Running the ‘Gauntlet’

Soldiers fight through some of the Army’s darkest days in the Korean War.

Running the ‘Gauntlet’ Running the ‘Gauntlet’

Program offers enlisted Soldiers the opportunity to become doctors

A DOD program is helping five U.S. Army NCOs pursue their dreams to study medicine, while continuing to serve on active duty. (DOD graphic by Peggy Frierson, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)

Program offers enlisted Soldiers the opportunity to become doctors Program offers enlisted Soldiers the opportunity to become doctors

Field docs attack Texas-sized challenge in annual skills rodeo

The Army’s 2015 Best Medic Competition tests toughness, perseverance and timely, accurate care for the wounded. (DOD graphic by Pete Ising, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)

Field docs attack Texas-sized challenge in annual skills rodeo Field docs attack Texas-sized challenge in annual skills rodeo

Spinning war stories at the Double Nickels Speakeasy

Veterans at the Armed Forces Retirement Home swap tales of war and peace. (DOD graphic by Peggy Frierson, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)

Spinning war stories at the Double Nickels Speakeasy Spinning war stories at the Double Nickels Speakeasy

An explosive competition

Hawaii-based Soldiers take EOD Team of the Year crown at Fort A.P. Hill-hosted stress fest. (DOD graphic by Peggy Frierson)

An explosive competition An explosive competition

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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.

A Modified version of the video game "Artemis," was the platform of choice during the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade's Cyber Capture the Flag exercise at the McGill Training Center on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, May 19, 2015. Particpants used the modified game to help enhance their cyber capabilities. (DOD photo by Jacqueline M. Hames, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)
2 July 2015

Gaming to win

Cyber Soldiers use a popular gaming platform to hone their offensive and defensive tactics.

A biohazard sign outside a support laboratory for the Whole System Live Agent Test chamber on Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. The WSLAT chamber can handle agents up to biological safety level three, which includes biological warfare agents that can cause treatable diseases in humans. (DOD photo by Jacqueline M. Hames)
2 April 2015

Clearing the air

The Whole System Live Agent Test chamber will enable U.S. Army scientists to evaluate the effectiveness of bio detection gear with warfighter safety in mind.

The M50 gas mask, Joint Services Aircrew Member MPU-5 and JSAM Fixed Wing masks featured in this image await SMARTMAN testing at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, Aug. 29, 2011. The SMARTMAN is a human bust fixture designed for testing gas masks and other breathing apparatus. (U.S. Army photo by Al Vogel)
27 March 2015

From test tube to battlefield

The U.S. Army's Dugway Proving Ground is in the business of validating defensive and offensive capabilities before putting them in the hands of warfighters.

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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.

30 September 2015

Suicide: Recognizing the warning signs

Experts talk about how to recognize warning signs for suicide, even when, like many military families, you’re hundreds of miles away.

30 September 2015

What parental suicide means for children

Parental death, especially by suicide, has a profound psychological affect on the children left behind. Experts urge remaining family members to get them professional help.

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United Nations troops and civilian refugees retreat from Sunchon, North Korea, Dec. 1, 1950. 8th Army Soldiers, in particular the 2nd Infantry Division, had endured a brutal Chinese assault and ambush over the previous five days that decimated the ranks. In an operation that quickly became pejoratively known as the “Great Bugout,” they retreated back to South Korea to regroup and wait for reinforcements. By February, they were on the offensive again and winning against the Chinese. However, Chinese intervention meant the war ultimately ended in stalemate and an armistice that continues to this day. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center)
Soldiers from Company C, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, fire light machine guns on Chinese communist troops located in the hills near Haejung, North Korea, Nov. 27, 1950. Unexpected and brutal Chinese attacks that November decimated much of the United Nations force and necessitated a retreat back to South Korea. Sgt. 1st Class Forsyth, the photographer, was wounded shortly after taking this photo. (U.S. Army Signal Corps photo, courtesy of the U.S. Army Center of Military History)
Retired Lt. Col. Lynn Richard “Dick” Raybould arrived in Korea as a brand-new second lieutenant in August 1950. The forward observer would survive some of the fiercest battles of the war, including the Bowling Alley, the Naktong River and the Battle of the Ch’ongch’on River, earning a Silver Star and two Bronze Stars with valor before being evacuated in January 1951 with a severe case of hepatitis. (Photo courtesy of retired Lt. Col. Lynn Richard “Dick” Raybould)
Men and tanks of the 17th Regimental Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, advance south of Kapsan, North Korea, near the Manchurian border, Nov. 25, 1950. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center)
Men and tanks of the 17th Regimental Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division and their South Korean counterparts advance through the rubble-strewn streets of Hyesanjin, North Korea, near the Manchurian border, Nov. 21, 1950. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center)
Sgt. 1st Class Elijah McLaughlin (left front) and Cpl. Luther Anderson (right front) lead their squad down a steep hill as they begin a 1,500-yard advance toward another hill northwest of the Ch’ongch’on River, North Korea, Nov. 20, 1950. Five days later, Chinese communist forces attacked, decimating the 2nd Inf. Div. and forcing a retreat back to South Korea. Ultimately, the Chinese intervention meant the war ended in a stalemate and an armistice that continues to this day. During the Korean War, Soldiers also started serving in combat in integrated units for the first time. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center)
A 2nd Infantry Division machine gun crew mans a foxhole northeast of the Ch’ongch’on River, North Korea, Nov. 20, 1950. Five days later, Chinese communist forces attacked, decimating the 2nd Inf. Div. and forcing a retreat back to South Korea. Ultimately, the Chinese intervention meant the war ended in stalemate and an armistice that continues to this day. During the Korean War, Soldiers also started serving in combat in integrated units for the first time. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center)
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The U.S. Army Transportation Museum's De Lackner Aerocycle is one of the more unusual experimental craft on display. Created for individual mobility on the battlefield, the aerocycle could be steered by the pilot shifting his weight. The technology was eventually abandoned in favor of the helicopter. (DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr., Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)
The "Eve of Destruction" is on display at the U.S. Army Transportation Museum at Fort Eustis, Virginia. The Vietnam gun truck is the only one of its kind to return from the war, and was used as a model for convoy vehicles in the Iraq and Afgahnistan wars. (DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr., Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)
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