First in War

First in War: World War I

During World War I, the First Division fought across France in five noteworthy battles and played an …

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First in War

First in War: World War II

Follow the 1ID through World War II from North Africa to the Liberation of Europe.

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First in War

First in War: Vietnam

Learn about the complexities associated with the two types of enemy Big Red One soldiers would face.

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Duty First

Duty First: Battle

First Division soldiers train constantly for all aspects of battle—from combat to deployment, logist …

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Duty First

Duty First: Counterinsurgency

Soldiers must find and defeat unknown enemies while also winning the trust of local people.

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Duty First: Deterrence

As part of the Cold War mission to prevent Soviet aggression, division soldiers trained constantly b …

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Duty First: Military Assistance

American service members lived with their Iraqi and Afghani counterparts while training, advising an …

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Duty First

Duty First: Peacekeeping

The 1ID’s role in the Balkan Wars was to enforce peacekeeping agreements between hostile group …

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Tank Park

M1917 Light Tank

The M1917 Light Tank was the first official tank for the US Army.

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M5 Stuart Tank

The M5 Stuart was the Army’s standard light tank at the beginning of World War II.

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M24 Chaffee Tank

The M24 Chaffee was produced during World War II in an attempt to provide adequate armor protection …

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M41A3 Walker Bulldog

The M41 series of light tanks was designed for reconnaissance and security missions, not direct tank …

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