Thursday, November 8, 2012

More information about the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center can now be found at www.nationalinfantrymuseum.org.
 
Thank you for your continued support!
 

Monday, April 16, 2012

National Infantry Foundation Seeks Audio-Visual Technology Support Specialist

The National Infantry Museum has an opening for a Audio-Visual Technology Support Specialist. This position requires 25-30 hours per week, including occasional nights or weekends.

The ideal candidate must display excellent customer service and communication skills and experience in sound/video/lighting systems. An understanding of multimedia technology is strongly preferred but not required.

Primary responsibilities and tasks:
• Assist with the maintenance and repair of the multimedia shows within the museum to include lighting, sound, video and special effects.
• Provide A/V engineering support for museum events, classes, tours, lectures, rentals and other productions as needed
• Assist the other members of the Information Technology staff in the maintenance and repair of the museum’s simulations and attractions

Other responsibilities and tasks:
• Work with the Information Technology Staff to maintain and repair all rental equipment, tools and supplies.
• Assist with the cleaning, maintenance and repair of dioramas, theaters and macro displays
• Other duties and information technology tasks as assigned

Qualifications:
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel and Powerpoint
• Excellent skills in the reading and comprehension of technical diagrams, manuals, drawings and schematics
• Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds
• Ability to work independently
• Must be able to perform climbing duties to include catwalks, lifts, ladders and scaffolding
• Ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with staff, volunteers, clients, outside vendors and the general public


Submit cover letter and resume to:
National Infantry Foundation
Personnel Director
National Infantry Foundation
1775 Legacy Way, Suite 220
Columbus, GA 31903

Please, no phone calls regarding this position.

Application Closing Date: April 20, 2012

        
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of the Treasury policy, the National Infantry Foundation is an equal opportunity provider and is prohibited from discriminating on the bases of race, color, national origin, age or disability.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

THE AMERICAN ROAD TO VICTORY: National Infantry Foundation Joins Forces with Livingbattlefield on DVD Set & PBS Broadcasts

Click here for more information about our
new cinematic/academic partnership.
The National Infantry Foundation is excited to announce our partnership with Livingbattlefield, the production team behind the gruondbreaking World War II film series, The American Road to Victory. (read the official press release here)

The series has already been seen on over 1,200 broadcasts through PBS affiliates nationwide, as well as numerous screenings in public libraries across the country. On Veterans Day 2011, we presented the third film in the series, The Americans in the Bulge, on our IMAX screen and hosted a Q&A session with a panel of WWII veterans and the film director Richard Lanni.

The American Road to Victory trilogy chronicles the decisive actions that made victory in Europe possible – D-Day, Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge – through a combination of striking visuals and detailed historical research. The films are presented by colorful historian Ellwood von Seibold, one of Europe’s leading battlefield guides and an honorary officer in the U.S. Army. To bring history alive, each film features rare archive footage and powerful interviews with combat veterans, seamlessly integrated with computer-generated imagery and historical reenactment.
“We knew, after screening one of the films in our theater on Veterans Day, that we wanted to be a part of this," says National Infantry Foundation president Ben Williams. "The films represent a great example of everything we stand for – real history for families. "

Standing outside the gates of the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center is a testament to the courage and sacrifice of the American Soldier, educating the public and preserving the Army’s legacy while also offering unique opportunities for entertainment to the military and civilian communities, including the region’s only IMAX 3D Theatre. The museum is operated by the non-profit organization, the National Infantry Foundation.
The museum operates solely through your contributions, inluding online donations and IMAX ticket purchases!

"This is such an honor for us," said Livingbattlefield CEO Heidi Lanni. "Receiving support from such an important national institution tells us that our decision to work outside the box of traditional war documentaries – to look at war from the foxhole level – was the right one to make.”

As home of the Army’s most rigorous training and indoctrination programs since the early 20th century ­– including the Infantry, Armor, Ranger, and Officer Candidate Schools – Fort Benning has been responsible for the training of millions of American heroes, including many of the WWII veterans featured in the American Road to Victory series.

Currently, the films are available for private screenings as part of a National Infantry Museum tour package; stay tuned for additional information about special public screenings, PBS broadcast schedules and a special Collector’s Edition box set.


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The National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center



1775 Legacy Way | Columbus, GA 31903 | 706.685.5800

Friday, February 10, 2012

Infantry Soldier Coin Launch & Celebration | Friday, 17 February 2012 | National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning/Columbus, GA Georgia

The National Infantry Foundation is excited to finally offer the 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar for sale! Please join us for the launch event Friday, February 17. The newly minted coins will be presented to a company of newly minted Infantrymen at their graduation at 9 a.m. Aflac CEO Dan Amos and United States Mint Associate Director B.B. Craig will be guest speakers for the event. 

We’ll have patriotic music and grilled burgers and, of course, the coin for you to buy and take home! Be sure to share the following flyer with all your friends:


Click to enlarge | Follow the coin on Facebook to learn more!

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The National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center
1775 Legacy Way | Columbus, GA 31903 | 706.685.5800

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

National Infantry Foundation Seeks Communications Assistant

The National Infantry Museum has an opening for a Marketing and Communications Assistant. This position requires 30-40 hours per week, including occasional nights or weekends.

The ideal candidate must display excellent written and oral communication skills and a commitment to organization and accuracy. Experience in graphic design, marketing, and web development/content management is required.

Primary responsibilities and tasks:
• Assist with website maintenance, including blog posts and calendar updates. Assist developers and senior staff with site updates and enhancements
• Maintain museum’s social media outreach, including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, FourSquare, etc.
• Monitor outside media and internet for museum-related content
• Maintain online event calendars
• Create and maintain content for digital monitors and signage

Other responsibilities and tasks:
• Assist with the creation of content for brochures, promotional materials, emails, presentations, direct mail, newsletters, annual reports and special events
• Assist with creation of press releases, presentations, scripts and other content as directed
• Assist Director in promoting museum activities with local, regional and national media
• Organize and maintain contact lists, files and records
• Basic photography of museum events
• Respond to inquiries from the public
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
• Demonstrated experience creating and/or managing a professional website
• Demonstrated proficiency with basic print and graphic design; knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign a plus
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel and Powerpoint
• Excellent skills in grammar, writing and communication
• Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, English, computer science or closely related business field
• Excellent administrative and organizational skills and ability to work independently
• Ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with staff, volunteers, the media, outside vendors and the general public

Application, deadlines, and compensation:
Submit cover letter and resume to:
Cyndy Cerbin
Director of Communications
National Infantry Foundation
1775 Legacy Way, Suite 220
Columbus, GA 31903

or ccerbin@nationalinfantryfoundation.org

or by fax to 706-653-8368.

Please, no phone calls regarding this position.

This position pays an hourly rate, commensurate with experience and skill level.


In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of the Treasury policy, the National Infantry Foundation is an equal opportunity provider and is prohibited from discriminating on the bases of race, color, national origin, age or disability.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Letter to the Editor: "An Unexpected Christmas Gift" | National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning/Columbus, Georgia

This letter appeared as a letter to the editor of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer today, 4 January 2012:

AN UNEXPECTED CHRISTMAS GIFT
Every year, Santa and the Conductor will
periodically stop by during our run of The
Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience
Saturday, Dec. 17, two grandmothers, one great-grandmother and five grandchildren dressed in their finest PJs (the children, not the grandmothers) arrived at the Infantry Museum promptly at 5 p.m. All were excited about the crafts, a visit with Santa and a viewing of “The Polar Express,” only to learn that we had arrived one day early. (As hard as we try, grandmothers are not perfect!)
As we stood in the lobby pondering what to do, what should appear but a wonderful “elf” disguised as an Infantry Museum volunteer. She gathered our entire little group and began a historical journey that all could understand. We traveled through time, stopped to have pictures made first in a tank and then in front of a lovely Christmas tree with packages underneath. Little ones learned of the thanks we owe our military past and present. Amazed at each scene, with amazing attention, they heard her every word. 
Upon completion of our “dream travel through time,” we left for dinner and returned at 6:30 for viewing of "The Polar Express." The sight of little ones in big glasses was something to behold, each reaching for a snowflake or a golden ticket as it appeared closer to their eyes. 
No crafts and only a close-up look at Santa’s chair and a wonderful view of history made understandable to a child’s mind by an elf … well, we could not have asked for a greater Christmas gift for our entire family. A ticket punched by a “real” conductor has become a cherished keepsake for each grandchild. 
The Infantry Museum is such a great gift for our entire community. And a special thanks to our special elf – it was not by accident that she appeared just for us!
Janet C. O’Neal 
Columbus
Thank you for your kind words, Mrs. O'Neal, and thank you to all our dedicated volunteer staff who strive to make every visit memorable.

Start your new year right by donating your time and talents to the National Infantry Museum! To volunteer today, contact Lora Davis Warren: (706) 685-5810 | lwarren@nationalinfantryfoundation.org


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The National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center
1775 Legacy Way | Columbus, GA 31903 | 706.685.5800

p.s. (The "Infantry Museum Elf" has requested to remain anonymous, but visit the National Infantry 
Museum and you may get to experience your own personal adventure with her!)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

National Infantry Museum Holiday Gift Guide: Patriotic Presents for Any Price | Fort Benning/Columbus, GA Georgia

This Christmas, the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center is the perfect place to find a truly unique gift for the patriot in your life. Consider these gift ideas, all of which help support our mission to honor Soldiers and keep their history alive:

Some of the "Culinary Treasures" in the book
Unique Items from the Soldier Store
Operated by Ranger Joe's, our Soldier Store has a large selection of clothing, books and collectibles relating to the museum, the Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence, and the U.S. Army Infantry & Armor branches.

The latest addition to their stock is our brand new cookbook, "Culinary Treasures for the Queen of Battle," featuring 700+ recipes from military families and veterans from around the world! (Details | Email)
Price: $30


Timeless Dedications
Honor a loved one with the gift of a Heritage Walk Paver, the custom-engraved granite stones which run Heritage Walk, the flag-lined walkway that connects the front of the museum to the parade field. Military or civilian, living or deceased, a paver is the perfect way to immortalize a loved one by making them a permanent part of this amazing facility.

New editions to Heritage Walk are unveiled at
dedication ceremonies held throughout the year
Price: $250 (tax-deductible), with discounts for active duty military personnel and Friends of the Museum; includes a miniature replica for display in your home or office. (Paver Video | Email)

For a similar tribute on a larger scale, the National Infantry Museum is filled with opportunities to dedicate benches, trees, and Founder's Circle stones – which wrap around the base of the Heritage Walk flags – to commemorate an individual or organization.
Price: Beginning at $1,000 (tax-deductible), contact us for details. (Founder's Circle Video | Email)



A Day of Fun at the Museum
In addition to our world-class galleries and touching tributes, the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center offers exceptional opportunities for recreation and entertainment unlike anywhere else!

Museum Money is accepted anywhere inside the National Infantry Museum,
including the IMAX, NIM SIM Attractions and Fife & Drum Restaurant!
The Patriot Park IMAX Theatre is home to the largest screen in the region – 5 1/2 stories high, 70+ feet wide, 12,000 watts of crystal clear audio – and provides the only true IMAX 3D Experience between Atlanta and Pensacola. Showing the best documentaries and biggest Hollywood blockbusters, the Patriot Park IMAX also features an extensive concessions stand and has featured numerous premieres for new military-themed films.
Price: $10 Hollywood | $8 Documentary; discounts for military, seniors and children, no surcharge for 3D (Patriot Park IMAX Blog)

Need an adrenaline rush? Step into the action with our NIM SIM Combat Simulators! Experience the same weapons training used our military in the EST2000 Rifle Range, then assemble your team, receive your mission and engage the enemy in our authentic Humvee or Black Hawk helicopter simulators. 
Price: $8-$20 (Video)

The NIMSC is also home to the Fife & Drum Restaurant, featuring American bistro cuisine with a full service bar and daily meal specials. Price: $8-20, featuring a wide selections of sandwiches, salads and entrées for any price point (and don't forget to save room for chef's delicious creme brulée for dessert!)

If you'd like to treat your friends and family to the entire museum experience, Museum Money is now available! Available in denominations of $5, $10, $25 and $50, Museum Money can be used at any location inside the museum or put towards any National Infantry Foundation programs, including pavers and memberships.
Price: Face value ($5 | $10 | $25 | $50); purchase yours today at the IMAX Box Office, inside the NIMSC Lobby.


Friends of the Museum & the 1775 Society
The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center is the largest privately-funded military museum in the country. By becoming a Friend of the Museum, you pledge to help us continue our mission: honoring the service and sacrifice our Soldiers. Residents of the Columbus & Fort Benning communities also get a sense of civic pride, knowing they are directly responsible for the success of this locally operated, world-renowned facility.
Price: Active Military, $25 | Retired Military/Educator, $35 | Family, $50 | Patron, $300 (tax-deductible)

Last year's gala, "Thanks for the Memories: A Bob Hope Tribute to our
Vietnam Era Veterans," featured a silent auction & world-class entertainment
The next tier of our membership program is the prestigious 1775 Society. In addition to providing monetary support to the museum’s operation, they host our annual black tie gala.

Price: 
1775 Level, $1,000
Patriot Level, $2,500
Liberty Level, $5,000
Freedom Level, $10,000
(tax-deductible)





The museum relies on your direct contributions to help keep history alive
Planned Giving & Sponsored Donations
Shopping for the person who has everything? Consider a gift to the National Infantry Museum in honor of that special person. Your donation helps the National Infantry Museum honor Soldiers every day.

Donations can be made once or scheduled as pledged payments over time. You can give in your own name or use your gift to acknowledge another individual or company/organization. Download our form to send your payment by mail or donate online right now!

Price: Gifts of all sizes are welcome! (tax-deductible)


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1775 Legacy Way | Columbus, GA 31903 | 706.685.5800

A Soldier knows his mission is to protect our country. At the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, we believe our mission is to say thank you. This holiday season, Be a Part of the Mission at https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/NationalInfantryFoundation/OnlineDonation.html