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Battle of the Bulge 70th Anniversary

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge–the major surprise German offensive campaign in Belgium’s Ardennes Forest. It was the bloodiest battle fought by the United States in World War II resulting in 19,000 killed and another 89,000 injured. Michael E. Ruane of The Washington Post marks the anniversary…

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General Dynamics Increases Gift, Sponsors Museum’s Wall of Honor

David K. Heebner announces General Dynamics’ $5 million sponsorship of the Museum’s Wall of Honor. Conceptual rendering on screen courtesy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. General Dynamics Corporation, one of the Army’s most important industrial partners and one of the first major investors in the National Army Museum’s Capital Campaign, recently increased its original…

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Museum Spotlight: “Relics of Barbarism”: The Army’s Original Enlisted Bunks

By Ephriam D. Dickson III, National Museum of the United States Army Project Office Interior view of the barracks at Fort Larned, Kan., reconstructed by the National Park Service as it might have appeared in the 1860s. Every Soldier today owes a small debt of gratitude to the efforts of Capt. John S. Billings, an…

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AUSA, AHF Host Army Vice Chief of Staff

Over 60 corporate executives, former senior Army leaders, and National Army Museum supporters were on hand on June 16 for the 2014 Industry and Army Leadership Reception sponsored by the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) with The Army Historical Foundation (AHF). General William W. Hartzog (USA-Ret.), AHF President, emceed the event, announcing that…

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Anywhere, Anytime

In “‘Relics of Barbarism’: The Army’s Original Enlisted Bunks” (page 2 of Call to Duty, Volume 9, Issue 3), Ephriam Dickson vividly explains the rationale causing the Army to do away with the traditionally uncomfortable, overcrowded, and unhealthy double wooden bunks that populated enlisted Army barracks until after the Civil War in favor of the…

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Museum Spotlight: The Army in the Cold War Exhibit Area

During the Cold War, America’s Soldiers served around the world, deterring the Soviet Union from enlarging its communist empire. “The Army in the Cold War” exhibit area in the Cold War gallery, sponsored by the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, provides visitors with a comprehensive overview of the U.S. Army’s actions. As visitors cross the…

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Boeing Completes $5 Million Pledge

The Boeing Company, recognized as the world’s largest aerospace company and the leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined, recently completed a series of pledge payments toward their $5 million donation to the National Museum of the United States Army. BG Leo A. Brooks, Jr. (USA-Ret.), Boeing’s VP for National Security & Space…

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Former Senior Army Civilian, Wife, Support Campaign

Norm and Meg Augustine. A personal association between a young boy and the U.S. Army traveled full circle recently when Norm and Meg Augustine made a $100,000 commitment toward construction of the National Museum of the United States Army. Norm Augustine was raised in Colorado and his family lived near an Army hospital during World…

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Army Women Support Museum’s Veterans’ Hall

The Army Women Veterans’ Association of Northern Virginia is the latest organization to help sponsor the Veterans’ Hall in the future National Museum of the United States Army. Association President LTC Laura Wages (USA-Ret.) and several chapter members recently visited The Army Historical Foundation (AHF) headquarters to personally present their donation which places the Northern…

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New Ornament Now Available!

The National Museum of the United States Army has revealed the sixth in its series of holiday ornaments depicting Soldier images in U.S. Army history. This year’s ornament commemorates the Vietnam War and features the artwork of the late Peter F. Copeland. Copeland served with the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II, and after…

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