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    all-day America’s Response Exhibit
    America’s Response Exhibit
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    In conjunction with the upcoming movie “12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers” the ASOM will display a special exhibit entitled “America’s Response” featuring artifacts from the real Special Forces Soldiers who[...]
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    Happy New Year!  We wish everyone a happy and safe 2018 and we hope this year brings many new and familiar faces to the ASOM.  The Collections Manager has begun a new “Artifact of the Week” program so visitors can look forward to a rotating display of previously unseen artifacts in the lobby.

    We have begun planning our Spring events including our Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Scramble on March 31st, Field of Honor opening May 19th, and our Run for the Legend 5K/10K June 2nd.  We invite you to mark your calendars for these events and hope to see you there!

    Thank you to all of our Museum Friends who help make our mission possible year after year!  Museum membership is a great way to continue the legacy of the Airborne and Special Operations Units we represent.  If you are not already a member we invite you to join!  Benefits include a discount in our gift shop which can be a wonderful way to continue your learning with our excellent book selection, or show your army pride with our selection of apparel and decals.  For more information on the benefits of becoming a Museum Friend click here.


      January 2018 Monthly Feature

    In conjunction with the upcoming movie “12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers” the ASOM will display a special exhibit entitled “America’s Response” featuring artifacts from the real Special Forces Soldiers who deployed to Afghanistan directly following the September 11th attacks.  Artifacts include a saddle used by the Horse Soldiers, steel from the World Trade Center carried throughout the deployment by a Special Forces soldier, and many more.  This exhibit will be open beginning January 13th and run through the end of January. 
    “Shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Operational Detachment Alphas (ODA) 555 and 595 from the U.S. Army’s 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) were inserted into Afghanistan.
    Due to the rugged mountainous terrain of Northern Afghanistan, ODA 595 adopted the local mode of transportation: Horses.  The 12 men of ODA 595 were the first U.S. Soldiers to fight on horseback since WWII.
    By late fall, numerous ODAs from the U.S. Army’s 5th Special Forces Group were in Afghanistan supporting the Northern Alliance.  In November 2001, ODAs 595 and 534, fighting alongside approximately 2000 Northern Alliance fighters on horseback, foot, pickup trucks, and captured Soviet BMP armored personnel carriers, took the Taliban stronghold of Mazar-e-Sharif.  This was the first significant Taliban defeat of the Global War on Terror.”



    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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