Interesting Facts About the ASOM

1: Significant Opening Date The ASOM opened its doors to the public on August 16, 2000, the 60th anniversary of the original Test Platoon’s first parachute jump. 2: Architecture Design …

Operation HOMECOMING: LTC (Ret.) Raymond Schrump’s Story

Did you know that during the Vietnam War, there were 725 U.S. Prisoners of War (POWs)? Operation Homecoming was a series of diplomatic negotiations that made the return of 591 American prisoners …

Survival of Los Banos Internment Camp: The Story of Patty Kelly Stevens

On February 23, 1945, the U.S. Army Airborne and Filipino guerrilla task force combined their efforts to liberate 2,147 Allied civilian and military internees from Los Banos Internment Camp, a …

What Happened During the Battle of Corregidor?

The Lead Up To the Battle In May 1942, Corregidor, a small rock island at the mouth of Manila Bay, remained one of the last Allied strongholds in the Philippines …

The ASOM Showcases Local WWII Veteran in New D-Day Exhibit

Recently, the U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum opened its new temporary exhibit titled “D-Day: Freedom from Above.” This exhibit allows visitors to experience the Normandy Invasion through the …

Hidden Treasures of the ASOM: The Riddell Helmet

Learn how America’s first Paratroopers used football helmets from West Point’s football team.

ASOM Brings Local D-Day Stories to Life Through New Interactive Exhibit

Recently, the U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM) opened its new temporary exhibit titled “D-Day: Freedom From Above.” This exhibit allows visitors to experience the Normandy Invasion through the eyes of the …

The History of Veterans Day

Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11th and honors military veterans. Why was this date chosen, and what is the history …

Operation HUMP

Operation HUMP was a search and destroy operation initiated by United States and Australian forces on November 5th, 1965, during the Vietnam War. Involving the U.S. 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment , 173rd Airborne Brigade, and the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, …

Three Facts About the 101st Airborne Division

The 101st Airborne Division was activated on August 16, 1942, at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. In his first address to 101st soldiers, commander Major General William Lee said that though the division …