National Museum of the United States Army Project Office

National Museum of the United States Army Project Office This is the official page for the National Museum of the United States Army. Likes and shares do not indication endorsement or promotion by the United States Army.

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: -We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments or submissions nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization. -We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. -We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity. -You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. Also, the appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the Department of the Army or Department of Defense. We are excited and anxious to hear from you. We truly believe this will help us to better tell the Army Story. Check here often for news and information, and throw us a note on our wall!

07/08/2016

Our team is hard at work building the National Museum of the United States Army. While we focus on construction, please visit our partner National Museum of the U.S. Army Campaign for progress updates.

06/16/2014
Explore the U.S. Army's Treasure-Filled Warehouse

Please enjoy this great piece by National Geographic on the U.S. Army Center of Military History Museum Support Center.

The Museum Support Center at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, houses more than 16,000 pieces of art, firearms, uniforms, and gear belonging to the United States Army....

06/16/2014

As the Army celebrates its 239th Birthday, NMUSA would like to thank all of the Soldiers -- past and present -- who have made this Army the first and the finest among our mlitary branches.

The NMUSA project was mentioned on the CBS Evening News tonight along with the U.S. Army Center of Military History Muse...
03/04/2014
Treasure trove of U.S. Army artifacts in need of a home

The NMUSA project was mentioned on the CBS Evening News tonight along with the U.S. Army Center of Military History Museum Support Center.

A massive facility at Fort Belvoir, Va., is preserving the U.S. Army's 240-year history while money is being raised to build the Army a museum of its own

Whether a super hero or a superhero... NMUSA salutes the American Soldier.  Hooah!
09/10/2013

Whether a super hero or a superhero... NMUSA salutes the American Soldier. Hooah!

There's one in every crowd.

08/26/2013

Staff Sergeant Ty Michael Carter will be awarded the Medal of Honor today at 1420 EST in a ceremony at the White House. A live streaming video of the ceremony will be available to view at http://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/3274.

[NEW BLOG POST!]Happy Birthday AAFES! Tune your browsers in for another good read on Army history and the Army Air Force...
07/25/2013
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[NEW BLOG POST!]

Happy Birthday AAFES! Tune your browsers in for another good read on Army history and the Army Air Force Exchange Service. Click the link below and don't forget to like the National Museum of the United States Army!

http://thenmusa.org/articles/july2013/sutlers.html

Today the Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) – also known as the Exchange – celebrates 118 years of providing goods and services to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. Just last month, our future home, Fort Belvoir celebrated the opening of a brand new Exchange. As I walked through the…

[NEW BLOG POST!]Check out our newest blog post on the history of the U.S. Army Rangers. Don't miss this good read.http:/...
07/23/2013
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[NEW BLOG POST!]

Check out our newest blog post on the history of the U.S. Army Rangers. Don't miss this good read.

http://thenmusa.org/articles/july2013/army-rangers.html

Be sure to like the NMUSA here on Facebook!

This week Army Rangers from around the world are massing at Fort Benning, Ga., for Ranger Rendezvous, an event spanning several days where Army Rangers show off their skills. More than 10,000 spectators attend this four-day event, which includes an airborne operation. This event has been held every…

In 1918, the Allied Powers launched a counter-offensive known as the Aisne-Marne Campaign.  That battle was the beginnin...
07/18/2013
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In 1918, the Allied Powers launched a counter-offensive known as the Aisne-Marne Campaign. That battle was the beginning of the end of WWI. Read about it in our blog.

Today the Army commemorates the 95th anniversary of the Allied counter-offensive known as the Aisne-Marne Campaign. The campaign, also known as the Second Battle of the Marne, began on July 15, 1918 when 23 German divisions attacked the French Fourth Army east of the city of Reims, France.

07/17/2013
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Have you checked out our NMUSA Army History blog lately. Catch up on the posts you've missed.

http://thenmusa.org/armyhistory.html

Today in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Army Medal of Honor into law. As the Army’s celebrates the 151st anniversary of the creation of the Medal Honor, I found out congress approved an amendment in the annual defense bill that could lead to a Union artillery officer receiving the Medal…

A big "Hooah!" goes out to Dr. Andrew Morgan, an Army staff emergency physician at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, for ...
07/02/2013
http://www.fbch.capmed.mil/newsroom/20130701_01.aspx

A big "Hooah!" goes out to Dr. Andrew Morgan, an Army staff emergency physician at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, for his selection as an astronaut candidate with the NASA class of 2013. Just another example of our Soldiers making history every day.

National Museum of the United States Army Project Office's cover photo
06/28/2013

National Museum of the United States Army Project Office's cover photo

Untitled Album
06/28/2013

Untitled Album

06/27/2013

Hey NMUSA fans! I know we promised to share the history of the Exchange Service, but you'll have to wait until next week. We are changing our web servers.

Last Tuesday, our future home, Fort Belvoir, celebrated the opening of a new Exchange.  They call it "historic," but nex...
06/22/2013
Historic Post Exchange opens at Fort Belvoir

Last Tuesday, our future home, Fort Belvoir, celebrated the opening of a new Exchange. They call it "historic," but next week NMUSA will tell you the REAL history of the how the Post Exchange system started.

Fort Belvoir celebrated the grand opening of its new 270,000 square foot Exchange Wednesday, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

NEW BLOG POST! - Therapy DogsAs much as I really wanted to bring my dog Belle to work on “Take Your Dog to Work Day,” I ...
06/21/2013
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NEW BLOG POST! - Therapy Dogs

As much as I really wanted to bring my dog Belle to work on “Take Your Dog to Work Day,” I thought it would be neat to visit with dogs that actually have their own job. What I found was a team of loyal human volunteers who really bring their dogs to heal (yes, I spelled that right) and help the patients at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (FBCH)...

http://thenmusa.org/articles/june2013/therapydogs.html

Come read about Smoky!

As much as I really wanted to bring my dog Belle to work on “Take Your Dog to Work Day,” I thought it would be neat to visit with dogs that actually have their own job. What I found was a team of loyal human volunteers who really bring their dogs to heal (yes, I spelled that right) and help the pati...

NEW BLOG POST! - D-DayCheck our the National Museum of the United States Army's newest blog post about D-Day. Click the ...
06/06/2013
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NEW BLOG POST! - D-Day

Check our the National Museum of the United States Army's newest blog post about D-Day. Click the link below to visit our Army History blog to read our newest post and come back here for ongoing conversation regarding the Army's rich history.

http://thenmusa.org/armyhistory.html

It is my honor to write my first post for the National Museum of the United States Army marking the anniversary of D-Day. On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France and turned th...

The National Museum of the United States Army would like to congratulate former Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha on being p...
02/12/2013

The National Museum of the United States Army would like to congratulate former Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha on being presented the Medal of Honor today at the White House.

President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Veteran, former Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha, during a ceremony at The White House, Feb. 11, 2013, for his heroic actions during a firefight at Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan. Read the official narrative here: http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/romesha/narrative.html

(U.S. Army Photo by Leroy Council)

On this solemn day we salute the brave men and women who wear, and have worn, the uniform of the U.S. Army; and we expre...
11/12/2012

On this solemn day we salute the brave men and women who wear, and have worn, the uniform of the U.S. Army; and we express our thanks for all the sacrifices they have endured to defend and secure our nation.

The National Museum of the U.S. Army is built on Soldiers’ Stories. If you are a Soldier, active duty or veteran, or a family member of one, we would love to hear your story. Please visit our brand new Soldiers Stories section and share your story with the world.

Thank you.

Share Your Story Here:
http://nationalmuseumoftheusarmy.com/soldiers-stories/

View our Veterans Day Blog Post Here:
http://nationalmuseumoftheusarmy.com/articles/nov2012/veteransday.html

We are dedicated to the men and women who've defended this great country and we stand with you. This is your museum.

Happy Halloween to all our Soldiers and their Families around the world!
10/31/2012

Happy Halloween to all our Soldiers and their Families around the world!

From all of us here at the Association of the United States Army headquarters - Happy Halloween, and Army Strong!

10/11/2012
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NMUSA WEBSITE UPDATE

Take A Virtual Tour of NMUSA's Experiential Learning Center!

The Experiential Learning Center (ELC) at the National Museum of the US Army invites visitors to participate in a series of educational experiences centering on Geography, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (GSTEM). Through immersive videos and interactive gameplay visitors learn about the Army's innovations through time and then apply what they've learned in a team-based rescue mission. These experiences are tailored to both the individual visitor and groups of students on study trips. The ELC Pavilion also houses the Growing Up Army exhibit about the Army Family, and Fort Discover, a GSTEM learning experience focused on children ages 4-7.

http://www.nationalmuseumoftheusarmy.com/elc.html

The Experiential Learning Center (ELC) is home to several unique and exciting areas. The Growing Up Army exhibit greets visitors in the Assembly Area. The Army's rich history of innovation comes alive in the ArmyVations Hall. The lucky "younger" Soldiers get to build Fort Discover. The Operations Ce...

October is Italian American Heritage and Culture Month.It is an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the contributions...
10/04/2012

October is Italian American Heritage and Culture Month.

It is an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the contributions made by Italian Americans to U.S. History. This month was chosen purposely to coincide with the festivities and celebrations that surround Columbus Day. As Americans we are familiar with the great explorer Christopher Columbus, but it is important that we recall the many other accomplishments of successful Americans of Italian descent and the key roles they have played in making America the great nation it is today.

We should also never forget those Italian Americans who have so faithfully fought and sacrificed for our country in the armed forces. Since before the Revolutionary War there has always been an Italian presence in the American armed forces. However it wasn’t until the mid 19th century that the U.S. received its largest Italian migrations. This mass migration began around 1870 and increased the Italian population to more than four and a half million by 1920. Today there are more than 26 million Italian Americans, making them the fifth largest ethnic group in the United States.

The Italian people came to America looking for freedom, opportunity and the American dream, and have made invaluable contributions to our nation. From the name America, named after the Italian explorer and geographer Amerigo Vespucci, to the many achievements in the arts and sciences, and even the foods that we eat, the Italian contribution is an integral part of American History. The impact of the Italian culture and tradition is forever etched into the fabric of our history!

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histor...
09/19/2012
Hispanic Heritage in the United States Army

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

In observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month, please visit the Army’s Hispanic Heritage Month feature, "Diversity United, Building America's Future Today".

Hispanic Americans in the U.S. Army

Today is the eleventh anniversary of the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001. Let us honor the victims and never forg...
09/11/2012

Today is the eleventh anniversary of the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001. Let us honor the victims and never forget what happened that day.

We are honored to announce that The National Museum of the United States Army has received three Pentagon Stones that were salvaged from the 9/11 attack. They are great additions to the NMUSA's collection of art and artifacts.

Our Military Kids
08/13/2012
Our Military Kids

Our Military Kids

Our Military Kids provides substantial support in the form of grants to the children of National Guard and Military Reserve personnel who are currently deployed overseas, as well as the children of Wounded Warriors in all branches. The grants from Our Military Kids pay for participation in sports, f...

08/13/2012
Operation Care Package - Military Kids Connect

A great initiative.

MilitaryKidsConnect.org newest game is here: Operation Care Package. Your kids can help Stampy load up those care packages and blast them on their way. Try it out!

Check out this very neat article on how the United States Army is using Technology, one of the main pillars of GSTEM, to...
08/13/2012
Virtual reality used to train Soldiers in new training simulator

Check out this very neat article on how the United States Army is using Technology, one of the main pillars of GSTEM, to innovate soldier training.

"Virtual reality used to train Soldiers in new training simulator"

http://www.army.mil/article/84453/Virtual_reality_used_to_train_Soldiers_in_new___/

The first-ever, fully immersive virtual simulation training system for Soldiers is being fielded at Fort Bragg, N.C. The Dismounted Soldier Training System will be available for leaders to enhance their Soldiers' training in a fully immersive, virtual reality environment.

07/24/2012
http://www.nationalmuseumoftheusarmy.com/articles/jul2012/hardhats.html

The NMUSA Army History Blog Presents: 'Hardhats'

From the time of the late Revolutionary War to the War of 1812 and the first decades of the 19th century, most American cavalrymen, or dragoons, wore some type of dome-shaped cap or helmet made of "jacked" -- hardened -- leather with a sloping visor and ornamental crest. Protective headgear -- some patterns were reinforced with iron bands...

Read the full article:
http://www.nationalmuseumoftheusarmy.com/articles/jul2012/hardhats.html

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On July 4th we celebrate the birthday of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independenc...
07/04/2012
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On July 4th we celebrate the birthday of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

On this date in 1776 the thirteen American colonies banded together and proclaimed their independence from Great Britain. A year before, on June 14, 1775, Congress had established a Continental Army consisting of groups of militiamen and volunteer riflemen, headed by Commander-in-Chief George Washington. From these beginnings the United States Army has served and protected the nation in war and peace for more than two centuries. As we celebrate the birth of our nation, we remember the many men and women who have given their lives for their country’s freedom. Their sacrifice is a reminder that the rights that Thomas Jefferson defined in the Declaration of Independence- the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness- are not free.

As we celebrate Independence Day, we honor the nation’s Soldiers and their families serving to guarantee our nation’s independence.

The United States Army is proud to defend the greatest nation on earth!

Happy Birthday America!

We are building a museum that is dedicated to the United States Army rich and wonderful history, please come and celebrate with us.

http://www.nationalmuseumoftheusarmy.com

06/13/2012
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The NMUSA Education Blog Presents:
"The United States Army Birthday - June 14th"

http://www.nationalmuseumoftheusarmy.com/articles/june2012/army-values.html

On 14 June 1775, shortly after the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, the leaders of the rebelling American colonies created the Continental Army from a collection of militiamen and companies of volunteer riflemen. In honor of the 237th birthday of the United States Army, the National Museum of the United States Army is pleased to offer a visual timeline featuring artworks from the Army Art Collections that showcase events in the Army's long and proud history.

Click below to read the full post, browse through Army history with Army art. Please comment, share and like us here on Facebook!

http://www.nationalmuseumoftheusarmy.com/articles/june2012/army-values.html

06/08/2012
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The NMUSA Army History Blog Presents:
"A Bloody Month Under the "Maltese Cross"

Among the possessions of Colonel Romeyn B. Ayres at the time of his death at Fort Hamilton, New York in 1888, was a blue silk flag with a gold fringe and painted white "Maltese cross." It was the designating flag of the 2d Division of the V Corps, Army of the Potomac, a unit that Ayres had commanded as a Major General during the final year of the Civil War...

Click below to read the full post, comment, share and like us here on Facebook!

http://www.nationalmuseumoftheusarmy.com/articles/june2012/bloody-month.html

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