Pearl Harbor: A Day of Infamy

“Yesterday, December 7,1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan” …

Courage and Compassion: The Story of Chaplain Charles Watters

The Battle of Dak To In October of 1967, People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) forces entered the Kon Tom Province in North Vietnam to engage U.S. forces and capture the …

FTCC Welding Students Build A Base For Super 61 Rotor

“Welding students at Fayetteville Technical Community College are using their trade skills to honor Special Operations troops who fought in the deadly Battle of Mogadishu in the African country of …

Famous Actors That Were Army Veterans

Uncle Fester of The Addams Family was “creepy,” “kooky,” “altogether ooky,” and an Army Veteran Did you known Jackie Coogan, who played ‘Uncle Fester’ on the 1960s sitcom, The Addams Family, …

Airborne Invasion of Grenada

At 5:36 a.m., October 25, 1983, Lieutenant Colonel Wesley Taylor’s 1st Battalion, 75th Rangers, began a low-level parachute assault on the airfield at Point Salines, Grenada. Taylor’s assault force was …

Three Interesting Facts About the 82nd Airborne Division

The Army’s 82nd Airborne Division is based out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina and is an elite division specializing in air assault. The division was constituted, originally as the 82nd Division, …

ASOMF WARNS OF POTENTIAL SCAMS TARGETING MUSEUM

Anyone who tries to sell tickets to the public for Museum Admission or to the Field of Honor is running a scam. Admission is free of charge.

Developing an Unconventional Warfare: The Creation of Special Forces

In June 1952, Colonel Aaron Bank activated the 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as part of the Psychological Warfare Center. The mission of the 10th …

The ASOM to Host Special Ghost Army Exhibit

The Airborne and Special Operations Museum will host a special Ghost Army exhibit, in its temporary gallery from December 15, 2020 through April 25, 2021. Ghost Army tells the story of …

The ASOM To Host GWOT Memorial Flag Exhibit

On Memorial Day 2018, the Veterans Athletes United (VAU) group completed the traveling Global War on Terror (GWOT) Memorial Flag to honor close to 7,000 GWOT fallen heroes and Gold Star Families. This moving exhibit will be on display in the temporary gallery at the ASOM from October 13- November 30. The purpose of this exhibit is to raise awareness of the sacrifice paid by our nation’s heroes.