On 13 JUN 2011 - a milestone groundbreaking book was published - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - IMAGES of AMERICA - FORT MYER! FREE SHIPPING - From now until 30 JUN 2013 - Add an author autographed copy of the book to your library Why? With over 200 timeless historic photographs, it features a note from Abraham Lincoln, first published in the book that highlights the connection between the 16th President and Major General Amiel Weeks Whipple Select FREE SHIPPING and in days your "Personalized" book will be in your hands and the adventure will begin to provide you with the first one hundred years of this historic US Army Post with origins during the US Civil War when it began as Fort Whipple. Learn about military aviation's beginnings, the National Weather Service, and... NOTE A portion of your purchase price will be donated to the Army Historical Foundation to help build the National Museum of the US Army.
The Remaining US Civil War Era PostIt sits on Arlington Heights overlooking Washington DC and has seen its share of firsts since 1863 when it was first built as Fort Whipple. It was among the 70 fortifications surrounding the National Capital during the US Civil War, but unlike the rest which fell into disrepair and were abandoned, Fort Myer continues until this day (though they've hidden the name slightly - it'll always be Fort Myer because of its significance and contributions.) Some of the early firsts that this US Army Post holds are:
- First home of the US Signal Corps School
- First home of the National Weather Service (1870)
- First US Army Cavalry Showcase
- First military aviation flight (1908)
- First military aviation fatality (1908)
- First ROTC training