National Museum of the U.S. Army Update 01:
The National Museum of the U.S. Army (NMUSA) has been established to recognize the service and sacrifice of the American Soldier at home and around the world, at war and during peace. As part of that effort the museum has opened up the Registry of the American Soldier to provide an opportunity for anyone who served in the U.S. Army to have his or her name and service history placed on record at the Museum. If you served, you need to be in the Registry! You may also register the name of a family member or friend, if they currently serve, or have served in the U.S. Army, or submit someone from the past. Currently serving active and Reserve soldiers, veterans and family members and friends of deceased veterans, and descendants of anyone who served in the Army, National Guard, Army Reserve, Army Air Corps, Women’s Army Corps and the Women’s Army Air Corps from 1775 to the present are invited to be listed in the registry. The Registry will be on permanent display at the Museum, and it will be accessible via the internet for those who cannot visit in person.
The Registry of the American Soldier http://www.usarmyregistry.org
is a publicly submitted listing of those who served in the U.S. Army. There is no fee for submitting a Soldier's name or photo to the Registry. The Registry is not an official document of the U.S. Government. In an effort to increase the number of Registry of the American Soldier honorees whose entries include photos, The Army Historical Foundation recently waived the $10 photo processing fee. “Photos of Soldiers in uniform help tell an important part of their story,” said Richard Couture, Deputy Executive Director for Donor Marketing. “Soldiers’ uniforms, with their decorations, unit crests, patches, and other badges, are a telling complement to the Soldiers’ service histories.
Over 91,000 former and currently serving Soldiers are enrolled, and fewer than 3,300 of the honorees’ entries include a photo.” According to Couture, the Foundation is hoping to improve on that number significantly by reminding the public that there is no fee to register and now there is no fee to submit a photo for future honorees or to add a photo to those already enrolled. “A photo of a Soldier also adds a personal element to a story, puts a face to a name, and more fully recognizes a Soldier.” Couture added. Photos can be uploaded electronically via the web site or mailed to National Museum of the United States Army; ATTN: Registry of the American Soldier; PO Box 96281; Washington, DC 20090-6281. Mailed photos must include the full name, rank, and hometown of the Army member exactly as it appears on the Registry. Mailed photos will not be returned. Registry entries can be viewed online at https://www.usarmyregistry.org/search.aspx
[Source: TREA News for the Enlisted 25 May 2012 ++]