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Today in U.S. Military History4 November 1939 - US Congress passes modification to Neutrality Act that allows belligeren...
11/04/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

4 November 1939 - US Congress passes modification to Neutrality Act that allows belligerents to purchase war materials on a ‘Cash and Carry’ basis

Today in U.S. Military History2 November 1943 - Fifteenth Air Force, operating out of Italy, joins the strategic bombing...
11/02/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

2 November 1943 - Fifteenth Air Force, operating out of Italy, joins the strategic bombing campaign against Germany

Today in U.S. Military History1 November 1943 - 3rd Marine Division lands on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands
11/02/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

1 November 1943 - 3rd Marine Division lands on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands

Today in U.S. Military History31 October 1861 - Brevet Lieutenant General Winfield Scott’s 20-year tenure as general-in-...
10/30/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

31 October 1861 - Brevet Lieutenant General Winfield Scott’s 20-year tenure as general-in-chief of the U.S. Army ends

Today in U.S. Military History29 October 1942 - Alaska Military Highway opens to traffic, strengthening America’s links ...
10/30/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

29 October 1942 - Alaska Military Highway opens to traffic, strengthening America’s links to its northernmost possession

Today in U.S. Military History27 October 1962 - Soviet Union agrees to remove missiles from Cuba
10/28/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

27 October 1962 - Soviet Union agrees to remove missiles from Cuba

Today in U.S. Military History26 October 1966 - Fire breaks out on the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany that spreads quickl...
10/26/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

26 October 1966 - Fire breaks out on the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany that spreads quickly through most of the ship, resulting in 43 crew dead and 16 injured

Today in U.S. Military History23 October 1864 - Union Major Generals Samuel Ryan Curtis and Alfred Pleasonton combined t...
10/23/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

23 October 1864 - Union Major Generals Samuel Ryan Curtis and Alfred Pleasonton combined to defeat the ragged remnants of Confederate Major General Sterling Price’s Army of Missouri at Battle of Westport

Today in U.S. Military History22 October 1957 - US military personnel suffer their first casualties in Vietnam when 13 A...
10/23/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

22 October 1957 - US military personnel suffer their first casualties in Vietnam when 13 Americans are wounded in three terrorist bombings

Today in U.S. Military History20 October 1944 - US Sixth Army invades Leyte in the Philippine Islands, redeeming general...
10/21/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

20 October 1944 - US Sixth Army invades Leyte in the Philippine Islands, redeeming general Douglas MacArthur’s 1942 promise, “I shall return!”

Today in U.S. Military History19 October 1943 - Moscow Conference begins, at which the Allied powers will agree to “unco...
10/19/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

19 October 1943 - Moscow Conference begins, at which the Allied powers will agree to “unconditional surrender” for Germany and a post-war world organization to preserve peace

Today in U.S. Military History18 October 1942 - Admiral William F. Halsey assumes command of South Pacific Area
10/16/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

18 October 1942 - Admiral William F. Halsey assumes command of South Pacific Area

Today in U.S. Military History11 October 1942 - US Navy defeats Japanese naval force moving toward Guadalcanal in the Ba...
10/11/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

11 October 1942 - US Navy defeats Japanese naval force moving toward Guadalcanal in the Battle of Cape Esperance

Today in U.S. Military History10 October 1950 - US Military Assistance and Advisory Group (MAAG) established at Saigon
10/09/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

10 October 1950 - US Military Assistance and Advisory Group (MAAG) established at Saigon

Today in U.S. Military History8 October 1971 - Operation Jefferson Glenn involving the US 101st Airborne Division in coo...
10/07/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

8 October 1971 - Operation Jefferson Glenn involving the US 101st Airborne Division in coordination with the ARVN 1st Infantry Division comes to an end; this is the last major operation in which US ground forces participate

Today in U.S. Military History5 October 1813 - US Forces under future president William Henry Harrison defeat British fo...
10/05/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

5 October 1813 - US Forces under future president William Henry Harrison defeat British forces and their native allies under Tecumseh at the Battle of the Thames in Canada

Today in U.S. Military History4 October 1943 - Allied forces expel the German garrison on the island of Corsica, birthpl...
10/05/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

4 October 1943 - Allied forces expel the German garrison on the island of Corsica, birthplace of Napoleon

Today in U.S. Military History3 October 1974 - General Frederick Weyand is appointed Army Chief of Staff
10/03/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

3 October 1974 - General Frederick Weyand is appointed Army Chief of Staff

Today in U.S. Military History1 October 1964 - US 5th Special Forces Group deploys from Ft Bragg, NC, to oversee special...
10/01/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

1 October 1964 - US 5th Special Forces Group deploys from Ft Bragg, NC, to oversee special operations in South Vietnam

Today in U.S. Military History30 September 1950 - President Harry S. Truman approves NSC 68, which provided the foundati...
09/30/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

30 September 1950 - President Harry S. Truman approves NSC 68, which provided the foundation for America’s national security strategy during the Cold War

Today in U.S. Military History29 September 1942 - The Royal Air Force transfers the American pilots, who composed three ...
09/29/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

29 September 1942 - The Royal Air Force transfers the American pilots, who composed three “Eagle Squadrons”, to the US Army Air Force

Today in U.S. Military History28 September 1968 – North Vietnamese forces attack the US Army Special Forces camp at Thuo...
09/28/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

28 September 1968 – North Vietnamese forces attack the US Army Special Forces camp at Thuong Duc, briefly capturing two outposts before being driven back by US Marines supported by air and artillery strikes

Today in U.S. Military History 22 September 1776 - The British hang Nathan Hale as a spy, but not before he utters the i...
09/25/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

22 September 1776 - The British hang Nathan Hale as a spy, but not before he utters the immortal words, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

Today in U.S. Military History21 September 1961 - The US Army activates the 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, Nort...
09/24/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

21 September 1961 - The US Army activates the 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Today in U.S. Military History20 September 1863 - The Confederate Army of Tennessee defeats the Union Army of the Cumber...
09/21/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

20 September 1863 - The Confederate Army of Tennessee defeats the Union Army of the Cumberland at the three-day Battle of Chickamauga, which produces a total of 34,000 casualties

19 September 1864 - Union Major General Philip Sheridan and his Army of the Shenandoah start burning Confederate supplie...
09/18/2020

19 September 1864 - Union Major General Philip Sheridan and his Army of the Shenandoah start burning Confederate supplies

Today in U.S. Military History17 September 1862 - The Battle of Antietam, the single bloodiest day of the American Civil...
09/17/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

17 September 1862 - The Battle of Antietam, the single bloodiest day of the American Civil War, is fought near Sharpsburg, Maryland, with total casualties exceeding 23,000

Today in U.S. Military History16 September 1940 - President Roosevelt signs the Selective Service Act, which allows for ...
09/16/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

16 September 1940 - President Roosevelt signs the Selective Service Act, which allows for the first peacetime draft in American history

Today in U.S. Military History15 September 1944 - 1st Marine Division lands on the island of Peleliu in one of the costl...
09/15/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

15 September 1944 - 1st Marine Division lands on the island of Peleliu in one of the costliest and most controversial amphibious operations of World War II

Today in U.S. Military History14 September 1847 - American troops capture and occupy Mexico City during the Mexican-Amer...
09/15/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

14 September 1847 - American troops capture and occupy Mexico City during the Mexican-American War

Today in U.S. Military History13 September 1862 - Union Corporal Barton Mitchell finds Confederate General Robert E. Lee...
09/13/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

13 September 1862 - Union Corporal Barton Mitchell finds Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Special Orders No. 191, which contains the plan for the Confederate invasion of Maryland during the Antietam campaign

Today in U.S. Military History12 September 1812 - Maryland militia troops stand their ground against British forces at t...
09/13/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

12 September 1812 - Maryland militia troops stand their ground against British forces at the Battle of North Point, causing the British to withdraw

Today in U.S. Military History11 September 1965 - 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) begins to arrive in South Vietnam, br...
09/13/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

11 September 1965 - 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) begins to arrive in South Vietnam, bringing U.S. troop strength to 125,000

Today in U.S. Military History10 September 1813 - US naval forces under Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry defeat a Royal Nav...
09/10/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

10 September 1813 - US naval forces under Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry defeat a Royal Navy squadron, winning the Battle of Lake Erie

Today in U.S. Military History9 September 1972 - Captain Charles B. DeBellevue, a Weapons System Officer, in a F-4D “Pha...
09/09/2020

Today in U.S. Military History

9 September 1972 - Captain Charles B. DeBellevue, a Weapons System Officer, in a F-4D “Phantom”, scores his fifth and sixth victories, making him the leading American ace of the war

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