Come join us on Saturday, September 20, 2014 for the AFHMs First Responders Chili Cook-Off and Classic Car Event. First Responders and chili cookers from around the bay area will join in a friendly competition to see who can win the prestigious Chili Cook-Off title and along with it – bragging rights. [...]
Join the Armed Forces History Museum for their 2nd Annual Wheels for Warriors Bike Fest on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 11 AM to 2 PM at the museum – 2050 34th Way N in Largo, FL. Come join motorcycle enthusiasts from all around the Tampa Bay area. Whether you have [...]
Join the Armed Forces History Museum as Brighthouse Network presents the 3rd Annual Stars & Stripes USO Show on Saturday, October 11, 2014 . Note: The museum will close at 1 PM this day in preparation for this event.
Come join the fun and learn the basics of building a Level 1, snap together scale model. A brief history of model building, additional insight on various skill levels, building dioramas using your scale model and information on painting and [...]
The Armed Forces History Museum is pleased to announce that the law firm of Bosley & Bratch has joined the museum as a sponsor. Bosley & Bratch is a veteran owned law firm focused solely upon helping veterans and their dependents across the entire country obtain VA disability and other benefits. Since 1995 they [...]
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On Thursday, November 13, 2013, the Armed Forces History Museum – in conjunction with Senior Voice of America – will be hosting a Senior Expo. From 10 AM to 3 PM, at least 28 vendors will be on hand throughout the museum with helpful product and service information for our senior community. [...]
Did you know you can support the Armed Forces History Museum while shopping online? The AFHM is now a registered organization with AmazonSmile Foundation, so every time you shop, you can support the museum.
By simply clicking on the link below, a portion of your eligible purchases made on AmazonSmile will be donated back to [...]
The AFHM has a number of great military gifts now available in their museum store. You can shop in person or check out our line of items available for purchase here on our website. Unique store items make great purchases for the military person in your life. Stop by the museum, or use our on-line [...]
These One-of-a-Kind sculptures of military metal artwork are a must have. They make excellent gifts, especially if you need to purchase something for the person who has everything. Each sculpture is hand crafted in-house by our own artisan making each one a unique design.
20mm Metal Artwork Business Card Holder
Engraved bricks are not only an excellent choice as a military gift for your World War II veteran or other military service personnel but they also can become a lasting memorial to your veteran or a loved one who is still serving on active military duty. The purchase of a memorial engraved brick [...]
Collecting US Military Memorabilia is one of the most popular types of antique collecting. When choosing to collect US Military Memorabilia, a number of options are available. The term memorabilia covers a wide range of items and even categories. Within each category are a number of sub-categories. One such example would be US [...]
Patches in the US Military originated during WWI, but did not become a common military issue until WWII. The patches – much like military insignia - can signify rank, branch, unit and skill information. Over the course of time, these patches have become [...]
There is a new kid in town at the Armed Forces History Museum – a British Army Amphibious Alvis Stalwart. If you haven’t seen this incredible vehicle, stop by and check it out. Below are some interesting facts about the Alvis Stalwart.
The Alvis Stalwart was often referred to as [...]
Below is a brief overview of the US Army Corp from its inception in 1860 through World War I:
The US Army Signal Corps has always quickly responded to the communication need of the US military since the Civil War. Though the Corps first became active in March [...]
Carrier Pigeons, used to carry communications during World War I, proved to be instrumental in the war. Because advanced telecommunications had yet to be developed, the carrier pigeon was often used by both sides, not only for critical dispatches, but also often sent from the front line [...]
Overview of the Ghost Army
During World War II the Ghost Army, a tactical deception unit which imitated prior British operations, was used by the US military. Information on this unit remained undisclosed until 1996. In fact, parts of it still remain classified.
The conception of the Ghost [...]
People often refer to the World War II era United States citizens as the greatest generation. This phrase was first coined by journalist and former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw. Brokaw, who wrote a book in 1998 entitled The Greatest Generation, reflected in the book on the incredible [...]
In 1999, the United States Congress formally designated May as National Military Appreciation Month. By doing so, this allows the nation to formally recognize and publicly demonstrate gratitude for the sacrifices the military and their families have made in order to ensure our freedom.
The month of May was [...]