World War I Images
World War I had a huge impact on the culture and technology of war, initiating social changes, reshaping national boundaries across the globe, and setting the United States on the path to becoming a world superpower. It was also the beginning of the Army’s reliance on a large federal Reserve force that would eventually form the U.S. Army Reserve of today – capable, combat-ready, lethal units, trained and equipped to meet the operational needs of the Army and the Joint war-fighting environment to win the Nation’s wars. Four million American men and women served in uniform during World War I, and more were killed during America’s short 18-month involvement in World War I, than during the entire Vietnam War and Korean Conflict combined.
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Why World War I matters
Army Sgt. 1st Class Al H. Pfieffer, a member of the 77th Divison, sends a message on a field phone under the watchfull eye of a British instructor, during training with the British Army in Picardy, France on May 15, 1918 in this still from the silent film
Aug. 15, 2018 - There are 13,484 reasons World War I matters to today’s Army Reserve Soldier. That is the number of Americans killed in action “Over There,” along with another 52,721 who were wounded in the fight. And these numbers reflect only those Soldiers serving in National Army divisions, the forerunner of today’s Army Reserve, not the regular Army or the National Guard. National Army units suffered 26 percent of all American casualties during the war.

WW I move of 77th Division of New York draftees, was not so secret in April 1918
Soldiers of the 77th Division's Company G, 2nd Battalion, 308th Infantry Regiment watch Britsh Army Sgt. Stevens show them the proper way to attack an enemy with their bayonet during training on May 8, 1918, in this still from the video
Aug. 6, 2018 - The move from Camp Upton, Long Island to France was supposed to be secret, but when the U.S. Army's 77th Division left in March and April 1918, everybody in New York City-- the hometown for most of the 23,000 men-- seemed to know about it.

“Blue Clover” Soldiers Celebrate a Century of Service
Major General Patrick Reinert (right), 88th Regional Support Command commanding general thanks Lieutenant General Charles D. Luckey (left), Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, United States Army Reserve Command, for attending the unveiling of the 100 Year Anniversary Commemoration plaque during a ceremony at the 88th RSC Headquarters at Fort McCoy, Wis., on August 19, in honor of the beginning of the 88th Division in 1917.
Nov. 17, 2017 - The Army Reserve’s 88th Readiness Division, which traces its lineage to the 88th Infantry Division, celebrated the 100th anniversary of its activation at Camp Dodge, Iowa, on Aug. 19.

88th Regional Support Command Celebrates a Century of Serving
Oct. 20, 2017 - The 88th Regional Support Command, a U.S. Army Reserve unit that traces its lineage to the 88th Infantry Division, celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding on August 19, 2017. The unit stood up 100 years ago at Camp Dodge, Iowa, and saw action in World War I in the Alsace and Meuse-Argonne Campaigns.

80th Division Veterans Association Marks 100 Years of Service
Army Reserve Soldiers and their Families of the 80th Training Command headquartered in Fort Lee, Va., celebrate the centennial of the unit's formation and service during World War I.
Sept. 16, 2017 - The Army Reserve’s 80th Training Command, a legacy unit of the 80th Infantry Division, hosted the 80th Division Veteran’s Association here on September 16 to commemorate the unit’s history. The event took place at the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum, and the U.S. Army Women’s Museum, which are co-located here.

The 80th Training Command: Celebrating a centennial legacy
Burt Marsh, a World War II Veteran assigned to Company M, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, was one of five WWII Veterans that attended the 80th Training Command (TASS) and the 80th Division Veterans Association centennial anniversary dinner in Richmond, Va., September 16, 2017. He was drafted into the Amy in 1944. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Emily D. Anderson, 80th Training Command)
Sept. 16, 2017 - Transitioning from the 80th Infantry Division to the 80th Airborne Division to the 80th Division (Institutional Training), the 80th Training Command (The Army School System) commemorates its 100th anniversary in 2017. Evolving in more than just its name, the 80th TC continues to be a lethal, capable and combat ready Army Reserve unit that stands on the foundation of 100 years of dedication and service, starting with World War I.
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World War I patch chart

World War I patch chart (Click Image)
Engineer Reproduction Plant, U.S. Army,
Washington Barracks, D.C.

Call to Duty - Join the US Army WWI poster

Army Recruiting poster -  (Click Image)
Courtesy of the Library of Congress,
LC-DIG-ds-07444

Columbia Calls - Enlist Now for US Army WWI poster

Army Recruiting poster -  (Click Image)
Courtesy of the Library of Congress,
LC-DIG-ppmsca-50012