Paper: Soldiers Must Prepare for Jungle Warfare

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Paper: Soldiers Must Prepare for Jungle Warfare

Facing a future in the Indo-Pacific, the Army should ensure its soldiers can adapt to and overcome the “relentless challenges” of jungle warfare, according to the author of a new paper published by the Association of the U.S. Army.

AUSA Releases 2 New Podcasts in April

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AUSA Releases 2 New Podcasts in April

A dress swap that has grown to save military families more than $2 million, and efforts to honor the heroes who fought in the World War II Battle of Bataan will be highlighted in April as part of the Association of the U.S. Army’s “Army Matters” podcast series.

First up is a podcast featuring Yvonne Coombes, CEO and co-founder of Operation Deploy Your Dress.

Chinese American World War II Veterans Honored

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six Chinese American veterans were honored March 9 with the Congressional Gold Medal
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Chinese American World War II Veterans Honored

Nearly eight decades after their service during World War II, six Chinese American veterans were honored March 9 with the Congressional Gold Medal.

“World War II was a turning point,” retired Maj. Gen. Bill Chen said during the commemoration at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. “Chinese Americans … served in every theater of war in every branch of the services. And, for most of them, it was their first opportunity to work and live and fight side-by-side with other Americans.”

‘Ghost Army’ Receives Congressional Gold Medal

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‘Ghost Army’ Receives Congressional Gold Medal

During a ceremony on Capitol Hill, three surviving members of the “Ghost Army,” a special unit that used visual, sonic and radio deception against German forces during World War II, were presented with the Congressional Gold Medal.

Bernard Bluestein, John Christman and Seymour Nussenbaum are among just seven surviving members of the Army’s 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, according to The Ghost Army Legacy Project, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and honoring the soldiers who served in the unit.

AUSA Graphic Novel Honors WWII Tank Hero

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AUSA Graphic Novel Honors WWII Tank Hero

Staff Sgt. Ruben Rivers, who ignored his own wounds to protect his fellow soldiers in the 761st Tank Battalion during World War II, is the focus 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.

Novelty, Adaptation Needed in Lethal Future Fight

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Novelty, Adaptation Needed in Lethal Future Fight

As the Army modernizes for large-scale combat operations, an examination of the war in Ukraine and the 1940 Battle of France could provide insights for penetrating organized defenses in an era of high technology, writes the author of a new paper.