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'Beware Of Greeks Bearing Gifts'

“Trust not their presents, nor admit the horse.” -John Dryden

Why Send  Military Construction Engineers When You Can Send An Assault Division?

In order to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, President Obama has deployed the 101st Airborne . 271 more words

War On Ebola

David Eshelman was command sergeant major in 82nd and 101st Airborne

Most of David Eshelman’s 29 years in the service were spent as an airborne trooper. In 1979 he retired a command sergeant major, the highest rank an enlisted man in the U.S Army can achieve. 1,343 more words

U. S. Army

Women Made Me Do It by Tony Marlin Buchanan

For Tony Buchanan, life and two tours as an advisor to a Vietnamese Ranger Company (in 1966-67) are inexorably wrapped up in the arms of two women he had loved since childhood. 605 more words

Paperback

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