U.S. Army Women's Museum

U.S. Army Women's Museum This is the official page of the U.S. Army Women's Museum. The U.S. Army Women's Museum serves as an educational institution, providing military history training and instruction to soldiers, veterans and the civilian community.

HOURS:

Gallery Hours:
Tues-Fri 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Training, administration and operations support:
Mon-Fri 0800h to 1630h

Closed Mondays and Federal Holidays. The museum is the custodian and repository of artifacts and archival material pertaining to the service of women across all branches and organizations of the U.S. Army from inception to the present day. The museum collects, preserves, man

HOURS:

Gallery Hours:
Tues-Fri 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Training, administration and operations support:
Mon-Fri 0800h to 1630h

Closed Mondays and Federal Holidays. The museum is the custodian and repository of artifacts and archival material pertaining to the service of women across all branches and organizations of the U.S. Army from inception to the present day. The museum collects, preserves, man

Operating as usual

Come join the U.S. Army Women's Museum and the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration tomorrow, Wednesday, Dece...
11/30/2021

Come join the U.S. Army Women's Museum and the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration tomorrow, Wednesday, December 1st, for a free virtual presentation! Our Digital Educator, Micaela Procopio, will be presenting "Where in the World Were They? American Women in World War II." This program is designed for 2nd to 6th grade students but all ages are welcome! Please register in advance for this free program and join us to learn about American women in WWII.

https://www.cilc.org/Interactive-Content/Community-of-Learning.aspx

Come join the U.S. Army Women's Museum and the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration tomorrow, Wednesday, December 1st, for a free virtual presentation! Our Digital Educator, Micaela Procopio, will be presenting "Where in the World Were They? American Women in World War II." This program is designed for 2nd to 6th grade students but all ages are welcome! Please register in advance for this free program and join us to learn about American women in WWII.

https://www.cilc.org/Interactive-Content/Community-of-Learning.aspx

11/24/2021

Always grateful for the support of our Friends of the Army Women's Museum Association! Happy Thanksgiving!

The museum will be closed to the public on the following days this holiday season:  November 25th & 26th and December 20...
11/19/2021

The museum will be closed to the public on the following days this holiday season: November 25th & 26th and December 20th through January 2nd. Events or training may still be supported depending upon staff availability. Please contact the museum for questions about scheduling. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

The museum will be closed to the public on the following days this holiday season: November 25th & 26th and December 20th through January 2nd. Events or training may still be supported depending upon staff availability. Please contact the museum for questions about scheduling. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Last week we were honored to host LTG Maria Gervais during her visit to Ft. Lee. She met with Afghan women and children ...
11/16/2021
Lt. Gen. Maria R. Gervais, visits the Army Women’s Museum with Afghan guests

Last week we were honored to host LTG Maria Gervais during her visit to Ft. Lee. She met with Afghan women and children here as well as Female Engagement Teams from Task Force Eagle, who have been supporting these families for the past few months.

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Lt. Gen. Maria R. Gervais, visits the Army Women’s Museum with Afghan guests, Nov. 9, 2021, Fort Lee, Virginia. Lt. Gen. Gervais spoke to the guests about opportunities for women in the United States. The Dep...

Timeline Photos
11/16/2021

Timeline Photos

Native women had unprecedented prospects during World War II. For the first time, women of color gained entry to jobs previously denied to them because of race and gender. Many Native women joined the military for the same reasons that Native men did: to show patriotism, protect tribal communities, and win the war. Approximately 800 were accepted into the WACs (Women’s Army Corps) and WAVEs (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, a naval reserve), some serving for the duration of the war and beyond. Some joined to escape poverty. “One thing about the service,” observed Marge Pascale (Ojibwe), a member of the WACs, “you get two pair of shoes and you get a bed and you get to eat.”

On the U.S. Homefront around one in four Native American women found work on assembly lines and factories far from reservations. Women were trained by defense companies for welding and machine-shop jobs, and thousands worked in aircraft and other defense plants.

Grace Thorpe (pictured), the daughter of Olympian Jim Thorpe (Sac and Fox), served in the WACs as a recruiter before being sent overseas to New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan in 1944. In recognition of her service during the Battle of New Guinea, Corporal Thorpe was awarded the Bronze Star. Thorpe remained in Japan after the war ended and became the chief of the Recruitment Section, Department of Army Civilians, at General MacArthur's headquarters. After her military career, she returned to Oklahoma and served as a tribal district court judge, health commissioner, and activist.

Sources:
Gouveia, Grace Mary. “‘We Also Serve’: American Indian Women’s Role in World War II.” Michigan Historical Review 20, no. 2 (1994): 153–82. https://doi.org/10.2307/20173463.

“Native-Women-and-World-War-2.” Https://Americanindian.Si.Edu/, © 2020 Smithsonian Institution, 2021, americanindian.si.edu/why-we-serve/topics/native-women-and-world-war-2.

What a coincidence!  Last week, in response to a research request, we sent this photo of a WAC in the mint green uniform...
11/02/2021

What a coincidence! Last week, in response to a research request, we sent this photo of a WAC in the mint green uniform to our colleagues at West Point. Today, that WAC walked into the Army Women’s Museum! MAJ(R) Paula Jacques Gienapp stopped in as she was travelling from Florida to the new National Museum of the US Army at Fort Belvoir. We recognized her immediately from our research and took her down memory lane … right back to that mint green uniform!
West Point Museum; National Museum of the United States Army

What a coincidence! Last week, in response to a research request, we sent this photo of a WAC in the mint green uniform to our colleagues at West Point. Today, that WAC walked into the Army Women’s Museum! MAJ(R) Paula Jacques Gienapp stopped in as she was travelling from Florida to the new National Museum of the US Army at Fort Belvoir. We recognized her immediately from our research and took her down memory lane … right back to that mint green uniform!
West Point Museum; National Museum of the United States Army

10/20/2021

Captain Kristen Griest is one of the first two women to complete and graduate from the elite United States Army Ranger School – one of the most physically and mentally rigorous training courses for which a soldier can volunteer. Captain Griest is also one of the U.S. Army’s first female infantry officers.

Today, CPT Griest visited the West Point Museum as part of her active participation in an Army Leader Development Course. CPT Griest is a USMA Class of 2011 graduate of West Point - The U.S. Military Academy. Here she poses with her portrait in the "West Point Gallery" on the first floor of the Museum.

U.S. Army Center of Military History, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, HISTORY, West Point Department of History, West Point Parents, United States Military Academy Preparatory School, GoArmy, U.S. Army Women's Museum Corbin Forum

We recently had the honor of a visit from Hilda Griggs, one of the few surviving members of the famed 6888th Central Pos...
10/19/2021

We recently had the honor of a visit from Hilda Griggs, one of the few surviving members of the famed 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. She joined the WACs in 1943 after her five brothers enlisted and served overseas in England and France. Please see the comments below for two articles written about her recently.

We recently had the honor of a visit from Hilda Griggs, one of the few surviving members of the famed 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. She joined the WACs in 1943 after her five brothers enlisted and served overseas in England and France. Please see the comments below for two articles written about her recently.

This week we had the privilege of hosting some Afghan families who are at Ft. Lee as part of Operation Allies Welcome. T...
10/07/2021

This week we had the privilege of hosting some Afghan families who are at Ft. Lee as part of Operation Allies Welcome. The visitors were excited to interact with the exhibits and museum staff, and providing great feedback about their afternoon. These families also visited our colleagues at the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum.

U.S. Army photo (DVIDS 6874500)

This week we had the privilege of hosting some Afghan families who are at Ft. Lee as part of Operation Allies Welcome. The visitors were excited to interact with the exhibits and museum staff, and providing great feedback about their afternoon. These families also visited our colleagues at the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum.

U.S. Army photo (DVIDS 6874500)

Always a good day when Soldiers come through the museum!
09/22/2021

Always a good day when Soldiers come through the museum!

09/15/2021

We are happy to announce the release of our new Gender Integration Initiative hosted on the U.S. Army Center of Military History website. This project focuses on the many changes for women in the Army after 9/11. At the link below you can view an overview video, an interactive timeline, an artifact gallery, and many other resources.
https://history.army.mil/genderintegration/

Today we join the nation to reflect on the 20th anniversary of September 11th, which changed so much for our country as ...
09/11/2021

Today we join the nation to reflect on the 20th anniversary of September 11th, which changed so much for our country as well as for the Army. We are honored to be custodians of a piece of the Pentagon from that day, so that Soldiers and the public can be reminded of the importance of 9/11. #neverforget

Photos from West Point Museum's post
09/11/2021

Photos from West Point Museum's post

Thank you to the Fort Lee Area Spouses' Club (FLASC) for hosting Super Sign Up Event today.  The AWM Curator, Tracy, and...
09/09/2021

Thank you to the Fort Lee Area Spouses' Club (FLASC) for hosting Super Sign Up Event today. The AWM Curator, Tracy, and FAWMA Board Member, Delinda, had a great time connecting with community members and recruiting new museum volunteers! We will see you at the Run for the Fallen on Saturday, September 11.
Fort Lee Area Spouses' Club Friends of the Army Women's Museum Association Fort Lee FMWR

Thank you to the Fort Lee Area Spouses' Club (FLASC) for hosting Super Sign Up Event today. The AWM Curator, Tracy, and FAWMA Board Member, Delinda, had a great time connecting with community members and recruiting new museum volunteers! We will see you at the Run for the Fallen on Saturday, September 11.
Fort Lee Area Spouses' Club Friends of the Army Women's Museum Association Fort Lee FMWR

Photos from U.S. Army Center of Military History's post
09/02/2021

Photos from U.S. Army Center of Military History's post

This afternoon we were honored to be the site of the reenlistment of SSG(P) Tanesha Evans from Romeo Company, 262nd Quar...
08/30/2021

This afternoon we were honored to be the site of the reenlistment of SSG(P) Tanesha Evans from Romeo Company, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd Quartermaster Brigade. She was re-enlisted by CPT Lashonda Canty. Congrats! Romeo Company, 262nd QM BN, 23rd QM BDE Quartermaster School U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum

This afternoon we were honored to be the site of the reenlistment of SSG(P) Tanesha Evans from Romeo Company, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd Quartermaster Brigade. She was re-enlisted by CPT Lashonda Canty. Congrats! Romeo Company, 262nd QM BN, 23rd QM BDE Quartermaster School U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum

Join us on Aug. 26th at 1:30 to celebrate Women's Equality Day.  Ret. Maj. Gen. Mari Eder will share stories from her ne...
08/13/2021

Join us on Aug. 26th at 1:30 to celebrate Women's Equality Day. Ret. Maj. Gen. Mari Eder will share stories from her new book, "The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line." If you can't join in person, this event, hosted by the FT Lee & Southern Virginia Chapter of AUSA and the U.S. Army Women's Foundation, will be live streamed at: https://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2F_%23%2Fl%2Fmeetup-join%2F19%3Ameeting_NzQzYTM0YWMtMjhkYy00OTAwLWE1YjgtYTc1NmY4NWUwMzAy%40thread.v2%2F0%3Fcontext%3D%257b%2522Tid%2522%253a%2522c3a53023-d1ef-49e5-be40-bae320ae23f6%2522%252c%2522Oid%2522%253a%25220047797c-54bd-4a18-a626-f032d8042e70%2522%257d%26anon%3Dtrue&type=meetup-join&deeplinkId=45781c2a-edb9-4e0c-9f61-c56e96f2bf29&directDl=true&msLaunch=true&enableMobilePage=true&suppressPrompt=true

August 26th is Women's Equality Day. This year, join us virtually for our Women's Equality Day Observance featuring Ret. Major Gen. Mari K. Eder.
Ret. Major Gen. Eder is also one of our 2021 Hall of Famers and will share the stories of women servicemembers who willingly "stepped out of line" to secure the Allied Victory of WWII from her book 'The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line.'
Join us here on 26 Aug: [email protected]v2" rel="nofollow,noopener" target="_blank">https://teams.microsoft.com/_#/pre-join-calling/19:[email protected]v2

Yesterday was our summer intern Samantha’s last day working at the AWM. Samantha worked with us since June 1 on a variet...
07/29/2021

Yesterday was our summer intern Samantha’s last day working at the AWM. Samantha worked with us since June 1 on a variety of projects to include social media planning, researching archives and collections, and working on video production.

Originally from Cass Lake, Minnesota, Samantha received her Bachelor’s degree in Humanities with an emphasis in History as well as minor in Dramatic Productions. Coming from a military family, she has always loved history, storytelling, and learning new things.

“I loved sorting through the archives and telling the various stories of women throughout history,” said Samantha.

We wish Samantha the best of luck in her future endeavors!

Yesterday was our summer intern Samantha’s last day working at the AWM. Samantha worked with us since June 1 on a variety of projects to include social media planning, researching archives and collections, and working on video production.

Originally from Cass Lake, Minnesota, Samantha received her Bachelor’s degree in Humanities with an emphasis in History as well as minor in Dramatic Productions. Coming from a military family, she has always loved history, storytelling, and learning new things.

“I loved sorting through the archives and telling the various stories of women throughout history,” said Samantha.

We wish Samantha the best of luck in her future endeavors!

06/25/2021
Promotion of Colonel Michelle K. Donahue

You can watch the video recording of BG Donahue's promotion ceremony in its entirety here. We were so honored to host this event, partnering with U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum

Today, we were honored to host the promotion of Brigadier General Michelle K. Donahue, 56th Quartermaster Corps Commanda...
06/24/2021

Today, we were honored to host the promotion of Brigadier General Michelle K. Donahue, 56th Quartermaster Corps Commandant. BG Donahue was promoted by General (Ret.) Martin Dempsey, and the ceremony commemorated her extensive service supporting victory at home and abroad.

Help us congratulate the U.S. Army’s newest Brigadier General!
People first. Winning matters. Supporting victory. Support starts here. Army strong.

Yet another story shared from our friends at West Point!
06/15/2021

Yet another story shared from our friends at West Point!

Photos from West Point Center for Oral History's post
06/11/2021

Photos from West Point Center for Oral History's post

Photos from U.S. Army's post
05/29/2021

Photos from U.S. Army's post

Another addition has arrived for the Transportation Pavilion here at Ft. Lee. The pavilion is still being filled out wit...
05/24/2021

Another addition has arrived for the Transportation Pavilion here at Ft. Lee. The pavilion is still being filled out with vehicles, and will help train soldiers along with the Ft. Lee Museums.

As some may know we have recently had a pavilion constructed up at Ft. Lee, VA, so that Transportation students there can get some history training. We are still in the process of stocking it with vehicles. Our newest acquisition, the M76 Otter, arrived today from Rock Island Arsenal, IL.

The M76 Otter was designed in the late 1940s to be a replacement for the World War II-era M29 Weasel. It was tested on sandy beaches in Maryland, snow in Canada, desert in Arizona, and the mud of Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD. It proved that it could handle many types of climactic conditions. Though it was originally designed for the Army, they quickly lost interest in the project. It was picked up by the United States Marine Corps who used them in limited numbers in Vietnam. Total production of the vehicle only numbered 500.

The Fort Lee Museums see many Soldiers throughout a typical week, usually with their training cadre. For one of these gr...
05/21/2021

The Fort Lee Museums see many Soldiers throughout a typical week, usually with their training cadre. For one of these groups, the Logistics Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC), the museums partner with command historians to showcase the Army's history.

Army Logistics University
U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum
U.S. Army Center of Military History

The Fort Lee Museums see many Soldiers throughout a typical week, usually with their training cadre. For one of these groups, the Logistics Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC), the museums partner with command historians to showcase the Army's history.

Army Logistics University
U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum
U.S. Army Center of Military History

The Library of Congress' Veterans History Project recently conducted a panel exploring the dual roles of mother and sold...
05/18/2021
Motherhood and the Military

The Library of Congress' Veterans History Project recently conducted a panel exploring the dual roles of mother and soldier. Worth the watch!

The Motherhood in the Military panel discussion, sponsored by the Veterans History Project, explores the dual roles of mother and soldier through the personal experiences of four service connected women. This event encourages women veterans to contribute their oral histories to the national collecti...

Photos from U.S. Army Center of Military History's post
05/16/2021

Photos from U.S. Army Center of Military History's post

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The U.S. Army Women's Museum serves as an educational institution, providing military history training and instruction to soldiers, veterans and the civilian community. The museum is the custodian and repository of artifacts and archival material pertaining to the service of women across all branches and organizations of the U.S. Army from inception to the present day. The museum collects, preserves, manages, interprets and exhibits these unique artifacts as a means to provide training and educational outreach. Email: [email protected] for any questions.

DUE TO COVID 19 THE MUSEUM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 am to 5 pm. Training, administration and operations support: M-F 0800h to 1700h; Sat 1000h to 1700h Closed Federal Holidays Except Veterans Day.


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After being inspired by the #tomb100 centennial events I’ve finally finished my artwork. “United We Stand” pays tribute to the eras of conflict interned at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Inspired by Normal Rockwell paintings and art-deco industrial murals this piece is about Americans regardless of gender, s*x, race, religion, or creed, uniting to the call of service. Highlighting and honoring generations of service members those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the American dream. Each is faceless because we may not know them all, but we know what they did. They are lifting future generations of ideas, patriotism, and progress as US Army Sergeant Danyell E. Wilson walks the mat as the first African American women tomb sentinel. I am looking to give the piece home. Seeking recommendations to display this for public viewing. #art #militarywomen #veteran #museum #inspiration #artwork #honoringveterans #design #history #artist #appreciation #military #womenwhoinspire . . . U.S. Army | Arlington National Cemetery | Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier | U.S. Army Women's Museum | Military Women's Memorial | Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture | National Veterans Memorial and Museum | National Museum of the United States Army | 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) | National Women's History Museum | The American Legion |
Deputy Commanding General of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command LTG Maria Gervais, visited the U.S. Army Women's Museum with Afghan guests, Nov. 9, 2021, U.S. Army Fort Lee, Virginia. Gervais spoke to the guests about opportunities for women in the United States. 🇺🇸 The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. 📸: Spc. Ruby Torres, 14 Public Affairs Detachment.
A brief history of Margaret Corbin from our friends at Hudson River Valley Institute. Did you know the official Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) monument to Corbin is located in the West Point Cemetery! Visit today! West Point Museum, West Point Department of History, Corbin Forum, DUSA West Point, U.S. Army Center of Military History, U.S. Army Women's Museum, West Point - The U.S. Military Academy, Harbor Defense Museum
This is such a great story! U.S. Army Women's Museum | #USArmy
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Is there a list of women that have served?
#TWISH: This Week in Sustainment History, we commemorate an important date in American and Pacific history, as both U.S. Army and Allied units began the liberation of the Philippines from Imperial Japanese dominion. On 20 October 1944, elements of the 1st Cavalry Division, 7th Infantry Division, 24th Infantry Division, and 96th Infantry Division stormed ashore on the island of Leyte. The amphibious assault was the culmination of a multi-year campaign under the leadership of U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur, who had commanded U.S. and Filipino forces in 1941-42 during the initial Japanese invasion. Ordered by President Roosevelt to escape rather than be captured, he vowed that he would return to liberate the Philippine Archipelago. MacArthur is a controversial but critical figure in 20th Century history, and can be faulted in multiple areas regarding his decisions and ego. In this case, though the mission to end almost three years of Japanese occupation was a personal and professional triumph. It would take until late December before American and Allied forces would defeat the hard-fighting and in some cases fanatical Imperial Japanese units, even then with guerilla attacks continuing for months afterward. But their success set the conditions for the further liberation of the islands, and exposed to the world the brutality of the Imperial Japanese occupation. For military planners and sustainment professionals, a deeper study of the Pacific War, its challenges in both foe and environments, and especially the sustainment systems developed to support wide-spread military and civil operations, is very worthwhile and applicable to Large Scale Combat Operations and current missions in the Indo-PACOM region. For more information on this important campaign and World War 2 in the Pacific, see: (CMH Brochure) – The Battle of Leyte - https://history.army.mil/brochures/leyte/leyte.htm (U.S. Navy website) - https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/museums/nmusn/explore/photography/wwii/wwii-pacific/leyte/leyte-invasion.html (Book extract) – The Big “L” – Logistics in WW2 – Chapter 6: Joint Logistics in the Pacific Theater - https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/BigL/BigL-6.html (Website / Documentaries) – Army University Press - https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Educational-Services/Documentaries/ #SupportStartsHere #SCoE #sustainmenthistory Army Logistics University United States Army Ordnance Corps U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum U.S. Army Transportation Museum US Army Transportation School (Official) U.S. Army Women's Museum
In 2019, Col. Clydea Prichard-Brown – one of few female senior staff officers at the Sustainment Center of Excellence – was hit with multiple requests to mentor junior female Soldiers, and she eagerly obliged. “It was ‘Yes,’ ‘Yes’ and ‘Yes’ every time,” said the vivacious Indiana native, who was heading up CASCOM’s Logistics and Materiel Readiness Directorate back then. The realization gave birth to the idea that eventually became the Female Mentoring and Morale Program. Read more about Col. Prichard-Brown and the Female Mentoring and Morale Program. here: https://www.army.mil/article/251077 #PeopleFirst #SupportStartsHere #SCOE 59th Ordnance Brigade United States Army Ordnance Corps U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command U.S. Army Women's Museum U.S. Army Combined Arms Center
#TWISH: This Week in #Sustainment History, we once again get Medieval, with one of the most consequential events in the history of English speaking peoples, with a great battle fought between rival claimants for the throne of England. The Battle of Hastings occurred on 14 October 1066 Common Era (CE) between the Norman-French army of William, the Duke of Normandy, and an English army under the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson. Combat took place approximately 7 mi (11 km) northwest of Hastings, close to the present-day town of Battle, East Suss*x, and was a decisive Norman victory. It was also the last successful large scale invasion of English shores, with latter would-be conquerors from the Spanish Armada to Napoleon to N**i Germany all failing in their ambitions. The proximate cause of the conflict was the death of the childless English King Edward the Confessor in January 1066, which set up a succession struggle between several claimants to his throne. While Harold and his forces were recovering from earlier battles against other contenders to the throne, William landed his invasion forces in the south of England at Pevensey on 28 September 1066 and established a beachhead for his conquest of the kingdom. Harold was forced to march south swiftly, gathering forces as he went. The battle lasted from about 9 am to dusk. Early efforts of the invaders to break the English battle lines had little effect; therefore, the Normans adopted the tactic of pretending to flee in panic and then turning on their pursuers. Harold's death, probably near the end of the battle, led to the retreat and defeat of most of his army. After further marching and some skirmishes, William (the Conqueror) was crowned as King of England on Christmas Day 1066. Within a generation, the Normans had fundamentally transformed the country they had conquered – from how it was organized and governed to its language, laws and customs, and perhaps most visibly today, its architecture. Soon after the Conquest a wave of castle building began across England, in order to secure the Normans’ hold on power. For military planners, and logistics professionals, there is much to be gained by pursuing a deeper understanding of both significant medieval battles and their historical (and cultural) impact. For sustainers, understanding how the Normans planned and executed a major amphibious operation against hostile shores, as well as English struggles with logistics in the years prior to 1066, can contain valuable lessons in the age of Large Scale Combat Operations. For more information on this battle, medieval logistics, and other topics, see: (Website) - https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/1066-battle-of-hastings-abbey-and-battlefield/history-and-stories/what-happened-battle-hastings/ (Article) - English Logistics and military administration, 871-1066: The Impact of the Viking Wars - https://deremilitari.org/2013/07/english-logistics-and-military-administration-871-1066-the-impact-of-the-viking-wars/ (Article) - On the Origins of William the Conqueror's Horse Transports - https://www.jstor.org/stable/3104851 #SupportStartsHere #SCoE #sustainmenthistory Army Logistics University United States Army Ordnance Corps U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum U.S. Army Transportation Museum US Army Transportation School (Official) U.S. Army Women's Museum
Afghan personnel visit the U.S. Army Women's Museum as part of Operation Allies Welcome on Fort Lee Virginia Oct. 5, 2021. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities in permanent or temporary structures as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside of Afghanistan. Read more here: https://www.army.mil/article/251001 #OAW #OperationAlliesWelcome #SupportStartsHere U.S. Northern Command U. S. Army North (Fifth Army) U.S. Army Materiel Command U.S. Army Combined Arms Center U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Army Logistics University US Army Transportation School (Official) Quartermaster School United States Army Ordnance Corps