Meet and greet with author Brigadier General (RET) A.J. Tata at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum
A.J. Tata, Brigadier General, retired, 82nd AD, will be at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum on 7 March 2015 to do a book signing for his new book, Foreign and Domestic. Starting at 11am, Tata will give a brief presentation in the museum’s main theater, followed by the book signing.
Books are available in the gift shop, online or by calling (910) 643-2776.
Books may be ordered online or over to the phone prior to the signing and we will have the personalized book shipped after the event. Find details here.
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…
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.
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.
St. 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 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.
Cape Fear Heroes vs. Florida Marine Raiders
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:
Pictures with the Easter Bunny
Breakfast with Easter Bunny comes with a coupon to receive the digital image for free with the purchase of a $5 photo.
Photos will be from 9am-12pm.
Shotgun start, Captain’s Choice Scramble
10:45am- Team line-up, course briefing
11:00am- Shotgun Start
Awards for 1st Place, 2nd Place, Longest Drive, Closest to Pin, etc.
Lunch following tournament
-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)
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
|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′
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 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.
Free Outdoor “Movie in the Camp”
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.
In 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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