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This Top Secret mission called for the US to attack Miami
Operation Northwoods: It sounds like the title of a suspenseful military thriller. But this isn’t a work of fiction.
What happened the first time the German Army met a Soviet T-34 tank
The Soviet T-34 tank was the primary tank for the Red Army throughout most of World War II. It was based on a design from the American M1928.
The Americans built a dynamite gun for the Spanish-American War
This Dynamite Gun was an advanced, lightweight kind of artillery piece that went into combat in the Spanish-American War.
The BV-141 looks like a kid had too many models, not enough patience
The ungainly German BV-141 appeared like an ungainly swan, but it flew quite well and provided great visibility for the crew.
A history of the Yom Kippur War
Israel and coalition Arab forces fought the Yom Kippur War from October 6th to 25th, 1973. The war lasted 20 days.
A guide to Gold Star Mother’s Day
Each year, events, observances, and meetings are held around the country for Gold Star Mothers and their families.
The Berlin Wall fell because of one East German bureaucrat’s press conference
In 1961, the Soviet-backed government did the only thing it could think of to prevent East Germans from escaping: it built the Berlin Wall.
The Navy accident that got it banned from railroads
In the Roseville train accident of 1973, a car filled with Air Force bombs exploded, leading to a fight over the causes.
The filming of ‘Star Wars’ almost started a real-life war in North Africa
You may wonder, “where was Star Wars filmed?” But did you know the filming of the classic film almost started a real-life war in North Africa?
The strangest top-secret missions in military history
It’s common knowledge that we only hear about top-secret missions years after the fact. These are the strangest in military history.
Why we celebrate Purple Heart Day on August 7
On August 7th, we celebrate Purple Heart Day. Today America recognizes the brave men and women wounded or killed while serving.
Celebrate the US Coast Guard’s birthday with these fun facts
Happy birthday, U.S. Coast Guard! Today we come to celebrate the fact that the USCG has been defending our country’s shores since 1790.
MoH Profile: Salvatore Augustine Giunta
Specialist Salvatore Giunta served in the Army until June 2011. He was presented with a Medal of Honor of November 16, 2010.
Everything you need to know about the Battle of Chapultepec
The Battle of Chapultepec was a battle of the Mexican-American War that lasted from September 12 to September 14, 1847.
Medal of Honor Monday: Corporal Dakota Meyer
Corporal Dakota Meyer is a former U.S. Marine. He received a Medal of Honor for his service in Afghanistan during the War on Terrorism.
MOH Monday: Captain Florent Ahmed Groberg
Captain Florent A. Groberg is a French-born American who served in the United States Army from 2008 to 2015.