Assorted videos that are part of the USAHEC collection

The Journey to Find Major James Armstrong Wilson

Jessica J. Sheets, Archives Technician at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, recently presented "The Journey to Find Major James Armstrong Wilson." She shared the adventures and frustrations of researching the story of Wilson, who served in the 6th Pennsylvania Battalion during the Revolutionary War, was captured in the Canadian Campaign, commanded at Carlisle Barracks, and died at thirty-six in 1788. Ms. Sheets also talked about Wilson's circa 1780 home, which is now part of Carlisle Barracks. Length: 33 Minutes

Discovering the Campaign Experiences of Your Ancestors at USAHEC

Do you know the name of a Soldier you want to learn more about, but are not sure how to start research? Do you have a photograph of your grandfather or family member, but you do not have anything more than a name? This lecture and workshop, “Discovering the Campaign Experiences of Your Ancestors at USAHEC,” was presented by Brigadier General (Retired) Harold Nelson on April 21, 2012. The lecture is for genealogists and family members who want to avoid tedious hours of research but still want to learn what their ancestor did during the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and beyond.

Bravo Troop

1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Mechanized, during training in Europe


General Ridgway

General Ridgway speaking of the American soldier while visiting the Army War College in Carlisle, PA in 1984.


Field Cross Ceremony

The Grand Opening of the Vietnam exhibit on the Heritage Trail included the solemn Field Cross ceremony


Dulcimer Survival Garden

Tasker's Chance, a trio featuring the hammered dulcimer, fiddle, guitar or percussion and vocals, specializes in the 18th century music of America's past. The group brings history alive at concert performances, private parties or historical special events. Their entertaining performances in period dress include everything from toe-tapping fiddle tunes to touching ballads. Jeanean Songco Martin, Becky Ross and Deborah Colvin-Brower are a classically trained talented trio that keeps 18th century music alive today. John Kurash filmed this video during performances at the Market at Washingtonburg. Do you know why we have an event named Washingtonburg each September? Visit AHEC for all the details.

Basic Training

WWII Basic Training film shorts showing the training that led to the WWII generation becoming the Greatest Generation



The American Rangers in the Korean War



Merrills Maruader's

Merrill’s Marauders, officially named the 5307th Composite Unit (provisional), was a United States long range penetration special forces unit in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War II which fought in the Burma Campaign.



Heritage Day 2009

This year’s Army Heritage Day, held on Armed Forces Day, is past, but we offer a unique learning experience each year on Armed Forces Day. Army Heritage Day, where Army history is a current as today.



WWI Ballon Corps

Balloons used during the First World War


Army Patrol Boats during Vietnam

Did you know the Army had a Navy? Visit the Military History Institute to conduct research on the Army’s Navy, and other subjects.