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This state-of-the-art facility will tell the history of the Army through the stories of bravery, innovation, service, and sacrifice of the American Soldier. While this is an open forum, it's also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. If you don't comply, your message will be removed:

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“I learned leadership at West Point and in combat. There is no greater privilege than leading our nation’s sons and daug...
05/12/2021

“I learned leadership at West Point and in combat. There is no greater privilege than leading our nation’s sons and daughters.”
- Capt. Chihung Szeto
Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division

https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/soldiers-stories/

#AAPIArmy

“I learned leadership at West Point and in combat. There is no greater privilege than leading our nation’s sons and daughters.”
- Capt. Chihung Szeto
Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division

https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/soldiers-stories/

#AAPIArmy

Tomorrow at 10 a.m. EDT, learn how Soldiers worked together to keep the “what if?” from becoming a reality during the Co...
05/11/2021

Tomorrow at 10 a.m. EDT, learn how Soldiers worked together to keep the “what if?” from becoming a reality during the Cold War. Can’t make it tomorrow? This program will be offered again on May 19 and 26.

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

Tomorrow at 10 a.m. EDT, learn how Soldiers worked together to keep the “what if?” from becoming a reality during the Cold War. Can’t make it tomorrow? This program will be offered again on May 19 and 26.

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

Last chance to prove that we’re the Best New Museum! Vote for us in the USA TODAY 10 Best competition. Voting closes at ...
05/10/2021

Last chance to prove that we’re the Best New Museum! Vote for us in the USA TODAY 10 Best competition. Voting closes at 12-noon EDT today!

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-museum-2021/national-museum-of-the-united-states-army-fort-belvoir-virginia/

#WorthTheWait

Last chance to prove that we’re the Best New Museum! Vote for us in the USA TODAY 10 Best competition. Voting closes at 12-noon EDT today!

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-museum-2021/national-museum-of-the-united-states-army-fort-belvoir-virginia/

#WorthTheWait

Wishing a Happy Mother’s Day to mothers and maternal figures everywhere! “From Mother.” This senninbari, made especially...
05/09/2021

Wishing a Happy Mother’s Day to mothers and maternal figures everywhere!
“From Mother.” This senninbari, made especially for Jimmy M. Mizote, 442nd RCT, by his mother for her only son, is a Japanese tradition consisting of one thousand knots on a cloth sash using a single continuous thread. The senninbari was believed to confer protection, strength and courage to the wearer.

https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/army-society/

#AAPIArmy

On May 20 at 7 p.m. EDT join us for a virtual Book Talk with author Dr. Kevin Weddle. We will dive into the history of o...
05/08/2021

On May 20 at 7 p.m. EDT join us for a virtual Book Talk with author Dr. Kevin Weddle. We will dive into the history of one of the crucial turning points of the American War for Independence. Reserve your spot in advance:

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

On May 20 at 7 p.m. EDT join us for a virtual Book Talk with author Dr. Kevin Weddle. We will dive into the history of one of the crucial turning points of the American War for Independence. Reserve your spot in advance:

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

DYK we are nominated as Best New Museum in the USA Today 10 Best competition? Your vote improves our chances of winning....
05/06/2021

DYK we are nominated as Best New Museum in the USA Today 10 Best competition? Your vote improves our chances of winning. Continue to vote daily through May 10.

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-museum-2021/national-museum-of-the-united-states-army-fort-belvoir-virginia/

#WorthTheWait

DYK we are nominated as Best New Museum in the USA Today 10 Best competition? Your vote improves our chances of winning. Continue to vote daily through May 10.

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-museum-2021/national-museum-of-the-united-states-army-fort-belvoir-virginia/

#WorthTheWait

Watch this week’s Volunteer Stories From Home featuring Col. (Ret) Keith June. Army Historical Foundation
05/04/2021
Volunteer Stories from Home – The Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army

Watch this week’s Volunteer Stories From Home featuring Col. (Ret) Keith June.

Army Historical Foundation

Volunteer Stories from Home When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the National Museum of the United States Army to temporarily close its doors, the Museum’s volunteers were left anxiously waiting to share the Museum’s hidden stories and why they chose to be part of this historic project. “Voluntee...

Plan ahead for this month’s virtual events! May 4- Battle Brief: The Army and the Philippines May 12, 19, and 26- Field ...
05/03/2021

Plan ahead for this month’s virtual events!

May 4- Battle Brief: The Army and the Philippines
May 12, 19, and 26- Field Trip: The Army and the Cold War
May 20- Book Talk with Dr. Kevin Weddle

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

Plan ahead for this month’s virtual events!

May 4- Battle Brief: The Army and the Philippines
May 12, 19, and 26- Field Trip: The Army and the Cold War
May 20- Book Talk with Dr. Kevin Weddle

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

Ready. Set. Vote! There’s still more time for us to move up on the leader board. Vote daily through May 10. Voting tip: ...
05/02/2021

Ready. Set. Vote! There’s still more time for us to move up on the leader board. Vote daily through May 10. Voting tip: You may vote once a day on each of your devices.

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-museum-2021/national-museum-of-the-united-states-army-fort-belvoir-virginia/

#WorthTheWait

Ready. Set. Vote! There’s still more time for us to move up on the leader board. Vote daily through May 10. Voting tip: You may vote once a day on each of your devices.

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-museum-2021/national-museum-of-the-united-states-army-fort-belvoir-virginia/

#WorthTheWait

This artificial hand was issued to Sgt. Shigeru Inouye after he suffered a severe arm injury during World War II. Contro...
05/01/2021

This artificial hand was issued to Sgt. Shigeru Inouye after he suffered a severe arm injury during World War II. Controlled by a harness, it included a cosmetic “glove” with realistic skin lines and individually implanted hairs.

https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/nisei-soldier-experience/

#AAPIArmy

In episode 8 of Curator’s Corner discover the story of Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose, who was the highest-ranking U.S. Army Jew...
04/29/2021
The M1 Helmet, Curator's Corner, Ep. 08, U.S. Army Museum

In episode 8 of Curator’s Corner discover the story of Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose, who was the highest-ranking U.S. Army Jewish officer at the time of his death. Rose’s M1 helmet and Soldier story is on display in the Army & Society Gallery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trk_bm3XSzk

Learn about one of the most iconic items of military equipment through the story of lifelong Soldier, Major General Maurice Rose: https://www.thenmusa.org/cu...

Have you voted today? We’ve been nominated by USA Today 10 Best for Best New Museum and we need your support. Vote daily...
04/28/2021

Have you voted today? We’ve been nominated by USA Today 10 Best for Best New Museum and we need your support. Vote daily through May 10!

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-museum-2021/national-museum-of-the-united-states-army-fort-belvoir-virginia/

#WorthTheWait

Have you voted today? We’ve been nominated by USA Today 10 Best for Best New Museum and we need your support. Vote daily through May 10!

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-museum-2021/national-museum-of-the-united-states-army-fort-belvoir-virginia/

#WorthTheWait

Join Christopher L. Kolakowski, author of “Last Stand on Bataan,” on May 4 at 7 p.m. EDT, to learn about the U.S. armed ...
04/27/2021

Join Christopher L. Kolakowski, author of “Last Stand on Bataan,” on May 4 at 7 p.m. EDT, to learn about the U.S. armed forces’ military involvement with the Philippine Islands for over a century.

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

#AAPIArmy

Join Christopher L. Kolakowski, author of “Last Stand on Bataan,” on May 4 at 7 p.m. EDT, to learn about the U.S. armed forces’ military involvement with the Philippine Islands for over a century.

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

#AAPIArmy

It’s interesting how many of the public health tips shared in 1918 are also relevant today. This Spanish flu poster is o...
04/26/2021
Chiefs Highlights 4 WWI Flu Poster.mov

It’s interesting how many of the public health tips shared in 1918 are also relevant today. This Spanish flu poster is on display in the Museum’s Army and Society Gallery.

https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/army-society/

#WorthTheWait

This is "Chiefs Highlights 4 WWI Flu Poster.mov" by Center of Military History on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

DYK the short Army film “Seeds of Destiny” won the Academy Award for the Most Outstanding Documentary Short Subject of 1...
04/25/2021

DYK the short Army film “Seeds of Destiny” won the Academy Award for the Most Outstanding Documentary Short Subject of 1946? The film was produced to keep the world’s focus on displaced and orphaned refugee children and champion the work of the UN’s Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. The Oscar statuette accepted by Brig. Gen. C.T. Lanham is on display in the Army & Society Gallery. Which nominated films are you rooting for this year?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt0pkx4rIp8

#Oscars #WorthTheWait

On May 4 at 7 p.m. EDT, join Christopher L. Kolakowski, author of “Last Stand on Bataan,” to learn about the U.S. armed ...
04/25/2021

On May 4 at 7 p.m. EDT, join Christopher L. Kolakowski, author of “Last Stand on Bataan,” to learn about the U.S. armed forces’ military involvement with the Philippine Islands for over a century.

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

On May 4 at 7 p.m. EDT, join Christopher L. Kolakowski, author of “Last Stand on Bataan,” to learn about the U.S. armed forces’ military involvement with the Philippine Islands for over a century.

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

If there were a category for “Best Museum Volunteers,” we know our team in royal blue polos would get your vote! Show yo...
04/24/2021

If there were a category for “Best Museum Volunteers,” we know our team in royal blue polos would get your vote! Show your appreciation for our volunteers by voting for the Museum as Best New Museum in the USAToday contest!

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-museum-2021/national-museum-of-the-united-states-army-fort-belvoir-virginia/?fbclid=IwAR1TZlI7KVLzux5fCcfg4YTvQrFf4t8cyd7Z1RuwstDyvpmxB95jE6CDxV8

#VolunteerAppreciation

If there were a category for “Best Museum Volunteers,” we know our team in royal blue polos would get your vote! Show your appreciation for our volunteers by voting for the Museum as Best New Museum in the USAToday contest!

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-museum-2021/national-museum-of-the-united-states-army-fort-belvoir-virginia/?fbclid=IwAR1TZlI7KVLzux5fCcfg4YTvQrFf4t8cyd7Z1RuwstDyvpmxB95jE6CDxV8

#VolunteerAppreciation

04/23/2021
U.S. Army Reserve 113th Anniversary

Happy Birthday! The U.S. Army Reserve is an important part of the U.S. Army’s history and Soldiers’ stories. Over 113 years, it has evolved into the best trained, best equipped, and most ready Army Reserve in our Nation’s history. #USARBirthday113

It’s Volunteer Appreciation Day! Our Volunteers filled the Museum with a vibrant energy that fostered a great visitor ex...
04/22/2021

It’s Volunteer Appreciation Day! Our Volunteers filled the Museum with a vibrant energy that fostered a great visitor experience. We share our appreciation for the volunteers and their diligence and constant support of the Museum. Enjoy this photo from December 2020.

For more information about the Volunteer program, visit https://www.thenmusa.org/get-involved/volunteer/

#VolunteerAppreciation

It’s Volunteer Appreciation Day! Our Volunteers filled the Museum with a vibrant energy that fostered a great visitor experience. We share our appreciation for the volunteers and their diligence and constant support of the Museum. Enjoy this photo from December 2020.

For more information about the Volunteer program, visit https://www.thenmusa.org/get-involved/volunteer/

#VolunteerAppreciation

Tonight at 7 p.m., end your day with us and take a look at the hard-fought Battle of the Wilderness in early May 1864 - ...
04/20/2021

Tonight at 7 p.m., end your day with us and take a look at the hard-fought Battle of the Wilderness in early May 1864 - the first face-off between generals Grant and Lee in war-torn Virginia.

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

Tonight at 7 p.m., end your day with us and take a look at the hard-fought Battle of the Wilderness in early May 1864 - the first face-off between generals Grant and Lee in war-torn Virginia.

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

This rifle is attributed to Thomas Tileston of Dorchester, Mass. Tileston was a member of the “Sons of Liberty” as early...
04/19/2021
Chiefs Highlights 3 Long Rifle.mov

This rifle is attributed to Thomas Tileston of Dorchester, Mass. Tileston was a member of the “Sons of Liberty” as early as 1769. Tileston’s Soldier story is told in the Museum’s Founding the Nation Gallery.

https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/founding-the-nation/

#WorthTheWait

This is "Chiefs Highlights 3 Long Rifle.mov" by Center of Military History on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

You don’t want to miss out on this week’s virtual events! April 20- Battle Brief: The Battle of the Wilderness, 1864Apri...
04/19/2021

You don’t want to miss out on this week’s virtual events!

April 20- Battle Brief: The Battle of the Wilderness, 1864
April 21- Field Trip: Civil War Soldier’s Load
April 23- Gallery Talk: Preserving the Nation Gallery

Reserve your spots now: https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

You don’t want to miss out on this week’s virtual events!

April 20- Battle Brief: The Battle of the Wilderness, 1864
April 21- Field Trip: Civil War Soldier’s Load
April 23- Gallery Talk: Preserving the Nation Gallery

Reserve your spots now: https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

During the 32 days the Museum was open, our Volunteers showed up and showed out!208 Volunteers completed 1,105 shifts wh...
04/18/2021

During the 32 days the Museum was open, our Volunteers showed up and showed out!

208 Volunteers completed 1,105 shifts which were equivalent to a total of 3,315 work hours or 12.5 full-time employees per day!

As we begin #VolunteerAppreciation week, we send special thanks to our dedicated and knowledgeable Volunteers.

There’s one more chance to attend this month’s virtual Field Trip on April 21 at 10 AM EDT! Students of all ages are wel...
04/17/2021

There’s one more chance to attend this month’s virtual Field Trip on April 21 at 10 AM EDT! Students of all ages are welcome to join us and learn about gear and weapons and get an up-close look at some of the items that made a Civil War Soldier’s Load. Register now!

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

There’s one more chance to attend this month’s virtual Field Trip on April 21 at 10 AM EDT! Students of all ages are welcome to join us and learn about gear and weapons and get an up-close look at some of the items that made a Civil War Soldier’s Load. Register now!

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

Enjoy this interview with Duane Lempke, the man behind the lens of some of your favorite Museum photos!
04/16/2021
Retired Army Col. using special photography skills on 'labor of love'

Enjoy this interview with Duane Lempke, the man behind the lens of some of your favorite Museum photos!

Most people when they hit 82 years old they enjoy retirement and take a slower pace. That would not be true for retired Army Colonel Duane Lempke. He is still working as an aerial photographer. He routinely climbs aboard a helicopter snapping amazing pictures from above. “I’ve always bee...

LIVE this morning at 10 am ET, the WW I Memorial’s First Colors Ceremony honors those who served and sacrificed in the A...
04/16/2021

LIVE this morning at 10 am ET, the WW I Memorial’s First Colors Ceremony honors those who served and sacrificed in the Army’s first venture overseas. These Soldiers are no longer with us, but their stories remain indelible.

The Museum showcases World War I Soldier stories including a wall of photo postcards illustrating their experiences while serving the Nation Overseas.

Watch the ceremony here:
https://firstcolors.worldwar1centennial.org/ceremony/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

LIVE this morning at 10 am ET, the WW I Memorial’s First Colors Ceremony honors those who served and sacrificed in the Army’s first venture overseas. These Soldiers are no longer with us, but their stories remain indelible.

The Museum showcases World War I Soldier stories including a wall of photo postcards illustrating their experiences while serving the Nation Overseas.

Watch the ceremony here:
https://firstcolors.worldwar1centennial.org/ceremony/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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1775 Liberty Drive
Fort Belvoir, VA
22060

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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
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AMERICA’S ARMY MUSEUM

In 1814, with the War of Independence still fresh in the minds of Americans and the War of 1812 still being waged, Congress enacted legislation directing the Secretary of War, the precursor of today’s Secretary of Defense, to gather symbols of combat from the young nation’s military struggles. The British invasion of Washington, and the subsequent burning of the White House and many other federal buildings would occur just four months later. Such was the start, some 200 years ago of what is now the National Museum of the United States Army.

As the Army’s national landmark, the National Army Museum is an enduring effort to tell the Army’s story and honor the accomplishments, sacrifices and commitment of American Soldiers.

The Museum is the first comprehensive and truly national museum to capture, display and interpret over 240 years of Army history. The Museum brings to life that history in times of war and peace as told through the eyes of Soldiers.

The Museum also offers educational experiences illustrating the Army’s role in building and defending our nation, humanitarian missions and technological and medical breakthroughs built on Army ingenuity.

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