U.S. Army’s Expert Soldier Badge

In conjunction with the U.S. Army’s 244th Birthday, the Army announced a new proficiency badge on Friday, called the Expert Soldier Badge. The ESB is designed to improve lethality, recognize excellence in Soldier combat skills and increase individual, unit and overall Army readiness. The ESB is the equivalent of the Expert Infantry Badge and Expert […]

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Saturday Snapshot

A famous photograph of Officers and Enlisted Men with Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division “guarding” the Kehlsteinhaus, Hitler’s mountain-top residence, “The Eagle’s Nest”, near the town of Berchtesgaden in southern Bavaria. The capture of the Eagle’s Nest was considered a high-prestige objective for American troops at the end of the war, […]

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New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform Seen During D-Day Commemorations – D-Day 75

Canada and the United States not only share the longest unfortified border in the world, but military relations between the countries are longstanding, well-entrenched and extensive as well. The closeness of the partnership also provides both countries with greater security than could be achieved individually. During the Second World War the two countries even formed […]

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Female Special Operations Agents Who Helped Make D-Day Succeed – D-Day 75

Among the 39 female agents who served in the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during WWII, these three deserve special mention. In a recent article for “Business Insider”, author Sarah Rose provides an extract from her new book, “D-Day Girls: THE SPIES WHO ARMED THE RESISTANCE, SABOTAGED THE NAZIS, AND HELPED WIN WORLD WAR II.” https://www.businessinsider.com/3-wwii-female-spies-who-made-d-day-a-victory-2019-5   […]

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