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New Donors Sustain Campaign Momentum

A two-week total of $366,955 in contributions received from new donors during July 24-August 7 drew special thanks and comment from Army Historical Foundation Chairman General Gordon R. Sullivan earlier today. “Word of construction progress here at the museum site has prompted a growing number of new donors whose contributions are sustaining the momentum of…

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Why My Brick: Colonel Russell Olson (USA-Ret.)

The National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA) Commemorative Brick program encapsulates the idea that the story of the Army is the story of its Soldiers. Supporters of the Museum continue to choose to purchase bricks to honor the Soldiers in their lives and ensure their names will be preserved at the National Army…

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Museum Spotlight: Experiential Learning Center (ELC)

The Experiential Learning Center (ELC), sponsored by Lockheed Martin, will be a premier feature of the National Museum of the United States Army. Located off the Museum’s Main Lobby, the ELC will provide an interactive educational experience focused on geography, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (GSTEM) for school-aged visitors as well as adults. One of…

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Museum Progress— From the Ground…and Up

Within a month after the Army Historical Foundation’s (AHF’s) mid-September 2016 National Museum of the United States Army groundbreaking ceremony, the Army Corps of Engineers began site preparation for the 84-acre Museum Campus. The landscape was quickly transformed. First floor footing mud slabs being poured. (May 8, 2017) Activities ranged from tree-clearing and stump removal…

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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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