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.

11/10/2019
Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

In October, Jack Eaton, a 100-year-old Army veteran, visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. While there, he got to see a plaque inside the guards' quarters commemorating his service as a tomb guard.

(Video by Les Owen)

11/10/2019
StandWithUs

StandWithUs

WATCH: On the night of 9 November 1938, it became open. The destruction of European Jewry had begun with Kristallnacht, Night of the Broken Glass, the nation-wide pogrom against the Jews of Germany and Austria. Over the next 48 hours, firemen would be standing idly by just to make sure the fires didn’t spread past the synagogues, and the police would be helping the rioters. 81 years ago, the entire world faced one of history’s great moral tests. And it failed miserably.

Video: World Jewish Congress

11/06/2019
Great War in the Somme

Great War in the Somme

Keep informed about the latest news and information from the Somme Battlefields with the Somme Tourist Board.

Would love to have this in front of the Kansas Museum of Military History
11/03/2019

Would love to have this in front of the Kansas Museum of Military History

Military Armed Forces
11/02/2019

Military Armed Forces

The M1A2 Abrams Main battle tank.

- M1A2 (Baseline) : Production began in 1986 and entered service in 1992 (77 built for the US and more than 600 M1s upgraded to M1A2, 315 for Saudi Arabia, 218 for Kuwait). The M1A2 offers the tank commander an independent thermal sight and ability to, in rapid sequence, shoot at two targets without the need to acquire each one sequentially, also 2nd generation depleted uranium armor components.

- M1A2 SEP (System Enhancement Package) : Has upgraded third-generation depleted uranium armor components with graphite coating (240 new built, 300 M1A2s upgraded to M1A2 SEP for the USA, also unknown numbers of upgraded basic M1s and M1IPs, also 400 oldest M1A1s upgraded to M1A2 SEP)

- M1A2S (Saudi Package) : Saudi Arabian variant upgrade of the M1A2 based on M1A2 SEP, with some features, such as depleted uranium armor, believed to be missing (442 M1A2s upgraded to M1A2S).

- M1A2 SEPv2 : Added Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station as standard, color displays, improved interfaces, a new operating system, improved front and side armor with ERA (TUSK kit), tank-infantry phone as standard, and an upgraded transmission for better durability.

- M1A2C (SEPv3) : Has increased power generation and distribution, better communications and networking, new Vehicle Health Management System (VHMS) and Line Replaceable Modules (LRMs) for improved maintenance, an Ammunition DataLink (ADL) to use airburst rounds, improved counter-IED armor package, improved FLIR using long- and mid-wave infrared, a low-profile CROWS RWS, and an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) under armor to run electronics while stationary instead of the engine, visually distinguishing the version by a small exhaust at the left rear. Prototypes began testing in 2015, and the first were delivered in October 2017. Fielding is expected to begin in 2020.

- M1A2D (SEPv4) : Under engineering development with delivery planned to start by 2020. The Commander’s Primary Sight, also known as the Commander’s Independent Thermal Viewer, and Gunner’s Primary Sight will be upgraded with 3rd Gen FLIR, an improved laser rangefinder and color cameras. Additional improvements will include advanced meteorological sensors, laser warning/detection receivers, directional smoke grenade launchers and integration of the new XM1147 multi-purpose (AMP) 120 mm tank round. The AN/VVR-4 laser warning receiver and ROSY rapid obscurant system have been trialed by the US Army for adoption on the Abrams tank and Bradley fighting vehicle.

- M1A2-K : Under development, unique variant for the Kuwaiti Army, slated to replace Kuwait's current M1A2 fleet.

Sorry, we firmly root for the Army in the Army Navy game, but the director is a bit biased on this one
11/02/2019

Sorry, we firmly root for the Army in the Army Navy game, but the director is a bit biased on this one

11/02/2019
U.S Army W.T.F!  moments
10/24/2019

U.S Army W.T.F! moments

*** Call for Attendance (Kent, WA) ***

WTF Nation, we have an unclaimed veteran, Warren Gene Robinson Jr., 67, that recently passed away. The public is welcome to attend this Army veteran's funeral.

He will be buried with military honors at 1 PM on Monday, October 28, at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington.

Please support our fallen brother.

Military Minds Inc.
10/22/2019

Military Minds Inc.

This is where my head is today
5 years ago
Till Valhalla
My Brothers, you will not be forgotten

THE SARGENT

10/19/2019

Had a great weekend at KMMH, had 10 visitors from near and far. Thanks to everyone who toured today!!

10/19/2019

we will be open 10-4 on saturday 19 October

10/16/2019
Cartoon About Tanks

Cartoon About Tanks

Great war between Japan and USA By Cartoon about Tanks

Gruntworks
10/12/2019

Gruntworks

Today We Remember

Legacy of Our Veterans Military Exposures
10/11/2019

Legacy of Our Veterans Military Exposures

#AgentOrange #SoManyUnaware

Sedgwick County Sheriff
10/11/2019

Sedgwick County Sheriff

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #ItsOkToNotBeOk

Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site
10/10/2019

Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site

October 9, 1864
Union General Samuel Curtis (Department of Kansas) is informed by Rosecrans that Price is moving westward toward the Kansas Border. At Curtis's request, Kansas Governor Carney calls up the Kansas State Militia. By October 18th, 15,000 militiamen will assemble near the state line to defend Kansas.

Photo of General Curtis sitting and Rosecrans standing.

#kansashistory

10/09/2019
How has modern Tank warfare changed?

How has modern Tank warfare changed?

How has the modern tank battlefield changed and what can we expect to see in the future for the main battle tank and mechanized forces around the world. Surp...

10/07/2019
Smithsonian Channel

Smithsonian Channel

It's 1967 in Vietnam, and U.S. trucks are being ambushed by the enemy on a regular basis. To counter this, enterprising young soldiers take matters into their own hands and build a new weapon of war. Watch the premiere of Gun Trucks of Vietnam, Sunday at 9. http://bit.ly/2ABnchG

10/05/2019

Due to the rains and the large amount of water on the inside of the building from our leaky roof, the museum will be closed this saturday. we apologize for any inconvenience

United States Army Brotherhood of Tankers 11th Battalion Heartland Pony Express Riders were at the museum yesterday turn...
09/29/2019

United States Army Brotherhood of Tankers 11th Battalion Heartland Pony Express Riders were at the museum yesterday turning wrenches on our M5 High Speed Artillery Tractor doing some much needed maintenance on its tracks. Next up removing and repairing the track tensioners.

09/18/2019
09/16/2019
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

It took him less than 40 seconds to deliver the message our nation needs to hear right now!

We got chills after 12 seconds, when did you?

How many people would like to see something like this open right here in Augusta, Ks?
09/14/2019

How many people would like to see something like this open right here in Augusta, Ks?

09/10/2019
Veterans Northeast Outreach Center
09/03/2019

Veterans Northeast Outreach Center

08/19/2019

This is for Augusta residents, has anyone else in the city been experiencing issues with rust brown water that has a really odd odor?

08/08/2019
FOX 4 News

FOX 4 News

PILOT RETURNS HOME: Southwest Airlines captain Bryan Knight was just 5 years old when he said goodbye to his father at Dallas Love Field. Air Force Col. Roy Knight Jr. never returned. His fighter plane was shot down in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Today, Knight was the one who finally brought his father's lost remains back to Love Field. Story: http://bit.ly/2GWarRx

08/07/2019
Air Force amn/nco/snco
08/05/2019

Air Force amn/nco/snco

{and that's only through Jul 2019}

08/02/2019
07/31/2019

Address

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!

Opening Hours

Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(316) 867-2063

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