Urban Combat / Ramadi

May 11, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Dallas, TX

Join us on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time for a conversation with Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland on Urban Combat/ Ramadi. Urban warfare can take many forms, from guerrilla attacks to militia patrols to gang violence, but fighting in cities and towns, where civilians are at risk and combatants can hide more easily, is markedly different from combat in a more open or defined theater of operations. The very introduction of military forces into a city changes it. Combat operations can disrupt and destroy many parts of a city. There is physical destruction, clearly, of buildings, homes, and infrastructure, but combat can also destroy political power systems, social processes, and the natural flows of a city.

About Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland

LTG MacFarland retired from the Army in 2018 and joined General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group as Vice President of Weapons Programs. In addition to serving as a senior fellow at the Association of the US Army’s Institute for Land Warfare, he is a non-resident senior fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. 

During the course of his military career, LTG (Ret) MacFarland led armor and cavalry units at every echelon from platoon to corps in CONUS, Germany, the Balkans, and Iraq. As a General Officer, he commanded JTF-North in support of US border security, the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, and III Armored Corps in Iraq and at Fort Hood, Texas. He also served as Deputy Commanding General of US Forces in Afghanistan and Deputy Commanding General of the US Army’s Training and Doctrine Command. 

As a brigade combat team commander in Ramadi, Iraq, he is credited with fostering the Sunni Arab “Awakening” movement, which was instrumental in turning the tide of the war. While commanding III Corps, he also commanded all coalition forces in the war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria from 2015 to 2016, during which time coalition forces seized the initiative, recaptured nearly half of the enemy’s territory and set the conditions for the enemy’s final defeat. 

He is a 1981 graduate of the United States Military Academy, the Command and General Staff College, the School of Advanced Military Studies, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (Eisenhower School). He also earned a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech. 

His decorations included the Combat Action Badge, Parachutist and Air Assault Wings, the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, three Army Distinguished Service Medals and twenty-two other medals for his achievements in peace and war. Regarding LTG MacFarland’s service, Sen. John McCain told TIME magazine in 2016, “MacFarland had the courage to adapt and innovate… I can think of no better commander than MacFarland to lead U.S. and coalition force[s].”

Register at http://bit.ly/UrbanCombat_NTAM

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Leaders in History – 7pm

May 19, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Virtual

Join us  for an informative and dynamic discussion on military battles and conflicts. The noon and 7pm virtual discussion is led by Colonel James P. Hogan, USA, Retired and Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Vane, USA, Retired.

Zoom Meeting Link
7pm Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83090398166

About the Leaders in History Series
​​​The Leaders in History Series is open to universities, colleges, the general public, and AUSA members. Please forward this email and/or the Zoom link information above to your friends and family. For more information about the series, please contact JP Hogan at ldrship17@gmail.com.

Leaders in History Series – 12pm

May 19, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Virtual

Join us for an informative and dynamic discussion on military battles and conflicts. The noon and 7pm virtual discussion is led by Colonel James P. Hogan, USA, Retired and Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Vane, USA, Retired.

Zoom Meeting  Link
12pm Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81888260087

About the Leaders in History Series
​​​The Leaders in History Series is open to universities, colleges, the general public, and AUSA members. Please forward this email and/or the Zoom link information above to your friends and family. For more information about the series, please contact JP Hogan at ldrship17@gmail.com.

Military Appreciation Day

May 6, 2021 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Gilley' Dallas | 1135 S Lamar Street | Dallas, TX 75215

Join us at Gilley’s Dallas to celebrate Military Appreciation Day. Social distancing and wearing masks are required. The celebration will also be streamed.

Military Appreciation Day is any event intended to express appreciation for soldiers and veterans.

Carry the Load

May 30, 2021 12:00 pm - May 31, 2021 11:45 pm Reverchon Park | 3505 Maple Ave Dallas TX 75219

Honor and Celebrate Our Nation’s Heroes

Carry The Load started in 2011 as a grassroots effort by two Veteran U.S. Navy SEALs who felt like the nation had forgotten the meaning of Memorial Day. Now, Carry The Load has turned into a worldwide movement to honor our nation’s heroes and make Memorial Day matter again.

Carry The Load inspires people to actively participate in its Memorial May events to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day. Upon registering, you can participate by hosting a Carry It Anywhere experience, organizing a youth Carry The Flag activity, walking in the National Relay, attending a City Rally, fundraising for our nation’s heroes, and taking part virtually throughout the 32-day

To join a team virtually or attend the event in person visit:  event.https://www.carrytheload.org/site/TRR/1979601070

For more information, please contact Patti McCoy at ntam@ausanorthtexas.org.

Leaders in History Series – 7pm

April 21, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Virtual

Join us for an informative and dynamic discussion on military battles and conflicts. The 7pm virtual discussion is led by Colonel James P. Hogan, USA, Retired and Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Vane, USA, Retired.

Zoom Meeting  Links
7pm Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83090398166

About the Leaders in History Series
​​​The Leaders in History Series is open to universities, colleges, the general public, and AUSA members. Please forward this email and/or the Zoom link information above to your friends and family. For more information about the series, please contact JP Hogan at ldrship17@gmail.com.