National Museum of the U.S. Army Campaign

National Museum of the U.S. Army Campaign The Army Historical Foundation, one of the nation’s most respected organizations for preserving and promoting the Army’s history, has launched a $200 million Capital Campaign to build the National Army Museum at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Are you a Founding Sponsor of the National Museum of the United States Army? Become one today, and help us open the Muse...
07/10/2019
Donate - The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

Are you a Founding Sponsor of the National Museum of the United States Army? Become one today, and help us open the Museum doors!

$20 Receive an Official Certificate of Commendation* and an annual subscription to Call To Duty, the official newsletter $50 The above benefits plus a National Army Museum lapel pin* $100 The above plus a National Museum medallion in a presentation case* $500 The above plus a full-size poster reprod...

On July 10, 1943, the U.S. Seventh Army, the first U.S. field army in action in World War II, is activated on shipboard ...
07/10/2019

On July 10, 1943, the U.S. Seventh Army, the first U.S. field army in action in World War II, is activated on shipboard en route to Sicily.

On July 10, 1940, as the Army is no longer required by law to keep tanks under the Infantry branch, the Armored Force is...
07/10/2019

On July 10, 1940, as the Army is no longer required by law to keep tanks under the Infantry branch, the Armored Force is created and will be led by Major General Adna R. Chaffee.

On July 10, 1780, a French fleet carrying Lieutenant General Jean de Vimeur and 6,000 French troops arrives in Rhode Isl...
07/10/2019

On July 10, 1780, a French fleet carrying Lieutenant General Jean de Vimeur and 6,000 French troops arrives in Rhode Island. The next day he comes ashore with his officers to arrange the landing of the French army.

Anyone who served honorably in or for the U.S. Army deserves to have his or her name and service history placed on recor...
07/09/2019
The U.S. Army Registries

Anyone who served honorably in or for the U.S. Army deserves to have his or her name and service history placed on record at the Museum! Enter them into the Registry of the American Soldier today!

These public databases for the American Soldier and the people and animals that support the Army are the only public listings of individuals' army service.

On July 9, 1864, Major General Lew Wallace organizes his men behind Monocacy Creek, in an attempt to stop Lieutenant Gen...
07/09/2019
The Battle of Monocacy, 9 July 1864 - The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

On July 9, 1864, Major General Lew Wallace organizes his men behind Monocacy Creek, in an attempt to stop Lieutenant General Jubal Early and his Rebel forces from advancing on Washington, DC. Though by afternoon Wallace orders his men to retreat, the battle delays Early long enough for Union reinforcements to reach the capital’s defenses.

By the summer of 1864, the future of the Confederate States of America was looking dim. During the previous year, the Army of Northern Virginia, under the command of GEN Robert E. Lee, had suffered a decisive defeat at Gettysburg. A day after that battle, Vicksburg, the Confederates’ last bastion ...

#TriviaTuesday: In addition to being an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War, what is Lew Wallace’s claim to...
07/09/2019

#TriviaTuesday: In addition to being an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War, what is Lew Wallace’s claim to fame?

Today the Registry of the American Soldier honors SSG John Charles Rathbun from Modesto, California.  He served in the A...
07/09/2019

Today the Registry of the American Soldier honors SSG John Charles Rathbun from Modesto, California. He served in the Army Air Forces as a gunner attached to the 15th Air Force in Italy during World War II. On July 9, 1944, he was killed when his plane was shot down over Ploiesti, Romania. For his actions that day, he was awarded the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.
https://www.usarmyregistry.org/Registry/Plaque.aspx?honoreeID=584765

Commemorative bricks will honor Soldiers, Army units, Army families, Veterans, and more. Learn more:
07/08/2019
Commemorative Bricks - The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

Commemorative bricks will honor Soldiers, Army units, Army families, Veterans, and more. Learn more:

The commemorative bricks lining the Path of Remembrance will set the stage that the story of the Army is the story of Soldiers. Ensure the special Soldiers in your life are honored through this lasting tribute on the grounds of the U.S. Army’s national landmark. Made of high-quality Mesabi black g...

On July 8, 1959, U.S. Army advisors Major Dale Buis and Master Sergeant Chester Ovnand become the first American fatalit...
07/08/2019
These Were The First Two Americans Killed in the Vietnam Conflict

On July 8, 1959, U.S. Army advisors Major Dale Buis and Master Sergeant Chester Ovnand become the first American fatalities in Vietnam when they are killed by a Viet Cong rocket attack on the American base at Bien Hoa.

Escalation and widespread attention towards the conflict in Vietnam may not have hit many televisions and media outlets before 1965, but American advisors were arriving, almost silently, in Southea…

The U.S.Army story begins with the birth of our nation. Check out this great Washingtonian article that includes how Ski...
07/06/2019
It Took More Than 200 Years, but the US Army is Finally Getting a Museum

The U.S.Army story begins with the birth of our nation. Check out this great Washingtonian article that includes how Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP architecture will influence the @NatlArmyMuseum visitor experience. Army history is America's history. Happy Birthday, America! https://www.washingtonian.com/2019/06/26/national-museum-us-army-200-years/

We got a sneak peek inside the National Museum of the US Army in Fort Belvoir, set to open in 2020. The museum has been in the making since 1814.

On July 5, 1814, Brigadier General Winfield Scott defeats British Major General Phineas Riall on the Chippewa River in C...
07/05/2019
The Battle of Chippewa, 5 July 1814 - The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

On July 5, 1814, Brigadier General Winfield Scott defeats British Major General Phineas Riall on the Chippewa River in Canada. Though the American victory leads to few strategic accomplishments, it does restore American military prestige which has been suffering throughout the war.

https://armyhistory.org/the-battle-of-chippewa-5-july-1814/

by Matthew Seelinger, Chief Historian As a result of a number of longstanding grievances with Great Britain, including the impressment of American sailors into the Royal Navy and British interference in Indian affairs, the United States declared war on Great Britain on 18 June 1812. At no other time...

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Celebrate America’s birthday with free shipping on orders over $50! This offer is good until July 8

On July 3, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg ends after Confederate Major General George Pickett launches a futile charge a...
07/03/2019
“I will give them one more shot!” Battery A, 4th U.S. Artillery, at the Battle of Gettysburg, 2-3 July 1863 - The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

On July 3, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg ends after Confederate Major General George Pickett launches a futile charge against Union forces on Cemetery Ridge. Of 93,000 Federals engaged, losses are 3,149 killed, 14,503 wounded and 5,616 missing. Confederate reported losses are 4,637 killed, 12,391 wounded and 5,846 missing.

Written By Donald McConnell and Gustav Person When the Civil War erupted in April 1861, the twelve batteries of the 4th U.S. Artillery were spread out across the continental United States. The regimental headquarters was simply an administrative body, without any tactical responsibilities. With the....

On July 3, 1775, George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
07/03/2019

On July 3, 1775, George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.

On July 2, 1926, in an important recognition of the need to emphasize the role of aviation, the Army Air Corps is establ...
07/02/2019

On July 2, 1926, in an important recognition of the need to emphasize the role of aviation, the Army Air Corps is established as a separate branch of the Army. It is thus severed from its long-standing status under the Signal Corps.

Enroll yourself, or honor a friend or family members in the U.S. Army registry! It will be on permanent display at the m...
07/02/2019
The U.S. Army Registries

Enroll yourself, or honor a friend or family members in the U.S. Army registry! It will be on permanent display at the museum.

These public databases for the American Soldier and the people and animals that support the Army are the only public listings of individuals' army service.

On July 1, 1950, Task Force Smith, comprised of 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, plus arti...
07/01/2019

On July 1, 1950, Task Force Smith, comprised of 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, plus artillery and a medical platoon, and named for its commander, Lieutenant Colonel Charles B. Smith, arrives in Korea.

On July 1, 1943, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs a bill to establish the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) as a compo...
07/01/2019

On July 1, 1943, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs a bill to establish the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) as a component of the U.S. Army. The Army has 90 days to dissolve the WAAC.

On July 1, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg begins as elements of the Army of the Potomac clash with the Army of Northern ...
07/01/2019

On July 1, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg begins as elements of the Army of the Potomac clash with the Army of Northern Virginia west of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The three-day battle is the bloodiest of the Civil War.

On June 28, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln appoints Major General George G. Meade commander of the Army of the Potomac,...
06/28/2019
George G. Meade

On June 28, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln appoints Major General George G. Meade commander of the Army of the Potomac, as Major General Joseph Hooker resigns from his position following the Union defeat at Chancellorsville.

George Gordon Meade was one of the few Union generals who began his life and career in a foreign country. Born in Cadiz, Spain, Meade came to America after he and his family were financially ruined during the Napoleonic Wars. He received an appointment to the United State Military Academy, in 1831,....

On June 27, 1944, U.S. troops liberate Cherbourg, France, from German occupation.
06/27/2019

On June 27, 1944, U.S. troops liberate Cherbourg, France, from German occupation.

On June 27, 1864, Major General William T. Sherman orders a series of attacks against Rebel positions at Kennesaw Mounta...
06/27/2019

On June 27, 1864, Major General William T. Sherman orders a series of attacks against Rebel positions at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, as part of the Battle of Atlanta. The Rebels hold their positions and Sherman calls off the attack. The battle leaves 3,000 Union Soldiers killed or wounded.

Have you purchased a commemorative brick yet? These help tell the Army’s story through the story of the individual Sol...
06/27/2019
Commemorative Bricks - The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

Have you purchased a commemorative brick yet? These help tell the Army’s story through the story of the individual Soldiers! Order one for the Soldier in your life today!

The commemorative bricks lining the Path of Remembrance will set the stage that the story of the Army is the story of Soldiers. Ensure the special Soldiers in your life are honored through this lasting tribute on the grounds of the U.S. Army’s national landmark. Made of high-quality Mesabi black g...

The Registry of the American Soldier honors Major Frank Owen Bonnarens from Browning, Missouri.  He served in Vietnam wi...
06/27/2019

The Registry of the American Soldier honors Major Frank Owen Bonnarens from Browning, Missouri. He served in Vietnam with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Field Force, USARV as an Aviation Staff Officer in Darlac Province, South Vietnam. He died in a non hostile helicopter crash.
https://www.usarmyregistry.org/Registry/plaque_photos.aspx?honoreeid=578996

On June 26, 1948, the Berlin Airlift, a joint U.S. and British effort to supply West Berlin with food and fuel from the ...
06/26/2019
1949 - The Berlin Airlift

On June 26, 1948, the Berlin Airlift, a joint U.S. and British effort to supply West Berlin with food and fuel from the air begins. Army engineers and logisticians provide major support to the operation.

After WWII ended, the Soviets blockaded the city of Berlin. The allies began flying food and supplies into the city of Berlin to sustain the population.

On June 26, 1917, the first American troops arrive in St. Nazaire, France.  The forces include elements of the recently ...
06/26/2019

On June 26, 1917, the first American troops arrive in St. Nazaire, France. The forces include elements of the recently reformed 1st Division.

On June 25, 1950, the Korean War begins as an estimated 135,000 North Korean People’s Army troops, along with 150 tank...
06/25/2019

On June 25, 1950, the Korean War begins as an estimated 135,000 North Korean People’s Army troops, along with 150 tanks and artillery, cross the border and attack the Republic of Korea.

On June 25, 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and his entire command of 211 troops of the 7th Cavalry are...
06/25/2019

On June 25, 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and his entire command of 211 troops of the 7th Cavalry are destroyed by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors at the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn.  In what year did George A. Custer graduate from the U.S. M...
06/25/2019

Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn. In what year did George A. Custer graduate from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point? #TriviaTuesday

A. 1857
B. 1861

Tune in this afternoon!
06/25/2019

Tune in this afternoon!

Tune in live today at 3:30 p.m EDT as former Staff Sgt. David Bellavia is presented the Medal of Honor at The White House.

#ServeWithHonor #MOH

On June 24, 1942, Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives and replaces Major General James E. Chaney as commanding ge...
06/24/2019
General of the Army Dwight David Eisenhower - The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

On June 24, 1942, Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives and replaces Major General James E. Chaney as commanding general European Theater of Operations U.S. Army (ETOUSA).

Dwight David Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas, on 14 October 1890. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1915, was commissioned a second lieutenant, and was assigned to the 19th Infantry until 1917. In 1916, he married Mamie Geneva Doud and was promoted to first lieutenant. He...

On June 21, 1999, General Eric K. Shinseki, a wounded combat veteran of Vietnam, becomes the 34th Chief of Staff, U.S. A...
06/21/2019

On June 21, 1999, General Eric K. Shinseki, a wounded combat veteran of Vietnam, becomes the 34th Chief of Staff, U.S. Army. He is the first Japanese-American to serve as Chief of Staff.

On June 21, 1993, aboard the space shuttle, Endeavor, Major Nancy Currie becomes the first female Army astronaut in spac...
06/21/2019

On June 21, 1993, aboard the space shuttle, Endeavor, Major Nancy Currie becomes the first female Army astronaut in space.

On June 21, 1943, nurse Lieutenant Edith Greenwood receives the first Soldier’s Medal awarded to a woman for heroism b...
06/21/2019

On June 21, 1943, nurse Lieutenant Edith Greenwood receives the first Soldier’s Medal awarded to a woman for heroism by saving patients during a fire.

Recognize your unit and its accomplishments in perpetuity at the National Museum of the United States Army. Learn how:
06/21/2019
Unit Tributes - The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

Recognize your unit and its accomplishments in perpetuity at the National Museum of the United States Army. Learn how:

For over 240 years the United States Army has been comprised of men and women who live and work as units. Together, they make each other stronger, smarter, and more complete, as the most elite military forces in the world.

On June 21, 1860, Congress names Albert J. Myer, an Army surgeon, to be the Army’s first Signal Officer.  The Signal C...
06/21/2019

On June 21, 1860, Congress names Albert J. Myer, an Army surgeon, to be the Army’s first Signal Officer. The Signal Corps recognizes this date as its birthday.

#QOTW #ArmyQuote
06/21/2019

#QOTW #ArmyQuote

On June 20, 1964, General William Westmoreland succeeds General Paul D. Harkins as commander of Military Assistance Comm...
06/20/2019

On June 20, 1964, General William Westmoreland succeeds General Paul D. Harkins as commander of Military Assistance Command, Vietnam.

On June 20, 1941, the Army Air Forces is created by directing all air elements to be organized under the single command ...
06/20/2019

On June 20, 1941, the Army Air Forces is created by directing all air elements to be organized under the single command to achieve essential unity of command in periods of explosive expansion.

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