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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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