A Brief Overview of US Military Bases, Units and Personnel in the UK

Introduction The US military has had a long association with the UK, retaining a range of military bases and personnel since World War II. What are the Locations of Military Bases and Installations Operated by the US Military? RAF Mildenhall: Suffolk, UK. RAF Lakenheath: Suffolk, UK. RAF Feltwell: Norfolk, UK. RAF Alconbury: Cambridgeshire, UK. RAF… Read More

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What is the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States?

Introduction The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS), or simply the Loyal Legion is a United States patriotic order, organised 15 April 1865, by three veteran officers of the Army. The original membership was composed of members of the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps of the United States, who had… Read More

What was the Special Atomic Demolition Munition?

Introduction The Special Atomic Demolition Munition (SADM), also known as the XM129 and XM159 Atomic Demolition Charges, and the B54 bomb was a nuclear man-portable atomic demolition munition (ADM) system fielded by the US military from the 1960s to 1980s but never used in combat. Brief History and Design At the time of the weapon’s… Read More

What is Military Spouse Day (US)?

Introduction Military Spouse Day or Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day in the United States. Many United States citizens take this day to acknowledge the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices of spouses of their Armed Forces. Each year, the US President normally commemorates this day with a ceremonial speech… Read More

What is the Restoration of Sovereignty Day (Japan)?

Introduction The Restoration of Sovereignty Day (主権回復の日, Shuken kaifuku no hi) is a new public commemorative event on 28 April, proposed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe in 2012 and first formally celebrated in 2013. It marks the end of the American occupation of Japan on 28 April 1952. It has been described as “part… Read More

What is Medal of Honour Day (US)?

Introduction Medal of Honor Day is a United States federal observance that is celebrated every year on 25 March. Background It was created to honour the “heroism and sacrifice of Medal of Honor recipients for the United States.” The holiday has been celebrated since 1991, when George H.W. Bush signed Public Law 101-564 on 15… Read More

What was War Plan White?

Introduction War Plan White (also known as Emergency Plan White) was a United States colour-coded war plan originally created in 1919 to deal with a domestic uprising in the US. Originally drafted by the War Plans Division of the War Department General Staff (WDGS) it later evolved to Operation Garden Plot, the general US military… Read More