Located just 23 miles from the nation’s capital and along the dynamic “Corridor of Military History,” the American Wartime Museum will illustrate how the nation’s wars have changed the lives of our citizens and defined the character of our co
The American Wartime Museum™ will be unlike any other museum in our country: * We will tell the stories of veterans from all military branches as well as corresponding units of the Reserves and National Guard. * We will share the wartime experiences of Americans on the home front who supported our men and women in uniform. * We will cover all major conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries, including World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and Iraq/Afghanistan. * We will have a collection of over 100 operational military vehicles that visitors will be able to see in action and explore firsthand. * We will tell outdoor stories of wartime experience in the outdoors. * We will honor and serve millions of American veterans through the National Veterans Visitor Center and Veterans Recording Studio. * We will offer an interactive experience where visitors can learn about their heritage, their nation’s unique wartime experience and the contributions of their fellow citizens. Located just 23 miles from the nation’s capital and along the dynamic “Corridor of Military History,” the American Wartime Museum will illustrate how the nation’s wars have changed the lives of our citizens and defined the character of our country. The Museum’s leadership team and our many partners are dedicated to making the American Wartime Museum a reality. But we can’t do it without you. As you learn more about the Museum and its mission, we encourage you to get involved. Tell us your story of wartime experience, share your photos, become a member, attend our events – be a part of the American Wartime Museum!
Mission: The National Museum of Americans in Wartime is a not-for-profit cultural and educational institution dedicated to honoring those who served in all branches of the United States military and on the home front from World War I to present; and to educating the public, especially young Americans, about the personal experiences, realities of war and sacrifices made by Americans striving to preserve our freedoms. The Museum’s exhibits inspire our visitors by providing a dynamic, interactive experience, the ability to touch and explore military vehicles and artifacts, and to participate in reenactments and special programs.
Operating as usual
Had a great time today at Mission BBQ in Chantilly celebrating Veterans Day. Had the pleasure of interviewing army veteran Raymond Mabrey who served in Vietnam. Caught up with WWII veterans Sig Alman and Herbert Rathner, both who were interviewed a few years ago. In addition to old friends, we met several veterans who braved the weather to celebrate with us.
We want to extend a special thank you to Elizabeth over at Mission BBQ for the invite. She and the restaurant are huge supporters of veterans and the museum.
Our latest museum newsletter has arrived.
myemail.constantcontact.com Happy Veterans Day! We honor all who served. What's Going On? Welcome to our first digital Newsletter for the Americans in Wartime Museum and Education Center! A lot has gone on in the past 12 months,
The weather is less than stellar, but it won’t stop us from celebrating our veterans. If you are in the Chantilly area, we are at Mission BBQ. Stop by and say hello.
To those who served, thank you.
General John Livingston served with distinction and received many awards and honors during his 33 year Marine Corps career which included 2 tours in Vietnam. On 2 May 1968 during an assault on the heavily fortified village of Dai Do as Commanding Officer of Company E, then Captain Livingston earned the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry for his selfless actions which resulted in the lives of several of his fellow Marines being saved. He would also receive the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained that day after twice being struck by grenade fragments. He would be wounded a third time during the assault, but remained exposed to enemy fire in an effort to save his men. General Livingston continues to serve his country today.
Watch his interview here>>>https://www.nmaw.org/war/john-livingston/
Happy Birthday Marines.
Today marks the 37th anniversary of Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada). We had the pleasure of interviewing Floyd Holcom, who, as part of the Army’s 307th Engineering Battalion, took part in the operation. Floyd would go on the become a Green Beret and take part in Operation Uphold Democracy (Haiti) and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
We had several staff members from NewDay USA out to the Tank Farm for some show and tell. We want to thank them for the generous contribution they made to the museum. Our mission and theirs is very similar. We could not do what we do without the support from all of our donors.
We also want to thank Mission BBQ in Gainesville for supplying lunch.
[10/13/20] Happy Birthday to the United States Navy.
Sentimental Journey, a B-17G departing Manassas Airport this afternoon. The arsenal of democracy flyover in DC was canceled due to weather over DC. Seems to be the way 2020 has gone.
insidenova.com The skies of the nation's capital will be filled with 70 World War II vintage military aircraft Friday to help celebrate and commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe.
[09/18/20] Happy Birthday United States Air Force.
Brentsville District Supervisor Jeanine Lawson recently visited the Tank Farm in Nokesville.
La supervisora del distrito de Brentsville, Jeanine Lawson, visitó recientemente la granja de tanques en Nokesville.
On September 11th, 2001, Tom MacAllister was a paramedic with the Arlington County Virginia fire department and was one of the first, first responders at the Pentagon that morning. His selfless service that day saved lives and showed the world Americas resolve in the face of evil. https://www.nmaw.org/war/tom-macallister/
Remembering the Americans who lost their lives when evil struck on September 11th, 2001. We will never forget.
Last year I did some digging and found photos of our engine on scene, not sure how many have seen these pictures.
Members of the Prince William County Police Traffic Unit had the high honor of escorting U.S. Army Sergeant Major Thomas P. Payne today from Woodbridge to Arlington. SGM Payne will receive the Medal of Honor from President Trump this Friday, September 11th for his heroic acts during Operation Inherent Resolve. www.army.mil/medalofhonor/payne/
75 years ago years ago today, the Japanese signed documents surrendering during a ceremony aboard the USS Missouri. Jack Cassidy was there.
nmaw.org Jack Cassidy served his country during World War II a a member of the United States Navy serving aboard the USS Missouri. Jack was aboard ship in Tokyo Harbor during the Japanese surrender.
Last week we had the pleasure of hosting several guests out at the tank farm for some show and tell and to discuss the future of the museum.
We’d like to thank Prince William County Executive Christopher Martino as well as supervisors Victor Angry, Yesli Vega, Jeanine Lawson and Andrea Bailey for attending, and for their commitment to the museum.
A huge thank you goes out to Major General James Livingston, USMC (retired), Major General John Ewers, USMC retired, and Sergeant Major Victor Angry for sitting down with the Voices of Freedom. Your service to this nation is appreciated more than words can express.
Command Sergeant Major Victor Angry - retired Yesli Vega Jeanine Lawson
What a pleasure it was to meet and interview Major General James Livingston, USMC (retired). Gen. Livingston served 2 tours in Vietnam and earned the Medal of Honor on 2 May 1968.
We should be preparing for this years open house, but unfortunately we cannot hold the event this year. The tanks still need their exercise though.
Hometowne Auto Repair and Tire of Woodbridge
HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire helps fund What's Up Prince William (WUPW.news). Through this partnership, we are able to support local non-profits that receive free coverage and event promotion.
The Americans in Wartime Museum is one of the organizations WUPW.news and HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire supports. This non-profit seeks to share the stories of veterans and service members.
Here is What's Up Prince William's most recently article and video about it: http://whatsupwoodbridge.com/americans-wartime-museum-offers-interactive-experience/ @ Americans in Wartime Museum
The National Museum of Americans in Wartime (NMAW), a non-profit, seeks to share the stories of veterans and service members.
Space Force unveils new logo and motto. “Semper Supra”
spaceforce.mil The U.S Space Force released its logo and motto, Semper Supra (Always Above), July 22, 2020 at the Pentagon, D.C. The logo and motto honor the heritage and history of the U.S. Space Force.
americanmilitarynews.com Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the surface of the moon, taking "one small step for man" and "one giant leap for mankind" 51 years ago today. On July 16, 1969,
WWII M36 Tank Destroyer restoration under way.
[07/04/20] Happy Birthday America!
After several months in quarantine, we were finally able to conduct interviews today in Annapolis, MD.
Raymond Finkle served as a Seabee in the Pacific during WWII. Richard Huss was an Army Doctor during the Vietnam War and his wife, Karen Huss served as a nurse during the Korean War. John Fenzel was a Green Beret during the Gulf and Bosnian Wars. He and his team were the first 12 sets of boots on the ground in Kuwait. We thank them all for taking the time to share their stories and for their service to our country.
[07/02/20] She’s all cleaned up and ready for interviews.
"There's a unique smell to the country."
In this short clip, Vietnam veteran John Kimball describes what he thought upon arriving in Vietnam.
This is "John Kimball Arival in Vietnam" by NMAW.ORG on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
Due to state mandated COVID-19 restrictions, we are rescheduling our 2020 Tank Farm Open House to 2021. We will announce a new date early next year. This annual event in Nokesville, Virginia draws thousands of attendees each year to learn about history, honor our veterans, see demonstrations of historic military vehicles and equipment and experience some of what will be encompassed in the future Americans in Wartime Museum.
In the interim, stay connected with our social media pages to view the collection of military vehicles; hear the recorded interviews of those who served, and see our ongoing restorations of vehicles, equipment and other artifacts. www.nmaw.org
We look forward to seeing you in 2021!
wjla.com (WJLA) – Lloyd Falk, a 100-year-old World War II veteran, has beaten the coronavirus after 58 days in a Virginia hospital. Falk was one of the hospital’s first COVID-19 patients when he was admitted on March 24, according to a Facebook post by HCA Healthcare's Henrico Doctors’ Hosp...
[06/14/20] Happy Birthday to the United States Army.