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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Your soldier has a special place in Army history. Now give them a special place at the Army Museum. Dedicate a brick in ...
11/05/2021

Your soldier has a special place in Army history. Now give them a special place at the Army Museum. Dedicate a brick in their honor along the Path of Remembrance and give them a keepsake they can cherish forever. The deadline to receive your replicas by the holidays is November 18 so get your order in today ➡️ https://armyhistory.org/bricks/

Your soldier has a special place in Army history. Now give them a special place at the Army Museum. Dedicate a brick in their honor along the Path of Remembrance and give them a keepsake they can cherish forever. The deadline to receive your replicas by the holidays is November 18 so get your order in today ➡️ https://armyhistory.org/bricks/

On this day in 1952, General Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected the 34th president of the United States. He is the first p...
11/04/2021

On this day in 1952, General Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected the 34th president of the United States. He is the first professional military officer to win election since Ulysses S. Grant in 1868.

#onthisday #GeneralDwightDEisenhower

On this day in 1952, General Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected the 34th president of the United States. He is the first professional military officer to win election since Ulysses S. Grant in 1868.

#onthisday #GeneralDwightDEisenhower

November is National Military Family Appreciation Month. Family is the best support our troops have. They serve and sacr...
11/03/2021

November is National Military Family Appreciation Month. Family is the best support our troops have. They serve and sacrifice with them through training, through deployment, through relocations, and through retirement. Thank you to all of the Military Families for everything you do. #MilitaryFamilyMonth #Militaryfamily

November is National Military Family Appreciation Month. Family is the best support our troops have. They serve and sacrifice with them through training, through deployment, through relocations, and through retirement. Thank you to all of the Military Families for everything you do. #MilitaryFamilyMonth #Militaryfamily

Happy Election Day! Who is the only president to be elected without winning either the electoral or the popular vote?  a...
11/02/2021

Happy Election Day! Who is the only president to be elected without winning either the electoral or the popular vote?

a) Andrew Jackson
b) John Adams
c) John Quincy Adams
d) Grover Cleveland

#triviatuesday #electionday

Happy Election Day! Who is the only president to be elected without winning either the electoral or the popular vote?

a) Andrew Jackson
b) John Adams
c) John Quincy Adams
d) Grover Cleveland

#triviatuesday #electionday

We are proud supporters of National Veterans Small Business Week. In fact, you can find products from small veteran-owne...
11/01/2021

We are proud supporters of National Veterans Small Business Week. In fact, you can find products from small veteran-owned businesses in the Museum Store, like Compass Coffee and the Generals Hot Sauce. Tell us your favorite veteran-owned business in the comments ⬇️

#veteranssmallbusiness #vetbiz

We are proud supporters of National Veterans Small Business Week. In fact, you can find products from small veteran-owned businesses in the Museum Store, like Compass Coffee and the Generals Hot Sauce. Tell us your favorite veteran-owned business in the comments ⬇️

#veteranssmallbusiness #vetbiz

10/29/2021

Dracula the Ride" in the Museum's Army Action Center for a unique interactive Halloween adventure this weekend! Take a ride in the Motion Capsule Theater with an inquisitive teenager through a haunted house full of thrills, chills, and surprises! Tickets available online to pair with free general admission. Don't forget to finish off your weekend visit with a treat, enjoy a seasonal Pumpkin Parfait in the Museum Cafe and admire the changing leaves on the Cafe terrace. https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=9

This Volunteer Story from Home comes from Andrew Enriquez. Born in the Monterey Bay Area of California, Andrew studied F...
10/28/2021

This Volunteer Story from Home comes from Andrew Enriquez. Born in the Monterey Bay Area of California, Andrew studied French and Mandarin Chinese at the Defense Language Institute (DLI) for the Idaho Army National Guard. He credits his older brother's service in the U.S. Marine Corps as the reason he joined the military following a brief career as a ballet dancer.

From DLF, he was recruited into the 2021 cast of the U.S. Army Soldier Show, a traveling musical variety show. He joined a second tour in 2015, the final year of the traveling show, and that year the Army Entertainment Division was awarded "Unit of the Year" by Geico and Salute Magazine. He currently serves as a Public Affairs specialist for the District of Columbia Air National Guard and occasionally performs in dance shows for military and general audiences. Thanks, Andrew! https://armyhistory.org/volunteer-stories-from-home/

#volunteerappreciation #volunteerstories

This Volunteer Story from Home comes from Andrew Enriquez. Born in the Monterey Bay Area of California, Andrew studied French and Mandarin Chinese at the Defense Language Institute (DLI) for the Idaho Army National Guard. He credits his older brother's service in the U.S. Marine Corps as the reason he joined the military following a brief career as a ballet dancer.

From DLF, he was recruited into the 2021 cast of the U.S. Army Soldier Show, a traveling musical variety show. He joined a second tour in 2015, the final year of the traveling show, and that year the Army Entertainment Division was awarded "Unit of the Year" by Geico and Salute Magazine. He currently serves as a Public Affairs specialist for the District of Columbia Air National Guard and occasionally performs in dance shows for military and general audiences. Thanks, Andrew! https://armyhistory.org/volunteer-stories-from-home/

#volunteerappreciation #volunteerstories

Today we honor the brave men and women deployed around the world, serving in the United States Armed Forces, as well as ...
10/26/2021

Today we honor the brave men and women deployed around the world, serving in the United States Armed Forces, as well as their families. We are grateful for the sacrifices they make to protect our country. Thank you.

#dayofthedeployed #supportourtroops #thankyouforyourservice

Today we honor the brave men and women deployed around the world, serving in the United States Armed Forces, as well as their families. We are grateful for the sacrifices they make to protect our country. Thank you.

#dayofthedeployed #supportourtroops #thankyouforyourservice

If @USArmyMuseum has room for real-life tanks, vehicles, and aircraft, they certainly have room for your group of 10 or ...
10/23/2021

If @USArmyMuseum has room for real-life tanks, vehicles, and aircraft, they certainly have room for your group of 10 or more. Book an experience for your large group that is comfortable and safe. Reserve your free tickets today at https://armyhistory.org/group-ticketing/. #groupevent #freetickets #grouptickets

If @USArmyMuseum has room for real-life tanks, vehicles, and aircraft, they certainly have room for your group of 10 or more. Book an experience for your large group that is comfortable and safe. Reserve your free tickets today at https://armyhistory.org/group-ticketing/. #groupevent #freetickets #grouptickets

Grab yourself a hot beverage and make sure it stays hot with this stainless steel thermal cup. It pairs well with outdoo...
10/21/2021

Grab yourself a hot beverage and make sure it stays hot with this stainless steel thermal cup. It pairs well with outdoor setting, crisp fall weather, and warm fleece blankets. Can you feel it warming your hands already? Grab yours today ➡️ https://shop.armyhistory.org/thermal-nmusa-cup.html

#thermalcup #reusablecup #fallweather #shopping

Grab yourself a hot beverage and make sure it stays hot with this stainless steel thermal cup. It pairs well with outdoor setting, crisp fall weather, and warm fleece blankets. Can you feel it warming your hands already? Grab yours today ➡️ https://shop.armyhistory.org/thermal-nmusa-cup.html

#thermalcup #reusablecup #fallweather #shopping

Today’s Volunteer Story From Home focuses on Cherie Fuchs, an Army brat who grew up in post-occupied Japan, Fort Bragg, ...
10/18/2021

Today’s Volunteer Story From Home focuses on Cherie Fuchs, an Army brat who grew up in post-occupied Japan, Fort Bragg, Panama, and near Fort Gordon, Georgia. She lived on military installations and attended Department of Defense schools until her mid-teenage years. She was a direct commission to the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAGC), and served tours in Korea, Germany, and various state-side units for a total of 30 years. She was both active duty and served in the reserves and while in the reserves, she became an Army civilian attorney. She served as legal advisor to the Army's Center of Military History for eight years and is the proud daughter of an Army Soldier who served in World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam, and the spouse of a retired Army JAGC officer, and the mother of an active-duty Army Infantry son. Thank you, Cherie. #volunteerappreciation #volunteerstories https://armyhistory.org/volunteer-stories-from-home/

Today’s Volunteer Story From Home focuses on Cherie Fuchs, an Army brat who grew up in post-occupied Japan, Fort Bragg, Panama, and near Fort Gordon, Georgia. She lived on military installations and attended Department of Defense schools until her mid-teenage years. She was a direct commission to the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAGC), and served tours in Korea, Germany, and various state-side units for a total of 30 years. She was both active duty and served in the reserves and while in the reserves, she became an Army civilian attorney. She served as legal advisor to the Army's Center of Military History for eight years and is the proud daughter of an Army Soldier who served in World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam, and the spouse of a retired Army JAGC officer, and the mother of an active-duty Army Infantry son. Thank you, Cherie. #volunteerappreciation #volunteerstories https://armyhistory.org/volunteer-stories-from-home/

On this day in 1803 nine men are sworn in to become the first enlisted men of the Corps of Discovery at Clarksville. The...
10/15/2021

On this day in 1803 nine men are sworn in to become the first enlisted men of the Corps of Discovery at Clarksville. The Corps, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, will embark on their exploratory expedition out west the following spring.

#onthisday #corpsofdiscovery

On this day in 1803 nine men are sworn in to become the first enlisted men of the Corps of Discovery at Clarksville. The Corps, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, will embark on their exploratory expedition out west the following spring.

#onthisday #corpsofdiscovery

Looking for a place to host an event this upcoming Holiday season? Consider Veterans’ Hall! This special space inside th...
10/14/2021

Looking for a place to host an event this upcoming Holiday season? Consider Veterans’ Hall! This special space inside the Museum is great for hosting reunions, meetings, dinners, and other functions. For more info check out the link in our bio.

#eventspace #functionroom #events

Looking for a place to host an event this upcoming Holiday season? Consider Veterans’ Hall! This special space inside the Museum is great for hosting reunions, meetings, dinners, and other functions. For more info check out the link in our bio.

#eventspace #functionroom #events

Happy birthday to @usnavy. Created in 1775 with only two ships and eighty men, the Continental Navy has grown into the l...
10/13/2021

Happy birthday to @usnavy. Created in 1775 with only two ships and eighty men, the Continental Navy has grown into the largest in the world. Thank you to all the brave men and women serving in your ranks for everything you do.

#USNavy #UnitedStatesNavy

Happy birthday to @usnavy. Created in 1775 with only two ships and eighty men, the Continental Navy has grown into the largest in the world. Thank you to all the brave men and women serving in your ranks for everything you do.

#USNavy #UnitedStatesNavy

On this day in 1802 Joseph G. Swift and Sime M. Levy become the first graduates from the U.S. Military Academy at West P...
10/12/2021

On this day in 1802 Joseph G. Swift and Sime M. Levy become the first graduates from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Both are commissioned as second lieutenants in the Corps of Engineers.

#onthisday #WestPoint #USMilitaryAcademy

On this day in 1802 Joseph G. Swift and Sime M. Levy become the first graduates from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Both are commissioned as second lieutenants in the Corps of Engineers.

#onthisday #WestPoint #USMilitaryAcademy

Today is World Mental Health Day. The importance of mental health is made clearer day by day, but stigmas still remain. ...
10/10/2021

Today is World Mental Health Day. The importance of mental health is made clearer day by day, but stigmas still remain. It’s okay to not be okay. Seek help if you need it. If you or someone you know may be considering su***de, contact the numbers below.

Military/Veterans Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255, press 1 or text 838255.
National Su***de Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK.
Crisis Text Line: Text "HELLO" to 741741.

#mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthday #mentalhealth #worldmentalhealthday

Today is World Mental Health Day. The importance of mental health is made clearer day by day, but stigmas still remain. It’s okay to not be okay. Seek help if you need it. If you or someone you know may be considering su***de, contact the numbers below.

Military/Veterans Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255, press 1 or text 838255.
National Su***de Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK.
Crisis Text Line: Text "HELLO" to 741741.

#mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthday #mentalhealth #worldmentalhealthday

On this day in 1918, Corporal Alvin C. York, takes leadership of an 82d Infantry Division patrol in the Argonne Forest, ...
10/08/2021

On this day in 1918, Corporal Alvin C. York, takes leadership of an 82d Infantry Division patrol in the Argonne Forest, France. He and his patrol capture nearly 150 German soldiers. For his action, York is promoted to Sergeant and awarded the Medal of Honor.

#onthisday #medalofhonor

On this day in 1918, Corporal Alvin C. York, takes leadership of an 82d Infantry Division patrol in the Argonne Forest, France. He and his patrol capture nearly 150 German soldiers. For his action, York is promoted to Sergeant and awarded the Medal of Honor.

#onthisday #medalofhonor

It’s never too early for holiday gift ideas, right? Plan ahead and order the Soldier in your life a commemorative brick ...
10/07/2021

It’s never too early for holiday gift ideas, right? Plan ahead and order the Soldier in your life a commemorative brick today. Each brick is made as a lasting tribute and takes about two months to make and deliver.

#holidayshopping #giftideas #pathofremembrance

It’s never too early for holiday gift ideas, right? Plan ahead and order the Soldier in your life a commemorative brick today. Each brick is made as a lasting tribute and takes about two months to make and deliver.

#holidayshopping #giftideas #pathofremembrance

Which of these celebrities was not awarded the Purple Heart? a)    Rod Serling, creator of the Twilight Zoneb)    Oliver...
10/05/2021

Which of these celebrities was not awarded the Purple Heart?

a) Rod Serling, creator of the Twilight Zone
b) Oliver Stone, movie director
c) Kurt Vonnegut, novelist and playwright
d) Morgan Freeman, actor

#triviatuesday #PurpleHeart

Which of these celebrities was not awarded the Purple Heart?

a) Rod Serling, creator of the Twilight Zone
b) Oliver Stone, movie director
c) Kurt Vonnegut, novelist and playwright
d) Morgan Freeman, actor

#triviatuesday #PurpleHeart

As a proud Solider for Life, retiree, and combat veteran, I’m proud to be a part of the construction of our Army’s museu...
10/03/2021

As a proud Solider for Life, retiree, and combat veteran, I’m proud to be a part of the construction of our Army’s museum. I hope my brick is something for my family to see in the years ahead.

-Tom Smedley

#donorstory #whyIdonate

As a proud Solider for Life, retiree, and combat veteran, I’m proud to be a part of the construction of our Army’s museum. I hope my brick is something for my family to see in the years ahead.

-Tom Smedley

#donorstory #whyIdonate

Get ready for fall with this digi camo fleece blanket. Perfect for picnics while watching the leaves turn, chilly footba...
10/01/2021

Get ready for fall with this digi camo fleece blanket. Perfect for picnics while watching the leaves turn, chilly football games, and for cozying up with a good book. Snag yours here ➡️ https://shop.armyhistory.org/digi-camo-u-s-army-blanket.html #fleeceblanket #fallweather #shopping

Get ready for fall with this digi camo fleece blanket. Perfect for picnics while watching the leaves turn, chilly football games, and for cozying up with a good book. Snag yours here ➡️ https://shop.armyhistory.org/digi-camo-u-s-army-blanket.html #fleeceblanket #fallweather #shopping

Specialist Vilmar Galarza Hernandez served in Operation Enduring Freedom with the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment,...
09/29/2021

Specialist Vilmar Galarza Hernandez served in Operation Enduring Freedom with the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division as an Infantryman in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Nato-ISAF Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge. Thank you for your service. #HispanicHeritage #HispanicHeritageMonth https://www.usarmyregistry.org/Registry/Plaque.aspx?honoreeID=491861

Specialist Vilmar Galarza Hernandez served in Operation Enduring Freedom with the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division as an Infantryman in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Nato-ISAF Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge. Thank you for your service. #HispanicHeritage #HispanicHeritageMonth https://www.usarmyregistry.org/Registry/Plaque.aspx?honoreeID=491861

Shari was born into a U.S. Coast Guard family in Galveston, Texas. After moving to various stations, she landed in New O...
09/27/2021

Shari was born into a U.S. Coast Guard family in Galveston, Texas. After moving to various stations, she landed in New Orleans, Louisiana where she graduated from O. Perry Walker High School and then Northeast Louisiana University with a B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations. She later moved to Washington, D.C. and got a position as a Department of the Army Public Affairs intern. She wrote for the command newspaper Pentagram and provided media support to the Military District of Washington, The Third U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard) and Arlington National Cemetery. She later served as a Public Affairs Officer for Fort Drum, in New York, and as the Deputy Public Affairs Officer for the Army Personnel Command in Washington, D.C. When her command moved to Fort Knox, she stayed in Washington D.C. and worked for the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Office. Shari retired from government in 2017 after 34 years of service. #volunteerappreciation #volunteerstories https://armyhistory.org/volunteer-stories-from-home/

Shari was born into a U.S. Coast Guard family in Galveston, Texas. After moving to various stations, she landed in New Orleans, Louisiana where she graduated from O. Perry Walker High School and then Northeast Louisiana University with a B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations. She later moved to Washington, D.C. and got a position as a Department of the Army Public Affairs intern. She wrote for the command newspaper Pentagram and provided media support to the Military District of Washington, The Third U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard) and Arlington National Cemetery. She later served as a Public Affairs Officer for Fort Drum, in New York, and as the Deputy Public Affairs Officer for the Army Personnel Command in Washington, D.C. When her command moved to Fort Knox, she stayed in Washington D.C. and worked for the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Office. Shari retired from government in 2017 after 34 years of service. #volunteerappreciation #volunteerstories https://armyhistory.org/volunteer-stories-from-home/

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Great event forthcoming with Links to Freedom (linkstofreedom.org) and the Military Women's Memorial (womensmemorial.org) at Arlington National Cemetery. Arguably the greatest LPGA golfer in the history of the sport, Nancy Lopez, will enjoy an evening at the Miltary Women's Memorial on Tuesday, 12 October 2021 at 5:30. Please register for this fabulous event at: eventbrite.com/e/evening-fundraiser-with-nancy-lopez-tickets-169378155623 Yes, this event is open to the public! Interested in sponsoring? There are plenty of options. #womenveterans #Arlingtonnationalcemetery #Veterans #golfers #golflife #Linkstofreedom #militaryveterans
Like America, my history is Army history. My father was Army, my grandfather was Army. I don't remember a time that wasn't Army. The PX, barbed wire fences, Clinics, AYA, thousands of medical shots, moving every 3 years or sooner, endless parades, Soldiers...watching your friends bury their loved ones...it's a different life. Thank you to the National Army Museum, the world can now get a glimpse of 'the one in the mud making sure nothing bad happens on this watch.'
You sent out an email today titled "Happy Memorial Day". You should know better. There is nothing "Happy" about Memorial Day. Today is a day of solemn remembrance, especially for friends and family who have lost a loved one while serving our country.
I recently became a founding sponsor. 🇺🇸
Is there a display or any reference to the four chaplains and the SS Dorchester at the Museum of the U.S. Army?
Sponsored a granite bench to show my gratitude & appreciation to & for The U S Army & The Army Historical Foundation. Thank you both for all you have done and continue to do. Army Strong !!!
Such an awesomely amazing place. I've already been several times, and going again.
What a beautiful museum...I'm very proud to be one of the founders....Go Army....