Through a five year commitment, DynCorp International has donated $500,000 in support of the National Museum of the United States Army to the Army Historical Foundation.
As a proud supporter of the U.S. Military, DI continues its support of the United States Army through this foundation.
The Army Historical Foundation
The Army Historical Foundation was established in 1983 as a member-based, publicly supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the American Soldier.
The foundation’s motto is “Preserve the heritage…educate the future,” and also describes its mission. The Foundation seeks to educate Americans to fully appreciate the sacrifices that generations of American soldiers have made to safeguard the freedoms of the United States.
The foundation operates on donations and funds from memberships and grants.
Supporting the National Museum of the United States Army is the foundation’s main initiative. In 2000, the Secretary of the Army designated the Foundation as its primary partner in the building of the National Museum.
Foundation funding also helps to refurbish historical Army buildings, acquire and conserve Army historical art and artifacts, support Army history educational programs, research, and publication of historical materials on the American soldier, and provide support and counsel to private and governmental organizations committed to the same goals as the Foundation.
The National Museum of the United States Army
The purpose of building the National Museum of the U.S. Army is to provide a place to the story of the U.S. Army comprehensively and pay tribute to the personal and professional sacrifices of its soldiers.
The Army’s historical artifacts, artwork, and documents will be showcased properly for the benefit of the American public. The Museum will preserve, study, and exhibit Army history, including an estimated 750,000 artifacts and works of art.
A series of chronological galleries and thematic galleries will convey the everyday lives of soldiers during times of peace and war. “Service and Sacrifice” will be the dominant theme throughout the Museum.
Galleries will show the Army’s strength as an agent of peace and nation-building. Soldiers have conducted countless missions in the areas of exploration and discovery, science and technology, communications and cooperation, and recovery and disaster relief.
The main building will be approximately 175,000 square feet. Outside this facility will be a park with a memorial garden and parade ground. Space is being planned to accommodate ceremonies, reenactments, lectures and educational programs. Additionally, space in the Museum will be available to veterans for conferences and reunions. The museum is set to open in 2015 in Fort Belvoir, Va.