November 2015 Artifact of the Month

“OSCAR” Goes to War !!!   Oscar May 29, 2007 By Richard Baker,...

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November 2015

November promises to be a great month. Our Book of the Month Author General Ann Dunwoody (US Army Retired) will be doing a book signing on Saturday, 21 November 2015. Dunwoody was the first female four star general in the United States Army. Her book A Higher Standard provides a look into her leadership strategies that made her so successful.

We look forward to seeing visitors at the Salute To Veteran’s ceremony on Saturday, 7 November at 1:30pm in front of Iron Mike. This annual ceremony is to celebrate the service member’s service regardless of branch of service or time served. Have you bought a flag for that special person yet. The flags will be on display from 7 to 16 November. On November 11, 2015, Veteran’s Day we will be hosting the POW/MIA Vigil starting at 5pm and immediately following with an Eagle Scout Dedication and Flag Retirement Ceremony in the Reflection Garden.


  November 2015 Artifact of the Month

“OSCAR” Goes to War !!!



May 29, 2007 By Richard Baker, U.S. Army Military History Institute

Paratroop decoys were used by the Allies during Operation Dragoon, the mid-August 1944, invasion of southern France. Afterwards, Axis Sally a German radio propagandist called them the “product of a fiendish Anglo-Saxon mind.” The adoption of parachutes gave armies the ability to rapidly insert large forces behind enemy lines. This capability allowed for the use of surprise and deception operations, fostering the use of decoys.

Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation
100 Bragg Blvd.
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
(910) 643-2778
Museum Hours
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm
Closed Mondays and Federal Holidays
Open Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veteran’s Day

The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation supports the museum with marketing, advertising and financial support for its programs and exhibits. Opening the doors on August 16th, 2000, the 60th anniversary of the original United States Army’s Test Platoon’s first parachute jump, the museum offers free admission, a main exhibit gallery, temporary gallery, four-story tall theater, video theater and a motion simulator ride. It is located in Historic Downtown Fayetteville on the corner of Bragg Boulevard and Hay Street, adjacent to the city’s Freedom Memorial Park and the recently built North Carolina Veteran’s Park. The main gallery is designed as a self-guiding tour, in chronological order, through the history of the airborne and special operations soldiers, from 1940 to the present. The temporary gallery changes throughout the year and displays a myriad of exhibits pertaining to the United States Army, airborne and special operation units through their history and conflicts from World War II to the present. For a nominal fee visitors can ride the 24 seat motion simulator. Find our privacy policy here.

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