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“No Task Too Great”

Jerry Hansen, former Principal Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of the Army and former Project Executive Officer for the National Museum of the United States Army (2007-2012), has rallied his United States Military Academy classmates to support the Museum project and, in particular, preserve the memory of their fallen fellow class of 1968 graduates. Led…

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Westward Expansion Display

Conceptual rendering courtesy of Eisterhold Associates Inc. As the nation expanded westward across the continent, the Army was tasked with protecting the settlers and representing the federal government in areas where there was little or no other authority. The “Westward Expansion” display, located to the right of the Preserving the Nation sub-gallery, will explore the…

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The Lexington & Concord Society: New Sponsorship Opportunities

The Army Historical Foundation has launched an exciting new program offering sponsorship opportunities to members of the Lexington & Concord Society. Society members will now be able to sponsor features located throughout the Museum and its campus– theater seats, garden benches, and Veterans’ Hall alcoves. Each will feature a plaque with sponsorship recognition. Minutemen Associate…

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The U.S. Army Barrack Shoes, Pattern 1886

By Ephriam D. Dickson III Deputy Chief, Field Museums Branch, U.S. Army Center of Military History Since the Army’s establishment, supply officers have struggled earnestly to find a functional design for Army footwear, one that could withstand the many varying environments into which Soldiers are often sent. “The health and efficiency of the soldier depends…

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Diana Davis Spencer Foundation Awards Grant

The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation recently made a $100,000 grant to the National Museum of the United States Army, joining other foundations such as the Alaska-based Rasmuson Foundation in supporting the Capital Campaign. Diana Davis Spencer, an education advocate and former journalist, has followed in her parents’ footsteps by continuing the foundation’s tradition of innovative…

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Retired Army Leaders Donate Appreciated Stock

Retired Army generals William Reno, Carl McNair, and Alberto Zapanta recently used appreciated stock to make 2015 end-of-year contributions to the National Museum of the United States Army. A gift of appreciated stock benefits both the donor and the Museum. A gift of appreciated stock benefits both the donor and the Museum. In 2014, LTG…

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Army Museum Tree Cutting

A towering red oak was the first tree to fall earlier this week during the start of the initial phase of site preparation for the construction of the National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The initial phase of preparation will also include installation of a construction access road for the Museum site.…

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The Soldier Experience Series Debuts

The Army Historical Foundation (AHF) debuted The Soldier Experience Series during Black History Month by providing an immersive look at the extensive service of African-Americans in World War I. The series of monthly-themed exhibits is designed as a prelude to the future National Museum of the United States Army which will showcase the extraordinary story…

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The 1814 Society Receives Museum Update, Tours Site

Over 80 members of The 1814 Society gathered on December 2 at the Fort Belvoir Golf Club adjacent to the future site of the National Museum of the United States Army for an exclusive report on Museum progress delivered by Mr. Steve Huffman, President of Huffman Developments of San Antonio, Texas. Earlier this year The…

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Museum Spotlight – Battle History Interactives

Exhibit designers for the National Museum of the United States Army are bringing technology and history together so that Museum visitors can customize their experience based on their interest in a particular era and/or military topic. Conceptual rendering courtesy of Eisterhold Associates Inc. The Founding the Nation, Preserving the Nation, and the Global War sub-galleries…

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