Rolls-Royce North America presented a gift of $125,000 yesterday to The Army Historical Foundation in support of the campaign to build the National Museum of the United States Army. The National Army Museum will be the first to tell the storied history of the U.S. Army in its entirety, representing the 30 million men and women who have worn the Army uniform from 1775.
“We are proud to support the National Museum of the United States Army, as it celebrates the service of so many men and women over the years,” said Tom Bell, Rolls-Royce, President – Defense, at a recent meeting. “Our nation’s security has always rested on the shoulders of those who serve, and we are grateful for this opportunity to honor their courage and sacrifice.”
Rolls-Royce North America is one of the world’s leading providers of high-performance power systems and the second largest defense aero engine company. With a presence in the U.S. for over 100 years, Rolls-Royce North America supports a wide range of customers including civil and military aircraft manufacturers. The company powers helicopters in use by the Army, including the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior and the A/MH-6 Little Bird. Other U.S. defense aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce include the V-22 Osprey, C-130J and Global Hawk.
“Rolls-Royce continues to be a leader in providing power for air, land and sea applications. They have supported our Soldiers during times of war and in peace and we are pleased they are extending their support to the National Army Museum,” said MG John P. Herrling, (USA-Ret.), Campaign Executive Director, upon receiving the gift.