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Posted on Jun 12, 2013 in History News

New Annual Book Prize for Works of Military History

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation announced today the establishment of the Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History. The prize, which carries an award of $50,000, will be awarded annually in recognition of the best book in the field of military history published in English during the preceding year.

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Posted on Jun 11, 2013 in Electronic Games

Matrix Games – Slitherine – AGEOD Looking for Producers

This release was sent to Armchair General. If you’re interested in working in the game industry, check it out. Matrix Games / Slitherine / AGEOD are recruiting AGAIN! We are looking for a Producer to join our ever expanding team at our offices in Epsom, Surrey. Applicants should have a sound knowledge of all aspects of the turn based strategy genre and ideally will be a fan and player of our games.  Previous experience in the industry is not a prime requirement. It is much more important that you understand these types of game and be able to analyze what makes them work Our Producers are very much engaged with our developer partners from the very earliest stages of game development and should be able to provide supportive comment and feedback on all aspects of Game design, UI, Artwork, Marketing and just about any aspect where a developer may need advice. Age is not a criteria here, so If this is a role that might interest you please send...

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Posted on Jun 7, 2013 in Stuff We Like

General George Patton Museum to Reopen

Armchair General received the following media release from the General George Patton Museum and Center of Leadership, located at Fort Knox, Kentucky. ACG ran an article at the beginning of the museum’s transformation in 2011; click here to read that article, “General George Patton Museum of Leadership.” * * * The General George Patton Museum and Center of Leadership is scheduled to reopen June 14 at 10 a.m. The Patton Museum used to be one of the most sought after tourism destinations in the state of Kentucky. However, because the BRAC 2005 decision mandated that the Armor School move to Fort Benning, most of the artifacts – including a large collection of armored vehicles – were moved to Fort Benning as well. Thankfully, the collection of Patton’s personal artifacts stayed behind. Over the past three years the museum has undergone an extensive $5 million dollar renovation and now tells the story of Army Leadership – both bad and good – from 1775 to the present. The museum now features...

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Posted on May 21, 2013 in Stuff We Like

Free Museum Admission for Members of Armed Services

For the fourth year, Blue Star Families and its partners have arranged free admission for military personnel and up to five family members at museums across America. For the summer of 2013, over 2,000 museums with a diverse range of offerings are participating.

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Posted on May 7, 2013 in Stuff We Like

Large Gift Will Transform Norwich University, Oldest Private Military School in U.S.

Armchair General received the following media release from Norwich University, which was not only the first private military college in the United States, it is also the birthplace of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). As the birthplace of ROTC, Norwich houses all four branches of the armed services: Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force. It is also home to the annual William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium, which counts ACG among its sponsors. Founded by Capt. Alden Partridge in 1819, it continues to follow his philosophy that a structured military lifestyle combined with rigorous academics would benefit those pursuing careers in both the military world and the private sector. Armchair General is pleased to share the following information that shows NU will have the funding necessary to continue to expand upon its mission. President announces largest gift in Norwich history I am thrilled to announce that at the April 25, 2013, Board of Trustees dinner, COL (IL) J. N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired) committed $25 million toward the...

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Posted on Aug 21, 2012 in Stuff We Like

USS Constitution Sails Again!

The USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship still afloat sailed from its berth in Charleston, Mass., Aug. 19, 2012, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the ship’s victory over HMS Guerriere.

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Posted on Apr 14, 2012 in Stuff We Like

National War of 1812 Bicentennial Kick-off in Baltimore

The War of 1812 is sometimes called America’s forgotten war, overshadowed by other conflicts in American history. It isn’t going to be forgotten during its bicentennial. The national launch of the War of 1812 bicentennial takes place in June with a week-long event in the Baltimore region and Chesapeake Bay area. Dubbed the Star-Spangled Sailabration, its special features will include an international maritime festival with tall ships on the water and a Star-Spangled Air Show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. Several free public ship tours will be available over the course of the event. Overture For 2012, a new symphony composed by world-renowned musician and Baltimore native Philip Glass, will have its world debut June 17, performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. And for collectors, the U.S. Mint has issued two special coins, one gold and one silver. For more information, go to and...

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Posted on Mar 5, 2012 in Stuff We Like

World War One Historical Association

Armchair General received this media release from the World War One Historical Association. The 100th anniversary of The Great War starts in two years. The World War One Historical Association blog is up and running with articles, reviews and photos then and now. Go to You can also find us on...

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Posted on Sep 7, 2011 in Stuff We Like

‘Believe in Heroes’ Campaign

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) has launched a new initiative created to rally Americans to put the veteran back in Veterans Day. Believe in Heroesâ„¢ calls on Americans to recognize the enormous sacrifices made by our newest generation of veterans.

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Posted on Mar 29, 2011 in Stuff We Like

An Officer and a Movie on Military Channel

A new Military Channel series, An Officer and a Movie, pairs host Lou Diamond Phillips, with retired and active duty officers who lived through major battles or have an expertise in the conflicts depicted in notable Hollywood films.

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Posted on Sep 17, 2010 in War College

Ride for Semper Fi Fundraiser

The Ride for Semper Fi helps raise money for Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund that assists Marines and sailors who are wounded or have life-threatening illnesses, and their families.

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Posted on Mar 8, 2010 in War College

The Marengo Museum and the Art of Keith Rocco

The Marengo Museum in Italy, dedicated to the 1800 Battle of Marengo during the wars of Napoleon, is undergoing a complete renovation of exhibits and galleries and has commissioned military artist Keith Rocco to create several original paintings.

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Posted on Apr 28, 2009 in Stuff We Like

D-Day Memorial Seeks D-Day Vets

The National D-Day Memorial is inviting all D-Day veterans from around the nation to gather at the nation’s memorial to the Normandy invasion for the 65th Anniversary of D-Day in June 2009.

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