Tagged: World War I

National Airborne Day 2014 – August 16th, 2014

August 16, 1940 marked the first official Army parachute jump, validating the innovative concept of inserting United States ground combat forces behind a battle line by parachute. On August 14, 2002 President George W. Bush issued the following proclamation: The history of airborne forces began after World War I, when Brigadier General William Mitchell first conceived the idea of parachuting… Read more

July 29th Marks the 238th Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps

History of the United States Army Chaplain Corp The Odyssey of Relocation The U.S. Army Chaplaincy provides religious support to America’s Army while assisting commanders in ensuring the right of free exercise of religion for all Soldiers. In short, we nurture the living, care for the wounded, and honor the fallen. Since July 29, 1775, approximately 25,000 Army Chaplains have served as religious… Read more

National POW/MIA Recognition Day September 20, 2013

National POW/MIA Recognition Day September 20th, 2013 In the United States, National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday in September (Sept. 20th). It honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action, as well as seeking the return of the remains of fallen soldiers. This day was established by an Act… Read more

August 16th, 2013 is National Airborne Day

On August 14, 2002 President George W. Bush issued the following proclamation: The history of airborne forces began after World War I, when Brigadier General William Mitchell first conceived the idea of parachuting troops into combat. Eventually, under the leadership of Major William Lee at Fort Benning, Georgia, members of the Parachute Test Platoon pioneered methods of combat jumping in 1940. In… Read more

July 29th Marked The 238th Anniversary of The Army Chaplain Corps

History of the United States Army Chaplain Corp The Odyssey of Relocation The U.S. Army Chaplaincy provides religious support to America’s Army while assisting commanders in ensuring the right of free exercise of religion for all Soldiers. In short, we nurture the living, care for the wounded, and honor the fallen. Since July 29, 1775, approximately 25,000 Army Chaplains have… Read more

National POW/MIA Recognition Day – Friday, September 21, 2012

National POW/MIA Recognition Day In the United States, National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday in September (Sept. 21st). It honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action, as well as seeking the return of the remains of fallen soldiers. This day was established by an Act of Congress, by… Read more

National Airborne Day 2012 – August 16th, 2012

August 16, 1940 marked the first official Army parachute jump, validating the innovative concept of inserting United States ground combat forces behind a battle line by parachute. On August 14, 2002 President George W. Bush issued the following proclamation: The history of airborne forces began after World War I, when Brigadier General William Mitchell first conceived the idea of parachuting… Read more