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The Cold War in Retrospect Part I

The Cold War in Retrospect Part I

When I was in War College in 1991 at the conclusion of the Cold War, it was reported that a Russian general purportedly said, “You have lost the best enemy you ever had.” Perhaps, looking back, the words were indeed prophetic.The Cold War, Setting the Stage 1949-1970...

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The Cold War Part II

The Cold War Part II

The Age of Presidents and the Holy Grail 1971-1991 1971-1991 These were the years when the United States, the Soviets and now China made efforts to improve relations. Finding the “arms race” particularly expensive, they entered into a period of give and take. And in...

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Aim High…Fly-Fight-Win

Aim High…Fly-Fight-Win

The day was 18 September 1947, and on the implementation of the National Security Act of 1947, the US Air Force left the Army Air Forces and became a separate service. This reorganization placed the Air Force on an equal footing with the Army and Navy. "Airpower...

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Where are you, Tam?

Where are you, Tam?

Where are you Tam? The following poem, written by Ron Kuebler, is part of a combat healing process in which members of the NC Veterans Writing Alliance perform public readings of their work in a program called Brothers and Sisters Like These. The group’s mission is to...

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2023: Museum Year in Review – Part One

2023: Museum Year in Review – Part One

2023: Museum Year in Review Part OneAn Outstanding Speaker Series, a Two-Day Conference, Growing Media Presence, Expanding Partnerships, Veterans Outreach, and New ExhibitsGuest Speaker Programs Our speaker program turned in another remarkable year, bringing veterans...

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2023: Museum Year in Review – Part Two

2023: Museum Year in Review – Part Two

2023: Museum Year in Review Part TwoAn Outstanding Speaker Series, a Two-Day Conference, Growing Media Presence, Expanding Partnerships, Veterans Outreach, and New ExhibitsNew Exhibits, Curator Activity A new Sea Services exhibit invites visitors to experience...

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Serving During the Cuban Missile Crisis

Serving During the Cuban Missile Crisis

Cuban Missile Crisis It is certainly no exaggeration to say that the Cuban Missile Crisis in October, 1962 was the most dangerous incident occurring during the decades-long Cold War between the Free World and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). In this...

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Volunteerism Flourishes Behind Closed Doors

Volunteerism Flourishes Behind Closed Doors

Volunteers are working hard. The handwritten sign on the back door simply states: “Closed for Inventory.” Yet, within the four walls of the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas, remarkable changes are the order of the day. New changes to the Museum's Exhibits. ...

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Brevard, North Carolina 28712
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