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Museum Spotlight: The Global War Gallery 150 150 The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

Museum Spotlight: The Global War Gallery

The Global War Gallery will tell the story of the Army’s operations around the globe during World War II.  Occupying 6,500 square feet, it will be the largest within the Fighting for the Nation Galleries.  The gallery’s main focus begins in 1941, running through the end of the war, and explores how over eight million…

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Veterans Association Joins Veterans’ Hall Sponsors 150 150 The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

Veterans Association Joins Veterans’ Hall Sponsors

The Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA) has joined the many organizations and military units on the National Museum of the United States Army’s Veterans’ Hall Wall as a Silver Oak Leaf Cluster member by reaching the donation level of $25,000 for the Veterans’ Hall.   Wade Ishimoto recalled he first learned about the National Army Museum…

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Museum Volunteer Program Launched 150 150 The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

Museum Volunteer Program Launched

The National Museum of the United States Army has taken another step forward by opening applications for their Volunteer Program!  The National Army Museum is now accepting applications for volunteers who will work alongside the Museum staff to provide visitor support when the Museum is open and operating. Ms. Zelpha Anderson, Chief, Visitor Services Division,…

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EY Presents Check to Foundation 150 150 The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

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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National Spokesman Joe Mantegna Tours Museum 150 150 The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

National Spokesman Joe Mantegna Tours Museum

Joe Mantegna, National Spokesman for the National Museum of the United States Army, recently joined LTG Roger Schultz USA-Ret), Army Historical Foundation (AHF) President, and Ms. Tammy Call, Director of the National Army Museum, to view progress at the facility now under construction at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. It was Mantegna’s second visit to the site.…

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Artifact Spotlight: German Howitzer Installed in WWI Tableau 150 150 The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

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 150 150 The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

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 150 150 The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

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 150 150 The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

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 150 150 The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

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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