News and Announcements
The 442D Regimental Combat Team monument will be dedicated on Wednesday, November 15th at 10am in front of the museum.
Iron Mike got a makeover for Christmas. Because he is finished with porous epoxy Mike needs special care every couple of years. We brought in restoration experts to fill in any cracks and polish him up so he can stand in memory of WWII paratroopers for generations to come. Be sure to come by and let him know he’s “looking good!”
The Gift Shop will be holding sales December 22nd through the 24th so be sure to stop in! You can find gifts for everyone on your list from toys for the kids, books for the history buff on your list to specialty pint glasses for your beer enthusiast. The book of the month is perfect for children of service members. “The Soldier’s Night Before Christmas” is a heartwarming spin on the classic poem that any military family will appreciate. Copies of the book are available for 10% off all month.
November 11, 2017 at the Airborne & Special Operaitons Museum
11am to 12:30pm and 3pm to 4:40pm: Bob Hope Tribute Show with Lynn Roberts and Chuck Carson of the Phoenix Producers Group. Two shows will be presented: ON THE AIR – A TRIBUTE TO BOB HOPE, a salute to Veterans Show, and HELLO VIETNAM – A TRIBUTE TO BOB HOPE & AMERICA’S HEROES. Former Miss Fayetteville Katie Mills will also perform.
To celebrate Heroes Homecoming, the Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation will again host the Vietnam Moving Wall at the museum’s parade field Thursday, November 9, through the morning of Monday, November 13. A ceremony will be held at 1PM on November 11th.
The half-size replica of The Vietnam Wall in Washington, DC will allow visitors to experience seeing the more than 58,000 names of those service men and women who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. Rolling Thunder and other volunteers will assist with locating names for visitors. The Vietnam Moving Wall will be on the museum grounds and open to the public 24 hours each day. It will be a time to pause and remember the 58,479 U. S. service members who died in Vietnam.
The wall will be set up the morning of November 9th and taken down the morning of November 13th.
Every December the Museum staff throw a thank you dinner for our much deserving volunteers. This year we had a wonderful, catered dinner as well as some homemade treats to celebrate how lucky we are to have such volunteers. While not everyone was able to attend we enjoyed spending time with the volunteers who could make it as well as many of their family members. We cannot say enough how much we appreciate the volunteers we have, the museum would not be able to operate without their hard work and dedication.
For anyone interested in joining this wonderful group you can email email@example.com.