Must See Museum: New National Army Museum

The National Museum of the United States Army

The National Museum of the United States Army opened in November, 2020, closed for a few months due to the pandemic, and reopened its doors to welcome reunion groups and visitors. AFR’s first group tour will be this September when the 1st Signal Brigade Association visits.  As when the Vietnam, Korean, and WWII Memorials opened we are seeing a throng of reunion groups wanting to visit the nation’s capital – with the main goal of visiting this awesome new museum.  The museum celebrates over 240 years of Army history and honors our nation’s Soldiers – past, present, and future – regular Army, Army Reserves, and the Army National Guard.  It’s a massive undertaking led by a joint effort between the U. S. Army and the non-profit organization, The Army Historical Foundation (AHF).  It is a technological marvel incorporating the latest advances in museum exhibits, while providing advanced educational opportunities that capture the attention of visitors old and young.

Pictured below is the row of plaques that surrounds the main entrance of the museum, commemorating units of all kinds. These photos are courtesy of Americal Division Veterans Association member and Vietnam veteran of D Company, 1/6 Infantry, 198th LIB, Gary Salpini.


The U.S. Army operates and maintains the Museum, which is located on 84 acres at Fort Belvoir, VA, less than 30 minutes south of our nation’s capital.  The main building is approximately 185,000 square feet and displays selections from the Army Art collection, artifacts, documents, and images.  The vast majority of these rare and priceless artifacts have never been seen by the American people.  The Museum predicts it will welcome an estimated 500,000 to 700,000 visitors every year.  So begin planning your future reunion to witness this long-awaited attraction in our nation’s capital region.

For over three decades AFR has booked hundreds of military reunion groups in the D.C. area.  We will secure your group great rates at loyal hotel partners in Crystal City, next to Reagan National Airport.  Want a large hospitality room where you and your comrades can relax over a cold beer and some snacks?  We’ll guide you to reunion-friendly hotels that understand reunions and their special needs.  Email Charley Dey at   or call 757-625-6401.  Get a Professional on Your Side!