News and Announcements

442D RCT Monument Dedication

The 442D Regimental Combat Team monument will be dedicated on Wednesday, November 15th at 10am in front of the museum.

December 2017- Iron Mike

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!”

December 2017-Gift Shop News

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 2017, “On The Air”, A Tribute to Bob Hope

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.

November 2017, Vietnam Moving Wall

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.

Volunteer Christmas Dinner


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

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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