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    • Lt. General Barton Kyle Yount

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    • Yount, Barton Kyle
    • Under the direction of the School's first president, retired Lt. General Barton Kyle Yount, the School opened its doors on Oct. 6, 1946 as American Institute for Foreign Trade. Yount, former head of the Army Air Training Command, had been...
    • The American Soldier, 1886

    • McBarron, H. Charles
    • Yellowstone National Park. United States. Army. Cavalry, 1st.
    • In the foreground two poachers are skinning a buffalo. They have been surprised by a 1st Cavalry patrol, part of a detail assigned to Yellowstone National Park to cut down on poaching after the Department of the Interior was authorized to request...
    • June 18

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    • Yaqui Indians--Arizona--History
    • On this date in 1914, residents of Nogales, Arizona, were alarmed by a report that armed Yaquis were advancing for an attack on the Mexican garrison across the border. This photograph from 1915 is identified as the border between the United States...
    • May 8

    • Fallis, Earl
    • Yaqui Indians--Arizona--History
    • On this date in 1927, the U.S. Army held 38 Yaqui Indians who fled across the U.S. border after a bloody battle with Mexican troops. This photo is identified as Yaqui Indian soldiers surrendering to the 10th Cavalry for internment in 1929.
    • Return From Mach 6

    • Machat, Michael
    • X-15 (Rocket aircraft). White, Robert M. (Robert Michael), 1924-2010. Edwards Air Force Base (Calif.). Mach number.
    • In the center foreground we see X-15, the first manned aircraft to fly into Earth orbit and land at a predetermined location. The X-15 was flown by Maj. Robert M. White and landed at Edwards AFB. This was a tremendous breakthrough in aviation,...
    • Teamwork, Firepower, Responsibility

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    • World War, 1939-1945.
    • A sergeant (foreground) stands over an open box of .30 caliber ammunition packed in bandoleers for easy carrying by infantryman. A soldier resting on a Sherman tank hands a Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) down to another soldier. The BAR was the...
    • Intelligence Officers in the Field

    • U.S. Army
    • World War, 1939-1945. World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Philippines--Leyte Island.
    • The combination of aerial mapping and easily portable radio made air spotting sections, like the one pictured here, a potent intelligence gathering tool. This particular section was a part of the Leyte Island campaign in the Philippines. Maps could...
    • The American Soldier, 1945

    • McBarron, H. Charles
    • World War, 1939-1945. United States. Army. Division, 5th. United States. Army. Armored Division, 4th. United States. Army. Army, 3rd. Sherman tank.
    • A major of the 5th Infantry Division can be seen in the foreground, with his private first class radioman in the right background. In the left background are several tank crewmen of the 4th Armored Division standing in, on, and around an M-4...
    • The CIC On Post-War Duty

    • U.S. Army
    • World War, 1939-1945. United States. Army. Counter Intelligence Corps. Japanese American soldiers.
    • Japanese Americans, known as Nisei during World War II, were often put in roles that capitalized on their language skills and cultural knowledge. This service to their nation was all the more incredible when considered against the backdrop of U.S....
    • Counter Intelligence Corps

    • U.S. Army
    • World War, 1939-1945. United States. Army. Counter Intelligence Corps. Fort Sheridan (Ill.).
    • The Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) was created in World War II to defend against enemy intelligence efforts directed at the Army. Part of that training is learning enemy symbols and rank insignia, as these men are doing.
    • Direction Finder

    • U.S. Army
    • World War, 1939-1945. United States. Army. Armored Division, 3rd. Radio direction finders.
    • A sergeant of the 3rd Armored Division operates a radio direction finder. What a difference 20 years makes! This same unit, now the size of a small chest, took up an entire truck in World War I. Individual vehicles could carry a radio direction...
    • The M-209 in Operation

    • U.S. Army
    • World War, 1939-1945. Korean War, 1950-1953. Cryptography. United States. Army. Infantry Division, 3rd.
    • The M-209 was a portable cipher machine, allowing communications to be encoded in the field. Only the size of a lunchbox, this allowed Army units the ability to communicate securely all the up to the front. While it certainly had vulnerabilities,...
    • Major General William J. Donovan

    • U.S. Army
    • World War, 1939-1945. Donovan, William J. (William Joseph), 1883-1959. United States. Office of Strategic Services. Mountbatten of Burma, Louis Mountbatten, Earl, 1900-1979.
    • William "Wild Bill" Donovan created the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) at the behest of Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt; the OSS was a wartime intelligence agency that served as a predecessor for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Here, Donovan...
    • Arlington Hall Station

    • U.S. Army
    • World War, 1939-1945. Arlington Hall Station (Va.). United States. Army. Signal Intelligence Service.
    • As U.S. involvement in World War II increased, the need for additional space moved the Signal Intelligence Service (SIS) from Washington, D.C. across the Potomac River to Arlington Hall Station in Arlington, VA. Somewhat similarly to its British...

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