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Awards Announced for Excellence in U.S. Army History Writing

15 June 2017 Arlington, VA – At its Twentieth Annual Members’ Meeting, held 15 June 2017 at the Association of the United States Army Building in Arlington, VA, the Army Historical Foundation recognized six books and three articles as outstanding achievements in writing on U.S. Army history. General Gordon R. Sullivan, Chairman of the Army…

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Witness to Captivity: SSGT Jon Cavaiani’s POW Pajamas

Written By: Jimmy Price On June 5, 1971, Staff Sergeant Jon Cavaiani of the U.S. Army’s Special Forces was shot in the back, peppered with over thirty pieces of shrapnel, and partially set on fire – and that was only beginning of his troubles. Cavaiani, part of the Vietnam Training Advisory Group, had been stationed…

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Pritzker Military Museum & Library Supports Campaign with $1 Million Gift

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library has made a generous commitment of $1 million to support the construction of the National Museum of the United States Army. Half that amount is an outright gift; the other $500,000 is in the form of a matching grant, which will match new commitments to the Campaign dollar-for-dollar. In…

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Jernigans Continue Army Legacy Through Charitable Giving

Deciding which charitable organizations to support makes sense at any age. Including the National Army Museum in an estate plan—whether it is through a bequest, a trust, or a life income gift—not only continues the legacy of the National Army Museum’s mission, but also establishes the donor’s legacy. COL Pat Jernigan (USA-Ret.) and her husband, LTC David Jernigan (USA-Ret.), have been…

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Featured Grassroots Spotlight: Daniel Sundeen

More and more supporters of the campaign to build the National Museum of the United States Army have volunteered to join the Grassroots Volunteer program. To date, the program has 469 volunteers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and two locations overseas. One of these dedicated volunteers is Specialist Daniel Sundeen (USA-Ret.) of Giddings, Texas.…

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Why I’m Supporting the National Museum of the United States Army….

Written By: Sandra L. Pack, CPA I became a lifelong advocate for the U.S. Army on November 12, 2001—day one of my privileged two-year service as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller. Up to that point, I knew very little about what it meant to be an American Soldier. I admit…

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Museum Spotlight: Doughboy Exhibit

World War I introduced the United States and the world to an entirely new way of war. The immense destruction of the Great War, the “war to end all wars,” had not been fathomed by participants on either side of the conflict. Though the United States did not join the fight until many countries had…

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Honor Answering Honor: “Bloody Chamberlain” and the Surrender at Appomattox

Written By: Jimmy Price It was one of the most iconic moments in all of American history—the famed “stillness” at Appomattox. After four years of bitter struggle, General Ulysses S. Grant’s armies had finally vanquished General Robert E. Lee’s vaunted Army of Northern Virginia. While the surrender terms had been agreed upon by Lee and…

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CACI Donates $500,000 To Sponsor Revolutionary War Battle History

CACI International Inc, an American multinational professional services and information technology company that has proudly supported the mission of the U.S. Army for over fifty years, recently pledged $500,000 to support the National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA) project. Through this contribution, CACI will sponsor the “Revolutionary War Battle History” exhibit, part of…

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Construction on National Army Museum Begins

ARLINGTON, Va. – Army Historical Foundation (AHF) President LTG Roger Schultz (USA-Ret.) today provided Clark Construction Group, LLC of Bethesda, Maryland, the notice to proceed immediately with the construction of the National Museum of the United States Army on Fort Belvoir, Va.. According to Schultz, activity on and around the 84-acre Museum site, adjacent to…

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