Book of the Month

Each month, the Airborne & Special Operations Museum Gift Shop features a “Book of the Month”.  This monthly feature will receive a 10% discount and will come with an ASOM bookmark.  When possible, the books will be signed by the author.

December Book of the Month

The Soldier’s Night Before Christmas” by Trish Holland and Christine Ford with Illustrations by John Manders

The perfect Christmas book for military families and anyone with loved ones serving overseas.

One Christmas Eve at a military barracks in the Middle East, some homesick soldiers are paid a visit by Sergeant McClaus, the Santa of Soldiers. This lively and poignant tale is inspired by Clement C. Moore’s classic yuletide poem.

“Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the base

Only sentries were stirring — they guarded the place.

The soldiers were sleeping and snoring away

As they dreamed of ‘back home’ on good Christmas Day…”

Previous Books of the Month:

November: Hue 1968by Mark Bowden

October:  Rosie’s Riveting Recipes”  by Daniela Turudich

September:  “Tiger Hunters by Col. Douglas C. Dillard




SOF K9 Memorial

K9 Statue                                                                                     The SOF (Special Operation Forces) K9 Memorial opened on 27 July 2013 with a collaborative effort between the SOF K9 Memorial Foundation, The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation, Eagle Scout Harrison Burkart and the assistance of the FAPS (Fayetteville Animal Protective Society) constituency. The SOF K9 Memorial Foundation was looking for a proper location that would allow handlers who had lost their canines to reflect, honor and memorialize their partners in combat.

All the Canines memorialized on this hallowed ground died in combat operations while serving with the United States, United Kingdom, and Australian Special Operation Forces.

The first Eagle Scout Project was the landscape and sidewalk leading to the memorial, since then an Eagle Scout has added three flag poles for the United States, Great Britain, and Australia including lighting for continuance highlights to the memorial

The ASOM Foundation hosts a wreath laying ceremony every Memorial Day at noon.

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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