In Marines

The Battle of Derne - "To the Shores of Tripoli!"

The Battle of Derne (27 April 1805) was America's first land battle fought outside the continental United States. After a 50-day desert trek, a detachment of U.S. Marines unde (MORE)

Convair B-36; "The Peacemaker"

The Convair B-36 "Peacemaker" was an American strategic bomber flown 1949 - 1959. The B-36 was the first bomber capable of delivering any of the nuclear weapons in t (MORE)

The B-52; 60 Years in Service

Introduced in 1955, the B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, strategic heavy bomber capable of dropping or launching the widest array of weapons in the U.S. inventory. The B-5 (MORE)
In Ships

USS Langley (CV-1) America's First Aircraft Carrier

Launched as the collier USS Jupiter in 1912, the USS Langley (CV1) was converted in 1920 to the U.S. Navy's first aircraft carrier. Converted in 1936 to a seaplane tender, Lan (MORE)

Famous Afro-Americans in America's Military: the Korean War

African-Americans served with honor in all branches of America's armed forces during the Korean War. They were involved in all major combat operations, including the Inchon La (MORE)