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New Unit Tribute Program Launched

This year, the Army Historical Foundation (AHF) launched the Unit Tribute program–another sponsorship option for those who wish to commemorate their unit’s legacy at the National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA).  Unit Tributes can now be purchased for $5,000 to honor your unit and its accomplishments. The 12”x18” plaques will honor individual Army …

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Volunteer Application Tips

Please read the tips below before beginning your application: Digital Cheetah, our volunteer software, works best on Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, or Microsoft Edge. Applicants utilizing Internet Explorer may experience compatibility issues and are encouraged to use a different browser. To access the application, you must complete an intake form to create an account …

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44: An Exhibit of the Spoken Word on the 75th Anniversary of World War II

The National Museum of the United States Army is creating an online video exhibit to help bring the voices of World War II Soldiers to life seventy-five years later: 44: An Exhibit of the Spoken Word on the 75th Anniversary of World War II. We need your help.The Museum is looking for Soldiers’ letters from the year …

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Lieutenant Charles B. Gatewood: Premier Cavalry Soldier of the American West

 Written By: Lieutenant Colonel Paul Fardink, USA-Ret. History affords the unique perspective of offering clarity through retrospection. Even though Lieutenant Charles B. Gatewood, using mutual respect and negotiation—not bullets and bravado—potentially saved the lives of countless cavalrymen, settlers, Native Americans, and Mexicans by ensuring Geronimo’s surrender in 1886 after years of contentious and bloody Indian …

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Photographer Tracks Museum Progress From the Air

Those amazing aerial photos tracking the site preparation and construction on the National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA) that have been featured in On Point and Call To Duty of late are the expert work of Colonel Duane Lempke, (USA-Ret.), a celebrated photographer/author specializing in aerial, architectural, and commercial photography. Shooting in the air from a Hughes H-500 helicopter piloted by …

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V-Mail

During WW II the U.S. Army found several ways to protect its Soldiers. Steel helmets guarded their heads against shrapnel and flying debris, socks and boots kept feet warm and covered, while coats and wool caps kept the cold away. There were bibles issued that chaplains provided to keep souls safe and secure and there was, occasionally, warm food to fortify the stomach. …

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