The collection holds over 80,000 artifacts—uniforms, weapons, equipment, insignia and flags, training aids, and unique personal items—objects central to the museum’s core mission.   Included are 60 “macro artifacts” such as tanks, aircraft, vehicles, artillery pieces, etc.  

Good explanatory text needs to accompany artifacts in exhibits; objects alone are not enough.  But when in the presence of the "real stuff" of history, a uniquely powerful narrative becomes possible for the museum visitor.