During the Daily Deployment Status Monday, The XO reflected upon Sergeant York as he “aptures “the whole damned German Army”…Please Enjoy:
The U.S. Army was in charge of exploring and mapping America.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition was an Army endeavor from beginning to end. President Thomas Jefferson turned to the Army for this important mission and authorized the recruitment of noncommissioned officers. Captains Lewis and Clark relied implicitly on the leadership of their noncommissioned officers. Click here to read about Sergeant Ordway, the senior sergeant who acted as the expedition’s first sergeant and in the absence of the two captains, Ordway commanded the expedition.
In 1967, Israel fought against the Odds–the snapshot reflects it.
However, it has come a long way–in spite of the COVID 19 Pandemic, recently it held joint exercises with the US Air Force with the F35 Fleet.
|Learning from the Art History of Epidemics|
By M. Jordan LoveWhen medical students at the University of Virginia switched to remote learning, the school called in a curator from its campus art museum to contribute to a special course called “Confronting Epidemics.” Find out what artworks she suggested and what the students learned from them.
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|Question of the Month |
Last month, we asked what museums or objects you were excited to visit when it’s safe to do so. The torrent of responses suggests museums have been dearly missed:
“Monet’s Water Lillies at the Museum of Modern Art” – Karen Kacen“@metmuseum to see the seated statue of Egyptian Pharaoh Hatshepsut.” -@aestheticvoyage“The Peacock Room in the [Freer Gallery of Art]” – @codyyblood“Tlacolulokos at MOLAA” – @buenleo“The crocheted trees at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook!”
– @alexandria_dauria“Proust’s bedchamber at the @museecarnavalet…the bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even at @philamuseum…Le Déjeuner en fourrure at @MuseumModernArt” – @lgm_film“The Exploratorium” – @cavies_in_sf“A tiny landscape by John Everett Millais at the Delaware Art Museum!”
– @legomyreggo“Kluge Rhue in Charlottesville, Virginia [and] ICA in Richmond”
– @ccgrant“The Key Marco Cat at the Marco Island Historical Museum!”
– @austinjbell“Noguchi Museum, Queens” – @char.lotte.fleming“Museum of the City of New York!” – @ccbbenton“The Idaho State Museum and Old Idaho State Penitentiary!”- @emilita4“@newmuseum”- @keepingeye“The Montclair Art Museum!” – @shannoonh“Berlin-Neues Museum” – @dinalaa1“The Art Institute and the MCA Chicago” – @donthate_curate
Our XO remembered Apollo 11 this week–please enjoy this snapshot:
The German National Broadcaster Reflects…
Graphic Novel Featuring SGT Johnson
Henry Johnson was the first American to receive the French Croix du Guerre, France’s highest award for bravery
Sgt. Henry Johnson, a member of the famed “Harlem Hellfighters,” is the subject of the newest graphic novel in the Association of the U.S. Army’s series highlighting Medal of Honor recipients. Read more.
This is the theme of the Tunisian Revolution of 2011–Please enjoy:
Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash Death and taxes have traditionally been viewed as the two guarantees in life, but I think a third item has officially made the list: change. 920 more words6 Ways Leaders Build Trust During Change — Leading with Trust
|This Week in Military History|
1947 – Florence Blanchfield becomes first U.S. woman to hold a permanent military rank
1947 – In a ceremony held at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, General Dwight D. Eisenhower appoints Florence Blanchfield to be a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, making her the first woman in U.S. history to hold permanent military rank. Read more.This Week in Military History
The Vietnam Service Medal
The armed forces’ Vietnam Service Medal (VSM) was established by Executive Order 11231 from President Johnson’s desk on 8 July 1965. Watch the VSM described, click here.
Today’s Number is 5
Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg
Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Florent “Flo” Groberg talks about the struggles that come from being wounded in battle ― and the elevation to the status of national “hero” for his actions. Click here.
|Did You Know…|
Proposed site of the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial
The National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial is a new national monument that has been approved by Congress and President Trump (March 2017) to be built by 2021 on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Read more.
|Upcoming THC Museum Services WebinarsGrant Evaluation: Setting Goals and Measuring Impact, Wednesday, July 22, 2:00 p.m. CTBuilding a Collaborative Online Archive: A Case Study, Wednesday, August 5, 10:00 a.m. CT|
Please enjoy and have a safe & happy 4th:
Fourth of July became a national holiday in 1870
The first 15 or 20 years after the Declaration was written, people didn’t celebrate it much on any date. In 1870, Congress first declared July 4 to be a national holiday. Read more.
Please enjoy this from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius:
- 70th Anniversary of the start of the Korean War. Often referred to as “The Forgotten War,” the Korean War was fought from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. This day is dedicated to honoring all veterans of the Korean War, their Families, and especially those who lost loved ones in that war.
This is courtesy of the Committee to Protect Journalist:
Secure your remote office
● Update your devices, including your phone, to the latest operating system. Updates often fix known vulnerabilities in the software that attackers could try to exploit. Configure your devices to update automatically.
● Update apps and browsers to the latest available version.
● Use a password manager to create long, unique passwords and secure your online accounts. Turn on two-factor authentication for all accounts wherever possible.
● Think about where you are storing your documents, especially if you are working on sensitive issues. Create a system for storing work while you are working from home so that you will be able to find it easily when you return to the office. Avoid downloading and storing documents on an ad hoc basis, or on multiple devices.
● Back up your data and research on a regular basis to avoid losing work. Create more than one copy—for example, back up your work to an external hard drive as well as saving it on your computer. If possible, protect your backup with a password, and store it away from your regular workstation.
● Use a virtual private network (VPN) if you are concerned about your internet service provider seeing your online activity, especially if you are carrying out sensitive research. Be aware that a VPN service may also record your internet activity, so research the best VPN service for you, depending on your location and your level ofrisk.
● Lock all your devices with a PIN or password to deter people from accessing them. Avoid sharing devices you use for work with other members of your household.
● Ensure that your home Wi-Fi is protected with a password.
Communicate more securely
Be aware that online communication services are often collecting personal data on you and the people that you are speaking with. This data can be sold, handed over to governments, or if the company does not secure the data properly, breached by criminals.
● Do an internet search on any online communication service you plan to use. Check for security vulnerabilities, privacy concerns, or if the company has suffered any data breaches. If possible, see if the company has been subpoenaed by a government and review what information the service handed over.
● Check to see whether the service uses end-to-end encryption. Research the law in your country with regards to using encrypted communications methods.
● Be aware of your own risk profile, and that of the people you wish to speak with. If you or anyone you communicate with is likely to be a target of a government or of an adversary with sophisticated technology, consider whether using these services could put you at risk.
● Back up anything important contained in messaging apps regularly, and delete anything inessential.
● Be aware that many messaging apps store a copy of your messages, including photos and documents, either in a cloud account or on your device. Signal, the end-to-end encrypted messaging service, allows users to delete messages after a certain time set by the user.
● If you are working with low internet bandwidth and need to speak with more than one person at the same time, consider using end-to-end encrypted chat or voice messages instead of video conferencing.
Secure research, phishing, and COVID-19
● Do a regular internet search for common scams and misinformation about COVID-19. This will help you be more informed about documented attacks, including those that are less obvious and more sophisticated.
● Try and use one device for researching COVID-19. This will help limit exposure to malware.
● Avoid clicking on links or downloading documents about COVID-19 on your phone. The small screen makes it difficult to properly analyze the source.
● Think carefully before clicking or downloading information about COVID-19. Consider the source and whether it is reputable.
● Go directly to the source of the information instead of downloading documents sent to you via email, through SMS, or messaging apps. Look up the author of the information online to verify their identity and expertise.
● Research the authors of unexpected messages or requests to take action and verify their identity. Reach out to them directly to confirm they sent the message if possible.
● Use advanced search strategies, such as Boolean search methods, to look up information and confirm the source.
● Be aware that websites from legitimate sources should be encrypted. You can check this by looking for https and a padlock icon at the start of the URL, or web address, in your browser. This means that traffic between you and the site is encrypted.
● Be wary of information about COVID-19 shared in group chats on WhatsApp and other messaging services. There is a lot of misinformation being passed around and some of it may also contain malware.
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ARLINGTON, Va. – On this date 100 years ago, August 5, 1917, the entire National Guard was drafted into U.S. Army service for World War I. This represented the culmination of several steps declared by