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OPENING THE VAULTS: Treasures of the Fort Liberty Museums

March 14 @ 10:00 am - December 30 @ 4:00 pm

Opening the Vaults: Treasures of the Fort Liberty Museums” is a temporary exhibition that showcase some of the rarest collection pieces from the Fort Liberty Museums, made up of the ASOM, 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum, JFK Special Warfare Museum, and the U.S. Army Reserve Command History Office.

Visitors will have a behind the scenes look at unique artifacts dating back to the American Civil War (1861-1865) to the present day used or captured by Soldiers on the battlefield, along with historical context. “Opening the Vaults” will be at the ASOM through December 29, 2024.  

About the Fort Liberty Museums: 

The 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum is located at Ardennes and Gela Streets on Fort Liberty. Established in 1945, the museum chronicles the history of the 82nd Airborne Division from 1917 to the present.  

The JFK Special Warfare Museum is located in Building D-2815 on the corner of Rock Merritt Avenue and Ardennes Street on Fort Liberty. Established in 1962, it operates under the umbrella of the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (USAJFKSWCS), the schoolhouse for Special Forces, Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations. It shares the history of Special Operations Soldiers.  

The U.S. Army Reserve Command History Office has over 20 offices, each with an individual mission and function that contributes to the accomplishment of the overall mission of the command. The History Office acts as the proponent of all historical activities within the Army Reserve, and accurately collects, preserves, interprets, and communicates the Army Reserve’s (AR) history and material culture to the USARC Commander, Decision Makers, the Force, and the Nation. 

Established in August 2000, the ASOM is a first-class institution that efficiently and effectively captures, preserves, exhibits, and presents the material culture and heritage of the U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Forces from 1940 and into the future. The Museum celebrates over 80 years of Army Airborne and Special Operations history and honors our nation’s Soldiers – past, present, and future. Located at 100 Bragg Blvd in downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina, admission to the ASOM is free.  


March 14 @ 10:00 am
December 30 @ 4:00 pm