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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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French Infantry Musket, M1728 (“Charleville”)

Written By: Paul Morando, Chief of Exhibits, National Museum of the United States Army It is well known that support from France helped secure the American victory against the British during the Revolutionary War. The import of weapons, to include thousands of “Charleville” muskets, proved crucial in solidifying France’s commitment to American independence. It also…

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Museum Founding Sponsors List Now Online

All Founding Sponsors of the National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA) can now be found on the Army Historical Foundation’s (AHF’s) website.   To date, the number of Founding Sponsors totals over 165,000 individuals and organizations that will forever be remembered as supporters of the National Army Museum.   The Online Listing of…

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Museum Spotlight: Foundations of the Army

Whether to maintain a standing army following the Revolutionary War’s end in 1783 was a significant issue for the new nation.  Some Americans believed in the necessity of a permanent army to ensure national security, while others considered the force not only expensive, but a threat to the newly formed government.  In the “Foundations of…

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AHF Construction Committee Chairman Gives Update

Major General Russ Fuhrman (USA-Ret.), Chairman of the Army Historical Foundation’s (AHF’s) Construction Committee, recently reported that extensive  progress has been made at the Museum construction site since Clark Construction, the Shirley Contracting Company LLC, and the Army Corps of Engineers were given the notice to proceed with site preparation and construction thirteen months ago.…

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Philanthropist and Entrepreneur Jennifer Pritzker Commits $1,000,000 in Program and Challenge Grants.

Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, (ILARNG-Ret.), founder of the Chicago-based Pritzker Military Foundation (PMF) and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library (PMML), has committed $1,000,000 toward the Army Historical Foundation’s (AHF’s) capital campaign to build the National Museum of the United States Army. The PMML and the AHF both have closely aligned missions that advance…

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