Americans in Wartime Museum

Americans in Wartime Museum Located just 23 miles from the nation’s capital and along the dynamic “Corridor of Military History,” the American Wartime Museum will illustrate how the nation’s wars have changed the lives of our citizens and defined the character of our co
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The American Wartime Museum™ will be unlike any other museum in our country: * We will tell the stories of veterans from all military branches as well as corresponding units of the Reserves and National Guard. * We will share the wartime experiences of Americans on the home front who supported our men and women in uniform. * We will cover all major conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries, including World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and Iraq/Afghanistan. * We will have a collection of over 100 operational military vehicles that visitors will be able to see in action and explore firsthand. * We will tell outdoor stories of wartime experience in the outdoors. * We will honor and serve millions of American veterans through the National Veterans Visitor Center and Veterans Recording Studio. * We will offer an interactive experience where visitors can learn about their heritage, their nation’s unique wartime experience and the contributions of their fellow citizens. Located just 23 miles from the nation’s capital and along the dynamic “Corridor of Military History,” the American Wartime Museum will illustrate how the nation’s wars have changed the lives of our citizens and defined the character of our country. The Museum’s leadership team and our many partners are dedicated to making the American Wartime Museum a reality. But we can’t do it without you. As you learn more about the Museum and its mission, we encourage you to get involved. Tell us your story of wartime experience, share your photos, become a member, attend our events – be a part of the American Wartime Museum!

Mission: The National Museum of Americans in Wartime is a not-for-profit cultural and educational institution dedicated to honoring those who served in all branches of the United States military and on the home front from World War I to present; and to educating the public, especially young Americans, about the personal experiences, realities of war and sacrifices made by Americans striving to preserve our freedoms. The Museum’s exhibits inspire our visitors by providing a dynamic, interactive experience, the ability to touch and explore military vehicles and artifacts, and to participate in reenactments and special programs.

Operating as usual

09/18/2020

Happy Birthday United States Air Force.

On September 11th, 2001, Tom MacAllister was a paramedic with the Arlington County Virginia fire department and was one ...
09/11/2020

On September 11th, 2001, Tom MacAllister was a paramedic with the Arlington County Virginia fire department and was one of the first, first responders at the Pentagon that morning. His selfless service that day saved lives and showed the world Americas resolve in the face of evil. https://www.nmaw.org/war/tom-macallister/

Remembering the Americans who lost their lives when evil struck on September 11th, 2001.  We will never forget.
09/11/2020

Remembering the Americans who lost their lives when evil struck on September 11th, 2001. We will never forget.

Adam
09/11/2020

Adam

Last year I did some digging and found photos of our engine on scene, not sure how many have seen these pictures.

Members of the Prince William County Police Traffic Unit had the high honor of escorting U.S. Army Sergeant Major Thomas...
09/08/2020

Members of the Prince William County Police Traffic Unit had the high honor of escorting U.S. Army Sergeant Major Thomas P. Payne today from Woodbridge to Arlington. SGM Payne will receive the Medal of Honor from President Trump this Friday, September 11th for his heroic acts during Operation Inherent Resolve. www.army.mil/medalofhonor/payne/

75 years ago years ago today, the Japanese signed documents surrendering during a ceremony aboard the USS Missouri.  Jac...
09/02/2020
Jack Cassidy | NMAW

75 years ago years ago today, the Japanese signed documents surrendering during a ceremony aboard the USS Missouri. Jack Cassidy was there.

Jack Cassidy served his country during World War II a a member of the United States Navy serving aboard the USS Missouri. Jack was aboard ship in Tokyo Harbor during the Japanese surrender.

Last week we had the pleasure of hosting several guests out at the tank farm for some show and tell and to discuss the f...
08/31/2020

Last week we had the pleasure of hosting several guests out at the tank farm for some show and tell and to discuss the future of the museum.

We’d like to thank Prince William County Executive Christopher Martino as well as supervisors Victor Angry, Yesli Vega, Jeanine Lawson and Andrea Bailey for attending, and for their commitment to the museum.

A huge thank you goes out to Major General James Livingston, USMC (retired), Major General John Ewers, USMC retired, and Sergeant Major Victor Angry for sitting down with the Voices of Freedom. Your service to this nation is appreciated more than words can express.

Command Sergeant Major Victor Angry - retired Yesli Vega Jeanine Lawson

What a pleasure it was to meet and interview Major General James Livingston, USMC (retired).  Gen. Livingston served 2 t...
08/27/2020

What a pleasure it was to meet and interview Major General James Livingston, USMC (retired). Gen. Livingston served 2 tours in Vietnam and earned the Medal of Honor on 2 May 1968.

08/25/2020

We should be preparing for this years open house, but unfortunately we cannot hold the event this year. The tanks still need their exercise though.

Hometowne Auto Repair and Tire of Woodbridge
08/07/2020

Hometowne Auto Repair and Tire of Woodbridge

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire helps fund What's Up Prince William (WUPW.news). Through this partnership, we are able to support local non-profits that receive free coverage and event promotion.

The Americans in Wartime Museum is one of the organizations WUPW.news and HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire supports. This non-profit seeks to share the stories of veterans and service members.

Here is What's Up Prince William's most recently article and video about it: http://whatsupwoodbridge.com/americans-wartime-museum-offers-interactive-experience/ @ Americans in Wartime Museum

Space Force unveils new logo and motto.  “Semper Supra”
07/23/2020
The U.S. Space Force logo and motto.

Space Force unveils new logo and motto. “Semper Supra”

The U.S Space Force released its logo and motto, Semper Supra (Always Above), July 22, 2020 at the Pentagon, D.C. The logo and motto honor the heritage and history of the U.S. Space Force.

WWII M36 Tank Destroyer restoration under way.
07/11/2020

WWII M36 Tank Destroyer restoration under way.

07/04/2020

Happy Birthday America!

After several months in quarantine, we were finally able to conduct interviews today in Annapolis, MD. Raymond Finkle se...
07/03/2020

After several months in quarantine, we were finally able to conduct interviews today in Annapolis, MD.

Raymond Finkle served as a Seabee in the Pacific during WWII. Richard Huss was an Army Doctor during the Vietnam War and his wife, Karen Huss served as a nurse during the Korean War. John Fenzel was a Green Beret during the Gulf and Bosnian Wars. He and his team were the first 12 sets of boots on the ground in Kuwait. We thank them all for taking the time to share their stories and for their service to our country.

07/02/2020

She’s all cleaned up and ready for interviews.

06/28/2020
John Kimball Arival in Vietnam

"There's a unique smell to the country."

In this short clip, Vietnam veteran John Kimball describes what he thought upon arriving in Vietnam.

This is "John Kimball Arival in Vietnam" by NMAW.ORG on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Due to state mandated COVID-19 restrictions, we are rescheduling our 2020 Tank Farm Open House to 2021.  We will announc...
06/24/2020
NMAW | Welcome to Americans in Wartime Museum

Due to state mandated COVID-19 restrictions, we are rescheduling our 2020 Tank Farm Open House to 2021. We will announce a new date early next year. This annual event in Nokesville, Virginia draws thousands of attendees each year to learn about history, honor our veterans, see demonstrations of historic military vehicles and equipment and experience some of what will be encompassed in the future Americans in Wartime Museum.

In the interim, stay connected with our social media pages to view the collection of military vehicles; hear the recorded interviews of those who served, and see our ongoing restorations of vehicles, equipment and other artifacts. www.nmaw.org

We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

100-year-old World War II veteran beats the coronavirus in a Virginia hospital
06/22/2020
100-year-old World War II veteran beats the coronavirus in a Virginia hospital

100-year-old World War II veteran beats the coronavirus in a Virginia hospital

(WJLA) – Lloyd Falk, a 100-year-old World War II veteran, has beaten the coronavirus after 58 days in a Virginia hospital. Falk was one of the hospital’s first COVID-19 patients when he was admitted on March 24, according to a Facebook post by HCA Healthcare's Henrico Doctors’ Hosp...

06/14/2020

Happy Birthday to the United States Army.

06/06/2020
D-Day 76th Anniversary // We Still Remember

D-Day 76th Anniversary // We Still Remember

#WWII #Veteran Jack Foy reads the prayer that Franklin D. Roosevelt gave just before the invasion of #Normandy 76 years ago on June 6, 1944. We have been tak...

Today should have been day 1 of the 2020 World War II Weekend in Reading, PA.  Instead, we are forced to remember years ...
06/05/2020

Today should have been day 1 of the 2020 World War II Weekend in Reading, PA. Instead, we are forced to remember years past, and look forward to next year.

*****For immediate release*****On April 28, 2020 a donation to the National Museum of Americans in Wartime was made by C...
05/29/2020

*****For immediate release*****

On April 28, 2020 a donation to the National Museum of Americans in Wartime was made by Caroline Kilgore, a World War II Rosie Riveter, and received by Jim Bish, a representative of the Museum. The donation is an aileron wing structure made of materials from an American World War II aircraft. It has clear anodized rivets with an aluminum finish which was standard for that time. Setting the rivets required two very skilled workers. One person used the pneumatic rivet gun and the other used the rivet set or “bucking bar” as they continuously communicated. Riveting was an art form that took craftsmanship. Any metal with scratches or dents from the rivet gun was deemed unacceptable.

The aileron wing was made by Dave Fulcher and gifted to Caroline Kilgore in honor of her service as a Rosie. Dave’s mother, Ruth, was also a World War II Rosie. She worked in the famed Ford Motor Company River Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan. Dave and his brother Kin own a business, Highway Chopper, in Glendale, Arizona.

This donated World War II era aircraft wing was signed by over twenty Rosies from the Sun City, Arizona Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association before a clear glaze finish completed the historic one of a kind piece. Nine of these Rosies have been interviewed by the National Museum of Americans in Wartime Voices of Freedom project. They are, Frances Ellis, Caroline Kilgore, Arkie Huffman, Mary Jo McCully, Corinne Kellar, Eileen Blackler, Erlinda Avila, Marie Brannan, and Eileen Berger. Their interviews can be viewed on the Museum’s website at www.nmaw.org. On the back of the aileron wing, some daughters of Rosies, called Rosebuds, have also signed.

Until the Rosie signed aileron wing gets a permanent place in the museum, it will be on temporary exhibit with many other artifacts in the Voices of Freedom’s mobile recording studio, which also serves as mobile museum. The mobile recording studio is driven to museum and military events every year in the eastern United States.

This piece along with numerous other artifacts, tanks, and various other operating military vehicles will be on display at the museums annual open house scheduled for August 29 and 30 in Nokesville, VA. Visit our website at www.nmaw.org for more information and directions to the event.
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05/25/2020

Remembering the 1.2 million American soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coasties who have died to keep us free.

05/20/2020
Motor Pool at the Wartime Museum

Motor Pool at the Wartime Museum

Come see, 75+ military vehicles, 200+ living historians, large ordnance displays plus much more. Our 2 day event is visited by 6 to 8 thousand guests each year. www.nmaw.org

05/02/2020

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds and United States Navy Blue Angels over Heathcote Hospital in Gainesville, VA. #americastrong #inthistogether

05/01/2020

What your favorite war movie?

05/01/2020
U.S. Navy Blue Angels
04/30/2020

U.S. Navy Blue Angels

Baltimore, D.C. and Atlanta - we are heading your way this Saturday! Check back Friday for routes and overhead times. Stay home and stay safe! Air Force Thunderbirds

#AmericaStrong
#InThisTogether
#HealthcareHeroes

The M24 Chaffee light tank is the favorite tank in the collection of our founding chairman, Allan Cors.  Tell us which o...
04/18/2020

The M24 Chaffee light tank is the favorite tank in the collection of our founding chairman, Allan Cors. Tell us which one is your favorite?

We had these 2 cameras donated to us a couple of months ago.  Neither is American made, but both were made by members of...
04/16/2020

We had these 2 cameras donated to us a couple of months ago. Neither is American made, but both were made by members of communist block countries during the Cold War.

The camera on the left is a Zenit-B and was made by the East German camera company Zenit between 1968 and 1977.

The camera on the right is a Pentacon Six TL and was made in the Soviet Union by Pentacon between 1966 and 1992.

This collection of Vietnam era Marine Corps Master Sergeant insignia was donated by the Hayes family.  Each hashmark rep...
04/15/2020

This collection of Vietnam era Marine Corps Master Sergeant insignia was donated by the Hayes family. Each hashmark represents 4 years of service. Semper Fi!

Check out this neat little model we had donated to us.  It was made in 1919 and is a replica of the French light tank of...
04/14/2020

Check out this neat little model we had donated to us. It was made in 1919 and is a replica of the French light tank of the era.

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Hello- is this museum currently open to the public? I tried to call but there was no answer.
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Is someone in the office to answer the phone on Wednesday? I’d like to speak to someone about an event. Please PM me. Thanks.
With the announcement of the open house being postponed/cancelled. Have yal given thought to an online pass to for folks to get detailed access of interior and exterior views of yals vehicle collections?
To all the men and women who sacrificed their lives and fought for our freedom. Thank you.
The June 2020 edition of the National Geographic is titled "The Last Voices of World War Two". To all my fellow interviewers and fans of the Americans in Wartime Museum, I highly recommend you get this magazine. It makes me proud to be an interviewer of these American heros.
One of the last surviving WWII US Navy aces dies at 100 years old.
Want to check to see if you have a Guadalcanal veteran in your archives. His name is Jim Smith.
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Found this picture. Fog on the farm. Probably early to mid 90’s.
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