Veteran Association of the First Corps of Cadets and Museum

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Chow time this #WhatsThatWednesday! This mess kit belonged to CPT Carroll J. Swan who served with the Cadets in Co. D du...
09/30/2020

Chow time this #WhatsThatWednesday! This mess kit belonged to CPT Carroll J. Swan who served with the Cadets in Co. D during WWI when they were the 101st Engineers. CPT Swan also wrote a book about his experience with the First Corps overseas titled "My Company".

It's #MPMonday! Here we have a sign from the @211thMPBn from their time in Taji, Iraq as part of Task Force Griffin Nort...
09/28/2020

It's #MPMonday! Here we have a sign from the @211thMPBn from their time in Taji, Iraq as part of Task Force Griffin North during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2008 to 2010.

09/26/2020

Our Museum Curator Miss Abrams and some Museum volunteers ran the #runtohomebase #RTHB2020 for Team 211! Thank you Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program for all you do for our veterans!

#FlashbackFriday time! This is a photograph of Captain (Later Major General) Francis Henry Appleton in 1900. Born in Bos...
09/25/2020

#FlashbackFriday time! This is a photograph of Captain (Later Major General) Francis Henry Appleton in 1900. Born in Boston in 1847, Appleton went served in the First Corps of Cadets in 1870 to 1879 as a Captain. In 1900 ended his military career as the rank of Major General.

It's #WhatsThatWednesday! Today we are highlighting this picture of Company C of the First Corps of Cadets while at the ...
09/23/2020

It's #WhatsThatWednesday! Today we are highlighting this picture of Company C of the First Corps of Cadets while at the @HinghamMA encampment 1910. want more Company C? We also have artifacts related to Co.C in our February Artifact of the month! (Link: http://ow.ly/E7zc50BwMxT)

09/22/2020
United States Army Military Police Corps

Congratulations to former 211th Military Police Battalion First Corps of Cadets Commander BG Jack Hammond! Monstrat Viam!

BG Hammond 2020 USAMPS HoF induction

This #MonstratMonday we'd like to remind everyone to register to vote! So we are featuring our Old Secret Ballot Box fro...
09/21/2020

This #MonstratMonday we'd like to remind everyone to register to vote! So we are featuring our Old Secret Ballot Box from the mid 1800's. This ballot box was used by First Corps up to 1875 for official elections of their officers or other pressing matters that required a vote!

Happy Birthday to our dear friends the @usairforce! 73 years young and still flying strong! May you always have clear sk...
09/18/2020

Happy Birthday to our dear friends the @usairforce! 73 years young and still flying strong! May you always have clear skies and a full fuel tank.
@104fighterwing @Hanscom_AFB
#Airforce #birthday #military #museum

09/16/2020

We have been taking a break from social media to prepare for the surprise return of First Corps Online! please join us once again weekly starting NEXT Friday 25 September on Facebook Live! Monstrat Viam!

Today we never forget what happened 19 years ago. The 211th Military Police Battalion responded right away to protect th...
09/11/2020

Today we never forget what happened 19 years ago. The 211th Military Police Battalion responded right away to protect the commonwealth and the nation. We will never forget the 3000 lives lost that day. May we never forget.

In memory of our fallen. May we never forget!

The 15th Annual Veteran Association of the First Corps of Cadets #golf #tournament will be held at @sandyburrcountryclub...
09/02/2020

The 15th Annual Veteran Association of the First Corps of Cadets #golf #tournament will be held at @sandyburrcountryclub on Monday October 12th, 2020. Our annual tournament raises funds to directly support the Families and Soldiers of the 211th Military Police Battalion. Reserve your foursome today or become a corporate sponsor!
Payment can be made by check or online!

It's #MuseumMonday once again! Today we are focusing on the #portrait of LTC Thomas Edmunds! One can find him in the foy...
08/31/2020

It's #MuseumMonday once again! Today we are focusing on the #portrait of LTC Thomas Edmunds! One can find him in the foyer of the museum however he is a curious figure. Colonel Edmunds was one of the longest serving commanders of the #FirstCorps serving from the 1870s all the way to 1906! He is also responsible for proposing, fundraising, and building the Cadet #armory on Arlington Street in Boston! He is also one of the origonal members of the Veteran Association of the First Corps of Cadets.
(photo courtesy of the Museum)

Today we celebrate #womensequalityday by acknowledging Michelle Abrams. Michelle is the Craig W.C. Brown Curator at the ...
08/26/2020

Today we celebrate #womensequalityday by acknowledging Michelle Abrams. Michelle is the Craig W.C. Brown Curator at the museum. She has a masters in art history from George Mason University and she ensures that the artifacts of the museum are safe, well researched, and accessible for the #Boston community! #hooray for Michelle!

08/24/2020

We are back with #MuseumMonday! Today we are talking about the museum building! 227 was built in 1888 by Mrs. Mary Bartlett, widow to the merchant Matthew Bartlett. Their previous address was in Beacon Hill but Mrs. Bartlett wanted to go to the new chic area of Back Bay. After it was a private home it was a typing school, a consulate, and a dental association headquarters before the museum moved in in the late 1960's.

Congratulations to our friend up north Maine National Guard Historian CPT Bratten! Monstrat Viam Sir! Be sure to check i...
08/14/2020

Congratulations to our friend up north Maine National Guard Historian CPT Bratten! Monstrat Viam Sir! Be sure to check it out today! We know we will be reading it! (Socially distant on our own porches naturally)

Available for free download today! The Army's latest professional development book covers the history of Maine's 103rd Infantry Regiment in World War I.

https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Books/CSI-Press-Publications/World-War-I/#to-the-last-man

Want to run an awesome virtual 5k/9k? Want to join Team 211? Want to Run to Home Base? Awesome! Join our museum staff as...
08/04/2020
Support

Want to run an awesome virtual 5k/9k? Want to join Team 211? Want to Run to Home Base? Awesome! Join our museum staff as part as Team 211 for the Run To Home Base that supports Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program! Want to donate but not run? Donate to Team 211! Registration link and Donation links are both found on the Team 211 page! Lets get together Team 211 and support our dear friends at Home Base!
Team 211 Page:
https://runtohomebase.org/support/#team211

(if you register please email [email protected] upon registration completion thank you!)

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In accordance with the rules of fashion, August is the last month to wear crisp white ensembles, and who would dare wear...
08/03/2020

In accordance with the rules of fashion, August is the last month to wear crisp white ensembles, and who would dare wear white after Labor Day?! Well, the First Corps of Cadets would endeavor to live on the edge and break these rules in favor of tradition! Check out our August #artifactofthemonth here!
https://www.vafcc.org/museum-news/2020/8/3/august-artifact-of-the-month

#museum #Artifacts #military #army #nahant #cadets

Army Historical Foundation
07/30/2020

Army Historical Foundation

On July 28, 1950, Congress establishes the Military Police Corps as a permanent organization within the Army.

07/27/2020

WE ARE OPEN! Details coming soon! We can not wait to welcome you back!

06/24/2020

In accordance with state guidelines our museum remains closed to the public. The well-being of both our visitors and staff are of utmost importance to us and we will reopen once we are able to during phase 3. We will have in place all CDC and State guidelines to insure the safety of visitors and staff. All research services are available through the research request form on our website. We will update our website as well as social media pages with information about visiting when the time comes. We look forward to seeing you then.

We are happy to present out first "sneak peek" at our artifact of the week series! Tune in Friday at noon for a short le...
06/22/2020

We are happy to present out first "sneak peek" at our artifact of the week series! Tune in Friday at noon for a short lesson and discussion about this mystery artifact! Event RSVP coming soon!

Running out of quarantine ideas? Feel like sending Snail Mail ? You’re in luck! Shop the museum store for this awesome p...
06/11/2020

Running out of quarantine ideas? Feel like sending Snail Mail ? You’re in luck! Shop the museum store for this awesome postcard collection of all museum postcards for $14.00! Want just one? No problem! All postcards are listed individually in our store for just $1.00 each and we ship right to your door! Click the link below to shop our bundle and check out more at the shop!
Postcard Bundle: https://www.vafcc.org/museum-store/postcard-collection
Museum shop: https://www.vafcc.org/museum-store

We have been very busy here at the museum with many fun projects! We want to know which you would like to see first. Her...
06/10/2020

We have been very busy here at the museum with many fun projects! We want to know which you would like to see first. Here is how to vote: type the letter of your choice in the comments!
A) FCC book club
B) Virtual seminars with our Curator (zoom)
C) Weekly movie discussions (we give a movie to watch you watch it and then we discuss) (zoom)
D) Artifact of the week segments on Facebook live

06/02/2020
Maj Gen Gary W. Keefe

Maj Gen Gary W. Keefe

I have taken immediate action to address a Soldier’s inflammatory, insensitive, and divisive comments made regarding the protests of George Floyd’s death. The soldier in question has been placed on inactive status and will not serve in any capacity while this matter is under investigation.

The Massachusetts National Guard holds its service members to high standards. These comments are not in keeping with our values and will not be tolerated.

Massachusetts National Guard — The Nation's First
06/02/2020

Massachusetts National Guard — The Nation's First

Governor Baker activated the Massachusetts National Guard on March 19 and the Guard remains available to support a variety of local and state missions. The decision to provide Guard assistance in Boston was made in coordination with the City of Boston.

The Massachusetts National Guard will provide support as long as needed in order to ensure the safety of people, property, and the environment.

We plan, train, and prepare for emergency response missions with our local, state, and federal partners. We remain ready to respond, as needed, to assist Massachusetts residents.

Congratulations General Hammond! MONSTRAT VIAM!!!
05/28/2020

Congratulations General Hammond! MONSTRAT VIAM!!!

Congratulations to Brigadier General John Hammond for being selected as a 2020 Military Police Hall of Fame inductee. Brigadier General John A. "Jack" Hammond served with distinction in the Military Police Corps Regiment throughout a career spanning over 31 years. His combat service during Operation Iraqi Freedom as commander of the 211th Military Police Battalion (First Corps of Cadets) required him to simultaneously command two separate battalion-level combined arms task forces. BG Hammond commanded the 26th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade during a deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. BG Hammond is the only Military Police general officer to command a Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in combat. Since his retirement in 2012, BG Hammond has served as the Executive Director of "Home Base" a Boston Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital partnership program.

Check out pages 22 and 23 for awesome articles about the 211th Military Police Battalion and 747th Military Police Compa...
05/28/2020
Minuteman Magazine - May 2020

Check out pages 22 and 23 for awesome articles about the 211th Military Police Battalion and 747th Military Police Company! Great job soldiers!

Official Magazine of the Massachusetts National Guard.

May you have a happy, SAFE, and thoughtful Memorial Day from our VAFCC family to yours. MONSTRAT VIAM
05/25/2020

May you have a happy, SAFE, and thoughtful Memorial Day from our VAFCC family to yours. MONSTRAT VIAM

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02116

Take the Green Line to Copley Square

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Please note that the Museum is by appointment only. Please go to https://www.vafcc.org/visit-us to visit!

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Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 14:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00

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Eugene Wentworth (in center on second row) from Peabody, MA. From photo of Headquarters Battery 211th CA(AA) Nov. 12, 1941
This museum is a breathtaking place full of historical gems that make American history come alive.