Interesting Facts About Victory In Europe Day (VE DAY)

“The western world has been freed of the evil forces which for five years and longer have imprisoned the bodies and broken the lives of millions upon millions of freeborn …

Army History Magazine

The U.S. Army Airborne & Special Operations Museum was featured in the most recent edition of Army History Magazine.  Read Jim Bartlinkski’s article here:

Operation Eagle Claw

On April 24, 1980, an ill-fated military operation to rescue the 66 American hostages held in Tehran ended with eight U.S. servicemen dead and no hostages rescued. To learn more …

Jackie Robinson’s Career in the Army

Did you know that April 15th is Jackie Robinson Day? On this day in 1947, Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s decades-old color barrier, when he stepped foot onto Ebbets Field …

The Role the 82d & 101st Airborne Divisions Played During the Holocaust

As Allied troops moved across Europe in a series of offensives against Nazi Germany, they found tens of thousands of concentration camp prisoners in deplorable conditions. The 82d and 101st …

Women’s History Month: The Incredible Story of Georgia “Tiny” Broadwick

In honor of Women’s History month, we wanted to spotlight the amazing story of Georgia “Tiny” Broadwick, the first woman to parachute from an airplane and the first person to …

March: Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and the ASOM wants to raise awareness on this serious condition. Although historically it has been largely undiagnosed, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has been …

The History of the Medal of Honor

In 1990, Congress declared March 25th as National Medal of Honor Day, but how did the Medal of Honor come to be? Continue reading to find out!  The Medal of …

Operation Varsity

Early in the morning on March 24, 1945, two Airborne divisions, one American and one British, flew over the Rhine River becoming the largest single-day airborne operation in history. The …

Los Banos Internment Camp: The Patty Kelly Stevens Story

On February 23, 1945, the U.S. Army Airborne and Filipino guerrilla task force combined their efforts to liberate 2,147 Allied civilian and military internees from Los Banos Internment Camp, a …