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From 2007-2010, Eagles cheerleader Rachel Washburn stood on the Eagles sidelines watching all of the different battles play out between the white lines at Lincoln Financial Field. Just a few years later, Rachel was no longer standing outside the lines. She had traded in her midnight green Vera Wang-designed cheerleader uniform for army fatigues. Rachel left Philadelphia to serve in Afghanistan as a member of the United States Army. At tonight’s game, 1st Lt. Rachel Washburn returned to Lincoln Financial Field honored as the Eagles “Hometown Hero.”

Rachel Washburn: Philadephia’s Hometown Hero

December 22, 2013, 11:40pm / 137

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U.S. Army soldiers prepare to jump from a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during a forcible entry exercise over Fort Bragg, N.C., 29 April 2010.

U.S. Army soldiers prepare to jump from a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during a forcible entry exercise over Fort Bragg, N.C., 29 April 2010.

Source / December 22, 2013 / 124

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An M1A2SEP Abrams tank from Company D, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment “Desert Rogues”, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, sits ready at Red Cloud Range, 6 Dec. 2013/Fort Stewart GA

An M1A2SEP Abrams tank from Company D, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment “Desert Rogues”, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, sits ready at Red Cloud Range, 6 Dec. 2013/Fort Stewart GA

Source / December 18, 2013 / 68

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The Corps of Cadets is getting fired up for the 114th Army-Navy Game, 14 December 2013

The Corps of Cadets is getting fired up for the 114th Army-Navy Game, 14 December 2013

Source / December 17, 2013 / 79

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US Army debuts new unisex uniforms

/ July 29, 2013, 8:01pm / 34

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The Infantry walks, except when it runs, and lives in the open as best it can. Battles and wars are not won unless the infantry is standing on the land that once belonged to the enemy. The infantry fighting is not remote from the foe; the enemy is visible and the bodies and blood of enemy and friend alike show the results of the fighting. The infantry lives under the hardest conditions and suffers the most danger of any of the branches of the military. It is the pits, a place to stay out of, where wars are won.

— Sgt. Radford Carroll, 99th Infantry Division

March 29, 2013, 3:53pm / 24

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Nurse Augusta Chiwy of the Belgian Congo saved countless GIs at the Battle of the Bulge

British author Martin King was captivated years ago by the legend of a Black nurse who helped save the lives of GIs during the Battle of the Bulge. Although King has spent 20 years in the Ardennes researching the battle, he says no story compares to that of Augusta Chiwy.

Born in the Belgian Congo, the nurse was visiting Bastogne, Belgium, in December 1944 when she volunteered to help at an American aid station. Although the hospital was destroyed by bombs and many presumed the nurse long dead, King searched relentlessly for her. He finally tracked her down at a nursing home near Brussels and pieced together her story.

/ February 10, 2013, 12:43am / 24

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General Schwarzkopf (Ret.), according to sources, has died

Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who topped an illustrious military career by commanding the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait in 1991 but kept a low public profile in controversies over the second Gulf War against Iraq, died Thursday. He was 78.

Schwarzkopf died in Tampa, Florida, where he had lived in retirement, according to a U.S. official, who was not authorized to release the information publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

A much-decorated combat soldier in Vietnam, Schwarzkopf was known popularly as “Stormin’ Norman” for a notoriously explosive temper.

/ December 27, 2012, 8:24pm / 7

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