Military History

New Navy War College Book

A new U.S. Naval War College (NWC) book offers students, historians, and interested readers, fresh perspectives of several key World War II naval operations. "Major Fleet-versus-Fleet Operations in the Pacific War, 1941-1945" explores the battles of Coral Sea, Midway-Aleutians, and the Philippine Sea. The book provides an operational-art perspec... more

Marine Corps Museum Grows

The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., has begun a new expansion that will cover historical events since the post-Vietnam era, to include the Gulf War and the Global War of Terrorism, as well as campaigns and engagements in Somalia, Kosovo, and Grenada. The growth will include new major artifacts and new exhibits featuring spo... more

WWI Graffiti Sheds Light on Soldiers' Experience

In this image made on Feb. 20, 2015 showing a name engraved on the walls of a former chalk quarry, at the Cite Souterraine, Underground City, in Naours, northern France by HA Deanate, 148th Aero Squadron, USA. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Gusky)

NAOURS, France — A headlamp cuts through the darkness of a rough-hewn passage 100 feet underground to reveal an inscription: "James Cockburn 8th Durham L.I." It's cut so clean it could have been left yesterday. Only the date next to it — April 1, 1917 — roots it in the horrors of World War I. The piece of graffiti by a soldier in a British inf... more

Remembering Our Fallen

San Diego's military servicemen and women, veterans and spouses, are invited to visit the "Remembering Our Fallen" Memorial Photo Exhibit. This California exhibit focuses on the 710 California service men and women who were killed in battle since 9/11 (in the War on Terror, wearing our country's uniform in a war zone). The exhibit opens on Monda... more

Iwo Jima 70th Anniversary

The original mold of the Marine Corps War Memorial, also known as the Iwo Jima flag-raising memorial, is on display in Harlingen, Texas where flag-raiser and Marine Cpl. Harlon Block lived. This month, the city will host a parade and pay tribute to Block and the other flag-raisers for the 70th anniversary of the event. Iwo Jima Museum and Gift S... more

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