Ordnance Museum is planned at Fort Lee

Ordnance Museum is planned at Fort Lee

There are 8 comments on the Newsday story from Oct 26, 2008, titled Ordnance Museum is planned at Fort Lee. In it, Newsday reports that:

Fort Lee is getting a new $31 million Army museum. The Army's Ordnance Museum will open in 2011, giving Fort Lee one of the service's largest museum complexes.

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Dave in Stafford VA

Joppa, MD

#1 Dec 29, 2008
What does a 50 year old Atomic Cannon have to do with Ordnance at Fort Lee? Our soldiers are short of everything from health benefits to training and in the past basics such as Body Armor. This is a waste of taxpayer money. Call in the IG on this one

Canton, MI

#2 May 7, 2011
I too am appalled,.. they are spending millions moving large artifacts on what Ordnance used to do 50 years ago i.e. RDT&E so they have lawn ornaments around another base. I was just down at Fort Lee and its pitiful how much decay has already begun on the recently refurbished vehicles. Why not spend the money putting thm under a roof at APG? The future home of Ordnance at a used car dealership outside the base is ironic....how many AIT students are going to visit their "training" facility on their own. I hope the IG/GAO goes after those responsible for this when there are so many credible shortfalls of money for what the soldiers really need. Sam

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 May 26, 2011
I agree! What's the point in wasting money preserving that old junk! The Army has archives of photographs and movies that are adequate for our records. We no doubt lack leadership with George Patton like guts to say "scrap it." Somebody wake up and make a logical command decision to save money for more useful needs.
Ford of Fort Pickett

Norfolk, VA

#4 May 26, 2011
So how many of you thoughout this commonwealth would like to see Virginia Army National Guard installation Fort Pickett become an outlying landing field for the U.S. Navy jets stationed at Naval Auxillory Landing Field Fentress and Naval Air Station Oceana!?

Knightdale, NC

#5 Jun 26, 2011
Allow me to quote the illustrious Jim in the comments section of this great news articles.

"We don't need museums, we already have pictures of everything in there"

You are an idiot of unmitigated proportions.

Saint Helier, Jersey

#6 Jul 9, 2011
Pictures are one thing, but they will not give you the dimentions of the AFV, see the AFV close up is better than any photo.

Honolulu, HI

#8 Aug 18, 2011
Wow, different perspectives. My 2 teenage sons never had any interest in WWII history, but have recently become fascinated by the armored vehicles of that era. We will be bringing our tourist dollars from San Diego to Ft. Lee next summer to visit your world class museum - you were lucky to 'steal' it from Aberdeen which would've gotten our $ instead.
Cuting costs

Tampa, FL

#9 Aug 16, 2012
Maybe we should sell off the battlefield at Gettysburg to a condo and mall developer to save money? Or perhaps grind up the wooden hull of the USS Consitution and sell the grindings to a paper mill? Once these historical treasures are gone its forever and the condition of the vehicles at Aberdeen is shameful.

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