Armed Forces News

Army Secretary Eric K. Fanning, Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley, and Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, the former chief of staff and president of the Association of the U.S. Army, topped the list of VIPs who took part in a Sept. 14 groundbreaking ceremony for the planned National Museum of the United States Army. Once the facility opens at Fort Belvoir, Va., sometime in 2019, the Army no longer will be the only service without a national museum to tell its story. Once complete, the $175 million, 186,000-square-foot museum is expected to draw up to 750,000 visitors each year. “You’ll get [the Army’s] history through firsthand soldier accounts, never-before-seen soldier artifacts, dramatic and dynamic venues, state-of-the-art technologies, and high-quality soldier artwork,” Sullivan said.