Army History: The Professional Bulletin releases its 100th issue in Summer 2016!
Army History chronicles the history and heritage of the United States Army, and explores the lives and times of those who served.
This issue opens with a synopsis; followed by a briefing about the U.S. Army’s Historical Program Enterprise, which addresses the need for a forward, collaborative approach to meet the soldier’s needs, while deepening the connection to the American public and the US Army.
NewsNotes section features new title releases from the Army, Center of Military History Combat Studies Institute. It also covers a new interactive exhibit with videos located at the U.S. Army Women’s Museum in Fort Lee, VA, which is the only museum dedicated to Army women in the world. The exhibit tells the story of the significant contributions of female soldiers’ engagement, cultural support, and provincial reconstruction teams in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The first article in this issue uncovers the rich history of the underground caves and cities where American soldiers from the 101st National Guard Infantry, 26th Division spent many days and nights with the French training for war. Many of the soldiers from this platoon carved etchings in the limestone walls of the caves in order to share the soldier’s story. Many also included their signatures in these caves, marking their footprint on both the war and the cave. In the article, modern-day military historians piece together the story and historical value of these artifacts that position World War I history from the American soldiers’ perspective. This editorial piece brings a unique perspective to World War I history.
This second featured piece promotes Australian strategic military operations within World War II. The intent and purpose of this article is to investigate the history of the Defense Central Camouflage Command (DCC) and its leaders, and to analyze their success or failures from the perspective of civil-military relations. This commentary explores the teaching to soldiers of techniques to camouflage their installations, including water, gas, and oil facilities.
In this issue, you will also find a Book Reviews section related to military history books published by other entities. A majority of the books covered in this issue have been published by academic/scholarly publishers, external to the U.S. military.
The issue ends with a Footnote from Bryan J. Hockensmith, honoring this 100th issue and thirty-three years of this published journal. He reflects on Army History- Past, Present and Future and how this periodical continues primary source military history education to meet worldwide scholarly standards.
Congratulations to the staff at CMH for the 100th published issue of Army History: The Professional Bulletin! This print issue and subscription will meet the military history education needs of US Army soldiers, defense education programs, DODEA and public school history and global studies assignments, ROTC student programs, military academies, military science majors, historians and political scientists. The team at CMH brings an interesting perspective to communicate understanding of America’s military history to their readers.
Grab a cup of coffee and begin reading today!
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