Event Calendar

Mar
7
Sat
A.J. Tata Book Signing @ Airborne and Special Operatons Museum
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am

Meet and greet with author A.J. Tata at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum

Foreign and DomesticA.J. Tata will be at the Airborne  & Special Operations Museum on 7 March 2015 to do a book signing for his new book, Foreign and DomesticStarting at 11am, Tata will give a brief presentation in the museum’s main theater, followed by the book signing .

Book Description:

One year ago, Captain Jake Mahegan led a Delta Force team into Afghanistan to capture an American traitor working for the Taliban.  Mahegan was dismissed from service–dishonored forever.  Now, haunted by the incident, Mahegan is determined to clear his name.  When the American Taliban returns to domestic soil Mahegan is the only man who knows how to stop him.  Outside the law.  Under the radar.  Out for vengeance…

Bio:

Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata, U.S. Army (retired), is the author of three critically acclaimed Novels.  He has been a frequent foreign policy guest commentator on Fox News, CBS News, and The Daily Buzz.  He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Mar
25
Wed
Medal of Honor Day
Mar 25 all-day
Mar
28
Sat
Maurice Renaud Book Signing @ Airborne and Special Operatons Museum
Mar 28 @ 11:00 pm – Mar 29 @ 1:00 am

About Maurice Renaud

Maurice Renaud, the son of the mayor of Ste. Mere Eglise on D-Day, will be at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum to sign his father’s book, St. Mere Eglise: D-Day June 6th, 1944, and the the book about his mother, Mother of Normandy.

Mr. Renaud’s father, Alexandre Renaud, was the mayor of Ste. Mere Eglise on June 6 1944, D-Day, when the Americans liberated their town from the Nazis.  His mother, Simone Renaud, dedicated her life to showing the immense appreciation for the American sacrifice in the World War II liberation of Europe.   Mr. Renaud has said that he was raised with “a sense of perpetual gratitude” to the Americans for their sacrifice during WWII.  It will be a pleasure to welcome him to the ASOM.

Book Descriptions

SteMereEgliseDdaySt. Mere Eglise: D-Day June 6th, 1944

In the starlit night of the 5 and 6 June 1944, Alexandre Renaud, then mayor of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, saw the first U.S. paratroopers land in Normandy.

In the following hours, he witnessed the Liberation of this village, house by house and street by street.

The notes he took from day-to-day give rise to a precise and vivid account of these fights, which were crucial for the success of the following on landings.

Here, after Africa and Sicily, these crack soldiers faced the fierce resistance of the Germans and suffered heavy casualties.

This book, published in 1945, and a best-seller from 1945-1947, is a remarkable testimony by the author, enriched in its new presentation by many historical photographs never published before.

Mother of NormandyMother of Normandy

Simone Renaud bridged an ocean.

In the early-morning darkness of June 6, 1944, the wife of Ste. Mere-Eglise Mayor Alexandre Renaud bore witness to freedom’s salvation.  In the days and weeks that followed, as the U.S. wounded and dead passed before her eyes, she made a simple vow that would last the rest of her life, and beyond.

“Never forget.”

 

Mar
29
Sun
Cape Fear Heroes Military Appreciation Day @ Crown Complex
Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cape Fear Heroes vs. Florida Marine Raiders

Cape Fear Heroes Logo Florida Marine Raiders

Cape Fear Heroes Flyer

 

Apr
4
Sat
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Scramble @ Airborne and Special Operatons Museum
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Easter Bunny
The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation will host its 6th annual pancake and sausage breakfast with the Easter Bunny in the Reflection Garden. Space is premium so register for the breakfast early. Reservations are required.  See below for ticket and reservation information.
The Easter Egg Scramble will be in the Reflection Garden, and is FREE, thanks to Citizens Bank.  Participants must bring their own baskets and children must pick up their own eggs, but an adult may accompany children 2 and under in the field.

Breakfast and Scramble Timeline

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 8-9am
Pictures with the Easter Bunny 9am-12pm
Easter Egg Scramble 9am-12pm (Divisions by age group, two times for each):
  • Children 2 and under: 9:30am and 10:45am
  • 3 year olds: 9:45am and 11am
  • Four and five year olds: 10am and 11:15am
  • Six and seven year olds: 10:15am  and 11:30am
  • Eight, nine and ten year olds: 10:30am and 11:45am

Pricing and Ticket Purchase:

Tickets may be purchased over the phone at (910) 643-2773 or (910) 643-2778, in the ASOM Gift Shop, or online at the following links:

Apr
5
Sun
Easter-Museum Closed
Apr 5 all-day

Federal Holiday

Apr
17
Fri
6th Annual ASOMF Golf Tournament @ Stryker Golf Course, Fort Bragg, NC
Apr 17 @ 9:30 am

Registration

To register online as a team of 4, click here.
To register online as an individual, click here.Golf_ball_resting_near_fairway_wood
To download, print, and mail in registration and payment, click here: Player Registration Form

Format

Shotgun start, Captain’s Choice Scramble

Morning Timeline

9:30am-Registration begins
10:45am- Team line-up, course briefing
11:00am- Shotgun Start

Prizes

Awards for 1st Place, 2nd Place, Longest Drive, Closest to Pin, etc.

Meal

Lunch following tournament

Policies

-Proper golf attire; no cut offs or tank tops
-No personal coolers
-Soft spikes only

Stryker Golf Course

Bldg. K-1219 Bragg Blvd. (between Knox Street & Gruber Road)

Questions?

Golf/Rules related- Contact Brian Deems (910) 643-2777 or finance@asomf.org.

Registration- Contact Catherine Hodge (910) 643-2773/2778 or events@asomf.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

If interested, please contact Catherine at (910) 643-2773 or events@asomf.org.

 

 

May
16
Sat
Field of Honor @ Airborne and Special Operatons Museum
May 16 – Jun 27 all-day

Field of Honor

The Fayetteville Downtown Alliance’s Field of Honor event is a way for the community to Honor and Memorialize the military that is such an important part of this community. It celebrates the veteran, regardless of time served, branch of military or war time service. This specific Field of Honor is one of the longest running Fields of Honor in the United States. The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation are partners with the Fayetteville Downtown Alliance and receives a monetary donation from the efforts of the Field of Honor.The 2015 NC Field of Honor will fly from May 16th thru June 27th at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum Parade Field in Fayetteville NC.2015Opening ceremony: Saturday, May 16th at 10:00am.SPONSOR A FLAG:

All flags must be retrieved no later than July 10th.  All flags not retrieved by this date will be donated to local schools.

PLEASE NOTE: Only one name per flag. Flag Size 3′ X 5′

 

Field of Honor Opening Ceremony @ Airborne and Special Operatons Museum
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Fayetteville Downtown Alliance’s Field of Honor event is a way for the community to Honor and Memorialize the military that is such an important part of this community. It celebrates the veteran, regardless of time served, branch of military or war Field of Honortime service. This specific Field of Honor is one of the longest running Fields of Honor in the United States. The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation is partners with the Fayetteville Downtown Alliance and receives a monetary donation from the efforts of the Field of Honor.

The 2015 NC Field of Honor will fly from May 16th thru June 27th 2015 at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville NC.

Find information here on purchasing a flag. 

Movie in the Camp @ Airborne and Special Operatons Museum
May 16 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Free Outdoor “Movie in the Camp”

"Parachute Battalion" Advertisement

Original Advertisement for “Parachute Battalion” on display in the Gallery.

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Airborne, this year’s “Movie in the Camp” will feature the 1941 film Parachute Battalion.  

The movie will be viewed on a 16’x9′ inflatable screen in the Reflection Garden behind the museum (Hay St. side).  Doors will open at 5:30 and the movie will begin at 8:40.

Concessions will be available for purchase, to include hotdogs, drinks, candy,  and popcorn.  Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

In case of inclement weather, the movie will be moved inside to the Yarborough-Banks Theater.

Movie Summary:

Picture8In this pre-Pearl Harbor recruiting poster, colonel’s estranged son Bill Burke, football hero Donald Morse, and hillbilly Jeff Hollis enlist in the paratroopers. Their training at Fort Benning, Georgia is followed in semi-documentary style, with time out for personal dramas and the romantic rivalry of Bill and Don over the sergeant’s daughter.

Parachute Battalion features: Robert Preston, Edmond O’Brien, Nancy Kelly, Harry Carey, and Billy Lee.

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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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