French Announce Planned D-Day Experience

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French Announce Planned D-Day Experience

An ambitious D-Day project has been announced in France to create what is being called a “living tableaux” to retell the history of the Allied landings of World War II and the Battle of Normandy.

Graphic Novel Features Double Medal of Honor Recipient

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Graphic Novel Features Double Medal of Honor Recipient

Capt. Tom Custer, the first soldier in U.S. history to earn two Medals of Honor, is the subject of the latest graphic novel in the Association of the U.S. Army’s series on recipients of the nation’s highest award for valor.

Webinar Highlights Lessons from George Washington

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Webinar Highlights Lessons from George Washington

Retired Lt. Gen. James Dubik, an Association of the U.S. Army senior fellow, will speak June 8 at a webinar hosted by the association.

Part of AUSA’s Noon Report series, the event will begin at noon Eastern. It is free, but registration is required here.

Merrill’s Marauders Recognized With Gold Medal

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Merrill’s Marauders Recognized With Gold Medal

Nearly eight decades after their heroic actions during World War II, the Army’s famed Merrill’s Marauders were honored May 25 during a virtual Congressional Gold Medal ceremony. 

The Marauders “answered the call for the most dangerous missions” and “faced the most brutal conditions in the jungles of Burma,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said during the ceremony.

Trailblazing Buffalo Soldier Promoted 100 Years Later

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Trailblazing Buffalo Soldier Promoted 100 Years Later

More than a century after his death, Charles Young, the first African American colonel in the U.S. Army, was posthumously promoted to brigadier general.

The long overdue recognition took place April 29 at an event hosted by Army Undersecretary Gabe Camarillo at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, where Young began his Army career and became the third African American to graduate from the academy in 1889. 

Women Soldiers, Veterans Urged to Tell Their Stories

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Women Soldiers, Veterans Urged to Tell Their Stories

The Military Women’s Memorial is asking women who have served in the Army to register the details of their service in the organization’s digital database.

Approaching its 25th anniversary, the Military Women’s Memorial is located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, and it is the only national memorial that honors the service of military women.

But the growing database is an online platform that is accessible from anywhere in the world.

War Letters Bring Service Members’ Experiences Home

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War Letters Bring Service Members’ Experiences Home

The Museum of American War Letters brings home the stories of American service members across all of the nation’s wars through its curated digital exhibit. 

The exhibit features letters and short documentaries and was curated from over 175,000 letters, Andrew Carroll, director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University, said in an interview with WWNY 7 News. The featured letters give visitors unique insight into what service members experienced and endured on the ground during periods of conflict. 

Today’s Military Can Learn from Roman Empire

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Today’s Military Can Learn from Roman Empire

The U.S. military can learn from strategies used by the Roman Empire, especially as it hones its focus on great-power competition, according to a new paper published by the Association of the U.S. Army.

In “Modern Problems Require Ancient Solutions: Lessons From Roman Competitive Posture,” author Maj. John Dzwonczyk says the Roman Empire’s longevity was a result of how it shaped perceptions.