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Welcome to the new Armor for the Ages web site. The site's focus has changed somewhat. It will still present information on the General George Patton Museum of Leadership at Fort Knox, Kentucky and the National Armor & Cavalry Museum (NACM) at Fort Benning, Georgia and the volunteer programs that serve both institutions along with news on projects, events and exhibits. It will also offer information on the vehicles and weapons that have been or are currently in these museums' collections. This information will consist of brief histories, technical observations and exterior and/or interior photos. Over time new vehicles will be added while others are dropped to make room. The hope is that, even though most of these vehicles have been extensively covered elsewhere, visitors will still find something new or interesting. Please access the drop down menus above to see how U.S. military history is both preserved and presented by these museums.

Thanks goes to the volunteers that support these museums and the contributors who have generously added to this site through photos and materials. As always we wish to express our gratitude and support to all of the men and women serving in our armed forces worldwide. Our hope for everyone is a safe and speedy return home.

5-8-15 The AFTA News section has been updated with stories on the recent visit to Fort Benning by four Patton Museum volunteers. Also news of a visit to the motor pool by a World War II vet and other improvements in vehicle storage.

4-21-15 The Military Vehicles section has been updated with the addition of photos and text on the former APG Tiger I that is now at the National Armor and Cavalry Museum.

4-8-15 The AFTA News section has been updated with news about the Patton Museum volunteers with the Patton Museum exhibit at the Show of Shows and their participation in the North Hardin High School ROTC event.

The Patton Museum volunteers will be involved with three public events this summer. At the request of Dan  Peterson, director of the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the volunteers will attend the:

D-Day Commemoration
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Don F. Pratt Museum
Ft. Campbell, Kentucky

Static display located at the museum or museum grounds – weather permitting.
All Normandy impressions, Axis or Allied, welcome.

US Army Birthday
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Don F. Pratt Museum
Ft. Campbell, Kentucky

Static display located at the museum or museum grounds – weather permitting.
All U.S. impressions, Revolutionary War through present day, welcome.

Day of the Eagle
Thursday, July 30, 2015
101st Airborne Division Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee

Shuttle buses will ferry members to Don F. Pratt Museum at Fort Campbell, Kentucky all  day.
Static display located at the museum.
U.S. impressions from World War II through present day welcome.

The Patton Museum and NACM are supported by foundations that solicit funding from private organizations and individuals. Except for their staffs and operating costs, no public funding is used to maintain their collections. Please take the time to donate to these worthy causes.

The Patton Museum Foundation.

The National Armor and Cavalry Museum Foundation.

For questions or comments on this web site and its contents, contact Garry Redmon.

Any information or opinions presented here are solely the owner of this site and do not represent the General George Patton Museum, the National Armor and Cavalry Museum, any attached organizations or any staff members. All photographs and other images are the property of the original contributers and may not be published or reproduced in any way without permission.