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Great job Team 211 at the #runtohomebase yesterday! The team consisted of soldiers from the 211th Military Police Battal...
07/28/2019

Great job Team 211 at the #runtohomebase yesterday! The team consisted of soldiers from the 211th Military Police Battalion, 772nd Military Police Company, and 747th Military Police Company as well as our very own museum Curator! Keep up the amazing work Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program and MONSTRAT VIAM!

Team 211 assemble! #runtohomebase #military #militarypolice #veterans #5krun
07/27/2019

Team 211 assemble! #runtohomebase #military #militarypolice #veterans #5krun

This #FunFactFriday we are doing an #OnThisDay fact! On this day 26 July 1996, the 211th Military Police Battalion was r...
07/26/2019

This #FunFactFriday we are doing an #OnThisDay fact! On this day 26 July 1996, the 211th Military Police Battalion was reassigned their federal number of 211 and became the 211th Military Police Battalion Massachusetts National Guard — The Nation's First

#TrowbackThursday to an old museum display at the old Cadet Armory now The Castle at Park Plaza in 1920! Look at that tr...
07/25/2019

#TrowbackThursday to an old museum display at the old Cadet Armory now The Castle at Park Plaza in 1920! Look at that tree!

A huge congratulations to Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program and former 211th Mi...
07/24/2019

A huge congratulations to Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program and former 211th Military Police Battalion Commander BG Hammond on this major award! Monstrat Viam Sir!

Home Base's Executive Director, retired Brigadier General Jack Hammond, was honored with the Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW's Commander-in-Chief Gold Medal of Merit Award at the #VFWConvention in Florida yesterday. He was recognized for his work with #Veterans, Service Members, and their Families. Thank you,#VFW! #WarriorCareNetwork

07/23/2019

#TriviaTuesday time! We ask you this: Which of the 211th Military Police Battalion companies is the oldest? the 772nd Military Police Company? the 747th Military Police Company? or the 972nd Military Police Company?

Like golf? Join us on 16 September for a great day of golf and fun!
07/22/2019

Like golf? Join us on 16 September for a great day of golf and fun!

Registration is open for the 14th Annual Veteran Association of the First Corps of Cadets Golf Tournament on September 16th in Boxford!

This #MuseumMonday we are #Hungry and what better to have around then this #CivilWar mess kit! This mess kit belonged to...
07/22/2019

This #MuseumMonday we are #Hungry and what better to have around then this #CivilWar mess kit! This mess kit belonged to Mr. Tower of Co. A. 45th Regt, MVM.
Items include tin plates, spoons, forks, and a knife.

This #FunFactFriday we'd like to remind everyone that the First Corps of Cadets are in the History of Tabasco Sauce book...
07/19/2019

This #FunFactFriday we'd like to remind everyone that the First Corps of Cadets are in the History of Tabasco Sauce book because of an operetta commissioned and performed by the Corps in order to raise money for the new armory. The story was about a prince who wanted more seasoning for his food and after a long series of events Tabasco Sauce saves the day and everyone is happy again.

07/19/2019

Please note that the museum will be closing early July 19th at 3:00PM due to excessive heat and will reopen July 22nd at 10:00AM

#ThrowbackThursday to #WorldWarTwo with the 211th Coast Artillery Anti-Aircraft in The Castle at Park Plaza posing for a...
07/18/2019

#ThrowbackThursday to #WorldWarTwo with the 211th Coast Artillery Anti-Aircraft in The Castle at Park Plaza posing for a picture with their band!

07/16/2019

It's #TriviaTuesday again and we ask you this: Which famous Massachusetts General Hospital founder and surgeon was the surgeon of the First Corps in the 1800s?

This #MuseumMonday we are a day late but in honor of #BastilleDay, we have this 19th-century chapeau bra. Worn by Corps ...
07/15/2019

This #MuseumMonday we are a day late but in honor of #BastilleDay, we have this 19th-century chapeau bra. Worn by Corps when the cocked hat was discarded in 1810.

07/12/2019

This #FunFactFriday did you know while stationed in Vallejo, California at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard the 211th Coast Artillery Anti-Aircraft (First Corps of Cadets) not only did the Corps do battery defense but also protected huge barrage balloons?

07/10/2019

This #triviatuesday we ask you this: how many times has the 211th Military Police Battalion been deployed since 9/11?

This #MuseumMonday we are highlighting a roll of 3rd Company First Corps of Cadets used at Fort Warren 1862. Fort Warren...
07/08/2019

This #MuseumMonday we are highlighting a roll of 3rd Company First Corps of Cadets used at Fort Warren 1862. Fort Warren was a recruiting center for the Union Army in 1861 as well as a prison known for its humane conditions later in the war. The Cadets helped guard the 700 prisoners at the fort while also operating the 45th "Cadet" Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia often from the same offices.

07/03/2019

Please note that the museum will be closed Thursday, July 4th because well it's July 4th! The museum will reopen Friday as usual!

07/02/2019

This #TriviaTuesday we ask you this: which unit of the First Corps was at the battle of Gettysburg National Military Park?

This #MuseumMonday we are talking about our #Volunteers! Museum volunteers assist with everyday museum tasks such as cat...
07/01/2019

This #MuseumMonday we are talking about our #Volunteers! Museum volunteers assist with everyday museum tasks such as cataloging, photographing materials, manning the museum store, or on occasion giving a tour! Our curator loves them! They even have their own volunteer station!

Helpful reminder on this #FunFactFriday that all the donation money from this fundraiser goes to veterans who need assis...
06/28/2019
Veteran Association of the First Corps of Cadets and Museum

Helpful reminder on this #FunFactFriday that all the donation money from this fundraiser goes to veterans who need assistance! Please donate any bit helps!

Want to help a great cause? Miss Abrams and soldiers from the 211th Military Police Battalion will be running in the 10th annual Run to Home Base which helps the Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program Program. Feel free to donate to team 211 using the link below! Thank you!
https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/angelac3/michelleabrams1

Want to help a great cause? Miss Abrams and soldiers from the 211th Military Police Battalion will be running in the 10t...
06/25/2019
Team 211 (First Corps)

Want to help a great cause? Miss Abrams and soldiers from the 211th Military Police Battalion will be running in the 10th annual Run to Home Base which helps the Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program Program. Feel free to donate to team 211 using the link below! Thank you!
https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/angelac3/michelleabrams1

Join our team to help us fundraise. By joining this campaign you will instantly create your own fundraising page that you can personalize and share with everyone you know.

06/25/2019

This #TriviaTuesday we ask you this: what event causes The First Corps of Cadets to go from a British unit to an American Unit?

This #MuseumMonday we are highlighting a person and not a thing! Meet Miss Abrams! She is our Museum Curator and is in c...
06/24/2019

This #MuseumMonday we are highlighting a person and not a thing! Meet Miss Abrams! She is our Museum Curator and is in charge of the entire First Corps of Cadets collection! Before working at the museum Miss Abrams worked at The Army Historical Foundation, The National Guard Memorial Museum, and the Wallace Anderson Gallery. She also has two published articles in On Point: The Journal of Army History. She has a Masters degree in Art History and loves working with the artifacts every day! Thanks, Miss Abrams!

06/21/2019

This #FunFactFriday did you know that Maine was part of Massachusetts until 1820? Make sure to check out Maine National Guard History for fun facts and more about our "Sister Militia"!

Todays #ThrowbackThursday is featuring Company B of the Cadets from 1910 in Hingham Massachusetts!
06/21/2019

Todays #ThrowbackThursday is featuring Company B of the Cadets from 1910 in Hingham Massachusetts!

Thanks Massachusetts National Guard — The Nation's First for highlighting this staff ride!
06/19/2019

Thanks Massachusetts National Guard — The Nation's First for highlighting this staff ride!

PLUM ISLAND, NY – Members of the 211th Military Police Battalion, Massachusetts National Guard participated in a day-long staff ride to help cultivate leadership and educate officers and non-commissioned officers on the history of their unit, June 18, 2019.

A staff ride is a more in-depth way soldiers are immersed during military education by bringing them to historic sites and allowing them to experience the areas first hand.

The soldiers crossed from New London, CT to Orient Point, NY aboard the Motor Vessel Cape Henlopen, formerly the tank landing ship USS LST 510.

As the ship was nearing land Lt. Col. Bryan Pillai, the Commander of the 211th Military Police Battalion implored them to recognize where they were.

“Look around you, hear the sounds and smell the smells. This is what it would have been like preparing to leave the ship. Just like all they did 75 years ago, on D-Day,” Pillai said.

The soldiers then took another short ferry ride to Plum Island, where they were briefed on the mission of the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, before boarding a bus to visit the remains of Fort Terry.

Nearly 100 years ago the predecessor of the 211th MP’s, the 211th Coast Artillery Regiment trained and manned guns along the same length of north eastern Plum Island being viewed. The soldiers explored old bunkers and tunnels, as well as toured the old parade grounds, hospital, and living quarters.

After exploring the training grounds of their lineage, the 211th once again boarded the MV Cape Henlopen on a return trip to New London.

On their return trip they were joined by two WWII veterans that served on the LST 510. Mr. Arthur Hubbard, a soldier from Battery B, 110th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion, and Mr. Jim Lijoi, a crew member stationed on board the LST 510.

The WWII veterans fielded questions from each of the Soldiers, imparting their insights and wisdom upon the younger generation of soldiers. After which, Lt. Col. Pillai presented each with Department of the Army certificates for patriotic civilian service.

(Story and Photos by Alfred Tripolone III, Massachusetts National Guard Public Affairs)

Yesterday our Curator accompanied the 211th Military Police Battalion on their staff ride focused on WWII aboard the Cro...
06/19/2019

Yesterday our Curator accompanied the 211th Military Police Battalion on their staff ride focused on WWII aboard the Cross Sound Ferry Services ship the Cape Henlopen also known as the USS LST 510! The USS LST 510 in WWII was part of D-Day on June 6 1944 landing in Omaha beach and it was an honor to listen to Mr. Arthur Hubbard and Mr. Jimmy Lijoi who were soldiers and crew on the ship that faithful day. Stories were told, laughs shared, and priceless moments of history unfolded before everyone’s eyes.

It's #MuseumMonday and today we are highlighting this portrait of Colonel Edmunds who was the longest serving commander ...
06/17/2019

It's #MuseumMonday and today we are highlighting this portrait of Colonel Edmunds who was the longest serving commander of the First Corps of Cadets! He commanded from the 1870's all the way to 1906 and he was the one responsible for the building of the Cadet Armory!

#shopsmall Saturday! New arrival to the museum store!! Come grab your autographed copy of “The Boys of Boston” by Ga...
06/15/2019

#shopsmall Saturday! New arrival to the museum store!! Come grab your autographed copy of “The Boys of Boston” by Gary Cullen about the 211th Coast Artillery Anti-Aircraft at the museum store! Thank you Gary for signing these for us!

Happy birthday to the United States Army! Today we celebrate their 244th birthday! HOOAH!!!
06/14/2019

Happy birthday to the United States Army! Today we celebrate their 244th birthday! HOOAH!!!

It's #FunFactFriday and today did you know that the First Corps of Cadets became part of the Massachusetts National Guar...
06/14/2019

It's #FunFactFriday and today did you know that the First Corps of Cadets became part of the Massachusetts National Guard — The Nation's First in 1906? It was a result of the new "Dick Act" that formed the National Guard that we know today!

#ThrowbackThursday look at these Cadets entering the Everett Mill during the 1912 Lawrence Mill Strike! Thanks to the La...
06/13/2019

#ThrowbackThursday look at these Cadets entering the Everett Mill during the 1912 Lawrence Mill Strike! Thanks to the Lawrence History Center for this amazing image!

In the museum? Next time come visit our museum store! We have books, coffee mugs, DVDs, stickers and more! #shopsmallbus...
06/12/2019

In the museum? Next time come visit our museum store! We have books, coffee mugs, DVDs, stickers and more! #shopsmallbusiness #museumstore #museums #militarymuseum

We are now on @instagram come follow us at @vafcc1741 !
06/11/2019

We are now on @instagram come follow us at @vafcc1741 !

06/11/2019

This #TriviaTuesday we ask you this: When did the First Corps of Cadets become the 211th Military Police Battalion Massachusetts National Guard — The Nation's First ?

Wow! Congrats to Officer LaRue! Officer LaRue was a former soldier of the 972nd Military Police Company And was honored ...
06/10/2019
972nd Military Police Company

Wow! Congrats to Officer LaRue! Officer LaRue was a former soldier of the 972nd Military Police Company And was honored by the Boston Red Sox At Fenway Park!

One of our former Soldiers, Calib LaRue, was honored with his wife, Scotlyn, at Fenway on June 7th, Congrats! 🇺🇸

This #MuseumModay we are back and we have this awesome cigarette card from the Kinney Tobacco Company Military Series of...
06/10/2019

This #MuseumModay we are back and we have this awesome cigarette card from the Kinney Tobacco Company Military Series of 1888! This card was number 108 and features a Cadet in the white dress uniform! Like this image? it's avalible to purchase as a postcard in the museum store!

We are so happy for former Commander of the 211th Military Police Battalion and VAFCC member BG Jack Hammond for his fea...
06/10/2019
Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program

We are so happy for former Commander of the 211th Military Police Battalion and VAFCC member BG Jack Hammond for his feature in the Falmouth Enterprise! Thanks Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program for sharing this!

Our Executive Director, retired Brigadier General Jack Hammond, was featured in The Falmouth Enterprise, as part of their #Veteran Spotlight. During his distinguished 31-year military career in the U.S. Army, General Hammond commanded troops from the platoon to brigade level during peace and war, and was the first Massachusetts officer to achieve the rank of general officer in a combat theater since World War II. Click below to read more!

Thanks Massachusetts National Guard — The Nation's First for this awesome photo of the 211th Military Police Battalion...
06/04/2019

Thanks Massachusetts National Guard — The Nation's First for this awesome photo of the 211th Military Police Battalion and VAFCC members at the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts June day parade! Monstrat Viam!

BOSTON, Mass. – Brig. Gen. John J. Driscoll, Land Component Commander of the Massachusetts Army National Guard salutes Soldiers of the 211th Military Police Battalion as they pass the reviewing stand during the Annual June Day celebration of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts on Boston Common on 03 June, 2019. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Glen Kernusky, Massachusetts National Guard Public Affairs/Released)

All set up and ready to go at  The Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum for #BreadlinesandBarricades ! Come join our Curato...
06/01/2019

All set up and ready to go at The Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum for #BreadlinesandBarricades ! Come join our Curator Miss Abrams and Miss Peltier, Director of the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum for a history filled afternoon starting at 1400 (2:00PM). After the lecture there will be a question and answer session with the speakers and a light reception. We hope to see everyone there!

Our curator is on her way to The The Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum for #BreadlinesandBarricades so let’s get this ...
05/31/2019

Our curator is on her way to The The Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum for #BreadlinesandBarricades so let’s get this party started! See everyone in a few hours!

Proud of our VAFCC Members BG Jack Hammond of Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program...
05/29/2019
The Impact Of Military Service On Soldiers And Their Families

Proud of our VAFCC Members BG Jack Hammond of Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program and MAJ David Falvey of South Boston Allied War Veterans Council for their appearance on Greater Boston!
https://www.wgbh.org/news/national-news/2019/05/28/the-impact-of-military-service-on-soldiers-and-their-families

How does the United States treat its veterans, aside from parades and NFL game displays?

This #MuseumMonday we at the Museum of the First Corps of Cadets stop and remember those who have fallen protecting our ...
05/27/2019

This #MuseumMonday we at the Museum of the First Corps of Cadets stop and remember those who have fallen protecting our freedoms. We would also like to have a moment from everyone reading this to remember Specialist DeRosa of the 747th MP company who sadly was laid to rest recently. The museum will be closed to allow staff and visitors to take time and reflect on the ones no longer with us. Monstrat Viam to everyone!

05/21/2019

This #TriviaTuesday we ask: Which famous surgeon who was the first to use ether was the Surgeon for the first corps in the 1800s?

#repost This #triviaTuesday the answer is in the post! Do you know what other streamers the First Corps have? Comment be...
05/14/2019

#repost This #triviaTuesday the answer is in the post! Do you know what other streamers the First Corps have? Comment below!

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Address

227 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA
02116

Take the Green Line to Copley Square

General information

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

Opening Hours

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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