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Old 26-02-2015, 04:07 PM   #45
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Gary Gordon and Randy Shughart (Black Hawk Down - Delta Sniper)...

Fort Lesley J. McNair is a United States Army post located on the tip of Greenleaf Point, the peninsula that lies at the confluence of the Potomac River and the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. To the peninsula's west is the Washington Channel, while the Anacostia River is on its south side.. The fort has been an army post for more than 200 years, 3rd in length of service, after the United States Military Academy at West Point and the Carlisle Barracks is a United States Army facility located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.. It is part of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and is the site of the U.S. Army War College.. It is the nation’s second-oldest active military base...The post was renamed in 1948 to honor Lt. Gen. Lesley J. McNair, commander of army ground forces during World War II, who was headquartered at the post and was killed during Operation Cobra near Saint-Lô, France, 25 July 1944 in the infamous friendly fire incident.. Fort McNair has been the headquarters of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington since 1966..

Alida Livingston Armstrong and Daughter, Rembrandt Peale, ca. 1810..

In September 1998, the United States Army Center of Military History moved from rented offices in Washington, D.C., to Fort McNair in historically preserved quarters remodeled from its previous use as a commissary and before that as Fort McNair's stables.. The center dates from the creation of the Army General Staff historical branch in July 1943 and the gathering of a team of professional historians, translators, editors and cartographers to record the history of World War II.. That effort led to a monumental 79-volume series known as the "Green Books"..Another division is responsible for overseeing the Army museum system and preservation of artifacts and artwork that are the army's historical treasure.. One such museum, The Old Guard Museum, is located at Fort Myer.. The center's publishing division generates finished publications and assures access to the center's work through such media as CD-ROM and the World Wide Web..The university has several other educational programs.. These include the Capstone program, for general and flag officer selectees; the International Fellows program, which brings NDU almost 100 participants from 50 different countries; and the Reserve Components National Security Course, which offers military education to senior officers of the armed forces..President Washington recommended the barracks as the site for a Federal military academy, but Pennsylvania lost that political battle to the state of New York and its West Point location.. The government decided to clear up ownership of the post; in 1801, the government paid $664.20 for the 27 acres (110,000 m²) which it had been renting from William Penn's heirs..In June 1863, "the Rebels are coming!" was a cry with substance.. In spite of a small defensive Pennsylvania militia and home guard force, Brigadier General Albert G. Jenkins' Confederate cavalry entered Carlisle on 27 June..The Hessian Powder Magazine, now Hessian Guardhouse Museum, was built in 1777...'know what I think? Don't really matter what I think. Once that first bullet goes past your head, politics and all that shit just goes right out the window...
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