United States Army

The storming of Redoubt No. 10 in the Siege of Yorktown during the American Revolutionary War prompted Great Britain's government to begin negotiations, resulting in the Treaty of Paris and Great Britain's recognition of the United States as an independent state.
General Andrew Jackson standing on the parapet of his makeshift defenses as his troops repulse attacking Highlanders during the defense of New Orleans, the final major and most one-sided battle of the War of 1812
The Battle of Gettysburg, the turning point of the American Civil War
Army soldiers in 1890
U.S. Army troops assaulting a German bunker in France, c. 1918
U.S. soldiers hunting for Japanese infiltrators during the Bougainville Campaign
U.S. Army soldiers observing an atomic bomb test of Operation Buster-Jangle at the Nevada Test Site during the Korean War
US tanks and Soviet tanks at Checkpoint Charlie, 1961
A U.S. Army infantry patrol moving up to assault the last North Vietnamese Army position at Dak To, South Vietnam during Operation Hawthorne
U.S. Army soldiers preparing to take La Comandancia in the El Chorrillo neighborhood of Panama City during Operation Just Cause
M1 Abrams tanks moving out before the Battle of Al Busayyah during the Gulf War
Iraqi tanks destroyed by Task Force 1-41 Infantry during the Gulf War, February 1991
U.S. Army Rangers taking part in a raid during an operation in Nahr-e Saraj, Afghanistan
U.S. Army soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division returning fire during a firefight with Taliban forces in Barawala Kalay Valley in Kunar province, Afghanistan, March 2011
Organization of the United States Army within the Department of Defense
U.S. Army organization chart
U.S. Army soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment, Maryland Army National Guard conducting an urban cordon and search exercise as part of the army readiness and training evaluation program in the mock city of Balad at Fort Dix, New Jersey
U.S. soldiers from the 6th Infantry Regiment taking up positions on a street corner during a foot patrol in Ramadi, Iraq
The 1st Cavalry Division's combat aviation brigade performing a mock charge with the horse detachment
U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers from the 3rd Special Forces Group patrolling a field in the Gulistan district of Farah, Afghanistan
U.S. Army Rangers practicing fast roping techniques from an MH-47 during an exercise at Fort Bragg
A trainer with Company A, 1st Battalion 502nd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Strike, 101st Airborne Division assisting Iraqi army ranger students during a room clearing drill at Camp Taji, Iraq on 18 July 2016
U.S. Army soldiers familiarizing with the latest INSAS 1B1 during exercise Yudh Abhyas 2015
A Lockheed Martin Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system used for ballistic missile protection
A U.S. soldier on patrol in Iraq with the support of a Humvee vehicle
3rd Infantry Division soldiers manning an M1A1 Abrams in Iraq
The 2020 Army Greens uniform
An element of the 18th Infantry Regiment, wearing ASUs, representing the United States at the 2010 Victory Day commemoration in Moscow
The Ranger Honor Platoon marching in their tan berets and former service uniform

Land service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

- United States Army
The storming of Redoubt No. 10 in the Siege of Yorktown during the American Revolutionary War prompted Great Britain's government to begin negotiations, resulting in the Treaty of Paris and Great Britain's recognition of the United States as an independent state.

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Patton in 1945

George S. Patton

Patton in 1945
Anne Wilson "Nita" Patton, Patton's sister. She was engaged to John J. Pershing in 1917–18.
Patton at the Virginia Military Institute
Patton (right) fencing in the modern pentathlon of the 1912 Summer Olympics
Patton on his steeplechase horse, Wooltex, in 1914
The durability of the 1915 Dodge Brothers Model 30-35 touring car won renown for the new automaker following its use in the 1916 Pancho Villa Expedition
Patton at Bourg in France in 1918 with a Renault FT light tank
Patton as a temporary colonel at Camp Meade, Maryland, 1919
Writer Hal Block (far left), comedian Bob Hope (second from left), writer/actor Barney Dean, singer Frances Langford and musician Tony Romano meet George Patton in Sicily during World War II
Patton (left) with Rear Admiral Henry Kent Hewitt aboard USS Augusta (CA-31), off the coast of North Africa, November 1942
From left to right, Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr., Major General Terry Allen and Lieutenant General George S. Patton, March 1943.
Lieutenant Colonel Lyle W. Bernard, commanding the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, in conversation with Lieutenant General George S. Patton, commanding the U.S. Seventh Army, near Brolo, Sicily, July 1943.
General Sir Bernard Montgomery shakes hands with Lieutenant General George S. Patton at an airport at Palermo, Sicily, July 28, 1943. Major General Geoffrey Keyes, deputy commander of Patton's Seventh Army, is stood to the far left of the picture.
Patton talks to wounded soldiers preparing for evacuation
Patton pins a Silver Star Medal on Private Ernest A. Jenkins, a soldier under his command, October 1944
From left to right: Major General Leven C. Allen, Lieutenant General Omar Bradley, Major General John S. Wood, Lieutenant General George S. Patton and Major General Manton S. Eddy being shown a map by one of Patton’s armored battalion commanders during a tour near Metz, France, November 1944.
From left to right, Bradley, Eisenhower and Patton in Bastogne, Belgium, 1945
Eisenhower, Bradley and Patton inspect a cremation pyre at the Ohrdruf concentration camp on April 12, 1945, after liberation.
Patton during a welcome home parade in Los Angeles, June 9, 1945
Patton's grave in Luxembourg City
General Patton U.S. commemorative stamp, issued in 1953
A replica of Patton's World War II command vehicle on display at the Lone Star Flight Museum in Houston, Texas
Patton's well-known custom ivory-handled revolver
Koch receives congratulations from Patton in May 1942
A statue of Patton at the US Military Academy at West Point
Patton's boots at a museum in Malmedy

George Smith Patton Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a general in the United States Army who commanded the Seventh United States Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, and the Third United States Army in France and Germany after the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.

Omar Bradley

Bradley, photographed at West Point
Lesley J. McNair listens as Omar Bradley, 82nd Infantry Division commander, explains a scenario to McNair at the Louisiana Maneuvers
Major General Edward H. Brooks observing General Dwight D. Eisenhower, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Lieutenant General Omar Bradley fire M1 carbines shortly before the Normandy landings, May 15, 1944. Stood to the far left, wearing a peaked cap, is Major General Charles H. Corlett.
Senior officers watching operations from the bridge of USS Augusta (CA-31), off Normandy, June 8, 1944. They are (from left to right): Rear Admiral Alan G. Kirk, Lieutenant General Omar Bradley, Rear Admiral Arthur D. Struble (with binoculars), and Major General William B. Kean.
Lieutenant General Omar Bradley (left), Commanding General, U.S. First Army, listens as Major General J. Lawton Collins, Commanding General, US VII Corps, describes how the city of Cherbourg was taken. (c. June 1944)
Bradley (center) with Patton (left) and Montgomery (right) at 21st Army Group HQ, Normandy, July 7, 1944.
Army Chief of Staff General George Marshall (center) and Army Air Forces Commander General Henry H. Arnold confer with Bradley on the beach at Normandy in 1944.
From left to right: Major General Leven C. Allen, Lieutenant General Omar Bradley, Major General John S. Wood, Lieutenant General George S. Patton] and Major General Manton S. Eddy being shown a map by one of Patton’s armored battalion commanders during a tour near Metz, France, November 1944.]
Allied commanders conference, April 11, 1945. Lieutenant-General Sir Miles Dempsey (commanding the British Second Army); General Omar Bradley (C-in-C 12th Army Group); Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery (C-in-C 21st Army Group); Lieutenant General William H. Simpson (commanding the U.S. Ninth Army).
Senior American commanders of the European theater of World War II, 1945. Seated, from left to right, are William H. Simpson, George S. Patton, Carl Spaatz, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar Bradley, Courtney Hodges, and Leonard T. Gerow;
standing are (from left to right) Ralph F. Stearley, Hoyt Vandenberg, Walter Bedell Smith, Otto P. Weyland, and Richard E. Nugent.
General Omar Bradley, 1949
Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson swears in Bradley as the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during a ceremony in Washington, D.C, August 16, 1949.
Portrait of Bradley
General of the Army Omar Bradley converses with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General David C. Jones in 1981.
General Bradley's headstone in Arlington National Cemetery
Omar Bradley, General of the Army

Omar Nelson Bradley (February 12, 1893April 8, 1981) was a senior officer of the United States Army during and after World War II, rising to the rank of General of the Army.

Special Forces branch insignia

United States Army Special Forces

Special Forces branch insignia
Special Forces soldiers from Task Force Dagger and Commander Dostum on horseback in the Dari-a-Souf Valley, Afghanistan, circa October 2001—featured in the film 12 Strong and the Horse Soldier Statue
ODA 525 team picture taken shortly before infiltration in Iraq, February 1991
Soldiers from each of the Army's seven Special Forces Groups (note seven different colors of beret patches) at the gravesite of President John F. Kennedy in November 2011.
A MH-60L from 160th SOAR deploys an ODA from 7th SFG(A) onboard a U.S. submarine for a joint exercise
A SF company commander in Universal Camouflage Pattern meets with elders and members of the 209th ANA Corps in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, circa 2007
A soldier from A Co, 1st Bn, 7th SFG(A) gives an Afghan boy a coloring book in Kandahar Province during a meeting with local leaders, circa 2008
A Special Forces candidate conducts a pre-mission rehearsal with role-playing guerrilla fighters during ROBIN SAGE.
Soldiers from 1st Special Forces Group conduct high-altitude low-opening (HALO) jump over Yakima training center, c. 2014
20th Special Forces Group soldiers conduct dive operations
Special Forces soldiers prepare for a combat diving training operation on a US Naval ship near Okinawa, Japan in 1956, wearing their green berets
Special Forces soldiers participate in the graduation ceremony in Tegucigalpa, Honduras in 2014, wearing their green berets
Special Forces distinctive unit insignia
Special Forces Qualification Tab
A GMV-S equipped with a Mk 19 grenade launcher in Afghanistan (2003)
GMV 1.1 equipped with a Mk 19 driven by Army Special Operation operators with the 3rd Special Forces Group Green Berets.
U.S. Special Forces in Raqqa, Syria
A 19 SFG (A) operator mans an M60 machine gun on a GMV variant Humvee in Afghanistan in March 2004. An AT4 anti-armor rocket launcher can be seen in the foreground.
A 5th SFG (A) operator on the Humvee's turret ring explains to a girl how the M2 .50-caliber machine gun with an EOTech black SU-264/PEQ(ECOS-H)holographic weapon sight on the picatinny rail works
"Code of the Special Forces Operator", c. undefined 1959. This example pre-dates "Delta" among others.
Current structure of the 1st SFG (A)
Current structure of the 3rd SFG (A)
Current structure of the 5th SFG (A)
Current structure of the 7th SFG (A)
Current structure of the 10th SFG (A)
Current structure of the 20th SFG (A) (ARNG)

The United States Army Special Forces (SF), colloquially known as the "Green Berets" due to their distinctive service headgear, are a special operations force of the United States Army.

The U.S. ideal of the citizen soldier, in the militia, depicted by The Concord Minute Man of 1775, a monument created by Daniel Chester French and erected in 1875, in Concord, Massachusetts.

Militia (United States)

The militia of the United States, as defined by the U.S. Congress, has changed over time.

The militia of the United States, as defined by the U.S. Congress, has changed over time.

The U.S. ideal of the citizen soldier, in the militia, depicted by The Concord Minute Man of 1775, a monument created by Daniel Chester French and erected in 1875, in Concord, Massachusetts.
First Muster, Spring 1637, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Braddock's defeat, 1755
The Battle of Lexington, April 19th, 1775. Blue coated militiamen in the foreground flee from the volley of gunshots from the red coated British Army line in the background with dead and wounded militiamen on the ground.
Kentucky Mounted Militia riflemen at the Battle of the Thames in October 1813, riding into battle as mounted infantry.
1826 North Carolina militia roster of 86 men, standard wage of 46 1⁄2 cents per day. Text reads: "A List of that Part of the Millitia Commanded by Elisha Burk an went after the Runaway Negroes. ... The within is a True Return of that part of the Millitia Commanded by Elisha Burk While out after the Runaway Negroes: Given under my hand this 15th day of August 1826". (signed) Elisha Burk Captain.
New York state militia, Civil War Company "E", 22nd N.Y. State Militia, near Harpers Ferry.
Militia at Ludlow, 1914

Created by the 1933 amendments to the National Defense Act of 1916, the National Guard of the United States is a joint reserve component of the United States Army and the United States Air Force.

Seal of the U.S. Army Reserve

United States Army Reserve

Seal of the U.S. Army Reserve
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Maj., left, instructs U.S. Navy Midshipman on proper body positioning during live-fire marksmanship training in June 2005

The United States Army Reserve (USAR) is a reserve force of the United States Army.

Confederate States of America

Unrecognized breakaway republic in North America that existed from February 8, 1861, to May 9, 1865.

Unrecognized breakaway republic in North America that existed from February 8, 1861, to May 9, 1865.

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Map of the division of the states in the American Civil War (1861–1865). Blue indicates the northern Union states; light blue represents five Union slave states (border states) that primarily stayed in Union control. Red represents southern seceded states in rebellion, also known as the Confederate States of America. Uncolored areas were U.S. territories, with the exception of the Indian Territory (later Oklahoma).
Evolution of the Confederate States, December 20, 1860 – July 15, 1870
Alexander H. Stephens, Confederate Vice President; author of the 'Cornerstone Speech'
The inauguration of Jefferson Davis in Montgomery, Alabama
Elias Boudinot, Cherokee secessionist, Rep. Indian Territory
William T. Sutherlin mansion, Danville, Virginia, temporary residence of Jefferson Davis and dubbed "Last Capitol of the Confederacy"
Map of the county secession votes of 1860–1861 in Appalachia within the ARC definition. Virginia and Tennessee show the public votes, while the other states show the vote by county delegates to the conventions.
The Seal, symbols of an independent agricultural Confederacy surrounding an equestrian Washington, sword encased
Recruitment poster: "Do not wait to be drafted". Under half re-enlisted.
Unionists throughout the Confederate States resisted the 1862 conscription
Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy from 1861 to 1865
Davis's cabinet in 1861, Montgomery, Alabama
Front row, left to right: Judah P. Benjamin, Stephen Mallory, Alexander H. Stephens, Jefferson Davis, John Henninger Reagan, and Robert Toombs
Back row, standing left to right: Christopher Memminger and LeRoy Pope Walker
Illustration printed in Harper's Weekly
Provisional Congress, Montgomery, Alabama
surviving Confederate mail
Main railroads of Confederacy, 1861; colors show the different gauges (track width); the top railroad shown in the upper right is the Baltimore and Ohio, which was at all times a Union railroad
Passers-by abusing the bodies of Union supporters near Knoxville, Tennessee. The two were hanged by Confederate authorities near the railroad tracks so passing train passengers could see them.
Richmond bread riot, 1863
Confederate memorial tombstone at Natchez City Cemetery in Natchez, Mississippi
This Confederate Flag pattern is the one most often thought of as the Confederate Flag today; it was one of many used by the Confederate armed forces. Variations of this design served as the Battle Flag of the Armies of Northern Virginia and Tennessee, and as the Confederate Naval Jack.
A Home on the Mississippi, Currier and Ives, 1871
St. John's Episcopal Church, Montgomery. The Secession Convention of Southern Churches was held here in 1861.
Major-General John C. Breckinridge, Secretary of War (1865)
General Robert E. Lee, General in Chief (1865)
William L. Yancey, {{small|Alabama Fire-Eater, "The Orator of Secession"}}
William Henry Gist, {{small|Governor of South Carolina, called the Secessionist Convention}}
CSA Naval Jack
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Gen. Gabriel J. Rains, {{small|Conscription Bureau chief, April 1862 – May 1863}}
Gen. Gideon J. Pillow, {{small|military recruiter under Bragg, then J.E. Johnston<ref>Coulter, The Confederates States of America, p. 324.</ref>}}
Joseph E. Brown, governor of Georgia
Pendleton Murrah, governor of Texas
Jesse J. Finley
Henry R. Jackson
Asa Biggs
Andrew Magrath
John H. Reagan
Jefferson Davis, 5 cent
Andrew Jackson
George Washington
Potters House, Atlanta Ga
Downtown Charleston SC
Navy Yard, Norfolk Va
Rail bridge, Petersburg Va
1st National Flag
2nd National Flag
3rd National Flag
Battle Flag

The Confederate military leadership included many veterans from the United States Army and United States Navy who had resigned their Federal commissions and were appointed to senior positions.

Official portrait, 1946

George C. Marshall

American army officer and statesman.

American army officer and statesman.

Official portrait, 1946
1900 VMI Keydets football team. Marshall circled
Colonel Marshall in France in 1919
Brigadier General Marshall in 1938
Cover to the book Infantry in Battle, the World War II officer's guide to infantry combat operations. Marshall directed production of the book, which is still used as a reference today.
Army Chief of Staff Marshall with Secretary of War Henry Stimson
Army Chief of Staff George C. Marshall with Chief of the Army Air Force General Henry "Hap" Arnold in England on July 23, 1945.
President Truman, Marshall, Secretary of State James F. Byrnes, and General Arnold at the White House, August 1945
General Marshall with Chiang Kai-shek and Zhou Enlai in China, 1946.
General Marshall being sworn in as Secretary of State by Chief Justice Fred Vinson in the Oval Office on January 21, 1947.
Secretary of State Marshall speaks to The House Appropriations Committee. January 15, 1948.
Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall in his office at The Pentagon.
Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall discussing the Korean War with President Truman and Special Assistant to the President Averell Harriman in the Oval Office.
Dodona Manor, the 19th century home and gardens of George Marshall and his wife Katherine
Cover of Together: Annals of an Army Wife, by Katherine Tupper Marshall. Published 1946.
Grave site of George Marshall at Arlington National Cemetery
George Marshall portrait by Thomas E. Stephens (c. 1949)
A statue of General Marshall is unveiled at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies on April 30, 1998.
President Roosevelt's nomination of General Marshall to be Major General. June 30, 1939.
President Harry S. Truman awarding General Marshall an Oak Leaf Cluster to his Distinguished Service Medal on November 26, 1945.
General Marshall's Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour (France)
General Marshall's Congressional Gold Medal. Designed by Anthony de Francisci in 1946.
General John Pershing rides under Arc de Triomphe in parade with aide-de-camp George C. Marshall. 1919.
General John Pershing (left) with Colonel Marshall in France, 1919.
Left to right: Brig. Gen. Frank Parker, Col. James A. Drain, and Lt. Col. George C. Marshall at the White House in Washington, D.C., on October 4, 1924.
Marshall as Army Chief of Staff, 1940.
Army Chief of Staff George Marshall with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. "Hap" Arnold accompanying Brig. Gen. James H. Doolittle while being presented the Medal of Honor from President Franklin Roosevelt for his achievement on leading the Doolittle Raid. April 18, 1942.
Oveta Culp Hobby being sworn in as the first WAAC by Major General Myron C. Cramer. General George C. Marshall, second from left, and Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson witness the ceremony. May 16, 1942.
Army Chief of Staff George Marshall, 1944
Generals George C. Marshall and Henry "Hap" Arnold in 1944.
General Marshall greets Major General John R. Deane and Brigadier General Stuart Cutler while arriving at Potsdam, Germany on July 15, 1945.
General Marshall with General of The Air Force Henry H. Arnold and Air Force Major General Lauris Norstad at The Potsdam Conference in Germany, July 21, 1945.
Recently sworn in George C. Marshall as the new United States Secretary of State shaking hands with his predecessor James F. Byrnes, as President Truman looks on, at the White House, January 21, 1947.
Secretary of State George Marshall greeted by President Harry S. Truman at Washington National Airport. August 13, 1947.
Secretary of State Marshall pointing out landmarks at Mount Vernon to Mexican President Miguel Aleman. April 1947.
Award of honorary degrees at Harvard to J Robert Oppenheimer (left), George C. Marshall (third from left), Omar N. Bradley (fifth from left), and T. S. Eliot (second from right). The President of Harvard University, James B. Conant, sits between Marshall and Bradley. June 5, 1947.
Secretary of Defense Marshall with President Truman and Princeton University President Harold W. Dodds at the Library of Congress. May 17, 1950.
Anna M. Rosenberg being sworn in as Assistant Secretary of Defense by Felix Larkin (left), General Counsel of the Department of Defense. General George Marshall (second from right) and Robert A. Lovett (right), Deputy Secretary of Defense, witness. November 15, 1950.
Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall with President Truman, Secretary of State Dean Acheson, and Prime Minister of France Rene Pleven during Pleven visit to Washington D.C., at the White House on January 29, 1951.
Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall greeting President Truman following Truman's return from the Wake Island Conference at Washington National Airport, October 18, 1950.

He rose through the United States Army to become Chief of Staff of the US Army under Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, then served as Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense under Truman.

U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams with production TUSK explosive reactive armor package installed

M1 Abrams

Third-generation American main battle tank designed by Chrysler Defense and named for General Creighton Abrams.

Third-generation American main battle tank designed by Chrysler Defense and named for General Creighton Abrams.

U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams with production TUSK explosive reactive armor package installed
The Ballistic Research Laboratory (BRL) used computerized tools during the development of the M1, which led to the development of BRL-CAD. Here, a Vector General 3D graphics terminal displays a model of the M1.
The Chrysler XM1 prototype
The General Motors XM1 prototype
The finalized M1 prototype
105 mm M1 Abrams tank of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at Grafenwöhr Training Area in Germany, 1986
Abrams tanks move out on a mission during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. A Bradley IFV and a logistics convoy can be seen in the background.
A destroyed M1A1, hit in the rear grill by a Hellfire missile and penetrated by a sabot tank round from the left side to right (see exit hole).
An Abrams crossing the Euphrates River at Objective Peach on ribbon assault float bridge deployed by the 299th Engineer Company in 2003
A M1A1 conducts reconnaissance in Iraq, September 2004.
A M1A2 Abrams with prototype Tank Urban Survival Kit armor upgrade equipment and Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station (CROWS), with a .50 caliber machine gun at the commander's station
U.S. M1A1s during the Foal Eagle 1998 training exercises in South Korea, with their factory single green paint scheme
M1A1 in the Australian Army's Disruptive Pattern Camouflage, used for vehicles and materiel
Tankers drive an M1A1 Abrams through the Taunus Mountains north of Frankfurt during Exercise Ready Crucible in February 2005.
U.S. Marines with the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, advance on their eastern objective defended by opposing Spanish forces during Exercise Trident Juncture 18 near Dalholen, Norway, Nov. 3, 2018.
A M1A2 with TUSK
A M1A1 Abrams with an Abrams Integrated Management System (AIM) and the Tank Urban Survivability Kit (TUSK) conducting a patrol in Baghdad, 2007
The Trophy Active Protection System (APS) was installed and tested on a USMC M1A1 Abrams in 2017.
An M1A1 fires its main gun in 2019.
A M1A1 firing its main gun as seen from the loader's hatch. The M240 is visible left while the M2 is visible right.
A view of the gunner's station (bottom left) and commander's station (top right)
A 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment soldier, assisting in the critical job of "boresighting" the alignment of all the tank's sights to the center of the axis of the bore of the main gun on an M1A1 Abrams in Mosul, Iraq in January 2005. Hand signals enable the gunner (inside the tank) to train the main gun onto a boresighting target.
Marines from 1st Tank Battalion load a Honeywell AGT1500 multi-fuel turbine back into the tank at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, February 2003.
M1 driving controls
A Marine M1A1 offloading from Landing Craft Air Cushioned vehicle
A Marine M1A1 fitted with snorkel attachment and bustle rack extension
82nd Airborne paratroopers ride an M1 Abrams tank
A U.S. Army M1A1 after being offloaded from a U.S. Air Force C-17 at Balad Air Base, Iraq in 2004
A Grizzly Combat Mobility Vehicle (CMV)
A U.S. Army M104 Wolverine Heavy Assault Bridge
An Assault Breacher Vehicle launching a line charge
M1 Abrams operators
An Australian Abrams tank in 2021
Egyptian Abrams tank deployed during the 2011 Egyptian Revolution
M1A1M Abrams tanks in Iraqi service, January 2011

The M1 Abrams entered service in 1980 and currently serves as the main battle tank of the United States Army and formerly the Marine Corps.

Maneuver Center of Excellence

Fort Benning

Maneuver Center of Excellence
Fort Benning is named after Confederate General Henry L. Benning.
Crew of 37mm. anti-tank gun, in training at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Chief of Staff of the United States Army George W. Casey Jr. at Fort Benning in 2009.

Fort Benning is a United States Army post straddling the Alabama–Georgia border next to Columbus, Georgia.

Seal of the Board of War and Ordnance

Continental Army

The army of the Thirteen Colonies and the Revolutionary-era United States.

The army of the Thirteen Colonies and the Revolutionary-era United States.

Seal of the Board of War and Ordnance
George Washington was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army on June 15, 1775.
Infantry of the Continental Army.
1778 drawing showing a Stockbridge Mahican Indian, Patriot soldier, of the Stockbridge Militia, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, from the Revolutionary War diary of Hessian officer, Johann Von Ewald
1781 drawing of American soldiers from the Yorktown campaign showing a black infantryman, on the far left, from the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, one of the regiments in the Continental Army having the largest majority of black patriot soldiers. An estimated 4% of the Continental Army was black (see African Americans in the Revolutionary War).
Continental Army Plaza, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Aide-de-camp, General Washington, Major-general Artemas Ward.

This became the foundation of what is now the United States Army.