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N.1 a locality from which operations are projected or supported.2 an area or locality containing installations that provide logistic or other support.3 a home airfield or home carrier.[...]
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.  

(1912–2002) U.S. army officer and aviator. Davis Jr. was born in Washington, D.C., the son of the first African-American general. He graduated from West Point in 1936 as an infantryman ...
Benjamin O. Davis, Sr.

Benjamin O. Davis, Sr.  

(1877–1970) U.S. army officer. Davis Sr. was born in Washington, D.C., and saw his first military service as a first lieutenant in the 8th Infantry Volunteers in the Spanish-American War ...
Buffalo Soldiers

Buffalo Soldiers  

The first black regiments in the regular army, established by Congress on July 1866. Originally the 9th and 10th Calvary and the 38th, 39th, 40th, and 41st Infantry Regiments, in ...
Charles Young

Charles Young  

(1864–1919), U.S. Army colonel, military attache.The son of slaves, Young was born in Kentucky and educated in Ohio. He became the ninth African American appointed to West Point, and ...
Colin Powell

Colin Powell  

(1937–), twelfth chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).Born 5 April 1937 in the Harlem section of New York City and raised in the South Bronx, Colin L. ...
Colored Troops

Colored Troops  

Segregated units of the U.S. Army comprised of black soldiers, usually serving under white officers. Segregation was U.S. Army policy from the Civil War until 1945, when the Gillem Report ...
Emancipation Proclamation

Emancipation Proclamation  

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(in the American Civil War) the announcement made by President Lincoln on 22 September 1862 emancipating all black slaves in states still engaged in rebellion against the Federal Union with effect ...
Ethnicity and Race in the Military

Ethnicity and Race in the Military  

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Ethnicity and race have been less troubling military questions for the United States than for nations where ethnic and racial competition, political power struggles, or caste systems have had a ...
Hollywood

Hollywood  

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A district of Los Angeles, the principal centre of the American film industry; the American film industry and the lifestyles of the people associated with it.
John C. Calhoun

John C. Calhoun  

(1782–1850)Calhoun has three claims to fame. One stems from his prominence as an American politician between 1811 and 1850. During that period he was, successively, an important member of the House ...
John J. Pershing

John J. Pershing  

(1860–1948)US general. He served in the Spanish–American War and later in the Philippines. He led the US expedition against Mexico in 1916. In May 1917 he was appointed commander of the American ...
MAGIC

MAGIC  

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Was the code name for intelligence intercepts of American origin based on the reading of enemy codes and ciphers. The term came from references to the code-breakers in the American ...
mutiny

mutiny  

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N. pl. -ies an open rebellion against the proper authorities, especially by soldiers or sailors against their officers: a mutiny by those manning the weapons could trigger a global war | mutiny at ...
Selective Service System

Selective Service System  

“Greetings” began letters to millions of young men, informing them that they had been drafted into military service. The United States had traditionally been opposed to a large standing army ...
Spanish-American War

Spanish-American War  

(1898)A conflict between Spain and the USA. It had its roots in the struggle for independence of Cuba, and in US economic and imperialist ambitions. Sympathetic to Cuban rebels whose second war of ...
Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt  

(1858–1919)US Republican statesman, 26th President of the USA (1901–09). He was elected Vice-President in 1900, succeeding William McKinley in 1901 following the latter's assassination. At home ...
Union Army

Union Army  

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Although the United States had a regular army of 16,000 career soldiers when the Civil War began, throughout the conflict it placed chief reliance on an ad hoc force of ...
Union Navy

Union Navy  

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The Civil War caught the U.S. Navy unprepared. President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a blockade of Southern ports the week after Fort Sumter fell; but the U.S. Navy had no more ...
WAVES

WAVES  

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Wāvzplural n. the women's section of the U.S. Naval Reserve, established in 1942, or, since 1948, of the U.S. Navy.acronym from Women Appointed (later Accepted) for Volunteer Emergency Service.[...]

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