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Author Archives: Lisa Sharik

Museum Reopens

Camp Mabry and the Texas Military Forces Museum are now open with new rules in place. These rules MUST be followed by everyone wishing to visit the museum. Museum Rules Mask Required at All Times for adults and children 3 … Continue reading

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A Pioneering Aircraft: Bringing Brains and Brawn Together in the F-86 D

A Pioneering Aircraft: Bringing Brains and Brawn Together in the F-86 D By Christopher Paulos, MA One of the less well known, but most pioneering in design of the aircraft preserved at Camp Mabry, in Austin, Texas, is the North … Continue reading

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36th Infantry Division WWII Database

At the end of WWII the 36th Infantry Division compiled a roster of the names of the men who served with the Division during the war. These cards made their way to Camp Mabry, in Austin after the war and … Continue reading

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WWI Diary of Samuel H. Fields

Samuel Fields served with the Headquarters Company of the 143rd Infantry Regiment during WWI. He was given a diary in September 1918 and wrote information about his service during WWI. Much of the diary entries are in past tense, written … Continue reading

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Finding WWII Map Coordinates

It is possible to use a site I call the coordinates translator to find WWII map coordinates in Europe on a modern map. It takes a bit of work, but it can be a very useful tool: http://www.echodelta.net/mbs/eng-translator.php You need … Continue reading

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Morning Reports:

When the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis caught fire in 1973 the destruction of 80% of all Army and Army Air Corps personnel records from 1912-1964 was a huge blow. People looking to research their relatives service are … Continue reading

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Close Assault 1968

Our Close Assault program this spring will honor our nation’s Vietnam Veterans… many of whom joined the Guard after their regular Army service. Remember the true meaning of Memorial Day with this back at the Vietnam War. Close Assault 1968 … Continue reading

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Museum Renovation

September 20 update: The museum front door is again open for business! August 26 update: work is largely complete but a few small items are keeping us from being able to reopen the main doors. Currently we are looking at … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day

Although the museum is normally closed on Monday’s, we will be OPEN from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday November 11th for Veterans Day. Help us honor all our veteran’s on this important day.

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Museum Store Sunday

The Texas Military Forces Museum will be one of 10 museum stores in Austin taking part in Museum Store Sunday on November 25, 2018. We will be offering 25% off everything in our gift shop on the 25th. You  can … Continue reading

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