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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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Museum Spotlight: Army Theater

The Army Theater will be a premier feature of the National Museum of the United States Army for visitors of all ages.  The state-of-the-art theater will offer an immersive cinematic experience played on a 300-degree screen that covers 2,000 square feet.  In addition to the awe-inspiring visual displays, the theater will take visitors on a…

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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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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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