Program areas at NMUSA
2020 national museum programthe Foundation finalized The development of revenue generating activities for The museum opening on 11 november 2020. The Army owns, operates, and maintains The museum, while The Foundation is responsible for revenue generation, fundraising, and membership. Revenue generating activities include but are not limited to: special events, retail service, food services (cafe and catering), simulators, and photography services.
2020 membership programin 2020, membership stood at 3,602, including 754 life members, 695 charter members, 639 sustaining members, and 1,514 members.
2020 Historical and education programdue to covid-19, The Foundation was unable to conduct battle rides as traditionally planned. The Foundation created a free virtual series focused on The experiences of The american soldier. In december, a program was hosted on chinese american veteran soldiers of world war ii. The Foundation supported nmusa in their virtual programs as well by providing ticketing management and marketing and pr services to drive attendance. Since 1995 ahf has provided Historical research for its membership, teachers, students, veterans and their families, and members of The media because The department of The Army does not provide such service to The public. The subject of many of these queries often relates to family histories, details of a relative's Army service, for example, but they can also cover a wide range of other subjects. This is a free service provided by Foundation staff historians who conduct The research in The Foundation's own military library, at The u.s. Army center of military history, The national archives, and via online resources. In 2020, The ahf staff responded to over 400 inquires from members, donors, and The general public from all over The country.four issues of on point were published in 2020, with approximately 6,000 copies per issue mailed out, most going to members and donors. The Foundation has published on point, which started as a quarterly eight-page newsletter and is now a full-color, award-winning, 68-page magazine. On point features articles on a wide range of Army history and artwork, along with military book reviews and news about The national museum of The united states Army. The publication includes articles by notable military historians and also provides opportunities for emerging historians and novice authors to get published in a history magazine. In 2020, The Foundation expanded on point, by offering it online. This brought ahf's Army journal into a digital platform increasing access and visibility while decreasing cost during a time with a surge in digital content in The marketplace.the distinguished writing awards program was established in 1997 to recognize authors who make a significant contribution to The literature on u.s. Army history. Each year nominations are submitted to The awards committee by publishers and journal editors. A small group of finalists are selected and a final judging is made. The winners are announced in may and presented at The Foundation's annual members' meeting. In 2020, ahf presented $4,500 in award money to authors of six books and two articles. Award-winning books include: biography: courage above all things: general ellis wool and The u.s. military, 1812-1863 by harwood p. hinton and jerry thompson (university of Oklahoma press); journals, memoirs, and letters:rangers led The way: wwii Army rangers in their own words, by chris ketcherside and george despotis (md schiffer publishing; operational/battle history: The us volunteers in The southern philippines: counterinsurgency, pacification, and collaboration, 1899-1901, by john scott reed (university press of Kansas); institutional/functional history: civil war supply and strategy: feeding men and moving armies, by earl j. hess (Louisiana state university press); unit history; to The last man: a national guard regiment in The great war, 1917-1919, by jonathan d. bratten (Army university press); reference: civil war flags of tenness, by stephen d. cox (university of Tennessee press).academic journals""our Army will hut this winter at valley forge': george Washington, decision making, and The councils of war," by ricardo a. herrera (Army history, fall 2020)journals and magazines""ernie was one of us"". By ray morris jr. (mhq-the quarterly journal of military history, autumn 2020)the book award winners receive a plaque honoring The book and a $1,000 cahs award. The article award winners also receive a plaque and a $250 cash award. The awards will be presented at The Foundation's annual meeting in spring 2021, broadcasted at The national museum of The u.s. Army at fort belvoir, Virginia. The Army Historical Foundation, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, is dedicated to preserving The history and heritage of The american soldier. Its goal is to promote greater public appreciation for The contributions that america's Army - regular, reserve, and national guard - has made to The nation in 246 years of service. The Foundation is The principal fundraiser to build The national museum of The united states Army, which officially opened on november 11, 2020 at fort belvoir. In addition to fundraising for and managing The revenue generating activities in The national museum of The united states Army, The Foundation's projects and activities include refurbishment of Historical Army buildings; acquisition and conservation of Historical art, artifacts, and documents; support of Army history education programs; Historical research; publication of Historical materials on The merican soldier; and providing counsel and support to private and governmental organizations committed to The same goals as The Foundation. The Army Historical Foundation's intern program provides opportunities for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students who have an interest in u.s. Army history to gain practical work experience under The supervision of The Foundation's staff historians. Using The ahf library and various online and archival resources, ahf interns (assistant historians) perform many of The same tasks as The Foundation's regular staff, including writing and editing articles for on point, researching and answering Historical inquiries, and conducting image research. Ahf interns have gone on to various careers and other endeavors after completing internships, including employment as historians, curators, and teachers, as well as acceptance to graduate programs in history and library science.