The Voices of Freedom visited the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, PA on May 18 – 19 to take part in the 2018 version of Army Heritage Days. This is the first time the VOF has participated in the annual event. Rain the morning of the first day and threats of rain the remainder of the weekend kept crowds low, however, those that attended were greeted with tank and halftrack demonstrations and reenactors depicting army units from colonial days to present. The Army Heritage and Education Center was also open to visitors and provided those visitors with walk through of the Army’s rich history. The Voices of Freedom conducted … Continue reading
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Gabriel Field, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky Gabriel Field, Fort Campbell Kentucky, is a place I did not know about until last week. But it will be forever etched in my memory from now on. It is a parade ground surrounded by lines of trees. Not just any trees. These trees are planted each time a base member dies in combat. At the foot of each tree is a small bronze plaque inscribed with the Fallen Hero’s name, Date and Place of Death. Too many names. Too many far off places. Some trees are now 30-40 years old. Unfortunately, some are brand new. American flags flutter in the breeze at the … Continue reading
As another year comes to a close, I wanted to thank all the volunteers that have made it possible for us to put on another open house. It is their tireless dedication to the collection, museum and all those who have served and continue to serve that make it possible to bring NMAW to the public. As the operations manager of Virginia Museum of Military Vehicles I have the honor to work alongside this dedicated group of people on a daily basis and have the utmost respect for their dedication and positive attitude. We have now winterized the collection and have moved all our work inside the shops for the … Continue reading
Here are some pictures of our M10 Ammunition Trailer, before and after. We have been working on it for the last couple of months and just completed it, the cover is NOS and makes it look as original. The M10 trailer weighs about 2000 lbs and loaded can weigh about 5000 lbs. it would have been towed behind a M7, M10, CCKW and other vehicles. Remember this and other restored vehicles can be seen at open house on September 24 & 25. John S.
As we think back on the Independence Day Holiday… One of the founding principles of the Americans in Wartime Museum is its vision to not only honor the brave men and women in uniform who served our country, but to demonstrate via the museum the sacrifices made by ALL Americans at various parts of our history. Because during the War of Independence fought on our soil, civilians were in the line of fire. The very first shots fired at Lexington and Concord were basically from civilians. And civilians were in the line of fire throughout our military operations. But most importantly, the folks on the home front also made … Continue reading
Here is a short update on the M-1917, it is getting close. Working on the tracks should be sandblasted this coming week, primed and painted. Lot of small pieces that Marc is fabricating. Photos by: John S.
The museum’s M 1917 light tank is coming together and we hope to complete it in the near future. Its progress has been slow due to the difficulty in finding and fabricating parts that are missing or beyond repair. We will continue to post updates of its progress and we plan on having it out for our annual open house on Sept. 24,25.