Military History

Indiana Vets Asked to Share their Stories

Unity Hospice of Northwest Indiana is extending an invitation to veterans in Merrillville and surrounding Northwest Indiana communities to share their stories of military service for inclusion in the U.S. Library of Congress' nationally-recognized Veterans History Project ( Interviews will be conducted at Unity Hospice's offic... more

WWII Museum Preps for Tokyo Experience

Later this year, visitors to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans will be able to take a journey through naval battles, the jungles of Guadalcanal and the air bombing campaign of World War II as part of the new exhibit "Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries." "Road to Tokyo" and the already open "Road to Berlin" will combine for 32... more

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15-Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. The month begins Sept. 15, which is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The month also takes into account the independence day of Mexico on Sept.16 and Chile on Sept. 18. For more information, including instructional materials, visit the Hispanics in the U.S. Army website at, the Hispanic Heritage Month web... more

CIA Declassifies Trove of Cold War-era Intelligence Memos

In this Oct. 29, 1962, file photo, President John F. Kennedy poses in the White House office with Gen. David Shoup, left, Marine Corps Commandant, and Adm. George Anderson, Chief of U.S. Naval Operations in Washington. (AP Photo/William J. Smith, File)

AUSTIN, Texas — As the U.S. and Russia reached the brink of nuclear war in 1962, President John F. Kennedy received top-secret intelligence from the CIA that a new warhead launcher was spotted in Cuba. Amid those grave concerns, the memo ends on a different note. A U.S. agent in Moscow describes "packed houses and enthusiastic applause" during ... more

Dig at NY Colonial Battleground Uncovers Fort's Stone Walls

Archaeologist David Starbuck poses near a stone wall unearthed at Lake George Battlefield Park on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Lake George, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. — An archaeological dig at an 18th-century military site in the southern Adirondacks has uncovered large sections of stone walls that are believed to have been constructed within a larger British fortification that was never completed more than 250 years ago. The excavations at the state-owned Lake George Battlefield Park wrap... more

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