Kansas Museum of Military History

Kansas Museum of Military History Military History from WWI through Present
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Located in Augusta, Kansas, the museum is housed in the machine shop once owned and donated by the Williams Pipeline Company. The museum houses over 10,000 artifacts many of which are on display; including a Huey helicopter, Kiowa helicopter, Vietnam era gun truck, Tanks, and many personal items

Mission: The mission of the Kansas Museum of Military History is dedicated to honoring American service personnel; past, present and future throught the acquisition and preservation of artifacts from all conflicts involving the U.S., and to use these artifacts to educate future generations about this facet of our history.

05/09/2019
Water got deep but museum didn't flood
05/08/2019

Water got deep but museum didn't flood

Society of the  First Infantry Division
05/06/2019

Society of the First Infantry Division

The Big Red One was part of the final push to free the Czechoslovakian people in 1945, beginning in early February and ending on May 6.

The 1st Infantry Division attacked towards Karlovy Vary in northern Czechoslovakia.

During the attack, the 1st Inf. Div. overcame heavy resistance that included the infamous 88mm anti-tank guns during a 14-kilometers advance that was 42 kilometers wide. #DutyFirst

05/04/2019

WE ARE OPEN!!!!!!
Big things happening at KMMH

Air Force Thunderbirds
05/02/2019

Air Force Thunderbirds

A special shoutout to McConnell Air Force Base for the refuels on our way to Wings Over Wayne Air Show. This refueling also wrapped up a 24-year career for the boom operator who was on his fini-flight. Thank you for your years of service and congrats on your retirement!

22 ARW Commander 22 ARW Command Chief Air Mobility Command U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)

04/27/2019

due to unforseen circumstances we were unable to.open today. we apologize for any inconvenience this mat have caused. expect us back to normal operations next saturday.

04/26/2019

The time has finally come, KMMH will be reopening for the season tomorrow Saturday 27 April at 1000 to 1600 (10-4). We just received a huge donation of military surplus from a local collector so parts of the museum may seem a bit cluttered until we get everything stored or integrated into displays.

04/19/2019
82nd Airborne Division

82nd Airborne Division

The 2019 Best Ranger Competition has just started and our four teams are off to represent the Division!

Cheer these Paratroopers on!

#82nd #AATW #2019BRC #BRC #USArmy #USA

Korea: A 'Forgotten' War That Never Ended
04/10/2019
Korea: A 'Forgotten' War That Never Ended

Korea: A 'Forgotten' War That Never Ended

How the struggle to prevent communist expansion became a struggle to prevent World War 3, and then the fall of the American republic.

U.S Army W.T.F!  moments
04/08/2019

U.S Army W.T.F! moments

Leadership at the Point of the Bayonet
Dick Winters

TEN PRINCIPLES FOR SUCCESS

1. Strive to be a leader of character, competence, and courage.
2. Lead from the front. Say, “Follow me!” and then lead the way.
3. Stay in top physical shape - physical stamina is the root of mental toughness.
4. Develop your team. If you know your people, are fair in setting realistic goals and expectations, and lead by example, you will develop teamwork.
5. Delegate responsibility to your subordinates and let them do their job. You can’t do a good job if you don’t have a chance to use your imagination and creativity.
6. Anticipate problems and prepare to overcome obstacles. Don’t wait until you get to the top of the ridge and then make up your mind.
7. Remain humble. Don’t worry about who receives the credit. Never let power or authority go to your head.
8. Take a moment of self-reflection. Look at yourself in the mirror every night and ask yourself if you did your best.
9. True satisfaction comes from getting the job done. They key to a successful leader is to earn respect - not because of rank or position, but because you are a leader of character.
10. Hang Tough! - Never, ever, give up.

04/04/2019

Today we honor USMC Sgt. Matt Ast who passed away earlier.Prayers to his family.

April 2, On this Day in Aviation History - Flight Journal
04/02/2019
April 2, On this Day in Aviation History - Flight Journal

April 2, On this Day in Aviation History - Flight Journal

1942: After loading sixteen North American Aviation B-25B Mitchell medium bombers and their crews of the 17th Bombardment Group (Medium) at NAS Alameda, the recently commissioned United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) departed San Francisco Bay with her escorts and headed for a secret...

Veteran in need of a kidney donation
03/30/2019
Veteran in need of a kidney donation

Veteran in need of a kidney donation

A disabled Army veteran, in need of a kidney transplant, has taken it upon himself to find a donor.

Department of Kansas American Legion
03/29/2019

Department of Kansas American Legion

U.S. Army Aviation Museum
03/29/2019

U.S. Army Aviation Museum

The Vietnam Memorial room was opened in June 1995. The room contains the name, rank, and date of fatality of all known Army Aviation personnel who suffered combat related fatalities during the VN conflict 1962-1975. The 4,347 names represent Pilots, Co-Pilots, Crew Chiefs, Crew Members, Door Gunners, and medics to include 1889 who were never recovered.
Today, March 29 is National #VietnamWarVeterans Day. We will never forget our nation's heroes, the men and women who served in Vietnam. We are grateful for your service.

Eisenhower National Historic Site
03/28/2019

Eisenhower National Historic Site

On March 28, 1969, fifty years ago today, Dwight David Eisenhower passed away. After years of heart troubles and heart attacks, Ike spent the final ten months of his life at the Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington. Having been hooked up to medical equipment for months--machines that had kept him going--Ike asked his son, John Eisenhower, to have the machines turned off. Ike was ready to go.

It was tradition in the Eisenhower family for the men of the family to be present when loved ones passed away. So it was that Ike’s son John and his grandson David were present when Ike passed. As David wrote in his book, Going Home to Glory, “At 12:35 p.m., surrounded by others as always, at peace and in the company of his doctors and lineal heirs, Dwight Eisenhower died.”

In his First Inaugural Address, President Eisenhower proclaimed that in a democracy, “each citizen plays an indispensable role.” As we reflect on Eisenhower’s death, fifty years ago today, we remember the role that he played. From the time he left Abilene for West Point in 1911, until he left the White House on January 20, 1961, Eisenhower faithfully and honestly served his country for fifty years, continuing to be a leader even in his retirement.

Today we remember President Eisenhower’s words, knowing that each and every one of us has an important role to play in our country.

#RememberingDDE

(Photo: General Eisenhower, photographed at one of his favorite spots, out on his beloved Gettysburg battlefield.)

Disgruntled Vets
03/26/2019

Disgruntled Vets

Reap the whirlwind-Freud

Disgruntled Vets
03/22/2019

Disgruntled Vets

Freud.

No Bullet Got Me Yet: Father Kapaun in the Korean War
03/21/2019

No Bullet Got Me Yet: Father Kapaun in the Korean War

Vietnam Marine vet wins 20-year HOA dispute to fly US flag
03/21/2019
Vietnam Marine vet wins 20-year HOA dispute to fly US flag

Vietnam Marine vet wins 20-year HOA dispute to fly US flag

A Virginia Marine veteran won his battle against a homeowners association that ordered him to remove the American flag from his property 20 years ago. Vietnam veteran Richard Oulton's relentless 20-year challenge to fly a flag on his own property ended when he finally convinced the Wyndham Homeowner...

Society of the  First Infantry Division
03/20/2019

Society of the First Infantry Division

Congratulations to the Big Red One and Fort Riley Bataan Memorial Death March Team for placing first in the military co-ed heavy division, setting a new course record at 5 hours, 36 minutes! Also, the Fighting First finished first ahead ALL 152 heavy teams. Duty First!!

Our LVT-4 headed to it's new home at the National Museum of Military Vehicles in Dubois, Wyoming
02/28/2019

Our LVT-4 headed to it's new home at the National Museum of Military Vehicles in Dubois, Wyoming

More US remains from Korean War nearing final ID
02/21/2019
More US remains from Korean War nearing final ID

More US remains from Korean War nearing final ID

A U.S. government scientist says the remains of at least a couple more American soldiers killed in the Korean War are likely to be identified shortly from 55 boxes provided last summer by North Korea.

02/21/2019
How U.S. Soldiers Built Their Own Deadly Gun Trucks

How U.S. Soldiers Built Their Own Deadly Gun Trucks

It's 1967 in Vietnam, and U.S. truck convoys are being ambushed by the enemy on a regular basis. To counter this, the men begin to modify their trucks, addin...

U.S. Army Armor School
02/20/2019

U.S. Army Armor School

African American Soldiers in Armor and Cavalry History: Staff Sergeant Ruben Rivers, 761st Tank Battalion received the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism in action during the 15-19 November 1944, toward Guebling, France. Though severely wounded in the leg, Sergeant Rivers refused medical treatment and evacuation, took command of another tank, and advanced with his company in Guebling the next day. Repeatedly refusing evacuation, Sergeant Rivers continued to direct his tank's fire at enemy positions through the morning of 19 November 1944. At dawn, Company A's tanks began to advance towards Bougaktroff, but were stopped by enemy fire. Sergeant Rivers, joined by another tank, opened fire on the enemy tanks, covering company A as they withdrew. While doing so, Sergeant River's tank was hit, killing him and wounding the crew. Staff Sergeant Rivers' fighting spirit and daring leadership were an inspiration to his unit and exemplify the highest traditions of military service.

(Artwork by Jody Harmon)

02/20/2019
How U.S. Soldiers Built Their Own Deadly Gun Trucks

How U.S. Soldiers Built Their Own Deadly Gun Trucks

It's 1967 in Vietnam, and U.S. truck convoys are being ambushed by the enemy on a regular basis. To counter this, the men begin to modify their trucks, addin...

U.S. Navy
01/31/2019

U.S. Navy

Meet the women aviators who will perform the first ever all-female flyover to honor the life and legacy of a female pioneer in Naval aviation, retired Navy Captain Rosemary Mariner, who was the Navy’s first female jet pilot, flying the A-4E/L “Skyhawk” and the A-7E “Corsair II.”

The eight women will conduct a “Missing Man Flyover,” this Saturday, Feb. 2 in Maynardville, Tennessee as part of the funeral service for retired Navy Captain, Rosemary Mariner, who passed away on Jan. 24 following a long and brave fight with cancer.

The Missing Man Flyover is a special tribute honoring the service of aviators who have died serving their country. The maneuver features four aircraft flying above the funeral service in formation as one of the aircraft leaves the formation and climbs vertically into the heavens. All of the aviators participating in the flyover are from squadrons based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana and will be flying F/A-18E/F “Super Hornets.”

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135 N Walnut St
Augusta, KS
67010

General information

Hours are: Saturdays 10am to 4pm To travel to the museum from Wichita, KS, get on US 54 East to Augusta, once in Augusta one will come to the junction of US 54 and Hwy 77 also known as Walnut Street. Turn South (right) and travel about 5 blocks to the Museum, if you cross the railroad tracks, you have just missed us!

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(316) 308-2339

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