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.

May Book of the Month

“How I Became a K-9 Commando” by Laura Miller
Laure Miller served as a veterinary technician for 26 years in the United States Army, with the last ten years dedicated to taking care of Special Operations Forces dogs.
She is the Vice President of the SOF K9 Memorial Foundation, which she co-founded in 2010 to acknowledge the sacrifice and loss felt by all of the SOF community when a dog was killed or missing in action.

Previous Books of the Month:

April 2017 —  “Living and Breathing” by COL (Ret) Keith M. Knightengale
                         “A Soldier Looks Back” by COL (Ret) Keith M. Knightengale
March 2017 — “St. Mere Eglise: D-Day June 6th, 1944″ by Alexandre Renaud
February 2017 — “Tuskegee Airmen” by Joseph Caver, Jerome Ennels, & Daniel Haulman
January 2017 — “The Braves One” by Michael J. MacLeod
December 2016 — “Fighting Blind” by Ivan Castro & Jim DeFelice
November 2016 — “Nuts!” by Vincent Speranza
October 2016 — “I Love America” by Charles E. Glover with CSM (Ret) Tadeusz Gaweda
September 2016 — “Five Years to Freedom” by James N. Rowe
August 2016 —“You Ain’t Nothing But A SWAMP RAT” by George P. Bonville
July 2016 — Six Minutes to Freedom by Kurt Muse & John Gilstrap
June 2016 — The Making of Our Warrior by Jeff Falkel
May 2016 — Nuts! by Vincent Speranza
April 2016 — First to Jump by Jerome Preisler
March 2016 — Disciples by Douglas Waller
February 2016 — A Dusty Boot Soldier Remembers by Larry Redmond
January 2016 —The Filthy Thirteen by Richard Killblane
December 2015 —The Battle of Mogadishu by Matt Everson & Dan Schilling
November 2015 —A Higher Standard by General (Ret) Ann Dunwoody
October 2015  –HEROES in Our Midst Volume 2 by LTC (Ret) John Angolia
September 2015  –HEROES in Our Midst Volumes 1 by LTC (Ret) John Angolia
August 2015  – The Boys of Benning with COL (Ret) Rudy Baker
       – I Love America by Charles E. Glover with CSM (Ret) Tadeusz Gaweda
 – Valleys of Death- A Memoir of the Korean War by COL (Ret) Bill Richardson
July 2015     –  Freedom Express: Caught Between Iraq and a Hard Place by COL (Ret) David Allen
June 2015    – US Army Special Forces Small Unit Tactics Handbook by Paul D. LeFavor
May 2015    – G.I. Bill 1987-1991 A cartoon collection by Army Illustrator Tim Wallace
April 2015   – St. Mere Eglise: D-Day June 6th, 1944 by Alexandre Renaud
March 2015– Foreign and Domestic by A.J. Tata

 

 

 

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
info@asomf.org
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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