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Museum Spotlight: Outbreak of War

As the possibility of war between Northern and Southern states became effectively unavoidable, U.S. Army officers from the South faced a difficult choice: To remain loyal to the nation and the Army in which they served or support their home states in their act of rebellion. Officers from West Point, in particular, felt this tension…

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Press Release: National Army Museum Campaign Meets 2016 Goal, Reports Progress

For immediate release: January 24, 2017 ARLINGTON, Va. – The Army Historical Foundation (AHF) moved closer toward construction of the National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, Va., thanks to continuing individual donations, gifts of stock, foundation grants, and corporate contributions totaling $10.7 million in 2016. The annual total includes recent million…

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Army War College Class of ’76 Supports Museum

The Army War College (AWC) Class of 1976, collectively members of the Capital Campaign’s Lexington & Concord Society at the Patriot Associate level, recently completed a five-month, $25,000 fundraising campaign to sponsor one of the ten alcoves in the National Museum of the United States Army’s Veterans’ Hall. According to Colonel Jack King (USA-Ret.), the…

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Former Chiefs “all in” on Museum

Ten former Army Chiefs of Staff whose continuous Army service spanned 65 consecutive years have rallied in support of the National Museum of the United States Army. From the most senior of the living former Chiefs—General Edward C. “Shy” Meyer, whose active career began in 1951—to General Raymond T. Odierno, who retired in August 2015—all…

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IRA Charitable Rollovers Reminder

Did you know that donors who take advantage of IRA charitable rollovers can increase their financial investment in the National Museum of the United States Army? Did you also know that the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 made IRA charitable rollovers permanent? Both these facts are great news for those who…

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Museum Spotlight: Founding the U.S. Army

When the Revolutionary War ended in 1783, the question of what to do with the Army remained a crucial issue for the Continental Congress. Skepticism of a peacetime Army remained high owing to costs and the potential threat to peoples’ freedoms for which the Revolution had been fought. The “Founding the Army” exhibit, located within…

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Holiday Gift-Giving Season Soon Arrives

The holiday gift-giving season will be upon us before we know it! Luckily, the Army Historical Foundation is here to help with gift ideas. The National Museum of the United States Army 2017 Calendar highlights Army art and history. Prized by both art and Army history enthusiasts alike, the calendar features pieces from the U.S. Army Center for Military History’s…

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Groundbreaking – A Major Museum Milestone!

The U.S. Army’s top civilian and military leaders joined Generals Gordon Sullivan (USA-Ret.) and William Hartzog (USA-Ret.), the Army Historical Foundation’s Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively, for the September 14, 2016, official groundbreaking ceremony of the National Museum of the United States Army near the Fort Belvoir Golf Course on the installation’s North Post. The…

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Grassroots Volunteer Program Includes 1st Engineer Combat Battalion

Have you heard about the Grassroots Volunteer Program to support the campaign to build the National Museum of the United States Army?  There are plenty of ways to get involved, from hosting fundraising events to simply telling friends and family about the Museum project.   Grassroots Volunteer Dennis O’Dea has been involved in yet another…

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World War I Gas Alarm Rattle

Written By: Jimmy Price “Gas!” This lone word could strike fear and panic into the most stoic Doughboy in the American sector of the Western Front. By the time that the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) arrived in France, the use of poison gas was commonplace by the Allies and Central Powers alike. By war’s end,…

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