Matt Seelinger, The Army Historical Foundation’s Chief Historian, took a cue from retired BG Creighton Abrams’ Top 10 Military Movies list that was featured on Miltary.com. Check out Seelinger’s favorites. “Black Hawk Down” (2001) An excellent film based on a superb book by Mark Bowden. No film better exemplifies the Army value, “I will […]
To celebrate the Oscars, retired BG Creighton W. Abrams, Jr., AHF Executive Director, ranks his Top Ten military movies. Read his list that was published on Military.com.
The Washington Post
By Michael E. Ruane, FORT BELVOIR and VA.,
Published: February 23, 2014
Army Capt. Gordon W. Gilkey had traced the missing art to a train that left Berlin for the Czech border two weeks before the German surrender.
The train had been strafed en route by American fighter planes, but the art survived. At the end of the line, a Nazi official and his wife carried much of it over a mountain trail and hid it in an abandoned cabin. Read more …
On February 20, 2014, a BuzzFeed entry about a tour of the Army’s Museum Support Center made its rounds on the internet. In the entry, it showed animated .gifs of curators showing Army art, artifacts, uniform, and weaponry collections.
The National Museum of the United States Army today announced a grant from FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) for $1 million in support of the only existing reproduction of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s 1908 Wright Flyer, which will be a featured exhibit in The Army and Society Gallery of the National Museum of the United States […]
By Michael E. Ruane, Published: January 15 The story goes that Norman Rockwell, seeking authenticity, wanted to rip holes in the soldiers’s shirt. The GI said fine. Rockwell asked to smear mud on his face and hands. Not a problem. But when the artist asked to rub dirt on his machine gun, the soldier refused: No proper gunner could […]
Department of Defense travel and budget restrictions couldn’t keep PVT Beetle Bailey and his friends from Camp Swampy from attending the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition October 21-23 in Washington, D.C. Thanks to cartoonist Mort Walker, Bailey—the Army’s senior-most slick-sleeved Soldier—along with General Halftrack, SFC Snorkel and his dog Otto, […]
The daring rescue operation in April 1944 by Second Lieutenant Carter Harman and the U.S. Army’s first helicopter, the Sikorsky R-4, reflected the bold and daring nature of the 1st Air Commando Group and its commanding officer, Colonel Philip G. Cochran. Harman, a music critic for The New York Times before the war, joined the […]
The Global War gallery explains the history of the Army between world wars and orients visitors to the geography and battles of World War II. At the end of World War I, Americans believed that they had seen the last of war and many turned their backs to the rest of the world. During the […]
Although the Vietnam War is the most common example of the U.S. Army’s use of the helicopter in combat and support roles, the Army’s first, albeit limited, experimentation with rotary-wing aircraft began during World War II with the development of the Sikorsky R-4 helicopter. Produced by the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and based […]