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Grassroots Spotlight: James Oliveri

Our Grassroots Volunteer Program continues to gain new and enthused volunteers. This issue, we highlight James Oliveri of Melville, NY, who has been a volunteer for the Army Historical Foundation (AHF) spreading news and updates about the National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA) since September 2016. He explained, “It is important for me…

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Museum Spotlight: Changing World

Changing World, the final gallery within the National Museum of the United States Army’s Fighting for the Nation Galleries, will be an artifact-, audio/visual-, and information- intense gallery that covers the most dynamic and global periods of U.S. Army history. Beginning with the end of the Cold War, the gallery will focus on the changing…

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Photographer Tracks Museum Progress From the Air

Those amazing aerial photos tracking the site preparation and construction on the National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA) that have been featured in On Point and Call To Duty of late are the expert work of Colonel Duane Lempke, (USA-Ret.), a celebrated photographer/author specializing in aerial, architectural, and commercial photography. Shooting in the air from a Hughes H-500 helicopter piloted by…

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V-Mail

During WW II the U.S. Army found several ways to protect its Soldiers. Steel helmets guarded their heads against shrapnel and flying debris, socks and boots kept feet warm and covered, while coats and wool caps kept the cold away. There were bibles issued that chaplains provided to keep souls safe and secure and there was, occasionally, warm food to fortify the stomach.…

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New Museum Online Store Open

The holidays are upon us and that means it’s the season for gift giving! The new National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA) Online Store launched this fall to ensure that the Army veterans and military history buffs on your list get the perfect gift. “The new store is filled with Museum and Army-related…

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The 1814 Society Receives Update on Museum, Tours Construction Site

Over 85 members of the Army Historical Foundation’s (AHF’s) The 1814 Society from nine states and the District of Columbia gathered on October 27 near Fort Belvoir, Va. for an update on the future National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA) and a tour of ongoing construction on the Museum site. General Gordon R.…

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Grassroots Spotlight: Ed Schwartz

Have you heard about the Army Historical Foundation’s Grassroots Volunteer Program? Supporters of the National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA) across the country and around the world are working every day to spread Museum news to their communities and beyond. One of these volunteers is Ed Schwartz of Omaha, Neb. Ed has volunteered…

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Museum Spotlight: Experiential Learning Center (ELC)

Located off the main Lobby of the National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA), the Experiential Learning Center (ELC) will be a premier feature of the Museum. Sponsored by Lockheed Martin, the ELC will promote geography, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (GSTEM) educational programs. Visitors will first enter the ELC’s Assembly Area, which will…

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Trophy of War: Korean War Bugle

The National Museum of the U.S. Army recently accepted into its collection a rare and intriguing artifact—a battle-battered Chinese bugle. It is a relic of a forgotten battlefield and a forgotten conflict. Don Treadwell, a retired Army veteran who served in the 5th Regimental Combat Team (RCT) during the Korean War, recently donated the bugle…

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Sullivan Holds Live Q and A Session with RallyPoint

Army Historical Foundation (AHF) Chairman General Gordon R. Sullivan (USA-Ret.) recently conducted a live Question and Answer session with RallyPoint, the online military community, to raise awareness about the National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA) and answer questions about Army history and leadership. RallyPoint, a hybrid Facebook and LinkedIn social platform exclusively for…

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