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U.S. Army Soldiers move on to their next objective during a patrol in the East Rashid district of Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 13, 2007. The Soldiers are from 4th Platoon, Hotel Company, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, based out of Vilseck, Germany. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Andrew M. Rodier, U.S. Air Force.
P-51 Mustangs in Ohio, Summer 2007.
Often the US military, like the Roman Legions, tends to spend too much time preparing for the last war. As a result they are often taken by surprise by a radical change in enemy tactics. Hannibal shocked Rome by crossing the Alps. Germany drove tanks through the impenetrable Ardennes Forest. America suffered its share of surprise as well. Two men come to mind here; Admiral Husband E. Kimmel and General Walter C. Short. Any person who aspires to high rank in the US military Services had better know those names and what they are most known for.
The Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of nine U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors.
U.S. Air Force airmen from the 720th Special Tactics Group jump out of a C-130J Hercules aircraft during water rescue training over the Destin coastline in Florida. Photo by Senior Airman Julianne Showalter, U.S. Air Force.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2007 - Dozens of military amputees will be part of a record crowd of 26,000 to run the Army Ten-Miler on Oct. 7 at the Pentagon.
"It's hard to believe we are on our fourth year," Army Maj. David Rozelle said. "Our first year it was just a few of us, our second was 12, and last year we doubled to 24. This year we will be our strongest yet with 30."
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