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Posted on Aug 30, 2005 in History News

Hurricane Katrina

Armchair General would like to take a moment to remember those suffering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The situation appears much worse than initially thought, and our thoughts and prayers are with those folks trying to survive in dire conditions down in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

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Posted on Aug 3, 2005 in History News

National Trust Urges U.S. Navy to Reconsider the Demolition of Pensacola Naval Air Station Historic Buildings

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is strongly urging the United States Navy to reconsider the demolition of 39 historic structures located at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. The Navy is proposing the demolition of these historic structures at Pensacola, which include 29 (more than two-thirds) of the historic buildings within the Pensacola Naval Air Station National Historic Landmark District, citing damage from Hurricane Ivan in September 2004.

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Posted on Jul 25, 2005 in History News

Over There Premieres Wed. night 10pm E/P

Armchair General is looking forward to this new show on the FX network this Wednesday night. The first episode will introduce us to the series, as we follow a squad of US Army soldiers into combat inside Iraq. We invite you to check out the website to see what the show is all about.

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Posted on Jul 8, 2005 in History News

London Bombings

Armchair General extends our thoughts and best wishes to all of our members and readers in the UK, and especially to all of those in the London area, after the terrorist bombings of the 7th of July.

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Posted on Jun 8, 2005 in History News

International WWII Conference 2005

From October 5 through October 9, 2005, historians, World War II veterans and other participants from all over the world will gather in New Orleans, Louisiana to discuss the evolution and implications of World War II thought and writings over the last 60 years. Visitors are invited to attend one of the largest, most significant World War II conferences to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the end of World War II. Historians, World War II veterans and other participants from all over the world will gather to discuss World War II thought and writings over the last 60 years. Presentations are accessible to all levels of personal and professional interests in World War II and will be commensurate with audience interaction. You will meet Medal of Honor recipients, "Rosie the Riveters", foreign resistance fighters, distinguished veterans, journalists and historians.

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Posted on Jun 8, 2005 in History News

National D-Day Museum receives $5 million campaign gift

The National D-Day Museum, America's National World War II Museum, located in New Orleans has received a $5 million campaign gift - its largest gift to date - from former Netscape CEO, James Barksdale. Barksdale, a member of the Museum's board of trustees, has designated his gift to the Parade Ground - a major focal point of the Museum's $282 million expansion project and capital campaign. "For me, it was an easy decision," said Barksdale. "The National D-Day Museum is dedicated to educating our country's children about this epic time in the history of our world. The price of peace and the consequences of war is a lesson that we must teach to present and future generations. No one does it better than The National D-Day Museum."

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Posted on Jun 8, 2005 in History News

Gettysburg reenactment coming in July!

The annual reenactment of the battle of Gettysburg is coming up soon. Experience the 50 Cannon Independence Day Commemorative Salute each day at the Gettysburg Anniversary Reenactment - July 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2005. The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee is pleased to announce that the Annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment will be held on the actual anniversary dates of the battle - July 1, 2 and 3, commemorating the 142nd anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Don't miss this rare occurence!

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Posted on May 4, 2005 in Armchair Reading, History News

WebOps (April 2005) – Tower Games

Welcome to WebOps, Armchair General's first original content website column! I am Jim 'WebWarrior' Moreno, and my mission here is to bring you links, profiles, and interviews on the best military history and related websites that the Internet has to offer. This month I profile Tower Games, a browser-based wargaming website!

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Posted on Apr 9, 2005 in Armchair Reading, History News

Armchair General Supports a Fallen Marine

At the request of soldiers (current and past) in our forum, Armchair General is honored to help recognize a great tribute to one of America's fallen heroes. If you have a few minutes to spare, you can watch a memorial video, or leave a message of support in the family's guestbook.

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Posted on Feb 23, 2005 in History News

Dangerous New World: A Global Report [2005]

Welcome to the web portion of Armchair General's Global Report on the state of the world in 2005. In conjunction with the magazine article, we will take a look at the dangerous times in which we live, and try to make sense of some of the history that brought us to this point. The war against Terrorism is a war we must win!

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Posted on Feb 19, 2005 in History News

February 19, 1945 US Marines Invade Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima was one of the bloodiest battles in history for the US Marine Corps. It has also been one of the most enduring in our collective memory, symbolizing the beginning of the eventual triumph over the Imperial Japanese in World War II. On this day in 1945, the battle began. Learn more about the battle here.

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Posted on Jan 10, 2005 in History News

Mailbag: Identify this vehicle

Our January issue of Mailbag asks readers to guess the identification of a certain armored fighting vehicle. Only about 20% of respondents were able to correctly guess the model of vehicle. Were you one of them?

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Posted on Jan 8, 2005 in History News

ACG In The News: Interview on Military.com

Please visit Military.com to check out the interview of Armchair General's Editorial Director, Colonel John Antal, U.S. Army (Ret.). You can learn more about the magazine as it is now, and also where it is going in the future.

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Posted on Dec 20, 2004 in History News

Armchair General Magazine Reader Surveys

We invite all our readers to take a few minutes and reflect back on the magazine issues of 2004 and let us know which articles you liked and which ones you may not have cared for. These responses will help us shape the future of Armchair General.

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