Executive Director’s Message

August 2017

August 19, 2017, Saturday, at 9am National Airborne Day

Celebrating the 77th year of the first jump by the Test Platoon and the sixteenth anniversary of the museum

The Army has opened a new exhibit that will be displayed through 31 July. It is called “Before They Were Airborne: The 82d Division in World War I. Come see this unique exhibit. On display are CPT Henry Lee Jewett Williams’ uniform, the first 82d soldier to be killed in action, June 9, 1918. In addition, SGT Alvin York’s uniform will be on display. These items are on loan from the 82d War Memorial Museum on Fort Bragg. This is the first time these uniforms have been available for the public to view.

One of the biggest things in 2017 is the 100th Anniversary of the 82D Airborne Division. 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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