Military History Conferences

Annual military history conferences are sponsored by the Council. They take place at different sites around the country and are planned for a Wednesday through Saturday, usually in early May. These three-day events include the presentation of papers on military history subjects, meals with speakers and trips to sometimes unusual and otherwise-inaccessible historic sites and military installations. A Sunday add-on day is usually planned to a location further from the conference site.

While members register on Wednesday afternoon, the Executive Committee and Board of Directors meet to conduct the organization’s business. An evening welcome session and reception gives everyone an opportunity to get acquainted with new members and renew old friendships.

Thursday morning is dedicated to paper presentations in the hotel’s conference rooms. Thursday afternoon, Friday, and Saturday are full of site visits to military installations and museums.

CAMP conference photos by Roy V. Ashley

On Thursday or Friday evening, the Yount-Windsor book auction is held, the proceeds of which support the scholarships awarded to students to attend the conference. A formal dinner with speaker is the highlight of Saturday evening and concludes the regular part of the conference.

A separate add-on trip is scheduled Sunday for members who wish to spend more time learning about the area’s military history. These trips usually visit sites that are too far from the hotel to include in the regular conference and a smaller group size normally allows more time to study the sites in detail.

2019 Conference – Tucson, AZ

Past Conferences

1967
Fort Bowie, AZ

1968
Augusta, GA1969
San Francisco, CA

1970
El Paso, TX

1971
Washington/Baltimore

1972
Denver, CO

1973
New York, NY

1974
Fort Leavenworth, KS

1975
Los Angeles, CA

1976
Tucson, AZ

1977
Hampton Roads, VA

1978
Minneapolis, MN

1979
Boston, MA

1980
New Orleans, LA

1981
San Francisco, CA

1982
Charleston, SC

1983
San Antonio, TX

1984
Jacksonville, FL

1985
Santa Fe, NM1986
Toledo, OH1987
Philadelphia, PA

1988
Portland, OR

1989
Mobile, AL

1990
Bismarck, ND

1991
Honolulu, HI

1992
Tampa, FL

1993
Galveston, TX

1994
Tacoma, WA

1995
Savannah, GA

1996
El Paso, TX

1997
Buffalo, NY

1998
Lexington, KY

1999
Omaha, NE

2000
Burlington, VT

2001
Rapid City, SD

2002
San Juan, PR2003
St. Louis, MO2004
Portland, ME

2005
San Diego, CA

2006
Chattanooga, TN

2007
Hampton, VA

2008
Salt Lake City, UT

2009
Pittsburgh, PA

2010
San Francisco, CA

2011
Kansas City, MO

2012
Lexington, VA

2013
Dayton, OH

2014
Reno, NV

2015
New Orleans, LA

2016
Frederick, MD

2017
Vancouver, WA

2018
Louisville, KY

Council on America’s Military Past-USA, Inc.
502 N. Norwood Street
Arlington, VA 22203-2217