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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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Why My Brick? The Story Behind The Inscription.

With installation of commemorative bricks at the National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA) in full swing, more and more brick purchasers are choosing to share the story behind their bricks.  Butch Schwoyer recently relayed the story behind his three bricks, purchased for himself, his father, and his son. Schwoyer served in Vietnam and…

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The 1814 Society Gets Behind the Scenes Look at Museum Progress

“Amazing!”   “Worth coming all the way here to see it.”   “I wish I brought my Dad. . . .” “Wow!”   “Finally. . .well, almost.”   That is a sampling of comments by members of The 1814 Society who recently toured the interior of the National Museum of the United States Army(NMUSA) as…

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Museum Snapshots – The Knox Trail Diorama

Rather than sending visitors on a chronological forced march through time in the Fighting for the Nation Gallery, the National Museum of the U.S. Army will provide a focused and unique series of exhibits that from the outset get to the heart of the history of the United States Army’s role as a newly created fighting…

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Family Honors Father’s Service in Military Intelligence

Kazuo Yamane, a veteran of World War II, was one of many Japanese-Americans who served their nation despite widespread discrimination against Americans of Japanese descent. As a master sergeant in the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate), primarily a Japanese-American military unit and later the Military Intelligence Service (MIS), Yamane’s story of duty and self-sacrifice embodies what it means to be a Soldier in the United States…

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Grassroots Volunteer Spotlight: Don Lanman

This issue our Army Historical Foundation (AHF) Grassroots Volunteer Spotlight features Don Lanman of Riviera Beach, Fla.  Don, a veteran of the Vietnam War, has devoted much of his free time to helping other veterans. He serves on the boards of the Florida Veterans Foundation, Military Affair Committee, AAAneurysm Outreach, and Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, helping…

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Civil War Belt Plate

By Paul Morando, Chief of Exhibits, National Museum of the United States Army Objects found on a battlefield can provide curators and historians a human connection to the subject they are studying. These objects often become artifacts and find a home in a museum for public display.  One such item is a Civil War belt…

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Museum Spotlight: Campaign Streamers

The Army has fought in eleven wars and conducted 190 campaigns over more than 240 years. Those hard-fought honors are represented by campaign streamers attached to the Army flag as a reminder of the selfless service and courage of the more than 30 million men and women who have served the nation during times of…

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Commemorative Brick Installation Slated for September

The National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA) Commemorative Brick program has reached another major milestone—installation on the Museum campus. Production of the bricks began in 2017, and the first finished batch of the over 7,500 bricks purchased to date has been delivered to the Museum site at Fort Belvoir, Va. As of September,…

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