U.S. Army War College News

Valley Forge reveals historic example - building the Army of the future

Gen. George Washington’s leadership would teeter on failure or success in the winter of 1777,his Army was hungry and sick. But, from the dead of winter he still managed to re-organize and re-train and leave Valley Forge with an Army ready to fight. The International Fellows of the Army War College resident class of 2019 visited Valley Forge to learn of American history and values in a battlefield visit that highlights lessons of war, strategy, and strategic leadership.

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National Security Seminar nominations open

The U.S. Army War College National Security Seminar (NSS) is scheduled for Monday through Thursday, June 3-6, 2019. Nominations are now open with a deadline of January 16, 2019. All NSS participants are nominated by students, faculty, and alumni of the NSS and Army War College.

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PKSOI and USAWC Strategic Wargaming partner with UN, NATO, International Red Cross for innovative experiential education

Army War College experts in Stability Operations and Strategic Wargaming joined international partners for a first-ever course designed to integrate both NATO and United Nations operations into a single training environment. Participants representing Austria, Belgium, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Netherland, Togo and Tunisia, United Kingdom and United States are engaged this week in Helsinki, Finland, in the pilot run of a Protection of Civilians Course at the FINCENT Headquarters.

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War College & Senior Leader Sustainment Introduces: Healthy Eating Adventure to transform diets & lives

You can be among the first 40 students to participate, cost-free, in the pilot Healthy Eating Adventure at Carlisle Barracks, starting in October. Kira Brown found the program informative, community-building, and potentially life-changing. That’s why she invited HEA to the war college community.

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Army War College speaker’s bureau provides real world experts to York College students.

Four United States Army War College students spoke at a panel discussion on contemporary intelligence issues at York College’s Wolf Hall Sep. 25. The York College Intelligence Analysis Department of History and Political Science hosted the panel discussion.

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AHEC presents: US premier of documentary: Black Hawk Down - The Untold Story -- sponsored by AHC Foundation

Twenty-five years ago, two Army Black Hawk helicopters were shot down and 18 U.S. Soldiers died during the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia. On October 15, beginning at 7:15 p.m., the U.S. premier of the documentary Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story of the Battle of Mogadishu will be shown at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center and the Army Heritage Center Foundation.

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Lead paint concerns, prevention topic of town hall meeting

Carlisle Barracks, Army War College, and Dunham Clinic leadership hosted a town hall meeting Sept. 12 to address possible lead-based paint concerns in Army and privatized homes here and across the Army and have continued actions to address the concern in the days and weeks since.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

The Army War College honored National Hispanic Heritage Month during an observance at the Letort View Community Center, Friday, Sept. 21. This year’s event honored the contributions Hispanic-Americans make to our Army and nation.

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Seats for Servicemembers Ticket Applications Now Being Accepted

Active duty, Guard and Reserve military, veterans, and Fallen and Gold Star families are now able to apply online for complimentary tickets to the Penn State-Iowa game on Saturday, October 27 as part of the Seats for Servicemembers program at Penn State’s Military Appreciation Week.

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USAWC celebrates Air Forces 71st birthday

Air Force students of the Army War College, joined by their fellow classmates, faculty and staff, celebrated the 71st birthday of the United States Air Force in Bliss Hall, Sept. 18.

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Faculty Council reorganizes for academic 2019: introducing Council Chair Dr. Whitt

New Faculty Council Chair Dr. Jacqueline Whitt picked up the momentum set by outgoing Chair Dr. Bill Pierce -- meeting with faculty members, introducing the new executive committee and identifying ay2019 priorities.

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USAHEC presents: “Three Battalions in May: Army Combat Operations during the Communist ‘Mini-Tet’ Offensive”

Dr. Erik Villard will speak about the “Mini Tet” offensive in May of 1968, when American and Allied counterattacks knocked the North Vietnamese off balance months after the deadly Tet Offensive had been launched. This is the focus of the next Military History Perspectives at US Army Heritage & Education Center, Wed, Sept 19 at 7:15 pm in the USAHEC Research Room, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle 17013. In “Three Battalions in May: Army Combat Operations during the Communist ‘Mini-Tet’ Offensive,” Dr. Villard will explore the May Offensive through the experience of three units: the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division at Khe Sanh and Dong Ha; the 2d Battalion, 1st Infantry; 196th Infantry Brigade at Kham Duc; and the 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry (Mechanized) at An Bao.

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U.S. Army Hurricane Response

The Army’s mission to assist federal relief agencies helps minimize the damage and suffering caused by hurricanes, while continuing to support the vital mission of defending the homeland and protecting America’s interests abroad.

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Special Programs extend beyond core curriculum, advance strategic ideas

Army War College faculty will present their Special Programs to students in Bliss Hall Wednesday Sept. 5. These programs offer an alternative means to accumulate some, or all, of the eight elective credits required to graduate the War College’s program in Strategic Studies.

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Joint Staff accredits Joint Studies Program at Army War College for JPME-II

The Joint Studies Program has been accredited by the Joint Staff for JMPE-II -- good news for the past graduates who are now authorized to adjust their personnel files for Joint Professional Military Education-II level certification. Accreditation is granted for graduates of the JSP Classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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Why do War College students learn to “dress for success”?

One objective of Army War College students pursuing graduate education in Strategic Studies here in Carlisle, Pa., is to refine their professional image in preparation for future engagements, both formal and informal, with senior representatives of foreign nations, civilian agencies, Congress and the American people.Image consultant and master tailor Rita Gworek offered a dress-for-success workshop with guidance for executives about business attire – unlike the uniform worn daily for more than 20 years for most in the student body, in Bliss Hall, Aug. 16.

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Culture change is topic of the USAWC/ Carlisle Summit on Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention

The Annual SHARP Summit takes place on Aug. 20, 2018. The SHARP Summit is a key piece of fostering a work environment on Carlisle Barracks free from sexual harassment. This event is mandatory for all USAWC personnel, and meets the annual SHARP training requirement.

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Chapel to sponsor relationship-building event for couples

Would you like to have the best tools and understanding to grow and safeguard your relationship?

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Films and faculty partnered to explore strategic leadership, decision-making

Have you ever watched a commercial movie based on history, and wondered about the rest of the story: Which parts are true? What’s the historical context? What happened after the high drama moments of the movie? USAWC faculty members volunteer to offer insights and lead discussions for the classic films of the Strategic Film Series offered throughout the year.

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