Executive Director’s Message

May 2017

We have made the Fox News Travel “America’s top military museums to visit this summer. Thanks to the Fayetteville Area Conventions and Visitors Bureau and our own Marketing Coordinator Jim Ryder.

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It is that time of year where everything starts happening here at the ASOM. Saturday May 6, 2017 at 11am in the parade field we will honor the Vietnam Veteran with the Vietnam War Remembrance Ceremony. This year we will honor the POW and their families. Guest speakers this year are CSM (Ret)  Jimmy Spencer and MAJ Tony Aguilar.

The second Saturday in May at 8am we will start the building of the Field of Honor if you wish to help bring gloves. The third Saturday in May the Field of Honor opening ceremony will be provided by the Downtown Alliance. and of course, on Memorial Day join us as we lay a wreath for the SOF K9 Memorial canines. That ceremony starts at noon.

One of the biggest things in 2017 is the 100th Anniversary of the 82D Airborne Division. We will try to stay on top of the events throughout the year the 82D has planned. All American Week 100 will be from 22 May to 25 May on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The Division was formed in 1917 for entry into World War I and stands tall today as the countries Guard of Honor. Listen to the All American Legacy Podcast here!

 In May of 2015 the ASOMF announced the renaming of the Pritzker Simulator and the opening of a new simulator experience which takes the rider from World War II to modern day, highlighting the prestigious units 101st Screaming Eagles, 187th Rakkasans, 82nd All Americans, Ranger Regiment, and Special Forces.  This ride, Experience the Legend will run at alternating times with the original ride,  Army on the Move.

We welcome individuals and groups who are interested in volunteering to help out our events.  Please contact the Foundation Events Coordinator at (910) 643-2773 or events@asomf.org.

Those interested in volunteering to assist the army personnel dealing with the public and all our visitors on a daily basis through the ACS Army Volunteer Program, contact the Army Volunteer Coordinator at usaasom@gmail.com or (910) 643-2768.

There are plenty of tax deductible opportunities to support the ASOM Foundation.  If you’d like to support the museum financially, consider Becoming a Friend for as little as $25, or contributing to the ASOMF Endowment through the Cumberland Community Foundation.   If you are interested please call Paul or Brian at 910.643.2778/2777.

We thank you for your continued support and hope you visit the Airborne & Special Operations Museum soon.

Paul Galloway

Executive Director

Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation


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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