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We are building the first ever National Army Museum.
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National Army Museum Jun 22
"In these United States, every single one of us is born free and equal. And you're going to rise to the level of your merit based on your knowledge and skills and your talent...." -Chief of Staff of the Army General Mark A. Milley
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National Army Museum Jun 22
1944, Pres. Roosevelt signs the Serviceman’s Readjustment Act. Known informally as the “G.I. Bill,” the act provides a range of benefits for U.S. military veterans.
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National Army Museum Jun 21
1943, Nurse LT Edith Greenwood receives the first Soldiers Medal awarded to a woman for heroism in saving patients during a fire.
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National Army Museum Jun 21
1926, the class of 1926, consisting of 245 Army officers, completes its course at the Command and General Staff School. MAJ Dwight D. Eisenhower is named the honor grad of the class.
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National Army Museum Jun 20
1941, the Army Air Forces is created by directing all air elements to be organized under the single command to achieve essential unity of command in periods of explosive expansion.
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National Army Museum Jun 20
1900, as the Boxer Rebellion gains strength in China, an 8 nation relief force is formed, including the US. Volunteer BG Adna R. Chaffee will lead the American force that is composed of the 9th and 14th Inf Reg, 2 troops of the 6th Cav, & a battery of the 5th Artillery.
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National Army Museum Jun 20
Have you heard of the "limb pit"? Check it out:
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National Army Museum Jun 20
1784, MG Henry Knox resigns his commission. He is the last serving Continental Army general.
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National Army Museum Jun 19
1942, the US V Corps organizes the 1st Ranger Bn with MAJ William O. Darby as commander. 520 officers and men head for training at the British Commando School in Scotland.
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National Army Museum Jun 18
1861, Pres Lincoln observes Thaddeus S.C. Lowe’s ascent in the hot air balloon Enterprise. From 500 ft, Lowe sends Lincoln the first air-to-ground telegraphic message.
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National Army Museum Jun 18
1947, COL Florence Blanchfield, Army Nurse Corps, becomes the first woman to receive a Regular Army commission.
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National Army Museum Jun 18
on June 18, 1812, Congress declares war on Great Britain, opening the War of 1812.
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National Army Museum Jun 15
Quote of the Week: “We, reposing special trust and confidence in your patriotism, valor, conduct, and fidelity, do, by these presents, constitute and appoint you to be General and Commander in chief, of the army of the United Colonies…” -George Washington, June 19, 1775
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National Army Museum Jun 15
1783, armed and angry at their lack of payment, 300 furloughed Pennsylvania Soldiers surround the statehouse in Philadelphia. Congress adjourns early and moves to Princeton, NJ, where GEN Washington and his remaining troops can provide better security.
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National Army Museum Jun 14
Head over to to read about how the Museum will tell the Army's story.
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National Army Museum Jun 14
1775, the Continental Congress votes to raise 10 companies of riflemen, 2 each from MD and VA and six from PA. These are the first units of the future .
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National Army Museum Jun 13
1917, MG John Pershing and members of his AEF staff land in the Pas-de-Calais region in France to begin planning to enter combat alongside the Allies.
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National Army Museum Jun 12
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National Army Museum Jun 12
1956, Executive Order 10670, issued by Pres Eisenhower, authorizes an official flag for the Army.
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National Army Museum Jun 12
: When did George Washington officially take command of troops at Boston?
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