National Museum of the U.S. Army Campaign

National Museum of the U.S. Army Campaign The Army Historical Foundation, one of the nation’s most respected organizations for preserving and promoting the Army’s history, has launched a $200 million Capital Campaign to build the National Army Museum at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
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On January 20, 1930, the War Department issues instructions stating that the nation’s Prohibition Laws (the Volstead Act...
01/20/2020
The Volstead Act

On January 20, 1930, the War Department issues instructions stating that the nation’s Prohibition Laws (the Volstead Act) banning the sale of liquor products applies to U.S. military forces throughout the world. https://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/volstead-act

By the turn of the 20th century, temperance societies were prevalent in the United States. Concerned citizens had begun warning others about the effects of alcohol nearly 100 years earlier. In 1826 the American Temperance Society was founded to convince people to abstain from drinking. Not long afte...

On January 17, 1991, Task Force Normandy, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Richard A. Cody and comprising AH-64A Apache a...
01/17/2020
Task Force Normandy Fired the Opening Shots of Desert Storm | Defense Media Network

On January 17, 1991, Task Force Normandy, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Richard A. Cody and comprising AH-64A Apache attack helicopters from the 1st Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Air Force Special Operations MH-53J Pave Low helicopters, fires the opening shots of Operation Desert Storm.
https://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/task-force-normandy-fired-the-opening-shots-of-desert-storm/

A history of Task Force Normandy which fired the opening shots of Operation Desert Storm.

On January 17, 1781, Continental troops led by Brigadier General Daniel Morgan defeat a British force under Lieutenant C...
01/17/2020

On January 17, 1781, Continental troops led by Brigadier General Daniel Morgan defeat a British force under Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton in the Battle of Cowpens in northwestern South Carolina.

On January 16, 2004, the United States and South Korea reach an agreement to move U.S. forces away from the DMZ and out ...
01/16/2020

On January 16, 2004, the United States and South Korea reach an agreement to move U.S. forces away from the DMZ and out of metropolitan Seoul beginning in 2005. Army units will be consolidated south of Seoul at Camp Humphreys.

On January 16, 2001, Theodore Roosevelt is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for leading the charge at the Battle ...
01/16/2020

On January 16, 2001, Theodore Roosevelt is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for leading the charge at the Battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War.

Thanks Visit Fairfax for including us on your list! The Museum will be the place to be in June. 😎
01/15/2020
Visit Fairfax

Thanks Visit Fairfax for including us on your list! The Museum will be the place to be in June. 😎

👇 20 (New) Things You Must Do in 2020 -- see what made the list! 👇

#FXVA Virginia is for Lovers

On January 15, 1943, the Pentagon, constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers to house the War Department, opens ahead o...
01/15/2020

On January 15, 1943, the Pentagon, constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers to house the War Department, opens ahead of schedule in Arlington, Virginia. It is the largest office building in the world.

On January 14, 1784, Congress finally ratifies the Treaty of Paris, officially ending the American War for Independence....
01/14/2020
The Confederation Congress’s Ratification of the “Treaty of Paris” | US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives

On January 14, 1784, Congress finally ratifies the Treaty of Paris, officially ending the American War for Independence. Under its terms, the British are to evacuate all their forts south of the Great Lakes. The Kentucky and Illinois territories captured by George Rogers Clark are confirmed as U.S. territory.
https://history.house.gov/Historical-Highlights/1700s/The-Continental-Congress-s-ratification-of-the-%E2%80%9CTreaty-of-Paris%E2%80%9D/

On this date in Annapolis, Maryland, the Confederation Congress ratified the “Treaty of Paris,” formally concluding the colonies’ war for independence from Great Britain. The treaty confirmed American independence from Great Britain and outlined the withdrawal of royal forces from the colonies...

01/13/2020

Have you added a Soldier's story to the Registry of the American Soldier? Comment with their name below and we might share it on social media! 🇺🇲️

We are at the American Bus Association Marketplace in Omaha. Stop by the Virginia is for Lovers booth and write a note t...
01/13/2020

We are at the American Bus Association Marketplace in Omaha. Stop by the Virginia is for Lovers booth and write a note to the troops for Valentine’s Day! ❤️ #abaomaha

01/13/2020
The moment Air Florida Flight 90 crashed into the Potomac River in Washington D.C. in 1982

On January 13, 1982, after Florida Air Flight 90 crashes into the icy Potomac River, killing 78 people, Soldiers from various units in the Military District of Washington (including the 3rd Infantry and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District) assist in the recovery of victims and wreckage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSAzXt4hLpI

On Jan. 13, 1982, Air Florida Flight 90 crashed into the Potomac River in Washington D.C. Only five people survived the crash, including Joe Stiley. He had b...

We are having a great time at @americanbusassn marketplace in Omaha!  Stop by and say hi. 👋🏼 #ABAOmaha
01/11/2020

We are having a great time at @americanbusassn marketplace in Omaha! Stop by and say hi. 👋🏼 #ABAOmaha

The Museum will be opening in less than 5 months!  But we still need your help. 💪 Make a donation today:    https://army...
01/10/2020
Donate - The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

The Museum will be opening in less than 5 months! But we still need your help. 💪 Make a donation today: https://armyhistory.org/donate/

$20 Receive an Official Certificate of Commendation* and an annual subscription to Call To Duty, the official newsletter $50 The above benefits plus a National Army Museum lapel pin* $100 The above plus a National Museum medallion in a presentation case* $500 The above plus a full-size poster reprod...

On January 10, 1862, Union forces commanded by Colonel James Garfield (the future president) attack Rebel troops led by ...
01/10/2020

On January 10, 1862, Union forces commanded by Colonel James Garfield (the future president) attack Rebel troops led by Brigadier General Humphrey Marshall at the mouth of Middle Creek in Kentucky. The Confederates are forced back into Virginia.

On January 9, 1936, the Army adopts the .30-caliber M-1 semi-automatic Garand (named for its inventor John Garand) as it...
01/09/2020

On January 9, 1936, the Army adopts the .30-caliber M-1 semi-automatic Garand (named for its inventor John Garand) as its standard rifle. This will be the principal weapon for the individual Soldier in the U.S. Army and the armies of many of its allies during and after World War II.

On January 9, 1861, the steamship Star of the West is fired upon by two South Carolina batteries as the ship attempts to...
01/09/2020

On January 9, 1861, the steamship Star of the West is fired upon by two South Carolina batteries as the ship attempts to resupply Fort Sumter. The unarmed ship withdraws from Charleston Harbor.

On January 9, 1858, Lieutenant Joseph Christmas Ives begins an expedition to explore the Colorado River.  Upon reaching ...
01/09/2020

On January 9, 1858, Lieutenant Joseph Christmas Ives begins an expedition to explore the Colorado River. Upon reaching the mouth of the Black Canyon, Ives and his men move overland to become the first party in recorded history to explore the Grand Canyon.

On January 8, 1815, unaware of the pending peace treaty, signed on December 24, 1814, American and British forces clash ...
01/08/2020

On January 8, 1815, unaware of the pending peace treaty, signed on December 24, 1814, American and British forces clash near New Orleans. The American troops, led by Major General Andrew Jackson, inflict heavy casualties on the British and drive them from Louisiana.

01/07/2020

Did someone say snow day?! We think the Museum looks great in all kinds of weather. Comment with a ❄️if you agree!

On January 7, 1963, the Army authorizes an experimental air-assault division with Brigadier General Harry W.O. Kinnard a...
01/07/2020

On January 7, 1963, the Army authorizes an experimental air-assault division with Brigadier General Harry W.O. Kinnard as its first commander. The division will become the basis for the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), which deploys to Vietnam in 1965.

Have you added YOUR story to the Registry of the American Soldier?  To learn more visit:  https://armyhistory.org/the-re...
01/06/2020
The U.S. Army Registries

Have you added YOUR story to the Registry of the American Soldier? To learn more visit: https://armyhistory.org/the-registries/

These public databases for the American Soldier and the people and animals that support the Army are the only public listings of individuals' army service.

We can’t wait to open this fantastic building to the public in June!
12/30/2019

We can’t wait to open this fantastic building to the public in June!

Among the milestones we’re looking forward to in 2020 is the inauguration of the National Museum of the United States Army—a new cultural institution dedicated to telling the story of America’s oldest military service. See more of this and our other projects to watch in 2020: bit.ly/2PUYwqO

Grassroots Volunteer, Nick Paganella of Framingham, MA, was a guest at the recent Korean War Veterans annual Luncheon Ba...
12/20/2019

Grassroots Volunteer, Nick Paganella of Framingham, MA, was a guest at the recent Korean War Veterans annual Luncheon Banquet sponsored by the Consulate General of the Republic of South Korea, Boston. He took the opportunity to distribute 2020 National Museum of the U.S. Army Calendars to attendees. Many thanks, Nick, for your service to our nation as well as your volunteer efforts to promote the Museum!



Pictured L to R: Nick Paganella; Kim Yonghyon, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Boston; and H. James LaFlame.

For more information on how to become a Grassroots Volunteer in your own community, visit www.armyhistory.org/volunteer

On December 17, 1964, Captain Roger Donlon, a Special Forces officer, is awarded the first Vietnam Medal of Honor for ga...
12/17/2019

On December 17, 1964, Captain Roger Donlon, a Special Forces officer, is awarded the first Vietnam Medal of Honor for gallantry during the attack on his base camp in July.

On December 17, 1942, hard-pressed for troops as the 1st Marine Division departs, Major General J. Lawton Collins makes ...
12/17/2019

On December 17, 1942, hard-pressed for troops as the 1st Marine Division departs, Major General J. Lawton Collins makes the decision to forego scheduled reloading at New Caledonia and orders the Hawaii-based 25th Infantry Division directly to Guadalcanal.

Fort Belvoir
12/16/2019

Fort Belvoir

Combat artist documents Army life!

Sgt. 1st Class Curt Loter is the newest Army Artist in Residence, arriving in October to document U.S. Army life for history’s sake. For the next few years, he will try to find genuine moments in ways that have not been documented before.

Learn more about his work at the U.S. Army Museum Support Center in the #BelvoirEagle: http://www.belvoireagleonline.com/news/combat-artist-documents-army-life/article_cc3cdf4e-1c4d-11ea-9931-0b2bde6c06e2.html

Headquarters Command Battalion, Fort Belvoir, VA Fort Belvoir MWR National Museum of the U.S. Army Campaign

On December 16, 1944, striking under the cover of darkness, two German Panzer armies launch a surprise attack on U.S. Fi...
12/16/2019

On December 16, 1944, striking under the cover of darkness, two German Panzer armies launch a surprise attack on U.S. First Army front line units, battering the 28th Division and the 14th Cavalry Group, surrounding--and virtually destroying--the green 106th Infantry Division, and forcing back the 4th Infantry and 9th Armored Divisions. The resulting battle, now known as the Battle of the Bulge, will be one of the most intensely fought in the history of the U.S. Army.

On December 16, 1941, an Army pilot, Lieutenant Boyd D. “Buzz” Wagner, becomes the first U.S. Army Air Corps ace of Worl...
12/16/2019

On December 16, 1941, an Army pilot, Lieutenant Boyd D. “Buzz” Wagner, becomes the first U.S. Army Air Corps ace of World War II as he downs his fifth enemy plane in action near the Japanese landing site at Vigan, near Luzon.

On December 13, 2003, after spending nearly eight months eluding coalition forces, Saddam Hussein is captured by Soldier...
12/13/2019

On December 13, 2003, after spending nearly eight months eluding coalition forces, Saddam Hussein is captured by Soldiers from the 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), about ten miles south of his hometown of Tikrit.

On December 13, 1862, Union and Rebel forces engage in the Battle of Fredericksburg.  Federal troops break through Confe...
12/13/2019

On December 13, 1862, Union and Rebel forces engage in the Battle of Fredericksburg. Federal troops break through Confederate lines near Prospect HIll but are driven back by Rebel counterattacks. Later in the battle, Union forces assault Marye’s Heights but are repulsed with staggering losses. Two days later, Major General Ambrose Burnside withdraws the Army of the Potomac back across the Rappahannock River, ending the battle.

On December 12, 1985, a chartered DC-8 aircraft crashes near Gander, Newfoundland.  The plane was carrying members of 3r...
12/12/2019

On December 12, 1985, a chartered DC-8 aircraft crashes near Gander, Newfoundland. The plane was carrying members of 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, returning from peacekeeping duties in the Sinai Peninsula. With nearly 250 dead, it is the worst military aviation disaster in U.S. history.

On December 12, 1776, the first Continental cavalry unit, a regiment of light dragoons later designated the 2nd Dragoons...
12/12/2019

On December 12, 1776, the first Continental cavalry unit, a regiment of light dragoons later designated the 2nd Dragoons, is authorized to be raised by Elisha Sheldon, who is made Lieutenant Colonel/Commandant of the Cavalry. This is considered the birthday of the Cavalry/Armor Branch.

This year @ARMYWP_Football Army-Navy Game uniforms honor the 1st Cav Div and its long history, including the airmobile d...
12/12/2019

This year @ARMYWP_Football Army-Navy Game uniforms honor the 1st Cav Div and its long history, including the airmobile division years in Vietnam. NMUSA tells the story of these historic operations. We thank generous donor CW3 Bob Stanford, a Vietnam Huey pilot, for his support. #GoArmy

12/11/2019
Boeing: Historical Snapshot: CH-21 Shawnee/Vertol 44 Helicopter

On December 11, 1961, the USNS Core arrives in Saigon with 33 U.S. Army Vertol H-21C Shawnee helicopters and 400 air and ground crewmen. The helicopters and crews will ferry South Vietnamese troops into combat. https://www.boeing.com/history/products/ch-21-shawnee-vertol-44-helicopter.page

The first helicopter to make a nonstop transcontinental flight across the United States, the rugged CH-21 was designed for high-altitude, cold-weather operations.

On December 11, 1941, Germany and Italy declare a state of war with the United States.  The declaration comes in respons...
12/11/2019

On December 11, 1941, Germany and Italy declare a state of war with the United States. The declaration comes in response to the U.S.’s entry into the war on December 8.

12/11/2019

On December 12, 1776, the first Continental cavalry unit, a regiment of light dragoons later designated the 2nd Dragoons, is authorized to be raised by Elisha Sheldon, who is made Lieutenant Colonel/Commandant of the Cavalry. This is considered the birthday of the Cavalry/Armor Branch.

On December 10, 1898, the Treaty of Paris is signed with Spain, giving Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Philippines to the Uni...
12/10/2019

On December 10, 1898, the Treaty of Paris is signed with Spain, giving Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Philippines to the United States. It will be ratified by the Senate on April 11, 1899.

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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?
I feel we should stop waiting for someone else to give of the honor we deserve.When there are people that do not deserve the honor in something.There are so many ways.And there has been so many people given awards and other honors when they were not suppose to have them!My opinion African Americans do this a lot go along with it and never speak up about it.Sure they will gossip about it but never take a stand for the person that deserves the honor.They act as if they are afraid of the one's that gave the honor to the wrong person or people. My hat goes off to tyler perry you made sure you gave yourself the honor and you should have.You are not a united states army soldier but then again you are but a different kind!!!Well done all of the purple heart soldiers you are number 1 in my book!!!
The Custer defeat was just a footnote as compared to the Battle at the Wabash.
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Good morning, I am an Italian student. I found an engraved ww2 US mess-tin. There is written the name of the soldier, his military ID and the Mediterranean cities he went through. An Italian journalist helps me in the resarch: https://myvalley.it/2019/10/gavetta-usa-un-ragazzo-cerca-a-chi-era-appartenuta/ We would like to reconstruct the story of the soldier and, maybe, to find his descendants. Could you help me? Thanks a lot for attention!
Hello, Are civilians allowed to visit the museum?
I have this booklet about what happens next. It's in great condition. I would like to send it to you if you will have it.
This is a great thing to honor our veterans all over the country
Does any one have, or know where I can find, information that follows a B-17 pilot with the 19th Bombardment Group from enlistment as a licensed pilot, through training, to Manila prior to the start of WWII (approx 1936 through 1941/42). Thank you.
My Uncle landed on and survived Omaha Beach on D-Day. His, daughter, my cousin, wrote the below poem to honor him and all the forces that landed that day. She is a private person who does not seek attention, so I am not going to name names here, but feel free to share the hell out of her poem. Very timely with the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, tomorrow 6 June. THE DAY THEY CAME The day they came to France Captive hearts filled with hope The prayed-for heroes were Dropped from the sky, swam To the shore and grappled the cliffs The day they came to France Young men’s hearts beat a staccato Of terror as Hell opened up - as Satan’s Army smiled and took aim At the sky, on the shore and up on the cliffs The day they came to France Mother’s hearts skipped a beat Sensing somehow the cry of their boys As they sank into the abyss from the air, On the shore and up on the cliffs The day they came to France The hearts of the fighters wanted to never Give up - do or die etched into their souls As they fell from the sky, washed up on the Shore and were shot on the cliffs The day they came to France 9,137 hearts were silenced forever Far from their homes in the Devil’s lair They paid the ultimate price in their drop From the air, their swim ashore and their climb up the cliffs The day they came to France God’s heart broke in pieces And he wept for mankind as Angels brought Him his children From the air, the shore and off of the cliffs. Author's name withheld, 2016
Howdy Friends! Join us on June 27th, with Gen (Ret) Sullivan and The Honorable Allen B. West to raise awareness for the Army Scholarship Foundation (Benefitting Veteran Spouses and Children) and the National Museum of the U.S. Army (Telling the stories of our Nations' Soldiers)