Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
& Historical Foundation
ADMISSION IS ALWAYS FREE FOR ALL AGES, OPEN 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(Closed Monday & Federal Holidays) VISIT US TODAY.
The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is a one of a kind Marine Aviation museum developed by a dedicated museum staff and many volunteers strongly supported by the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation. This command museum is located at MCAS Miramar, and is funded entirely by our generous donors. It is the only museum in the world dedicated to preserving the incredible contributions made by Marine Corps aviators and their ground support personnel.
Our Mission [ Visit Gala Page >> ]
To provide financial resources and volunteer support for the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum; to assist with the preservation, documentation and display of artifacts and memorabilia; to teach the values and history of Marine Corps aviation to all generations; to inspire visitors with the courage and character of Marine Corps aviation personnel; to document their commitment to safeguarding America’s freedoms; and, to engage the community in the mission of the museum.
About the Gala
The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation’s Annual Gala serves as one of the primary fundraisers for our support of the the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum. Funds raised support aircraft and artifact restoration and preservation along with the Museum’s educational programs.
The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is only minimally funded by the Department of Defense and relies on volunteers and the generous contributions from donors and sponsors like you for financial support.
Donations ensure that we are able to preserve this history for future generations, as we are the only museum in the world solely dedicated to the Marine Corps Aviation History. In addition to collecting artifacts that tell our story, we also have aviators alive today to tell their true account of their time in service, flying the aircraft you see on display.
This year we will commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the end of World War II. Marine Corps aviation played a significant role in the Pacific theatre from Guadalcanal to Okinawa. Legends were made as pilots, their gunners and ground personnel met the enemy with courage and conviction. Their stories are our stories. Their hardships and bravery are for us to remember and honor.
The evening’s event will honor these fine men and allow us to take a look at the aircraft they flew. We are pleased to announce that our Guest of Honor is General James F. Amos, 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps. We will honor the recipient of the Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award. This year’s recipient is actor, director, musician, advocate and patriot, Gary Sinise. Also honored for exceptional volunteer efforts is the recipient of this year’s Irene Ferguson Marine Wife award. The recipient is to be determined in early May.
MARINE WIVES AWARD
Each year, the winner of the Irene Ferguson Marine Wife Award is announced at our black tie gala. Click here to nominate a Marine Wife who exemplifies Marine Corps values.
OPEN COCKPIT DAYS
Summer fun is just around the corner! Come sit in a war bird and feel like a fighter pilot! From May 16th to August 23rd, 2015.
BE A MEMBER
Join us in preserving the memories of our Marine Aviators and the aircraft they love. Being part of the Flying Leatherneck family includes a subscription to the Log Book, monthly updates about current events via e-mail, and more. Sign up today!
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