Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events:

We’ve scheduled a great program and look forward to these superb speakers.  Please note the locations in our announcements; we try to schedule the Library of the 21st Century (Chapel Hills) as often as we can, but sometimes we need to use a different library.

Ryan Burke, “The Polar Trap: America’s Bi-Polar Problem,” Library 21C, Ent CR, 17 March 2020. POSTPONED

Cameron McCoy, “Title TBD,” Library 21C, Ent CR, 21 April 2020.

Recent Events:

George Mastroianni, “Misremembering the Holocaust: The Liberation of Buchenwald and the Limits of Memory,” Library 21C (Ent Conference Room), Thurs, 27 Feb 2020.

Brian Laslie, “The History of NORAD,” Library 21C CreateSpace Room, 16 Jan 2020.

Paul Bezerra and Tommy Fugler, “Kurds vs. Turks: Addressing the Ethnocentrist Nationalist Violence in the Kurdish Region of the Middle East,” Library 21C (Ent Conference Room), 14 Nov 2019.

Nathan Watanabe, "The 100/442 Regimental Combat Team and the Lost Battalion," Library 21C (Ent Conference Room), Thurs, 17 Oct 2019.

Mike Fowler, “To the Shores of Tripoli And Beyond: The Evolution of the U.S. Military Presence in Africa,” Library 21C (Ent Conference Room), Thurs, 19 Sep 2019.

Steve Maffeo, “John Paul Jones: American Hero,” Library 21C (Ent Conference Room), Thurs, 11 July 2019.

Jim Davitch, “Open Sources for the Information Age,” Library 21C (Ent Conference Room), Thurs, 6 June 2019.

Ed Herlik, “The Development and Early Employment of the A-10 Thunderbolt,” Library 21C (Staff Conference Room) Wed, 8 May 2019.

Connor Clancy, “Rookie Ball: How the Union Army Was Routed At Their Battlefield Debut at Manassas,” Library 21C (Ent Conference Room), Tues, 23 April 2019.

Tom Torkelson, “No-Fly Zones and the Evolution of Coercive Airpower,” Sand Creek Library, 18 March 2019.

Doug Kennedy, “Military Studies, Not Military Training: Vectoring Military Education at the USAF Academy,” Rockrimmon Library, 13 Feb 2019.

Mark Grotelueschen, “Ending the War to End All Wars: America and Allied Victory, November 1918” at the ENT CC, Lib 21C, 13 Nov 2018, video link here.

Bob Wettemann, “Cavalry, Critics and Comic Books: The Forgotten Career of Major Malcolm Wheeler Nicholson” at the Rockrimmon Library on 27 Sept 2018.

Thomas Fugler, “The Role of the Turkish Military in Centering Society between a Fractured Secular Left and Dominant Religious Right” at the ENT CC, Lib 21C, 16 August 2018.

Susie Wickman, “Family History and Military Service: A Genealogist’s Journey” at the ENT CC, Lib 21C, 10 July 2018.

Mark Anderson, “Adaptive Adversaries: The Counter-IED Fight in Iraqi Freedom” at the ENT CC, Lib 21C, 14 June 2018.

Frank Scholer, “Modern Reenacting and Living History in Colorado” at the ENT CC, Lib 21C, 30 May 2018.

Jason Naatgeboren, “Flawed Assessments: American Intelligence Failures from Pearl Harbor to Iraq” at the ENT CC, Lib 21C, 23 April 2018.

Jenny Webber,  "Big Brother and the Draft:  Conscription and the Rise of Big Government in the American Civil War" at the Rockrimmon Library on 26 Feb 18.

Bruce Lutz, "Indian Warfare:  The Historical and Archaeological Perspective" at the Rockrimmon Library on 24 Jan 18.

Brian Laslie, “Architect of Airpower: Gen Laurence S. Kuter and the Birth of the US Air Force” at the ENT CC, Lib 21C, on 6 Dec 17.

Grant Weller, “Red Triumph: A Military Look at the Russian Revolution and Civil War, 1917-1922” at the East Library Annex on 29 Nov 17.

Joe Berg, “100 Years with the Ivy Division” at the ENT CC on 18 Oct 2017.

William Folkestad, "The View from the Turret:  The 743rd Battalion During World War II" at the ENT CC on 27 Sep 2017.

Steve Maffeo, “US Navy Codebreakers, Linguists, and Intelligence Officers against Japan: 1910-41” at the ENT CC on 13 July.

D’Ann Campbell, “American Military Women in Combat: From World War Two to the Present” at the ENT CC, 15 May 2017.

Greg Hospodor, “The Perils of Mission Command: Patton, Bradley, “Terrible” Terry Allen, and the Invasion of Sicily, 1943” at the ENT CC, 17 April 2017.

Marina Cunin Borer, “"In Their Own Words:  The Diverse Experiences of Military Spouses" at the ENT CC, 9 March 2017.

Lt Gen (Ret) Chris Miller, “Leading on the Trailing Edge: Airmen in Afghanistan, 2006-07” at the Monument Library on 21 Feb 2017.

Ayesha Hamza, “Geopolitics and Border Security:  Russian Foreign Policy in Perspective" at the Sand Creek Library on 11 January 2017.

On 7 Dec 2016, John Roche, “Britain’s Other Southern Strategy: Royal Governance in Occupied Georgia and South Carolina, 1778-1781” at the Carnegie Room, Penrose Library.

David Little and Flint Whitlock, “Climb to Glory: The 10th Mountain Division in WW2” on 2 Nov at the ENT CC.

Matt Harris, “Friendly Fire on the Cold War Homefront: Ezra Taft Benson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Politics of Anticommunism” on 12 Oct at the ENT CC.

Schuyler Foerster and David Sacko, “Ukraine Update: Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy Implications” on 8 Sep at the Carnegie Room, Penrose Library.

Craig Morris, “A Late Night Wake up Call: The 1916 Mexican Punitive Expedition and the Foundations of American Airpower” on 10 Aug at the ENT CC.

Miguel Lopez, “The Survival of Auftragstaktik, The Battle for Moscow, Dec 1941- Jan 1942” on 11 July at the ENT CC.

Chuck Steele and John Abbatiello, “WWI at Sea: On the Surface and Beneath the Waves” on 22 June at the ENT CC.

Mark Anderson, “The First Stain Upon American Arms:  The Shameful Affair of the Cedars, May 1776” on 2 May 2016 at the ENT CC.

Garrett Roberts, "The Empire Strikes Back: Social Casualties of the Argentine Falkland War Veterans" on 13 April 2016 at the ENT CC.

Brian DeToy, "Cuba and the United States:  A Complicated History" on 1 March 2016 at the ENT CC.

Mark Grotelueschen, Mike Kennedy, and Grant Weller offered a triple-presentation entitled “Blood in the Mud - Verdun, the Somme, and the Brusilov Offensive:  The Great War on Land, 1916" on 24 Feb at the ENT CC.

Dr John Jennings lectured on "The Mad Baron’s March:  International Rivalries and the Russian Civil War in Mongolia, 1920-1921" on 20 Jan 2016 at the ECC.

Colonel (Ret) Bart Howard presented a lecture entitled “Northern Shoulder of the Bulge:  The Battle of St Vith, Dec 1944” on 16 December 2015 at the ECC.

On Wed 4 November 2015, Dr Lance Blyth presented "The Kit Carson Campaigns:  Operational Design along the Rio Grande" at the ECC.  Dr Blyth is the Command Historian, HQ North American Air Defense Command and US Northern Command.

Western Museum of Mining and Industry Director Richard Sauers gave a presentation entitled, “"The Boys in Blue:  An Irreverent Look at Life in the Union Army" on 13 October 2015 at the Ent Conference Center, Library of the 21st Century.

Paul Maruyama gave a talk entitled “Escape from Manchuria: Japanese Civilians and the Soviet Union at the End of World War II” at the ECC on 15 September 2015.

Professor Jeanne Heidler presented “Happy Hour on the Frontier:  The Whiskey Rebellion and Federal Power” on 12 August 2015 at the ECC. 

Mark Honnen, a history instructor from the Air Force Academy, presented a lecture entitled “Securitizing British India: The 1839-1842 First Anglo-Afghan War and Imperial Policy Making” on 7 July 2015 at the Ent Conference Center.

NORAD-USNORTHCOM Deputy Historian Dr Brian Laslie gave a great talk on “The AF Way of War: From Vietnam to Red Flag” on

2 June at the ENT Conference Center.

Dr Eddy Woodfin presented a lecture entitled “In the Wadi, the Blood Flowed Like Rain: World War I, the Middle East, and the Tangled World of Armageddon” on 19 May 2015 at the ENT Conference Center.

On 2 April 2015, Tim Romans presented a lecture entitled “Gunpowder Diplomacy: The 1637-1638 Shimabara Rebellion and the Dutch East India Company at the ENT Conference Center, Library of the 21st Century.

Lt Col David Bachler presented, “One Step at a Time: A Year with the US Security Coordinator in Jerusalem and the Palestinian Authority” on 5 March 2015 at the ENT Conference Center, Library of the 21st Century.

On 19 Feb 2015, Dr John Clune presented “Independence and Internationalism: Ghana’s National Military and American Assistance Policy” at the Ruth Holley Library.  It was awesome.

Steve Maffeo presented a lecture entitled "The 'Six Frigates':  Were “Old Ironsides” and her Sisters Truly Superior?" on Thursday 29 January at the East Library.

On 15 Jan 2015, Dr Bob Wettemann of the USAFA Center for Oral History presented ““New Orleans, 1815:  The Battle that Really Mattered” at the ENT Conference Center.

John Farquhar presented an excellent lecture entitled, “Arctic Linchpin: The Polar Concept in American Atomic Air Strategy” on 9 Dec 2014 at the ENT Conference Center.

On 20 November, John Prince lectured on the social history of the families of scientists and workers who developed the atomic bomb during World War II.  His ENT Conference Center presentation was entitled “Children of the Atom Splitters: Families, Culture, and Life under the Manhattan Project.”

Air Force Academy Professor Eric Frith gave a superb lecture on “Politics, Militias and the Knights Templar: The Drug War from Miami to Mexico” on 7 October 14 at the Library of the 21st Century.

On Wednesday, 24 September, Dr Chuck Steele continued his lecture from a year ago and presented "How Not to Lose a War, Part 2: The United States in the Naval War of 1812.”  His lecture covered the final naval battles on the Great Lakes and emphasized how we remember the Naval War of 1812.

On Thursday, 28 August 14, Dr Chuck Dusch spoke on early Great War aviation in his lecture entitled, "The Dawn of Air Power:  Aeroplanes and the Beginning of World War One.”  This well attended presentation took place at Library 21C.

Dr Robert Carriedo spoke about the revolutionary wars of Central and South America on 16 July 2014 at Library 21C.  His presentation was entitled “"Latin American Wars of Independence: The Other American Revolution."

On 5 June 2014, Dr Bob Wettemann of the Air Force Academy’s Center for Oral History presented “"Triumph Follows Tragedy: The U.S. Air Force Academy and the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire" at the Penrose Library.  He is the author of Privilege vs. Equality:  Civil-Military Relations in the Jacksonian Era, 1815-1845 (Praeger Security International, 2009).

COL Andy Grantham, COARNG, gave a superb talk on the CO Army National Guard’s history, roles, and missions on 1 May 2014 at the Penrose Library.

LtCol Jason Morris, USMC, presented “Sangin Breakout,” a riveting account of his experiences as a battalion commander in Afghanistan, on 17 April 14.

On 13 March 14, Dr Jay Lockenour of Temple University presented “Dragonslayer: The Life and Legend of Erich Ludendorff” at the Ruth Holley Library.

Mark Anderson presented a superb lecture entitled, “The Revolutionary War Invasion of Canada: America’s First War of Liberation” on 6 February 14 at the East Library.

On Thursday 23 January 14, John Abbatiello presented “1588:  The Spanish Armada in Context” at the Rockrimmon Library.

Mark Buchy, an AF pilot and AFA faculty member who teaches military history, gave an excellent talk entitled, “Texas Rangers:  The US Army’s Schoolmaster,” on 18 November 13.  His presentation examined the tactics employed by the Texas Rangers against Native American tribes during the mid 19th century.

Mark Grotelueschen of the AFA History Department presented a superb talk entitled, “Liberia, its Civil War, and the UN Peacekeeping Mission (An Insider’s View).”  A number of AFA cadets attended our 24 October 13 event, and the discussion was a lively one. 

Dr Chuck Steele kicked off RMMAS's new academic year with an engaging lecture entitled "How Not to Lose a War, Part 1: The United States in the Naval War of 1812" on Thursday, 5 September 13. 

On Thursday, 30 May 2013, Ben Jones delivered an excellent presentation entitled, “Freeing France:  Eisenhower's Guerrilla War and the Liberation of France”  at the Penrose Library, Adult Reading Room. 

On Thursday, 11 April 2013, Chris Rein, author of The North African Air Campaign: U.S. Army Air Forces from El Alamein to Salerno (University Press of Kansas, 2012), gave a superb presentation on this important air campaign.