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The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center has been named a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate.

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 The Board of Directors of the Army Heritage Center Foundation is pleased to announce the honorees that the Foundation will recognize at its 6th Annual Membership Dinner and Silent Auction.

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The Board of Directors of the Army Heritage Center Foundation is pleased to announce the honorees that the Foundation will recognize at its 6th Annual Membership Dinner.

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The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) is pleased to announce the
extension of the entry deadline for its Photo Contest!


The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) is pleased to announce the extension of the entry deadline for its Photo Contest!  Photography has long played an important role in U.S. Army history, and now USAHEC wants you to submit your own Army-related photographs for the USAHEC Photo Contest!  Due to widened interest, this event will now run until March 31, 2014 and is open to photos which highlight life in the Army, both past and present. 

Participants may submit photos in the following six categories: Army Soldiers, Army Family, Army Leadership, Army Equipment, Historical Place Related to Army History, and Digitally Altered Photographs.  There are four age classifications within the contest, and entrants will compete within their own group: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, or Adult.  Photos entered into the contest must be submitted by the person who took them; this can include pictures taken during service from World War II through Current Operations.  Prizes will be awarded for each category and in each age group.  There will also be one prize for best overall photograph.  Final judging and prizes distribution will occur at a special ceremony during USAHEC’s Army Heritage Days event in May 2014.

This contest is free and open to current residents of Pennsylvania or individuals currently affiliated with the United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, and all other Active Army or Reservist/Pennsylvania National Guard Installations located in Pennsylvania.  For more information on age groups, categories, and a complete list of rules, please see the Official Photo Contest page on the USAHEC website (www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/event/PhotoContest.cfm) or call 717-245-3972.

 

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USAHEC will present re-enactor training event this weekend.

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The Army Heritage Center Foundation will participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) to raise money to expand the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.

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To bring the realities of the bloodiest war in history back into focus, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson will give a lecture outlining the powerful narrative of Soldiers’ stories throughout the war in Northern Europe on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

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USAHEC was recently awarded TripAdvisor’s 2013 Certificate of Excellence and earned the top ranking for an attraction in the Carlisle community.

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Many of you may have questions about mysterious military items in your house!  Your own historic photographs, military uniforms, and artifacts may help to solve mysteries about your family’s military history.  

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On July 27th, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement with a ceremony beginning at 11:00 a.m.

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Generations of women uttered the phrase “votes for women”, as they fought to obtain the right to vote over the course of decades of struggle. 

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 The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, proudly presents, “A Great Civil War: 1863, Battles that Defined a Nation”.

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 The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, proudly presents, “A Great Civil War: 1863, Battles that Defined a Nation”.

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On June 14, the Army Heritage Center Foundation will host authors for a book signing.

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On June 19th, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center  will hold a grand opening of, “A Great Civil War: 1863, Battles that Defined a Nation,” the newest addition to “The Soldier Experience” gallery. 

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Join MG Cucolo at USAHEC on June 14 at 12:45 p.m. to celebrate the Army's 238th Birthday.

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On June 4, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. the Army Heritage Center Foundation will host Michael Collins and Martin King for a lecture and book signing.

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Today, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) announced the launch of Blue Star Museums.

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The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, is proud to present the next Perspectives in Military History Lecture.

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The Army Heritage Center Foundation will host a
dinner and special program on Friday, June 21 to commemorate the U.S. Army’s
238th birthday.


The Army Heritage Center Foundation will host a dinner and special program on Friday, June 21 to commemorate the U.S. Army’s 238th birthday. This event allows the Foundation’s membership and the local community to honor the U.S. Army, its Soldiers, their families, and its Veterans. The evening’s program includes guest speaker, MG Anthony Cucolo III, U.S. Army War College Commandant, an Army colors Campaign Streamer Ceremony, a cake cutting, and dinner.  Soldiers and Veterans attending the event will also be recognized.

For years, in major cities across the country, private organizations such as the Union League have celebrated the Army’s birthday.  However, celebrations in Central Pennsylvania have been modest.  “The development of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center provides us a perfect venue to celebrate the Army birthday“ said MG Robert Scales, Chair of the Army Heritage Center Foundation.  “We hope that, with our large local retiree population and the presence of many Soldiers currently serving in the Pennsylvania National Guard and Army Reserves, we should be able to sponsor an event which highlights their and the Army’s service to the Nation.”

Mike Perry, Executive Director of the Foundation stated that “The Army Heritage Center Foundation is pleased to host the Army’s Birthday event in the Visitor and Education Center to better showcase this outstanding facility dedicated to the Army and its Soldiers to the Foundation’s membership and the public.”

Event Sponsors include the Association of the United States Army, QinetiQ North America, Humana, Giant Food Stores, and VFW Post #477. For detailed information about the dinner, event sponsorship opportunities, or to rsvp, please contact the Foundation Offices at (717) 258-1102 or info@armyheritage.org.

About the Foundation and U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

The Military Heritage Foundation, doing business as the Army Heritage Center Foundation, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that, through donated support, is funding the construction of the public components of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center—the Visitor and Education Center (VEC) and the Army Heritage Center.  As the phased construction program is completed, the Foundation transfers these facilities to the Army to operate, staff, and maintain as part of the Center. The Foundation will then focus on “margin of excellence support” to meet the needs of educational programs and other activities at USAHEC where federal funds are inadequate or unavailable. 

The Foundation completed its Voices of the Past capital campaign in 2010, with the construction of Phase One of the Visitor and Education Center, a key component of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center campus. Opened to the public on May 20, 2011, the Visitor and Education Center is the focal point for the campus, containing the first large exhibit gallery and hosting educational activities on the USAHEC campus.

The Foundation is now seeking grants and donations for its Build on Success Campaign to build Phase Two of the Visitor and Education Center and to create an endowment to sustain and enhance educational programs. The Foundation’s education program coordinates National History Day in Pennsylvania, complements the Center’s programs and exhibits, and is a state approved continuing education provider. The Foundation also supports and enhances USAHEC’s public outreach by supporting marketing initiatives and serving as a public advocate of the Center’s mission and programs. Learn more about the Foundation at www.armyheritage.org.

USAHEC is dedicated to educating and preserving the legacy of the men and women who have served this nation as Soldiers. The Center's mission is to educate a broad audience on the heritage of the Army by acquiring, preserving, and making available historical records, materials, and artifacts. A unique Army and public asset, USAHEC is the Army’s only historical organization chartered to acquire and preserve the personal history of our Soldiers through their photos, letters, diaries, and artifacts. USAHEC staff then makes these resources available to the public through accessible archives, engaging education programs, and world-class interpretive displays. Learn more about USAHEC at www.usahec.org.

 

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