The National Museum of the United States Army recently received a very unique order for 178 personalized bricks and none of the honorees were personally related. What was the connection? Vietnam. LTG Bill Reno (USA-Ret.) had been considering a donation to the National Army Museum when reading an article about the Museum’s Brick Program. The […]
The broad and symbiotic relationship between the Army and American society has been a formative aspect of the country as a whole since the Army’s creation in 1775. The Army and Society Gallery explores the many ways in which the relationships between the Army, its civilian government, and the people have shaped American history. […]
George Turak, life member of The Army Historical Foundation and longtime supporter of the Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army, has begun a grassroots effort to raise $50,000 to ensure the citizens of his home state of Pennsylvania will be among those honored on the National Army Museum’s Donor Wall. Turak, […]
March 25, 2015, marks the 15th anniversary of National Medal of Honor Day, approved as Public Law 101-564 by the 101st U.S. Congress in November 1990.
Modeled after the French colonial light infantry, the distinctive uniform of the Zouaves set them apart on the battlefield.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. and the Cracker Barrel Foundation, based in Lebanon, Tenn., recently awarded a $120,000 grant to the National Museum of the United States Army to sponsor the “Army Family Covenant” feature within the Army and Society Gallery. The Cracker Barrel Foundation actively supports programs and organizations that recognize the sacrifice […]
SGT Richard Cade (USA-Ret.) of Birmingham, Ala. recently read about the campaign to build the National Museum of the United States Army and he decided to act. Unknowingly, the timing of his donation also earned him the distinction of becoming the 1,000th member of the Campaign’s The 1814 Society. Cade served more than 20 years […]
Who can forget the welcome call to “Take 10; smoke ‘em if you got ‘em!” Or, how about the threatening tone of “Field strip that cigarette butt, Soldier!” Whatever the reasons—and despite the obvious hazards of smoking—cigarettes have been a staple of Army life since before World War I. A magazine ad for Bull Durham […]
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, has contributed $1 million to the National Museum of the United States Army to sponsor its iconic Bell UH-1 Iroquois Utility Helicopter as the featured macro artifact of the Museum’s Vietnam War exhibit. Bob Hastings, Bell Helicopter’s Senior Vice President of Communications & Government Affairs and Chief of Staff, […]
Since 1775, the Army has stood ready to protect and defend the United States of America. “The Army Today” exhibit within the Uncertain Battlefield gallery will showcase the encounters and challenges the Army has experienced since the attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. After exploring the Bradley Fighting Vehicle which is sponsored by BAE […]