Military History

Agent Orange

Agent Orange

Updated: December 23, 2022

The Department of Veterans Affairs website includes an Agent Orange page, designed to help veterans, civilians and families of those exposed to Agent Orange. Agent Orange was an herbicide used tactically during the Vietnam War to destroy Viet Cong and North Vietnamese food crops and forest cover, according to “Operation Ranch Hand: The Air Force […]

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TOPGUN School

TOP GUN School

Updated: May 12, 2022

Top Gun 2: Maverick is a sequel to the 80’s Navy-themed action film Top Gun, based on the real United States Navy TOPGUN school. It stars Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer from the original film, plus Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm. Sadly, Kelly McGillis, star of the original film as Tom Cruise’s love interest, is […]

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Pearl Harbor

Updated: December 23, 2022

Just before 8am on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes carried out a devastating attack on the Pearl Harbor American Naval base in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu.  The Japanese aircrews managed to achieve complete surprise and for two hours, Japanese fighter, bomber and torpedo planes carried out […]

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Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

Updated: July 25, 2021

Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia is described as “the nation’s most hallowed ground” and is one of America’s oldest national cemeteries. It is on land that was formerly owned by George Washington Parke Custis, Martha Washington’s grandson. Arlington National Cemetery or ANC falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Office of Army Cemeteries (OAC), […]

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The Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen

Updated: June 17, 2021

President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 on July 26, 1948, requiring the desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces. It was an important day for America and the U.S. military, but it did not come in time to prevent discrimination and reprisals against a legendary group of American war heroes, the Tuskegee Airmen. America […]

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The Pentagon

The Pentagon

Updated: June 6, 2021

The Pentagon is the headquarters of the Department of Defense and has long been used as a symbol for United States military interests since its construction began during World War Two. The Pentagon has a fascinating history, due in no small part to the date of its groundbreaking. According to Defense Department literature, construction workers […]

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National WW2 Museum

National WWII Museum

Updated: June 5, 2021

The National WWII Museum in New Orleans was created to preserve the legacy of America’s involvement in World War Two. Originally conceived as a museum to commemorate D-Day, the facility opened on June 6, 2000–the 50th anniversary of the historic D-Day invasion of Normandy. The New Orleans location of the museum was significant as the […]

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World War 3

World War III

Updated: June 5, 2021

World War III (aka WWIII, WW3 or Third World War) is a hypothetical conflict where there is a third large-scale military war. Entire generations have grown up in the shadow of World War III. Following the end of World War Two, tensions between America and the Soviet Union ultimately resulted in the Cold War with […]

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NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Updated: May 9, 2021

NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, was created in 1949. It was a group effort by European nations, Canada, and the United States to create a military alliance and provide a deterrent against Soviet Union expansionism among other purposes. NATO is said to be the first military alliance the U.S agreed to that includes nations […]

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History of the VA

History of the VA

Updated: December 23, 2022

The Department of Veterans Affairs is one of the most important-to-veterans federal agencies in America. What is the VA and how did it evolve? Before There Was A Department Of Veterans Affairs In 1776, the American Revolution required a big mobilization at a time when there was no legacy of a united fighting force to […]

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