Event Calendar




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 is partners with the Fayetteville Downtown Alliance and receives all of the proceeds 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.

2015 Opening 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. 

“Experience the Legend” Grand Opening @ Airborne and Special Operatons Museum
May 16 @ 1:00 pm

We are proud to announce the unveiling of a new simulation experience featuring the very latest in technology. The Simulator’s current experience, Army On the Move, is 15 years old. The new project, Experience the Legend, is a new five minute, computer generated, historically accurate adventure being created by BREAKIRON Animation&Design, LLC out of Raleigh, North Carolina. According to Paul Galloway, Executive Director of ASOM Foundation, “We’re excited to have the new experience which will take the rider from World War II to modern day, highlighting the prestigious units 101st Screaming Eagles, 187th Rakkasans, 82nd All Americans, Ranger Regiment, and Special Forces, doing what they do and have done best. This new ride will share with the public a few of the missions that have brought out the best in America’s sons and daughters.”

Jennifer Pritzker, a gracious donor who wholeheartedly supports the military and the ASOM, generously helped fund the new $350-400,000 simulator project through the Tawani Foundation. Pritzker’s previous efforts to support the ASOM have included the donation of multiple volumes of historical and reference materials through the Pritzker Military Museum and Library to assist in the creation of the ASOM Library. Her generosity through the Tawani Foundation in 2011 also fully-funded the Medal of Honor wall permanently displayed in the Museum Lobby.

One of the exciting benefits to this project is the upgrade of a new sound system, playback system, and new High Definition projectors that give the ability to show Army On the Move in never before seen High Definition, and can be enjoyed today. Experience the Legend will be available to the public 16 May.

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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May
25
Mon
Memorial Day-Museum Open
May 25 all-day
K9 Memorial Ceremony @ Airborne and Special Operatons Museum
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jun
5
Fri
Pre-Race Pasta Dinner @ Airborne and Special Operatons Museum
Jun 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Jun
6
Sat
Run for the Legend 5K & 10K @ Airborne and Special Operatons Museum
Jun 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

8th Annual 5k/10k Run for the Legend

Run for the Legend 2014

Run for the Legend 2014

The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation will hold it’s 8th Annual 5K/10K Run for the Legend on Saturday, June 6, at 8am. All donations and proceeds from the event support the museum’s operational and educational programs and activities.

Interested in Helping Out?

We are looking for volunteers to assist with the race. If you’re interested in volunteering or have a friend or family member that is…have them contact us!  For more information, please contact Catherine Hodge at (910) 643-2773 or events@asomf.org.

The Details

The ASOMF Run for the Legend is sanctioned by USA Track & Field (USATF). The USATF certified course begins and ends on the Hay Street side of the museum.   Atlantic Coast Timing Systems will time the participants.  The top three men and women in each race will receive trophies. The top three men and women in their age group will receive medals.  Registration is available online through active.com as well as through the Museum.  Participants may turn in their forms and entry fee in the museum gift shop, or mail them to the museum.  Strollers, wagons, and well behaved, leashed dogs are permitted, but will be asked to start in the back.   Free T-shirts are limited to the first 500 participants.

Registration and Fees

  • $20 for early registration, $25 for late (after June 4 @3pm).
  • Register on Active.com-Run For the Legend
  • Print out a 2015 Registration Form
  • Day of registration will be available beginning at 6:30am.
  • Group rates are available, but not through Active.com.  Please call (910) 643-2773 to qualify for a group discount.  Groups of 5-10 will receive $3 off per runner.  Groups of 11-20 will receive $4 off per runner. If you have a group of over 20, more information will be provided on your discount when you call.

Donations

Click here to donate to 8th Annual ASOMF Run for the Legend

Jun
27
Sat
Star on Parade Field in Honor of America’s Birthday @ Airborne and Special Operatons Museum
Jun 27 – Jul 11 all-day
Korean War Remembrance @ Airborne and Special Operatons Museum
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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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