The History of K9 Corps In The U.S. Army

March 13, 1942, marks the official birthday of the U.S Army K9 Corps! On this day, the U.S. Military began actively recruiting and training canine forces. To honor the service …

The ASOM Displays Major General James Gavin’s Rifle in D-Day Exhibit 

Like many of the artifacts on display at the U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM), this M1 carbine rifle has seen its fair share of history. Affectionately known …

Interesting Facts About the ASOM

Whether you’ve toured the U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum hundreds of times, or have never visited at all- we’re confident that some of these facts may surprise you! …

What Happened During the Battle of Corregidor?

The Lead Up To the Battle In May 1942, Corregidor, a small rock island at the mouth of Manila Bay, remained one of the last Allied strongholds in the Philippines …

The ASOM Showcases Local WWII Veteran in New D-Day Exhibit

Recently, the U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum opened its new temporary exhibit titled “D-Day: Freedom from Above.” This exhibit allows visitors to experience the Normandy Invasion through the …

The History of Veterans Day

Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11th and honors military veterans. Why was this date chosen, and what is the history …

Operation HUMP

Operation HUMP was a search and destroy operation initiated by United States and Australian forces on November 5th, 1965, during the Vietnam War. Involving the U.S. 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment , 173rd Airborne Brigade, and the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, …

Three Facts About the 101st Airborne Division

The 101st Airborne Division was activated on August 16, 1942, at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. In his first address to 101st soldiers, commander Major General William Lee said that though the division …

The Incredible Story of First Sergeant Leonard Alfred Funk Jr.

First Sergeant Leonard Alfred Funk Jr. (August 27, 1916 – November 20, 1992) was a United States Army Medal of Honor recipient and one of the most decorated soldiers and paratroopers of World War II. He served with …

The History Behind the 82nd Airborne Patch

The “AA” arm patch, worn by all 82nd Airborne soldiers, stands for “All American,” the nickname given to the division when it was first formed at Camp Gordon, Georgia, in …