points that the General stressed made very good common sense.
They say that in major tank battles in the current paradigm of the Net-Centric Battlespace that once the battle begins the life expectancy of a tank and its crew is just around 2 minutes. Of course with robotic weaponry there will be no humans in the tank, mobile missile launcher or border perimeter
Faced with the choice between submission to the British crown or joining the American rebellion, many towns formed their own militias in order to support the cause for American independence. The town of Fluvanna, Virginia, organized an arsenal to support the cause for independence. Quickly, the arse
In August of 2014, the Congressional Budget Office released a report regarding the trends and policy options as it relates to providing veterans with their benefits. In general, the report describes an (unsurprising) surge in veterans who are receiving disability compensation benefits - nearly $54 b
During medieval times, only boys attended schools, unless a girl's parents were extremely rich and insisted upon school for her. Elementary school curriculum consisted of classes in logic, Latin, grammar, rhetoric, astronomy, mathematics and philosophy. The only natural science learned during the Da
While the American civil war was the bloodiest war that America has ever fought in, many people don't realize some of the innovations that came out of it. There are some of very big inventions and realizations that came out of the civil war.
Among its many duties, the military honor guard is responsible for holding American flags during events like parades, presidential appearances, and military funerals. After the appearance these flags are folded and presented to grieving widows o family at funerals, or kept for use at the next event.
The Estonia Special Forces are also known as the Estonian Defense Force. They are special operation units that make up the unified forces under the Army, Navy, Air Force and Defense League in the country. They are members of the Alliance Missions and work with NATO and the European Union.
Spain joined the European Economic Community, as it was then known, in 1986 at the same time as neighbor Portugal. Spain has been a driving force in the European community ever since. The country was a leading proponent of the single currency, the Euro, when it was introduced in 1992. It was at that
When soldiers in the military complete an important task or accomplish a great feat they are granted certain awards and honors. For example, a soldier who completes a certain hard-to-finish training or boot camp can receive a 'challenge coin' as a commemoration for completion.
Although the United States has not had a military draft since 1973, federal law maintains the Selective Service System, with which young men must register. This allows the nation to maintain records of possible draftees in case a draft is needed. Implementing a military draft in times of national em
Virginia has a history rich in military achievement that began with the American Revolution and continues today. During the 1940s, military bases in Virginia played a vital role in the training and deploying of soldiers for the fighting in both Europe and the Pacific. The Army, Navy, Air Force (at
The South Africa Special Forces are known as the Recces and are the main special forces branch of the defense force for South Africa. The South African Special Forces Brigade, as they are also known, were created on 1st October 1972 as a reconnaissance commando team.