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U.S. Army trains for real-world missions at Holloman AFB - a photo report

Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. – Above, a U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopter takes off during a training exercise at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M, 25 Sept. 774 more words

Military Aviation

The Little Rock Nine and the Integration of Central High School

On September 25, 1957, nine African American students entered the front doors of Little Rock Central High School. They were accompanied by federal troops from the 101st Airborne Division so they would not be assaulted or otherwise prevented from entering the building. 519 more words

American History

On Staying Alive by Being Inept

By john harrison

It happened in 1968, the bloodiest year of a long, bloody war. Alpha Company had just been resupplied with ammunition after yet another firefight.   1,833 more words

Vietnam

C-130 Running Down The Strip,

by john harrison

It was the last jump in jump school. As a treat, we the almost airborne, would get to tailgate a C-130. For those NAPs (Non-Airborne Personnel) reading this, that means you walk right out of the back of the C-130, right down the aircraft’s wide open tailgate, and then step off into nothingness about 900 or so feet up in the air going about 150-60 miles an hour. 1,358 more words

Vietnam

Hunting One of the World’s Smallest Deer in a War Zone

If you read the history books, they will tell you that North Vietnamese General Vo N. Giap scored a major tactical surprise with his Tet ’68 Offensive. 1,518 more words

Vietnam

A Dangerous Tossing Game, Played At Night

Second Platoon was circled up for the night in a defensive position high on top of a jungle clad mountain as near to Cambodia as we ever got, and I was sound asleep when the man on radio watch shook my shoulder. 1,269 more words

Vietnam

The Battle of the Knoll

The real heroes are all dead. They put it all on the line. They put everything they had, everything they could ever be, and then they were gone. 1,030 more words

Vietnam