Kickin’ heads and takin’ names

“Soldiers first” is the mantra for the 2016 All-Army Taekwondo Team. (DoD graphic by Peggy Frierson, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)

Kickin’ heads and takin’ names Kickin' heads and takin' names

Mettle to medal

Ramp up to Warrior Games began in the desert   “I think it’s really cool that they can… [more]

Mettle to medal Mettle to medal

Building the Tomb, honoring the fallen

As a Soldier, Lorimer Rich served his country in World War I. As an architect, he honored his fallen brethren by designing the Tomb of the Unknowns. (DOD graphic by Peggy Frierson, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)

Building the Tomb, honoring the fallen Building the Tomb, honoring the fallen

Clash of the titans

The “Desert Roques” of the 64th Armor Regiment show what it takes to get a shot at the coveted U.S. Army Sullivan Cup. (DOD photos by Pete Ising, DOD graphic by Peggy Frierson, Soldiers)

Clash of the titans Clash of the titans

It’s in their genes

Tropic Lightning’s history and vision fuel key role in Pacific Rebalance. (DOD graphic by Peggy Frierson, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)

It’s in their genes It's in their genes

Latest Features

Cpl. Ralph Hockley’s Bremen Detention Camp Pass from post-World War II Germany. (Photo courtesy of retired Col. Ralph M. Hockley)
5 May 2016

Witness to history

In his youth, Col. Ralph M. Hockley was a German Jew on the run from the Nazis. Years later, he would return to Germany as an American Soldier, fight in the Korean War and serve as a intelligence agent during the Cold War.

Army Strong Family
14 April 2016

Giving all they can

The McIntyre-Brewer family has remained selfless and resilient in the face of deployments and life-threatening illnesses, advocating for veterans, wounded warriors and sick children.

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24 March 2016

Awarding the Medal of Honor

Army officials work to ensure heroes get the medals and recognition they deserve, even decades later.

Nicole Witmer, now a volunteer ambassador in the Veterans Ambassador Program, speaks with a veteran during the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center's Army Heritage Days in 2014. It was this event that she said inspired her to participate in the program.
10 November 2015

Every Army story is important

USAHEC's Veterans Ambassador Program aims to preserve the past through Soldiers' oral histories.

Sgt. Angelo Gepponi, who was a cook with the 77th Infantry Division in World War II, would paint scenes from daily life around camp. This watercolor, called "Field Mess Line (Untitled)," depicts Soldiers waiting to get chow. Gepponi's combat works will be displayed in the "Cook, Pot and Palette" exhibit at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, until December 2015. (Courtesy of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center)
9 September 2015

‘Cook, Pot and Palette’

Sgt. Angelo Gepponi’s field art from World War II continues to inspire artists today and serves as a witness to history.

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17 June 2016

AW2 commander talks adaptive sports

Col. David S. Oeschger, one of the key members of the Army’s Warrior Transition Command, talks about his service, his wounds and how adaptive sports are helping Soldiers and veterans heal.

11 December 2015

Little-known facts about the Army-Navy game

Dec. 12, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy meet on the gridiron for the 116th time. The game steeped in tradition that's come to be known as "America's Game" has some fascinating little-known facts.

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Photos

Hello Girls connect phone calls at the switchboard located in the Office of the Chief Signal Officer at the American Expeditionary Forces headquarters in Tours, France, Oct. 17, 1918. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Women’s Museum)
Motor Corps of America women pose during World War I. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Women’s Museum)
Nurses pose in the surgical dressing room at Base Hospital 27, Angers, France, during World War I. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army)
Hello Girls connect phone calls at the switchboard located in the Office of the Chief Signal Officer at the American Expeditionary Forces headquarters in Tours, France, Oct. 17, 1918. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Women’s Museum)
An Army reconstruction aide (physical therapist) gives a patient peripheral stimulation via a vacuum tube, 1920. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Medical Department, Office of Medical History and the National Museum of Health)
Women inspect pistol parts at Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Plant, Hartford, Connecticut, during World War I. (Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress)
Women of the National Service School stand in formation prior to World War I. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Women’s Museum)
Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee, founder of the Army Nurse Corps (Photo courtesy of the Office of Medical History, AMEDD)
Army contract nurses pose on the deck of the U.S hospital ship Relief during the Spanish-American War. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Medical Department, Office of Medical History)
Discharge papers for Cathay Williams (Photo courtesy of the National Parks Service)
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