• #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Phyllis J. Wilson 

    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Phyllis J. Wilson, who served as a voice intercept officer and is president of the Military Women’s Memorial.

  • America250: Navy Veteran Sunita Williams

    This week’s America250 salute is Navy Veteran Sunita Williams, who served as a Gulf War helicopter pilot before becoming a NASA astronaut.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Charles F. Sams III

    In celebration of National Park Week, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran and National Park Service Director Charles F. Sams III. Sams served as mission planner during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran John David Perez

    During Hispanic Heritage Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran John David Perez, who retired after 30 years as a master chief petty officer.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Marine Corps Veteran Brian L. Lane

    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Brian L. Lane, who fought in the Battle of Kuwait International Airport during Desert Storm.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Charles Altman

    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Charles Altman, who served as a flight officer, attaché and educator during his nearly 30-year career.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran James Douglas Higginbotham

    On the anniversary of the Desert Storm ground war start, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran James Douglas Higginbotham, a communication specialist.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army and Marine Corps Veteran John A. Quinlan

    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army and Marine Corps Veteran John A. Quinlan, who served during Operations Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

  • #DesertStorm30: God Bless the U.S.A.

    During Operation Desert Storm, there was an anthem that came to define the war: Lee Greenwood's country song "God Bless the U.S.A." When Greenwood originally released the song in 1984, it was moderately successful. The song peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart July 28, 1984. However, the song took on a renewed life during Operation Desert Storm.

  • Borne the Battle #226: Marine Corps Veteran Scott Stump, President and CEO, National Desert Storm Memorial Association

    This week’s Borne the Battle episode features Marine Corps Veteran Scott Stump, who discusses his military career to becoming President and CEO of the National Desert Storm Memorial Association.

  • #DesertStorm30: Powell says Veterans did ‘fabulous’ job

    During Desert Storm, there were many faces of the war. […]

  • #DesertStorm30: 50/50 chance of survival

    When Air Force Veteran Greg Feest took off in his F-117 Jan. 16, 1991, there was a 50/50 chance he wasn’t coming back. Iraq was one of the most heavily defended airspaces in history. According to the Gulf War Air Power Survey, there were 972 anti-aircraft artillery sites, 2,404 guns and 6,100 mobile guns. There were also surface-to-air missiles: 6,500 SA-7s, 400 SA-9s, 192 SA-13s, and 288 SA-14s. Pilots spent months planning operations, developing routes and making target lists during Operation Desert Shield. During that planning, the numbers were grim. For the 12 F-117s that left Jan. 16, commanders said six might not return. Most spouses didn’t know when the Desert Storm air war started and watched the TV coverage from the U.S. Bridget McGovern, Feest’s wife and also an Air Force Veteran, knew hours before. She watched from a command center at their base in Saudi Arabia.

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