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Why My Brick? – Martha Iverson-Carpenter

As supporters of the National Museum of the United States Army continue to purchase Commemorative Bricks, they also continue to contribute stories to the “Why My Brick” program which allows individuals to explain the impetus for their specific brick purchases.  Ms. Martha Iverson-Carpenter of Ames, Iowa, recently shared the stories behind five brick purchases.  These…

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The Soldier Experience Series Latest Highlights

The Army Historical Foundation (AHF) presented its second and third exhibits in The Soldier Experience Series—Women in the Army: Choosing to Serve, and Asian-American and Pacific Islander Soldier Stories: Honor and Valor, to celebrate both Women’s History Month and Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, in March and May, respectively. Both were immersive looks…

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Social Giving, Participating With Your Peers

The Army Historical Foundation has recently launched a Peer-to-Peer Giving program as part of the National Museum of the United States Army Campaign. The program is yet another way to participate in the Museum Campaign and help make this important national landmark a reality. What Is Peer-to-Peer Giving? Peer-to-Peer Giving provides you with a platform…

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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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