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Press Release | May 16, 2013

National Cryptologic Museum to Celebrate Armed Forces Day With First Outdoor Concert

FORT MEADE, Md.  –  

The National Cryptologic Museum will celebrate Armed Forces Day with an Open House Featuring its first ever outdoor concert on May 18. "The Volunteers" of the Army Field Band will perform their rock/pop/country talents at the museum from 1:30 - 3:25 p.m.

Photo of the National Cryptologic Museum front entrance
On 7 September, the museum will welcome back "The Volunteers" of the Army Field Band. The Volunteers, who have performed throughout the world, will show their rock/pop/country talents at the museum from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The open house will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Activities inside the museum will include tours starting every 30 minutes and hourly presentations on the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, a peek at rarely seen cryptologic artifacts, and the opportunity to hear from members of the Armed Forces talk about what it's like to serve our nation in uniform.  The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation will also present information on plans for a new cryptologic museum.

Some of the visitors on Saturday will be attendees of the American Alliance of Museums, which is holding its annual conference in Baltimore, Md. The National Cryptologic Museum will provide transportation to and from Baltimore all day.

As always, admission and parking are free.

The National Cryptologic Museum is located off Exit 10A on Maryland Route 32 near the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (I-295), adjacent to the headquarters of the National Security Agency. For more information on the museum, tours, educational programs, and hours and days of operation, click on the National Cryptologic Museum tab at More information about the museum and this event is also available at the National Cryptologic Museum's Facebook page at