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News | May 12, 2016

Celebrate Armed Forces Day and National Police Week at the National Cryptologic Museum

On Saturday, May 21, we celebrate Armed Forces Day and National Police Week. The National Cryptologic Museum invites everyone to come honor the men and women serving in our nation’s Armed Forces and law enforcement from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Honor Those Who Answer the Call to Serve,” and the planned festivities promise to be a day of fun and education for the entire family.

The celebration will include indoor and outdoor activities for both kids and grown-ups. U.S. service members will serve grilled hot dogs and drinks, and ice cream will be available for a sweet treat. In celebration of National Police Week, the NSA Police will be on hand to demonstrate equipment and you will have a chance to meet some of the furriest members of the NSA Police.

During your visit you can:

  • Hear the smooth sounds of the U.S. Army Field Band Ambassadors Jazztet from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
  • Talk to ham radio users around the country, with the help of local ham radio operators.
  • Witness NSA Police demonstrations of the K-9 unit, the SWAT armored vehicle, all-terrain vehicles and the hazmat suit.
  • Brush up on your knot tying skills with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets.
  • Enjoy special museum tours throughout the day.
  • Take advantage of photo opportunities of life-size photo cutouts of military uniforms from different eras throughout U.S. history.
  • Get your face painted and bounce in an inflatable castle.
  • Earn free ice cream (while supplies last) from games and contests (children only, please).
  • Listen to the National Cryptologic Museum’s curator’s presentation on key historical events.
  • Hear our veterans’ perspectives about their service and how they used their cryptologic skills to protect the nation.

Updates about the Armed Forces Day and National Police Week celebration are available at

The National Cryptologic Museum is located on Colony Seven Road off Rt. 32, exit 10A, adjacent to Fort George G. Meade, Md. For more information, visit or call (301) 688-5849.