Army Heritage Days 2018

Army Heritage Days, May 19 and 20, 2018, 9 am to 5 pm

Army Heritage Days: Tanks and Family Fun!

 

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Come out to the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) on Armed Forces Weekend, Saturday, May 19 - Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, for Army Heritage Days! Each year the USAHEC a timeline living history event featuring several hundred reenactors from all eras spread out over the one mile long Army Heritage Trail. Decked out in period uniforms and weapons, these living historians will have their historical equipment and weapons on display and will be available to talk to the public and answer any of your burning history questions!

The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle (USAHEC), PA is excited to announce this year's theme for our 2018 Army Heritage Days program. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, one of the most pivotal campaigns of the Vietnam War. The USAHEC is commemorating the anniversary with a Tet-focused lecture, displays and special programs throughout the two day event, as well as an increase of equipment and reenactors at the Vietnam Fire Support base on the Army Heritage Trail. As always, Army Heritage Days, will encompass the history of the Army and the development of the American Soldier from pre-French and Indian War to current operations. Events will run both May 19th and 20th, 2018 from 9 am to 5 pm each day.

The tanks and tank obstacle course, a visitor favorite last year, will be returning with an increase in the number and types of tracked vehicles and additional times the tanks run the course over that weekend. This year the tanks and other tracked vehicles will span from World War I thru the Cold War. In addition, the schedule will be packed with brand new programs this year never before seen at the USAHEC.

The event admission and parking are free and open to the public. The USAHEC will release more information as the schedule is confirmed and new equipment is added to the program. For the most up to date information, please follow #CountdowntoAHD on the USAHEC social media pages or visit www.usahec.org. For further questions, please contact 717-245-3972.

As always, this event centers on one specific theme. This year's focus will be tanks and armored vehicles! This event will be one of a kind, featuring armored vehicles from many different eras that will be allowed to DRIVE on USAHEC's tank course to demonstrate MANUEVERS and TACTICS! There will also be a logistics and operations competition with various challenges to complete.

In addition to the tank display, we will be bringing back old favorites, such as the Veterans Meet and Greet, lectures by notable historians, the kid's passport program, and informational programs by the reenactors on the Army Heritage Trail. As always, the event will also feature a book sale in the Museum Store and several food vendors with a variety of different cuisine offerings.

So be sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, May 19 - Sunday, May 20, 2018 for a weekend full of history, tanks, and family fun! As always, the event is free and open to the public. Check back for a schedule of events and additional information, closer to the event.

 

 

This event is free and open to the public. All Army Heritage Days activities will take place at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center at 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA. 

 

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