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Museum Founding Sponsors List Now Online 791 1024 The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

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 1024 576 The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

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 1024 717 The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

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. 415 416 The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

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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Museum Spotlight: Soldier’s Load: The Things They Carried 691 1024 The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

Museum Spotlight: Soldier’s Load: The Things They Carried

While each gallery within the Fighting for the Nation Galleries will be unique, telling the stories of the specific conflicts of the time periods they represent, a number of features will be recurring throughout each of these galleries to highlight changes and advancements as the Army marches through history. One of these features is the…

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General Atomics Pledges $50,000, Adds Drone Model 1024 681 The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

General Atomics Pledges $50,000, Adds Drone Model

General Gordon R. Sullivan (USA-Ret.), AHF Chairman, and David R. Alexander, President GA-ASI. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) recently pledged $50,000 to the National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA). As part of their contribution, the company is donating a 1/5-scale model of their MQ-IC Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft to the Museum. The…

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Grassroots Spotlight: Joseph DeVito 769 751 The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

Grassroots Spotlight: Joseph DeVito

Not only do our grassroots volunteers hail from all across the country—east coast to west and beyond—so, too, do their ages range from young to old— from the new cadet to the retired veteran. One of our younger volunteers is Joseph DeVito, a high school student and cadet in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps…

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M28 Davey Crockett 1024 740 The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

M28 Davey Crockett

Written By: Patrick R Jennings, Ph.D. Chief, Programs and Education, National Museum of the United States Army Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division prepare to fire a training round from a Davy Crockett at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, 14 May 1962. (National Archives) Following the Korean War, U.S. military leadership envisioned an army whose historic virtues would…

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“We’re Very Close To Making This Museum a Reality. . . .” — General Gordon R. Sullivan (USA-Ret.) Chairman, Army Historical Foundation 1024 686 The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

“We’re Very Close To Making This Museum a Reality. . . .” — General Gordon R. Sullivan (USA-Ret.) Chairman, Army Historical Foundation

On a crisp morning just before Thanksgiving, a crowd of Soldiers, Army veterans, and Army supporters joined more than 200 steel workers gathered on a construction site at Fort Belvoir to watch as the nal steel beam of the National Museum of the United States Army was lifted into place. The historic moment capped a year…

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Battalion Sponsors Bench to Honor Unit, Comrade 814 1024 The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

Battalion Sponsors Bench to Honor Unit, Comrade

Conceptual rendering courtesy of Eisterhold Associates Inc. Veterans of the 3d Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment who served in Vietnam have come together to sponsor an exterior bench at the National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA). The sponsorship comes from a four- month campaign to raise funds—$10,000 in total—for a bench to be…

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