About The Museum


Established in August 2000, the U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM) is a first-class institution that efficiently and effectively captures, preserves, exhibits, and presents the material culture and heritage of the U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Forces from 1940 and into the future. The Museum celebrates over 80 years of Army Airborne and Special Operations history and honors our nation’s Soldiers – past, present, and future.

The Museum offers interactive educational experiences and public programs to illustrate the Army Airborne and Special Operations Forces’ role in building and defending our nation, humanitarian missions, social initiatives, and technological breakthroughs.

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The massive undertaking to build and operate the ASOM is a joint effort between the U.S. Army and the non-profit organization, the Airborne and Special Operations Museum Foundation (ASOMF). The Army designated ASOMF as the official fundraiser to finance exhibits, educational, and public programs for the Museum.

The U.S. Army owns and operates the Museum while the ASOMF manages the Museum store, Motion Simulator, and Memorial Paver and Monument Program. Within the Army organizational structure, the Museum is part the Army Museum Enterprise and falls under the umbrella of the U.S. Army Center of Military History, whose higher headquarters is the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).

U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum Mission:
Accurately collect, preserve, interpret, and convey the U.S. Army’s Airborne and Special Operations history and material culture in order to educate and professionally develop our Soldiers, as well as to provide the nation with an accessible and innovative venue to explore the Army’s Airborne and Special Operations past, present and future.

U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum Vision:
To establish the U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM) as the world authority on the history, scholarship, and material culture of the U.S. Army’s Airborne and Special Operations Forces from 1940 to the present. We envision a museum that is increasingly relevant to the U.S. Army’s Airborne and Special Operations Soldier and the public we serve. We embrace a culture of resiliency, innovation, flexibility, and a heightened sense of team as a means to fulfill our mission. The ASOM achieves this through the use of state-of-the art information technologies, immersive exhibits, and innovative educational programs designed to increase knowledge, engage the mind, enrich the spirit, and inspire. Furthermore, we will continue to develop the museum staff through professional conferences and other training venues to remain abreast of the latest trends in the museum field. By focusing on these strategies to establish the ASOM as the world authority on the history, scholarship, and material culture of the U.S. Army’s Airborne and Special Operations Forces, we will continue our indisputable relevance to the Army and the nation.