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The Army Historical Foundation was established in 1983 as a member-based, publicly supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the American Soldier.

The motto of the Foundation -- Preserve the Heritage...Educate the Future -- summarizes its mission. The Foundation seeks to educate future Americans to fully appreciate the sacrifices that generations of American soldiers have made to safeguard the freedoms of this nation.

The Foundation is not a governmental agency. It depends on funds from memberships, donations, and grants for support.

Today, the Foundation is actively engaged in supporting the National Museum of the United States Army by carrying out a major $200 million Capital Campaign. In 2000, the Secretary of the Army designated the Foundation as its primary partner in the building of the National Museum.

Besides supporting the Capital Campaign, AHF funding helps to refurbish historical Army buildings, acquire and conserve Army historical art and artifacts, support Army history educational programs, research, and publication of historical materials on the American soldier, and provide support and counsel to private and governmental organizations committed to the same goals as the Foundation.

The Foundation has published U.S. Army: A Complete History and The Army, two of the most engaging and authoritative books ever produced on Army History.

The Foundation also publishes On Point: The Journal of Army History, a quarterly magazine featuring articles on Army history, book reviews, and more.

On Point has published one article on the 1st Signal Brigade. It can be viewed by members on the Members/Articles page. There have been two articles written by a member of the Association Board, Howard Bartholf. Howards's articles can also be seen by Members on the members/Articles page. Additional articles are planned for publication on the 1st Signal Brigade.

We encourage you to visit the Army Historical Foundation web page and consider joining the Foundation and receiving On Point .

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