Army Historical Foundation

Army Historical Foundation The mission of The Army Historical Foundation (AHF) is to honor the American Soldier by preserving Army history. AHF is the official Foundation of the National Museum of the United States Army.
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Operating as usual

11/16/2020
National Museum of the United States Army

FYI. Again, thank you for your patience. We hope to see you at the Museum soon! Feel free to message us if you have further questions.

At this time the Museum’s website is temporarily down for site maintenance. In the meantime, if you are interested in reserving your FREE timed-entry ticket, please visit https://tickets.thenmusa.org/. Thank you for your patience.

11/16/2020
National Museum of the United States Army

Come join us at the Museum to experience an interactive feature about the Army's Medal of Honor recipients. #WorththeWait

The Medal of Honor Experience includes an interactive feature profiling some of the heroic stories of the recipients, and at the critical turning point in that story, poses the question to visitors, “What would you do?” #WorthTheWait

Please visit the Museum's website for the latest information.  We are dedicated to ensuring that your visit is safe as w...
11/14/2020
National Museum of the United States Army

Please visit the Museum's website for the latest information. We are dedicated to ensuring that your visit is safe as well as enjoyable.

To our visitors, the Museum is open and your tickets are still valid. The visitor capacity guidelines and health and safety measures we set for the Museum’s opening are within the stricter guidelines announced by Virginia Governor Northam yesterday. To learn more about our COVID protocols, visit https://www.thenmusa.org/covid-19-opening-information/

Happy birthday to The Army Historical Foundation's national spokesperson Joe Mantegna.  We are grateful for your support...
11/13/2020

Happy birthday to The Army Historical Foundation's national spokesperson Joe Mantegna. We are grateful for your support on this important project and hope you have a great day! 🎉

Send us pictures from your Museum visit and we might share them on our page!  We hope you join us soon.  🎉 #worththewait
11/13/2020

Send us pictures from your Museum visit and we might share them on our page! We hope you join us soon. 🎉 #worththewait

Happy Friday! A visit to the Museum makes for a great start to the weekend. Admission is FREE and timed-entry tickets are required. Learn more about visiting the Museum and reserve your tickets here: theNMUSA.org/visit/

11/13/2020
CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell

Thank you for helping us share these important stories. We are excited for everyone to be able to visit! 🎉

HEROES AND HISTORY: The U.S. Army finally has a national museum to call its own.

Chip Reid went inside for an early look at new exhibits that tell the story of American soldiers.

Thank you for sharing our exciting news NPR.  We are so excited to share the stories of the Army's Soldiers to the publi...
11/12/2020
Years In The Making, The National Museum Of The U.S. Army Opens In Northern Virginia

Thank you for sharing our exciting news NPR. We are so excited to share the stories of the Army's Soldiers to the public in this amazing facility.

The oldest and largest of the military services is also the last to gets its own museum, housed in a dramatic steel-and-glass building containing rare artifacts and immersive exhibits.

It's a drizzly day in northern Virginia but we are so happy to be welcoming new visitors to the Museum!  Reserve your ti...
11/12/2020

It's a drizzly day in northern Virginia but we are so happy to be welcoming new visitors to the Museum! Reserve your tickets by visiting thenmusa.org today.

In case you missed it, watch the recording of the National Museum of the United States Army Virtual Opening Ceremony fro...
11/12/2020
The National Museum of the United States Army Opening Ceremony – The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

In case you missed it, watch the recording of the National Museum of the United States Army Virtual Opening Ceremony from yesterday. The celebration continues! Visit the Museum website (thenmusa.org) to plan your visit. And view the ceremony here! https://armyhistory.org/opening-ceremony/ #WorththeWait

VIRTUAL GRAND OPENING CEREMONY OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY Veterans Day 2020 we celebrated the Museum’s grand opening while honoring those who have served. The Virtual Opening Ceremony was on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. EST.Please check advanced ticketing availa...

Are you ready to tune in?!  Less than an hour until our virtual Grand  Opening!  #worththewait
11/11/2020

Are you ready to tune in?! Less than an hour until our virtual Grand Opening! #worththewait

Don’t miss our Virtual Opening Ceremony TODAY, hosted by the Secretary of the Army, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, and Sergeant Major of the Army. Join us to celebrate the Museum’s opening and commemorate Veterans Day at America’s Army Museum. Watch it LIVE at 2 pm EST: dvidshub.net/webcast/25129 #USArmyMuseum #WorthTheWait

Join us on this Veterans Day as we open the National Museum of the United States Army to the public!  The Virtual Ceremo...
11/11/2020
Visit Fairfax

Join us on this Veterans Day as we open the National Museum of the United States Army to the public! The Virtual Ceremony begins at 2 pm EST. Visit Fairfax we are so excited to be a part of the community!

To those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past, we honor you today and every day. 🇺🇸 November 11th marks our country's annual celebration of #VeteransDay, and this year's celebration includes the highly-anticipated grand opening of the National Museum of the United States Army. Here's a sneak peek at 10 must-see experiences at #FXVA's newest museum! ⬇️ Virginia is for Lovers

It's D-Day!  Tune in at 2 pm EST for the Museum's Grand Opening Ceremony.  Don't forget to reserve your tickets for the ...
11/11/2020

It's D-Day! Tune in at 2 pm EST for the Museum's Grand Opening Ceremony. Don't forget to reserve your tickets for the weeks to come. We can't wait to see you! #WorththeWait #usarmymuseum

It’s go time! Join us at 2:00 pm EST for a live stream of the Grand Opening Ceremony: dvidshub.net/webcast/25129 #USArmyMuseum #WorthTheWait

As we close this day, we are excited on our opening eve to welcome you to America's Army Museum! Opening Day Tickets for...
11/11/2020

As we close this day, we are excited on our opening eve to welcome you to America's Army Museum! Opening Day Tickets for November 11 are no longer available but please join in the Virtual Ceremony to celebrate together, www.armyhistory.org/opening-ceremony-live-stream/. Visit the Museum's website for advanced ticketing availability for the rest of November and December and we look forward to seeing you! #WorththeWait

One more day!  Are you ready to tune in TOMORROW at 2 pm EST for the Museum's virtual Grand Opening Ceremony?  We hope y...
11/10/2020

One more day! Are you ready to tune in TOMORROW at 2 pm EST for the Museum's virtual Grand Opening Ceremony? We hope you join us. 😀🎉😀

Countdown! We are one day from the Grand Opening Ceremony and busy adding finishing touches. Join us online to celebrate together TOMORROW at 2 pm EST: dvidshub.net/webcast/25129. #USArmyMuseum #WorthTheWait

Another great article about the Museum's opening!  Thank you InsideNoVA.com.  😀
11/10/2020
InsideNoVA.com

Another great article about the Museum's opening! Thank you InsideNoVA.com. 😀

Take a sneak peek inside the National Museum of the United States Army, the region's newest tourist attraction, which opens Wednesday.

Learn more about health protocols for your visit!  #TheMoreYouKnow #WorththeWait
11/09/2020

Learn more about health protocols for your visit! #TheMoreYouKnow #WorththeWait

Visit confidently and learn more about the Museum’s enhanced health and safety protocols at theNMUSA.org/visit/. #WorthTheWait #USArmyMuseum

11/09/2020
National Museum of the United States Army

We have just two more sleeps! Make sure to mark your calendars and join us for the Museum's virtual Grand Opening Ceremony! #WorththeWait

1 day and a wake up until Opening Day! Join us for the Grand Opening Ceremony livestream on November 11 at 2 pm EST to celebrate our opening and commemorate Veterans Day! Watch on dvidshub.net/webcast/25129 #USArmyMuseum #WorthTheWait

Will YOU be joining us for the Virtual Grand Opening this Wednesday?  Tune in at 2 pm EST.  😀😀😀
11/08/2020

Will YOU be joining us for the Virtual Grand Opening this Wednesday? Tune in at 2 pm EST. 😀😀😀

Celebrating together while apart. Join us for the Grand Opening Ceremony livestream on November 11, 2020, at 2 pm EST: dvidshub.net/webcast/25129 #WorthTheWait #USArmyMuseum

The Army Historical Foundation team is putting the finishing touches on the National Museum of the U.S. Army Museum Stor...
11/08/2020

The Army Historical Foundation team is putting the finishing touches on the National Museum of the U.S. Army Museum Store this weekend. We are excited to share our new storefront with Museum visitors as we celebrate our Museum opening this Wednesday! General admission is required for store access, membership discounts apply. Our virtual store inventory is also being updated and is temporarily closed but will be back online soon at shop.armyhistory.org #MuseumStoreComingSoon #WorththeWait

On  November 6, 1990, the Army begins replacing M1 Abrams tanks deployed to Saudi Arabia with the M1A1 model.  The M1A1 ...
11/06/2020
General Creighton Williams Abrams, Jr. – The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

On November 6, 1990, the Army begins replacing M1 Abrams tanks deployed to Saudi Arabia with the M1A1 model. The M1A1 has heavier armament than the M1 and is equipped with a nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) overpressure protective system to protect the crew from chemical and biological attack. To learn more about the namesake of the Abrams tank, visit the Foundation's Army History Center! https://armyhistory.org/general-creighton-williams-abrams-jr/

General Creighton Williams Abrams, Jr. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on 15 September 1914. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1936, was commissioned a second lieutenant, and assigned in the 1st Cavalry Division. In 1936, he married Julia Harvey...

The Museum opens in less than ONE week!  Have you reserved YOUR tickets to visit us yet 🙋‍♀️🙋🙋‍♂️?  Go to the Museum's w...
11/05/2020

The Museum opens in less than ONE week! Have you reserved YOUR tickets to visit us yet 🙋‍♀️🙋🙋‍♂️? Go to the Museum's website: thenmusa.org to learn more about timed ticketing and current health protocols.

Don't miss the best things to do in Fairfax County this month!  (Spoiler alert: the Museum is on it!  😁).  #WorththeWait...
11/04/2020
Visit Fairfax

Don't miss the best things to do in Fairfax County this month! (Spoiler alert: the Museum is on it! 😁). #WorththeWait #virginiaisforhistorylovers

New month! New beginning! New fun! 🎉 November is jam-packed with things to do in #FXVA. Get the deets on what's happening this month. ⬇️ Virginia is for Lovers

It's already November and the holiday giving season is upon us.  Join us in supporting the National Museum of the United...
11/03/2020

It's already November and the holiday giving season is upon us. Join us in supporting the National Museum of the United States Army by participating in our #GivingTuesday campaign. Last year we exceeded our $20,000 goal by miles and we hope to do the same this year. Learn more: https://ahf-givingtuesday-2020.causevox.com/

The new, soon to open, National Army Museum will be Northern Virginia’s premier space for private events. Discover a var...
11/03/2020

The new, soon to open, National Army Museum will be Northern Virginia’s premier space for private events. Discover a variety of immersive experience to enhance any occasion: all under one roof. Augment your event by showcasing your meeting presentation in our dedicated event rental hall or after hours in our 300 degree Theater. We deliver unique experiences in our one-of-a-kind venue. Although we are opening under gathering guidance with your safety and health in mind, the opportunities are plentiful for your small group needs and with your safety in mind. #WorththeWait #JoinUs

Learn more about one of the Army's innovations that has affected all of our lives!  #LearnfromHome
11/02/2020

Learn more about one of the Army's innovations that has affected all of our lives! #LearnfromHome

In the 1980s, the U.S. military began looking for ways to update its battlefield communications network. A massive research effort yielded the first major leap in field communications since the World War II crystal radio—Mobile Subscriber Equipment or MSE, the precursor to the modern mobile phone. Learn more about this U.S. Army story at theNMUSA.org/armyinnovations/cellularcommunications/
#USArmyMuseum #WorthTheWait

Honor a military career and their service to our nation by planning the retirement ceremony and celebration right here a...
11/02/2020

Honor a military career and their service to our nation by planning the retirement ceremony and celebration right here at the National Museum of the U.S. Army. Veterans Hall is a great venue to hold the ceremony and following banquet.

11/01/2020
National Museum of the United States Army

Every Soldier has a story. The National Museum of the United States Army is dedicated to sharing those stories. #WorththeWait #USArmyMuseum

Every Soldier has a story. The Museum will tell the Army story through the stories of ordinary men and women from all historic periods who served this country.

#USArmyMuseum #WorthTheWait

#ICYMI learn about the role of Nisei Soldiers in the US Army!  #hooah
10/31/2020

#ICYMI learn about the role of Nisei Soldiers in the US Army! #hooah

In another chapter of the American Soldier story, the Nisei Soldiers of World War II Congressional Gold Medal was installed in the “Nisei Soldier Experience.” The medal was awarded in 2011 and is the highest civilian award bestowed by Congress to persons or groups that have made a significant and long-standing impact on American history and culture. Thank you to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History for loaning this important artifact.
#USArmyMuseum #WorthTheWait

When it’s time to gather, share stories and pay tribute…consider the new National Army Museum as your place to make the ...
10/29/2020

When it’s time to gather, share stories and pay tribute…consider the new National Army Museum as your place to make the most of your time together. With easy access to Washington, DC and a wide range of hotel options, we can help make your reunion one to remember with our custom small group packages with our in house catering team. #WorththeWait #USArmyMuseum

We can't believe the National Museum of the United States Army will be opening in just TWO WEEKS!  Visit the Museum's we...
10/28/2020

We can't believe the National Museum of the United States Army will be opening in just TWO WEEKS! Visit the Museum's website, www.thenmusa.org, for information on timed ticketing reservations and the most current health protocols. Start planning your visit today! #WorththeWait #USArmyMuseum

10/28/2020
National Museum of the United States Army

Our Soldiers' stories are our nation's stories. Here's another sneak peek! 🎥 #WorththeWait #USArmyMuseum

The most common WWII anti-aircraft weapon that had impact beyond the battlefield. Our Soldiers’ stories are America’s stories.

#USArmyMuseum #WorthTheWait

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What a beautiful museum...I'm very proud to be one of the founders....Go Army....
Happy 245th Birthday to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers!
This is a picture I have of my father WWII 1944 France.
This Memorial Day, we stop and honor those Soldiers who bravely served their country and who gave all in defense of our nation. The National Museum of the U.S. Army will preserve and honor the accomplishments, sacrifices, and commitments of America’s Soldiers. It is due to the service and sacrifice of the Soldiers, who make up the United States Army, that we as Americans enjoy the freedoms that we do today. From the first shots during the Revolutionary War through the battlefields of today’s conflicts, the National Museum of the U.S. Army will ensure that the Soldiers who fought are honored and never forgotten. The National Museum of the U.S. Army will serve as a home to preserve the memories of generations of Soldiers. We ask that you take the time today, of all days, to find a way to honor those who have served in defense of our nation. Whether you enter the name of a family member or friend into our Registry of the American Soldier, purchase a brick to commemorate the service of a loved one, or pay tribute to your unit, we invite you to ensure those who have fallen become a permanent part of the Museum for future generations.
Seeking information about the 270th Field Artillery Bn. World War II. European Theater (ETO). 240mm Howitzer unit. I have been collecting information about the unit for a little over a year now and have kinda hit a wall and am not finding anything new. Any suggestions on places to look is appreciated. Places I have researched already either on-line or in person: NARA Eisenhower Library Controvich Library The book; 240 State of NC Archive facility Camp Butner NC museum Multiple WWII forums History Hub Green book Of course Google V/R Brian
As expected, the opening of the National Museum of the U.S. Army in June will be delayed for an indefinite time.
Its not looking to good for the grand opening June 4th is it
I have several letters written to me by PFC Stephen VA Reid when he was in service in Vietnam 1968. At the time I was in high school in Branford, CT and according to his letters he was from New Haven. Our correspondence was part of an English class project. I wonder if there is any way to find out if he is still alive?