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The Army Transportation Museum Foundation (ATMF), helps to sustain the Army Transportation Museum in its efforts to preserve the Transportation Corps heritage and legacy since its inception during World War II
 
This heritage spans the breadth of transportation multi-modal delivery which has given the Nation and our Army the ability to globally deploy, engage and defeat the enemies of the United States in close combat. To do so, the Transportation Corps has grown and evolved in capability since its Rail and Movement Control beginnings. During Vietnam, Army Transportation added helicopter deliveries of man and equipment on the 
battlefield 
in support of intratheater operations.

Today, Army transportation includes Air, Rail, Container, ship, and truck transport having divested its rotary capability to the Army Aviation Corps to give intertheater clout.  With units spread throughout the Active, Guard and Reserve, Army transportation both here and abroad has created a culture within the logistics community who are risk takers on the battlefield as its people depart ports and Forward Operating Bases to sustain and bring capability which embraces its motto as the

"Spearhead of Logistics" 
because
"Nothing Happens Until Something Moves".

Through your contributions and membership, ATMF provides connectivity between the military and civilian communities to keep a rich and vibrant history alive at Fort Eustis, Virginia.

 
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The ATM Foundation exists to raise money for major construction projects and to support the exhibits of the Army Transportation Museum.  Several million dollars have been spent  to construct the Museum Building and various pavilions to better showcase the modes of transportation:

Air, Sea, Land, and Rail  

We need to raise another $30 million for continued improvements and planned expansion.  All donations are tax  Deductable !!  

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Evolution of the Army Truck

The Army Transportation Corps

Army Watercraft conduct Joint Logistics Over The Shore (JLOTS)

Army Rail Supports Joint Logistics Over The Shore (JLOTS)


Thank you to all of you who sent in Foundation donations, purchased bricks, supported our Raffle and Golf Tournament in 2018.  We at ATMF look forward to seeing you at the museum this year at the "Annual COL Joe Botts Memorial Golf Tournament",  our Halloween "Night at the Transportation Museum",  or our "General Membership Meeting" later this year. We also encourage you to visit our Museum Gift shop or donate today to support our efforts because, without your support, we cannot do what we need to do in support of the Army's  Best Museum !!

"THIS IS A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION. IT IS NOT A PART OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OR ANY OF ITS COMPONENTS AND IT HAS NO GOVERNMENTAL STATUS".

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What is the Army Transportation Museum Foundation

The ATM Foundation exists to raise money for major construction projects and to support the exhibits of the Army Transportation Museum.  Several million dollars have been spent by the Foundation to construct the Museum Building and various pavilions representing the modes of transportation: aviation, water, highway, rail, and movement control.  We need to raise another $30 million for continued improvements and planned expansion.  All donations are tax deductible!

Who We Are...

Membership is open to all military and civilian personnel of all grades in the Active and Reserve Components. Membership is open to all retirees, cadets of the service academies, military schools, and ROTC programs as well as others who subscribe to the purposes for which the Association was formed

Why a Transportation Museum?  

Transportation is the most frequently encountered limiting factor in military logistics (the science of planning and executing the movement and support of forces). It provides the bridge over which the nation's resources reach our combat troops and is the key to victory which requires that "we get there first with the most."For almost 150 years, in each war from the American Revolution to World War II, the US Army recognized the importance of transportation during the war by forming a temporary management organization that was disbanded in peacetime. In 1950, the Transportation Corps that served so effectively during WWII was made a permanent branch of the U.S. Army. Since then, the Corps has exceeded the considerable accomplishments of its predecessors, teaming closely with civilian industry and transportation elements of the other services, in peace and war.

Americans are concerned that our nation maintains a capability for defense and to project military power elsewhere when vital to the interests of the United States. Many American citizens join organizations which support actions to keep our transportation capabilities strong.

The Army Transportation Museum Foundation (ATMF) One such group is the ATMF, established in 1970. It defrays certain costs of the U.S. Army Transportation Museum at Fort Eustis, Virginia, which informs the public of the role transportation has played in Army successes since colonial days. Some museum costs are funded by the Army, but the ATMF is the only source for capital improvements and some operating expenses. The museum is unable by law to obtain state or federal grants. The ATMF is chartered by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a tax-exempt enterprise. It is managed by a board of directors and staffed by retired military and civilian volunteers, and paid administrators.

Our goals are to obtain funds for needs not met by the Army and to help the museum director plan and design exhibits which accurately portray U.S. Army transportation history. Our membership encompasses individuals, organizations, and businesses.

The Beginning:

The museum was established in 1959 in a warehouse displaying a small collection of World War II artifacts. The current museum building was built in 1976, and the aviation pavilion was added in 1980.  These facilities were built with foundation funds donated during world-wide campaigns, at a total cost of $765,000. Both structures have been donated to the Army, exclusively for museum use. Most recently the Bellino Gallery and a Rail and Truck pavilions have been added.

The Museum Complex: 

The main museum building houses exhibits focusing on Army transportation from the colonial days to the present. Films, videos, dioramas, and models demonstrate contributions to the growth of our nation. It also contains a research library and auditorium, referred to as the Regimental Room.  Extensive outside displays feature fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, tugboats and landing craft, trucks, and material handling vehicles, steam locomotives and rail cars, and a few fascinating experimental vehicles.

The Fort Eustis Commander has approved the museum master plan. Post funds are appropriated for maintenance, operations, and personnel costs. The ATMF is the museum's only source for funding major construction.

Museum Operation:

The museum complex occupies six acres at the entrance to Fort Eustis, Virginia, 11 miles east of Colonial Williamsburg off Interstate 64, on Route 105. Follow the roadside signs. Located in the middle of the Virginia Peninsula, the museum is within the historic triangle which also includes Jamestown and Yorktown. The museum is open free to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily except Mondays and Federal holidays. It is handicapped accessible. In addition to museum exhibits, the foundation operates a gift shop.

The museum staff welcomes donations of transportation artifacts, documents, books, and photographs.

The museum is certified by the Army Center for Military History and is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Contributions to the Foundation:


Individual gifts are the main source of funds for museum improvements, coupled with ATMF projects such as the gift shop, raffles, and a golf tournament. ATMF needs your tax-deductible contribution to the museum as a legacy for future generations. We accept cash, securities, real property, or salable items; and memorial gifts such as a bequest, a trust fund, or as a beneficiary to a life insurance policy. ATMF will furnish documents to meet tax laws

Heritage of the Transportation Corps

The United States Army Transportation Corps is one of the Army's youngest service branches, having been established in 1942. However, the origin of its role extends far back to the Revolutionary War when in the crucial campaign General George Washington used animal-driven transportation to move American and French forces from the Hudson Valley to Yorktown, more than 450 miles away. So important was transportation in the American Revolution that Washington advised Congress to establish the position of Wagonmaster General to provide the Army's essential mobility. With the Civil War came the extensive use of the military railway service in moving troops to battle.
The importance of transportation for the military increased rapidly as the U.S. Army Transport Service appeared during the Spanish American War and subsequently the Transportation Service was created in World War I. During this war, the Transportation Service carried 2 million men and their supplies to make them a fighting force across 3,000 miles of ocean. Later, when the United States entered World War II, the key role of transportation became clear.

In March 1942, military transportation functions were taken from the Quartermaster Corps and given to the Transportation Service of the newly created Services of Supply.

On 31 July 1942, President Roosevelt, faced with the largest mobilization in history, established the Transportation Corps. This new Corps took over railway operations and maintenance from the Corps of Engineers in November 1942. World War II posed immense challenges, but the newly-formed Transportation Corps overcame them all.

Ultimately, the Transportation Corps conducted operations in the deserts and wastelands of North Africa, the jungles of the Pacific, the mountains and valleys of Italy and Asia, and over the beaches of Normandy. From 1941 to 1945, the Transportation Corps moved over 30 million soldiers within the United States; it also carried 7 million soldiers and 126 million tons of supplies overseas, a decisive part in the Allied victory. From 1948 to1949, the Transportation Corps again played a major role. In the Berlin Airlift, it helped to provide food and supplies to the people blockaded by the Soviet Union.

On 28 June 1950, Congress officially recognized the importance of the Transportation Corps by making it a permanent branch of the Army.
The Transportation Corps' support continued into the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict, Grenada, Panama, Southwest Asia during Desert Storm, Somalia during famine relief operations, Haiti, and most recently Bosnia performing peace-keeping operations. The past accomplishments and the future vision of the Transportation Corps are a testimony to the professionalism, dedication, and pride that has made the Transportation Corps the Spearhead of Logistics from the Corps of Engineers in November 1942.
Meet The Team: ATMF Board Officers
  1. COL (R) John "Howdy" Race
    President ATMF Executive Committee
  2. CSM (R) Ruth Potter
    Vice President ATMF Executive Committee
  3. BG (R) John Levasseur
    Budget Officer / Treasurer ATMF Executive Committee
  4. CSM (R) Dwayne Perry
    Secretary ATMF Executive Committee
  5. Ms Anne Jenkins
    Administrator ATMF Executive Committee
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Meet The Team: ATMF Committee Chairs
  1. BG (R) John Levasseur
    Financial Audit Investment Committee Chair
  2. MSG (R) Marina Libro
    Fundraising committee Chair
  3. LTC (R) Alisha Hamel
    Museum Director Exhibit Planning Committee Chair
  4. CW4 (R) Rebecca Brashears
    Strategic Planning Committee Chair
  5. CSM (R) Paul Nelson
    Membership Committee Chair
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