News and Announcements

April 2014, 5th Annual Golf Tournament

11 April 2014
1030 a.m.
Stryker Golf Course
Golf Tournament Registration

The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation Hosts Fifth Annual Museum Golf Tournament

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Join the Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation for the fifth annual Museum Golf Tournament, Friday, April 11, at Stryker Golf Course located on Fort Bragg, NC, highway 87 (Bragg Blvd) accessible to the general public without going through security checkpoints.

The shotgun start, Captain’s Choice format starts at noon with registration beginning at 1030am. The tournament will feature prizes for first and second place, longest drive, closest to the pin and more. A meal will also be provided for golfers after the tournament.

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April 2015, Temporary Exhibit Update

Earlier this year it was announced that The Airborne & Special Operations Museum received the John Wesley Powell Prize for the exhibit “Task Force Ranger and the Battle of Mogadishu”.  The U.S. Army Center of Military History has written an article citing the reasons this exhibit was chosen for this award.  The ASOM is the first U.S. Army museum, and one of only three military museums that have received this award since its inception in 1986.

April 2017, Easter Egg Scramble

EASTER FUN At the Airborne & Special Operations Museum

Saturday~April 15, 2017

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY

7:30-9:30am  For Reservations call 910.643.2778/2773 OR  Make reservations in advance at the ASOM Gift Shop or click here.

$10/Adults          $5/Ages 12 & Under           Ages 2 & Under eat for FREE (With a paying adult)

*Due to popularity of the breakfast, we ask that when you are finished eating you visit the gallery or play outside to make room for other families to sit and enjoy their breakfast. The Gallery will open at 8am.

FREE EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE!!!

9:30-11:00  TWO Scrambles per age group!!

9:30am: 2 & Under                                                      10:20am: 2 & Under

9:40am: 3 Year Olds                                                    10:30am: 3 Year Olds

9:50am: 4-5 Year Olds                                                10:40am: 4-5 Year Olds

10:00am: 6-7 Year Olds                                             10:50am: 6-7 Year Olds

10:10am: 8,9, & 10 Year Olds                                   11:00am: 8,9, & 10 Year  Olds

Egg Scramble will be in the Reflection Garden and children must bring their own basket! (Children must pick up their own eggs, but an adult may accompany children aged 2 and under on the field).

The ASOM Egg Scramble is FREE to the public thanks to First Citizens Bank.

April 2017, Museum Closed for Easter

April 16, 2017, Sunday. The Museum will be closed.

Art Awareness at the ASOM

Saturday 18 July is Art Awareness at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum from 11am-1pm.  Come by and learn about the art in and around the museum.

August 2015, Book Signing

The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation will host a special book signing with three seasoned veterans of the United States Army airborne and special operations forces in the lobby of the ASOM on Saturday, 8 August from 11am-1pm.

These books are part of August’s Book of the Month which receives an ASOM bookmark, a 10% discount and will be signed, when available. The typical Book of the Month is just one book and includes a book signing with just one author. In honor of the anniversary of the Airborne as well as the 15th year of the Airborne & Special Operations Museum, the month of August will feature three special books with extraordinary authors.

The featured books and special guests are:
Boys of Benning with COL (Ret) Rudy Baker
I Love America: The Memoirs of Command Sergeant Major Tadeusz Gaweda As Written by Charles E. Glover with CSM (Ret) Tadeusz Gaweda
Valleys of Death – A Memoir of the Korean War by COL (Ret) William “Bill” Richardson

August 2015, National Airborne Day

Saturday 15 August at 10am come to National Airborne Day and celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Airborne and the 15th Anniversary of the Airborne & Special Operations Museum! There will be a Military freefall demonstration by the US Army Golden Knights and Black Daggers, performances by the 82nd All American Chorus, and military displays.  During the opening ceremony, General James J. Lindsay, US Army, Retired, the founder of the Airborne & Special Operations Museum, will be presented with three paver stones in his honor.  This is a free event and is open to the public.  The 82nd Airborne Division “All American” band will being performing at 9:30am.

National Airborne Day 2015

National Airborne Day 2015

August 2017, National Airborne Day

August 19, 2017, Saturday, at 9am National Airborne Day

Celebrating the 77th year of the first jump by the Test Platoon and the sixteenth anniversary of the museum

AIRBORNE DAY 202

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December 2014, Improved Gift Shop Online

The new and improved Online Gift Shop is updated with the entirety of our in-store stock.GS Library

Shop Online now!

February 2012, The Animal Called POW Exhibit Opens

10 February 2012
10 am
Airborne & Special Operations Museum
Temporary Exhibit Webpage

 

A very special exhibit will be on display in the Airborne & Special Operations Museum’s temporary exhibit hall, opening at 10 a.m. Friday, February 10, through January of 2013. “The Animal Called POW”: U.S. Special Forces Prisoners of the Vietcong describes the experience of U.S. Special Forces and Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) prisoners held in South Vietnam. The exhibit will also cover rescue missions, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) training and modern prisoners of war.

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July 2015, Book Signing

On Saturday, 25 July, COL (Ret) David Allen will be at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum for a presentation and book signing for the July Book of the Month, Freedom Express: Caught Between Iraq and a Hard Place.    The presentation will start at 11am, followed by the signing in the ASOM lobby until 1pm.

The Book of the Month receives a 10% discount, museum bookmark and a signed copy, when available.

July 2015, Book Signing Cancelled

The book signing scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances. It will be rescheduled for a date to be determined. The book of the month, Freedom Express: Caught Between Iraq and a Hard Place, is still available for purchase online and in the gift shop.

July 2015, Monument Dedication

On Saturday, July 25, 2015, at 10am, Major General Darsie Rogers, Commanding General, United States Army Special Forces Command (Airborne), will dedicate the Alamo Scouts Memorial Stone at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in downtown Fayetteville, NC. The dedication is free and open to the public.

 The Alamo Scouts were organized on Fergusson Island, New Guinea, in November of 1943 to conduct reconnaissance and raider work in the Southwest Pacific Theater under the personal command of then Lt. General Walter Krueger, Commanding General, Sixth U.S. Army.

Named for his association with San Antonio, Texas and his deep appreciation for the defenders of the Alamo, Krueger envisioned that the Alamo Scouts, consisting of small teams of highly trained volunteers, would operate deep behind enemy lines to provide intelligence-gathering and tactical reconnaissance in advance of Sixth U.S. Army landing operations.

During these two years the Alamo Scouts liberated 197 Allied prisoners in New Guinea, and provided forward reconnaissance and tactical support of the Sixth Ranger Battalion in the liberation of the Cabanatuan Prisoner of War Camp on Luzon, in February 1945, freeing 511 Allied prisoners. In addition, the Alamo Scouts captured 84 Japanese prisoners of war.

The Alamo Scouts evolved from a simple reconnaissance unit in New Guinea to a sophisticated intelligence collection group which supplied and coordinated large-scale guerrilla operations on Leyte and Luzon.

The Alamo Scouts performed 106 known missions behind enemy lines, mainly in New Guinea and the Philippines, without losing a single man.

In 1988, the Alamo Scouts were individually awarded the SPECIAL FORCES SHOULDER TAB for their services in World War II and included in the lineage of today’s U.S. Army Special Forces.

July 2015, Salute to Veterans Flags on Sale

Flags for 2015 Salute to Veterans are on sale now!  Each flag costs $5 and will be flown from 7-16 November on the ASOM Parade Field.  Flags may be purchased online here, over the phone at (910) 643-2773/2778, or in the ASOM Gift Shop.

June 2014, 2nd Annual Korean War Remembrance

June 28, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Museum

Second Annual Korean War Remembrance

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The public is invited to join the Airborne & Special Operations Museum for a Korean War Remembrance Saturday, June 28, 10 am to 11 am. The ceremony will honor and remember all those who served in the Korean War, the 187th Rakkasans and their four Medal of Honor recipients.

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June 2015, 8th Annual Run for the Legend

On Saturday June 6th the 8th Annual Run for the Legend will take place at 8am.  The start and finish line will be on the Hay Street side of the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.  Sign up for this USATF sanctioned race on active.com.  Find more details about the race and other ways to sign up on our Event Page.  Prices go up June 4th!

June 2015, Book Signing

Former Special Forces Qualification Course Instructor, Paul D. LeFavor,  will be doing a presentation and book signing at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum on Saturday, June 20th beginning at 11am with his book, US Army Special Forces Small Unit Tactics HandbookThe presentation will last around 30 minutes in the Yarborough-Bank Theater followed by a book signing in the ASOM Lobby until 1pm.

This book details the history and lineage of the Special Forces, as well as everything a Special Forces soldier should know.  US Army Special Forces Small Unit Tactics Handbook is a conceptual overview of all relevant topics of small unit tactics every Special Forces soldier ought to be familiar with in order to be effective on the today’s battlefield.

US Army Special Forces Small Unit Tactics Handbook is the June Book of the Month! The selected book receives a special discount comes with an ASOM bookmark.  When possible, the book will be signed by the author.

June 2016, 4th Annual Korean War Remembrance

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June 25, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., Please join us for the Annual Korean War Remembrance Ceremony. This event is for All Veterans and All Service Branches from the Korean War. Colonel(R) William “Bill” Richardson, former Prisoner of War of 34 months during the conflict is our guest speaker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2D Ranger Company

 

Our highlighted US Army Airborne &/or Special Operations Unit will be the 2D Ranger Company (The All Black Rangers) and our guest speaker is Wheeler Smalls a machine gunner with the Rangers.

 

June 2016, 9th Annual Run For The Legend

June 4, 2016 at 08:00 a.m.
Reflection Garden at the ASOM
Register for the Run

9th Annual Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation’s 5K/10K “Run For The Legend”. The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation (ASOMF) will hold its annual 5K/10K Run for the Legend on Saturday, June 4, at 8:00am. All donations and proceeds from the event support the museum’s operational and educational programs and activities. The ASOMF Run for the Legend is sanctioned by USATF. The certified course begins and ends on the Hay Street side of the museum. The top three men and women in each race receive trophies. The top three men and women in their age group will receive medals. Walkers, strollers, wagons, and well behaved, leashed dogs are permitted, but will be asked to start in the back.

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March 2015, Book Signing

PRESS RELEASE

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation will host a book signing with retired Brigadier General Anthony J. (Tony) Tata, author of Foreign and Domestic, Saturday, March 7, from 11am to 1pm. A combat experienced soldier and veteran of local politics, Tata brings an unmatched sense of realism to his stories.

Beginning at 11am, Tata will give a brief presentation in the museum’s main theater. Following the presentation he will be available to sign his latest book, Foreign and Domestic.

The novel begins with Captain Jake Mahegan leading a Delta Force team into Afghanistan to capture an American traitor working for the Taliban. The mission ended in tragedy. The team was infiltrated and decimated by a bomb. An enemy prisoner was killed. Mahegan was dismissed from service. Now, haunted by the incident, Mahegan is determined to clear his name. The military wants him to stand down. But when the American Taliban returns to domestic soil–headed by the traitor who ruined his life–Mahegan is the only man who knows how to stop him. Outside the law. Under the radar. Out for vengeance.

Tata graduated from West Point and served 28 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Brigadier General. A master parachutist and Ranger, he commanded combat infantry units in the 25th Infantry and 4th Infantry Divisions, 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions, and the 10th Mountain Division. His last combat tour was as the Deputy Commanding General of the 25,000 strong Allied and Joint Task Force in Afghanistan, overseeing a vast array of combat and logistical operations.

Tata has conducted combat operations and operational deployments in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia, Croatia, Hungary, Panama, Republic of Korea, and the Philippines. After his military career, he served as foreign policy commentator for FOX News, CBS News, and other national and local media outlets while also pursuing a career in education leadership in Washington, DC Public Schools and Wake County Public School System, the 16th largest system in the nation. He is currently the Secretary of Transportation for the State of North Carolina.

Books are available in the museum’s Gift Shop. A portion of the author’s proceeds from the sales will be donated to organizations that help wounded warriors.

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Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation
100 Bragg Blvd.
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
(910) 643-2778
info@asomf.org
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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