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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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#OnThisDay in 1943, the Army and the University of Pennsylvania signed a contract to develop the Electronic Numerical In...
05/17/2022

#OnThisDay in 1943, the Army and the University of Pennsylvania signed a contract to develop the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), an early all-electronic computing system to be used by the Army’s Ballistics Research Laboratory.
#ENIAC

As a Founding Sponsor of the Museum of the U.S. Army, Soldier for Life, I am proud to be a continuing contributor to the...
05/15/2022

As a Founding Sponsor of the Museum of the U.S. Army, Soldier for Life, I am proud to be a continuing contributor to the progress of this world class American museum. The beginnings were well conceived. The building construction was well executed. And now the important phase of sustainment and growth is well underway. Godspeed. I want my contributions to continue because of one word. Heritage. The museum vividly captures in real time, the manifold accomplishments of the individual American soldier. They represent all of us who have worn the cloth of the U.S. Army, over the last 245 years. Heritage lives in this museum.
- Retired Colonel Frank E. Hilsher
#DonorStory #WhyIDonate

Today’s Volunteer Story from Home comes from Grant West. He was born in Norfolk, VA on January 14, 1954, and was raised ...
05/12/2022

Today’s Volunteer Story from Home comes from Grant West. He was born in Norfolk, VA on January 14, 1954, and was raised in Virginia Beach. West attended college at Virginia Tech and received a B.S. degree in Forestry and Wildlife. Unable to get a job in his field, he ended up joining the Army in April 1979.

West received a commission from OCS in August 1980 and was assigned to the Signal Corps. His first assignment was with the 50th Airborne Signal Battalion, Fort Bragg, NC. Meanwhile, he participated in Bright Star and was deployed to Granada. Other assignments included 2/3rd Field Artillery, Kirch Gong, GE and HHC Company Commander of the 143rd Signal Battalion, Frankfurt, GE. During this time, he participated in many Reforger exercises. He was then reassigned to the Acquisition Corps after its conception. West received a M.S. degree in Acquisition Management from the Florida Institute of Technology. He went on to serve at the Signal Center, Fort Gordon, GA; Tong DeShawn, Korea fielding the Mobile Subscriber Equipment to 2nd ID and at CASCOM, Fort Lee, VA. West retired in 1999.
After retirement from the Army, he went to work for the MITRE Corporation supporting the Army G8 in the Pentagon. He eventually transferred to a different company supporting the Army CIO/G6 in the Pentagon. He was working in the Pentagon during 9/11, so he always knows exactly where he was when the question, “Where were you on 9/11?” is asked. West officially retired in 2017.
Since then, he has become a Master Gardener of Prince William County and is working on becoming a Virginia Master Naturalist in addition to volunteering as a docent with the NMUSA.

He and his wife, Jolene, have called Woodbridge, VA home for the last 17 years and he has two sons, three granddaughters and one grandson. Thank you, Grant!

#volunteerappreciation #volunteerstories

How many 5-Star Generals have there been in the U.S. Army? A) 26 B) 10 C) 4 D) 5
05/10/2022

How many 5-Star Generals have there been in the U.S. Army?
A) 26
B) 10
C) 4
D) 5

#OnThisDay in 1945, the United States and Great Britain celebrate Victory in Europe Day, in response to the unconditiona...
05/08/2022

#OnThisDay in 1945, the United States and Great Britain celebrate Victory in Europe Day, in response to the unconditional surrender of all German forces the previous day at Reims in northwestern France.
#VictoryInEuropeDay #VEDay

The love from a military spouse is truly unmatched. It’s unconditional, strong, and unwavering. It’s what keeps our sold...
05/06/2022

The love from a military spouse is truly unmatched. It’s unconditional, strong, and unwavering. It’s what keeps our soldiers’ heads held high in times of uncertainty and what motivates them to keep going every day. This National Military Spouse Appreciation Day, send a little extra love to all the people who have a partner in the military. ❤️

Today, we recognize and honor all the incredible men and women who have been awarded with the third-highest U.S. militar...
05/01/2022

Today, we recognize and honor all the incredible men and women who have been awarded with the third-highest U.S. military decoration, the Silver Star Medal. Thank you all for your noble sacrifices, and we wish you a very happy Silver Star Service Banner Day! ⭐️

To all the kids who have had to switch schools every few years, make new friends wherever they go, and turn the whole wo...
04/30/2022

To all the kids who have had to switch schools every few years, make new friends wherever they go, and turn the whole world into their backyard all in support of their Military parents, we would like to wish you all a very happy National Military Brats Day! 🎉

#NationalMilitaryBratsDay #MilitaryBrats

You can snap pictures of the museum on your phone 🤳…or would you rather take home a collection of professional photos th...
04/26/2022

You can snap pictures of the museum on your phone 🤳…or would you rather take home a collection of professional photos that are almost as great as seeing it in person? 🤩 Remember your trip in detail and click the link to grab your own copy of, “Making the National Museum of the U.S. Army,” today. ➡️ https://shop.armyhistory.org/making-the-national-museum-of-the-u-s-army.html

Today is @usarmyreserve’s 114th birthday! We would like to give a special thanks to all the men and women who are ready ...
04/23/2022

Today is @usarmyreserve’s 114th birthday! We would like to give a special thanks to all the men and women who are ready to serve and protect our nation when duty calls, and for all their contributions made over the years. 🎂

#USArmyReserve

Our Volunteer from Home Story today features Cliff Wheeler, a volunteer Gallery Docent at the National Museum of the Uni...
04/21/2022

Our Volunteer from Home Story today features Cliff Wheeler, a volunteer Gallery Docent at the National Museum of the United States Army. He’s a native of Woodville, MS and retired from the Army in November 2014 after 28 years in active and reserve service. He began his military service in 1986 as a 19D Cavalry Scout in the Mississippi Army National Guard and was commissioned as an Armor officer and Distinguished Military Graduate from the Ole Miss Army ROTC program in 1988.

Cliff served in both staff and leadership positions in Armor and Cavalry units in Germany, Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Stewart, Georgia. He commanded at the platoon, company, and battalion levels, culminating with command of the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 3rd Infantry Division. He served two combat tours in Iraq, as Brigade Executive Officer for 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division in Baghdad 2003-2004 and as Squadron Commander of 5-7 Cavalry in Ramadi, Fallujah, and Arab Jabour 2007-2008.

From 2015 to 2018, Cliff was an organizational and leadership consultant and later an Assistant Vice President and Program Manager at Command Security Corporation in Herndon, Virginia. Returning to Government service in 2019, he is currently the Program Manager for the Keystone and Pinnacle programs at the National Defense University.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Mississippi, and two Master of Science degrees in Adult and Continuing Education from Kansas State University, and in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University.

A life-long student of history, Cliff is also a passionate volunteer for the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (T.A.P.S.). Thank you, Cliff!

https://youtu.be/KFLOl0wmz2o

#volunteerstories

#OnThisDay in 1775, the American War for Independence began with the Battles of Lexington and Concord. #BattleofLexingto...
04/19/2022

#OnThisDay in 1775, the American War for Independence began with the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

#BattleofLexingtonAndConcord #RevolutionaryWar

#OnThisDay in 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the Army-Navy Nurses Act. This act made the Army Nurse Corps an off...
04/16/2022

#OnThisDay in 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the Army-Navy Nurses Act. This act made the Army Nurse Corps an official part of the Regular U.S. Army.

Happy Purple Up! Day to all the Military kids who show everyone around them the true meaning of strength and sacrifice. ...
04/15/2022

Happy Purple Up! Day to all the Military kids who show everyone around them the true meaning of strength and sacrifice. It’s not always easy having a parent in the Military, so show your support for all the kids who do and wear purple in their honor today. 💜

#purpleup #militarykids

Today we’re wishing the Air Force Reserve a very happy 74th birthday! 🎂 President Harry Truman envisioned a program simi...
04/14/2022

Today we’re wishing the Air Force Reserve a very happy 74th birthday! 🎂 President Harry Truman envisioned a program similar to one that was created during WWI, where Reservists stood ready to serve during wartime. And so, on this day in 1948, the U.S. Air Force Reserve was born. #AirForceReserve

Have you ever left your coffee or tea sitting for a bit too long and it got cold? ☹️ Well, those days are over! With thi...
04/07/2022

Have you ever left your coffee or tea sitting for a bit too long and it got cold? ☹️ Well, those days are over! With this thermal mug, you can rep your favorite museum and keep your drink warm all morning long. ☕️ Check out this link to get yours ➡️ https://shop.armyhistory.org/thermal-nmusa-cup.html

Which U.S. president made green berets the official headgear of the Special Forces uniform? A.)  Dwight D. EisenhowerB.)...
04/05/2022

Which U.S. president made green berets the official headgear of the Special Forces uniform?

A.) Dwight D. Eisenhower
B.) William Howard Taft
C.) John F. Kennedy
D.) Theodore Roosevelt

#OnThisDay in 1945, the U.S. 4th Armored Division liberated a concentration camp at Ohrdruf. It was the first German pri...
04/04/2022

#OnThisDay in 1945, the U.S. 4th Armored Division liberated a concentration camp at Ohrdruf. It was the first German prison camp reached by the Allies in the west.

Rounding out our Women’s History Month celebration, we honor Lieutenant Colonel Heather Brownell.LTC Heather Brownell wa...
03/30/2022

Rounding out our Women’s History Month celebration, we honor Lieutenant Colonel Heather Brownell.

LTC Heather Brownell was commissioned as a Transportation Corps Officer in 1982. She served with the 3rd Infantry Division in Germany from 1982 to 1986 as a transportation officer. Upon leaving active duty she joined the 98th Division Institutional Training of the USAR. She served in positions ranging from company commander of the 1018th Supply and Service Company, to training team OIC, to Command and General Staff College instructor, to acting training battalion commander. She also served as S2/S3 of the 413th Supply and Service Battalion and the Executive Officer of the 2nd Battalion, 389th Regiment, a drill sergeant unit. Brownell served for three years as an exchange instructor with the Canadian Militia in Montreal, Quebec and Kingston, Ontario. Brownell deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006-2007 with the 108th Division (IT) assigned to Multi-National Security Transition Command - Iraq. She holds the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Iraq Campaign Medal. She retired in 2010. Thank you for your service and happy Women’s History Month!

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Episode 84 of NO HOME FOR HEROES, hosted by retired Police Chief Rick Stone, is now live! Perhaps a case only Jack Webb from the old TV series "DRAGNET" could solve. An airplane designed to transport nuclear weapons crashes in Alaska in 1952, with 52 souls on board according to the official flight manifest. The crash site is lost for 60 sixty years and when finally found, the airplane has moved 14 miles and an ID card is found for someone who is NOT supposed to be on the airplane! This is just one of several strange twists to this latest of "History's Military Mysteries" on NO HOME FOR HEROES at
The National Museum for the United States Army has a new attraction: two shiny Adrian Awards. Winning the award for our client, Army Historical Foundation, is an honor. But the real reward is visiting the Museum. Read the case study for the full story. https://white64.com/work/stories-of-us/ #HSMAI #AdrianAwards
Following the 1900 annexation of Hawaiʻi, the American military wasted no time constructing facilities on Oʻahu. The increased military presence during the 20th century brought more Black servicepeople, and therefore more Black visibility, to Hawaiʻi. Following the abolition of slavery, Congress created four military regiments comprised of Black troops, colloquially known as “Buffalo Soldiers”. During World War I, the 25th Infantry Regiment was assigned to Schofield Barracks and completed assignments throughout Hawaiʻi. This unit never saw combat but completed many projects in what is now Volcanoes National Park including assisting with the investigations of a lava lake at Halemaʻumaʻu and building the predecessor of the Mauna Loa Trail. At the outbreak of World War II, the War Department scheduled a labor battalion of 600 black servicepeople to unload ships. Prior to their arrival, a group including the City and County government of Honolulu, the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce, the Central Council of Hawaiian Organizations, and several unions moved to discourage the assignment of these soldiers to Hawaiʻi. Ultimately, approximately 30,000 black men and some women came to help the war effort as both soldiers and defense workers. During this time period, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps generally maintained segregated living quarters. One of these segregated stations was the Manana Barracks, located in Wahiawā Gulch in Pearl City, now on the National Register for Historic Places. It wasn’t until July 26, 1948, that President Harry Truman would sign an executive order ending racial segregation in the US Armed Forces, however, it took the Army 6 years to apply this throughout the ranks and in 1956, the last segregated units were integrated or disbanded. Other notable Black units stationed in Hawaiʻi are the 369th Antiaircraft Artillery Regiment, known as the Harlem Rattlers, and the 29th Chemical Decontamination Company. The 29th Regiment sadly lost over 300 soldiers during an explosion that occurred while loading ammunition and fuel onto ships at the West Loch peninsula of Pearl Harbor, known as the West Loch Disaster. Those lost during the West Loch Disaster are honored yearly on May 21st at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. For more information about Black Excellence in Hawaiʻi, #BlackHistoryInHawaii and #BlackHistoryMonth visit: The Pōpolo Project, Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum, BlackPast.org & Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture Photo courtesy of the US National Archives/Army Historical Foundation. Members of the 369th “Harlem Hellfighters” stationed in Hawaiʻi during WW2. Sources: the Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum; the Historic Hawaii Foundation: HHF; the Nisei Veterans Legacy; the National Park Service US
My Uncle, Staff Sergeant William Barber, served in WWII in the European Theater and received the Silver Star for actions in Combat against German Forces. Sadly he died in 1966 in a Hotel Fire in Georgia while He was working in that area for a Pipeline Construction Company. May GOD Rest His Soul.
Please consider making t-shirts, patches, etc. with this beautiful logo. I would buy so much stuff from your store then!! P.S. the shop needs more descriptions, info, and photos of stuff you're selling!
Sorry, when I sent in my Charter Member check I also sent one for my wife who served longer than I did. the check was cashed, and she was ignored. An E-5 who served with the ASA deserved more than that, and both letters sent to you were equally ignored. Tom Fenner
Dive into the illustrious history of the U.S. Army, and see the role the Army National Guard has played throughout our Nation's history. Join us for our experience at the National Museum of the U.S. Army. Army Historical Foundation Military History Center National Museum of the United States Army Delaware Army National Guard Recruiting Delaware National Guard Pennsylvania National Guard Ft. Belvoir
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Episode 78 of NO HOME FOR HEROES - History's Military Mysteries: Missing In Action is NOW available at your favorite podcast site and featured on TuneIn Radio. The episode titled "Searching For a Missing Okie" is hosted by retired Police Chief Rick Stone and now posted at: https://content.blubrry.com/nohomeforheroes/Episode_78.mp3 This episode of NO HOME FOR HEROES and many more episodes are available FOR FREE on Apple podcasts or any other popular platform where you like to listen to podcasts or on the web site at ChiefRickStone.com For a full list of all 78 episodes of NO HOME FOR HEROES: https://blubrry.com/nohomeforheroes/ We again thank you for your support of our mission to provide information to the families of missing American service men and missing American service women. Enjoy this story of the search for a missing Marine from the big city of Tipton, Oklahoma (population 847) and PLEASE use the "Share" button to spread the word about NO HOME FOR HEROES to your family and friends!
On this day 47 years ago , the Sikorsky S-70, also known in the Army as the UH-60 Black Hawk, conducted its first flight. This workhorse of a helicopter can do it all! Utilized by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and POTUS, this aircraft has the capability to conduct sling loads, air assaults, MEDEVACs, aerial firefighting, close air support, search and rescue, VIP transports and special operation missions. We want to thank all the UH-60 pilots, crew chiefs and avionics specialists of the past and present for their hard work, dedication and sacrifice for flying and making sure this aircraft stays operational. Our brigade has flown this utility helicopter for almost 3 decades, so here are some photos from the past of 10th CAB's UH-60 aircrews putting in work. Fly To Glory! #Readiness #FlyArmy #ArmyAviation #UH60 #Sikorsky #BlackHawk #AboveTheBest #PeopleFirst #15T #15N United States Air Force America's Navy U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Navy U.S. Army U.S. Army Aviation U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Army Historical Foundation National Museum of the United States Army Lockheed Martin U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) USAACE and Fort Rucker XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg GoArmy
Episode 77 of NO HOME FOR HEROES - History's Military Mysteries: Missing In Action is NOW available at your favorite podcast site and featured on TuneIn Radio. The episode titled "Finding Private Ryan" is hosted by retired Police Chief Rick Stone and now posted at: https://content.blubrry.com/nohomeforheroes/Episode_77.mp3 This episode of NO HOME FOR HEROES and many more episodes are available FOR FREE on Apple podcasts or any other popular platform where you like to listen to podcasts or on the web site at ChiefRickStone.com For a full list of all 77 episodes of NO HOME FOR HEROES: https://blubrry.com/nohomeforheroes/ We again thank you for your support of our mission to provide information to the families of missing American service men and missing American service women. Enjoy this story of the search for a "REAL" Private Ryan (not a movie character) and PLEASE use the "Share" button to spread the word about NO HOME FOR HEROES to your family and friends!
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