Call to Duty

EY Presents Check to Foundation

Ernst & Young LLP (EY), a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, presented the Army Historical Foundation (AHF) with a check for $20,000 in a presentation at the Museum on February 27th.  Katherine Hammack, Executive Director, Government and Public Sector, Ernst & Young LLP, said, “The National Museum of the United States …

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Artifact Spotlight: German Howitzer Installed in WWI Tableau

By Paul Morando, Chief, Exhibits Division, National Museum of the United States Army Exhibit construction has greatly increased at the National Museum of the United States Army as key elements are being installed. Recently, a German 10.5 cm Light Field Howitzer was carefully placed in the World War I immersion tableau inside the Nation Overseas …

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Unit Commander Makes Largest Brick Purchase to Date

Lieutenant Colonel Bill Oakley (USA-Ret.) recently purchased a total of 215 commemorative bricks— the largest single purchase to date— which will be installed on the grounds of the National Museum of the United States Army.  Oakley, who served in the Army for twenty years, explained that he purchased these bricks for members of his family, …

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Microsoft Corporation Exceeds $1 Million in Gifts to Museum, Foundation

In December of 2018, Microsoft Corporation paid the final installment of its $1 million cash gift in support of the National Museum of the United States Army.  When combined with its generous donations of time and hardware to the Army Historical Foundation (AHF), Microsoft’s financial and in-kind support to the project has now greatly surpassed …

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Wartime Helicopters Latest Macro Artifacts Added in Museum

Two historic rotary wing aircraft—a World War II R-4B called “The Sikorsky” after its designer Igor Sikorsky, and a Vietnam-era UH-1B Iroquois commonly known as  the “Huey”—were the latest macro artifacts installed in the National Museum of the United States Army. Considered the forerunner of today’s rotary wing aircraft, “The Sikorsky” was the Army’s first …

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Area Foundation Supports Museum’s Veterans’ Hall

The Merrifield Community Association Foundation (MCAF), based in Fairfax, Va., has become a Silver Oak Leaf Cluster member of the National Museum of the United States Army’s Veterans’ Hall by raising the prerequisite $25,000.   MCAF Board of Directors first learned about the National Army Museum project from one of its board members, Colonel Ralph …

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Army Emblem Takes Shape

National Museum of the United States Army Public Affairs Office Even before entering an exhibit gallery, the symbolic stage for the ensuing connection among the visitor, the American Soldier, and the U.S. Army is dramatically set at the National Museum of the United States Army. As visitors approach the entrance to the National Army Museum, …

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Army Medicine

The National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA) will tell the story of the Army and its work to protect our nation.  It will also tell the story of the many ways the Army contributes to the lives of Americans beyond the battlefield. One of these ways is through medical advancements.  Throughout the Army’s …

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