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The Korean War – The Helicopter

The Korean War – The Helicopter

Historical Perspective / By Mark Albertson: Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of three articles commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Korean War....Read More...

70th Anniversary of the Korean War: A Brief Look at Army Aviation, Fixed Wing Aircraft.

70th Anniversary of the Korean War: A Brief Look at Army Aviation, Fixed Wing Aircraft.

Looking Back / By Mark Albertson: On June 25, 1950, the U.S. Army began the Korean War with 1,211 fixed wing aircraft.[1] Many of these were holdover L-4s and L-5s from the global conflict. Just prior to the opening guns, the Cessna 305 emerged the winner...Read More...

We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident. . .

We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident. . .

This month marks, as it does annually, the observance of the Nation’s founding with a document known popularly as, The Declaration of Independence. The correct title is: The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America.[1]...Read More...

William Wallace Ford and the CCC

William Wallace Ford and the CCC

At the outset of the Franklin D. Roosevelt presidency, the CCC or Civilian Conservation Corps was established, March 31, 1933. CCC was one of those alphabet-soup of government programs promulgated to get the nation out of the Great Depression that had been...Read More...

Enforcing the Monroe Doctrine

Enforcing the Monroe Doctrine

The War Between the States provides an intriguing window into an aspect that is generally relegated to irrelevance: American foreign policy and Europe. For instance, one of the biggest boosters of Lincoln and the Northern states was Czarist Russia. For...Read More...

Utility Tactical Transport Helicopter Company

Utility Tactical Transport Helicopter Company

Okinawa, July 25, 1962, the first Army-operated armed helicopter company was formed; a carry-forward from Colonel Jay Vanderpool’s earlier effort, the Aerial Reconnaissance Company. The new unit became known as the Utility Tactical Transport Helicopter Company...Read More...

War and Peace in the Space Age

War and Peace in the Space Age

Book Review: By Lieutenant General James M. Gavin:  You were born to be free. You were also born with a responsibility to contribute to our common defense. For as long as a trace of avarice exists in the hearts of men, there will be a need for the defense of...Read More...

A GREAT DAY for the ARMY and The 101st!

A GREAT DAY for the ARMY and The 101st!

Historical Perspective / By General John R. Gutherie, Commander, USA Materiel Development and Readiness Command: Good morning, Ladies and Gentle­men and members of “D” Company, 158th Aviation Battalion....Read More...