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Our previous page "Where to Find Military Information" has morphed into several more specialized Reseach Guides.  They can be found as follows:



    Table of Contents

    Military history and leadership information
    Conflicts & Casualties
    Casulaty information, conflicts, costs of war
    DoD & Joint Chiefs of Staff, military leaders past & present
    Lineage, Heraldry, Honors
    Medal of Honor information, lineage & heraldry, awards & honors
    Significant Events
    Major campaigns, named operations & exercises, etc.
    Military History Offices
    Links to military history offices

    Military Services Birthdays

    Army Birthday – 14 June 1775

    Marine Corps Birthday – 10 November 1775

    Navy Birthday – 13 Oct 1775 (Abolished Feb 1781 - Reinstated 7 Sep 1781)

    Air Force Birthday – 18 September 1947

    *Coast Guard Birthday – 4 August 1790

    *According to the Institute of Heraldry, and in keeping with the order in which troops are listed in Department of Defense Directive 1005.8, during peacetime the Coast Guard falls under the Department of Homeland Security.  If, during wartime, the Coast Guard is called into service under the control of the Department of Defense, then the Coast Guard flag would come before the Air Force flag in order of precedence.


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