News and Announcements

May 2017, Field of Honor Opening Ceremony

May 20, 2017, Saturday, at 10am, the Downtown Alliance in partnership with the Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation will provide an opening ceremony for the Field of Honor recognizing the flags bought in honor or memorial. This annual event allows friends and families to honor their special someone with a flag on the parade field at the ASOM. The flags will be displayed through Friday, June 30, 2017.

To register and let us know you are coming click here.

May 2017, 4th Annual SOF K9 Memorial Remembrance

May 29, 2017, Monday, at noon,  the Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation in partnership with the Special Operations Force K9 Memorial Foundation will host a Memorial Day Service ceremony to honor the bravery and dedication of the special operations K-9 Soldier.


Laura Miller will be the special guest speaker. Miller served as a veterinary technician for 26 years in the United States Army, with the last ten years dedicated to taking care of Special Operations Forces dogs. She is Vice President of the SOF K9 Memorial Foundation, which she co-founded in 2010 to acknowledge the sacrifice and loss felt by all of the SOF community when a dog was killed or missing in action.

Immediately following the ceremony Miller will read from her new children’s book, “How I Became a K-9 Commando”, in the museum’s video theater. The story is about a Dutch-born puppy and her journey to become a member of the greatest fighting force in the world. Children learn about adversity, dedication, gratitude, love, and sacrifice through the eyes of a Special Operations Forces K-9. Following the reading Miller will host a book signing in the museum’s main lobby. The book’s illustrator, Amanda Coman-Casserleigh, will also be there. Books are available in the museum’s Gift Shop.

Join the ASOM Foundation with multiple activities to honor the Military for Memorial Day. The ASOM will be open from 10am to 5pm. With the Field of Honor as the backdrop for these activities it is a perfect location to honor and remember our Veterans. Our special friend Ron Wolfe, Vietnam Veteran and military history displayer has coordinated multiple displays to be set up in the circle.


June 2017, 10th Annual Run For The Legend

June 3, 2017, Saturday, at 8am, the Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation will hold its annual 5K/10K Run for the Legend in the Reflection Garden of the ASOM.  All donations and proceeds from the event support the museum’s operational and educational programs and activities. The ASOMF Run for the Legend is sanctioned by USATF. The certified course begins and ends on the Hay Street side of the museum. The top three men and women in each race receive trophies. The top three men and women in their age group will receive medals. Walkers, strollers, wagons, and well behaved, leashed dogs are permitted, but will be asked to start in the back.

Online registration is available through, which also accepts donations. Registration is also available at the museum. Participants may turn in their forms and entry fee in the museum gift shop, mail them to the museum, or email Day-of registration begins at 6:45am.

Anyone interested in registering for the Run For The Legend should contact the Event Coordinator at or (910) 643-2773.



June 2017, 5th Annual Korean War Remembrance


June 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., Please join us for the Annual Korean War Remembrance Ceremony. This event is for All Veterans and All Service Branches from the Korean War. Colonel(R) Doug Dillard, former World War II, Korea, and Vietnam Veteran will be our guest speaker. He led agents through the Chinese/North Korean lines to collect tactical intelligence. Author of the compelling history of Special Operations of US Eighth Army’s critical struggle of survival during the Korean War, Tiger Hunters.


This year we will be highlighting the Prisoners of Wars (POW) and their families.

August 2017, National Airborne Day

August 19, 2017, Saturday, at 9am National Airborne Day

Celebrating the 77th year of the first jump by the Test Platoon and the sixteenth anniversary of the museum


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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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