Military Police

“LEX ET ORDO” (Law and Order) – 716th Military Police Battalion Motto   After discharging more than 85,000 enlisted and officer personnel, Camp Gordon was very nearly deserted by June of 1948. It sprang back into prominence in September of the same year after the establishment of the Signal Corps Training Center and a Military […]

Marines: Tootsie Rolls

“You heard me. We need Tootsie Rolls dropped ASAP!” – Radio Operator requesting supplies Late 1950, surrounded by approximately 200,000 Chinese and North Korean troops in the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, approximately 10,000 Marines from the 1st Marine Division were in imminent danger and unable to move out of an untenable position. With temperatures dropping […]

Hearts Apart Program

By: Alex Clasen, Relocation Assistant Hearts Apart is an ACS program targeted to “waiting” spouses and families. Of course, this is a bit of a modern day misnomer. One might say the very definition of a military spouse is constantly waiting (for orders, childcare or just one moment of peace and quiet). At the same […]

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A Time of Transition: Moving Beyond 1968

The Gates Commission was the deciding factor in removing the draft from the Army recruitment process. Gates was quoted as saying “The cost of an all-volunteer force was “a necessary price of defending our peace and security [and that conscription was] . . . intolerable when there is an alternative consistent with our basic national […]

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