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Black History Month: The history of one of the most decorated African American soldiers to serve in World War I
February 1, 2024
Aaron R. Fisher poses for his official portrait.

DOD begins implementing Naming Commission recommendations
January 6, 2023
Illustration of torch with American flag behind it.

Black History Month: The story of the only regiment commanded entirely by black officers during World War I
February 2, 2021
Officers of the 370th (Old 8th Illinois) on the deck of the La France IV before landing in New York City. From left are 2nd Lt. Lawson Price; 2nd Lt. L. W. Stearls; 2nd Lt. Ed. White; 2nd Lt. Eli F. E. Williams; 1st Lt. Oasola Browning; Capt. Louis B. Johnson; 1st Lt. Frank Bates; 1st Lt. Binga Desmond.

Veterans Day ceremony honors the price of freedom
November 11, 2019
Members of the Douglas MacArthur High School Army Junior ROTC present the colors at the start of the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11.

Surrounded by history: the U.S. Army Best Medic Competition and medics in World War I
October 20, 2017
(From left) Adrian Martinez, Gus Martinez, Lt. Col. Mike Williams and Jed Elrod demonstrate an aid station on the front lines of France circa 1917-18.

Soldiers commemorate 100th anniversary of World War I
June 12, 2017
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Juan Ayala (left) and Texas Senator Dr. Donna Campbell (right) thank retired rmy Air Force Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole (center) for his service with the Doolittle Raiders May 20 at a World War I commemoration event at Brooks City Base Hangar 9. The event was hosted by the City of San Antonio Department of Military Affairs to honor those who served in World War I.

AMEDD Museum marks 100th anniversary of World War I
May 3, 2017
(From left) Lt. Col. Mike Williams, U.S. Army Medical Command Headquarters assistant deputy chief of staff for facilities; retired Sgt. Maj. Dave Windsor; Karl Boller and Scott Woodard, historian at the U.S. Army Medical Department, or AMEDD, Center of History and Heritage, pose in their reproduction World War I medical uniforms and clothing at a living history demonstration May 1 at the AMEDD Museum at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston marking the opening of a temporary exhibit, “Scientific War: Human Price,” on the role of the U.S Army Medical Department in World War I.

Fort Sam Houston Museum features World War I centennial exhibit
April 19, 2017
Clyde Balsley, center, stands next to his Nieuport 11 (nickname bébé). With his personal marking of a white star, it was camouflaged with standard brown and green upper surface and natural under surface. It was capable of flying 97 miles per hour. Armament was one fixed forward firing Lewis machine gun mounted in the top wing to fire over the propeller.